Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2015

McClaren Strengthens Newcastle’s Spine – But More Needed

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It's often said that the spine of the team the players operating through the middle of the park, is the heart of the team and a good measure of how good a team is. It's interesting that Steve McClaren's first three signings forNewcastle are a central midfielder GeorginioWijnaldum, followed by a center-forward [.

Chancel Mbemba Confirmed As Being 20 – Facts And Figures

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Newcastle have just released some facts about their new signing Chancel Mbemba, and the first fact about him is that he was born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 8th August, 1994. So that makes him 20 years old and due to turn 21 in 10 days time [...]

Newcastle Announce Chancel Mbemba Signing – “I Am Excited”

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Newcastle have just announced the signing of center-back Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht and it looked like the FA finally gave their approval a full eight days after Newcastle United requested it. But all's well that ends well and Mbemba is a nother terrific signing for Newcastle this summer, and another£8.

Rolando Aarons Picks Up An Injury

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One of the things that we must improve on this seasonis our injury record but it's already not looking good on Physioroom because we already have six injuries, and that's jointtop of the league with Everton,so we are again flying high although that's not the right way to say it. Rolando Aarons [.

Ivan Toney Undergoing Medical At Newcastle

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ITV News is reporting that highly rated Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is today undergoing a medical at Newcastle United. There was news only yesterday that Newcastle were close to signing the 19 year-old striker for around £500K plus add-on, based on how well he does at Newcastle. Ivan Toney having medical at Newcastle Ivan [.

Shearer – Newcastle Could Still Struggle If We Sell Players

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Alan Shearer has said that Newcastle will improve from last season, but we were simply terrible in that second half of the season under John Carver it was a living nightmare for fans as we got one point in 10 games and lost eight games in a row. John Carver seemed to lose touch [...]

It’s An Amazing Feeling Playing In Front Of Newcastle Fans

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There's a good reason why Newcastle fans are some of the best in the world, and half the gate of over 5,000 last night at Bootham Crescent in York were Newcastle fans who had traveled the 90 miles to watch a Newcastle second team play. It wasn't until an hour before the kick-off that they [...]

York 2 Newcastle 1 – Photos From The Game

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Here are a collection of photos from last night's game at York City when Newcastle were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by the League Two side, and it was the first chance of fans to take a look at our new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic. A good shot of new boy Aleksandar Mitrovic Aleksandar Mitrovic controls the ball [.

McClaren On Aleksandar Mitrovic – He’s A Bit Of A Devil

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Steve McClaren stressed after the game, that Aleksandar Mitrovic had only one day training ahead of last night's game at York, and the plan was to play him only for the first half, but the 20 year-old wanted to play on,and so McClaren gave him another 25 minutes until he was taken off after 70 [.

Newcastle Hope To Get Transfer Business Moving Today

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Steve McClaren is hoping that Chancel Mbemba's delayed signing will finally be completed today, when the three man committee of the FA will finally get around to meeting to give the player their approval, so that he can then get a visa. With Newcastle waiting almost a week for that to happen, hopefully everything else [.

McClaren – This Player Still Plays A Vital Role

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has yet to play in pre-season, but Steve McClaren thinks the center-back is close to full fitness, and he has had a little nigglethat has kept him out of all the games so far this summer. McClaren is impressed with Colo'sprofessionalism and form in training, and the Argentine was at the [.

Newcastle Trying To Close Deals For Four Players

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Newcastle United are reported to be still interested in signing Florian Thauvin, even though a £12M bid by the Magpies was turned down by Marseilles, who are said to value their winger at £15M. That's not a huge gap to close, so maybe a slightly higher bid by Newcastle could still clinch the deal, although [.

Newcastle Surprisingly Lose To York 2-1

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Newcastle went down 2-1 to York City in a surprising result when Newcastle started the game as though they were going to win the gamein a canter. But withtwo goals in four minutes after 16 minutes from the home side that changed the game and Newcastle after 20 minutes were stunned to findthemselves2-0 down [.

Aleksandar Mitrovic Starts At York City

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It's been a hectic pre-season for Newcastle (too many games) and after playing at Sheffield United on Sunday, Newcastle will play York City tonight at Bootham Crescent on what will be a rain-sodden pitch. Steve McClarenhas just announced his team and there will be chances given to a number of fringe players, such as Bigirimana, [.

Newcastle Keep Bidding – But Another Offer Turned Down

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There is a report in French publication RMC that says Newcastle have made another bid for long term target Florian Thauvin, but that the bid has been turned down by Marseilles, so if the news is true then Newcastle are continuing to try to add new players to the squad. The report suggests Newcastle bid [.

Newcastle Fans Want To Keep This Experienced Midfielder

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We thought that Cheick Tiote was almost certain to be sold this summer, after having a season interrupted by injury and not playing for us for the second half of the season at all. That was after he had picked up a knee injury at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in early [...]

Review – Newcastle Have Done Well – But Still Need More Players

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Newcastle have done well so far this season in getting two top players through the door Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic and they cost £27M for the two, and we should be able to get Chancel Mbemba signed by the end of the week once the FA gives approval for his visa. That's [...]

Aleksandar Mitrovic In Training – Photos

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Aleksandar Mitrovic started training at Newcastle yesterday for the first time, and here are some photos of him in the Newcastle. The 20 year-old will likely make his debut for Newcastle on Saturday against Borussia Monchengladbach at St. James' Park- that will be worth seeing. Aleksandar Mitrovic training yesterday at Benton Putting the bib on [.

Why Georginio Wijnaldum Signed For Newcastle

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Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken today in the Shields Gazette,and he credits head coach Steve McClaren and goalkeeper Tim Krul as the two people who persuaded him to join Newcastle. Gini is comfortable with the way McClaren plays the game, after knowing him when he managed FC Twente a couple of times, and Tim Krul has [.

Newcastle In Shock Move for Top Class Argentine Center-Back

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Newcastle United are reported to be after Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi, the Argentine International center-back who has 25 caps for his country and who some very big clubs are after. Nicholas is a very good player who joined Valencia last summer after spending four years at Porto and he's a highly regarded defender on the continent.

Newcastle’s New Away Strip For Next Season

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What is said to be Newcastle's new PUMA away strip for next seoans is atrting to do the rounds on the Intenret and it's a white short with blut trim.

Newcastle Considering Part Exchange Deal For Charlie Austin

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There were reports last night that Newcastle would be bidding for QPR striker Charlie Austin and there's new news tonight in the Mail that Newcastle may consider trying to get Austin in a part exchange deal. The player mentioned is Haris Vuckic, the Slovenian International who turns 23 next month, has one year left on [.

Newcastle Have Bid Rejected For 20 Year-Old French Winger

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Newcastle made some efforts in the January transfer window to sign AC Milan midfielder M'Baye Niang, but we were not successful in signing the 20 year-old M'Baye Niang, who is a French U21 International and well regarded by Chief Scout Graham Carr. M'Baye Niang 20 year-old 6ft French U21 International Niang signed for AC [.

Lee Charnley Working Very Hard On New Signings

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One of the things that Lee Charnley is good at and effectively made his name at Newcastle for is signing players for Newcastle, and he has been the man who has gone in and negotiated deals on behalf of Newcastle, and that was a long time before he was appointed the Managing Director about [...]

Newcastle To Bid For Long-Term Serbian International Target

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Newcastle United were interested in signing Benfica and Serbian International attacking midfielder Filip Duricic eighteen months ago, and there were reports at that time that we had a €10M (£7M) offer for him rejected by the Portuguese club. It seems that once Graham Carr has done his thorough scouting of a player, he doesn't forget [.

Steve McClaren Coy On New Signings

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has been training back with his former club Anderlecht while he obtained his visa, and the 20 year-old is due back in Newcastle today to start training with the lads, and head coach Steve McClaren will assess him and see if he is fit enough and ready for the game tomorrow night against [.

Newcastle Signing Concerned About Tough Schedule

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The Newcastle pre-season schedule is hectic to say the least, and the lads played on Sunday afternoon at Sheffield United less than three days after getting back to Newcastle from the last game of the US tour on the west coast at Portland, which is about 4800 miles from Newcastle and an eight hour time [.

Does Cheick Tiote Have A Future At Newcastle?

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We haven't seen Cheick Tiote in pre-season much, and he missed the US trip because of visa problems and has been nursing a slight knee injury which kept him our of the 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on Saturday. But he did train yesterday with the lads at Benton. Cheick Tiote back in training [...]

John Carver – I’m A Winner Not A Quitter

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We were kind of hoping that after some of the nonsensical statements John Carver made this year while the interim head coach at Newcastle, he would lie low and maybe the pay-off from Newcastle came with an agreement not to talk about what happened last season it was so painful. Steve Stone and John [.

McClaren Plays Down Importance Of Captaincy At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren has yet to decide on who will be the captain for the coming season at Newcastle, but he still considers Fabricio Coloccini at the moment to be the club captain, and we daresay if Colo is still with us come September, he may continue to captain the team for his last season on [...]

Newcastle To Make Move For Austin And Take Spending To £50M

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It was interesting that Steve McClaren in his interviews after the game yesterday atSheffield United, said that he wanted the new players to be signed as soonas possible, obviously so he can get them quickly into action, with the start of thePremier Leagueseason now less than two weeks away. And the Chronicle is reporting that [.

Dubious Reports Surrounding Rolando Aarons

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Newcastle are willing to give Rolando Aarons a five year improved deal to stay with the club long-term,after his excellent form this pre-season which is not unlike how he performed for us last season before picking up some serious hamstring injuries that limited him to just six appearances for Newcastle this season.

Newcastle’s Concerns About Austin Move Seem Strange

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Newcastle still have 26 year-old newly wed Charlie Austin on their radar screen for eventually arriving at Newcastle this summer, but the reason they have not signed him yet is certainly not because he is asking for £80K/week which the People yesterday reported was the reason. It's being reported again that Newcastle seem to [.

Two Additional Players Expected At Newcastle This Week

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Immediately after the game yesterday Steve McClaren talked about not knowing whether there will be any new signings by Newcastlethis summer, but he changed his tune a bit later on (for the better we may add) and said that he looks forward to one or two new players coming in this week to freshen up [.

Saying Goodbye to Fans – Chancel Mbemba’s Way

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Chancel Mbemba is waiting to sign for Newcastle, and specifically he is waiting for his visa to be approved and before that can happen the FA must give Newcastle a Governing Body Endorsement. That will not happen until Thursday when the FA will convene a panel to discuss it. This is what happened yesterday when [.

John Carver Sighting At Bramall Lane Sunday

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Here is a photograph of John Carver and Steve Stone that was tweeted yesterday from the game at Bramall Lane. Whenyou are born and bred in Newcastleand follow the teamfrom beinga toddler, you keepfollowing the team no matter what you do andno matter where you are soit wasn't toosurprising the two former Newcastle-born coaches [.

Charlie Austin Reacts To Reports He Wants £80K/Week

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There was a report yesterday in the People that was kind of hard to believe, because after two months of the striker being in the headlines, suddenlythe reason he is still at QPR is that he is asking for £80K/week in wages. It was a Sunday and so a new angle on Charlie Austin was [...]

Steve McClaren Explains His Loyalty

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Some Newcastle fans wereannoyed that Steve McClaren didn't come to Newcastle in January, when he first asked by Lee Charnleyto take over the team, and the reasons he didn't do that have been explained again by the Newcastle head coach. Steve McClaren timing andloyaltyimportant Steve has given a wide-ranging interview to Premier League TV, [.

Steve McClaren – Coloccini Is One Of Our Best Players

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There is a lot of talk these days about whether the current Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini will see out the final year of his contract at Newcastle, and even if newcastle want to keep him at the club, after his poor form in the second half of last season. It seems that will depend on [...]

