The Newcastle United Blog

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

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If You Don’t Perform – You Don’t Get In The Team

Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 16 Comments

It’s clear that with Newcastle now having a very strong squad nobody’s position in the starting line up is safe, and as one example Cheick Tiote will be pressing hard to replace James Pardew for our next league game against Southampton, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will have two Europa League games against FC Metalist Kharkiv, to show the manager just what he can do at the heart of the Newcastle defense,

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – gets a chance in the Europa League
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Yoan Gouffran – This Lad Has Been Brilliant For Newcastle

Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 21 Comments

He’s been a bit of a surprise package, and played three excellent games in the Newcastle United shirt, and on Saturday Yoan Gouffran scored a great goal and played very well indeed, before being stretchered off in the second half.

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Yoan Gouffran – after scoring great equalizer on Saturday
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Blimey – Ben Arfa Could Be Back For Southampton Game

Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Alan Pardew has said it could be that Hatem Ben Arfa will be ready for our next league game, which is at home to Southampton a week come Sunday, and as Alan has said – “blimey that’s mouth watering for us.”

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Alan Pardew – smiling because Ben Arfa could be back
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Newcastle One Point Worse Off Than In Relegation Season

Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 30 Comments

We’ve looked back on our relegation season four years ago,  and after a 3-2 win at West Brom, followed by a 0-0 draw at home to Everton – after Kevin Nolan had been sent off in the first half – we had 28 points from 26 games played – one point more than we have today.

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AVB and Alan Pardew before the game on Saturday
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We Could Have Won It – Steven Taylor

Monday, February 11th, 2013 · 16 Comments

Steven Taylor thought everything was going according to plan in the second half on Saturday, as Newcastle were level 1-1 with only 15 minutes to go,  and it was obvious some Tottenham players were getting a little frustrated, as they started arguing between themselves, when things were not going for them on the field.

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Steven Taylor – we thought we were going to score again
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