Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

Rafa Benitez Praises Player Completely Committed To Becoming Better

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Matt Ritchieis one of Newcastle's best players and when he a little off form it can tell on the results at Newcastle. Matt hasn't been at his best lately, but on Tuesday [...]

Results Go Newcastle’s Way – Move Up Two Places In Premier League

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After the 14th round of games in the Premier league over the last two days Newcastle's great point at West Brom was enough to move us up two places in the league [...]

Newcastle Want To Sign 30 Year-Old French International Striker

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Kevin Gameiro was Newcastle's number one striker target back in the summer of 2011 when he was still at Lorient, and it was even reported at that time we had a £10M [...]

Can Newcastle Get Something At Chelsea – What Team Will Start?

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After Newcastle's heroics at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night, we now have a much tougher game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. In the games against the top sides, we have to [...]

Karl Darlow Expected To Keep His Place At Chelsea

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Rafa's team selection for the game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge should be very interesting. But we expect Karl Darlow to keep his place you very rarely change your goalkeeper during [...]

Rafa’s Five Changes At The Hawthorns Was A Clear Message To His Players

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Rafa Benitezhas said that because we played two games in four days, he needed to make changes to the starting eleven at the Hawthorns. That's true and it does give a chance [...]

These Two Changes Will Make Newcastle A More Competitive Team At Chelsea

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We are hoping to see a better performance at Chelsea than we saw last Saturday at home to Watford. It's important for Newcastle to get back on track soon after four successive [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Two Best Players At The Hawthorns

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Things appear much brighter thismorning with Newcastle having put to an end that terrible four-game losing streak and the way they did it was just a little unusual. Being 2-0 down with [...]

Rafa To Raise Money In January By Selling Players – But There Are Problems With That

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One way Rafa Benitez can raise funds to buy new players in the upcoming Januarytransfer window is by selling some players we already have, and the Chronicle is reporting six players will [...]

Rafa Benitez – It’s All Very Positive For The Future

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Last night was positive for both Newcastle fans and the team as we were able to get a good 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns and bring to an end four defeats on [...]

Fans Take To Twitter After First Point In 5 Games – Rafa Admits To Making Mistakes

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter and it's good we managed a point last night but we also have some very tough games coming up starting at Chelsea on Saturday. Last night's [...]

Gary Megson And Sour Grapes – Refuses To Give Credit To Newcastle

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West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megsongave an interview after the game last night, and he seemed annoyed. Annoyed that his team couldn't hold on to a two goal lead and probably annoyed [...]

PCP Capital Partners Could Find It Difficult To Complete Newcastle Takeover

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There was an excellent piece in the Mirror yesterday from Simon Bird on the potential takeover by Amanda Staveley and her PCP capital Partners group, and there are one or two new [...]

Video – Rafa Benitez Post Game BBC Interview – My Team Is Young

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Rafa Benitez was pleased with the reaction of the Newcastle team to going 2-0 down in the second half at West Brom tonight and he seemed happy enoughwith the overall performance but [...]

Newcastle Come Storming Back To Get 2-2 Draw After Being 2-0 Down

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After56 minutes of this game, it looked like Newcastle were plunging to our 5th defeat in a row when West Brom went 2-0 up through the impressive Fields after West Brom had [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At West Brom?

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Newcastle stopped the rot tonight and let's never say our players are not up for the fight. We were 2-0 down earlyin the second half, but Newcastle came back to break the [...]

Alan Shearer’S Relief As Lads Come Storming Back To Get 2-2 Draw

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Feared the worst after being 2-0 down, but great character shown and a very good point in the end. #WBANEW #PremierLeague #NUFC Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 28, 2017

Five Changes – Darlow, Merino, Mbemba, Hayden And Perez All Start At The Hawthorns

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Under pressure Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his team for the vital game at the Hawthorns tonight againstWest Brom. And Rafa has made five changes to the side with Darlow [...]

Newcastle’s Predicted Starting Eleven For Crucial Game At West Brom

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It's turning out to be a critical game tonight at the Hawthorns where we are hoping at least to break our four-gamelosing streak but we have to realize we could also [...]

Benitez Reveals He May Not Get Funds To Spend In January

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Rafa Benitez was very annoyed about last summer's transfer window. The manager explained in great detail to Mike Ashley in May, after he had won the Championship, that the owner had to [...]

A Second Bidder Enters The Race To Buy Newcastle

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There was late news yesterday that Newcastle are in communications with another potential bidder other than Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners group. We were told there were other groups doing due diligence [...]

Newcastle After New Target – 24-Year-Old International Center-Back For January

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We are hoping that Rafa Benitez will be given some funds to spend in January to strengthen the Newcastle squad otherwise it could be another long and hard Premier League season and [...]

Rafa Gives Full Injury Update On Three Injured Players

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We have missed Mikel Merino, Jamaal Lascelles, Christian Atsu and Paul Dummett recently. And Dummett has been out since the first half of our first game against Tottenham with a serious hamstring [...]

Rafa – Football About This – More Money Equals Better Team – And Vice Versa

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It may be difficult for Rafa Benitez to fortify the squad in Januaryfor at least two reasons. One is he may not get the money if Mike Ashley is still the owner [...]

Rafa Benitez’ Strong And Forceful Message To Newcastle Fans

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We never like it when we see articles that are smashing a Newcastleplayer after they have given a poor performance. Whatgood does that do? Not much, other than it brings the player [...]

Here’s Newcastle’s Tough Schedule Through January 1st – How Many Points?

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Newcastle have played two games since the International and have been well beaten in both games at Old Trafford and at home against Watford. We still have 9 games to play through [...]

Paul Merson Predicts West Brom vs Newcastle – There’s Some Hope

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Newcastle have not played well in the last few games, and we are giving away far too many soft goals in defense. We have lost four games on the trot which is [...]

