Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2016

Star Pledges Complete Focus On Saving Newcastle

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If Georginio Wijnaldum can play somewhere near his best form over the last eight games of this season, then Newcastle will have a decent enough chance of surviving the drop for the second time in seven years. Gini has been away with the Netherlands squad for about ten days, but he's now back in Newcastle [.

Rob Elliot Tweets His Thanks To His Many Fans

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Rob Elliot has taken to Twitter to thank everybody for their good wishes since he sustained his season-ending knee injury it's an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury and a serious one at that one of the most difficult injuries to recover from but Rob will be back maybe in the October tine-frame. [...]

Rob Elliot Has ACL Knee Injury – Official Statement

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Newcastle have released another statement today about Rob Elliot and as expected Rob has an ACL knee injury the same as Tim Krul picked up last October. Here's Newcastle's statement: Newcastle United can confirm that goalkeeper Rob Elliot has sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, suffered during the Republic of Ireland's [.

Tim Krul Gutted About Elliot – Darlow Can Do The Job

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The injured Tim Krul has gone on Twitter and tweeted his condolences to Rob Elliot on his terrible knee injury and thinks that Karl Darlow can now come in and do the job for Newcastle in the last eight games of the season. Gutted to hear about Rob's injury. Bad time for goalies lately. [...]

Winger – We’ve Had Two Good Weeks Of Training With Rafa

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AndrosTownsend is a positive guy and he is one of the players who can help save us, if he can reach somewhere near his best form and score a few goals for us during the eight game run-in. While survival looks a lot more difficult now that Rob Elliot it out the league finishes [...]

Shearer Tweets Sympathy For Elliot – Our Best Player This Season

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The great Alan Shearer has sent out a tweet today in support of Rob Elliot, who was injured last night playing for Ireland against Slovakia and will be out for at least six months according to Sky Sports News. Devastating news for @the_dilsh Football is cruel at times. Newcastle's best player this season by a [.

Elliot’s Injury Confirmed Serious – Huge Blow To Survival Chances

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It was probably the worst thing that could happen for Newcastle that Rob Elliot has sustained a serious knee injury playing for Ireland last night against Slovakia. It looks very likely that the injury is very serious will keep him out of the Euro 2106 Championships in France inJune and will almost certainly mean he [.

Benitez – Two Or Three Small Changes Will Improve Everything

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It will be interesting to hear what Rafa Benitez has to say about the devastating injury Rob Elliot suffered last night playing for Ireland and the coaches will now have to prepare Karl Darlow for the game on Saturday at Norwich with young 19 year-old Freddie Woodman on the bench. That's after Rob has [.

Newcastle Issue Statement On Rob Elliot Injury

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Rob Elliot injuring his knee last night This is the statement Newcastle have just issued on Rob Elliot's injury. "Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot suffered a serious knee injury during Ireland's friendly against Slovakia on Tuesday night." "The 29-year-old was stretchered off after 16 minutes of the 2-2 draw in Dublin.

Report – Rob Elliot Out For At Least Six Months

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Sky Sports News is reporting that Rob Elliot will be out for at least six months with his knee injury and if the report is correct it looks like it could be an ACL knee injury which is what Tim Krul picked up last October playing for the Netherlands. It's terrible news for [...]

Benitez’ Job At Newcastle Just Got A Lot Harder

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With Newcastle United, bad luckand crisis are never far away, and so it proved last night as one of our best performing players all season goalkeeper Rob Elliot was stretchered off in Dublin after 15 minutes with what looks like a serious knee injury possibly an ACL injury. I was watching the [...]

The Newcastle Board – A Study In Incompetence

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If Rafa Benitez can save us now from relegation then it will qualify as a real miracle the second of his career after what happened in Istanbul in 2005 with the distressing news tonight that Rob Elliot has sustained a knee injury playing for Ireland and the injury looks a bad one. People [...]

Distraught Fans React on Twitter To Rob Elliot Injury

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When Rob Elliot was stretchered off tonight playing for Ireland against the knee injury looked serious and it could even be an ACL injury like the one Tim Krul picked up playing for the Netherlands in October. So our two top goalkeepers have been crocked playing in Internationals this season and this could be [.

Breaking News – Elliot Stretchered Off Playing For Ireland

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It's almost the worst news imaginable that Rob Elliot the Newcastle goalkeeper has been stretchered off early in the game this afternoon playing for Ireland against Slovakia with what looks like a bad knee injury. Stoch had just put Slovakia ahead after 14 minutes when Rob sustained what looks like a bad injury.

Spanish Legend – Benitez Was Worried About Me

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34 year-old Iker Casillas began his career in Real Madrid's youth system and made his first appearance for the first team back in 1999 as an 18 year-old and since then he played 725 times for the Real Madrid first team and he so far has made 166 appearances for the Spain National side. Last [...]

Benitez Being Helped To Fully Transform Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez has been givenfull powers at Newcastle to come in and do what's necessary to save Newcastle from relegation this season, and it looks he's getting whatever help he asks for, but it seems that Rafa is very busy on the training ground and hard at work with the first team players as he [.

Newcastle Star’s Surprising Statement About Norwich Game

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If Rafa Benitez does save us from relegation and stays on at Newcastle, then it's clear there will be huge changes made at the club and those changes will be directed by the manager himself, who only agreed to come to the club if he could be fully in control of things including the [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Beat Norwich City On Saturday?

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If Newcastle are to survive in the Premier League this season then we have to vastly improve our away form, which has seen us lose 12 of the 15 road games so far this season. We visit Norwich City on Saturday and we simply must not lose that game and if we can win [...]

Newcastle Star – I Don’t Regret Joining The Club

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Newcastle United's star player Georginio Wijnaldum is away on intentional duty and he was only a substitute for the Netherlands against France on Friday night in Amsterdam when the side lost 3-2. Gini came on in the final 14 minutes and maybe that means he will start for the team tonight when they take on [.

The Strange Story Of Rafa Benitez And Zoe Ellison

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Zoe Ellison and her husband Darren were guests of manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle's training ground on Monday. Rafa had heard that Zoe had fallen down the steps in the stand when Newcastle played at Leicester in Benitez' first game in charge of Newcastle and she had to be taken to hospital that night with [.

These Problems Continue To Hamper Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez will not have a regular left-back to choose from for a few weeks yet, as both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are still out injured. Sadio has been out since late October with that knee injury of his, but last Thursday at Benton he twisted the knee in training while on his way [...]

Daryl Janmaat Makes Some Surprising Comments

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Daryl Janmaat has an injured knee and was withdrawn early last week from the Dutch squad for their games with France and England and he has been receiving treatment at the Benton training grounds. Last Monday Holland manager Danny Blind revealed, after talking to him, that Daryl hadwanted to play during the International break [.

Vladimir Smicer The Example For Some Newcastle Players

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Rafa Benitez has made is very clear that he wants as many of our injured players back fit again as soon as possible, because they can all have an impact for Newcastle in our final eight games of the season, as we struggle to retain our Premier League status. Rafa cites the example of Vladimir [...]

Benitez Addresses The Leadership Issue At Newcastle

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As we mentioned last night Siem de Jong could become a very important player for Newcastle under Rafa Benitez during the final eight games of the season, as the Newcastle manager looks to use the Dutchman's experience and skills in the Newcastle team. It turns out that Siem is still part of the senior leadership [.

These Are The Things Rafa Will Depend On To Save Newcastle

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By the time we play Norwich City at Carrow Road this Saturday, Rafa Benitez will have had almost two weeks with the players (those not away for International duty) and his aim has been to organize the side, go back to basics and fill the players with confidence, which was sorely missing when he [...]

This Player Can Be Key During Newcastle’s Run In

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Siem de Jong has had abad time of things since he arrived at Newcastle from Ajax for £6M in June of 2014 and he hasn't played too many times for the first team. In fact he has 25 total appearances with two goals for the Newcastle first team, but it looks like Rafa Benitez has [...]

Rafa Benitez To Be Given Huge Powers At Newcastle

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The Chronicle is reporting today that there were big moves going on at Newcastle's Benton training grounds just weeks before Rafa Benitez was appointed, and that appointment shocked Newcastle fans, that we were able to get such a top coach to the club when we were in such dire straights. In the disastrous Mike Ashley [.

This Is The Left-Back Newcastle Want This Summer

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Jetro Willems was at St. James' Park early last season to support his pal Georginio Wijnaldum, who had just arrived at Newcastle, and at the time in August it was hinted that Jetro was a Newcastle target for next season. But the left back had been injured in training last July and only came back [...

Former Coach Confident Of Survival Under Brilliant Benitez

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John Carver had a disastrous time of it as the head coach last season, when we lost nine of the last eleven games and only just survived relegation. It could be even more difficult for us to survive this season, but we do have the great Rafa Benitez at the club, who keeps telling anybody [...]

Benitez – Players Want To Make Newcastle Great Again

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Rafa Benitez has refuted more than once since he´s been at Newcastle that the players he has inherited don´t care in fact he´s said the opposite that they are all trying very hard in training. And last week the local journalists who attended the training sessions on Thursday at Benton were both surprised [.

Report Newcastle After Polish International Center-Back

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Sports Italia are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Torino's Kamil Glik in the summer transfer window, if the club is still in the Premier League at that time. One position that Newcastle must strengthen in the summer, whether we go down or not, is center-back so we can have a strong central spine [.

Newcastle Want England International This Summer

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The Chronicle is reporting today that while Rafa Benitez is only concentrating on the next eight games at Newcastle, in an effort to save us from the drop, there have been some initial discussions about transfer targets for the summer. We suppose that's in case Rafa does save us although looking at the league [.

This Is What We Need To See Against Norwich City

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It's a long wait to our next game next Saturday at Carrow Road against one of the many great little clubs in England Norwich City who get terrificsupport from their fans and it's already a sell-out for the visit of themuch bigger and more famous club Newcastle United in six days time. [...]

Calm But Positive Benitez Urges His Players On

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When the new manager Rafa Benitez came into Newcastle on11th March he met with the players that afternoon after signing on as the new Newcastle manager and he gave the squad along talk on why he was at Newcastle and what he wanted to achieve in the final 10 games of the season. Then [...]

This Player Could Become The Unlikely Hero For Newcastle

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There's no doubting Siem de Jong's ability and the two appearances he has made under Rafa Benitez as a substitute showed that Siem is a good player with experience, but he has never been able to hold down a regular place in the first team since he arrived from Ajax for £6M almost two years [...]

Staying Up Is Massive For The City, The Club And For Us

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Rafa Benitez has done a lot of interviews over the last couple of days and he knows exactly what it means for Newcastle to stay in the Premier League this season. To be relegated would be tragic for the city, the club, the long-suffering fans and for Rafa and his coaches who will presumably [...]

