The Newcastle United Blog

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

The Newcastle United Blog header image 1
Howay The Lads!!



McClaren´s Surprising Fitness Revelation

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Things were even worse than we thought before Saturday´s must-win game against West Brom,  with the news today that Fabricio Coloccini was injured in the game at Everton last Wednesday when he picked up a knock on his knee.

Apparently Colo was nursing a swollen knee and having treatment, but demanded that he play in such a crucial game for Newcastle.

Fabricio+Coloccini+Newcastle+United+v+West+8CFhAToM8W5l

Fab Coloccini in action on Saturday
[Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League

This Is How This Newcastle Player Felt Sunday Morning

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 28 Comments

Rob Elliot on Saturday probably had the easiest game of his great season, when West Brom were well beaten by a patched up Newcastle side – and the visitors couldn´t muster a shot on target during the whole game.

And Rob was a very pleased man on Sunday Morning.

rob elliot

Rob Elliot – easy game

This is what Rob tweeted on Sunday morning – and notice how he gives all the credit to his team mates – he´s a lovely lad is Rob.

→ 28 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tweet · Twitter

McClaren Praise For Two Unlikely Lads

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 6 Comments

One of the real talking points that came out of the game on Saturday was the experience of Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote – where a very patched up side put in one of the best performances of the season against West Brom and we won a must-win game 1-0.

But a 5-0 scoreline would have been more reflective of just how better Newcastle were on the day, but we still missed chances galore.

cheick tiote

Cheick Tiote – showed great spirit
[Read more →]

→ 6 CommentsTags: Cheick Tiote · Newcastle News · Steven Taylor

Newcastle Gave Us Some Hope On Saturday – But That´s All

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 16 Comments

Usually when we win a game – which has not been too often over the last year – we go just a little bit crazy and everything is hunky dory and great – and there´s a huge relief we have actually won a game for a change.

We think about 3 points and that´s better then just one point and a whole lot better than nothing – which is what we have taken from 13 of our games this season.

But it was a little bit different on Saturday night after we had seen Newcastle perform against West Brom as though we were a top six side.

Steve+McClaren+Newcastle+United+v+West+Bromwich+Uz0taPURfRml

Steve McClaren – on Saturday on touchline
[Read more →]

→ 16 CommentsTags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

Steve McClaren In Surprising About Turn

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 13 Comments

When we were writing the Man of the Match piece last night we said that Cheick Tiote – who came in second behind only Jonjo Shelvey – could hep Newcastle survive this season before leaving in the summer – and of course a little thought came to mind – if he´s playing that good why let him leave?

Cheick Tiote Southampton +QerSyvbNvANl

Chieck Tiote – great game on Saturday
[Read more →]

→ 13 CommentsTags: Cheick Tiote · Contracts · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League