The Newcastle United Blog

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

The Newcastle United Blog header image 1
Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle Bought A £23.5M Player In January Transfer Window

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 122 Comments

Newcastle’s £12M acquisition of Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was deemed the best-value signing of the January transfer window, according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory.

The Observatory is a team that estimates transfer values based on over 1,500 deals in the top five European leagues since June of 2009.

jonjo shelvey in debut

Jonjo Shelvey – worth £23.5M
[

→ 122 CommentsTags: Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Madness And Sadness At This Championship Club

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 26 Comments

Derby County were top of the league in late December but this year they have played six league games and have one win and three draws and have slipped to 5th place in the Championship table, 5 points out of second place and an automatic promotion place.

And they only (only?) reached the fourth round of the FA Cup where they lost 3-1 to Manchester United at home.

In 30 league games manager Paul Clement had managed 13 wins with 12 draws and only five defeats.

But that wasn’t good enough for the Derby Board who have just sacked Paul after only eight months at the club.

As a contrast former Derby manager Steve Mcclaren now the Magpies boss has 13 defeats in only 25 league games and he’s still in the job.

paul clements

Paul Clement – sacked today
[

→ 26 CommentsTags: Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

McClaren’s Relentless Message To Newcastle Players

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Newcastle looked in big trouble last Wednesday night after we were well beaten 3-0 at Everton and we remained in 3rd bottom place in the league.

Now Rolando Aarons – who surprised us on Saturday with a very good performance at an unaccustomed position of left back in such an important game – has told the press what Steve McClaren has been telling the players since that disastrous performance and result.


Rolando Aarons – Newcastle left-back?
[

→ 8 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Rolando Aarons

This Player Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 128 Comments

Jonjo Shelvey has played four games for Newcastle so far, and the two games he´s played at home against West Ham and West Brom have both been good wins and Jonjo has easily been our Man of the Match

So he´s already had an impact on the side and remember we only have six league wins so far this season – so Jonjo has been at the club for less than a month and he´s played in two Newcastle wins.

Now we need to get both Jonjo and Newcastle playing well away from home.


Jonjo Shelvey in action for Newcastle
[

→ 128 CommentsTags: Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

McClaren´s Surprising Fitness Revelation

Monday, February 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Things were even worse than we thought before Saturday´s must-win game against West Brom,  with the news today that Fabricio Coloccini was injured in the game at Everton last Wednesday when he picked up a knock on his knee.

Apparently Colo was nursing a swollen knee and having treatment, but demanded that he play in such a crucial game for Newcastle.


Fab Coloccini in action on Saturday
[

→ 11 CommentsTags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League