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

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Can The Local Lad Make It This Season?

July 19th, 2016 · 115 Comments

One of the questions that Rafa Benitez still has to answer is whether he will use 19 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong in the first team in the Championship this coming season. Rafa had said earlier this month that it’s good to bring through the local players, but they have to be good enough, so […]

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League

Newcastle Want Cool Cash Up Front For Wijandlum

July 19th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Newcastle United do not want to sell Gini Wijnaldum and if they do they will demand from Liverpool the type of deal we got when we sold Andy Carroll to them on January 31st, 2011 when Mike Ashley got involved and negotiated a deal where Liverpool paid £35M in cool cash up front. The Chronicle […]

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Tags: Georginio Wijnaldum · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Benitez Has Hinted This Man Could Be Newcastle’s New Captain

July 16th, 2016 · 21 Comments

Most Newcastle fans would have been pleased that 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles was the Newcastle captain today in the 6-0 rout of Bohemian at Dalymount Park in the first friendly of preseason. The Magpies played well and we had  six different goalscorers in Matt Ritchie, Aleksandar Mitrovic (penalty), Dwight Ritchie, Florian Thauvin, Rolando Aarons and […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Jamaal Lascelles · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Rafa Sky Sports Interview – I’m Enjoying Every Minute

July 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Here is a Sky Sport interview with Rafa Benitez today and it sounds like Keith Downie is interviewing the Newcastle manager. Rafa is busy training the squad in Ireland and preparing his troops for the first preseason friendly tomorrow against Bohemian at Dalymount Park in Dublin. During the interview Rafa says he’s enjoying every minute […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Management · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

This Could Only Happen At Newcastle

July 15th, 2016 · 25 Comments

Newcastle have announced today that season ticket sales at Newcastle United have soared past last season’s total. And that’s with Newcastle now a second division club and the season is still three weeks away, when we play at Fulham on Friday, 5th August to kick-off the Championship season – four weeks way to the first […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle Fans · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League · Season tickets · St. James' Park