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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 Fans Choose Best Signing Of The Summer

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 9 Comments

We have only just over 2100 votes in for our poll on who was the best senior signing of the summer, but it looks like the very first signing – Gini Wijnaldum from PSV – the Dutch Player of the Year – is the winner with 47% of the vote.

The Dutchman beats out defender Chancel Mbemba who has a good 40% of the vote and could prove a very valuable player as we try to improve the defense – which has been our (big) weakness over the last three years,

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Gini Wijnaldum – after scoring against Southampton
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Newcastle Name Premier League Squad And U21 Squad

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 22 Comments

With the summer transfer window having closed on Tuesday night, Premier League clubs are naming their 25 man squads for this season, and Newcastle have named theirs tonight.

Players who are 21 years old or younger do not have to be named in the squad, so you will not see new signings 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic or 21 year-old Chancel Mbemba in the squad – or even 19 year-old Rolando Aarons.

They are included in the U21 list – which is quite long.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – not named in 25
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This Is The Start Of A New Era For Newcastle – Maybe

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 184 Comments

We have had three poor seasons since we finished 5th top under Alan Pardew back in 2012 – and we thought that was perhaps the turning point for the club, but in that summer of 2012 owner Mike Ashley made another big mistake, when he didn’t  strengthen the squad.

Instead of bringing a number of new players in because of the increased number of games played (there were 14 additional games we played in the Europa League), Newcastle ended up signing only one new senior player – Vurnon Anita from Ajax – and we struggled because our squad just wasn’t big enough or good enough.

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Mike Ashley – during Sky Sports interview
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It’s The Last Chance Saloon For This Newcastle Player

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments

Haris Vuckic in seems ready to play his part for Wigan this season, after he was sent out on loan to the Lancashire club, after signing  a one year extension at Newcastle, which keeps him at the club through 2017.

The one year loan deal at Wigan is a chance for Haris to get his career back on track and maybe convince Steve McClaren that he has a future on Tyneside.

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Haris Vuckic in training at Newcastle this summer
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Newcastle Transfers – Clever Signings For Not Much Money

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 84 Comments

The EPLindex web-site has ranked every team as being above, in line with, or below expectations for the summer transfer window.

Newcastle are one of the four clubs in line with expectations along with the two Manchester clubs and newly promoted Watford.

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Steve McClaren – canny motivational skills
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It’s Hard With 10 Men – We Have To Be Careful

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 7 Comments

Moussa Sissoko is one of our good players that we thought could leave Newcastle in the summer,  after the debacle we had when John Carver was the interim coach.

But after we brought in four good first team players for over £50M in the summer, and Newcastle also managed to keep the good players like Moussa we still wanted, and so it was a successful transfer window.

The fans seem happy enough with 73% in our poll saying they were satisfied with the summer transfer business.

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Moussa Sissoko – in action against Arsenal
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