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

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Shearer Blasts Gutless Players – Praises Thriving Pardew

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 41 Comments

Alan Shearer has ripped into the Newcastle players in his Sun column today and he makes it very clear that he doesn’t think they care too much about Newcastle at all.

certainly the last two performances have not only been pathetic but gutless too and any more performances like this and it will be almost impossible for Steve McClaren to keep his job unless the club is willing to fall back into the Championship.

McClaren seems to be unable to get the players to play for him and we’ll just have to wait and see how they perform against Liverpool on Sunday – but we are not holding our breath.

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Alan Pardew – thriving at Crystal Palace
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Newcastle Losing Race To Sign Top Striker Target In January

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 12 Comments

There’s news in the Evening Standard in London that Southampton have moved to the front of the queue to sign QPR striker Charlie  Austin and if that news is true it ‘s bad news for Newcastle.

It looks like Newcastle’s squad is just good enough for us to hold our won in the Premier League this season, so significant reinforcements are needed in the winter transfer window.

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Charlie Austin – Southampton in the lead to sign him
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Former Newcastle Coach Soars In Betting For New Manager

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 130 Comments

52 year-old former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson produced one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Premier League history this year – maybe the greatest turnaround in Premier League history.

Leicester were bottom of the league in early April with just 19 points from 29 games played – and Nigel then got 22 points in the final nine games of the season to save Leicester.

And Leicester then fired Nigel in the summer (as a thank you?) and brought in former Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri who now has Leicester joint top of the Premier League with Manchester City.


Nigel Pearson while at Newcastle
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Bad News – Don’t Expect A Top Manager To Join Newcastle

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 8 Comments

Maybe it’s not all that surprising that Steve McClaren is having trouble in the Newcastle job – he was hired by Lee Charnley and Graham Carr – those who run the club for Mike Ashley – after he was fired by Championship club Derby County.

There is simply no ambition at Newcastle to get a tough top manager in who wouldn’t put up with the nonsense we’ve seen from some players this year – since Alan Pardew left.

But Lee Charnley and Graham Carr want to keep the control they have at the club – even though it’s taking us down – maybe even to the Championship next season.

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David Moyes – one of the favorites for the Newcastle job
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McClaren Could Give These Two Defenders A Start On Sunday

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 21 Comments

News today that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has recalled center-back Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers and the reason is because Jamaal Lascelles has picked up what is termed a minor hamstring injury in the weekend’s crushing defeat at Crystal Palace.

Yet another hamstring injury picked up in training by a Newcastle player.

Mike Williamson has been in good form for Wolves in the five games he’s played for them and with Newcastle struggling at center-back he should have been given a chance in the first team by now.

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Mike Williamson scoring against Northampton
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