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Racism, England and Newcastle United – A reality check

Racism is the hot topic. All the talk before the game wasn’t the usual tedious ‘can England beat yet another poor team to complete the typical ridiculously easy route to a finals, instead it was racism. Bulgaria are one of those destinations...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Alan Shearer says his best mate Steve Bruce has had to ‘put up with a lot of cr.p’

Alan Shearer is hoping that there will be more investment in the Newcastle United squad in January. Even without that, the NUFC legend still thinks Newcastle can do alright, if key players stay fit. With eight points from eight games Newcastle’s...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Gallowgate architects promise to preserve SJP views but they once suggested boarding up the Tyne!

The fight goes on to try and stop the Strawberry Place development, a project on land once owned by Newcastle United which will prevent any future expansion of St James Park (see details of how, like hundreds of other Newcastle fans have done, you...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Monday Newcastle United Takeover update ‘exclusive’ is laughable

A Newcastle United Takeover ‘exclusive’ on Monday. Or should I say, yet another Newcastle United Takoever ‘exclusive’ goes out. Like the rest of you, I am desperate to see the back of Mike Ashley. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Pat Nevin compares Chelsea and Newcastle – Name checking Keegan, Lampard and the Longstaffs

Interesting from Pat Nevin. The former player talking about the two clubs ahead of Saturday at Stamford Bridge. The former Chelsea winger getting ‘just a little bit nostalgic’ as he puts it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

I don’t want to go to Chelsea – Newcastle United return tickets

It is Chelsea away on Saturday, the first game after a bleak international break fortnight and three weeks since the last away trip. However, despite this Newcastle United can’t shift their allocation of tickets. I have criticised the daft...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

UEFA President releases statement on racism after Bulgaria v England

The levels of racism on show on Tuesday night were as predictable as they were pathetic. England winning the match 6-0 but Bulgaria hopefully standing to lose much more than the three points. England had repeatedly flagged up what was going to...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Mike Ashley demands investigation as Sports Direct squeals foul play after moves from Adidas and Nik...

Mike Ashley has demanded an investigation into Adidas and Nike. The retailer claiming the two companies aren’t playing fair with him and Sports Direct. Always nice to hear Mike Ashley squealing foul play. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

New reason put forward for further delay in announcing Newcastle United Live TV matches

An announcement on Newcastle United Live TV matches was due on Friday. The scheduled announcement was to let us know which of the 10 games in December and January had been selected and had their time and/or day changed. In total, Newcastle have 10...
Newcastle - 2019-10-15 16:53:14

Newcastle United Live TV matches announcement delayed – No respect for fans

A further announcement on Newcastle United Live TV matches was scheduled for Friday (11 October 2019). Already nine Newcastle games have been scheduled for live broadcast with dates/times confirmed. Friday though was the scheduled day when the...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Papiss Cisse says Rafa Benitez arrived too late and he never wanted to leave Newcastle United

Papiss Cisse was a character. On the pitch he divided his time between scoring goals and straying offside. Off the pitch, he also had any number of interesting incidents whilst at Newcastle United. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Heartbreak for Newcastle midfielder now out of ACON and ex-NUFC defender scores on Scotland debut

On Wednesday, Newcastle United midfielder Mo Sangare started in the 1-0 win over Chad. That was the 21 year old’s fifth senior international appearance for Liberia and he helped them to a one goal lead in a two-legged African Cup of Nations...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Chris Sutton calls out Miguel Almiron for alleged cheating

Chris Sutton has been talking about Miguel Almiron. The BBC Sport pundit discussing the Newcastle attacking player’s contribution. Sutton caustically commenting that Almiron ‘has more dives than goals this season’… ...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Add your objection today against Gallowgate development that stops St James Park ever expanding

The campaign goes on to try and prevent the Strawberry Place development that will prevent any future expansion of St James Park, plus totally ruin the current city centre skyline. The NUST (Newcastle United Supporters Trust) have instructed...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

‘Don’t like Jeremy Corbyn" Suck it up and get behind any person trying to bring Mik...

Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Martin Dubravka and Miguel Almiron missing from international squads on Sunday night

Sunday night saw Slovakia take on Paraguay, a match originally billed as Martin Dubravka v Miguel Almiron. However, tonight’s friendly saw neither player in the starting line-up, indeed the pair were totally missing from their matchday...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

3 Newcastle United players feature in table of most clearances and blocks this season

Three Newcastle United players feature in a newly published stats table. The table shows players who have the most combined clearances and blocks this season, after eight Premier League games. I’m not totally sure just how much of a positive...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Top scorer in English football this season – A mistake by Newcastle United to let him go"

Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Lee Clark ‘delighted’ with Steve Bruce positives at Newcastle United

Lee Clark has been talking about recent events at Newcastle United. A key member of the Kevin Keegan ‘Entertainers’ team that went within four years from almost dropping into the third tier to coming within a whisker of winning the Premier...
Newcastle - 2019-10-14 16:52:49

Overall Newcastle United player ratings from fans for 2019/20 Premier League so far

Below you will find the Newcastle United player ratings from fans for the 2019/20 Premier League so far. Which Newcastle players have thrived, or not, since the season kicked off" Eight PL games in and what do the Newcastle United player ratings...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

Jetro Willems buyout price for Newcastle United revealed in Germany

Jetro Willems returned to the Newcastle starting eleven after missing the Leicester humiliation due to injury. The Dutch wing-back getting an assist as Matty Longstaff struck from outside the box to beat Manchester United. Willems also of course...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

How Steve Bruce went about beating the worst ever(***) Manchester United team

De Gea, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Mata, James, Rashford, Rojo, Chong, Greenwood – In the Premier League era(***) at least, this was by far the worst Manchester United team that Newcastle have faced. This isn?t to...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

Newcastle fans instruct solicitors to object to development that will prevent St James Park expansio...

The campaign goes on to try and prevent the Strawberry Place development that will prevent any future expansion of St James Park, plus totally ruin the current city centre skyline. The NUST (Newcastle United Supporters Trust) have instructed...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

Lee Charnley admits change in Newcastle United young player signings plan but denies to save money

Lee Charnley, just like his boss, is shameless. The whole Mike Ashley set-up at Newcastle United is one that looks to cover up the serious lack of investment throughout the club. Instead of trying to make the club what it could/can be, they choose...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

Need an owner to feel like Matty Longstaff felt last weekend against Manchester United

A big moment in Newcastle United?s Premier League era life, came on 21 November 1993. Kevin Keegan had led the Magpies up as champions from the second tier and they had showed already that they could hold their own BUT it was that 3-0 win over...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

That black cloud from the south descended over Newcastle United and has never left

There I was ringing the Newcastle United hotline every night. Who have Newcastle United signed today…" Such happy days. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I was born in the north but have lived all my life...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

At Everton and Newcastle United the numbers just don’t add up – A must read

Amongst the many embarrassing things that Alan Pardew said and did at Newcastle United, his comments on Everton were one particular highlight. After that fifth place finish in the 2011/12 season, Pardew claimed that Newcastle were now competing in...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

A blow for Fabian Schar on Saturday night

Fabian Schar was in international duty on Saturday night. A late blow for the Newcastle defender and his Switzerland teammates as an 84th minute Poulsen goal won the match for Denmark. Schar playing the full 90 minutes of the away Euro qualifier...
Newcastle - 2019-10-13 16:52:32

Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin sits out USMNT seven goal thrashing

After recovering from his operation in May and returning to the Newcastle United matchday squad, DeAndre Yedlin was recalled to the latest USMNT squad. The NUFC defender in the squad for two CONCACAF Nations League group matches. Friday night saw...
Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

Newcastle United player loses out on official Premier League goal of the month prize

