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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 Move In With £15M Bid For Charlie Austin

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Express is reporting on Sunday that Steve McClaren thinks the good relationship he formed with Charlie Austin when Steve was at QPR for three months two years ago,  could tip the balance Newcastle’s way in being able to sign the in-demand QPR striker, who is still on honeymoon after being married last weekend.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle moving in for the striker
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Newcastle Bid €15M For Uruguayan International striker

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 6 Comments

There is a report in France that Newcastle have bid €15M for Bordeaux’s 22 year-old striker Diego Rolan, but that Bordeaux do not want to sell their prized asset, who Newcastle were linked with over a year ago.

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Diego Rolan – 22 year-old Uruguayan striker
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Newcastle Close In On First Summer Signing

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 46 Comments

Newcastle haven’t signed one single player so far but there’s news in the Mirror that we are about to sign 19 year-old striker Ivan Toney from Northampton Town.

Toney made his first team debut for Northampton in November 2012, in a 3–3 draw with Bradford City in the FA Cup, and became at 16 years old the youngest first team player in Northampton’s history.

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Ian Toney – 19 year-old Northampton striker
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Why Are Newcastle Not After Inter-Milan Star?

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 127 Comments

Stoke City reached an agreement with Inter Milan about three days ago for the transfer of 23 year-old Swiss International Xherdan Shaqiri, but Stoke are said to be dubious as to whether they can persuade Shaqiri to join them.

Shaqiri was born in Gjilan, in the old Yugoslavia but emigrated to Switzerland with his parents back in 1992,  and joined FC Basel in 2001 and is a product of their Youth Academy.

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Xherdan Shaqiri – after scoring while at Bayern Munich
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It’s Time For This Man To Speak Up At Newcastle

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 61 Comments

It’s not always easy to go in front of 1.000 people in a ballroom and give a one hour presentation on your stuff, but when you an executive at a company, that’s part of the job and it’s what you are expected to do.

In the real world of business, you are also expected to go and talk with customers and be the voice of the company to them.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle’s Managing Director
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New Player Sets Sights On First Team Place Next Season

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 · 31 Comments

We watched Karl Darlow’s nufcTV interview yesterday, and the 24 year-old came over very well – and he’s positive but also down to earth.

It will be a big challenge for the goalkeeper who played 111 times for the Nottingham Forest first team, and 18 other first team games while on loan at Walsall and Newport County.

Karl will now go up against Tim Krul and Rob Elliot to be the number one at Newcastle United in the coming season.

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Karl Darlow in action for Forest last season
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