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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 Could Bring in West Ham Player On Loan

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 48 Comments

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has said today that either 19 year-old Reece Burke or 17 year-old Reece Oxford will leave the club on loan before next Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

And since Newcastle had a reported interested in both players earlier this summer, especially in Oxford,  we suppose there’s a chance that Rafa could make a move for one of them to come in on loan for the season.

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Reece Oxford 17 year-old West Ham defender
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Rafa Comments On Game, New Players And Moussa Sissoko

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 12 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just finished his press conference and he bemoaned the loss of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle for tomorrow’s game against Brighton because with their concussions on Tuesday night they are not allowed to play tomorrow with the new rules introduced by the FA.

But those are the rules that are meant to protect the players’ health – and while Rafa thinks it will be a tough game against a good side in Chris Hughton’s Brighton – he still thinks we can win the game.

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Rafa Benitez – at the press conference
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Newcastle Give New Contract To Promising Young Defender

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 112 Comments

For the second time in 24 hours Newcastle have given a new contract to one of their promising youngsters and a local lad too.

20 year-old Jamie Sterry has just been given a new four year deal at Newcastle and that follows Adam Armstrong’s new four year deal he signed yesterday.

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20 year-old Jamie Sterry – new four year deal
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Three Positions Rafa Must Still Strengthen In August

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments

It’s going to be a hectic last six days of the summer transfer window for Rafa Benitez and Newcastle.

But the club have done well lately to shift out players like Siem De Jong, Kevin Mbabu, Henri Saivet and Tim Krul on loan and sold Daryl Janmaat to Watford.

We also brought in the right back we needed to replace Daryl Janmaat – 23 year-old promising young American DeAndre Yedlin, who was delighted to sign for such a big club.


French striker Sebastien Haller in French colors
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Double Deal Proving Difficult For Newcastle

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 43 Comments

One of the many problems Newcastle have to contend with when we make a very poor signing – is that it’s often difficult to move the player out, because we sign them on long contacts and give them huge wages at Newcastle.

We saw that in the past with players like Xisco, who cost us £5.7M from Deportivo and tend to stay the full length of their contract – in Xisco’s case the full five years.

Newcastle have to loan them out to get some other club helping to pay their wages.

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Emmanuel Riviere – a failure at Newcastle
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