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

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Forget Yesterday – These Are The Only Games That Count

February 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments

Steve McClaren seemed happy enough about the five day trip to La Manga in Spain after a Newcastle side beat Lillestrom 2-1 yesterday afternoon in what turned out to be a decent test for Newcastle from the Norwegian side, who are preparing for the Tippeligaen, which begins next month. A number of our players who needed […]

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All Three Goals – Newcastle 2 Lillestrom 1 – Video

February 20th, 2016 · 206 Comments

Here are the three goals form this afternoon’s goal courtesy of a terrific Twitter account NUFC360 who gave a good running account of the game today – really nice goal form Roalndo Aaarons who looke din form today – we need some players in form for the run-in to the league and the 12 very […]

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Newcastle Beat Lillestrom 2-1 In La Manga

February 20th, 2016 · 17 Comments

Newcastle were able to register a rare win – albeit in a friendly game – when they beat Norwegian side Lillestrom SK at the La Manga Stadium in Spain this afternoon after going 1-0 up through an impressive looking Gini Wijnaldum after only three minutes, after Ayoze Perez had put the Dutchman through. But Newcastle’s […]

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Shelvey Captains Newcastle Against Lillestrom – Doumbia Starts

February 20th, 2016 · 24 Comments

Newcastle play Lillestrom this afternoon in a friendly in La Manga and Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has just named his side for the game and captaining Newcastle for the first time is new arrival Jonjo Shelvey who apparently has been vocal both on and off the field since he arrived last month from Swansea. […]

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The Coverage Of This Was Ridiculous Yesterday

January 28th, 2016 · 18 Comments

We saw headlines in all of the major national newspapers yesterday that Sunderland had beaten Newcastle in a closed-door friendly game yesterday 6-0. The game was arranged principally to give some of the players on both sides who were returning from injury or who hadn’t played in  a while – some match practice. Steven Taylor – had […]

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