Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

Report – Rafa Wants This Ghanaian International As Priority Signing

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Newcastle seem to be going after Ghanaian International players this summer, after we took up the option on Christian Atsu, after the 25 year-old a good season on loan from Chelsea and [...]

Newcastle In Battle To Sign Mexican International Defender

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The Record in Portugal are reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing Porto's Mexican International full-back Miguel Layun, who turns 29 next month. Layunis of Lebanese descent and was the first Mexican [...]

Rafa Closing In On Signing 27 Year-Old Attacking Midfielder

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This summer could go down as one of those where we have been linked with more players than ever before. Yes, Rafa wants to sign up to 8 players, but heaven knows [...]

Rafa Attempting To Negotiate Ambitious Double Deal In Portugal

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Portuguese newspaper Correia del Manha are reporting that Sporting Lisbon are expecting Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez to soon make a double swoop for center-back Ruben Semedo and playmaker William Carvalho. Both players [...]

Newcastle Make Approach For New Winger Target

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There was news yesterday that Newcastle are interested in signing Hull City's 28 year-old Polish International winger Kamil Grosicki. With Hull being relegated they are trying to offload some of their players [...]

Benitez In Double Transfer Swoop For Players

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle are now moving for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend and Barcelona's 19 year-old central midfielder Carles Alena, who we reported on yesterday. Newcastle had [...]

Everton Could Pip Newcastle For Striker Target

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There's news today that Everton are favourites to sign 25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray this summer, well at least according to SkyBet. Sky Bet have priced Everton at 2/1 to sign [...]

Newcastle Ready To Bid £15M For Defensive Target

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The Guardian is reporting that Rafa Benitez wants to bring in Manchester City's French International center-back Eliaquim Mangala this summer and Newcastle are willing to pay £15M for him. Rafa is trying [...]

Player Describes Rafa’s Complete Obsession With Football

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It's somehow fitting and right that a Newcastle United manager should be completely obsessed with football and seems to work at his job around the clock. Rafa Benitez brought in some very [...]

Rafa Unlikely To Want This Defender At Newcastle

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There's news today that Rafa Benitez will be offered Inter-Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia, who was on loan from January at Hull City, but was unable to save them from being relegated. The [...]

Newcastle Reported The Likely Club To Sign This Playmaker

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The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle are now likely to sign James McCarthy, as the Republic of Ireland International prepares to leave the Toffeeswhere he didnot play many first team games under [...]

No Let Up For Rafa This Summer As He Builds New Newcastle Team

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We often wonder where Rafa Benitez gets his relaxation, but maybe he's one of those lucky people who just loves his job so much that it's not a strain on him because [...]

Rafa Interested In The New Andres Iniesta

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There are some reports in the news today that Newcastle have been watching 19 year-old Barcelona central midfielder Carles Alena, who has so far played four senior games for the Barca first [...]

Newcastle Now Interested In This 23 Year-Old Welsh International

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With Yoan Gouffran about to be released by Newcastle Rafa Benitez wants a couple of left wingers brought into the side this summer, according to the Chronicle today. We were linked with [...]

Newcastle To Move Quickly To Sign This Center-Back Target

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Newcastle are still interested in signing 23 year-old Sporting Lisbon center-back Ruben Semedo, who has a €45M release clause in his contract. There's no way Newcastle would pay that fee for the [...]

Newcastle Reported Keen On England U20 Winger

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The news this Sunday on Newcastle seems to be the wingers we are going after this summer, with Rafa wanting to bring in at least a couple of wingers in addition to [...]

Rafa About To Spring Another Surprise In The Transfer Window

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I's not the first time we have been linked with goalkeeper Pepe Reina this summer and there is another report in the Sun today the Newcastle manager wants to bring his former [...]

Rafa Benitez Interested In Signing New Winger Target

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Newcastle have been interested in Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong for 18 months now and there is news today in Belgium newspaper DH that we are again interested in signing the player this [...]

Signing This Defensive Star Would Be Big Coup For Newcastle

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It will be a coup if Newcastle can sign 26 year-old Manchester City French International center-back target Eliaquim Mangala, but the player would rather stay at City if he can persuade Pep [...]

Multiple Signings Now Seem Imminent For Newcastle

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The news last week for Newcastle in the transfer market was good in that we are reported to have put offers in for several of our top targets and we know Rafa [...]

Newcastle Pursue Two More Transfer Targets On Continent

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Newcastle were linked last week with 24 year-old Inter Milan's International center-back Jeison Murillo and 24 year-old Angola's speedyright back Clinton Mata, who plays at Belgium Pro League club Charleroi. Rafa Benitez [...]

Why Newcastle Are Becoming A Well Oiled Transfer Machine

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There are a number of things which make Newcastle at the current time a clubwell oiled to get transfer targets into the club and players moved out. The first is that Mike [...]

It Looks Like Rafa Could Let As Many As 17 Players Leave This Summer

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We've looked a few times at which players could be leaving Newcastle this summer and every time we look it seems more of the returning players do not have a future at [...]

Newcastle Number 9 Wins Yet Another Award

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Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle has been voted the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Season. The Magpies' new number nine scored a sensational 23 goals in only 34 first team appearances which [...]

Newcastle Keen To Sign Impressive Young Watford Winger

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The London Evening Standard today are reporting that Newcastle are keen on signing winger Dion Pereira of Watford. The 18 year-old is left-footed winger and was a regular last season in Watford's [...]

Newcastle Winger Undergoes Knee Surgery

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Now we know why recently signed Newcastle winger Christian Atsu was left out of the Ghana squad for the upcoming International games, he has had minor knee surgery He was under the [...]

Paul Dummett Makes Surprise Decision On His Future

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25 year-old Newcastle defender Paul Dummett was not included in the Wales squad for the upcoming International gamess by manager Chris Coleman and Paul has decided to retire from International football to [...]

Ruthless Rafa Seems In No Mood For Sentiment This Summer

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One of the many reasons Rafa has been so successful in his management career so far where he has won three European trophies with three different clubs, is that he makes the [...]

These Are The Players Rafa Will Likely Try To Sign In Next Few Weeks

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It's obvious that Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnleyhave been very busy in the transfer market behind the scenes over the last few weeks, since the season ended on May 7th and it [...]

Potential New Developments In Tom Cairney Transfer

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One of our top targets this summer is Fulham's impressive 26 year-old play-maker Tom Cairney. Newcastle are hoping to get the player for a fee of £12M even though Fulham are said [...]

Newcastle Make Significant Offer For Midfielder

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Newcastle United have been linked strongly with Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Pires of La Liga club Leganes this year and we were reported to have made an offer for him during the January [...]

Rafa Shows Newcastle’s New Ambition In Transfer Market

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We always knew that Rafa Benitez' standards were sky-high, so it's not really a surprise that we are going after some very good players in the transfer market this summer. But news [...]

