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

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Big Sam Must Fix Injury Fiasco at Newcastle to be Successful

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

One of the things that intrigues Newcastle fans about Sam Allardyce is his commitment to science to get players fit so they can play the game of football to their maximum capabilities. We all know how successful he’s been at Bolton where they had the lowest injury rate in the Premiership – while at Newcastle over the last two seasons we’ve had the highest – with last season being unbelievably bad. That’s one area Sam must fix to be successful at Newcastle.

Sam Allardyce

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Czech David Rozehnal on His Way to Newcastle

Monday, June 4th, 2007 · 14 Comments

As we reported in our story a few days ago Newcastle were seriously bidding for Czech Republic international David Rozehnal – and we indicated this deal could be wrapped up very quickly since Rozehnal was to decide between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle over the weekend.

It looks like this deal may be wrapped up in a couple of days since Burussia have pulled out of the deal – as they have been outbid by Newcastle.


David Rozehnal

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Allardyce Will Get Best Out Of Newcastle Squad

Monday, June 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Sam Allardyce is committed to getting the very best out of the squad he has inherited at Newcastle. That’s good news because it’s not since Bobby Robson was at the club that the best has been brought out of the players.

It will be a nice change to see all players giving their maximum for the team – that has certainly been missing these last few years.


Big Sam at St. James’ Park

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Joey Barton Joining Newcastle To Win Trophies

Monday, June 4th, 2007 · 21 Comments

Joey Barton looks certain to join Newcastle, probably later today – and he gave an interview to the Evening Chronicle this morning – where he talks of his reputation and his ambition to win trophies.
Obviously Joey is coming to the right place. :D


Joey Barton
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Major Newcastle News Stories – June 4th, 2007

Monday, June 4th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.

Major news is that Scott Parker does not want to leave Newcastle but seems to be being forced out by Sam Allardyce. This dominates the reports today.

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Allardyce Forces Parker Out – Barton Moves In

Monday, June 4th, 2007 · 17 Comments

Very strange news being reported today that Scott Parker. Newcastle’s captain doesn’t want to leave Tyneside for West Ham – and wants to remain at the club as club captain. This is a surprise because we had thought that Scott and/or his wife wanted to return to their London base – but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  This all seems very strange to us.


Skipper Scott Parker

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Newcastle Transfer News on Karadeniz, Jaures and Cacapa

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 · 22 Comments

The News of the World today reports that Sam Allardyce looking at two players in the French league. Center-back Claudio Cacapa, 31, is available on a free transfer from champions Lyon, and Jean-Sebastien Jaures would cost the Magpies around £700k from Auxerre. There have also been several reports that Newcastle are linked with a move for Turkish winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz. Sam has supposedly talked to Emre about the 27-year-old who is valued at around £1m.


Sam Allardyce

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Major Newcastle News Stories – June 3rd, 2007

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 · 12 Comments

Here are some of the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority. There is a lot of transfer speculation associated with Newcastle and also news on the takeover by Mike Ashley.


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Selfish Shepherd to Battle Ashley over Newcastle Takeover

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 · 12 Comments

Newcastle’s unpopular chairman Freddy Shepherd seems determined to resist Mike Ashley’s takeover bid for Newcastle PLC. While most fans wish Shepherd would go away – gracefully – it is looking increasingly likely that Shepherd will resist the takeover.


A Hagard Freddy Shepherd last Week

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