Report – Newcastle Have A Deal in Place to Sign Cenk Tosun

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There's a report from Turkey today (two to be more accurate) which we probably should take with a pinch of salt that says Newcastle have held meetings in London over [...]

Can Newcastle Break Their Four Game Losing Streak At West Brom?

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Newcastlehave hit a bid patch and wehave lost our last four games. We lost 1-0 at Burnley and 1-0 at home to Bournemouth with the goal conceded two minutes into stoppage time [...]

Newcastle Record Still Better Than Two Years Ago – But One Common Stat Very Surprising

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After 13 games in our relegationseason two years ago we had 10 points having just been hammered 3-0 at home by Leicester City who went on the win the Premier League that [...]

Benitez – It Will Be Tough Because Of A Lack Of Experience – But We Have To Improve

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Newcastle's 3-0 defeat to Watford at St James' Park was our fourth consecutive defeat and we have dropped form 6th position in the league to 14th place. WE have 14 points form [...]

Newcastle Player Being Brutally Honest About Terrible Watford Game

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24-year-old DeAndre Yedlin does not mess around and doesn't look for excuses when he has a poor game. He had a very poor game on Saturday at home to Watford when we [...]

Alan Shearer Issues A Warning To Newcastle Players

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Even though Rafa has said many times the players don't even talk about the potential takeover of Newcastle some fans are wondering how the team can suddenly start playing so badly. Yesterday [...]

Takeover Update: PCP Capital Partners Could Fund Newcastle Bid With No Outside Investors

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Newcastle made the front pages of the Financial Times (FT) this weekend with news about the potential takeover of the club by Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners group fronting the [...]

Rafa – We Need To Go Back To Being Compact And Working As A Unit

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Rafa Benitez has talked in the past about the short blanket but he hasn't actually used that example after the very poor performance of the team yesterday in the 3-0 hammering by [...]

Our Man Of The Match The Only Positive Yesterday

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Jacob Murphy got his second start in a row against Watford with Christian Atsu out with an injury, and he again made good use of the opportunity. Murphyshowed he is an attacking [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter After Worst Display Of The Season

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We were hoping for a win yesterday at home to Watford to stop the rot and the score was 3-0 but it was a win by Watford who clearly outclassed Newcastle. That's [...]

Report – Newcastle Want Luke Shaw In January

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There's a report in the Mirror that Newcastle's under pressure manager Rafa Benitez is hoping to sign Manchester United's left-back Luke Shaw on loan in January. With the collapse of the team [...]

Rafa Explains What Happened Yesterday In What Was A Horror Show

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It was just a dreadful display at home by Newcastle yesterday in front of over 52,000 fans against Watford. The Newcastle side hardly resembled the team that was picking up points nicely [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Shocking 3-0 Home Defeat To Watford

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It wasn't what we were expecting and we were hoping for a win today agents the Hornets after three successive defeats. Not only did we go down to our fourth successive defeat [...]

A Somber Rafa Benitez Talks To Sky Sports About 3-0 Watford Defeat – Video

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Rafa Benitez was very somber after the 3-0 defeat but he still doesn't see this as a relegation fight for Newcastle this season. Here's the Sky Sports interview after the game [...]

Newcastle Easily Beaten 3-0 By A Very Good Watford Side

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It was not a good day for Newcastle United at St. James' Park this afternoon as we slipped to our fourth successive defeat by losing 3-0 to Watford and our second in [...]

Alan Shearer Criticizes Pathetic Newcastle Performance

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Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter after what may be the worst performance of a Newcastle side this season as we went down 3-0 to a good Watford side but we [...]

One Change – Mo Diame Starts Against Watford – Mikel Merino On Bench

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the home game this afternoon against a good Watford side. We really need to pick up some points today after losing our last three [...]

Rafa – I Don’t See Any Difficulty Now – It’s A Challenge For Me At Newcastle

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The current situation at Newcastle is that Mike Ashley is waiting for a second improvedoffer from Amanda Staveley and the consortium she has put together to try to buy the club. That [...]

Rafa Benitez Has An Important Message For His Players And The Fans

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Rafa Benitez continues to do his job at Newcastle, and that is preparing his team the best he can for each game coming up. Things start to get a little bit hectic [...]

Rafa Talks About The January Transfer Window – Confident He Can Improve The Side

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Rafa has been asked a lot about the January transfer window because how much he gets seems to depend on who the owner of the club is at that time. Time is [...]

Here’s What’s On The Minds Of Newcastle Fans Today

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There are comments today from Newcastle fans on the potential takeover, the home match against Watford today and the transfer window coming up in January. Rafa needs to bring in some players [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Side Against Watford

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Now that Rafa has given his press conferencefor the game tomorrow againstWatford we have the very good news thatMikel Merino is fit to start the game. And that's exactly what we think [...]

Rafa Talks About The January Transfer Window During His Press Conference

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Rafa talked about the January transfer window during his press conference this afternoon for the home game against Watford tomorrow. He admits that January could be quite difficult because he may not [...]

Mikel Merino Is Fit To Start – Dummett, Atsu And Lascelles Out

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Rafa Benitezhad just finishedtalking to the press about tomorrow's very tough game at St. James' Park againstWatford who are in 8th place in the league on a very good 18 points. [...]

Marco Silva Compliments Newcastle, The Fantastic Supporters And Rafa Benitez

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The Lisbon-born Watford manager Marco Silva is flying high at the moment after comingtoEngland to manage Hull City in the Premier League last January. While he couldn't save Hull from relegation, he [...]

Mikel Merino Unlikely To Be Fit For Watford

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We were hoping that Mikel Merino could even start the game against Watford tomorrow, but now that looks unlikely after he has been interviewed by nufcTV and he says he has trained [...]

Still No Future For This Player At Newcastle

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There's some debate about how much Jack Colback is being paid at Newcastle. There was a report many months ago that he was getting £75K/week and we thought that was (very) high [...]

Rafa Must Press On – He’s Galvanized Newcastle – But Knows The Takeover May Not Happen

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We are in the midst of bids being made for Newcastle United FC from a consortium led byAmanda Staveley. The firstoffer was made last Friday, but it contained lots of different clauses [...]

Vast Changes Coming To The Look Of Newcastle United – Back To The Future

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The Star is reporting today that Mike Ashley will make a clean break with Newcastle United if he sells the club to a consortium put together by Amanda Staveley, who leads the [...]

Why Amanda Staveley May Have A Negotiating Advantage With Ashley

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Amanda Staveley and her groupPCP Capital Partners are now locked in negotiations with Newcastle and owner Mike Ashley as she prepares a second bid for Newcastle after the first bid she lodged [...]

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts 2-1 Defeat For Newcastle

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We may have a decent chance of even winning the game against Watford on Saturday afternoon with Paul Merson predicting Newcastle to lose 2-1. It's a strange thing but when Paul predicts [...]

Can Newcastle Get Back To Their Winning Ways Against Watford?

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Watford are a good team this season under new manager Marco Silva, who joined them from Hull City in the summer. Everton have tried to sign the Portuguese manager over the last [...]

Newcastle Finding It Difficult To Score Goals – Here’s Why

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Jonjo Shelvey is filling in for captain Jamaal Lascelles while Jamaal is recovering from his ankle injury and we hope the 23-year-old will be back soon although he's not available for the [...]

Ashley Should Protect His Investment In January – But Will He?

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Newcastle have been interested in signing 26-year-old Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun for some time now, but there are other Premier League clubs also interested in him. Newcastle watched the Turkish international in [...]

It’s Good News – Bad News On The Newcastle Injury Front

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Rafa Benitez has given an update on Newcastle's injury situation and our injuries (or lack thereof) will be important as we start a stretch of 10 games in 38 days next Saturday [...]

This Is A Promising New Development In The Newcastle Takeover Talks

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The Times is today reporting that Mike Ashley is now prepared to accept around £350M for Newcastle United after his minimum price before was said to be around £380M. This is a [...]

Rafa Benitez’ Message To Fans – January Funds Will Be About The Same

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Rafa Benitez has commented on the upcoming January transfer windowif we do get new owners in by the end of the year. And his comments were made before the news was made [...]

This Week Absolutely Crucial To Deal Being Agreed By Amanda Staveley

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There are various reports out on the situation with PCP Capital Partners trying to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley. Mike turned down an offer last Friday which was unacceptable and the [...]

Sky Sports Pundit Talks About Newcastle Takeover – Makes A Lot Of Sense

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Paul Merson doesn't really go out of his way to praise Newcastle United too much, but he seems to appreciate just how good Rafa Benitez is as a manager. Paul has said [...]

What Newcastle Fans Are Saying Today About The Potential Takeover

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Newcastle fans have been on Twitter discussing the potential sale of Newcastle United to a consortium put together by Amanda Staveley. It looks like this week and the next offer could be [...]

Former FA Executive – Newcastle United Has Potential To Be A Giant In The Premier League

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There's an interesting and detailed report out in the National newspaper in Dubai on Amanda Staveley's latest bid for Newcastle United. Both parties are in deep discussions now with owner Mike Ashley [...]

Staveley Willing To Pay Close To £300M In One Lump Sum – Ashley Fully Involved In Discussions

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There is a detailed report in the Middle East's "National" publication which says that Amanda Staveley has submitted her second offer for Newcastle United but it still below £300M. However, the consortium [...]

Aleksandar Mitrovic Starts Making The Case To Leave Newcastle

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Aleksandar Mitrovic did get on at Old Trafford in the second halfon Saturday, and that was only his fourth appearance this season for Newcastle as he seems out of favor with manager [...]

Reports – Staveley Offered Around £300M Last Week For Newcastle – Take It Or Leave It

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The Timesare reporting today that an offer was made for Newcastle United last week by Amanda Staveley and her PCP CapitalPartners group. It looks like she bid around £300M for the club [...]

Ashley Likely To Turn Down £300M Bid – That Could Cause Damaging Delay

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The Independentare reporting that Mike Ashley looks like he may flatly turn down Amanda Staveley's offer of around £300M for Newcastle United. The ball is said to be in Newcastle's court now, [...]

PCP Capital Partners Want Compensation In Case Newcastle Relegated

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There was news last night that Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners group have put in a formal offer of around £300M for Newcastle United. The news is that is expected [...]

Newcastle Fans Flock To Twitter On Fantastic News Of Potential Sale

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter upon hearing the news that Amanda Staveley has officially bid around £300M for the club. The news coming through from Sky Sports (Keith Downey) and locally [...]

Can This Striker Start To Get The Job Done At Newcastle?

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We are hoping Dwight Gayle can start scoring the goals for us in the Premier League and he has never had too much success in the past at the highest level of [...]

Alan Shearer Remains Upbeat About Newcastle This Season

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Newcastle got off to a very good start in our first 9 games of the season winning four of them and getting a good 14 points on the board. But we've since [...]

He Wasn’t Our Man Of The Match – But This Player Did Himself A Lot Of Good

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According to our readers, Jonjo Shelvey was Newcastle's best player at Old Trafford on Saturday. Jonjo got a good 32% of the vote, and if there was a vote for Newcastle's best [...]

Tony Pulis Fired – Good News For Newcastle?

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Tony Pulis has been sacked by West Brom after they were hammered 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday. And such is the nervousness of Boards of Premier League clubs these days [...]

