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Rafa Benitez refuses to sign as can’t trust Mike Ashley and replacement search starts – ...

Friday night we saw a significant update on the situation regarding the potential Newcastle United Takeover and Rafa Benitez’ position, by George Caulkin from The Times. If you were wanting sugar coated blind optimism then it wasn’t what you...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Gary Lineker and Mick Quinn lead stunned reaction to Mike Ashley forcing Rafa Benitez out of Newcast...

Gary Lineker calls it ‘awful news for the club and their fans’ as Mike Ashley has today forced Rafa Benitez out of Newcastle United. Top football writer and another non-Newcastle fan Henry Winter of The Times declaring: ‘Mike Ashley lets...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez, Lee Charnley and Joe Kinnear quotes show how we have ended up here…

There are some ‘interesting’ quotes from Rafa Benitez, Mike Ashley, Joe Kinnear and Lee Charnley below. Sometimes it helps to go back in time to help you understand how we have got to where we are now. Just in case anybody asks, no, there are...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Ant and Dec furious reaction to Rafa Benitez being forced out of Newcastle United by Mike Ashley

Ant and Dec have given their reaction to the shock news of Rafa Benitez leaving Newcastle United. The club having release a statement (see below) stating that after 30 June 2019, Rafa would be no longer manager. Like all other Newcastle fans, it...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Reported Miguel Almiron could leave after only 5 months at Newcastle United – Very dubious

Monday morning has brought claims that Miguel Almiron could be leaving Newcastle United after only five months at the club. The report states that Newcastle would take £35m for the Paraguayan international, which would represent a £14m quick...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Quite shocking what I found on official Newcastle United website after Rafa Benitez forced out

Newcastle United let Rafa Benitez walk away. Mike Ashley dragged Newcastle further into disrepute by allowing Rafa Benitez to walk away from the club after failing to agree contract renewal terms. The decision was posted on the club’s website,...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Mike Ashley employing Shola Ameobi but Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer are pariahs says it all

Shola Ameobi was announced by Newcastle United (see below) in a new role last week. People might say he is a lovely bloke and all that but I have to say it doesn’t look great when Mike Ashley gives him a job. Considering all the embarrassing...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Newcastle United announce Rafa Benitez is leaving – Breaking news

The breaking news on Monday is that Rafa Benitez is leaving Newcastle United. The worst fears of Newcastle fans realised. After years of Mike Ashley messing the manager about, he is walking away. An official club statement on Monday...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Absolute class from Alan Shearer as he attacks Mike Ashley for treatment of fans and Rafa Benitez

Alan Shearer is in top form on Monday morning. Whilst the likes of Dennis Wise and Steve Harmison spoke out last week in defence of Mike Ashley and against Rafa Benitez. The Newcastle United legend, as usual, knows the score. ...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

I am ashamed that Rafa Benitez won’t be able to finish the job at Newcastle United

Today came the news I have dreaded for the past few months. Reading about Rafa Benitez in black and white, it reminded me of those awful pieces of news that just stop you in your tracks. Gutting. Rafa Benitez should never have been here in the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-24 16:50:06

Win for Salomon Rondon sets up possibility of quarter-final v Miguel Almiron at iconic Maracana

Salomon Rondon and Venezuela went into last night’s match, knowing a win would guarantee a Copa America quarter-final place. After only two minutes Darwin Machis put them a goal up against Bolivia and on 55 minutes added a second. Justinaino...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Mike Ashley, as always, knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing

For Newcastle fans, it isn?t a case of distance making the heart grow fonder with Mike Ashley 300 miles or so away from St James Park. As for Mike Ashley himself, a lot of the time it might feel like he is the equivalent of an absent landlord, just...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Comment: ‘Unreasonable’ Rafa Benitez demands and higher wages could change his mind R...

As we get to the business end of things with Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez, media intensity is sure to increase by the day. In only seven days time we arrive at the final day of the manager’s contract and whilst contracts only count for so much...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Alan Pardew now reported under consideration for new manager’s job

Two months ago, Alan Pardew was interviewed by his media mate Jason Burt. The out of work manager saying that after a much needed ‘break’ he now felt ready to get another job in management. His journalist mate writing (see below) there was...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Why ‘52,000 Newcastle United fans will turn up next season whatever happens’ is patently...

