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Old boy plotting Toon downfall.

March 27th, 2010 | 97 Comments |

Kelly - Could he come back to haunt us?
Kelly - Could he come back to haunt us?
Monday nights game against Nottingham Forest will see one former Toon player coming back to his old stomping ground and hoping to make a dent in his old teams promotion charge. David Kelly, now assistant manager at Forest is targetting Monday evening as the game he believes will end the myth of Forest being in poor form away from home.

Kelly was an integral part of the last Newcastle side that won promotion back in 1993 and ended that season as the clubs top scorer with 25 goals to his name, not to mention the season before when he traded in the surroundings of Filbert Street and Leicester City for the bright lights of Newcastle, a club that were embroiled deep in a relegation battle to stay in the division. He scored 10 goals in the remainder of his first season with us and helped the club avoid a drop into the 3rd tier of English football. A very undervalued player nowadays as people look back at players like Beardsley, Cole, Lee, and with good reason, but his 1 goal every 2 appearances should not be forgotten. Without them who knows where we would be? (more…)

Hughton hails ‘best fan’s in the country’.

March 26th, 2010 | 40 Comments |

Our magnificent support.
Our magnificent support.
Manager Chris Hughton has today called on the Newcastle fans to help push the team over the finishing line, starting on Monday when we go head to head against promotion rivals Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park..

Nottingham Forest have sold out their ticket allocation for the top of the table clash and the sheer importance of the game should mean that Newcastle have a crowd near to 50,000. Whether it will be enough to topple our record of 49,644 set against Middlebrough earlier in the season remains to be seen but either way an electric atmosphere can be expected. The only reasons I expect this game to not sell out are because of the Monday evening kick off and because of live Sky TV coverage. That said though, a crowd of around 50,000 on a Monday night will be magnificent and flies in the face of critics who claimed that we would struggle as crowds desert us. (more…)