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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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Pardew Has It Wrong On Ben Arfa

Friday, April 18th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Alan Pardew has never been too good on small details like how many players were out of the side last Saturday, and after the defeat at Stoke he said we have had 10 players out – but the truth is that we had four players missing – Remy, Debuchy, Sissoko and Santon.

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Ben Arfa with Alan Pardew
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Pardew – We Will Be Active In The Summer

Friday, April 18th, 2014 · 13 Comments

This summer is shaping up to be a pivotal transfer window for Newcastle United, and it will need to be a very (very) good one, if we are to get back to where we used to be as a top six club or a top four club. The way things are going right now there doesn’t seem to be much chance of that happening. :(

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Gang of three – Charnley, Pardew and Ashley
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Good Chance Loic Remy Will Join Newcastle In Summer

Friday, April 18th, 2014 · 26 Comments

For a good few months now we haven’t thought there’s much chance at all that Loic Remy will be joining Newcastle United this summer, and that’s especially true with the comments he has made in the French press  this year, when he has said he wants to join a great club and one that  plays in the Champions League, and there’s a number of top clubs said to be after him.

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Loic Remy – after scoring stoppage time winner against Villa
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Is This Striker Good Enough For Newcastle This Summer?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 60 Comments

Newcastle need a number of new strikers brought in over the summer months, and at least three, given that Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Luuk de Jong will all be leaving the club for different reasons this summer.

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Troy Deeney - Watford’s top striker
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I Don’t Want To Hide Behind Four Successive Defeats

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 15 Comments

Alan Pardew has held his press conference, and he has talked about the terrible run the Newcastle side is on, and the manager wants to see a good performance from the side on Saturday, and especially in the first half, and that should help to get the crowd behind the team.

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Ben Arfa – struggling for Saturday’s game
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Fans Are Fair – I Take Responsibility – Harmony Now Needed

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 146 Comments

Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the important game against Swansea City on Saturday, and he has said one or two interesting things – one of which is that the Newcastle fans are fair, but the team have not been fair to the fans in the last four games.

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Alan Pardew – fans are fair
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Newcastle Interested In Versatile French Midfielder

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 7 Comments

There are reports coming out of L’Equipe in France, that Newcastle are interested in signing Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, and he a fairly versatile player and can also play in defense.

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Benjamin Stambouli – Newcastle interested in midfielder/defender
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Sunderland Midfielder Getting Closer To Newcastle Move

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 19 Comments

Sunderland midfielder come full-back Jack Colback, who is from Killingworth, is still refusing to sign a new deal at the relegation threatened club, who did really well last night at the Emirates Stadium,  and should have come away with a fantastic win, as they were the better side in both halves last night against title chasing mega-rich Manchester City.

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Jack Colback – close to Newcastle move
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Chances Of Newcastle Getting Top Target Are Diminishing

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 · 80 Comments

One of Newcastle’s top targets this summer is Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, who will almost certainly leave the French club this summer, but it’s not certain he will leave to join Newcastle United, even though there has been news over the last few weeks that the Tyneside club are already in negotiations with Montpellier for the player.

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Remy Cabella – some top clubs after him
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