More and more I see this repeated and repeated, especially on social media, the line that ‘52,000 Newcastle United fans will turn up next season whatever happens’ at St James Park. It is increasingly used as a cheap insult by a small minority...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Not a case of if Rafa goes we go, more like if Mike Ashley stays we go

I wrote to The Mag back on 3rd May about Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez (see below), as well as the whole Newcastle United situation overall. Over seven weeks later and it remains a case not so much of ‘If Rafa goes we go’, more like ‘If Ashley...
Newcastle - 2019-06-23 16:49:08

Some forward planning at Newcastle United"

Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Report claims Dwight Gayle has made decision on his future

Dwight Gayle is at a crossroads. The striker has two years left on his Newcastle contract and set to turn 29 in October, has a big decision to make. On the face of it there appears to be two, probably three choices. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Crushing Newcastle United takeover update and Rafa Benitez ‘Almost Gone’ – The Tim...

An update on the Newcastle United Takeover and Rafa Benitez’ position on Friday night. The update coming from George Caulkin at The Times. If you were wanting sugar coated blind optimism then maybe best to look away now. ...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Mike Ashley complains about ‘Lack of transparency’ at Goals Soccer Centres – Oh th...

Fair to say that Mike Ashley hasn’t brought many smiles to the faces of Newcastle fans in recent weeks, nor indeed these past 12 years (and counting). However, there has been the odd headline that has cheered NUFC supporters up, when it comes to...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Mike Ashley PR campaign now moving up through the gears as Rafa Benitez contact ends in 8 days

Looks like things are set to go up a few notches with Mike Ashley and a PR push in the coming days, weeks… It feels like the entire football club is in limbo. On Friday night, George Caulkin of The Times gave us an update, saying that from what...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Newcastle MP asks Culture Secretary for inquiry into Mike Ashley and NUFC after no reply in 6 months

Newcastle fans and MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, has once again been left with no alternative but to write to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, with regard to Mike Ashley and the situation at Newcastle United. Chi Onwurah’s constituency...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Absolutely disgraceful from Steve Harmison on Rafa Benitez but he has got form

Steve Harmison was a great fast bowler for Durham and England. He may be a big Newcastle United fan. However, we have learnt to realise that when he starts talking about NUFC, it can get very embarrassing (see below). (adsbygoogle...
Newcastle - 2019-06-22 12:49:39

Newcastle United ‘chasing’ these £30m signings but only one problem…

Newcastle United have been linked with a lot of players this summer. Not a day goes by when the Magpies are not linked with a new potential signing. The less (nobody!) players that Newcastle buy, the more that we are linked with. ...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Mike Ashley offer to Rafa Benitez is ‘non-negotiable’ with 10 days to go – Report

It is now exactly five weeks since Benitez met Ashley in London to discuss a new contract. Some Newcastle fans had hoped/assumed that surely this time it would be a quick shake of hands and a new contract agreed. That meeting surely having been...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Embarrassing report claims Newcastle United willing to loan winger out and pay most of his wages

Newcastle fans have a lot on their minds at the minute. Obviously the ownership issue, Rafa’s future and whether any new signings are going to be made, are the three most pressing. However, despite being some way down the list, the future of...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Mike Ashley charging more for new Newcastle United home shirt than any other Premier League club

Mike Ashley may be staying silent on the much reported potential takeover of NUFC. He might also be saying nothing about the position of Rafa Benitez who sees his contract run out in 10 days time. Nor is the owner giving any indication on this the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Stats bores getting it wrong on Miguel Almiron

It amazes me and I guess it does the same for most of you, that some Newcastle  supporters are still in denial about Miguel Almiron. Some people will always swim against the tide, especially in these days of rampant social media, wanting to be...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Newcastle United now heading towards ‘Would be like a new signing’ territory

Newcastle United fans could once again find themselves in familiar territory. In the pre-Rafa Benitez days of puppet managers/head coaches, they were willing/eager to say anything to please Mike Ashley and keep their jobs, such was the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

I’m finished with this Mike Ashley Newcastle United even if Rafa Benitez stays

Mike Ashley is now only seven weeks away from being in charge of his 13th season at Newcastle United. You could say unlucky for some and you would be correct. Once again, I allowed myself to feel some hope as we approached the end of last season...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Rafa Benitez name has now been removed from Newcastle United’s new marketing

