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

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Newcastle Trying To Close Deals For Four Players

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 91 Comments

Newcastle United are reported to be still interested in signing Florian Thauvin, even though a £12M bid by the Magpies was turned down by Marseilles,  who are said to value their winger at £15M.

That’s not a huge gap to close, so maybe a slightly higher bid by Newcastle could still clinch the deal, although Tottenham are now said to also be interested.

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Florian Thauvin – Newcastle £3M short of Marseilles valuation
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Newcastle Surprisingly Lose 2-1 To York

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 29 Comments

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Newcastle went down 2-1 to York City tonight in what was a surprising result, after Newcastle started the game as though they were going to win the match in a canter.

But with two goals in four minutes after 16 minutes from the home side – those goals changed the game – and Newcastle after 20 minutes were stunned to find themselves 2-0 down to the League Two side, after having it all their way in the first 16 minutes.

The Newcastle defense was again porous and Newcastle have to strengthen central defense soon and bring in another top center-back in addition to Mbemba.

Perez pulled one back for the visitors after 75 minutes, but Newcastle couldn’t get that second goal to at least save face, and that was York”s first win in pre-season.
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Aleksandar Mitrovic Starts At York City

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 271 Comments

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It’s been a hectic pre-season for Newcastle (too many games) and after playing at Sheffield United on Sunday, Newcastle will play York City tonight at Bootham Crescent on what will be a rain-sodden pitch.

Steve McClaren has just announced his team and there will be chances given to a number of fringe players – Bigirimana, Ferguson, Satka and Abeid all start – and new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic gets his first start and first appearance for the Magpies tonight.

The senior players are being held back for the final game of pre-season against Borussia Monchengladbach at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon – 3:00pm kick-off – and then there will be 8 days before we host Southampton in our Premier league kick-off.
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Newcastle Keep Bidding – But Another Offer Turned Down

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 131 Comments

There is a report in French publication RMC that says Newcastle have made another bid for long term target Florian Thauvin, but that the bid has been turned down by Marseilles, so if the news is true then Newcastle are continuing to try to add new players to the squad.

The report suggests Newcastle bid around €17M for the Frenchman, which is around £12M – and that’s a very decent bid for the 22 year-old French winger.

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Florian Thauvin – Newcastle bid rejected
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Newcastle Fans Want To Keep This Experienced Midfielder

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 23 Comments

We thought that Cheick Tiote was almost certain to be sold this summer, after having a season interrupted by injury and not playing for us for the second half of the season at all.

That was after he had picked up a knee injury at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in early February, while playing for Ivory Coast.

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Cheick Tiote – in training at Newcastle
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Review – Newcastle Have Done Well – But Still Need More Players

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 83 Comments

Newcastle have done well so far this season in getting two top players through the door – Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic – and they cost £27M for the two, and we should be able to get Chancel Mbemba signed by the end of the week once the FA gives approval for his visa.

That’s three good players through the door for around £35.5M – but we still need three more good players for it to be the summer transfer window we were all hoping for.

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Wijnaldum and Mitrovic already signed
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