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Erik Pieters set for €7m move to Newcastle United on 4 year deal

Erik Pieters in action for PSV

Pieters - Eager to join Newcastle with Pardew also desperate to replace Enrique

It’s being reported across a few media outlets that Newcastle United have reached an agreement with Erik Pieters of PSV and the Dutchman is set to arrive on Tyneside on a four year deal. Pieters, who is being sought after by Alan Pardew to replace the departed Jose Enrique is believed to have met the release clause in Pieters contract which is rumoured to have been about £6m. We are in desperate [Read more →]

August 13, 2011   3 Comments

Alan Pardew would be foolish to let Nile Ranger leave the club

Nile Ranger smiles on in training at NUFC

Ranger - Has a lot of potential and can become a top player at St.James' Park

He has a lot to learn the young man; how to conduct himself and eventually realise he is living the dream of many young boys. Playing for Newcastle United is an honour for any player. Nile Ranger is a 20 year old forward who has bags of potential; indeed potential to be as good as anything we’ve produced in quite a while - including Andy Carroll. A lot of people seems to think he would be better off far [Read more →]

July 12, 2011   9 Comments

Newcastle United stand a very good chance of landing Charles N’Zogbia

Charles N'Zogbia celebrates scoring for Wigan against Arsenal

N'Zogbia - Seems like he wants to return to St. James' Park again

I must admit; I wasn’t really that disappointed to see Charles N’Zogbia depart Newcastle United on January 3 years ago and in fact, was excited at the prospect of capturing Ryan Taylor. Taylor, who just couldn’t stop scoring against Newcastle each season had indeed nabbed a very important goal in that very season, a spectacular free-kick if I remember correctly. Anyway, things changed massively [Read more →]

June 10, 2011   6 Comments

Why Cheik Tiote’s new 6½ year deal fails to excite

Cheik Tiote's goal vs. Arsenal

Tioté - Increases his wage from a humble £8,000 to £40,000 in a day

One man who won’t be short for money for years to come is our very own Cheik Tiote, after signing a new six and a half year deal with Newcastle United. Tioté, who had been linked with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal and even Manchester United put pen to paper on a rather outrageous deal in all honesty. It is one of the longest contracts I have ever heard of in football and if we’re to be realistic [Read more →]

February 26, 2011   5 Comments