Tim Krul Determined To Be Part Of Newcastle’s Future

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Tim Krul will return from his loan spell at AZ Alkmaar in the summer for pre-season and he hopes to still have a future at Newcastle United, whom he joined back in [...]

Fans Appreciative Of This Player’s Contribution To Promotion

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34 year-old Daryl Murphy will probably leave us this summer and could even return to Ipswich, his former club, who missed him big time last season. The fans will remember Daryl as [...]

Newcastle In Move For 19 Year-Old Striker With 23 Goals

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There is a report in the local press that Newcastle want 19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham at Newcastle on loan for next season and we have been given permission to speak [...]

Huge Battle Brewing For This Position At Newcastle Next Season

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There will be some battle in pre-season to decide who will be Newcastle's starting goalkeeper next season between the returning Tim Krul, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot. We expect Matz Sels to [...]

Reports That Newcastle After Surprising New Midfield Target

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The ChronicleLive are reporting that Newcastle are being linked with Clinton Mata in the Belgium press today and the 6 times capped Angola International seems an unlikely player for Newcastle to [...]

Newcastle Fans Get What They Wanted With This Player

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I only just returned from the hospital and see that Newcastle have announced that 25 year-old 42 times capped Ghana International Christian Atsu has joined Newcastle, as Rafa Benitez decided to take [...]

Newcastle Reported After New International Center-Back Target

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It's starting to look like a typical transfer window for Newcastle United with the club linked with multiple different transfer targets. It may even be worse than usual (or better depending on [...]

Rafa Wants To Sign This 22 Year-Old Defender This Summer

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In our poll of center-backs we have been linked with this year, our readers preferHarry Maguire of Hull and Michael Keane of Burnley in that order, with Ryan Shawcross of Stoke and [...]

Newcastle To Challenge Liverpool For Top Free Agent

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Gael Clichy announced recently that he will be leaving Manchester City this summer when his contract runs out. So the former Arsenal player will become a free agent and maybe he could [...]

This Young Striker Could Be Better Value Than Michy Batshuayi

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We are reportedto be interested in bothMichy Batshuayi of Chelsea and Manchester City's young striker Kelechi Iheanacho,both of whom are not getting much playing time at their respective clubs. Chelsea paid a [...]

This Player Could Be Newcastle’s Next Signing

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We had assumed the players we tried to get in during the transfer window and for whatever reason were not successful, will still be top targets in the summer. That seems to [...]

This Player Could Be Surprise Departure From Newcastle This Summer

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One of the really interesting things that will happen when pre-season begins on July 3rd is how the goalkeeper situation will shape up at Newcastle. We have former number one Tim Krul [...]

Newcastle Battle Monaco For Top French Teenager

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French newspaper L'Equipe are reporting that Newcastle are keen on bringing 18 year-old France U19 striker Yann Karamoh to Newcastle: he currently plays for Caen and has been a first team regular [...]

Newcastle Now Have Momentum For Reentry Back To The Premier League

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Newcastle and Rafa Benitez got the job done last year and for the second time in seven years we come straight back up as Champions after we were relegated in the previous [...]

This Surprise Move By Benitez Suggests Successful Recruitment

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The Shields Gazette are reporting today they think that Rafa has decided to release both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran when their contracts terminate at the end of June. We thought that [...]

Massive Majority Of Fans Don’t Think This Player Is Worth £10M

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We put out a poll yesterday asking if our readers thought Tom Ince was worth the £10M that's being reported Derby County want for their winger this summer. A massive 80% in [...]

Newcastle Launch Ambitious Bid To Sign Top Striker

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The Mirror (Simon Bird) are reporting today that Rafa Benitez will try to get Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in on loan for next season and presumably have an option to buy him [...]

Rafa Wants To Completely Transform Newcastle’s Midfield

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Rafa wanted two players brought in late during the January transfer window James McCarthy of Everton and Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace. He got neither. The Newcastle manager was also keen [...]

Ivory Coast Winger Could Be Imminent Signing For Newcastle

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French newspaper L'Equipe are reporting that Newcastle United are close to signing one target we had in the January transfer window 21 year-old Angers forward Nicolas Pepe. In fact it was [...]

Star Exudes About Newcastle And The Best Fans In The Land

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Mo Diame has often expressed his disappointment at some of his performances last season, but he still played very well in a number of games, but it's clear he will be trying [...]

Former Leicester and Chelsea manager Cla

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Former Leicester and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri knows Rafa Benitez very well and that was obvious during Rafa's debut as the Newcastle manager last year at the King Power stadium on Monday, [...]

Newcastle In Battle With Southampton For 23 Year-Old Defender

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Newcastle were linked recently with Sporting Lisbon center-back Ruben Semedo by Portuguese outlet A Bola and it looks like we are still in the race to sign him and may even be [...]

Newcastle Close To Bidding £15M For 25 Year-Old Striker

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We would expect things in the transfer market to start picking up soon with Newcastle trying to agree deals that will become final when the transfer market officially opens on July 1st. [...]

Is This Player Worth £10M To Newcastle?

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We have been linked with Tom Ince for at least five years now and there are reports that Rafa Benitez wants to sign the 25 year-old former Liverpool trainee this summer. It [...]

Newcastle Reported After £33M Former Striker Target

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23 year-old Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi was a Newcastle target for a couple of years when he was still at Marseille and before he moved to the Blues last summer for a [...]

Returning Players Will Have To Fight For Their Newcastle Futures

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Rafa sent a number of Newcastle players out on loan for last season so they can get playing time and they will all return this summer for preseason and most of them [...]

This Newcastle Star Could Shock A Lot Of People Next Season

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Newcastle could bring in two strikers over the summer so we can convert more of the many chances the lads created last season in the Championship. It's an easier thing to fix [...]

Transfer Target Now Favorite To Make Newcastle Move

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Newcastle have been installed as 5/4 favorites on SkyBet to sign Fulham's 26 year-old creative midfielder Tom Cairney. Tom has even expressed an interest to join Newcastle, after Matt Ritchie has been [...]

Estimate Of What Each Premier League Club Will Get This Season

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The Sporting Intelligence web-site have just come out with an estimate of what each of the 20 Premier League clubs will receive this month from the league. It's the very first year [...]

Club Happy To Do Business With Newcastle For 25 Year-Old Striker

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The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in signing 25 year-old Burnley strikerAndre Gray, but that we will face competition fromWest Ham, Tottenham, Everton and Zenit St Petersburg, although it [...]

Newcastle To Bid £6M For Midfield Playmaker

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The Mirror is reporting on Sunday that Newcastle are ready to make a swoop for Brazilian Gabriel Pires, who plays for Leganes in La Liga. Newcastle have been linked with midfielder Gabriel [...]

Star – The Difference Is The Passion Of The Newcastle Fans

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It's not hard to realize that 22-year old Isaac Hayden, who had a great first season at Newcastle making 38 appearances in all competitions, just loves everything at Newcastle. Ever since he [...]

