Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

Report – Rafa Gets Tough – Demands Newcastle Sign Andros Townsend

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The Mail is reporting that Rafa Benitez is demanding that the Newcastle hierarchy pay the full £15M Crystal Palace want to have Andros on loan for the rest of the season the loan fee is £2M and the £13M transfer fee it will take to seal the permanent transfer in the summer. Newcastle have [...]

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Another Newcastle Upset

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What we need on Wednesday is a good win over QPR as we get back on track in the Championship and try to forget about that terrible upset at Oxford United in the FA Cup. But Sky Sports pundit David Prutton doesn't think we will be able to beat QPR at home in our next [...]

Latest: Newcastle And Palace Still Haggling Over £2M Loan Fee

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More proof that Newcastle and Crystal Palace are still haggling over a £2M loan fee that's in addition to the £13M transfer fee Newcastle would have to pay in the summer if they decide to sign Townsend at that time. It seems that's the only point of disagreement and everything else seems to be agreed [.

Why Newcastle Should Buy Townsend This Month

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There's an article in the Chronicle today that says Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend has a release clause in his contract for £13M, which was the same amount that was in his contract when he was at Newcastle. But Crystal palace also want a loan fee for Andros since Newcastle want to get him in on [.

Newcastle Have Given Up On Central Midfielder

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If George Caulkin of the Times is accurate and he usually is then it seems that Newcastle have given up on bringing in James McCarthy or any other central midfielder for that matter. George has just tweeted that it's Andros Townsend or nothing for Newcastle or nothing for this transfer window let's [.

Sad Situation – Player Could Be Frozen Out This Season

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The loan move of Tim Krul to Ajax simply hasn't worked out like he or Newcastle had expected. The deal was that Tim would go to Ajax for the season and replace Dutch International goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who moved to Barcelona in the summer. But as Tim was rehabilitating in Holland and getting ready to [.

Newcastle Linked With New Defender Target

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There's a report in the Star today that Newcastle are interested in Celtic center-back Jozo Simunovic, the 22 year-old 6ft 3in Croatian U21 International. The transfer fee for the youngster is said to be £6M with relegation strugglers Sunderland and Crystal Palace also said to be interested in the player, who has played for all [.

Newcastle Hierarchy Failing In Support Of Rafa Benitez

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Rafa Benitez is now willing to include Chancel Mbemba in a swap deal in order to get Andros Townsend in before the January transfer window closes tomorrow night, but we wonder just what chance there is now that we can get anybody through the door in the next 40 hours the transfer window is open? [...

Manager Feels Sorry For The Fans – But We Paid For Mistakes

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Rafa Benitez has issued an apology to fans for the debacle on Saturday in that second half when we looked absolutely pathetic and paid for it by conceding three goals and losing 3-0 to a side that was in League Two only last season. Rafa has come in for some criticism over the weekend especially [...

Newcastle Expect Positive Decision On Transfer Target

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The Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle have offered Chancel Mbemba in part exchange for Andros Townsend both being loan deals with an option to buy in the summer and the Tyneside club are now waiting for a positive answer from the London club. It's the latest move by Newcastle in what is [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Allow Defender To Leave

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There's a lot of newspaper talk of Wolves manager Paul Lambert wanting to be reunited with his former captain at Backburn Rovers, Grant Hanley. Grant was captain of Newcastle on Saturday in the disastrous 3-0 defeat at Oxford in the FA Cup 4th round, but although he is not a regular starter he is third [.

Rafa Doesn’t Seem Too Hopeful On Closing Deals

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Rafa was interviewed after the embarrassing defeat at Oxford United and he was asked about the transfer status. Is it just me or is Rafa starting to seem disappointed the Newcastle hierarchy have failed to bring in some of the players he has wanted in this transfer window? Newcastle play again on Wednesday night at [.

Alan Shearer Disappointed With Rafa Benitez

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Alan Shearer has never understood why players need to be rested during a seasonbut there's also evidence that if players play too much they pick up injuries. Alan never liked to be rested and wanted to play every single game but in today's game that's no longer possible except for a very few top players [.

Ghana Beat DR Congo 2-1 Mbemba On Way Back To Newcastle

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Ghana have just beaten DR Congo in the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of nations in Gabon by a 2-1 scoreline with all three goals coming in the second half. The scorers for Ghana were the two Ayew brothers with Jordan putting his country ahead after 63 minutes. The just five minutes later Mpoku equalized [.

Newcastle Reported Close To Deal With Crystal Palace

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Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle and Crystal Palace are actively discussing a swap deal between Chancel Mbemba and Andros Townsend, with both players changing clubs on initial loan deals. This had been reported a couple of days ago as what Palace manager Sam Allardyce wanted as he tries to strengthen the Palace defense with [.

Questions Surround Mitrovic’ Future At Newcastle

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The game at Oxford United yesterday wasn't the first time Aleksandar Mitrovic has started a game for Newcastle and completely botched his chance to shine in front of Rafa Benitez. If Mitro had taken his chances in that first half Newcastle could have won the game, but we didn't and his penalty miss in the [.

This Player Is Newcastle’s Highest Priority Before Tuesday Night

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As far as we know Newcastle are still keen to bring in at least two players to the club before Tuesday night and the three we know about are Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace, James McCarthy of Everton and Modou Barrow of Swansea. There was some potentially good news last night in the Mail that [...]

Oxford Manager’s Positive Words On Newcastle Fall Flat

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The Oxford win over Newcastle yesterday shows just why the FA Cup is so liked in England but it sucks when you are on the wrongend of a shocking defeat once again. Newcastle were good in the first half and should have been ahead maybe the game could have been over and missing [...]

Oxford 3 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

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Here are the lowlights from yesterday's game when we crashed out of the FA Cup 3-0 to Oxford United. It's 2006 since we reached the 5th round and played an FA Cup tie in February.

Two Days To Go – Two Players Needed – Money To Spend?

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In the first 29 days of this transfer window Newcastle have not been successful in getting any players in not even development players and now we have just over two days to go in the window. Rafa wants two more players broughtin a playmaker and a winger and it's quite obvious [...]

Rafa Benitez Points Out The Positives On Mitrovic

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Aleksandar Mitrovic did not have a good game yesterday and he looked very rusty and short of match practice. He missed a number of decent chances in the first half and then penalty in the second and that miss gave the Oxford players belief that the could win the win the game, which they did. [...]

Rafa Describes The Players He Wants At Newcastle

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After what was a sickening second half display by this fringe Newcastle team, fans are not feeling too upbeat this morning after yet another embarrassing exit from the FA Cup in which we have such a great history. But certainly not lately, when we have not reached the 5th round of the competition in [.

Senegal Out Of Africa Cup Of Nations – Lose 5-4 On Penalties

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Senegal drew with Cameroon 0-0 after extra time tonight in Gabon and Cameroon went through to the last four 5-4 on penalties. Thatmeans Mohamed Diame will be on his way back to Newcastle and although it's unlikely he will be available for the game against QPR at home on Wednesday night hew could be ready [.

Benitez Worried About Injuries – Sends Hint To Mike Ashley?

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Rafa Benitez following the shocking 3-0 defeat at Oxford United this afternoon has indicated he couldn't risk any of his first team players in case they picked up injuries with promotion to the Premier League being the overwhelming priority for this season. But Rafa was not a happy man with the way the team played [.

Newcastle Have £16M Bid For James McCarthy Rejected

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There's news in the Mail tonight that Newcastle have made a £16M bid for Everton central midfielderJames McCarthy but that the Toffees have turned it down. Everton ChairmanBill Kenwright has told the Magpies the Republic of Ireland international is simply not for sale. So we don't know if they will agree to a loan deal [.

Rafa Unhappy With Performance – Championship Is Priority

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There are reports in the Chronicle that after the game Rafa Benitez was not a happy camper in his press conference and he was unhappy with Newcastle missing their chances in the first half and then defending like schoolboys (our words not his) in the second half with apologies to all schoolboys everywhere.

