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

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John Carver – I’m A Winner – I’m Not A Quitter

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 44 Comments

We were kind of hoping that after some of the nonsensical statements John Carver made this year while the interim head coach at Newcastle, he would lie low and maybe the pay-off from Newcastle came with an agreement not to talk about what happened last season – it was so painful.

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Steve Stone and John Carver at Bramall Lane on Sunday
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McClaren Plays Down Importance Of Captaincy At Newcastle

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 31 Comments

Steve McClaren has yet to decide on who will be the captain for the coming season at Newcastle, but he still considers Fabricio Coloccini at the moment  to be the club captain, and we daresay if Colo is still with us come September, he may continue to captain the team for his last season on Tyneside.

But McClaren has played down the importance of who is the specific captain, and he wants to see leadership being displayed by every single player – in essence he wants to see 11 captains on the field.

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Fabricio Coloccini inaction last season
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Newcastle To Make Move For Austin And Take Spending To £50M

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 30 Comments

It was interesting that Steve McClaren in his interviews after the game yesterday at Sheffield United, said that he wanted the new players to be signed as soon as possible, obviously so he can get them quickly into action, with the start of the Premier League season now less than two weeks away.

And the Chronicle is reporting that this week could be the week that Newcastle make a big push to sign Charlie Austin with news that Charlie indeed wants to join Newcastle United.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle to make bid
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Dubious Reports Surrounding Rolando Aarons

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 138 Comments

Newcastle are willing to give Rolando Aarons a five year improved deal to stay with the club long-term, after his excellent form this pre-season – which is not unlike how he performed for us last season before picking up some serious hamstring injuries that limited him to just six appearances for Newcastle this season.

And just like last year there are reports of some big clubs interested in signing Rolando, but they seem very dubious at best – we hope they are very dubious at best.


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Rolando Aarons in action at Bramall Lane yesterday
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Newcastle’s Concerns About Austin Move Seem Strange

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 64 Comments

Newcastle still have 26 year-old newly wed Charlie Austin on their radar screen for eventually arriving at Newcastle this summer, but the reason they have not signed him yet is certainly not because he is asking for £80K/week – which the People yesterday reported was the reason.

It’s being reported again that Newcastle seem to be concerned about the shoulder injury he picked up a few years ago, and was the cause of his failing his medical at Hull City a year ago.

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Charlie Austin – playing against Newcastle late last season
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Two Additional Players Expected At Newcastle This Week

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 25 Comments

Immediately after the game yesterday Steve McClaren talked about not knowing whether there will be any new signings by Newcastle this summer, but he changed his tune a bit later on (for the better we may add) and said that he looks forward to one or two new players coming in this week to freshen up the place – so apart from Chancel Mbemba being one of them – it will be interesting to see who else we can get through the door this week.

I would be good if is a top class center-back which is what we are missing at the moment.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – coming back to Newcastle tomorrow
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