McClaren Not Sure If More Players Will Be Signed

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Steve McClaren was interviewed by Sky Sports News after the 2-2 draw today at Sheffield United, and he was asked if there were more players coming through the door this summer, and the head coach surprisingly didn't seem too sure there would be any more players brought in. Steve McClaren at Bramall Lane today We [.

McClaren Casts Doubt On Player Leaving Newcastle

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With Fabricio Coloccini not even in the squad today at Bramall Lane when he was supposed to get his first outing in pre-season may have signaled this could be the end of the road at Newcastle for the Argentine who joined us from Deportivo seven years ago when Kevin Keegan was manager. But not according [.

Jet Lag Catches Up With The Newcastle Players

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It wasasking a lot of the Newcastle squad to finish a game in California at 5:30 am local Newcastletime, and then get back over 47000 miles and deal with the jet lag of an 8 hour time difference and then play the game today. I did a lot of traveling around the world in [...]

Coloccini Missing From Squad – He Could Be On His Way

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The local press reported in mid-week that Fabricio Coloccini would be playing in today's game but not only did he not play but he wasn't even with the squad. And with the papers continually reporting he is wanted by Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, then it could be that he and Newcastle have decided to [.

Newcastle Draw 2-2 At Bramall Lane

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Newcastle drew 2-2 at Bramall Lane this afternoon after twice going ahead with goals from Gini Wijnaldum and Siem de Jong, but both times Sheffield came back first with a goal from McNulty early in the second half after some poor defending by Newcastle. And then late in the game with Newcastle 2-1 up, [.

Newcastle’s Potential Problem With Charlie Austin Deal

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The Sunday People is reporting today that Newcastle have been put off buying their top striker target Charlie Austin because he is asking too much in wages, reported to be£85K/week, but how come Newcastle and other clubs have been in the chase for the big man for over twomonths now, and this is the first [.

Praise For Steve McClaren From Former Player

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There's a report in the Star today that former Middlesbrough star Stewart Downing was made aware that Newcastle were interested in him only a day before he signed againforhis home town club presumably to finish his career where he started it under now Newcastle manager Steve McClaren. A young Stewart Downing at Middlesbrough Stewart [.

Newcastle Fail In Move For Experienced England International

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The Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle made an enquiry about Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, but the approach was turned down by manager Louis van Gaal. Michael was on Newcastle's books as a youngster in the Kevin Keegan days, before he signed on at West Ham, and this is not the first time in [.

Strong Newcastle Side Faces Sheffield United – Janmaat Captain

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Newcastle play their fourth pre-season friendly this afternoon at Bramall Lane, a short three days after returning from their American trip, and head coach Steve McClaren has just named his starting eleven. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat (c), Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; [.

Newcastle Announce Delay In Visa For Chancel Mbemba

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There's been a delay is securing a visa for Chancel Mbemba,and it's due to the FA not being able to meet until this coming Thursday to consider giving Newcastle their OK on the visa. Chancel Mbemba Visa delay due to FA Newcastle have just released the following communication about the status of the transfer [.

Clear-Out At Newcastle – Coloccini And Cisse For Sale

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Mark Douglas in the Chronicle today is reporting that Newcastle will let a number of players leave this summer, and he names Mike Williamson, Yoan Gouffran, Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse and captain Fabricio Coloccini as being available for transfer for the right fee. Leeds United were interested in signing Williamson early [.

Newcastle Striker – I’m Proud To Play For Such A Huge Team

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It seems that 22 year-old Ayoze Perez enjoyed the club tour in America, and he was shocked at the great welcome the team received in the states but Newcastle are a popular team seen on TV around the world every single weekend during the season. And even last season when things were not good [...]

Chancel Mbemba Is Fast – Watch This Video

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Chancel Mbemba is a very good center-back and he's also fast Here's a piece of video of him defending against Moses Simon who joined KAA Gent in January and is supposed to be the fastest player in the Belgian League. Chancel Mbemba vs Moses Simon (Fastest player in the Jupiler Pro League) #rsca #nufc [.

Newcastle Already Have Four New Goalscorers In The Side

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With Aleksandar Mitrovic signing for us this week, and with Newcastle now havingthree midfielders who can also scoregoals Gini Wijnaldum, Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons maybe we don't need another striker brought in this summer? That's essentially four goalscorers we didn't have last season, because Siem and Rolando madeonly 11 appearance between [.

Newcastle After Top Swiss Winger – The Alpine Messi

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Inter-Milan manager Roberto Mancini bought both Davide Santon from Newcastle and Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich in January, but he has admitted that one of them must be sold this summer, because he will not have room for both of them in his 25 man Inter-Milan squad for next season. Xherdan Shaqiri scoring for Inter [.

It’s A Key Game For Both McClaren And Coloccini Tomorrow

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It's good news today that Fabricio Coloccini is now fit and will make his first appearance of the pre-season at Bramall Lane tomorrow afternoon. The Newcastle captain has been nursing a sore Achilles, and he hasn't been risked by the coaching staff, but news today in the local pres that he will play tomorrow [.

Steve McClaren – Newcastle Is Unique – It’s Like A Religion

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Steve McClaren joined Newcastle United in early June, the day after both John Carver and Steve Stone has been sacked, and Steve and his coaching team ever since then have been like a breath of fresh air for Geordie fans. And couple that with our acquisition of Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and hopefully Chancel Mbemba [.

New Signing Desperately Wants More Playing Time

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Gini Wijnaldum started the game on Tuesday night against Portland Timbers, and within six minutes he had scored a nice goal that was beautifully set up by Rolando Aarons, who it's fair to say was the star man of the tour, and certainly the star in that particular game with two brilliant goals within two [.

FIFA Launch Official Investigation Into Chancel Mbemba’s Age

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Chancel Mbemba is now in Newcastle, and will take his medical tomorrow, and could be introduced as a Newcastle player before tomorrow is out, but that issue on his age will not go away. He has given at least threedifferent ages in his career, and in the records on the internet he is generally listed [.

Newcastle Battle PSG And Sampdoria For Turkish Midfielder

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There's a report in Italy in Tutto Mercato Web (TMW), that Newcastle are in a battle with bothParis Saint-Germain and Sampdoria for the signature of 20 year-old Turkish midfielder Taylan Antalyali. It seems the Turkish U19 central midfielder is getting a lot of attention, and he can play in either an attacking role or as [.

Newcastle And Star Player Now Have Big Decisions To Make

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There's news in France today that Tottenham has put in a bid for Moussa Sissoko, so we'll see how Newcastle react to the bids for some of their best players this summer, although Moussa did now play well in the second half of last season. Moussa has always taken the opportunity when interviewed in France, [.

McClaren Can Bring Out The Best In Some Fringe Players

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In the last few games of the season we thought Vurnon Anita played very well for Newcastle, and in that last game he was almost Newcastle's best player, although that fantastic performance by Jonas Gutierrez in his final game for the clubwon him our Man of the Match award. Good players play well when it [.

This “Surprise” Signing Could Be A Good Deal For Newcastle

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The Hull Daily Mail is reporting that any club who want to buy Hull's City center-back James Chester will have to cough up around £8 million for him this summer. That's £2M less than manager Steve Bruce was asking for only a couple of months ago so maybe that's a positive for clubs like Newcastle [.

There’s Truth In Newcastle’s Interest In Uruguayan International

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There have been reports that Aston Villa are targeting Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan as a replacement for Belgium Christian Benteke, who has been sold to Liverpool for a massive £32.5M. But Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has dismissed those reports, but interestingly enough, has said Newcastle United are interestedin the 22 year-old Uruguayan striker and have [.

Newcastle’s Strategy To Get Austin Could Work

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey has been talking to TALKsport today and he's talked about what else the sale of their top striker Charlie Austin. But QPR may be being too greedy in trying to get the most money for their striker, and Chris has said they have already turned down a £12M bid [...]

Budding Star Can Fulfill His Potential At Newcastle

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With the social media these days all around, where news goes viral in an instant, it must be very difficult for young players who by their very age are still becoming men so it's much easier these days than in days of old for great young players to go off the rails, and [...]

Budding Star Can Fulfill His Potential At Newcastle

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With the social media these days all around, where news goes viral in an instant, it must be very difficult for young players who by their very age are still becoming men so it's much easier these days than in days of old for great young players to go off the rails, and [...]

Newcastle’s Strategy To Get Charlie Austin Is Working

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey has been talking to TALKsport today and he's talked about what else the sale of their top striker Charlie Austin. But QPR may be being too greedy in trying to get the most money for their striker, and Chris has said they have already turned down a £12M bid [...]

Newcastle And Star Player Now Have Big Decisions To Make

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There's news in France today that Tottenham has put in a bid for Moussa Sissoko, so we'll see how Newcastle react to the bids for some of their best players this summer, although Moussa did now play well in the second half of last season. Moussa has always taken the opportunity when interviewed in France, [.

McClaren Can Bring Out The Best In Some Fringe Players

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In the last few games of the season we thought Vurnon Anita played very well for Newcastle, and in that last game he was almost Newcastle's best player, although that fantastic performance by Jonas Gutierrez in his final game for the clubwon him our Man of the Match award. Good players play well when it [.

This “Surprise” Signing Could Be A Good Deal For Newcastle

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The Hull Daily Mail is reporting that any club who want to buy Hull's City center-back James Chester will have to cough up around £8 million for him this summer. That's £2M less than manager Steve Bruce was asking for only a couple of months ago so maybe that's a positive for clubs like Newcastle [.

There’s Truth In Newcastle’s Interest In Uruguayan International

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There have been reports that Aston Villa are targeting Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan as a replacement for Belgium Christian Benteke, who has been sold to Liverpool for a massive £32.5M. But Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has dismissed those reports, but interestingly enough, has said Newcastle United are interestedin the 22 year-old Uruguayan striker and have [.

Newcastel Battle PSG And Sampdoria For Turkish Midfielder

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There's a report in Italy in Tutto Mercato Web (TMW), that Newcastle are in a battle with bothParis Saint-Germain and Sampdoria for the signature of 20 year-old Turkish midfielder Taylan Antalyali. It seems the Turkish U19 central midfielder is getting a lot of attention, and he can play in either an attacking role or as [.

FIFA Launch Official Investigation Into Chancel Mbemba’s Age

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Chancel Mbemba is now in Newcastle and will take his medical tomorrow, and could be introduced as a Newcastle player before tomorrow is out but that issue on his age will not go away. He has given at least threedifferent ages and in the records on the internet he is generally listed as 20 years-old [.

Is This Center-Back One Of McClaren’s Surprise Signings?

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There are some rumors going around that Newcastle may be interested in Manchester United's center-back Johnny Evans yes the one that was involved in that spitting incident with Papiss Cisse on March 4th. Jonny was on loan at Sunderland back in January of 2007 for the second half a]of that season when he had [.

Claims Newcastle To Sign Monaco’s Joao Moutinho For £9M

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Newcastle are supposedly ready to sign Monaco's Joao Moutinho for £9.5M according to Portuguese journalist Jorge Bacao, who has sent out a tweet saying that. EXCLUSIVO : Joao Moutinho para o Newcastle United por € 13 Milhões valor acordado com o Mónaco . Amanhã médica. #NUFC #Mónaco — Jorge Ba?

No Concrete Offers Yet For Newcastle Target

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When you read all the articles about Charlie Austin and nothing seems to be really happening the theory that Newcastle are in the lead for his signature and Charlie wants to move to Newcastle seems like it may even be true. But we know that Newcastle are reported not to be willing to pay the [...]

