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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 Confident Of Signing England International In January

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 50 Comments

There´s a report in the Mail tonight that Newcastle are confident they can sign Andros Townsend in the January transfer window and it´s hardly surprising that the club are fully aware they have to spend big time in January if we are to remain a Premier League club in May.

And from the Mail report it evens seems there has been some negotiation with Townsend and he´s been almost guaranteed a starting place if he agrees to join Newcastle.

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Andros Townsend – on loan to Newcastle?
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Newcastle Want Top Dutch Striker In January Transfer Window

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 68 Comments

There´s news coming out of the Netherlands that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is keen on bringing 6´7¨ striker Bas Dost of Wolfsburg to Tyneside in the January transfer window.

The report is in SoccerNews in the Netherlands and we were linked with the Dutch International striker in the summer, but it appears no move was made by Newcastle.

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Bas Dost –  26 year-old Wolfsburg striker
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Report Of Clashes And Problems On The Training Pitch

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Former Journal correspondent Luke Edwards is reporting an exclusive in the Telegraph tonight saying there have been heated arguments between head coach Steve McClaren and some of his senior players and the former England manager is reported to be incensed with the way the team basically gave up in the second half against Leicester City on Saturday.

After the game, McClaren is said to have given his players a right rollicking and we hope that´s true because they deserved it – they were simply a disgrace to the Newcastle United Football Club.

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Steve McClaren – telling the players he will choke them on Monday?
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Some Good News On The Injury Front For Newcastle

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

There´s some good news for Newcastle today – really we´re not kidding – and it´s that Cheick Tiote injury is not as bad as first feared and he will miss only a single game with the groin strain he picked up in the first half against Leicester City last Saturday in the 3-0 defeat.

It means that Cheick will miss the game at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, but he will be fit to face what could be a daunting task for our players – the home game with Liverpool a week on Sunday.

We could well be taken to the cleaners in that game – especially if our players decide not to turn up for the game for the second time in succession at home.


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Cheick Tiote – good news – misses one game
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Left-Sided Newcastle Midfielder Could Return From Loan

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 30 Comments

When Shane Ferguson went on loan to Birmingham in February of 2013 and stayed on loan there for the following season we thought that’s exactly what the Northern Ireland International needed.

So we were more than surprised when Shane struggled even to make the bench at the end of the 2013-2014 season when Birmingham were struggling against relegation under former Newcastle coach Lee Clark and they just avoided relegation on goal difference.

That put a big question mark over his future.

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Shane Fergsuon in action for Millwall
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It’s Not Good Enough But Fans Still Expect Nothing At Palace

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 4 Comments

With Newcastle being inconsistent from being good at times – to being pathetic too many times – we’ll have to wait and see what Newcastle team turns up for the game at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon when we take on Alan Pardew’s new team, but we are not too confident we can get a win in the game.

In fact in our poll a full 80% think we will lose the game on Saturday and if that happens then things will not be good and that will be the eighth game we have lost in the first fourteen league games played.

Our record of just 10 points in 14 games will remain pathetic.

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Papiss Cisse – empathizes with fans
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