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This Man Shaping Up To Be Head Coach – It’s Not Carver

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 · 14 Comments

We are keeping a check on what’s happening in the Championship for a couple of reasons, one is to see whether Derby County will get promoted, and also to see how two of our players, goalkeeper Karl Darlow and center-back Jamaal Lascelles  are doing for Nottingham Forest,  as the team have been winning games since Scot Dougie Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce as manager in early February.

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Steve McClaren – Derby manager
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An England Stroll With A First Harry Kane Goal

Friday, March 27th, 2015 · 25 Comments

England cantered to a 4-0 win at Wembley against Lithuania tonight  in their 5th group game in qualifying for Euro 2016,  and there were first goals for their country from both Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who made his debut for England in the second half.

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Harry Kane after scoring first goal for England
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→ 25 CommentsTags: England News · Euro 2016 · International News · Newcastle News

Eight Young Players Released – Four Get New Deals

Friday, March 27th, 2015 · 96 Comments

Four Newcastle United Academy youngsters have been offered their first professional contracts with the club, and eight have been released.

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Tom Heardman – gets first professional contract
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Newcastle Can Now Compete With The Top Clubs

Friday, March 27th, 2015 · 17 Comments

With the results of the profits for the Premier League the last financial year announced by Deloitte yesterday – it does seem like Premier League clubs are knuckling down and trying to at least break even financially – which is why the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules put in place some years ago by UEFA President Michel Platini – to do exactly that.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
We’ll pay only this amount for any player

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→ 17 CommentsTags: Coaching · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

PL Clubs Make £190M – Newcastle Could Be Most Profitable

Friday, March 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments

Deloitte reported yesterday that the 20 Premier League clubs made a combined pre-tax profit of £190M in the last financial year, which was from  July 1st,  2013 through June 30th, 2014.

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner
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Another Newcastle Defender Out For The Season

Friday, March 27th, 2015 · 11 Comments

Newcastle left back Massadio Haidara has had knee surgery and will now be out for the season – and it adds to Newcastle’s terrible injuries for the season – and it also means we will have no senior recognised left back for the remaining 8 league games.

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Massadio Haidara – carried off on stretcher against Aston Villa
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