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

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Shearer Still Concerned About Newcastle´s Big Weakness

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Alan Shearer has done a quick review of Newcastle’s transfer window in the summer, but Alan – like a number of fans – still thinks we have a defense that is simply  too weak.

Alan does like what he’s seen so far of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, although the Newcastle legend says it’s still too early to judge him.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – has been a threat
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Unsympathetic And Worried Alan Shearer Blasts Newcastle

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Alan Shearer, like a number of battle weary Newcastle fans – fears that the club may be headed for another relegation fight this season – the third in the last four seasons, and the former England and Newcastle striker fears we may go down to the Championship in May.

If that happens it will be an absolute tragedy and the Newcastle Board will take the hit because they were given the money to fix the squad in the summer and the team still has a number of major weaknesses.

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Alan Shearer – blasts Newcastle team
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Newcastle Scouting Winger For January Move

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments

There´s no doubt that Newcastle will need to spend some big money in the January transfer market after getting only 3 points from the first 24 points played for so far this season and Newcastle are now rock bottom of the Premier League – it´s our worst start ever in the Premier League after eight games played.

While we didn´t expect to be in the top six by now we thought we would have maybe at least a point a game after the club spent £52M in the summer on what looked some good players brought in.

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Gokhan Tore – Newcastle January target?
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Signing This Frenchman Makes No Sense For Newcastle

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 9 Comments

There has been news recently that Steve McClaren is looking into signing former right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is another player who has left Newcastle for a bigger club and found himself on the bench.

His best pal Yohan Cabaye ended up on the bench at PSG before him before returning to England and Crystal Palace in the summer for first team football.

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Mathieu Debuchy at Arsenal
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If Newcastle Players Don´t Toughen Up – It´s Bad News

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 152 Comments

What has been apparent as much as anything this season is our players are not mentally tough – when we conceded a goal there´s not a reaction and it´s almost like it was in the relegation season when once we went down too many players assumed we would lose the game and we lost a lot of games that season (18).

Our squad was a decent squad in 2008-2009 and at the time the wage bill at Newcastle was the 6th highest in the Premier League but we still went down and we were struggling with relegation almost from the start of the season.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring his first goal on Saturday
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Newcastle Teenager Progressing Well – Improving On Loan

Monday, October 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adam Armstrong is doing well on loan at Coventry and he´s scored 8 goals in 9 appearances so far this season and he´s top of the League One scoring charts although he will miss the next two games due to being on duty for the England U19 side.

Last week Steve McClaren checked up on the 18 year-old by calling Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray.

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18 year-old Adam Armstrong – eight goals for Adam this season – so far
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