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

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This Is A Shock Move By Steve McClaren – If True

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments

There is a report tonight that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is ready to recall Adam Armstrong from his loan spell at Coventry and use him in the Newcastle first team in the hope presumably that he can score some goals for us.

But if it’s true that almost sounds like a panic move by McClaren and we be very surprised if this story has much truth to it.

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Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry
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Report Out Of Italy Cannot Possibly Be True

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 35 Comments

A day or so ago there was a report in Calciomercato that Newcastle were in secret talks with 39 year-old Clarence Seedorf, the former Milan and Netherlands midfielder to take over the head coach position at Newcastle from Steve McClaren.

This story has been reported in various outlets now and we cannot believe for one minute there’s any truth in the report.

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Clarence Seedorf – when AC Milan head coach
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Players Angry After Game – When It Counts For Nothing

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 90 Comments

Moussa Sissoko has been interviewed by nufcTV and he has spoken of his anger  and the players’ anger after the game when we were basically taken apart by Leicester –  a side that was on 19 points and bottom of the league in early April.

Our question we would have is why were the players not angry during the game when something could have been done about the woeful and inept performance that was simply unacceptable and not good enough.

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Moussa Sissoko – shielding the ball on Saturday
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This Targeted Striker May Not Be Suitable Signing In January

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Newcastle were linked with Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi back in the summer of 2013 when then Director of Football Joe Kinnear was supposed to be looking at him as a potential buy for Newcastle.

There were reports while he was still at Standard Liege as a 19 year-old in that summer that he would cost Newcastle £3M – but we didn’t sign him, but that hasn’t stopped the club remaining interested in the player.

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Michy Batshuayi – 22 year-old Belgium International
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Newcastle Player Delighted To Be Back Home

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 26 Comments

It was a good move to send Gael Bigirimana on loan to his former club Coventry City and after their 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon against former leaders Gillingham they now sit on top of League One – 3 points above Gillingham.

Gael came on in the second half and he got a good welcome back from fans of his home town club.

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Gael Bigirimana in Newcastle colors
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January Now A Crucial Transfer Window For Newcastle

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Siem De Jong, Yoan Gouffran, Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles all played for the Newcastle U21 side at Darsley Park last night and that was good news to keep them match fit, and we expect Karl Darlow to be on the bench at Crystal Palace.

With Newcastle in a precarious position in the league table,  we expect there to be some Board meetings before January to decide on who we are going to bring into the squad to try to stave off relegation.

From what we have seen so far it looks like we´ll be in a fight all season to avoid the drop.

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Steve McClaren trying to choke himself on Saturday
Yes – it was that bad

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