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

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This Could Be Newcastle’s Unlikely Savior This Season

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 46 Comments

It’s been surprising to us that Cheick Tiote has played so well for Newcastle this year at both Arsenal and last week at home to West Brom, when he combined so well with Jonjo Shelvey.

Both players were Newcastle’s best two performers on the day in our Man of the Match poll, with Shelvey topping the poll.

Jack Colback is back in training now and maybe he will come in at left back for Rolando Aarons to add more experience at the back today?

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Cheick Tiote – Newcastle’s unlikely savior?
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This Player Playing For His Future Today At Chelsea

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Steven Taylor is due to become a free agent in the summer but comparing Steven Taylor and John Terry is a stretch at best and John has been a regular in the Chelsea side since 2000 and he’s played over 700 times for Chelsea.

On the other hand Steven has been in and out of the Newcastle side since 2004 but made only 258 first team appearances for us due to Steven picking up a lot of injuries.

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Steven Taylor – Mr Newcastle is a stretch
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Pundit Unsure Of Newcastle – They Have To Deserve To Stay Up

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal great Thierry Henry has been talking about Newcastle’s plight in the bottom four of the league table almost all season and one of the things he has said is that Newcastle are not a big club because we haven’t won anything since back in 1969.

Thierry also said he would like to see Newcastle avoid relegation this season after we only narrowly escaped  the drop last season under interim coach John Carver.

But he’s not sure we will.

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Thierry Henry – not sure Newcastle will survive
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Here’s Some Good News For Newcastle

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Newcastle have had good news on the injury front and it’s regarding the ankle injury to center-back Chancel Mbemba, which he picked up a week last Wednesday at Goodison Park.

The news is that he could be fit for our next game after today, which is the game at Stoke on Wednesday 2nd March.

Chancel was sent to two different specialists to get a diagnosis of the injury and it seems if he cannot make the Stoke game he will be fit for the home game against Bournemouth.

That’s another must win game against a side in some relegation trouble.


Chancel Mbemba – could make the Stoke game
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Two Return – Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Chelsea?

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 92 Comments

With Newcastle playing so well last week against West Brom and getting the required win – even though it was closer than it should have been,  we don’t think Steve McClaren will be making many changes to the side for tomorrow’s game at Chelsea.

In fact the odds are that it will be an unchanged side.

The only doubt seems to be that Jack Colback is back fit again and the local lad has trained all week,  so it may be that Steve McClaren may prefer his experience at left back in place of Rolando Aarons.

But that would be a little unlucky on Rolando who played very well last Saturday.

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Jack Colback back in training at Benton
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