Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2018

Report – Newcastle Interested In 27-Year-Old £8M Rated Brazilian Right-Back

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Newcastle in the last few days have been linked with a lot of players in different positions, and while obviously, they will not all arrive at Newcastle this month it does give [...]

Newcastle Linked With Two Strikers – Mike Ashley Involved With Transfers

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The last time we had Mike Ashley actively involved in trying to bring new players into the club was in January 2013, and he was able to bring in four players. That [...]

Sky Sports – Rafa’s Quest To Land This Player On Loan Now Very Likely

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There has been some upbeat news today about Newcastle being able to bring 21-year-old Brazilian left-sidedplayer Kenedy to Newcastle on loan this month. Chelsea are very close to signing left-back Emerson Palmieri [...]

Mike Ashley Has Chosen The Exact Wrong Time To Do This

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There have been several reports that Mike Ashley would like to extend Rafa's contract to keep him on Tyneside past the 18 months he still has left on his current contract. This [...]

Rafa Benitez – This Is A Very Important Transfer Week For Us

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There are only 9 days left in this transfer window, and Newcastle still haven't bought any players to improve the quality of the side. That's what Rafa Benitez wanted to do, and [...]

Our Man Of The Match Can Become A Future Star Player

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Jacob Murphyhad an excellent second half on Saturday and scored a goal that showed his talent when he deftly chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. [...]

Newcastle Linked With Loan Deal For Outstanding International Forward

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are considering making a loan move for Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle this January since the player has been made available for a loan move. The [...]

This Player Could Be A Decent Alternative To Chelsea’s Kenedy

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The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has given the OK to manager Rafa Benitez to try to sign 24-year-old Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan. The report mentions that two [...]

Amanda Staveley’s Exclusive New Interview – Explains Why Buying A Football Club Is Complicated

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Ms. Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi have given an exclusive interview in the Dubai based National newspaper from London, where PCP has an office on Park Lane. Ms. Staveley talks [...]

Rafa Keen To Get These Two Players To Newcastle This Week – Before Chelsea Game

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The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa Benitez will make progress on the transfer front this week. Newcastlehave recently contacted several players they will try to sign on loan or permanently [...]

Rafa Benitez And Massive Newcastle Are Missing The X Factor

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Frank Lampard played under Rafa Benitez at Chelsea when Rafa was there from late 2012 through the summer of 2013 as "interim" manager. That's when he won the Europa League for the [...]

Newcastle Slip Further Into Relegation Trouble – But Some Positives After 3-1 Defeat

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It was Newcastle's first defeat of 2018, but the gulf in class between league leaders Manchester City and Newcastle showed through at the Etihad yesterday. We thought the lads did well and [...]

Manchester City 3 Newcastle 1 – Goals And Highlights – Video

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Here are the highlights from yesterday's game at the Etihad which we lost 3-1. But better things are aheadfor Newcastle. There's some hope in that statement. Comments welcome.

Some Good Performances From Our Players Yesterday – Who Was The Best?

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We didn't expect to get anythingout of the game yesterday at the Etihad Stadium, although some of us were still hoping for a miracle, and we should get too down that we [...]

PCP Want Newcastle Even If Relegated – But Will Ashley Now Refuse To Sell To Staveley?

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There was an interesting article in the Dubai-based National newspaperon Friday which said that PCP Capital Partners would be interested in buying Newcastleuntil at least the summer. They are keenly interested in [...]

Mike Ashley Tells Benitez He Can Spend Whatever’s Necessary To Avoid Relegation

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It seems like since Mike Ashley has called off negotiations with Amanda Staveley and her PCP Partners Group, he has done a complete turnaround on transfers this month. The Mirror is reporting [...]

Mike Ashley – No Proof Amanda Staveley Has The Money To Buy Newcastle

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There's a good report in the Mirror today that quotes that Mike Ashley's (very) famous "source", is telling the Mirror there is no proof that Amanda Staveley has the funds to buy [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks Transfers – Bringing Players In After City Defeat

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After the 3-1 defeat at the Etihad stadium yesterday Rafa was still fairly upbeat with his team's performance. There's one big thing difference with this team than the one led by Steve [...]

Shearer Blasts Miser Mike Ashley – Explains Why Fans Want New Owner

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Newcastle legend Alan Shearer explained on BBC One Match of the Day last night whyNewcastle fans are desperate for a change of ownership. Mike Ashley has been unwilling to spend big money [...]

Surprise Team Selection – Manquillo Comes In for Yedlin – Ritchie And Perez Dropped

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Rafa Benitez has named the side to start against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon in the late kick-off game. Here's the side that Rafa announced: TEAM NEWS: Here's how [...]

Newcastle Have £8.8M Bid For Juventus Defender Rejected

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Italian website Calcio Mercato are reporting today that Newcastle have had a bid of around €10m (£8.8M) rejected for 20-year-old right back Pol Lirola. Lirola is from Juventus but is on loan [...]

Newcastle Mean Business – Bid £16M For Central Midfielder – Close To Asking Price

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It looks like Mike Ashley is willing to buy some players for Newcastle on a permanent basis this month but time is running out with the window closing a week on [...]

