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

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This Could Be Steve McClaren’s Back-Room Staff

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 6 Comments

There was news earlier today that Ian Cathro will be named as the Newcastle assistant manager at Newcastle, and news in the Chronicle tonight is that Alessandro Schoenmaker will be named as Head of Sports Science.

Schoenmaker held the same position over the last year at Derby County and he has also worked with Steve at FC Twente, Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest .

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Steve McClaren – head coach at Newcastle
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Newcatle Put In £12M Bid For Monaco Center-Back

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 200 Comments

There are reports in France coming from Foot Mercato that Newcastle have made a £12M bid for top Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour, but Newcastle were reported to have approached his agent back in April and were turned away at that time, saying they were not interested.

Well at least that was the report.

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Aymen Abdennour – 25 year-old 6’2″ Monaco center-back
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Newcastle Miss Out On Another Target

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 38 Comments

News that Bournemouth have broken their transfer record by signing Tyrone Mings from Ipswich Town, and it appears that Bournemouth had paid Ipswich the money they wanted for the 22 year-old – £8M – and that’s a record for Bournemouth in the transfer market.

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Tyrone Mings – goes to Bournemouth for £8M
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Cabella’s Father Rubbishes La Provence Claims

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 21 Comments

La Provence today had a report out that Marseilles may be keen on going on getting Remy Cabella in on loan next season, and near the end of the report they said that Cabella wanted to leave Newcastle United.

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Remy Cabella – no desire to leave Newcastle
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Newcastle To Appoint 28 year-old Scot As Assistant Manager

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 129 Comments

Ian Cathro is being reported as being the new number two at Newcastle,  and will become assistant manager at Newcastle United.

Ian is only 28 years old but spent last season as the assistant manager at Valencia, and he is very highly regarded in coaching circles and is an exciting appointment at Newcastle.

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Ian Cathro – new Newcastle assistant manager
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Two Of Last Three Seasons – The Worst Ever For Newcastle

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 · 38 Comments

It was always going to be difficult to get new (good) players into the club this summer, and that’s proving to be an accurate forecast after one of the most disruptive and poor seasons we have had in a while.

We finished with only 39 points in 15th place last season, and that was two points less than we managed two years ago, when we were 5th bottom – 16th.

In fact two of the last three seasons have been the second and third worst points total we have ever had in the Premier League – beaten only by the 34 points we got in 2009 when we were relegated.

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A worried Mike Ashley during final game of the season
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