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

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McClaren Casts Doubt On Player Leaving Newcastle

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 43 Comments

With Fabricio Coloccini not even in the squad today at Bramall Lane when he was supposed to get his first outing in pre-season may have signaled this could be the end of the road at Newcastle for the Argentine who joined us from Deportivo seven years ago when Kevin Keegan was manager.

But not according to head coach Steve McClaren who says he’s been a first class professional for Newcastle and wants to see him back in the side for next season.

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Fabricio Coloccini – first class professional
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Jet Lag Catches Up With The Newcastle Players

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 275 Comments

It was asking a lot of the Newcastle squad to finish a game in California at 5:30 am local Newcastle time, and then get back over 47000 miles and deal with the jet lag of an 8 hour time difference – and then play the game today.

I did a lot of traveling around the world in my time at IBM, and it can be very tough, especially for the players – who are not used to long travels across multiple time zones – and they are athletes too.

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Siem de Jong scores Newcastle’s second today
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Coloccini Missing From Squad – He Could Be On His Way

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 88 Comments

The local press reported in mid-week that Fabricio Coloccini would be playing in today’s game but not only did he not play but he wasn’t even with the squad.

And with the papers continually reporting he is wanted by Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, then it could be that he and Newcastle have decided to part ways – which is maybe why he didn’t even make the trip to Sheffield today.

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Fabricio Coloccini arriving for West Ham game
It could have been his last game for Newcastle.
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Newcastle Draw 2-2 At Bramall Lane – Siem And Gini Score

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 44 Comments

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Newcastle drew 2-2 at Bramall Lane this afternoon after twice going ahead with goals from Gini Wijnaldum and Siem de Jong, but both times Sheffield came back – first with a goal from McNulty early in the second half after some poor defending by Newcastle.

And then late in the game with Newcastle 2-1 up,  came a brilliant late equalizer from Kieron Freeman from all of 30 yards out.
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Newcastle Announce Delay In Visa For Chancel Mbemba

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 175 Comments

There’s been a delay is securing a visa for Chancel Mbemba,  and it’s due to the FA not being able to meet until this coming Thursday to consider giving Newcastle their OK on the visa.

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Chancel Mbemba – Visa delay due to FA
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Strong Newcastle Side Faces Sheffield United – Janmaat Captain

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 · 50 Comments

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Newcastle play their fourth pre-season friendly this afternoon at Bramall Lane, a short three days after returning from their American trip, and head coach Steve McClaren has just named his starting eleven.
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