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

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Steve McClaren Raves About Newcastle Youngster

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 · 27 Comments

Steve McClaren reminds us just a little bit of Sir Bobby Robson,  in that he’s very congenial and likable and knows a lot about football and how to handle people, and can talk endlessly about the game and players and  is always interesting.

Steve was on a call-in in yesterday on BBC Radio Newcastle Total Sports, and talked about a wide range of subjects.

All Newcastle fans should have a listen to what Steve had to say – the playback is here.

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Rolando Aarons in action against Borussia Monchengladbach
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Steve McClaren’s Call In – Full Audio

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 · 48 Comments

With the Internet these days you can get radio stations all around the world including those in Newcastle.

For those who missed the call-in yesterday of Steve McClaren, here is a link to the audio – it started at around 6:00 pm Newcastle time so it’s about 30 minutes in.

But you can hear traffic reports around Newcastle last night for those who are thousands of miles away from home base around the world – it brings back memories.


Steve McClaren – Newcastle head coach

Here it is.

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Ashley Has Kept His Promise – It’s So Far So Good

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 · 26 Comments

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has so far kept his promise made on Sky Sports an hour before our last game kicked off against West Ham on May 24th, when we could have been relegated having taken only one point from the previous ten games played.

Ashley said that we would make our luck from now on, and since then the club have fired John Carver and Steve Stone and hired in Steve McClaren who has brought in a very good coaching staff.

We have also spent big money on bringing in three very good players a defender, a creative midfielder and a striker.

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Mike Ashley – during Sky Sports Interview
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Mitrovic – I’ve Always Loved Newcastle – Shearer One Of The Best Ever

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 79 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been interviewed in the Mirror  and he is said he is ready for the physical game ion England and he expects to be kicked by opposing defenders but he says he will kick back.

In fact Aleksandar seems to be looking forward to the physicality of the England game.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – at St. James’ Park Open day
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Former Newcastle Player Gives Austin Good Advice

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 22 Comments

Lee Bowyer joined Newcastle as a free agent in July, 2003 when Sir Bobby Robson was manager and Lee had an extremely successful spell at the then dominant Leeds United, whom he joined when he was 19 years old.

Lee left Newcastle  three years later and joined West Ham after playing 98 times for the Magpies with 11 goals.

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Lee Bowyer – when at Newcastle
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McClaren Wants To Build Team Around This Specimen Of A Man

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 53 Comments

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren spent an hour on BBS Radio Newcastle taking call form fans – a thing that were popular when Sir Bobby Robson managed the club, and one of the things that came out of that was that he has told Lee Charnley that Newcastle must keep Moussa Sissoko.

It also seems that Moussa is more than happy these days although we keep seeing ridiculous reports from the north-west about whether Liverpool or Manchester City will be the ones who sign Sissoko this month.

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Moussa Sissoko consoling Cisse on Saturday
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