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

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Newcastle Winger Ruled Out For At Least Four Months

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Some surprising news today that Gabby Obertan, who has been out injured with a hamstring problem he picked up in training in late September – will be out of action for at least another four months.

The Frenchman has had a number of injuries he’s picked up on Tyneside since he joined us from Manchester United in the summer of 2011 when we signed him for about £3M from the Red Devils.

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Gabby Obertan – injured his hamstring again
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Newcastle After English Attacking Midfielder In January

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 5 Comments

There’s a report in the Chronicle today that Chief Scout Graham Carr is keeping tabs on 22 year-old Oxford United midfielder Kemar Roofe.

Apparently the news is that Carr was in the stands at the Kassam Stadium for Oxford United’s 1-0 win over Cambridge United last Saturday.

There are good players in the lower leagues in England, the only problem being for top clubs is to spot them early because there are multiple cases of players who have made it in the Premier league after playing in the lower leagues.

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Kemer Roofe – Oxford attacking midfielder
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Top Pundit Disagrees With Newcastle Fans

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 60 Comments

In our poll for the game tomorrow against Leicester City most fans think we will win the game with the next most likely result being a defeat.

A draw is at the bottom of the list with only one in four fans thinking that´s how the game will end up tomorrow.

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Paul Merson – expects a draw tomorrow at St. James’ Park
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Steve McClaren A Great Coach – But Not A Top Manager

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 9 Comments

David James has talked about Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren today and he´s said Newcastle can avoid relegation if Steve McClaren sticks at doing what he´s very good at – as a coach.

When Steve was appointed as the head coach at Newcastle in early June players came out of the woodwork to say how great he was as a coach, but his record in management did not reflect that – and that was a cause for concern.

David James played 231 times for Liverpool and a number of other clubs after that – notably 158 times for Portsmouth.

David played for England 53 times and was in the England team during McClaren´s disastrous 16 month reign as England manager from May of 2006.

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Steve McClaren – top class coach but not top manager
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McClaren – These Players Have Never Been An Ounce Of Trouble

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

There was news  in late September that was put out by John Richardson of the Express while he was appearing on the Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement show – that both Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse were bad eggs in the Newcastle dressing room and basically were poisoning the team spirit at the club.

That report has turned out to be completely false and Steve McClaren, when he first heard of the report laughed at it and said it just wasn´t true.

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Cheick Tiote – works hard in training
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Alan Shearer Has High Expectations Of Newcastle

Friday, November 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Alan Shearer opened South Shields FC’s new function rooms at Mariners Park last night and it seems that he expects Newcastle to get something out of our tough game against Leicester  City on Saturday.

Leicester are a good side and very strong mentally and they have come from behind so many times this season that if we do go ahead Newcastle are going to have to keep up the pressure and defend well if we are  to get out third win in five games.

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Alan Shearer – expects something from the game
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