Captain Issues Apology To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has taken to his Twitter account to apologize to our fans for the pathetic display today at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford where Newcastle United suffered a a stunning 3-0 defeat by the mid-table League One club who deserved their win. That says it all they deserved their win.

Fans React On Twitter To Another FA Cup Embarrassment

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Newcastle fans related to another embarrassing exit from the once famous FA Cup that we won three times from 1951 through 1955 in my lifetime but that is unlikely to happen again well not until we takethe competition seriously again but that may never happen We have to remember this is a special [.

Oxford Crush Newcastle 3-0 In Shocking Embarrassing Defeat

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In what was another complete shock for Newcastle we suffered our biggest defeat of the season at Oxford United today and went down to a 3-0 defeat to the League One side and reports of the game suggest it was a terrible performance from the Newcastle side and Oxford deserved their win. In fact it [..

Mitrovic, Barlaser, Gamez, Good And El-Mahnni Start At Oxford

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his starting eleven for the FA Cup 4th round tie at Oxford United this afternoon and as expected it's all change for Newcastle and Shelvey does not start this game and center-back Grant Hanley is the captain for the day. TEAM NEWS: Here is how Newcastle United will line up [.

Benitez Sees Difficult Game At Oxford – MIdfielder Could Leave

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Rafa Benitez is describing what he sees as a difficult game against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium this afternoon in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Newcastle will give chances again to a lot of the fringe players for this game but of course Rafa still wants to win the game, but we [...]

Newcastle Could Still Get Their Top Targets This Month

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There are now only three full days to go in this month's transfer market and it's possible that Newcastle may not get the two players through the door they want a winger and a central midfielder and it looks like it could go down to the very last day before Newcastle bring in [...]

Rafa – Tim Krul Is A Top-Class Goalkeeper

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Tim Krul has had a bit of a nightmare time of it at Ajax this season, where he cannot seem to make the bench for the side never mind play a first team games for them. The loan deal hasn't worked out the way Tim or Newcastle wanted it to which was to have [...]

Newcastle Now In Lead To Sign Midfielder

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Newcastle are still going after both Andros Townsend and James McCarthy withjust three full days left in this January transfer window and it's possible we can sign both players before the deadline. There's a report in London that Newcastle are ahead in the race to sign 26 year-old Everton midfielder James McCarthy, who is now [.

This Could Be The Way Newcastle Sign Townsend This Month

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George Caulkin of the Times has tweeted that Sam Allardyce has inquired about Newcastle center-back Chancel Mbemba, who is currently away with the DR Congo squad at the AfricaCup of Nations in Gabon. At the same time Newcastle have inquired again about Andros Townsend as Rafa hinted during his press conferenceearlier this afternoon, but he [.

This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Oxford – 9 Changes

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We'll take a shot at what team Rafa will play tomorrow at Oxford United in the FA Cup 4th round, always remembering we have home games coming up in the Championship against QPR and Derby Country next Wednesday and Saturday respectively. Rafa will likely play almost a complete second team tomorrow and it could resemble [.

Benitez Doesn’t Rule Out Townsend – Injuries Improve

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Rafa Benitez was positive as usual in his press conference today for the 4th round FA Cup tie at Oxford United tomorrow afternoon and the manager had some good news on the injury front. Only Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita and Dwight Gayle are players still out injured with both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jesus Games returning [.

Rafa Talks Transfers, Injuries, Townsend, Mitro And Darlow

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the FA Cup 4th round tie at Oxford United tomorrow afternoon. We have to stand a decent chance to get through to the next round with Rafa again expected to give opportunities to some of the fringe players tomorrow. Rafa Benitez at his press conference Some [.

Newcastle Still Want Premier League Playmaker

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The Northern Echo are today reporting that Newcastle have made James McCarthy their number one target for this month and we've been linked with the Ireland International for quite some time now. Newcastle are said to still be trying to do a loan deal for the 26 year-old before the transfer window slams shot at [.

Newcastle Have Decent Chance To Reach 5th Round

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Newcastle's fringe players did well against Birmingham City in the replay last week to reach the 4th round of the FA Cup and a similar team is likely to start the game at Oxford United tomorrow afternoon. With two big Championship games coming up on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon at home to QPR and [.

Transfer Update – Newcastle Move For Playmaker And Winger

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The news yesterday on the Newcastle transfer targets was fairly positive with Newcastle still negotiating with Swansea to get Modou Barrow through the door, although it seems Newcastle and Crystal Palace have given up on trying to forge a deal to get Andros Townsendback to Tyneside. That would have been a great deal for us, [.

Captain – Whatever Rafa Says We Agree With It

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Jamaal Lascelles has been one of the success stories of the season so far and ever since Rafa Benitez came in last March 11th he almost immediately saw the potential and leadership of Jamaal and started playing him in the first team. That was a huge change from the way Steve McClaren had handled him [.

Newcastle Make Shock Bid For Brazilian Playmaker

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Newcastle have reportedly made a bid to sign Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Appelt Pires, who joined Spanish club Leganes from Juventus last August having spent the previous season on loan there. The 23 year-old has been impressive at Leganes and he helped them get promoted to La Liga last season and they are currently placed 17th [.

Oxford Manager’s Glowing Assessment Of Rafa And Newcastle

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Oxford United manager Michael Appleton is looking forward to the trip of Newcastle United on Saturday in the FA Cup 4th round and he says the team are good enough right now to compote in the top half of the Premier League. Newcastle visit the Kassam Stadium on Saturdayin what could be a difficult tie [.

Rpeort Newcastle Deal For Top Target Called Off

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There's news in SHOOT that Newcastle and Crystal Palace have stopped negotiating for the loan of Andros Townsend to Newcastle with Palace wanting a straight deal for £13M this month if they were going to let Andros leave the club. Newcastle were only prepared to pay for a loan deal with an option to buy [.

Still No Good News For Newcastle This Morning

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We are still trying to get Andros Townsend or Modou Barrow in as one of Rafa's priorities this month a winger but it seems that both are proving to be very difficult for Newcastle. Pete Graves of Sky Sports believesCrystal Palace will still need Townsend this season, unless they sign another winger and [.

Swansea Pushing Newcastle For Commitment On Barrow

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There's news in the Times today that Swansea are pushing Newcastle to sign a loan deal for Mo Barrow that will includean obligation to buy the player, after he has played a certain number of games for Newcastle. That's the kind of deal we arranged with Marseille for both Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin and [.

Transfer Reported To Be Imminent For Newcastle

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There's a report in the Express this morning that Newcastle are now odds-on favorites to sign Mo Barrow from Swansea, despitesome of the problems there seem to be from other reports this morning. What is clear isthat since we have little or no chance of signing Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace, Newcastlehave turned their attention [.

James McCarthy Move To Newcastle Getting Closer

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There's a report in the Star that Newcastle target James McCarthy has rejected a potential move to Sunderland because he doesn't want to be involved in a relegation battle this season. Newcastle have been linked with McCarthy for a while now and Rafa rates the player highly and wants him to form a partnership withJonjo [.

This Deal Could Open The Way For Newcastle To Sign Townsend

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There's news coming out of London today that Crystal Palace are close to agreeing a deal for Norwich' Irish winger Robbie Brady, but there is still competition from Burnley for the Irishman's signature and they are still in the process of trying to also agree a deal with Norwich. The Independent is reporting that Crystal [.

Here’s A Prediction Of A Very Bright Future For Newcastle United

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Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker has been talking on the Sky Sports News' Premier League Daily show and he thinks Newcastle will definitely get promoted this season under Rafa Benitez. That's not unusual for a pundit and afterBrighton's 1-0win last night at home to Cardiff City, manager Neil Warnock also said that Brighton and Newcastle [.