Benitez Prepared For Worst Case Scenario in January

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Rafa Benitez is a pragmatic coach, and he was even upbeat after our 6th defeat on Saturday in our 12 league games, but we remain in 11th place in the league table [...]

Rafa Benitez Speaks About Jose Mourinho’s Lavish Praise

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Rafa Benitez is a character in the football world, and it's not surprising the TV have Newcastle playing on live TV a lot of times this season. Rafa is one of those [...]

Benitez Explains Difficulties And Dangers Facing Newcastle This Season

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Three games ago we were flying high with 14 points from our first 9 league games. But then in our last three games, we have lost all three, and our goal difference [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Current Predicament – Mostly Upbeat

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Newcastle fans are mostly still positive after our 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday and for most of that first half, we were a lot better than the Red Devils. But [...]

Rafa Takes The Positives – Moves Forward – Here’s Newcastle’s Next 10 Games

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Rafa Benitez seemed extra composed after the 4-1 defeat against Manchester United afterthe game last night. As he does often after games he clinically analyzed what happened, and while we weregood [...]

Mourinho Praises Benetiz After The Game – He’s Very Experienced And Very Intelligent

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For the game yesterday against Newcastle it seems that Jose Mourinho went out of his way to be kind and even complimented the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. During his press conference for [...]

Rafa Benitez Sounds The Warning Bell – Worried About Relegation

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There is a report put out in the Mirror today that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has told the upper management at Newcastle, that he needs some quality players brought into the team [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter After Heavy Defeat – Point Out The Positives

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Losing three games in a row is not good but when you look at those three games defeats against Burnley, Bournemouth and Manchester United we could have taken something out [...]

Good News On Potential Acquisition – PCP Capital Partners Serious – Real Progress Being Made

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There's some potentially good news this morning about the potential takeover of Newcastle by Amanda Staveleyand her PCP Capital Partner Financial group. The news is in the Chronicle, and it's that Staveley's [...]

Video – Rafa’s Very Impressive Interview After 4-1 Defeat

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Rafa Benitez was calm, cool and collected after the 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford yesterday. The manager pointed out the many positives of theplayers and he said many times he was proud [...]

Rafa Really Proud Of His Newcastle Team – But Class Counted

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Rafa was very pleased with Newcastle first 30 minutes at Old Trafford tonight. But then we conceded two goals just before halftime after going 1-0 up through Dwight Gayle after14 minutes, and [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Old Trafford?

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We liked watching the first 30 minutes of the game at Old Trafford tonight when Newcastle were intense and 1-0 up after 14 minutes with a goal from Dwight Gayle. But after [...]

Manchester United 4 Newcastle United 1 – Video Highlights

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Here are all the highlights from tonight game which the Red Devils won fairly easily 4-1. That was after Newcastle had started brightly and gone 1-0 up through Dwight Gayle his [...]

Newcastle Let Down By Some Poor Defesnive Play – Lose 4-1

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Newcastle United has only conceded 10 league goals in 11 games before this match but we were well beaten 4-1 at Old Trafford today and is was a bad defeat after we [...]

Gayle And Murphy Start At Old Trafford

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the game at Manchester United tonight. And Dwight Gayle and Jacom Murphy both start the game. We expect Murphy to be on the left [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Manchester United Game

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Newcastle take on Manchester United at Old Trafford later this afternoon and hopefully we can take something out of this difficult game. Newcastle will be without Dummett, Merino, Lascelles, and Atsu but [...]

The Lesson For Today – Never Get Near Rafa When He’s Like This

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Rafa Benitez is a lotmore experienced as manager and as a person than he was when he was at Valencia and Liverpool. And like most of us who are older, he thinks [...]

Benitez Talks About His Game Plan To Win At Old Trafford

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Rafa Benitez has talked about his game plan for today'sgame at Old Traffordagainst his former rival Jose Mourinho. And it's not too much of a secret that Newcastle must defend well [...]

Rafa Benitez – Man United Continue To Spend More Money Than Anyone

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Rafa Benitez has said a number of times since Newcastle were promoted back to the Premier League last May that the best teams are those who can spend the most money in [...]

Alan Shearer Talks About Newcastle’s Tough Trip To Old Trafford

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Newcastle icon Alan Shearer has been talking to Coral on how he thinksRafa Benitez will be trying to win the game thisafternoonatOld Trafford. And it's not goingall out to attackthe Red Devils. [...]

Rafas’ Injury Update – Fixtures Through New Years Day

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Rafa Benitez gave an injury update for Newcastle at his press conference this afternoon, and he said that we will know more about captain Jamaal Lascelles (above) next week, but Christian Atsu [...]

Is This Rafa Benitez’ Best Team For Old Trafford?

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The questions for the Newcastle team selection for tomorrow will be who plays up front and who comes in for the injured captain Jamaal Lascelles. We have not been very good at [...]

Some Initial Comments From Rafa Benitez’ Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez hs just given his first press conference in two weeks for the game at Manchester United tomorrow afternoon. Rafa Benitez at his press conference Here's some of what Rafa has [...]

Michael Owen Describes The Tactical Brilliance Of Rafa Benitez

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Michael Owen has been talking in the Mirror on just how tactically brilliant Rafa Benitez can be. Liverpool were playing Rafa Benitez' Valencia some years ago and he talks about how there [...]

This Is Very Good News For Newcastle On The Injury Front

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There was some good news yesterday for Newcastle fans as it looks like Mikel Merino's back injury is not as bad as first through. There's a video doing the rounds showing Mikel [...]

The Brutal Honesty Of Rafa Benitez – Here’s Another Interpretation

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25-year-old former Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi has given a long interview un the Sun, and he reflects on how he finally left his hometown club for Bolton Wanderers after spendingsix months on [...]