Chancel Mbemba Sighted In Newcastle – Photo

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It looks like Chancel Mbemba has arrived in Newcastle and he is booked in the Hotel Indigo. Here's a tweet sent out by Newcastle_Toon Mbemba is now in The Toon and is booked into the Hotel Indigo. #nufc pic.twitter.com/GSMlGu0KoY Newcastle_Toon (@Newcastle_Toon) July 23, 2015

Newcastle Must Show Ambition To Keep This Young Frenchman

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Olivier Kemen joined Newcastle from Metz two years ago this month, and he signed a two year contract at Newcastle which ended at the end of June, according to transfermkt.com, and we assume he is now a free agent. His agent has said he is in talks with AC Milan about a movefor the French [...]

Steve McClaren Compliments New Signing

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We thought Gini Wijnaldum looked good in that first half on Tuesday night in the 4-3 loss to the Portland Timbers, and he took the chance that Rolando Aarons set up for him after just 6 minutes with consummate ease, as he hit the ball first time into the corner of the net for his [...]

More Good News On Rolando Aarons

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The Newcastle squad is on their way back to Newcastle from Portland, Oregon, and will probably arrive back later today so that Steve McClaren will be back in work tomorrow probably in time to welcome Anderlecht center-back ChancelMbemba to the club as our third signing for around £8.5M. Steve has also said Newcastle are [.

Ashley’s May Be Right – Newcastle Starting To Make Their Own Luck

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One of the statements Mike Ashley made in that Sky Sports interview just before the West Ham game on 24th May that seemed important was that from now on we were going to make our own luck. And it's starting to look like the Billionaire is willing to spend some big money at Newcastle, to [...]

McClaren Wants Classy Winger – But Cabella Going Nowhere

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Newcastle's pursuit for Florian Thauvin of Marseilles is ongoing and seemingly relentless, as Newcastle's head coach Steve McClaren sees him as an important player for Newcastle in the future, and McClaren is a big admirer of the French U21 International (10 games 7 goals). And given we know chief scout Graham Carr has kept tabs [.

New Environment – New Ideas – A Pleasure To Be Part Of It

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Mike Williamson is certainly a fan of Steve McClaren and his new coaching team as the 6'4″ center-back has enthused over the American trip and all the new ideas and tactics the player are getting every single day from McClaren and his top coaching staff. Mike Williamson fouling Gini Wijnaldum in training This what big [.

McClaren Praises His Magnificent Back Room Staff

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It's obvious that Steve McClaren oozes leadership in everything he does, and he gets people right behind him as he leads the way to make Newcastle into a great club again, who challenge for honors again in England. That's what leadership is all about selling your vision and your methods of achieving it [.

Mbemba To Be Reunited With Former Team-Mate

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Newcastle signing Aleksandar Mitrovic has seemingly confirmed that his former Anderlecht teammate Chancel Mbemba will also sign for the Magpies thisweek. 20 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic had a lot of good things to say about Newcastle United after he had signed along the bottom line for Newcastle and he gave a number of interviews.

McClaren – Some Surprise Signings On The Way

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The Chronicle is reporting some good news tonight, that Steve McClaren has said some of the targets Newcastle are after have not been reported in the papers yet. Would you believe that there's been reports of Newcastle after 223 players so far and some were missed how could that be? Steve McClaren [.

Mbemba To Have Newcastle Medical Tomorrow

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It seems that Chancel Mbemba has his heart on joining Newcastle, and he has said as much today in comments which have been reported widely, that it's his dream come true to be signing for Newcastle no ifs ands or buts there from Chancel. And there's now news in HLN.be in Belgium that he [...]

Will Newcastle Now Pass On Charlie Austin?

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There's some news today in Italy in calciomercato.com that Aston Villa want to replace Christian Benteke with 22 year-old Uruguayan Diego Rolan, currently playing with Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1. But that will certainly not be the only striker Villa will sign. This youngster was offered to Newcastle last month as Bordeaux are looking [.

Newcastle To Sign Up And Retain Their Top Youngster

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Newcastle fans will have been heartened last night not by the overall display of Newcastle or our patched up defense, but the sparkling form of winger Rolando Aarons. The youngster scored a great goal with an overhead bicycle kick and then followed that up with a second goal within the minute, when he hit [.

Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Wijnaldum Start At Portland – Live Video

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Newcastle will play the last of their three games of the US tour tonight when they play the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. This is the only MLS team Newcastle will play on the tour. Head coach Steve McClaren has just announced his team for tonight's game and it looks like Newcastle will give a [.

Inexperienced Newcastle Lose 4-3 To Portland Timbers

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In their final and third game of the American tour, Newcastle have gone down 4-3 against Portland Timbers second eleven at Providence Park tonight, after going ahead after only six minutes of the game through new signing Georginio Wijnaldum, who converted a Rolando Aarons' cross. But then the home side scored four goals unanswered to [.

Portland Timbers 4 Newcastle 3 – Video Of The Whole Game

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Here's the video of the whole game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stght2gV8AQ

McCaren’s Explanations Are Unconvincing

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It seems that the artificialsurface at Providence Park and resting some players are the main reasons Steve McClaren fielded a back four of Bigirimana, Ferguson, Satka and Aarons in that first half, and only Satka is really a regular defender. It's not surprising that we let in three poor goals in that first half against [.

McClaren – We’ve Learned About The Players

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It will have been a tough going for our players over the last ten days in America, what with all the training, the moving around to three different destinations in what for them would be long trips invery hot weather. But there's also a huge positive about the trip, and that is the lads and [...]

Rolando Aarons’ Two Great Goals At Portland – Video

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Rolando Aaron's first goal lat night was what the American commentators said was worth the price of admission alone, and then he scored a second goal minute later when the 19 year-old smashed the ball into the roof of the net for Newcastle's third goal to make it close at 4-3 against Portland Timbers.

Mbemba – I’m Joining Newcastle – It’s My Dream Come True

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Chancel Mbemba has said that joining Newcastle United is his dream and that he will be moving to St James' Park, even though things are not yet finalized he seems to have set his heart on joining his former team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic on Tyneside. We're not sure when this deal will complete but it [.

Newcastle Interested In Signing Dutch International Winger

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There are reports that Newcastle are interested in signing 21 year-old Feyenoord winger Jean-Paul Boetius, who joined the Dutch clubwhen he was just six years old back in 2000. The talented winger picked up his first and only cap so far for Holland last year in March, in a friendly game against France at the [.

Mitrovic Receives Message Of Welcome From His Hero

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Alan Shearer didn't wast much time after Aleksandar Mitrovic was announced this morning as the second Newcastle signing of the season this time for £12.5M from Anderlecht. Alan Shearer at Newcastle cant help scoring Here's a tweet he sent to the young Aleksandar and that will cheer him up coming from his [.

Two Top Players In For £27M – A Good Start

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Newcastle announced the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht this morning for £12.5M, and that came 10 days after we had brought in our first singing of the summer in Gini Wijnaldum of PSV for £14.5M. Those are the 4th and 3rd highest transfer fees ever paid by Newcastle, with the likelihood that we will [.

Mitrovic Praise For Newcastle Fans And His Hero Alan Shearer

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Aleksandar Mitrovic scored44 goals in 90 appearances for Alderlecht and he has just signed a five year contractwith Newcastle that puts him on about £32K/week as a base salary, plus bonuses for a win and a draw and his transfer fee was close to £12.5M the fourth highest in Newcastle's history. The young [.

Charlie Austin Deal Becoming Complicated

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It's difficult to know like in most transfers just exactly what's going on in the Charlie Austin affair, but it looks like QPR are asking too much £15M for a player who could become a free agent next summer when his contract runs out. If we are to believe the news, then [...]

Latest News On Mbemba’s Move To Newcastle

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle are close to agreeing an £8M deal with Anderlecht for center-back Chancel Mbemba, but the deal is proving to be more complex than the Mitrovic deal, which will be announced today. The Belgium press are reporting the deal is for €10M, which is about £7M, and that's [.

McClaren’s Praise For Experienced Newcastle Defender

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Steven Taylor had his first game for Newcastle on Saturday night in Sacramento since he ruptured his Achilles back on January 1st, and he was brought on in the second half against the Republic, in place of Jamal Lascelles. And we thought he had a decent game, and looked solid at the back . It [..

Newcastle Announce Mitrovic Signing – I’m Happy And Honored

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Newcastle have just announced the signing of Alexander Mitrovic. Alexandar Mitrovic at St. James' Park This is what Newcastle have just released on their web-site. ========= Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, subject to the player receiving the appropriate visa.

Mitrovic A Boyhood Newcastle Fan – I’m Happy, Proud And Excited

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We had pointed out yesterday that when Aleksandar Mitrovic was 16 years old four years ago and at Partizan Belgrade,he was askedwhat his favorite club was apart from Partizan, and he said Newcastle United, and he was a big fan of Newcastle when young. He knows all about a certain Alan Shearer, who he says [.

Mitrovic Explains Delay In Signing For Newcastle – Video

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Here is a little bit of the Mitrovic interview today on nufcTV which is a fantastic interview that all fans should see and here he is explaining at the beginning why there was a delay in the deal Newcastle and Anderlecht couldn't agree on the fee although they were close sound [...]

McClaren – Mitrovic Was A Much Sought After Striker in Europe

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Newcastle's head coach has been interviewed in Portland, Oregon by Dan King, the Newcastle United Digital Editor, and Steve talks about the 20 year-old Serbian striker,and how delighted he is to sign a player who had some top clubs after him this summer. Steve McClaren delighted to get Mitrovic This is the full interview [.

McClaren – Newcastle Must Play At The Right Tempo

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For the second game on the US tour Newcastle made a poor start in Saturday night's game and Sacramento Republic got the better of us in the first half, and but for some great goalkeeping by Tim Krul we would have been behind at half time. Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren But things picked up [...]

Tim Krul’s Incredible Debut For Newcastle – Video

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Glen Roeder and Tim Krul after great performance Tim Krul has now spent 10 years at Newcastle. Take a look at his debut performance as an 18 year-old in the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) 1-0 win at Palermo on 2nd November, 2006 just 16 months after he joined Newcastle. Notice a young 20 [...]

Mitrovic In Newcastle Black And White Strip – Photo

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Here is the first photo we've seen of Aleksandar Mitrovic wearing the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle United, and he's wearing it at the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle there's the Tyne Bridge in the background and you see the Hilton name on the window. Thinks wonder which hotel he's staying at [.

This Could Be Newcastle’s Biggest Transfer Window Ever

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We know Newcastle haven't spent much money in the eight summers that Mike Ashley has owned the club, and as we all wait for Aleksandar Mitrovic to be unveiled as our second summer signing, this could turn out to be Newcastle's biggest spending transfer window ever. Aleksandar Mitrovic at Partizan Belgrade Soon to be in [.

Newcastle Player Who Cost £220K Is Not Going Anywhere

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If Karl Darlow wants to be the Newcastle number one goalkeeper he will have some difficult competition from the current number one Tim Krul, who has now spent 10 years on Tyneside after Graeme Souness brought him in from ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2005, and we paid £220K for him following [...]

Newcastle’s Mbemba Deal Set – Now They’re Convinced He’s 20

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Following up on our report yesterday that Chancel Mbemba looks set to join Newcastlefor €10M (£7M) there is more news in the Belgium press today, about how Newcastle had to be convinced of Mbemba's age, since he has given at least three different ages in the past. Chancel Mbemba Newcastle were skeptical of his [.

Two Center-Backs To Be Sold This Summer

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If we can get Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba signed this week, then Newcastle are making good progress on strengthening the side this summer, but we will still need to bring in one more striker and one more center-back. Fab Coloccini could be leavingNewcastlethis summer Weare said to be in with a chance of [.

