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

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Entries from May 2007

Newcastle Takeover by Ashley Inevitable

May 25th, 2007 · 3 Comments

There was good news for Newcastle fans yesterday as news leaked out that Mike Ashley had big things planned for Newcastle United – and wants to bring the glory days back to the club. News like this will only put more pressure on beleaguered Chairman Freddy Shepherd to sell his 29% ownership in Newcastle and […]

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Tags: Newcastle News

Allardyce Wows Owen and Dyer at England Hotel

May 25th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sam Allardyce held his first face-to-face discussions with two of his England stars – Michael Owen and Kieron Dyer yesterday – at England’s team hotel on Wednesday night. Sam was able to explain his plans to completely restructure the Newcastle team, medical staff and back-room structure of Newcastle – and reports suggest both players were […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Players

Why Fowler Could be a Smart Deal for Allardyce

May 25th, 2007 · 17 Comments

News in the Sun is that Sam would like to sign Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler – who is available on a free transfer since being released by Liverpool recently. Most fans will not think this a particularly good deal – but we think there could be more upside than downside if we can get Robbie. Robbie […]

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Tags: Players · Transfer News and Rumours

Michael Owen Returns to Captain England B

May 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Michael Owen is in the starting lineup for England’s B side against Albania at Burnley’s Turf Moor ground on Friday. The Newcastle striker started the last three league games for Newcastle – but is still short of match practice after 10 months out of the game. Owen is keen to play in England’s Euro 2008 […]

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Tags: Michael Owen · Newcastle News · Players

Freddy Shepherd’s Time Is Up at Newcastle

May 24th, 2007 · 45 Comments

Freddy Shepherd has always said he would sell his 29.8% stake in Newcastle United only if the right bid came along and it was good for the club. He expanded by saying if a Geordie Abramovich came along he would sell – which was a reference to someone who was rich and able to pump […]

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Tags: Newcastle News

Major Newcastle News Stories – 24th May 2007

May 24th, 2007 · Comments Off

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

Ruthless Ashley Scraps with Shepherd for Control of Newcastle

May 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

There is more news coming out this morning on the Ashley Takeover and its time-frame. We had speculated on Monday – because the shares of Newcastle United PLC had gone up 30% since March – there must be something going on – especially since the performance of the club during that time was not good. […]

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Tags: Newcastle News

Allardyce Surprised as Anyone by Ashley Takeover

May 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

When the new broke yesterday that Mike Ashley, an English BillionaireTycoon had bought Sir John Hall’s 41.6% in the club – the statement issued by Ashley indicated he too was excited about the new manager coming in (Sam Allardyce). Yet it turns out that Allardyce had not knowledge whatsoever of the pending takeover bid as […]

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Tags: Newcastle News

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