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

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In A Must-Win Game – Newcastle Will Win

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 199 Comments

It’s turning into a must-win game for Newcastle and Steve McClaren tomorrow against West Brom and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has given his view on how the game will go.

One thing we can count on is Tony Pulis’ side, as usual,  will make it very difficult tos core and that’s where Newcastle must be patient – but also must score.

We cannot win if we cannot score – and that could be a problem for us.

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Paul Merson – takes Newcastle to win
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Three Players Out Injured – Newcastle Short Of Players Again

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are all out for tomorrow’s game against West Brom tomorrow afternoon – and we will not know until next week how long Chancel Mbemba will be out with his ankle injury.

And it’s just anybody’s guess who will play left-back tomorrow, although it will probably be winger Rolando Aarons.

And Newcastle are so short of players that McClaren has had to draft in three U21 players for the squad.

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Steve McClaren at his press conference today
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Why Tomorrow´s Game Is So Crucial For Steve McClaren

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 161 Comments

It will be very interesting to hear what Steve McClaren has to say in his press conference today after one of our most disappointing performances of the season at Goodison Park on Wednesday and that came as the first game after the January window after we brought in four new players for £29M.

Not a good start to the remaining games of the season – to be sure.

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Steve McClaren – pondering the six goals conceded in 20 minutes
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Massive Thank You To Fans – Performance Wasn’t Acceptable

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 23 Comments

Rob Elliot was again our Man of the Match on Wednesday at Goodison and he had another excellent game for us and he was on of the few players who were not asleep in that first half and that was good because he made some good saves.

He made some even better save sin the second half as he kept us in the game at 1-0 until we have two stupid penalties away in the last couple of minutes and even Rob couldn´t save any of those from Ross Barkley.

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One of Rob Elliot´s saves on Wednesday night
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Newcastle Crowd So Important To Survival

Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 11 Comments

It´s well known in the football world that Newcastle have some of the best fans in the world, but they have been sorely tested over the last year by a series of displays that simply haven´t been good enough and the last time out at Everton was a case in point.

We were still in the game with two minutes to go at 1-0 down but two daft penalties we gave away made the result that much worse – 3-0 – and did nothing to help our goal difference which is now a pathetic -19.

That was our exact goal difference when we were relegated back in 2009 with 34 points and if we get a point a game in our last 14 games we will end up with 35 points and be relegated again.



The Newcastle crowd
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