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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 Not Interested In This Player In January

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Newcastle were linked with a move for former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole at the end of the transfer window, and if was reported in Gazzetta dello Sport and they reported Newcastle had bid for the player – but that Ashley turned us down.

We know that Mike Ashley, hopefully,  has changed the way he is running Newcastle, and we will now be bringing in some older players from the continent who can make an immediate impact,  but we will not be bringing in former world-class players who are now way past their best.

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Ashley Cole – in action for Roma
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Thauvin’s Friend – He’s Very Happy At Newcastle

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

30 year-old Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has a year left on his contract at the French club, and the captain gave the French side a boost when he turned down a possible move to Besiktas on the last day of the transfer window last week.

The French International has been talking in the French Press, and says he regrets his friend Florian Thauvin having left the club for Newcastle last month.

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Florian Thauvin – happy at Newcastle
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McClaren – He’ll Soon Be Creating Chances And Scoring Goals

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 65 Comments

The fourth player brough in by Steve McClaren this season was Florian Thauvin, although we were surprised that Remy Cabella was sent the other way on a season long loan deal with Marseille, and they have the option to buy the player for around £7M.

Apparently the decision on Cabella had already been made before Steve arrived at Newcastle in early June.

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Florian Thauvin when he arrived at Newcastle
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Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 16 Comments

Let us know where you think Newcastle will finish in the league table this season – our official goal is top eight.

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Steve McClaren – Newcastle head coach

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Pundit Predicts More Woe For Newcastle This Season

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments

We haven’t seen many pundits be too positive about Newcastle for this season, after we seemed to have a strong transfer window, spent a net of £52.6M and brought in four good first team players in Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin.

Last season was an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans, after we had a very poor start with just four draws and four points in our first 7 league games – and that was after we had lost seven of our last eight games in the previous season.


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Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit
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Newcastle Player Suffers Another Injury

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Paul Dummett has suffered some kind of injury setback as he tries to come back from a hamstring injury he picked up last May, and he had returned to full training a couple of weeks ago.

But all is not well with Paul, and the Shields Gazette is reporting today he is being assessed by the Newcastle medical staff.

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Paul Dummett in action against West Ham in May
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