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

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It’s Hard With 10 Men – We Have To Be Careful

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Moussa Sissoko is one of our good players that we thought could leave Newcastle in the summer,  after the debacle we had when John Carver was the interim coach.

But after we brought in four good first team players for over £50M in the summer, and Newcastle also managed to keep the good players like Moussa we still wanted, and so it was a successful transfer window.

The fans seem happy enough with 73% in our poll saying they were satisfied with the summer transfer business.

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Moussa Sissoko – in action against Arsenal
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Newcastle Were Close To Bidding £20M For Saido Berahino

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 18 Comments

There’s a report in the Mail today that Newcastle were close to bidding £20M for West Brom striker Saido Berahino in late June, after being in consultation with his agent Aidy Ward.

At that time Newcastle were being linked with the young England striker – as well as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Charlie Austin.

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Saido Berahino – Newcastle willing to bid £20M?
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Lee Charnley – Key Messages To Newcastle Fans

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 10 Comments

It certainly seems like Newcastle are starting a new chapter in trying to build a good team that can win something this season and finish in the top eight in the Premier League – those are the two goals for this season given to new head coach Steve McClaren and his team by Managing Director Lee Charnley.

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Lee Charnley – we want quality over quantity
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This Coach Already Making His Mark At Newcastle

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 65 Comments

Ian Cathro arrived as part of Newcastle’s new coaching team under Steve McClaren in June,  and he came with a big reputation for somebody who was only 28 years old.

While he’s getting on a bit now – he turned 29 in early July – he is still young for a coach who was the assistant manager at both Rio Ave and Valencia – his two former clubs – before Steve McClaren persuaded him to join Newcastle, for what would be a new and big challenge for him.

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Ian Cathro – making his mark already at Newcastle
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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Signing Of The Summer?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 32 Comments

As far as we can tell, all four senior signings Newcastle made this summer will improve the side, and will be starters for Newcastle this season, and that’s what you want to see with new signings.

It will take time for the lads to settle in of course, and we need more than just four players to build up a very good squad.

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Steve McClaren – needs to meld the side together

More good players will arrive in January and the next summer, according to both Steve McClaren and Lee Charnley, and there seems to be a lot more money to spend.

But to get some feedback from fans, let us know who you think will have the biggest impact on the side – in other words who do you think is the best signing this summer.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Signing This Summer

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Lee Charnley – We Spent £52.6M Net – We Need To Pull Together

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 130 Comments

Lee Charnley has set the record straight on what Newcastle spent in the summer, and it seems Newcastle spent more than we estimated – it’s a net of £52.6M and we had estimated a net of £45.8M with a gross of £50.3M – so that’s off  almost £7M – so we’ll have to do some creative new estimating so at least the net figure comes out at £52.6.

And £51.5M in cash was paid out – that’s the way to do it – none of this paying in yearly installments like we used to do under Freddy Shepherd.

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Lee Charnley – £52.6M net paid out
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