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Beckord blows his Toon chance as Hughton moves on.

May 17th, 2010 | 113 Comments |

Free to go elsewhere.
Free to go elsewhere.
Jermaine Beckford looks to have blown his chances of playing Premier League football at St James’ Park next season as boss Chris Hughton pursues other targets in his quest to strengthen the squad during the summer

Beckford was the subject of quite intense interest from Newcastle back in January and was the target of a sequence of bids made by the club for his services. None of those bids were deemed acceptable by Ken Bates despite Beckford handing in a transfer request at the time, which he later retracted and moved to quash any more rumours by announcing he would be opting to sit out the rest of his contract at recently promoted Leeds United before leaving on a free transfer in the summer. That whole episode has apparently put Hughton off from re-igniting his interest in a player that would cost nothing to sign, despite a January admission that he would be interested in securing the services of the 31-goal striker for Newcastle. (more…)

H’Beye the lads!

March 4th, 2010 | 38 Comments |

He had fighting spirit...
He had fighting spirit...
Rumours will no doubt have reached most Newcastle supporters that Habib Beye is reportedly unhappy with his time in the Midlands. Part of the villainous collective that saw us relegated last season, Beye became an official Villain when Martin O’Neill took him to Aston Villa in the summer in a £2.5m deal.

Arguably one of our most consistent performers while at the club, it was inevitably a kick in the teeth when he jumped ship following our drop into the Championship. Some will argue that he was entitled to leave and play as high as he could, having almost always put in a decent shift for the Mags. Others will insist he should have stayed and fought to get us back up, some even cynically considering that a deal was brokered on the day of relegation at Villa Park.

The Senegalese international has only turned out five times so far for Villa and the Daily Mail suggest he will inevitably move on in the summer. Putting two and two together, you might think a versatile defender with a connection to the club, experience of the Premiership and who would be available for a relatively decent price would be an obvious option should we get promoted. But it’s never that easy, especially given the circumstances under which he left.

Assuming the rumours are true and he’s available in the summer, would you have him back? (more…)

Newcastle United – A Half Season Summary.

December 22nd, 2009 | 38 Comments |

Toon supporters: Happier than last season?
Toon supporters: Happier than last season?
As you’re probably aware, Newcastle United’s Boxing day trip to Sheffield Wednesday will mark our 23rd league game of the season, marking the half-way point in what is turning out to be a fantastic season so far! This article takes a look at some of the happenings since the season began way back on the 8th of August.

With a team seemingly devoid of confidence, direction, application and the uncertainty surrounding the owner, managerial position, and who was next to be sold, the toon set off for the season opener at West Brom. After being 1-0 down at half-time, a superb finish from Damien Duff earned us a share of the spoils. That was to be Duff’s only appearance for us this season as he was quickly snapped by Fulham and he followed the likes of Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Obafemi Martins, Seb Bassong and Habib Beye out of the club. (more…)

NUFC Blog Competition Update: Still All Up for Grabs!

August 17th, 2009 | 18 Comments |

Choose from all these and more!
Choose from all these and more!
Last weeks competition to find a new nickname for treasured site member, ‘Beye the Great’ is still on, and all indications are that the prize is still up for grabs.

The deadline for this competition is 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 18th August), and the winner will be announced the day after (Thursday 19th August)

The grand prize is ONE of the following from the NUFC Blog Shop:

Book – Jackie Milburn: A Man of Two Halves by Jackie Milburn.
Book – Shirt of Legends: The Story of Newcastle United’s No. 9 Heroes by Paul Joannou.
Book – The Newcastle Miscellany by Mike Bolam.
Book – Newcastle United: Fifty Years of Hurt by Ged Clarke
Book – Newcastle United – a Perfect 10 by John Gibson
Book – The Toon: A Complete History of Newcastle United Football Club by Roger Hutchinson
Book – The Far Corner: A Mazy Dribble Through North East Football by Harry Pearson
Book – Wor Al: A Fans’ Tribute to Alan Shearer by Various

DVD – Keegan’s Kingdom
DVD – Just Call Me Bobby

For more details on these prizes, check ‘em out here. (more…)

Beye the Great competition: Win a Newcastle United book or DVD from the NUFC Blog shop!

August 11th, 2009 | 29 Comments |

Choose from all these and more!
Choose from all these and more!
Much valued NUFC Blog member, ‘Beye the Great’, has a bit of a problem. Now that his favourite player has buggered off to Birmingham, he needs a new nickname.

Can YOU think of one for him?

Leave your suggestions in the comments section, and you can win one of a selection of Newcastle United books from wor shop. The winner will be selected by Beye the Great himself in a weeks time (Tuesday 18th August) and will be announced the next day, Wednesday 19th.

If you are the winner, send in an e.mail via our ‘contact’ section with your name, registered e.mail address, postal address and your prize selection, and we will get it out to you ASAP!

The grand prize is ONE of the following: (more…)