Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

All Transfer Activity At Newcastle So Far – Three Deals Pending – Very Low Net Spend

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Newcastle are finally starting to move some of their surplus players out, but it may be coming too late for the club to bring in some of their targets for the summer. [...]

More Players Leaving Newcastle To Reduce Wage Bill

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After passing his medical at Norwich today, it has been announced that Grant Hanley has now left Newcastle on a permanent deal and moved to the Canaries. Although the transfer fee has [...]

Newcastle Could Still Bid For Late Potential Midfield Target

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We should be looking at Rafa bringing in players who we haven't been linked with, in these final two days of the window, if we can indeed add some talent to the [...]

Transfer Update – Three More Players Close To Leaving Newcastle – But Who’s Coming In?

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It seems there is a good chance that Grant Hanley, Achraf Lazaar, and Jack Colback could be leaving Newcastle with the first two likely to tie up deals today. A fee has [...]

Newcastle Now Reported Very Close To Signing Defensive Target

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There's a tweet from Diario Ole in Argentina that Rafa Benitez is ready to make an offer for Independiente left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, with the deal being only hours away from being completed. [...]

Report – Newcastle Offer €20M For Dennis Praet – Player Keen To Play For Rafa Benitez

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There is a report in Italy from Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla (via the Chronicle) that Newcastle are willing to pay Sampdoria €20M for their midfielder Dennis Praet. And the new news is [...]

Newcastle Could Still Pull Off This Striker Deal Before Tomorrow Night

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The Northern Echo are reporting this morning that Fulham have finally submitted a bid of £15M for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle. That follows reports of yesterday they had bid £18M for the [...]

Newcastle Agree Fee With Norwich For Hanley – Medical Tomorrow

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It looks like Grant Hanley will be the next player to leave Newcastle as the club has agreed a fee with Norwich for the former Blackburn Rovers captain. We signed Grant for [...]

Fewer Players Likely To Arrive This Week Unless Newcastle Can Sell More Players

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The big problem Newcastle have in bringing new players to the club is the current wage bill, and there is now a concentrated effort in getting players out of the club before [...]

Newcastle Could Soon Have A Real Superstar On The Books

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Mikel Merino was our Man of the Match for Saturday's great 3-0 win against West Ham United, and he showed the high level of potential he has to become a really top [...]

An Example Of How Mike Ashley’s Penny-Pinching Ways Don’t Work At Newcastle

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We had thought that our first signing would have been Andros Townsend this summer, for what we thought was £13M the release amountin his contract at Crystal Palace. But nothing happened, [...]

Newcastle After New Goalkeeper Target – Exchange Deal Possible

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Newcastle were interested in 26-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet back in 2013, but nothing came of that interest. But now there is news that Newcastle are looking to swap Tim Krul for [...]

Newcastle Enter The Race To Sign Liverpool Striker Divock Origi

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There is a report in the Telegraph today that Newcastle are after 22-year-old Liverpool striker Divock Origi. Other Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing the player include Tottenham Hotspur. [...]

Siem de Jong Moves To Ajax – 14th Player To Move Out This Summer

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Siem de Jong has finally left Newcastle and returned to his former club after just over three years on Tyneside since we signed him for £6M in the summer of 2014. When [...]

Rafa’s Ruthless Streak Likely To Show With Players Not Moved Out By Friday

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Newcastle are still trying to move out some players who are surplus to requirements the last few windows of this transfer, and there are still eight players to move out. Those players [...]

Rafa’s Plan On This Policy Starting To Benefit The Newcastle Side

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Rafa Benitezhas always been keen on having competition for places at every single position in the Newcastle side. And the manager wants to bring in another goalkeeper, left-back, winger, and striker this [...]

Newcastle Have New International Striker Target In Their Sights

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The Daily Star are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to make a move to sign 27-year-old Icelandic international forward Vidar Orn Kjartansson. Kjartansson plays for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv at [...]

Rafa Compares A Young Mikel Merino To World-Class Former Player

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Mikel Merino was our Man of the Match on Saturday narrowly edging out Matt Ritchie, who had another 100% all-out performance for the Magpies. And Rafa Benitez has come out and said [...]

Newcastle To Attempt To Sign This Striker On Loan This Week

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There's a report in the Mirror that one of thestrikers Newcastle, could land by Thursday night is Leicester City striker Islam Slimani Leicester have just signed Leonardo Ulloa to a two-year extension [...]

Rafa Has Already Brought In Six Good Players – Knows What We Need And Want In Last Few Days

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57-year-old Rafa Benitez with a limited budget so far this summer has already signed some good players for Newcastle. On Saturday against West Ham, we basically tore them apart in that second [...]

Rafa And Mike Ashley Have Until Thursday To Make This A Very Decent Transfer Window

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Rafa Benitez still wants to bring in a left-back, a goalkeeper, a winger andanother striker, but who will actually arrive before Thursday night is an excellent question. Kenedy is expected to be [...]

This Premier League Striker Can Do A Job For Newcastle

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One of the strikers we have been linked with in late summer is Liverpool striker Danny Ings. The first time we were ever reported to be interested in Danny was way back [...]

Our Man Of The Match Poll – Very Cose Between These Two Players

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Our Man of the Match poll is currently extremely close with Mikel Merino and Matt Ritchie both on 37% of the vote at the time of writing. Matt had another one of [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s First Win As We Rip Hammers Apart 3-0

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Alan Shearer was delighted with Newcastle's first win of the season like any other Newcastle fan. It was only one game, but yesterday's display by Newcastle was very satisfying as every [...]

Rafa Talks Transfers – We Have Clear Idea Of What We Need To Do

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Newcastle got off the mark with an excellent 3-0 home win over West Ham yesterday. We now have 3 points from our first3 games with a goal difference of zero a [...]

Newcastle Still In With Decent Chance Of Signing This Class Striker

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The Mirror is reporting there is a strange situation that exists with the possible transfer of Steven Jovetic from Inter-Milan to Newcastle. It seems that Steven would prefer a move to Sevilla [...]