There were eight nominations for Premier League goal of the month for September. Newcastle United were involved in games containing nine goals last month, with eight conceded and only one scored. However, it was that Jetro Willems goal that did...
Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

Newcastle United team includes one Steve Bruce signing once everybody is fit

The Newcastle United team against Manchester United was always going to be interesting. Firstly, seeing how Steve Bruce would react after the 5-0 humiliation at Leicester, make changes or challenge the same players to show they could bounce...
Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

Massive boost for Blyth Spartans as former Newcastle United winger signs contract

Great news for Blyth Spartans and hopefully a positive step for a former promising young Newcastle player. Newcastle United didn’t offer Callum Roberts a new deal in the summer and he was expected to sign for a League One or League Two club ahead...
Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

What’s love got to do with it"

Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

Why England are the most overrated team ever

You have to laugh at the coverage of England. If you believed the media, they are on a level with the Brazil 1970 team. Journalists going way over the top about Friday night’s defeat to the Czech Republic. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-10-12 12:53:43

Newcastle United top Premier League form table against the ‘Big 6’

The Premier League is already now into its second international break. With eight matches gone, we are maybe getting some better indications on how things might end up this season. Earlier this week we published a table showing results this season...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Newcastle United season so far defined by these 10 sets of Premier League statistics

Newcastle United are nine weeks and eight matches into their Premier League season. The three points on Sunday meaning they were lifted from nineteenth to sixteenth place in the table. However, that still only puts them one point clear of the...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Does what Darren Eales is claiming about Miguel Almiron really add up"

Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Newcastle United star very happy to make first Premier League appearance in nine months

Ciaran Clark is yet another excellent Rafa Benitez signing. A release clause in the defender’s contract allowed Newcastle to pick the player up for only £5m as both Aston Villa and NUFC were relegated in 2016. Clark was arguably Newcastle’s...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Miguel Almiron red carded again as Aleksandar Mitrovic gets last gasp winner

An eventful Thursday night for Miguel Almiron. Although only a friendly, the Newcastle striker finding himself sent off against Serbia. Two yellow cards in the 43rd and 54th minutes adding up to a red. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

The Magpie Group release statement in response to Mike Ashley reaction to Jeremy Corbyn speech

Mike Ashley was labelled as one of the worst examples of ‘bad owners’ when it comes to Premier League clubs. Jeremy Corbyn going on the offensive when making a speech in Newcastle last weekend. The Labour Party leader outlining how he/they...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Newcastle United official statement confirms Matt Ritchie surgery

An official statement from the football club has confirmed that Matt Ritchie has undergone surgery. Newcastle United stating on Thursday afternoon that the 30 year old has had an operation on his ankle. This follows media reports that Ritchie had...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Dividing credit amongst the players who created the goal – Newcastle United 1 Manchester Unite...

Sunday ended Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0. Newcastle thankfully lifting themselves out of the relegation zone ahead of this latest tedious international break. Matty Longstaff man of the match and scoring a quality winning goal, the...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Miguel Almiron has to cut out the cheating as third yellow of season for diving gets him sent off

Miguel Almiron has had a tough start to the season. Along with many other Newcastle players he has struggled due to Steve Bruce’s overly negative tactics. Tactics that have often left himself and Joelinton isolated from the rest of the team and...
Newcastle - 2019-10-11 12:52:57

Joey Barton pleads not guilty and case sent to crown court

Joey Barton has appeared in court today. The former Newcastle United midfielder was at Barnsley Magistrates Court, in relation to an incident that happened in April. The Fleetwood Town boss alleged to have pushed the then Barnsley manager, Daniel...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Why the Mike Ashley boycott failed for now and what we can do about it

Looking at the scoreline after the Manchester united game, I was really in shock…but what shocked me even more was the attendance figure of 51,000+. I was expecting a bump to something close to the Arsenal game but this number really surprised...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Why would Gareth Southgate rather have empty space in squad rather than call up Newcastle star"

Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Newcastle United internationals start with a win as Miguel Almiron prepares for Aleksandar Mitrovic

