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News and Commentary On Newcastle United Football Club By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Strong Striker Competition at Newcastle

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 · 19 Comments

Newcastle now have a strong striker force with Viduka and Smith coming in during the summer and Owen and Ameobi recovered from their long term injuries.

Add to that our acquisition of Martins, to fill in for Owen a year ago, and we now have 5 strikers battling it out for say 2 striker positions.

Can Sam keep these players happy during the season – let’s see what Sam says about that.

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Sam Allardyce – challenge to keep all our strikers happy this season
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1 Million Hits and New Newcastle United Forum

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 · 15 Comments

NUFCBlog.com just crossed 1 million hits (in 4 months) – and whatever way you look at it, it’s a fantastic achievement.

To celebrate it, and in light of nufcblog.com’s amazing success and growth, we have launched a Newcastle United Forum here on nufcblog.com.

It’s a brand new forum (I just installed and set it up 30 minutes ago) so hopefully things will go smoothly :) Please head over, sign up and start talking in the forums. If there are any questions, you can ask me here, and if you have any suggestions, please make them in the ‘forum feedback’ thread on the forum.

See you in the forums guys.

Ahmed Bilal

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Is Sam Interested in El Hadji Diouf?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 · 25 Comments

El-Hadji Diouf is one of a growing number of Bolton players wanting to leave the club early in the season. He has said he wants to join a club in the Champions League or with Champions League ambitions.

Bolton have put a ridiculous price tag of £10M on him which will help keep lots of clubs on the sidelines.

Would he be good at Newcastle? Let’s take a look at what Diouf has been saying.

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El Hadji Diouf - was interested in rejoining Allardcye at Newcastle – but not at £10M
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Six Creative Midfielders for Newcastle

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 · 56 Comments

We decided over the weekend to look at some creative midfielders that could be added to the Newcastle, would also be available and would improve the squad – especially the creativity in the side.

However, when you consider that Barton and Emre were not available for Newcastle on Saturday – they are our most creative midfielders so maybe we don’t need another one.

Also, once Jose Enrique beds in at left back that will free young Charles N’Zogbia who has been playing great under Sam to play central midfield or out wide on the left and Charles is quite creative.

Anyway, here are six of some of the best creative midfielders who may be able to do a job at Newcastle United and could be available. They’re listed in no particular order and we’d like you to vote on which one you think would be best.

We give a little playing history on each player and ask you to vote at the end of the article.

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Joey Barton - probably our most creative midfielder right now

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Allardcye Talks about Newcastle Destroyer Cacapa

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 · 30 Comments

Sam Allardyce has been talking about our new Brazilian center-back Claudio Cacapa, whom by all accounts in the game against Newcastle Blue Star last week looked calm, cool and classy.

We do expect Cacapa to be introduced into the center of the Newcastle defense some time soon – and maybe Sam will think of playing Steven Taylor at right-back in place of Stephen Carr, who struggled for pace in the first half against Aston Villa last Saturday.

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Brazilian Claudio Cacapa - Sam says he’s soon to be the Rock of Newcastle’s defense
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Major Newcastle News Stories – 21st August – 2007

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 · 8 Comments

Not too much new news today.

There are still rumors circulating about the Icelandic bid for newcastle United but it looks like there’s not too much truth in that one – hopfully.

We are still after Abdoulaye Faye and Julaino Belletti – who won our poll as the best right back available for Newcastle. Faye will be picking up arounf 30K/week at Newcastle when he was on 7K/week at Bolton – not a bad wage increase for Abdoulaye – so let’s hope he can do a job for us – we think he can.

We may have to delay our creative players for Newcastle feature until tomorrow as we are still looking at who may be available – sorry about the delay – still got a bit of research to get done on that one.


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Martins to Manchester United – No Way

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 · 60 Comments

The Sun is reporting that the shock new name on Manchester United’s radar is Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins.

They go on to reveal Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has made enquiries about Martins as he bids to solve his early-season goalscoring crisis. Manchester United have only two points from their first 3 games and have scored just one goal.

How true is this story? It could be that Ferguson would like Martins but there’s no way at all he’ll get him.

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Oba Martins – happy at Newcastle and negotiating a new 6 year contract
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Why is Emre Off to Play for Turkey?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 · 13 Comments

Newcastle United midfielder Emre Belozoglu has been missing from Newcastle’s line-up since last April and yet has been named in Turkey’s squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Romania.

We all know that players are most susceptible to injury when they are returning from an injury, so why on earth is Emre willing to play for Turkey as his first game back?

The very last thing we want is for Emre to aggravate his ankle on international duty.

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Emre - hasn’t played for Newcastle since April yet playing for Turkey tomorrow
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Why Would Ashley Want to Sell Newcastle?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 · 15 Comments

The news that broke yesterday that two Icelandic businessmen Jon Asgeir Johannesson and Palmi Haraldsson are trying to buy Newcastle United has been unsettling to Newcastle fans, to say the least.

We have no idea why Ashley, after buying the club at a very reasonable price of ₤133M, would sell after only two months of ownership.

Well, that’s not exactly true because he could sell if a group came along and offered him a lot more than what he paid for Newcastle.

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Mike Ashley – bought Newcastle United two months ago
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