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

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Breaking News – Commitment From The Newcastle Captain

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 33 Comments

The big news breaking tonight is that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to finish his career at St James’s Park and therefore Newcastle will not be selling the Argentine International this summer, and it looks like he will serve out the last year of his contract on Tyneside.

That will mean Coloccini will have played a full eight years at Newcastle, having been brought in from Spanish side Deportivo for £10.3M back in the summer of 2008, when Kevin Keegan was the manager.

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Fab Coloccini in action last season for Newcastle
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Mbemba – It Was A Great Day And I Was Really Proud….

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 19 Comments

We have made three good signings in the summer so far, but we are still short of a top center-back and if along with Wijnaldum, Mitrovic and Mbemba we had brought in another center-back – such as Joel Matip of Schalke as one example – that would have been the minimum requirements for this summer.

That’s because we would have brought in two center-backs to bolster our weakest position and one striker in – and if Papiss Cisse is to stay – that’s all we probably needed since we also have young Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere.

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Chancel Mbemba in action yesterday
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This Could Be Newcastle’s Back Four For First Few Games

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 19 Comments

Southampton are a good side and they have done well in their friendly games drawing 1-1 with Spanish side RCD Espanyol today in their final friendly.

In the Europa League they are in the third qualifying round and in the first leg at St. Mary’s last Thursday, they beat Vitesse 3-0 and look set to qualify for the group round.

They will play their second leg this Thursday night, so that could even help Newcastle.

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Daryl Janmaat – could he be used at center-back for a few games?
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Saido Berahino Could Be Better Option For Newcastle

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 107 Comments

The Express is reporting today that Newcastle may have turned away from QPR striker Charlie Austin because of their inability to reach a fee with QPR, and could now go after 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

It’s what the Express is calling an exclusive, but whether the report is accurate is another matter.

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Saido Berahino in action for West Brom last season
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Charlie Austin – Why I Am Not Playing For QPR Today

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 62 Comments

We had wondered whether QPR would risk injury to the players they are expecting to leave the club this summer, and both Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer have not been included in the squad to play Atalanta today.

Both players have been linked with Newcastle this summer, although Charlie Austin has been heavily favored to join the Magpies,  if only a fee can only be arranged with QPR for his signature.

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Charlie Austin – not in QPR squad for today’s friendly
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Newcastle In Lead To Sign Exciting Lyon Forward For £10.5M

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 24 Comments

L’Equipe are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in Lyon striker/forward Clinton N’Jie and have made a £10.5M bid for the 21 year-old Cameroon International.

N’Jie has been at Lyon since 2010 and came through their Youth Academy and he is reckoned to be one of the brightest prospect in France at the moment.

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Clinton N’Jie – Newcastle have bid £10.5M
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