Former LIverpool Star – Newcastle Can Have Success With Rafa

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Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush thinks the team Newcastle had in the Championship last season is already good enough to survive in the Premier League, but with three or four new players [...]

Are Newcastle Really Interested In This Striker?

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There have been various reports recently that Newcastle are interested in Burnley striker Ashley Barnes, who has rarely been a starter for the struggling Burnley side this season. The 27-year-old has started [...]

Former Star On How Newcastle Will Fare Next Season

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Jermaine Jenas was brought in by Bobby Robson for £5M when Jermaine was just 18 in 2002 and he was then plying his trade at his home town club Nottingham Forest. Jermaine [...]

The Surprise Two Center-Backs Newcastle Fans Want Next Season

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We put a poll out yesterday to gauge which center-backs our readers would like Rafa to bring in over the summer. Of course we are linked with lots of players as per [...]

Top Transfer Target Interested in Newcastle Move

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ChronicleLive is reporting that one of our top transfer targets this summer 26 year-old Fulham playmaker Tom Cairney is interested in moving to Newcastle United. Newcastle's Player of the SeasonMatt [...]

Newcastle Could Do Player Exchange For This Target

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Newcastle are as per usual being linked with lots of players this summer and a number of them are previous targets. so we don't know if they are still bona fide targets [...]

Key Player Could Miss Newcastle’s PreSeason

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Newcastle right-back DeAndre Yedlin says he thinks he has developed a lot at Newcastle in the first year and we agree, DeAndre looks better at defending than he was when he first [...]

Newcastle Star Again Pays Tribute To The Fans

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It will be interesting to see if Jamaal Lascelles will be the Newcastle captain next season as Rafa looks to bring in some experienced Premier League players this summer. If Wes Morgan [...]

Newcastle Bid Could Be Imminent For Top Transfer Target

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There's a report in the Northern Echo that Newcastle will make a firm bid for one of their top midfield targets Tom Cairney very soon. There is news that Tom [...]

Rafa Benitez Gets His Wish For PreSeason Training Camp

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There is news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle could return to Ireland for their preseason training camp as Rafa did last summer for what was then a very important upcoming Championship [...]

Former Newcastle Coach Has Instant Success

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Newcastle United's former first-team coach Fabio Pecchia left Newcastlelast summer to become head coach at Serie B club Hellas Verona and he has managed to get them promoted back to Serie A [...]

Poll – Which Two Center-Backs Do You Want This Summer?

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Newcastlehave been linked with a number of center-backs this summer already and we'd like to get a sampling of which center-backs our readers like. We've identified seven center-backs we have been linked [...]

Poll – Which Two Center-Backs Do You Want This Summer?

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Newcastlehave been linked with a number of center-backs this summer already and we'd like to get a sampling of which center-backs our readers like. We've identified seven center-backs we have been linked [...]

Former Newcastle Coach Has Instant Success

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Newcastle United's former first-team coach Fabio Pecchia left Newcastle in the summer to become head coach at Serie B side Hellas Verona and he has managed to get them promoted to Serie [...]

Key Player Could Miss Newcastle’s PreSeason

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Newcastle right-back DeAndre Yedlin says he thinks he has developed a lot at Newcastle in the first year and we agree, DeAndre looks better at defending than he was when he first [...]

Newcastle Star Again Pays Tribute To The Fans

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It will be interesting to see if Jamaal Lascelles will be the Newcastle captain next season as Rafa looks to bring in some experienced Premier League players this summer. If Wes Morgan [...]

Newcastle Bid Could Be Imminent For Top Transfer Target

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There's a report in the Northern Echo that Newcastle will make a firm bid for one of their top midfield targets Tom Cairney very soon. There is news that Tom [...]

Rafa Benitez Gets His Wish For PreSeason Training Camp

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There is news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle could return to Ireland for their preseason training camp as Rafa did last summer for what was then a very important upcoming Championship [...]

Rafa Intent On Winning Something At Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez seems optimistic about next season, but he realizes there is still a lot of work to do with Managing Director Lee Charnley this summer to ensure Newcastle can compete in the top half of the Premier League table next season. But Rafa has made it clear he stayed on at [..

Newcastle Identify New Striker Target

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ESPN are reporting today that Rafa Benitez is keen on bringing 27-year-old Burnley striker Ashley Barnesto Newcastle this summer to strengthen our strike force. When we have watched Burnley quite a few times this season we've seen Barnes in action and maybe it's just us, but we have been less than impressed.

Top Transfer Target Interested in Newcastle Move

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ChronicleLive is reporting that one of our top transfer targets this summer 26 year-old Fulham playmaker Tom Cairney is interested in moving to Newcastle United. Newcastle's Player of the SeasonMatt Ritchie has reportedly been urging his Scottish International colleague to join the Rafa revolution and Matt may even be having some success with [.

Newcastle Could Do Player Exchange For This Target

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Newcastle are as per usual being linked with lots of players this summer and a number of them are previous targets. so we don't know if they are still bona fide targets with Rafa Benitez now in charge of all transfers at the club. The latest such report is in the Chronicle and says Rafa [...]

£24M Deal Is Good For Newcastle – But Woefully Lags The Big Clubs

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For many years now the Newcastle commercial revenues have trailed woefully behind that of other big clubs as we have struggled in the Premier League and finally were relegated for the second time in seven years last summer. The last shirt deal (which is part of commercial revenues) was not well accepted at all by [.

Newcastle Fans Discuss New Newcastle Transfer Target

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We knew Aaron Mooy was a good player for Huddersfield last season and that he could control the central midfield for the Terriers, so it was interesting when there was news from Australia this morning that both Newcastle and Crystal Palace had put in a bid for him. We reported on the situation earlier today [.

Transfer Target Close To Agreeing Surprise Move To Newcastle

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We were very surprised when Newcastle were linked with Leicester City center-back Wes Morgan who is now 33 years old, although he's had two very good seasons in central defense for his club over the last two seasons and has played extremely well. Not sure why Rafa wants the player in other than to shore [.

Newcastle Will Now Bid For Top Midfield Target

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Rafa Benitez is very keen to bring Fulham's 26 year-old Tom Cairney to Newcastle this summer and with Fulham losing 1-0 at Reading last night in the second leg of the Championship playoff and being eliminated 2-1 on aggregate, the way is now open for Rafa to make an approach for the Scottish International midfielder.

Newcastle Lodge Bid For Brand New Midfield Target

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Newcastle have reportedly made a sizable offer for 26 year-old Huddersfield on-loan Australian central midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was signed by Manchester City on a three year deal from Melbourne City only last summer. The report is in the World Game and Manchester City want £10M for their midfielder who has 22 caps and 5 [.

No Wonder Rafa Is Quickly Building The Trust Of Mike Ashley

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Rafa Benitez has had an excellent interview in the Chronicle today and you you start to get an idea of what he talked with Mike Ashley about in the four hour meeting he had last week with Mike and Lee Charnley at an undisclosed location. But it seems that Rafa wanted to let Mike know [...]

