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

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Striker Urged To Join Newcastle By Former Player

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 52 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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The Newcastle Player Who Has Run The Furthest Is ….

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 371 Comments

The player who has run the furthest for Newcastle this season in the league is Dutch International Georginio Wijnaldum, who has covered a total distance of 266.07 Km in his 22 Premier League games.

Gini has also scored the most goals for us – 9 goals and 2 assists in the league this season.

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Gini Wijnaldum celebrates – Yes – I’ve run the furthest!!

The Premier league player who has run the furthest of anybody is 29 year-old Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman, who has covered 303.85Km – about 37km further than Gini.

Keep up these important stats because there could be a test on this at the end of the season.

Comments welcome.

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This is A Very Good Move By Newcastle

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 24 Comments

It looks like Newcastle United will be going on a winter break to La Manga in southeastern Spain during our 18 days enforced break starting after Saturday’s game at Chelsea – and the news is coming from the Norwegian press.

The next weekend after the Chelsea game is the FA Cup 5th round and we are out of that competition at the first attempt again.

The next weekend is the League Cup final – Manchester City vs Liverpool – when we were supposed to be playing City at home.

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Steve McClaren – a smiling Newcastle manager
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Newcastle Star Reveals Some Hard Days After Everton Debacle

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 108 Comments

Last Wednesday was supposed to be the introduction of our new team after Newcastle had done well in the transfer market with the acquisition of four new players.

Yes, it was a difficult game at Everton but there was hope because The Toffees were going through a really tough spell and what better time to get a good result at Goodison Park?

But it didn’t exactly turn out that way with 10 of our players asleep in the first half – and only Rob Elliot keeping Newcastle in the game with some alert saves.

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Moussa Sissoko tussles with Bryan Oviedo at Goodison
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The Premier League To Be Completely Rebranded Next Season

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 · 26 Comments

There is news from the Premier League have today announcing they are rebranding the Premier League and moving away from any specific sponsorship of the Premier League name so it will no longer be called the Barclays Premier League – simply the Premier League and there is a new emblem to be used.

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From the old to the new
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