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

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Pardew – This Lad Has Exceptional Talent – Video

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 186 Comments

There’s no doubt that Hatem Ben Arfa is the most exciting player at Newcastle and when this lad’s on form he’s almost unplayable, and he’s already scored two of the best individual goals ever seen at St. James Park against Blackburn and Bolton last year.

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Ben Arfa in training last month
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Newcastle’s Bobby Moore Is The Magpies’ Leader

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew compared Fabricio Coloccini last season to the great Bobby Moore, who led England to a Word Cup win in 1966 at Wembley, and that’s still the only time England have reached the final,  although Sir Bobby Robson almost had us there in 1990, but we lost on penalties to West Germany.

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Fabricio Coloccini in training last month
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No Sign Of These Top Two Youngsters In Pre-Season

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 23 Comments

20 year-old French U21 International Massadio Haidara and 19 year-old England U20 international Gael Bigirimana are two of the most promising youngsters on Tyneside, but we haven’t seen them at all in pre-season yet.

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Gael Bigirimana – still getting fit?
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Newcastle After Brazilian Wonder Kid

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 58 Comments

There was news yesterday that Newcastle are monitoring Santos forward 17-year-old Victor Andrade, who has been described as the next Neymar, but there are also some big clubs after him, which is hardly surprising.

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Victor Andrade – 17 year-old Santos forward
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Newcastle Squad The Strongest For Nine Years

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 41 Comments

We could be wrong, but if Newcastle can get one more striker over the line this summer, and keep the players we already have, Newcastle’s squad should be the strongest since Bobby Robson was managing the club in his last season in charge from 2003-2004 – when we finished in 5th place.

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Alan Pardew – right preparation so important
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Newcastle Should Always Be Inspired By Sir Bobby Robson

Friday, August 9th, 2013 · 37 Comments

Our last pre=season game tomorrow at home to SC Braga is on Football Association’s Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day, and Alan Pardew is calling on his players to be inspired by the great man and what he did in both football and in life.

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Bobby Robson – many are inspired by this great man
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