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Which striker do Newcastle United target this summer?

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Target – Which of these forwards do Newcastle United target in the summer window?

Thankfully Newcastle’s win at QPR means fans of the club can already look forward to the summer transfer window with a certain relief, knowing that we’ll be able to go out and buy some proper players to strengthen the squad. Five players were recruited in January, one of which scored the all-important goal to keep us in the division, Yoan Gouffran. However, there is likely to be a couple of departures in the Newcastle team, with Cabaye sought after and tentative enquiries made for a certain Fabricio Coloccini as well. If there is one place that needs strengthening, it’s our forward line. Since Demba Ba departed for Chelsea, Cissé has played up top on his own, even more alienated and disconnect from midfield than before Ba’s January move. The #9 has scored goals and important ones such as last minute winners against Stoke and indeed Fulham, but he needs a partner who can help him out, as well as score a few of his own. Andy Carroll has enjoyed a good season at [Read more →]

May 14, 2013   14 Comments

Newcastle United 0-1 West Ham United – Digesting a dire showing

Kevin Nolan celebrates after scoring against his old club

Nolan – Came back to haunt NUFC with a classic poachers effort before the break

There are a lot of Newcastle United fans overreacting right now, following a disappointing defeat to West Ham United. However, to say that Newcastle United performed quite miserably today would be a slight understatement. Up against old boys Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll, it was almost written in the script that one of them would net against us, but to grab the three points is another matter.
In quite a sluggish first half, neither side showed much ambition to be fair. Newcastle tried to release Ben Arfa on countless occasions and despite all his classy dribbling, and checking in and out, no one looked for the ball. Moves [Read more →]

November 11, 2012   2 Comments

Demba Ba set for Liverpool – pigs sighted in full flight

Demba Ba celebrates after scoring his second goal against Reading

Ba – Top scorer in the Premier League at the minute with some fine efforts

If you were to believe everything in the papers, Demba Ba would have left NUFC in January 2012, then again in the summer and now he’ll be set for his third departure in the New Year. As well as that, we’d have been left with Cheick Tioté, Papiss Cissé, Yohan Cabaye, Tim Krul and even Fabricio Coloccini. Sadly, it has come to a stage where it is no longer funny, or even maddening – quite frankly because papers (particularly tabloids) are so desperate for a headline, that they’ll regurgitate any old nonsense just to sell a few stacks. Simply by adding 2+2 [Read more →]

September 30, 2012   8 Comments

Newcastle United likely to make one final push for FC Twente man

Douglas applauds the FC Twente crowd after their league match

Douglas – A wanted man with Fulham joining NUFC the race for his signature

After yesterdays result away to Chelsea a lot of focus was on Alan Pardew’s comments on Andy Carroll and the possibility of bringing him back to St.James’ Park. Pardew commented that the matter was in the hands of the board and that although Carroll’s return is unlikely, he would welcome him back with open arms. He’s not alone either. However, I think we should be looking at acquiring a new centre-back before the window slams shut, just to make sure our squad is in the shape it should be – as an energy sapping season takes shape. It was great to see [Read more →]

August 26, 2012   2 Comments