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

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McClaren Admits To Fiesty Exchanges With Players For Three Days

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 73 Comments

Steve McClaren has admitted that for the first three days this week Newcastle held an inquest into their disgraceful exhibition against Leicester City and there were some feisty exchanges with the players.

But the Newcastle manager now says the air has been cleared and it was needed – because of the unacceptable display at St. James’ Park last Saturday afternoon.

Whether it does any good we will soon find out tomorrow when we play at Alan Pardew´s Crystal Palace.

Alan Pardew didn’t show up for his press conference today and the assistant manager stood in for him.

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Steve McClaren – gave press conference this morning

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Newcastle Defender Out For Four Months With Knee Injury

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Steve McClaren has given his press conference for the game tomorrow at Crystal Palace and he had another shock on the injury front with left-back Massadio Haidara out for four months with a new knee injury.

It’s yet another injury that has been picked up in training and he will require surgery on the knee and will be out at least four months – and that takes us into April so maybe he doesn´t play again this season.

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Massadio Haidara – out for four months with knee injury
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The Grand Experiment Has Failed – Give Manager More Power

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew was the big problem at Newcastle – so after he left things would be a lot better and not only that but John Carver – who had been assistant manager at Newcastle for five years under the great Sir Bobby Robson and for almost four years under Alan Pardew – would finally be given his chance.

That was roughly the status at the beginning of this year.

After Alan´s final game in charge – a 3-2 home win against Everton at home we were in 9th place with 26 points from half the season – 19 games played – so no danger of relegation either.

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Mike Ashley – this is the man who must change things
That´s if he really does want success on Tyneside
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Can This Unlikely Hero Make A Difference Tomorrow?

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 44 Comments

Yoan Gouffran like a lot of Newcastle players this season  has come in for some withering criticism – especially on social media.

But he is in line to make his second Premier League appearance of the season at Crystal Palace tomorrow after playing 66 minutes in defensive midfield at Manchester City – where we were torn apart 6-1.

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Yoan Gouffran – in action at the Etihad
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Vast Majority Of Fans Expect This Result At Palace 

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Maybe it´s not surprising that almost 80% of our fans expect us to lose against Alan Pardew´s side at Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon after the lacklustre disgrace last Saturday against Leicester.

Unfortunately, another defeat would be our 8th defeat in the first 14 league games and could mean we will end up in the bottom four by Christmas – unless we can dramatically improve both our form and results in some tough games coming up.

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Steve McClaren will give press conference today
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McClaren A Good Manager – We Need To Do This For Him

Friday, November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Siem de Jong has had a tough time of it after signing on from Ajax a year last summer and the 26 year-old spent last season out with a series of injuries, but now he is fit but cannot make the starting eleven at Newcastle.

With Cheick Tiote out injured for the game tomorrow at Crystal Palace, we could see the Dutchman get a rare start for the team, especially after the disastrous performance of the side against Leicester City last week.

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Siem de Jong in action at West Ham
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