Benitez – This Player Has Everything – He´s Been Fantastic

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Rafa Benitez has said he thinks that Moussa Sissoko, not always the most popular player with the fans, has everything including potential and quality and certainly the new manager seems to think it will take very little to make Moussa into a top player at Newcastle. Certainly since Rafa arrived Moussa seems a little stunned [.

Benitez Talks Of Lessons Learned In Past Relegation Experience

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Rafa explained to the local press last week at the Benton training grounds that he spent two seasons (1997-199) at a small Spanish club Extremadura. In his first season there he had them promoted to La Liga and in the next season they were relegated after losing a two-legged play-off with Villareal, so he does [.

Benitez Asked To Stay If Newcastle Relegated

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It seems the Board Director Bob Moncur tried to get RafaBenitez to commit long term to Newcastle even if we are relegated in May, but Rafa Benitez would not commit to that although he didn't say he wouldn't stay either. That's the big question at Newcastle, although of course if we stay up that's [.

Injury News Doesn’t Get Any Better At Newcastle

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We had thought that with the two week break Fabricio Coloccini would be set to return to the side for the trip to Carrow Road a week tomorrow, but it looks like he will not make that game after picking up the calf injury in bizarre circumstances during the short holiday in La Manga, Spain [...]

Former Manager Gives His View On Newcastle Survival

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It's certainly not going to be easy to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season, but if anybody can do it it's Rafa Benitez and one of the few things that Newcastle have done right this season maybe the only thing is to get Rafa Benitez in after the Board finally sacked Steve [...]

Rafa Explains Why Newcastle Fans So Crucial In Survival Bid

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been very consistent since he arrived at Newcastle two weeks ago by saying one big reason he accepted the job at Newcastle was because of the legendary fans. Rafa is now trying to make it very clear to the fans that they are absolutely crucial in the relegation struggle.

Benitez Has A Simple Plan To Save Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez invited a few of the local reporters to watch the first teamtraining yesterday at Benton and they seemed to come away impressed with the attitude of the players and the high intensity of the training sessions. Rafa is trying to quickly change the mentality of the squad and improve things quickly, but [.

Rafa Reveals His System For Success At Newcastle

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The reporters who were atthe first team training session runby Rafa Benitez yesterday were invited into his office for a talk between the sessions and it seems Rafa was upbeat and even cracked a few jokes to the reporters. Rafa pointed out the books in the bookcase have not changed much since he arrived, [.

Benitez Is Aware Of The Anxiety Of Newcastle Fans

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Rafa Benitez has naturally been bumping into Geordie fans since he arrived two weeks ago to take over Newcastle United, who are in a dire situation in second bottom place in the Premier League and odds-on favorites with the bookies to be relegated this season, along with Aston Villa and Sunderland three massive clubs [.

Benitez Doubts This Player Will Be Fit For Norwich

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With Paul Dummett injured again and Jack Colback managing to pick up his 10th yellow card against Sunderland on Sunday and now suspended for two games, it was good news that Massadio Haidara had returned to training since being out with a knee injury since last October. But yesterday during training the Frenchman twisted his [.

Rafa And Newcastle – A Match Made In Heaven

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It's not surprising that when Rafa is ever seen in public in Newcastle he will be mobbed by Newcastle fans who literally see him as the new messiah at Newcastle. We have to admit we have been very pleasantly surprised at how charismatic and warm Rafa is andhis love of football seems to shine [...]

Benitez To Rely On These Players In Final Eight Games

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Rafa Benitezwill rely on Newcastle´smore experiencedplayers during the vital eight gamerun-in to this season, with the distinct possibility that Newcastle can be relegated for the second time in just seven years fromthe Premier League. What happens then we have no idea, because it will be a complete and utter disaster and bought on almost completely [.

Newcastle Will Not Be Signing This Striker In Summer

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It was interesting that with Papiss Cisse fit again on loan striker Seydou Doumbia did not even make the bench on Sunday against Sunderland and while we had great hopes he could score some goals for the club it doesn't look like he is impressing in training at Newcastle. Couple that with news today in [.

Rafa Benitez Impresses Local Reporters In Training Session

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The local media has been invited to training at the Benton training grounds today and Rafa certainly looks to have been impressive the way he runsthe training. Here are some tweets sent out by the Chronicle reporters Chris Waugh and Lee Ryder all very positive so we have some hope! Rafa Benitez in [.

More Injury Woes At Newcastle

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Just when we were hoping that Massadio Haidara would be fit to play at Norwich City a week on Saturday, after being out since October with a knee injury he has suffered a setback in training on his return from injury. It seems that Massadio twisted his knee in training and that could be [...]

Newcastle Young Star Sent Out On Loan

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20 year-old highly rated Newcastle striker Ivan Toney has returned to Barnsley on loan until the end of the season. Ivan was on loan at Barnsley from early November on a 28-day youth loan deal where he played 8 times for Tykes with a couple of goals. Ivan had a run-out for the U21 side [...]

Newcastle Reported After Chelsea Defender

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There were various reports yesterday that Newcastle are interested in Chelsea defender Nathan Ake, who turned 21 last month and is on a season long loan at Watford and playing very well in the Premier League. The Dutch U21 defender can play at left back or center-back and can also play in defensive midfield, so [.

Newcastle Star – Rafa Benitez Is A Great Organizer Of Teams

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One of the many advantages Rafa Benitez has as a manager is that he´s a top tactician and can put in place a game plan that stops the other team from playing and exploits their weaknesses. That should give Newcastle an advantage in our remaining eight games of the season, where maybe five wins will [.

Beardsley Backs New Young Superstar At Newcastle

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The Newcastle U21 side drew 1-1 at Brighton last night against a team who are rock bottom of the league table so it was another disappointing result for one of our teams, in a season when at all levels of the club the teams are performing so very poorly. Peter Beardsley said Newcastle should have [.

At Last – Benitez To Look Into Newcastle´s Chronic Problem

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Rafa Benitez has said he will look into Newcastle´s chronic injury problems, which have plagued the club for more thanten years now and we always have more injuries than any other club in the Premier League the only thing we are ¨successful¨ at every single year. But Rafa has said he cannot do much [.

Moncur – McClaren Did A Good Job – It Was A Privilege

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Bob Moncur is a memberof Newcastle´s Board and was involved in getting Rafa Benitez to the club a couple of weeks ago. But he was also part of the Board that appointed Steve McClaren in the first place and that has turned out to be a complete and utter disaster for the club and Steve´s [...]

This Player Epitomizes What’s Needed At Newcastle

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We have been very surprised how well Rob Elliot has played for Newcastle his season he's been absolutely terrific and not only that but he's positive and has become a leader at Newcastle something we are short of in the current squad. But it just shows what can happen when a good [...]

Benetiz Ready To Use Every Player Who Is Committed

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Rafa Benitez is getting somedecent players back from injury and two who returned and played on Sunday against Sunderland were Chancel Mbemba and Papiss Cisse so that was good to see and we thought Chancel in particular looked good at the back for Newcastle. Two other players who are now fit and training with [.

Benitez Makes More Changes – Hires New Striker Coach

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News today that Rafa Benitez has hired striker coach Allan Russell to try to get the best out of Aleksandar Mitrovic and the other strikers, who are finding it hard to score goals this season. Russell is a former St Mirren and Kilmarnock striker and he started coaching Mitrovic last week and with his great [.

What Rafa Told Newcastle Players At Half Time

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We really wanted to get a win against Sunderland in Rafa Benitez' debut at St. James' Park on Sunday, but given the way the game went in that first half when Sunderland were the better side and went ahead just before the break with a Jermain Defoe goal, we were happy enough at the end [...]

It´s Once Again Do Or Die Time At Newcastle

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Just in case our players didn´t know they were in a fight for survival over the final eight games of the season new signing Andros Townsend who had a good game on Sunday has come out and said that we are now in a do or die situation in second bottom place in [...]

The Reason Ashley Doesn´t Speak In Public Much

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Mike Ashley gave a long interview to The Times yesterday and he talkedabout his two companies Sports Direct and Newcastle United and he did damage to both of them. It seems like Sports Direct are having trouble making the profit they made in the last financial year and have already issued profit warnings.

Rafa Benitez Continues His Complete Overhaul Of Newcastle

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There's absolutely no doubting that Rafa Benitez is doing all he can in the final couple of months to save Newcastle from the drop and also to make changes for the better at the club wherever he sees fit. Rafa seems to be getting a free hand to do that, which is (very) good to [...]

Our Man Of The Match Could Become Newcastle’s Savior

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In management you often get what you expect, so in football management if you think one of your players is a really good player the chances are they will play very well for you and vice versa. And since Rafa Benitez came into the club a short 11 days ago he has said he [...]

Rafa Benitez Gets Tough With Newcastle Slackers

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Rafa Benitez is attempting to improve the atmosphere to be a more positive one at the Benton training grounds as he tries to somehow engineer a way to save Newcastle United from relegation this season. The Mirror is reporting today that Rafa may banish some of Newcastle's more moody stars from the training ground and [.

It’s Do Or Die For Benitez At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez wants to manage Newcastle and wake what he calls the sleeping giant and put us on the path to greatness again but he will only do that if he can save Newcastle from relegation this season and if not he will leave the club and some other top club will become [...]

Newcastle Already Lining Up Summer Transfers

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Once we play Norwich City on April 2nd there is a short six weeks left of the season and we have eight games to play that will ultimately decide whether we are in the Premier League or not next season. But to survive we are going to have to win four or even five of [...]

Report Graham Carr Could Leave Newcastle

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There is a report today that Newcastle's Chief Scout Graham Carr may leave the club in the summer after Rafa Benitez has come into the club and will be givenfull control of all transfers into and out of the club. That's something Graham Carr has been controlling for a number of years now as the [..

Ashley – Newcastle Have Nothing Left In The Bank

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Mike Ashley has been interviewed in The Times and as well as saying he regrets getting into football he says there is virtually nothing left in the Bank because the current Board have spent it. Ashley has left it to Lee Charnley and the Newcastle Board to run the club for the last year [...]

Fans Shocked On Twitter At Ashley Comments On Newcastle

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to express their shock at what owner Mike Ashley has told The Times today that there is no money left in the bank at Newcastle and that he now regrets having bought Newcastle and gone into football in the first place. We should stress that Newcastle will be getting [.

This Was Mike Ashley’s Huge Mistake This Season

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Mike Ashley has come out with what can only be described as explosive comments on Newcastle today and the negativity about Newcastle's financial situation and the way he has set up the club to be run byLee Charnley which seems to have been a complete and utter disaster come at a very [...]

Top Striker – In My Head Newcastle Can’t Go Down

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We need some players who can put the ball in the back of the net in the final eight games of this season if we are to have any chance at all of surviving in the Premier League. So it was good news when Papiss Cisse played his first game for three months on Sunday [...]