Seven Newcastle United players on international duty this time. NUFC Under 23 midfielder Mo Sangare kicking things off with his fifth appearance for the Liberia senior team on Wednesday. Sangare playing the first 56 minutes of a 1-0 African...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

I wondered where Gabriel Obertan had ended up now…

I always found Gabriel Obertan intriguing. Newcastle United signed him in summer 2011 on a five year contract and he was touted as one of the very few signings that Alan Pardew had any input in, reports claiming he (Pardew) had been desperate to...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Jamaal Lascelles says beating a ‘World class team’ shows what Newcastle United are capab...

Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about how quickly fortunes can change in football. The Newcastle captain ecstatic to bounce back from losing 5-0 at Leicester, with a narrow 1-0 win against Man Utd. A game of few chances and neither goalkeeper...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Allan Saint-Maximin dedicates Sunday’s victory over Manchester United

Allan Saint-Maximin has been speaking about beating Manchester United. The 22 year old saying ‘We worked very, very hard and we won a great game against a great team. I can only be happy.’ The winger played the first 83 minutes before being...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

ESPN pundit explains the reasons why he still thinks Newcastle United will be relegated

Newcastle United got only their second win of the season on Sunday. Steve Bruce’s team winning thanks to an excellent 72nd minute winner from Matty Longstaff, a low quality game where neither goalkeeper otherwise had a serious save to make. That...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

The truth about the money Mike Ashley does make from Newcastle United – A must read

Many times Newcastle United have repeated the claim that every penny made stays in the club and is made available to the manager…despite £44m of loan repayments from the club directly to Mike Ashley, the falsehood has been consistently...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Rafa Benitez talks after weekend “One ?Longstaff? every year for ten years seems good business...

Rafa Benitez has been talking about Newcastle United’s victory over Manchester United. The former NUFC boss praising Steve Bruce for giving Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut. Rafa Benitez declaring: ‘I was really pleased to see Matty...
Newcastle - 2019-10-10 12:52:44

Players that make you proud to be from the same place on this little earth of ours

Well. that has been a bit of a whirlwind seven days. Last week I penned a piece saying how I was done with Newcastle United until such time as Mike Ashley has sold up and left the toon. I truly believed that the players didn?t care, that Bruce...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Elias Sorensen gets first goal on loan at Carlisle

Elias Sorensen hasn’t had the best of times at Carlisle United so far. The Newcastle loan striker having only made one start and four sub appearances in League Two, a total of 122 minutes on the pitch. Last season the young striker scored for...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

A ‘league table’ of Premier League clubs in trouble – Interesting but agree with N...

They have placed Manchester United at the very top of the 10 Premier League clubs most in crisis. They are in a bit of a mess but their current crisis sees Man Utd in the last 16 of the League Cup, set to easily qualify from their Europa League...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Sunderland fans gutted as takeover called off due to greed of owners – Report

There are some very angry and emotional Sunderland fans on Tuesday afternoon. News breaking that the much awaited takeover won’t be completed and indeed has been called off. Media reports saying that the American (potential) buyers have called...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Supporters force Magic Weekend to move from Anfield back to St James Park

Magic Weekend is returning to St James Park. With Newcastle United’s home hosting the two day Superleague event on 23 and 24 May 2020. It was staged at St James Park 2015-2018 and drew the biggest crowds in the event’s history, including a...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Mike Ashley releases official statement in reply to Jeremy Corbyn accusations

Mike Ashley has put out an official statement through the football club, responding to accusation from Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour Party labour visiting the region at the weekend and attacking the model of football ownership in the Premier...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Howay 1-0 – The chickens were all in red and we only had to count to one to beat them

It is always special when Newcastle beat Manchester United. I don’t know why. The media put them on a pedestal but I don?t. I?m usually not bothered about how they get on. Maybe it is because I probably have more acquaintances who are Manchester...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Official Sunderland statement reveals they have sacked manager Jack Ross

