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

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Pardew – We’re In Good Heart But This Is A Tough Game Today

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Newcastle have a tough game at Old Trafford this afternoon, and it will be a bit of a surprise if our lads can get anything out of this game, and we will have to be prepared to start this game quickly today, and not be buried as we were in the home game when we were 2-0 down after 16 minutes with goals from Evans and Evra, and the Red Devils missed a lot of chances in that first half, and of course we went on to lose that game 3-0 in front of a sold out St. James’ Park on 7th October.

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Alan Pardew – one of our toughest games
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Praise For Newcastle Striker From Nigerian Coach

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments

It seems that Alan Pardew is trying to stop Shola Ameobi from going to the African Cup of Nations next month, and the Newcastle manager issued a statement on Monday to that effect to BBC Sports, but Alan said he would like to keep the reasons to himself.

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Shola Ameobi – after scoring great goal last Saturday
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Pardew – Papiss Cisse Simply A Victim Of Injuries

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 · 150 Comments

Alan Pardew gave his press conference yesterday for the game at Manchester United tomorrow, and he seemed upbeat after the hard-fought win against QPR, which we really needed, and he said it would be a busy Christmas Day for the manager and his players.

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Papiss Cisse – work-rate praised by the manager
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Coloccini Criticized Newcastle’s Playing Style In Dressing Room

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 · 20 Comments

It’s coming to light exactly what the spat was between Alan Pardew and his captain Fabricio Coloccini – and it seems to have started when the captain openly criticized Newcastle’s current playing style of those long high balls forward – and he made the comments in the dressing room in front of the other players before the Manchester City game.

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Colo in action at Old Trafford in late September
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Obertan Explains What His Toe Injury Was All About

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Gabby Obertan returned to action for Newcastle last Saturday in the 1-0 win over a sorry QPR side in what was a plodding game at best, but the Frenchman seemed to have lost none of his speed or skill, as he ran at the QPR defense down the left wing and again looked like a decent player.

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Gabby Obertan – it started with a nail in his toe
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