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

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Pundit Predicts More Woe For NewcastleThis Season

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · No Comments

We haven’t seen many pundits be too positive about Newcastle for this season, after we seemed to have a strong transfer window, spent a net of £52.6M and brought in four good first team players in Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin.

Last season was an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans, after we had a very poor start with just four draws and four points in our first 7 league games – and that was after we had lost seven of our last eight games in the previous season.


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Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit
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Newcastle Player Suffers Another Injury

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Paul Dummett has suffered some kind of injury setback as he tries to come back from a hamstring injury he picked up last May, and he had returned to full training a couple of weeks ago.

But all is not well with Paul, and the Shields Gazette is reporting today he is being assessed by the Newcastle medical staff.

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Paul Dummett in action against West Ham in May
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Steve McClaren Has A Big Challenge With This Player

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments

Newcastle fans have appreciated the enthusiasm and skill they have seen from new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, but he’s been a bit of a liability in his first few games for Newcastle, picking up two yellow cards and then a straight red card against Arsenal – which lost us the game – and now he’s going to be out for three games through suspension.

The Serbian needs to settle down, but we are afraid he’s already a marked man by referees, and we’ll just have to wait and see whether he can have more control on the field, when he returns.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off against Arsenal
We’d much rather see him scoring goals

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Sissoko Preferred Newcastle Stay This Summer – Here’s Why

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 24 Comments

There’s a report in FootMercato today that Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham apparently made approaches to Newcastle to try to sign Moussa Sissoko this summer, although Tottenham were the only club to lodge a bid, which Newcastle turned down.

So at least we kept one of our best players, and in fact kept all the players we wanted to keep over the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko in action this season
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Joey Barton – It’s Fantastic Business For Newcastle

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 147 Comments

Joey Barton certainly seems to think that French U21 International Florian Thauvin is a good buy for Newcastle.

The 22-year-old was one of four senior players who Newcastle signed in the summer for what Lee Charnley has said was £52.6M in net transfer fees.

Florian was signed for around £14.5M from Marseilles.

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Florian Thauvin – an exceptional young player
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If This Happens, Austin Will Not Be Joining Newcastle

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 78 Comments

QPR seem to be working on how they can protect their valuable asset called Charles Austin, because as things stand at the moment, Charlie will be available to talk to clubs in January, because his current contract runs out next summer, when he will become a free agent.

So it’s not surprising that QPR are trying to get Charlie to sign a new deal,  that will mean QPR can still ask for a big transfer fee if the player leaves QPR for a PL club in the next year.

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Charlie Austin – will he sign new deal at QPR?
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