More Indiscipline From Newcastle Player Will Cost The Team

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Aleksandar Mitrovic elbowed Manuel Lanzini late in the game, and it looked like it was a deliberate foul from the Serbian striker. And it seems that Match of the Day went on [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Mitrovic Incident

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It's looking like Aleksandar Mitrovic will get a three match ban because of the elbow he gave to Lanzini in the second half of the game yesterday when we took West Ham [...]

Rafa – Everybody Was Working For The Team – A Great Display

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Rafa Benitez was asked after the game if that performance was perfect from Newcastle, so perfectionist Rafa said nothing is ever perfect but that it was a great display from his Newcastle [...]

Newcastle Bid €4M For Argentine International Defender

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Newcastle have been linked with a bid for Argentine International left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who plays for Buenos Aries club Independiente. The news comes from Argentinian football writer Peter Coates via his Twitter [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 3-0 Win Against West Ham?

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Newcastle easily put in their best performance of the seasonthis afternoon and came out 3-0 winners with an excellent first win of the season against West Ham at St. James' Park. Joselu [...]

Newcastle Put In Excellent Performance – Win 3-0 Against Hammers – Lift The Gloom

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Newcastle did just exactly what we all hoped for and what was required of them this afternoon when they put in a good organized performance and were better than winless West Ham [...]

Joselu And Mbemba Both Start Against West Ham United

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough game against West Ham United this afternoon where Newcastle will be trying to get their first win of the season after three [...]

Newcastle Make Move For 29-Year-Old Striker Target

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Newcastle were interested earlier this summer in Leicester City's Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who cost the Foxes £29M last summer on a five-year deal, but didn't have a good time of it [...]

Rafa Benitez Has Issued This Rallying Cry To Newcastle Fans

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Things are not going too well for Newcastle at the beginning of the season, and we have lost all three of our first three games. But we have a chance to go [...]

Some Worrying Words From Benitez On His Newcastle Project

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Rafa has talked about his misunderstanding with Mike Ashley or whatever it was this summer. But Rafa certainly feels let down by the Newcastle owner, and he didn't get the funds he [...]

Newcastle Line Up One Of At Least Four Possible Strikers To Sign In Next Five Days

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It's obvious that RafaBenitezknows we need another striker brought in over the next five days to add some firepower up front. And today we have been linked with a number of striker [...]

It’s Shaping Up To Be A Hectic End Of The Transfer Window For Magpies

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Rafa Benitez in his press conferencetoday, said he has to reduce the number of players on Newcastle's books by moving players out. But Newcastle will continue to look at bringing new players [...]

More High Wage Earners Moving Out Of Newcastle

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Well, it's finally happened and after three years on Tyneside Emmanual Riviere has made a move to French club Metz. That gets Riviere's wages off the wage bill finally, and he's on [...]

Newcastle Could Miss Out On Player in Longest Running Saga This Summer

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We don't know how many players we can bring in over the last six days of the transfer window, but because time is so short, it's not good news when some players [...]

Can Newcastle Beat West Ham Tomorrow For Our First Win?

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We play West Ham at home tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm and Geordie fans will be hoping we can get our first win of the season after starting off the season with [...]

Newcastle In Big Push To Get This Striker Through The Door

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Former Manchester City striker and now Inter-Milan striker Stevan Jovetic is said to want a move to Spain after spending last season on loan at Sevilla, but reports in Italy say that [...]

This Player To Be Newcastle’s Seventh Signing This Summer

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21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kenedy looks to be the next player through the door at Newcastle. His move has been delayed by Chelsea as they try to bring in a couple of players [...]

Geordie Fans Have Their Say On Newcastle’s Current Situation

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At the beginning of May after Mike Ashley's meeting with Rafa, everything seemed to be set for a great summer of getting some really good players into the club, so we could [...]

Is This Newcastle’s Strongest Side For West Ham?

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I'll be at the hospital for most of the day so will not be around when Rafaholds his press conference later today. So we'll put out the team we think Rafa could [...]

Our Man Of The Math Deserves To Start Against West Ham United

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Newcastle's best player last night was undoubtedly Rolando Aarons who looked like the player he's threatened to be for some years, but he has been halted by some serious injuries. Most Newcastle [...]

Top Transfer Target In Reach – But Newcastle Have To Pay Out The Money To Get Him

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There's a report in the Belgian news outlet Het Nieuwsbladthat Newcastle is ready to pay £16.5M for transfer target million Dennis Praet this summer. But the bad news is that his club [...]

Newcastle Near Breakthrough In Summer Transfer Market

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There hopefully will be some added thrust in the transfer window over the next week after we managed to lose to Championship club Nottingham Forest last night 3-2 after extra time and [...]

Rafa Reflects On Third Loss In A Row – We Missed Our Chances – But Team Will Improve

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After three losses in a row, this situation will be a bit of a challenge for the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, and he will have to remain upbeat. A win at home [...]

This Would Be A Risky Exit From Newcastle At Late Stage In Transfer Window

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It seems that Rafa Benitez could still be interested in moving out Aleksandar Mitrovic in the next week, but we'd be shocked if that happens with Newcastle having so little cover at [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Tonight Against Forest?

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This season was not meant to turn out like this. But we suffered our third defeat in a row tonight at St. James' Park against Championship side Nottingham Forest and all three [...]

Poor Show All Around By Newcastle – Lose 3-2 AET To Championship Club Nottingham Forest

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Newcastle United are out of the League Cup (Carabao Cup) tonight after giving up three goals to Championship side Nottingham Forest who were the better team on the night and we lost [...]

Darlow, Hanley, Gamez, Saivet, Sterry, Murphy, And Mitrovic All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just named his team to play Nottingham Forest tonight in the second round of the League Cup, and as expected there are many changes from the side that lost [...]

