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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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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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Newcastle Transfer News on Baines, Ben Haim and Viduka

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 · 10 Comments

There are reports that suggest some of the deals we thought were tied up are back in play – at least according to the papers.  Are these reports true or is it another attempt to sell papers – here’s what we think.

Sam – Oh Have I Missed Him?

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Who Should Be Newcastle’s Captain Next Season?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 · 16 Comments

Now that Scott Parker seems certain to join West Ham – Big Sam will need to appoint someone to be captain of the side for next season. Let’s take a look at some of the candidates.


Former Captain Scott Parker
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Sir Les Speaks Glowingly of Viduka and Sam’s Setup

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

The great Sir Les Ferdinand – a real gentleman – has been talking to the Evening Chronicle and he gave a long interview to Lee Ryder yesterday.
We’ll take a look at what Les says – but it’s obvious he thinks Viduka is a great signing and that Big Sam will do really well at Newcastle.

The Great Les Ferdinand at Newcastle
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Just How Many Center Backs are Newcastle After ?

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 · 23 Comments

News today that Newcastle may be after Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United. He certainly played well last season in the Premiership – but just how many center backs are we really after ?

In case it’s Jagielka – let’s take a look at him.


Phil Jagielka – already in B/W Stripes !

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Allardyce Speaks To His Methods – Barton Discusses Exciting Newcastle

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 · 10 Comments

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce again talked to Lee Ryder of the Evening Chronicle yesterday and explained how his behind the scenes techniques works for players.
Also – now that the transfer window is open (June 1st) – we may see some of Sam’s new players coming into Newcastle.

Sam will be at his desk at Newcastle Monday morning.

Smiling Sam

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