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

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Pardew Upbeat At Press Conference – But No Ben Arfa Tomorrow

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 · 54 Comments

Alan Pardew held his news conference this afternoon for tomorrow’s home game against Southampton, and the Newcastle manager seemed confident about tomorrow’s game, especially when he pointed out his bench was very strong these days.

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Ben Arfa – not sharp enough yet
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Yoan Gouffran Fit And Raring To Go Tomorrow

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 · 93 Comments

It’s a pity that Yoan Gouffran is not eligible to play for Newcastle in the Europa league this season, because he has already played for Bordeaux in the tournament this season, and in fact he played against Newcastle.

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Yoan Gouffran – after scoring against Spurs – yes!
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Yanga-Mbiwa Expected To Be In Newcastle First Team

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 · 13 Comments

It’s not really surprising that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa expected to be in the Newcastle first team more than he’s been so far – although he has played the last two game at right back and center-back for Newcastle and put in two excellent performances for the Magpies.

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Yanga-Mbiwa – in action against Metalist Kharkiv
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Trust Me – I Want To Win Tomorrow More Than Anyone – Pardew

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 · 9 Comments

Five months before he was hired by Newcastle in December of 2011 to take over from gentleman Chris Hughton, , he was fired at Southampton by the Executive Chairman and former Italian Banker Nicola Cortese, and it was a surprise to most Southampton fans, since Alan had just won the Football League Trophy, also known as the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, when the Saints beat Carlisle 4-1 the previous March.

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Alan Pardew – wants to win against former club
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Rob Elliot Brilliant In Training – To Make Premier League Debut

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 · 18 Comments

Tim Krul will not play against Southampton tomorrow, and Rob Elliot will get a big chance in the Newcastle first team, and he will make his Premier League debut tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park.

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Rob Elliot – will start in goal tomorrow
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