Aston Villa Odds-On Favorites To Sign Newcastle Top Target

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A deal has been agreed between Aston Villa and Liverpool for the signing of Christian Benteke, and it looks like Villa will get around £32M for their Belgium striker, and to think they paid £7M for him three years ago from Genk. That must qualify as a Mike Ashley type deal, and Liverpool continue to [.

Anderlecht Manager – Mitrovic Can Become Top Striker At Newcastle

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Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will be announced as a Newcastle player today, and his manager in Belgium, Besnik Hasi, has talked about him, and said he has matured in his two years at the club, and can now become a top striker in England. Hasi says Aleksandar looks crazybecause he has tattoos and a funny [.

Two Players Injured – To Miss Start Of The Season

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We knew that Remy Cabella was out for up to a couple of months, as was reported a couple of days ago, and he will likely miss the start of the season, but some additionalbad news today that fellow Frenchman Manu Riviere has been flown home from the club's tour in the United States due [...]

Simpson – Next Season – It’s Going To Be Magnificent

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It's been another good day for Newcastle fans with the seemingly long wait for Aleksandar Mitrovic almost over, as the smiling 20 year-old jetted into the Newcastle and was met by Newcastle officials this afternoon and he will now have a medical, sign along the dotted line and be announced as a Newcastle hopefully tomorrow [.

Report – Newcastle To Sign Chancel Mbemba For €10M

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are very close to the signing of Anderlecht center-back Chancel Mbemba for about £7M, and the player was not in the squad that faced Lazio in Brussels for today's game. Sportsmail is reporting that Mbemba himself asked not to be included in the squad, with his transfer to Newcastle [.

Video Of Mitrovic Arriving At Newcastle Airport

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Here is some video of Aleksandar Mitrovic arriving at Newcastle Airport and being met by Newcastle officials and the 20 year-old seems very happy he's smiling away.

Mitrovic Seen At Newcastle Airport – Photos

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BREAKING: Aleksandar Mitrovi? has landed on Tyneside ahead of his Newcastle medical. See footage on @SkySportsNewsHQ pic.twitter.com/hulH7s81hD Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 19, 2015

Newcastle In Race With Red Devils For Top Young Defender

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News in The Sun today that Newcastle are making a let move for 18 year-old defender Mason Holgate, who Manchester United had hoped to sign up this weekend. Manchester United had moved in for the Doncaster-born youngster and bid £1M for him but Newcastle are said to be in negotiations for the youngster with Barnsley.

Krul, Anita, Sissoko, De Jong And Cisse Start In Sacramento

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Steve McClaren has just announced his side for our third pre-season friendly and second in the US tour against Sacramento Republic, and Tim Krul starts in goal butstill no Fab Coloccini in the side, who remains injured. Georginio Wijnaldum is on the bench for the first time, and we could see him cone on in [.

10 Man Newcastle Win 1-0 In Sacramento

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Haidara was sent off in this game in the 65th minute for a bad challenge on Danny Barrera, and that was 18 minutes after a cross from the French left back had been turned into his own net by Sacramento's James Kiffe early in the second half to put Newcastle ahead against the run [...]

Sacramento Republic 0 Newcastle 1 – Full Game – Video

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Here is the video of the full game in which Newcastle registered their first win of the US tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DhUSndz2fA

Steve McClaren – We Are Very Very Close To Signings

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Yesterday was a good day for Newcastle fans, in that the Belgium press said that Aleksandar Mitrovic had said his goodbyes to his team mates and wasfinally leaving the Anderlecht club after two years there, and was said to be flying to Newcastle for a medical. But with no signs of him in Newcastle, that [.

McClaren Not Happy After Sacramento Win

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Steve McClarenwas not pleased that Massadio Haidara was sent off after 65 minutes when the tackle wasn't that bad and after all it's a pre-season friendly. That's two 1-0 wins in our first three pre-season games, but the results don't mean much except when you win. We did have luck on our [...]

Gini Wijnaldum – I Feel At Home In This Club Already

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Georginio (Gini) Wijnaldum played his first game for Newcastlein Sacramento last night local time, and he cam eon after 70 minutes for Siem de Jong, and at least got a taste of playing for Newcastle but with Massadio Haidara having just been sent off he was deployed in a more defensive role than we think [.

No Mitrovic Sightings In Newcastle – Progress On Mbemba Deal

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There are various reports tonight from different sources that Newcastlehope to get both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht signed up in the next day or two. With reports coming out of Belgium this morning initiallyfrom HLN.be that Aleksandar Mitrovic had said good-bye to his team mates and was traveling to Newcastle [.

Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour Keen On Joining Newcastle

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The move made by Newcastle to get Georginio Wijnaldum to Newcastle plus the exciting news today that it looks we will be signing Aleksandar Mitrovicand Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht can only help us get some of other targets to join Newcastle. And would you believe it but a target we thought we had no chance [.

Newcastle Want Chelsea Player On Loan

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The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old Dutch U21 International Nathan Ake, who joined Chelsea in 2010 at the age of 15, and now it seems that Jose Mourinho would be willing to loan out a player who is very versatile and can play in midfieldor in defense. The left footed [.

Mbemba Close To Following Mitrovic To Newcastle

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It looks like Aleksandar Mitrovic will finally signfor Newcastle after he has his medical this afternoon, but like the deal with GeorginioWijnaldum it will very likely be announced tomorrow, once the medical staff have confirmed everything is OK. The Belgium press also expect the deal for Chancel Mbemba who is friends with Aleksandar [.

Mitrovic Confirms Newcastle Move On Facebook

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It's almost official as Aleksandar Mitrovic has confirmed on his Facebook page he is leaving Anderlect and going to play in black and white stripes again which he dids when he played for Partizan from 2013-2014. Here's his official Facebook Page maybe you can welcome him to Newcastle United. He's already got some [.

Belgium Media – Mitrovic, Mbemba To Newcastle – Very Close

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HLN.be is reporting today in Belgium that while both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba missed the open training yesterday, with what were said to be slight injuries, the fact negotiations were also going on with Newcastle about the double transfer seemed strange was it just a coincidence. But both were seen playing tennis at [.

It’s Not Good News for Newcastle

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Curtis Good has been injured again, and he is out of Newcastle's two remaining tour games against Sacramento Republic tonight and the Portland Timbers On Tuesday night in Oregon. It seems the hip he injured a year last March, in his first appearance for Australia is still bothering him, so this is not good news [.

We Want To Entertain And Make The Fans Proud

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48 year-old Carlisle-born Paul Simpson is an experienced coach, and has worked with Steve McClaren for the last couple of years at Derby County, and Steve has said Paul is an excellent organizer. Paul's also been talking to the press quite a lot since he joined us earlier this month and gives good interviews.

Newcastle Offer Mitrovic Incentive-Based Compensation

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One reason we think Newcastle are extremely close to wrapping up a deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic, is that the details of the deal are being reported in the Belgium press and they are really intricate low-level details. Aleksandar Mitrovic could earn £40K/week We reported earlier today that Newcastle will pay €16.

Breaking News – Mitrovic On His Way To Newcastle For Medical

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HLN.be in Belgium are just reporting that soon Aleksandar Mitrovic will no longer be anAnderlecht player, and aftermissing training yesterday while a deal with Newcastle was being negotiated. the latest news is he's on his way to the north of England for a medical. Aleksandar Mitrovic on his way to Newcastle for medical.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – All The Facts Plus Video Of His Goals

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We published this article initially a week yesterday, when it looked like Newcastle would sign both Wijnaldum and Mitrovic but we only signed the Dutch midfielder. Now Mitrovic is reported by the Belgium press to be on his way to Newcastle and always assuming he passes his medical he will become a Newcastle [.

Newcastle Make Improved Performance-Related Offer For Austin

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ESPN is reporting that Newcastle have made an improved offer for Charlie Austin, but that it is still thought to be short of the £15M that Director of Football Les Ferdinand is demanding for the 26 year-old, who scored 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances last season for QPR. Th discussions are said to [.

Mitrovich Is A Special Player – But Mbemba Is Even Better

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There's an interview in the Chronicle todaywithBelgian freelance journalist Philippe Vinck, and he knows all about Belgium football as you can see on his Twitter account. In his interview with Mark Douglas he says that Aleksandar Mitrovic is raw but a special player but he say that center-back Chancel Mbemba is an even better player.

Magpies 24/7 – Episode Two – Video

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Here is episode two of the new Magpies 24/7 program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l09y-KaeKQI

If Newcastle Sign Austin – It’s Great News For Fans And Club

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It looks like Rob Lee has said in his Kicca column today what a lot of Newcastle fans are thinking if we can sign Charlie Austin with a number of clubs after him, that will be terrific news for the Newcastle fans and the club itself. From what we know of Charlie he would [...]

Newcastle Tracking Versatile International Center-Back

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Newcastle at some point this summer need to bring in at least one center-half to shore up the defense, which has let in 190 goals in the last three Premier League seasons, and one of the defenders we have been linked with this year is Genk center-back Kara Mbodji, who can also play as a [...]

Newcastle Launch £15M Bid For Austin

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After betting was halted yesterday on Charlie Austin moving to Newcastle the north-east club are expected to make a £15M bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin in the next 48 hours. Charlie Austin bids for him With new manager Claudio Ranieri on board Leicester City would appear to be the main challengers and are [.

Wijnaldum in Training – What A Goal! – Video

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Here's something that Georginio has posted on his Twitter account as he trains in Sacramento for the game tomorrow night agaisnt Sacramento Republic, and he smashes the ball home in training with his left foot just inside the upright. Tim Krul where were you?. Shades of things to come from the Dutch International.

McClaren – Players Beginning To Understand What I Want

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There was a good interview yesterday with Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren, as he talked about the game on Tuesday night, but more importantly about the way the Newcastle players are slowly but surely understanding the new way he wants the team to play with good possession football and quick passing.

Various Reports That Newcastle Close On Mitrovic Deal

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There are reports in Italy, principally from Sport Italia that Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic, even through there was news late yesterday thatPorto have lodged an €18M bid for the 20 year-old striker. Aleksandar Mitrovic Newcastle are close Roma had fancied the striker for a while, but because of [.

Remembering John Alder And Liam Sweeney

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It was one year ago today on July 17th, that two dedicated Newcastle fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney were killed when their Malaysian airlines flight MH17 was shot down, when they were on their way to New Zealandto watch the Newcastle team play in a pre-season tour. The plane was passing over a Russian [.

Chelsea Reported After Mitrovic In Last Minute Deal

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The Star is reporting tonight in what they call an exclusive that Chelsea have become interested in the Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, even though they are keen on bringing Barcelona's Pedro to London. Andit seemswhichever striker is brought in will in all likelihood be number three behind Diego Costa and on loan Colombian [.

Bad News – Porto Match Newcastle’s Bid For Mitrovic

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There was some bad news being reported on TuttoMercatoWeb (TMW) tonight that FC Porto who is one of his preferred clubs along with Roma, have bid the full €18M for Aleksandar Mitrovic, and the matches the bid Newcastle put in last week. TMW are reporting the news because Roma are also interested in the [.

Sports Direct Continues Its Success – Can Newcastle Follow?

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Sports Direct announced today that profits rose by just under 21% in the financial year to April 26th of this year. The group, founded and majority controlled by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, announced pre-tax pretax profits for the year of£300M, which beat forecasts of £293M, and was up from £249M a year ago.

Report Newcastle After Another Dutch International Midfielder

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Soccernews.nl in Holland are reporting that Newcastle are interested insigningDutch International Leroy Fer, and with QPR being relegated, it seems that Fer will want to leave so he can make the Dutch squad for the Euro 2016 tournament in France next summer. It seems that Newcastle have won the race to sign Charlie Austin from [.

