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

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No Panic At Newcastle But 2015 Record Justifies A Huge Crisis

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 57 Comments

Newcastle are in a  crisis again and it´s hard to deny that after two of the worst performance we have seen from  a Newcastle side and they were in consecutive games.

One of the things that is just unforgivable at Newcastle is is when players give up the fight and too many Newcastle players have given up in the last two games and any neutral observer watching Newcastle would think we were favorites of all 20 PL clubs for relegation.

That´s how bad we have looked – and the players have looked hopeless in those game with the defense sometimes looking comical.

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Mike Ashley in May – we want to win something
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Newcastle After Experienced Manager If Results Don’t Improve

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 26 Comments

It had to happen sooner or later with the results at Newcastle just abominable so far this season and the Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are lining up former target Harry Redknapp for the head coach position at the club in case Steve McClaren cannot turn things around.

We hope Steve and his coaching staff can still get the job done before Christmas.

But the alarming thing after Saturday’s second terrible display in a row is the players don’t seem to be playing for the former England manager.

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Harry Redknapp – lots of experience
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Newcastle To Sign This Top Center-Back In January?

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 7 Comments

One of the weakest areas we have at Newcastle is at center-back and that has been true over the last couple of years.

Newcastle did bring in Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht in January and he’s settling in quite well even though our defense has looked terrible this season and we have already conceded 30 goals in the first 14 games including eight in the last two sorry displays against Leicester and Crystal Palace.

Newcastle were very keen on Schalke center-back Joel Matip in the summer and the fee for him at that time was around £10M.

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Joel Matip – target for Newcastle in January?
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Newcastle Suffer Serious Transfer Setback

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Newcastle were reported to be increasingly confident last week of being able to reach a loan deal to bring Spurs winger Andros Townsend to the club in the January transfer window, but the Star is now reporting that deal could be jeopardy and there are a couple of reasons for that.

First of all there were reports over the weekend the 24-year-old England winger could be involved in a swap deal for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

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Andros Townsend – used as bait for Saido Berahino
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Long Steve McClaren Statement Directed At Mike Ashley

Sunday, November 29th, 2015 · 32 Comments

Steve McClaren’s interview after the terrible display and embarrassing defeat for the second time in a row on Saturday is no doubt directed at Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner.

Ashley cannot have been too happy with the pathetic performance of the team over the last two games when we have been thrashed by Leicester  City and Crystal Palace.

Both those teams we would have expected to have beaten this time  last season because in the first half of the season they both struggled with relegation nd were propping up the league at the end of last year.

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Steve McClaren – under the microscope at Newcastle
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