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Sammy Ameobi – 11 games to save his Newcastle United career

Ameobi - Will find out whether he has merited a new contract at St. James’ in May. Samuel Oluwaseyi J. ‘Sammy’ Ameobi was the talk of Newcastle United’s youth academy a matter of years ago. He was dubbed as something special, with incredible feet, lighting pace, and creativity by the bucket loads. He was set to keep the famous Ameobi lineage …

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Sammy Ameobi takes on Karl Henry of QPR

Newcastle United Quiz #2: Test your Toon Trivia!

It’s Thursday all over again and while Newcastle United look to close in on a deal for the highly talented Dele Alli of MK Dons, Tyne Time takes a moment to offer up 10 interesting questions on Newcastle United. You may have completed plenty of NUFC quizzes throughout the week, or even today alone, but its unlikely you’ll have met the nature of the …

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Newcastle United Quiz

Newcastle in pole position for Dele Alli as Villa try to hijack deal

Dele Alli looks set to become a Newcastle United player before the close of the transfer window, despite late efforts from Aston Villa to hijack the deal. It has been well reported throughout the past fortnight that NUFC have been keeping tabs on the highly rated 18 year-old midfielder, and various media outlets claim that the sides agreed a deal over the past day. …

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Dele Alli in action for MK Dons

Newcastle United Quiz: Test your Toon Trivia!

It’s Thursday evening and let’s be honest - there isn’t much to do aside from refreshing Twitter with the hope that Newcastle United have sensationally unveiled Frank de Boer as their new head-coach. Either that, or you could read the countless, substance-less rumours about Newcastle United’s transfer ambitions this January. You might even want …

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Newcastle United Quiz

An honest assessment of interim head-coach John Carver

Few Newcastle United fans will forget Sir Bobby Robson’s era. It was filled with great memories, from De Kuip to the San Siro - Stadium of Light to Elland Road. During the height of his reign, we were one of strongest teams in the Premier League and at one stage, looked like a contender for the title. Those were the days; Alan Shearer in his finest form, a back …

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John Carver down through the years at Newcastle United

Newcastle need to forget about appointing Frank de Boer

There is little doubt that if given the chance, 99% of Newcastle United fans would appoint Frank de Boer as the club’s new head coach. What an incredible upgrade he would be on the departed Alan Pardew. The Dutchman would arrive to a hero’s welcome at St. James’ Park and there would be a feeling of great optimism around Tyneside upon his appointment. …

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Frank De Boer watches his Ajax side warm-up against Barcelona

Cheick Tioté and Yoan Gouffran deserve to be dropped

Another trip to the Emirates Stadium and another pitiful performance. As per usual, the trip to Arsenal saw Newcastle United beaten by a three goal margin. This time Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla teamed up to tear our defence asunder – the former seemingly finding world-class form against us Magpies to chip in with two top quality goals. Cazorla’s first was a thing …

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Cheick Tiote and Yoan Gouffran in training with Newcastle United

Jack Colback — Newcastle United’s midfield lynchpin

When Jack Colback completed a free transfer to Newcastle United from bitter rivals Sunderland, few would have imagined that the 24 year-old would become the first name on the teamsheet at St. James’ Park. As many of you will know from reading my articles, Jack Colback is someone I always rated, particularly during his time at Sunderland, in other words, I did …

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NUFC's Jack Colback celebrates after the final whistle against Chelsea

Newcastle eye Aleksandar Mitrovic in January window

Newcastle United are ready to strengthen their forward line with the signing of Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic for a fee in the region of £10m - according to the Telegraph. Our senior striker, Papiss Cissé, has enjoyed a mixed start to the 2014⁄15 season, with injuries dominating the headlines. A recurring knee injury has kept the Senegalese …

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Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring for Anderlecht

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