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

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A Treat For Newcastle Fans Tomorrow

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 78 Comments

Good news tonight that Chancel Mbemba’s visa has come through and he will be available to play against Borussia Monchengladbach in the final friendly of the season tomorrow afternoon.

The game kicks off at 3:00 pm at St. James’ Park and it will also be the home debut of new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

So it should be a treat for those fans who can make it to the game tomorrow to see our two new signings in action.

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Chancel Mbemba – visa has come through
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10 Memorable Sir Bobby Robson Quotes – Plus 8-0 Win Video

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 66 Comments

It’s six years since the great Sir Bobby Robson passed away from cancer, and we have put out an article today in remembrance of the great man.

Bobby was great at making statements that were not quite right and an example of those was when he said – “we scored nine and you cannot score more than that” – following an 8-0 win at St. James’ Park against Sheffield Wednesday in his first home game as Newcastle manager back in 1999.

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Sir Bobby Robson – come on lads!!
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Newcastle Must Not Make This Mistake This Summer

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 60 Comments

Newcastle have done quite well so far this summer in getting Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba through the door for around £35M – but as we’ve said before, we still need another three players at least if this summer transfer window is to be successful.

But with the new arrivals – however good they are – it will take some time for them to adjust to the rigors of the Premier League.

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Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle should keep him this season
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Newcastle Linked With Yet Another International Winger

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 18 Comments

It’s very difficult in transfer windows to know what’s true that’s reported and what’s simply made up.

There has been news for a couple of months that Newcastle may be interested in Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady, who played at Sunderland with Steve Bruce and seemed to follow him to Hull City – he has one year left on his contract at The Tigers.

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Ahmed Elmohamady – are Newcastle really interested?
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Mitrovic Stays With 45 – Newcastle Squad Numbers Released

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 20 Comments

Newcastle have released the squad numbers of the players in the first team squad, and it’s not surprising that Aleksandar Mitrovic, our new young striker, has taken the number 45 shirt, and that’s the number he wore at Anderlecht and Partizan Belgrade – so maybe it’s his lucky number.

Center-forward was number 9 in the old system of 2-3-5 in the olden days, two full backs, three half backs and five forwards.

4+4=9,  so maybe that’s why Aleksandar has taken number 45 – but why didn’t he just settle for 9?

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Aleksandar – has always worn the number 45 shirt
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Remembering Sir Bobby Robson

Friday, July 31st, 2015 · 131 Comments

It’s six years today that we lost our former manager Sir Bobby Robson to cancer, only days after a match between an England eleven and a German eleven to commemorate the semifinal of the World Cup in 1990, when we went out on penalties to Germany after extra time ended 1-1.

Sir Bobby Robson was 76 when he died.

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Sir Bobby Robson – Newcastle United manager
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