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

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This Targeted Striker May Not Be Suitable Signing In January

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Newcastle were linked with Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi back in the summer of 2013 when then Director of Football Joe Kinnear was supposed to be looking at him as a potential buy for Newcastle.

There were reports while he was still at Standard Liege as a 19 year-old in that summer that he would cost Newcastle £3M – but we didn’t sign him, but that hasn’t stopped the club remaining interested in the player.

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Michy Batshuayi – 22 year-old Belgium International
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Newcastle Player Delighted To Be Back Home

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 26 Comments

It was a good move to send Gael Bigirimana on loan to his former club Coventry City and after their 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon against former leaders Gillingham they now sit on top of League One – 3 points above Gillingham.

Gael came on in the second half and he got a good welcome back from fans of his home town club.

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Gael Bigirimana in Newcastle colors
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January Now A Crucial Transfer Window For Newcastle

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Siem De Jong, Yoan Gouffran, Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles all played for the Newcastle U21 side at Darsley Park last night and that was good news to keep them match fit, and we expect Karl Darlow to be on the bench at Crystal Palace.

With Newcastle in a precarious position in the league table,  we expect there to be some Board meetings before January to decide on who we are going to bring into the squad to try to stave off relegation.

From what we have seen so far it looks like we´ll be in a fight all season to avoid the drop.

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Steve McClaren trying to choke himself on Saturday
Yes – it was that bad

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Newcastle Paying The Price For Lack Of Ambition – Mediocrity

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 · 20 Comments

Sunderland got only their second win of the season last night at Crystal Palace and it was a good 3 points for the Black Cats, as Sam Allardyce tries to save them.

Sunderland haven´t got the players Newcastle have,  but Sam has vast experience and can get the very best out of what he´s got available until the January transfer window opens up.


Lee Charnley – willing to settle for mediocrity
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Sissoko – I Am Happy And I Can Flourish At Newcastle

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 · 48 Comments

Moussa Sissoko has been interviewed by L´Equipe and the French International told them he was happy to be at Newcastle even if our results are poor at the moment and he also thinks he can flourish on Tyneside.

The 26 year-old also said that his family were very proud that he was playing in the Premier League at such a high level.

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Moussa Sissoko in action at Newcastle
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Magpies After Bordeaux Midfielder In January – Sunderland Win

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 · 8 Comments

RMC Sport are reporting that Newcastle are interested in Bordeaux attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri and that the Tyneside club are interested in signing him in the upcoming January transfer window.

We were first linked with this player just a few days ago when the local papers reported Chief Scout Graham Carr had been watching the Tunisian International.

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Wahbi Khazri – Newcastle interested
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