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

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This Player Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 25 Comments

Jonjo Shelvey has played four games for Newcastle so far, and the two games he´s played at home against West Ham and West Brom have both been good wins and Jonjo has easily been our Man of the Match

So he´s already had an impact on the side and remember we only have six league wins so far this season – so Jonjo has been at the club for less than a month and he´s played in two Newcastle wins.

Now we need to get both Jonjo and Newcastle playing well away from home.


Jonjo Shelvey in action for Newcastle
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McClaren´s Surprising Fitness Revelation

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Things were even worse than we thought before Saturday´s must-win game against West Brom,  with the news today that Fabricio Coloccini was injured in the game at Everton last Wednesday when he picked up a knock on his knee.

Apparently Colo was nursing a swollen knee and having treatment, but demanded that he play in such a crucial game for Newcastle.


Fab Coloccini in action on Saturday
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This Is How This Newcastle Player Felt Sunday Morning

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 28 Comments

Rob Elliot on Saturday probably had the easiest game of his great season, when West Brom were well beaten by a patched up Newcastle side – and the visitors couldn´t muster a shot on target during the whole game.

And Rob was a very pleased man on Sunday Morning.

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Rob Elliot – easy game

This is what Rob tweeted on Sunday morning – and notice how he gives all the credit to his team mates – he´s a lovely lad is Rob.

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McClaren Praise For Two Unlikely Lads

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 6 Comments

One of the real talking points that came out of the game on Saturday was the experience of Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote – where a very patched up side put in one of the best performances of the season against West Brom and we won a must-win game 1-0.

But a 5-0 scoreline would have been more reflective of just how better Newcastle were on the day, but we still missed chances galore.

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Cheick Tiote – showed great spirit
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Newcastle Gave Us Some Hope On Saturday – But That´s All

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 16 Comments

Usually when we win a game – which has not been too often over the last year – we go just a little bit crazy and everything is hunky dory and great – and there´s a huge relief we have actually won a game for a change.

We think about 3 points and that´s better then just one point and a whole lot better than nothing – which is what we have taken from 13 of our games this season.

But it was a little bit different on Saturday night after we had seen Newcastle perform against West Brom as though we were a top six side.


Steve McClaren – on Saturday on touchline
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