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Clubs Finding Creative But Silly Ways To Circumvent FFP Rules

February 5th, 2013 · 234 Comments

We’ve seen clubs like Manchester City, PSG and recently QPR spend money like it’s going out of style, and the Financial Fair Play Rules (FFP) seem to be having little or no effect on some of the big spending European football clubs. Michel Platini – UEFA President

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Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News

Newcastle’s Future Now Looks Incredibly Bright

February 5th, 2013 · 93 Comments

Our next home game is on Sunday, 24th February against Southampton, and that’s two weeks come Sunday – and before that game we’ll have played the two Europa League ties against Ukrainian side FC Metalist Kharkiv. Moussa Sissoko scores winning goal Saturday

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

French Players Like A Breath Of Fresh Air – Steven Taylor

February 5th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Since Steven Taylor returned to the heart of Newcastle’s defense two games ago, he’s made a huge difference and has formed an excellent partnership with Fabricio Coloccini and it seems Steven’s motto could well be “you shall not pass” as he tries to block every shot with any part of his body he can get […]

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Tags: Mathieu Debuchy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League · Steven Taylor

This Is Why Demba Ba Will Miss Newcastle – Pardew

February 5th, 2013 · 19 Comments

We had wondered what Demba Ba had thought of the game on Saturday, after he had to go off in the first half after sustaining what looked like a badly broken nose – but Newcastle went ahead 1-0 at the break with a terrific header from Jonas Gutierrez, were behind 2-1 in the second half after two […]

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Tags: Coaching · Demba Ba · Newcastle News

Laps Of Honor And French Interpreter Wants Pardew’s Job

February 5th, 2013 · 11 Comments

There were two bits of news that came up after Newcastle simply phenomenal win against the European Champions Chelsea on Saturday afternoon. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew – Frenchman after his job?

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Tags: Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse

This Youngster Is Pushing For First Team Place At Newcastle

February 5th, 2013 · 29 Comments

We’ve noticed there’s pressure on players to even get on the bench these days, since our five Frenchmen arrived last month, but  19 year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana has been a substitute in the last couple of games, and this lad has been another stellar signing for Newcastle, since we got him in last summer from Coventry City […]

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Tags: Development squad · Gael Bigirimana · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth