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

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McClaren – He’ll Soon Be Creating Chances And Scoring Goals

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 44 Comments

The fourth player brough in by Steve McClaren this season was Florian Thauvin, although we were surprised that Remy Cabella was sent the other way on a season long loan deal with Marseille, and they have the option to buy the player for around £7M.

Apparently the decision on Cabella had already been made before Steve arrived at Newcastle in early June.

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Florian Thauvin when he arrived at Newcastle
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Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 16 Comments

Let us know where you think Newcastle will finish in the league table this season – our official goal is top eight.

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Steve McClaren – Newcastle head coach

Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

  • 10th-17th (51%, 751 Votes)
  • 8th-10th (37%, 545 Votes)
  • 5th-8th (8%, 115 Votes)
  • 18th-20th (3%, 37 Votes)
  • Top Four (2%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,479

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Pundit Predicts More Woe For Newcastle This Season

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments

We haven’t seen many pundits be too positive about Newcastle for this season, after we seemed to have a strong transfer window, spent a net of £52.6M and brought in four good first team players in Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin.

Last season was an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans, after we had a very poor start with just four draws and four points in our first 7 league games – and that was after we had lost seven of our last eight games in the previous season.


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Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit
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Newcastle Player Suffers Another Injury

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Paul Dummett has suffered some kind of injury setback as he tries to come back from a hamstring injury he picked up last May, and he had returned to full training a couple of weeks ago.

But all is not well with Paul, and the Shields Gazette is reporting today he is being assessed by the Newcastle medical staff.

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Paul Dummett in action against West Ham in May
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Steve McClaren Has A Big Challenge With This Player

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments

Newcastle fans have appreciated the enthusiasm and skill they have seen from new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, but he’s been a bit of a liability in his first few games for Newcastle, picking up two yellow cards and then a straight red card against Arsenal – which lost us the game – and now he’s going to be out for three games through suspension.

The Serbian needs to settle down, but we are afraid he’s already a marked man by referees, and we’ll just have to wait and see whether he can have more control on the field, when he returns.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off against Arsenal
We’d much rather see him scoring goals

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Sissoko Preferred Newcastle Stay This Summer – Here’s Why

Friday, September 4th, 2015 · 24 Comments

There’s a report in FootMercato today that Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham apparently made approaches to Newcastle to try to sign Moussa Sissoko this summer, although Tottenham were the only club to lodge a bid, which Newcastle turned down.

So at least we kept one of our best players, and in fact kept all the players we wanted to keep over the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko in action this season
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