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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 Must Get A Grip On Discipline

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 46 Comments

Last season it was injuries and lack of discipline that ravaged the Newcastle squad, and as well as suffering more injuries than any other side in the Premier League, we also lost players like Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Papiss Cisse, among others, because of their lack of control on the field.

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Tim Krul saving from Theo Walcott
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Steve McClaren’s Post Game Interview – Video

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 133 Comments

Here is Steve McClaren’s interview after the game today, when for the second time in three games we had a player sent off in the first half – and that was the game – we lost 1-0 with an own goal after 52 minutes from the unlucky Coloccini.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – sent off today

But the lads played well once again and were very tight at the back, after last week’s heroic 0-0 draw at Old Trafford when we managed to keep 11 men on the pitch.

With 11 men on the pitch today, and the way we played, Newcastle could have been in this game today, and the red card was very unfortunate – and after only 16 minutes!

It looked ominous early on when referee Marriner gave Moussa Sissoko a yellow card after only two minutes, and it was for a challenge that didn’t even look like a foul.

The standard of referring in the world’s most popular sports league has to improve,  and quickly too.

Here is Steve McClaren’s interview after the game when he talks about the red card.

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McClaren Considering Appeal Against Mitrovic Red Card

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 85 Comments

Andre Marriner sent off Serbian International striker Aleksandar Mitrovic today after only 16 minutes and that was the game right there – and it was the second time in three league games we have had a player sent off in the first half of the game.

As Steve McClaren says it’s difficult to win PL games when you only have ten men on the field.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic getting red card
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Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 – Video Highlights

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 153 Comments

Here are the video highlights of the game today.

https://vimeo.com/137689014

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McClaren – Red Card Was Harsh – I Don’t Want To Criticize But..

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 24 Comments

Newcastle were hard done by today and referee Marriner has to take the responsibility for spoiling this game after 16 minutes when he sent off Aleksandar Mitrovic – and may be Newcastle will appeal the straight red card, which was nothing more than a clumsy challenge from Mitrovic with no intent to harm Francis Coquelin.

In the first 26 minute she also booked another three Newcastle players and ended up booking six Newcastle players before the game was out – he booked one Arsenal player.

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Steve McClaren and Paul Simpson on sideline today
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Poll: Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 1-0 Loss To Arsenal?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 · 67 Comments

It was another disappointing result for Newcastle today and for the second time in four games we had a man sent off in the first half of a Premier League game.

This time it was Mitrovic who was shown a straight red card after just 16 minutes, and will now miss the next three games.

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Chamberlain after his shot was deflected in by Coloccini for an own goal
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