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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 Transfer Target Priced Far Too High

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 107 Comments

The Mirror are reporting today that West Ham want around £8M for their midfielder Stewart Downing, and that’s a lot of money given that Stewart turns 31 on July 22nd.

With Newcastle’s former policies in the transfer market,  there would be no chance of the club bringing Stewart in – whatever the price.

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Stewart Downing – turns 31 later this month
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Newcastle Can Climb The Table Next Season

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 17 Comments

Just before the last game of last season Mike Ashley gave his first interview ever at Newcastle and said he would invest in the club this summer and from now on we would be making out own luck.

After that he then removed himself from the Newcastle Board of Directors and left it up to Lee Charnley, Graham Carr, Steve McClaren and Bob Moncur to decide which players are brought in over the summer with the funds Ashley has given them.

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Steve Watson in his playing days at Newcastle
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Magpies Will Be Hard To Beat Under McClaren

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 · 25 Comments

People who know Steve McClaren have said that he’s a very good coach,  and that includes Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby, who gave a glowing reference to Steve when he first appointed last month.

At that time Malcolm said McClaren was top class and one of the best coaches in Europe, but in truth his record doesn’t really back those claims up with his win ratio after 564 games being only 46.5%.

As an example, Jose Mourinho’s win ratio is 67% after 740 games managed.

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Steven McClaren on the training pitch yesterday
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Sunderland Could Beat Newcastle To Dutch International

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 · 140 Comments

Voetbal International are reporting tonight that Sunderland are moving in to try to get 22 year-old Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan for the season, but sadly there is no mention of Newcastle at all.

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Marco van Ginkel – Sunderland want him
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Photos From First Day Of Training – Fan Forum Meeting

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 · 71 Comments

Steve McClaren got straight down to work at the first day of pre-season training today – but Newcastle fans still have to wait for the announcement of McClaren’s coaching staff and there was little communication form Newcastle today – other than four youngsters getting their first professional deals.

Those were striker Tom Heardman, midfielder Liam Smith and defenders Jamie Sterry and Macaulay Gillesphey, who were all offered terms back in March, and have all signed their deals today.

Congratulations to all four of them.

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Steve McClaren with Ayoze Perez  and Siem de Jong
Two new signings a year ago and all smiles today

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Newcastle Again Linked With Chilean International

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 · 181 Comments

Newcastle were linked with Juventus and Chilean International right back Mauricio Isla last summer,  when he was playing in the World Cup – and he finally ended up on loan at QPR for the season – a season in which the London club were relegated.

There is a report today on Italian web-site Tuttosport that we are again interested in the 27 year-old.

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Mauricio Isla – Juventus and Chilean right-back
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