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Major Newcastle News Stories – 19th September – 2007

Still stories today lamenting the defeat against Derby on Monday evening.

However, we do have 3 games coming up in 6 days starting Sunday so we can certainly get back to our winning ways.

Hopefully the Derby result was just a blip and we still think we are going to have a very successful season.


  • We ran a late story on quoting what Sam Allardyce said after the Derby County game. The team just didn’t seem to be up for the game so one thing Sam can ensure for our home game Sunday is to make sure every one of our players is 100% ready to give 100% effort on Sunday – and for the whole game. That enthusiasm was surprisingly missing at Derby. It’s what we had in spades in the first half at Bolton and it was just so great to watch. Not that the players necessarily weren’t trying they just seemed so lethargic. Maybe it was the International break but that sounds too much like an excuse to us to be too creditable. But onward and upward – we can still do great this season.

    Sam Allardyce – let’s make sure the players are ready to go 100% against West Ham

  • Another Sam interview after the game in which he promises that Newcastle will be better against West Ham. We hope so because the last thing we want is another season of disappointing performances like Monday night. I’m sure Sam and the rest of Newcastle management are as keen as the fans to bring Newcastle back. We’ve been a sleeping giant far too long and with the players we have we should be able to get a good position in the league by next May. One thing we have to ensure is that players are ready for each game – because it’s 3 points at stake each time – and we certainly need as many points as we can get this season – that’s for sure.

    Manager Allardyce – Sam in suffering, just like the fans

  • We have an article today wondering what our team will be against West Ham Sunday. We start 3 games Sunday in 6 days with Arsenal following on Tuesday evening in London and then a tough away game at Manchester City on the following Saturday. All three games are on our Newcastle United Forum so let’s know what you think on each game. It’s going to be a tough week but we need as many wins as we can get. The game at Arsenal has to be a result on the night so extra time and penalties will be required if that’s what it takes to beat Arsenal 😀

    Shola Ameobi – lots of criticism from fans for his poor performance on Monday night

  • Great interview today in the Newcastle Journal in which Nicky Butt, to his credit, tells it like it is with Monday’s defeat at Derby. Nicky says we didn’t deserve a point and not one player played up to his own standards. That’s a nice breath of fresh air from Nicky because he’s absolutely right. Nicky shows the winning attitude by saying the players need to concentrate on how we can win on Sunday and not dwell on the past and our defeat. Good talking Nicky.

    Nicky Butt – we should concentrate on winning on Sunday and not dwell on defeat

  • Our Newcastle reserve side was beaten last night by Middlesbrough reserves 2-0 at St. James’ Park. Sam was in attendance taking in the game and 19 year-old goalkeeper Fraser Forster had an excellent game and kept the score down to 2 against a much more experienced Middlesbrough side. Other news today is that Andy Carroll was sent off last night while playing for Preston North End at Scunthorpe and misses the next 3 games since Preston will not appeal. We also have an update on our other loan player, goalkeeper Tim Krul at Falkirk.

    Andrew Carroll – sent off against Scunthorpe United last night

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  • Here’s some choice football quotes. Today they are from former England manager Glenn Hoddle. These are to lighten up the day 😀

    “I think in international football you have to be able to handle the ball.” – Glenn Hoddle

    We didn’t have the run of the mill.” – Glenn Hoddle

    “Okay, so we lost, but good things can come from it – negative and positive.” – Glenn Hoddle

    “When a player gets to 30, so does his body.” – Glenn Hoddle

Comments Welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Sep 19, 2007 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Thanks for the quotes Ed…class
    Picture of Ameobi……looks like he’s at a taxi rank in a toon shirt.
    Taxi for Shola.

  • Edd Case

    Sep 19, 2007 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #2

    See Anal Oliver is at it again.

    No sooner has he printed a load of cack about Owen being crocked and needing another Op, BS and the club confirm he’s absolutely fine…

    Nice one Anal.

  • Geno Toon

    Sep 19, 2007 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Easy on Ed guy….. he puts a lot of time into this site.

    Am i alone in wondering why we are not starting Oba? Sometimes i feel like we want owen to play so bad we forget oba scores….

  • SelangorFC

    Sep 20, 2007 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Take Mourinho!!

  • geordie_jordan

    Sep 20, 2007 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #5

    if shola starts on sunday i will be very very disappointed. all it would take to get me to forget the derby game is a changed lineup against the hammers, something like this would do…..
    owen martins
    zog geremi smith milner
    enrique rozy cacapa beye

  • Graeme

    Sep 20, 2007 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed, you say that you hope the Derby result was just a “Blip” – that makes it 3 blips in 5 games. Villa, Boro and now Derby – at what point does a “Blip” turn into a serious problem??

    We are unbalanced, lack penetration and against Derby, motivation.

  • Craig Allen

    Sep 20, 2007 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Sooner or later Ashley will have to make some decisions on his investment – I’m sure he didn’t buy the club to see mediocre results/performances and losses to teams like Derby. Wonder when he’ll crack – look at Mourinho & Abramovich – Chelski haven’t loss a single EPL game at home and yet the russian wasn’t satisfied with the quality of football – alluding to more exciting play instead.

  • Rich

    Sep 20, 2007 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Mourinho leaves Chelsea unbelievable!!


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