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Poll: Verdict Of Fans Is In On Mitrovic Red Card

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 48 Comments

It was a huge blow to Newcastle, when seemingly out of nothing Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off after only 16 minutes on Saturday against Arsenal – and the game as a competition was over because of the referee’s actions.

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Oh no – it’s a red card

We have conducted a poll and it seems that about two fans in three think it was a poor decision by Andre Marriner.

Of course that doesn’t help us much,  as we lose another game after having a player sent off in the first half.

Here’s the results of our poll.

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If No Surprises By Tuesday Night – Newcastle In Decent Shape

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 17 Comments

Steve McClaren has reiterated that he doesn’t expect any new players to come through the door, and that it would be a surprise if we signed somebody before Tuesday night.

And Steve added – you cannot discount surprises happening in football.

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Steve McClaren looks bemused on Saturday
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→ 17 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

These Were Newcastle’s Best Five Players On Saturday

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 30 Comments

Tim Krul has come right back into top form under Steve McClaren, after having a poor time of it under interim coach John Carver last season, and Tim again made a number of top class saves on Saturday against Arsenal, just as he had at Old Trafford.

And Chancel Mbemba was back at center-back, with Steven Taylor being unlucky not to keep his place, but Chancel put in another good game of positional play and strong tacking as the Newcastle defense again looked strong and resilient.

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Tim Krul saves from Theo Walcott on Saturday
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→ 30 CommentsTags: Coaching · Man of the Match · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Tim Krul

No Change – Newcastle Will Always Show Spirit And Fight

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 14 Comments

For the second weekend running Newcastle showed considerable spirit and fight on Saturday in the 1-0 defeat at home by Arsenal, but the big factor on Saturday was the sending off of Aleksandar Mitrovic after 16 minutes, and it was always going to be hard to get anything out of the game with 10 men.

But we ended up losing only 1-0 through an own goal from Fab Coloccini as an Oxlade-Chamberlain shot was deflected into the goal after 52 minutes.

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Steve McClaren on sideline on Saturday
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→ 14 CommentsTags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

McClaren On Why Players Need More Than Fire In Their Bellies

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 51 Comments

Steve McClaren has said he will talk to Aleksandar Mitrovic about his red card this week, as he had talked to Daryl Janmaat after his red card at Swansea two weeks ago.

Steve will also address the topic with the first team squad.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic receives red after only 16 minutes
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Newcastle Star Opens The Door To Leaving Before Tuesday

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments

We had reported that Papiss Cisse’s agent Madou Diene had told the Chronicle that the player was not happy at not playing enough at Newcastle, and that the Senegal striker is becoming rather frustrated.

The agent said that he will recommend that if an offer comes in for Papiss  in this transfer window – that he should seriously consider it.

Of course we have to remember if that happens then his agent gets paid.

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Papiss Cisse scores Newcastle’s first goal of the season against Southampton
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