Benitez Makes More Changes At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez seems to have been given a wide berth at Newcastle to come in and do whatever it takesto keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season and then if he does that and stays on board on Tyneside he will be given big money to spend in the summer transfer window to bring [...]

Benitez’ Positive Post-Match Sunderland Interview – Video

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Here is one of Rafa Benitez' interviews after yesterday's vital 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland, when we came back well in the second half and equalized through a great header from the hero Aleksandar Mitrovic. That was after we were very poor in the first half and it's not at all how Rafa [...]

Mike Ashley Interview – Video

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Benitez – We Will Fight To Last Game And Last Minute

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We like Rafa Benitez a lot, not just because he talks a whole load of sense and seems to know coaching inside out, but that he has come to Newcastle of his own accord, because he wanted to come and seems willing to work around the clock to awaken the sleeping giant and save Newcastle [...]

Rare Interview With Mike Ashley – Staying On As Owner

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Mike Ashley says that he will not sell up at Newcastle even if we are relegated to the Championship for the second time in seven years and the second time in his tenure as the owner of the club. And in response to whether he would sell up he said"We're stuck with each other." Mike [...]

Newcastle Need To Be Relegated – Ginola’s Flawed Logic

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Former Newcastle winger David Ginola thinks the best thing that can happen to Newcastle this season is for usto return to the Championship and take the opportunity to get the club sorted out so we can have a better club in the future. And seven years ago a number of fans also thought it [...]

Newcastle Given Enormous Credit For This

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It was a difficult call for Newcastle, but the right call and the club have received great credit for the way they handled Aleksandar Mitrovic' head injury late in the game yesterday, after the 21 year-old Serbian striker had brilliantly headed Newcastle level after 83 minutes, when all seemed lost. Credit must go first of [.

Newcastle Can Still Survive – If We Do This

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There are going tobe reports after yesterday's game that maybe both Sunderland and Newcastle now look destined for the Championship next season, and certainly a draw was theperfect result for Norwich City, who won their game at West Brom on Saturday and remain2 points ahead of Sunderlandand 3 points ahead of Newcastle.

Newcastle Suffer Another Injury Blow

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Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat had to leave the game after 71 minutes yesterday and in came his Dutch compatriot Vurnon Anita and Vurnon did a decent job of filling in for the Dutch International right back. And it's good to hear thatJanmaat has pulled out of the Holland squad and will receive treatment for the injury [.

Rafa Benitez Must Fix This Problem Position

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Newcastle are weak at left back and our two leading players for that position, Paul Dummett and Sadio Haidara, are currently out injured and miss a lot of games through injury. Sadio has been out with a knee injury since October,but there are some signs he could return to training very soon and maybe even [.

Benitez Hints At His Successful Philosophy

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I've never known a person who has been successful in life be it a man or woman who is not naturally a positive person looking on the bright side of things. And it is no surprise the way Benitez has gone about the rather difficult job he has at Newcastle to save us [...]

Shearer’s Surprising View On Newcastle’s Survival Chances

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Alan Shearer didn't think Newcastle were very good yesterday certainly not in the first half and he expresses doubts about whether we will survive this season in the Premier League. In fact he thinkswe will be relegated, even though Rafa Benitez is now managing the club. Alan Shearer thinks Newcastle will go [.

Rafa Benitez Pleased With This Part Of Today’s Game

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Rafa Benitez is a hard-working coach on the touch-line and he is fully involved in the game as he attempts to work out what the other side is doing and tries to adjust the Newcastle team accordingly. And in his first two games in charge even though we have taken only one point from [...]

Rob Elliot Will Take The Positives

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Yes another good display from Rob Elliot this afternoon in the Newcastle goal where two or three great saves helped us stay in the game and finally get an 83rd minute equalizer from Alexandar Mitrovic that stopped Sunderland form gaining 3 points on us after Jermain Defoe had scored just before half time.

Benitez Makes Frank Admission About Newcastle’s Display

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Aleksandar Mitrovic' great headed goal on 83 minutes could be a really vital goal for us since it stopped Sunderland gaining 3 points on Newcastle today. We again conceded a poor goal in the first half and in the second half we pressed forward much like we did at Leicester but this time [...]

Rafa Benitez BBC Interview – Video – Pleased With Point

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Rafa Benitez on the touchline today Here is Rafa's BBC interview after the game

Newcastle Stop The Rot – Get A Point

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It took a late Aleksandar Mitrovic goal that prevented Sunderland from recording their 7th successive win against Newcastle this afternoon at St. James' Park, but we really needed the 3 points and we are now 3 points behind Norwich with a game in hand and we play Norwich in a couple of weeks at Carrow [.

Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 – Video Highlights

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Great header from Aleksandar Mitrovic levels the scores Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 video highlights

Shearer Relieved With The Point

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Stopped the rot but the result helps neither side. Fair result in the end but @NorwichCityFC are the big winners this weekend. #nufcvsafc Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 20, 2016

Townsend, Mbemba And Lascelles All Start

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My initial report seems to have disappeared or been destroyed that must be omen we will win this game. Here it is again. ===== Rafa Benitez had just named his team for his home debut as the Newcastle manager against Sunderland in the local derby this afternoon and Andros Townsend, Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal [.

Townsend, Mbemba And Lascelles All Start

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Rafa Benitez had just named his team for his home debut as the Newcastle manager against Sunderland in the local derby this afternoon and Townsend, Mbemba and Lascelles all start. Teams: Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Jonjo Shelvey (c), Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend; Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar [.

Rafa – We Have Quality So Problems Could Lie Elsewhere

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Both Norwich and Swansea won their games yesterday sothat puts even more pressure on both Newcastle and Sunderland in their derby game this afternoon, which is being reported as the most importantone in26 years. It is the 156th meeting between the two clubs with both having won 53 of the previous games.

Poll – This Is The Result Geordie Fans Expect Today

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With over 7,000 fans having voted, more than three in four fans expect a win this afternoon against Sunderland in what will be Rafa Benitez home debut as the Newcastle manager. Rafa Benitez on the touchline at Leicester We hope our fans are right today we desperately need to win this game. Howay [...

Benitez Gives Surprising Update On Charnley And Carr

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The way Newcastle have been structured this season is with a Football Board consisting of Managing Director Lee Charnley, Chief Scout Graham Carr and club Ambassador Bob Moncur, with the new manager Rafa Benitez now part of that Board. That will be how the club operate until the end of the season and we will [.

Benitez Asked If He Would Stay On If Newcastle Relegated

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Rafa Benitez seems to have big plans for Newcastle if he can keep us in the Premier League and it was kind of good news today that he speaks regularly with both Lee Charnley and Graham Carr. They could already be planning which players could come in this summer. It may be premature to talk [...]

Geordie Rallying Cry From Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer says he would love to play in this afternoon's derby against Sunderland, but the Newcastle legend also senses that we can come away with our first win in almost five years against the Black Cats today. Alan Shearer he just scored again It's rare that I ever want to pull my boots [...]

Benitez – This Player Is So Good He Can Play Anywhere

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Rafa Benitez has been adamant ever since he came to Newcastle that we have some very good players and one of them is Dutch International Gini Wijnaldum, who is currently our leading scorer with 9 goals, but it's been some time since he last scored a goal for us. There's been a debate all season [...]

It Doesn’t Look Good For Newcastle

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The teams in 4th bottom and 5th bottom places in the Premier league both won their games today and moved 3 points further ahead of Newcastle. Norwich had a good surprising 1-0 win at West Brom and Swansea won 1-0 at home against bottom club Aston Villa. That was Swansea'sthird win in the last four [.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Sunderland?

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It looks like Chancel Mbemba and Papiss Cisse are the players who are now fit to play for tomorrow's game against the Black Cats with Fabricio Coloccini still doubtful, and we will assume Colo is not fit to playtomorrow. But it will be very good to have Chancel back in a back four that had [...]

Relaxed Rafa Benitez Wants All 3 Points Tomorrow

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It will be very interesting to see how Newcastle play at home tomorrow afternoon in what is Rafa Benitez' home debut at St. James' Park. Certainly on Monday nightat the King Power Stadium in the second half it was Newcastle who were pressing the league leaders, but we just couldn't score to get a point, [.

Benitez Wont Do This Before Sunderland Game

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In the interviews Rafa Benitez gave yesterday before Newcastle´s biggest game in many years tomorrow at home to Sunderland, he didn´t particularly think it would be a good idea to go onto the St. James' Park pitch and be formally introduced to the fans before the game. It will be Rafa´s first home game as [.

Benitez´ Blunt Explanation Of The Newcastle MIssion

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Rafa Benitez has made it very clear ever since he arrived on Tyneside just over a week ago that the highest priority, the onlypriority in fact, is for Newcastle to stay in the PremierLeague this season. And one reason for that is that Rafa will not have a future at Newcastle if we do go [...]

Rafa Benitez – A Man In A Hurry On Tyneside

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Newcastle winger Andros Townsend would hardly have thought that his manager in March would be Rafa Benitez, who started the season as the Real Madrid manager and is simply a world-class manager. Rafa has had considerablesuccess in his 23 years as a football manager starting with coaching theReal Madrid B team back in 1993.

Townsend Reveals What Rafa Is Really Trying To Do

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When Rafa Benitezarrived at Newcastle just over a week ago he said there were two things he had to do with the team. One was to tighten up the defense which he called a simple thing to do presumably because you can do that with organization, discipline, positioning and keeping the shape of the [...

Benitez Hoping This Player Comes Through For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez was watching Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on TV before he ever arrived at Newcastle and thought he had great potential. And after training with him for a week, Rafa still thinks the 21 year-old has got great potential and it seems he is banking on Mitro being one of the players who comes [.

Carragher Understands Fully Why Benitez Chose Newcastle

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Former England international defender and Liverpool great Jamie Carragher in his column in The Mail today has said he fully understands why his former manager at Liverpool, Rafa Benitez, has chosen Newcastle to relaunch his career in England, after being sacked at Real Madrid. But Jamie also says there is no guarantee he can save [.

Amazing Offer To Newcastle From Former Player

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Former Dutch International striker Patrick Kluivert played for us from 2004-2005 and in 37 appearances for us he scored 13 goals even at that time at only 28 years-old he was past his glorious best. Patrick has made an amazing offer as he admits he follows newcatsle and wants to help us in [...]

Benitez Press Conference Comments – Injury Update

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The news from Rafa Benitez' press conference this afternoon is that Coloccini has not trained this week so he's still out with that calf problem he picked up in the warm-down after the Lillestrom gameand Colo didn't even play in the game. Steven Taylor is also not training today so he may have picked [.

Here’s Why Benitez Is Simply Perfect For Newcastle

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Former Newcastle coach Terry McDermottin what they are calling an exclusive in The Star has said in Rafa Benitez, Newcastle have the perfect manager for them. And in Sunday's white-hot derby against Sunderland Rafa will be Mr. Cool on the touchline. Certainly Rafa was a presence on the touchline last Monday night at Leicester, but [.

