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

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This Is The Central Midfielder Newcastle Want In January

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 39 Comments

Newcastle´s side at the moment seems so weak that Steve McClaren is requesting new players to strengthen the spine of the team.

The former England manager is asking the Board for a center-back, a central defender and another striker in the January transfer window in an attempt for Newcastle to hang onto their Premier League status – and all that big money.

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Jonjo Shelvey – a Newcastle target
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This Would Be A Bad Deal For Newcastle

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

There are reports  today that Newcastle are very keen to get Andros Townsend to the club in January and it seems that Newcastle have already been in negotiations for the player and if he comes in on loan in January he has almost been guaranteed a first team starting place.

There are also reports today – once again – that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is very keen to get Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez to White Hart Lane.

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Ayoze Perez – keep him
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Newcastle´s System Too Rigid – Doesn´t Work – Change It

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Steve McClaren wants more British players in the squad and wants to sign some in the January transfer window but whether he will get his wish is debatable because it seems that like Alan Pardew before him he doesn´t have a lot of say about which players come into the club.

Chief Scout Graham Carr is the one who has most say and that´s one of the reasons that of the blue we paid out 12M for Florian Thauvin in August – a player who Carr has been after for over three years.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley – we must have just won a game
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Newcastle Confident Of Signing England International In January

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 52 Comments

There´s a report in the Mail tonight that Newcastle are confident they can sign Andros Townsend in the January transfer window and it´s hardly surprising that the club are fully aware they have to spend big time in January if we are to remain a Premier League club in May.

And from the Mail report it evens seems there has been some negotiation with Townsend and he´s been almost guaranteed a starting place if he agrees to join Newcastle.

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Andros Townsend – on loan to Newcastle?
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Newcastle Want Top Dutch Striker In January Transfer Window

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 68 Comments

There´s news coming out of the Netherlands that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is keen on bringing 6´7¨ striker Bas Dost of Wolfsburg to Tyneside in the January transfer window.

The report is in SoccerNews in the Netherlands and we were linked with the Dutch International striker in the summer, but it appears no move was made by Newcastle.

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Bas Dost –  26 year-old Wolfsburg striker
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Report Of Clashes And Problems On The Training Pitch

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 14 Comments

Former Journal correspondent Luke Edwards is reporting an exclusive in the Telegraph tonight saying there have been heated arguments between head coach Steve McClaren and some of his senior players and the former England manager is reported to be incensed with the way the team basically gave up in the second half against Leicester City on Saturday.

After the game, McClaren is said to have given his players a right rollicking and we hope that´s true because they deserved it – they were simply a disgrace to the Newcastle United Football Club.

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Steve McClaren – telling the players he will choke them on Monday?
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