Only nine days to go until Rafa Benitez sees his Newcastle United contract come to an end. Absolutely nothing from the club, at least nothing positive anyway. All we have had is season ticket price rises and the latest rubbish replica shirt from...
Newcastle - 2019-06-21 12:49:10

Great result for Salomon Rondon and Venezuela as Brazil booed off

Salomon Rondon and Venezuela faced Brazil in their second Copa America group game. The Newcastle loan striker and his teammates up against the tournament hosts and hot favourites on Tuesday night (Wednesday 1.30am UK time). Earlier, Peru had...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

On 1 July I will buy my Newcastle United season ticket when I can wear my new ‘Authentic’...

I have an exciting day planned for Monday 1 July 2019. I will be proudly joining the lengthy queues at the St James Park ticket office to get next season’s Newcastle United season ticket. An unbelievably generous gesture by Mike...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Leaked images of 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt prove to be on the money after made official

Over four months ago, there were leaked images claiming to be of the 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt. At the same times, images claiming to be the second and third tops were also circulated (see all three below). Later images/photos all...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Lionel Messi scores but Miguel Almiron outshines him with man of the match performance

Lionel Messi scored his 68th goal for Argentina on Tuesday night but Miguel Almiron put the superstar in the shade. The Newcastle striker capping a man of the match performance with a superb run to set up the opening goal (watch below). The final...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

In the short-term we need to hold our nerve

Well chaps , it appears the imbecilic press and media across the full spectrum of communication regarding Newcastle United, are still producing totally worthless speculative articles. Newcastle United effectively without a working manager. So do...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Dennis Wise at it yet again, today defending Mike Ashley at Royal Ascot

Dennis Wise is at it again… What would be the chances of Mike Ashley lackey David Craig of Sky Sports happening to bump into Ashley minion Dennis Wise at Royal Ascot today" Total silence from Mike Ashley this summer as the club slides into...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Brutal as Newcastle fans respond to launch of 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt

Newcastle United have officially unveiled the new 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt. It proved to be the same design as the leaked images that first circulated over four months ago. Newcastle fans have been commenting (see below) on the new...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Doubts as to Mike Ashley having Plan A never mind Newcastle United Plan B

Mike Ashley planning ahead with Newcastle United. I never believed it back in the day and I certainly don’t believe it now. In years gone by we were often told about five years plans. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

Mohamed Diame agrees bumper £10m wage deal with new club – Report

Last week, it was widely reported that Mohamed Diame had arrived in Doha for a medical as he was set to join Al Gharafa. This followed the news two weeks ago today, when Newcastle United confirmed that he wouldn’t be offered a new contract. Rafa...
Newcastle - 2019-06-20 08:49:26

George Caulkin now backs up The Times exclusive on Rafa Benitez situation from earlier today

Earlier today we brought you news of a breaking story from The Times, regarding Rafa Benitez. Sports reporter Gary Jacob revealing/claiming (see below) that a £12m a year offer to Rafa Benitez had been made by Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Rafa Benitez gets £12m a year new club offer to walk away from Newcastle United – The Times

Tuesday morning has brought news  that Rafa Benitez has been offered a £12m a year contract elsewhere. The (current….) Newcastle manager sees his three year NUFC contract run out in 12 days time and no word yet on whether there is any chance of...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Newcastle United – A bit of what if"

Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

The 2019 Women’s World Cup – Football or a waste of time"

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Usually, for most Newcastle United fans, having a (men’s) World Cup or European Championships is seen as a big bonus, helping to get us through the barren summer months where club...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Are Mike Ashley and Roland Duchatelet using the same PR adviser" Lee Bowyer now staying!

Mike Ashley has owned Newcastle United since 2007 but Roland Duchatelet has a track record at a number of clubs. He is currently the main shareholder at four different football clubs: Carl Zeiss Jena (German third tier) Charlton Athletic (Just...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Newcastle United to watch Jefferson Savarino against Brazil ahead of impending bid – Sky Sport...

It is now reported that Jefferson Savarino will be watched by Newcastle United’s scouting team later today against Brazil. Sky Sports have said that their information is that Newcastle have been scouting the 22 year old rising star and are...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Newcastle United back in for Rennes attacking player 2 years after offering £10m – L’Equ...

