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  • A helluva big “IF” for the Toon

    My frustration is that this perhaps the 3rd time under Ashley that we have been close to getting it right (that's term is interpretive, I realise) but failed to nail it at the end of the day.

    Alan Pardew gestures during the English Premier League football match [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    The spirit in the squad appears to have survived the loss of Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Jose Enrique. This was my major concern, and to be honest speaks volumes for the way Alan Pardew is …

  • Newcastle United success are not only about Big Names signing with big money spend

    Summer transfer had been concluded, and the results are quite satisfying for some fans while according to quite alot of fans, it was a big failure. I'm in particularly would like to highlighted some opinions from the Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards, as quoted from his blog today.

    Alan Pardew is congratulated Leon Best [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    “That’s not to say their business has been disastrous. In fact, in certain areas it has been rather good, but mistakes have been made and, perhaps worse still,

  • Newcastle United summer transfers resume

    I said on Feb 1 that I would judge the business when the transfer window closed on August 31st. Well, here goes. We have failed miserably to replace Andy Carroll. I'm not as gutted as some regarding AC's departure, but I think Demba Ba is not an adequate replacement. Negative.

    the Black and Whites of Newcastle United [Magpies Zone]

    We have lost Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and, er, Wayne Routledge from midfield. Both the first two had plus and minus points, but we have …

  • Italian fullback Davide Santon finally signed for Newcastle United

    There were some mixed emotions after the 20-year-old former Inter Milan defender has signed a five year deal with the Magpies, and will become direct replacement for Jose Enrique who transfered to Liverpool this season. We have also completed the signing of 25-year-old the Addicks goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

    Davide Santon during the international friendly match Italy U21 and England U21 [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    Alan Pardew said after the signing of Santon that He is a quality left-back and an established international who also gives us flexibility in defense.

    “Davide is …

  • Newcastle still lacks of depth in key areas

    In my honest opinion, we need more than a left back and striker. We now don't have a single Premier League class full back – Simpson, Ryan Taylor are at best squad players, and Perch is worse than useless.

    Ryan Taylor takes a free-kick during the match against Fulham [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

    Shane Ferguson could be terrific but we can't depend on him at this stage. We need another center back. I said this long before Williamson got injured, but it is is now a high priority. I …