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

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Colback And Cisse Both Start For Newcastle

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 357 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced the team for the tough game at Crystal Palace today and as we had suspected Jack Colback comes straight back into the Newcastle team and Mitrovic is dropped and in comes Papiss Cisse for his big chance.
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Future Newcastle Captain Talks A Lot Of Sense

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 33 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum will in all likelihood be the Newcastle captain starting next season and even before that if things don´t improve significantly on the field before say the end of January.

If that happens we are going to be in real danger of relegation so we hope we can put some wins together in the next couple of months – but there´s a lot of hope in that statement.

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Gini Wijnaldum has played well this season
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McClaren Very Confident Players May Even Turn Up Today

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments

We have already seen it many times this season – Newcastle have not bothered to turn up for a game and we lose and the players have looked like they didn´t care one little bit – and there has been a huge negative reaction from the fans.

The players then come out and say it will all be so much better next time out and that in fact – they do care – they say they care very much.

We´ll see today if they can come back and get anything out of the game at Selhust Park today against former boss Alan Pardew and after last week´s pathetic showing at home to Leicester City we really need all 3 points to make up for that.

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Steve McClaren – shown smiling last week
An obvious PR move by the club?

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McClaren Could Produce This Shock Selection Today

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Jack Colback is back in training and according to Steve McClaren during his press conference yesterday the local lad has had three days of training and Steve said he was in contention for the game today at Selhurst Park.

With this game being so important and Jack being one of our most consistent players it wouldn´t surprise us if Jack starts the game today and partners Vurnon Anita in defensive midfield.

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Jack Colback – last time out at Sunderland
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Star Reveals What Was Really Said In Training Last Week

Saturday, November 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments

It looks like this will be the last season with Fabricio Coloccini as the Newcastle captain – and the Argentine International could also even be sold next summer – so this could be his final year on Tyneside –  his eighth season at the club.

Fabricio is one of the many players who have not had a good season so far,  although on his day he is still a steadying influence at the back but he has been inconsistent – one week he looks good the next week he looks poor.

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Gini Wijnaldum – we do care
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Good News – Star Player Back In Training – Fit For Liverpool

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 48 Comments

Cheick Tiote is expected to miss just one game tomorrow at Crystal Palace after he injured his groin in the first half of the nightmare game against Leicester City last Saturday.

All being well he will come back into training next week and be available for the home game against Liverpool and his match fitness will not have been affected.


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