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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 Must Keep This Player This Season

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 55 Comments

There were quite a few of Newcastle’s players put in what could be called Man of the Match displays yesterday against West Brom and it’s a long time since so many of Newcastle’s  players played near their best form.

One of those players was a shock starter yesterday – Cheick Tiote – and you wonder what Henri Saivet had done wrong after being one of our best players in the debacle at Everton in midweek.

But the Ivory Coast international soon showed that McClaren had made the right call as Cheick quickly got a grip on midfield and looked like the player he was in his prime.

And he scored another great goal – but it was controversially disallowed by the referee, much like the goal he scored against Manchester City a couple of years ago.

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Cheick Tiote – in action yesterday
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Alan Shearer In Complete Awe of This Player Yesterday

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 41 Comments

Alan Shearer was like any other fan at the end of the game yesterday – just absolutely delighted we had got what he called a big big 3 points.

And on top of that we put in a very good performance too, although to be sure the results are the most important things these days given our position in the league table, although we did move up to 4th bottom – and outside the relegation zone – that´s good.

On BBC Match of the Day last night Alan Shearer seemed in awe of Jonjo Shelvey´s great display at St. James’ Park for the second time running.

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Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Townsend Humbled By Reception Of Fans Yesterday

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 34 Comments

Andros Townsend had a very good home debut for Newcastle United yesterday and for once this season we had a threat down the left wing as Andros ran at the West Brom defense continually and showed he can cross the ball with either foot.

The winger almost scored a great goal in the second half,  but the ball hit the bottom of the post with Ben Foster beaten.

Andros got a great reception when he came off late in the game – it was well deserved.

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Andros Townsend – very good home debut – hit the post with this effort

And this is the tweet he sent out after the game.

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Newcastle To Sign Manchester United Star This Summer?

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 13 Comments

What Steve McClaren adds to the Newcastle Board is pure common sense and maybe if Steve can keep us up this season he´ll still be around in the summer and have some impact on the Newcastle transfers.

It looks like he had some influence last month in bringing in both Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey and both made a massive difference yesterday when Newcastle looked a good side.

It surprised us just how good Newcastle were yesterday but we´ve been up and down all season.

We were very up yesterday thank goodness and got the win and let´s just hope we are not very down at Stanford Bridge next Saturday.

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Michael Carrick – free agent this summer?
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Newcastle Should Think Twice About Signing This Striker

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 · 14 Comments

Newcastle have the worst injury record of any Premier League club – and that´s been true for at least ten years if you look back at the records.

So there´s probably two things a sensible football clubs would do about that.

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Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool striker
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