Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

Benitez Comments On Chris Hughton And Jamaal Lascelles

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In his press conference today Rafa Benitez was very calm as expected and he seems to have recovered from the surgery he had recently which kept him at home watching the TV [...]

Initial Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference – I Was Expecting The Wins

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference this afternoon for the game at Brighton on Sunday afternoon. We have a chance at Brighton for the first time in almost four years, [...]

Newcomer Talks About Why Rafa Is So Crucial For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino has been little short of a revelation so far this season and we have the lad on loan for the season from Borussia Dortmund. It seems it's an obligation to [...]

Chris Hughton Points Out The Advantages That Newcastle Have

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It was a tough game for us at the Amex earlier this year when two late goals got us all 3 points and it' s going to be another tough game on [...]

Rafa Benitez Doing What He Loves To Do At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitezis very calm and doesn't get carried away with things good or bad (like some of us), and his mantra is to improveevery player and the team as he goes through [...]

Rafa Planning To Buy Creative Midfielder In January – Here’s A Top Target

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We had mentionedyesterday that Newcastle would need to bring in another striker in the January transfer window since it's getting obvious in the first few games that we don't have enough players [...]

It Would Make Sense For Newcastle To Go Back And Sign This Former Target In January

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If you believethe reports, then we tried to bringSouthampton left-back Matt Targett in from Southampton on a season-long loan deal. But Newcastle's too careful approachto transfers raised its ugly head again, and [...]

Newcastle Likely Lining Up This Striker For January

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It's becoming obvious that Newcastle need to bring in a good striker in January. It's a weakness we had last season in the Championship when we didn't win some games only because [...]

Captain’s Savvy Message Today To Newcastle Players

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We dare say that most Newcastle fans will think the game at Brighton on Sunday afternoon should be a relatively easy one for Newcastle. But we learned last season in the Championship [...]

This Player Showed Real Courage To Join Newcastle – Epitomizes New Spirit

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Newcastle United fans have taken very quickly to Matt Ritchie, and maybe that's because he epitomizes the team that Rafa Benitez is putting together on Tyneside. Matt doesn't just have the skills, [...]

Some Things On The Minds Of Newcastle Fans This Morning

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Here are some of the things on Newcastle fans minds this Thursday morning as seen on Twitter. We are looking forward to Rafa's press conference tomorrow afternoon for the Brighton game when [...]

Can Newcastle Make It Four League Wins In A Row For The First Time In Many Years?

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It was four years ago that we managed to win four league games in a row in November of 2013 just four weeks before Alan Pardew surprisingly left the club for [...]

Newcastle Veteran Surprisingly Leaves The Club In Permanant Deal

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Tim Krul has left Newcastle as Brighton have made the move a permanentone today. That means that Tim could make his Premier League debut for Brighton on Sunday afternoon against Newcastle United. [...]

Finally – Some Real Praise And Respect For Rafa, Our Fans, And The Team

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TV pundits Dean Saunders and Glenn Hoddle both think that Newcastle manager Benitez will already be planning in his own mind for the upcoming January transfer window. Rafa will be thinking how [...]

This Is Something Newcastle Haven’t Had For A Long Time

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We have been without players like Jonjo Shelvey, DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett for some games but we have still managed to win three games on the trot. New signing Javier Manquillo [...]

Even Mike Ashley Can’t Stop The Rafalution At Newcastle

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If Newcastlecan keep winning more games than we lose, then there's an opportunity that Newcastle can finish in the top ten and around the middle of the table. And there's even a [...]

Newcastle Star Explains Why He Took No Chances

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DeAndre Yedlin came back on Saturday in the 2-1 home win against Stoke City for his first appearance of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in preseason. Hamstring injuries still seem [...]

Video – A Rare Look Behind The Scenes At Newcastle Squad Training – With Intensity

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Newcastle United have put out on their Twitter account some rare video of Newcastle stars training yesterday. We see a fast-paced game and good goals coming from young star Mikel Merino and [...]

