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Entries from January 2013

This Is Why Relegation Would Be Catastrophic To Newcastle

January 28th, 2013 · 156 Comments

Newcastle United made the top 20 list of the world’s richest football clubs for the first time in three years last season, and we had reported revenues of £93.3M – ending on June 30th – but that is still below the revenues Newcastle were making when Bobby Robson was manager and Freddy Shepherd was running […]

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Other News

Newcastle Have Signed A Real Character In Moussa Sissoko

January 28th, 2013 · 45 Comments

Since Moussa Sissoko signed last week, he’s been interviewed many times – let’s make that many many times, and not only is Moussa a potentially great player in the making, but he’s also a real character – and is rapidly becoming a huge favorite with the Newcastle faithful – such is his impact since arriving […]

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Tags: Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Ponder More Signings Before Thursday Night

January 28th, 2013 · 33 Comments

The Journal is reporting today they think the influx of players at the club in January has now ended – but Newcastle still have a few targets they may try to get into the club this month, rather than wait for the summer. Jack Butland – coming to Newcastle?

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

Frenchman – My Objective To Join Massive Club Now Realized

January 28th, 2013 · 30 Comments

One of the attributes of new signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is that he’s a born leader, and his leadership of Montpelier was one of the reasons they won the French League for the very first time last season, and we think this lad can become a fantastic signing for our club – and at only 23 – he’s a potential future Newcastle captain. Mapou […]

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

Two Major Goals For Magpies Through The End Of The Season

January 28th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Newcastle’s quest for Premier League survival starts tomorrow night at Villa Park, and we have 15 games to pick up enough points to avoid relegation, and while the club have done fantastically well to get five good players through the door this month – the proof of the pudding is in the eating – and […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Pardew Talks About Colo Today – Is Captain Fully Committed?

January 28th, 2013 · 39 Comments

News is coming through that Newcastle manager Alan  Pardew will meet with the media today, and he’s bound to be questioned about the Coloccini situation,  which took another bizarre turn over the weekend, with Coloccini writing a letter on the Sam Lorenzo web-site , saying his return home had been momentarily suspended. Fabricio Coloccini – questions about his commitment

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Tags: Contracts · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Other News · Transfer News and Rumours

Is Newcastle’s Transfer Business Over For January?

January 28th, 2013 · 38 Comments

A report in the Journal today says that  the acquisition of Moussa Sissko, Newcastle’s fifth signing in this transfer window, is Newcastle’s final signing in January,   and Newcastle sources have dismissed reports that Newcastle are looking at Vitesse’s Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony as simply “rubbish”. That’s a pity. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – job done in January?

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

Which Striker Should Newcastle Buy This Week?

January 27th, 2013 · 430 Comments

Newcastle could be after four different strikers this week – so given the approximate transfer fee of each of the following four strikers – which one would you like to see at Newcastle before the end of this month? I didn’t put Lionel Messi down - because I thought he’d be a little too expensive. Follow us on Twitter, like […]

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

Spurs Challenge Newcastle For Dutch Striker

January 27th, 2013 · 318 Comments

News in Metro today that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to challenge Newcastle for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but Newcastle have also bid over the last day or so for Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony (£12M) –  the Ivory Coast International, and St. Etienne turned down a €10.5M bid (£8.6M) for their 23 year-old striker Pierre-Emerick […]

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

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