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

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A Class Act Leaves Newcastle

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 · 166 Comments

Mike Williamson joined Wolves last month and it’s a pity, because for the second time in three games we will be struggling for defenders on Saturday against West Brom.

We suppose Newcastle are never too keen on having too much back-up or a bigger squad and when we get some players we let others go.

Some of that is to open up spaces in the Premier league 25 list, but we have players like Sylvain Marveaux who have never played for us for over two years and are still here.

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Mike Williamson – a class act at Newcastle
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This Man Was A Hero Last Night

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 · 28 Comments

Rob Elliot showed all the fight and passion you expect from a Newcastle players last night and the 29 year-old was again our Man of the Match as he had another excellent game as his star continues to rise both at Newcastle and in the Premier League.

But for Rob, who made a number of inspired saves last night, the score could have been a  lot worse than 3-0 – although 3-0 was bad enough – especially when out goal difference is so poor.

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Rob Elliot great save in second half
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Angry Captain Pulls No Punches Following Shocker

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 · 46 Comments

It was an angry Fabricio Coloccini who talked on the Newcastle web-site  immediately after last night’s disaster at Everton and the Argentine pulled no punches in his assessment of Newcastle’s display.

In truth it was a terrible display by Newcastle, after the fans had been impressed with the January transfer window, but last night Newcastle looked disjointed had no threat up front.

We also picked up injuries to Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett and Jamaal Lascelles managed to get himself sent off deep into injury time as he gave away a second penalty to Everton who easily won the game 3-0.

Put Jamaal’s actions down to inexperience.

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Fabricio Coloccini – angry at the final whistle
We were asleep in the first half

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Newcastle Manager Should Be Fired Before It’s Too Late

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 · 122 Comments

The goals for this season following the complete and utter nightmare of last season were to get in the top eight in the Premier League and to win a cup.

That followed last season and a certain John Carver who lost eight Premier League games in a row for the first time ever and he almost had us relegated.

There is no chance of winning a cup since we went out at the second hurdle of the League Cup and at the first hurdle of the FA Cup.

So we are nowhere near our targets for this season following the disasters of last season.

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Steve McClaren – a familiar pose at Newcastle
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Manager Likely Reflecting On Ebullient Comments To Press

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 · 107 Comments

Steve McClaren tried to find out what went wrong last night at Goodison Park when we were looking forward to watching an improved Newcastle side take on a side that hadn´t won in the league since Everton beat us 1-0 at St. James´ Park.

But what we got was a shocker, where to use words Steve McClaren likes to use – we must have taken five steps back with last night´s disastrous performance.

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Ross Barkley after scoring penalty
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