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Breaking News ! Amanda Staveley's husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi echoed the views of Newcastle United fans in the wake of Leicester City's FA Cup triumph. Elsewhere, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised the Magpies for their performance in the thrilling encounter on Friday night. Here are your latest Newcastle United headlines for May 16: Ghodoussi's message Would-be Newcastle United consortium member Mehrdad Ghodoussi reflected the views of Newcastle United fans after Leicester City's glorious FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Amanda Staveley (L) and Mehrdad Ghodoussi attend the opening dinner for 12 Hay Hill hosted by 12 Hay Hill CEO Simon Robinson, Heather Kerzner and Jeanette Calliva on October 20, 2015 The 1-0 win for the Foxes resulted in goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel bring chairman Top Srivaddhanaprabha down from the stands to hoist the cup and enjoy the on-pitch celebrations with the players. The moment, which won high praise from Geordie fans, was highlighted by Ghodoussi - the husband of Amanda Staveley and prospective board member should the takeover go through - after the game. Read More Related Articles Would-be Newcastle United consortium partner offers hint of vision with FA Cup final tweet Guardiola's praise Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Newcastle United for being 'so strong' after the Magpies proved a 'tough opponent' for his Man City side. Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United interacts with Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City The newly-crowned champions had to twice come from behind to beat the spirited Magpies in a remarkable seven-goal thriller at St James' Park on Friday night. City may have made five changes, and only had one training session ahead of the game, but Newcastle supporters rightly took encouragement from their side's performance in the 4-3 defeat. Read More Related Articles Pep Guardiola's big Newcastle compliment as he appears to give Allan Saint-Maximin new nickname Perez's 'ambition' When Leicester City were crowned FA Cup champions on Saturday evening, there were more than a few envious glances from Newcastle United fans. How the Toon Army long for a club with an owner who has the best interests of the football club - its staff, players, fans and wider community - at heart and is driven by ambition to improve on the pitch. Ayoze Perez of Leicester City celebrates after winning The Emirates FA Cup (Image: 2021 Getty Images) Indeed, in the 11 years the King Power group have owned Leicester City, the Foxes have gone from Championship mediocrity to the Champions League, with a Premier League title, two memorable European runs and now an FA Cup triumph to show for it. And at the heart of their success at Wembley on Saturday was former Newcastle United favourite Ayoze Perez. Read More Related Articles Ayoze Perez proven right about 'the difference' between Newcastle and Leicester after FA Cup success Shelvey's running stats Analysis of the defeat to Manchester City on BBC's Match of the Day provided a statistic which may surprise some Newcastle fans. Viewers picked up on a graphic outlining the distance covered on the night, with Willock leading the way with 11.95km. Jonjo Shelvey reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St.
.82km, and the next player on the list was none other than Shelvey himself with 11.28km. It was a stat which caught the eye of several United supporters on social media, and perhaps backs up the midfielder's response to a fan in a recent NUFC TV interview.
The Jonjo Shelvey Manchester City stat that belies common Newcastle United fans' view
Caldwell interview The Newcastle United squad had long since jetted off for their end of season breaks when Sir Bobby Robson attempted to get in contact with one of his players - who was about to cross the divide. It had been a draining season - Newcastle suffered a heartbreaking UEFA Cup semi-final defeat against Marseille and narrowly missed out on the top four - but Sir Bobby had good reason to interrupt Steven Caldwell's summer sojourn in 2004.
Steven Caldwell celebrates after scoring for Newcastle United against Middlesbrough at St James' Park on November 4, 2002
Caldwell, after all, had agreed to cut short his loan spell at Leeds just a few weeks previously after the black-and-whites were hit by an injury crisis at the back. While Caldwell knew he would be moving on at the end of his contract, the Scot relished the opportunity to come back, play the final three games of the campaign and bid farewell to the club he loved. Caldwell still remains grateful to Sir Bobby for giving him that chance to this day, but it was the Newcastle manager who was ringing the defender to express his gratitude ahead of his move to Sunderland. Although Caldwell missed the call - the centre-back was on holiday in Spain at the time - Sir Bobby left him a voicemail.
'I wish I kept it' - The untold story of the 'lost' Newcastle voicemail message and what it said
Dublin's applause Dion Dublin has applauded Steve Bruce for keeping Newcastle United in the Premier League. Following last week's impressive 4-2 win over Leicester City, the Magpies' Premier League status was confirmed for another season last Monday following Fulham's 2-0 loss to Burnley. Bruce had come under intense pressure as a run of just two wins in 20 matches left Newcastle two points clear of the relegation zone and the bookies' favourites to go down to the Championship.
Dion Dublin applauds Steve Bruce for the job he has done at Newcastle
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Indeed, 95% of 14,000 fans polled by Chronicle Live wanted Bruce to be sacked as manager during the March international break. However, an unbeaten four match stretch in April not only pulled Newcastle clear of the drop but also landed Bruce the Premier League's Manager of the Month award. And that feat led Dublin to give Bruce a round of applause live on BBC One on Saturday afternoon.
Dion Dublin applauds Steve Bruce on Football Focus after Newcastle achieved Premier League survival
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