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

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Mitrovic Stays With 45 – Newcastle Squad Numbers Released

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 12 Comments

Newcastle have released the squad numbers of the players in the first team squad, and it’s not surprising that Aleksandar Mitrovic, our new young striker, has taken the number 45 shirt, and that’s the number he wore at Anderlecht and Partizan Belgrade – so maybe it’s his lucky number.

Center-forward was number 9 in the old system of 2-3-5 in the olden days, two full backs, three half backs and five forwards.

4+4=9,  so maybe that’s why Aleksandar has taken number 45 – but why didn’t he just settle for 9?

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Aleksandar – has always worn the number 45 shirt
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Remembering Sir Bobby Robson

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 130 Comments

It’s six years today that we lost our former manager Sir Bobby Robson to cancer, only days after a match between an England eleven and a German eleven to commemorate the semifinal of the World Cup in 1990, when we went out on penalties to Germany after extra time ended 1-1.

Sir Bobby Robson was 76 when he died.

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Sir Bobby Robson – Newcastle United manager
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Newcastle Goalkeeper Makes Confident Debut

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 14 Comments

Tim Krul could have his hands full to stay as the Newcastle United number one goalkeeper, but that challenge may not come from new signing Karl Darlow – but from 18 year-old Freddie Woodman, who is on loan at Crawley Town for six months, and the youngster made his debt for them on Wednesday night against non-league team Nuneaton.

Crawley’s Keeper Freddie Woodman seen during the pre season friendly between Nuneaton Town and Crawley Town at Liberty Way in Nuneaton. July 29, 2015. James Boardman / TELEPHOTO IMAGES 07967642437

Freddie Woodman – in action for Crawley Town
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It’s Soon To Be All Change With The Coaching Staff

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 47 Comments

It looks like Andy Woodman will be joining up once again with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace,  if terms can be agreed to pay compensation to Newcastle for Woodman,  who still has five years left on his eight year deal at Newcastle.

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Andy Woodman – expected to join Alan Pardew at Palace
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Newcastle Likely To Announce Striker Signing Today

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 33 Comments

There was news yesterday that Ivan Toney was having his medical at Newcastle United, and it’s likely that Newcastle will announce the signing of the 19 year-old striker from Northampton Town today.

We have been after Toney for some time now, and seem to have beaten off other clubs to his signature.

It helped that he is keen to join Newcastle.

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Ivan Toney – could sign for Newcastle today
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Newcastle Reported After Experienced England International

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 16 Comments

There are several reports that Manchester United’s Ashley Young could be leaving the club after four years on board, with new £25M signing Memphis Depay having pushed Young down the pecking order at the Red Devils.

The Daily Star is reporting that Newcastle are interested in the winger, and we have been after Frecnh U21 Florian Thauvin of Marseilles,  but have not had success getting him to Tyneside – not yet anyway.

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Ashley Young in action last season for Manchester United
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