Report Rafa Wants To Keep Christian Atsu At Newcastle

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle officials are in negotiations with Christian Atsu's reps to keep him at Newcastle for an already agreed transfer fee of £6.2M. It was thought the deadline for completing the transfer may have passed, but it looks like Rafa has decided he wants to keep the fast and [.

This Lad Has Everything It Takes To Become Huge Newcastle Star

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22 year-old Isaac Hayden had a very good first season for Newcastle after his move from Arsenal for just £2.5M last summer and he contributed greatly to our promotion with a total of 38 total appearances with 31 starts and two goals. He will be under pressure for his first team place next season (like [.

Newcastle In Move For New Goalkeeper Target

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There's a report in Italy that Newcastle are interested insigning 31 year-old Udinese and Greek International goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to Newcastle this summer. With Matz Sels proving to be a disappointment and Tim Krul likely to be sold this summer, Rafa will want another goalkeeper brought in this summer to challenge Rob Elliot and Karl [.

Newcastle Keen To Sign Top Spanish Striker

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Newcastle have been interested in Sandro Ramirez since the summer of 2015 when he was still at Barcelona and after his excellent season at Malaga, there are a number of clubs after him this summer including Newcastle United. The lad is only 21 and he's played for all the Spanish youth sides and 3 [..

Rafa Could Make Move For This Experienced Versatile Forward

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Newcastle are interested in signing 27 year-old Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez,. who seems to be a £6M transfer target for Rafa Benitez. Jay is a very good footballer but has never really scored a bevy of goals in his career and while at Southampton he has made 120 appearances and scored 34 goals over the [.

Newcastle Make First Signing Of The Summer

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Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle have taken up the option on Chelsea winger Christian Atsu and have agreed to sign the Ghanaian Internationalfor £6.2M and he becomes Rafa's first signing of the summer. Fans will be pleased the club have taken up the option on Christian, who has become a popular player on Tyneside [.

Player Of The Season – 2nd Highest Percentage Ever – Previous 9 Winners

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Matt Ritchie has won the Player of the season by the second highest percentage ever. Only Sebastien Bassong back in 2009 had a higher percentage at 67.9 and he left us for Tottenham for £8M that year after we had been relegated 30 year-old Bassong now plays for Norwich City. Matt Ritchie had a [...]

Newcastle Release New Home Kit For Next Season

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Newcastle have Just released their new home kit for next season in the Premier League. The club have also announced the new kit sponsor FUN88 a Chinese gaming company founded in 2008. This is what Newcastle have just published on the web-site Far Eastern gaming company FUN88 has become the primary partner of [.

New Newcastle United Home Strip Leaked – Looks Good

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It's been a long time coming and the very first leaked photo of what looks to be Newcastle's new home strip for next season in the Premier League. And with the news trip comes the new Chinese sponsor and it seems to be Chinese gamingcompany Fun88. Here's some information on the company which was founded [.

Newcastle In Double Transfer Swoop For Two Defenders

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The Scottish Sun is reporting that Newcastle want to sign two Celtic players this summer. One player we are linked with is a young defender we havebeen keen on for a while 22 year-old Croatian center-back Jozo Simunovic who would be one of the two center-backs Rafa wants to bring in this summer. [.

Rafa Unlikely To Sign This Free Agent This Summer

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We've never been particularly big fans of Phil Bardsley, the former Manchester United youngster who finally joined Sunderland back in 2008 after leaving the Red Devils, before joining Stoke City three years ago. Philwill become a free agent at the end of June and since he's available, Newcastle United have been linked with him [.

Jack Colback On What Rafa Has Brought To The Newcastle Team

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When Rafa Benitez went about his business last summer to build a side that could get promoted first time from the Championship last season he looked for character in the players he brought in and he was very successful in that. Rafa not only brought in players who had a lot of Championship experience like [.

This Englishman Could Be Newcastle’s First Summer Signing

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The news today is that Newcastle will make a move for their center-back target Harry Maguire, now that Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following theirdevastating 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace yesterday. All has seemed to go wrong for Hull in their last two games as they lost 2-0 at home to Sunderlandlast [.

Rafa Keen To Sign 27 Year-Old England International

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The Sun on Sunday reportedyesterday that Newcastleare still interested in signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs who seems to have little future atthe Gunners, whom he joined when he was just 14 years old from Wimbledon. The 27 year-old made only 21 appearances for the team this season and he is finding ithard to dislodge Nacho [.

Rafa Is Pure Class – Still Loved By Liverpool Fans – Video

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It's the sign of the man that whenever Rafa is at his home near Liverpool, he is swamped by their still appreciative fans when they see him. Liverpool fans are very much like Newcastle fans they are just a lot more used to winning trophies since 1970.

Newcastle Reported After Expensive Portuguese Defender

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Portuguese news outlet A Bola are reporting that Newcastle officials have made contact with Sporting Lisbon for 23 year-old Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo. However, A Bola have not always been accurate in their reporting of players Newcastle are after. The 6ft 2ins player has been with Sporting since 2009 and plays in central defense or [.

Benitez After Some Impressive Loan Signings This Summer

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Rafa Benitez will try to bring in some good loan signings this summer as he tries to build a Newcastle squad that can challenge in the top half of the Premier League next season. Rafa will be working closely with Managing Director Lee Charnley in what promises to be a very difficult summer transfer window [.

Rafa Very Clear On Why He’s Still At Newcastle

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If Newcastle fans attending the games next season ever wonder if they make a difference at the club think again. Rafa Benitez has been very clear that the major reason he is still at Newcastle is because of the fans and the way they sing his name during the games. Rafa has also beenimpressed [...]

Newcastle Put First Two Players Up For Sale

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The Sunday People are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to listen to offers for two players we signed for the Championship last summer, Grant Hanley and Daryl Murphy. 25 year-old Grant Hanley was the captain of Blackburn Rovers when he signed himfor £5M last summer and he will be an excellent signing for a [.

Newcastle Considering £7M Move For 26 Year-Old Italian International

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There are reports in Italy today that Newcastle are interested in 26 year-old striker Mattia Destro of Bologna and Newcastle scouts will watch him today in Bologna's home game against Pescara. Rafa Benitez will be bringing in at least one new striker this summer and he has many contacts in Serie A having managed bothInter-Milan [.

Rafa Bemoans This In Football And In Society Too

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Rafa Benitez may not be the only football manager today who wished there was less social media stuff going on in the modern day of football. It's only ten years since Twitter came out and only three years earlier that Facebook was launched but those particular websites and others have completely changed the way people [.

Newcastle Could Find It Difficult To Unload Some Players

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Rafa Benitez will have a huge clear-out at Newcastle this summer, when a number of fringe players who now have no future at the club will be moved out. One of those seems to be Achraf Lazaar, who made only 9 appearances for Newcastle last season with 5 starts. However, one of the problems we [...]

