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

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Steve McClaren Explains The Team He Wants At Newcastle

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 89 Comments

We have seen over the last two league games that Newcastle have become very strong in defense, so it looks like Steve McClaren and his coaching staff are turning what was a negative over the last three seasons into a positive.

And Newcastle have looked very well organized and we keep a good shape on the field and that’s all good to see after four league games, and it shows the team are well coached by the new team.

But we don’t have many points on the board, but the head coach today has said we’ll look at how we are doing after 10 league games – hopefully we will be in the top half of the table by then.

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Steve McClaren – judge us after 10 games
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Report That Cisse To Stay – German Striker Not Coming

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 9 Comments

It looks like Peter Graves of Sky Sports reporter Peter Graves started the rumor that Newcastle were likely to bring Pierre-Michel Lasogga in from Hamburger SV on Saturday, and now it looks like he’s making news by saying this will not happen.

That’s a good way to keep the news coming and going.

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Papiss Cisse – will stay at Newcastle?
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Poll: Verdict Of Fans On Mitrovic Red Card

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 125 Comments

It was a huge blow to Newcastle, when seemingly out of nothing Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off after only 16 minutes on Saturday against Arsenal – and the game as a competition was over because of the referee’s actions.

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Oh no – it’s a red card

We have conducted a poll and it seems that about two fans in three think it was a poor decision by Andre Marriner.

Of course that doesn’t help us much,  as we lose another game after having a player sent off in the first half.

Here’s the results of our poll.

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If No Surprises By Tuesday Night – Newcastle In Decent Shape

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 20 Comments

Steve McClaren has reiterated that he doesn’t expect any new players to come through the door, and that it would be a surprise if we signed somebody before Tuesday night.

And Steve added – you cannot discount surprises happening in football.

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Steve McClaren looks bemused on Saturday
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These Were Newcastle’s Best Five Players On Saturday

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 30 Comments

Tim Krul has come right back into top form under Steve McClaren, after having a poor time of it under interim coach John Carver last season, and Tim again made a number of top class saves on Saturday against Arsenal, just as he had at Old Trafford.

And Chancel Mbemba was back at center-back, with Steven Taylor being unlucky not to keep his place, but Chancel put in another good game of positional play and strong tacking as the Newcastle defense again looked strong and resilient.

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Tim Krul saves from Theo Walcott on Saturday
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No Change – Newcastle Will Always Show Spirit And Fight

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 14 Comments

For the second weekend running Newcastle showed considerable spirit and fight on Saturday in the 1-0 defeat at home by Arsenal, but the big factor on Saturday was the sending off of Aleksandar Mitrovic after 16 minutes, and it was always going to be hard to get anything out of the game with 10 men.

But we ended up losing only 1-0 through an own goal from Fab Coloccini as an Oxlade-Chamberlain shot was deflected into the goal after 52 minutes.

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Steve McClaren on sideline on Saturday
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