Why Does This Newcastle Player Get So Much Criticism?

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We've seen some harsh criticism coming from some fans about the play of Ayoze Perez this season, and we cannot understand it. Whole articles have been dedicated to criticizing the young Spanish [...]

Newcastle Have Four Of The Best Players In The Premier League – Fact

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Sky Sports uses statistics from games to judge who are the best players in the Premier League this season. And we have to believe the stats they use are the right ones [...]

The Conflict – Rafa’s Dreams For Newcastle Compared To Those Of The Owner

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As we have seen over the summer, there's a little bit of a conflict at Newcastle at the top. And the easy way to describe that is to say Rafa Benitez' ambitions [...]

The One Reason Why Newcastle Are 4th Top Of The Premier League

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If a manager like Steve McClaren had Newcastle's current squad it's likely he would have started this season much like he did two years ago with just 3 points from the first [...]

Rafa Reveals This Decision On Future Star Was Not Very Difficult

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Jamaal Lascelles had been injured in preseason, and new signing Florian Lejeune had been playing extremely well at center-back and was in the starting lineup for our first game against Tottenham at [...]

Star Seems To Have Everything – Loves Newcastle – Explains Why He’s Playing Well

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From what we can tell of Mikel Merino he was born to play for Newcastle, and helooks a terrific buy by manager Rafa Benitez. If Rafa can pick up a couple of [...]

Alan Shearer Comes Out And Says What Most Newcastle Fans Are Thinking

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Newcastle icon Alan Shearer is first and foremost a Newcastle fan through and through just like the rest of us. The only difference is that Alan just happened to be one [...]

There’s Significant Interest In This Top Newcastle Youngster

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One player who is having a great season out on loan so far is our 19-year-old midfielder, Sean Longstaff. Sean is on loan at Blackpool, and he has scored four goals with [...]

Jamaal Lascelles – It’s A Weakness Of Premier League Sides

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Newcastle have been able to capitalize in the last two games on Premier League teams who use zonal marking for set playsrather than man-to-man marking. It's allowed Jamaal Lascelles to have a [...]

Matt Ritchie – This Is The Real Positive Thing At Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie is the man of the moment right now at Newcastle after he has been in the best form of his career so far this season. Couple Matt's undoubted skills with [...]

BBC Pundit – Newcastle Players Heroic – But The Bubble Will Soon Burst

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Most pundits have predicted that Newcastle will be fighting relegation this season because we failed to secure enough class and talent in the summer transfer window. According to the majority of pundits, [...]

Newcastle Star – Positive Vibes Around The Place – But We Must Get Better

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Matt Ritchie was our Man of the Match again last Saturday for another brilliant performance in the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle. He made both goals, and his crosses were [...]

Stoke Player – Newcastle So Strong In This Specific Area

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Former Newcastle targetErik Pieters has been reflecting on the 2-1 defeat at Newcastlelast Saturday, But if we had taken our chances the game could have been out of sight by halftime. After [...]

Happy Newcastle Fans Make Several Good Points This Sunny Monday Morning

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Newcastle fans have made some excellent points today on Twitter as we all reflect on three great wins in a row and the team is in 4th place in the Premier League. [...]

Our Man Of The Match – Probably Newcastle’s Best Player

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Not for the first time this seasonour Man of the Match is Matt Ritchie. Matt was a bargain buy from Bournemouth last yearand in the 2-1 win yesterday against Stoke at At. [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About The Perfect Response From His Players

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Rafa Benitez looked a little uncomfortable during the game yesterday. That's not because we were in trouble or anything like that but it was evident he was still suffering from the [...]

Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter To Celebrate Another Win

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After our third win in a row and up to 4th place in the Premier League Newcastle fans flocked to Twitter to celebrate yet another win. Wins are what will keep us [...]

Rafa Benitez Pleased With Both Players And Fans Alike

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It was another excellent day at the office for Newcastle yesterday when we won our third Premier League game in a row and are now in 4th position and could stay that [...]

