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

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Pathetic Newcastle Hit New Low – Humiliated 5-1 By Chelsea

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Newcastle were literally taken apart by Chelsea in this game and once again a Newcastle side failed to turn up for an away game – and this result and performance should send alarm bells ringing very very loud at St. James’ Park.

Something must be done soon otherwise we will be relegated in May.

The only bright spot was a terrific goal from Andros Townsend at the death only the 7th goal we have score din 13 game son the road this season.

Newcastle were 1-0 down after only 5 minutes,  2-0 down after only 9 minutes and 3-0 down after 17 minutes at Stamford Bridge this afternoon as again our players were half asleep when the game started and w paid the cst and basically lost the game before 18 minutes had been played.

Chelsea went ahead after only 5 minutes when Willian was allowed to run though and put a through ball to Diego Costa who held off a half-hearted challenge form Taylor to put the ball past Rob Elliot.

It was all too easy for the Blues and once again our defense was left wanting and looked like a bunch of schoolboys.

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Pedro scoring his second goal and Chelsea’s fourth after 59 minutes
It was all too easy

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Newcastle Unchanged For Vital Chelsea Game

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 445 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced the Newcastle side for the tough game at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and as we suspected – it’s an unchanged side from the one that did so well last Saturday in beating West Brom 1-0.

And the subs bench is strengthened significantly from last week with Lascelles, Colback and Manu Riviere all coming back.

Colback and Riviere are back from injury and Lascelles is back from his one game suspension.
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Florian Thauvin Blasts Back At Alan Shearer Criticism

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 130 Comments

Florian Thauvin, the talented 23-year-old winger moved to Newcastle in the summer for what now looks like a massive £13M and his signing was a bit out of the blue.

That was because in August there was pressure to sign a Premier League striker and a top center-back and yet we brought in another winger from France.

And bear in mind that was one year after we had signed a similar type of player in Remy Cabella,  who had failed to make the grade in England and was sent on an initial loan deal to Marseille which will be made permanent this summer.

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Florian Thauvin arriving for Watford game
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This Could Be Newcastle’s Unlikely Savior This Season

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 125 Comments

It’s been surprising to us that Cheick Tiote has played so well for Newcastle this year at both Arsenal and last week at home to West Brom, when he combined so well with Jonjo Shelvey.

Both players were Newcastle’s best two performers on the day in our Man of the Match poll, with Shelvey topping the poll.

Jack Colback is back in training now and maybe he will come in at left back for Rolando Aarons to add more experience at the back today?

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Cheick Tiote – Newcastle’s unlikely savior?
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This Player Playing For His Future Today At Chelsea

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Steven Taylor is due to become a free agent in the summer but comparing Steven Taylor and John Terry is a stretch at best and John has been a regular in the Chelsea side since 2000 and he’s played over 700 times for Chelsea.

On the other hand Steven has been in and out of the Newcastle side since 2004 but made only 258 first team appearances for us due to Steven picking up a lot of injuries.

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Steven Taylor – Mr Newcastle is a stretch
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