Benitez Gets Tough With Extra Training Sessions

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Rafa Benitez has scrapped days off the Newcastle players used to get with former head coach according to The Mail and is taking time in the afternoons to go through team shape and tactics as he tries everything to turn around what has been one of the most disastrous seasons in years for Newcastle United [.

Great News – Coloccini And Mbemba Fit For Sunderland

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We certainly hope this news is true with the Mirrorreporting they understand both Chancel Mbemba and Fabricio Coloccini are fit for the derby game against Sunderland on Sunday. Chancel Mbemba has been badly missed by Newcastle since he's been out with an ankle injury he picked up at Everton way back on 3rd February [.

Newcastle Star – We Have To Improve And Make Our Own Luck

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Rafa Benitez will be instructing his players to stay cool during what promises to be a white-hot derby encounter at St. James' Park on Sunday against Sunderland, who have won the last six derby games, including the one at the Stadium of Light 3-0, earlier this season. That´s when Coloccini was sent off for a [.

Sky Sports Pundit – Derby Game Too Close To Call

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It seems that most pundits are saying the game will be very close now that Rafa Benitez is the Newcastle manger but having to overcome six defeats on the trot is going to be difficult for Newcastle but certainly not impossible and we can win this game. If the woeful Steve McClaren had been [...]

This Classy Player Could Become Key Under Benitez

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Siem de Jong is a class player when in form and fully fit and he was in the squad at Leicester City and saw some playing time in the second half. That's after he was hardly used by the previous head coachin the 28 games Steve McClaren was allowed to be in charge of [...]

Benitez In Vital Communication To Fans Before Massive Game

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Rafa Benitez has taken a leaf (a good leaf) out of Steve McClaren's book and sent out an email to Newcastle fans before the really important derby game against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon as the Spaniard tries everything to try to save us from a second relegation in seven years. That would be almost [.

Big Opportunity For Talented Newcastle Youngster

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Good news today that 20 year-old Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons has been named in the England U-21 squad for the UEFA European Championship Qualifier against Switzerland in Thun later this month. Aarons has been injured most of the last couple of seasons, but he is now fit again and trying to break into the Newcastle'sfirst [.

How Benitez Has Changed Things At Newcastle

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Jamaal Lascelles has been interviewedand he has revealed some things that Rafa Benitez has changedin the training at Newcastle as he quickly tries to fix two problems with the team we let too many goals in and we don't score enough of them. Apart from that we suppose we are in good shape. Rafa [.

Benitez Has Shown Real Courage And A Belief In Newcastle

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Marcelino is almost a pantomime villain in Newcastle's history and he is the center-back who was brought into the club by Ruud Gullit in 1999 for £5.8M from Real Mallorca, shortly before Ruud was fired and the big central defender played only 17 times for the club over a period of four years. During that [.

Benitez Explains What His Job Is This Week In Training

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Rafa Benitez has been interviewed and says his job this week in training is to improve Newcastle in both attack and defense before the crucial 6 pointer against Sunderland at home on Sunday. We have lost six games in a row to Sunderland and haven't beaten the Black Cats since 20th August, 2011, when we [.

Four Surprising Things We’ve Learned About Benitez In Six Days

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Whenwe thought of Rafa Benitez as a manager we thought of the stereotype that was portrayed bythe English press while he was the manager at Liverpool for six years. A manager in the true continental style who wasalooffrom his players and wasn't particularly a good man-manager or very personal with his players.

Star Player – Benitez Is A Fantastic Opportunity For Newcastle

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Rafael Benitez was signed on as the Newcastle manager only last Friday, so it's still only five days he's been in charge, but the former Valencia, Liverpool and Real Madrid manager is already making big changes with both the team and at the club on Tyneside. His major and only priority though the end ofthe [.

How Benitez Is Wasting No Time In Sorting Out Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez' first priority since taking the job at Newcastle last Friday is to get our players organized, instill in themmore confidence and have them playing well as a team as quickly as possible. Given only three days with the players before Monday night's game at Leicester the team looked good and we were [.

Claudio Ranieri’s Damning Verdict On Steve McClaren

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Before the game on Monday night at Leicester City their manager Claudio Ranieri was interviewed before the game and he was specifically asked if he was surprised that Newcastle were second bottom of the league table. Claudio said he couldn't believe how Newcastle were in such a lowly position given both the immense stature of [.

Our Man Of The Match Tops Many Good Performances

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There were good performances from Newcastle players all over the pitch in our 1-0 loss at Leicester City on Monday night in Rafa Benitez´ first game in charge. One way of seeing that is it´s not often we have six players getting over 9% of the vote, but that´s what we have after Monday night´svery [.

Can Newcastle Finally Beat Sunderland On Sunday?

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Our next two games against Sunderland at home and Norwich away could go a long way to deciding whether we can survive in the PremierLeague this season, since they are the two clubs immediately above us in the league table. Both look daunting fixtures if only because of two terrible losing streaks we have going [.

This Is The Real Reason Benitez Joined Newcastle

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In his interviews yesterday, Moussa Sissoko has said what Rafa Benitez told the first team squad the major reason hehad surprisinglyagreed to join the Newcastle club. And it has a lot to do with the players hewas talking to he said heknewthatNewcastle had some very good players in the squad and that we could beat [.

Benitez Considering Recalling Adam Armstrong?

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Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that Adam Armstrong went back home to Newcastle over the weekend and went into the club on Sunday and talked with Newcastle´s new manager Rafa Benitez. Exactly what was said is not known although there have been rumors Adam may be recalled from his Coventry loan spell, but [.

Newcastle Star Shocked – Benitez Is A Fantastic Manager

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We noticed on Monday night at Leicester City that both Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum both had good games in the 1-0 defeat the first game for Newcastle with Rafa Benitez as manager. Moussa and Gini have been very poor on the road this season,but not on Monday night when they were prominent throughout [.

Shepherd Slams Newcastle Transfer Policy – Ashley Let Down

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Newcastle are in a very serious situation right now with only 24 points from 29 games played and we are second bottom of the league. You have to consider last summer that this season's goals set were the highest since owner Mike Ashley bought the club back in the summer of 2007. The goals for [...]

Captain Almost Fit – But What’s The Status Of This Player?

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In what was indicative of the incompetence at Newcastle this season Coloccini picked up a calf injury over three weeks ago in La Manga when we beat Lillestrom 2-1 but Colo didn't play in the game but still managed to pick up the injury during a warm down. We now have a new fitness coach [...]

This Man Fit Again – Could be The Hero On Sunday

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Last night at the King Power Stadium if we had players whocould convert chances, we could have taken at least a point out of the game, but we again missed our chances and therefore picked up our eighth successive defeat on the road which is just a shocking record. But we expect Rafa to [...]

Why Benitez Will Have This Man As His Captain

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has played own an issue that was prevalent before he arrived at the club and it was who should be the captain at Newcastle through the end of the season with Jonjo Shelvey showing in captain Colo's absencethorough injury that he is a good fighting captain for the team.

Two Former Top Players Give Thumbs Up On Newcastle

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Two former top players former QPR, Rangers and England midfielder Ray Wilkins and former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James have both given their opinion on whether Newcastle will survive under our stellar new manager Rafa Benitez. It looks like it's touch and go at thew moment and we didn't get off to a [.

This Player Could Be First Signing By Benitez This Summer

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With Newcastle's Premier League status so dodgy at the moment it's difficult to look forward too much to the summer and the upcoming transfer window because depending on whether we stay up or not the players we will sign will be completely different. If we stay in the Premier league they could be stellar players [.

Benitez Identifies Exactly What He´ll Fix For Sunderland Game

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At this stage of the season with only 9 games to go it is important top get the results, but we didn´t get anything in Rafa Benitez´ first game in charge at Leicester last night and lost 1-0. But after viewing the whole game a second time on video, that performance was miles better than [...]

Former Newcastle Great – We Deserved A Draw

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Former Newcastle great Faustino Asprilla was pleased with the performance of Newcastle last night if not the result in Benitez' first game in charge of Newcastle and thinks we should have got a point. he also thinks what a lot of fans are thinking Doumbia could be worth a shot up front [...]

This Benitez Personality Trait Can Yet Save Newcastle

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Newcastle showed excellent organization last night and overall we looked a good team and in those final25 minutes we even looked a very good team as we raised our game and put Leicester under some pressure. Benitez tried everything to win this game and made three attacking changes in the second half as he went [.

These Two Players Were So Much Better Last Night

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You could see 23 years of management experience in action last night from Rafa Benitez and in the first 25 minutes of the game at Leicester the commentators on TV in the US (Arlo White and Tim Howard) were noting how well Newcastle were containing Leicester and closing them down at every opportunity.

Rafa’s Website Thanks Newcastle’s Legendary Fans

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The people running Rafa Benitez' website have thanked Newcastle fans for the warm and professional way they have welcomed Rafa to the famous Newcastle club and inundated his web-site so that it had it's biggest day ever last Friday with all the new visitors to the site. Well of course that's when Rafa Benitez was [.

Benitez’ Sky Sports Interview After Leicester Defeat – Video

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Rafa Benitez on the sidelines tonight Here is Rafa Benitez' Sky Sports interview after tonight's game.

Benitez’ BBC Interview After Game – Video

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Rafa Benitez on the bench tonight Here is Rafa's BBC interview after the game and the Spaniard remained positive about survival but admitted we missed our chances tonight.

Leicester 1 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Shinji Okazaki mobbed after scoring after 25 minutes Here are the highlights of tonight's game which Leicester won by the single goal and they took their chance Newcastle had chances to score but couldn't take one of them and it was more dreadful finishing from the Magpies.

Shearer’s Reaction To Newcastle’s Defeat At Foxes

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Alan Shearer used his Twitter account after the game to pinpoint Newcastle's big problem when we get the chances there is nobody around who can out the ball into the back of the net. Alan's right to say this is a massive problem for newcatsle over the next 9 games and we have scored [...]

Newcastle Lose 1-0 But Much Improved Performance

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In Rafa Benitez' first game in charge of Newcastle at league leaders Leicester City tonight, we lost 1-0 for our 8th away defeat on the trot in all competitions and six of those have come without us being able to score a goal. Whilethe result wasn't much different from the past, Rafa had only a [..

Anita, Perez, Colback And Mitrovic All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team for his very first game in charge of Newcastle United against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight and Anita, Perez. Colback and Mitrovic are all in the starting line-up. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback; Vurnon Anita, Jonjo Shelvey [.

Benitez On Shearer´s Help – He Was Great – Really Good

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It looks like we have to thank Alan Shearer in part for getting Rafa Benitez to Newcastle last Friday, because Alan was one of the main men that Rafa talked to before deciding to accept the manager´s job at Newcastle. Rafa knew about Newcastle´s massive untapped potential when he was at Liverpool, because he has [.

