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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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New Sunderland Manager A Good Appointment – Short Term

April 2nd, 2013 · 83 Comments

It was a surprise when Paolo De Canio was appointed as the new Sunderland manager yesterday – but there again it was a surprise when Martin O’Neill was fired on Saturday night – and it seems the club already had Paolo lined up after he resigned his position at Swindon Town in mid February, over […]

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Tags: Contracts · Newcastle News · Other News

Krul And Santon In Squad – Haidara and Tiote Miss Out

April 2nd, 2013 · 37 Comments

Fit again Tim Krul and Davide Santon are in the squad that jetted off to Lisbon today – but a little surprisingly, Cheick Tiote and Massadio Haidara did not make the squad. Cheick Tiote – didn’t make the trip

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Premier League

Newcastle University Now Sports Direct.com University

April 2nd, 2013 · 146 Comments

Taking advantage of April Fools Day,  Newcastle University students on Sunday night changed the name of the University to Sport Direct.com University. Well would you believe it. The new signs at Newcastle University

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Other News

Note To Loic Remy – You’ve Had Your Chance To Join Newcastle

April 2nd, 2013 · 28 Comments

With QPR being beaten 3-2 at Craven Cottage last night, it’s now looking a bit of a long shot that they can survive the drop, even though their owner Tony Fernandes has spent embarrassing amounts of money over the last 18 months or so – in an attempt to keep the London club in the […]

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Tags: Contracts · Loic Remy · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Striker Still Scoring Goals – Even With Poor Service

April 2nd, 2013 · 14 Comments

Papiss Cisse was the hero in the last leg of the Europa League tie against Russian side Anzhi, when he scored the only goal of the tie, three minutes into stoppage time, at St. James’ Park – and the Newcastle crowd went wild. Cisse and Steven Taylor – Papiss had just scored late winner against […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League

Newcastle Owe Traveling Fans – After Manchester Shocker

April 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments

If Newcastle are going to stand any chance of reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League – and also picking up enough points to avoid the drop in the Premier League, the side will have to play so much better than we did on Saturday at Manchester City – where we were simply torn to […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Premier League

Long Term Injured Player On Plane To Lisbon

April 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments

Ryan Taylor who was injured playing against Atromitos back in August in the Europa League, and is on the plane to Lisbon today, but which other players will be on the plane today,  has not yet been released by Alan Pardew. Ryan Taylor – could be back before the end of the season

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Injuries · Ryan Taylor

Good News – Massadio Haidara Back For Lisbon Game

April 2nd, 2013 · 40 Comments

It’s very possible that our 20 year-old French defender Massaido Haidara will be in the squad that travels to Lisbon on Tuesday, to prepare for their Europa League quarter-final first leg tie against Benfica. Massadio Haidara – in pain just two weeks ago at Wigan

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Tags: Davide Santon · Europa League · European Competition · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News