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

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Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle 2 Brighton 0 – Video Highlights

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 28 Comments

Here are the highlights of today’s terrific 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion for those around the world who couldn’t get the game live.

We notice that happens a lot this season.


Both goals came from set plays!

Who is that Yoan Gouffran – what a terrific strike after 24 minutes that hit the cross-bar – Rafa has made him into a new player.

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Newcastle Win 2-0 – Two New Arrivals – Thing Are Looking Up

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 27 Comments

We were hoping for a win this afternoon, so we could go into the two week International break on a positive note – for a change.

And the lads put in another competent and confident showing to beat Brighton rather easily 2-0 and there were good performance all over the pitch today.

That £2.5M buy Isaac Hayden had an excellent game as did £4.5M Mohamed Diame – some of these signings are going to turn out to be terrific acquisitions by Rafa Benitez.

Yoan Gouffran had a great first half and hit the bar after 24 minutes after Jamaal Lascelles had headed home from a Matt Ritchie cross after 15 minutes to settle the nerves a bit and put the lads ahead.

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Achraf Lazaar at St. James’ Park tonight
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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 2-0 Win Over Brighton?

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Jamaal Lascelles scored after 15 minutes and Jonjo Shelvey hit a great goal direct from a free kick after 63 minutes to give Newcastle a well deserved 2-0 win this afternoon against Brighton & Hove Albion and we move up to 4th place in the Championship.

Brighton’s Sam Baldock was sent off after 55 minutes for picking up a second yellow card and there were good performances all around the pitch today with Gouffran hitting the post after 24 minutes and looking very good in that first half.

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Newcastle players celebrate Jamaal Lascelles opening goal
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Newcastle Win 2-0 – Here’s The Goals – Video

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Here are the two goals in Newcastle’s excellent 2-0 home win against Brighton in what was an impressive display from the Newcastle side this afternoon.

After the two successive defeats we have now won four games in a row and have three clean sheets in a row.

It looks like Rafa is getting things sorted – quickly.

Howay The Lads!!

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Sels, Dummett, Gouffran Start – Yedlin On Bench

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 308 Comments

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Rafa Benitez has just named his team for the tough game against Brighton this afternoon and Matz Sels is back in goal and Yoan Gouffran gets yet another start.
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