Too Many Of The Old Criticisms Still Exist Around Rafa Benitez

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Since Rafa has arrived at Newcastleoneof the surprises we have had is how warm a character he is. We had heard all the reportsfrom players like Steven Gerrard that he never told [...]

Paul Merson Predicts Man United vs Newcastle – An Omen For The Magpies?

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There's no doubt that this is a crucial game for Manchester United after they lost last time out at Chelsea by a score of 1-0. That man United lost another 3 points [...]

Why These 9 Players Are Likely To Leave Newcastle Over The Next Two Transfer Windows

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Rafa Benitez will continue to improve the Newcastle squad in the next two transfer windows, but he needs to be given the funds to do that. That's whether or not there are [...]

Guillem Balague Has Just Ruined The Dream For Newcastle Fans

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Sky Sports Spanish Football pundit Guillem Balague knows a lot about Spanish football (probably a big understatement), and he knows Rafa Benitez well having written a biography about Rafa's time at [...]

Mourinho And Benitez Have Had Their Spats In The Past – It’s Over

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We had wondered what Jose Mourinho would say about Rafa Benitez in his press conference for the game on Saturday because they have had spats in the past. One of them was [...]

Newcastle Star Issues Rallying Cry – We Have To Keep A Level Head And Improve In Every Game

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Matt Ritchie is an excellent example of a player Rafa Benitez loves to train. He is talented, disciplined and has a yearning to become a much better player at Newcastle. Matt's also [...]

Alan Shearer Wants This Striker At Newcastle In January

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There's not many people know more about what it takes to be a top striker than our very own Alan Shearer. The man was phenomenal in his playing days, and when you [...]

Newcastle Have Worst Injury Record In Premier League – But Rafa’s Making Huge Changes

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At the moment Newcastle are in 13th place in the Physioroom.com Injury Table for the Premier League. Usually, over at least the last 10 years, we have been top of the league [...]

Newcastle’s Task At Old Trafford Is Very Tough – But Not Impossible – Here’s Why

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ManchesterUnited have some injury concerns for the game against Newcastle on Saturday and do we. Mikel Merino, Paul Dummett, and ChristianAtsuwill not make the game, and captain Jamaal Lascelles is extremely doubtful. [...]

Newcastle Are Still Keen On This 28-Year-Old Dominant African Defender

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There are (more) reports coming out of Turkey that Newcastle are interested in Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji. We were interested in Kara in the summer, and the reports have continues that Rafa [...]

Report – Staveley Takeover Moving Ahead – No Hitches So Far

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The Chronicle is reporting that new potential owner of Newcastle Amanda Staveley was at Wembley Stadium last night for England's friendly game with Brazil which ended in a 0-0 draw, like the [...]

Report – Newcastle Enter Negotiations To Buy Cenk Tosun – Face Competition

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There's a report from Turkey that the Vice President of Besiktas has flown to England to hold talks over the potential sale of their striker Cenk Tosun. The news is from Turkish [...]

Former Player Backs This Striker At Newcastle – Slams Mitrovic

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Former striker Malcolm Macdonald has recently slammed Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who has been playing well and scoring goals for Serbia. And now Mick Quinn has done basically thesame. Macdonald thinks Mitro [...]

Can Newcastle Get Something At Manchester United?

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We are currentlyin 15th place in the form guide over the last six games in the Premier League. In thosegames, we have only 5 points with one win and two draws, and [...]

Report Newcastle Interested In Signing Manchester United Star In January

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Newcastle have been linked in the Star with Manchester United left-back Like Shaw who seems to have no future under Jose Mourinho at the Red Devils. In fact, the 22-year-old has been [...]

Jonjo Shelvey Loving It Back In The Premier League

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Jonjo Shelvey has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and he comes across positive about everything Newcastle. Jonjo is glad to be playing in the PremierLeague again, and one of the biggest figures [...]

Rafa Wants To Go Back In For 26-Year-Old Villareal Forward

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At some point in the near future, hopefully, in January, Benitez will be allowed to change his transfer strategy. He then go after the players he wants at Newcastle rather than the [...]

Red Devils Have Injury Concerns For Newcastle Game

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It was expected that Paul Pogba is close to returning to play for Manchester United and could even make the game on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford against Newcastle United. But there's [...]

Why Jonjo Shelvey Still Has To Prove Himself This Season

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Jonjo Shelvey did not make a good start to the season when he was sent of early in the second half of our very first game at home to Spurs. At the [...]

Newcastle Fans On Twitter – Excited About Amanda Staveley As Likely New Owner

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to talk about the potential takeover of Amanda Staveley and her consortium of investors. While it may not be true that a deal has been agreed [...]

There Could Be A Number Of Players Leaving Newcastle In January

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Depending on whether Newcastlehave new ownersby Januarycould decide just how many of our current players are made available for transfer at that time. Rafa does want to get JackColback out of the [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter – Fernando Torres Possibly Arriving In January

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There was news yesterday that with Fernando Torres wanting to get more football then he's getting at Atletico Madrid currently, he could want to leave the Madrid club. And with Newcastle and [...]

Rafa Tells Mitrovic What He Must Do To Play For First Team

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Rafa Benitez is again very straight when he was asked by the local press what Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had to do to add to his three appearances (2 goals) this season. [...]

This Is What’s Potentially Happening With The Amanda Staveley Acquisition

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Amanda Staveley's company, PCP Capital Partners, have been into a deep dive on Newcastle's financial books over the last few weeks. And the next step, if Amanda is to buy Newcastle, will [...]

Why Star Striker Could Be Perfect Short-Term Solution For Newcastle

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The big excitement yesterday in addition to a possible Amanda Staveley acquisition in the works was that Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid wants to leave Atletico Madrid to get more playing time. [...]

