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The Battle of the Toon II
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  1. The Tale of Two Magpies and a Wanderer



    Ashley is at it again



    Newcastle United fans must be questioning when Mike Ashley will ever stop messing around with their football club. Mike Ashley has never hidden from controversy and this trait continued with what we learned earlier this morning. It is reported by Sky Sports that Alan Pardew has been sacked as Newcastle United manager.



    Alan Pardew took over as Toon manager not too long ago, agreeing a five and a half year deal to take over from Chris Hughton. Pardew was originally greeted with disappointment from the Toon faithful after taking over from a fan favourite in Hughton, but just as they had become warmed to Mr Pardew, he was on his way.

    The next announcement was one which was the most surprising of the lot.



    Former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has been announced as Newcastle United's new manager on a permanent deal. This was announced just half an hour after Alan Pardew was removed from his post, Ashley obviously had something planned. Shearer has experienced this job before, but was less than successful as he was one of the casualties in the Toon's relegation from the Premier League in 2009.

    Will Shearer do better this time round? Tune in to find out.
    Last edited by Dan; 22/03/2011 at 05:19 AM.

  2. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player


    Pardew out, van Aalst in!

    Controversial Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has added to his list of strange decisions as he sacks Alan Pardew and replaces him with an unknown, (outside of Canberra, Australia), manager. Nick van Aalst is a 38yr old Australian, coming to Newcastle from his local club Belconnen United. He has very little experience in Football Management, apart from the popular management simulation game, Football Manager 2011, only managing his local U12’s and assisting management figures with the open men’s side in the ACT Premier League.

    Even though van Aalst has little, to no experience in European management, he has come out and said that he has an idea of his transfer targets and his tactics already. This is what he had to say...

    "Yes, yes, I am proud to be new manager of Newcastle, even replacing the amazing Alan Pardew. Obviously I am unknown to 99% of people here in England apart from my team and a few friends. I have studied European Football over the last few years, and I believe I have a more than adequate knowledge about modern day tactics and players to save Newcastle from relegation this year. With tactics, I’m sorry but I will not be revealing these yet, but I can reveal a few transfer targets. I am looking to strengthen the goalkeeping area, and I will be looking to my personal favourite footballer, Guillermo Ochoa, from Club America. Also I will be looking for a striker to replace the big gap left by Andy Carrol, and a right back to cover the injury crisis on my hands at the moment. Maybe some cover in the midfield as well, but only if we have some money left. I’m sorry but that’s all my time, I need to go get better aquainted with my team. I will talk to you soon, no doubt."



    Looking at what van Aalst has said, we think he might be looking at Ideye Brown from Souchax to fill the gap left by Andy Carroll. Also he may be looking at Omar Esparza at right back, to accompany the almost certain transfer of fellow Mexican, Guillermo Ochoa.

    Signing an unknown manager... crazy or cunning? If you are a Newcastle fan, why not tell us what you think. Email us a [email protected] or text us 'YOUR NAME' followed by 'NEWCASTLE' and then your message. Gary will read several out on Saturday's MOTD.


  3. This story will suck uber balls.

    My OP will be up later.

    ---------- Post added at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:14 PM ----------

    For people wondering or if you wonder why it's Part 2, the orginal can be found here from the previous FM game which was 2010.

    STORY HERE

  4. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    Quote Originally Posted by toddzy View Post
    This story will suck uber balls.

    My OP will be up later.

    ---------- Post added at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:14 PM ----------

    For people wondering or if you wonder why it's Part 2, the orginal can be found here from the previous FM game which was 2010.

    STORY HERE
    That's linkin to a different thread for me btw. EDIT - Linking to the right place now

    Yes, the last one was toddzy and I. Dan has joined the team for this year. Shall be epic
    Last edited by AussieOchoa; 09/03/2011 at 04:25 PM.

  5. This should be brilliant.Looking forward to working with you guys

  6. Wow, just voted myself on the poll. I feel the pressure already to live upto my vote.

    ---------- Post added at 03:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:30 PM ----------



    Newcastle welcome ANOTHER new manager!


    Newcastle player's celebrate recent pre-season win over Hamilton


    Here at the BBC we have become accustomed to Mike Ashley being a very controversial character at the helm at Newcastle. But today his antics took a further nose dive as he has sacked Alan Pardew no less than 2 months into the job.

