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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 Is How Newcastle Can Keep Townsend On Tyneside

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Andros Townsend is one player in big demand in the Premier League, after he played some of his best football at Newcastle when he joined us from Tottenham last January.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay up in the Premier League but we did manage, rather miraculously, to capture the services of Rafa Benitez for at least three years and Rafa is acknowledged as one of the world’s best managers and he has made an enormous difference at Newcastle already.

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Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez at Spurs game
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AS Nancy Make Enquiry For Newcastle Player

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 · 56 Comments

AS Nancy have just been promoted to Ligue 1 and they are looking around for reinforcements for their side including in the striker department.

There’s news in France today they may be interested in 26 year-old Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere.

We signed Riviere from Monaco for £6M two years ago, but he has simply not made the grade at Newcastle and unfortunately is another French flop signed by Chief Scout Graham Carr and we expect Rafa Benitez will be trying to sell him this summer.

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Emmanuel Riviere scoring at Crystal Palace in late 2014
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Newcastle Reported After £10M Premier League Striker

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 · 82 Comments

The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are willing to make a move for £10M rated Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle.

Since moving to Crystal Palace from Peterborough three years ago, Gayle has scored 25 goals in 74 total appearances for the Premier League club, but he has been unable to command a regular first team place under manager Alan Pardew.

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Dwight Gayle – £10M for this striker?
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Here’s One Reported Target Who’s Not Coming To Newcastle

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 · 29 Comments

We were surprised that Newcastle were even interested in former Middlesbrough midfielder Lee Tomlin this summer, after Lee had a tough time of it at AFC Bournemouth last season.

He was sent out on loan to Bristol City in January, after playing only 10 times for Bournemouth with one goal.

The 27 year-old did quite well at The Robins scoring six goals and getting a couple of  assists in 18 total appearances for the club.

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Lee Tomlin – heading to Bristol City
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Newcastle Announce Fourth Pre-Season Friendly

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 · 47 Comments

It’s been rumored for some weeks now but Newcastle United have finally announced they will travel to Belgium to face KSC Lokeren in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, 23rd July.

The game will be played at the Daknamstadion in Lokeren

Lokeren is located in the Belgian province of East Flanders, for a 4.30pm kick-off – local time – and it will be Newcastle’s fourth pre-season friendly announced so far.

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