Why Newcastle Are Much Better Than Rafa Benitez Expected

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When you look at the last three games which we have won, you see a Newcastle side that is well coached, compact, closing other players down and every player is working hard [...]

Jamaal Lascelles’ Mother Reveals Why Son Is Getting Very Expensive

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Jamaal Lascelles mother put out a tweet 30 minutes after Newcastle won their third game in a row and the second time in a row that the Newcastle captain has won the [...]

Newcastle 2 Stoke 1 – Full Video Of All Goals

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Newcastle had another excellent win this afternoon this time a 2-1 win against Stoke City at St. James' Park. Here are the video highlights of today's game for those people who [...]

Rafa Benitez Not Interested In The Premier League Table

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Rafa's mantra in football is to take one game at a time and that's what he did last year in steering Newcastle to finish as Champions of the Championship Champions and automatic [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match In Terrific 2-1 Win Against Stoke?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle'sMan of the Match was this afternoon at St. James' Park when we won again this time 2-1 against Stoke City our third win [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s Third Win On The Trot

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Newcastle fan and icon Alan Shearer reacted to Newcastle winning our third league game on the trot for almost four years by congratulating captain Jamaal Lascelles on the winner. Alan congratulated captain [...]

Captain Fantastic Does It Again – Newcastle beat Stoke 2-1 – Go 4th Top Of League

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It was another winning header by captain Jamaal Lascelles from a Matt Ritchie corner that gave a good-looking Newcastle side all 3 points against Stoke this afternoon and at the time of [...]

DeAndre Yedlin, Chancel Mbemba And Christian Atsu All Start Against Stoke City

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game against Stoke City at St. James' Park this afternoon. Newcastle will be trying to win their third game in a row [...]

Rafa Benitez Finally Ends Feud With Owner Mike Ashley

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Rafa Benitez changed his attitudesignificantly once the transfer window closed and he has now put that all behind him., and he will concentrate fully on improving the players he has in the [...]

This Player To Remain Out In The Cold At Newcastle

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Jack Colback has made 102 total appearances for Newcastle with 5 goals and 10 assists it looks like that will be his final record at Newcastle for the local lad. For some [...]

Rafa Reveals Why His Daughter Was Laughing At Him During The Newcastle Telecast

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Rafa Benitezhas explained in his own words how he coped last week and especially how he watched the game on TV last Sunday helped by one of his teenage daughters. It seems [...]

Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On The Stoke City Game Today

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Newcastle have a very good chance to get our third win in a row and dare we say it we are even confident that we can beat Stoke City today. But [...]

There Could Be This One Change In Starting Line-Up Against Stoke City

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Rafa gave a positive update on the injuries at Newcastle during his press conference this afternoon, and only Paul Dummett and Sadio Haidara are not fit for the game. That means Chancel [...]

Rafa Issues A Caution To Fans And Players Alike

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Rafa seemed very centered in his press conference today and is determined to keep the good results flowing at Newcastle. But he did mention how things were really upbeat after two good [...]

Great News – Rafa Puts Disappointing Transfer Window Behind Him – Looking Foward

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Rafa Benitez gave his press conference this afternoon for the Stoke City game tomorrow and he seemed upbeat,positive and glad to be back. The good news is Rafa is back taking the [...]

Rafa Benitez Said Good Things About The Club, The City, Everything – I Signed Quickly

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Joselu hasn't played many games forusyet, but in the last two games he has started both wins he has looked a good player and has been an integral part of [...]

This Newcastle Star Has A Huge Heart – Can You Help Him Out?

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Newcastle starIsaac Hayden spent a couple of hours of his time at the West End Food Bank yesterday afternoon helping to put food parcels together for those in need. Other volunteers do [...]

Revealed – Rafa Benitez’ Amazing Preparation For The Swansea Game

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We are finding out today from Isaac Hayden that Rafa Benitez called each player before the game at Swansea on Sunday to ensure they knew exactly what Rafa wanted from them in [...]

