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Action – Can Newcastle United record an away victory at Southampton?

Southampton have been one of the most impressive sides in the Premier League season, if you are to believe the mass media. Well today our own Newcastle United make the trek to Hampshire looking to extend the gap above Mauricio Pochettino’s men to four points. Alan Pardew – fresh from his three game stadium ban – will resume his duties from the posh-seats in the St. Mary’s Stadium while assistant manager John Carver will be his man on the ground prowling the touchlines. NUFC’s leading goalscorer Loic Rémy will sit out yet another game with injury, while Tim Krul will also be forced to watch from the sidelines after impaling himself in the disappointing midweek defeat to Everton. The hosts will be without Nathaniel Clyne however the powerful Rickie Lambert will lead the line as the Saints look to continue their fine home record against the Toon. The Saints are unbeaten [Read on →]

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Southampton v Newcastle United – How will we line-up?

Hatem Ben Arfa in action for Newcastle against Southampton

Southampton – An excellent side that have excellent with large English contingent

If there is one major travesty to happen between now and the summer its the possibility or rather probability of Danny Welbeck getting the nod to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ahead of Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez. The Manchester United man has been in pretty dire form all season in an ultimately shocking campaign for David Moyes’ men while Rodriguez has enjoyed the form of his life netting 13 goals in a spritely Southampton outfit led by the ambitious Mauricio Pochettino. The Englishman has proven a menace for defences across the division assisted by the ever-present Adam Lallana who will surely make Roy Hodgson’s squad. Another man – Luke Shaw has drawn plaudits from across the league with some fine performances and it is easy to see why; the defender has the potential to become one of the best left-backs in Europe. With that all said and [Read on →]

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Newcastle United should be keeping an eye on this English defender

Steven Caulker in action for Cardiff City

Caulker – Arguably one of the best English central defenders in the Premier League

First things first, how good was it to see Papiss Cissé end his barren spell in front of goal with a fine header in stoppage time against Crystal Palace on Saturday? The #9 took his chance remarkably well given previous guilt-edge efforts at goal in the previous 92 minutes, so let’s hope its the start of a scoring spree from the undoubtedly talented Senegalese forward. We are now entering the stage of the Premier League season when contenders for both the title and relegation emerge at opposite ends of the table. This season sees a handful of clubs linger just above the relegation zone with very little points difference between them – clubs as high up as Swansea are still in real danger of being dragged into a final day melee. One of the clubs that have struggled to come to terms with the Premier League is Cardiff City, and new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a tough task in his first gig in England to keep the Welsh outfit afloat. On Saturday the [Read on →]

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LIVE: Newcastle United v Crystal Palace – follow the action

Jonas Gutierriez in action against Crystal Palace

Jonas – Bombing down the wing against Palace in the Championship a few moons ago

While Newcastle United’s season may have ended two months ago, today they welcome Crystal Palace to St. James’ Park with Tony Pulis’ side in desperate need of three points as they battle relegation. A quick cast back to Newcastle United’s season in the Championship will bring back memories of countless wins, including a double over Palace. Can you guess who scored in the last affair at SJP? A Shaun Derry O.G and a rare Nile Ranger goal: how times have changed. Some members of that NUFC squad remain in tact with Shola Ameobi and Fabricio Coloccini hoping to put in a shift against the Eagles this afternoon. Now, we know that sometimes its not possible to get to every Newcastle game, or indeed acquire [Read on →]

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