This Is Good News For Newcastle – For A Change

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Some good news for Newcastle fora change is that there has been a positive prognosis on the ankle injury of Florian Lejeune. Florian looked good in the first half against Tottenham until [...]

Rafa Is Clear On One Thing – The Players And The Team Will Improve

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When Rafa first came to Newcastle 18 months ago, we got just one point from our first four games under Rafa a home draw against Sunderland, and we lost at Leicester [...]

Rafa Benitez – We Will Show Ambition Tonight Against Forest

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Newcastle is in the second round of the League Cup tonight facing an in-form Nottingham Forest side, and Mark Warburton has quickly transformed the team since joining them as manager in March. [...]

Benitez – We Are Expecting To Move Players In This Month

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Newcastle has a lot of work to do in the last eight days of the transfer window, and it could even be a hectic final day of the window when we could [...]

This Could Be Rafa’s Starting Eleven Against Forest Tonight

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It's going to be difficult to forecast what the starting eleven will be tonight for the second round of the Carabao Cup against in-form Nottingham Forest. But Rafa will give some of [...]

These Two Players And A Goalkeeper Are The Targets During Next Week

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Rafa Benitez seems confident Newcastle can move at least three players in before the summer transfer window closes next week that;s what he's hoping for. And the players we seem closest [...]

Newcastle Now Interested In Signing New Target – Top Young Spanish International

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The Guardian is reporting today that Newcastle is interested in signing of 21-year-old Barcelona forward Munir El-Haddadi. We are still short of firepower up front, and Rafa is trying desperately to augment [...]

Freddie Woodman Could Make His Debut Tomorrow For Newcastle

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Rafa has talked about the league cup game against Nottingham Forest tomorrow night, and we are hoping we can get our first win of the season and move onto the next round. [...]

Beneitez – We Are Closer To Outgoings Than Two Days Ago – And Working On Incomings

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the League Cup (Carabao Cup) game tomorrow night at home to Nottingham Forest. Unlike cup games under other managers, Rafa takes these cup [...]

Report – Newcastle Enter Into Talks To Sign Central Midfielder – Bid Accepted?

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Newcastle had a delegation in Italy to watch Dennis Praet in action for Sampdoria on Sunday, and Praet is said to have had an excellent game running the midfield for the Italian [...]

Can Newcastle Get First Win Against Nottingham Forest?

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Rafa Benitez will conduct his press conference this afternoon for the League Cup (Carabao Cup) game against Nottingham Forest at home tomorrow night. That will see Daryl Murphy returning to Newcastle and [...]

Sky Sports Pundit On Rafa Benitez The God – He’s Being Too Negative

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Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has been speaking on Sky's Monday Night Football and says that Rafa Benitez is too negative on the transfer window this summer. Rafa has riled on a [...]

Star On Newcastle’s Start To The Season – The World Is Not Coming To An End

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Rafa Benitez has been critical of Newcastle'stransfer business so far and it seems one of his problems is the actual way Newcastle carry out their transfer business. But it seems to have [...]

Newcastle’s Forgotten Player – Our Man Of The Match At Huddersfield

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Huddersfield's new signing from Montpellier Steve Mounie is excellent in the air which is one reason why Rafa paired Ciaran Clark together in central defense. And Cancel Mbemba ended up [...]

Rafa Benitez Bemoans Two Things About Yesterday’s Game

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We lost at the Terriers yesterday 1-0, but the score could have easily been a win 1-0 for Newcastle. After only 16 minutes Matt Ritchie looked like he had scored, but the [...]

Rafa Has An Unsettling Message For Newcastle Fans

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Rafa Benitez has lots of Premier League experience with Liverpool where he was for six seasons from 2004, and he also took over at Chelsea in late 2012 and won the Europa [...]

Rafa Wants These Two Players Signed This Week – Ashley Must Help

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After two successive defeats in the Premier League,we hope Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will be stunned into action and help Rafa bring in at least four players by the time the [...]

Benitez In Late Move To Sign Top Target – Could Be Huge Lift For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez's main goalkeeping target this summer has been his former goalkeeper at Liverpool, Pepe Reina, who has extensive Premier League experience. Rafa has also said he is a real leader off [...]

Rafa Benitez Seems To Deliver Gloomy News On Transfer Front – But Not Really

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Newcastle has a lot of work still to do in this transfer window. We hope the club is successful in bringing in at least four new players before the end of Augustbut [...]

Another Defender Identified Who Could Sign For Newcastle In Next 10 Days

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There is news that Newcastle scouts were at the Champions League playoff game in Switzerland last Tuesday between Young Boys and CSKA Moscow Champions which the sway team won 1-0. The second [...]

Newcastle Fans Swarm To Twitter – Have Their Say On Second Defeat

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We lost our second successive game in the Premier League today against fellow promotion side Huddersfield by 1-0. But this game could have gone either way and we had enough chances to [...]

Alan Shearer On How He Thinks Newcastle’s Season Will Go

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Alan Shearer thinks it's going to be another long and hard season for us in the Premier League. Hope not we're sick of struggling in the top-flight. But that's his verdict [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Huddersfield?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was in our narrow 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town today. For the second time in successive seasons, the Terriers have beaten us in [...]

A Worrying Second Successive Defeat For Newcastle At Huddersfield

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This was another disappointing defeat for Newcastle and in what was a close game it took a well-taken goal by Mooy after 50 minutes to win the game for the home side. [...]

Report – Seventh Signing Set For This Week – Rafa Could Also Sign Michy Batshuayi

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The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle should be able to tie up the season-long loan deal of Kenedy from Chelsea which has been in the works for a few months now, [...]

Benitez Considering Bringing Andy Carroll Back To Newcastle

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The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is considering bringing Gateshead-born and former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll back to Tyneside on a season-long loan deal. Andy has had a [...]

Surprising Statements From Rafa On Newcastle’s Striker Situation

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The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle has to wait until the end of the month to see whether Chelsea will allow their striker Michy Batshuayi will be allowed go out on [...]

