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

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England U21 Striker Could Be Better Option For Newcastle

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 44 Comments

The Express is reporting today that Newcastle may have turned away from QPR striker Charlie Austin because of their inability to reach a fee with QPR, and could now go after 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

It’s what the Express is calling an exclusive, but whether the report is accurate is another matter.

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Saido Berahino in action for West Brom last season
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Charlie Austin – Why I Am Not Playing For QPR Today

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 62 Comments

We had wondered whether QPR would risk injury to the players they are expecting to leave the club this summer, and both Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer have not been included in the squad to play Atalanta today.

Both players have been linked with Newcastle this summer, although Charlie Austin has been heavily favored to join the Magpies,  if only a fee can only be arranged with QPR for his signature.

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Charlie Austin – not in QPR squad for today’s friendly
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Newcastle In Lead To Sign Exciting Lyon Forward For £10.5M

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 23 Comments

L’Equipe are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in Lyon striker/forward Clinton N’Jie and have made a £10.5M bid for the 21 year-old Cameroon International.

N’Jie has been at Lyon since 2010 and came through their Youth Academy and he is reckoned to be one of the brightest prospect in France at the moment.

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Clinton N’Jie – Newcastle have bid £10.5M
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Newcastle Legend Praises Two Very Good Signings

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 169 Comments

Philippe Albert played for Newcastle in the Kevin Keegan era and was on Tyneside from 1994 through 1999 when the center-back played 109 times for the Magpies with 8 goals and he is still revered by fans at Newcastle.

Philippe is now a pundit on Belgian TV and knows all about Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba after watching them a number of times over the last two years as part of his job.

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Philippe Albert today
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West Ham Forced To Make Move For Newcastle’s Top Target

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments

West Ham striker Enner Valencia last week picked up a serious injury to his right knee and ankle, in the Europa League in the game against Astra Giurgiu.

The Ecuador international, who looked good in the World Cup last summer,  could be out for several months and may not even play again this year.

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Charlie Austin – Hammers may be forced to move for him
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Newcastle To Make Assessment On Whether To Sign Striker

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 · 94 Comments

As we expected Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney was at St. James’ Park for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach, and it looks like he is still waiting for a decision to be made by Newcastle on whether they should sign him.

He has been on a two day trail training with the Newcastle Development squad and he will await the decision made by Newcastle.

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There’s Ivan Toney in the cap watching the game today
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