    Thus far we are not entirely sure on why Pardew has actually been removed from his post. Several reports thus far have suggested that Pardew and Ashley have had a falling out about transfer policies and first team players he wished to dispose of, we believe that Ashley wished to remove Alan Smith.

    But as one man leaves another comes in and he comes with the highest pedigree. Newcastle have appointed 60 year old Jim Jefferies as their new manager on a 1 year rolling contract. Newcastle have paid Hearts £250K in compensation.

    The Scotsman was quoted as saying he couldn't wait to test himself in the big time and was very happy to be announced as the new manager. He said he had spoke to Billy Brown about becoming his assistant as well as fellow Scotsman Steve Clarke about joining the club.

    As for transfer targets, Jefferies revealed his one and only target, 21 year old Maikon Leite from Santos. The nimble forward has thus far been impressive for Brazil and attracting interest from Europe, notablly Ac Milan. Jefferies has said Ashley has given him the go ahead to move for the Brazilian at any cost. Santos have stated in the past they would hold out for at least £8million for him.

    Here he is in action;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPhW_L9o3oU

    If you're a Newcastle fan, why not get in touch and let us know what you think? Email us here at [email protected] or text 'NEWCASTLE' followed by your message to 85555.

  7. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    We are all underway Good luck Alan and Jim. I'm the only one who used my real name Will look forward to waking up to some class updates!

    Oh and ALSO. We need to thank TheRealMourinho for this brilliant sig he has made us. Hopefully this will attract some attention
    Last edited by AussieOchoa; 09/03/2011 at 05:03 PM.

  8. Loved the fm 10 story with toddzy and aussieochoa hope this one lives up to the high standared that the previous one had. good luck lads

  9. This Looks Sick Guys KIU im a follower

  10. I3east's Avatar I3east
    Modern Day Legend
    Oh. My. Fuck. I loved the joint story for FM10 and i loved Dans and now all three of you have come together. Dream come true.

    Good luck lads !

  11. good luck lads

    3 good OP's

  12. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    I'll update when I get back from school Lookin forward to any toddzy and Dan updates coming up

    And I'm so proud to get one vote, some dumbass
    Last edited by AussieOchoa; 10/03/2011 at 02:36 AM.

  13. Three of the best story writers on the site, this should be epic! Good luck guys

  14. TheRealMourinho's Avatar TheRealMourinho
    First Team
    ahhhh

  15. Thanks for the support guys, I should have an update soon

  16. pistolped7's Avatar pistolped7
    Modern Day Legend
    Yes. Three of the best story writers on the site. Shmexy. Will follow


  17. Newcastle announce their summer deals!


    One man English defences certainly didn't want to see - Neymar

    As promised, JJ (Jim Jefferies) didn't make many moves in the summer transfer market. In total, he infact only signed 3 players. But JJ has managed to smash the club's record transfer for one special boy who goes by the name of Neymar.

    In a deal which will in the end be worth around £30.25million to Santos, Neymar agreed a 5 year deal for the Magpies. When asked how the club could afford such a fee, Jefferies explained how some cash was paid upfront (£15million) and the rest over a period of 48 months. This will mean Newcastle will pay £325K a month for 4 years to Santos.

    But even with such a large price-tag, Neymar still feels he has a lot more to show than he has done in Brazil. And at the tender age of only 18, he certainly has the time. With Todd limited to Ameobi, Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger upfront, he certainly needed some options and went all out on this one.

    His second transfer came in the form of the one player Jefferies initially told us he wanted, Maikon Leite. I hear you call 'who'? A 21 year old Brazilian who also plays for Santos, his agility, speed and lethal finishing have been impressing all over Europe. Newcastle moved fast but paid a hefty £10million for the striker. He will no doubt partner Neymar in this new look attack force.

    The 3rd and final signing for Newcastle is South African DM MacBeth Sibaya on a free transfer. The 30 year old had recently enjoyed a career with Rubin Kazan in Russia but in recent times has found himself released on a free. He penned a 2 year deal and said he wanted to challenge Cheik Tiote for the DMC role in the Newcastle side.

