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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 Get Backing To Win The Championship

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 59 Comments

Newcastle are currently red-hot 7/4 favorites on SkyBet to win the SkyBet Championship next season with the next on the list being Aston Villa at 8/1 and the other relegated side Norwich City being 9/1 followed by Derby County at 10/1.

So we are the clear favorites to win the league and to simply get promoted we are 4/7 odds on.

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Rafa Benitez – has already improved the Newcastle squad
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Rafa Benitez Makes Enquiry About Striker

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 17 Comments

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle United have enquired about Manchester United striker James Wilson, who would appear to be going to Fulham for a season long loan this season, after spending last season at Brighton where he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances for Chris Hughton’s club.

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James Wilson – available on loan
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At Last – Fee Agreed For Newcastle Target

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 29 Comments

Just got back from taking my dog Milo for his one hour morning walk and see there is more good news about Grant Hanley –  that the two clubs have finally been able to agree a fee for the 24 year-old Scottish International center-back.

Seems the news broke about two hours ago.

And it looks like the fee is still only £5.5M so that’s good business for Newcastle – we thought we would have to go higher than that – but Lee Charnley  has finally got a deal agreed – at last – between the clubs.

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Grant Hanley £5.5M fee agreed
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Winger – Rafa Is Helping Everybody At Newcastle

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 95 Comments

This is a crucial season for 22-year-old Ayoze Perez after arriving at Newcastle two years ago from Tenerife for a measly €2M and having had a terrific first season at  Newcastle.

But last year he didn’t progress as much as expected in what was a nightmare season for the club and we hope to see good progress this season from the likable Spanish U-21 International – coached by his fellow countryman – Rafa Benitez.

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Rafa Benitez and Ayoze Perez on first day back
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Newcastle Reported Close To Completing Grant Hanley Deal

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 20 Comments

The good news this morning is that the deal to get Grant Hanley to Newcastle seems to be a lot closer to being completed.

The Chronicle are reporting that Blackburn sources are saying the deal is close.

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Grant Hanley – 24 year-old Blackburn center-back
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