Benitez Explains What He Must Do To Save Newcastle

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For the last few days when I´ve woken up I´ve had to pinch myself to ensure that Rafa Benitez is indeed the new manager at Newcastle just to make sure I haven´t died and gone to heaven. But it´s an awful lot better than it was under Steve McClaren when I had to pinch [...]

Benitez Willing To Work With Board – Could Bring Shearer Back

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Rafa Benitez has proved himself to be a savvy person since he arrived on Tyneside last Friday and he has been conciliatory to those in power at Newcastle, such as Lee Charnley. He´s certainly giving the impression he can work with them and seemssomebody who has been brought in because of his stature in [.

Benitez Has Big Decision To Make This Week

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Coloccini is out of the game tonight at the King Power Stadium after amazingly being injured in the warm down after the Lillestrom game that took placeover three weeks ago. It just about sums up the incompetenceat the club when the captain hadn´t even played in the game but still picked up an injury which [.

Benitez – I Can Work With This Board Member

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Graham Carr did very well when he first joined us from Tottenham in February as Chief Scout and some of his initial signings like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Mathieu Debuchy were very good. But over the last couple ofyears they have not been so good and Remy Cabella, Manu Riviere and Florian [.

Shearer – If Rafa Gets It Right He Will Be An Absolute Hero

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In his column in the Sun today Alan Shearer has said that in his conversation with Rafa Benitez on Friday, he told Rafa he would be an absolute hero if he gets it right at Newcastle and builds a successful team. Well Alan´s right there and the former Newcastle striker also hinted Rafa could [...]

Benitez Could Cut These 12 Players In The Summer

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If ever there was a time to have a clear-out of the Newcastle squad it's this summer and that's whether we stay up in the Premier League or go down to the Championship. If we stay up then some of our mediocre players will be in danger of being cut by Rafa Benitez, who will [...]

Benitez Joining Newcastle A Big Boost For This Player

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One player who was simply delighted that Rafa Benitez joined Newcastle United as manager on Friday was our young Spanish star Ayoze Perez who knew about Rafa when he managed his home town club Tenerife way back in 2000. Rafa got them promoted to La Liga in his first season there and [...]

Why Rafa Is Worth Every Penny Of His Massive Wages

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It's been reported that Rafa Benitez signed a contract thatcould keep him at the club through the end of June, 2019 and his annual wages areas high as £6M a year and he stood to get a bonus of £3M if he's able to keep Newcastle in the Premier league. If he's not able to [...]

What Team Will Rafa Start Against Leicester City?

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We are trying to find out exactly which players will not be available for tomorrow night's first game in charge for new manager Rafa Benitez at the King Power Stadium There was no injury update given by Rafa yesterday and he will be takinghis 3rd training session today presumably. We do know that a few [.

Rafa – This May Be Our Biggest Problem

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When Rafa Benitez took the last two training sessions, he has quickly realized that with so many injuries in the squad that may his biggest problem at the club, as he tries to do what´s looking an increasingly difficult task. To save Newcastle from the drop. Norwich picked up a good point at home to [.

Bentitez – It´s Obvious Why I Joined Newcastle

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What we have found out from Rafa Benitez in the short two days since he sensationally became our manager is that the reports that he was interestedin joining Newcastle over the last couple of years were in fact true. We alwaysthought that was ridiculous but we were wrong very wrong. We know that nowbecause [.

It´s Possible – I´ve Done The Maths – The Future Is Brilliant

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Rafa Benitez said yesterday that he is not "scared" of relegation at Newcastle that´s not the right word to use. And the 55-year-old being the consummate winner he is, doesn´t fear the significant challenge ahead of him in the next nine weeks, after he has replaced the woeful Steve McClaren at thefamous Newcastle United [.

Here´s One Huge Difference Between Benitez And McClaren

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Newcastle were 3-0 down after just 17 minutes in the game at StamfordBridge on February 13th this year in what was a huge game for us, after we had just registeredour first win in a long timeagainst West Brom and we even played well in getting the 1-0 home win. At halftime in the [...]

Official – Benitez Has Produced His First Miracle On Tyneside

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Simon Bird in the Mirror is the journalist who withstood that foul-mouthed onslaught from a former Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear in Joe´s very first press conference after he had beenappointed interim manager in late September of 2008. Simon didn´t have to put upwith any of that nonsense yesterday as the very impressive and [.

Newcastle Is A Big Club – That’s Why Rafa Is Here

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In 2000, Rafa Benitez was appointed manager of Tenerife of the Segunda Division in Spain and heinstantly got thempromoted to La Liga by finishing third in the league that very first season behind Sevilla and Real Betis. Rafa was then hired by Valencia in the summer of 2001. That´s one of many successes Rafa hasenjoyed [.

Some Very Good News For Newcastle Fans About Benitez

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Here´s an excellent informative tweet that lists Rafa Benitez´ first 10 games in charge at his six previous clubs and his minimum points total is 17. With 17 points from our last 10 games we would be on 41 points and probably safe this season. Of course those are good teams and not like Newcastle, [.

Photos Of Benitez Now Adorn St. James’ Park

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Newcastle seem to be going to town (toon?) with Rafa Benitez and they have now placed some of his photographs around St. James Park and there are also some new photos of Rafa from his first press conference for the Leicester City game on Monday. You would think Newcastle had justpulled off a massive coup [.

Revealed – Benitez Is Head Coach At Newcastle Not Manager

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A very interesting development at the press conference today that Rafa said he was the head coach at Newcastle through the end of the season because there are no transfers during that time. And he has said at the end of the season assuming he keeps Newcastle up then he wants to become the newcatsle [.

Newcastle Captain – Rafa Will Help Us – He’s A Great Manager

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We haven't heard much from Fab Coloccini in a while and he has been out injured, but he was back in training yesterday and it will be interesting to see if Rafa Benitez picks him for the game at Leicester City on Monday night. The other question about Fabricio is whether he will be Rafa's [...]

Press Conference Comments – Rafa Got Advice From Sheraer

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Rafa Benitez has given his first press conference this afternoon at Benton for the game at Leicester City on Monday night and his first comments are coming through. Rafa Benitez taking his seat this afternoon These are some of Rafa's initial comments from his press conference today. "10 games. We hope to be proud [.

Rafa Benitez Must (Will?) Be Given Free Reign At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has come out with some pearls of wisdom today that Rafa Benitez must be allowed to manage Newcastle United in the way he sees fit and there canbe no interference from above. After all Rafa knows so much more about football and what it takes to win than all of them put [...]

Shelvey – Rafa’s A Top Manager – Players Are Excited

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Jonjo Shelvey was signed by Rafa Benitez in May of 2010 at Liverpool, but within a couple of weeks Rafa departed the club and so he never really even training with the former Liverpool manager. Rafa took his first training session yesterday so he has already talked to the players and it was good to [.

Can Newcastle Beat Leicester On Monday Night?

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We´ve waited a bit until things stabilized in the management front, but now we have Rafa Benitez in, we´ll release the poll for Monday nigtht´s vital game against top of the league side Leicester City who a year ago at this time were bottom of the league with 19 points from 29 games. Today [...]

Fans Forum Success – They Got Exactly What They Asked For

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We thought we would reread the open letter sent to Newcastle early last week by members of the Fans Forum and given what they asked for in their letter, the amazing thing is that Newcastle have delivered although the way they got there was extremely unprofessional as they dithered around for far too [.

This Is What Rafa Said In His First nufcTV Interview

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Rafa Benitez spoke to nufcTV after his training session finished yesterday and every fan who has a subscription to nufcTV should see this interview. In fact the club should issue the video of the interview for all fans to see. Rafa comes across as very genuine and said he wanted to come to Newcastle [.

If Benitez Emulates Sir Bobby Robson – We´ll Just Survive

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When Sir Bobby Robson came in to manage Newcastle United in early September, 1999, when Newcastle were second bottom of the league with one point from the first six games we thought it would be interesting to see how Sir Bobby did in his first 10 games in charge. That´s the number of games [...]

What A (Cosmic) Difference A Day Makes

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Things did not look good on Thursday night with the last bit of news that evening being that Newcastle had told local reporters the recent announcement by Sky Sports that Steve McClaren had been fired was not true. So we had the amazing situation that McClaren had taken the training the last three days and [.

Rafa’s First nufcTV Interview In Full – Video

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Rafa Benitez at St. James' Park yesterday Here is Rafa's first nufcTV interview taken off his web-site.

Photos – Newcastle’s First Training Session With Rafa Benitez

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Rafa Benitez went to the training ground shortly after being announced as the new Newcastle manager this afternoon notice it was manager and not head coach and rather than just meet with the players and give them a talk Rafa had them do a full training session in preparation for our crucial [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Benitez Appointment

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Exciting appointment for @NUFC What a coup! Let's just hope Rafa is allowed to do what he needs to do-manage! Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 11, 2016

Rafa Benitez Appointment Blows Up Twitter

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Newcastle United announced Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager only hours after announcing that Steve McClaren had been fired as the head coach. The very first thing Rafa did was to cancel the players day off and held his first training session at Benton with his new coaching team. Fabio Pecchia, Francisco de Míguel [.

Multiple Photos Of Rafa Benitez At Newcastle Today

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With the news this afternoon that Rafa Benitez is already taking his first training session at Benton after he canceled the players' day off the former Liverpool coach is straight down to business as he tries to save Newcastle United from relegation which will not be an easy task. For those people getting [.

Benitez – I Have Committed To A Legendary English Club

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Rafa Benitez has said he has committed to a legendary English club. We now like Rafa even more than before. The Newcastle fans can play an enormous part in the survival of Newcastle United this season now that Rafa Benitez is on board. And even if we don't start winning immediately Rafa is good enough [.

Rafa Benitez Appointed Newcastle Manager

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In what is simply an unbelievable and stunning appointment by Newcastle United the club has just announced the great Rafa Benitez as our new manager. And Rafa has wasted no time in calling on the Toon Army for their total involvement. Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez today at St. James' Park Howay The Lads!

Benitez On His Way To Newcastle For Unveiling

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The Mail is reporting that Rafa Benitez is on his way to Newcastle and hopefully will meet with Lee Charnley and maybe even Mike Ashley later today or tomorrow. With Newcastle known to travel at a snail's pace and that's only on good days the unveiling is likely to happen tomorrow. But is [...]

Twitter Erupts As Steve McClaren Sacked

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Twitter has erupted sinceit wasannounced that Steve McClaren has been fired less than an hour ago, with fans pleased Newcastle have finally made a decision which only took them six days. As usual there are some really funny tweets from some Newcastle fans and even a Sunderland fan who accuses us of [.

Benitez Trying To Clean Up Newcastle Before He Joins

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There was news last night that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will be flying in today to try to tie up a deal for former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez and it seems that even before Rafa comes to the club if he comes to the club he is doing us a favor. Rafa [...]

