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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 – We’re Trying To Address Defense – Colo Stays Captain

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 14 Comments

Newcastle fans seem to be happy with the three players we have brought in so far this summer, but from our play in pre-season that defense of ours is still the big weakness,  and for the last three season we’ve let in 63 goals, 59 goals and a massive 68 goals – so that’s 190 goals in total in three seasons and it’s simply not good enough.

The good news is that Steve McClaren seems well aware of that – and he has said today – talking to BBC Newcastle – that the club are on the look-out for defensive reinforcements.

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Steve McClaren – trying to improve the defense
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Newcastle Reported Ready To Make Fourth Signing

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 120 Comments

ESPN are reporting today that Newcastle United are again interested in Manchester United’s England U21 International Jesse Lingard, who we were linked with earlier in the summer.

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is said to be a huge admirer of the 22 year-old having had him at Derby County for the second half of last season.

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Jesse Lingard and Steve McClaren at Derby County earlier this year
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Good News On The Injury Front – New Coach Appointed

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Remy Cabella was back in full training today at St. James” Park as the lads trained in front of 15,000 fans who had turned up on Open Day at the club.

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It’s Remy Cabella in the middle – back to full training
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Huge Crowd At St. James Park For Open Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments

Newcastle United are giving an open training day at St James’ Park today, but would you believe it over 15,000 fans turned up to watch the lads and to see our three new signings Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. That’s just 5,000 less than the crowd at our game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday – unbelievable.

There’s not many clubs where fans would turn out in those numbers – and there ‘s some optimism in the Geordie ranks at the moment – but we still need at least three players brought in this month and it will then have been a good transfer window.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic taking a drink today
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Newcastle Must Continue Spending The Big Money

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 186 Comments

Former Newcastle United legend Rob Lee has said what a lot of fans are thinking – that we still need to sign more players before September rolls around, and the conventional wisdom seems to be that we need a defender, another creative midfielder, and a striker to complete the business.

If Newcastle can do that it will have been a successful summer transfer market.

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Rob Lee with Alan Shearer while at Newcastle

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Newcastle May Be Forced To Make Move For Striker

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments

If Newcastle’s plan is to bring in another striker and then get Papiss Cisse off the wage bill by selling him before September, then it’s unlikely to work to wait until the last minute in this transfer window to get Charlie Austin in from QPR for £2M or £3M less than the £15M the London club want for their top striker.

So the report today in the Express may even have some validity in it that Newcastle are lining up alternative strikers, with one of them being Uruguayan International Diego Rolan.

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Diego Rolan – Newcastle back-up to Austin
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