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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 In Shock Move for Top Class Argentine Center-Back

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 56 Comments

Newcastle United are reported to be after Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi, the Argentine International center-back who has 25 caps for his country and who some very big clubs are after.

Nicholas is a very good player who joined Valencia last summer after spending four years at Porto and he’s a highly regarded defender on the continent.

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Nicolas Otamendi – Valencia’s Argentine center-back
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New Signing Comfortable With Steve McClaren

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 16 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken today in the Shields Gazette, and he credits head coach Steve McClaren and goalkeeper Tim Krul as the two people who persuaded him to join Newcastle.

Gini is comfortable with the way McClaren plays the game, after knowing him when he managed FC Twente a couple of times, and Tim Krul has been trying to get him to Newcastle for a number of years now.

Well – it’s all paid of and this classy young player is now a Newcastle player.

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Wijnaldum with McClaren when he signed on at Newcastle
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Aleksandar Mitrovic In Training – Photos

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic started training at Newcastle yesterday for the first time, and here are some photos of him in the Newcastle.

The 20 year-old will likely make his debut for Newcastle on Saturday against Borussia Monchengladbach at St. James’ Park- that will be worth seeing.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic training yesterday at Benton
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Newcastle’s New Away Strip For Next Season

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 146 Comments

What is said to be Newcastle’s new PUMA away strip for next season is starting to do the rounds (again) on the Internet and it’s a white short with light blue trim.

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Newcastle Considering Part Exchange Deal For Charlie Austin

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 27 Comments

There were reports last night that Newcastle would be bidding for QPR striker Charlie Austin this week to try to get the 26 year-old on Tyneside, and there’s new news tonight in the Mail that Newcastle may consider trying to get Austin in a part exchange deal.

The Newcastle player mentioned is Haris Vuckic, the Slovenian International who turns 23 next month, has one year left on his contract and has never really fulfilled the enormous promise he had when Newcastle signed him in January 2009 from Domzale as a 16 year-old.

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Haris Vuckic – in action for Rangers
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Newcastle Have Bid Rejected For 20 Year-Old Frenchman

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 236 Comments

Newcastle made some efforts in the January transfer window to sign AC Milan midfielder M’Baye Niang, but we were not successful in signing the 20 year-old,  who is a French U21 International and well regarded by Chief Scout Graham Carr.

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M’Baye Niang – 20 year-old 6ft French U21 International
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