Newcastle Could Bring In This New Striker Target During January Transfer Window

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Club Call are reporting the Newcastle scouts were watching CSKA Moscow striker Aaron Samuel Olanare (Aaron Samuel) earlier this week when they were at Benfica's Stadium of Light watching the game against [...]

Newcastle Player Almost Ready To Come In From The Cold

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When Paul Dummett was injured in the first game of the season against Tottenham Newcastle were again left without a specialist left-back something that Rafa Benitez had noticed when he first [...]

Things Have Turned Positive At Newcastle In The Last Few Weeks

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It's always surprising what a win can do and what two wins in a row can do for any club. When we lost the first two games of the season that did [...]

Newcastle Must Maintain Momentum On Saturday – Three Wins In A Row Possible

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Newcastle havegot their season on track with two league wins in a row and not only that, but we were well worth the 6 points at home to West Ham and away [...]

Newcastle’s New Signings Are Better Than Expected – So Far

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The main reason things have become upbeat at Newcastle over the last few weeks is mainly because of our two wins in succession. And in those games against the Hammers and the [...]

Assistant Manager Talks About Newcastle Star – Praises The Fans

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Newcastle fitness coach and assistant manager Francisco de Míguel Moreno (Paco Moreno) thinks that Jonjo Shelvey is one of the best technical players he has ever worked with. But as we all [...]

Achraf Lazaar Changes His Tune About Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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We read the interview Achraf Lazaar gave to the Italian media recently where he seemed to slam Rafa Benitez for pleading with him to sign for Newcastle last summer and then when [...]

Rafa Benitez Back On The Training Ground Today – Video

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Here's a smallbut significant piece of video put out on the Newcastle United Twitter account as Rafa starts the training session with his players this morning. Rafa returned to Newcastle last Monday [...]

Rafa Benitez Has Important Business To Do Today

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The players had a day off yesterday but return to training today to prepare for the tough home game against Stoke City on Saturday. And for the first time since the week [...]

Mike Ashley Has Quickly Cleared Up One Problem At Newcastle

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We were told last week the players were not in agreement with the club on the bonuses to be given out for this season. The deal the players were offered was they [...]

Report – Rafa Benitez Feels A Real Passion For Newcastle United And Will Not Leave

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In an exclusive with the Star today former Newcastle player Jermaine Jenas thinks Rafa Benitez feels a real passion for Newcastle United and will not be leaving the club. Rafa has been [...]

Former Newcastle Star Still Getting The Job Done

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DarylMurphy did well at Newcastle last season and was almost the perfect professional who was often praised by manager Rafa Benitez for his patience and professionalism when he wasn;t playing too much. [...]

Newcastle Have Opportunity To Win Three League Games In A Row For First Time In Many Years

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Newcastle have a chance to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League for the first time since November 2013, when we won all four of our games in [...]

Newcastle Scouts Watching Players For Possible January Signings

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The Shields Gazette is reporting today that Newcastle had a scout at last night's Champions League game between Benfica and CSKA. Benfica lost at home after being 1-0 ahead, and CSKA ended [...]

Newcastle Can Be Successful This Season – Players Anxious To Prove Themselves

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One 0f the reasons we still think Newcastle will have a decent season and finish in the top ten is for a number ofreasons. Our squad is probably better than we think [...]

Rafa Benitez Even Gave The Team Talk Before The Swansea Game

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Ayoze Perez has told the Chronicle that it was Rafa Benitez himself who gave the team talk before the game against Swansea on Sunday, and he gave it from his home in [...]

Beardsley Praise For Shelvey – But Jonjo Has Huge Challenge This Season

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Jonjo Shelvey captained the U23 side last night, and they drew 2-2 against Norwich City after having taken a 2-0 lead. It was a good time to give Jonjo some match practice [...]

Things To Return To Normal This Week – But January Could Spell Trouble

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We are hoping that Rafa Benitezwill be able to travel to Newcastle today to start to get ready for our next crucial game against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The goal of [...]

