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Entries from January 2013

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – Pardew Vision To Close On Top Four

January 23rd, 2013 · 264 Comments

Newcastle’s new defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has talked about why he came to Newcastle, and he says he was impressed with Alan Pardew’s vision for the side – and that’s one reason he wanted to come to Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa training yesterday – he’ll wear the number 13 shirt

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Tags: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News · Premier League

Alan Pardew’s Message To New French Players

January 23rd, 2013 · 88 Comments

Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias seem to be doing their jobs in the January transfer window (which they didn’t do last summer),  and it looks like we’ll be signing three more players today and tomorrow –  Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and hopefully Moussa Sissoko. Massadio Haidara – should be signing today

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Tags: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Massadio Haidara · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League · Yoan Gouffran

This Young Player Really Cares About Newcastle United

January 23rd, 2013 · 53 Comments

Well maybe some of us Newcastle fans weren’t the only ones who couldn’t sleep too well after that nightmare last 30 minutes against  Reading, when the unthinkable happened and we allowed Reading to beat us 2-1 with two sloppy goals conceded in the last 20 minutes – but we’ve lost a lot of points that […]

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Tags: Davide Santon · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Now Favorites To Land Ricky van Wolfswinkel

January 23rd, 2013 · 82 Comments

The news in the Newcastle Journal this morning is that Newcastle are indeed making a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who Newcastle were after in the summer of 2010 when he was still at FC Utrecht, and it seems the Dutch International is open to a move to Newcastle, although it appears that some […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Ivory Coast Beat Togo In First Game In African Cup Of Nations

January 23rd, 2013 · 31 Comments

Cheick Tiote and the Ivory Coast won their first game in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), when they beat Togo 2-1 yesterday afternoon, and they now head Group D on 3 points, and are tied with Tunisia who beat Algeria 1-0 in the later game last night. Cheick Tiote in action yesterday afternoon

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Cheick Tiote · Newcastle News

Curtis Good Reaches Capital One Cup Final With Bradford

January 23rd, 2013 · 33 Comments

Newcastle’s 19 year-old center-back Curtis Good helped Bradford win the two legged Capital Cup semi-final last night at Villa Park in front of over 40,000,  when Bradford lost the game 2-1 but won the tie 4-3 against Aston Villa, and become the first fourth division side in 51 years (Rochdale were the last team to […]

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Tags: Curtis Good · Development · Newcastle News

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Interview – An Honor To Be At Newcastle

January 23rd, 2013 · 33 Comments

The signing of French International defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was announced by Newcastle last night, and his singing has been warmly received by Newcastle fans – and the 3 times capped French International has given his first interview on nufcTV. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – Newcastle’s new signing

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Tags: Contracts · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News

Newcastle Sign Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – Five And A Half Year Deal

January 22nd, 2013 · 571 Comments

Newcastle United have tonight officially announced the signing of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, on a five and a half year deal from Montpelier.  Yanga-Mbiwa has been a target of Newcastle for well over a year now – and this is a stellar signing by Newcastle, and Mapou will certainly help the strengthen the Newcastle defense, which has been a weakness of the side for […]

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Tags: Contracts · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Gouffran To Sign For Newcastle Tomorrow

January 22nd, 2013 · 154 Comments

There’s news coming through that Newcastle are expected to complete the signing of 26 year-old Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran tomorrow, with the player himself breaking the news. Yoan Gouffran – on his way to take medical at Newcastle

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yoan Gouffran

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