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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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Can Newcastle Beat Manchester United – Poll

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 67 Comments

It would be great if we can get a second win in a  row against Manchester United on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park.

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Louis van Gaal vs John Carver
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Newcastle Tracking 6′ 2″ Nigerian Striker

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments

There was news yesterday that Newcastle are interested in 25 year-old 6’2″ striker Odion Ighalo,  after his impressive spell this season with Watford, after he initially went on loan from Udinese for the season, but Watford decided to make the deal permanent last October.

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Odion Ighalo - 25 year-old Nigerian striker
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Newcastle In For Senegal International Defender

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 60 Comments

Newcastle were reported to be interested in Genk midfielder  Kara Mbodj in December and January,  and news today that Newcastle are continuing to watch the 25 year-old, with a view to signing him over the summer.

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Kara Mbodj – 6’4″ Gent defender
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Defender Is Our Man Of The Match

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 10 Comments

After 700 votes cast by Sunday morning, Fab Coloccini was leading our poll for Man of the Match – but now Daryl Janmaat, who laid on that great cross for Papiss Cisse to score,  is our Man of the Match for the vital win against Aston Villa on Saturday with 36% of the vote.

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Daryl Janmaat in action on Saturday
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Newcastle Hero Now Likely To Play On Wednesday

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 67 Comments

It;s looking like there is every chance that John Carver will play Jonas Gutierrez in the first team for the first time since he made a 71st minute substitute at Cardiff City on October 5th of 2013 when we won that game 2-1 with two goals from Loic Remy.

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A fit looking Jonas greeted by fans as he takes his seat on the bench
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Prodigy Injured Again – It Could Have All Been Avoided

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments

It’s never a good thing when you bring a player back too early from an injury – especially a hamstring injury – but that’s what Newcastle did at the end of October against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, and it was even against medical advice.

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Rolando Aarons in action at Manchester City
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Surprising News For Newcastle On The Injury Front

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

John Carver had said after the 1-0 win at home to Aston Villa on Saturday that he thought Massadio Haidara, who was carried off on a stretcher after an hour with a  knee problem, would be fit for the game on Wednesday night at home to Manchester United, and the player himself has said himself he is fit to go against the Red Devils.

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Massadio Haidara being stretchered off on Saturday
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It Was Fitting This Player Got Newcastle The 3 Points

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 · 20 Comments

We don’t know where Newcastle would be if the great Papiss Cisse hadn’t managed to get 11 Premier League goals this season for us, and Papiss has scored more than one third of Newcastle’s 32 goals in the league this term.

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Papiss Cisse after scoring his 41st goal for Newcastle
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