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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 Has A Big Challenge With This Player

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 20 Comments

Newcastle fans have appreciated the enthusiasm and skill they have seen from new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, but he’s been a bit of a liability in his first few games for Newcastle, picking up two yellow cards and then a straight red card against Arsenal – which lost us the game – and now he’s going to be out for three games through suspension.

The Serbian needs to settle down, but we are afraid he’s already a marked man by referees, and we’ll just have to wait and see whether he can have more control on the field, when he returns.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off against Arsenal
We’d much rather see him scoring goals

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Sissoko Preferred Newcastle Stay This Summer – Here’s Why

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 24 Comments

There’s a report in FootMercato today that Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham apparently made approaches to Newcastle to try to sign Moussa Sissoko this summer, although Tottenham were the only club to lodge a bid, which Newcastle turned down.

So at least we kept one of our best players, and in fact kept all the players we wanted to keep over the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko in action this season
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Joey Barton – It’s Fantastic Business For Newcastle

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 147 Comments

Joey Barton certainly seems to think that French U21 International Florian Thauvin is a good buy for Newcastle.

The 22-year-old was one of four senior players who Newcastle signed in the summer for what Lee Charnley has said was £52.6M in net transfer fees.

Florian was signed for around £14.5M from Marseilles.

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Florian Thauvin – an exceptional young player
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If This Happens, Austin Will Not Be Joining Newcastle

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 78 Comments

QPR seem to be working on how they can protect their valuable asset called Charles Austin, because as things stand at the moment, Charlie will be available to talk to clubs in January, because his current contract runs out next summer, when he will become a free agent.

So it’s not surprising that QPR are trying to get Charlie to sign a new deal,  that will mean QPR can still ask for a big transfer fee if the player leaves QPR for a PL club in the next year.

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Charlie Austin – will he sign new deal at QPR?
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This Newcastle Player Gave McClaren Some Great Information

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Steven Taylor made his debut for Newcastle United in early 2004, when Sir Bobby Robson was the manager,  and at the time it was thought that Steven would be a Newcastle captain down the road.

But that’s never happened, and in the eleven years since his debut, the 29 year-old Whitley Bay lad has played only 251 times for the first team with 15 goals.

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Steven Taylor blocks a shot from Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford
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Former Arsenal Striker Disgusted With Newcastle Fans

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 29 Comments

Newcastle United fans have come under attack from Ian Wright, the former Arsenal striker,  for their actions in the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal last Saturday.

That was after our own striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, was sent off after only 16 minutes by referee Andre Marriner, which handed Arsenal the win – almost on a plate.

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Ian Wright – now a pundit
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