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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 Will Go From Strength To Strength This Season

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Usually we can rely on some of our former players to be positive and supportive when Newcastle are in dire danger of being relegated – which is the position we find ourselves in at the moment.

How and why that’s the case is another matter, but let’s just say it’s another huge shock and nightmare for Newcastle fans – after what happened last season with John Carver when we lost nine of our last 11 games in the league.



Stuart Pearce when manager at Nottingham Forest
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New Arrival Tells It Like It Is – On And Off The Pitch

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 · 22 Comments

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren has said that Jonjo Shelvey is vocal both in the dressing room and on the pitch and he welcomes that in what has probably been too quiet of a Newcastle dressing room this season.

We have also been too quiet too often on the field when things have not been going our way – with a lack of leadership being shown, but most of that was earlier in the season and Fabricio Coloccini has done a lot better of late.

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Jonjo Shelvey – tells it like it is
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This Young Player Showing Promise At Newcastle

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Jamaal Lascelles was a little bit stupid for the way he allowed himself to be sent off at Everton – and at the time we said it was a learning experience for the inexperienced 22 year-old center-back we brought in from Nottingham Forest.

We have been quite impressed with the form of Jamaal recently and until that incident he had given a good account of himself at Everton – and this lad could become a good player for us in the future.

Certainly he is a threat from set pieces and is a good header of the ball, so he’s the type of player who could score goals from set-plays for us.


Jamaal Lascelles in action at Manchester City
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Newcastle´s Injury Prone Players Could Leave This Summer

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 · 12 Comments

There´s a good article in the Chronicle today with a discussion on what to do with six players whose contracts run out this summer.

All but one of the players who will be hoping for new contracts seem to be injury prone and haven´t played too much for the club because of the injuries they have had repeatedly.

The six are Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Rolando Aarons, Freddie Woodman, Gabby Obertan and Kevin Mbabu and the last two are still out injured and Steven Taylor and Rolando have only just returned to fitness after being out injured for much of the season.

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Steven Taylor in action at Manchester United in August
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Striker Urged To Join Newcastle By Former Player

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 121 Comments

Former Newcastle right-back Habib Beye was at the Tyneside club for a couple of seasons from 2007 and the 35 times capped Senegal International was our Player f the Season for 2007-2008 with over 51% of the vote.

Habib then surprisingly left us for Aston Villa in August of 2009 after we were relegated – and his career basically went south from then on – and he played only 19 times for Aston Villa in two seasons before joining Doncaster Rovers initially on loan where he saw out his career and retired in 2013.

He played only 41 first team games in four years after leaving Newcastle.

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Bafe Gomis – should have joined Newcastle?
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