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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 Competition In Bid To Sign Playmaker

Monday, July 25th, 2016 · 16 Comments

Newcastle have once again been linked with 23 year-old Tottenham attacking midfield star Alex Pritchard and he is also wanted by Championship club Leeds United.

The Mirror are reporting that Swansea are moving in with an £8M offer for the young playmaker, who was told earlier this summer that he can leave the London club.

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Alex Pritchard – Newcastle linked again
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Rafa Again Lays Down The Law For Wantaway Newcastle Players

Monday, July 25th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Newcastle had about five wantaway players at the start of the summer and now we have only three left.

Moussa Sissoko, Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Daryl Janmaat all wanted to leave the club at the start of the summer – and even then we thought that Andros would come out and say he would stay on Tyneside.

But he was the first out of the door in June and he has now been followed by Gini Wijnaldum who even apologized to Newcastle fans after he left for Liverpool for £25M.

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Paul Pogba to Moussa Sissoko
Listen – I’m worth £100M and you’re not – don’t you understand?

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Rafa Benitez Admits To Some Craziness

Monday, July 25th, 2016 · 16 Comments

Rafa Benitez and Newcastle are trying to bring in more players as quickly as they can, but the Newcastle manager has admitted that with the new £5.1B three year Premier League TV rights deal just started, the transfer prices are simply crazy.

Newcastle have benefited from that craziness by selling Gini Wijnaldum for over a £10M profit in one year when we sold him to Liverpool for £25M last week – and the price on Moussa Sissoko is a whopping £35M and we will not sell for less than that.

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Rafa Benitez – crazy prices in transfer market
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Newcastle Defender Outstanding In Excellent U-21 Win

Sunday, July 24th, 2016 · 58 Comments

The Newcastle United U-21 side won the Steel Park Cup today with a second successive win and clean sheet – a 1-0 victory over PSV.

And it was good to see Kevin Mbabu fit again and playing really well in the game, as he had to return to Newcastle during the week’s training camp  in Ireland with a slight leg injury.

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Kevin Mbabu – very good game today for U-21 side [Read more →]

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Newcastle Reported After Top Young In-Demand Striker

Sunday, July 24th, 2016 · 66 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with young Sheffield United striker Che Adams a few times this summer and now there’s news in the Sun that the Leicester-born versatile forward, who has only just turned 20 this month, is a top target of  Magpies’ manager Rafa Benitez.

Papiss Cisse has left the club this summer for China and he needs to be replaced, although Newcastle do have Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and 19 year-old local lad and England U-19 International Adam Armstrong as potential strikers for this season.

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Che Adams – 20 year-old Sheffield United striker
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