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

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Our Man Of The Match – In From The Cold

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Our winner for the Man of the Match poll after the disaster at Selhurst Park on Saturday in south London is somebody who hasn’t started a game for a long while – Papiss Cisse.

But Papiss managed to score his second goal of the season after just 10 minutes and he had said recently that as long as he was given playing time he would score goals and Papiss was true to his word on Saturday.

And because of the surrender for the second week running, Cisse hasn’t been given the credit for what was a good opportunist goal – and Daryl Janmaat set the goal up with a terrific cross when there looked no danger at all to Crystal Palace.

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Papiss Cisse – excellent goal after just 10 minutes
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Newcastle Must Change Strategy – Sign This Striker In January

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 33 Comments

Is seems that Mike Ashley will allow quite a bit of money to be spent in the January transfer window in an attempt to bolster what looks like a weak squad, which at the moment doesn’t seem good enough to stay in the Premier League.

And the players Newcastle bring in must be able to produce immediately otherwise they will not be able to help the team.

And there’s news that Steve McClaren wants to bring in British players who already have experience in the Premier League – so that’s a good sign.

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Charlie Austin at QPR – would be great buy fo us
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No Panic At Newcastle But 2015 Record Justifies A Huge Crisis

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 114 Comments

Newcastle are in a  crisis again and it´s hard to deny that after two of the worst performance we have seen from  a Newcastle side and they were in consecutive games.

One of the things that is just unforgivable at Newcastle is is when players give up the fight and too many Newcastle players have given up in the last two games and any neutral observer watching Newcastle would think we were favorites of all 20 PL clubs for relegation.

That´s how bad we have looked – and the players have looked hopeless in those game with the defense sometimes looking comical.

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Mike Ashley in May – we want to win something
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Newcastle After Experienced Manager If Results Don’t Improve

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 29 Comments

It had to happen sooner or later with the results at Newcastle just abominable so far this season and the Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are lining up former target Harry Redknapp for the head coach position at the club in case Steve McClaren cannot turn things around.

We hope Steve and his coaching staff can still get the job done before Christmas.

But the alarming thing after Saturday’s second terrible display in a row is the players don’t seem to be playing for the former England manager.

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Harry Redknapp – lots of experience
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Newcastle To Sign This Top Center-Back In January?

Monday, November 30th, 2015 · 8 Comments

One of the weakest areas we have at Newcastle is at center-back and that has been true over the last couple of years.

Newcastle did bring in Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht in January and he’s settling in quite well even though our defense has looked terrible this season and we have already conceded 30 goals in the first 14 games including eight in the last two sorry displays against Leicester and Crystal Palace.

Newcastle were very keen on Schalke center-back Joel Matip in the summer and the fee for him at that time was around £10M.

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Joel Matip – target for Newcastle in January?
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