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

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Newcastle Leading Chase For Prolific International Striker

Friday, October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Newcastle are said to be in the lead in their bid to sign 26 tear-old CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia, who we have been linked with for a number of years, and he was recommended to Newcastle by his Ivorian team-mate Cheick Tiote,  a few months after Cheick signed for us in August, 2010 – here’s the article we had out on that at the time.

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26 year-old CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia
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Both These Strikers Would Be Good Buys In January

Friday, October 24th, 2014 · 25 Comments

Paul Ntep plays in France for Rennes and Luc Castaignos plays for FC Twente in Holland, and these two strikers would be good buys for Newcastle in January – and they are two clubs Newcastle have done business with over the last five years.

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Paul-Georges Ntep shown above in France colors
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Lee Bowyer – Newcastle Wont Get Relegated – Keep Alan Pardew

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 42 Comments

Lee Bowyer was signed by Sir Bobby Robson in the summer of 2003 as a free agent, and that was after his former club West Ham were relegated to the Championship.

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Lee Bowyer while at Newcastle
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Huge Pressure On Fragile Hatem Ben Arfa

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 42 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa will become a free agent next summer, and he has already played his last game for Newcastle United – and for the record he played 86 games with 14 goals and 18 assist in four seasons at Newcastle, and that’s not many, but he hardly played that first season when he suffered a double fracture of his left leg at Manchester City.

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Ben Arfa played the whole game at Arsenal on Saturday
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No Sign Of Newcastle’s Media Relations Improving Anytime Soon

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

In reading through the minutes of Monday night’s Fans’ Forum meeting, it doesn’t seem there will be any change in the relationship of the club to the banned local media journalists any time soon.

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Lee Charnley – Managing Director attended the meeting
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We Need To Put Big Smiles On Fans’ Faces More Often

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 60 Comments

Steven Taylor had a strong game at the back for Newcastle last Saturday, and with that performance, which was getting near to what Steven is capable of in the Premier League, the lad from Whitley Bay has a chance to keep his place for the tough game at Spurs on Sunday.

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Steven Taylor – in action on Saturday against Leicester
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Newcastle Midfielder Upbeat About Newcastle’s Future

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Moussa Sissoko had a decent enough game for Newcastle on Saturday in the 1-0 win at home to Leicester which was an excellent result for us and the second half performance was encouraging.

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Moussa Sissoko in action against Leicester
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Newcastle In For Argentine International Midfielder

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s news in France that Newcastle United are interested in Benfica’s attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan.

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Nicolas Gaitan - 26 year-old Benfica attacking midfielder
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Forgotten Man To Turn Things Around And Resurrect Career

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 · 25 Comments

Newcastle United’s Gabriel Obertan was expected to leave the club in the summer, and like Ben Arfa,  he was left behind when the squad traveled to New Zealand for their summer tour, and was told to find another club.

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Gabby Obertan after scoring the winner last Saturday
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