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

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Palace Could Win By Silly Score If Newcastle Don´t Turn Up

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Paul Merson predicted a 2-2 draw in last Saturday’s game against Leicester City and it didn´t turn out  to be anything that close.

Newcastle were basically taken to the cleaners by Leicester City and we were easily beaten 3-0 and it could have been a lot worse if Leicester had wanted to run up the score.

In five words – Newcastle were pathetic and embarrassing.

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Paul Merson – Palace could win by a silly score
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McClaren At Odds With Board Over Transfer Policy

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Star has what they are calling an exclusive out tonight about Steve McClaren and his recommendations for the upcoming transfer window seem to be at odds with Newcastle´s long-term transfer policy.

The long-term policy is to buy young players under 26 with little Premier League experience from abroad – and for cheaper fees than they can buy similar British youngsters for.

Steve´s recommendations were not taken up in the summer and even though we spent a whopping £52M for four first team players the impact of the players so far this season has hardly been worth the money invested.

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Steve McClaren wants older experienced players
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Newcastle Still Interested In Top Championship Youngster

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 23 Comments

Newcastle were interested in signing 20 year-old Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt in late summer, but no deal was done, so with the January transfer window fast approaching Newcastle could try to sign the midfielder from Leeds.

Newcastle have been keeping tabs on Mowatt this season as one of several British youngsters Newcastle are following and some of them could be signed in  the January window.

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Alex Mowatt – Newcastle interested in 20-year-old
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This Could Be Newcastle´s Best Team For Crystal Palace

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 48 Comments

Steve McClaren is said to have made it very clear to some of the underperforming players at Newcastle – which include the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Mitrovic – that if they don´t improve their performances they will be dropped.

But it´s likely that Steve will give these players one last chance to redeem themselves with a starting place on Saturday at Crystal Palace – but i they put in another performance like last Saturday against Leicester they will be dropped for the home game against Liverpool.

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Steve McClaren – what side will he choose?
Probably unchanged apart from the injured Tiote

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Newcastle Relegated Unless Players Change This Quickly

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson seems to feel sorry for Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren, and he´s backed Steve who has reportedly let the players have it in training about their attitude in games like last Saturday and even in their attitudes on the training field.

The thing that worries and puzzles us is that before we sign any player we are supposed to go into significant detail about their personality, attitude and temperament.

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Steve McClaren on the training field
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This Is The Central Midfielder Newcastle Want In January

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 64 Comments

Newcastle´s side at the moment seems so weak that Steve McClaren is requesting new players to strengthen the spine of the team.

The former England manager is asking the Board for a center-back, a central defender and another striker in the January transfer window in an attempt for Newcastle to hang onto their Premier League status – and all that big money.

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Jonjo Shelvey – a Newcastle target
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