Outstanding Newcastle Player Makes Premier League Team Of The Week

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Jamaal Lascelles' outstanding game for Newcastle at Swansea on Sunday afternoon has got him on most of the Premier League teams of the Week being announced. He makes the Star's Team of [...]

Rafa Benitez Travels By Train – Now Back In Newcastle

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The Chronicle are reporting that Rafa Benitez is now back in Newcastle after he had been given the go ahead from his doctors (and his family) to return to work. Rafa traveled [...]

Former Manager – Newcastle As Good As It Gets At Swansea

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Alan Pardew is a big fan of Rafa Benitez basically because he knows how good Rafa is and that he's a world-class manager. You could see the friendship between the two [...]

Sky Sports Pundit In Awe Of Newcastle Captain – World Class Defending

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40-year-old Kevin Kilbane, the former Sunderland player is now a pundit for BBC on Match of the Day 2, and he was full of praise for Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles after his [...]

These Were Easily Newcastle’s Best Two Players Against Swansea

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There will not be much argument from Newcastle fans as to who were our best two players yesterday in the excellent 1-0 win at Swansea. Captain fantasticJamaal Lascelles had a fabulous game, [...]

Swansea Manager – Newcastle Were Better In Every Aspect Of The Game

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We knew that Swansea City manager Paul Clement was a class act before yesterday's game and that he's well respected in the game of football. But it's not often you see a [...]

Mike Ashley Must Support Rafa In Signing Several Players In January

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With the new early closing of the summer transfer window being in early August, it could mean that the January transfer market becomes more important for English clubs. The new end of [...]

Newcastle Fans Heap Praise On Player For Outstanding And Gutsy Performance

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Jamaal Lascelles didn't have a great season last term for Newcastle but the 23-year-old still made the Championship Team of the Season. And then towards the end of last seasonwhen our promotion [...]

Team Effort – Rafa’s Communication With Coaching Staff During Swansea Game Worked Perfectly

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Newcastle fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco Moreno) was in charge of Newcastle in the absence of Rafa Benitez yesterday and gave the post-match Press conference. He explained how the communication [...]

Newcastle Player Makes Jamie Redknapp’s Team Of The Week

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Jamaal Lascelles excellent performance for Newcastle yesterday has been noticed, and he makes Jamie Redknapp's Premier League's Team of the Week. The other player who was outstanding for us yesterday was Spanish [...]

Buzzing Newcastle Fans Explode On Twitter Following Second Successive Win

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In what was our second successive win today at Swansea the team put in another good solid performance and we were really well organized. Captain fantastic Jamaal Lascelles got the winner after [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match At Swansea?

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Let us know who you think our Man of the Match was today in the close but excellent 1-0 win at Swansea. Rafa will have seen good performances all over the pitch [...]

Alan Shearer Goes Nuts – We’re Going To Win The League

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There will be a number of Newcastle fans going nuts after our excellent 1-0 win at Swansea this afternoon with the winning goal coming from a great header by Jamaal Lascelles from [...]

Good Organization Plus Team Spirit And Work Rate Give Newcastle Another 3 Points

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Newcastle played like a RafaBenitez team today we were very compact, very well organized with each player knowing exactly what his job was and the lads, as usual, worked their socks [...]

Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino And Jesus Gamez All Start At Swansea City

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Newcastle have just released the team that will play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon and manager Rafa Benitez will not be in attendance because of discomfort caused by a [...]

News Of Potential Huge Payment To Be Made To Newcastle Players

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News today that Mike Ashley has offered to give Newcastle players a £20M bonus if the club wins the FA Cup next May. Well would you believe it it even looks [...]

The Latest On Rafa Benitez – Whether He Can Make The Game Today

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The latest on Rafa Benitez is that he will attempt to make the game today at Swansea and will fly by helicopter from his home in the Wirral and try to be [...]

