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

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Did Newcastle Make Late Move For This England International?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy are reporting that 34 year-old Ashley Cole turned down a potential move to Newcastle United yesterday on deadline day – but that seems to be a strange move if the report has any truth to it.

For one thing Sadio Haidara has been playing well at left back, although Newcastle are certainly short of full-backs with only three recognized specialist full-backs in the squad – Daryl Janmaat, Sadio and Paul Dummett, who is just returning from a hamstring strain.

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Ashley Cole – two year deal at Roma
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18 Year-Old Adam Armstrong Nominated For Award

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 90 Comments

Coventry City have nominated Newcastle’s on loan striker Adam Armstrong for the League One Player Of The Month award for August.

This follows Adam’s great start to his six month loan spell at Coventry, when he scored 5 goals in his first three games for the club, and some of them were spectacular efforts.

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18 year-old Adam Armstrong – in Coventry colors
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Newcastle Will Have Already Lined Up Most January Targets

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 18 Comments

Newcastle seem to have done a lot of work this summer and we had a good transfer window and seemed to have strengthened the squad by bringing in five good players.

At the same time Newcastle have retained some of our good experienced players – so it seems we now have some strength in depth in the squad.

We haven’t had that for a good few years, so hopefully we can have a good season.

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Graham Carr – Chief Scout – will be busy for the rest of the year
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Poll Results In – Are You Satisfied With This Transfer Window?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 19 Comments

We still have only just over 2200 fans having voted,  but it seems like most fans are satisfied with the transfer window that closed last night at 6:00pm, and around 72% are satisfied with what Newcastle did in the summer.

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Steve McClaren was not doing this last night
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This Is What Newcastle Are Trying To Do Over The Next Year

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 13 Comments

We’re pretty sure that after what happened in the second half of last season under John Carver, owner Mike Ashley doesn’t want to have any more situations that can cause him and Newcastle fans a heart attack, with Newcastle flirting with relegation.

So the owner seems to have finally agreed to spend some of the big money the club is making – and we started in the summer by signing four class players for around £50M – that was a good start.

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Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley during last game of last season
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Newcastle Star – It’s Still Like A Dream – I Can’t Believe It

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 · 12 Comments

It’s going to be interesting with Steve McClaren playing one man up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation,  how much he utilizes 22 year-old Ayoze Perez, who has looked good when he’s played for the first team this year.

Perez had a terrific season in his first year on Tyneside, scoring 7 goals in 39 appearances, and so far this season he’s made 3 appearances and he’s looked sharp.

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Ayoze Perez in action at Old Trafford
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