    Staying with Newcastle, we look at their deals going out. Most notablly, we see Jonas Gutierrez depart to Liverpool for a fee of £7million. Jefferies was quoted as saying the Argentine simply had now place in his team due to his narrow formation. He cleared £55,000 of his wage bill whilst also paying 5% to Mallorca as part of the deal. His Spiderman celebration will be sorely missed at St.James' though.


    Jonas celebrating a goal at St.James in the trademark mask

    Further departures include the release of Shefki Kuqi who will now become a free agent and the sale of Kazenga Lualua to Al-Gharrafa for £2.2million. Nile Ranger has also depated on loan to Cardiff on a season long loan.

    Any thoughts or opinions? Why not let us know, we're always interested to hear your views! Email us at [email protected] or text 'YOUR NAME' followed by 'NEWCASTLE' and then your message. Texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate.

  18. i voted dan

  19. I3east's Avatar I3east
    Modern Day Legend
    Voted toddxy and that was a great update !

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Calum View Post
    i voted dan
    You will regret this

  21. good luck guys sorry if its a obvious question but how do i subscribe?

  22. I'll vote for Dan, just because I support Shearer

    How could you release Kuqi toddzy, he can't be that bad now can he?

  23. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    Quote Originally Posted by PafcLad View Post
    good luck guys sorry if its a obvious question but how do i subscribe?
    At the very top of the thread... thread tools... subscribe to thread

    Good update toddzy, Neymar is a brill signing. Will update in less than 6 hours, countdown is on!



  24. Newcastle United transfer summary



    In what was somewhat expected, new Toon manager Alan Shearer made some major shake-ups in the Newcastle lineups in this transfer window.

    The biggest name to join St James's Park was none other than highly rated Belgian teenager Romelu Lukaku. At seventeen years of age, Lukaku already looks a class act. He has already been rated as the 'next Drogba' and Toon fans will be dreaming that he can live up to the hype. The young lad said that he welcomes the new chapter of his career and he cannot wait to pull on a Newcastle shirt. He signs for £8,000,000 from Anderlecht. Here is just a preview of what the youngster can do:

    YouTube - Romelu Lukaku - Compilation

    In addition to Lukaku, the Toon also made five other signings. Highly rated centre back Sebastián Coates joined the Magpies for £2,400,000. Just five days later, Shearer added to his forward line with the signatures of Vaclav Kadlec and Garra Dembele for a combined fee of around £3,000,000. Former Manchester United academy player Febian Brandy joined on a free transfer whilst a familiar face returned to the club.......



    After just over a season away from St James Park, Sébastien Bassong joins the Toon for £4,000,000 after he was transfer listed at Spurs. The Cameroon centre back is believed to be delighted to be back and wants to put the past behind him and do his best for new manager Alan Shearer.

    Shown below is a record of all of Alan Shearer's transfer dealings:



    As a fan, what do you think of these signings? Let us know by emailing your thoughts to [email protected].


  25. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    Good signings Dan. Looking decent with your money control



  26. Season 2010-11 Kits revealed.




    After a recent fall out with Northern Rock involving sponsorship money, Newcastle United have found a new sponsor in Aegon. The insurance company has signed a two year deal to sponsor the Northern club and it is believed to reap more benefits than the previous sponsors. Adidas desgigner Pistolped designed the kits and the feedback from the Toon faithful has been fantastic, after the new away kit went out of stock thirty minutes after being on sale.
    Last edited by Dan; 10/03/2011 at 05:49 PM.

  27. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player


    van Aalst to make managerial debut

    Yes, new Newcastle manager Nick van Aalst is about to make his managerial debut, in less than twenty-four hours infact. But first, we must look at his transfer dealings, Newcastle's pre-season form, and the current injury crisis at Newcastle.

    Transfers

    The Battle of the Toon II-newcastle-united-transfers_-history-.png

    van Aalst has made some big moves in this window, spending a total of £18,000,000 on four new players for the Newcastle squad. His first move was for Dutch right back, Gregory van der Wiel. An £8,750,000 move from Ajax making the headlines here in England as the first big transfer of this window. The 22yr old has said that he is looking forward to the challenge that the Premier League offers, and that he can't wait to play his first game.


    van Aalst's next move was an equally impressive bargain for Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Many had expected van Aalst to sign Ochoa, but not for the price he paid. van Aalst discovered a £7,250,000 minimum release clause in Ochoa's contract that has allowed the 24yr old to move to Newcastle for a reasonably low amount of money.