Assistant Manager Moreno Comments On Young Newcastle Star – Mikel Merino

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Assistant manager and fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno talked about our new young star Mikel Merino yesterday to the Chronicle, and the coaching team are not surprised by what he has [...]

Moreno On Benitez – He Is Calm And Should Be Fine

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Assistant manager Moreno has been doing the press duties in the absence of Rafa Benitez, and even if Rafa does make the game and is on the touchline today for the game [...]

Newcastle Make Move To Increase Revenues – So We Can Better Compete

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Newcastle announced yesterday that MRF (Madras Rubber Factory Limited), who are the largest manufacturer of tires in India have been appointed as the new Newcastle sleeve sponsor. The Premier League has allowed [...]

Rafa Benitez Takes The Advice Of His Doctors

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It will be a test of the coaching staff and our players today at Swansea since Rafa has decided not the take the helicopter trip down to Swansea today as he tries [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Side For Swansea City

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We doubt that Rafa Benitez will recall Jonjo Shelvey immediately to the Newcastle starting line up for our game at Swansea City tomorrow afterhe's served his three match ban. It will be [...]

Newcastle Players In High Spirits – Focused And Working Hard

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Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco) did the media duties yesterday for Newcastle in the absence of Rafa Benitez, who is still recovering from a hernia operation he had during the International break. [...]

Moreno Now Positive On Newcastle Striker – Much Improved In Training

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Dwight Gayle was the subject of a £15M bid from Fulham late in the transfer window, and if Rafa could have brought in another striker, he would have sold Dwight who [...]

Rafa Still Providing Massive Input For Game At Swansea – Not Much Has Changed

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Francisco de Miguel Moreno could well be in charge of the team tomorrow at Swansea if Rafa Benitez cannot make the game because of the after effects of his hernia operation. Moreno [...]

Messages From Newcastle Fans Go Out To Rafa

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Rafa has already thanked Newcastlefans for all their many get well messages as he tries to recoverin time to at least be on the touchline tomorrow at Swansea City. This is will [...]

Newcastle Star – We Were Getting A Lot Of Stick – That Was Unfair

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Rob Elliot has shown enormous patiencein coming back from the seriousACL knee injury he sustained playing for Ireland a year last March. He came back and was fully fit for the last [...]

Moreno Sounds Like Rafa – Players Must Show Same Passion And Intensity At Swansea

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After losing our first two games in the Premier League, as we did late season too, we got back on track two weeks ago with a great 3-0 win against West Ham, [...]

Rafa Benitez Gives Thanks To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle fans are taking this opportunity of sending Rafa get-well messages and the manager has tweeted his thanks to the Newcastle fans. If Rafa ever does think of leaving Newcastle it will [...]

Newcastle Star Feels Confident – Positive Vibes At The Club

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Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco) did very well in his press conference today but didn't talk at all about the transfers at Newcastle, basically because he's not involved on that but he [...]

Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco) Serves Up Some Good News For Newcastle

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With Rafa recovering from an operation he had last Friday, assistant manager and fitness coach Francisco de Míguel Moreno (Paco) has been speaking with the media in place of Rafa today. First [...]

Things At Newcastle Just Got Even More Complicated

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Rafa Benitez had an operation last Friday to try to clear up an old hernia problem he had, but it has left him with an infection. He will now miss his press [...]

Some Very Strange Comments Coming From Newcastle Striker

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has made some bizarre comments about the incident that caused him to be banned for three games after he elbowed Manuel Lanzini of West Ham in the second half of [...]

New Rules Should Help Rafa Change The Way Newcastle Operate

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Newcastle United were one of the 14 Premier League clubs who voted in favor yesterday of the transfer window shutting before the start of next season. Rafa Benitez has often said how [...]

What Rafa Beneitez Has Told His Young Star To Do During Premier Games

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It's not a secret that one of the main reasons Mikel Merino arrived at Newcastle United was because of Rafa Benitez, a world-class Spanish manager, being at the club. Mikel thought he [...]