Newcastle Could Now Move For Jefferson Montero

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With the news today that the move to bring Modou Barrow from Swansea in on loan has stalled because Swansea want to sell rather than loan out their player maybe Newcastle will now move for Barrow's team-mate at Swansea Jefferson Montero. The 27 year-old 62 times capped Ecuadorian International has been at Swansea [.

Newcastle Could Still Sign James McCarthy This Month

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Rafa Benitezstillwants to bring in a winger and a central midfielder in this January window although so far we have made no acquisitions this month. Mike Ashley has decided to keep the transfer funds under wraps until the owner knows whether we will be a Premier League club next season and we suppose that's OK.

Newcastle Reported Interested In Ivory Coast International

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There's a report in L'Equipe today that Newcastle are keen on 21 year-old Nicolas Pepe, the forward who plays at Lique 1 Angers in France. Angers are second bottom of the league at the moment and since the player would cost us around £8M it's difficult to see a deal being made this month, when [...]

Midfielder Now LIkely To Stay At Newcastle

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The latest clubthreatening to signCheick Tiote from Newcastle is Spanish clubSporting Gijon. and the general assumption was that Cheick would finally leave Newcastle this month after trying for well over two years to leave. But not so fast (so to speak) it seems Sporting have changed their minds on the player and the manager [.

Newcastle Have Problems With Barrow Deal

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The Shields Gazette are reporting today that the move to bring ModouBarrow in on loan has now stalled and it seems the reason is that Swansea want to sell their 24 year-old winger rather than have him go out on loan. With Rafa only able to bring players in on loan this month then that [...]

Here’s The Latest On The Potential Townsend Deal

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There is news in the Express on Tuesday night that Newcastle have not given up yet on trying to sign Andros Townsend this month, but we have lined up Modou Barrow of Swansea as an alternative signing should the club be unable to forgea loan deal for Townsend with Crystal Palace. Palace are getting close [.

Brighton Beat Cardiff – Got Top Of The Championship

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Brighton & Hove Albion won their game in hand 1-0 over Cardiff City at home tonight and go back to the top of the Championship with 60 points from 27 games 2 points above Newcastle. The Brighton goalcame fairly late throughTomer Hemed after 75 minutes to seal the win against a good Cardiff [.

Rafa Benitez Already Preparing For Summer Transfers

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We may or may not get Andros Townsend over the line in January, although at the moment that looks a bit doubtful. But in the summer, we expect Rafa Benitez to change the Newcastle squad quite a bit just like he did last summer but this time to get us ready when we [...]

The Skills And Tremendous Speed Of Mo Barrow – Video

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Here's some video of Mo Barrow and the lad has fantastic speed down that right wing he could well be our first signing in January. He looks like Usain Bolt running down that right wing!

Newcastle Signing Of Winger Is Imminent

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Newcastle haven't just moved into pole position to sign Modou Barrow from Swansea on loan, but it looks like the deal will be done soon and he will be announced in the next day or two. The Chronicle (Mark Douglas) are reporting the deal is almost done. We had reported last night there was news [...]

Star Shows Courage – Why I Joined Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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After a few games when he was off-form a little bit Matt Ritchie has come storming back and has scored a brace in each of the last two games to make sure we have not yet missed top goalscorer Dwight Gayle, who is out with a hamstring problem. That's exactly what you want to see [...]

Fans React To Potential Barrow Signing – Underwhelmed

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Newcastle fans generally feel a little underwhelmed if we sign ModouBarrow from Swansea. We've seen the lad play quite a few times for Swansea this season and he's quick and has lots of skill and since we have Rafa Benitezin charge of all football matters at the club then Rafa must see something in the [.

Newcastle Surprise – Could Lose Top Player This Month

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There are reports out of London that Chelsea are looking for a goalkeeper to replace backup goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and they are supposedly interested in signing Newcastle veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul, who has played 157 times in the Premier League for Newcastle. Tim finds himself on loan at the moment, but unable to break into [.

Newcastle Now After Welsh International Winger

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The Mail are reporting today that Newcastle are interested in Leicester City's 23 year-old Welsh International winger Tom Lawrence. Since Tom signed for Leicester in the summer of 2014 he has been on loan at various clubs Rotherham, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and currently Ipswich Town. Lawrence has been in decent form at Ipswich [.

Newcastle Interest In This Townsend Alternative Is Real

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The Chronicleare reporting today they think the interest in Swansea winger Modou Barrow from Rafa Benitez is real and that Newcastle do want to sign the 24 year-old Gambian International on loan for the rest of the season. Barrow does have a buy-out clause in his contract of £5M and we suppose if we cannot [.

Newcastle Could Have Their Priorities Wrong In January

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We are seeing lots of reports of Newcastle trying to our former winger Andros Townsend through the door. And if we cannot get the Palace playerback then it seems we have Modou Barrow lined up form Swansea and today we were even linked with Leicester's Welshwinger Tom Lawrence as potentially next in line.

Report Newcastle Have Missed Out On Andros Townsend

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The Telegraph's Luke Edwards the former Journal reporter is reporting tonight that Newcastle could well miss out this month on getting Andros Townsend in on loan with an option to buy the player in the summer. Newcastle have been pursuing their former winger for over a week now, but it now looks like [.

Newcastle Still Keen On Double Deal – Could Make Renewed Bid

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Newcastle's first bid for 19 year-old Dynamo Zagreb players Ante Coric and Filip Benkovic was turned down, but it could be that Newcastle will go back with an increased bid to the top Croatian club for the top two youngsters with Rafa Benitez said to be keen to bring the two top young European players [.

Newcastle Reported After New Premier League Target

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Aston Villa are interested in Swansea winger Modou Barrow who has been informed by new manager Paul Clement that he can leave the south Wales club this month, as Clementtries to bring other players in to fight relegation. Swansea had a magnificent 3-2 win at Anfield on Saturday the first time ever they have [.

Here’s Rafa’s Impressive Record For 2016-2017 – 69 Goals Scored

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We've compiled the full record for Newcastle so far this season, including the Championship, EFL (League) Cup and FA Cup and it's very impressive. Newcastlehave played 33 games and won 23 of them for a win rate of 70% and we have lost 8 games for a loss rate of 24.2% Newcastle have scored [...]

One Newcastle Player In Championsip Team Of The Week

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DeAndreYedling had an excellent game for Newcastleon Saturday and had two assists in the 4-0 win over Rotherham plus an incredible tackle to prevent aRotherham goal in the first half after Karl Darlow in goal has made a rare mistake. Thought we could have had more than one in the team of the Week.

Newcastle vs Rotherham – Full Match Replay On nufcTV

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Just in case anybody has missed it, nufcTV are broadcasting the full game against Rotherham United on nufcTV like they did for the game against Birmingham City on Wednesday night. Ayoze Perez after scoring on Saturday Here's the link you have to sign up if you haven't already done so but it's [...]

Fans Warming To Player Who Could Become Unlikely Hero

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My son Neil and I were talking last night about how well Daryl Murphy has done at Newcastle over the last two weeks when he has scored three goals in three games for us and of course he's never been at a club as big as Newcastle. Coming to the end of his long career [...]

Newcastle Now Ahead Of 2009-2010 Pace

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With our third win in a row in all competitions on Saturday against Rotherham United, Newcastle moved onto 58 points from our 27 games played and back to top of the league. In the 27th league game seven years ago Newcastle drew 0-0 at Leicester City, so we are now 2 points head of the [...]

How Opposition Press Saw The Game – Newcastle Full Of Class

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It's always interesting to see how the opposition press reported the game on Saturday so we have taken a look at the match report of Newcastle's 4-0 win in the Rotherham Star. It's a realistic account of the game with the Millers doing really well in that first half, before Daryl Murphy put us ahead [.

If We Can Keep This Man Fit – We’ll Get Promoted

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Rafa Benitez, like the Newcastle fans, will know just how good and how important the mercurial Jonjo Shelvey is to Newcastle United this season. Since his return from his five game FA suspension, Newcastle won their secondsuccessive game with him in the side and tooktheir goals tally up to seven, as the former Liverpool play-maker [.