Benitez Reveals Plans For Each Goalkeeper – Woodman In Limbo?

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RafaBenitez has been talking about his goalkeepers, and he has individual plans for each one of them. Rob Elliotis number one, but the manager is still trying to bring in an experienced [...]

Mikel Merino Starts In Place Of Shelvey At Huddersfield

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Rafa Benitez has just names his Newcastle team to take on Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon. Here's the team as put out on the Newcastle Twitter account. TEAM [...]

Long Term Transfer Target Now Available – But Is He Good Enough?

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Newcastle were keen on signing winger Robert Snodgrass last summer when he was at Hull City and then again in January, and he has now been made available for transfer from his [...]

Newcastle Fans Expect This Result At Huddersfield Town Tomorrow

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Newcastle were in the game last Sunday at home to Tottenham until Jonjo Shelvey was sent off just three minutes into the second half and we ended up losing that game 2-0. [...]

Rafa Points To Possible Surprise Signings In Last 12 Days Of Transfer Window

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With the players Newcastle has already missed out on this summer, Rafa Benitez doesn't think it's possible for us to have a good transfer window. But if we can bring in say [...]

Newcastle Miss Out On Top Transfer Target – Cross Him Off The List

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The Mirror is reporting something that has been in the Spanish papers for several weeks now that Newcastle target Lucas Perez has had enough of the Premier League with Arsenal and [...]

Newcastle Now Linked With New Midfield Transfer Target

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Former Anderlecht playmaker Dennis Praet is reported to be interesting Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. The 23-year-old only moved to Sampdoria in Italy last summer for €10M (£9M), but the news in Il [...]

Rafa Determined To Stay Calm And Keep Working Through The Season

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When Rafa Benitez came in to manage Newcastle in our relegation crisis last year, he kept saying we must all stay calm. It doesn't help when people overreact to one or two [...]

Rafa Benitez Has His Say On Mike Ashley

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During the press conference yesterday Rafa was asked about Mike Ashley, and he deftly avoided having to say much at that time. But it seems in further interviews he has gone into [...]

Rafa Benitez Refuses To Be Drawn On Mike Ashley’s Words

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In his press conference, this afternoon for the game at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, Rafa would not be drawn about Mike Ashley's interview last week with Sky Sports. That's when he said [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About The Threat Of Huddersfield Town

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Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference for the game at Huddersfield Town on early Sunday afternoon. Huddersfield did really well last Saturday when they easily beat Crystal Palace away 3-0 [...]

New Signing Joselu Bowled Over By Massive Newcastle Fan Support

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Yesterday was Newcastle's Open Day as they trained on the famous St. James' Park pitch in front of a crowd of 12,000 and new signing Joselu was just bowled over by the [...]

Newcastle Could Be Moving Closer To Signing This Superstar

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Even though Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said it's his intention to keep Jack Wilshire at the Gunners during the last year of his contract, that hasn't stopped punters from installing Newcastle [...]

Newcastle Star – We’ll Keep An Even Keel This Season – Certainly No Panic

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Matt Ritchie has turned out to be a bargain buy for Newcastle from Bournemouth last summer, and like Dwight Gayle, he was willing to take a step down in the leagues to [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Team For Huddersfield

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We didn't start the season well with theresult or with our injuries and suspensions last Sunday when we lost 2-0 to Spurs. We lost both Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett to injury [...]

Benitez Extremely Persistent In Trying to Sign Montenegrin International Striker

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When Stevan Jovetic played in England for three years at Manchester City from 2013, after signing on from Fiorentina for £ things did not go well for him, but he still [...]

Joselu Shows What He Can Do In Open Day Training – Scores Great Goal

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Joselu has shown today how Spanish players are usually technically gifted players as the newly arrived Newcastle striker hits a Matt Ritchie cross on the volley and smashes the ball into the [...]

Can Newcastle Get Their First Win At Huddersfield?

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Newcastle again has the early afternoon game on Sunday, and it's out first away game against fellow promoted side Huddersfield Town. The Terriers got off to an excellent start to the season [...]

Rafa Benitez After Talented Young England Star Striker

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As we go through this summer's transfer window, Rafa Benitez will want to bring in younger players to augment Peter Beardsley's U23 squad. The aim is to bring in young players into [...]

These Are The Players Newcastle Want In Final Two Weeks Of Transfer Window

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Thereare two weeksleft in the transfer window which will close at 11:00 pm on Thursday31st August and by that time Rafa would like at least four new players through the door at [...]

Former Player – Rafa Benitez Only Talks Football – Will Aim High At Newcastle

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Luis Garcia knows all about Rafa Benitez the Newcastle manager, and he played for Rafa for three years at Liverpool from 2004, when Rafa first arrived at the Reds. He alsoplayed for [...]

Exodus Could Be Starting – One Player Reported On His Way Out Of Newcastle

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Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Genoa is getting closer to a deal to sign Newcastle left-back Achraf Lazaar for around €3.5M (£3.2M) The 25-year-old has not impressed at [...]

Rafa Benitez Explains Why Newcastle Cannot Sell Their Fringe Players

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There was news today that Newcastle could be close to a transfer breakthrough and that some of our players could be close to finally leaving Newcastle. But Rafa doesn;t exactly agree and [...]

Joselu – I Am Happy To Be At Such A Big Club – I’m So Excited

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New signing Joselu seems delighted to be at Newcastle under Spanish manager Rafa Benitez, and he has been given the number 21 shirt at the club. The 27-year-old has been interviewed on [...]

Newcastle Near Transfer Breakthrough – Several Players Finally Set To Leave Club

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One of the problems we've has this summer is that we haven 't been able to sell some players early in the transfer window which gives us the money to bring in [...]

Six Players In – 12 Players Out – Net Spend Still Small For Newcastle

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We were pleased to see Joselu finally sign for Newcastle earlier today and we are hoping he will become a savvy signing for Newcastle, and the Spanish striker offers us somethingdifferent up [...]