This Player Voted Best Summer Buy For Newcastle

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Certainly, Mikel Merino has been an instant hit with fans since he was signed in late July and we just have to hope the 21-year-old keeps playing well in the middle of [...]

Reports Newcastle Defender Could Be Out Up To Three Months

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It's never good when our players go away on International duty and come back injured, but that's what's happened with Chancel Mbemba who had to limp off in DR Congo's 2-2 with [...]

Rafa Incapacitated – Not Able To Take Newcastle Training

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It turns out according to the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez underwent an operation during the international break last Friday and has missed training so far this week. We haven;t heard much at [...]

Rafa – North-East Already Feels Like Home – I Want Fantastic Fans To Have Team To Be Proud Of

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There's some excellent news today from Rafa Benitez who says the north-east already feels like home to him and he wants to stay and give the faithful Geordie fans a team we [...]

Poll – Newcastle Need A Win At Swansea City On Sunday

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There's nothing quite like winning games to lift the moraleof supporters at any club. So we are hoping after the huge disappointment of the summer transfer window that we can get our [...]

Rafa Benitez Comes In For Even More Criticism

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From what we can tell Newcastle have spent about £35M gross on players and a much more significant number £12M net on transfers. But fans and manager were expecting around £70M [...]

More Injury Woe For Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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Newcastle now have at least one new injury concern after last night's World Cup qualifying games as defender Chancel Mbemba had to leave the field limping after 59 minutes. Chancel was captain [...]

Newcastle Have Perfect Opportunity At Swansea To Keep Season On Track

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Rafa Benitez will be welcoming back his players today and tomorrow after their exploits last night in World Cup and EuropeanU21 qualifying. And we already know that Chancel Mbemba picked up an [...]

Former Newcastle Talented Left-Back Finally Retires From Football

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Jose Enrique is an example of a Newcastle player leaving Newcastle for a bigger club and having his career falter badly. He has announced his retirement from football at a young 31 [...]

What It’s Like Working With Mike Ashley – He’s Not To Be Trusted

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Both Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer two Newcastle icons have been the manager of Newcastle United under owner Mike Ashley and both fell out with the owner and have not [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Signing This Summer?

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We were sodisappointed and shocked at Newcastle not signing one player over the last two weeks of the transfer window that we didn't put out a poll on who you think was [...]

Can You Help With This Appeal From The Northumbria Police?

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News today that police want to speak to a Newcastle fan who is accused of racially abusing a Cardiff City player last season in south Wales. We are putting this photograph of [...]

Still Possible For Newcastle To Finish 10th In The Premier League

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Like some other pundits, former Newcastle winger John Barnes thought that Newcastle would be good enough to finish in the top ten on our return to the big time in the Premier [...]

This Is What Rafa Tells His Players When They Play For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino seems to be one of Newcastle's new stars in the making, but the SpanishU21 star still has a lot to learn., but he should learn quickly from his compatriot at [...]

Serbia Coach Takes A Dig At Rafa Benitez

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The Republic of Ireland will play Serbia in Dublin tonight in World Cup qualifying, and it looks like Ciaran Clark could even be marking hisNewcastle team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic. Mitro is in the [...]

Rafa Benitez Could Still See Out His Contract At Newcastle

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News today that Rafa Benitez isn't even the bookies favorite to take over the West Ham job should the owners decide to sack Slaven Bilic within the next month. The new favorite [...]

Some Good News For A Change For Newcastle

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New today in the Chronicle that both Florian Lejeune and DeAndre should be fit again to return to the squad for the game at Swansea on Sunday afternoon. Florian has recovered fully [...]

Magpies Go After Old Transfer Targets – Even Those Who Dream Of Playing For Newcastle

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We've noticed that even with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, we still seem to go after former transfer targets. News today that one of the players we were after in early August was [...]

