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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 Complete Last Gasp Xisco Deal – Contract Terminated

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 27 Comments

Newcastle did some good business just before the transfer deadline ended last night, when they terminated Xisco’s contract by mutual consent – and the Spaniard joined Spanish second division side Cordova as a free agent, but not before he was paid £50K/week for four and a half years of his five year contract by Newcastle.

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Coloccini with Xisco in pre-season last year
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Mbabu Signs For Magpies – Abeid Sent On Loan

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 · 482 Comments

As expected Newcastle completed the transfer of the 17 year old Swiss youngster Kevin Mbabu  from Servette for an undisclosed fee, estimated at around £1M.

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Kevin Mbabu training at Newcastle today
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Three Newcastle Players Included In French Sqaud

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 · 317 Comments

The French  National team manager Didier Deschamps has just named his latest squad to play Germany on February 6th, and it includes three Newcastle players – but in the months ahead we could well see more French players from Newcastle called up for the French squad.

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Moussa Sissoko included in France squad
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Newcastle Still Short Of A Top Striker

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 · 278 Comments

For the first time in a long time, Newcastle now have four experienced center-backs at the club in Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and new boy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – but the same cannot be said of our strikers – and we still have only three experienced strikers in the squad.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – top center-back signed this month
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Mike Ashley Flies Into Newcastle To Meet New Signings

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 · 45 Comments

Derek Llambias has talked to the press this morning,  and said Newcastle are absolutely done in the transfer market this month – so we don’t know if that rules out the reported move for 17 year-old Swiss center back Kevin Mbabu, who will join the Development squad if he is signed today.

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Mike Ashley – owner jetted into Newcastle today
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