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Author Archives: Martin Lindsay

Newcastle United Ready For Start of Pre-Season

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It only seems five minutes ago that Newcastle United secured fifth spot in the Premier League but today sees the Magpies return to action as they kick off their pre-season campaign. After holding his first press conference of the season … Continue reading

Newcastle United Secures Top 5 Finish for First Time Since Sir Bobby Robson

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Eight years after last flirting with English football’s elite, last night saw Newcastle United secure a top five Premier League finish for the first time since the departure of club legend Sir Bobby Robson. Fittingly, as was the case in … Continue reading

What Now for Andy Carroll?

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“He was the best person we could have got in to play the number nine shirt.” That’s how Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish described the £35m capture of Andy Carroll shortly after the striker’s move to Anfield last year. It was … Continue reading

Newcastle United Improve Their Finances, But Will Fans Ever Take to Owner Mike Ashley?

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Having enjoyed a fantastic season on the pitch, Newcastle United fans have more reason to be optimistic after the club announced a vast improvement of their finances today. The Magpies revealed figures for the financial year ending 30 June 2011, … Continue reading

Redknapp is Right for England, But is England Right for Redknapp?

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It’s been almost two weeks since the Football Association accepted the resignation of Fabio Capello as England manager. Yet they seem no further forward in their attempts to appoint his successor. Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is still the unanimous … Continue reading

Spurs v Newcastle Preview: Premier League’s Top Two English Managers Meet At White Hart Lane

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In a week where Alan Pardew has been linked with managing England, the Newcastle boss takes his side to Tottenham Hotspur as they aim to continue their odds-defying season. Following Fabio Capello’s resignation from the national set-up on Wednesday evening, … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview With Olivier Bernard On Topics Including Racism and Newcastle United

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When retirement approaches, many footballers begin their plans slightly prematurely. A significant number believe their natural progression is to begin a coaching career with one eye on management. Others view life in punditry and the media as their way to … Continue reading

Fulham vs Newcastle United Preview: Magpies Eye Chance to Move Into Fifth

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There is most definitely a spring in the step of Newcastle United fans at present and rightly so. Tuesday’s capture of Senegal international striker Papiss Cisse coupled with the Magpies occupying a top six spot is daring the Geordie faithful … Continue reading

Midfield Partnership of Cabaye and Tiote Is Best in Premier League, Says Malcolm Macdonald

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Newcastle United legend Malcolm Macdonald says the club’s central midfield partnership of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote is the best in the Premier League. French international Cabaye is enjoying a successful first season in English football following a summer move … Continue reading

Newcastle’s Demba Ba Continues to Make Case for Player of the Season

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When Newcastle United signed Senegal international Demba Ba on a free transfer in the summer, it was naturally deemed an astute bit of business by the Magpies hierarchy. Following West Ham’s relegation to the Championship last season, the 26-year-old striker … Continue reading

Depleted Newcastle United Faces Tough Test Against Norwich City

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At the beginning of the season Newcastle United would have, with respect, viewed a trip to Norwich City as a maximum three pointer. Almost four months on, it’s fair to say circumstance has forced the Magpies to reassess this weekend’s … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Two Teams On The Rise

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The Premier League pace setters, Manchester City, against the season’s surprise package (Newcastle United) is one of a number of mouthwatering ties on offer this weekend. Norwich v Arsenal, Chelsea v Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa are all … Continue reading

Newcastle United vs Everton Preview: Injury Doubts For Both Teams

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On the back of arguably their best result of the season so far, Newcastle United host Everton tomorrow (in the early kickoff) in their bid to make it 14 unbeaten in the Premier League. The Magpies climbed to third on … Continue reading

Newcastle United Must Be Up for Physical Test at Stoke City

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After surrendering the only unbeaten record in English football to Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening, Newcastle could be forgiven for seeking an easier task than a trip to the Britannia Stadium for their next outing. The Magpies went in to … Continue reading

Pressure Mounts On Sunderland To Sack Steve Bruce

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As the dust settles on yet another disappointing outing in the Premier League for Sunderland, fans on Wearside have lost patience with boss Steve Bruce. The 2-1 defeat to top flight new boys Norwich City on Monday evening leaves the … Continue reading

The Night Faustino Asprilla’s Hat Trick Sunk Barcelona at St. James’ Park

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It’s September 17, 1997 and Newcastle United are about to embark on their first Champions League campaign. La Liga runners-up Barcelona provide the opposition, boasting names such as Rivaldo, Luis Figo and Luis Enrique. Newcastle were going into the unknown. … Continue reading