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Soccer Break Tuesday

April 19, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPShort and sweet today with little news on Monday and plenty of action to look forward to this week.

Newcastle failing to learn from 20 years of managerial mayhem

December 6, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPAfter Newcastle United chalked up their biggest home win over local rivals Sunderland for more than half a century in October, crushing their biggest rivals 5-1, the first question manager Chris Hughton was asked was whether he thought the victory had made his job safe.

End of St James’ Park is ultimate sell-out for Newcastle fans

October 28, 2009

Newcastle United fans have put up with a lot over the years but selling “naming rights” for James’ Park might be the final straw for some fans.

Can Owen revive career at Manchester United?

July 3, 2009

On the face of it, replacing world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo with an injury-prone forward whose side just got relegated does not seem like a great bit of business.

Should Shearer stay or go?

May 25, 2009

Alan Shearer has a big decision on his hands after his eight-game stint in charge of Newcastle United ended in relegation from the Premier League on Sunday.

Newcastle poised for tense finale to relegation soap opera

May 20, 2009

England’s most popular soap operas thrive on a weekly recipe of misery, doom and gloom that is gobbled up by television viewers seeking some relief from their own trials and tribulations.

Shearer’s arrival could give Toon Army false hope

April 8, 2009

Newcastle’s interim boss and Geordie hero Alan Shearer opened St. James’ Park on Tuesday and his Premier League side trained in front of 7,500 fans.

Shearer confirmed as Newcastle manager — can he keep them up?

April 1, 2009

Well, at least we now know it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke… Alan Shearer has been confirmed as Newcastle manager for the final eight matches of the season.

from Left field:

Quiet day for April Fools

April 1, 2009

I've been scouting around for some sporting April Fools but I've not spotted many good ones.

Can Shearer save Newcastle?

April 1, 2009

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke but apparently it’s true: Alan Shearer looks set to be confirmed as caretaker manager of Newcastle United until the end of the season.