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Toon Army back where they belong

Started on 14 July 2012 by shaneo insaneo / First Post
Latest Reply on 15 July 2012 by shaneo insaneo / Last Post
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The Intro

Newcastle United have announced that Shane Swanston will be taking the reigns after Alan Pardew handed in his resignation effective immedietly. the board have given Shane a 2 year deal and will be hoping he will be able to bring the toon army back where they belong

Season Expectations

on agreeing a 2 year deal with the club Mike Ashley has announced he would be giving Shane Swanston $4.6m to spend on new players, so ill have to make a few shrewd signings in this window if we are to push on and stake our claim for a European place next season


over the coming seasons we will be training and employing this certain tactic throughout the whole club because i want everyone learning this new and unusual tactic because i feel it encourages the players to play the game how it should be played


pretty pleasing preseason with a few very nice results, but at the same time some draws that we would have rathered turn into wins. our main focus for the pre-season was to get all our first team upto maximum fitness before the season opener against Arsenal.
here are our pre-season results..

Here are our signings for the transfer window


Joe Allen - $1.4m upfront + $6.75m over 48 months
Kike Sola - $2.3m upfront + 4.2m over 48 months


Ryan Donaldson - Free
Peter Lovenkrands - $2m - Wolves
Leon Best - $3.9m - Reading
Steve Harper - $1m - Fulham

August Results

English Premier League

Newcastle United vs Arsenal (4-0)
Sunderland vs Newcastle United (0-2)
Newcastle United vs Fulham (3-0)

League Cup

Newcastle United vs Watford (2-0) aet
A Newcastle story should be interested.. looking forward to following this.


September turned out to be a pretty disappointing month in terms of results. after our amazing first 4 games of the season we were on a high but last months results have brought us back down to earth

English Premier League

QPR vs Newcastle United (1-0
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United (2-0)
Newcastle United vs Blackburn (1-1)

League Cup

Scunthorpe vs Newcastle United (1-3)

After our 3rd round league cup win against Scunthorpe we have drawn Stoke City which will be played at St James Park

here is the draw for the 4th round of the league cup
IMO you shouldn't sign anyone at the moment until you get a bigger transfer budget. Those transfers "over 12, 24, 48 months" will all be pretty annoying in the future.
#57978 Glenn T : IMO you shouldn't sign anyone at the moment until you get a bigger transfer budget. Those transfers "over 12, 24, 48 months" will all be pretty annoying in the future.

yeah i know. im well aware of that myself there will be no more transfers this season. where still financially secure atm though
Breaking news from Armenia is that Irish tycoon has taken control of little known Gandzasar Kapan and has already stated that he will pour money into the club to ensure that the club become a world footballing power
Wish it was the same at Newcastle, huh! :P


English Premier League
Wolves vs Newcastle United (0-1)
Newcastle United vs Tottenham (0-1)
Newcastle United vs Wigan (0-0)
Stoke City vs Newcastle United (0-0)

a very disappointing month in terms of results with us only scoring 1 goal in 4 matches played. ill be looking to alter our tactics in the coming games to try find a solution

English League Cup
Last 16
Newcastle United vs Stoke City (6-1)

this win puts us in the hat for the quarter final draw

In other news Mike Ashley has injected $2.5m into to the transfer kitty due to our improved financial position.

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