Newcastle United Football Club
Newcastle United Football Club is the most underachieving football club in England. Founded in 1892 the club is based in Newcastle and has been using the St. James's Park as its home ground ever since its establishment. The ground has a capacity of seating 52,387 spectators and is among the biggest grounds in England. The golden period of the club was from 1904 to 1910 during which the club won 3 First Division titles and an FA Cup.
The outfit of the club is composed of a black and white striped shirt and black shorts. The fans of the Newcastle United Football Club are among the most passionate fans in the country. The crest contains two sea horses holding a black and white striped shield.
Alan Pardew is the current manager of Newcastle Football Club who was appointed after the sacking of Chris Houghton last December.
Alan Shearer, Jackie Milburn, Len White Malcolm Macdonald and Peter Beardsley
The Argentinean Centre back Fabricio Coloccini is the current captain of the club.
Newcastle United has won the First Division Title 4 times and the coveted FA Cup 6 times. Newcastle last won a major trophy in 1955 when they won the FA Cup.
Newcastle United Football Club's only European success to-date is the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
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September 15, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Aston Villa grabbed a point in their last fixture against Everton thanks to a late Gabriel Agbonlahor goal. Villa were off the pace in that match and were lucky to leave Goodison Park with a point. Newcastle on the other hand were also lucky to draw against QPR in their last match.
Villa manager Alex McLeish would be hoping for a better performance from his team in this game and would want three points for sure. Aston Villa have been good at home and would like to keep their home form going. Newcastle have had a good start to the season and would like to build on that start with either a win or a draw at Villa Park.
Aston Villa are going to be without Jermaine Jenas and Emile Heskey for this game as both players suffered injuries and are going to be out for the foreseeable future. Newcastle do not have any injury worries at the moment and manager Alan Pardew is set to field the same side that drew against QPR at Loftus Road on Monday.
Both teams are coming of the back of draws and would appreciate a win. Villa being the home side are in pole position to win the game while Newcastle would be happy if they could manage to get a point from this game.
Aston Villa Player to Watch: Agbonlahor
Newcastle Player to Watch: Leon Best
Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa: LDWWD
Aston Villa: Jenas, Heskey
USoccers Prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United
September 8, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
QPR had a very awful start to the season losing badly to Bolton in their first fixture but have recovered well since then but defeat in their last fixture against Wigan was a major setback. QPR would like to win against Newcastle to get their confidence going again. Newcastle on the other hand beat Fulham in their last game and would be confident of beating newly promoted QPR easily.
QPR managed to sign Joey Barton from Newcastle and now he is gearing up to face his former employers and is set to make his debut for QPR against Newcastle. Shaun Wright Philips is also a summer acquisition for QPR that can create havoc in a defence. Both of them would definitely love to win over the supporters by putting a marvellous performance.
Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye has been a very influential signing for them and is surely going to impact the game.
There are no injury concerns in the QPR camp and all the players are rearing to go and same is the case in the Newcastle camp.
Both teams are going to go all out for victory but being the home team QPR would want to win while Newcastle would also want to start winning on the road.
QPR Player to Watch: Barton
Newcastle Player to Watch: Cabaye
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium
USoccers Prediction: QPR 0-0 Newcastle United
August 19, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
We will be treated to a passionate Wear-Tyne derby as Sunderland will collide with traditional rivals Newcastle United. Both teams were happy with their performances last week as Newcastle drew with Arsenal and Sunderland with Liverpool.
Newcastle United hold the upper hand in the last 13 derby matches with Sunderland only winning one of them. Sunderland’s home record has also been woeful ever since the turn of the year while the Black Cats have also kept only two clean-sheets since the New Year’s Eve.
Newcastle on the other hand have been woeful on their travels and have just won only one of their last nine away games.
Both teams don’t have many injury concerns with Hatem Ben Arfa and Morveaux the only absentees for Newcastle and Gordon, Campbell and O’Shea for Sunderland.
Both teams lack good forwards but have industrious midfielders. The team which shows the hunger and desire to win can walk away with the three points from the Stadium of Lights.
Newcastle United Player to Watch: Shola Ameobi
Sunderland Player to Watch: Larsson
Venue: Stadium of Lights
Form guide (last season):
Sunderland: John O’Shea, Meyler, Craig Gordon, Campbell
Newcastle: Shane Ferguson, Ben Arfa, Sylvain Morveaux
USoccers Prediction: Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle United
August 12, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
The transfer window has been frustrating for both the clubs. Arsenal has had to deal with constant speculation of imminent departures of the influential midfielders Fabregas and Nasri-both of whom won’t feature in the match. Arsenal also lost Gael Clichy and has only signed Gervinho even though Arsenal required bringing in a number of defensive reinforcements.
Similar is the case with Newcastle who lost Barton and Nolan and has signed inexperienced but exciting Yohann Cabaye and Morveaux to cover for them. The money got from the departure of star man- Andy Carroll- yet remains in the banks as only Demba Ba was signed from West Ham to cover the loss of Carroll.
