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Newcastle 2 Stoke 1 – Welcome to the Premier League, let’s have it.
Chris Kamara “We can see something in the replay that Stoke won’t be happy about.”
Stoke fans ‘Oh no, not the beer monster, donkey jacketed Geordies.’
Shaqiri “We have to learn from this type of game…Newcastle only played counter attack.”
Phil Thompson “Newcastle players I thought didn’t have the ability, or passion, to do it every game, are rising to the occasion every game.”
Rafa Benitez plays it cool “Normally I am a little bit more agitated but today I have to be careful.”
Mark Hughes “Don’t think there was too much between both teams. Second half we controlled the game for the vast majority.”
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Newcastle 2 Stoke 1 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday afternoon’s victory.
Alan Shearer as Newcastle go top 4: “Toon toon black and white army. Well done skipper Jamaal Lascelles.”
Clarification NUFC takeover paperwork from Mike Ashley and PIF handed to Premier League 8 days ago – Telegraph
Sports Direct sources say Mike Ashley desperate to sell Newcastle United ‘wants done with it’ – Report
Simon Jordan launches brutal verbal attack on Mike Ashley – Classic
Chair of parliamentary committee condemns Mike Ashley for what he’s done at Newcastle United
Mike Ashley needed to do it at Newcastle United to ‘safeguard the club’s future’ – A big fat red herring?