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first_img Midfielder Mark Noble is once again expected to captain the Hammers with regular skipper, and another ex-Newcastle man, Kevin Nolan serving the last of a four-game ban. The 26-year-old Noble scored the second goal at Cardiff and believes everyone at the club is pulling together to make sure they survive in the Premier League. “At Cardiff, you could see from the way the lads worked, and with Kevin and James Collins travelling with us, that we’re all together,” he told the club’s official website. “The whole squad was happy for each other and that’s what you need when you’re in the position that we’re in. It was nice to get back on the scoresheet. I enjoy getting forward but obviously the position I play in means those opportunities are quite rare.” The returning Carroll, who played his first minutes of the season after appearing as a late substitute, set up the decisive goal and Noble is delighted to have the England striker back in action. “You could see in the pictures of the celebration that Andy was buzzing,” he added. “It was like he was holding a little boy – he just held me up with one arm and put the other arm in the air. It was a nice picture and nice for him to come back, set up a goal and be involved in a win. Hopefully we can have many more of them.” McDonald played for hometown club Newcastle at the start of his career whilst West Ham record signing Andy Carroll, who has returned to fitness in time to feature in the weekend’s Barclays Premier League clash, also began his footballing life at St James’ Park. Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce had an eight-month spell in charge of Newcastle before being sacked in January 2008 and McDonald admits it is always nice to perform well against former employers. West Ham’s Newcastle connections will inspire them in search of a win at the Magpies’ expense on Saturday, according to assistant manager Neil McDonald. “If you played for a football club and you are then playing against them you want to get one over on them, don’t you?” he said. “I’m 48 now and I played for them in the 80s but I always want to get one over on Newcastle. “It is Andy’s hometown club of course but at the end of the day we have got another 10 players who will be involved in the game, will be wanting to beat Newcastle and everyone will be doing their best to do that.” After last weekend’s 2-0 win at Cardiff lifted West Ham out of the relegation zone, another three points against Newcastle would represent the first back-to-back league wins for Allardyce’s side since they returned to the top flight. Newcastle travel to Upton Park having lost their last four fixtures in all competitions and, although McDonald is targeting victory, he is adamant West Ham will not underestimate Alan Pardew’s side. “They’ve had a couple of bad results, but having said all of that they’re still in the top half of the league,” he said. “They’re still a very, very good team who’ve got some exciting, dangerous players. We’ve done our homework on them, we’ve got a game plan for them, we know their strengths and weaknesses and we have to exploit those weaknesses. “It goes without saying that it would be six points out of two games and that’s certainly what we’re trying to do.” Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 06/02/12Ladies Board:The club intend to have a Junior ladies team again this year given the success last year. If you are interested in playing this coming year, please contact Harry McGlynn on 086 850 0734. There will be a players meeting for both Senior and Junior players in the coming weeks to organise training etc. Hard luck to the Donegal team and its Termon players defeated by Cork in the first National League game of the season.Minor Board:The Under 12 & Under 14 Boys Squads continue training in the Craoibhin on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm . All new players are welcome in those age groups; any queries contact either PJ McFadden on 086 864 1159 or Bernard Gallagher on 087 694 9165.Well done to the Minors who got their season up and running with a friendly win at the weekend. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The winning numbers were 6,10,22 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner. James Crossan matched 3 numbers. There was 2 winners in the open draw, Corey Gallagher and Paddy McDaid won €10 each. Next weeks draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1700.Senior:The Senior men will begin their season against Naomh Mhuire in the Junior Gaeltacht on Sunday the 19th of February at the Burn Road at 2p.m.Club Social: The club will be hosting a Mr and Mrs in the Lagoon on the 17th of February 2012. A good night’s craic is guaranteed.The club social night takes place on the 10th of March 2012. Save the date now, more details and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.Other:A meeting will be held next Wednesday the 15th of February at 8.30pm in the Craoibhin to begin planning our clubs 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013. Anyone wishing to be involved in the organising of the celebrations is invited to attend. GAA NOTES: TERMON was last modified: February 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Termon GAA noteslast_img read more

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