Pardew insists Europa League campaign alive despite Benfica defeat

ALAN Pardew insisted Newcastle United's Europa League campaign is still alive in spite of a bruising night in Lisbon.

Alan Pardew facing a Europa dilemma ahead of Benifica match

STICK or twist? As Alan Pardew oversaw training on the lush turf of Benfica’s magnificently appointed Estadio da Luz yesterday afternoon.

Don’t write us off, says Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United’s Europa League quarter-final assignment is no mission impossible, despite Benfica’s status as one of the Continent’s form teams.

Recalled Tim Krul gets high praise from boss Alan Pardew

TIM Krul has been hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world as he returns to Newcastle United action tonight.

Benfica putting big faith in boss Jorge Jesus

IT is impossible to ignore: Lisbon bubbles with confidence.

Interview: Alan Shearer on the agony of NUFC's last trip to Lisbon

SO to Lisbon, venue of so many broken black-and-white hearts.

Moussa Sissoko: Newcastle United are not scared of anyone

MOUSSA Sissoko says Newcastle United believe they can beat anyone left in the Europa League.

Newcastle United deciding who to move on

NEWCASTLE United are planning a clear-out of their squad at the end of the season in response to a disappointing domestic campaign.

Alan Pardew: No let-up in Europa League glory bid

NEWCASTLE United’s increasing relegation worries will not dim their intention to go full tilt in the Europa League this week, says Alan Pardew.

Yohan Cabaye left deep in thought after City defeat

YOHAN Cabaye candidly admitted Newcastle United played with the “wrong mentality” at Manchester City – and blasted his team-mates for playing too deep, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

'After the first four months, it has been disastrous' - Mark Douglas on Martin O'Neill

AN old friend from the Midlands told me about the day Martin O'Neill invited all of the Second City press pack to an end of season dinner.

Pardew: Manchester City win would be the perfect platform

ALAN Pardew has challenged his players to give themselves a perfect platform for the next stage of their European adventure by winning at Manchester City today.

Martin O'Neill is up for the battle to avoid the drop

MARTIN O’Neill says he has the “enthusiasm” to drag Sunderland out of the toughest situation he has faced in years of management.

Cheik Tioté is a doubt for the Tyne-Wear derby

CHEICK Tioté is almost certainly out of next week’s Europa League clash with Benfica and is also a major doubt for the Tyne-Wear derby after injuring his hamstring.

Derek Llambias aiming to make NUFC finances as ‘boring’ as possible

THIS is a boring story. That is the intro that Derek Llambias wanted to this tale of prudence and sound financial husbandry and that is exactly what he’s managed to produce.

Newcastle United deadly serious about Europa triumph

DEREK Llambias says that Newcastle United are deadly serious about Europa League glory.

Alan Pardew in Paris as Newcastle United look to future

ALAN Pardew made a flying visit to Paris yesterday to take in France’s crunch World Cup qualifier with Spain, as Newcastle United’s preparations for next season step up a gear.

James Perch: Newcastle United's French legion will get derby 'education'

NEWCASTLE United's French foreign legion will be given a crash course in derby history to prepare them for the "unique" atmosphere of a Tyne-Wear tussle.

Yohan Cabaye is central to Newcastle United's plans

NEWCASTLE United will bat back any offers for Yohan Cabaye this summer as they look to reshape their team around the France midfielder in the close season.

John Beresford on Newcastle United's hunt for silverware

NEWCASTLE will enter the penultimate month of the season still dreaming of ending nearly 50 years of trophy-less hurt.

FA has handled tackle on Massadio Haidara badly, says Scudamore

PREMIER League chief executive Richard Scudamore last night insisted the FA got it wrong by not retrospectively charging Wigan’s Callum McManaman for his tackle on Massadio Haïdara.

Survival first, then real work to start for Newcastle United

THE thing about Newcastle United these days is that nothing ever stands still for long.

Jonas Gutierrez is willing to play anywhere for Magpies

JONAS Gutierrez says he is ready to fill in as an emergency left-back for Newcastle United, who are facing the prospect of being without Mathieu Debuchy for up to a month.

What's happened to Martin O'Neill’s mojo?

WHATEVER happened to Martin O’Neill? You remember him, don’t you?

Steven Taylor being appreciated by new boy - if not Roy Hodgson

AS Roy Hodgson and Sir Alex Ferguson engage in an uneasy Mexican stand-off over the fitness of Rio Ferdinand, it seems like an opportune time for Steven Taylor to return to national prominence.

Hatem Ben Arfa must look to next season, says Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew has told Hatem Ben Arfa to forget the rest of the season and get ready for next season, after his initial fears of a long-term lay-off for the forward were confirmed.

Benfica is a big draw for Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew will return to his favourite footballing country after a draw which handed Newcastle United fans the chance to back their team in their thousands.

Alan Pardew delighted at Papiss Cisse's Europa League late goal

PAPISS CISSE scored one of the most dramatic goals in the history of St James’ Park last night to send Newcastle United into the Europa League quarter-finals.

Papiss Cisse is the United hero, Steven Taylor the inspiration

SUCCESS can be bought in football. Anzhi Makhachkala are the latest club out to prove that theory right.

Europa League glory is in our grasp - Alan Pardew

THE narrative of this Newcastle United season has often been difficult to pin down.

Alan Pardew convinced NUFC can win Europa League

ALAN Pardew is convinced that his Newcastle United side are good enough to win the Europa League – and will encourage supporters to “dream” of glory in Amsterdam when they turn up at a febrile St James’ Park tonight.

Guus greedy to add Euro League to an impressive collection of silverware

IT is Newcastle United’s great misfortune that Anzhi Makhachkala’s famous head coach is something of a Greedy Gus.

Newcastle United tell supporters to be on best behaviour

NEWCASTLE United last night issued a warning to their supporters to behave themselves during tomorrow night’s Europa League second-leg tie against Anzhi Makhachkala.

Newcastle United stoked up for visit of Anzhi believes Steven Taylor

STEVEN Taylor believes Newcastle United’s dramatic win over Stoke City has set his side up perfectly for Thursday’s European tie with Anzhi Makachkala.

Steven Taylor worthy of England states Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew insists Steven Taylor deserves a call up to the England squad.

NUFC begin 'biggest week of the season' says James Perch

JAMES Perch believes Newcastle United begin their “biggest week of the season” when Stoke City come to Tyneside tomorrow.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill not averse to the odd tipple

PERHAPS not to the extent of some of his boozier playing days under Brian Clough, but Martin O’Neill believes sensible drinking has a beneficial role in English football.

Vurnon Anita backs Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to fill Coloccini void

VURNON Anita has backed Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to fill the void left behind by injured Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

Alan Pardew: We can finish the job on home turf

ALAN Pardew is confident that home advantage will be enough to push Newcastle United into the last eight of the Europa League after his troops kept Anzhi Makhachkala at bay in Moscow last night.

Revived Hatem Ben Arfa on the trail of silver

SPRING is around the corner, Newcastle United are still in Europe and, on the eve of his 26th birthday, Hatem Ben Arfa is wearing the type of smile that indicates he is ready to rejoin their European party.


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