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

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All Four High Profile Players Will Leave Newcastle This Summer

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

At the start of the summer there was debate at Newcastle whether high profile players like Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat would push for a move away from Newcastle.

The first three have certainly pushed for a move away – in no uncertain terms – and Andros and Gini have both left the club already.

It seems Andros couldn’t wait to leave and joined – of all  clubs – Crystal Palace – at the end of June.

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Andros Townsend – couldn’t get out of the door quickly enough
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Will Rafa Now Try To Get This Prolific Goalscorer to Newcastle?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 · 12 Comments

The Mirror is reporting tonight that Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa, the three relegated sides from the Premier League last season, all want to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack.

The Scottish striker has scored 42 goals in 100 appearances since joining them from Leeds United two years ago.

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Ross McCormack – next Newcastle arrival?
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Wijnaldum Gone – Still One To Go

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 · 16 Comments

Gini Wijnaldum has been signed by Liverpool FC with the club announcing it on the web-site  earlier tonight.

Gini has been in  Liverpool today passing his medical today and agreeing terms as Newcastle have confirmed his move to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, but the fee is thought to be around £25M.


Gini Wijnaldum – gone
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Has Rafa Made An Approach For This England U-21 Midfielder?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 · 84 Comments

With Gini Wijnaldum almost certainly leaving Newcastle and Moussa Sissoko likely to follow in short order, Newcastle will need to bring in a couple of good attacking midfielders to replace them for this season.

A good candidate could be Spurs’ Alex Pritchard and we have already been linked with a move for the midfielder this summer and there’s news today that Alex has not made the Spurs squad for the International Champions Cup.


Alex Pritchard – England U21 International
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These Players Wouldn’t Be Very Useful To Rafa Benitez

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 · 13 Comments

There is news today that Liverpool may offer Newcastle a player or players on loan for the coming season, as part of the overall deal to sign Gini Wijnaldum for around £25M.

But what good would a loan player be to Newcastle this season, unless he was a top player who we would play as a starter, simply because he would be better than what we have.


Rafa Benitez – do loan players make sense for him next season?
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