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

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Thierry Henry Tells The Brutal Truth About Newcastle

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

This thing about whether a club is a big club or not is very subjective and that’s one of the big reasons there is so much controversy generated about whether a club is big or not.

And we all are painfully aware that Newcastle  United have not won anything for 47 years, so if big means winning trophies then we are probably a small club over the last four decades.

If big is having a tremendous stadium and some of the best fans in the world and a great and vibrant history – then Newcastle United are a big club.

Take your choice.

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Thierry Henry – Newcastle are not a big club
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Former Newcastle Coach Could Be Spot On About Berahino

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 15 Comments

It has to be frustrating for West Brom manager Tony Pulis that his best goalscorer last season is not in form this season.

Saido Berahino wanted to move to Tottenham last summer, but a deal couldn’t be made with West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace refusing to accept some big offers from the London club.

The young striker’s attitude hasn’t been great this season, but he’s coming around and he’s almost certain to be sold in the summer.

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Steve Clark when appointed West Brom manager
June 2012

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The Time For Talk At Newcastle Is Almost Over

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 65 Comments

Steve McClaren thinks Newcastle will only get better as the new signings are integrated into the team – and that should be the case – but hey, the proof of the pudding is always in the eating – so we shall see.

There have been too many statements recently by both players and pundits that remind us too much of our relegation season, when there was just no way that Newcastle team would be relegated – so we have heard it all before.

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Steve McClaren – yes – we remember that game too
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Sky Sports Pundit Positive On Newcastle – But Not Too Much

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 14 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson was impressed with Newcastle’s performance against West Brom last Saturday and while he said it should have been 4-0 or 5-0 – it was only 1-0.

Paul also points out Newcastle’s woeful away form and how terrible we looked at Everton – when some of our players only woke up in the second half.

And therein lies the reason why Newcastle have dropped so many points from winning positions this season – 12 in all – because when we are creating chances and on top we cannot score the goals.

We could even have dropped 2 points last Saturday after being completely dominant when West Brom had a good chance to equalize in stoppage time.


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Paul Merson – takes Chelsea for the win
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Newcastle Defender Fit – We Need All 3 Points At Chelsea

Friday, February 12th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Daryl Janmaat picked up a leg injury last Saturday playing against West Brom, but he’s said it was just a nick on the leg – and he’s  going to be fit to play tomorrow at Chelsea.

The game is another very important one for Newcastle’s immediate future in the world of football – and we need to get something out of this game – if we are to start pulling away from the relegation zone.


Daryl Janmaat – we need another win
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