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

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Why Lascelles Is The New Newcastle Captain

August 5th, 2016 · 96 Comments

Rafa Benitez had all of pre-season to decide who will be the new captain at Newcastle now that Fabricio Coloccini has finally left the club and got his move to San Lorenzo. And Rafa seems to have made the right choice in giving it to 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles and he even gave tests to the […]

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Tags: Captain · Friendlies · Jamaal Lascelles · Management · Newcastle News

Striker Wants 20 Goals Next Season – Raring To Go

August 1st, 2016 · 30 Comments

Dwight Gayle will be our main striker for at least the first four games this season since Aleksandar Mitrovic is banned – a ban he picked  up with just over 20 minutes of last season left,  when he was sent off against Spurs at St, James’ Park. Dwight is one of the new players brought […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Dwight Gayle · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News

The Best Photos From Newcastle vs Vitesse

July 31st, 2016 · 89 Comments

Here are some photos taken at the Newcastle games against Vitesse yesterday at St. James’ Park on a sunny day in Newcastle. Ayoze Perez gets stuck in yesterday

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Tags: Friendlies · Newcastle News · Photos · Pre-season

Newcastle 3 Vitesse 2 – Video Highlights

July 31st, 2016 · 17 Comments

Here are the highlights of yesterday’s game at home to Vitesse, with good shots of all the goals. We need a win on Friday night at Fulham to get off to a good start in the Championship.

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Tags: Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Video

Lots Of Transfers – In And Out – Still To Come In Next Four Weeks

July 30th, 2016 · 99 Comments

There are some players who will still leave Newcastle this summer and Rafa Benitez knows that and he is working hard to bring in new players as soon as possible, who will replace those still to leave. Moussa Sissoko returns to the club on Monday from his summer break and is likely to go to either […]

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Tags: Financials · Friendlies · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Benitez Gives Balanced, Upbeat Comments After Game

July 30th, 2016 · 24 Comments

Rafa Benitez was balanced and upbeat with his comments after the game today and he said he saw a lot of good things, especially in the first half, but some good things in the second half too. Benitez said he didn’t want to say negative things about what happened in the second half – but it […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Injuries · Newcastle News · Pre-season