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Articles by Jamie McClen


Shrews may hand chance to McClenPress article: Shrews may hand chance to McClen - 06/03/2006
The BBC report on Jamie's deal with Shrewsbury - winning a place on the bench after securing a contract during his recent trial. [More]

Glad to play footballPress article: Glad to play football - 05/08/2005
News from Carlisle after Jamie accepts a six month contract at Brunton Park. [More]

Jamie McClen: A statementJamie McClen: A statement - 25/05/2005
After being associated with Newcastle United as a player for over sixteen years, it's very disappointing to be leaving the club. I was a supporter before I was a player and now that I'm moving on, I'll still be a supporter. Newcastle is my city and Newcastle United will always be my team. [More]

Vale keen to take McClenPress article: Vale keen to take McClen - 26/11/2004
Miles Starforth of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reports on Port Vale's effort to take Jamie to the Potteries club. [More]

Thinking about next yearThinking about next year - 13/05/2004
Jamie, with the season not yet complete, is already planning for next season and intends to sacrifice a summer break in order to come back in the best possible shape. [More]

Good to be back on the pitchGood to be back on the pitch - 06/04/2004
After a couple of injury niggles, Jamie enjoyed turning out for the reserves last week. With Newcastle facing PSV on Thursday, Jamie give us his views on a tough UEFA challenge. [More]

Getting thereGetting there - 11/03/2004
Jamie talks about hiis frustrations with recent injury and with his lack of first team football. [More]

The Fat Club - 16/02/2004
He'd never be accused of eating all the pies, but that didn't stop Jamie taking on John Carver, Stevie and Gary Caldwell in a month long diet competition! [More]

Kieron is back...Kieron is back... - 05/01/2004
With Kieron Dyer grabbing the headlines with two well taken goals on Saturday, Jamie looks at both the defensive and offensive attributes of the Newcastle and England midfielder. [More]

Well done Nobby!Well done Nobby! - 09/12/2003
With Nol Solano making a second half appearance against Liverpool, Jamie comments on how well the Peruvian played against England international; Emile Heskey. [More]

It's Barcelona again?!It's Barcelona again?! - 20/11/2003
Jamie compares the Barcelona link to tonight's game against Crook and last season run in the Champions League. [More]

A different viewA different view - 05/11/2003
Jamie talks about the two recent West Midlands games - West Brom and Villa. [More]

Three tough Premiership fixturesThree tough Premiership fixtures - 01/10/2003
Although the common consensus appears to be that Newcastle have turned the corner, Jamie warns that the games against Southampton, Boro, and Fulham will prove tough tests for the Magpies. [More]

Pre-season InterviewInterview: Pre-season Interview - 08/08/2003
Jamie answers a number of questions concerning his position at the club, the strength of Newcastle's fsquad, and how this season's Premiership will pan out... [More]

What next? - 05/07/2003
Well, it was back to training on Thursday and I had some unexpected news when I reported back. Let's just say that it's pretty obvious to me and the other lads on the transfer list that we aren't wanted by the club! [More]

Transfer Listed - 04/06/2003
Yesterdayís call from the gaffer came as a bit of a surprise. Iíd missed his call so I picked it up on my voicemail, and although Iíve got slight mixed feelings about the situation, overall it has to be a good move for me [More]

Press article: McClen eyes switch - 27/05/2003
Newcastle midfielder Jamie McClen is resigned to the possibility of a move to rejuvenate his career. McClen has been hampered by a series of niggling injuries and made his last appearance, as a substitute, on 9 August last year. [More]

Ayia Napa or Oldham? I'd have to choose Oldham! - 12/05/2003
Whereas itís been a great season for the club, itís not been the best of season's for me personally. Iíve struggled to make an impact in the first team and had one or two injuries that have been difficult to shake off. The season did end with a bit of promise as I travelled down to West Brom as a member of the squad [More]

Best player on the pitch Ė Scholes - 15/04/2003
Not exactly an enjoyable Saturday, Man Utd did a job on us - just as Real Madrid had on them! Paul Scholes was class, evreything he did was great and his hat-trick was well deserved. [More]

Back to square one - 09/04/2003
The last time I did a piece for the website I was moaning about my back..Iím still moaning! To be honest Iíd given it a bit of rest and thought Iíd turned a corner, but a couple of days ago I had a heavy session on the bike and Iím back to square one [More]

A bit sick - 21/03/2003
Itís not been the best of weeks, last nightís reserve match was a nightmare and when the gaffer described it as the worst game heís seen in four years Ė Iím not going to argue. As well as it being a bad game, Iím not happy about my back. [More]

