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Arsenal fans comments before AND after beating Newcastle United 4-0

Interesting to have a look at what Arsenal fans were saying before kick-off on Sunday and then after the 4-0 victory over Newcastle United. After only two victories in their last 17 PL games, including only one PL victory in eight under Mikel...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce finally send Newcastle United into Premier League goals negative

Newcastle United scored a very healthy 799 Premier League goals in their first 14 seasons in the top tier in this PL era. They were spread across 540 matches, two 42 game seasons (1993/94 and 1994/95) until the top tier was cut to 20 clubs and 38...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

‘I see about 36 to 38 points for Newcastle United at the end of the season but will it be enou...

Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Please give us your Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings after 4-0 defeat

We want all fans to give us your Newcastle v Arsenal player ratings using our interactive system. Please rate all 14 players used and from that there will be generated the overall supporter marks for every player. Plus you can keep checking back...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Steve Bruce son with inappropriate comments on Newcastle United players

Steve Bruce watched on as his Newcastle United team collapsed in the second half defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates. The usual negative tactics meant that to provide a threat, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron usually had to run from deep in...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Arsenal 4 Newcastle 0

Sunday afternoon ended Arsenal 4 Newcastle 0. A poor quality game in the first half with Newcastle as good/bad as the hosts. Arsenal then lifting their game after the break and after scoring one, Newcastle swiftly allowed the game to go away from...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

If FFP punishes owners pumping own money into club, surely asset stripping needs equally punished

FFP (Financial Fair Play) should cut both ways. I’m sure you’ve all been losing sleep over Manchester City’s plight. City’s owners have been found out for pumping around £60 million per year into the club, by paying their sponsor,...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

What Premier League Expected Goals stats tell us after Arsenal 4 Newcastle 0

Expected Goals is widely agreed to be the best way of measuring how well Premier League clubs play in any particular game. To get a better look at how sides are doing, the Expected Goals (xG) metric allows you to get a better picture of just how...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Matt Le Tissier calls out Andy Carroll transfer

The Andy Carroll return to Newcastle United created a lot of headlines. Having left for £35m back in January 2011, almost a decade later the ‘local hero’ coming back as a free agent. West Ham finally calling time on a disastrous transfer,...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Latest Steve Bruce comments on Joelinton prove the disaster of Mike Ashley picking who Newcastle sig...

Amongst the (countless) embarrassing things Steve Bruce has said since his appointment by Mike Ashley, the claim that he (Bruce) made the decision to buy Joelinton is surely the very worst. Appointed as NUFC Head Coach on 17 July 2019, only five...
Newcastle - 2020-02-18 08:51:53

Mikel Arteta confirms he was one of the 5 to turn down Newcastle United job before Steve Bruce got i...

Mikel Arteta takes charge of his ninth Arsenal match this afternoon. Leaving Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, he took his first job as manager on 20 December 2019. However, Mikel Arteta has confirmed ahead of the game, that it was his decision...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Are you sitting comfortably at St James Park"

Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce could now be handed this biggest slice of luck of them all

No matter where Newcastle United end up this season, the general consensus is that the club have benefited from huge slices of luck. However, by the end of the season: Mike Ashley, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United could be handed the biggest slice...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

New contracts have been agreed with these two Newcastle United stars – Report

Two Newcastle United players have agreed new deals according to reports on Sunday morning. The Shields Gazette say that their information is that both Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie have agreed term on new extended contracts. It has been quite...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Steve Bruce wanting to get rid of the League Cup and complaining about too many games is laughable

Steve Bruce has been talking about the number of matches that clubs play thee days. The Newcastle United Head Coach saying it was ‘ridiculous’ that NUFC had to play ’15 games in two months’. Bruce referring to a sequence of games that...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Arsenal fans comments show the issues and mood ahead of facing Newcastle United

Arsenal fans watched their team kick off the season with a 1-0 win at St James Park. Missing most of their best players that day in August, the signs were positive for the Gunners. Little did they suspect that they would reach today with only...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Sky Sports confirm serious rival bid to Saudis to buy Newcastle United

News from Sky Sports that there is a second bidder, trying to buy Newcastle United. Saturday brought newspaper claims saying that as well as the Saudi Arabia backed bid, there is also another active bidder engaged with the club to try to reach...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

Confirmed Newcastle team v Arsenal – 6 changes as Lazaro, Rose, Saint-Maximin and Sean Longsta...

