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

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McClaren – Newcastle Fans The Most Important People

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 35 Comments

It seems a little odd but this afternoon after being in the job almost two months Steve McClaren will manage his first game at St. James’ Park this afternoon when we entertain German side Borussia Monchengladbach in our final pre-season fixture.

Next up will be Southampton a week tomorrow and the Premier League season will start for Newcastle and we hope by then to have at least one more top signing through the door, and hopefully another top center-back.

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Steve McClaren and coaching staff
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McClaren’s Plan Put In Operation For Newcastle Youngsters

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 23 Comments

One of the things that has impressed us with Steve McClaren, is that before August rolled around Steve had already sent three Newcastle players out on loan – Sammy Ameobi to Cardiff City for the season, Adam Armstrong to Coventry City and this week goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was sent out to Crawley Town on loan.

In the case of the two Newcastle teenagers it’s for an initial loan spell of six months until early January.

Crawley’s Keeper Freddie Woodman seen during the pre season friendly between Nuneaton Town and Crawley Town at Liberty Way in Nuneaton. July 29, 2015. James Boardman / TELEPHOTO IMAGES 07967642437

Freddie Woodman in action for Crawley on Wednesday night
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Newcastle Fans Are Feeling Excited Again

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 20 Comments

Steven Taylor has come right back into the reckoning at Newcastle under new coach Steve McClaren, who called Steven up to the England squad back in 2007 when Steve was the England manager and gave the Whitley Bay lad his only England B cap that same year.

Steven has suffered a lot of injuries in the last five and half years at Newcastle playing only 85 times for Newcastle since January of 2010 – our promotion season.

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Steven Taylor on action at Sheffield in pre-season
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Striker Still Expected To Sign For Newcastle

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 17 Comments

Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is on Tyneside and was supposed to have had a medical at Newcastle before a deal was signed for the 19 year-old, and there was news yesterday that Toney trained with the squad yesterday with Steve McClaren looking on.

The Chronicle reported yesterday the youngster is essentially on a two day trial and will train with the U21 squad as he is assessed by the coaches, with a view to signing a deal that will be up to £500K.

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Ivan Toney – having two day trial
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A Treat For Newcastle Fans Tomorrow

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 145 Comments

Good news tonight that Chancel Mbemba’s visa has come through and he will be available to play against Borussia Monchengladbach in the final friendly of the season tomorrow afternoon.

The game kicks off at 3:00 pm at St. James’ Park and it will also be the home debut of new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

So it should be a treat for those fans who can make it to the game tomorrow to see our two new signings in action.

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Chancel Mbemba – visa has come through
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10 Memorable Sir Bobby Robson Quotes – Plus 8-0 Win Video

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 66 Comments

It’s six years since the great Sir Bobby Robson passed away from cancer, and we have put out an article today in remembrance of the great man.

Bobby was great at making statements that were not quite right and an example of those was when he said – “we scored nine and you cannot score more than that” – following an 8-0 win at St. James’ Park against Sheffield Wednesday in his first home game as Newcastle manager back in 1999.

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Sir Bobby Robson – come on lads!!
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