Top Premier League Defender Available – Magpies Could Make Move

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Newcastle will bring in at least one experienced Premier League center-back this summer and we have already been linked with Hull City's Harry Maguire, Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross and Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala. Another experienced center-back who looks like he will be made available this summer by Jose Mourinho is Manchester United's 25 year-old Phil [.

Newcastle Have Surprise Number One Striker Target

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The Northern Echo is reporting today that Newcastle will make Bournemouth striker Joshua King their number one attacking target this summer. The 25 year-old 27 times Norwegian International (7 goals) joined Manchester United in 2008 from Valerengain Norway when he was 16 years old and he then moved to Blackburn for two years in 2103 [.

Karen Brady Upbeat About Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has written in The Sun today that she thinks it's a very good match between world-class manager Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United one of the best supported football clubs in the world. And if you don't believe that how many other clubs would have a 97.5% of [.

Heartfelt Video Of Bradley Lowery Shows Good Side Of Players

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On the 14th December the Stadium of Light club invited Bradley Lowery to be their mascot for Sunderland's Premier League gameagainst Chelsea. Here's a video the Sunderland club have released on how Bradley enjoyed that experience. It shows how great the players of both Sunderland and Chelseawere to the little lad who has shown such [.

Newcastle Close To Bidding For Right-Back Target

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Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen Newcastle in almost very position this summer and he has already said he will bring in some recruits from the continent, because they are cheaper than bringing in British players. And to get the eight players or so Rafa wants, Managing Director Lee Charnley and Rafa will need to do [.

This Could Be The End For This Popular Newcastle Veteran

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Newcastle United will have a massive clear out this summer and we don;t see too many players returning from loan deals having much of a future at Newcastle. One of the players returning is former number one Tim Krul and we suppose Rafa will run the rule over him but some indication this season are [.

The Job Benitez Has Done Has Been Underestimated

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22 year-old defensive midfielder Isaac Hayden was one of our new recruits last summer who subsequently became a starter last season in what turned out to be a truly successful season. We got back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and we are back in the big money. And Newcastle didn't [.

Newcastle Help EFL With Biggest Attendances Since 1959

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The EFL has recorded its highest attendance figures since way back in 1959 (when Elvis was King) duringlast season, helped by some high profile clubs with massivesupport like well Newcastle United. 18.1M people watched English Football League matches last season and Newcastle's home attendance of 51,108 meant an aggregate crowd of 1,175,484 watched [.

Rafa Talks About What Newcastle Must Do Next Season

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Rafa Benitez has tried to set (reset) expectations for next season and it could be a difficult season because we were down below for a season and we are now way behind the top six or seven clubs in the Premier League. Rafa has talked about what Newcastlemust do to compete well next term in [...]

What Promotion Is Worth To Newcastle Financially

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It's always difficult to know just how much promotion means to Newcastle financially over the next year, because the amount we get from the Premier League next May depends on how well we do in the Premier League and how many Newcastle games are televised live amongst other things. But with Rafa Benitez as [.

Newcastle Face Some Tough Competition For This Free Agent

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Newcastle have been linked with signing Leeds United left-back since last summer and now he will become a free agent at the end of June, he could be a real bargain but for the club. Because Charlie came through the Youth system at Leeds from the age of 16, the Yorkshire club would be due [...]

Alan Shearer Still Not Sure Of Mike Ashley’s Promise To Rafa

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Once bitten twice shy and Alan Shearer was done the dirty on (so to speak) by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley back when we were relegated in the summer of 2009 and Ashley never did extend Alan Shearer's contract beyond the end of that season. Alan came in on April 1st April Fools Day [...]

Newcastle Back In For 23 Year-Old Playmaker – Goal Video

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Newcastle were reported to have made a bid in January for 23 year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Appelt Pires, who joined the Spanish club Leganes from Juventus last August having spent the previous season on loan there. When a permanent deal could not be made Newcastle tried to arrange a half season loan deal with an [.

Ashley Promises Rafa Every Last Penny – They’ll Work Together

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Good news for Newcastle fans today as the club has issued a statement plus positive comments from Rafathat the meeting between Mike Ashley and Lee went really well on Tuesday night very well indeed it seems. At the meeting Mike Ashley told Rafa he would give him every last penny available for his transfer [.

Ambitious Newcastle After £42M Frenchman Plus Top Brazilian

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants Manchester City pair 29 year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando and 26 year-old French center-back Eliaquim Mangala, Rafa had a positive meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley on Tuesday night and the news is that he will get big money to build a Premier League team [.

Exhilarated Fans React To Ashley Backing Rafa To The Hilt

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With the Newcastle club announcing the meeting on Tuesday night between Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez went very well indeed and that Mike will give Rafa every last penny to spend in the summer transfer market, Newcastle fans are happy, very happy in fact most are exhilarated. But we're not used to such [.

Rafa Has United Newcastle – Now Has Complete Respect And Trust

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Rafa Benitez didn't take long to build up both the trust and adoration of the Newcastle fans. He did that by coming in on March 11th last year and said all the right things and seemed to know just exactly what fans wanted he seemed like a fan talking about what he wanted to [...]

Rafa Benitez Reported Keen On Austrian Teenage Striker

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Newcastle seem keen on 18 year-old Empoli striker Arnel Jakupovic, who was at Middlesbrough for almost two years until last January when he moved to the Serie A club. The report is in the Star that Rafa Benitez is keen to bring the teenager to Newcastle this summer. Rafa will want to bring in players [.

Summer Clearout Could Now Be Massive – 15 Players To Leave?

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With Rafa getting agreement from owner Mike Ashley that he will give him every penny he can in the summer transfer window and that Rafa can use money form players he can sell this summer Rafa's summer clear out will likely be bigger than first through. There are a number of players whose contract co,me [.

This Is What Rafa Is Building With The Newcastle Owner

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Rafa Benitez is a special football manager who just loves what he does and is always keen to improve himself as a manager. He has already said he improved last season in leading NewcastleUnited to the Championship with 94 points as we just pipped Brighton to the title and howmany world-class managers would stay with [.

Newcastle Can Have Great Future Under Benitez

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Ayoze Perez had a very good end to the season and seemed to hit his best form in the final few games, when we managed to win the last three games and scored 9 goals and conceded only one. On the other hand Brighton & Hove Albion, once they secured promotion in their fourth last [...]

This Left Back Is Expensive But An Excellent Young Player

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The Mirror is reporting that Christian Atsu has been recommending his Chelsea and Ghanaian team-mate Abdul Baba Rahman to Rafa Benitez as a potential signing for Newcastle this summer. Certainly we need to bring in a left back to challenge Paul Dummett for the left-back starting position next season, with Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar [.

Helicopter Whisks Rafa And Others To Ashley Meeting Last Night

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The Independent is reporting this morning the meeting between Rafa and Mike Ashley did not in fact take place at the Benton Training ground last night, but rather a helicopter came in and whisked Rafa Benitez and others to a meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley presumably fairly close by. While work is going [.

