Results tagged “Newcastle United” from Sunday Sun Blog

FOR Newcastle United to rediscover their swagger this season, Alan Pardew must find a solution to the midfield equation which beat him last year.

Sounds simple, doesn't it? If only. The evidence of pre-season suggests that Pardew is still wrestling with the best midfield mix to take Newcastle forward, and that situation will only become more complicated if Paris Saint Germain firm up their interest in United's agent provocateur Yohan Cabaye.

AROUNA Kone to Newcastle would have been a transfer that completed the Mike Ashley cycle.

The deal seemed to tick a lot of the Ashley boxes: cheap(ish) but useful, Wigan striker Kone would have been a very decent addition to Newcastle's squad. Not the high end replacement for Demba Ba they require, but an upgrade on what United had last season.

Say it ain't so, Joe

By Mark Douglas on Jun 17, 13 01:27 PM

DAY one of Joe Kinnear's second coming and Newcastle United's director of football is confronted with an in-tray the size of Everest.

SO the week when Newcastle United's Premier League survival prospects moved from comfortable to critical ends with us talking about Hatem Ben Arfa's gym habits, whether a lack of fight is deeply ingrained in Gallic DNA and a banned reporter.

THERE were 10,276 people at Fratton Park on Tuesday to see the latest act in the tragic comedy unfolding on the South Coast.

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