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

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Another Midfielder To Follow Siem de Jong Out On Loan

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 · 128 Comments

France Football are reporting that Newcastle central midfielder Henri Saivet will travel to Saint-Etienne tomorrow for a medical, before his proposed loan to the French club.

Once Henri passes his medical the season long loan deal will go ahead and the 9 times capped Senegal International will be on his way after an unhappy eight months on Tyneside.

Terms have already been agreed for the loan between the two clubs and it’s likely the deal could be announced tomorrow – all being well.

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Henri Saivet in pre-season training at Newcastle
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Our Man Of The Match Could Become A Star Very Quickly

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 · 10 Comments

We never fancied Dwight Gayle much when we saw him play for Crystal Palace – and when he was signed for £10M in the summer, we were certainly willing to give the lad a chance, but didn’t think he was a particularly good signing.

All change – please.

So maybe we were completely wrong – again – and Dwight looks very good and a natural goalscorer; he could very easily become a big star under the world-class coaching of Rafa Benitez.

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Dwight Gayle scored great goal to win the game Saturday
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Rafa Urges His Players To Get Used To Doing This

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 · 26 Comments

Rafa gave his press conference today and one of the things he was questions on was who will leave and who will stay but of course Rafa couldn’t talk about any new players coming in.

As far as players leaving such as Daryl Janmaat or Yoan Gouffran he said it was dependent on the offers that came in.

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Rafa Benitez at press conference
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It’s Official – Siem De Jong Moves On Loan to PSV

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 · 29 Comments

Newcastle have just announced that Siem de Jong has gone on loan to PSV for the season, where he will join his brother – striker Luuk de Jong.

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Siem de Jong – on loan for the season to PSV
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Benitez Shows Real Ambition – We Want To Do Well In Cups

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 · 43 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference and he has said that while Newcastle want to get promoted this season, he also wants to do well in both of the cup competitions.

That hasn’t always been the case at Newcastle in the past, where the Premier League (and its money) was the only thing Newcastle cared about.

Things have changed under Rafa Benitez and for the better too.

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Rafa Benitez – at press conference – we want to do well in cups
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