The Newcastle team v Arsenal has just been confirmed. Newcastle kicking off their match at the Emirates at 4.30pm. The Magpies will go above the Gunners in the table with a victory. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...
Newcastle - 2020-02-16 19:52:22

The most feeble excuse now put up as reason for Newcastle United Takeover to fail

It is exactly three weeks ago (25 January 2020) when the (latest) new Newcastle United takeover story broke. It came from an unconventional source, with The Wall Street Journal breaking the news. The respected business newspaper said that talks to...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Steve Bruce told by son Alex to buy this striker for Newcastle United in the summer

Steve Bruce has been advised which striker to buy in the summer. The advice comes from his son Alex, the defender having just spent a year playing for Kilmarnock. Alex Bruce revealing that he has told his dad to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Friday night’s Newcastle v Sunderland derby can surely only have one result…

It is Newcastle v Sunderland on Friday night. The Under 23s (reserve) teams from the two clubs meeting at St James Park. The closest we get to a derby these days with the Mackems in League One, the last first team Newcastle v Sunderland match was...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Fans choice of Newcastle team v Arsenal includes new signings

We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Arsenal" We put together a list of the 20 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game. A win would take Newcastle above Arsenal...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Newcastle United set to appoint coach from Ipswich Town – Report

Newcastle United are finally set to fill a coaching role after three and a half months, with Ipswich Town supplying the new man. On 4 November 2019 it was reported (see below) that after trouble behind the scenes, Neil Redfearn had walked away from...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Updates on ticket sales for both West Brom and Newcastle United fans – Very different stories

Newcastle United fans quickly bought up the allocations for Rochdale and Oxford. Now the FA Cup adventure moves on to the Hawthorns with a fifth round tie on Tuesday 3 March. Whilst it has taken Newcastle four games to get past two League One...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Mikel Arteta gives pre-Newcastle United press conference – Denies going on the defensive

Mikel Arteta has been in the Arsenal job for exactly eight weeks. The club where he had a very good career as a player. Change needed after the Arsenal fans forced out Unai Emery, only 18 months after doing the same to Arsene Wenger. ...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Super Computer model rates Newcastle United chances of beating Arsenal and relegation probability

Interesting overview of Newcastle United for the season and Sunday’s match against Arsenal. The super computer model predictions are based on the FiveThirtyEight revision to the Soccer Power Index, which is a rating mechanism for football teams...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Steve Bruce Friday match fitness and injury update for Arsenal – At least six players not avai...

Steve Bruce has given his latest injury and fitness update. Speaking to the media on Friday, the NUFC Head Coach has been talking about availability for the Arsenal match. As Newcastle return to Premier League action after the mini...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Andy Carroll pay deal at Newcastle United made public – Report

An interesting update on Andy Carroll. When he arrived in August at St James Park as a free agent, it was widely reported he was on a ‘pay as you play deal’. At the time though, no figures were given to the one year contract that the striker...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Premier League form table ahead of Arsenal v Newcastle

The Premier League form table as Newcastle United are set to face Arsenal. The form table not making great reading as we look ahead to Sunday’s match. Newcastle having accumulated six points in the last six games, with a win and three draws,...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Newcastle v Sunderland – Red cards and goals as United kids complete derby double on Friday ni...

It was Newcastle v Sunderland on Friday night. The Under 23s (reserve) teams from the two clubs meeting at St James Park. which is the closest we get to a derby these days with the Mackems in League One, the last first team Newcastle v Sunderland...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Mike Ashley coasting by untouched as media refuse to criticise him and pundits even praising him

During this Premier League mid-season break, time to take stock at Newcastle United. At the two thirds of the season stage, Newcastle are on 31 points after 25 Premier League matches and moving into February, still in the FA Cup! None of it has...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Which 11 players would you select in Newcastle team v Arsenal" Please vote now

On Wednesday, training images released by the club showed that a number of players were still absent. Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems are ruled out for the season but a fair few others were still missing as well. Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Strange claims from Charlie Nicholas when discussing Arsenal and Newcastle United

Charlie Nicholas has been discussing Sunday’s match at the Emirates. The former Gunners striker making an embarrassing gaffe as he says ‘we’ when referring to Arsenal, when supposedly an impartial ‘expert’/pundit. No surprise when he...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Steve Bruce declares this Newcastle United season ‘Can’t be a fluke’ under his man...

Steve Bruce has taken his pre-Arsenal press conference. The NUFC Head Coach speaking ahead of Sunday’s game. Steve Bruce talking to journalists on Friday morning as he prepares to face the Gunners. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Jetro Willems records recovery video message for Newcastle United fans on Friday

Jetro Willems picked up a freak injury on Saturday 18 January. The left sided player forced off during the 1-0 home victory over Chelsea. By the Monday (20 January 2020), it was confirmed that Willems wouldn’t play again this season, the player...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 08:51:33

Newcastle United contracts shambles – Only these two possible explanations

The Newcastle United contracts shambles has now become a weekly debate. Before each match, Steve Bruce is asked at his press conference for an update. Each time he says there is no progress/substance to report. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2020-02-15 19:51:12

Bizarre Harry Redknapp logic as he weighs up Arsenal and Newcastle United

Harry Redknapp has been giving  his ‘expert’ view on Sunday’s match at the Emirates. The former Spurs boss previewing Arsenal v Newcastle amongst others. Asked to tip a number of teams to win, amongst the victories Harry Redknapp has...
Newcastle - 2020-02-14 08:51:19

Burnley fans bought all tickets for Newcastle and after asking for extra allocation have sold out ag...

Good news for Burnley fans this season. This season sees them playing at St James Park on a Saturday for the first time in almost 40 years. The last time was in the old Division Two in the early 80s, with the three Premier League visits since then...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Steve Bruce prediction shown to be wildly optimistic as 3 Newcastle United stars set to miss Arsenal

Steve Bruce was quizzed two weeks ago about the failure to sign a single striker in January. Newcastle with four strikers who have only one Premier League goal between them. That was ahead of the dismal Norwich game when Newcastle were lucky to...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Newcastle United scoring problem sees blame directed at Rafa Benitez for selling 53 goal strikers

An interesting twist has seen the finger of blame for Newcastle’s current ongoing lack of goals, pointed at Rafa Benitez. Journalists (and some fans) blaming  Rafa for selling strikers who are scoring for fun this season. In a 10 period in 2018,...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Player says Steve Bruce was even worse than playing under Tony Pulis

An interesting comparison between playing for Tony Pulis and Steve Bruce. Belgium international defender Ritchie de Laet having played under both managers. At Stoke with Tony Pulis and then at Aston Villa in the two years when Steve Bruce was in...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Club update indicates 7 Newcastle United players still out injured ahead of Arsenal

The Newcastle United players were back in training on Tuesday. The first team squad given time off after the last gasp extra time win over Oxford in the FA Cup fourth round replay. Plans for the squad to go as a group for overseas sunny training...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Official Premier League site belatedly recognises Federico Fernandez quality

Federico Fernandez has been superb this season. Like many other Newcastle fans, I would definitely rate him as one of my top three NUFC players this season. Federico Fernandez had to wait until the 10th Premier League game of the season to make...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Manchester United cancel hotel booking because Rafa Benitez and his team had stayed there

News has emerged that Manchester United cancelled a hotel booking for their sunshine break this week. With the Premier League mid-season gap, they headed off to Spain. However, The Mail report that instead of staying at the Westin La Quinta Golf...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Life comes full circle as Nile Ranger offers to play for free

Nile Ranger is surely the biggest waster ever to play for Newcastle United. Never mind players we have seen who didn’t have the necessary desire and commitment on the pitch, Nile Ranger couldn’t even be bothered to turn up for training on...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Valentino Lazaro explains why he turned his back on RB Leipzig in favour of Newcastle United

Valentino Lazaro has revealed that he was ‘close’ to joining RB  Leipzig in January. Having spent two years with Hertha Berlin, a return to the Bundesliga would have been no surprise. However, when deciding between the two clubs, Valentino...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

2020 Football Finance 100 report – Newcastle move into World’s top 50 financially strong...

The SoccerEx Football Finance 100 for 2020 has now been published. The report sets out to show the strongest clubs around the globe in terms of monetary power, using five categories to deliver a final calculation. SoccerEx worked with independent...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 19:53:38

