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

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There’s A Beautiful Gayle Blowing In Newcastle

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 · 14 Comments

Dwight Gayle scored a beautiful goal at Ashton Gate yesterday to secure all  points for Newcastle in what was a critical game for the lads.

What was really pleasing was that apart from the brilliant goal Newcastle also defended extremely well.

It’s not often you hear that from a Newcastle team over the last several years.

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Dwight Gayle scoring the winner yesterday
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Why This Man Is Rafa Benitez’ Perfect Player

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 · 69 Comments

At the end of last season Rafa Benitez played Vurnon Anita at left back and the Dutchman struggled a bit, but then he was switched to right back and he played very well and scored a great goal against Manchester City in the 1-1 draw at home.

And in those last few games of last season Vurnon looked excellent at right back and carried out Rafa’s instructions to the letter.

Vurnon was even called up for the Dutch squad in the summer and Daryl Janmaat wasn’t – and it seemed that Rafa had found Vurnon’s best position.

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Vurnon Anita – now a key player at Newcastle
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Rafa On Why It’s Disruptive – Gives Praise To Unlikely Hero

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 · 14 Comments

Rafa Benitez is not a big supporter of the summer transfer window extending into August, when the teams begin playing and in the Championship, teams play 6 games in August, more games than the Premier League teams play.

And it unsettles clubs when we don’t know who will be staying and who will be leaving and for Newcastle this summer it’s been hectic as Rafa has literally built up a new squad at Newcastle.

We have had nine senior players already leave the club, but more could still get out before  September comes and they include Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Siem de Jong, Tim Krul, Henri Saivet, Cheick Tiote, Emmanuel Riviere and Yoan Gouffran.

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Another good gutsy performance from Yoan Gouffran yesterday
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Newcastle In Shock Move For Defender

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 · 15 Comments

The Mail are reporting that Newcastle want to sign Tottenham’s American full-back DeAndre Yedlin.

DeAndre signed for Tottenham in the summer of 2014 after impressing for the US in the World Cup in Brazil and he was signed from his home town club – the Seattle Sounders.

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DeAndre Yedlin – 39 times capped US International
On loan at Sunderland last season

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Newcastle In Negotiations For Talented Young Player

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 · 18 Comments

There are various reports that Newcastle are interested in signing 22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, but there are other clubs also after the impressive young French striker.

Sporting Lisbon, Monaco and Everton are the other clubs said to be interested in the player

Sebastien only joined Utrecht last summer from Auxerre on a permanent basis, but he had a great season and in 40 appearances for his Dutch club he scored 24 goals and had 6 assists.

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22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller
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