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

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Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Northampton?

August 24th, 2015 · 68 Comments

It’s difficult to know exactly what side Steve McClaren will play against Northampton Town tomorrow night in the League Cup, but it looks likely he will play some of the top subs who haven’t had much playing time so far this season. Daryl Janmaat is available after his one match ban,  and it’s likely that […]

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Tags: Capital One Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Move In With Improved Second Bid For Striker

August 24th, 2015 · 112 Comments

There have been various reports over the last 24 hours that Wolves striker Benik Afobe is definitely on the radar screen of Newcastle United, and that Newcastle have lodged a second improved bid of £5M to try to sign the England U21 striker from Wolves. Afobe was signed by Wolves in January for about £2M […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

McClaren On Transfer Activity – Let’s Keep Quiet

August 24th, 2015 · 19 Comments

At Steve McClaren’s press conference today for the League Cup tie against Northampton Town tomorrow night, he was asked at one point if he was expecting new arrivals or new departures from the clu over the next week. The transfer window slams shut next Tuesday night at 6:00pm and there are reports we are after […]

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Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

McClaren Taking Northampton Tie Very Seriously – Audio

August 24th, 2015 · 18 Comments

Newcastle United will go into the second round tie with Northampton Town tomorrow night at St. James’ Park with their eyes wide open, and they know that Northampton are a threat and they will not be taken lightly. For the first time in a long while Newcastle are taking the two cup competitions seriously this season, and […]

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Tags: Audio · Capital One Cup · Coaching · League Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference

McClaren – Players Still 20% Short Of Being Fully Match Fit

August 24th, 2015 · 165 Comments

One of the positive thing about the performance at Manchester United on Saturday was that we defended superbly for maybe the first time this season, and it was our first clean sheet and something to build on. But Steve McClaren also knows that the players are still not as sharp as they need to be and […]

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Tags: Fitness · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Steven Taylor

Poll – Can Magpies Advance In League Cup Against Northampton?

August 24th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Tomorrow night is the first time head coach Steve McClaren will get a chance to manage Newcastle in a cup competition, and it’s the League Cup second round home tie against Football League Two club Northampton Town. Newcastle will be expected to win this game, but these games are never as easy as they appear on […]

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Tags: Capital One Cup · Coaching · League Cup · Newcastle News