    His other two transfers came in the form of Jo, from Manchester City, and Dale Jennings, from Tranmere. Jo comes in on a season long loan for a fee of £1,100,000, while Jennings makes a permanent move for £1,000,000. van Aalst has been accused of panic buying here, and many think that he could have found better players given more time.

    van Aalst is also expected to make one more transfer in the near future, although odds of it going ahead are low. Australian winger/striker Robbie Kruse is a fellow Australian, and he seems a perfect target for van Aalst, apart from the fact he has just moved to VVV in Netherlands.


    Only one major transfer out, Peter Lovenkrands to Hoffenheim, for £2,600,000. van Aalst said he is, "Un-needed in our tactic, and he has personally said he would like to leave if he would not get game time. I merely granted his wish."

    James Perch and Ole Soderberg also go out on loan for a combined fee of £100,000, whereas Shane Ferguson and Yven Moyo move out on loan for free. Newcastle have also offered Alan Smith and Shefki Kuqi to many clubs.

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    Pre-Season Matches

    The Battle of the Toon II-newcastle-united-newcastle_-fixtures-.png

    Newcastle's pre-season has been a mixed bag of results. Here is a quick rundown:

    vs Hereford (Away) - 0-2

    vs Iverness (Away) - 1-1
    Ranger

    vs Leyton Orient (Away) - 1-1
    Tiote

    vs Parma (Away) - 2-0
    Ben Arfa, Barton

    vs Fiorentina (Away) - 0-2

    vs Sassuolo (Away) - 0-1

    vs Genoa (Away) - 5-3
    Ranger, Coloccini, Nolan, LuaLua, Maddison

    Highlights in the 5-3 win over Genoa and the 2-0 win against Parma. Lowlights in the 1-0 loss to Sassuolo and the 2-0 loss to Hereford.

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    Injury Crisis

    The Battle of the Toon II-newcastle-united-newcastle_-players-.png

    A list of eight players, and growing. Dan Gosling, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie, Ryan Taylor, Jo, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson and Tamas Kadar are all out injured. Some for a few days, some for a few months, but van Aalst has a big task on his hands and he will have to play some of his reserves.


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    Match vs West Brom

    Newcastle's first match back in the Premier League will be an away game against West Brom. Many expect Newcastle to lose, but it is the Premier League, and anyone can win at any time. A detailed report will be here after the match, so stay tuned.

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    If you are a Newcastle fan, why not tell us what you think. Email us a [email protected] or text us 'YOUR NAME' followed by 'NEWCASTLE' and then your message. Gary will read several out on Saturday's MOTD.

  28. TheRealMourinho's Avatar TheRealMourinho
    First Team


    this is so good even the former boss likes it.


    Last edited by TheRealMourinho; 10/03/2011 at 12:00 PM.

  29. Chris's Avatar ChrisPremium Member
    • Chris's Avatar
    • 4. Chelsea 40 +15
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      5. Arsenal 36 +7
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      6. Newcastle 36 +5
      7. Liverpool 35 +6
      8. Stoke 30 -9
      9. Norwich 28 -4
      10. Swansea 26 -2
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      11. Everton 25 -4

      Last result:
      Newcastle 1-0 QPR (Leon Best)

    Who needs Ba; we got Best
    Yes, it's back! Big fan of your last one guys and cannot wait for it to be as good as last time.

    Best of luck!




  30. Skipper out for three months




    It was learned yesterday, three days before the new Premier League season that Toon captain Kevin Nolan had injured himself in training and would be out for up to three months.

    Nolan, a popular man on the Toon has established himself as one of Newcastle's star players and he will be sorely missed for around about quarter of the season. It is believed that the former Bolton midfielder tore his hamstring and was carried off the training ground on a stretcher.

    it is believed that either Joey Barton or Stephen Ireland will be coming in as Nolan's replacement. Nolan is added to a list full of injuries and joins Steven Taylor, Danny Simpson, Danny Guthrie and many others on the sidelines.