Jack Ross has left Sunderland. An official club statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming the news. The club had failed to win six of their first 11 league games and are in sixth, already eight points off the top and behind Fleetwood and Wycombe...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

As a club we are ruined but not this Newcastle United team…yet

The Newcastle United team pulled a result out of the hat on Sunday. Man Utd were rubbish but still had to be beaten and NUFC were worth the victory. It wasn’t a dominant win by any stretch of the imagination but Newcastle had the fine margins in...
Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Would Matty Longstaff and Sean Longstaff have ever got a chance without injuries"

Newcastle - 2019-10-09 08:53:57

Jamie Redknapp doesn’t believe for one minute what Matty Longstaff said after Sunday’s g...

Jamie Redknapp has been talking about Matty Longstaff and brother Sean The former Liverpool player joining the many others who were not only impressed by their on-field performance but also their off the pitch one. Jamie Redknapp describes it as...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Reasons to be (cautiously) cheerful with Newcastle United

It is important not to get carried away after one positive result but there are finally some encouraging signs of recovery at Newcastle United. Admittedly, Sunday?s victory was against arguably the worst Manchester United team since the 1970s and...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Please give us your Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings after 1-0 victory

We want all fans to give us your Newcastle United v Manchester United 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...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Richard Keys recommends Rafa Benitez should take Everton job

There is one thing you have to admire Richard Keys for. His persistence. It is amazing how he can turn just about any situation into one where he can have a go at/annoy Rafa Benitez and/or Newcastle United fans. (adsbygoogle =...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Former top referee rules on controversial incident in Newcastle United v Manchester United game

Dermot Gallagher reviews controversial decisions in the Premier League after each round of games, on behalf of Sky Sports, and has given his call on this Newcastle United v Manchester United match incident. The incident happening late in the...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings from fans – MOTM and three next best

The results of the Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings by fans. Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system. Each player marked out of 10 and...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Steve Bruce loving it as Newcastle United beat Manchester United “I thought who is this ginger...

Going into the weekend, Steve Bruce had only Watford below him. The NUFC Head Coach has constantly changed his tactics and team selection, Sunday was no different. Reverting from his back four formation at Leicester a week earlier, to Rafa’s...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Salomon Rondon states “I would have continued in Newcastle if they had given me the opportunit...

It seems a lot longer than five months since Salomon Rondon last played and scored for Newcastle United. The player of the year scoring in his and Rafa’s final game, hammering Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage. Fittingly, it was Rondon who scored the...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Alan Shearer selects 19 year old Matty Longstaff in his Premier League team of the week

Alan Shearer has named his latest Premier League team of the week. Not a massive surprise to see Wolves players feature so prominently. Three of their players named by Alan Shearer after they won 2-0 at Manchester City, with Nuno getting his...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Every game ends up as a post-match battleground – With special guest Robbie Savage

Every Newcastle game is the same now. A post-match battle to claim the moral high ground. At one extreme you have those who refuse to see any negatives whatever the result/performance, whilst on the other and you have Newcastle fans who refuse to...
Newcastle - 2019-10-08 08:53:30

Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s wi...

Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0 – Sunday 6 October 4.30pm We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle. Newcastle winning at St James Park on Sunday afternoon. ...
Newcastle - 2019-10-07 08:52:45

Gary Neville distraught after Newcastle United expose just how bad Manchester United are

Gary Neville is about as professional as Mark Lawrenson when it comes to separating his professional life as a pundit/expert and that of a player/fan. After watching Manchester United sink to 12th after being a poor second best to a weak Newcastle...
Newcastle - 2019-10-07 08:52:45

Jamaal Lascelles says Newcastle United have had a ‘wake-up call’

Jamaal Lascelles says that there has been a different feeling at the training ground this past week. Despite losing 5-0 at Leicester last Sunday, the NUFC captain insists that this ‘different feeling’ hasn’t been a negative one. Instead he...
Newcastle - 2019-10-07 08:52:45
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