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  • Michael Owen 50/50 for comeback against Chelsea on Sunday April 19th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    Michael Owen has a 50/50 chance of appearing against Chelsea on Sunday, according to Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder. Owen has been out of action since picking up a knee ligament injury in England’s World Cup match against Sweden last June. Roeder said: “He is 50-50, but he will not return until in my opinion he […]

  • Michael Owen scores on his return April 11th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    Excellent news for both Newcastle and England is that Little Mickey Owen found the net on his return to action. The 27-year-old scored 10 minutes into his comeback against mighty Gretna in a behind-closed-doors friendly. Owen has been out of action since sustaining a sickening knee injury against Sweden in last summer’s World Cup. He […]

  • Little Michael Owen to return for Newcastle in two weeks? April 10th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    The Guardian, amongst others, reports that wee Michael Owen – how England & Newcastle have missed his goals – will take part in a Newcastle reserves match today against a junior team from Hartlepool United. Owen is expected to play at least 45 minutes but it’s extremely doubtful that he will play for anything like […]

  • Kit Parade: Newcastle United 2007-08 home shirt March 27th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    The release dates for the new kits seems to get earlier and earlier each season. Newcastle’s home shirt for next season is already available for pre-order ahead a 2 May launch. Out go the traditional stripy sleeves in favour of an a much more black affair. Think more zebra than bar-code for the 2007-08 season! […]

  • Newcastle versus AZ Alkmaar goals video March 9th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    Backheels, superlative flicks, diving heads, jinking runs, six goals… prior, you wouldn’t have thought that we were talking about a Newcastle match would you? Well, for those of you who missed last nights UEFA Cup match between the Magpies and AZ Alkmaar, have (most of) the goals here. Newcastle V AZ Alkmaar  first half goalsUploaded […]

  • Obscene season ticket prices to be slashed? February 26th, 2007 Arsenal

    News reaches us that Premiership chairmen are going to be forced into cutting ‘obscene’ ticket prices because fans have just about had enough of being the victims of daylight robbery every weekend, and as a result, football has reached a tipping point. Two top-flight chairmen have expressed the same view, both of whom predict price […]

  • Bowyer and Dyer knock seven bells out of each other February 22nd, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    With the Liverpool camp enlivened by a bit of swinging (of a golf club admittedly), it’s worth looking back at another famous spat between team mates. There have been a few, but probably the best is the fine work of Lee Bowyer and Keiran Dyer who both earned themselves red cards after belting the crap […]

  • Gazza to star in horror flick February 22nd, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    Gazza, G8, Paul Gascoigne… whatever you call him these days… has apparently agreed to appear in and turn his hand to producing new movie Final Run. Gazza will make his big-screen debut as a survivor of an alien invasion alongside the oh so very lovely Lois Winstone (daughter of Ray). According to production company SjB […]

  • Emre in race row again February 16th, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    The FA are to launch a second investigation into claims that Newcastle midfielder Emre used racist language. A newspaper report today alleged the  Turkey international, who has already been charged by the FA with using racially-aggravated language during the defeat at Everton on December 30, made a comment to Bolton striker El-Hadji Diouf during a […]

  • Kit Parade: Zulte Waregem February 15th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem are Newcastle’s opponents in the Uefa Cup tonight. Expect them to take to the pitch in this white with red and green trim shirt. Click here to buy it from the official website. Click here to see them in action against Sparta Prague. [Rob Parker]

  • Oguchi Onyewu set for Newcastle move January 29th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    USA centre-back Oguchi ‘Gooch’ Onyewu is expected to complete a loan move to Newcastle later today. The Standard Liege player is undergoing a medical at St James’ Park and will sign for the club if he passes. Moves to Chelsea and Fulham have not materialised, but the 24-year-old seems to have secured a move to […]

