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

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In Honor Of Sir Bobby Robson – The Brilliant Manager

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It would have been Bobby Robson’s 80th Birthday yesterday if he had still been alive, and there was a fitting Celebration of Sir Bobby Robson’s life at the Sage in Gateshead last night, and current Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was one of the main guests of the evening.

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Bobby Robson – would have been 80 years old yesterday
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Good News – Ben Arfa Back In Full Training

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 · 10 Comments

We were wondering when Hatem Ben Arfa would be back in full training again, and it turns out he was finally back yesterday, and he will be fighting for his place against Southampton this coming Sunday – in what will be a crucial league game for Newcastle.

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Ben Arfa scored against Fulham – in his last game
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Alan Pardew’s Excellent Man Management Skills Revealed

Monday, February 18th, 2013 · 109 Comments

We had heard Alan Pardew had done this when the five French players arrived last month – and the news  could have come directly from the Newcastle manager himself – but Steven Taylor has explained again that the new players were asked by the Newcastle gaffer why they came to Newcastle – in front of all the rest of the players.

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Steven Taylor and new boy Mathieu Debuchy celebrate win over Chelsea
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Young Magpie – I Came To Be A Big Player At Newcastle

Monday, February 18th, 2013 · 98 Comments

Kevin Mbabu was signed by Newcastle from Swiss side Servette last month for a fee of around £1M, and Newcastle beat off interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, although after he signed Kevin said he always wanted to join Newcastle – who were his first choice over Arsenal and Manchester United. So he’s also very intelligent. 😀

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Kevin Mbabu – 17 year-old highly regarded youngster
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This Is Why The Pressure Is On Metalist On Thursday

Monday, February 18th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Alan Pardew may be torn this week about what side to field against Metlalist Kharkiv on Thursday night, because he must be able to field a top side on the following Sunday at home to Southampton – and ensure the players don’t fall way in the second half,  because they are too tired from the game in Europe.

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Alan Pardew – we can still get through
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