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

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Entries from May 2007

Billionaire Mike Ashley In For Newcastle

May 23rd, 2007 · 21 Comments

The breaking news is that a billionaire has bought the shares of Sir John Hall – a 41.6% holding in Newcastle to launch a takeover bid. Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley has bought into Newcastle United via St James’ Holdings Limited, a company set up to buy shares in the club. The company has acquired 55,342,223 […]

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Tags: Newcastle News

Ben Haim In Great Demand – The Race is On

May 23rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

News this morning that Tal Ben Haim is a renewed target of Chelsea. Chelsea of course tried to sign the Israeli player last January when a number of their defenders – including John Terry – were injured but Roman Abramovich would not come up with the money (₤3M). Now Ben Haim is a free agent […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Season Review 2006/2007 – Part 3: Stars

May 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Yesterday we reviewed part 2 on this week’s review of Newcastle’s season – and we were disappointed with the performance of a lot of the more experienced professionals. Too many of them were injured and we were kept above water by our youngsters – who played admirably (should that be better) in their absence. Now […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Nicky Butt · Players · Steven Taylor

Major Newcastle News Stories – 23rd May 2007

May 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.

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Tags: Daily Roundup

Why did Sidwell Choose Chelsea over Newcastle?

May 22nd, 2007 · 21 Comments

The new just coming through the wires is that Chelsea have confirmed that out-of-contract Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell has agreed to join Chelsea on a free transfer from July 1. We had hoped he would be on his way to Newcastle – but we guess Steve thinks he can break through and be a regular […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours