Watch for Newcastle Dead-Ball Specialist Florian Thauvin

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Far away from idle transfer speculation and the hype of the Tyne-Wear derby, £13M summer signing Florian Thauvin practices free-kick after free-kick at Newcastle’s Benton training ground long after the group training session has finished. His quest for the perfect set-piece has been likened to that of England rugby Union’s World Cup-winning golden boy, Jonny […] READ MORE


Newcastle 6, Norwich 2: Lessons From Magpies Victory

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“A win at last and six goals – even better! Congratulations to @GWijnaldum on getting four #NUFC“ –Alan Shearer via Twitter Newcastle hit Norwich City for six in a demonstration of their true power at St. James’ Park. Having been two up against Chelsea and in the lead against Southampton and Manchester City, somehow they had […] READ MORE


Resurgence Could Save Newcastle’s Season

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“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist According to some journalists, pundits, fans, ex-players and the man on Northumberland Street holding up a ‘The End Is Nigh’ sign, it’s apocalypse now in Newcastle upon-Tyne for the football club that stands […] READ MORE


Six in the City: Newcastle’s Lessons From the Manchester Rout

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“We have had a tough eight games but I have seen enough in the last two weeks that we can win football matches.. Our season begins now.” Steve McClaren, via BBC Sport. Newcastle United are still winless under new Head Coach, Steve McClaren, who remained positive after seeing his side routed 6-1 by Manchester City. […] READ MORE




Geordie Paul Dummett Is Left-Back Answer For Newcastle – and England

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As reported by Lee Ryder in The Chronicle in May, England were monitoring both Jack Colback and Paul Dummett late last season and, with the horrific injury suffered by Manchester United’s Luke Shaw last week, the England left-back role at Euro 2016 is suddenly up for grabs. ‘Welsh’ international Paul Dummett, despite playing vs Holland […] READ MORE


Changes Newcastle Need to Make to Win Against Watford

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“I’m very disappointed and this is a big lesson,” said Steve McClaren. “These games hurt like mad, but you need them to get the message across and we need a reaction on Saturday.”  (BBC Sport).   Steve McClaren stated that Newcastle’s 2-0 West Ham defeat was a “wake up call” after his side, late to […] READ MORE


Three Key Changes for Newcastle to Make To Win At West Ham

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An encouraging start to the season has nevertheless seen Newcastle pick up only two points from a possible twelve, albeit from, statistically, the most difficult Premier League fixture list start. Winning must be the next step. Three points is the holy grail to getting first out of the relegation spot they currently occupy and secondly to […] READ MORE