Magpies Locked In Negotiations With Palace – Other Deals Possible

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Rafa Benitez has said over the weekend he is hopeful of Newcastle getting a breakthrough in the transfer window and it seems ourbest chance of getting somebody through the door is Andros Townsend who would be a great signing for us again. Crystal Palace and Sam Allardyce are warming to the thought of getting [.

This Is More Good News For Newcastle

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Newcastle have now won our last three games in all competitions includingour last twoChampionship games to go top of the league in a short eight-day span. However, if Brighton & Hove Albionbeat Cardiff City at home tomorrow night in their make-up game, they will take over the top place again.

Rafa Benitez Expects First Signing This Coming Week

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Rafa Benitez says he is hopeful Newcastle can get somebody through the door this week and before we playat Oxford United in the FA Cup 4th round next Saturday afternoon. But that's all Rafa is saying he's hopeful of a signing and he's expecting a signing and that will at least break the [...]

Newcastle In £25M Bid For Two Top European Teenagers

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There are various reports in Croatia that Newcastle have bid for two top youngsters Filip Benkovic and Ante Coric. 19 year-old Filip Benkovic is a 6ft 4ins center-back who has played 45 times for Dynamo Zagreb with two goals and Ante Coric is a 19 year-old attacking midfielder who has played 105 times for [.

These Were Newcastle’s Best Four Players Yesterday

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It's not surprising that with anotherbrace yesterday that in-form Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie is our Man of the Match in the excellent 4-0 win against RotherhamUnited yesterday at St. James' Park. Matt scored the second and fourth goals for Newcastle and with the other goals coming from Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez in the [.

Former Players Respond To Another Win For Mighty Toon

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It's good to see some of our former players following the team with both Mick Quinn and Peter Lovenkrands taking to Twitter after the 4-0 win by Newcastle over Rotherham yesterday in front of over 52,000 fans at St. James' Park. That was our 19th win in 27 league games and puts us on top [...]

Rafa’s Belief In This Player Will See Deal Done This Month

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There's news in the Chronicle and in the Croydon press today that it's looking more and more like Andros Townsend will be returning to Newcastle this week on a loan deal. But it'snowlooking more like a loan with an obligation to buy, after Andros has played a certain number of first team games for Newcastle.

African Star – Here’s Why Rafa’s One Of The World’s Best Managers

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Christian Atsu is at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as his country Ghana have qualified for the quarter-finals of the competitions and he has played very well for them so far. Ghana got their second win of the tournament yesterday with another 1-0 win in Group D this time over Mali [...]

Rafa Benitez Praises Newcastle’s Contagious Goalscorer

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Since Dwight Gayle has been out injured Matt Ritchie seems to have taken up the slack in the goalscoring duties and has scored four goals for us in the last two games. Matt's scored two in each of the wins against Birminghamin the FA Cup 3rd round replay (3-1) and yesterday against Rotherham United in [.

It’s Still The Last Chance Saloon For This Newcastle Player

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We just watched Sammy Ameobi's interviewed after the game on nufcTV and the local lad comes across well like a local lad and he was delighted to get on against for the Newcastle first team yesterday and he got a great ovation from the crowd that was really great tosee. You can [...]

Newcastle Hope To Reach Compromise On Townsend

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The Guardian is reporting that Crystal Palace want their money back on Andros Townsend this month, but that Newcastle are now unwilling to spend big money this month while they are still in the Championship. Thatseems to be change in direction coming from owner Mike Ashley, so RafaBenitez is trying to do loan deals but [.

Newcastle 4 Rotherham 0 – HD Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the best video we can find of the highlights of the game this afternoon between Newcastle and Rotherham and the 4-0 win takes us back to the top of the Championship with 58 points from 27 games on track to finish with 99 points for the season if we can keep up [...]

Leeds Lose – Newcastle Now 9 Points Clear Of 3rd Placed Side

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Leeds United were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at Barnsley tonight in the late game and they drop to 4th place with HuddersfieldTown moving up into 3rd place with 49 points that's 9 points behind Newcastle and if we take oursuperior goal differentinto accountit's up to 10 points. Brighton and Reading play their games in hand [.

Rafa’s View – First Half Was A Little Bit Nervy

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When Rafa Benitez gives his after game interviews after each game, he is always straight and analyzes the game and what we did good and what we didn't do good. And Rafa was a bit critical of Newcastle's first half performance today in the 4-0 win over Rotherham United and things started to go [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter – Delighted With Win

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Newcastle fans were happy enough today with the Magpies beating Rotherham United 4-0 at St. James' Park in front of yet another sell-out crowd of over 52,000 fans that's unbelievable support. And it was Daryl Murphy who scored his third goal in three games and Matt Richie, who scored his second brace in four [.

Newcasle Back On Top With Second Ritchie Brace In Four Days

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Matt Ritchie has scored four goals in four days for Newcastle to take his total for the season to 10 goals and that's now half of what top goalscorer Dwight Gayle has in the league this season. And we easily won the game this afternoon by 4-0 against bottom the league side Rotherham United. Derby [..

Newcastle Beat Rotherham 4-0 – Go Top Again

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Newcastle beat bottom of the league side Rotherham United today for our first doubt of the season and this time it was a 4-0 win and out first clean sheet in eight games so Rafa will be pleased with that. So Newcastle gotop of the Championship again and it was another brace for Matt Ritchie, [...]

Ayoze Perez And Daryl Murphy Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game against Rotherham United this afternoon and it's all change for Newcastle once again. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up against @OfficialRUFC at St. James' Park this afternoon (kick-off 3pm GMT). #NUFC pic.twitter.com/0rM86bpIbf — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 21, 2017 The team [.

Here’s Some Good News For Newcastle

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There's news today that Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to return from his knee injury, and it looks like he may even be fit for next week's trip to Oxford United in the FA Cup 4th round, although that's not certain. That's very good news for Newcastle,because when he was stretchered off at Birmingham after five [.

Allardyce Hints At Newcastle’s Problem To Sign Townsend

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There seems to be a problem about Newcastle being able to get Andros Townsend in this month although the Chronicle are reporting that optimism is growing within the club that may be possible. The problem is that Crystal Palace want money for Townsend this month, if they are to let him leave the club.

Is Rafa Benitez Still Confident Of Promotion?

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This season is not turning out to be as easy in the promotion race as some of us had hoped for in the summer and would you believe that Brighton won again last night even though they were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes. They still somehow managed to beat a good Sheffield Wednesday [...]

Benitez’ Hint To Ashley – We Must Add To Squad This Month

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We are hoping that if Rafa Benitez needs to go out and buy Andros Townsend to get him in January, then owner Mike Ashley will support him in doing that, always knowing that that's part of the overall transfer funds allocation for this month and in the summer. That's also true for James McCarthy of [.

Confidence Rising That Newcastle Can Sign Townsend

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The Chronicle(Mark Douglas) are reporting tonight that the confidence is rising within the club thatNewcastle can do a deal for Crystal palace winger Andros Townsend this month. Crystal Palace prefer a straight permanent transfer in the January transfer window and Newcastle want a loan deal with an option to buyin the summer, but maybe something [.

Brighton Go Top Of Championship With Amazing Win

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Brighton went back to the top of the Championship tonight with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at home after an amazing game. The score was 1-1 after 64 minutes when Glenn Murray was sent off after he intentionally stopped Loovens' shot going into the net with his hand. He was given a red card [..

This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Rotherham – 7 Changes

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A number of our first team players will return for the Rotherham game tomorrow afternoon after they had a game off on Wednesday night in the 3-1 win over Birmingham in the 3rd round replay of the FA Cup. Rafa made eight changesto the side for that game and started three youngsters who did well [...

