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

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Can This Unlikely Hero Make A Difference Tomorrow?

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Yoan Gouffran like a lot of Newcastle players this season  has come in for some withering criticism – especially on social media.

But he is in line to make his second Premier League appearance of the season at Crystal Palace tomorrow after playing 66 minutes in defensive midfield at Manchester City – where we were torn apart 6-1.

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Yoan Gouffran – in action at the Etihad
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Vast Majority Of Fans Expect This Result At Palace 

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Maybe it´s not surprising that almost 80% of our fans expect us to lose against Alan Pardew´s side at Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon after the lacklustre disgrace last Saturday against Leicester.

Unfortunately, another defeat would be our 8th defeat in the first 14 league games and could mean we will end up in the bottom four by Christmas – unless we can dramatically improve both our form and results in some tough games coming up.

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Steve McClaren will give press conference today
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McClaren A Good Manager – We Need To Do This For Him

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Siem de Jong has had a tough time of it after signing on from Ajax a year last summer and the 26 year-old spent last season out with a series of injuries, but now he is fit but cannot make the starting eleven at Newcastle.

With Cheick Tiote out injured for the game tomorrow at Crystal Palace, we could see the Dutchman get a rare start for the team, especially after the disastrous performance of the side against Leicester City last week.

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Siem de Jong in action at West Ham
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Palace Could Win By Silly Score If Newcastle Don´t Turn Up

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 29 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 · 12 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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