Newcastle 2-1 Fulham

After a first half which offered very little from both teams, the game really did look like it was going to be a 0-0 draw as goals did not look likely. But after half time a fierce shot from Cabaye from outside the box could only be parred by Schwarzer for Leon Best to slot it home. It took the striker just under 20 minutes to double his and teams tally, with a good turn and shot to make it 2-0. At that point it looked like we would easily see out the rest of the game with a second consecutive league win. However the final 10 minutes seemed a little bit tense, with the ref seeming to want Fulham to get a goal. Tim Krul continued his fantastic form producing some very good saves to stop Fulham from finding the back of the net. In the 88th minute a well worked free kick and header from Clint Dempsey saw the consolation goal for Fulham, although the 5 minutes of injury time were rather tense!

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Joey Barton Saga

The long running saga of Joey Barton’s future has eventually ended today after he signed a 4 year contract with QPR. Being in the last year of his contract, after rejecting one the club offered him a few months before the summer. Talk was that Joey would be available but no clubs seemed very interested. His set up of a Twitter account seemed to be the beginning of the end, it was only a matter of time before he overstepped the line. That happened after the pre-season friendly game against Leeds. When Joey pretty much said that the squad was not good enough to play in the Premier League as he does not want to spend another season in the Championship. Hopefully that will be ironic signing for QPR today!

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Scunthorpe United 1-2 Newcastle AET‎

It took until extra time against League 1 side Scunthorpe for us to get the victory which after 80 minutes was not looking likely at all. But another fantastic free kick from Ryan Taylor, his second in as many games took the league cup tie into extra time. Just when penalties seemed to be the most likely outcome, up popped Ameobi to seal the tie with a fantastic strike! But it wasn’t Shola who scored the winner, it was his younger brother Sammy. Scoring his first ever senior goal, and one that will live in memory for a while yet!

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Sunderland 0 – 1 Newcastle

Only the second game of the Premiership season saw the Wear/Tyne Derby taking place. With Sunderland bringing in 10 new players and more players leaving St James Park than we have brought in, it was always going to be a strange game to guess the result of. Pre-match all kind of facts and stats were flying around including that we had scored against the Mackem’s the previous 22 games, and let’s face it they don’t manage to beat us very often. They seem to just crumble under the pressure, therefore we have a very good record at the Stadium of Light.

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Jose Enrique Speaks Out!

Only a week after leaving St James Park for Anfield, Jose Enrique has begun to open up wounds by saying how he fears for Newcastle. This transfer has annoyed me the most on behalf of the club, we all knew that Enrique would not be in a black and white shirt come the first Premier League game of the season. So why did we not bring in a replacement and wait until the day before the first game? No answer to that question, just showing that the club seems to want to screw us over yet again in regards to transfers out!

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Spanish Super Cup: Barca 3(5) – 2(4) Real

The second leg of the Spanish Super Cup was always going to be more on edge than the first leg which took place on Sunday night. This game saw a red card for Marcelo in the last few minutes with a tackle on Cesc Fabregas, causing a brawl to break out. David Villa and Ozil were also shown red cards due to their part in the brawl, baring in mind both players had already been subbed off the pitch. The only player who can keep his dignity after that is Brazilian Kaka who calming stood back and let them all go at it, brilliant to see!

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Transfer: Cesc to Barca

The longest drawn out transfer ever? Well possibly. I think everyone (but Arsenal fans) are happy that this has eventually been sorted out as it has been going on for what feels like years now. With all the speculation and talk about it. The main thing that annoys me about it all is why did Cesc leave in the first place if he wanted to go back so much in the end? Just doesn’t make much sense to me.

He had the medical, signed a 5-year contract and was unveiled yesterday in front of 30,000 Barca fans. But annoyed Arsenal fans one last time by kissing the badge during the unveiling.

The main thing to watch now is when exactly Fabregas will be able to break into the Barca team and how many games he will actually play this season. We all know how good the midfield is! Arsenal in the mean time have their Champions League qualifier tonight!