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Reap the Wild Wyn: Newcastle United news and other links to make you a better person for June 17, 2016

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Hello citizens of planet earth! Feel free to wish me a happy birthday in the comments section.

Just a brief introduction to the links, and the focus is on uniforms. Or kits. I prefer the former.

Day after day of transfer news is weighing on me. Primarily because the purpose is less about information, and more about filling space. In the words of Taylor Swift, "I've got a blank space baby, and I'll write your name." Players are important, well necessary, but the club is timeless. The jersey conveys the spirit of the club. I need to know what Mitrovic will be wearing this season! When last we checked the away kit was rumored to be this. I like it. This is the home kit. I like this as well. I'd buy this.

Some might reasonably argue you don't buy the kit for your relegated team. I disagree. This jersey would serve as a reminder of change. A symbol of rebirth. Plus I think the gold trim is sharp. Jim and I debated Newcastle jersey's a few weeks ago. He thinks the 2009/10 away kit is great. I disagree. I can't disagree enough.

Regardless of what The Innocence Mission claims, yellow is not always the best goal. See above. Or read this review.

And I do not want to be a rose. I do not wish to be pale pink, but flower scarlet, flower gold. And have no thorns to distance me, but be bright, bright, bright, bright as yellow, warm as yellow.

OK, let's kick the ball.

Italy 1 Sweden 0: Eder wins it late on with stunning solo goal

As I said a few days ago, I love watching Italy play. This was just amazing.

Behind the scenes at the EFL: Fixtures Q&A with Competitions Manager Paul Snellgrove

Next Wednesday we'll have the fixtures.

Newcastle United hold talks with Gimnastic de Tarragona's Spanish striker Jose Naranjo as Rafael Benitez plans summer overhaul

This Nano rumor has some serious traction. Of note, he did not play in La Liga last year so his price tag would not be high. But this seems to go against prevailing thought that Rafa is looking for something "proven".

Newcastle United need fighters - anyone who wants to leave can go now

This should fire you up.

No progress in Roma's Georginio Wijnaldum talks - agent

What do I have to do to put you in this Gini? Let this end now!

Why Benitez should sign West Ham's Diafra Sakho for Newcastle

If Newcastle is fighting Liverpool for Sakho...

Liverpool's centre-back search put on hold as they wait to learn on UEFA's Mamadou Sakho decision

Some depth to the Sahko suspension concern, along with Liverpool's interest.

Everyone who wanted Clint Dempsey to be benched was wrong

No way I was ending this Wyn without a link to something related to the USMNT.


Have a great weekend!

Brian Fullford Brian Fullford

Cheers!