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

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Newcastle Get Hull Away In Quarter Finals

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 · 29 Comments

The draw for the quarter finals of the EFL (League) Cup has just taken place at Sky Sports and Newcastle have drawn Hull City away so we missed some of the heavy hitters.

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That’s a winnable game for us against a side short on confidence and who are already struggling in the Premier League this season.

The full draw is as follows:

Liverpool v Leeds United
Man United v West Ham
Hull v Newcastle United
Arsenal v Southampton

The ties are to be played on the week starting Monday, November 28th.

We can get through to the last four!

Comments welcome.

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Our Man Of The Match – He’s Back!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 · 128 Comments

It was great to see Aleksandar Mitrovic start  last night for Newcastle and he looked as keen as ever and in good form too.

Mitro put us ahead after 19 minutes from an inch perfect free kick from Matt Richie was easily headed home by the still very young 22 year-old Serbian International and then in the second half he got his second goal.


Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his first goal
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This Could Be Newcastle’s First Signing In January

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 · 24 Comments

Newcastle are likely to bring a few players in during the January transfer window but the way things are going it will not necessarily  be to assist in the promotion push, which has gone very well since we lost our first two games at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield.

In fact in the league we have played 12 games since then and won 10 of them with a points haul of 31 and a goal difference of +21 – which is not too bad.

Add to that three EFL cup ties we have won at home, scoring 10 goals and conceding none and it’s been quite a good run after the initial stumble.


Christian Atsu – been in good form for Newcastle
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Alan Shearer On What Geordies Really Want

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 · 37 Comments

Newcastle are now in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time in a long while – and the draw will be made tonight at around 10:00 pm.

Alan Shearer was delighted with the win and the fantastic crowd at St. James’ Park as Newcastle fans want a Cup win – hey – as soon as possible,


The real Alan Shearer is on the right

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Midfielder Upbeat About Newcastle’s Winning Mentality

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mohamed Diame was signed from Hull City in the summer for £4.5M, which was the release clause in his contract and he was cheap at the price, although he has been a little our of form of late.

But last night Mo showed us how he can score goals with two very good strikes – one each half that contributed to our 6-0 trashing of what was an in-form Preston side.


Mo Diame after scoring second goal last night
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