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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 On Why Players Need More Than Fire In Their Bellies

Monday, August 31st, 2015 · 6 Comments

Steve McClaren has said he will talk to Aleksandar Mitrovic about his red card this week, as he had talked to Daryl Janmaat after his red card at Swansea two weeks ago.

Steve will also address the topic with the first team squad.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic receives red after only 16 minutes
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Newcastle Star Opens The Door To Leaving Before Tuesday

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments

We had reported that Papiss Cisse’s agent Madou Diene had told the Chronicle that the player was not happy at not playing enough at Newcastle, and that the Senegal striker is becoming rather frustrated.

The agent said that he will recommend that if an offer comes in for Papiss  in this transfer window – that he should seriously consider it.

Of course we have to remember if that happens then his agent gets paid.

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Papiss Cisse scores Newcastle’s first goal of the season against Southampton
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Two Newcastle Players In Premier League Team Of The Week

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Newcastle put up another terrific defensive performance on Saturday, especially after we had gone don w to 1-0 men with Aleksandar Mitrovic having been sent off in the 16th minutes, and the lads almost held out but for an unlucky Fab Coloccini own goal in the 52nd minute.

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Tim Krul saves from Theo Walcott on Saturday
Notice Mbemba is there

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Former Newcastle Manager Blazing A Trail In The Championship

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 56 Comments

Chris Hughton was appointed Brighton manager on December 31st last year, and he went on to keep the club in the Championship, when they finished 5th bottom on 47 points, 6 points above the drop zone.

And Chris has used the summer wisely and after beating top of the table Ipswich 3-2 at Portman Road on Saturday,  Brighton go top of the table with four wins in their first four games, with the other match ending in a  draw.

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Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood at Ipswich on Saturday
Brighton won 3-2

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Newcastle Likely To Unload These Players Before Tuesday

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 14 Comments

Newcastle United have spent almost a net £50M so far this summer in transfer fees, and we don’t know if any more players will be coming through the door before Tuesday night,  but Steve McClaren has now had a good look at nearly all the players in the squad and will let a few players leave before the window closes on Tuesday night.

The three that seem most likely to leave and follow midfielder Mehdi Abeid out of the door are Yohan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic and Sylvain Marveaux.

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Yoan Gouffran in action against Northampton
It could be his final game for Newcastle

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Newcastle Could Still Surprise Us With Late Signing

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 · 121 Comments

It’s not clear whether Newcastle will bring in any player before Tuesday night, but we wonder if Newcastle will make any attempt to get Charlie Austin in a cut price deal on Tuesday?

One thing for certain is that Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour will not be coming to Newcastle or Chelsea for that matter, since he has just signed on at Valencia for an undisclosed fee.

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Charlie Austin – QPR striker – knockdown price?
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