This Transfer Target Flattered By Newcastle’s Interest

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Tom Ince says it's nice when otherclubs show an interest in you in the January transfer window, with Newcastle being heavily linked with the Derby County star but manager Steve McClaren adamant he is going nowhere this month. If Newcastledo get promoted this season it could be that Rafacould go after Ince in the summer, [.

Rafa Talks About Elliot, Krul, Mitrovic And Rotherham

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the important game at home to Rotherham United tomorrow afternoon. We now have two wins in a row after beating Brentford and Birmingham in the last week, so we are hoping we can make it three wins in a row tomorrow although nothing is ever [...

Newcastle Player On The Man Who Can Get Us Promoted

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Jonjo Shelvey showed his worth to Newcastle when he returned to the side on Wednesday night and after missing the last five games he put in a majestic performance in the center of the park against Birmingham and at the end of the night Newcastle were worthy winners by a score of 3-1. And it [...]

Rafa Benitez Stands By His Star Player

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There's a report in the Mail following the 3-1 win against Birmingham City on Wednesday night where Rafa Benitez stands up for Jonjo Shelvey, whom he made captain for the nightin the absence of Jamaal Lascelles. Jonjo had an excellent game in his comeback from a five game suspension for an FA misconduct charge he [.

Newcastle Make Formal Approach For Former Winger

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There's a report in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle have made a formal approach to Crystal Palace about taking their former winger Andros Townsend back to Newcastle. The loan is for the rest of the season, with an option to buy Townsend in the summer. Signing Andros permanently would depend on whether he can [.

Is This A Rising New Star At Newcastle?

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Newcastle easily won the game on Wednesday night against BirminghamCity, but the score should never have been just 2-1 with 20 minutes to play and that 's what comes when you have chances to go 3-0 up and you don't take them. Newcastle have to kill teams off when they dominate the play so much [...

Newcastle Must Not Take Rotherham Lightly

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Every team in the Championship seems to be able to beat any other team on their day and in that aspect it's not unlike the Premier League. We remember well thegame at New York Stadium on Saturday, October 1st when a wonder goal from Cristian Atsu put us 1-0 up after 41 minutes. But [...]

Newcastle Linked With Impressive New Transfer Target

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GOAL are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in 25 year-old Brazilian winger Jonathan Cafu, who currently plays for Bulgarian club Ludogorets. The report is that Rafa Benitez is interestedin the right winger who moved to Bulgaria from South America in the summer of 2015 for €2.2M. Since then he has played 42 games for [.

Our Man Of The Match – He’s Back

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The big talking point about the game last night was how Jonjo Shelvey came back into the side after missing the last five games through suspension and he completely ran the show until he tired a bit in the second half. Jonjo seemed determined to make up for his absence and basically set up all [...]

This Could Scupper Townsend’s Move To Newcastle

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The Mirror are reporting today that Crystal Palace are willing to sell Andros Townsend, but that Newcastle are only willing to do a loan deal for the 25 year-old former winger. And that could cause some big problems with presumablyPalace wanting money up front that they can then spend in this month's transfer market.

Newcastle Still Hopeful Of Signing Former Winger

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The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle are keeping a close watch on the situation with Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, who has been reported to be a surprise Newcastle target in this month's transfer window. Even though Andros left us in late June and just before pre-season started, most of the Newcastle fans are [.

Rafa Hints At Potential Surprise News From Lee Charnley

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It was interesting after the game last night that Rafa Benitez in one of his interviews hinted that he was hoping for some good news soon from Managing Director Lee Charnley on the transfer front. It now appears that Rafa wants to bring in a winger and a central midfield player in this transfer window.

Newcastle Reported Close To Two Good Signings

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The Express are reporting today thatNewcastle are close to two new signings, but we wonder if this is old news form Rafa's press conference on Tuesday? Newcastle won their first game in the FA Cup for five years last night at St. James' Park against Birmingham, with a good 3-1 win with Rafa being bold [.

Zola Very Complimentary Of “Clever” Newcastle Players

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Gianfranco Zola after seven games in charge of Birmingham is still looking for his first win and in the first half last night Birminghamlooked a poor team with Newcastle completely dominant. Jonjo Shelvey ran the show for the home team even though he didn't have to get out second gear to do that so influential [.

Truthful Rafa Reveals What He’ll Keep Doing On Tyneside

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Rafa made 8 changes to the side last Saturday that had started at Birmingham in the previous game in the FA Cup. And lastnight he made another 8 changes to the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday and Rafa started three of Newcastle's top young players last night against Birmingham Dan Barlasar, Yasin [.

Rafa Benitez – Shelvey Controlled The Game For Us

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A nice bit of man management by Rafa Benitez tonight as he gave the returning Jonjo Shelvey the captain's armband maybe to remind him he is a very important player for Newcastle. And he put in sparkling performance before he tired a little bit in the second half (not surprising) and he also knows he [.

Newcastle 3 Birmingham 1 – All the Goals- Video

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Here are the four goals form tonight's game and the video seems to play around the world thanks to Tom Nicholson for putting it out on Twitter. Shelvey makes Newcastle into a much better side, as we saw tonight wrap him in cotton wool. Newcastle 3-1 Birmingham #NUFC @NUFC360 @NUFC_Index @NUFC_Online pic.

Fans React To First FA Cup Win In Five Years – Great Shelvey Display

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter after the game tonight to celebrate our first win in the FA Cup for five years yes a full five years. And Shelvey looked as though he had never been away and with this player in the team we look so much better. Note to Rafa please get [...]

Ritchie Brace – Wonder Gouffran Strike – Newcastle Win 3-1

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We must say we were a little bit shocked at the team tonight but no need to worry as Newcastle with 8 changes from the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday basically cruised through this FA Cup tie and won 3-1. althpough we may hard work of things when Birmoingham got their goal [...]

Shock – It’s All Change At Newcastle – Three Youngsters Start

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Newcastle have just announced their team for the FA Cup 3rd round replay tonight at St. James' Park against Birmingham City and three youngsters start this game Dan Balasar, Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Stuart Findlay. And another big surprise is that both Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez do not start this game and captain [.

Achraf Lazaar – I’m Happy At Newcastle – We Win So Much

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When Achraf Lazaar played in the FA Cup at Birmingham 11 days ago in the 1-1 draw. he had a ver good game playing as a left wing-back. His future at Newcastle is probably as a winger rather than as a full-back, so maybe Rafa will play him in that position tonight with Massadio Haidara [...]

Newcastle Need This Player In Form Tonight

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Ayoze Perez started the game on Saturday in the good 2-1 win at Brentford and he played very well and set up the winning goal for Daryl Murphy with an expert cross from the left wing with his right foot that was inch perfect for the big Irishman to brilliantly head home. Ayoze looked very [...]

Newcastle Reduce Their Transfer Requirements

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There was some good news yesterday from RafaBenitez on the injury situation with Vurnon Anita possibly out only six weeks rather than the two to three months previously reported. The situation with Dwight Gayle is also much better than he had originally thought, Isaac Hayden is not badly injured at all and could evenplay tonightat [.

Newcastle Miss Out On Another Transfer Target

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We are surprised that Newcastle did not move in quickly and sign 20 year-old Virtus Entella left back Cheick Keita, but it looks like we have missed out on the player with tonight's opponents Birmingham City having agreed a deal for him. It was news a few days ago that new Italian manager Gianfranco Zola [.

Rafa – I’m Told Ashley Is Really Really Pleased With The Team

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In his interviews yesterday for the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Birmingham City tonight at St. James' Park, Rafa Benitez opened up about the transfer market and what he understands about Mike Ashley. He has been told that Mike Ashley has been really pleased with things Rafa has done as he overhauls the club [.

Benitez – What’s Wrong – We’re Top Of The League – Making Profits

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During his press conference yesterday Rafa Benitez didn't say too much about the transfer system at Newcastle and Mike Ashleyreportedly being unhappy with some of the transfers and wanting to go back to his old way of doing business. That's when we brought in young players who were groomed so they had sell-on value [.

