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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 Legend Praises Two Very Good Signings

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · No Comments


Philippe Albert played for Newcastle in the Kevin Keegan era and was on Tyneside from 1994 through 1999 and the center-back played 109 times for the Magpies with 8 goals and he is still revered by fans at Newcastle.

Philippe is a pundit on Belgian TV and knows all about Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba after watching them a number of times as part of his job.

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Philippe Albert today
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West Ham Forced To Make Move For Newcastle’s Top Target

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 28 Comments

West Ham striker Enner Valencia last week picked up a serious injury to his right knee and ankle, in the Europa League in the game against Astra Giurgiu.

The Ecuador international, who looked good in the World Cup last summer,  could be out for several months and may not even play again this year.

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Charlie Austin – Hammers may be forced to move for him
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Newcastle To Make Assessment On Whether To Sign Striker

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 94 Comments

As we expected Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney was at St. James’ Park for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach, and it looks like he is still waiting for a decision to be made by Newcastle on whether they should sign him.

He has been on a two day trail training with the Newcastle Development squad and he will await the decision made by Newcastle.

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There’s Ivan Toney in the cap watching the game today
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Steve McClaren Coy On Whether There Will Be More Signings

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments

Steve McClaren qs a little bit coy on whether Newcastle will be signing nay more players – and as far as signing any before next Sunday’s tough opening Premier League game against Southampton – probably not.

Most fans want to see another central defender brought in and that’s been identified in polls as the player we need the most, and you could see why today when a simple mistake at the back basically cost us the game, even though we hit the woodwork twice and on another day may have had a couple of goals.

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Steve McClaren – at today’s game on the sideline
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Things Are Improving At Newcastle – Here’s A Test

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 16 Comments

There was some news today that Fabricio Coloccini may  be leaving Newcastle, based on him not being included in the squad for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach – the final game of pre-season.

But another simpler explanation was that he couldn’t play because of his Achilles injury, so that’s why he wasn’t even on the bench.

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Fabricio Coloccini – injured but McClaren wants to keep him
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Newcastle 0 Borussia Monchengladbach 1 – Video Highlights

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 104 Comments

Here’s the best we can find for the video highlights – it’s the Fox video – but it does show the two times Newcastle hit the post in this game, and the poor goal we gave away to lose our last pre-season friendly.

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Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren today

Here’s the video.

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