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

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The Mystery Of Newcastle’s New Saudi Coach Solved

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 · 151 Comments

We had seen the reports that Newcastle had hired Saudi coach Ahmed al-Issa to train the Newcastle U21 side, and we dare say that Willie Donachie wondered what would happen to the job he had at Newcastle, since the Scot is the current U21 coach, and doing a good job too.

Willie Donachie – Newcastle U21 coach
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Steve Harper Back in Familiar Role At Newcastle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 · 90 Comments

Steve Harper seemed to be on his way out of Newcastle last season, when Rob Elliot was signed from Charlton and seemed to be the number two goalkeeper to Tim Krul.

Steve Harper – back as Newcastle number two
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→ 90 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Shay Given · Steve Harper · Tim Krul

Versatile Anita Already The Best Right-Back At Newcastle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 · 33 Comments

Vurnon Anita has made a good start to his Newcastle career by showing Newcastle fans he is capable of playing either in the center of midfield or at full-back.

Vurnon Anita – best right back at Newcastle?
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Injury Update And 7 Games In 20 Days For Newcastle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 · 15 Comments

The news on the injury front today is that Tim Krul may not be too badly injured, and we suppose he may even have a small chance of making the Everton game next Monday night – maybe.

Tim Krul – not too seriously injured?
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→ 15 CommentsTags: Capital One Cup · Europa League · European Competition · Injuries · Newcastle News

Top New Newcastle Youngster Close To England U21 Cap

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 · 15 Comments

18 year-old Gael Bigirimana doesn’t know which country he should play for – either Burundi where he was born back in 1993, or England where he moved to as a refugee with his mother in 2004, after spending some time in Uganda.

Gael Bigirimana – already attracted Stuart Peace’s interest
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