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

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Time To Drop Sissoko And Possibly Coloccini Too

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 11 Comments

Steve McClaren does not have a lot of time to start to get things right because we just cannot see Mike Ashley letting Newcastle hit rock bottom in the league and doing nothing about it.

And when you realize that our next three games are against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa we have little chance of picking anything up in the first two games and if Villa manage to beat us at St. James Park  – the disaster scenario – we could be in really bad shape after the Villa game.

Maybe not in 20th place but preciously close to it depending on how Villa do in their next two games.

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Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren today
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Newcastle A Complete Shambles – Sunday Training Ordered

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 24 Comments

Newcastle fans witnessed yet another appalling display by a Newcastle side when we were ripped apart by Crystal Place and this Newcastle side made Palace look like Real Madrid.

They weren’t as good as Real Madrid –  it’s just that Newcastle were really  bad – and quite honestly would make any opposition look good the way we are playing.

It was another terrible, insipid and woeful performance and now puts enormous pressure on Newcastle who have slipped to second bottom of the league.

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Steve McClaren – his team simply fell apart again
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Newcastle Crisis But No Knee-Jerk Reaction – In Fact No Action

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 91 Comments

The last two displays by Newcastle are close to being two of the worst performances we have seen from a Newcastle side in a long long time – and after all the promises last week from the players about how they were going to be better and fight and all that great stuff – it was as bad as at Leicester  City and a worse result.

But if you are expecting some decisive action from Lee Charnley and company who run the club from the top – you may be disappointed  – because Newcastle don’t make knee jerk reactions and in fact in times of difficulty they very rarely take any action at all.


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Absolutely nothing

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Match Report – Newcastle Pathetic Again – Lose 5-1 At Palace

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 90 Comments

Newcastle once again put in another woeful and pathetic performance this time at Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace and after going ahead with a good goal from Papiss Cisse through a nice glancing header from a good Daryl Janmaat cross after 10 minutes Palace scored five unanswered goals and simply dominated the game.

It wasn’t unlike last week when Newcastle were second best in every department to Leicester City and while the players have to take the responsibility for another gutless and almost hopeless display – it does put Steve McClaren under enormous pressure and whether this job is just too much for him.

Last week was two steps back and this week was another two steps back – maybe three – so we are an awful lot of steps backward so far this season.

Sunderland won 2-0 against Stoke – Bournemouth drew 3-3 with Everton so they both go above Newcastle in the league and we are second bottom – Aston Villa lost 3-2 at home to Watford.

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Steve McClaren – this afternoon – another debacle
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Colback And Cisse Both Start For Newcastle

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 438 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced the team for the tough game at Crystal Palace today and as we had suspected Jack Colback comes straight back into the Newcastle team and Mitrovic is dropped and in comes Papiss Cisse for his big chance.
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Future Newcastle Captain Talks A Lot Of Sense

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 33 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum will in all likelihood be the Newcastle captain starting next season and even before that if things don´t improve significantly on the field before say the end of January.

If that happens we are going to be in real danger of relegation so we hope we can put some wins together in the next couple of months – but there´s a lot of hope in that statement.

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Gini Wijnaldum has played well this season
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