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

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Looks Like Two Players In And One Out On Tyneside On Friday

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Sky Sports is reporting that 25 year-old Dwight Gayle has passed a medical and also agreed personal terms with Newcastle.

The striker will be unveiled on Friday as Newcastle’s second summer signing after goalkeeper Matz Sels signed on from Gent on Wednesday.

Although Dwight has been Crystal Palace’s top goal scorer in each of the three seasons he has been at Palace, he has struggled to get starts and playing time under Alan Pardew.

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Dwight Gayle – expected to sign tomorrow
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→ 7 CommentsTags: Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Matt Ritchie Has Landed At Newcastle Airport

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 · 78 Comments

First pictures coming through of Matt Ritchie having just landed at Newcatsle airport tonight.

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Newcastle Agree To Let Coloccini Leave For San Lorenzo

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 · 27 Comments

As we reported yesterday, it looks like Fabricio Coloccini will be moving to San Lorenzo this summer, and there’s a report today in that he’s in negotiations on a deal to join the Buenos Aries based club.

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Fabricio Coloccini – now effectively a free agent
Free to make a deal with San Lorenzo
This is photo of Fab shown in TyCSports  today 

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→ 27 CommentsTags: Contracts · Fabricio Coloccini · Management · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Rafa – Players Must Realise What It Means To Be At Newcastle

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 · 42 Comments

Rafa Benitez has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site, the day before he takes his first training session in this very important pre-season.

It will be the first full season with Rafa in charge at Newcastle and it’s an exciting time for the Geordie fans.

One of the things that Rafa will impress on his players is what is means for them to be a player at Newcastle United.

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Rafa Benitez – players must understand what it means to be at Newcastle
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→ 42 CommentsTags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-Season · Premier League · Press

Andros Townsend Decides To Leave Newcastle – So Be It

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments

The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle have lost the battle to keep Andros Townsend on Tyneside and after the 24 year-old made positive noises about staying at Newcastle at the end of the season.

The news is that he will sign on for Crystal Palace for £13M in the next couple of days as Palace have activated the release clause in his contract.

You cannot win them all and we would have loved to have kept Andros on Tyneside but he wanted to leave – and given that’s the case – so be it.

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Andros Townsend – will leave Newcastle
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