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

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Let’s Dedicate This Great Win To Our Two Missing Fans

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 104 Comments

It was a wonderful display by Newcastle today in front of a packed St. James’ Park and it would be appropriate at the end of this season – which has been very tough – to dedicate this great win today to our two of our most dedicated fans – John Alder and Liam Sweeney.

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John Alder and Liam Sweeney

John and Liam lost their lives literally supporting Newcastle United, when their passenger jet MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday July 17th, 2014 by rebels, as they were traveling to support the team in New Zealand during pre-season.

We’re sure they would have been looking down today on St. James’ Park in what was an emotional end to the season and a great display from our lads.

Rest in peace John and Liam – we will never forget you.

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Ashley’s Interview – I Want To Win Something At Newcastle

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 18 Comments

There was a surprise interview before th game today from Mike Ashley – maybe the first one he’s ever given, and it was before today’s game – after which there were protests against the owner – as promised by the AshleyOut crew – took place.

But let’s be very clear – the sell-out crowd were simply magnificent today – as the players showed pride. guts and spirit, and got what was needed today – q win – and we even moved up two places to finish 15th on on 39 points – although that was our second lowest points total ever in the Premier League.

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Mike Ashley at today’s game
He showed real emotion during the game 

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Charnley Must Now Appoint A Talented Experinced Head Coach

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 96 Comments

It’s all very emotional at the moment, with our players showing today they do have guts and fight when they put their mind to it, even though they left it to the last game of the season – but let’s be honest – it was an unbelievable win by Newcastle United today – it could only happen on Tyneside.

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Lee Charnley – will appoint new head coach soon
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Newcastle United 2 West Ham 0 – Full Video Highlights

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 69 Comments

May 24th 2015 - Newcastle, UK - NEWCASTLE V WEST HAM - Newcastle Gutiierrez scores  against West Ham  2-0 PIcture by Ian Hodgson/Daily Mail

Jonas after scoring vital second goal after 85 minutes – what a guy!

Here are the video highlights of today’s game with Newcastle missing a number of chances but still securing a 2-0 win with goals from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez, and we survived the drop –  and saved the club around £80M in the process.

You can put the video on full screen too and the new strips look good.

You may have to wait of the advert – but it’s worth the wait!

After the Jonas Gutierrez goal it’s really so emotional – they need to make a film on what Jonas has done over the last two years – what a hero.
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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Sensational Win?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 12 Comments

There’s nothing quite like a motivated Newcastle United side when they are playing at home in front of over 52,000 screaming mad Geordies,  and the lads got the job done this afternoon with a good 2-0 win against the Hammers,  and played extremely well under such a tough situation, and we got our first win in 11 games.

But it was when it really mattered and the lads should get the plaudits for playing so well, and we almost scored from the kick-off from Riviere – so we though the lads looked ready.

Good goals from Moussa Sissoko and the brave and courageous  Jonas Gutierrez got the job done, and we finished in 15th place with Hull taking the drop.

Did I say we finished above Sunderland and Aston Villa,  who were both beaten today and  the amazing Leicester City won 5-1 at home to relegated QPR.

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Moussa turns after scoring great first goal with header
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Gutierrez The Hero – Vurnon Anita Unbelievable In 2-0 Win

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 · 44 Comments

We all admired Jonas Gutierrez for his gutsy fight against testicular cancer and now Jonas along with a brilliant Vurnon Anita inspired Newcastle to a fantastic 2-0 win on the last day of the season, that not only saved us but sent us up two places in the league table to 15th above Sunderland as we won with second half goals for Moussa Sissoko (54 mins) and Jonas (84 mins) himself.

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The great Jonas Gutierrez released our safety with late goal
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