Premier League preview: Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea host Newcastle for the second time at Stamford Bridge this term, after the boys from the North took the spoils at their last visit. United won 4-3 in a thrilling Carling Cup encounter in West London last year, with Shola Ameobi netting twice in the upset result over Carlo Ancelotti’s men. A lot has changed at St James’ Park since, with notable differences to the first-team squad being striker…

May 14, 2011
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Other Managers Say I’m Mad:Pardew

Alan Pardew has admitted that he was warned by numerous managers that he would be “mad” to take the Newcastle United job and that he had serious reservations about accepting the post before today signing a 5½?year deal. Pardew was confirmed as Newcastle’s eighth manager in little more than four years but said he almost turned his car around on his way to Tyneside and headed back to London. Unwanted by…

December 10, 2010
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Newcastle Set To Name Pardew Manager

Alan Pardew faces a daunting battle for hearts and minds on Tyneside if, as appears virtually certain, he is unveiled as Newcastle United’s latest manager tomorrow. With the club’s players still deeply disappointed by the sacking of Chris Hughton and fans underwhelmed, to put it mildly, at the prospect of Pardew’s arrival the challenge ahead looks sizeable. Fewer than 2% of those polled by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today wanted…

December 9, 2010
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Ashley – Just Another Disgrace To Football

So Mike Ashley has now seen off five managers in just under three years as the owner of Newcastle United. Perhaps he is in a race with Milan Mandaric, who went through six managers in his three-and-a-half years at Leicester City. These people are a disgrace to football. To suggest that trust and continuity once bound a club and its community together is to sound like a hopeless romantic, drunk…

December 8, 2010
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Pardew Attracts Only 2% Of Votes In Poll Of Newcastle Fans

Newcastle United look set to appoint Alan Pardew as their new manager this week. The former Reading, West Ham United and Charlton manager was sacked by Southampton in August this year, but has emerged as the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Chris Hughton. Despite the rumours about Pardew’s imminent appointment, he does not appear to have the backing of the Newcastle fans, who made their opinion clear in a poll for…

December 8, 2010
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Home defeat a big ‘disappointment’ for Wenger

Arsene Wenger said he had cause for concern after Arsenal were beaten 1-0 at home to Newcastle. Andy Carroll’s header on the stroke of half-time meant the Gunners suffered their second defeat in front of their home fans this season, which also brought an end to a three-match winning run in the Premier League. “Our home form is a concern, because even against Birmingham and West Ham, they were struggling…

November 8, 2010
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