The Newcastle United Blog

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

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Pardew Wants Ben Arfa Out – You’re Surplus To Requirements

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 314 Comments

There is news doing the rounds that Alan Pardew has told Hatem Ben Arfa that he is surplus to requirements at Newcastle United, and he wants him out of the club by 11:00 pm tonight.

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Alan Pardew and Ben Arfa in happier times
It’s not like this any more between them
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Newcastle Move In For Top New Center-Back Target

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 279 Comments

There is news coming through that Newcastle United are trying to arrange a season long loan deal for Manchester City’s Matija Nastasic, and if that news is correct –  it could be a really good loan signing for the Magpies.

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Matija Nastasic – 21 year-old Man City center-back
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Does Newcastle Defender Leaving Mean We Have Replacement?

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 11 Comments

There are lots of reports out there that Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is set to take a medical at Italian club Roma, before the transfer window closes tonight, and go out on a season long loan but surely we will only let Mapou go if we have another centre-back coming in – otherwise we will be left with only three experienced center-backs for this season.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – in action for Newcastle last season
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Going After This Striker Shows Newcastle Are Desperate

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 35 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with Jermaine Defoe a number of times in the past, including last summer, but if the news is correct today, then Newcastle are in for the striker who will turn 32 next month.

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Jermaine Defoe – in England colors
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Pardew – Targets Are There But It’s The Finances

Monday, September 1st, 2014 · 255 Comments

Alan Pardew has sounded optimistic today about Newcastle being able to sign at least one new player  – the last day of the summer transfer window.

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Neil Warnock and Alan Pardew on Saturday
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