10 Newcastle Players On International Duty

The Newcastle  official site has today published Newcastle players’ involvement in the upcoming Internationals.

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Nile Ranger – called up by England U19 side

The two week International break will start after next Saturday’s games.

Here are the lads involved in the International games.

Nile Ranger and Ryan Donaldson – England Under-19s

9.10.09: Finland (N) – ECQ
11.10.09: Slovenia (A) – ECQ
14.10.09: Slovakia (N) – ECQ

Michael McCrudden, Shane Ferguson and Patrick McLaughlin – Northern Ireland Under-19s

7.10.09: Bulgaria (N) – ECQ
9.10.09: Iceland (N) – ECQ
12.10.09: Bosnia (A) – ECQ

Haris Vuckic – Slovenia Under-19s

09.10.09: Slovakia (H) – ECQ
11.10.09: England (H) – ECQ
14.10.09: Finland (H) – ECQ

Geremi – Cameroon

10.10.09: Togo (H) – WCQ

Zurab Khizanishvili – Georgia

10.10.09: Montenegro (A) – WCQ
14.10.09: Bulgaris (A) – WCQ

Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini – Argentina

10.10.09: Peru (H) – WCQ
14.10.09: Uruguay (A) – WCQ

We wish all the lads the very best but please come home with no injuries!

WCQ – World Cup Qualifier

ECQ – European Cup Qualifier

17 comments so far

  • IrishMan

    Sep 28, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Off topic, but we should not expect another goalfest on Wednesday night – have just noticed from league table that QPR have second best defensive record, after ourselves. This will be a tough home fixture.

  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 28, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Hey if Ross is browsing over this, I don’t suppose there’s any chance you could help me out a little with where I need to go, what I need as qualifications etc for pursuing a career in sports journalism? Would really be appreciated mate.

  • toonsy

    Sep 28, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Lets just hope they come back in 1 piece!

  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #4

    I have a sneaking suspicion Capello will be keeping 1 eye on Smith’s performances, but at the same time I hope he doesn’t!

  • Dragonera

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #5


    I work in the media industry, maybe i could help.

    The media industry is good and bad. The good side is you don’t actually need any/many qualifications to actually work within this particular industry (Unlike Law, I.T, Medicine, Accounts etc). The bad side is that because of the lack of qualificaitons needed the industry is incredibly saturated and most organisations nowadays are cutting jobs, rather than offering them. News publications have been hit hard by the recession with several having to axe their hard copy versions and put all their eggs in the online basket.

    If you are looking for a qualification to make you stand out amongst the many others you will be competing against, why not look into a journalism, marketing or media studies degree or course? There are several about and they generally aren’t that difficult to acquire/enrole in.

  • summerof69

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #6

    sometimes i love the comments roy keane comes out with “” i think if i was an ipswich supporter id be booing me” he never holds back lol


    why dont you ask worky if you can write a few articles if your interested in sports journalism

  • summerof69

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #7

    i know its not a qualification but if thats what your interested in its good practice

  • Dragonera

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #8


    Regarding Smith’s England call, i was thinking something similar just yesterday. However, i think Capello will see if he can maintain such form in the top tier before picking up the telephone.

  • Dragonera

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #9


    You’re exactly right. At the end of the day it’s not only good practise, but it’s something to put on your CV that will make you stand out from other candidates. That would demonstrate not only experience in sports journalism, but a passion for sport in general. Employers will always prefer those who have AT LEAST a fundamental knowledge of the industry they work in.

  • Dragonera

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #10


    Also, is money a major issue? I ask because many people who are interested in the Journalism/PR indutry become hesitant once they find out the general rate of pay…which to be honest, isn’t the best.

  • Johnny

    Sep 28, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #11

    No one seems to have picked up that young Alex Nicholson was playing for Wales under 17s tonight in the Uefa under 17 championships. An academy lad playing at right back. NUFC.COM had it but the official club site didn’t.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 28, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #12

    just wanted to say im devastated for ferrie bodde, out for another 12 months, a couple of seasons ago id of loved to have him here, but now after rupturing his cruciates twice in two years i feel the worse for a very talented player

  • Ross

    Sep 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Andy, i replied on the previous thread mate, i’ll c+p it here.
    Andynufc- again, if you’re browsing, if not i’ll copy and paste it onto the next thread aswell!

    I’ve only really looked at journalism at university. The mackems uni does a journalism course im pretty sure, as does Strathclyde in Glasgow. (they do journalism & creative writing). West of Scotland uni does a specific Sports Journalism course, the first in scotland to do so apparently.

    If you have already graduated/aren’t already at or plan on going to university, then my only advice would be to start sending articles written to websites, local papers, magazines etc. I’ve basically been told that if i dont want to return to uni and pursue a journalism related degree, then its a case of working my way from the bottom upwards. When applying to journalism courses at universities, i was asked to submit a portfolio of articles i’d written myself, and articles i’ve had published. The folio had to include a mock interview, and other little bits and pieces like that. I have however also been told that to find a career in journalism, the best way to go is with an English literature/Media degree for example, not necessarily a degree in Journalism itself. Take a browse on google, im sure you’ll find plenty but if there’s owt else you want to know and its something i’ve been told/expericned myself then i’ll happily answer like. As i said, i’m pretty much in the same boat as you mate!

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 29, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Any advice on what I have to do to be a gynaecologist?

  • premier

    Sep 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey Andy, if you think Cappelo is considering Smith think that makes you well qualified to be a journalist for the Beano!!

  • Mick G

    Sep 29, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Issac go and watch Sunderland you will see plenty of your potential subjects their.

  • lesh

    Sep 29, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Isaac Hunt @14 – Any advice on what I have to do to be a gynaecologist?

    Yup Isaac, insight!


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