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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 Newcastle Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League.

But in the four seasons since then we’ve mainly struggled with relegation, so we’ve gone backwards rather than pushed on from 5th top.

Vurnon has started to show his value over the last couple of years and at the end of last season he was praised by manager Rafa Benitez for his performances at right back.


Vurnon Anita and Rafa Benitez last season
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Newcastle United Want To Work Closely With Local Businesses

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 · 14 Comments

There’s a report in the Northern Echo, but not reported widely elsewhere, that Brian Aitken, the former editor of the Journal, has joined Newcastle United as the head of corporate affairs.

Brian’s new role will be to bring the Tyneside club closer to the area’s business community and get Newcastle involved via partnerships with local industry.


Brian Aitken former editor of the Journal
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Newcastle Want Cool Cash Up Front For Wijandlum

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Newcastle United do not want to sell Gini Wijnaldum and if they do they will demand from Liverpool the type of deal we got when we sold Andy Carroll to them on January 31st, 2011 when Mike Ashley got involved and negotiated a deal where Liverpool paid £35M in cool cash up front.

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle will not take any payments over a number of years for Gini as it sometimes done with transfers, which is how Newcastle used to operate when buying their players under Freddy Shepherd.


Gini Wijnaldum – will move to Liverpool for cool cash only
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£10M Bid Could See Defender Leave Newcastle

Monday, July 18th, 2016 · 36 Comments

There are various reports out today that Watford are considering making a move for Newcastle’s Dutch International right-back Daryl Janmaat.

Newcastle are now well off at right back with Jesus Games just signed from Atletico Madrid and Vurnon Anita playing extremely well in that position at the end of last season.

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Daryl Janmaat – scoring in 5-1 win over Spurs in last home game 
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Marseille Could Now Make Permanent Bid For Thauvin

Monday, July 18th, 2016 · 13 Comments

The Guardian is reporting that Tottenham are getting close to signing Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou for around £11M and this could have some implications for Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin.

Marseille’s finances are not in good shape and they just missed going into administration (also known as bankruptcy) earlier this month by selling striker Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea for a massive £33M on July 3rd.

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Florian Thauvin training in Ireland last week
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