Joselu Expected To Sign Today As Our Sixth Summer Signing – Rafa After More Players

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Joselu has passed his medical and agreed terms with Newcastle, and the localpapers were reporting yesterday he could even have been announced last night as the sixth summer signing this summer [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On Imminent Next Signing – Joselu

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One thing that intrigues us with Stoke City's Joselu is that he had a very good preseason scoring four goals and being one of Stoke's best players. But Rafa has somehow persuaded [...]

It’s Official – Newcastle Complete Signing Of Joselu

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Newcastle United have completed the signing of forwarding Joselu from Stoke City as Newcatse, have just announced on their web site. This is the piece put out by Newcastle on Joselu: The [...]

Report – Newcastle Could Sign James Mccarthy This Week Once Everton Sign Sigurdsson

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It's almost certain that Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea will move for a massive £45M to big spendingEverton this week. And there will be further pressure according to the Mail put on Everton [...]

Newcastle Now Reported To Want To Sign 23-Year-Old English Left-Back

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Following the injury to Dummett on Sunday Rafa will want to bring in cover for the local lad at left back and also have somebody pressing Paul for the starting left back [...]

Dummett And Lejeunne Likely To Miss These Three Games

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It was a blow when we lost two of our back four on Sunday afternoon in the 2-0 defeat against Tottenham. The positive thing was that Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba came [...]

Report – Newcastle Have Another Target From Italy Lined Up

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With 27-year-old Newcastle transfer target Joselu in Newcastle yesterday and passing his medical before a proposed move to the club this week could become a good week for us in the transfer [...]

Rafa Wants Five New Signings This Month – Now Linked With Polish International

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Rafa Benitez has said that Newcastle is working on several transfer deals as he gives the impression he wants signings brought in at Newcastle just as quickly as possible and preferably some [...]

Newcastle To Sign Joselu Within 24 Hours – Kenedy Deal Delayed

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There's news in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle will complete the signing of Stoke City's Spanish striker Joselu within 24 hours, so we will finally (at last!) strengthen the striker department [...]

Fans Swarm To Twitter To Start To Welcome Stoke Striker Joselu To Newcastle

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We have to understand that for whatever reason maybe being down below for a season Newcastle has very little money to spend and both Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley are [...]

Even After He’s Gone – Moussa Sissoko Continues To Get It Wrong

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Moussa Sissoko was signed by Newcastle in January of 2013 from Toulouse and that was the time when Mike Ashley brought in five French players as we were in danger at that [...]

Our Man Of The Match – A Player Reborn On Tyneside

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25-year-old Christian Atsu, the Ghanaian International winger, made it very clear last season while he was on loan from Chelsea that he would like nothing better than to make his move to [...]

Breaking News – Joselu Passes Medical On Tyneside

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The Stoke Sentinel are reporting that Newcastle Atreget Joselu has successfully completed his medical on Tyneside ahead of his move to Newcastle United for a fee said to be around £5M. The [...]

Newcastle Reported Close To Signing Striker Target – In Advanced Talks

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Dwight Gayle just didn't look match fit during yesterday's unfortunate 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at home, and we must sign at least one striker this month before the transfer window closes. The [...]

Newcastle After Four More Players To Help Ease Benitez’ Frustrations

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There was news in the Mirror yesterday that Rafa is trying to bring both Jack Wilshere and Lucas Perez into the club and that a new approach by Newcastle has been made [...]

Sky Sports Now Reporting Newcastle Close To Signing Big Striker – Good In The Air

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There is growing evidence that Newcastle is closing in on the signing of 27-year-old Stoke City 6ft 3ins Spanish striker Joselu. The Chronicle reported yesterday by Lee Ryder that two deals were [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say After Decent First Display – But Poor Result

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter this Monday morning after what we thought was a good display yesterday against Spurs. Some of our new players surprised us because they seemed so settled [...]

Newcastle Take Action – Will Seek Support And Medical Help For Jonjo Shelvey

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News today in the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez has ordered that Jonjo Shelvey work with him and a sports psychologist to get to the bottom of his anger problems that keep coming [...]

Alan Shearer Delivers His Blunt Verdict On Jonjo Shelvey’s Antics

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Alan Shearer has delivered his verdict on Jonjo'santics today when he was sent off will be suspended for three games and lost us the game against Spurs this afternoon. Jonjo [...]

Rafa Benitez Not Happy With Shelvey – He Let Everyone Down

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Rafa Benitezwas not too happy after the game today because we lost a game we needn't have lost if Newcastle had kept their discipline on the field. And as it turned out [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter – Take The Positives – Some Good Performances Today

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Everything seemed to go against Newcastle today in our 2-0 home loss to Tottenham the first time Rafa Benitez has ever lost to Tottenham in a Premier League game. We lost Lejeune [...]

Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Spurs?

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Even though we were reduced to 10 men this afternoon when Jonjo Shelvey again showed his indiscipline there were some strong performances from the Newcastle players today in a game when everything [...]

Newcastle Throw The Game Away Against Spurs As Shelvey Sent Off For Stupid Foul

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Newcastle threw this game away three minutes into the second half when the Newcastle captain Jonjo Shelvey stupidly stood on Deli Alli's footdeliberately;y right in front of refereeAndre Mariner and the referee [...]

Newcastle Fans Split On The Result Today Against Spurs

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It's hard to get much closer than a three way split at around33% for a win, 33% for a draw and 33% for a defeat but that's close to what the results [...]

Report – Rafa Benitez Makes Move To Sign Arsenal’s Jack Wilshire

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There's news in the Sun today that Newcastlemay be in a decent position to get Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere to the club with Jack having to admit his Arsenal career looks [...]

Newcastle Will Lose Rafa Benitez If We Don’t Change Our Penny-Pinching Ways

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We were favorites to sign Tottenham forward Deli Alli two years ago last January, and the deal was all ready to go through with his club MK Dons. But Newcastle balked at [...]

