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

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This Could Be Newcastle´s Best Team For Crystal Palace

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 48 Comments

Steve McClaren is said to have made it very clear to some of the underperforming players at Newcastle – which include the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Mitrovic – that if they don´t improve their performances they will be dropped.

But it´s likely that Steve will give these players one last chance to redeem themselves with a starting place on Saturday at Crystal Palace – but i they put in another performance like last Saturday against Leicester they will be dropped for the home game against Liverpool.

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Steve McClaren – what side will he choose?
Probably unchanged apart from the injured Tiote

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Newcastle Relegated Unless Players Change This Quickly

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson seems to feel sorry for Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren, and he´s backed Steve who has reportedly let the players have it in training about their attitude in games like last Saturday and even in their attitudes on the training field.

The thing that worries and puzzles us is that before we sign any player we are supposed to go into significant detail about their personality, attitude and temperament.

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Steve McClaren on the training field
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This Is The Central Midfielder Newcastle Want In January

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 64 Comments

Newcastle´s side at the moment seems so weak that Steve McClaren is requesting new players to strengthen the spine of the team.

The former England manager is asking the Board for a center-back, a central defender and another striker in the January transfer window in an attempt for Newcastle to hang onto their Premier League status – and all that big money.

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Jonjo Shelvey – a Newcastle target
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This Would Be A Bad Deal For Newcastle

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There are reports  today that Newcastle are very keen to get Andros Townsend to the club in January and it seems that Newcastle have already been in negotiations for the player and if he comes in on loan in January he has almost been guaranteed a first team starting place.

There are also reports today – once again – that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is very keen to get Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez to White Hart Lane.

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Ayoze Perez – keep him
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Newcastle´s System Too Rigid – Doesn´t Work – Change It

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Steve McClaren wants more British players in the squad and wants to sign some in the January transfer window but whether he will get his wish is debatable because it seems that like Alan Pardew before him he doesn´t have a lot of say about which players come into the club.

Chief Scout Graham Carr is the one who has most say and that´s one of the reasons that of the blue we paid out 12M for Florian Thauvin in August – a player who Carr has been after for over three years.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley – we must have just won a game
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