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

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Report That Townsend To Sign For Crystal Palace

Monday, June 27th, 2016 · 67 Comments

There’s a report in French daily L’Equipe that Crystal Palace have triggered the release clause in Andros Townsend’s Newcastle contract and they have also reached an agreement with the player on wages.

If that’s true it will be a devastating blow to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle, who will be in the Championship next season and such an early departure of one of our best players would not be good.

In fact it would be terrible.

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Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez
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Shearer Slams Pathetic And Inept England After Shocking Loss

Monday, June 27th, 2016 · 11 Comments

It must be a Championship going on again as the England players just don’t seem to have the mental toughness to play anywhere near their best form when it really matters.

And another big embarrassment in Nice tonight as Iceland won the game 2-1 after being behind early to a Wayne Rooney penalty after 4 minutes – but they were 2-1 up after 18 minutes and another bad mistake by goalkeeper Joe Hart – his second of the tournament.

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Alan Shearer – England were pathetic


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Newcastle Player Wants To Stay – Will Concentrate On Positives

Monday, June 27th, 2016 · 237 Comments

There has been news for the last couple of days that Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing 22 year-old Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez, but as we wrote this morning we’d be very surprised if Rafa Benitez allows him to leave Newcastle this summer.

But Ayoze has never shown any interest in leaving Newcastle and he only recently signed a new improved deal that will keep him at Newcastle for the next five years.

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Rafa Benitez with Ayoze Perez
Now listen son – I want you to go out there and score 5 goals

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Surprise – Southampton To Beat Magpies To This Striker

Monday, June 27th, 2016 · 60 Comments

There’s a report today in Spanish newspaper Marco that Southampton are in advanced negotiations to sign 21 year-old Tenerife striker Nano (full name Alexander Mesa Travieso) for €3M, which is the release clause amount in his contract.

Newcastle were expected to make a move for the youngster this summer, if only because Ayoze Perez was signed from Tenerife for 2M two years ago, and the 22 year-old has been a success on Tyneside and brought in at a bargain basement price too.

Rafa Benitez is also expected to bring some Spanish players into the Newcastle squad this summer.

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Nano – signing for Southampton?
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This Newcastle Forward Is Going Nowhere This Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

We were surprised to read reports over the least couple of days about 22 year-old Ayoze Perez potentially leaving Newcastle this summer and it would be a real surprise if Rafa Benitez lets his Spanish compatriot leave the club.

Ayoze is a perfect young player who Rafa can and wants to make much better with his coaching prowess – and even make Ayoze good enough to become a full Spanish International.

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Ayoze Perez and Rafa Benitez against Crystal Palace
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