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

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Newcastle After Impressive 24 Year-Old Ghanian Winger On Loan

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 20 Comments

Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle are keen on Chelsea’s 24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, and they want to take him on loan for the seaosn.

Sky Sports Keith Downie says that Newcastle have inquired about the winger, who seems to have played very little football over the last couple of years.

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24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu
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Newcastle Proposed Player Exchange Deal Extremely Difficult

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 18 Comments

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants to bring James McCarthy from Everton to St. James’ park and he is willing to swap Moussa Sissoko for the 39 times capped Irish International with Newcastle also receiving some money from the Toffees in the deal.

Every time we’ve seen a photo of Moussa at Newcastle since he returned this summer, he’s looked glum so he’s making it known he doesn’t want to stay at a second division club this season – not a player as good as he (thinks he) is.

Moussa would also like to stay in the Premier League if possible and play for a Champions League club, but Everton have not be in the Champions League for some time now – so if he does move to the Toffees he will not get Champions League football.

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Moussa Sissoko and James McCarthy
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Agent Talks Will Decide If Magpies Closer To 10th Signing

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 47 Comments

The agent of Palermo defender Achraf Lazaar is holding talks today in Milan with Palermo Sporting Director Daniele Faggiano to see what’s going to happen with the left-back.

Lazaar has just one year left on his contract at Palermo and a number of clubs have already enquired about the 24 year-old, with Newcastle reported to be one of the clubs favored to sign him.

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24 year-old Palermo defender Achraf Lazaar
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Another Long Term Injury For 20 Year-Old

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 17 Comments

It’s news that we were expecting unfortunately that Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal in Newcastle’s 2-0 EFL Cup win over Cheltenham on Tuesday night and could be out of action for up to three months.

Aarons had a scan on his foot yesterday and George Caulkin of The Times is reporting  he suffered a break in his foot.

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That’s Rolando Aarons on the ground Tuesday night – broken foot
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Alan Judge May Not Be Joining Newcastle

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 27 Comments

We were linked with 27 year-old Brentford midfielder Alan Judge on Monday and according to reports he was on his way to Newcastle for a medical and ready to sign for us.

But we may have jumped the gun a bit, like we did with 20 year-old Everton left-back Brendan Galloway – who eventually joined West Brom on a season long loan –  rather than Newcastle.

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27 year-old Alan Judge – staying at Brentford?
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