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

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Upbeat Comments Made By Newcastle Star

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 56 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum is away on International duty with the Dutch squad and the Netherlands have two very important internationals coming up as they find themselves in 4th place in Group A two points behind Turkey.

In the last International break they lost both of their games – to Iceland 1-0 in Amsterdam and  3-0 in Turkey – so they must somehow get to 3rd place in the group to be in the playoffs and then be able to qualify for the finals next summer in France.

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Gini Wijnaldum – scoring against Chelsea – yes!!
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Derek LLambias Could Return To Newcastle

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 10 Comments

If Steve McClaren cannot turn the situation around at Newcastle say in the next five games – which are easier fixtures than we’ve had so far then Mike Ashley will have little choice but to bring in another head coach.

The very last thing Ashley wants is to have Newcastle relegated this season and miss out on all that TV money in the Premier League.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director
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Is This What’s Going Wrong At Newcastle?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 11 Comments

A committee has always decided which players come into the club ever since Mike Ashley bought the club back in the summer of 2007, so the players that were brought in after Steve McClaren was appointed as head coach were already coming in – whoever the head coach was.

While John Carver was running the club he knew of the players that Newcastle were after and it seems the four senior players who were brought in were ones on the target list when John was running the club.

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Steve McClaren – has to turn it around
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Newcastle Scour All Over Europe For New Players

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 85 Comments

The goal right now for January – given Newcastle’s precarious position in the Premier League already – has to be to try to get up to four players brought in either permanently or on loan and they could come from all over the place.

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Graham Carr – scouring Europe
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Newcastle Line Up Barcelona Forward For January

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle scouts are checking on potential new players to be brought in over the January transfer window with the likelihood being that we will be struggling with relegation at that time.

There are eleven games to go before the end of the year and let’s hope we get a lot more than the measly 3 points we have gained from the first eight games.

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20 year-old Sandro Ramirez of Barcelona
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Deja Vu All Over Again – Four Managers In A Year

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 · 11 Comments

When Newcastle survived in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth in May, after John Carver had come in for the departed Alan Pardew and almost took Newcastle down to the Championship – the very last thing the club wanted was a bad start to this season.

At the start of last season we gained only 4 points in our first seven league games but then we won five league games in a row (six in all competitions) to get over that difficulty and by the end of the year were in 9th place.

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Steve McClaren – much easier if he can turn this around
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