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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 Hoping New French Players Fitter For Chelsea Game

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 20 Comments

Both Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran ran out of steam a bit in the second half at Villa Park on Tuesday night, and manager Alan Pardew is hoping those two key players for Newcastle will be able to last longer through the second half against reigning European Champions Chelsea tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park.

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Moussa Sissoko in action at Villa Park
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Yesterday Was One Of Many French Days To Come At Newcastle

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 14 Comments

Under Alan Pardew Newcastle started to have various days each week where they celebrate the countries of some of their players  at the Benton Training ground,  and yesterday was French Day – and with so many French players in the squad, there will be many more French days at Newcastle in the future.

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Sammy Ameobi tweeted this shot of the Newcastle cafeteria yesterday
Is that Cabaye looking at the menu?

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Pardew – Mike Ashley So Supportive Last Month

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 24 Comments

Newcastle didn’t have a busy final day of the transfer window yesterday, and sent Xisco on his way to Spanish second division Cordoba, after terminating his contract by mutual agreement, and brought in promising 17 year-old Swiss center-back from Kevin Mbabu from Servette, and Kevin joins the Development squad.


Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley – did well last month
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Excellent Transfer Business By Newcastle In January

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 56 Comments

Newcastle finished a very successful January transfer window last night by terminating Xisco’s contract at Newcastle, and the former Spanish U21 International then joined Spanish second division club Cordoba on a free transfer – but Newcastle brought in six players during the transfer window and they included three full French Internationals.

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Moussa Sissoko – great signing last month by Newcastle
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Please Help Support The “Give Tilly a Hand” Appeal

Friday, February 1st, 2013 · 32 Comments

Tilley Lockey’s mother Sarah has contacted me and some other Newcastle web-sites for their support in raising funds for her seven year-old daughter Tilly, as part of the Give Tilly A Hand appeal.


Tilly with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
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