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

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Good News – Star Player Back In Training – Fit For Liverpool

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 43 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.


Jack Colback – back in training
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Newcastle Have No Chance Of Signing This Player In January

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There’s lots of news flying about that Newcastle and Steve McClaren in particular is keen to sign Jonjo Shelvey of Swansea City on the upcoming January transfer window.

But there must be little to no chance that we can sign him.

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Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle have little to no chance of signing him
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McClaren Admits To Fiesty Exchanges With Players For Three Days

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 73 Comments

Steve McClaren has admitted that for the first three days this week Newcastle held an inquest into their disgraceful exhibition against Leicester City and there were some feisty exchanges with the players.

But the Newcastle manager now says the air has been cleared and it was needed – because of the unacceptable display at St. James’ Park last Saturday afternoon.

Whether it does any good we will soon find out tomorrow when we play at Alan Pardew´s Crystal Palace.

Alan Pardew didn’t show up for his press conference today and the assistant manager stood in for him.

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Steve McClaren – gave press conference this morning

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Newcastle Defender Out For Four Months With Knee Injury

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Steve McClaren has given his press conference for the game tomorrow at Crystal Palace and he had another shock on the injury front with left-back Massadio Haidara out for four months with a new knee injury.

It’s yet another injury that has been picked up in training and he will require surgery on the knee and will be out at least four months – and that takes us into April so maybe he doesn´t play again this season.

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Massadio Haidara – out for four months with knee injury
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The Grand Experiment Has Failed – Give Manager More Power

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew was the big problem at Newcastle – so after he left things would be a lot better and not only that but John Carver – who had been assistant manager at Newcastle for five years under the great Sir Bobby Robson and for almost four years under Alan Pardew – would finally be given his chance.

That was roughly the status at the beginning of this year.

After Alan´s final game in charge – a 3-2 home win against Everton at home we were in 9th place with 26 points from half the season – 19 games played – so no danger of relegation either.

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Mike Ashley – this is the man who must change things
That´s if he really does want success on Tyneside
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Can This Unlikely Hero Make A Difference Tomorrow?

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 44 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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