    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shearer
    We are bitterly disappointed with Kevin's injury. It will be a struggle without him i the middle of the park but we will just have to cope. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

    Last edited by Dan; 10/03/2011 at 05:50 PM.

  31. Good story lads Kiu. will follow as much as I can. Unlucky in the pre-season Aus sure you'll pick it up.

    Voted for Toddzy in this one

  32. FrankieDolan's Avatar FrankieDolan
    Rotation
    will follow this for sure, looks great.
    voted for Dan in the poll

  33. pistolped7's Avatar pistolped7
    Modern Day Legend
    Some really good signings in Lukaku, Neymar and Van der Wiel, AussieOchoa's wee Aussie winger should be interesting though. Voted toddzy, but only because he did really well in the last story

  34. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    Love being the underdog Unlucky about Nolan Dan.



  35. August - September Update



    We are here today at nufc.co.uk to bring you the update from Alan Shearer's first two months in charge.

    Manchester United 8-1 Newcastle United
    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Alan Shearer took charge of his first competitive match in his second stint as Newcastle United manager and it could not hae come much harder. The recently promoted Toon side came up against old foes Manchester United at Old Trafford. Toon held their own until two minutes before the break, when Darren Fletcher opened the scoring. Ryan Giggs ended the half with a fine strike. The goals kept coming in the second half, Giggs completed his brace, as did Fletcher to make it 4. Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov also helped themselves to two goals each. Ben Arfa grabbed a goal for the Toon just to make their fans feel a little better. It seems that Shearer was a little naive with tactics at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Newcastle United 2-2 Aston Villa
    Jonás
    Vaclav Kadlec

    After the massacre of Old Trafford, the Toon army hosted Aston Villa in their first home game since being promoted back to the Premier League. Things started well for them as Spiderman scored the opener after a beatiful run. Eleven minutes after half time Alejandro Faurlin equalied for the Villa. Twenty minutes from time, Newcastle thought they had done enough when Vaclav Kadlec struck one home from the edge of the area. This proved not to be the end, however when Steve Harper put one in his own net in stoppage time to hand Villa a point when the Toon were just seconds away from gaining all three points.

    Carling Cup

    Hartlepool United 3-2 Newcastle United
    Garra Dembelé
    Hatem Ben Arfa

    It was a somewhat reprieve for Shearer's side when they travelled to Hartlepool for what was supposed to be an easy tie in the Carling Cup. This proved to be a lot harder when the home side took the lead after nine minutes. Just over quarter of an hour later, new signing Garra Dembelé equalised for the Toon and they were back on top. Newcastle finally took the lead five minutes after half time, through a Hatem Ben Arfa strike. The next twelve minutes proved to be a nightmare for Shearer's side though, as strikes from James Brown and Andy Monkhouse put the giantkillers through to the next round.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Newcastle United

    In a game consisting of two potential relegation battlers, Newcastle travelled to the Midlands to take on Wolves. In a drab match where the home side were slightly the better side, Wolves poached all three points with an 89th minute strike from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Alan Shearer, still without a win.

    Newcastle United 4-1 Blackpool
    Romelu Lukaku (3)
    Vaclav Kadlec

    This was a game that was contested by two promoted sides at St James' Park. It was also the game that saw teen sensation Romelu Lukaku make his home debut for Newcastle. The belgian made an instant impact on Tyneside as he went on to take home the match ball with a fantastic hattrick. DJ Campbell struck one back for the seasiders but Kadlec put it beyond doubt and handed Alan Shearer his first win in his second stint as head coach.

    Everton 1-1 Newcastle United
    Romelu Lukaku

    After a romp at home to Blackpool, Shearer's men travelled to Merseyside to face Everton, brimming with confidence. The confidence was rewarded 37 minutes in as Belgian superstar Romelu Lukaku struck home. Ten minutes after half time, Tim Chaill headed home to equalise the game. Ten minutes after the goal, Everton captain Phil Neville was sent off but Toon failed to take their chances in what would be considered a good draw away from home.

    Newcastle United 1-0 Stoke City
    Hatem Ben Arfa

    To end the period, Newcastle took on Stoke City at St James' Park. In the first twenty minutes, the home side were dominant. After half an hour, Frenchman Ben Arfa fired home to give the Magpies the lead. The toon continued to press for the rest of the match but could not find a way past Amir Begovic.