Sky Sports – Things Will Get Sorted Today

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Peter Graves of Sky Sports has just tweeted that things will become a lot clearer today as far as hiring Rafa Benitez and firing Steve McClaren at Newcastle United Football Club. We certainly hope so. Things set to become a lot clearer on Tyneside today. Stay tuned to @SkySportsNewsHQ #nufc fans #SSNHQ — Pete Graves [.

This Is The Mess Created With No Communication

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There have been stories galore this week about what´s going on at Newcastle and we are sure that 90% of them are wrong or inaccurate in some way. But given the amount of information available from the club and the way this has stretched out for six days now the journalists are doing their [...]

Rafa Benitez May Turn Down Newcastle

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The Telegraph are reporting today there are now real concerns on Tyneside that Rafa Benitez may turn down the offer of a three year contact at Newcastle and if that happens it would be an absolute disaster and Newcastle fans would be more than a little furious with those running the club. Certainly the [.

£2M Bonus On The LIne For Benitez To Accept Newcastle Job

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The Star is reporting that Rafa Benitez will be offered a three-year contract worth £4M a year with a £2M bonus if he can save Newcastle from relegation this season. There will also be a release clause if Rafa doesn´t pick up the £2M bonus and Newcastle are relegated. How would you like to get [.

Ashley On Benitez – We Are Working On It

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Here´s a tweet that Newcastle fan Jim has sent out. Jim was in a London pub yesterday and Mike Ashley was there and when Mike was asked the situation on Rafa Benitez he said ?e are working on it "Get Rafa in like.." "Working on it.."#nufc pic.twitter.com/nI1XYCtAJ6 Jim (@jimdiegocross) March 10, 2016

At Last – McClaren Fired – Clear For Benitez To Come In

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It took six days when it should have taken less than one, but don't accuse Lee Charnleyof doing nothing well at least not for today as Newcastle have finally fired Steve McClaren after a disastrous spell at the club, which could still see us relegated this season. Steve McClaren leaving Benton yesterday [.

Newcastle Issue Statement – Apologize For Complete Shambles

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The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle have issued a statement following their announcement that Steve McClaren has finally been fired as the head coach. We haven't seen the statement on the web-site but assume it will soon be issued. This is what the Mirror are reporting is the statement issued by Newcastle: "We acknowledge that [.

Ashley To Fly In To Clear Inpasse Of Newcastle Embarrassment

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After day 5 of this Newcastle saga, which has become an acute embarrassment to the clubfor their complete lack of any real action that fans can see or that have been reported by the club itself there is a report in the Independent tonight that Mike Ashley will be flying in on Friday [...]

Jonjo Shelvey Could Become New Captain At Newcastle

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Jonjo Shelvey was signed by Liverpool and Rafa Benitez in May 2010, but then within weeksRafa left the Liverpool club so the former Charlton and Swansea play-makernever really played under Rafa at Liverpool but he did sign him. With Rafa Benitez looking likely to take over at Newcastle before tomorrow night at the latest, [.

Newcastle Talks With Benitez At An Advanced Stage

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Keith Downie of Sky Sports is communicating that there could be an announcement today that Steve McClaren has been fired from his job as head coach. And that the talks with Rafa Benitez have reached an advanced stage as a deal is close to bring the former Liverpool manager to Newcastle on a three year [.

One Shoe Has Fallen – One To Go – When Will Club Communicate?

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It looks like on show has fallen in that the look of Steve McClaren as he left Newcastle training today suggest she know he will be sacked and it looks like he had now been told that a short five days after his side looked pathetic against AFC Bournemouth last Saturday. Steve was [...]

Benitez Could Accept Newcastle Manager Job Today

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There's an update this morning on the Newcastle situation, with The Sun reporting that Newcastle have formally offered Rafa Benitez the Newcastle manager job until the end of the season and they want him to take over immediately and certainly before the crucial game at Leicester City on Monday night.

Report Rafa Benitez Has Signed For Newcastle

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There is a report in Spain today that says former Valencia, Real Madrid and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has agreed a deal to be the next Newcastle manager. There were reports last night that Rafa had been offered a lucrative 10 game deal to come in and manage Newcastle through the end of the season, [.

Rafa Benitez Would Be Extremely Popular Signing With Fans

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It´s not that often that Newcastle do something that the fans want to happen, but if the club signs Rafa Benitez as the manager through the end of the season he is the fans' number one choice for the manager position according to our poll with over 14,000 fans having voted. Rafa Benitez [...]

Photo – Steve McClaren Arrives At Benton Thursday

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Here is a photo of Steve McClaren arriving at the Benton training grounds today to take the training for the third day running, as he is left in limbo until Newcastle know whether Rafa Benitez will sign for us. More shoddy management work from the Newcastle Board. Steve McClaren Newcastle head coach This is [.

McClaren To Finally Meet With Charnley Today

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Newstoday from Sky Sports that Steve McClaren will finally meet with Lee Charnley today. That needs to happenand this circus, which is now in it´s5th day needs to come to a close quickly. Hopefully Newcastle will sign Rafa Beniteztoday and sack Steve McClaren. Steve is a good guy and this treatment of him by Lee [.

Getting Closer – Benitez To Meet Newcastle Officials Today

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Craig Hope of the Mail who had that bust-up with Steve McClaren last week, is reporting in an exclusive that Rafa Benitez is set to meet with Newcastle officials later today. This could possibly be great news and it could be that he will sign for Newcastle. That would be a stunning coup for Newcastle [.

Newcastle Could Be Getting Close To A Stunning Coup

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If the news is to be believed today,Newcastlecould be ending their five day silence since last Saturday's disaster against AFC Bournemouth as the club have been trying to persuade Rafa Benitezto join Newcastle United as the new manager. There are different storiesrelating to what type of deal he could sign at Newcastle if indeed [.

Newcastle Gorwing In Confidence They Can Get Benitez

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Another day and still no decision made on Steve McClaren taken by Lee Charnley and this thing is dragging out to the embarrassment of the Newcastle club, who cannot seem to make a decision on anything. So once again Steve McClaren will take the training tomorrow after he had a telephone conversation with the [.

Breaking News – False Alarm – Still No Decision By Charnley

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This is getting more strange by the hour and by the day as Newcastle dither around and make no decisions. While we did say earlier today we shouldn't get too excited about Lee Charnley possibly making a decision this afternoon, the news is that no decision was made after Charnley had talked to McClaren on [.

Twitter Abuzz On McClaren Sacking – Possible Benitez Hiring

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Here are some selected tweets from Newcastle fans on the possible firing of Steve McClaren this afternoon by Lee Charnley, which would be astonishing. And the possible arrival of Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager, which would also be astonishing. Steve McClaren and Rafa Benitez a contrast How RAFA!

Wait For It – Rumors Charnley About To Make A Decision

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The breaking news is that Newcastle manager Steve McClaren will meet with Managing Director Lee Charnley this afternoon and it could be the Newcastle MD has been forced into something he cannot seem to do to save his life. Make a decision. But before you get carried away and all excited, it seems that Steve [.

Newcastle Cancel Tomorrow’s Press Conference

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We understand Newcastle will postpone tomorrow's scheduled news conference amidst uncertainty over who will be in charge of the team. Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) March 9, 2016

Short Term Deal Can Still Save Newcastle

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The Newcastle Board are moving at the speed of light for them in trying to get a new manager in to replace Steve McClaren, but as they do that their poor management skills are on full display as they leave Steve McClaren drifting in the wind Steve isstill taking training for a bunch of Newcastle [.

McClaren Left Drifting In The Wind By Charnley

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Just like Lee Charnley says nothing to Newcastle fans and we still haven´t heard the man talk he is continuing his terrible communication skills and apparently has not eventalked to Steve McClaren who took training yesterday. The news is that McClarenis becomingfrustrated because of the lack of contact he has received from [.

This Is Why Rafa Benitez Remains Wary Of Newcastle Job

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It´s not good news in the Mirror today that Rafa Benitez has been approached by Newcastle for a long term deal at the club, but the news is that he is unconvinced by Newcastle's overtures and that´s is worrying for a number of reasons. The Board we have in place is responsible for the transfers [..

Benitiz Very Interested – Newcastle Must Get Him To Survive

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Both the Mail, Mirror and the Chronicle are reporting that Rafa Benitez is (very) interested in taking the Newcastle job, if he can get some things sorted out so that he would have a lot more control than Steve McClaren and Alan Pardew have had at Newcastle. Yesterday we heard that his reps had contacted [.

Photos – Steve McClaren Arrives At Benton Today

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Here are some photos taken this morning when Steve McClaren who is still the head coach at Newcastle until he´s told something different by Lee Charnley arrived at the Benton training ground to take training with the players, in preparation for the game at Leicester City on Monday night. It continues to be [.

Thursday Is D Day – Don’t Be Surprised If This Is The Decision

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It is pretty obvious that Managing Director lee Charnleydoesn't want to fire the man he hired last summer when he brough in Steve McClaren after Steve had failed at Derby County and had been fired. It was days after that for some reason you'll have to ask Lee what the reason that he [...]

Hope Running Out For Newcastle Fans – It’s A Disgrace

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Lee Charnley has apparently met again with his Board and the man who cannot seem to make a decision to save his life has still not made any decision as to whether to replace the man he appointed as Newcastle head coach last summer Steve McClaren. And it is now three days since [...]

Report That Newcastle Have Made An Approach To Benitez

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The Chronicleis reporting today that sources close to Rafa Benitez have confirmed that some kind of enquiry as to whether he would be willing to come in and mangeNewcastle has been made. The report suggests that the Board are now willing to fire McClaren(well that didn't take long did it?) but want a replacement lined [.

96% Of Fans Cannot Be Wrong – Stop Dithering

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It´s astounding that Newcastle may be considering keeping Steve McClaren on with the record he has. Last week at this time we were 3 points behind Swansea and 5 points behind Bournemouth, but now over the last two games held over a short four days last week we are 9 points behind Swansea who are [..

This Is What Happens When There´s No Accountability

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The Chronicleare reporting that Newcastle are contemplating keeping Steve McClaren in his job and the club have again failed to act decisively even after we lost the last two games after all the broken and empty promisesmade in southern Spain after the5-1 embarrassmentat Chelsea. So we have lost three games in a row at the [.

This Is The Man Newcastle Fans Want To Replace McClaren

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We were fairly confident at this time yesterday that Steve McClaren would be fired by now, but the incompetence and dithering ineptitude seems to have continued by those managing Newcastle. And Steve McClaren is still in charge and will lead the training today, but Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and company cannotbe allowed to do nothing [.

Why Is McClaren Being Allowed To Do This – It’s Ludicrous

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There were reports last night and this morning in ChronicleLive that Steve McClaren will be given the chance to plead his case to stay on as Newcastle manager to the rest of the Newcastle Board before any decision is made to replace him. We have never heard such nonsense. Why is he allowed to plead [.

