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

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Pardew Wants Ben Arfa Out – You’re Surplus To Requirements

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 126 Comments

There is news doing the rounds that Alan Pardew has told Hatem Ben Arfa that he is surplus to requirements at Newcastle United, and he wants him out of the club by 11:00 pm tonight.

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Alan Pardew and Ben Arfa in happier times
It’s not like this any more between them
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Newcastle Move In For Top New Center-Back Target

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 279 Comments

There is news coming through that Newcastle United are trying to arrange a season long loan deal for Manchester City’s Matija Nastasic, and if that news is correct -  it could be a really good loan signing for the Magpies.

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Matija Nastasic – 21 year-old Man City center-back
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Does Newcastle Defender Leaving Mean We Have Replacement?

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 11 Comments

There are lots of reports out there that Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set to take a medical at Italian club Roma, before the transfer window closes tonight, and go out on a season long loan but surely we will only let Mapou go if we have another centre-back coming in – otherwise we will be left with only three experienced center-backs for this season.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – in action for Newcastle last season
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Going After This Striker Shows Newcastle Are Desperate

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 34 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with Jermaine Defoe a number of times in the past, including last summer, but if the news is correct today, then Newcastle are in for the striker who will turn 32 next month.

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Jermaine Defoe – in England colors
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Pardew – Targets Are There But It’s The Finances

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 255 Comments

Alan Pardew has sounded optimistic today about Newcastle being able to sign at least one new player  - the last day of the summer transfer window.

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Neil Warnock and Alan Pardew on Saturday
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Celtic Want To Keep Top Defender – But He Wants To Leave

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 29 Comments

There was news over the weekend that Virgil van Dijk wants to leave Celtic and try his luck south of the border in the English Premier League, but Celtic are anxious to keep the talented 23 year-old Dutch defender at the club.


Virgil van Dijk – staying put?
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This Defender Could Still Stay At Newcastle

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 7 Comments

Our defense didn’t look too good on Saturday, so it wouldn’t be in Newcastle’s best interests if we allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to go out on loan for the season,  if we don’t bring in another center-back today.

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Toby Alderweireld – Saints favorites to get him?
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This Altercation At Newcastle Cannot Be Allowed To Continue

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 16 Comments

There’s a bit of a circus going on at Newcastle this season, in case you hadn’t noticed, and it’s because of the falling out of Ben Arfa and manager Alan Pardew.

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Ben Arfa – integrate him back into first team squad
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