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Jonas Gutiérrez: A Modern Toon For Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 28, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In July 2008, Newcastle United signed Jonas Gutiérrez. The Argentine international would go on to play 187 times for the club. Despite relegation from the Premier League in 2009, Gutiérrez decided to remain on Tyneside and help in the quest for promotion. His dedication to the cause endeared him to the Toon army and cult status was assured. It was …

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Premier League Heroes: Nobby Solano

Nobby Solano, the first Peruvian to play in the Premier League and a cult hero at Newcastle United. The versatile right-sided midfielder was capable of some outrageous goals and is the week’s Premier League hero.  Nolberto Albino Solano Todco was born in Callao, Peru on the 12th of December 1974 and began his professional football career at the age of …

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Assistant Managers: A Look At Roy Keane’s Irish Predecessors

It wasn’t even an international week but Roy Keane was in the headlines again after his departure from Aston Villa. Surely no other assistant manager in the international game generates the same column inches as Keano. Let’s take a look back at some of his memorable and not-so-memorable recent predecessors as Ireland’s assistant manager.   Manager: Giovanni Trapattoni Assistants: Marco Tardelli and …

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Summertime Madness: LuaLua’s Payback Against Newcastle United

“I apologise to the Newcastle supporters because they’ve been so brilliant to me, but I’m glad I came to a club where someone wants me. The Portsmouth fans are lifting me up. I’m here to impress. I’m fighting to get a contract.” Lomana LuaLua, 2004 Who doesn’t love a relegation dogfight? Most years it’s more exciting than the race for …

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Premier League Heroes: Alan Shearer

This week’s Premier League Heroes column is dedicated to Geordie legend Alan Shearer who spent his career in the Premier League playing for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers before going back to the North East to become a Newcastle United legend. Shearer is a great example of the classic English striker who lacked pace but made up for it in strength and physical stature. The …

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The English Abroad: A Managerial Best & Worst

Steve McClaren returned to Wembley as Derby manager on Saturday for the first time since the ‘Wally with the Brolly’ incident in 2007. That 3-2 defeat to a talented Croatian side left McClaren’s reputation in tatters in England. He subsequently took up the managerial position at FC Twente in The Netherlands in a bid to rebuild his standing in the game – …

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