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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 Give New Contract To Promising Young Defender

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 17 Comments

For the second time in 24 hours Newcastle have given a new contract to one of their promising youngsters and a local lad too.

20 year-old Jamie Sterry has just been given a new four year deal at Newcastle and that follows Adam Armstrong’s new four year deal he signed yesterday.

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20 year-old Jamie Sterry – new four year deal
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Three Positions Rafa Must Still Strengthen In August

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

It’s going to be a hectic last six days of the summer transfer window for Rafa Benitez and Newcastle.

But the club have done well lately to shift out players like Siem De Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Henri Saivet and Tim Krul on loan and sold Daryl Janmaat to Watford.

We also brought in the right back we needed to replace Daryl Janmaat – 23 year-old promising young American DeAndre Yedlin, who was delighted to sign for such a big club.


French striker Sebastien Haller in French colors
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Double Deal Proving Difficult For Newcastle

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 43 Comments

One of the many problems Newcastle have to contend with when we make a very poor signing – is that it’s often difficult to move the player out, because we sign them on long contacts and give them huge wages at Newcastle.

We saw that in the past with players like Xisco, who cost us £5.7M from Deportivo and tend to stay the full length of their contract – in Xisco’s case the full five years.

Newcastle have to loan them out to get some other club helping to pay their wages.

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Emmanuel Riviere – a failure at Newcastle
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Poll – How Will Newcastle Fare Against Brighton?

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 13 Comments

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Let us know how you think we will do against Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James’ Park tomorrow in the late kick-off televised game, in what is an important Championship game between two promotion candidates.

Brighton – managed by former Magpies manager Chris Hughton – will be the best side we have met so far this season.

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“Tempting Offer” Shows Newcastle Competing For Top Talent

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Newcastle have failed to get one of their top striker targets – Bas Dost – this summer – and it’s not unlike last summer when we were also after the 6ft 5ins Wolfsburg striker.

At one time it looked like Newcastle were in the lead to sign the big man, but as in other cases – such as with Everton left back Brendan Galloway – the Championship seems to be an issue and the player doesn’t want to come to Newcastle because of that.

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Bast Dost – Newcastle offer was tempting
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