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

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McClaren On Thauvin – A Great Addition To The Club

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Steve McClaren in his press conference today covered a wide range of issues, as the questions came in thick and fast on a number of different topics.

One of the things Steve emphasized was that Newcastle would have to be better than we were last week in those first 20 minutes, and we’d have to be better in holding the ball than we were at Old Trafford, if we are to have any chance of getting a result tomorrow against Arsenal.

At one point in the press conference, Steve said Newcastle were about 50% of where we need to be in last week’s game – if we are to be a really good side.

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Florian Thauvin – has played very well so far
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McClaren Happy With This Part Of Newcastle Team

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 15 Comments

In his press conference today Steve McClaren has said we are not interested in 22 year-old Wolves striker Benik Afobe, who Newcastle have been linked over the last few weeks.

We have also been linked with Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, who is also 22, and since Charlie Austin wasn’t mentioned we assume Newcastle are no longer interested in the 26 year-old..

Steve has also said he doesn’t expect to lose any players he wants to keep – before the transfer window slams shut next Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

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Papiss Cisse – going nowhere before Tuesday night
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Steve McClaren To Keep Newcastle Squad Intact

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Steve McClaren is giving his press conference at the moment, and he has given out some information on the transfer window which ends on Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

Steve has said he doesn’t expect to lose any players by then (that he wants to keep).

If we can keep players like Cheick Tiote, Mike Williamson, Papiss Cisse and Gabby Obertan at Newcastle, then these players can still do a job for Newcastle this season, and the first three have ample experience in the Premier League and have been starters for Newcastle.

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Steve McClaren – giving his press conference today
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It Feels Like A New Era For Newcastle United

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 73 Comments

Steven Taylor has a good chance of keeping his place tomorrow when we entertain Arsenal, and we will try to beat the Gunners for the first time in five years.

That last time we did that was in early November of 2010, when an Andy Carroll headed goal did it for us, and Chris Hughton was still the manager.

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Steven Taylor in action last Saturday at Old Trafford
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Upbeat Newcastle Star Impressed With New Signings

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 38 Comments

26 year-old Daryl Janmaat may find himself on the bench tomorrow for the tough game at home to Arsenal.

And with Newcastle getting an excellent point at Old Trafford last weekend, the lads have a chance of maybe going one better against the Gunners tomorrow.

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Daryl Janmaat scoring Newcastle’s 3rd goal last Tuesday night
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McClaren – My Players Died For Newcastle Last Weekend

Friday, August 28th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Newcastle put in what turned out to be a tremendous performance at Old Trafford last Saturday to get a good 0-0 draw, and we had a three on one breakaway in stoppage time, but missed a great opportunity to come away with a win for the second time in three years in that fixture.

That came right after Chris Smalling had hit the post with a header from a corner.

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Steve McClaren on the touchline at Old Trafford
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