Initial Report Of Benitez – Ashley Meeting Are Positive

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The ChronicleLive today are reporting the talks between Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and owner Mike Ashley last night went well and that another round of talks is scheduled. And Rafa was back at his desk at the Benton training groundstoday and should be working hard today with Lee Charnley. The meeting was really Rafa's last [.

Talks Between Rafa And Ashley Are Underway

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The Chronicleis reporting that talks between Mike Ashley and RafaBenitez are underwayand it seems they are at the Benton training Grounds from what we can make out. Let's hope there's a good outcome, but we just cannot believe, with all that Rafa done for the club over a very short 18 months, that the owner [.

Benitez’ Total Record At Newcastle – Win Percentage Highest Ever

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It's good time after a long and very tough season in the Championship to looks at Rafa Benitez' overall record at Newcastle since he walked in the door on Friday 11th March last year. And since that time Rafa has completely transformed the club form top to bottom and the team from top to bottom. [...

Newcastle Linked With World-Class Central Midfielder

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The Sun claim today that Newcastle UNited are considering making a move for Manchester City central midfielder Yaya Toure, as it's almost certain he will be leaving ManchesterCity this summer when his contract runs out. Newcastle are said to be one of the clubs willing to pay his massive wages of around £250K/week which would [.

Rafa Benitez Stuns The Newcastle Youngsters Last Night

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez made a visit to the Newcastle dressing room just before our U23 side beatFulham in the U23 team's play-off semi-final win over Fulhamlast night. It turnsout that after the U23 players had finished their warm-ups Rafa was waiting for them in the dressing room what a guy!

There’s No Doubt Who Our Player Of The Season Is

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With the votes rolling in for our annual Player of the Season poll there's simply no doubt early in the voting who will win the poll. Matt Ritchie is wayout in the leadwith close to 60% of the vote with the next in line being Jonjo Shelvey with 15% followed by Ciaran Clark on 10% [...]

Newcastle United Now Worth More Than Half A Billion Pounds

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In some of the articles written lately on this blog I said maybe Newcastle were worth around £300M now we are back in the Premier League with a world-class manager in Rafa Benitez. But I may have to think again, because Kieran Maguire, who is a lecturer on football finance at Liverpool University, has come [.

Why £150M Could Be GIven To Rafa Benitez This Summer

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Former Arsenal striker and BBC pundit Ian Wright believes that Rafa Benitez at Newcastle needs as much as £150M to spend this summer and we don't think that's too unreasonable. That's if you include in that £150M the money we can get for some players Rafa will want to sell this summer who no longer [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Player Of The Season?

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It's that time of year after the terrific 3-0 win over Barnsley yesterday and all the celebrations for winning the Championship title by pipping Brighton that we start to think who was our best player for what could be a very important season in the turnaround of Newcastle United under the leadership of Rafa Benitez.

Our Man Of The Match Just Had His Best Season At The Club

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Ayoze Perez had another good game for Newcastle yesterday and scored a superb first goal when he back-heeled the ball into the net reminiscent of his famous goal at West Brom back in November, 2014. This lad has all the skills and we are hoping that his compatriot Rafa Benitezcan bring out the best [.

Gentleman Chris Hughton Shows His Class Again

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It all turned out well for Newcastle United yesterday on the very last day of the season and we obviously had the Gods on our side. With Newcastle winning the game at home to Barnsley with a third goal from Dwight Gayle in stoppage time to make it 3-0 and Brighton winning their game 1-0 [...]

Mike Ashley Sings As He Holds Championship Trophy

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It was very good that owner Mike Ashley was at the game yesterday and smiling quite a bit and if we are to be fully United under Rafa Benitez the owner has to be included. We'll just have to try to forget about what's happened in the past. So it's nice to see Mike with [...]

Former Star Congratulates Newcastle

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Yohan Cabaye has taken to his Twitter account to congratulate Newcastle United on getting promoted and also winning the Championship yesterday. Yohan's career has gone off the boil since he left Newcastle for PSG in January of 2014, but he still seems to have a special place in his heart for the club.

Newcastle Truly United – Mike, Rafa And Lee Shown Together

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Here's what we have been looking for a while and even this morning we asked that a picture of at least Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez be taken and both be smiling. Well here it is with Managing Director Lee Charnley also in the picture. THis is what we really need from now on [...]

Ashley Likely To GIve Rafa Long Term Deal At Newcastle

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It was a magnificent day for Newcastle fans everywhere yesterday, as everything came together and not only did we easily win our final game of the season 3-0 at home to Barnsley, but we managed to pip Brighton to the Championship after a late equalizer from Jack Grealish meantthe game at Villa Park ended 1-1.

Things Looking So Much Better For Ashley And Benitez

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Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has said on the Sky Sports News' Premier League Daily Show on Monday morning that for Newcastle to survive we will need to sign some players this summer. How many times have you heard that before? Of course it's been about a year since anybody bothered too much about Newcastleonce [.

Newcastle 3 Barnsley 0 – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here are the highlights of today's great 3-0 win at home to Barnsley this afternoon that saw Newcastle pip Brighton to the Championship title by gaining 8 points on the Seagulls in the final three games of the season. Unbelievable.

Ambitious Benitez Wants Competitive Team For Premier League

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There's a Rafa Benitez interview earlier today in ChronicleLive that we thought we would hold back until after the game this afternoon and it's a measured and down to earth Rafa Benitez who says he is realistic but ambitious aboutNewcastle United in the future. And with owner Mike at the game today it could be [.

Delirious Newcastle Fans Celebrate Promotion As Champions

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Newcastle's faithful fans took to Twitter immediately after the 3-0 home win against Barnsley this afternoon and with Brighton only drawing at Villa Park with a late equalizer coming from Jack Grealish we go up as Champions. After some seasons of pain, turmoil and anguish for our fans now's the time to celebrate let [.

Newcastle Win – Crowned Champions In Dramatic Finale

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We have just only been able to get back in on the site as it seems to have been completely overloaded as fans celebrate not only winning the game 3-0 against Barnsley this afternoon but winning the Championship in dramaticfashion. Newcastle won their final game of the season by 3-0 at St. James' Park this [.

Still Too Much Uncertainty At Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran still don't know what their futures will be at Newcastle and it looks like it's all dependent on the funding Rafa will be getting from owner Mike Ashley. It seems that Rafa is still undecided about the two and we suppose that's football the last day of the season [...]

Rafa Hints There May Be A New Captain Next Season

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After this afternoon's final game of the season at St. James' Park against Barnsley, there's a ton of work to do in the transfer market this summer as Rafa builds a team for the Premier League. In some ways he will also dismantle the side he built last summer that was so successful in gaining [...]

Predicted Team To Beat Barnsley This Afternoon

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This is the team we think Rafa could start today and bring a final day win to Newcastle United in front of a sold-out 52,300crowd in our last game in the Championship for many a long year. If we can get a better result today than Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park, we will [...]

