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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 Chief Reluctant To Spend – We Can’t Afford It

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 · 28 Comments

For those of us who think the Newcastle squad is just not big enough and hoping for new recruits coming in to bolster the squad in January, we may have to think again after Derek Llambias’ interview in the Northern Echo.

Derek Llambias – will continue strict financial controls
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→ 28 CommentsTags: Contracts · Financials · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Three Newcastle Players Nominated For Major Award

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 287 Comments

Good news today is that three Newcastle United players have been nominated for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award, however the bad news is that another 31 players have also been nominated – nothing like narrowing down the choice is there?

Yaya Toure – won 2011 African Player of the Year
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→ 287 CommentsTags: Cheick Tiote · Demba Ba · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse

Two Internationals Pick Up Injuries – Gosling Out Until January

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 34 Comments

There’s more bad news today on the injury front, with news filtering through yesterday that Yohan Cabaye is suffering from acute abdominal pain, and will not  play in France’s World Cup qualifying game against Spain in Madrid.

Yohan Cabaye – suffering from acute abdominal pains
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→ 34 CommentsTags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · International News · Newcastle News · Shane Ferguson · Steven Taylor · Tim Krul · Yohan Cabaye

Significant Magpie Interest in AFCON Qualifier On Saturday

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Newcastle United will either lose Cheick Tiote to the African Cup of Nations in South Africa in January, or our two strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, as the second leg of the play-off takes place on Saturday in the Senegal capital of Dakur.

Cheick Tiote – in Ivory Coast colors
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Is Wonga Deal Really A Problem For Newcastle’s Muslim Players?

Friday, October 12th, 2012 · 30 Comments

The Muslim Council of Britain’s (MCB) has criticized Newcastle’s deal with Wonga announced last Tuesday, and we have seen all the reports that some of our players will not be able to wear the shirt with the Wonga logo on it because of religious reasons  – but we wonder if this is a real problem?

Freddie Kanoute – a precedent for not wearing a logo on club shirt
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→ 30 CommentsTags: Financials · Newcastle News · Religion · Sponsors · Strips