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

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Dubious Refereeing Costs Newcastle Big At Wigan

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 39 Comments


Newcastle have every right to feel aggrieved about the result of this game,  as a controversial 90th minute goal was allowed by referee Mark Halsey even though it was clear that Maynor Figueroa had handled the ball in the build up to the goal.
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Massadio Haidara Suffers Serious Injury In Wigan Loss

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 97 Comments

After 22 minutes of today’s game at the DW Stadium saw Massadio Haidara, who had just come on for Debuchy, who suffered a hamstrung pull, badly fouled and injured by McManaman who flew in with a knee high tackle, and amazingly referee Mark Halsey didn’t even give the Wigan man a warning when he really should have seen a straight red card.

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Massadio Haidara stretchered off after 24 minutes

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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 2-1 Loss To Wigan?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 67 Comments

A 90th minute winner by Arouna Koné keeps Newcastle in relegation trouble as we are now just 6 points above Wigan, and Wigan has never been a happy hunting ground for Mewcastle in recent years and it wasn’t today as Wigan got only their third win at home this seasomn in the league.

A terrible result for Newcastle this afternoon, and yet another away defeat.

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Wigan score first goal

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Tiote, Gouffran And Debuchy Start – Cabaye Out

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 617 Comments


As expected, Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran return to the side at the DW Stadium this afternoon for the match against Wigan, and Cheick Tiote is the defensive midfielder, but Yohan Cabaye is out injured.
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Wigan vs Newcastle – Match Preview

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 117 Comments


It will be a tough game today at the DW Stadium against Wigan Athletic, and we have to hope we can do a lot better than in last season’s fixture, when we taken apart 4-0 by a rampant and revitalized Wigan side.
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