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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 My Hat Is Off To Rafa Benitez

July 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Phil Brown has given some significant praise to Rafa Benitez today for staying on at Newcastle after we were relegated – and that he has not deserted a sunken ship – so to speak. Phil has pointed out that Rafa has stayed on board for the significant challenge he has taken up of steering Newcastle United […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Why This Summer’s Not The Time To Build Newcastle’s Global Brand

July 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments

If Rafa Benitez had more time with the squad last season, the likelihood is very high that he would have been able to save Newcastle from relegation, but time ran out and we are in the second division for the coming season. But once Rafa made the decision to stay on at the club the former Liverpool […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League

Player Issues Rallying Cry – Put Things Right At Newcastle

July 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments

The last two seasons have been an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans and after only just escaping relegation a year last May we thought we’d be OK last season when last summer we paid out over £50M to bring some good players in and then spent close to £30M in January to further strengthen the squad. […]

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Tags: Championship · Jonjo Shelvey · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League

What Rafa Told Gini Makes Geordie And Scouser Fans Happy

July 25th, 2016 · 65 Comments

Gini Wijnaldum has revealed what Rafa told him when they talked last week about Gini potentially moving to Liverpool, who had just met Newcastle’s price of £25M for the Dutch Player of the Season in 2015, when the 25 year-old successfully captained PSV to the Dutch Championship. Gini Wijnaldum in pre-season at Newcastle

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

This Player Could Become A Top Right Midfielder

July 23rd, 2016 · 24 Comments

My son Neil has been saying for quite some time now that Daryl Janmaat shouldn’t be sold because he would make  an excellent right winger (midfielder) with his attacking abilities. His defensive qualities are not as good as his attacking qualities when he plays at right back, although he would obviously be good at tracking back if […]

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Tags: Championship · Daryl Janmaat · Management · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League