'Giraffe head' ignores club doctor's advice...'Giraffe head' ignores club doctor's advice... - 06/03/2003
My old mate Lloyder (David Beherall) has been on the phone again Ė he canít keep quiet about his new wheels. He looks a lot like Andy OíBrien but heís got a massive long neck. When he was about to buy his last car, the club doctor got wind of it and insisted he buy something with plenty of headroom. [More]

Captain but not happy with the end result - 11/02/2003
Jamie's view on the wind and rain affected derby at Gateshead Stadium, and his wish that next time the game will be held at St. James. [More]

Knee bother! - 27/01/2003
I read that Iíve got knee ligament damage and Iím going to be out for some time, I donít know where they get their information from, because if it's true, nobody's told me! [More]

Back on track - 10/01/2003
Well Iím glad to say that my back is now alright, Iíve just seen the specialist again and Iíve got the all clear. Just as well as at one stage they thought that it could have been a stress facture. Itís now a case of building up my fitness and getting a match or two under my belt. [More]

I can't believe it! - 31/12/2002
Everyone who knows me, or who reads this web site will know that Iím desperate to be given a go in the first team. Iíve been laid low with a back problem for the last few weeks and although itís getting better, Iím definitely not quite ready. [More]

Barcelona - an experience - 13/12/2002
It was good to get the call to go to Barcelona, with the postponement and all the excitement of Champions League football, it was quite an experience [More]

Everton - let's put it rightEverton - let's put it right - 29/11/2002
What a week! Sitting on the sidelines Iíve taken in two massive games that havenít gone to plan Ė but itíll be a big motivation for Sundayís game. [More]

Life on the outsideLife on the outside - 18/11/2002
Missing out on the Everton game, not even making the squad, was a massive disappointment to me. After not featuring since early season, I had my heart set on the Worthington Cup game Ė especially as it followed the Boro game only 48 hours later. [More]

My future at the clubMy future at the club - 26/10/2002
I'd like to make sure that everyone understands my situation, I'm not sure that yesterday's Sky interview came across well? [More]

Pre-season (mark II)Pre-season (mark II) - 23/10/2002
Iím feeling very fit at the moment, and thatís been down to Windy (Paul Winsper), the club fitness trainer whoís been killing me with one to one training over the last few days. [More]

We should have had the pointsWe should have had the points - 15/10/2002
The 3-3 draw with Bradford reserves was a game we should have won. The sending off of 16 year old Steven Taylor changed the game. [More]

Gazza's back in toon!Gazza's back in toon! - 10/10/2002
It's not just another game tonight, I can't wait to play against Gazza! [More]

Own up!Own up! - 18/09/2002
Someone dropped a CD through my door on Tuesday, I've never stopped laughing - but I haven't got a clue who's responsible [More]

The better side but no points!The better side but no points! - 12/09/2002
The Leeds result was very disappointing for the lads, but we've got to take heart from aspects of the game. We also played a friendly against Carlisle today, I scored in a 3-2 win. [More]

Premiership NewsPremiership News - 03/09/2002
The Roy Keane debate and the Sunderland signings of Flo and Stewart [More]

Fighting for my placeFighting for my place - 25/08/2002
I was very disappointing not to make the bench for last night's game, but that's football. [More]

Pre-season updatePre-season update - 15/08/2002
After picking up a minor injury on the Dutch tour, Jamie returns to action in the reserves friendly at Durham City. [More]

Press article: Jamie signs new contract - 24/06/2002
Nufc.co.uk report on Jamie's three year contract [More]

Too big a player?Too big a player? - 23/05/2002
It canít be a happy camp for the Irish when your top player is at loggerheads with the gaffer. [More]

Views on World CupViews on World Cup - 23/05/2002
I honestly think that England will struggle. The draw has been very tough and if the team doesnít play to itís full potential, I canít see us progressing past the first group stage. [More]

My World Cup - 19/05/2002
Iím at home for the start of the World Cup, and then on the 6th of June Iím off to Mexico. [More]

Arsenal Champions of the Premiership! - 12/05/2002
Looking back over the season, the strongest team we played was Arsenal and Iím not surprised theyíre Champions! [More]

PressurePressure - 11/03/2002
Funny old game, in the Bolton and City games Iíve made a few mistakes and lost possession of the ball. [More]

Iím Sick! - 03/02/2002
It was such a relief to get all three points on Saturday, I couldnít believe it when I gave away the ball for Ricky Gardnerís opener. [More]