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

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Newcastle Announce Second Signing Of The Day

Friday, July 1st, 2016 · 68 Comments

Just come back from breakfast with one of my sons Paul and would you believe it – our second signing of the day and 26 year-old Matt Ritchie is now a Newcastle player.


That’s three players signed in the last three days and all good signings and more to come next week – hopefully a couple of very good defenders.

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Matt Ritchie – third signing this week
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New Signing Cannot Believe He’s Made It To Newcastle

Friday, July 1st, 2016 · 81 Comments

In 2011 Dwight Gayle, then a 20 year-old striker was playing for Stansted FC in the  Essex Senior League and the new signing for Newcastle today has told nufcTV he would have laughed if you had told him back then that in a short five years he would be   playing for Newcatsle United – one of the iconic football clubs of England.

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Dwight Gayle – ecstatic
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Ritchie Turns Down Record Bournemouth Deal To Join Magpies

Friday, July 1st, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie will be paid a massive £55K/week to join Newcastle United in the Championship.

News from the south coast is that he has turned down a new deal offered to him by the Cherries that would have made him one of the highest paid player in Bournemouth’s history – in order to move to Tyneside.


Matt Richie – five year deal
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Townsend Explains Why He Just Had To Leave Newcastle

Friday, July 1st, 2016 · 36 Comments

Andros Townsend has sent a message to the Newcastle fans from his Instagram account (officialtownsend).

This has come on the day that he signed on at Crystal Palace for the release clause of  £13M in his contract.

The England winger has opened up on why he left Newcastle and he says it’s based purely on football reasons and his desire to play in the Premier League.

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Andros Townsend – when he signed for Newcastle in January
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Charnley On What Happens When Newcastle Were Incompetent

Friday, July 1st, 2016 · 51 Comments

This is the piece Newcastle United have put out today to try to explain the loss of Andros Townsend to Crystal Palace – managed by former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

The Newcastle fans have not taken the early departure of Andros very well at all.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director

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