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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 Was Near a MeltDown With Debts

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Chris Mort has revealed the ways in which the club were run under Freddy Shepherd and the old board but our new chairman was quick to point out his comments were not meant to be a criticism of the old board.

I’m sure that’s what Chris meant but he’ll learn fairly quickly that negative criticism and negative stuff in general is what the local papers want in order to sell their stuff. And the comment was to the Sun newspaper   :(

Let’s see what Chris really said and what we can glean from this.

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Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort - running the club a lot more professionally than previous regime
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Sam Clarifies Michael Owen Injury

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 · 12 Comments

After the game last night Sam Allardyce clarified the injury situation with Michael Owen’s groin.

Turns out that Michael has a tear (3cm in length) in his abductor muscle and this will need 3 weeks recovery time.

Since he’s forced by this injury to be out of action, Newcastle are taking the opportunity to finally have him visit Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck in Germany on Friday to have a hernia operation.

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Michael Owenhas muscle tear and will have hernia operation
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What’s Next For Newcastle after Arsenal Defeat?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 · 79 Comments

Newcastle put in an excellent defensive display last night against a young second string Arsenal side, especially in the first half. At half time the game was well balanced and it was hard to predict who would emerge the winner on the night.

But at half time Wenger must have given the youngsters a blast at half time because they came out in the second half and raised their game to another level. And finally the dogged perseverance of Newcastle was worn down and the patient Arsenal youngsters finally got their goals in the last 7 minutes.

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Habib Beye - looked out of steam at half time – but persevered well
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Sam – Oba Could Have Had Match Ball

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 · 34 Comments

At the end of the game last night Newcastle United were a well beaten side – but they were also a tired side having been forced to play within 48 hours of their good victory on Sunday against West Ham United.

It was obvious that some of the players ran out of steam – especially in the second half when the young Arsenal side – which was almost a completely different side that demolished Derby County 5-0 on Saturday, raised their game a notch.

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Sam AllardyceOba Martins could have had match ball
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Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 – Goals Video

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 · 7 Comments

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Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 – Carling Cup 3rd round
Emirates Stadium, London 25th Sep, 2007

Arsenal Goals

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FT: Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 – Brilliant Arsenal Youngsters

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 · 70 Comments

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Newcastle gave a tremendous rear-guard defensive performance against a brilliant young Arsenal team. But during the last 7 minutes they finally wilted with Arsenal finally getting 2 goals after enormous pressure in the second half.

To be honest, this was a game in which the Newcastle team were outplayed by the Arsenal youngsters, as strange as that may seem – especially in the second half, when Arsenal went into a higher gear.

This was the beautiful game played beautifully by the Arsenal youngsters . It was almost an exhibition by Wenger’s brilliant youngsters.

But nevertheless this will be an extremely disappointing loss to Newcastle and our fans – because this was our best chance to win something – after so long. We will have to put this behind us and come out anew against Manchester City with all guns blazing because even though the team was outplayed tonight – our new players will be be that much better, after this experience.

But hats off to Arsenal – who were better technically than the Newcastle players tonight – where does Wenger get these players from?

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Arsene Wengerhis youngsters put on wonderful exhibition against a resilient Newcastle side
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HT: Arsenal 0 Newcastle 0 – Magpies Hanging On

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 · 88 Comments

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The Newcastle manager caused a surprise by playing Shola Ameobi up front with Martins and Milner in a 4-3-3 formation. As expected Faye started in midfield for the first time for Newcastle United.

Teams:

Arsenal: Fabianski, Eboue, Hoyte, Senderos, Traore, Denilson, Diarra, Song, Bendtner, Eduardo, Walcott

Subs: Mannone, Gavin Hoyte, Perez, Diaby, Lansbury

Newcastle United: Given, Beye, Taylor, Rozehnal, Enrique, Milner, Faye, Ameobi, N’Zogbia, Martins, Smith

Subs: Forster, Edgar, Butt, Emre, Geremi

Referee: Howard Webb

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Arsenal vs Newcastle TEAMS – Ameobi Starts

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 · 64 Comments

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The Newcastle manager caused a surprise by playing Shola Ameobi up front with Martins and Milner in a 4-3-3 formation. As expected Faye started in midfield for the first time for Newcastle United.

Teams:

Arsenal: Fabianski, Eboue, Hoyte, Senderos, Traore, Denilson, Diarra, Song, Bendtner, Eduardo, Walcott

Subs: Mannone, Gavin Hoyte, Perez, Diaby, Lansbury

Newcastle United: Given, Beye, Taylor, Rozehnal, Enrique, Milner, Faye, Ameobi, N’Zogbia, Martins, Smith

Subs: Forster, Edgar, Butt, Emre, Geremi

After 10 minutes Newcastle had a wonderful chance to go ahead as Enrique sent in a powerful cross and Martins eluded Senderos rather easily to put in a powerful header that forced Fabrienski made a wonderful save.

Then after 16 minutes Arsenal had an even better chance when Bendtner sent in a powerful header which flashed over the crossbar when he really should have scored.

Half time report coming up.

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Owen to Have Hernia Surgery Friday

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Newcastle United have confirmed this afternoon that Michael Owen will indeed have surgery on his hernia this coming Friday.

As we suggested earlier in the week he will travel to Germany to be operated on by top German surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck.

Dr. Muschaweck’s “Minimal Repair” procedure can allow a player to return to competitive football within two weeks of the operation.

But we have to stress that two weeks is a best case scenario and we don’t expect that to be the case with Owen.

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Michael Owen - to have hernia surgery on Friday.
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