Rafa Benitez Explains Why He’s Still Confident And Will Stay At Newcastle

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Rafa has been interviewed in the Mail today, and he talks todayabout his being frustrated at the way things have gone for Newcastle in the summer transfer window not well. And [...]

Newcastle At Full Strength Against Tottenham This Afternoon

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for our first Premier League game of the season against Spurs this afternoon. Here's the team as put out on the Newcastle Twitter [...]

Rafa Benitez Now Close To Newcastle’s Sixth Signing Of The Summer

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News today in the Chronicle that the signing of Chelsea's 21-year-oldwinger/defender Kenedy on a season-long loan deal is close and Lee Ryder of the Chronicle had tweeted a few days ago that [...]

Mike Ashley – Newcastle Cannot Generate Enough Money For Rafa

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Mike Ashley has given one of his rare interviews, and it's with Sky Sports again as he talks about his wealth or the lack thereof compared to individualsand consortiums who [...]

Training Ground Bust-Up Signals The End Of This Player’s Newcastle Career

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The Mail is reporting today that local lad Jack Colback has almost certainly played his last game for Newcastle and the writing was even on the wall for Jack when he was [...]

Rafa Benitez Makes Bold Move For This Talented Spanish Playmaker

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We have been linked with Brentford attacking midfielder Jota over the last month or so but he's probably not been one of our top targets but things have changed after we [...]

Rafa Now Pragmatic And Realistic About Transfer Window – If Still Unhappy

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We think that Rafa Benitez is coming to terms with why Newcastle seem so short of money this summer and it's certainly not what he expected. But it is what it is, [...]

Rafa Is Really Positive – He’s Prepared Us Well For Spurs

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No player has yet been broughtin this summer to challengePaul Dummett for the starting left-back position at Newcastle although we would hopethat Jesus Gamez can show some good form so he can [...]

Breaking News – Rafa Linked With New 24-Year-Old Striker Target

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Newcastle United have today been linked with a new striker Olarenwaju Kayode and it's come right out of the blue via a report in Score Nigeria. The report is that [...]

Rafa – My Commitment Is 100% With Newcastle – I’m Focused From First Game To The Last

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Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference for the game at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. Rafa has come out and told everybody he is 100% committed to Newcastle [...]

It’s Official – Rafa Confirms Jamaal Lascelles Will Reamin Club Captain For Next Season

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During his press commence this afternoon Rafa Benitez has confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles will remain the club captain for the season. Jamaal has been injured and not played too many games and [...]

No Crisis At Newcastle – Still Time For Ashley To Support Rafa Benitez

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Rafa Benitez will give his press conference today, and we may be able to gauge what Rafa's mood is, but we think he will be all business and want to talk about [...]

Alan Shearer Explains How It All Could Quickly Unravel For Newcastle

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Newcastle icon and superstar Alan Shearer met with Rafa Benitez earlier in the week according to the Chronicle, and he talked to Rafa about the state of the transfer business. We all [...]

Newcastle Get Bizarre Draw In The League Cup

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The EFL Cup (League Cup) is known this year as the Carabao Cup due to the start of a sponsorship deal with Carabao Energy Drinks. The tournament was unsponsored the previous year. [...]

Is This Rafa’s Team For Our First Big Test Against Tottenham?

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We are almost ready to embark on another season with Newcastle, and it's a big step up from a year ago when we played Fulham at Craven Cottage last August in the [...]

Poll – How Will Newcastle Fare Against Tottenham?

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The last time we played Tottenham at home in the Premier League was a yearago last May when we took them apart 5-1. And even though we were down to 10 men [...]

Newcastle Readying Bid For Permanent Transfer Of Arsenal Striker Lucas Perez

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Turkish outlet Fanatik, are reporting today that Arsene Wenger has made a decision about his available striker Lucas Perez and it's that he will not allow the Spanish striker to go out [...]

Once Anderson Is Signed On Loan – Newcastle Need Just Two More Players Brought In

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If we assume that we sign Chelsea's 21-year-old Kennedy soon and that he can challenge Paul Dummett for the starting left-back spot at Newcastle, then we think Rafa has only two players [...]

Rafa Benitez Makes Surprising Breakthrough With Season Loan Signing

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There's some surprising news in the Mirror that Newcastle has signed 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kennedy on loan for the season in a surprise development. Kennedy is the player who was sent home [...]

Rafa Adds Sixth Player To Squad – Kennedy Will Add Class And Has Something To Prove

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While the move is not official yet the Mirror this morning is reporting that Newcastle has agreed to sign bad boy Kennedy from Chelseafor a season long loan deal. The 21-year-old was [...]

Fans Swarm To Twitter To Welcome 21-Year-Old Kennedy To Newcastle

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Right out of the blue this is the third successive time it's happened Newcastle signed 21-year-old midfielder/defender Kennedy last night on loan for the season with presumablyan option to buy [...]

Rafa Benitez’ Interview – Explains Newcastle’s Current Plight In Great Detail

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It was Premier League launch day in London yesterday and Newcastle were represented by manager Rafa Benitez, new signing Jacob Murphy and last season's Player of the Season Matt Ritchie. Rafa spoke [...]

Rafa – I Will Not Walk Away – My Chinese Is Not Good Enough – Newcastle Is A Challenge For Me This Season

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Rafa Benitez gave an extended interview on Sky Sports yesterday morning, and the Newcastle manager went into great detail about the situation at Newcastle. Rafa sees Newcastle as a challenge for him [...]

It Could Be The End Of The Road For This Honest Newcastle Player

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News today which will come as no real surprise to some Newcastle fans as local lad Jack Colback is ready to be left out of Newcastle's 25-man Premier League squad for next [...]

Alan Shearer’s Surprising Statement On Rafa Staying At Newcastle

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A couple of weeks ago we seemed to be doing quite well in the transfer market after we made a couple of surprise signings right-back Javier Manquilloof AtleticoMadrid and holding midfielder [...]