This Could Be Bad News For Efforts To Sign James McCarthy

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There is a disturbing report in the Times today that Everton manager Ronald Koeman will not allow James McCarthy to leave the club in January. That seems to be a completeU-turn by Koeman if the report is true, because it seems James McCarthy has no future under the Dutch manager and Koeman has just brought [.

Rafa Benitez Opens Up – I Want To Manage Newcastle My Way

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Rafa Benitezdidn't say too much during his press conference today, but in other interviews he has opened up more about what he wants to do at Newcastle and basically he says he wants to be able to manage the club his way. He also says that if he cannot he cannot whatever that exactly [...]

This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Birmingham – Six Changes

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It would be very good if we can win out next two games tomorrow night in the replay against Birmingham in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and then on Saturday against Rotherham United in the Championship. That will make it three wins in a row and maybe we can then go on [...]

Christian Atsu’s Ghana Win 1-0

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Newcastle's on-loan winger Christian Atsu started off well with Ghana in the Africa Cup Nations GroupD in Gabon when they beat Uganda 1-0 with a penalty coming from Andre Ayew of West Ham after 32 minutes. Christian played the whole game for Ghana for his 42nd cap (9 goals). Christian Atsu of Ghana This follows [.

Rafa Upbeat – We Have Options – One Player I Like A Lot

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Rafa seemed ready for the questions on who's in charge of transfers at his press conference today and he was upbeat and said nothing has changed and that who is in charge of transfers is a tricky question. But Rafa was keen to ensure everybody at the press conference knew there were no problems and [.

Rafa – Six Weeks For Anita – Gayle Much Better Than Expected

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Rafa Benitez delivered some good news on the Newcastle injury front and it wasbetter than the news reported late last night especially about Vurnon Anita Rafa says Vurnon has a problem with his ankle, but it could be six weeks more or less. And he also said the Dwight Gayle was much better [...]

James McCarthy Could Be Off To Sunderland

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Another day another rumor and with Everton keen to sign Sunderland center-back Lamine Kone this month, the Sun are reporting today that Everton are willing to offer Newcastle target James McCarthy as bait in a part exchange deal. Everton were very keen to sign Kone in the summer and the player even wanted [.

Rafa’s Comments On Transfers, Ashley From Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Birmingham City at St. James' Park tomorrow night. Rafa has talked about this month's transfer business being difficult but that Newcastle still have options and he's also talked about owner Mike Ashley. Rafa Benitez just completed his press [.

Our Man Of The Match – He’s Still Improving

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Karl Darlow has had a great season so far and it's strange that his season is reflecting that of Rob Elliot last term, when Rob came in after Tim Krul was injured and became Newcastle's best player. A similar think is happening with Karl in the absence of Rob though injury and the 26 [...]

Fans React To Injury Prognosis On Three Players

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The injury prognosis on Dwight Gayle was good, that he would be out just two to three weeks with his hamstring injury but it was not good on Vurnon Anita, who will be out two to three months with his ankle injury. Vurnon has suffered ankle ligament damage and he will do well to [...]

This Will Be A Big Test Of The Newcastle Squad

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Newcastle have picked up four injuries in our last two games to Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle, Isaac Hayden and Vernon Anita. Mitro should be back in a couple of weeks, Gayle in two to three weeks, Isaac in about a week, but unlucky Vurnon Anita is out for two to three months with his ankle [...]

These Two Experienced Players Would Be Terrific Signings

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There was a buzz on Twitter last night that Newcastle could be closing in on two experienced players who would no doubt strengthen the Newcastle squad. They are James McCarthy of Everton and former Newcastle player Andros Townsend. James McCarthy is definitely available from Everton and there were reports that Newcastle are now the favorites [.

Why Mike Ashley Will Not Upset The Apple Cart At Newcastle

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There is some concern after the Sunday People report a couple of days ago that Mike Ashley may be getting too involved again at Newcastle and he may introduce his old failed transfer system of only signing players who are 26 years old or younger, so they have sell-on value. Certainly the report on Sunday [.

Some Surprising News For Newcastle

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There are reportsin Holland today that Ajax are considering ending the season-long loan of Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul after Tim has yet to play for the Ajax first team this season. Tim was supposed to go to Ajax and play in the first team this seasonas he gets back form his devastating knee injury he [.

Injuries – It’s Good News For Gayle – Bad News For Anita

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There good news and bad news tonight on the Newcastle injury situation. It's quite good news on Dwight Gayle in that his hamstring injury is not too serious and he should be back playing in two to three weeks. But it's not that good news for Vurnon Anita and he ankle injury and he could [...]

James McCarthy Now Favorite To Join Newcastle

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Wonder if there's any significance in lots of bets coming in on James McCarthy moving to Newcastle we hope there is some significance there because James would be a terrific buy for us. And it's long term too, because James has lots of experience in the Premier League. We certainly need to get another [.

Newcastle Fail With Another Transfer Target

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News in the Mirrortoday that Jurgen Klopp is unwilling to allow his 19 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo move to Newcastle on loan this season so we can tick another oneoff the list unfortunately. There was news on Saturday that Rafa Benitez was interested in signing the 19 year-old on loan for the rest [.

Andros Townsend Could Be Closer To Newcastle Return

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Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend may return to Newcastle in this January transfer window and the latest news is that the Sun are reportingNewcastle are willing to offer between £8M and £10M in cool cash for their former winger. Newcastlereceived £13M when they reluctantly sold Andros in late June after the winger decided he has [.

Here Is One Of Newcastle’s New Transfer Target – Sam Clucas

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Newcastle were linked with two new transfer targets over the weekend one of them was 19 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo and the other was Hull City's 26 year-old left midfielder Sam Clucas. Sam joined Hull City from Chesterfield in July of 2015 on a three year deal for around £1.3M and since then [.

Upbeat Dwight Gayle Shows Huge Ambition At Newcastle

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We should be hearing fairly soon the news about how long Dwight Gayle our new goal-scoring machine will be out for after he had to go off on Saturday after 29 minutes at Brentford with a hamstring injury. And that was after he scored a brilliant goalafter 19 minutes that brought his tally [...]

Who Is Sheyi Ojo – Newcastle’s Latest Transfer Target

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Some transfer news over the weekend was that Rafa Benitez is now interested in getting 19 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan at Newcastle for the rest of the season. And this youngsterseems like he could become a great player in the future and he has already had a couple of loan spells in [.

Situation Perfect For Potential New Hero – Ashley Should Take Note

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With Dwight Gayle and AleksandarMitrovic out injured it's a very good bet that Daryl Murphy will now get the big chance he's been waiting for at Newcastle. And with Daryl'sgreat experience in the Championship, his professionalism and his temperament and character we think Daryl can get the job done for Newcastle and propel us forward [.

Chris Hughton Has Warning For Newcastle

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Brighton finally lost a game at Preston on Saturday and Chris admitted that the home sidewere the better team on the day and deserved their 2-0 win. But Brighton missed a penalty and with a bit of luck could have still got something out of the game. But they didn't and that allowed [...]

Rafa Benitez Analyzing The Situation At Newcastle

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In the last two games newcatsle have pickedup four injuries while hardly picking up any injuries art all this season in games. We have lost Aleksandar Mitrovic (knee), Dwight Gayle (hamstring), Isaac Hayden (groin) and Vurnon Anita (ankle) with Mitro out from two to four weeks and we still don't have a prognosis on the [.

This Newcastle Player On Loan Has No Future On Tyneside

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Those experienced players who are on loan this season must do well, very well if they are to have any future at Newcastle and it seems like one of our players central midfielder Henri Saivet is having a tough time of it at St. Etienne in France. Saint-Etienne Co-President Roland Romeyer has come out [.

