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

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McClaren Not Worried About The Sack – Why Not?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 · No Comments

Steve McClaren has been asked if he is fearful that he may get the sack becasue of our very poor results – and he has said no – and that the concentration is not on that at all, but on getting the players to produce their best.

But given Steve McClaren´s record this season – the worst in Newcastle´s Premier League history and we are two thirds of the way through the season now – why is he not fearful of getting the sack?

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Steve McClaren – not fearful of his job
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Why Newcastle So Short Of Defenders – McClaren´s Excuse

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 · 32 Comments

Newcastle have been woeful in defense for over two years now but we didn´t strengthen last month by bringing in defenders, but manager Steve McClaren is now saying it wasn´t for the want of trying …….. they just failed.

Just less than a year ago John Carver was complaining of being short of players – especially at left back – but we get injuries every single year – and we are always top of the injury league – so why don´t Newcastle admit that and plan for it?

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Steve McClaren – short of left backs – again
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This Is Newcastle’s Best Team For West Brom

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 96 Comments

We do have a number of injuries – Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are all out for tomorrow’s game and we also have players like Siem de Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Vurnon Anita, Sadio Haidara, Gabby Obertan and of course Tim Krul still out.

Again we are being ravaged by injury as we are every season and people are still calling it bad luck?

So it looks for the second game in three that we are short of defenders and players in general – and of course Jamaal Lascelles is unavailable when he made matters worse by getting himself sent off in the last minute of the 3-0 disaster on Wednesday night at Goodison Park.

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Paul Dummett – another hamstring injury
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In A Must-Win Game – Newcastle Will Win

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 199 Comments

It’s turning into a must-win game for Newcastle and Steve McClaren tomorrow against West Brom and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has given his view on how the game will go.

One thing we can count on is Tony Pulis’ side, as usual,  will make it very difficult tos core and that’s where Newcastle must be patient – but also must score.

We cannot win if we cannot score – and that could be a problem for us.

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Paul Merson – takes Newcastle to win
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Three Players Out Injured – Newcastle Short Of Players Again

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are all out for tomorrow’s game against West Brom tomorrow afternoon – and we will not know until next week how long Chancel Mbemba will be out with his ankle injury.

And it’s just anybody’s guess who will play left-back tomorrow, although it will probably be winger Rolando Aarons.

And Newcastle are so short of players that McClaren has had to draft in three U21 players for the squad.

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Steve McClaren at his press conference today
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