It was just over two years ago when it was reported that Newcastle United had made an offer for Ismaila Sarr. It was 1 June 2017 when France Football claimed (see below) that Newcastle had offered 12m euros (approximately £10.5m at the time) for...
Newcastle - 2019-06-19 08:49:17

Lee Bowyer decides to quit despite beating Sunderland and winning promotion

Lee Bowyer has decided to walk away from Charlton Athletic. The former Newcastle player was first given the job of caretaker boss in March 2018 before being made permanent in September 2018. Despite being a club in chaos behind the scenes, Lee...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Rafa Benitez not desperate and will walk away from Newcastle United if no satisfactory deal

Rafa Benitez is now only 13 days away from his Newcastle United contract ending. All kinds of speculation as to his future, Newcastle fans and neutrals alike wondering if this will be the end of the Spaniard’s time on Tyneside. Talk of a...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Salomon Rondon now wanted by Andre Villas-Boas for reunion at Marseille – La Provence

Salomon Rondon is now a target for Marseille according to reports on Monday morning. The La Provence report says that Andre Villas-Boas wants to take the Venezuelan striker to Ligue 1. The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager was only appointed 20...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Joselu transfer to La Liga now just waiting to be formally announced – Report

The move of Joselu back to La Liga is imminent according to Spanish media on Monday. With Mundo Deportivo saying that a formal announcement is only being  held up thanks to waiting for ‘legal deadlines’ to pass. For some weeks now the Spanish...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Should the local press covering Newcastle United be doing a better job"

Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Miguel Almiron produces pass of the Copa America and excellent performance – Video

Miguel Almiron was back playing football last Sunday (9 June) for the first time since April, when his season ended early for Newcastle with a bad amstring injury. In the final warm up game for the Copa America, the Newcastle star looked fully fit...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Christian Atsu recalls ‘Worst feeling ever’ in football

Christian Atsu is set for a busy summer, at the moment he is preparing with Ghana for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The tournament now moved so it doesn’t clash with the major European domestic leagues, taking  place form 21 June – 19...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Mike Ashley is well capable of simply walking away from Newcastle United Takeover deal

Mike Ashley is continuing to ‘No Comment’ on the Newcastle United Takeover. Newcastle fans and the media still with zero idea as to whether this time he really is serious about selling the club. Unless they are total charlatans, at least it...
Newcastle - 2019-06-18 08:49:36

Comment: Problem at moment with Newcastle United Takeover is there are three separate issues

It is simply stating the obvious of course but the Newcastle United Takeover is dominating this summer’s ‘rest’ from football. Little wonder when hope was sparked two weeks after last season ended, with that newspaper report claiming the Bin...
Newcastle - 2019-06-17 08:49:59

Slaven Bilic arrival leads to West Brom u-turn on Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle swap – Repor...

Last season, Dwight Gayle was West Brom’s top scorer with an impressive 24 Championship goals, having started only 34 games. On top of that West Brom fans voted the Newcastle loan striker their player of the year and he also picked up the award...
Newcastle - 2019-06-17 08:49:59

The 10 questions you are asking yourself about Newcastle United

With Newcastle United, there are always more questions than answers. Maybe though, at the minute we are at a record high. Mike Ashley once again excelling himself. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Has there...
Newcastle - 2019-06-17 08:49:59

Salomon Rondon kicks off Copa America with incident packed game – Video highlights

The future of Salomon Rondon is just one of many issues that are worrying Newcastle fans this summer, supporters having no idea whether NUFC’s player of the season Rondon will be lining up once again for Newcastle in August. As for the striker...
Newcastle - 2019-06-17 08:49:59

Newcastle United match worn shirts / training kit auction – Including Wembley 4 minute man

Newcastle United match worn shirts and training kit have been donated by the NUFC first team squad. All the items are being auctioned online for charity. The online charity auction includes all kinds of exclusive NUFC kit and memorabilia donated...
Newcastle - 2019-06-17 08:49:59

What we do know as FACT at Newcastle United on 15 June 2019

A lot of talk about what is and isn’t happening at Newcastle United. Newcastle fans left totally in the dark on the questions of ownership, signing players and indeed exactly who will be manager next season. The media haven’t got a club,...
Newcastle - 2019-06-15 19:49:56

Liverpool expose shameless Mike Ashley PR manipulation of Newcastle United Fans

Liverpool have frozen season ticket prices for the fourth successive year in a row. This is Liverpool who have just won the Champions League this month. A Liverpool team who in all but one other season in Premier League history, would have won the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-15 19:49:56

Mike Ashley reverses strike off of his company that held land which could increase St James Park cap...

