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

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Ben Arfa Has Gone – The Players Left Love The Club

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 36 Comments

Ben Arfa’s loan move to Hull City was completed almost two hours after the transfer window closed at 11:00 pm on Monday night, 1st September, and it was like pouring gasoline (petrol) on a fire, as the Newcastle fans erupted and turned against manager Alan Pardew, who seemed to push the Frenchman out of the door.

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Ben Arfa – on loan to Hull City
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Pardew Confident Of Turning Things Around Despite Injuries

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 132 Comments

Alan Pardew spoke with the press for the first time since after the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace almost two weeks – a game we should probably have own when we went ahead with a first ever Mike Williamson goal with just two minutes to play in normal time but allowed Palace to equalize with two minutes to play in the seven minutes of stoppage time.

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Alan Pardew – under pressure
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Bursting The Bubble – Why Mike Ashley Will Not Sell Newcastle

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 92 Comments

The English Premier League isn’t just the most popular football league around the world, it’s also the most popular league in any team sport around the world.

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Mike Ashley – unlikely to sell Newcastle
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Yet Another Important Newcastle Player Injured In Training

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 23 Comments

The number of times we hear that Newcastle players pick up hamstring injuries in training is getting to be a bit of a joke.

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Newcastle Interested In The New Claude Makelele

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 160 Comments

The Chronicle (Mark Douglas) is reporting today that Newcastle are scouting for a replacement for Cheick Tiote – so if that is accurate it tells us that Tiote has let it be known he’s the next player who wants to leave Newcastle, and we suppose that could even happen in January.

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Nampalys Mendy - the new Claude Makelele
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Alan Pardew To Meet The Press Today

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 13 Comments

After the shambles of the last day of the transfer window on Monday, September 1st, we didn’t expect to see Alan Pardew after that, and thought his next appearance would be the press conference for the game at Southampton on Saturday.

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Alan Pardew – meets with the press today
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Fans Not Confident Of Taking Anything From St. Mary’s

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 11 Comments

We have lost both our games at St. Mary’s in the last two seasons, and haven’t even managed to score a single goal – we were beaten 4-0  last term and 2-0 the season before that, after Southampton had successfully fought their way back into the Premier League – which is where they belong.

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A huge 77% of Newcastle fans think we will lose this game, and that would not be good for Newcastle and it wouldn’t be too good for manager Alan Pardew either.

Pardew has to start picking up some points soon, otherwise his job will be on the line, after the last two seasons have not been good.

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What’s Newcastle’s Best Team For Southampton Game?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Siem de Jong is injured and out for a several months with a thigh injury, so he will not play on Saturday at Southampton, but it looks like other players seem to be  generally fit with Jack Colback being given a decent chance to play in the game,  and Cheick Tiote having played two full games for the Ivory Coast over the International break.

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Jack Colback – expected to be fit?
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