Belgium Report – Newcastle Deal For Mitrovic Close

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There is a report in HLN.be in Belgium today that Newcastle are still negotiating for Aleksandar Mitrovic, but not with Anderlecht or his agent Pini Zahav,but with the guy who really matters his father Ivica. The report saysMitrovic's agent wants the Newcastle deal for Aleksandar to go through (it's a big pay-day for him), [.

Claims Charlie Austin To Newcastle A Done Deal

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Journalist Daniel Ainsworth has just tweeted its his understanding that Charlie Austin is a done deal. Charlie Austin to Newcastle is a DONE DEAL. Mike Ashley was reluctant to pay that much, but Steve McClaren managed to convince him. Daniel Ainsworth (@Ainsworth1980) July 16, 2015

Breaking News: Reports Newcastle Win Race For Charlie Austin

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It looks like Newcastle may have won the race to sign Charlie Austin from QPR as a number of bookmakers have halted the betting on Austin moving to Newcastle. Odds on the transfer were cut dramatically from 11/8 to 1/9 this morningon Paddy Power, and Betfair have already haltedthe betting so it seems that Newcastle [.

Newcastle Reported To Have Won Battle For Charlie Austin

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Bookmakers Paddy Power have suspended the betting on Charlie Austin moving to Newcastle United as it looks like Newcastle have won the battle for QPR's top striker. Paddy Power said: ¨After one of the most drawn transfer sagas of the summer, it looks like Newcastle have finally got their man with punters weighing-in behind Austin [.

Poll – There’s A Firm Favorite Among Fans For Newcastle Captain

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He was our Man of the Match last season, and the Dutch International had a great season in his first season on Tyneside. 25 year-old Daryl Janmaat was also one of the few players who were willing to be interviewed during our terrible 10 game run at the end of the season, when we got [...]

Newcastle Player Opens Up About His Frustrations

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Siem de Jong in his first season at Newcastle went through hell and high water, and he had various injuries which kept him out of the side and then last February he suffered a collapsed lung for the second time in 18 months. However there is good news in that they immediately operated on him [...]

It Doesn’t Look Good For This Newcastle Target

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It was six days ago that Newcastle was buzzing with the news that Georginio Wijnaldum was flying in to sign for Newcastle, and there was news from the agent of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Pini Zahavi, that the Serbian striker could sign within hours as Pini arrived in Newcastle. The signing of Wijnaldum went without a hitch, [.

Newcastle Go After Multiple Center-Back Targets

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There was news last night that Newcastle have inquired about their former center-back target Douglas, who we were after three years ago when he was still at FC Twente. Newcastle had a deal all agreed to sign the free agent two years ago, before JoeKinnear came in as Director of Football and nixed the deal, [.

Wijnaldum Jets In – Siem De Jong Praises New Signing

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Georginio Wijnaldum has handled the personal things he had to take care of after his whirlwind signing for Newcastle over the weekend, and he has finally joined up with the Newcastle squad. They are now in Sacramento, the capital of California, ready for the game tomorrow against Sacramento Republic at Bonney Field with an 8:00 [.

Newcastle Reported Back In For Center-Back Douglas

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Joe Kinnear didn't do much at Newcastle when he was the Director of Football, but one of the first things he did do when he came in two years ago last month, was to block the transfer of 6ft 4ins center-back Douglas, who was at FC Twente at the time, and Managing Director had worked [...]

McClaren Becoming A Big Fan Of This Newcastle Player

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Steve McClaren tasted his first defeat last night as a Newcastle head coach, when the Magpies went down 2-1 to Club Atlas of mexico, and we again made a poor start to the game and were 2-0 down after 16 minutes and had to try o come back. Just before half time an excellent breakaway [...]

Newcastle Linked With Yet Another International Striker

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Newcastle have been linked with a (high) number of strikers already this summer, and news today that we are supposed to be interested in Sporting Lisbon's 27 year-oldstrikerIslam Slimani, who has been at the Lisbon club for two years now. and is an Algerian International. Islam Slimani in action against Chelsea in December Slimani has [.

Newcastle Make Move For Top Argentine International Midfelder

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There's a report TuttoMercatoWeb.com today that Newcastle are interested in signing Argentine International Sevilla central midfield star Ever Banega. Ever isa very good technical player who started his career with Boca Juniors, and came through the Youth Academy at the South American club and made his debut when he was just 18 years old.

Club Atlas 2 Newcastle United 1 – Video Highlights

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Here are the highlights of last night's game at Miller Park which we lost 2-1 to Club Atlas. You can quickly get to the goals by the time bar along the bottom they are after 10 minutes, 16 minutes and 45 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV9L29NlaGE

Krul, Colback, Sissoko And Cisse All Start Against Club Atlas

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the game at Milwaukee's Miller Park tonight against Club Atlas, and Tim Krul, Colback, Sissoko and Cisse all start this game. Teams: Atlas tba Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jamaal Lascelles, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback (c); Moussa Sissoko, Siem de Jong, [.

Newcastle Go Down 2-1 In Milwaukee – Aarons Shines

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Newcastle lost their second pre-season game in Milwaukee last night, as the lads went down 2-1 to Mexican side Club Atlas, and we got off to a very poor start when young Jamaal Lascelles brought down Gonzalo Bergessio in the penalty box and he then sent Tim Krul the wrong way to put Newcastle1-0 behind.

Newcastle In Surprising Link For Portuguese Midfielder

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22 year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira had an excellent game against the Thai All Stars yesterday in Bangkok for Liverpool, and created two goals before being substituted at half-time. Liverpool went on to win that game 4-0, and would you believe it but it seems that Newcastle are interested in buying the Portuguese [.

Newcastle Close To Second Signing – Is It This Defender?

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Newcastle continue to be linked with 23 year-old Schalke center-back Joel Matip, and with one year left on his contract the Magpies could get a decent deal forthe Cameroon International. this summer. Matip has said he couldstay at Schalke for the last seasonof his contract, but that hasn't stopped there being multiple reports that Newcastle [.

Steve McClaren Hints At New Signings Soon

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Newcastle started the game poorly last night in Milwaukee, and we were 2-0 down after only 16 minutes but after the first 25 minutes Newcastle came right back into the game. An in-form Moussa Sissoko scored after 45 minutes and Newcastle pressed hard, but like last Friday night at Gateshead we just couldn't score [.

McClaren On Cathro – Great Potential And Newcastle Is His Club

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McClaren has told the Mirror that before he appointed 28 year-old Ian Cathroas one of his two assistant coaches he did his homework and he talked to people who had worked with the young coach who has enormous potential and who knows he could become a Newcastle head coach in the future. Ian Cathro [.

McClaren – I Don’t Know How We Never Scored A Second

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The need for a top striker and a top central defender was clear with Newcastle's display last night at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park. We conceded two poor goals in the first 16 minutes, and the Magpies could have even won the game when we created a lot of chances in [...]

Wijnaldum Turned Down AC MIlan To Join Newcastle

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There's news in Holland that Georginio Wijnaldum joined Premier League club Newcastle United, and there was interest also from AC Milan and other clubs according to his agent. AC Milan have been European Champions seven times so it say something that Georginio wanted to play in England and was happy enough to join us, [.

Les Ferdinand – No Bid From Newcastle For Austin

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There's little doubt that Newcastle are interested in signing QPR's 26 year-old striker Charlie Austin, but the Magpies have still to make their first bid for the player who scored 18 Premier league goals in only 35 league appearances for the struggling QPR last season. Director of Football Les Ferdinand the former Newcastle striker [.

Roma’s Failure Means Mitrovic Could Turn Down Newcastle

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There are various reports that Roma's bid for Edin Dzeko the Manchester City striker has been turned down, and that could mean the Italian club could turn to 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic if they cannot get a decent deal for the Bosnian striker. The Italian press is reporting Manchester City want really [.

McClaren Tight Lipped On Mitrovic And Austin

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We expect that Aleksandar Mitrovic's family are no longer in Newcastle, having been shown around St. James Park and the training fields recently, in an attempt to persuade his father that Mitrovic should sign for Newcastle but no real news on what has happened after that, or if the 20 year-old is closer tosigning [.

Newcastle Make Bold £10M Move For Tottenham Winger

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The Express are reporting today that Newcastle have put in a £10M bid for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, and it's not the first time we have been linked with the 23 year-old England International this summer. Andros Townsend in England colors Newcastle have been interested in Townsend for a couple of yearsnow,and he's not getting [.

Who Should Be Newcastle’s Captain Next Season – Poll

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini came under heavy criticism for both his form and attitude in the second half of last season under interim coach John Carver, and at times Colo didn't seem to care too much about just how bad Newcastle were playing. That was during that terrible eight game losing streaktowards the end of [.

It’s All Change At Newcastle – A New Era Dawns

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Steven Taylor injured his Achilles on New Years Day last season and was out for the rest of the season, and the Whitley Bay lad now goes into his last year of his contract at Newcastle. This could be this final season on Tyneside, and there's even a chance the 29 year-old could be sold [...]

Newcastle Lose Patience – Mitrovic Decision Within 48 Hours

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There is a report in the La Derniere Heure in Belgium that Newcastle are giving Aleksandar Mitrovic an ultimatumand he has 48 hours to decide whether he wants to join Newcastle. If he saysnothenNewcastle will move ahead quickly for other striker targets. . Aleksandar Mitrovic ultimatum Two players who could be leaving Anderlecht imminently are [.

Mystery Solved – Tiote Could Still Have Newcastle Future

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With Cheick Tiote not on the plane yesterday to the US and certainly not injured, most fans put two and two together and got four or was it five? It was thought that was a good indication that he would be leaving the club in the summer. And Cheick himself had played only 12 [...]

Newcastle Reported After French Defensive Midfielder

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The Times is reporting today that Newcastle want to sign Marseilles midfielder Mario Lemina, who is a 21 year-old midfielder and would appear to be a decent buy for Newcastle, since this lad is talented and has huge potential and would only improve at Newcastle. We have been linked for weeks for his team-mate Florian [.

Agent Of Newcastle Target – Concrete Offers Have Arrived

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There's news that Sampdoria are trying to sell their strikerStefano Okaka this summer, since his two year contract runs out in one years time, and it seems they want to get a fee for him before he becomes a free agent next summer and can leave for nothing. However, its being on Football Italia today [.

We’ll Learn A Lot About Ourselves On This US Trip

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Newcastle assistant coach Paul Simpson thinksthe players will learn a lot about themselves on this trip to the US, and since all the coaches are new at the club they will learn a lot about the players and about themselves too. The club's last trip stateside in 2011 was exhausting but a good one, [.

Newcastle – A Club Of Great Traditions Around Europe

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After the terrible second half of last season, Newcastle need to re-establish themselves in the Premier League, and there would be no better time than to have another top six season nextseason. Ourtarget in the league is the most ambitious ever under Mike Ashley with a top eight finish as thetarget and Mike [.

Newcastle Can Make Excellent Proposal To Charlie Austin

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It's not the first time its been mentioned that Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M requested for Charlie Austin for a player who becomes a free agent next summer when his contract at QPR runs out and he will be available for notransfer fee. But Charlie himself will be anxious to leave [...]

New Center-Back Proud To Wear Newcastle Shirt

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21 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles has talked to the Chronicle today and it will be a key season for the England U21 International, as he finally is in the first team squad at a club he signed for almost a year ago. Jamaal has talked about the weird feeling he had when he and team-mate [...]

Newcastle Reported In A Move For Italian Striker

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It would be another coup for Newcastle if we can somehow get 20 year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic through the door in the coming days, and then Newcastle would need to sign one more striker, and our choice would be Charlie Austin. But there's news from Italy today that Newcastle are interested in 25 year-old [.

America Is Hot, Humid And Very Large

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Newcastle are on another trip to the US right now, where the distances in America are huge and the weather is hot and humidin the summer, but this time around they seem to have arranged things a little better than in 2011, when the squadwent down to Miami in July where it's around 95 [...]

