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

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Newcastle Agree To Transfer Deal

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 36 Comments

There are various reports coming out of France that Newcastle have agreed to sell their 19 year-old midfielder Olivier Kemen to Lyon after transfer terms were agreed.

Olivier had become disenchanted at Newcastle,because of his inability to break into the first team squad, and there was news in the last day or two that he may be signing for Monaco.

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Olivier Kemen on the bench against Borussia Monchengladbach
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Breaking News – Tottenham Bid £15M For Newcastle Striker

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 36 Comments

The Mail is reporting that Tottenham are keen on signing 22 year-old Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez, who Newcastle signed only a year ago for around £1.4M from Tenerife, and the money Tottenham are supposed to be willing to pay out is a staggering £15M.

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Ayoze Perez – Tottenham bid £15M?
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Steve McClaren Explains The Team He Wants At Newcastle

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 150 Comments

We have seen over the last two league games that Newcastle have become very strong in defense, so it looks like Steve McClaren and his coaching staff are turning what was a negative over the last three seasons into a positive.

And Newcastle have looked very well organized and we keep a good shape on the field and that’s all good to see after four league games, and it shows the team are well coached by the new team.

But we don’t have many points on the board, but the head coach today has said we’ll look at how we are doing after 10 league games – hopefully we will be in the top half of the table by then.

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Steve McClaren – judge us after 10 games
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Report That Cisse To Stay – German Striker Not Coming

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 9 Comments

It looks like Peter Graves of Sky Sports reporter Peter Graves started the rumor that Newcastle were likely to bring Pierre-Michel Lasogga in from Hamburger SV on Saturday, and now it looks like he’s making news by saying this will not happen.

That’s a good way to keep the news coming and going.

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Papiss Cisse – will stay at Newcastle?
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Poll: Verdict Of Fans On Mitrovic Red Card

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 125 Comments

It was a huge blow to Newcastle, when seemingly out of nothing Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off after only 16 minutes on Saturday against Arsenal – and the game as a competition was over because of the referee’s actions.

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Oh no – it’s a red card

We have conducted a poll and it seems that about two fans in three think it was a poor decision by Andre Marriner.

Of course that doesn’t help us much,  as we lose another game after having a player sent off in the first half.

Here’s the results of our poll.

Should Mitrovic Have Been Sent Off For Foul On Coquelin?

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If No Surprises By Tuesday Night – Newcastle In Decent Shape

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 20 Comments

Steve McClaren has reiterated that he doesn’t expect any new players to come through the door, and that it would be a surprise if we signed somebody before Tuesday night.

And Steve added – you cannot discount surprises happening in football.

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Steve McClaren looks bemused on Saturday
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