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

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Huge Crowd At St. James Park For Open Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Newcastle United are giving an open training day at St James’ Park today, but would you believe it over 13,000 fans turned up to watch the lads and to see our three new signings Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. That’s just 7,000 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 · 184 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 · 24 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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The Exodus Begins At Newcastle

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 36 Comments

Mehdi Abeid looks to be the first player at Newcastle this summer to be transferred, as his move to second division German club Fortuna Dusseldorf is close.

So it didn’t really work out for Mehdi, after he had such a good season on loan at Panathinaikos the season before last, when he played 38 games and scored 10 goals and was outstanding for the Greek side.

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Mehdi Abeid in action last season
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Newcastle Defender Talks About Change Of Philosophy

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Steven Taylor is likely to start the game against Southampton on Sunday in our first game of the season, and while he played quite well against Borussia Monchengladbach it was the 29 year-old’s mistake in the second half when he was dispossessed in the box, that gave the goal away.

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Steven Taylor in action last season
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Brinkmanship Continues At Newcastle

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 · 93 Comments

Newcastle United target Charlie Austin will line up against Charlton Athletic this weekend if he is fit,  and by playing he could get injured and risk his big move – probably to Newcastle United before the end of the month.

But with QPR not getting any bids that have been acceptable to them for Charlie they are ready to go ahead and play their two transfer targets – Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer in the Championship – starting this Saturday at Charlton.

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Charlie Austin – could play on Saturday
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