It is probably something and nothing BUT Mike Ashley has made an intriguing u-turn with one of his companies. It is worth making clear at this point, Ashley has loads of companies registered at Companies House. Many of them connected/related to...
Newcastle - 2019-06-15 19:49:56

Saturday ‘Exclusive’ reports Newcastle United Takeover can be completed by end of June h...

News on the Newcastle United Takeover has been scarce. Repeated ‘No Comment’ from Mike Ashley and his minions at Newcastle United. Whilst nothing from the Bin Zayed Group since two public statements in May (27 and 29 May)backing up the claims...
Newcastle - 2019-06-15 19:49:56

Predicting positive start of season for Newcastle United – What planet are they from with this...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just how difficult must that be when the fans are having trouble even predicting any kind of feeling of positivity any time soon. With Rafa secured back in May, the ownership of the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-15 19:49:56

Confirmed Jonathan Woodgate as new Middlesbrough boss – Now 14 ex-Newcastle are Managers

Jonathan Woodgate has finally been confirmed as the new boss at Middlesbrough. Tony Pulis leaving after failing to get promotion last season. The official statement (see below) on Friday morning states that he has been given the title of ‘Head...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

Worrying for Newcastle as rivals get busy with 2019 Summer Premier League transfers

The confirmed incoming Premier League transfers of the summer 2019 window so far, are listed below. This is now the 30th day of the Premier League summer transfer window. For Newcastle fans, the uncertainty over the ownership of the club and the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

On behalf of all sensible patient Newcastle United fans…

On behalf of all sensible patient Newcastle United fans, can all media sources stop their… Thoughtless and inaccurate mindless speculations on the supposed transfers both in and out of NUFC. The irrational situation associated with the...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

Ignoring any takeover possibility, current state of Newcastle United is a scandal that worsens daily

I have thoroughly enjoyed jumping on board with the Newcastle United takeover talk these past few weeks. It has been a novelty for me. When Staveley and Kenyon were in negotiations I was totally cynical. Without an offer that Ashley deemed...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

The Newcastle fans and the media are culpable of letting Mike Ashley get away with this

It is time. Rafa Benitez is not staying. We know this. We’ve known this for some time. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We can’t blame him. He’s far too good for us, we’ve been punching above our...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

‘Scepticism in City of London’ as to whether Newcastle United Takeover is in place ̵...

Whether this Newcastle United Takeover is going to happen, has swamped everything else. Newcastle fans and media would have otherwise been solely focused on Rafa Benitez’ position, with only 16 days now to go until his contract expires. As to...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

Newcastle United kids could meet Sunderland first team again as Checktrade Trophy entered

Newcastle United are in the Checkatrade Trophy once again. On Friday afternoon, an official club announcement confirmed NUFC participation for the coming season. The Newcastle United under 21s beat four lower league first teams last season,...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

My brain had no room for Pythagoras or square root of Pi, too full of names of very hairy footballer...

First things first, this article is by Jinky Jim, so if you are looking for updates on Rafa or the Newcastle United takeover bid, it’s probably best if you move on…because what I thought I’d talk about this month, is something else that is on...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

Manchester United think they can still get Sean Longstaff and now ready £25m bid – Report

Sean Longstaff has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United. The Old Trafford hierarchy and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be looking at an approach this summer of investing in young promising players. This following a disastrous...
Newcastle - 2019-06-14 19:49:50

The leaked Premier League Fixtures actually proved correct in one respect

Every year we get ‘leaked’ Premier league Fixtures ahead of the official release. In the modern day craving for attention, these ‘leaks’ quickly go viral, as fans are desperate for stuff to talk about ahead of the real thing. Without fail,...
Newcastle - 2019-06-13 19:49:22

Must Read: Newcastle raise season ticket prices yet again – Compare to other 19 Premier League...

Season ticket prices in the Premier League. Never has there been so much cash swilling around the top tier of English football. Looking forward to the new (2019/20) season, what is fair, how should clubs behave" (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-06-13 19:49:22
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