Oct
10
2011

The Coloccini Effect

Having played for eight teams in the last thirteen years, over three leagues in two continents, winning five competitions and throw in an Olympic gold medal to boot, and the Coloccini effect on Newcastle is now in full swing. Some players fail to rise the challenge of captaining their club teams, while others were born to lead, Fabricio Coloccini’s galvanisation of Newcastle United’s troubled and often flailing dressing room is nothing short of mind blowing. […]

Oct
4
2011

Demba Ba

D.O.B: 25th May 1985 (now 26) Birthplace: Sèvres, France (French – Senegalese) Height: 6ft  2in Playing Position: Striker Youth Career: Port Autonome du Havre 1998 – 2000 Frileuse 2000 – 2001 Montrouge 2001 – 2004 Watford 2004 – 2005 Senior Career: Roeun 2005 – 2006 Mouscron 2006 – 2007 1899 Hoffenheim 2007 – 2011 West Ham  2011 Newcastle United 2011 – Present International Career: Senegal ( 10 Caps, 3 Goal ) Demba Ba Demba Ba may […]

Oct
3
2011

Seamless Soar So Far

Two months into the Premier League season and the Magpies remain unbeaten and are perched in third position as of the beginning of October (4th currently). However a few questions may be asked, is this due to Alan Pardew’s managerial prowess or possibly a fluttering away of previous contenders such as Arsenal and Everton. Pardew certainly cleaned out the closet and removed the tweeting and boozing personalities from the club and has built a solid […]

Sep
25
2011

Rob Elliot

D.O.B: 30 April 1986 (now 25) Birthplace: Greenwich, England Height: 6ft 3in Playing Position: Goalkeeper Youth Career: Erith Town Charlton Athletic Career: Charlton Athletic 2004 – 2011 Bishop Stortford (loan) – 2004 Notts County (loan) – 2005 Accrington Stanley (loan) 2005- 2006 Accrington Stanley (loan) 2006 – 2007 Newcastle United 2011 – Present Rob Elliot After baffling Tyneside with a suspicious transfer from Charlton Athletic (with only days to go in the transfer window), Rob Elliot was not […]

Sep
10
2011

Newcastle United Official Squad 2011/2012

Newcastle United have confirmed their squad list for the 2011/2012 Premier League Season. Deadline: Friday 2nd September 2011, 5pm Rules: Can not contain any more than 17 players who do not fulfill the Home Grown Player Criteria. The remainder of the squad (up to 25 players), must be home grown) Under 21 players are eligible over and above the limit of the squad. Please note – A home grown player, irrespective to his nationality or […]

Aug
31
2011

Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor pictured left with Steven Taylor Right – Image from shieldsgazette.com D.O.B: 19 August 1984 (now 27) Birthplace: Liverpool, England Height: 5ft  8in Playing Position: Right Back/Right Midfield (Left Back apparently) Career: Tranmere Rovers 2002 – 2005 Wigan Athletic 2005 – 2009 Newcastle United 2009 – present International Career: England U21 ( 4 Caps ) Ryan Taylor Having penned his name into Geordie folk law after curling a luscious free kick past Sunderland to win […]

Aug
30
2011

Transfer Deadline Day Updates

For all the latest up until the Transfer Window slams shut. http://thegallowgate.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/transfer-deadline-updates/ Speculation, Updates and Done deals for around the world. Enjoy Josh Hannen

Aug
30
2011

Bartering Barton, August Rush

A season could not begin without the soap opera existence that Newcastle United FC has thrived on over the last two decades dominating headlines, from the Arsenal fiasco to derby success the Magpies have pushed hard to create an air of positivity around the club yet transfer activity still lingers on our minds. The exchange of Joey Barton for nothing is an issue that has to be dealt with, his social networking outbursts are at […]

Aug
23
2011

NUFC ‘Tapping Up’ Reports

Within the space of one week, various media sources including Sky Sports have claimed two clubs, Charlton Athletic and French outfit Sochaux, are considering reporting Newcastle United to UEFA and the Premier League after allegedly ‘tapping up’ their players Rob Elliot (Charlton Athletic) and Modibo Maiga (Sochaux). Tapping Up For all who stand confused at the term ‘tapping up’ – In professional team sports, tapping up (British English) or tampering (American English) is an attempt to persuade a […]

Aug
18
2011

Newcastle United Striker Comparison 2010/2011

With Alan Pardew’s main transfer target this summer being a top class striker, it is important to look at what Newcastle currently have available on the striker front in order to see what type of striker is needed. Newcastle United have struggled to find the back of the net in their pre-season matches and that has heightened the need to find a goalscorer to fill the void that was left when Andy Carroll was sold […]

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