After a dismal season in the Premier League last term, Newcastle United dropped down to the second tier of English football for the second time in seven years. However, after spending just shy of £50 million over the summer, the Magpies don’t plan on being in the Championship for long. First and foremost, the best 

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It is all change at Newcastle with Steve McClaren’s troubled reign brought to an end last week and former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez appointed as the club’s new manager. Although few would argue that it is a positive move, as has become almost customary at the club under the Mike Ashley regime, 

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Newcastle United completed the signing of Henri Saivet from Bordeaux in an attempt to ensure their top-flight status this season. Newcastle have had a history of dipping into Ligue 1 for recruits and once again, they’ve turned their attention to France and secured the services of Saivet, who helped the Ligue 1 club win the 

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Newcastle recently announced the signing of Jonjo Shelvey for a fee believed to be in the region of £12 million. The former Liverpool midfielder will be keen to get first team football in a bid to re-earn his England spot for the Euros.   Surprising fee, but a top midfielder on his day The fee 

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Newcastle United hitman Ayoze Perez has been impressing at St James’ Park ever since his £1m move from Tenerife in June 2014. Perez has become a real fans favourite amongst the Toon Army, and the 22-year-old has all the makings of becoming a major star not only at Newcastle, but in the Premier League, also. 

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For Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum shopping trips are no longer simple. The midfielder has said “when I walk down the street or go into the supermarket, Newcastle fans talk with me”, explaining to him the importance of this weekend’s derby game with Sunderland. The Magpies haven’t beaten their Wear-side rivals since August 2011 and this Sunday’s 

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Florin Thauvin is only 22, but he would have already learned just how fine the margins in football are. The French winger, making his Newcastle debut against Manchester United as a 69th minute substitute, was agonisingly close to registering immediate heroics as he was inches away from meeting Papiss Cisse’s teasing ball into the box 

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  Manager  Perhaps most famous for his disastrous stint in charge of the England national team, Steve McClaren takes over from the departed Alan Pardew at St James’ Park. McClaren is an experienced manager, having enjoyed success at both Middlesbrough and FC Twente in the past, winning a league title with the Dutch club in 

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Despite a slight wait for a work permit, Newcastle’s signing of Chancel Mbemba was completed pretty swiftly compared to when the Congolese international joined Anderlecht in 2011. Seemingly a victim of the murky practice of African talent being exported to Europe, Mbemba was registered with four birthdays and a subsequent FIFA investigation required a MRI 

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Georginio Wijnaldum signing with Newcastle United was an eyebrow raiser for football fans and journalists alike. Wijnaldum the previous year had links to PSG and Athletico Madrid. This year’s transfer window had seen the likes of Manchester United, Roma, Zenit Saint Petersburg, and Olympique Marseille linked with the talented midfielder. But his move to Newcastle 

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Newcastle United concluded their pre-season tour of the US with a 4-3 loss to Portland Timbers’ second-string side and we look at five key issues facing manager Steve McClaren ahead of the start of the English Premier League season.   Choosing a captain Fabricio Coloccini has been Newcastle skipper for the past four seasons but 

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