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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 Formally Announce Haris Vuckic Deal

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 96 Comments

Newcastle have just announced that 23 year-old Haris Vuckic will be staying at Newcastle for another year with this contact being extended until the summer of 2017.

The club also announced Haris will be going on a season long loan to Wigan where he will be playing for former Newcastle defender Gary Caldwell.

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Haris Vuckic on loan at Glasgow Rangers last season
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Poll: Are You Satisfied With This Summer’s Transfer Window?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 24 Comments

The transfer window has now closed and Newcastle brought in five players in total – four of whom are in the first team.

We also let a number of players leave – and some of the players did not have their contracts extended and were released.

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Steve McClaren – has a very decent squad now
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All Newcastle’s Transfer Deals This Summer

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 12 Comments

Newcastle have had a very good window and we have lost no senior players in the final days of the transfer window.

Olivier Kemen signed on for Lyon for around £500K yesterday and that has been announced by the club, and Sky Sports are reporting that Haris Vuckic has been given an extension to his contract, which was to run out next summer, and he’s been sent out on a season long loan to Wigan.

Update: Newcastle have since announced this deal and Haris has been given a one year extension, so he stays at the club until the summer of 2017.

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Mike Ashley – kept his promise and invested in the squad
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Charlie Austin Saga Ends But Newcastle Could Still Sign Him

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 69 Comments

Charlie Austin has said he will be staying at QPR for the season and will see out the one year left on his contract, which means he will become a free agent next summer, unless QPR can get the striker to sign a new contract at the club.

This will leave Newcastle presumably still interested in getting Charlie,  either in January at a knockdown price or next summer as a free agent.

So it’s possible that Newcastle – just like the FBI – could still get their man.

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Charlie Austin – saga comes to an end just hours before window closes
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Newcastle Said To Spring A Surprise On Final Day Of Window

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 14 Comments

Newcastle have sprung a surprise on the final day of the window by reportedly giving 23 year-old Haris Vuckic a new contract and he has been loaned out to Wigan Athletic in League One.

Well, that’s according to the Daily Record in Scotland, and Sky Sports are also reporting the same story – and if it’s true it’s a bit of a surprise.

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Haris Vuckic – while at Rangers earlier this year
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Spurs Make Late Enquiry About Newcastle Top Midfielder

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 35 Comments

The Evening Standard are reporting that Tottenham have made a late enquiry about the availability of Newcastle defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote.

After failing to land Victor Wanyama of Southampton, who is off to join the Kenyan squad during the International break,  it seems that Spurs have turned their attentions to 26 year-old Axel Witsel of Zenit St Petersburg, who has played 60 times for Belgium – and he is now their number one target.

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Cheick Tiote in training this summer
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