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

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Hiddink – Newcastle A Strong Team – Completely Dominant At Swansea

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 · 17 Comments

Guus Hiddink,  the Anzhi Makhachkala manager and former interim manager at Chelsea, has come out today and told Sky Sports that Newcastle are now a strong team – and that he saw replays of the the game against Swansea – and to use Hiddink’s  own words – Newcastle were dominating, dominating, dominating at Swansea and only lost to a very unlucky goal.

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Papiss Cisse Sick – Newcastle Short Of Striker Options

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 · 21 Comments

Papiss Cisse has a virus and will not play tonight, but it’s looking a lot more likely that Ben Arfa could even start the game tomorrow night in Moscow against Anzhi Makhachkala.

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Papiss Cisse – sick – will not play tomorrow night
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Yohan Cabaye A Great Example For Newcastle’s New Players

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 · 144 Comments

27 year-old Yohan Cabaye is of Vietnamese descent, and when he joined Newcastle in June of 2010 for €5M from then French Champions Little, he had never played for the full France team, although he had played 16 times for the French U21 side and had played in all the other French Youth sides.

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Yohan Cabaye – will captain Newcastle tomorrow night in Moscow
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This Newcastle Teenager Has (Very) High Ambitions

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 · 14 Comments

North Shields born 5’7″ striker Adam Campbell is on the plane to Moscow today, and after a knee injury in mid-season he is now starting to show Alan Pardew just what he can do, and he has been impressive training recently with the Newcastle first team.

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Adam Campbell in training (?) at Benton
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Was Ben Arfa’s Hamstring Injury That Bad – Initially?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 · 31 Comments

As expected Hatem Ben Arfa is in Newcastle United’s 19 man squad for their trip to Moscow this morning, and he seems fully recovered from his hamstring problem, and is almost certain to get some playing time tomorrow night.

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Hatem Ben Arfa – blows a kiss to Newcastle’s fans
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