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

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No Sympathy From Pardew – It’s A Tough Job For McClaren

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 105 Comments

Alan Pardew was under enormous pressure a number of times when he was Newcastle United manager and we always thought his biggest asset was that he was so tough mentally and also so single-minded.

And if you are a Premier League manager these days there’s no room for weaklings in the mental health area – that’s for sure.

It’s a gruesome job and even tougher at an iconic club like (the famous) Newcastle United and we haven’t done well for over three years now and we’ve been pretty hopeless since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked back in 2004 for only finishing in 5th place.

Freddy Shepherd will never live that down.

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Alan Pardew – while on Tyneside
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Newcastle Paid Out 7th Most To Agents This Summer

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 7 Comments

We’re starting to understand why Lee Charnley came out and said that Newcastle paid out £52.6M in transfer fees in the summer, because it turns out almost£6M of that was to agents and what they call intermediaries.

In other words people who have to be paid to get the player on Tyneside.

The amount was just under £6M (£5,946,031) and that corresponds with £3,876,250 in the previous year which is measured in the timeframe from 1st October through September 30th so includes both transfer windows – but of course we didn’t buy anybody in January.

PL clubs paid out just short of £130M in total fees to intermediaries – some people are getting very rich in this game.

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Lee Charnley – Managing Director – did the deals
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Our Man Of The Match – In From The Cold

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Our winner for the Man of the Match poll after the disaster at Selhurst Park on Saturday in south London is somebody who hasn’t started a game for a long while – Papiss Cisse.

But Papiss managed to score his second goal of the season after just 10 minutes and he had said recently that as long as he was given playing time he would score goals and Papiss was true to his word on Saturday.

And because of the surrender for the second week running, Cisse hasn’t been given the credit for what was a good opportunist goal – and Daryl Janmaat set the goal up with a terrific cross when there looked no danger at all to Crystal Palace.

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Papiss Cisse – excellent goal after just 10 minutes
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Newcastle Must Change Strategy – Sign This Striker In January

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 35 Comments

Is seems that Mike Ashley will allow quite a bit of money to be spent in the January transfer window in an attempt to bolster what looks like a weak squad, which at the moment doesn’t seem good enough to stay in the Premier League.

And the players Newcastle bring in must be able to produce immediately otherwise they will not be able to help the team.

And there’s news that Steve McClaren wants to bring in British players who already have experience in the Premier League – so that’s a good sign.

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Charlie Austin at QPR – would be great buy fo us
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No Panic At Newcastle But 2015 Record Means A Huge Crisis

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 114 Comments

Newcastle are in a  crisis again and it´s hard to deny that after two of the worst performance we have seen from  a Newcastle side and they were in consecutive games.

One of the things that is just unforgivable at Newcastle is is when players give up the fight and too many Newcastle players have given up in the last two games and any neutral observer watching Newcastle would think we were favorites of all 20 PL clubs for relegation.

That´s how bad we have looked – and the players have looked hopeless in those game with the defense sometimes looking comical.

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Mike Ashley in May – we want to win something
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