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

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Hughton On Whether Magpies Have What’s Needed In Championship

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 · 12 Comments

Chris Hughton didn’t think Newcastle were great on Saturday in the 2-0 win, but he saw some of the characteristics teams need in the Championship to get promoted – and he saw a lot of those in the way Newcastle played.

Chris saw an efficiency with Newcastle and an ability to score goals which should stand us in good stead this season.

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Rafa Benitez and Chris Hughton on the sidelines on Saturday
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Rafa – This Player Has To Stay At Newcastle Now

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 · 20 Comments

Yoan Gouffran appeared only 9 times for Newcastle last season under Steve McClaren, but he seems to be completely rejuvenated under Rafa Benitez and has started the last four games for Newcastle – all wins.

Yoan has entered the last year of his four and a half year contract since he signed on for us in January, 2013 from Bordeaux.

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Yoan Gouffran – a revelation this season
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Talks At An Advanced Stage For Newcastle’s Next Summer Signing

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Newcastle have managed to get both 33 year-old Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy and 24 year-old Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar over the line today and both players were announced as Newcastle players.

That brings to eleven the number of new players who have arrived at Newcastle this summer in Rafa Benitez’ first transfer window at the club.

The window closes on Wednesday night at 11:00 pm and it is expected we will get at least one new player signed before then.

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Christian Atsu in Ghana’s colors
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17th Player This Summer To Leave Newcastle Imminently

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 · 21 Comments

Newcastle’s Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote has flown to Turkey to tie up a deal to move to Galatasaray early this coming week and the fee is small – reported to be about 1.5M for the 52 times capped International central midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract on Tyneside.

The Mail had reported a few days ago that two Premier league clubs – Hull City and Burnley were interested in signing the player, but it seems the Turkish giants have beaten both English clubs to the player, although the Chronicle is reporting Cheick does have more than one offer on the table – but we suppose this is the best one for him.

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Rafa Benitez with Cheick Tiote last season
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Newcastle Announce 11th Signing – Now Signed A Full Team

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Newcastle have announced their second signing of the day and our 11th signing of the summer, and the  third new arrival in just four days – so those of you who said Rafa would be building a complete new side on Tyneside were right – the manager has now signed 11 players.

24 year-old Moroccan International left-back Achraf Lazaar become our 11th signing of this summer and we still have over three days left in the transfer window – he signed on  for five years.

The fee is though to be £3M for a player who was in the last year of his contract at Palermo.

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Achraf Lazaar  – 24 year-old Moroccan International defender
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