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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 Will Go All Out For Win Tomorrow

Friday, March 1st, 2013 · 15 Comments

Newcastle are building up some good momentum since we rescued our season last month, and brought in five top French players,  but after such an awful spell in the Premier League when in 13 league games we lost 10, and drew one and won the other two – we need to win as many games as possible if we are going to save our season.

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Alan Pardew – at his press conference yesterday
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→ 15 CommentsTags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

Pardew – I’m Not Being Critical Of Ben Arfa – Definitely Not

Friday, March 1st, 2013 · 22 Comments

One of the widely publicized comments of Alan Pardew’s news conference yesterday for the game at Swansea tomorrow, is that he has been disappointed with Hatem Ben Arfa’s fitness levels, since he returned to training a week last Monday.

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Ben Arfa – not as fit as he should be
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→ 22 CommentsTags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Injuries · Medical · Premier League

Krul Out Four Weeks – Ben Arfa Fitness Disappointing

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 · 107 Comments

Alan Pardew held his press conference this afternoon got the game at Swansea on Saturday, and the manager finally gave an official position on Tim Krul’s ankle injury, and it doesn’t seem too bad – other than the ankle is still a bit swollen and he will be out four to five weeks maximum.

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Tim Krul – at the end of last weeks game against Metalist
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Yanga-Mbiwa To Replace Coloccini At Swansea

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 · 12 Comments

We had guessed earlier today that  Alan Pardew would not play Fab Colo at Swansea on Saturday unless he was 100% fit, and in the manager’s press conference this afternoon, Alan hinted there was no reason to play Coloccini on Saturday , since we now have French International Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa available to play at center-back.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa very likely to start at Swansea
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→ 12 CommentsTags: Fabricio Coloccini · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Youngster Moves On Loan To Birmingham

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 · 178 Comments

News today on the Newcastle web-site that 21 year-old Shane Ferguson has joined Birmingham City and Lee Clark on an emergency loan deal.

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Shane Ferguson – on loan at Birmingham through April 1st
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