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Newcastle United – News Roundup – 23 August 2009

August 23rd, 2009 | 20 Comments |

Nile hopes to impress.
Nile hopes to impress.
Yesterday’s biggest news is of course our 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, which puts us in second place, behind ‘Boro on goal difference. Hughton, reflecting on the game, said:

It was very pleasing to get the three points, and especially the clean sheet, away from home.

We said to the players before the game that we expected a tough match, and that’s what we got.

But to get a goal after just two minutes was a dream start – it gave the players and the fans a massive lift.

It was then a very good time to get the second goal and again, like Kevin’s, it was a very good finish.

We had to defend a little bit more after the break but I felt were always in control.

I thought the effort and desire was tremendous.

We’re going very well at the moment but we have to keep that going because all of the hard work is in front of us – but it’s been a great start.” (more…)

Newcastle United – News Roundup – 22 August 2009.

August 22nd, 2009 | 65 Comments |

One of these will own the club.
One of these will own the club.
There are rumours that Newcastle United will make an announcement about the sale of the club on Monday, although I can’t find a direct quote from anyone at the club about this announcement. Other rumours suggest it may be late next week before we find out anything.

Sky Sports claims that talks are continuing with Barry Moat and two other consortia, as does The Guardian, and both claim some sort of announcement is set for Monday.

The Telegraph claims that negotiations between Moat and Ashley are at an advanced stage and some sort of deal could be closed next week. They also mention that Barclays would like to see a reduction in the £40m loan the club uses to operate before they’ll stamp their authority on any deal for Barry Moat. (more…)