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

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Former Newcastle Coach Soars In Betting For New Manager

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 112 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 · 20 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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Newcastle Proving Einstein Was Right In This Definition

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 72 Comments

When Alan Pardew walked out after the last game of last year – a 3-2 home win over Everton – it was thought by most that his time at Newcastle had come to a natural conclusion and it was time for both Pardew and Newcastle to move on.

It was an excellent chance for Newcastle to get in a top manager, even though it was half way through the season, but that didn´t stop Newcastle from letting Pardew go.

We got some compensation from Crystal Palace for Pardew and the club took it and then thought who they may bring in – in that order.

Lee Charnley even unwisely admitted at the time that Pardew leaving was a shock and he had no plans to fill the vacancy.

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Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley
We must have been winning the game

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Players Want To Put Things Right – But Next Few Games Tough

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 · 17 Comments

We like Dutch international Daryl Janmaat and it´s a brave player who puts himself  for an interview after the last two displays which have shocked Newcastle to the core because of their lack of passion and the very poor play we have seen from Newcastle as a team and as individual players.

McClaren and his coaches were on the playing field all last week preparing for the game at Palace against former manager Alan Pardew and a good question after the performance is – what were they doing?

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Daryl Janmaat – stunned after Palace disaster
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