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

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Newcastle Make Move For Mario Balotelli

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 213 Comments

There’s news today that Newcastle are interested in signing Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli on loan for next season.

The 24 year-old Italian International  seemed to be a lot of trouble for Liverpool last season, and Mario did not have a good time of it at all on Merseyside.

The 33 times capped International (13 goals)  scored only 4 goals in 26 appearances last season, and he was not a good replacement for Luis Suarez who had joined Barcelona last summer and ended up winning the Champions League.

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Mario Balotelli – Newcastle make move
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Steve McClaren Interview – What He Wants To Achieve In Pre-Season

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 12 Comments

Steve McClaren has given an interview on nufcTV with Newcastle Digital Editor Dan King, after he had finished his first day of pre-season training with the Newcastle players yesterday, although those who have been on International duty don’t report back until Monday.

It’s the first time we have heard from Steve for about 10 days, and he comes across as really sensible, down to earth and seems to be in his element coaching the players on the training pitch.

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Steve McClaren taking the training yesterday
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Goalkeeper Karl Darlow Speaks – I’ll Do My Best

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 18 Comments

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow joined his former team-mate Jamaal Lascelles in the first day of training at Newcastle yesterday at Benton, and it must be an uncertain time for Karl after he has been first team goalkeeper at Nottingham Forest for a couple of seasons, and he will now compete with Tim Krul and Rob Elliot for the number one spot at Newcastle.

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24 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow arrives yesterday at Benton
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New Player Admits It’s Been Excellent So Far – After One Day

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 21 Comments

One player Newcastle fans will be excited to see play soon is 21 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles who spent his first day at Newcastle yesterday – but the England U21 International said it was not a particularly easy day,  with fitness and running tests that were followed by some ball work in the afternoon.

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Jamaal Lascelles – new Newcastle first team player
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Newcastle Transfer Target Priced Far Too High

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 132 Comments

The Mirror are reporting today that West Ham want around £8M for their midfielder Stewart Downing, and that’s a lot of money given that Stewart turns 31 on July 22nd.

With Newcastle’s former policies in the transfer market,  there would be no chance of the club bringing Stewart in – whatever the price.

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Stewart Downing – turns 31 later this month
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Newcastle Can Climb The Table Next Season

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 19 Comments

Just before the last game of last season Mike Ashley gave his first interview ever at Newcastle and said he would invest in the club this summer and from now on we would be making out own luck.

After that he then removed himself from the Newcastle Board of Directors and left it up to Lee Charnley, Graham Carr, Steve McClaren and Bob Moncur to decide which players are brought in over the summer with the funds Ashley has given them.

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Steve Watson in his playing days at Newcastle
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