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

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Poll: Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 1-0 Loss To Arsenal?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 40 Comments

It was another disappointing result for Newcastle today and for the second time in four games we had a man sent off in the first half of a Premier League game.

This time it was Mitrovic who was shown a straight red card after just 16 minutes, and will now miss the next three games.

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Chamberlain after his shot was deflected in by Coloccini for an own goal
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Brave 10 Men Newcastle Lose 1-0 – Mitrovic Sees Red

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments

For the second time in four games Newcastle had a man sent off in a Premier League game in the first half, and today it was Aleksandar Mitrovic who was sent off for a late tackle on Coquelin after only 16 minutes, and TV replays showed it should have only been a yellow.

Basically referee Andre Marriner ruined this game as a contest after 16 minutes with the sending off, and he also managed to give three Newcastle players a yellow card in the first 26 minutes as each time the Arsenal player would writhe around in agony on the pitch.

These shows of being in agony by players who then get up as if nothing had happened – have to stop – and the Premier League have to be concerned with some of the inept displays of referee we keep witnessing every week.

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This was the game – right here
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Sissoko And Janmaat Return – Thauvin Starts

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 389 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the very tough game at home to Arsenal today, in the early kick-off game and both Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko return to the team and Steven Taylor, Gabby Obertan and Ayoze Perez drop to the bench.

As we had hoped – Florian Thauvin makes his first Premier League start for Newcastle.
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McClaren Explains How Heroes Are Made At Newcastle

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 43 Comments

Florian Thauvin has made an impact in the two games he has played so far for Newcastle, and on Tuesday night against Northampton Town he was the match-winner,  scoring the first goal after just three minutes and setting up the other three goals in the 4-1 win.

We are hoping Florian can start in today’s tough home game against Arsenal, and we’ll see how he does against one of the top teams in England in Arsenal, who finish in the top four every season – well at least since Arsene Wenger joined them back in 1996.

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Florian Thauvin in training
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McClaren Hints He Has £150M To Spend At Newcastle

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 18 Comments

Steve McClaren again opened up during his press conference yesterday for today’s game with Arsenal, and said that he didn’t expect to sell any players before Tuesday night, and that Newcastle didn’t need to sell anybody.

So we suppose the wage bill we have at the moment is manageable, and not selling any good players will ensure we have some strength in depth this season, which we didn’t have last season, once all the injuries kicked in.

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Steve McClaren – at press conference yesterday
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Alan Shearer Pleased With Mike Ashley – So Far

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 20 Comments

Newcastle have had a good transfer window, even if we don’t bring in any players before next Tuesday night and with Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Florian Thauvin and Ivan Toney all signed for about £50M, that’s good business in anybody’s book.

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Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley at West Ham game
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