Report Newcastle Now Want To Sign 27-Year-Old International Midfielder

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Turkish website Sporx are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Galatasaray's 27-year-old midfielder, Badou Ndiaye. Newcastle were reportedto be interested in the 8 times capped Senegal International over the summer, but [...]

Asian Report – Amanda Staveley Agrees To Buy Newcastle For £300M

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There are reports in Asia today that Amanda Staveley has agreed on a price for Newcastle United and certainly as we have reported before that would be the next news coming out [...]

Here’s Our Next 11 Games And Why Newcastle Fans Are Just A Little Bit Wary

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We have had a fairly easy start to the Premier League season in terms of our games and we have only played two clubs of the best six clubs in England [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Some fans are not sure why Aleksandar Mitrovic has not been given a reasonable opportunity for Newcastle this season, especially since he is still the top (joint) scorer with 2 goals in [...]

Don’t Accuse This Player Of Not Working Hard – Even Though He Doesn’t Play

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Henri Saivet came back from a poor season-long loan at Saint Etienne in the summer and Newcastle tried to sell him or at least send him out on loan this summer [...]

Harsh Verdict On Newcastle Star Left Out In The Cold

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Malcolm Macdonald doesn't hold back on his opinions, and he is true to form in his latest column for the Chronicle. We've known in the past from his comments that Malcolm doesn't [...]

Could This 28-Year-Old Austrian International Do A Job For Newcastle?

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There's news in the Mirror that West Ham's new manager David Moyes will let Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic leave the club in January. And inevitably the forward has been linked with Newcastle [...]

A Confident Rafa And His Influential Words Of Encouragement To His Young Players

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Newcastle fans wanted a win in our last game at home to second-bottom Bournemouth to get the points on the board. And that's because by the end of this year we will [...]

Newcastle Could Be Priced Out Of Move For Prime Target In January

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Rafa Benitez has already met with Steve Nickson, Newcastle's head of Recruitment this week to discuss scouting and which players Newcastle will be after in the January transfer window. To ensure we [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say About Jonjo Shelvey For England

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What are Jake Livermore and JackCork doing playing for England? They are not even the top players for the clubs they play for but maybe it's an indication of the players [...]

Rafa Benitez Hits Back At Critics In Defense Of Newcastle Player

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Paul Dummett was injured in the first half of the first game of the season when he limped off with what looked like a severe hamstring injury at St. James' Park. Paul [...]

Aleksandar Mitrovic In Big Demand – Will Leave Newcastle In January

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Aleksandar Mitrovic hasn't had a look-in at Newcastle this season, and with the team finding goals difficult to come by, it's a bit of a mystery why Rafa hasn't played Mitro more [...]

Legend Speaks Out About The Takeover And “Great Manager” At Newcastle

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Bob Moncur has been interviewed in the Shields Gazette and like any fan of the club hopes that owner Mike Ashley follows through with his intention (it wasn't exactly a promise) to [...]

Exclusive Report – Newcastle Line Up 27-Year-Old Defender For January

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Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji is interesting Newcastle and some other Premier League clubs according to an exclusive in Turkish Football. The 6ft 3ins tall, powerful player can play atcenter-back or in central [...]

This Is One Newcastle Player Who Doesn’t Mess Around

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Alan Shearer interviewed Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles for the BBC's "The Premier League Show." And Alan likes what he heard from the young Newcastlecaptain who is a born leader with a determination [...]

Former Striker Andy Cole Gives His Opinion On Newcastle And Benitez

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Andy Cole was a phenomenal striker for Newcastle United but was at the club only two years from February 1993 through January 1995 when he moved to Manchester United and had a [...]

Rafa Identifies New Transfer Target For January

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Rafa Benitez still seems determined to bring in another goalkeeper to Newcastle, and he could even do that in January. The latest news from Spain and outlet El Gol Digital is that [...]

Rafa Reported Keen To Bring English Teenager To Newcastle

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There was a recent report in Football Insider that Newcastle are keen to sign 18-year-old Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks. Wilks was born in Leeds and has come through their Youth Academy [...]

Rafa Wants To Level Set Fans – Reveals Real Target For This Season

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A number of fans were shocked by our second successive defeat on Saturday against a team that was lower in the league than we were. We lost 1-0 at Burnley a week [...]

Rafa Near A Tipping Point – When He Can Buy Players He Wants

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Rafa Benitezwas not given the money he was promised by Mike Ashley in the summer which is one reason his trust of the owner is not what it was when we were [...]

Newcastle Due A Mini Windfall Of Around £40M In January – Transfer Funds For Rafa?

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The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle United will get a Premier League payment in January that hopefully will be used to bring players in during the January transfer window. We had an [...]

Bad News – Report That Mikel Merino Could Be Out For Eight Weeks

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There's news coming from Spain today that Merino could be missing for Newcastle for between six and eight weeks due to his back injury. The news is in Diario AS, and if [...]

Christian Atsu Picks Up Injury Training With Ghana

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Christian Atsu not fully fit following our game against Bournemouth on Saturday when he was taken off late in the game. So it was a surprise when he traveled to join up [...]

Rafa Benitez’ Inspiring Message For Newcastle Fans Everywhere

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Rafa Benitez is a keen supporter of the Newcastle United Foundation, and theydo some great work in the community on behalf of the club. On Tuesday night was the Newcastle United Foundation's [...]

Rafa Gives Full Injury Update – Merino Getting Better

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Rafa Benitez has given an injury update on three players today Jamaal Lascelles, Mikel Merino, Paul Dummett. He didn't mention Christian Atsu who seems to have picked up a thigh strain [...]

Newcastle To Get Two Strikers In During January – One Permanently – One On Loan

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It's looking more and more like Rafa Benitez wants two strikers brought in during the January transfer window to fix one of the Newcastle problems that have existed ever since Rafa joined [...]

