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

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This Newcastle Player Has Come In From The Cold

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 10 Comments

We singed Vurnon Anita form Ajax in the summer of 2012 for £6.7M from Ajax, and he was the only senior player we signed that summer when we also brought in youngster Gael Bigirimana from Coventry for £1M.

Vurnon has never quite managed to hold down a starting position, although he played very well when it really counted in the last few games of last season,  and had an excellent game in the 2-0 win against West Ham United that finally saved us.

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Vurnon Anita – in action at Swansea this season
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Newcastle’s New Pre-Match Video

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 21 Comments

Here’s the new pre-match video from Newcastle for those who haven’t yet seen it – we like it a lot.
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This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Side Against Arsenal

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 96 Comments

With the last two games producing very good performances from two very different Newcastle sides, against Manchester United and Northampton Town – Steve McClaren will have a difficult job deciding what the team  should be for Saturday’s early kick-off game at home to Arsenal.

But we would be surprised if he makes too many changes from the side that drew 0-0 at Old Trafford, and will have to defend well against an always  good Arsenal side.

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Arsene Wenger – not impressed against Liverpool on Monday night
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Arsene Wenger Compares Coach To Sir Bobby Robson

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 16 Comments

Sir Bobby Robson was one of the best English football managers ever, and he had great success initially at Ipswich before becoming the England manager in 1982, after managing Ipswich Town for 13 years.

Bobby went on to take England to the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1986, when we were beaten by the hand of God (translation – cheating by Maradona when he punched the ball home), and then to the semi-finals in 1990, when we were beaten on penalties by West Germany.

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Sir Bobby Robson and Steve McClaren
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Newcastle Defender – I Will Not Go And Weep In A Corner

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 109 Comments

Daryl Janmaat  was our Player of the Season, and he got 53% of the vote followed by Ayoze Perez with 18% and Jack Colback with 16%.

Daryl has been speaking to the Dutch press today, and for the second time in a year he has been left out of the Dutch squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.

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Daryl Janmaat scoring on Tuesday night against Northampton
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Newcastle Star – It’s Been Difficult – I Need The Games

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Siem de Jong is one of the class players Newcastle have signed over the last year, but last season was a nightmare for the Dutchman,  in terms of injuries and he played only 5 times for the first team.

But he is now fit again and played the full 90 minutes against Northampton Town on Tuesday night,  and scored the second goal – set up by new boy Florian Thauvin –  to show he’s lost none of his class.

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Siem de Jong
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