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

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Significant Magpie Interest in AFCON Qualifier On Saturday

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Newcastle United will either lose Cheick Tiote to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in January, or our two strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, as the second leg of the play-off takes place on Saturday in the Senegal capital of Dakur.

Cheick Tiote – in Ivory Coast colors
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→ 9 CommentsTags: African Cup Of Nations · Cheick Tiote · Demba Ba · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse

Is Wonga Deal Really A Problem For Newcastle’s Muslim Players?

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 30 Comments

The Muslim Council of Britain’s (MCB) has criticized Newcastle’s deal with Wonga announced last Tuesday, and we have seen all the reports that some of our players will not be able to wear the shirt with the Wonga logo on it because of religious reasons  – but we wonder if this is a real problem?

Freddie Kanoute – a precedent for not wearing a logo on club shirt
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→ 30 CommentsTags: Financials · Newcastle News · Religion · Sponsors · Strips

Newcastle Target – Interest Is Huge Compliment

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Virgil van Dijk is a 21 year-old center-back who currently plays for FC Groningen in the Dutch league, and Newcastle have been linked with this player since March of this year, and perhaps Newcastle are looking to make a move for the player in January.

Virgil van Dijk – 21 year-old Dutch center back flattered by interest
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→ 8 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

St James’ Park Is Globally Recognised – Why Change Name?

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments

When we heard of the naming rights deal that Wonga was rumored to have made with Newcastle earlier this week, we thought – oh no – Wonga Stadium, Wonga Park, Wonga Arena or Wonga Dome – they all sound absolutely awful.

Wonga signs now all over the training ground
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→ 9 CommentsTags: Financials · Newcastle News · Sponsors · Strips

Newcastle Provide Path To First Team For Top Youngsters

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 · 60 Comments

It’s very true that if you’re good enough you’re old enough at Newcastle these days, and there are various good examples of how a youngster can come through the Academy and into the first team, and one recent example of this is 21 year-old Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson.

A baby looking Shane Ferguson in Northern Ireland colors
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→ 60 CommentsTags: Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Shane Ferguson

Vuckic Joins Ryan Taylor – Out For The Season

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 · 139 Comments

More bad news on the injury front for Newcastle, as news today that Haris Vuckic will be out for the season, after suffering serious cruciate knee ligament damage in the Newcastle U21’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Monday night.

Haris Vuckic – now out for the season with serious ACL knee injury
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→ 139 CommentsTags: Haris Vuckic · Injuries · Newcastle News · Ryan Taylor

Steven Taylor Returns To Full Training Next Tuesday

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 · 57 Comments

Good news today is that Steven Taylor will resume full training next Tuesday, after giving plenty of time for his thigh injury to fully recover – the one he picked up in the game at reading a few weeks ago.

Steven Taylor - resumes full training next Tuesday
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→ 57 CommentsTags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Newcastle News · Steven Taylor

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