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

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No Link Between Ashley Stock Sale And Transfer Funds

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 · 116 Comments

We’ve read a few reports about Mike Ashley’s sale of £100M when he recently sold 25M of shares  of Sports Direct – the company he founded back in the 1980s.

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Mike Ashley – sold £100M of Sports Direct stock recently
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Liverpool Eye Top Newcastle Player For Summer Move

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 · 150 Comments

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is lining up targets for the summer transfer market, in an attempt to improve a Liverpool side that has under-performed in the Premier League in recent seasons, and it looks like Newcastle’s Ben Arfa is on their radar screen.

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle celebrates after he scores from the penalty spot against Tottenham.

Ben Arfa after scoring penalty against Spurs in first game of the season
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Richard Branson – We Didn’t Get Chance To Match Wonga Bid

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 · 90 Comments

It’s quite surprising but Richard Branson has said his company Virgin Money were not even consulted by Newcastle before it was announced that Wonga would be the new shirt sponsors, and that deal was not met with positive vibes from Newcastle fans.

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Richard Branson – in Newcastle last January
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Newcastle Going All Out For Europa League Success

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 · 4 Comments

With the threat of relegation rapidly receding at Newcastle, and the squad showing it’s now good enough to take on two games in four days and win both of them – as we have just accomplished against Metalist Kharkiv and Southampton with essentially different starting line-ups – Alan Pardew can now go all out for Europa League glory this season, while continuing to make good progress moving up the Premier League table.

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Alan Pardew – now has squad to attack Premier League and Europa League – this season
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Things Looking Up At Newcastle These Days

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Cheick Tiote had one of his better games against Southampton on Sunday afternoon, and he will need to keep up his good form with Vurnon Anita showing against Metalist Kharkiv, that he can get the job done in defensive midfield, and he’s improving as he’s getting used to the more physical play in England.

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Cheick Tiote – glad squad is now much stronger
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