Rafa Benitez Still Wants 26-Year-Old Tom Cairney In January

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Fulham had a good season last year in the Championship when the finished in 6th place with 80 points, and they did the double over us and looked a good side. But [...]

Latest Injury Update For Newcastle

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On the Newcastle injury front with a lot of games coming up before the end of the year it's important we have our players back fit to play. There was some good [...]

So What’s Happening With The Takeover Of Newcastle?

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Wehaven't heard too much of any takeover news over the last few weeks as we are told there are up to five consortia taking a deep dive into the NewcastleUnited financial accounts. [...]

Report – Rafa To Be Backed In January Transfer Window

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been told he will have transfer funds to spend in the January transfer window and that's whether Mike Ashley is still the owner or a new owner [...]

Rafa Stays Calm But Positive – Clarifies Newcastle Now “In A Really Good Position”

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Rafa Benitez seems to have got over the two close defeats which were very disappointing against teams we thought we could beat. But we are still well positionedin the league table in [...]

It Was Sloppy Play On Saturday – But Rafa May Continue To Play New System At Home

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Isaac Hayden was back in Newcastle's central midfield with Mikel Merino being out with his bad back, and we still don't know exactly when the 21-year-old talented Spaniard will be able to [...]

Newcastle Player Shows Why He’s A Top Class Professional

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As we have pointed out in an earlier article that Ciaran Clark must be the unluckiest player ion the Newcastle team to have lost his place. It was due to Ciaran playing [...]

Newcastle To Strengthen Central Midfield In January With This 27 Year-Old

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Turkish Football have reported that Newcastle are still interested in Besiktas central midfield playerTolgay Arslan in the January transfer window. The Newcastle scoutshad been watching Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun this season and [...]

A Stern Rafa Benitez Sick Of Mistakes Newcastle Continue to Make

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Rafa Benitez as we all know was not happy with Newcastle's second-half performance on Saturday at home to Bournemouth. We had created some good chances in the first half, but the score [...]

Rafa On Why He Had To Start Gayle – Mitrovic To Be Sold In January?

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Dwight Gayle scored 23 goals for us last season in the Championship, and he is one reason we were immediately promoted back to the Premier League. Dwight had never done too well [...]

Emerging Star Has Some Big Ambitions To Fulfill At Newcastle

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Florian Lejeune looks a good acquisition for Newcastle for £8.5M from Spanish club Eibar last summer, and he's back as first choice after losing his place to injury. He was scythed down [...]

Upcoming Games Look Tough For Newcastle – Where Will Be On New Years Day?

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Newcastle have some tough fixtures coming above through the end of the year, and as we mentioned this morning we have to play Manchester United, Chelsea,and Arsenal away and Manchester City at [...]

Newcastle’s Young England Star Seems To Have No Future On Tyneside

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It wasn't so long ago that we were expecting Adam Armstrong to be a big star at Newcastle, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. Adam has been a regularin [...]

Rafa Must Analyze What Went Wrong – Fans Look Forward to New Owners

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Rafa has said he will now analyze what went wrong in the second half on Saturday which led to our 5th defeat this season and only 5 points and one win from [...]

A Worried Benitez Furious In Dressing Room After Bournemouth Defeat

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There's news in the Independent today that Rafa Benitez was furious after the 1-0 loss at home to Bournemouth and Rafa knew how important the game was. We now have some tough [...]

Good News – We Created Chances: Bad News – We Didn’t Take Them

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Newcastle created the chances in the first half, but a combination of poor refereeing, good goalkeeping, and pure bad luck meant we went into the break at 0-0. Bournemouth sorted themselves out [...]

Poor Results This Year Could Adversely Affect Newcastle Takeover

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One of the reasons Rafa Benitezwas so annoyed after the defeat on Saturday was that he knows results are important right now, so we are well positioned in the league table throughout [...]

It’s A Close Call For Man Of The Match

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It's a close call for our Man of the Match onSaturday when we had a shock result and lost to Bournemouth 1-0,with the goal coming in the 92nd minute. It's difficultto know [...]

Let’s All Try To Keep Calm – This Is Not The Time To Panic

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There's been some over the top reaction from some Newcastle fans who were understandably upset by ourloss to Bournemouth yesterday. A draw would not have been a good result but to lose [...]

Rafa Benitez Sums Up Second Successive Defeat

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Newcastle lost their second successive league game at home to Bournemouth yesterday when Steve Cook headed in the winner two minutes into added time. That was our second home defeat this season [...]

January Transfer Window Now Vital For Magpies

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Newcastle have now played 11 league games, and we have only conceded 10 goals. Some of them have been from defensive lapses including the goal we conceded in stoppage time yesterday [...]

Shocked Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter This Morning After Another Defeat

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Newcastle fans are on Twitter this morning after what turned out to be a shocking 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth yesterday. And that defeat means we have lost 1-0 to teams like Huddersfield, [...]

A Subdued Rafa Benitez Unhappy After Newcastle Defeat – Video

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A very subdued and rather unhappy Rafa Benitez was disappointed with the result against Bournemouth today when we created so many chances in the first half but we missed the lot. [...]

Newcastle Miss Their Chances In Shocking Defeat To Stoppage Time Goal

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Newcastle didn't take their chances in the first half an all too common occurrence for Newcastle and we were beaten by aSteve Cook goaltwo minutes into injury time probably [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 1-0 Defeat?

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Let us know who you thinkNewcastle'sbest player was in today's very disappointing1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at St. James' Park in front of a sold-out crowd. Our inability to take the numerouschances we [...]

Dwight Gayle Starts In Place Of Perez Against Bournemouth – Mitro On Bench

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Rafa Benitezhas just announced the Newcastle starting line-up for the game against Bournemouth this afternoon. And we see Dwight Gayle get a start in the number 10 position in place of Ayoze [...]

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Bournemouth?

