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

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Steven Taylor Backs Under Pressure Referee

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 17 Comments

51-year-old referee Mark Halsey has already overcome cancer to get back into ­refereeing in the Premier League, and although he missed that terrible tackle from McManaman on Massadio Haidara at Wigan a week ago, in his report he told the FA that if he had seen it,  he would have given a straight red card to the Wigan player.

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Steven Taylor – hopes Halsey doesn’t retire
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Michael Owen’s Attempt At Newcastle Rivisionist History Fails

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 · 12 Comments

We saw Michael Owen’s attempts at rewriting his Newcastle history yesterday, when he said that Newcastle had never offered him a new contract, and had even lied about it, and our advice to him at the time was to keep a diplomatic silence.

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Michael Owen – while at Newcastle
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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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