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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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Newcastle After Giant Romanian Defender

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 32 Comments

There’s yet another center-back that Newcastle United have been linked with today, and that is the massive 6’5″ Romanian center-back Dorin Goian.

Newcastle scouts have been out and about during the last few weeks scouting various defenders that Newcastle still need to patch up their still leaky defense.

Let’s take a look at just exactly who Dorin Goian is.


Dorin Goian – 6’5″ central defender plays for Steaua Bucharest

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Newcastle Need More Great Support on Wednesday

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 30 Comments

Sam Allardyce has rightly thanked the traveling Newcastle fans for their magnificent support yesterday at Ewood Park, where the Newcastle faithful supported the team from the moment they arrived in the ground until they left.

While they couldn’t have been too happy at the result, the performance of the team was a gutsy one and the players certainly fought for the full 90 minutes.


Sam Allardyce – rightly thanked the Newcastle fans for their support yesterday

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Initial Reflections on the Blackburn Newcastle Game

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 10 Comments



Here are some initial reflections on the Blackburn Newcastle game yesterday – from a Newcastle United point of view.

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Newcastle Must Turn Things Around Soon

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 29 Comments

The game against Arsenal on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park will be a very tough game, with Arsenal again looking to be the best team in the Premier league.

They beat a good Aston Villa side 2-1 at Villa Park yesterday, and looked what they are – the next edition of Arsene Wenger’s dominant Arsenal sides.


Sam Allardyce - must turn Newcastle fortunes around soon
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Big Sam Supports Joey Barton

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 6 Comments

Sam Allardyce talked about the game and the commitment shown by his players yesterday, even though Newcastle got nothing out of the game at all, which was unfortunate.

Joey Barton had criticized the Newcastle fans yesterday morning, for being vicious at St. James’ Park, in an apparent bid to have the fans support them throughout this difficult period.


Joey Barton – asked for the Newcastle fans’ support, and got it
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Newcastle Play Their Hearts Out With No Reward

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 · 25 Comments

It was another defeat yes, but a much improved performance from Newcastle United at Blackburn yesterday, and but for a little luck, they could have come out with a draw and even a victory.

But it wasn’t to be, although that certainly wasn’t for the want of trying, as the Newcastle players fought tooth and nail in the second half for a result this afternoon.

The 7,0000 Newcastle supporters were in full voice as they supported their team throughout the game.


Sam Allardyce – pleased with his team’s fighting qualities yesterday

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Newcastle Players Give Gutsy Display

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 · 65 Comments

Newcastle United were beaten yet again at Ewood Park this afternoon by Blackburn Rovers by a score of 3-1, but the Magpies were fighting for a draw right until the end, when Tugay put home Blackburn’s third goal in added time.

This was Newcastle’s second defeat in a row, but was a very much improved performance over last week’s horror show against Liverpool, and with any luck at all would have got something out of this game.


Sam Allardyce - his players gave all they had today – but to no avail

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FT: Blackburn 3 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Go Down Fighting

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 · 25 Comments



Newcastle went down to defeat again at Ewood Park this afternoon against Blackburn Rovers, but not before a gutsy fighting display in the second half, where they had no luck, and plainly went all out for the win.

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HT: Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0: Newcastle SCORE

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 · 138 Comments



The game was all square at half time at Ewood Park this afternoon with Newcastle looking much improved from hteir performance last week against Liverpool at home. They probably just shaded the first half from Blackburn Rovers.

Newcastle had more of the play but Blackburn had the better chances.

Blackburn’s best chance came after 15 minutes when Santa Cruz found himself straight through in the center but then put a weak shot by Given’s right hand post. The Paraguay International should have done better, and it was a let off for Newcastle.

Faye seemed to have a knee problem after 24 minutes and had to be replaced with Stephen Carr coming on at right back for his first appearance since late August. Habib Beye was switched to center-back with Rozehnal.

Newcastle were quite solid in the first half and were picking up the loose balls and looked much better organized than last week.

Barton then put a beautiful cross field ball through to Martins on the right and Martins almost got clean through, but was dispossessed. Oba Martins was causing the Blackburn defense some problems with his speed, and Smith was challenging for every ball up front.

Just before the break Shay Given came out of his box and passed the ball out this his left, but Newcastle lost possession and Bentley seemed to have a free shot on goal. However he ut the ball wide of Newcastle’s right hand post, when it looked easier to score, as Given scrambled back. It was the second let-off for Newcastle and some poor defending by the Magpies.

Certainly Sam Allardyce can be pleased with this first half performance from his team but it’s any body’s game and Newcastle will need to show a little more attacking spirit to get all 3 points.

Martins then scored Newcastle’s first goal a minute after the restart, when he headed home from Geremi’s free kick.

BLACKBURN ROVERS: Friedel (c), Emerton, Ooijer, Samba, Warnock, Bentley, Tugay, Mokoena, Dunn, McCarthy, Santa Cruz.
Subs: Brown (GK), Savage, Pedersen, Reid, Roberts.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Given, Rozenhal, Barton, Martins, N’Zogbia, Milner, Smith, Geremi (c), Beye, Butt, Faye.
Subs: Harper (GK), Carr, Enrique, Emre, Viduka.

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