  • Please can we have some decent match officials? January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    So, Keith Hackett wants the BBC to stop criticizing his referees eh? Well, like I said last week, if that’s going to happen, we need the match officials to sharpen up a bit. This weekend, much like any other footballing weekend, has seen a couple of incidents that have really stuck in my throat. The […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Obi Martins debut goal for Nigeria January 9th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    With Obafemi Martins being touted to Chelsea (and why not?), it’s worth noting that, in essence, Obi Martins has always been ace.  Want proof? Watch his first goal for Nigeria against Ireland when he was just a slip of a lad at 19 years old. Great pace and sweet finish with the outside of the […]

  • Souness confirms bid of £20m for Wolves January 9th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    When I heard that Graham Souness was to take control of Wolves, I naturally thought it would be something like a fight to the death with an entire pack. Well, it isn’t. Old pig heart, Graeme Souness, has claimed that he’s made a £20m bid to take control of Wolves, despite the club denying the […]

  • Crouch shipped off to Newcastle in January? December 29th, 2006 Liverpool

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41757000/jpg/_41757802_robocrouch_getty270.jpg With Liverpool being decidedly average so far this season, January sees Rafa Benitez given the opportunity to flex his Spanish muscle in the transfer market… and with his sights set on David Villa from Valencia, someone will have to make way. It appears that Peter Crouch is all set to be shipped out for a reported £12million… but who is daft enough to pay an inflated price like that?

  • Gazza and the door-step challenge December 21st, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    During his time at Glasgow Rangers up in Bonnie Scotland, Paul Gascoigne, already known as ‘troubled genius’ by this point, was followed by a film crew. We all know that former Spuds and Newcastle player  Gazza (or G8) likes a joke, so see what happens when he took the film crew back to his new […]

  • Spurs to play behind closed doors and other UEFA Cup news December 15th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Tottenham have been drawn against Feyenoord in the last 32 of the Uefa Cup – a repeat of the 1974 final that the Dutch side won 4-2 on aggregate, but may not be able attend the away match. The Uefa Cup game could be held behind closed doors because of possible disciplinary action against the […]

  • Titus Bramble in big fat freak leg shocker! December 13th, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/03/21/bramble_titus_nufc_profile_2005.jpg Newcastle United ditherer Glenn Roeder has revealed that the Titus Bramble has spent eight days in hospital after an alarming flare-up in his injured calf. The 25-year-old’s lower leg swelled to twice its normal size days after he picked up a knock during the 0-0 UEFA Cup draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.

  • Brown and Silvestre to exit Old Trafford? November 29th, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    Manchester United defenders Wes Brown and Mikael Silvestre are considering their futures at Old Trafford, according to The Sun. The form of January signings Nemanja Vidic (who has been, let’s be honest here, immense) and Patrice Evra plus Gabriel Heinze’s return after injury, have left Brown and Silvestre on the fringes of Sir Alex Ferguson’s […]

  • The strangest Alan Shearer video in the universe November 22nd, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    Is this is oddest Alan Shearer related thing in the entire world? Some oddball Mackem (I think) called Hoolio has sent an email to Alan Shearer claiming (in a spooky deadpan voice) that he gets "a lump when I think of what you’ve done for this great club". In fairness, he cracks up at the […]

  • Newcastle to go on spending spree after takeover? November 21st, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    With the West Ham takeover seemingly a done deal, attention is now turning to the Belgravia Group’s plans to buy Newcastle United. The Guardian reports that the company is preparing to pounce before Freddy Shepherd has chance to tuck into his Christmas pudding. Apart from an increased amount of perspiration on Shepherd’s forehead, the main […]

  • Michael Owen Video November 16th, 2006 Liverpool

    WIth news that Michael Owen will be "back to the top" according to his knee tickler surgeon Dr Richard Steadman, it may be worth reminding ourselves what an ‘on top’ Owen looks like.

  • Newcastle’s form suffers as Glenn Roeder moonlights as a policeman November 10th, 2006 Lookalikes

    No wonder Newcastle are struggling this season. PC Glenn Roeder has been too busy locking up Gazza to worry about tactics, team selection and inspirational team talks. He might be dull in the world of football, but he is probably one of the most charismatic coppers ever!   For more Glenn Roeder fun-poking, check out […]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]