Newcastle Still Short Of Anderlecht Asking Price For Mitrovic

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We covered yesterday the report in HLN.be in Belgium on the situation between Newcastle and Anderlecht in trying to get their 20year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to sign for Newcastle. Newcastle are in pole position to sign the youngster, but they have yet to convincehis father that Newcastle is the right place for his son, who [.

Latest – Newcastle Trying To Convince Mitrovic’ Father

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A deal between Newcastle and Anderlecht for 20 year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is getting close with reports in Belgium saying that everything is set togo through, once his father is persuaded that Newcastle is a good club for his young son to join. Anderlecht kept the player out of a practice game today against Istanbul [.

Signing This Striker Will Make It Easier To Get Charlie Austin

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Juts like Newcastle signing top Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum yesterdaywill make it a bit easier to persuade Aleksandar Mitrovic to sign for us then if we do manage to get the 20 year-old to sign for Newcastle it will make it that much easier to then sign Charlie Austin. The latest news on [.

Steve McClaren Could Keep This Player At Newcastle

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In the first friendly of pre-season against Gateshead at the International Stadium on Friday night Papiss Cisse looked sharp in that first half, and he scored the penalty after six minutes that eventually won the game for Newcastle, although 1-0 was not reflective of Newcastle's complete dominance, but again we found it hard to put [.

This Is A Great Move By Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita knows new signing Georginio very well, being just couple of years older than him and he has played on the same sides at International level for Holland, particularity at the youth levels and also played against him in the Eredivisie. Vurnon Anita in action in last game against West Ham Georginio cost around [.

Newcastle Ready To Make Four More £10M Signings In Summer

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Newcastle have finally had some success in the transfer market this summer with getting the very talented Georginio Wijnaldum through the door yesterday, and he cost £14.5M, but that will not be the end of some big spending by Newcastle this summer. The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle want four more players in this [.

Newcastle After Young German International Center-Back

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News in the Mirror today that one player Newcastle are trying to sign 22 year-old is Stuttgart center-back Antonio Rudiger, who has already played six times for Germany. Newcastle were first linked with this young defender in May of last year. Antonio Rudiger 22 year-old German International The news is that Wolfsburg are also [.

Newcastle Announce 24 Man Squad For America

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The Newcastle squad to tour America in the next ten days has just been announced on the Newcastle web-site and the lads are flying out to Milwaukee today for their first game which will be on Tuesday night against Club Atlas at Miller Park. The squad is as follows: Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Adam Armstrong, [.

Aleksandar Mitrovic Very Close To Newcastle Move

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The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle are close to signing Anderlecht striker Aleksandar and that is backed up to some extent by a report in HLN.be in Belgium, that says the Serbian International completed his last training session at Anderlecht yesterday and was smiling when he signed autographs for the Serbian fans for the [.

Fans Shouldn’t Worry – Newcastle Sells Itself To Players

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A number of fans have been concerned that it will be very difficult to get our top targets into the club this summer, and we are certainly part of that group. That was one reason we were absolutelydelighted that not only did Wijnaldum sign for us yesterday but he seems genuinely very keen to [...]

McClaren’s Surprising Opinion Of Newcastle’s Current Squad

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We always thought that out squad was an awful lot better than they showed under John Carver in the second half of the season when we collected only 13 points from 19 league games and lost in the 3rd round of The FA Cup. There was a terrible streak of 10 games in which we [...]

Wijnaldum – Newcastle Are Beautiful People – I Already Feel At Home

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Georginio Wijnaldum has been interviewed by Press Association Sport, and he has said one of the reasons he signed on at Newcastle is the club showed very early on that they were very interested in him. He's also said he needs to learn some of that Geordie dialect so he also seems a sensible [...]

Benfica, Porto And Roma In Battle With Newcastle For Striker

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It seems that Newcastle are certainty not the first choice of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic although hopes were raise yesterday after noon when his agent had said that Aleksandar would be signing for Newcastle, but since then it looks like other clubs are still interested in the striker and they can offer him Champions [.

Injuries Continue At Newcastle

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Newcastle completely dominated the game at the International Stadium last night against Gateshead, but it took a penalty for them to score, as once again chance after chance went begging. Papiss Cisse scored after only six minutes from the spot, but Steve McClaren will have quickly seen why we need two new strikers brought into [.

One Player Wants To Join Newcastle, Another Hesitant

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Newcastle should be ableto announce their first captureof the summer today with Georginio Wijnaldum expected to sign along the dotted line, after completing his medical yesterday. Georginio has been seen smiling in Newcastle, and it's pretty obvious he wants to sign on at Newcastle. He was Dutch Player Of The Year last season and [.

Newcastle Miss Out On Another Dutch MIdfield Target

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It looks like Newcastle will sign PSV captain Georginio Wijnaldum today, but wewere also interested in bringing in Marco van Ginkel from Chelsea next season either on loan or on a permanent deal but Chelsea have announced his is joining Stoke City for the seasonon loan. Marco van Ginkel on loan to [.

Newcastle Tracking Top Dutch Defender

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The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle will again turn to Holland to shore up their central defense, and it-seems we will draw a blank on Schalke center-back Joel Matip, who doesn't want to leave the German club this summer. Joel has only one year left on his contract and put this out yesterday "I [.

Newcastle Announce Wijnaldum Signing – Dutchman Delighted

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Newcastle have just announced that they completed the signing of Hollandinternational midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven. The 24-year-old moves to the Magpies on a five-year deal to become our first signing under new head coach Steve McClaren. Georginio Wijnaldum delighted to join Newcastle This is some of what Newcastle have just put out [.

McClaren Admits Wijnaldum Deal – Others Being Worked On

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Steve McClaren has talked after the 1-0 win last night at Gateshead and has made no secret of the fact that =Georginio Wijnaldum is in town and he has been seen by various people in Newcastle and was photographed arriving at Newcastle airport on Friday afternoon. Wijnalbum arriving on Friday afternoon at Newcastle airport Steve [.

Report: Newcastle Mitrovic Bid Stalls – Porto Make Move

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Aleksandar Mitrovic's agent Pini Zahavi arrived in Newcastle on Friday afternoon, and said that his client would be signing for Newcastle, and it was thought he would handle all the details beforeMitrovicwould fly in for the medical on Saturday. Aleksandar Mitrovic Porto interested again But the Mail is reporting that Porto have again expressed [.

Steve McClaren Already Making A Difference On Tyneside

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Steve McClaren has been on board for about a month now and he has already made a difference in the climate at Newcastle with his professionalism and enthusiasm, but also because he seems straight and down to earth and tells things like they are and doesn't sugar coat everything. His appearance on Monday night [.

Two Newcastle Sides Beat Gateshead 1-0

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Newcastle started a very strong side tonight against Gateshead at the International Stadium, and went ahead through a Papiss Cisse penalty after only six minutes but that was the only score of the game and although Newcastle dominated the match, they couldn't add to that one goal. The penalty was given after Massadio Haidara [.

Darlow, Lascelles, Janmaat, Aaron And Cisse Start At Gateshead

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Newcastle's first pre-season game kicks of at the International Stadium at 8:00pm local time tonight and Steve McClaren is starting a very strong side. Gateshead (4-5-1): Sam Russell; Simon Ramsden, James Curtis, Ben Clark, Matty Pattison; Josh Gillies, Rob Ramshaw, Jamie Chandler, Jimmy Phillips, James Marwood; Jon Shaw Substitutes: To be confirmed Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl [.

Mitrovic – All The Facts – Plus Last Seasons Goals – Video

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Aleksandar Mitrovic 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Here are some facts about a player who could become a Newcastle player as early as today if all goes well with his imminent transfer from Aderlecht. We also have a video showing his goals of last season. Her are some facts about the 20 year-old Born in [.

Georginio Wijnaldum – All The Facts Plus 10 Minute Video Of Skills

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Georginio Wijnaldum almost aNewcastleplayer Here are some facts on Wijnaldum who will become a Newcastle player if he passes his medicalthisafternoon and he has already been photographed arriving at Newcastle airport today. Born in Rotterdam on 11th November, 1990 A tad short of 5ft 9ins tall On Sparta Rotterdam books from 1997 [.

Newcastle Could Lose Out To Stoke For Striker Target

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Newcastle have been linked with a number of strikers this summer, and it seems Newcastle have zoned in on 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and if the latest news is to be believed we are getting close to signing him. Newcastle have also been linked with Charlie Austin, Bas Dost and Patrick Bamford, the [.

McClaren – One Or Two Positions Need to Be Filled Desperately

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Steve McClaren hosted reporters at the Benton training grounds yesterday and the journalists saw Newcastle do a lengthy warm-up before they split into two groups. Hopefully that lengthy warm-up is one way to try to cut down on all the injuries we seem to pick up each season. Steve McClaren four or five top [.

Newcastle Agree Fee And Five Year Contract For Mitrovic

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News in Belgium on hln.be that Newcastle have agreed a fee for Aleksandar Mitrovic and have offered a five year deal tothe 20 year-old Serbian International striker. They are not sure what the transfer fee is but think it is close to the €17M-€18M Anderlecht had wanted for their striker. Aleksandar Mitrovic close to [.

Wijnaldum To Have Medical After Fee And Terms Agreed

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News coming in from PSV that their captain 24-year-old Georginio Wijnaldum has been given permission to have a medical which if successful will complete his move to Newcastle United. Georginio Wijnaldum to have Newcastle medical This is the Tweet the PSV club have sent out: "PSV are nearing an agreement with Newcastle United and [.

Newcastle Make Two Massive Breakthroughs In Transfer Market

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With the upbeat mood at the Newcastle training center yesterday, when Steve McClaren invited the pressin and answered questions aboutalmost anything the journalists asked,news today that Newcastle are very close to singing both Georginio Wijnaldum of PSV and Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht. Georginio Wijnaldum on his way to have medical at Newcastle Bothfees are [.

McClaren – Recruitment Going Very Well At The Moment

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It looks like Steve McClaren could field a strong side tonight, with a mix of experienced players and fringe players as they take on Gateshead at the International Stadium in their first pre-season friendly. The Chronicle is reporting Newcastle could start with Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote and new boys Karl [.

Newcastle Pushing Hard To Complete Two Huge Deals Today

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Newcastle are close to a massive breakthrough in the transfer market today, with Georginio Wijnaldum traveling to Newcastle for a medical. If he competes that successfully then he will sign along the dotted line, but the deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic is not too far behind with a report today on hln.

Smiling Wijnaldum Arrives At Newcastle Airport – Photo

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Well, Georginio looks happy enough as a Newcastle official waits to meet him at Newcastle Airport as he gets off his plane, to take him for his medical. Maybe we can even get him singed today. The news today is that fee and terms have been agreed with PSV and that he really wants to [...]

McClaren Still Planning To Spend Big Money This Summer

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Newcastle head coach McClaren says that the club are very close to getting a couple of good signings in, and McClaren has said they explained to Mike Ashley what they want to do this summer, and it seems Mike has given them the money and told the Board tobasically get on with it. So it [...]

Report Newcastle Have Given Up On Charlie Austin

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The London Evening Standard are reportingtonight that Newcastle have given up on trying to sign their number one striker target Charlie Austin this summer, with the reason given that Austin doesn't want to move his family from their home in Wiltshire. That's not the first time there have been rumors that Charlie does not want [.

Steve Black Frightened The Players Half To Death

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Steve Black comes to Newcastle with a huge reputation, and he has had many successes in his career he's known to be a great motivator of people. So there was a little bit of fun today when Steve McClaren was talking to the press, and the head coach mentioned that Black had talked one [...]