Brentford 1 Newcastle 2 – Official Video Highlights – Overseas Fans

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Here are the video highlights of yesterday's game at griffin Park which seems to play around the world for overseas fans. Newcastle hung on after Daryl Murphy put us ahead with a great header after that man Dwight Gayle scored his 20th goal of the season but then Dwight was taken off after 29 minutes [.

Report Tries To Clarifies Situation With Rafa And Transfers

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The Chronicleare reporting this afternoon that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is still thought to have full control of all football matters at the club. This follows a report in the Sunday People today from head sports writer Neil Moxley that Mike Ashley was disappointed with Newcastle's transfers recently and wanted to get back to the [.

Newcastle Have New Competition For This Transfer Target

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We have been expecting Newcastle to sign Virtus Entella left-back Cheick Keita for the last week and we have been continually liked with him in the Italian media. Now it seems Newcastle have fresh competition for the player with TMZ reporting that Birmingham City's new Italian manager Gianfranco Zola wants to sign the defender in [.

Dwight Gayle Reveals Something Disturbing About His Injury

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Dwight Gayle looked very good in the first 28 minutes yesterday before he had to go off with a hamstring injury and unfortunately it's an injury he had last season so it could be a chronic injury for the player if it's not handled correctly. That's not good. Dwight looked really dangerous in that [..

Disturbing Report Means Rafa Benitez Could Leave Newcastle

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There's a disturbing report in the Sunday People today that Mike Ashley is unhappy with some of the transfers that have been made by Newcastle and he now wants to go back to the old transfer system and have Newcastle bring in players who are 26 years old or younger so they have sell-on value. [...]

Surprise Poll Results On Possible Andros Townsend Return

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The Mail reported late yesterday afternoon that Newcastle were interested in signing Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace, with new manager Sam Allardyce looking for funds to strengthen the side in the last two weeks of the transfer window. The chances of this happening must be slim at best, but nevertheless Rafa Benitez is an admirer [.

Newcastle Now Interested In Liverpool Winger On Loan

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In what is proving to be a very difficult transfer window for Newcastle, the Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle were offered 9 players on Friday and one of them was of interest to Benitez, but the name of the player was not mentioned. We'll have to wait to seehow long Dwight Gayle will be [.

How Newcastle Compare With 2009-2010 Season

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Newcastle are tracking very closely to Chris Hughton' side after 26 games played in the Championship with the good 2-1 win at Brentford yesterday. In both cases the team have 55 points with our goal difference this seasona couple of goals better than seven years ago. With 18 wins this season Newcastle have more wins [.

Report – Newcastle To Bid For This Creative Midfielder

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The Chronicleis reporting today that Newcastle are still interestedin signing Fulham's 25 year-old creative midfielder Tom Cairney and are likely to go in with an offer for him soon to test the waters. CertainlyFulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic does not wantto lose his star player and he has said that many times and Fulham are [.

This Man Could Become The New Hero At Newcastle

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33-year-old Daryl Murphy got his second goal inas many games for newcatsle and the striker seems deadly in the ait and it will be Daryl who will come in to replace Dwight Gayle who will be out for a few games exactly how many we don't know. But Aleksandar Mitrovic is also out injured [...]

Fans React On Twitter To Good Win – Injuries – Townsend

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter tonight to celebrate the 2-1 hard-fought win at Brentford who made us fight all the way. But we also pickedup three injuries to Dwight Gayl(hamstring) , Isaac Hayden (groin) and Vurnon Anita and the Dutchman's looked the worst of the three injuries as he was stretchered off the field [.

Rafa Could Make Dramatic Move For Andros Townsend

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There is rather dramatic news tonight that Rafa Benitez would like to resign Andros Townsend at Newcastle and it seems that Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce may be open to the deal. The question could be whether Andros Townsend is open to the deal with Newcastle well positioned at the top of the Championship maybe [.

Rafa Delivers News On Injuries – Gayle Has Hamstring Problem

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There was some bad news for Newcastle with Dwight Gayle having picked up a hamstring injury today, so he will likely be out a number of weeks, exactly how long we will not know maybe for a couple of days. Rafa has given an update on the injuries after the game, but he couldn't say [...]

Brentford 1 Newcatsle – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here are all three goals today as Newcastle hung on with a courageous performance at Griffin Park when the lads saw out 9 minutes of stoppage time with KarlDarlow making several outstanding saves for us today. Goals from Dwight Gayle (19) and Daryl Murphy (79) were just enough to give us a very valuable 3 [.

Newcastle Back On Top Of Championship – Table, Goalscorers

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Newcastle got a great win at Brentford today and some good defending near the end after Daryl Murphy had headed us ahead after 79 minutes allowed Newcastleto win the game 2-1. Brighton lost 2-0 at Preston so that allowed us to go one point ahead of the south coast club but we're sure there will [..

Alan Shearer Delighted For Newcastle

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter immediately after Newcastle's very hard-fought 2-1 win at Brentfordthis afternoon and it was exactly the result we needed and it put us back on top of the league again with Brightonsurprisinglylosing 2-0 at Preston. A great result and the alds fought all the way love it!

Newcastle Get Gutsy 2-1 Win – But Pick Up Three Injuries

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How quickly things can change in football as Brighton lost 2-0 at Preston north End this afternoon and Newcastle fought their hearts out to get a 2-1 win at Brentford with the 20th goal of the season from DwightGayle putting Newcastle ahead after 19 minutes and that man Murphy scoring the winner with a good [.

Eight Changes For Magpies At Brentford

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Newcastle have just announced the team to face Brentford this afternoon and try to get our very first win of 2017. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up at @BrentfordFC in the @SkyBetChamp today (kick-off 3pm GMT). #NUFC pic.twitter.com/LCxtAKtO8J — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 14, 2017 Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles (c), Clark, [.

This Player’s The Leader At Newcastle

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We have been very impressed with Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles for bothhis play on the field and his obvious leadership skills both on and off the pitch. The 23 year-old is young to be captain of a club as big as Newcastle, but he's taken it in his stride and works very well with Rafa [...]

Beneitez Explains Newcastle’s Transfer Difficulties

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Newcastle have not brought any players into the squad this month yet and it's not looking too good for bringing any new players in at the moment, although Rafa and Lee Charnley are still looking and working hard. Rafa has described to the local press how the transfer market has changed over the last [.

Rafa Admits To Being Disappointed With Newcastle

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Rafa has admitted he's been disappointed the way Newcastle have played with Jonjo Shelvey out of the side, although he says he knew Jonjo would be a big miss because of his technical qualities. That has to be a worry for Rafa, if he cannot get a player in this month who can fill in [...]

This Player Seems To Have Fallen In Love With Newcastle

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We have been really impressed with Cristian Atsu since he arrived at Newcastle and he seems like a really nice guy. It's obvious that Cristian is desperate to stay at Newcastle after his season long loan deal and he's often said how much he likes it at the club. Of course it's up to manager [...]

Newcastle Reported After New Midfield Target

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BBC Humberside are reporting thatRafa Benitez is interestedin Hull City's 26 year-old midfielder Sam Clucas who plays on the left. Sam has mainly played in the lower leagues in his career so far and played once for his home town club Lincoln City back in 2010. Sam Clucas Hull City midfielder He joined Hull [.

Benitez – No Chance Of This Player Leaving Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez has commented on the stranger case of Cristian Atsu potentially leaving this month to go on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir, who are currently top of the Turkish League. There have been reports for the last couple of days coming outof Turkey suggesting the club are in negotiations with Chelsea for the player and [.

Is This Newcastle’s Starting Eleven For Brentford?

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We take a shot at naming Rafa Benitez' starting eleven for each game and it's certainly not easy to get it right. We will have the FA Cup 3rd round replay on Wednesday night at St. James' Park so we expect Rafa to revert to his more regular players tomorrow at Brentford and in the [...]

