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Entries Tagged as 'European Competition'

Some Surprises In Magpies Squad For Metalist

February 20th, 2013 · 55 Comments

Alan Pardew has decided to give Italian international Davide Santon a well deserved rest tomorrow night, and Davide was not in the squad that jetted off to the Ukraine for the game tomorrow night against Metalist Kharkiv, with the tie delicately balanced at 0-0. Massadio Haidara – could get a game tomorrow night

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Tags: Dan Gosling · Davide Santon · Europa League · European Competition · Hatem Ben Arfa · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News

Ben Arfa To Start Against Southampton?

February 20th, 2013 · 64 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa has been interviewed in the local papers today – and he’s hoping the European adventure will still be alive when he makes his long awaited return to the Newcastle first team. Ben Arfa – in action against Liverpool

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League

Can Newcastle Keep Steven Taylor Fit?

February 20th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Steven Taylor has had a very bad time of it with injuries since January of 2010, when in our promotion season he picked up a serious injury to his knee playing at St. James’ Park against West Brom. Steven Taylor – fit again and in fine form

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Injuries · Newcastle News · Steven Taylor

Yanga-Mbiwa Liking Life In Newcastle – But It’s Cold

February 20th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Alan Pardew is using the injustice of having two good goals disallowed in the first leg against Metalist Kharkiv, to inspire the troops to go out and get a good result in the Ukraine   tomorrow night,  and get through to the round of the last 16 in the Europa League. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – in action […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News

We’re Feeling Better – Atmosphere In Training Very Good

February 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments

Davide Santon was on the plane yesterday to the Ukraine for our important second leg game against Metalist Kharkiv, and the big question is what kind of side will Alan Pardew put out tomorrow night. Davide Santon – we’re feeling better

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Tags: Davide Santon · Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Yoan Gouffran

Young Magpie Proud To Be Part Of Newcastle United

February 20th, 2013 · 9 Comments

Gael Bigirimana was a steal at £1M last summer from Coventry City, who were relegated from the Championship last season, and Bigi has already appeared 22 times for the Newcastle first team with one glorious goal against Wigan, and he has made a very good start to his career on Tyneside,. Gael Bigirimana – after […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Gael Bigirimana · Newcastle News

Newcastle Could Surprise Us In The Ukraine

February 19th, 2013 · 38 Comments

Alan Pardew has reflected on last Thursday’s game against Metalist Kharkiv, and if the officials had turned up for the game – especially one particular linesman – Tom Harald Hagen – we should have won the game by at least 2-0 – since that Norwegian linesman chalked off two good Newcastle goals from Cisse for […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News

Pardew Plays Up Frenchman’s Metalist Performance

February 19th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa looked a very good experienced player last Thursday night, and he put in a very solid game against the Brazilian Willian, who is probably Metalist’s best player. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in action against Metalist

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News

Should Pardew Play His Strongest Side At Metalist Kharkiv – Poll

February 19th, 2013 · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew has a tough decision to make on Thursday night,  as to which team he puts out in the second leg against Metalist Kharkiv, after we drew 0-0 in the first leg at St. James’ Park last Thursday. Alan Pardew – unhappy with officials’ decisions last Thursday

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Premier League

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