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

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Does Cheick Tiote Have A Future At Newcastle?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 16 Comments

We haven’t seen Cheick Tiote in pre-season much, and he missed the US trip because of visa problems and has been nursing a slight knee injury which kept him our of the 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Saturday.

But he did train yesterday with the lads at Benton.

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Cheick Tiote – back in training
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Newcastle Signing Concerned About Tough Schedule

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 30 Comments

The Newcastle pre-season schedule is hectic to say the least, and the lads played on Sunday afternoon at Sheffield United less than three days after getting back to Newcastle from the last game of the US tour on the west coast at Portland, which is about 4800 miles from Newcastle and an eight hour time difference.

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Gini Wijnaldum – after scoring on Saturday
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Steve McClaren Coy On New Signings

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been training back with his former club Anderlecht while he obtained his visa, and the 20 year-old is due back in Newcastle today to start training with the lads, and head coach Steve McClaren will assess him and see if he is fit enough and ready for the game tomorrow night against York City at Bootham Park.

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Steve McClaren – coy on new signings
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John Carver – I’m A Winner – Not A Quitter

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 95 Comments

We were kind of hoping that after some of the nonsensical statements John Carver made this year while the interim head coach at Newcastle, he would lie low and maybe the pay-off from Newcastle came with an agreement not to talk about what happened last season – it was so painful.

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Steve Stone and John Carver at Bramall Lane on Sunday
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McClaren Plays Down Importance Of Captaincy At Newcastle

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 31 Comments

Steve McClaren has yet to decide on who will be the captain for the coming season at Newcastle, but he still considers Fabricio Coloccini at the moment  to be the club captain, and we daresay if Colo is still with us come September, he may continue to captain the team for his last season on Tyneside.

But McClaren has played down the importance of who is the specific captain, and he wants to see leadership being displayed by every single player – in essence he wants to see 11 captains on the field.

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Fabricio Coloccini inaction last season
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Newcastle To Make Move For Austin And Take Spending To £50M

Monday, July 27th, 2015 · 31 Comments

It was interesting that Steve McClaren in his interviews after the game yesterday at Sheffield United, said that he wanted the new players to be signed as soon as possible, obviously so he can get them quickly into action, with the start of the Premier League season now less than two weeks away.

And the Chronicle is reporting that this week could be the week that Newcastle make a big push to sign Charlie Austin with news that Charlie indeed wants to join Newcastle United.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle to make bid
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