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

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Newcastle’s Away Strip Leaked For Next Season

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 · 28 Comments

The FootyHeadlines site has just leaked the Newcastle away strips for next season, one day after they leaked the home strips for next season.

You may not like these but they are better than the yellow and yellow striped strips we had the last time we played in the Championship in the 2009-2010 season.


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Newcastle’s Revenue Next Season Makes Things Manageable

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Newcastle United received £72.8M in funds from the Premier League for the 2015-2016 season, and that’s a little down from previous years.

Our understanding is that Newcastle will now receive a parachute payment next May, which is 55% of that figure, which is around £40M and with £2.5M being paid to Championship clubs, our broadcast part of the revenue – will be about £43M next year.

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Mike Ashley at the Tottenham game
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Townsend Not Moving To Sporting Lisbon

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 · 35 Comments

There’s a report from ESPN today that sources close to Newcastle winger Andros Townsend have said the report in the Portuguese Dailey Record that he has traveled to Lisbon and may even be having a medical today before signing on at the top Portuguese club is simply not true.

Andros is not in Portugal.

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Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez
Don’t go to Portugal son

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Newcastle Could Be Losing Top Player – Unexpectedly

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 · 86 Comments

Last night there was news that Andros Townsend was traveling to Lisbon to have talks about signing for Sporting Lisbon, who want to activate the release clause in Andros’ Newcastle contract.

The latest news is that he will be signing for the Portuguese club, but it’s still unclear whether there is any truth in the reports.

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Andros Townsend – could be leaving Newcastle
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Rafa Benitez Will Give This Back To Newcastle Fans

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 · 85 Comments

Newcastle fans are waiting rather anxiously to see if Rafa Benitez will commit long-term to Newcastle United and come in and manage the club in the Championship next season, with a plan to turn the club into a powerhouse in Europe just as quickly as he can.

His impact at Newcastle has already been immense, not just with the fans but with the players too.

We have all seen how a world-class manager goes about the business of sorting out the team – he dropped some of our best players – and what needs to be done to sort out the club – which has languished in the doldrums for far too long.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle United manager
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