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

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Young Defender Gets New Deal At Newcastle – But Another Doesn’t

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 68 Comments

News today in the Evening Chronicle that Paul Dummett, who has had a very successful loan spell at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League, is to get a new deal to stay at his home town club.

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Conor Newton and Paul Dummett after St. Mirren Cup win
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Russian Billionaire Wants Cabaye At French Club

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 18 Comments

News today that French club Monaco are preparing a bid to tempt Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye to the club in the summer, as Russian Billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev prepares to do a Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG or QPR – take you choice of other clubs where Billionaire owners have come in and spent massive money in the transfer market and on players’ wages.

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Yohan Cabaye – wanted at Monaco
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Ben Arfa Told To Shape Up In The Summer

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 26 Comments

News in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle were shocked when French International Hatem Ben Arfa attended his court hearing to do with an alleged speeding offense – and he was clearly overweight and looked bloated and unfit.

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Hatem Ben Arfa – returned for court hearing  overweight
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FA Forced To Review Rules After Criticism Following That Tackle

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 6 Comments

News today that the English FA are looking to change the rules that they said prevented them from charging Wigan Athletic’s Callum McManaman, for his horrific tackle on Newcastle United’s Massadio Haidara last Sunday.

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Massadio Haidara tackle by McManaman went unpunished
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Newcastle In Driver’s Seat For Dutch Defender?

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It seems that Newcastle are being linked with at least two center-backs this Sunday, and news in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle are interested in Dutch Under-21 ­international Virgil van Dijk, who plays at Groningen.


Virgil van Dijk – on Newcastle’s radar screen for the summer
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