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

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Three Newcastle Players Make EFL Cup Team Of The Round

Friday, October 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Three Newcastle players Aleksandar Mitrovic, Matt Ritchie and Mo Diame have made the EFL Cup team of the round and certainly Newcastle’s magnificent 6-0 home win against Preston has to be the performance of the round.

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These Players A Credit To Newcastle – They Have Hearts Of Gold

Friday, October 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez wants Newcastle United to be what brings the City of Newcastle together and he is very keen on the club supporting various charities via the Newcastle United Foundation.

A couple of days ago Ayoze Perez was announced as the Newcastle United Foundation’s Ambassador.

It’s terrific when the players take up these types of position where they can really make a difference to other people.

And it seems that Christian Atsu – who had another very good game for us on Tuesday night and hit the woodwork twice – is also supporting various charities.


Christian Atsu at the Newcastle United Foundation’s half-term soccer school
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Newcastle Hit With Injury Blow To Top Player

Friday, October 28th, 2016 · 35 Comments

Newcastle United’s top scorer Dwight Gayle is likely to miss the important game at Deepdale tomorrow afternoon as he’s said to be a big doubt.

He could make it,  but Rafa may not want to risk such a key player for Newcastle so far this season with Dwight scoring 11 Championship goals.

It seems he has picked up a knock in training, so if he cannot make it  then Aleksandar Mitrovic will likely start up front for the Magpies, especially after his two goals and excellent showing on Tuesday night in the 6-0 win at home to Preston.


Dwight Gayle very doubtful for Preston game
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Initial Comments From Rafa’s Preston Press Conference

Friday, October 28th, 2016 · 14 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Preston North End tomorrow afternoon at Deepdale, when we will try to extend our winning streak in all competitions to seven.

We beat Preston 6-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup. so it’s now going to be a big test for the lads to show their professionalism and go to Preston tomorrow and win again.

Preston will provide a much sterner test tomorrow.


Rafa Benitez – finished his press conference today
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Cabaye – I Really Loved My Time At Newcastle – Such A Big Club

Friday, October 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Yohan Cabaye has been interviewed in the Match of the Day Magazine and he is probably trying to rewrite history a little but – in that he says he loved his time at Newcastle, which he feels is one of the biggest clubs in England.

He says they have the stadium, the fans, the training ground and everything that’s needed to be successful, yet we haven’t had much success at all over the last 12 years since Sir Bobby Robson was fired.

What Yohan doesn’t say is that he went on strike to try to force a move through to Arsenal in August of 2103 and then left for a (much) bigger club – PSG – for £20M the following January.

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Yohan Cabaye – while at Newcastle
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