Fan Letter Hits The Nail On The Head – Ashley Must Take Some Immediate Action

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Mike Ashley is in severe danger of making his biggest mistake he has ever made at Newcastle and that's saying something. he has got a world-class manager yet he still refuses [...]

Rallying Cry – We Can Do Great Things With Commitment, Work Ethic And Togetherness

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Even though we don't have the quality of players Rafa wanted in the squad this season, it's still possible with Rafa's management expertise and player motivation that we do well through the [...]

New Signing Just Loves It At Newcastle – It Was So Emotional For Me

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Joselu was bought for only £5M from Stoke City during August, but Rafa Benitez must have seen something in his play that told him he could do a job for Newcastle. And [...]

Why Rafa Benitez Can Still Stay At Newcastle Long Term

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The general consensus after the transfer window ended on Thursday night when we didn't bring in any players during the last couple of weeks in the windowwas that Rafa Benitez will be [...]

Emerging Newcastle Superstar Just Loves It On Tyneside

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With the squad we ended up with on Thursday night, we don't seem to have any established stars, but we do have some outstanding players in the squad. Players like Matt Ritchie, [...]

There’s Some Good News About Rafa Benitez’s Squad

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There hasn't been too much news on the football side of things at Newcastle since last Thursday when Newcastle didn't manage to bring in one new player to the squad. The national [...]

What Newcastle Fans Think Of The Summer Transfer Window

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It's hardly surprising that Newcastlefans are not satisfied with the summer transfer window., Every year we put out a poll, and we did the same thing last Thursday night, and a massive [...]

What Newcastle Fans Are Thinking This Sunday Morning

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We check on Twitter now and again to gauge the mood of the Newcastle fans. We suppose our best bet of keeping Rafa Benitez at the club is for some rich consortium [...]

Where Has All The Money Gone At Newcastle?

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In January Newcastle didn't spend onepenny in that transfer window, much to Rafa Benitez' annoyance. But this summer on July 1st was the start of a new financial year. And we know [...]

The One Big Thing That Can Still Keep Rafa At Newcastle – The Fans

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Mike Ashley has not taken too long to put a wedge between himself and his latest manager, Rafa Benitez, and he still doesn't like spending money as an owner. While it seemed [...]

Rafa Springs A Few Surprises In His List of 25 Premier League Players

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Newcastle have announced their 25 man squad, and it doesn't include any players who are under 21 at the club who can play for the Premier league side this season. It does [...]

A Big Thank You Goes Out To Goalkeeper Tim Krul

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On Thursday Tim Krul left the Tyneside club after 12 years on Tyneside in which he managed to play 185 times for the first team, and he was an excellent player for [...]

The Rafa Benitez Dream At Newcastle Has Ended Quickly

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In early Maythings looked great at Newcastle. That was after the meeting with Rafa and Mike Ashley, and we were promised that Mike would give every last penny of the club's money [...]

This Would Be A Great Time For An Ambitious Owner To Buy Newcastle

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We have been thinking a lot since Thursday nightabout Newcastle and what happens now and the outlook is not good. That's becauseit'salmostcertain that Rafa Benitez will leave the club at the latest [...]

Complete Summer Transfer Business – 6 Players In – 17 Players Out – Only £12M Net Spend

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It was a disappointingday for Newcastle fans yesterday as the club failed to bring in any new players, but we moved Achraf Lazaar to Benevento on loan for the season and Tim [...]

Poll – Are You Satisfied With This Summer’s Transfer Business?

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Well it's all over for another summer, and Newcastle brought in six decent players and moved out 17 players., and it was always going to be difficult to create a new team [...]

Fans Take To Twitter After Summer Transfer Window Closes – Rafa Let Down Again

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration in what is probably the worst transfer window of any Premier League club this summer. Fans are rightly annoyed we couldn't get [...]

The Die Is Cast – Benitez Certain To Leave Newcastle By Next Summer

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It's not a surprise that Rafa Benitez was left completely frustrated last night by Newcastle's inability and/or unwillingness to add some good players to his squad for the coming season. And now [...]