Big Breakthrough Possible – But It Will Be Tough

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Steve McClaren has said today we are close on one or two players and most peopleare assuming those two are PSV midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and yesterday in Italy it was even suggested that Aleksandar would be in Newcastle today to discuss a deal. We doubt that is true, and while [.

Excellent New Video From Newcastle United

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Here is episode one of 24/7 which hopefully is the first of many videos released by Newcastle forall Geordie fans to view it's a good update on recent events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJrAPSQ5bvA

Status Of Benton Training Ground Improvements

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A number of fans have been asking what's happening with the training ground improvements we heard about over eighteen months ago. Construction was initially supposed to start at the end of the season bur because our precarious situation in the league, the plans were put on hold but now the club is looking [.

McClaren On Injuries, Style Of Play And Transfer Status

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The minutes of the Fans Forum meeting have been published and it's basically Steve McClaren talking about most things, and putting his own views on some of the answers to questions some of the answers have come from the club we assume that's Lee Charnley and they read in a very formal way [...]

Next 24 Hours Vital For Georginio Wijnaldum Deal

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No fee has been agreed between Newcastle and PSV for their captain Georginio Wijnaldum, and terms have not been agreed with the player either, but the talks are still said to be at an advanced stage, and Steve McClaren is keen to get him to Newcastle so he can show himaround Newcastle's impressive facilities.

Newcastle Closing In On Top Striker Deal

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There's a report in Belgium today that Newcastle now seem to be in pole position to sign Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and that followsnews last night in Italy that Newcastle have even agreed a €16M (£11.2M) fee for the 20 year-old striker. Roma seems to be the striker's preferred destination, but it seems they want [.

Is Newcastle’s Squad Better Than We Think?

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Some reports have said the season ticket sales are down by about 30% over last year at the same time, but Newcastle dispute that and say they are on a par with last season. It's not too surprising if Newcastle fans are holding off on buying season tickets, after the disastrous second half of the [...

Blow To Newcastle’s Proposed Imminent Wijnaldum Deal

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We had said in earlier article today that wewould all see just how close Newcastle are to a deal with Georginio Wijnaldum, and whether it was possible to get him on over the next 24 hours. That was whether he went on the training camp with the PSV squad today and news on the [...]

McClaren At Fans Forum – Discipline is The Key To Everything

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The minutes have been released by Newcastle of the Fans Forum meeting that took place on Monday night, with new head coach Steve McClaren in attendance. And the minutes startoff with a long piece from Steve on what hesees his job among other things, and once again it seems McClaren is keen to communicate with [.

Crystal Palace Reported In Scoop For Charlie Austin

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The news coming in from various sources in London tonight is that Crystal Palace, having all but wrapped up a £12M deal for former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye from PSG, are now moving fast to try to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, who is Newcastle's main target this summer. Charlie Austin Palace make move [.

Report – Newcastle Agree €16M Fee For Aleksandar Mitrovic

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There has been news in the Rome press today through Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla on his own web-site that Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is waiting for a bid form Roma for his services. If the bid does not materialize tonight then Alfredo is reporting that Mitrovic would travel to Newcastle on Thursday to meet with [.

Is Ashley Taking A New Hands-Off Approach At Newcastle?

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During his time at Newcastle, Alan Pardew said a few times that Mike Ashley didn't really understand the game of football, and that the Billionaire got frustrated when the football business wasn't like the other businesses he is involved with and been successful in. With the terrible second half of the season Mike Ashley [.

Dutch Report – Newcastle Could Seal Wijnaldum Deal Today

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There is a report on AD.net today with the headline being ¨Newcastle Bid €16M for Wijnaldum¨ and that's consistent with the Chronicle report today that saidthey thought Newcastle had bid between €15M to €20M yesterday for the Dutch International. €16M in today's exchange rate is about £11.

Newcastle Coach’s Mantra – You’re Either In Or You’re Out

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Ian Cathro is an even exciting appointment by Newcastle and we have high hopes that Ian will have new ideas in both training and how the team will play next season, and of course he comes to Newcastle very well respected in coaching circles and he's still only 28. Ian is already known as a [...]

Lee Charnley in Holland – Georginio Wijnaldum Deal Imminent

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Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf is reporting today that Lee Charnley traveled to Holland yesterday in an attempt to get the deal for Georginio Wijnaldum completed, and with Everton said to be entering the race, they think that Charnley will now try to get the deal done very quickly, and maybe even today.

Wijnaldum Given Assurances In Talks With Newcastle

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It really does look like Newcastle are close to a breakthrough for Georginio Wijnaldum with news in the Dutch media today that Lee Charnley traveled to Holland yesterday in an attempt to get the 24 year-old signed up. That report is backed up by aseparatereport in the Chronicle today which is fairly consistent on the [.

Is This Newcastle’s Replacement For Cheick Tiote?

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There have been reports that Newcastle are interested in Stoke City midfielderSteven N'Zonzi, who is set to leave the midlands clubthis summer, and the French U21 International could be a good deal for Newcastle, given that he has just one year left on his contract. But of coursethere have been reports about Newcastle beinginterested in [.

Report – Charlie Austin Waiting On Newcastle Offer

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There is a report in the Mirrorthat Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace, who are said to be close the signing former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye for £12M, will bid for Charlie Austin, and it will be a better offer than the £12M Leicester had turned down recently. But in the same Mirror articleit is their [.

Everton Move In For Newcastle’s Top Target

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The longer you spend in negotiations when the word is out you areafter a top player, the more likely it is that good clubs will move in and try to do the deal with the player themselves. That's what seems to have happened at Newcastle, who have presumably been negotiating with PSV for the transfer [.

Report: Thauvin Ready To Push For Move This Summer

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There is a report in le10sport today that Newcastle targetMarseilles winger Florian Thauvin may be getting itchy feet, and may want to leave the club this summer. The report is that Florian is a little bit concerned about what's happening at the French club with a number of top players already leaving the club [.

Dutchman Trying To Emulate Sebastien Bassong

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Newcastle are giving a one week trial to 17 year-old Dutchman Dani Koks on trial, so he will have a chanced to impress the new head coach Stave McClaren, who will be off with the first team to America this weekend. We remember seven years ago when 21 year-old Sebastien Bassong came in for a [...]

Shearer Still Looks Fit And Trim – Sign Him Up – Video

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Here is a tweet sent out by show-off Alan Shearer showing him hitting a chair pver the swimming pool we assume he aimed at it but Alan looks rally trim and fit sign him up!! The old man still got the technique! pic.twitter.com/6v8XUj4xHB will shearer (@willshearer9) July 7, 2015

Newcastle Line Up Shock Move For Defensive Midfielder

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Newcastle United are interested in signing n midfielder Ergys Kace, who plays for Greek club PAOK (Panthessalonikeios Athlitikos Omilos Constantinoupoliton) and he's played 12 times for Albania. Kace is very short standing only 5ft 4ins tall that's over two inches shorter than Vurnon Anita so that may be a problem, and he [.

Steve McClaren Impressive At Fans Forum Meeting

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It was good to see that new head coach Steve McClaren attended the Fans Forum meeting last night, and he was active in the discussions and not surprisingly the people present were impressed with Steve's contribution for the night. Steve McClaren participated actively last night Two more of the four Directors Lee Charnley [.

Doubts Over One Of Newcastle’s Transfer Targets

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Andre Breitenreiter was appointed manager of Schalke last month and replaced Roberto di Matteo, who resigned at the end of the Bundesliga season. Schalke finished in 6th position and qualified for the Europa League, but the club fell short of a slot in the Champions League which was the target and they had to [.

There Could Be A Change In McClaren’s Coaching Staff

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It now seems even likely that Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman will beleaving Newcastle shortly, withthe news that Alan Pardew wants him at Crystal Palace and has put in an offer for him. It was noticeablethat Andy was not in the photo of Steve McClaren and the new coaching staff a couple of days ago.

This Player Can Still Come Good For Newcastle

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Two of Newcastle's most injured players two central defenders Steven Taylor and Curtis Good both returned to training last Wednesday and both appear to be fit again with Steve being out for six months with an Achilles injury, and Good having been out since he made his debit for Australia in March [.

Wijnaldum – Newcastle Is A Beautiful club

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Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum has continued to talk about his link with Newcastle United, and he has called Newcastle United a beautiful club Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastle a beautiful club Wijnaldum almost joined PSG last simmer bu turned down the move, and Manchester United were also said to be interested but nothing came of [.

Wijnaldum – Has Some Doubts About Joining Newcastle

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Newcastle are busy trying to negotiate a deal with PSV for Georginio Wijnaldum, but still have to agree a fee for a player who turned down French giants PSG last summer to stay in Holland. And some in Holland are now wondering why he would now want to join Newcastle, who are not even playing [...]

Wijnaldum Speaks About Newcastle Transfer

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The way transfers work is that the two clubs first agree a fee, and when that fee is agreed the buying club can talk to the player and his representatives and theyan discuss terms. Once those are agreed to then the medical takes place and if the player passes the medical he then signs [...]

Newcastle Now In Danger Of Losing Top Youngster

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There's no doubt that Newcastle have disappointed their fans so far in this summer's transfer window, although there's still time to bring in some good players. But it's clear that Newcastle have dropped down the ladder in terms of how big a club we are these days, and the drawing power we now have for [.

Good News On Newcastle’s Best Players

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With speculation surrounding Moussa Sissoko being targeted by Liverpoolthis summer,and Cheick Tiote possibly also leaving the club, there is a concern that Newcastle may be letting some of their best players leave, while at the same time we seem to be struggling big time to bring in our top transfer targets.

This Would Not Be Progress For Newcastle

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There was good news last night that Newcastle were getting close to a deal for PSV and Dutch International midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, but there are reports linked with that today about Newcastle then b eing able to allow Moussa Sissoko to leave maybe for Liverpool. Liverpool are said to need anothermidfielder and Sissokohaspower and [.

Newcastle May Be Losing The Race For Top Striker

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This could be a big week in the transfer market for Newcastle we hope this will be a big week in the transfer market for Newcastle. One of our targets is 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who we have been tracking all season. But Roma moved in and submitted an offer over the [...]

Newcastle Offer Has Been Put To Wijnaldum

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The Chronicle are now reporting that Newcastle waiting for a decision from PSV midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, after reports late last night that we are close to a deal for the Dutch International. If that's accurate it would mean a fee has been agreed between PSV and Newcastle for the player and Newcastle have offered terms [.

Latest Update On Charlie Austin

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News today that Newcastle target Charlie Austin has now returned from his honeymoon, and the 26 year-old will be updated on the developments since he's been away by his representatives, and also by his club. So we could see some progress made on Newcastle's potential deal for Austin this week, with the latest news being [.

Newcastle In Talks To Sign Wijnaldum – Cose To A Deal

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The Mirror are reporting tonight that Georginio Wijnaldum is in talks with Newcastle United over a £15M transfer, and this is consistent with their Sunday People report that Newcastle are closing in on the transfer of the 24 year-old Dutch International who returns to training at PSV on Monday. Georginio Wijnaldum Sunderland are again confirmed [.

Newcastle Concerned About Austin Long Term Injury

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Things are heating up with Newcastle's pursuit of QPR striker Charlie Austin, but there's some new news tonight that the reason Newcastle are only willing to pay £12M for Austin and will not meet the £15M demanded by QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand is because of his long-standing shoulder problem.

Newcastle Target Returns To Training Tomorrow

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Newcastle United target Georginio Wijnaldum returns to training tomorrow at PSV, and today he has been linked heavily with the Tyneside side as it looks like either he has rejected a possible move to Sunderland or Sunderland have decided to pull out of the chase but the Wearside club are no longer said to [.