Latest Betting Odds On Who Will Replace McClaren

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Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has odds of 11/8 at Ladbrokes to become the next manager at St James' Park, assuming Steve McClaren is finally given the sack today. The news is that one man on the Board is reluctant to fire McClaren and that man is thought to be Managing Director [.

Latest Update – Things Are Even Worse Than They Look

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The latest news on the McClaren situation is that Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie has reported today that Steve McClaren did arrive at the Bentontraining grounds about 8:00 am for training and is taking the morning training. What a completely bizarre situation that is the papers are going to have a field day today [.

This Is Very Bad News For Newcastle United

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There's been some really bad news for Newcastle today and we are stunned at what is going on at the club. If the Chronicle is right then Mike Ashley has refused to step in during this crisis and is leaving it to the Board and Lee Charnley to make the decision about whether to sack [...]

Newcastle Contemplating Keeping Steve McClaren

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It seems incredible that the Newcastle Board would want to keep Steve McClaren at the club, but since they appointed him they have most to lose but he is already taking us down to the Championship and it will be certain relegation if he is kept in place. We thought there could be something [...]

Fans Forum Issue Open Letter To Newcastle

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The Newcastle Forum members have published an open letter to the Board of Newcastle United. Apparently the open letter has been sent to the club via email and there has been a response confirming it has been received. Here is the Open Letter: With ten Premier League games to go, we find ourselves in [.

Show Leadership And Decisiveness – Sack McClaren Now

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Even when it's obvious the Newcastle fans will not accept the woeful Steve McClaren any longer as the Newcastle manager, the club still haven't got the guts, the leadership or the decisiveness to fire the manager now. They don't need to wait until they have a replacement lined up Steve deserves to be fired [.

David Moyes Will Join Newcastle Under These Conditions

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It is expected that Steve McClaren will be fired on Monday, after crisis meetings took place yesterday between Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley after Newcastle lost their 3rd game in as row and fifth of the last six against Bournemouth and our players figuratively threw in the towel and basically [.

Two Short Term Managers Who Could Take Over At Newcastle

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At the crisis meeting yesterday between Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley there were discussions on whether to fire current head coach Steve McClaren. Multiple media reports last night suggest that will happen today and Steve McClaren´s eightmonth tenure at Newcastle, which has been a complete and utter disaster, will finally [.

Former Managing Director Could Make Surprise Return

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Derek LLambias could yet play a role at Newcastle in trying to save the club from relegation by providing some steel at senior management level something that has been missing since he walked out in the summer of 2013, after Joe Kinnear was appointed Director of Football. Mike Ashley must have seen the lack [.

Alan Shearer´s Most Damning Words On Newcastle United

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Alan Shearer had some damning comments to make on BBC´s Match of the Day on Saturday night about Newcastle´s terrible situation, where it seems we have top players who think it´s beyond them to be in a relegation battleso don´t seem to give a damn on the pitch. Such was the display against Bournemouth, whose [.

If Last Two Seasons Any Gauge – Newcastle Already Relegated

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Even if we survive this season, which is looking more and more doubtful with every humiliating defeat and we have amazingly now lost five of our last six games it points to another tough start to next term even if we stay in the Premier League. And even if we drop down [...]

Alan Shearer Totally Convinced Newcastle Going Down

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In Alan Shearer´s column in The Sun today he blasts the Newcastle United club and especially takes a shot at Chief Scout Graham Carr, who is in charge of all the transfers at Newcastle, which he seems to have assumed control of over in the last couple of years, maybe because of the vacuum of [...]

Surprise Favorite Installed As New Magpies Manager

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We listed this morning four experienced managers who are currently out of a job and who could be installed as the new Newcastle manager always assuming the club doesn't stick with Steve McClaren after his appalling record on Tyneside. But they have stuck with him so far which is far too long and [...

Only Newcastle Could Continue To Support Steve McClaren

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Crisis talks have taken place today involving Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley and (out of his depth) Managing Director Lee Charnley, and they concern what to do with the inept head coach Steve McClaren who Lee hired last summer after Steve had been duly fired by Championship club Derby County. McClaren has brought Newcastle to [.

Calls Mount For McClaren’s Dismissal But Will It Happen?

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Most fans are waiting with bated breath for an announcement from the club that Steve McClaren has been fired, but it's 3:00 pm Newcastle time now and there's still no word from the club. We suppose there is still a chance that Lee Charnley and Steve McClaren can convince the owner that Steve can still [.

Shearer – Newcastle A Complete Mess From Top To Bottom

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Newcastle looked a team in complete crisis against Bournemouth yesterday and it makes a complete mockery of the things that were said in La Manga, Spain not so long ago on the club's winter warm-weather break. The game before the players went on their little holiday in southern Spain the complete and utter disgrace [.

Why Newcastle May Have Problems Recruiting Top Manager

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Newcastle has been a difficult club to manage under owner Mike Ashley for nine years now and in fact it was a difficult club to manage even before that. But if top managers like David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers or Rafa Benitez are to become the new manager at Newcastle to replace the woeful Steve McClaren, [.

Four Experienced Managers To Replace Steve McClaren

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It seems that Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and David Moyes are three experienced and successful Premier League managers available at the moment and they seem to be the favorites for the Newcastle manager position, as it seems almost certain that Steve McClaren´s time as manager will come to an end.

Vote Now – Who Do You Want As Newcastle Manager?

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Rafa Benitez and David Moyes Brendan Rodgers and Nigel Pearson

With Newcastle In A Mess – Crucial Meeting To Be Held Today

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There will be a high level meeting today between Mike Ashley and the person who runs the club for him Managing Director Lee Charnley and we would be very surprised make that completely shocked if the decision taken by Ashley is not to sack manager Steve McClaren. Steve is a good [...]

Surprising Support For This Manager At Newcastle

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We have to say we are surprised that at least in the initial voting for the potential new manager at Newcastle that former Valencia, Liverpool, Inter-Milan, Napoli and Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez is well ahead and has more then twice the votes of second placedDavidMoyes. Rafa Benitez when asked does he want to come [.

Reaction to McClaren’s Strange Choice To Start Riviere

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It was another strange decision today by Steve McClaren in what could be his last game in charge of Newcastle. Steve started Emmanuel Riviere as the front striker, and he's been a complete bust since he signed for us from Monaco 20 months ago and has only recency been pronounced fit since being injured back [.

It’s Incredible – But Charnley Will Still Not Fire McClaren

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It's been a problem at Newcastle all season long that for one reason or another the senior manager at Newcastle namely Lee Charnley doesn't want to fire Steve McClaren, even after he had taken only 3 points from the first 8 games and even though we are now second bottom of the [...]

Ashley To Intervene – David Moyes Tipped As New Manager

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The Telegraph is reporting tonight that David Moyes is expected to open talks with Newcastle United about becoming their next manager and that followed the latest disaster for Steve McClaren when we were well beaten by Bournemouth 3-1 at St. James' Park today in front of over 52,000 fans. Newcastle remain second bottom, but we [.

VIDEO – McClaren Sky Sports Interview After Latest Disaster

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Steve McClaren yet another defeat Here is the Sky Sports Interview given by Steve McClaren after the game.

Defiant McClaren Will Not Resign – I Have The Experience

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Steve McClaren remained defiant after another disastrous display and result for Newcastle, when this time we went down 3-1 to Bournemouth at home and that was our fifth defeat in the last six games and we are now a massive 9 points behind Swansea City in 5th bottom place. There are calls coming in from [.

Former Newcastle Star Leads ChargeTo Get McClaren Fired

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Former star Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla is leading the huge outcry to get Steve McClaren removed from the club now so a new manager can come in an experienced Premier League manager who will have somee chance of saving us in the final 10 games of the season. McClaren has been completely and [.

Enough Is Enough – McClaren Has To Be Fired Now

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Newcastle lost 3-1 at home to Bournemouth for what was our 5th defeat in the last six games and that was after we had spent 82M on four more new players with the head coach McClaren saying we have enough talent to get out of the mess he has had us in all season long. [...]

Alan Shearer’s Response To Another Newcastle Disgrace

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#AFCB showed exactly what @nufc are missing. Desire, passion, hunger... and a lot more @bbcmotd Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 5, 2016

Furious Fans Turn On McClaren After Another Dismal Display

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In what has been another disastrous season for Newcastle, even after we have spent £82M on new players this season Newcastle were beaten at home 3-1 by Bournemouth and things were so bad that the fans finally tuned on beleaguered manager Steve McClaren who has seemed way out of his depth ever since he took [.

Riviere And Perez Start – Mitrovic Dropped

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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has just announced his team what for is another vital game for the clubin our fight to stay in England's top league and today we entertain an in-form Bournemouth team. And it's another controversial pick by McClaren as he prefers EmmanuelRiviere up front to Aleksandar Mitrovic who is dropped.

A Shock Result Is Expected Today At Newcastle

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Itdoesn´t seem that Newcastle fans are too confident of a win today at home to Bournemouth with 50% of voters expecting us to lose this game to a side who are already 8 points above us in the league table and were only promoted to the Premier League last summer for the first time ever. [...]

Coziness Between McClaren And Charnley Very Dangerous

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If the Telegraph article yesterday is correct then Newcastle fans should be alarmed as it seems owner Mike Ashley is alarmed with Newcastle´s recent results as we have fallen 6 points behind 5th bottom Swansea and it looks like a fight with Sunderland and Norwich on which two clubs join Aston Villa in the [.

McClaren Explains Why He Wont Play A Match Winner

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It´s been a little strange that Ayoze Perez has not played much for Newcastle over the last few games, although he was brought on late in the game after 84 minutes last Wednesday night at Stoke with Seydou Doumbia and they both made a difference to Newcastle who started to look more threatening up [.

McClaren On Why We Lose So Many Away Games

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Steve McClaren has explained in the Chronicle today how last Wednesday´sgame at Stoke isa lot different thantoday´s game at home to Bournemouth, But why is that the case? Maybe if we play our away games trying to win them like we do at home we would have more success on the road? Steve [...]

This Could Be Newcastle´s Best Team For Bournemouth

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We will assume Andros Townsend is out today alongwith Cheick Tiote, Chancel Mbemba and Fab Coloccini for a game that Newcastle must win if we are to have any chance of saving ourselves this season from another relegation, which would be the second one in seven years. It just shows you the problems at the [.

Bad News From Mike Ashley On Newcastle Management

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The Telegraph is reporting this afternoon that a defeat this weekend to Bournemouth would probably mean Steve McClaren would be fired, but that Mike Ashley is reluctant to intervene and he will leave it to Managing Director Lee Charnley if and when he fires Steve McClaren. Well that sounds like really bad newsto us,because Charnley [.