Rafa Has Done His Homework – Reveals Surprising Promotion Stats

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During his press conference today for the game at Brentford tomorrow, Rafa Benitez said he has done his homework and looked back on about the last thirteen seasons and it was unusual for the relegated sides to get straight back to the Premier League although we did that seven years ago. Last season Hull City [.

Turkish Side Interested In Signing Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Fotomac are reporting today that Turkish side Besiktas are interested in signing Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Turkish club are said to be looking for a striker in the January transfer window and Fotomac are claiming the 22 year-old Newcastle striker could shortly be on his way to the Istanbul club.

Chances Receding Of Newcastle Signing This Player In January

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Former Newcastle manager Steve McClarenhas addressed the rumors about his player Tom Ince during his press conference for Derby County's important game tonight at Leeds United. Newcastle have been linked with former target Tom Ince and the rumors were that maybe £8M would be enough to get the winger to Newcastle during this transfer window [.

Rafa’s Comments On Transfers, Mitrovic, Tiote, Brentford

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Brentford tomorrow afternoon at Griffin Park and hopefully we can get our first win of 2017 in that game. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa has made in his meeting with the press this [.

Brentford Manager Dean Smith Praises Rafa Benitez

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Brentford manager Dean Smith had been speaking on the Brentford TV channel about the big game tomorrowat Griffin Park when they will welcomeNewcastle and we are currently second in the Championship. Brentford are on a good streak of form at the moment they have won their last two games and drew the two before [.

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Another Upset For Newcastle

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Sky Sports pundit David Prutton seems to have taken over the predictions for the Championship since Ian Holloway got a real job back managing Queens Park Rangers. And David has been fairly accurate in his predictions too. David Prutton Sky Sports pundit He doesn't think Newcastle will get all three points tomorrow at Griffin [.

Midfielder – Benitez Eats, Sleeps And Breathes Football

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Jack Colback has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he says that Rafa Benitez is meticulous in his planning, as he prepares the team for every game on the training pitch. Jack says Rafa's enthusiasm for the game comes through to the players every day and he says Rafa eats, sleeps and breathesfootball.

Cheick Tiote Could Still Stay At Newcastle

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Cheick Tiote wants a good deal to leave Newcastle and his wage demands have ended many a potential move away from Newcastle over the last couple of years. Last year at this time he almost moved to China's Super League, but his proposed move to Shanghai Shenhua broke down at the last moment, reportedly based [.

Things Appear To Be All Quiet On The Transfer Front

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It doesn't look like there's much going on early today on the transfer front at Newcastle and little hope of getting a new player in before tomorrow's game at Griffin Park. Rafa Benitezhad mentioned earlier this week that he would talk to Managing Director Lee Charnley aboutthings and that there was a possibility we could [.

Winger Enjoying Life At Newcastle – Keen To Progress

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Ghanasoccernet.com have been covering the strange goings on with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, who are said to be negotiating with Chelsea for Christian Atsu to move to them on loan in January with an option to buy. The negotiations are even said to be at an advanced stage according to a report in Turkish [.

Reading Lose – Good News For Newcastle

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In what was some good news for Newcastle United tonight Reading were beaten 1-0 at home and remain the full 6 points behind newcatsle and we have a much superior goal difference. Reading had been expected to beat QPR but a first goal from Jamie Mackie was enough to give QPR a precious 3 points [...]

Aston Villa To Challenge Newcastle For Midfielder

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The Mirror is reporting that Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been given £25M to spend by the Aston Villa owner Tony Xia and one of his targets is Tom Cairney of Fulham who Newcastle were also interested in. It seems that Villa are close to tying up a deal for Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri [...

Strange Report About Newcastle Player

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Turkish newspaper Fanatik are reporting that Turkish club Basaksehir and Chelsea are in negotiationsover a loan deal for Christian Atsu who just so happens to be on loan at Newcastle for the season. So a good question would be howis it possible for Basaksehir to take Atsu on loan this month, when he's contracted [.

These Playmaker Targets Still Available To Newcastle

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News today that Tom Cleverley has chosen to join Watford on loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy based on a successful medical today and that means Newcastle have lost out on another transfer target. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte recently decided that he wants to keep Ruben Loftus-Cheek [.

Newcastle Must Get Back To Winning Ways At Brentford

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Newcastle have been going through a bad patch recently and we have won only four of our last 10 games in all competitions and have lost two of our last three Championship games. It will be very important that we get back to winning at Brentford on Saturday, although that will not be easy. This [...]

Time Could Be Up For This Newcastle Player

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At one time Newcastle's 21 year-old defender Lubomir Satka was expected to make a breakthrough to the Newcastle first team and he was compared to then captain Fabricio Coloccini in the classy way he played. But like many youngsters at Newcastle it looks like he will not make it onTyneside and Satka has returned home [.

Newcastle To Lose Out On This Premier League Target

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The news today is that Tom Cleverley is having a medical at Watford as he prepares to go on a loan move to the clubfor the rest of the season withan option to buy in the summer. So we are missing out on some of our top targets as it's always difficult to persuade Premier [...]

Newcastle Fans React To Disappointing News On Cleverley

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter this morning as the news that Tom Cleverley is having a medical today at Watford with a view to signing a loan deal through the end of the seasonwith an option for the Herefordshire club to signhimon a permanent deal in the summer. Tom Cleverley he's a decent midfielder [.

Newcastle Finally Close On One Outgoing Deal

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Spanish club Sporting Gijon seem close to agreeinga deal for Cheick Tiote so the central midfielder can finally leave Newcastle after two years of trying. The only hold-upappears to be the wages Cheickis asking for, but that seems like it can be ironed out. Cheick Tiote close to leaving Newcastle again In fact [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Comes Across As A Good Professional

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Matz Sels cost Newcastle £5M from Gent in the summer as Rafa Benitez brought in another goalkeeper with both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot recovering from ACL knee injuries. Matz started the season as first choice, but had a few dodgy moments and after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa he was replaced by Karl [.

Newcastle Transfer Target – It’s Only Make Believe

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Rumors spread very quickly on social media and it just takes somebody somewhere to suggest something anything and a rumor is born and it can take off. That's exactly what happened yesterday as rumors abounded that 32 year-old former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was on his way to Newcastle. The word was that [.

Newcastle Struggling To Sign Transfer Targets

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We are past one third of the way through the January transfer window and no signings for Newcastle yet, although as usual we seem to have been linked with lots of players. But each one of them lately seems to have become unavailable for one reason or another. High fees for Brentford striker Ben Hogan [.

Newcastle Still Trying To Sign This Top Target

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The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa Benitez is still keen to bring in Bournemouth's 24 year-old striker Callum Wilson in January. Newcastle apparently are still hoping to make a breakthrough in the transfer market this week and before the vital game at Brentford on Saturday. It seems it would be difficult to sign the [.

Rafa Benitez Working Hard On Signing A Player This Week

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Rafa Benitez has given transfer update to the Chronicle today and he is stilltrying to get a deal done hopefully before the important game at Brentford on Saturday. And it seems that if Rafa cannot get a winger into the club this month he could hold onto Sammy Ameobi for the rest of the [...]

Newcastle Still Want To Sign This Outstanding Young Player

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle are still keen on getting 20 year-old Paris-born left-back Cheick Keita to the club as one for the future. The player is of Mali descent and he moved to French second division club Virtus Entella in the summer of 2014, when he was released by Monaco .

Newcastle Move Back In For This Accomplished Playmaker

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We thought that when Fulham asked £20M for their central midfielder Tom Cairney that would be it, but the local papers today are saying Rafa Benitez is keen to sign the creative playmaker and that the fee is £8M and that's a lot less than £20M. Times reporter George Caulkin had tweeted yesterday that [.

Newcastle Challenge Liverpoool For Center-Back

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Newcastle United were reported to be checking on 19 year-old Coventry City defender Cian Harries in the 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last night in the EFL Trophy. Well known Newcastle scout Graham Carr was there to check on the young defender and that news is being reported today in the Coventry Telegraph.