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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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How Will Newcastle Fare At Gillingham?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 · 8 Comments

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Roland Aarons – could get start tonight

Let us know how you think Newcastle will fare tonight at Gillingham in the Capital One Cup second round tie.

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Capital One Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Poll · Rolando Aarons

This Doctrine Ensures Magpies Will Never Win Anything

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 · 32 Comments

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has repeated the Ashley Doctrine – which is to say that the Premier League is the only important competition for the club, and therefore the  FA Cup and the League Cup are not.

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Mike Ashley’s Doctrine not good
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Newcastle Linked With Another England International

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 7 Comments

When Bobby Robson was at the club, we were (very) interested in signing Michael Dawson, when he was still at Nottingham Forest and before he signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2005.

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Michael Dawson – Newcastle interested?
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It’s Common Sense – Get Ben Arfa Back Into First Team Squad

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 306 Comments

Ben Arfa played for the Newcastle Reserve side this afternoon, and he was in sparkling form and will have given some food for thought to watching manager Alan Pardew and also Managing Director Lee Charnley as the Frenchman scored a great individual goal and had two assists.

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Ben Arfa in action this afternoon at Whitley Park
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I Had Four And A Half Fabulous Years At Newcastle

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 138 Comments

It’s good to see young players in football go through the years and mature in front of our very eyes.

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Charles N’Zogbia playing on Saturday
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Newcastle Reported After Danish International Striker

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 180 Comments

There was a report in the Sunday People yesterday that Newcastle are tracking former Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius, well to be more accurate Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr has been seen supposedly scouting the player in Denmark.

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Andreas Cornelius - Newcastle interested?
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Newcastle Creating Many Chances – That’s Good

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 25 Comments

We had made the point after the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday, that Newcastle were creating quite a few chances in our first two games, and our weakness was that we just couldn’t take any of those chances, but a team is in much better shape when they are creating chances.

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Fab Coloccini - in action on Saturday at Villa Park
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Very Difficult For Magpies To Get Another Striker In

Monday, August 25th, 2014 · 27 Comments

After Director of Football Joe Kinnear failed miserably to make any permanent signings in the last two transfer windows, Lee Charnley as our new Director of Football since April,  has shown some great fortitude and drive in getting nine players through the door, and getting the vast majority of them in early during the summer.

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Lee Charnley on left – has done well in first transfer window
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