New Newcastle United Takeover ‘exclusive’ is the very worst one…so far

Thursday morning has seen the latest ‘exclusive’ on the Newcastle United Takeover. Against the toughest of competition, the story/headline is arguably easily the lamest one yet. As the newspapers are desperate to keep this Newcastle United...
Newcastle - 2020-02-13 12:51:53

Martin Dubravka talks about near future on two year anniversary of Newcastle United debut

Martin Dubravka is looking ahead. The Newcastle United goalkeeper looking ahead to the very near future when NUFC travel to Arsenal. Then a bit further ahead to what the FA Cup might bring this season, the first time under Mike Ashley’s...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

Where does this tell you Newcastle United are going"

Relegation or Europe" Our league form could go either way but I think this season is still all about survival because of the following reasons. 1) Results against our rivals – One of the ways Rafa ensured Premier League survival was by...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

The 6 Newcastle United players who will stay to build the team around next season

Who are the Newcastle United players you think we can rely on" Well this summer I think beyond doubt, we are set to see massive squad/team changes, in and out. You just have to hope that the right ones come in AND go out. ...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

Why Arsenal are showing this season they are the ultimate Steve Bruce team

Arsenal fans fought a long and embarrassing campaign to force out Arsene Wenger. They eventually got their wish in May 2018. Forcing out the man who had rebuilt their club and delivered numerous trophies, as well as Champions League football year...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

Newcastle United transfer claims – These are the most embarrassing

Newcastle United transfer claims, I suppose we should be immune to it now. We know the score, as newspapers see their paper sales rapidly disappear, the desperation for clicks online grows at an even faster rate. Surely though there is ridiculous...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

If Mike Ashley doesn’t sell Newcastle United, this will be happening in ten years time

Mike Ashley could be selling the club, or maybe not. The Newcastle United owner claimed to be in contact with various groups who are (allegedly) serious about buying NUFC. However, with Mike Ashley telling fans back in 2008 that they could stop...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

Latest from The Wall Street Journal explains how Saudi talks to buy Newcastle United were set in mot...

It is 17 days ago (25 January 2020) when the (latest) new Newcastle United takeover story broke. It came from an unconventional source, with The Wall Street Journal breaking the news. The respected business newspaper said that talks to buy...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

Valentino Lazaro agent telling all parties different things, that they want to hear

Valentino Lazaro signed on loan for Newcastle United on 24 January 2020. Despite widespread media coverage that there was an option to buy included in the deal, ahead of the formal announcement, Newcastle United made no mention of it in their...
Newcastle - 2020-02-12 12:53:54

It was 24 years ago today when Newcastle fans got first glimpse of Tino Asprilla – What a debu...

Tino Asrilla, a name sure to put smiles on faces. A character on and off the pitch but what a player as well. Very difficult to believe that it is 24 years ago (to the day) since Tino Asprilla made his debut for Newcastle United. ...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

As a free Newcastle United season ticket holder am I getting value for money"

Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

Does this prove Steve Bruce is a bit cleverer than we think"

We have asked a number of regular/irregular writers for The Mag to answer various sets of pertinent questions, next up is GToon. How much say, if any, does Steve Bruce have on transfers in and out" I think he?s actually got a decent amount of...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

This is the worst decision Newcastle United have made since selling Les Ferdinand to Tottenham in 19...

During this Premier League mid-season break, time to take stock at Newcastle United. At the two thirds of the season stage, Newcastle are on 31 points after 25 Premier League matches and moving into February, still in the FA Cup! None of it has...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

The single picture that tells the story of this Newcastle United season

A very strange Newcastle United season this one. It is saying something for any particular season to be described as strange when you support this football club…but that is the case in 2019/20. Mike Ashley having done his work last summer once...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

Report reveals Hoffenheim one of 7 highest net transfer profits in the world thanks to Newcastle Uni...

