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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’s Big Mistake In Pre-Season

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 · 55 Comments

There were always questions about whether Fabricio Coloccini even wanted to stay at Newcastle in the summer when he didn’t play one minute in pre-season and there were constant rumors that he was destined to join former manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace.

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Steve McClaren – head in hands  
It doesn’t give fans any confidence to see Steve doing this
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Daryl Janmaat Picks Up Knee Injury

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 · 24 Comments

Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat was recalled to the Dutch Squad by new manager Danny Blind for their final two European Championship qualifiers and the 25 year-old has withdrawn from the squad with a knee injury.

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Daryl Janmaat – knee injury
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This Newcastle Player Pressing The Limits Of Patience

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 · 17 Comments

Every transfer window when Moussa goes away with the French squad he’s interviewed by the French media and every time they get him talking about possibly leaving Newcastle and every time he mentions he wants to play in the Champions League.

It’s been no different this time around for the 26 year-old French International and he’s had a long interview with French TV cable channel Canal+ and yes – he’s said he wants to play for a Champions League club.

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Moussa Sissoko in French colors
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There’s Only One Newcastle Goal For This Season

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 · 11 Comments

While it’s been another depressing start to the season coming after the disasters of last season, which was one of the worst in Newcastle’s Premier league history – we still have hope that things can pick up this season.

But when you consider we are 6 points from safety (taking into account our goal difference) after only eight games played – it’s not a good start so far this season.


Lee Charnley – he will be under pressure
That’s a strange smile

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Shearer Still Concerned About Newcastle´s Big Weakness

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 33 Comments

Alan Shearer has done a quick review of Newcastle’s transfer window in the summer, but Alan – like a number of fans – still thinks we have a defense that is simply  too weak.

Alan does like what he’s seen so far of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, although the Newcastle legend says it’s still too early to judge him.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – has been a threat
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Unsympathetic And Worried Alan Shearer Blasts Newcastle

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Alan Shearer, like a number of battle weary Newcastle fans – fears that the club may be headed for another relegation fight this season – the third in the last four seasons, and the former England and Newcastle striker fears we may go down to the Championship in May.

If that happens it will be an absolute tragedy and the Newcastle Board will take the hit because they were given the money to fix the squad in the summer and the team still has a number of major weaknesses.

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Alan Shearer – blasts Newcastle team
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