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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 Must Not Lose At Crystal Palace

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 71 Comments

If ever Newcastle United needed a win it´s on Saturday at Crystal Palace when Steve McClaren will go head to head against former manager Alan Pardew.

Palace were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Monday night by Sunderland, so let´s hope we can also get a win on Saturday.

But a defeat in this game will set alarm bells going off at St. James’ Park  – and if it doesn´t – it should.

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Yes – Steve McClaren is already under pressure
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Newcastle Could Recall In-Form Midifleder For First Team

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 10 Comments

When Cheick Tiote was injured on Saturday and we are now really short of defensive midfield players we did mention that maybe Steve McClaren could recall Gael Bigirimana from his loan deal at Coventry City, which had only just started, but Gael seems to be out of favor at Newcastle having only played one game for the first team over the last two seasons.

In his first season on Tyneside he looked a very good player with 25 appearances and one goal.

But he played the whole game last night at Bradford along with Adam Armstrong, but the Sky Blues had a disappointing 0-0 draw that we reported on last night.

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Gael Bigirimana in action at Portland in pre-season
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Newcastle May Go After Former Striker – And It´s Not Carroll

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

There are some reports coming out of Seattle over here in the US that Newcastle are interested in signing their former  striker Oba Martins on a short-term loan deal and the 31 year-old has rekindled his career in America since he signed on for the Seattle Sounders three years ago.

In that time he has scored 43 goals in 83 appearances for the Sounders and he has even been recalled to the Nigerian squad.

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Oba Martins – at the Seattle Sounders
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This Is A Shock Move By Steve McClaren – If True

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 30 Comments

There is a report tonight that Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is ready to recall Adam Armstrong from his loan spell at Coventry and use him in the Newcastle first team in the hope presumably that he can score some goals for us.

But if it’s true that almost sounds like a panic move by McClaren and we be very surprised if this story has much truth to it.

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Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry
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Report Out Of Italy Cannot Possibly Be True

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 37 Comments

A day or so ago there was a report in Calciomercato that Newcastle were in secret talks with 39 year-old Clarence Seedorf, the former Milan and Netherlands midfielder to take over the head coach position at Newcastle from Steve McClaren.

This story has been reported in various outlets now and we cannot believe for one minute there’s any truth in the report.

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Clarence Seedorf – when AC Milan head coach
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