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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 Face Tough Competition For International Center-Back

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 203 Comments

Aymen Abdennour’s agent Abdelkader Jilani has again been shopping his client around, and the 25 year-old Monaco center-back who was impressive last season in guiding the club to 3rd place in the French League, has said more than once that he would only leave Monaco for a club that plays regularly in the Champions League.

That’s why clubs like Newcastle will not have much chance of signing him – even through we are said to have put a formal bid in for him last week, and West Ham supposedly have recently bid £13.5M for him.

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Aymen Abdennour – in big demand according to agent
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Charlie’s Decision Could Well Depend On Mrs Austin

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 185 Comments

It looks like Charlie Austin will not make a decision on which club he will join for another two weeks.

Charlie has just been married to his long-term partner Bianca Parker, and they are off to the Maldives for their honeymoon – so it’s first things first – and the clubs after him such as Newcastle United – will just have to wait for his decision.

Chelsea seem to have switched their attentions from Austin to another Newcastle target – Anderlecht’s 20 year-old Serbian International Aleksandar Mitrovic – and they have dropped in the betting for Charlie to 4th favorites at 5/1.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle still favorites
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Ian Cathro Ready To Build Newcastle Into Top Team

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 57 Comments

We got very close to 100% proof that Ian Cathro will indeed be part of Steve McClaren’s coaching staff that will be getting together this week to prepare for the players arriving back at Newcastle for the start of pre-season training.

And it seems like Steve had brought off a bit of a coup for the 28 year-old Scottish coach, who is extremely well though of and his interview in the Sun today has said that Newcastle indeed are a club that now wants to push itself once again after eight years of almost being asleep under Mike Ashley.

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Ian Cathro – wants to help build Newcastle into top team
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Newcastle Ponder Second Bid For Top Target

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 166 Comments

If the news is to be believed then Newcastle have already bid €15M (£10.6M) for Marseilles French winger Florian Thauvin, who has been a long term target of Newcastle’s over the last three years, with Graham Carr really liking the player.

But there is news today in the Chronicle today that Newcastle will need to go higher than £10.6M to get their man by another £3.4M.

The news is that Marseilles want around £14M before they will sell.

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Florian Thauvin of Marseilles
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Newcastle Star Likely To Leave This Summer

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 18 Comments

The players return on Wednesday for pre-season training,  and we expect Steve McCall to be a busy man for the next few weeks, as he gets to grip with the training at Newcastle and has a look at each of the players Newcastle currently have and decide which of them can leave the club.

But the Chronicle is reporting today that Steve will be making a quick decision on Cheick Tiote

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Cheick Tiote – in action last season for Newcastle
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Surprising News About Newcastle Defender

Monday, June 29th, 2015 · 8 Comments

News in the Shields Gazette today that Paul Dummett will be offered a new and improved contract at Newcastle, even though it was only in November of 2013 that Paul got a new long six year deal at his home town club.

But Paul has impressed since then and has shown his versatility, being able not only to play at left back but in the center of defense too – so it will be a big boost for the local lad.

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Paul Dummett – a new deal and number 3 shirt
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