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

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Don’t Believe All The Hype About Newcastle

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 · 116 Comments

In the last few days we’ve had former players like Rob Lee and Stuart Pearce say that they expect Newcastle now to pull away from the relegation zone and even avoid relegation comfortably.

We have to say that the acquisition of two English Internationals –  Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend makes that more likely and both players have already shown they can quickly adapt to life on Tyneside and produce the goods.

Indeed Jonjo looks like he could become a fantastic signing for us and in four appearances so far he has been our Man of the Match twice.


Jonjo Shelvey – could be Newcastle’s savior this season
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Thauvin Unlikely To Return To Newcastle – Here’s Why

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 · 89 Comments

Florian Thauvin has recently told the French press why he left Newcastle’s fight against relegation after only six months at the club and returned to the comforts of playing his football back at Marseille in the south of France.

But the reason he brings up is an odd one – and he says it was because he was not getting first team football on Tyneside.

But it was widely reported that Steve McClaren did not want him to leave the Tyneside club at such an awkward time – and that the head coach had promised him playing time – albeit from the subs bench.


Florian Thauvin – back to France away from the battle
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Positive Words From One Of Newcastle’s Top Young Stars

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rolando Aarons is finally fit and playing in the Newcastle first team, but not on the wing as most fans would have expected but at left back – and that’s because of yet another injury crisis at Newcastle that has left us short of players.

Foe one so young, Rolando put in a very good display last Saturday in the vital 1-0 win against West Brom at home – and he showed remarkable confidence and composure at times in that game.


Rolando Aarons – wants to stay at Newcastle
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Jamaal Lascelles’ Revealing Statement

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 · 7 Comments

It seems that Newcastle have lacked real leadership at the club for a while now – and that was always the suspicion early in the season and also last season when the team basically collapsed under John Carver and we only just avoided relegation on the last day of the season.

One of the new lads that have come in this season – Jamaal Lascelles from Nottingham Forest – has made a rather startling statement and it seems it was at least apparent to him that we didn’t have enough leadership on the field.

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Jamaal Lascelles – team lacked leadership on pitch
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This Man Under Intense Pressure At Newcastle

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 · 37 Comments

We still don’t know if Steve McClaren is a good enough head coach for Newcastle and certainly at the moment with Newcastle on 24 points from 25 games and fourth bottom of the league – the stats would say no.

However, there are definite signs that this Newcastle team may be coming together and certainly in most of the games our players fight for the shirt – and that’s almost always been true at home this season, but less so on the road.

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Steve McClaren on the line against West Ham – a great 2-1 home win
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