The match is going to be interesting as both teams would be missing their star players last season. However, the feistiness that brewed in the last game may well also boil over leaving the spectators with a classic contest.
Jack Wilshere will not be able to feature in the match due to an inflamed ankle while Diaby remains a long-term absentee. Ben Arfa picked up an injury in pre-season too and won’t play for Newcastle.
Arsenal Player to Watch: Robin Van Persie
Newcastle Player to Watch: Chieck Tiote
Venue: St. James’ Park
Form guide (last season):
Newcastle: Ben Arfa
Arsenal: Diaby, Wilshere
USoccers Prediction- Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal
August 10, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Newcastle United had a poor season last year and would like to do better this season. Alan Pardew has tried to shape a squad that can get into the top half of the table this season but it still lacks depth and quality in all the major areas.
Star Man: Cheick Tiote
The highly rated defensive midfielder put on a string of good performances for the club last year. He would again be required to shield his defenders in the coming season.
One to Watch: Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa is a bright young prospect for the club. He did not have a chance to show his skills on the field last season because of a broken leg in his first appearance for the club. However, this season he would like to show the world what a rising star he is.
Manager: Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew has tried to add a bit of quality to the side and would want his players to show more intent on the pitch. However, he still lacks strikers and even his midfield looks depleted with the departure of Kevin Nolan.
Gabriel Obertan (Undisclosed from Manchester United-Winger)
Yohan Cabaye (Undisclosed from Lille-Midfielder)
Demba Ba (Free Transfer from West Ham United-Striker)
Sylvain Marveaux (Free Transfer from Rennes-Midfielder)
Kevin Nolan (Undisclosed to West Ham United)
Wayne Routledge (£ 2,000,000 to Swansea City)
The signing of Demba Ba is an important one for the club. Newcastle United did not replace the departing Carroll last season and paid heavily for it. Now that they have signed a central striker the squad is looking in much better in shape.
Likely Top Scorer:
Demba Ba is the most likely player to provide the goals for the club in the coming season. The club will want him to spearhead the attack after the departure of last season’s top scorer Kevin Nolan to West Ham United.
Possible Best XI:
Krul, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ameobi, Demba Ba
Predicted Finish: 12th
August 1, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
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December 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United boss believes the memory of losing last year’s Champions League final will be a motivation for his players than winning the trophy in 2008. Ferguson said that United are aiming to become only the seventh team to reach three European Cup finals on the trot. This was achieved by Juventus in the mid-1990s. AC Milan who knocked Ferguson out of the Champions League in the 2005 last-16 and 2007 semi-finals, stand in United’s way with the emotional come back of David Beckham to the club he left for Real Madrid in 2003.
The loss to Barcelona in the 2009 final in Rome is still fresh in Ferguson’s mind and he says that the bitter memories of the loss will act as a motivation for his squad to win this year. The win was great in Moscow but losing in Rome became better for the team, Ferguson said. That you realize what a big occasion is if you are not part of the celebration.
December 10, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
The game this weekend for the English Premier League is an interesting match. It will be one of the big four against one who is looking to break in to the spot. It will be Manchester United playing host to Aston Villa, this was reported by BBC Sport. In the league’s positioning this must be the week’s biggest game. Not to mention the Liverpool and Arsenal games also this week. Manchester United was given a morale boost when Manchester City beat Chelsea last week.
This allowed United to come to with in 2 points to Chelsea and come close to the top of the league. Having their share of problems with injuries but is turned out that it did not obstruct their progress. While in their last two outings they played with teams who are almost cellar dwellers they still scored 4 goals in the games that secured them good victories. They will be playing a midweek Champions League game to compete with before going against Villa. Since they have already qualified for the knock out stages, they could rest players and keep them out of injuries.
February 19, 2009 by Maira Sarfraz · Comments Off
Noland signed with Newcastle a four million pound deal. Noland was the Bolton caption of the team.
The four and a half year contract puts Nolan right in the game on Sunday. The game on Sunday against Sunderland will be the first for Nolan with Newcastle.
Nolan took the offer from Newcastle to start a challenge to refresh his career.
Noland is happy with the transfer and contract. He is looking forward to playing this Sunday with Newcastle with having a win would be better he was reported to say.
This will be Joe Kinnear’s second transfer within the last couple of weeks with Peter Lovenkrand coming to Newcastle last week.
February 19, 2009 by Maira Sarfraz · Comments Off
Joe Kinnear manager of Newcastle was in a interview with television station talking about the game when Kinnear could not remember name. This is leading to Charles N’Zogbia claiming he will never play again for Newcastle as long as Joe Kinnear is manager.
With offers setting on the table for Charles N’Zogbia, he wished they would pick one for him to leave the Newcastle club. With being insulated, he will never play for Newcastle as long as Joe Kinnear manager is at Newcastle.
Kinnear said that Charles N’Zogbia is just trying to play around with the club to leave. Everyone knows he is not happy. As far as offers to the club for Charles N’Zogbia, Kinnear has not seen any come in. Once they do they would be happy now to let him go.
Charles N’Zogbia manager said that he does have offers and Charles N’Zogbia does not need to stay and play games with the Newcastle club.