Rafa Unhappy And Frustrated – But Fully Committed To The Fans, Club And Players

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Rafa Benitez has been speaking out on talkSP{ORT today and of course, with his comments like at any time, you can either stress the negative or stress the positive. Rafa is frustrated [...]

This Is Good News From Rafa Benitez On Potential Big Newcastle Signing

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News today in the Chronicle that Rafael Benitez has spoken one on one with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger about the potential transfer of Lucas Perez. Wenger has admitted clearly that he didn't [...]

Rafa Benitez Prepares Fans For What Could Become A Tough Season

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RafaBenitez is still hoping Newcastle can sign a player before the Premier League kicks off for us on Sunday. And every time Rafa talksnowadays you understand the manager is disappointed that he [...]

Poll – Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season In Premier League?

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Now that we are only a matter of days from the start of the Premier League season we will launch our poll on where Newcastle can finish in the league table next [...]

Newcastle Captain Shows Leadership – Confident About Coming Season

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In the last two seasons,three north-east sides have been relegated, and two have been promoted. Last year Newcastle were relegated, and Middlesbrough was promoted, so we had the odd case of Newcastle [...]

Martin Hardy’s Answers In Sky Sports Interview Today Are Concerning

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There's a little bit of a worrying report out today on Sky Sports where Hardy the Times on Sunday reporter for the north-east who wrote Rafa's Way and released it [...]

Newcastle Still In With Good Chance Of Signing Top Striker Before Sunday

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Newcastle is said to be pushing hard to get Arsenal striker Lucas Perez to St. James' Park before the Premier league kicks off next Sunday afternoon when we will welcome Premier League [...]

Breaking News – Magpies Leading The Race To Sign Lucas Perez – Willing To Pay £13.4M

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We saw a report in the SunderlandEcho today that Spanish sources were reportingthat Newcastle is now in the lead to sign Lucas Perez of Arsenal, but we couldn't find the Spanish source [...]

Report – Newcastle Now Pursuing New 23-Year-Old Transfer Target

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The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle is now interested in signing the former Bayern Munich goalkeeper 23-year-old Lukas Raeder. Lukas stands just short of 6ft 5ins tall and was German International [...]

Newcastle Looking At Loan Options For The Season – Worries Remain About Rafa Benitez

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One big surprise that's been hinted at all summer and is now starting to surface more isthat Rafa Benitez seems to have very little money up front to spend. Someof the money [...]

It’s Worrying This Player Is Injured Before Season Starts – Points To Significant Newcastle Weakness

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Most of us were surprised that Dwight Gayle didn't make the squad yesterday for our last pre-season game against Verona and it seems his hamstring is bothering him again. Dwight appears to [...]

This Player Looks To Be Much Improved From Last Season – Can He Also Add Goals To His Game?

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One player who looks a better player than last season is our new signing, 25-year-old Christian Atsu who we signed from Chelsea for just £6.2M in June. Christian has had a good [...]

Rafa Benitez Takes New Approach To Get This Transfer Target

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Newcastle's Rafa Benitez has been searching for a striker this summer, and yesterday the manager admitted he likes Lucas Perez who Newcastle has been linked with closely over the last several weeks. [...]

Rafa Benitez Lays Down The Law For His Players In The Premier League

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After the game yesterday Rafa seemed happy enough with the performance of the team, and certainly, they looked well organized and compact like a Rafa Benitez team in fact. So from [...]

This Is What’s Quickly Becoming The Big Problem For Rafa At Newcastle

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From reading the reports in the Mirror and others over the weekend about Rafa's frustrations at Newcastle, we thought the real bottom line was the high transfer wages being asked for our [...]

Newcastle Completely Dominate Verona – But Win Only 2-0 – Good Performances All Around

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Newcastle completed their 6th pre-season friendly game this afternoon at St. James' Park against Italian club Hellas Verona. Newcastle scored two good goals in the first 12 minutes of the game and [...]

Talented Spanish Star Reported Willing To Sign For Newcastle United

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26-year-old Real Madrid and Spanish International forward Lucas Vasquez has been reported to be willing to sign for Newcastle United this summer. But we wonder how much he would cost and what [...]

Perez And Mitrovic Start In Strong Side Against Hellas Verona

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for our final pre-season friendly at home against Hellas Verona this afternoon. After this, we have our first Premier League game of the [...]

New Rumblings At Newcastle And A Frustrated Rafa Benitez

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It's a Sunday so we should probably expect some sensational news today since it's also the last weekend before the Premier League season starts. There is news today in the Mirror [...]

Andros Townsend Available – But Newcastle Hierarchy Blocking Any Move For Him

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Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has made former Newcastle winger Andros Townsend available for transfer, but they are also reporting that while Rafa is keen to sign one of his favorite [...]

Newcastle Bid £12M For Striker But It’s Turned Down

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There's a Mirror reportout today that is both short and explosive. It says that Newcastle will not pursue a deal to bring Andros Townsend back to Newcastle and that we have also [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter – Have Their Say On Rafa

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It's a Sunday and just one week before the new Premier League season kicks off so you just knew there would be something controversial in this morning's papers about Rafa. And yes [...]

Newcastle Could Be In The Driver’s Seat With This Transfer Target

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Newcastle seems to have switched their attentions from Arsenal striker LucasPerezto the cheaper striker Joselu. Joselu has not had a good time of it with Stoke City over the last two [...]

Newcastle Pushing Hard To Bring In Another Player To Fill The Gaps

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With being out most of yesterday, this is catch-up time, and we see that Newcastle are after West Ham goalkeeper Adrian as well as who seems to be our new striker target [...]

Report – Newcastle Going Back In With Improved Bid For New Striker Target

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Apparently, Newcastle went in with what has been called a derisory bid for Stoke City striker Joselu. How often have we heard that with Newcastle but the idea is to try [...]

