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

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Pardew Had A Mediocre Record at Newcastle

Friday, April 29th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Alan Pardew will return to Newcastle for the first time since he left suddenly in late 2014 after he had a tough year at Newcastle, but he had revived the team to 9th place in the league with 26 points from 19 games before he left.

But since he left Tyneside in the 54 league games played,m Newcastle have only 10 wins and 31 defeats and we have been struggling with relegation.

Alan will get a mixed reception on Tyneside in a game that we simply must win if we are to have any chance of avoiding relegation this season.

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Alan Pardew while at Newcastle
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Newcastle Linked With Summer Move For England Defender

Friday, April 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle were said to be keen to try to get 26 year-old Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs in January, but as it turns out we were not successful in boosting the defense at all in the last transfer window.

But there is news coming out of London that Newcastle will make a move in the summer for the 10 times capped England International full-back, if we can avoid the drop under Rafa Benitez.

The news is an exclusive from Football Insider, but it was probably a decent guess we would go after the full-back if the news in January that we were interested was indeed true.

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Kieran Gibbs – Arsenal and England left-back
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Strange Comments From Sunderland Manager

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 31 Comments

Sam Allardyce, the Sunderland manager, thinks that it´s almost a forgone conclusion that Newcastle will win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

No,  it´s not because we got 5 points out of the last three games and held both Manchester City at home and Liverpool away after we were two goals behind.

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Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce
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Newcastle Winger Explains Why Players Are Confident

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Andros Townsend was our best signing in January and has turned out to be one of our best signings of the season and he´s immediately been able to produce for Newcastle and already has three goals and two assists in just eight appearances.


Andros is also very positive and says the whole team is confident at the moment and the lads can match any team at St. James Park where we still have to play Crystal Place on Saturday and Tottenham on the very last day of the season.

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Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez
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Cheick Tiote Thankful For The Chance

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 49 Comments

Cheick Tiote has made a great comeback into the first team at Newcastle, after Rafa Benitez has tried to use the experienced players he has available at Newcastle to try to avoid relegation.

In fact Rafa is using both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote as starters at the moment – and that was after they had both been accused of being bad eggs in Newcastle´s dressing room – a charge that seems to have been completely unfounded.

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Cheick Tiote – reinvigorated by Rafa Benitez
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