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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 June 2007

Mike Ashley Gets Closer To Taking Newcastle United Private

June 15th, 2007 · 7 Comments

English Billionaire Mike Ashley has increased his stake in Newcastle United PLC to 77 percent on Friday to take financial control of Newcastle United. The jump to 77% occurred when Ashley officially bought the shares of Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd who held a 28.01% share of the company. Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley

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Newcastle Can’t Always Pay Players Their Wage Demands – Why Not?

June 15th, 2007 · 23 Comments

Newcastle’s manager Sam Allardyce admits that since he came to Newcastle he has adjusted his attitude in the transfer market and is now able to go after bigger targets than he could at Bolton. But he does say today that Newcastle cannot always pay players what they want. We find this a rather odd statement […]

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Allardyce and Quinn Aware of Colossal Newcastle Sunderland Derbies

June 15th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Sam Allardyce and Niall Quinn both talked today about the upcoming Newcastle Sunderland derbies – which are always very special for the region. With Niall Quinn now Chairman of Sunderland and Roy Keane and Sam Allardyce – who know each other well – now managers at the two clubs – the derbies this coming season […]

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Major Newcastle News Stories – June 15th – 2007

June 15th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority. There are no really big news items breaking so far today.

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Tags: Daily Roundup

Newcastle Transfer Update on David Rosehnal and Nicky Shorey

June 15th, 2007 · 35 Comments

Here are two defenders who may be next in line to arrive at Newcastle as boss Allardyce says he is lining up some deals but nothing is imminent due to the demands of players on wages – and clubs on transfer fees. After the loss of Ben Haim yesterday we hope we will not lose […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Players · Transfer News and Rumours

Sam Sings the Praises of Joey Barton

June 15th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Manchester City and England midfielder Barton signed a five year contract at St. James’ Park on Thursday after a £5.8M move and becomes manager Allardyce’s second signing at Newcastle in the last two weeks. Joey Barton

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Barton Deal Finally Done – Newcastle Pay The Extra £300K

June 14th, 2007 · 11 Comments

Manchester City have confirmed the sale of Joey Barton to Newcastle United in a £5.8M deal. Since the initial deal was for £5.5M it certainly looks like Newcastle paid the extra £300K to allow Manchester City to pay Barton that amount – which was the payment he said the club owed him. Joey Barton

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Barton Deal Will Be Completed – Ben Haim Deal Will Not

June 14th, 2007 · 15 Comments

It looks like we may have some positive news today on the transfer front with a likelihood that the Joey Barton deal will go through. But it also is becoming clear that we have lost the Ben Haim battle with Chelsea. Ben Haim

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Major Newcastle News Stories – June 14th – 2007

June 14th, 2007 · 13 Comments

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority. The big news today is that it looks like Ben Haim has chosen Chelsea for his free transfer      apart from that not much new really.

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Tags: Daily Roundup

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