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

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Palace Fans Now Eternally Grateful To The Sack-Pardew Crowd

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 11 Comments

Last season we got just 4 points (four draws) from our first seven games, and we didn’t win until we had that 1-0 home win against Leicester City in our 8th league game, and out came the Sack-Pardew crowd, and they were eventually successful in getting Pardew to leave Newcastle – but that’s now to the eternal gratitude of Crystal Palace supporters everywhere.

After doing so poorly in those first seven games, the Leicester game marked the first of six wins in a row for Newcastle, which also included the amazing 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City in the League Cup – our first win ever at that stadium.

So the start to last season really was the agony and the ecstasy.

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Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace
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We’ll Get This Team Winning As Quickly As Possible

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 10 Comments

Newcastle’s next game is a week on Monday at West Ham, and it follows the International break so when we do kick off in London it will be 16 days since we went down 1-0 at home to Arsenal and had Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off.

These breaks are always a worry for head coaches because they have their best players away on International duty and they can come back injured, which is happened a number of times with our Newcastle players.

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Steve McClaren – dancing on the touchline against Northampton
Were we really that good?

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Newcastle Fans Choose Best Signing Of The Summer

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments

We have only just over 2100 votes in for our poll on who was the best senior signing of the summer, but it looks like the very first signing – Gini Wijnaldum from PSV – the Dutch Player of the Year – is the winner with 47% of the vote.

The Dutchman beats out defender Chancel Mbemba who has a good 40% of the vote and could prove a very valuable player as we try to improve the defense – which has been our (big) weakness over the last three years,

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Gini Wijnaldum – after scoring against Southampton
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Newcastle Name Premier League Squad And U21 Squad

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 22 Comments

With the summer transfer window having closed on Tuesday night, Premier League clubs are naming their 25 man squads for this season, and Newcastle have named theirs tonight.

Players who are 21 years old or younger do not have to be named in the squad, so you will not see new signings 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic or 21 year-old Chancel Mbemba in the squad – or even 19 year-old Rolando Aarons.

They are included in the U21 list – which is quite long.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – not named in 25
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This Is The Start Of A New Era For Newcastle – Maybe

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 184 Comments

We have had three poor seasons since we finished 5th top under Alan Pardew back in 2012 – and we thought that was perhaps the turning point for the club, but in that summer of 2012 owner Mike Ashley made another big mistake, when he didn’t  strengthen the squad.

Instead of bringing a number of new players in because of the increased number of games played (there were 14 additional games we played in the Europa League), Newcastle ended up signing only one new senior player – Vurnon Anita from Ajax – and we struggled because our squad just wasn’t big enough or good enough.

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Mike Ashley – during Sky Sports interview
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It’s The Last Chance Saloon For This Newcastle Player

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments

Haris Vuckic in seems ready to play his part for Wigan this season, after he was sent out on loan to the Lancashire club, after signing  a one year extension at Newcastle, which keeps him at the club through 2017.

The one year loan deal at Wigan is a chance for Haris to get his career back on track and maybe convince Steve McClaren that he has a future on Tyneside.

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Haris Vuckic in training at Newcastle this summer
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