A new report has shown Hoffenheim riding high in a table regarding transfer activity. The CIES Football Observatory have looked at the financial balance for transfers carried out by clubs worldwide during the last two transfer windows. Basically...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

David Ginola comes up with two reasons as to why he and rest of Kevin Keegan team still so idolised

Any mention of David Ginola will see all Newcastle fans of a certain age filling their heads with memories of the time he was at St James Park. Difficult to believe it is really 25 years since Newcastle United signed him for £2m from PSG. If...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

This 17 day period could be key to West Brom v Newcastle United FA Cup outcome

On Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8pm, it is kick-off for West Brom v Newcastle. A decider to see who reaches the last eight of the FA Cup and then be only one step from Wembley. The tie to be sorted on the night, no replays and instead extra-time and...
Newcastle - 2020-02-11 08:55:12

Dividing the credit for Newcastle’s 31 points: Bruce, Ashley, Rafa, the players, luck, defence...

We have asked a number of regular/irregular writers for The Mag to answer various sets of pertinent questions, next up is Paul Patterson. With 17 of Newcastle?s current 26 man first team squad seeing their deals end by June 2021 at latest, what...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

If Steve Bruce had any clout on transfers then Newcastle United would have bought £20m star

During this (half-hearted) Premier League (kind of) mid-season break, time to take stock at Newcastle United. At the two thirds of the season stage, Newcastle are on 31 points after 25 Premier League matches and moving into February, still in the...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

‘Unless there is change at the top at Newcastle United I won’t be back’

During this Premier League mid-season break, time to take stock at Newcastle United. At the two thirds of the season stage, Newcastle are on 31 points after 25 Premier League matches and moving into February, still in the FA Cup! None of it has...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

Measuring success at Newcastle United

So, how do you measure success at Newcastle United" Or indeed, at any football club" In general, the answer surely comes from asking yourself the question, is the club in a better or worse position than it was last year/season" ...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

Chris Waddle says ‘lovely bloke’ Mike Ashley just needs to explain himself to Newcastle ...

Chris Waddle has been talking about when he met up with Mike Ashley. He has only met the NUFC owner on one occasion and says: ‘I thought he was a lovely bloke.’ Chris Waddle thinks that the problem with Ashley, is that he just needs to go...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

West Brom fans comment on Newcastle United and getting NUFC in FA Cup fifth round

Interesting to hear what West Brom fans are saying after confirmation that the Baggies are facing Newcastle United. So what do the Championship promotion chasers think about getting NUFC" A bit of a difference of opinion a to how good/not so good...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

Mike Ashley refusal to allow investment in Newcastle United infrastructure produces this outcome

Since last summer, the overwhelming focus has been on Mike Ashley forcing out Rafa Benitez and replacing the manager with head coac Steve Bruce. Week after week, month after month, fans and media relentlessly debating how the team are doing under...
Newcastle - 2020-02-10 08:51:18

Revealed size of unexpected bills Rochdale and Oxford had to pay for VAR at Newcastle United matches

For many lower league clubs, they have had their first experience of VAR these past five weeks. If playing away to Premier League clubs in the FA Cup, those in the lower divisions, even non-league, ‘enjoying’ the benefits of the Video Assistant...
Newcastle - 2020-02-08 19:52:02

Amazing the people with an opinion on Mike Ashley selling Newcastle United – Now Kevin Phillip...

Kevin Phillips has been having his say on whether or not a Newcastle United takeover is happening. It is quite extraordinary the range of people who have an opinion on what happens at St James Park. Many/most of them having zero connection with...
Newcastle - 2020-02-08 19:52:02

The party I imagined when Mike Ashley departs – It won’t be if this Newcastle United tak...

Stories telling us Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) is the man with the money and the intent to action a Newcastle United takeover from Mike Ashley, have made brief mention of the lamentable human rights record of the Saudi regime he leads, but these brief...
Newcastle - 2020-02-08 19:52:02

Danny Rose says since age 18 had to wait for chance at club he’d ‘love’ to play fo...

Danny Rose has played in a Champions League final and competed to win the Premier League with Tottenham. The left sided defender has also featured for England in a World Cup semi-final, coming off the bench in the 2-1 defeat to Croatia. However,...
Newcastle - 2020-02-08 19:52:02

NUFC reveal whether West Brom v Newcastle United FA Cup fifth round game is on Live TV

An announcement from the Baggies on Wednesday stated that West Brom v Newcastle United would take place on Tuesday 3 March with an 8pm kick-off. The home side’s announcement contained no details as to whether the game would or wouldn’t be...
Newcastle - 2020-02-07 16:52:43
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