Newcastle-Based Journalist In Flaming Row With McClaren

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The Mirror is reporting that Steve McClaren was involved in an angry exchange with a journalist after his press conference finished this afternoon as he was followed by a reporter (unnamed) who shouted at the former England manager, Having lost four of the last five game even after Mike Ashley has spent over £82M on [.

Latest Steve McClaren Comments From Press Conference

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Steve McClaren has just given his press conference for what seems a must win game tomorrow against Bournemouth at home and he has said the club are assessingAndros Townsend's hamstring injury, but that he will not risk him if he is not 100% fitfor tomorrow's game. Steve McClaren has just given his press conference [.

Newcastle Are In A Sorry State At All Levels

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The people running Newcastle are simply not up to the job and big changes will need to be made in the summer whether we survive in the Premier League or not. We have a ManagingDirector who cannot make a decisionand dithers around doing nothing and a head coach whoLee Charnley appointed who [.

Poll – Can Newcastle Beat Bournemouth On Saturday?

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After the last round of games in which we lost 1-0 at Stoke and Bournemouth beat Southampton 2-0 at home the Cherries are now 8 points ahead of us although we have a game in hand against Manchester City at home. So if we are to rescue ourselves and climb the table these are [...]

Senior Players Now Starting To Doubt McClaren

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The Mail is reporting today that Steve McClaren will be fired if we lose at home to Bournemouth tomorrow and that senior players at the club cannot believe the head coach is still in his job, after such terrible results this season. Neither can we and we´ve made is clear that Lee Charnley and company [.

96% Of Fans Want McClaren Fired – What Does Charnley Think?

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It really is a bit of a staggering statistic that 96% of fans in our poll, that´s over 19 in 20 fans, want SteveMcClaren fired after he has had Newcastle in the bottom four all season long and has now lost four of the last five games and that´s after £82M has been spent in [...]

It´s An Honor To Captain This Football Club – But I´m Gutted

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We thought Jonjo Shelvey did well as the Newcastle captain on Wednesday night and he was certainly one man who woke up when we went 1-0 down and tried to rally the Newcastle team as the game came alive in those last 10 minutes. Jonjo almost created the chance for Seydou Doumbia to score in [...]

McClaren’s Urgent Message To Newcastle Fans

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Steve McClaren´s job is on the line tomorrow in the home game against Bournemouthand maybe anything other than a win could see Steve fired before the next game at Leicester a week on Monday. But we need a win and that would take us to 27 points from 28 games and maybe that would be [...]

Alan Shearer Completely Debunks McClaren’s Reasoning

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It looked like after 18 days of preparation for the game at Stoke City last night Newcastle went into the game with a match-plan to hold Stoke and get a draw and with Newcastle's perilous position in second bottom place in the league that's simply not good enough and shows no courage whatsoever. We [.

Poll – Overwhelming Percentage Of Fans Want McClaren Out

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We are conducting a poll to gauge how fans feel about Steve McClaren's performance this season as theNewcastlehead coachand whether he should be fired after we are sinking in the league and are currently second bottom and look more than likely to be relegated in May with every new defeat like the 1-0 defeat [.

Stark Choice – Fire Steve McClaren Or Be Relegated

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Newcastle have already waited too long to fire Steve McClaren and the club should have done that after the Chelsea fiasco before Steve with his disgraced players jetted off to southern Spain for a warm weather camp, where they managed to have their captain injured even though Colo didn´t even play in the game [.

Former Star´s Blunt Description Of Steve McClaren

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Steve McClaren is not good enough to manage Newcastle United and Steve has proved that all season long with his dismal record. Former Newcastle striker Mick Quinn was as frustrated as the rest of us after the game afterwe went down 1-0 at Stoke City, our seventh successive away defeat in all competitions.

Mike Ashley Must Act Now To Save Newcastle

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Mike Ashley has probably already learned that Lee Charnley the man heappointed as Managing Director just less then two years ago doesn´t have much of a clue in the job he has taken at Newcastle. And chances are nothing will be done before Saturday´s game at home to Bournemouth. Lee freezes in a [.

McClaren Makes Astonishing Claim At Post-Game Interview

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Steve McClaren is fightingto keep his job at Newcastle after wesuffered our15th defeat in 27 league games and that was our7th defeat in a row away from home. The form we have been in after we brought in four new players in January has not been good and we have lost at Everton, Chelsea and [.

Pundit Points Finger At McClaren For Newcastle’s Problems

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Pundit Steve Claridge has told BBC Radio Five Live that Newcastle have a good squad and would be the best team to ever be relegated from the Premier League if that indeed what happens in May, which is looking more likely with every defeat we have four of them in the last five [...]

Poll – Please Vote On McClaren’s Future At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren the goal's that way We are trying to very quickly gauge what Newcastle fans feel about McClaren after last night's fourth defeat in the last five games and let the club know the feelings of the life blood of the club you the fans. Thanks.

McClaren’s Sky Sports Interview After 15th Defeat – Video

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Here is Steve McClaren's post game interview on Sky Sports after the 1-0 loss to Stoke City tonight where he says Newcastle should have got a point tonight. But we didn't because Stoke scored one more goal than we did. Steve McClaren he's not good enough to be Newcastle manager He should never [...]

McClaren To Stay On – We Shouldn’t Have Lost

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After overseeing his 15th defeat in 27 league games this season, Steve McClaren was defiant in the post match interview at Stoke tonight and when he was asked if he would be staying on as the Newcastle manager he said "I don't see why not." But if he does stay on then it's because [...]

McClaren To Take Newcastle Down – Board Have Waited Too Long

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It's almost certain if Newcastle keep on their present course with Steve McClaren in charge we will be relegated and how many chances does the former England manager get as we lost the 11th way game in 14 and have only scored 7 goals away form home. That as our 15th defeat in our 27 [...]

Newcastle Lose 1-0 – In Big Trouble Now

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After 18 days of preparation for this game, which included a five day warm weather training camp in La Manga, Spain and the assurance from head coach Steve McClaren that our players know how important the final 12 games of the season are we still went down 1-0to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium [.

Townsend Out – Gouffran Starts – Shelvey Captain

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Stoke City tonight and it's a shock choice of Yoan Gouffran to replace winger Andros Townsend who has picked up a knock. So Gouffran is preferred to Aarons and Perez? What's going on here? As expected Jonjo Shelvey is the captain and why [.

If Newcastle Ever Needed A Win – It’s Tonight At Stoke

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It's now 18 days since we were thrashed by Chelseain what was an inexcusable display by a Newcastle side who were 3-0 down after 17 minutes and it could have been 9 or 10 if Chelsea hadn't taken their foot off the gas once they knew they had all 3 points in the bag. We [...]

Two Key Players Injured For Stoke Game

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Newcastle United really need to look at how we pick up so many injuries in training and there's more bad news today that there are two new injuries Newcastle have picked up. Andros Townsend is now doubtful with a knock and will probably have to miss the game tonight at Stokeand striker Papiss Cisse, who [.

Poll Results – What Newcastle Fans Expect At Stoke

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If our poll results for the game tonight at Stoke City are anything to go by we will not get much joy out of the game with 55% of voters expecting us to lose this game which we have done over the last three seasons. This follows last night´s results when a stoppage time [...]

McClaren – We Know We´re In Trouble Because Of This

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Given the money invested in the Newcastle squad last summer and in January, and given what happened to us last seasonwhen we were nearly caught and relegated on the last day of the season what has happened to Newcastle this season is little short of scandalous. At the Fans Forum meeting over a week [.

Why Newcastle´s Prospects For Survival Look Grim

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One of the reasons that Bournemouth were able to beat Southampton 2-0 at home last night was the intensity of the play coming from Eddie Howe´smen and they fully deserved the win. That victory was Bournemouth's first over Southampton in the league since 1958 and certainly they will be a handfulfor Newcastle on Saturday afternoon [.

This Looks LIke Newcastle´s Best Team For Stoke

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Now that we know that both Fabricio Coloccini and Chancel Mbemba will miss tonight´s game at Stoke and Saturday´s home game against Bournemouth we´ll take another shot at what Newcastle´s bestteam could be for tonight´s game at the Britannia Stadium. The manager has hinted he may drop some players and we suppose there is [.

Tuesday’s Results Only Mixed For Newcastle

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Newcastle moved to second bottom of the league tied on points with Norwich and Sunderland, after Sunderland picked up a point in a 2-2 home draw against Crystal Palace and it was Fabio Borini who equalized in stoppage time for the Black Cats that moved them above both Newcastle and Norwich and out of the [.

Newcastle Should Not Be Allowing This Exciting Youngster Leave

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We reported a day or two ago thatRolando Aarons could be on his way out of Newcastle and it seems there is no agreement on contract terms between newcatsle and Rolando's agents and so he could well leave this summer. That's one reason we hear that big clubs like Arsenal, Juventus and AC Milan would [.

McClaren Non-Committal On Captain – Then Gives Glowing Reference

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Steve McClaren has given his press conference this afternoon and he was non-committal on who will replace Coloccini as captain, after Steve gave an update on Colo and said he will probably miss the next two games. "Colo is extremely doubtful for the next two games but we are assessing him day-by-day after a calf [.

McClaren Expresses Newcastle Frustrations – Two Defenders Out

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Steve McClaren has just given his press conference for the Stoke City game tomorrow night and both Fabricio Coloccini and Chancel Mbemba are likely to miss both of the next two vital games. There are some initial comments coming from he newcatsle head coach and he seems frustrated with the team and threes bade news [.

With Newcastle’s Squad You Wonder Why They’re 3rd Bottom

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Steve McClaren will be giving his news conference about now and Mark Hughes the Stoke City manager is doing his press conference for the vital game at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow night. And Mark has hit the nail on the head with his initial comments on Newcastle's squad. Mark Hughes Stoke manager This is [.

More Newcastle Players Return To Training

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Newcastle United had Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback all back in training yesterday with the important game at Stoke tomorrow night but it remains to be seen if Coloccini is fit to play. Certainly it looks like both Jack Colback and Paul Dummett will be back in the squad and available for [.

Things Will Not Get Any Better Tomorrow For Newcastle

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Newcastle fans would just love to get a win against Stoke tomorrow night, but things could get worse for Newcastle, with the Britannia Stadium not being a happy hunting ground for the club and we´ve lost our last three league fixtures there. We don´t really expect things to be any different tomorrow night.

These Frailties Could See Newcastle Relegated

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We have often made the comparison between the Leicester City and Newcastle squads this seasonand on paper at least the Newcastle squad looks stronger especially after another £29M has been spent on the side in the January transfer window. But we don´t see many leaders in the side and Chroniclecolumnist Don Hutchison hits the nail [.

Newcastle In Contact To Sign Impressive Center-Back

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Newcastle were reported to be interested in Lyon center-back Samuel Umtiti over the weekend and there seems to be some validation of that interest coming from his agent Yannick Umtiti who happens to be the brother of Samuel, According to reports we have been watching the player all this season and certainly we [.