Paul Simpson And Ian Cathro Outline Their Coaching Roles

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We are finally hearing from some of Steve McClaren's new coaches and they have been talking on nufcTV and on a new show they are calling Magpies 24/7. Steve McClaren with his new coaches From left to right Schoenmaker, Simpson, McClaren, Cathro (smile needed) and Black Goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman isn't shown This [.

Reports That Multiple Signings To Be Made By Newcastle

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Since Newcastle have had no success so far this season then it would be good if we can do a double signing next week before we play our first pre-season game at Gateshead on Friday night. And we reported early today that we have supposed to bid 15M for Charlie Austin, and with Sunderland having [...]

Newcastle Cannot Let This Player Leave This Summer

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The latest news today coming out of French Daily L'Equipe today is that Liverpool are moving in for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. They are supposed to have overtaken Arsenal,Manchester United and Chelsea but give me a break those last three clubs are not even after Moussa and if he went to one of [.

It Could Have Been A Lot Worse For Newcastle This Summer

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One good thing about last season and there weren't many was that three of the players we brought in last summer did very well for the club, in what was another terrible season for us. Daryl Janmaat (53%) was our Player of the Season, with young Ayoze Perez (18%) the runner-up and Jack [...]

Newcastle Close In On Wijnaldum After He Turns Down Sunderland

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The Sunday People are repenting on Sunday that Newcastle are closing in on 24 year-old Dutch International midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as his first signing for Newcastle, and the report says that he has turned down Sunderland. Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastlereported close to signing The report suggests that the player would cost Newcastleup to ­£15M, but [.

Newcastle Move In With £15M Bid For Charlie Austin

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The Express is reporting on Sunday that Steve McClaren thinks the good relationship he formed with Charlie Austin when Steve was at QPR for three months two years ago, could tip the balance Newcastle's way in being able to sign the in-demand QPR striker, who is still on honeymoon after being married last weekend.

Newcastle Bid €15M For Uruguayan International striker

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There is a report in France that Newcastle have bid €15M for Bordeaux's 22 year-old striker Diego Rolan, but that Bordeaux do not want to sell their prized asset, who Newcastle were linked with over a year ago. . Diego Rolan 22 year-old Uruguayan striker The bid of €15M is around £10.6M, and is [.

Newcastle Close In On First Summer Signing

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Newcastle haven't signed one single player so far but there's news in the Mirror that we are about to sign 19 year-old striker Ian Toney from Northampton Town. Toney made his first team debut for Northampton in November 2012, in a 3–3 draw with Bradford City in the FA Cup, and became at 16 years [.

Why Are Newcastle Not After Xherdan Shaqiri?

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Stoke City reached an agreement with Inter Milan about three days ago for the transfer of 23 year-old Swiss International Xherdan Shaqiri, but Stoke are said to be dubious as to whether they can persuade Shaqiri to join them. Shaqiri was born in Gjilan, in the old Yugoslavia but emigrated to Switzerland with his parents [.

Leicester Could Beat Newcastle To Charlie Austin

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Leicester are after QPR striker Charlie Austin and put in a bid of £12M for him in the last day or two, which was turned down, but theyare reported to be ready to go back in with a higher offer to get their man. Newcastle seem to be waiting in the wings unwilling to bid [...]

Newcastle Miss Out On Second Target In Two Days

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We reported yesterday that one of Newcastle's targets this summer 25-year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka who is a Ukrainian International winger who was at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, has agreed to sign for Sevilla. The news was announced on the Sevilla web-site yesterday and it depends on the free agent passing his medical.

New Player Sets Sights On First Team Place Next Season

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We watched Karl Darlow's nufcTV interview yesterday, and the 24 year-old came over very well and he's positive but also down to earth. It will be a big challenge for the goalkeeperwho played 111 times for the Nottingham Forest first team, and 18 other first team games while on loan at Walsall and Newport [.

It’s Time For This Man To Speak Up At Newcastle

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It's not always easy to go in front of 1.000 people in a ballroom and give a one hour presentation on your stuff, but when you an executive at a company, that's part of the job and it's what you are expectedto do. In the real world of business, you are also expected to go [...]

Steve McClaren Could Go After His Former Striker At Derby

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If Newcastle cannot get some of their top striker targets through the door this summer don't be too surprised if Steve McClaren goes after his former striker at Derby County 26 year-old Scottish International Chris Martin. Chris Martin Derby County striker Chris was born in Beccles, Suffolk and joined his home town club [.

Newcastle Tracking Reading Central Midfielder

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It looks like Derby County have beaten Newcastle to Tom Ince, but its not clear to us he was even a target although we have been linked with him in a number of reports. But there is news today of another Championship player we may be linked with and that's Reading's central midfielder Aaron Tshibola, [.

Newcastle Target Considering Which Club To Join

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20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is in demand this summer and at least two English clubs, Newcastle United and Swansea City are interested in signing him, although Anderlecht have made noises about the Serbian International striker wanting to stay in Belgium next season and staywith them.

Newcastle Miss Out On Another Transfer Target

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Newcastle have been linked with 25-year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is a Ukrainian International winger who was at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for nine years, and he became a free agent this month but news today that he's reached an agreement with Spanish club Sevilla. Yevhen Konoplyanka reached an agreement with Sevilla There have been a [.

Newcastle Hope For Transfer Breakthrough This Weekend

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If you believe the news this week, then we have put three bids in for players, and the Chronicle is reporting today the club hopes for their first deal to be completedthis weekend. Lee Charnley responsible for transfers One player we seem to have a bid in for is Marseilles Florian Thauvin and the [.

Cabaye Would Come Back Without A Shadow Of Doubt

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Yohan Cabaye was saidto be moving to Crystal Palace according to recent reports, but it looks like other clubs are now moving in for him including Marseilles and Roma, so it's unclear where Cabaye will land up this summer, with PSG wanting £10M for the 29 year-old central midfielder. Yohan Cabaye while at Newcastle [.

Newcastle Bid £15M For Two Marseilles Players

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There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle United are now looking at Florian Thauvin's team-mate at Marseilles Mario Lemina so Newcastle could not get one but two Marseilles players. According tu the Chronicle Newcastle are pushing hard to get their first transfer breakthrough this weekend, so it would be doubly good is [.

Newcastle Linked With Real Madrid Central Midfielder

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There is areport that Newcastle and Steve McClaren may be interested in Real Madrid's young central midfielder Omar Mascarell, who was on loan at Derby County last season, and Derby have an option to buy him, which they are now said to beconsidering. Omar Mascarell in action for Derby last season But other clubs [.

Steve McClaren’s Email To Newcatle Fans

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Steve McClaren sent out an email tonight to Newcastle fans, and asked them for patience during this summer transferwindow and he is well aware the fans want new players brought in. Steve McClaren during coaching on Thursday Here is the jistof that email: Thank you for the warm welcome. I know the anticipation is already [.

Steve MClaren Announces Strong Coaching Team

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Steve McCalren sent out an email to fans tonight revelaing his new coaching team, after the seocnd day of training with the players who reported back yesterday. Steve McClaren with Alessandro Schoenmaker Here is the announcement that was put out on the Newcastle web-site tonight: Steve McClaren has confirmed the appointment of his new coaching [.

Newcastle Make Move For Mario Balotelli

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There's news today that Newcastle are interested in signing Liverpool's Mario Balotelli on loan for next season. The 24 year-old Italian International seemed to be a lot of trouble for Liverpool last season,and Mario did not have a goodtime of it at all on Merseyside. The 33 times capped International (13 goals)scored only 4 goals [.

New McClaren Interview – What He Wants To Achieve In Pre-Season

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Steve McClaren has given an interview on nufcTV with Newcastle Digital Editor Dan King, after Steve finished his first day of pre-season training with some of the Newcastle players yesterday. It's the first time we have heard form Steve for about 10 days and he comes across as really sensible, down to earth and seems [.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow Speaks – I’ll Do My Best

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Goalkeeper KarlDarlow joined his former team-mate Jamaal Lascelles in the first day of training at Newcastle yesterday at Benton, and it must be an uncertain time for Karl after he has been first team goalkeeper at Nottingham Forest for a couple of seasons, and he will now compete with Tim Krul and Rob Elliot for [.

New Player Admits It’s Been Excellent So Far – After One Day

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One player Newcastle fans will be excited to see play soon is 21 year-old center-back Jamaal Lascelles who spent his first day at Newcastle yesterday but the England U21 International said it was not a particularly easy day, with fitness and running tests that were followed by some ball work in the afternoon.

Magpies Will Be Hard To Beat Under McClaren

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People who know Steve McClaren have said that he's a very good coach, and that includes Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby, who gave a glowing reference to Steve when he first appointed last month. At that time Malcolm said McClaren was top class and one of the best coaches in Europe, but in truth his record [.

Newcastle Can Climb The Table Next Season

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Just before the last game of last season Mike Ashley gave his first interview ever at Newcastle and said he would invest in the club this summer and from now on we would be making out own luck. After that he then removed himself from the Newcastle Board of Directors and left it up to [...]

Newcastle Transfer Target Priced Far Too High

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The Mirror are reporting today that West Ham want around £8M for their midfielder Stewart Downing, and that's a lot of money given that Stewart turns 31 on July 22nd. With Newcastle's former policies in the transfer market, there would be no chance of the clubbringing Stewart in whatever the price.

Sunderland Could Beat Newcastle To Dutch International

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Voetbal International are reporting tonight that Sunderland are moving in to try to get 22 year-old Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan for the season, but sadly there is no mention of Newcastle at all. Marco van Ginkel Sunderland want him It could well be an advantage that Sunderland have a Dutch manager [.

Photos From First Day Of Training – Fan Forum Meeting

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Steve McClaren got straight down to work at the first day of pre-season training today but Newcastle fans still have to wait for the announcement of McClaren's coaching staff and there was little communication form Newcastle today other than four youngsters getting their first professional deals. Those were striker Tom Heardman, midfielder Liam [.

Newcastle Again Linked With Chilean International

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Newcastle were linked with Juventus and Chilean International right back Mauricio Isla last summer, when he was playing in the World Cup and he finally ended up on loan at QPR for the season a season in which the London club were relegated. There is a report today on Italian web-site Tuttosport that [.

Serious Possibility That Newcastle Will Sign Florian Thauvin

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Newcastle have bid around €15M (£10.6M) for Florian Thauvin and there's news coming out of France today that the bid may be tempting to Marseilles and le10sport is reporting that it's food for thought for Marseilles President Vincent Labrune. Florian Thauvin tempting offer from Newcastle Here's some of the le10sport report translated form [.

Newcastle Still In With Good Chance To Sign Austin

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30 year-old Billy Paynter is a friend of Charlie Austin's who used to play with Austin while they were at Swindon Town together, and Billy has been exchanging texts with Charlie while the QPR strikeris on his honeymoon. It's not too surprising that Charlie is saying he is still undecided as to which club he [.

Newcastle Still In For Top International Defender

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Abdelkader Jilani is the agent of Newcastle center-back target Aymen Abdennour, and he is doing his best to get as many clubs in Europe interested in his client as possible this summer, so there can be an auction the fee goes up and Jilani looks to get a huge pay-day for himself. Sorry [...]

Important Transfer Meeting Planned Today At Newcastle

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There is news in the Shields Gazette that Newcastle will hold an important Board Meeting today to assess their transfer options, with the club seeming to flounder in their attempts to bring is some of their top targets and not one player has been signed by Newcastle since the season ended 38 days ago.

Player Gets New Deal But Little Chance Of Newcastle Future

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It was always going to be touch and go as to whether Sammy Ameobi would sign the contract he has been offered by Newcastle after another so-so season last term, for the local lad and younger bother of Sammy. But it looks like Stave McClaren doesn't think Sammy will play too many games at Newcastle [.