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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 Fight Juventus For Young French Whiz Kid

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 · 62 Comments

There were reports in France over the weekend that Newcastle could be interested in 17 year-old Kingsley Coman, who is a central midfielder at PSG, and the news is that Newcastle have been watching the promising young player, who has played for all the French Youth sides through U19.

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Kingsley Coman – top young Frenchman at PSG
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Newcastle Target Now Officially On Transfer List

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 · 10 Comments

News today that Marseilles are willing to sell their talented 27 year-old French International right winger Dimitri Payet, who played for Lille for two years before moving to Marseilles last year on a four-year contract, for a transfer fee of around €9M – £7.2M,

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27 year-old Marseilles winger Dimitri Payet
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Newcastle Linked With Two More Forwards

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 · 14 Comments

In the last few days Newcastle have been linked with two more forwards, who’ve we’ve never been linked with before, and they are 28 year-old Catalan striker Jonathan Soriano of Red Bull Salzburg, and 24 year-old Colombian forward Victor Ibarbo of Serie A side Cagliari, who is in Columbia’s World Cup side.

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Victor Ibarbo – 24 year-old Cagliari forward
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Young Newcastle Player Sticks Up For The Club

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 · 12 Comments

When Curtis Good was omitted from the Australian World Cup squad last Wednesday because of his hip injury, the Australia manager Ange Postecoglou criticized Newcastle, because he thought the injury had not been treated correctly, and Curtis is now back in England getting treatment for the injury he picked up on his Australian debut on March 5th against Ecuador, and he had a fantastic first appearance for his country in that game – according to Ange.

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Curtis Good – in his debut for Australia against Ecuador
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Ben Arfa’s Failure Is Newcastle’s Failure Too

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 · 117 Comments

When Ben Arfa first arrived at Newcastle airport in August of 2010, just after we had been promoted after a terrific season in the Championship that saw us get a massive 102 points and come straight back up under then manager Chris Hughton,  we had a young 23 year-old mercurial French international travel to Newcastle to try to force through a move to the club he wanted to play for – Newcastle United – while he was still on the books at Marseilles.

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Ben Arfa – was once flying at Newcastle United
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