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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 Is The Real Question To Ask About Alan Pardew

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 41 Comments

There’s recent discussion about whether the Sack Pardew crew were right in protesting to get Alan Pardew out of the club after we went seven games without winning last season and we’ve read some revisionism articles in the local papers.

It was time for a change, but we shouldn’t have let Pardew leave at the beginning of the year half-way through season,  when we didn’t have a ready-made replacement to bring in.

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Alan Pardew – doing so well at Palace
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Why Would Newcastle Want To Sign This French International?

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 28 Comments

We’re not sure at all why we are being linked with former Newcastle right back Mathieu Debuchy who is now warming the bench at the Gunners after leaving Newcastle about fifteen months ago for £12M.

And Newcastle took £5M of that fee and brought in Dutch International Daryl Janmaat as the replacement and he was our Player of the Season in his first season on Tyneside and he’s been in decent form in the last few games for Newcastle this season.

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Mathieu Debuchy – on bench at Arsenal
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If Things Don’t Improve Soon Ashley Will Have To Step In

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 70 Comments

It looked at the time that Mike Ashley had made a couple of good decisions after Newcastle almost sensationally were relegated when Lee Charnley put John Carver in charge of the side in Jnauary, and he got one point from 10 games, upset the players who were hopeless and we were almost relegated.

John also upset the fans with the ridiculous statements he made in front of the TV cameras at every press conference.

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Mike Ashley – on Sky Sports on May 24th
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It Would Be A Mistake To Sell This Top Player In January

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 16 Comments

There are various reports out today that AC Milan are in the race to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, and they originate from a report in the Italian media in Calciomercato.

Moussa is the one who keeps saying that he wants to play for a Champions League side and with Inter-Milan currently second top of the Italian League under new manager Roberto Mancini they will have a decent chance of qualifying for that competition this season.

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Moussa Sissoko – in training
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Newcastle Making January Plans – But Board Must Do This

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 70 Comments

So far it doesn’t look like the £52M net spent in the summer has done much at all for the Newcastle side, with our defense still too weak and our attack not able to score enough goals.

Newcastle have the lowest number of points (3), the lowest number of goals scored (6) and the most goals conceded (17) and therefore the worst goal difference at -11, after only eight games played.

There’s nothing like the facts to concentrate the mind.

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Lee Charnley Board must fix weaknesses – nothing else
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These Two Players Can Save Newcastle Before Christmas

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 · 15 Comments

While we haven’t got many points on the board Newcastle have played three or four decent games this season, when the team has looked resilient, but they have been few and far between.

Steve McClaren and the coaches must work on the defense and try to get the side playing better than we’ve performed  in the first eight games and conceded a massive 17 goals already this season.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – a budding leader at the club
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