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This Is What Newcastle Are Trying To Do Over The Next Year

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 8 Comments

We’re pretty sure that after what happened in the second half of last season under John Carver, owner Mike Ashley doesn’t want to have any more situations that can cause him and Newcastle fans a heart attack, with Newcastle flirting with relegation.

So the owner seems to have finally agreed to spend some of the big money the club is making – and we started in the summer by signing four class players for around £50M – that was a good start.

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Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley during last game of last season
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Newcastle Star – It’s Still Like A Dream – I Can’t Believe It

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 11 Comments

It’s going to be interesting with Steve McClaren playing one man up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation,  how much he utilizes 22 year-old Ayoze Perez, who has looked good when he’s played for the first team this year.

Perez had a terrific season in his first year on Tyneside, scoring 7 goals in 39 appearances, and so far this season he’s made 3 appearances and he’s looked sharp.

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Ayoze Perez in action at Old Trafford
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Newcastle Formally Announce Haris Vuckic Deal

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 · 125 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.


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 · 28 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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