    League Table

    The Battle of the Toon II-barclays-premier-league-information_-league-table-.png



    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shearer
    I am pleased with my first two months in charge of the club that I love. In the game at Old Trafford, I was tactically naive. I tried to play with a left winger and not a right winger. This through out the whole sides balance and Giggsy tore us apart. Since then, I have sorted us out tactically and we are looking good. We have been unlucky at Wolves and against Villa but we must work hard to just concentrate for those extra two or three minutes.
    Player of the Month



    Hatem Ben Arfa was Newcastle's player of the month for these two short periods. Ben Arfa has been in fantastic form, scoring three and making three assists. Lukaku is close to him but Hatem just pipped it.

  36. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player
    Not the best month I'm sure it'll pick up soon, hopefully not

  37. Not the best of starts but at least it has picked up towards the end. No surprise that it coincided with the return of Lukaku! Nice update Dan

  38. Ouch dan! few horrible defeats there mate. Hope you can pick it up

  39. Good update dan !

  40. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player


    Newcastle 2-2 West Brom

    A Nile Ranger last minute strike has salvaged a point for Newcastle at the Hawthorns in new manager, Nick van Aalst's, first game.

    Newcastle Lineup

    FIRST XI

    Ochoa
    van der Wiel - Campbell - Williamson - Jose Enrique
    Barton - Tiote
    Ben Arfa ----- Ireland ----- Jonas
    Ranger

    SUBS

    Harper
    Tavernier
    Dummett
    Nolan
    LuaLua
    Vuckic
    Jennings

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    West Brom and Newcastle were ready for there early relegation battle. With these two teams expected to finish in and around the last three spots on the table, this match could be a huge change, even if it was only the first match of the season.

    Within the first four minutes, there were already two chances, one for Tiote, and one for Odemwingie. The game was end to end from the first whistle. Rash challenges flying in everywhere, but the referee looked on and let play go on. Well he did untill Mulumbu's horrible challenge on van der Wiel. That tackle earned him a red card and an early bath only thirteen minutes into the game.



    That didn't slow West Brom down, and they made it 1-0 through a Paul Scharner strike. Newcastle manager van Aalst looked down in disbelief, not knowing how they had a man advantage, yet a goal disadvantage. Newcastle changed up their tactics, and pushed for an equaliser, while West Brom sat back. Newcastle won that battle eventually, and Nile Ranger made it 1-1.



    Again, the game bogged down, West Brom defending in numbers, and Newcastle just not being able to crack the defence. Halftime came and went, nothing changed, and the game rolled on. A foul was given to West Brom on the edge of the box with ten minutes left. Nicky Shorey stepped up. 2-1 West Brom.



    Newcastle looked deflated, except for one man, Nile Ranger. He began a one man, ten minute crusade, for one goal, and one point. He succeeded. An 89th minute goal put Newcastle back on terms, and one corner of the Hawthorns went crazy. Nile Ranger had done it, replaced Andy Carroll, and in style.



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    Newcastle's first game back in the Premier League, good or bad? If you are a Newcastle fan, why not tell us what you think. Email us a [email protected] or text us 'YOUR NAME' followed by 'NEWCASTLE' and then your message. Gary will read several out on Saturday's MOTD.

  41. pistolped7's Avatar pistolped7
    Modern Day Legend
    Not the greatest of starts Dan, but it did look to pick up a bit towards the end, so hopefully it'll continue to improve! And a good result for AussieOchoa, I'm liking the look of this story already!

  42. AussieOchoa's Avatar AussieOchoa
    Star Player


    Toon Tumble in August

    Just one month into his managerial stint at Newcastle United, and Nick van Aalst is already performing poorly, just like his squad.

    Newcastle 2-2 West Brom
    Premier League
    The Hawthorns

    The opening game at West Brom showed some good signs for Newcastle. A double for Nile Ranger and some good performances from debutants showed that the season was promising, but conceding two goals was never good, and Newcastle's defence will have to shape up if they want to compete in the top flight this season.

    Newcastle 0-2 Stoke
    Premier League
    St. James' Park

    The only positive thing from this match, Newcastle deserved a win. The Toon dominated most of this game, but could not score, whereas Stoke took their chances well. We know that van Aalst will be putting his players through the paces at training this week, making sure they know how to finish.