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With our defeat on Monday night and the slack defending for the Burnley goal, Rafa Benitez may make some changes in the back four. And with our very weak showing up front [...]

I Knew It Was A Massive Move For Me And A Huge Club I Was Joining

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23-year-old Javier Manquillo was brought in by Rafa from Atletico Madrid in the summer for around £4M. He played for all the Spanishyouth sides from U16 through U21, and he's an excellent [...]

Rafa Responds To Negative Criticism – Explains Strengths Of Newcastle Side

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Rafa Benitez is very pragmatic, and he wants to win every single game that Newcastle play and his match plan always reflects that goal. But in the last two games, Newcastle have [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Bournemouth Game

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It's the final game before another International break, so it's always a good one to win to keep the fans happy. And our next game is two weeks time is at Old [...]

Benitez – We’ll Try To Do Our Best – But Here’s Why Bournemouth Will Be Very Difficult

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Newcastle have a decent record at home this season, and we have amassed 10 of our 14 points at St. James' Park. It will be another sell-out crowd of over 52,000 today [...]

Benitez Stresses Keeping A Perspective – We Are Much Better Than People Expected

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It's only one game tomorrow, but it would be excellent if we can record a win before the international break. It is even more critical after we lost a tough game on [...]

Merino Out For At Least Two Weeks – Colback Continues In The Cold

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Rafa Benitez has just held his press conference for the important home game against AFC Bournemouth tomorrow afternoon. When Rafa's Newcastle United have played on a Saturday in the Premier League we [...]

Newcastle Scouts Impressed By German Midfielder Tolgay Arslan

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It seems that Newcastle are very keen to sign 26-year-old Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun in the summer after the scouts have watched him continually this season. But after watching the Besiktas striker [...]

For Dog Lovers Only – DeAndre Yedlin Dog Skateboarding

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We know who keeps American star DeAndre Yedlin company when he's not training or playing at Newcastle and that's his very cute dog Simba. DeAndre has released a video of the [...]

Report – Amanda Staveley In Pole Position – Newcastle Sale Possible By End Of Year

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As variouswould-be buyers are reported to be in the due diligence phaseof a possible takeover, we haven't heard too much new news on the Newcastle sale over the last week or so. [...]

Newcastle Reported After The Best Young Player In Paraguay

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There's news today in Italian outlet Calciomercato that Newcastle are interested in signing 23-year-old Paraguayan International Miguel Almiron. Miguel is said to be the best young player with the best future in [...]

BBC Pundit Sums Up Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle Side – They Will Get Better As Season Progresses

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Former Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson was at Turf Moor onMonday night and says he thought Newcastle players some nice football but with no cutting edge up front. Rafa will have been [...]

Newcastle Young Star – I’ve Improved By Learning From The Manager

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Isaac Hayden was signed by Rafa Benitez 17 months ago for just £2.5M from Arsenal and hehas been a success for Newcastle since then. But this will be a tough season for [...]

Newcastle Star Player Looks Forward To Special Game And 3 Points on Saturday

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The last time Newcastle faced Bournemouth at home was in March of last year when we were beaten 3-1, and that was the last game that Steve McClaren was the manager and [...]

Paul Merson Disappointed In Newcastle – Predicts Surprise Result For Saturday

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Paul Merson took Newcastle to win on Monday night at Burnley and we didn't know whether to take that as good news os bad news at the tim. Newcastledid not play well [...]

Two Strikers Who Can Do The Job For Newcastle And Are Available In January

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It looks like Newcastle United are targeting 26-year-old Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun for January and the only question seems to be what the fee will be his club will be asking. There [...]

Rafa Benitez To Give Mitrovic And Gayle A Chance Up Front

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Rafa Benitez could well give an opportunity to one of our backup strikers Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic for the important home game against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. Neither player has played [...]

Can Newcastle Get All 3 Points Against Bournemouth?

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Afer losing a close game 1-0 at Burnley on Monday night after winning a close game at home against Crystal Palace (also 1-0) in the previous game, it would be good if [...]

Just How Good Can Newcastle Become If Staveley Buys The Club?

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It may be difficult for any potential to buy the club this year but it is still possible as long as everything at Newcastle is in good order. And remember that in [...]

Report – Newcastle United A Tiger Waiting To Be Unleashed

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It's not surprising the West Ham hierarchy are keen on Rafa Benitez. Two years ago last June he was very close to signing on at West Ham as manager before his hometown [...]

Benitez Thinking Of Making Changes Against Bournemouth

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Rafa wants to bring in three players inthe Januarytransfer window to strengthen the side. They are a left back a number 10 and a striker and it's clearfrom the last few [...]

Newcastle Star Mikel Merino Getting Some Excellent Press From Spain

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21-year-old Mikel merino has been getting some good press in both Germany and Spain which are the two countrieshe played in before joining Newcastle initially on loan in the summer. Since then [...]

Our Man Of The Match Becomes A Key Player For Newcastle Again

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With Mikel Merino out with a back injury Newcastle are again reduced to having one man in central midfield with creative ability Jonjo Shelvey. Jonjohad a good game in the disappointing [...]

This Is Newcastle’s Key Asset Which Mike Ashley Must Protect For Potential Takeover

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Former Liverpool Managing Director Christian Purslow has been talking about Newcastle potential takeover on Sky Sports. And one thing he has said is that he doubts the deal can be done before [...]

Important Newcastle Turn Things Around On Saturday Before International Break

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It was a big disappointment to lose the game at Burnley on Monday night. We didn't play well but we deserved at least a point but we know in football what you [...]

Newcastle Put In Bid For Top January Transfer Target – Only £2.5M Short Of Valuation

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There is news coming out of Turkey today on Aksam.com that Newcastle have put in a €20M (£17.5M) bid for what looks like our number one transfer target in January Besiktas [...]