Newcastle Willing To Break The Bank To Sign Talented Midfielder

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The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is very keen on talented 26 year-old Everton central midfielder James McCarthy and he is willing to pay the going rate for him which is thought to be £20M. James was one of two players Rafa wanted to bring in during the January transfer window, [.

Colback, Perez, Gouffran And Mitrovic Start Against Barnsley

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Rafa has just announced his team for the final game of the Championship seasonthis afternoon at St. James' Park against Barnsley. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up against @bfc_official this lunchtime (kick-off 12pm BST). #NUFC pic.twitter.com/qoTpjlKgCq — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 7, 2017 The two center-backs are Isaac Hayden and Chancel [.

Fans To Stay After The Game Tomorrow And CELEBRATE

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Those going to our final game of the Championship season against Barnsley tomorrow afternoon at St. James' Park should plan to stay after the final whistle and celebrate. We know that's true because Newcastle have just issued a message on their website saying that.

Rafa – I Am Thinking I Will Be At Newcastle For 10 Years

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We are hoping that Rafa Benitez gets a new long term contract this summer at Newcastle and it looks like Rafa has been thinking along those same lines as well, but of course it's entirely up to Mike Ashley if he gets one. But if Ashley was willing to give Alan Pardew and staff an [...]

This Is A Whole New Defense Rafa Could Buy This Summer

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The local reports suggest that Rafa Benitez will try to improve the Newcastle team in almost every position this summer and that will depend on how well Rafa can do in the transfer market with the help ofManaging Director Lee Charnley. Newcastle have already been linked with a host of players and that will continue [.

Rafa’s Team To Beat Barnsley And Win The Championship

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It would have been goodif it was in our own hands to win the Championship but the ups and downs in this leaguetowards the end of a very hard season means that if Brighton win a tough game at Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon theywill be Champions, whatever we do. All we can do, as Rafa [...]

Newcastle To Sign Off Against Barnsley With Three Successive Wins?

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The best thing we can hope for tomorrow is our lads put in a good performance at St. James' Park tomorrow afternoon in front of a soldout and delighted Newcastle crowd to sign off from the Championship with 3 wins in a row. If Aston Villa and Geordie Steve Bruce then oblige and either beat [...]

How Rafa Has Clearly Improved As A Manager At Newcastle

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When we saw the press conference with Rafa yesterday we had to watch it a couple of times it was so positive. It seems Rafa is ready to try to get the best deal he can from owner Mike Ashley when he meets with him, hopefully early next week. But Rafa seems to have learned [...]

Rafa Clear On The Premier League Team He’ll Build This Summer

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Rafa built a whole new team that could get promoted last season at the first time of asking from the Championship and he knew exactly what he wanted principally players with Championship experience but some who had also shown they can play in the Premier League. And Rafa knows exactly the players he wants [.

Rafa Talks About Opportunities In The Summer Transfer Market

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With the transfer prices likely to be sky-high this summer it looks on the surface to be a daunting task for Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley to do the job they have to do this summer and bring in up to eight good players who can be starters for the side next season in the [...]

Immensely Proud Of The Club And The City – From Top To Bottom.

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It's good to see goalkeeper Rob Elliot get a few games towards the end of this season and he could keep his place for the last game of the season on Sunday afternoon, so at least he plays three first team games this term with Karl Darlow having been our number one goalkeeper this season. [...]

Newcastle On Brink Of Announcing New Shirt Sponsors

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The Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle United are about to announcenew sponsors for next season. Apparently Newcastle have agreeda deal with a Chinese company who will have their name on the club's new kit next season. There were rumors the club were doing a deal with Chinese sponsors in lateMarch, but maybe both parties [.

Rafa Gives Huge Hint This Player Will Get New Deal in Summer

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It seems that Rafa Benitez in his press conferencelet one slip in answering one of the questions on players who have been playing without being 100% fit. Two players whose contracts will run out at the end of are Yoan Gouffran (44 appearances 39 starts this season) and Vernon Anita (31 Appearances 26 [.

Calm Rafa Confident He’ll Have Successful Meeting With Ashley

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Rafa had a very positive press conferencethis afternoon where he talked about the final game of the season against Barnsley at St. James' Park, which will be a celebration of a very successful season and maybe even the celebration of going up as Champions we will have to wait and see. But Rafa was [.

Newcastle Keen On Scottish International Left-Back

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The Star is reporting today that Newcastle are keen on signing 19 year-old Kieran Tierney from Celtic in the summer transfer window. Kieran is a left back and that's a position we need to getsomebody in who can challenge local lad Paul Dummett for the starting position. Paul has started 55games at left-back this season [.

Newcastle Targeting Talented Spanish U21 Forward

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Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants to sign Malaga 21 year-old striker/forward Sandro Ramirez. We were first interested in this player in May two years ago when he was still at Barcelona, but then last July he signed on forMalaga on a three year contract. He is only 21 years [.

Newcastle Try To Sign £15M Rated English International Goalkeeper

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In an exclusive in the Sun today they are reporting thatRafa Benitez wants Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton as his new goalkeeper at Newcastle for next season back in the Premier League. And with rumors Rafa wanted Sunderland's 23 year-old Jordan Pickford, who would not come to Newcastle, it does seem that Rafa wants to strengthen [.

Are Newcastle Fans Anxious About Winning The Championship?

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Newcastle will play Barnsley at home on Sunday afternoon in the last second division the club will play in decades and it will be a huge celebration at St. James' Park. We hope Newcastle can win the game first of all that's what Rafa will want. And if we can win and Chris Hughton's [...]

It’s All Big Smiles At Benton In Training Today

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The Newcastle web-site has published a number of pictures of the lads and coaching staff in training today at Benton and one thing that stands out is the lads all seem very happy. You would think we had already won automatic promotion back to the Premier League or something. Here 's some of the excellent [.

Banner(s) Flown Over Stadium Of Light Will Be So Inspiring

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Sunderland are relegated and the Sunderland fans I know think the team deserves to be relegated, having struggled for many seasons against relegation and had a few miracleescapes during that time. But if those who are running the club don't do anything to correct things the inevitable will finally happen andthat's what's happened.

Sky Sports Pundit Comically Biased Against Newcastle To The Very End

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David Prutton has made his last prediction for the Championship season and he says that Brighton have been superb this season (what a campaign!) and the atmosphere at the Amex was wonderful against Bristol City. Yes Brighton lost that game 1-0. And what does he say about the Newcastle vs Barnsley game that Barnsley [.

Good News – Benitez And Ashley To Reach Compromise On Funding

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There's a report in the Telegraph today about the meeting between Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashleyset for sometime next week, when the two men will try to come to some join agreements as to the level of investment in the summer transfer market as the number one issue. But Rafa will also lay out the [..

Rafa Wants To Sign Arsenal’s Calum Chambers This Summer

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There's a good report in the Telegraph today that Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal's Calum Chambers and James McCarthy from Everton this summer. We know that James McCarthy has been a strong target since January and there were also rumorsin January Rafa wanted Cal Chambers who is currently on loanfrom Arsenal at Middlesbrough [.