    Newcastle (P) 1-1 Norwich
    League Cup
    St. James' Park

    A slightly inexperienced side sent out, and it almost backfired for Newcastle. A come from behind draw to take it to extra-time, and eventually penalties, shows that Newcastle need to get their heads out of the sky. A second half Hatem Ben Arfa goal saved Newcastle, and then a perfect set of penalties sent them through to the third round.

    Newcastle 0-1 West Ham
    Premier League
    Upton Park

    Newcastle got dominated, no other way to say it, and if it weren't for a brilliant Guillermo Ochoa performance, it could of been about 7-0. A second half Demba Ba goal gave three points to West Ham.

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    A disappointing first month for Newcastle, they will need to improve quickly if they don't want to be relegated.

    League Table
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    Player of the Month
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    Guillermo Ochoa. A decent month from the new signing. The Mexican has impressed in his first three performances for the Toon, and he doesn't look like slowing down.

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    If you are a Newcastle fan, why not tell us what you think. Email us a [email protected] or text us 'YOUR NAME' followed by 'NEWCASTLE' and then your message. Gary will read several out on Saturday's MOTD.

  43. Wha a terrible start Worse than me, I may not be that suckish after all.

  44. Depending on Toddzy's my predictions looking good , Hope this story lasts its shaping up to be a good one kiu

  45. Signing a first team striker to replace Carroll looks like the most important thing for Newcastle, waiting to see how Neymar performs

  46. Chris's Avatar ChrisPremium Member
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    • 4. Chelsea 40 +15
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      5. Arsenal 36 +7
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      6. Newcastle 36 +5
      7. Liverpool 35 +6
      8. Stoke 30 -9
      9. Norwich 28 -4
      10. Swansea 26 -2
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      11. Everton 25 -4

      Last result:
      Newcastle 1-0 QPR (Leon Best)

    Who needs Ba; we got Best
    Both of you haven't had the best start but I am sure you'll pick up.

    Great updates!

  47. Good luck guys, this story is gonna be legendary



  48. October Update


    We, here at nufc.co.uk are here to bring you a short but sweet update on the Toon's goings on in October. With only three games being played, how would they fair?

    Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle

    The Toon started the month with a very tricky game at Eastlands against Manchester City. The Toon fans did not give their team much hope and there was even more misery when Mirel Radoi headed home after eight minutes. Twenty minutes later, Carlos Tevez doubled the lead but on the stats the home side were looking very lucky to be winning. Alan Shearer's Newcastle side continued to press for the rest of the game but they could not just find the back of the net.

    Newcastle 3-0 Wigan Athletic
    Hatem Ben Arfa
    Sebastian Coates
    Jonás

    After falling unluckily to Man City, the Toon were back to home comforts at St James' Park against Wigan. The Magpies had a great first half with a number of efforts going close. Two minutes after the brak though, Ben Arfa gave them the lead. This goal looked to drive them on as two goals in the last ten minutes from Coates and Jonás gave them a great win.

    West Ham 0-1 Newcastle
    Vaclav Kadlec

    Alan Shearer's team were expected to be in for a hard time when they travelled to East London to take on West Ham United. The first half was very equal, with both Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku having very good chances. The game was sparked into life though, six minutes after half time when Vaclav Kadlec struck home. A solid defensive display from Steven Taylor helped the Hammers hold on for the win.


    League Table

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    Match of the Month

    YouTube - Newcastle 3 - 0 Wigan - Match Highlights




    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Shearer
    we had a great month in October and even though we lost, we did not deserve it. We are playing a lot better and I am starting to get the tactics right. The boys have been great and have settled in really well with me coming in.

  49. Update later bitchez.

  50. Chris's Avatar ChrisPremium Member
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    • 4. Chelsea 40 +15
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      5. Arsenal 36 +7
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      6. Newcastle 36 +5
      7. Liverpool 35 +6
      8. Stoke 30 -9
      9. Norwich 28 -4
      10. Swansea 26 -2
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      11. Everton 25 -4

      Last result:
      Newcastle 1-0 QPR (Leon Best)

    Who needs Ba; we got Best
    Much better from you Dan!

    Great wins against Wigan and West Ham which will prove vital in the long term.

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