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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Double Deal Proving Difficult For Newcastle

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · No Comments

One of the many problems Newcastle have to contend with when we make a very poor signing is that it’s often difficult to shift the player out, because we sign them on long contacts and huge wages at Newcastle.

We saw it in the past with players like Xisco, who tend to stay the full length of their contract – in Xisco’s case five years – and we have to loan them out to get some other club helping to pay their wages.

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Emmanuel Riviere – a failure at Newcastle
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Poll – How Will Newcastle Fare Against Brighton?

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 11 Comments

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Let us know how you think we will do against Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James’ Park tomorrow in the late kick-off televised game, in what is an important Championship game between two promotion candidates.

Brighton – managed by former Magpies manager Chris Hughton – will be the best side we have met so far this season.

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“Tempting Offer” Shows Newcastle Competing For Top Talent

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Newcastle have failed to get one of their top striker targets – Bas Dost – this summer – and it’s not unlike last summer when we were also after the 6ft 5ins Wolfsburg striker.

At one time it looked like Newcastle were in the lead to sign the big man, but as in other cases – such as with Everton left back Brendan Galloway – the Championship seems to be an issue and the player doesn’t want to come to Newcastle because of that.

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Bast Dost – Newcastle offer was tempting
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Midfielder Very Close To Finally Leaving Newcastle

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 104 Comments

Cheick Tiote has been wanting to leave Newcastle for a few years now and it seems he is very close to leaving the club.

The Mail are reporting he is close to a move to Greek giants Olympiacos, but there is some late interest from Premier League club Burnley.

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Cheick Tiote after scoring fantastic goal against Arsenal
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Newcastle Take Care Of Another Top Prospect

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Like his 19 year-old Newcastle and England U-19 team-mate before him – Freddie Woodman – 19 year-old Adam Armstrong has just signed a new four year deal.

Adam is expected to go out on loan this season, maybe even to another Championship club to get the playing time he needs to develop his skills.

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Adam Armstrong signs new four year deal
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