Rafa Benitez Can Turn This New Signing Into A Stellar Player For Newcastle

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New signing Mikel Merino is only 21-years-old but the lad comes over as a very mature young man, and he speaks English extremely well too. He doesn't speak with a Geordie accent, [...]

Newcastle Fans Quickly Taking To This Impressive New Arrival At The Club

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Newcastle fans and even our local journalists are quickly taking to Mikel Merino who not only looks like a good player in the making but seems an excellent young man. He speaks [...]

Rafa Benitez Identifies New Striker Talks – Talks Progressing

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The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle has gone after a new striker target and he's been identified as 27-year-old German striker Joselu of Stoke City. Joselu was born in Stuttgart, [...]

Updates On The Changing Situation Of Newcastle Striker Target Lucas Perez

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There have been more developments with the situation of Newcastle striker target 28-year-oldArsenal striker Lucas Perez. GOAL reported yesterday that Perez has handed in an official transfer request at Arsenal to try [...]

What Are The Chances Of Newcastle Getting Ross Berkley To Tyneside This Month?

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There was a lengthy report in the Mail yesterday about various transfer news, and it mentioned in one single paragraph that Newcastle is now interested in signing Everton's Ross Barkley. So we [...]

Report – Newcastle Have Made The Fifth Best PL Signing So Far This Season

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The web site FourFourTwo have come out with the best 12 Premier League signings so far this summer and Newcastle have the 5th best transfer made so far in this window. They pick [...]

Rafa Showing Professionalism And Patience With Top Management At Newcastle

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It's been a complicated transfer window so far, and we still haven't signed the two or three class players we need to ensure we have a decent first season back in the [...]

New Hope Now For Newcastle To Sign This Top Striker Target

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We had said earlier today that with more teams being interested in signing Lucas Perez it may be difficult to get this player through the door. But the Chronicle is reporting today [...]

Wolfsburg 1 Newcastle 3 – Extended Highlights – Video

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Here are 10 minutes of extended highlights of the game yesterday at Wolfsburg which Newcastle on fairly easily 3-1.

Rafa Gives Update On Aleksandar Mitrovic – And A Difficult Transfer Window

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Rafa Benitezgave an update after the 3-1 win at Wolfsburg yesterday, and he talked about AleksandarMitrovic who he seemed pleased with. and the state of the He also spoke about [...]

Newcastle’s Ability To Sign This Striker Now Looking Difficult

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According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is carrying two cell phones when he takes the Newcastle training as he keeps in close touch with Managing Director Lee Charnley on the transfer situation. [...]

Newcastle Now Odds-On Favorites To Sign This Midfield Transfer Target

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Newcastle has been strongly linked with central midfielder James McCarthy since early January and Rafa wanted to sign him either permanently or on loan earlier this year, but Mike Ashley didn't want [...]

Rafa’s Positive Message After Excellent Win At Wolfsburg – We Aren’t Far Away

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Rafa Benitez was interviewed by the Chronicle's Lee Ryder in Germany today after the excellent 3-1 win at Wolfsburg where the team played well, and it was a vast improvement on last [...]

Matt Ritchie’s Fabulous Goal At Wolfsburg – Video

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Impressive Newcastle Deserve 3-1 Win At Wolfsburg – Some Good Performances

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Newcastle won their fifth pre-seaosn game this afternoon with a good 3-1 win at Wolfsburg and it seems from the reporters at the game the lads put on a much better show [...]

Newcastle Still In With A Decent Chance Of Signing Spanish Striker

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As we expected there are a lot of clubs wanting 29-year-old Arsenal striker Lucas Perez this summer after he had a disappointing season at Arsenal but that was because he wasn't [...]

Manquillo, Perez, Atsu And Mitrovic All Start At Wolfsburg

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for our fifth friendly of pre-season against Wolfsburg in Germany this afternoon. After this, we have one more friendly next Sunday at home [...]

Newcastlel Striker Finally Completes Loan Move

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle's 21-year-old striker Ivan Toney is all set to move to League One club Wigan Athletic and is currently having a medical at Wigan. Newcastle is ready [...]

Newcastle Still Unwilling To Pay Out The Money For Good Players – Why?

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When there was news a couple of days ago that Arsenal wanted just £13.4M for their striker Lucas Perez we thought that was perfect for Newcastle and that we should go in [...]

This Looks To Be Rafa’s Team That Will Start Against Spurs

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Wehave our second friendly in Germany this afternoon at Wolfsburg, and after that, we play Verona at home on Sunday afternoon, and that's our preseason over. Then we start a weekon Sunday [...]

These Two Signings Would Be Stellar For Newcastle – But Club Must Show Ambition

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Newcastle has been linked with two top players in the last few days. It seems that Rafa Benitez has an interest in Arsenal'sLucas Perez and also 22-year-old Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa [...]

Rafa Benitez Has Opportunity To Fill His Coaching Vacancy

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We knew former Newcastle coach Ian Cathro was having a difficult time of it at Hearts, but we are surprised he has just been fired today with immediate effect. CraigLevein is the [...]

Is This 26-Year-Old Potential Bargain Buy On Rafa’s Wanted List?

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At the end of June Newcastle was said to be linked with former Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby. We thought at the time Holtby may be a good acquisition for Newcastle because of [...]

Newcastle Well Positioned To Sign Lucas Perez But Unwilling To Pay £13.4M Asking Price

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The Evening Standard reported last night that Rafa Benitez made an inquiry into the availability of Lucas Perez last week, but the club has made no formal bid for the 28-year-old Spanish [...]

Rafa Finding It Difficult To Move Players Out As They Turn Down Moves

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There's news in the Chronicle that Curtis Good has returned to the club after he failed to impress on a trial in Holland at Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle. So Curtis still has [...]

Newcastle Fans Flock To Twitter – Desperate For Lucas Perez – Sign Him Up!

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Looking at the comments of Newcastle fans and on Twitter, the famous Toon Army thinks that Lucas Perez would be a fantastic signing for us. This lad has a terrific left foot [...]