Very Promising Local Youngster May Fail To Make It At Newcastle

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will have20 year-old local striker Adam Armstrong back for pre-season training, but it doesn't look like Adam is ready to fight for a first team place next season at Newcastle. Since we play Barnsley in our last game on Sunday afternoon and Adam is ineligible his loan move is now [.

Newcastle To Receive Trophy On Sunday And Celebrate Big Time

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The EFL has announced that should Newcastle get a better result than Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon they will be presented with the EFL trophy immediately after the game against Barnsley at St. James' Park. And if Brighton beat Aston Villa at Villa Park, whatever the Newcastle result, it will see Chris Hughton's [.

This Is Genuinely A Great Story For Newcastle Fans

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It was revealed yesterday that Jamaal Lascelles has been playing for about four months and probably longer with a groin problem and he has had to play through the pain barrier during that time. Fans have criticized the captain this seasonfor some poor performance, but all was forgiven yesterday when we were toldjust how difficult [.

Newcastle’s Brilliant Teenager Attracting Interest From Big Clubs

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16 year-old Newcastle defender Lewis Gibson is the younger brother of 20 year-old Liam Gibson who has been a regular for the U23 side this season at left back. Lewis is also a left-footed defender who currently plays for the England U17 side and his excellent form this season has attracted a number of big [.

Newcastle’s Courageous Captain Doing Great After Surgery

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Jamaal Lascelles has had his double hernia operation and the good news is that all went very well. The courageous Newcastle captain has taken to his Twitter account late last night to update fans on his condition, which is good. The surgery was a fairly straightforward procedure and he is expected to recover long before [.

Ashley Must Show Ambition Now – Secure Benitez’ Newcastle Future

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There is news today that West Ham will review the position of their manager Slaven Bilic at the end of the season and his future at the Hammers seems to depend on how the team fares against high-flying Tottenham and Liverpool in the next two games. And of course with the story breaking in the [...]

Players And Staff Earn Big Bonuses – Very Well Deserved

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The Chronicle is reporting today the Newcastle squad will receive £5M in bonuses for getting promotion this season. Given the club will receive about an additional £100M in revenues next year because of our promotion it was worth it to the club and our lads deserved it for the tough fight they put up to [.

Newcastle Could Miss Out On Top Summer Target

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It's hardly surprising that Stoke City are set to offer their captain Ryan Shawcross a new long term deal in an effort to fend off Newcastle United's interest in the player this summer. We have been linked with a number of good center-backs of late including Hull City's Harry Maguire, Celtic's impressive 22 year-old Croatian [.

Benitez And Charnley In Big Push To Make Early Signings

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We're pretty sure that after we were promoted a week yesterday with that great win against Preston North End for our second win in a row and our 28th win of the season Managing Director Lee Charnleywent into overdrive. Well to be more accurate, Lee tried to but unfortunatelythe HMRC officials had different idea and [.

Alan Pardew Is Spot On About Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez

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It was fairly obvious before the start of the Newcastle vs Crystal Palace game on April 30th last year that Rafa Benitez and Alan Pardew were friends and that was probably due to Alan having called the top Spanish manager a few times for guidance in his own management career. When you are a top [..

Shock News – Star Player Shows Unbelievable Commitment And Courage

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is to undergo hernia surgery immediately, with the surprising news that the captain has been playing since late last year though the pain barrier. Jamaal has had a few poor games lately and it seems it's time to take him out of the firing line, now that we are promoted and [.

This 22 Year-old Croatian Is Rafa Top Target This Summer

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are interestedin signing Jozo Simunovic from Celtic in the summer transfer window. Newcastlehave been interested in this player all season long with reports Rafa that rates the player and would like him at Newcastle in the Premier League next season Other Premier League teams said to be interested in [.

Inspirational – Fans In Awe Of Bravery Of Newcastle’s Captain Fantastic

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It's come to light that Jamaal Lascelles has been playing a full four months with a hernia problem and has been playing through the pain barrier. It has been kept quiet by orders of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez with only themedical staff fully aware of the situation. He must now undergo a double hernia operation [.

Rafa LIkely To Sell Some Big Players This Summer

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There was a good report in the Chronicle yesterday about what Rafa could do to generate funds for new players coming in over the summer. Mike Ashley will give Rafa some direct funds (cool cash) to buy new players for next season,but he will also want Rafa to sell some players and then use those [..

Talented 20 Year-Old Likely To Join Championship Club On Loan

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Newcastle's outstanding England U21 International goalkeeper is currently on loan at Kilmarnock since January and he's been performing very well for the Scottish Premiership side. Rafa Benitez knows that Freddie needs first team experience at least next season before he can come back into Newcastle's first team squad and put in a strong challenge for [.

Newcastle Make Move For 26 year-old Free Agent Italian Defender

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Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle United (that would be Lee Charnleyand his team) have made an approach for Luca Cardirola. They claim that Newcastle United are one of two Premier League clubinterested in the player the other club is Stoke City and they have approached the defender with a view to a [.

Star – We Are All Improving Going Through These Difficult Times

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You have probably already realized that one of our favorite young players at Newcastle is Isaac Hayden and this lad has had a great first season on Tyneside andand quite honestly it could not have been much better. When he was signed by Rafa last summer he was brought in by the manager as a [...]

Still Concerns About Whether Ashley Has Rafa’s Level Of Ambition

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Alan Shearer's complete mistrust of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has come out today in his article in the Sun and the former iconic Newcastle number 9 striker is still not convinced that Ashley will come up with the support that Rafa Benitez needs for the summer and longer term for that matter. Alan points to [.

Massive Majority Want This Player Signed In Summer

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We watched the game at Cardiff again last night and we were so much the better team it was an easy win and two simply tremendous goals from Christian Atsu and Isaac Hayden two excellent technical players for Newcastle showed the difference in class between the two sides. And Christian looked at home [.

Young Star Likely To Have Extraordinary Career Ahead Of Him

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Isaac Hayden is one of the best signings we made last summer when we paid Arsenal a measly £2.5M for him. Rafa had met him in north London and after that two hour talk one-on-one, when Rafa explained that he wanted to play him in defensive midfield and how he could make him into a [...]

Newcastle Fans In High Spirits After Great Weekend Of Results

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Unfortunately it looks likeSkySports will be concentrating on the relegation games in the Championship for next Sunday, so Newcastle will not be shown liveon TV. Well there's always the radio for those who cannot make the game. The game against Barnsley and all Championship games kick off at 12:00 noon (7:00am US east coast time) [.

Journalists Attempt To Scare Fans But Rafa’s Going Nowhere

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Now Newcastle are back in the Premier League we are suddenly being noticedagainby the national press after being in the wilderness for a year, when it was hard to even get a headline in the National sports pages even when we won 9 games in a row. We did get a headline, but only when [...]