Rafa Now Surprisingly Upbeat On Transfer Window – Money Is Available

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Rafa Benitez had hoped to have all his players in by today, January 20th but he has been able to get not one player through the door, and it's not for want [...]

Benitez Gives Update On Kenedy – Says Newcastle Must Compete In Premier League

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With Kenedy of Chelsea having an excellent game on Wednesday night in the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Norwich, we don't think we will see the player coming to Newcastle on [...]

Fans Have Their Say On Today’s Tough Game – And Vent About Owner Mike Ashley

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Newcastle fans are hoping for the best at Manchester City today and three in four fans in our poll think we will lose this game. We will likely set up the same [...]

Amanda Staveley’s Husband Still Keen – We’d Love To Buy Newcastle

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Former investment banker Mehrdad Ghodoussi is Iranian-born and a PCP Capital Managing Partner; he has been married to Amanda Staveley since 2011. There was a piece in the National in Dubai yesterday [...]

Newcastle’s Predicted Team For Manchester City

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Newcastle will try to defend well tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium and maybe we can the point we almost got when the league leaders beat us 1-0 at St. James' Park in [...]

Rafa Praises Fans – But Nothing Imminent On Transfer Front

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Rafa Benitez was straight forward in his press conference today and told the press that Mike Ashley told him two to three weeks ago that PCP Partners would not be buying Newcastle [...]

Rafa Talks About Takeover – It Will Not Go Through – Has Positive Transfer Talks With Ashley

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Rafa has given his press conference and he revealed Mike Ashley told him two to three weeks ago that the attempted takeover by Amanda Staveley would not go through. Rafa has also [...]

Staveley Likely Will Buy Newcastle When Club Safe From Relegation

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With all the various reports on the takeoverover the last couple of days, things are in a confused state to say the least, but it could be that Amanda Staveley will buy [...]

Amanda Staveley – I Want To Buy Newcastle And Then Invest £200M In The Club

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The takeover media reports involving the failed bid of PCP Capital Partners continue today with Amanda Staveley having been interviewedin the Times by George Caulkin in an exclusive. Amanda tries to put [...]

Report – Ms. Staveley Bid £250M For Newcastle With No Clauses

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Amanda Staveley has said in her exclusive interview with George Caulkin in the Times that she made three offers for the club in November. The final one of those is the one [...]

AshleyOut Group Issues Second Powerful Statement To Ashley In As Many Days

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There is new news in the media this morning about what Amanda Staveleyhas bid for Newcastle, and shesays she made three bids for the club in November and the latest one [...]

Rafa And The Passionate Fans Are Vitally Important To Staveley’s “Project”

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Amanda Staveley has countered Mike Ashley's statement yesterday in the media via her own exclusive interview today with well-respected George Caulkin of the Times. She details three bids she has made for [...]

Watch Mike Merino Training (Dancing?) At Choppington Primary School

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Mikel Merino visited Choppington Primary School for the Super Movers campaign, sponsored by the Newcastle United Foundation yesterday. It's terrific to see players like Merino supporting this kind of thing in the [...]

Rafa Still Pursuing Various Strikers To Bring In On Loan

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Sky Sports is reporting that Rafa Benitez is still tracking three strikers one of which he will hopefully sign on loan this month. They are Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings from [...]

Rafa Benitez Personally Involved In €6M Bid To Sign Transfer Target

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Rafael Benitez has not given up on trying to sign Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, even though there were earlier reports this week the loan deal was off. Italian publication Tutto Mercato [...]

Conflicting Media Reports Add To The Confusion Surrounding Staveley Takeover

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We have learned today from a piece in the Guardian by David Conn that the investors funding most of Amanda Staveley's £250M bid for Newcastle were the wealthy Reuben family of London. [...]

Report – Amanda Staveley’s Surprising Investors Revealed – Two Brothers

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We were led to believe that because Amanda Staveley was situated in the Middle East and knew lots of wealthy middle-east investors that those interested in buying Newcastle were from that region. [...]

The AshleyOut Group Issue Excellent Statement – Why Ashley Must Go

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The AshleyOut group have sent a statement to the Chronicleabout the failed takeover attemptby Ms. Amanda Staveley. It'son behalfof the (very) long-suffering fans and why Ashley's time must be upatNewcastle if we [...]

Report – Zero Transfer Funds For Rafa – Swap Deal Could Be Dangerous For Newcastle

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There's a report in the Northern Echo that Rafa Benitez is asking for real money from Mike Ashley so he can get some players into the club this month. That's a novel [...]

It’s Not Wise To Paint A Completely False Picture Of Mike Ashley

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Former Newcastle Director of Football Dennis Wise has become involved in the battle going on what again between Newcastle fans and Mike Ashley. The fans want Ashley out of the [...]

Rafa Will Only Stay At Newcastle If We Get A New Ambitious Owner

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Former Newcastle winger David Ginola has been speaking to TalkSport about whether Rafa will stay long term at Newcastle. Rafa's three-year contract runs out a year come June, but he will decide [...]

It’s Highly Unlikely Newcastle Will Be Sold Before May – Here’s What Could Happen

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It's now apparentthat Mike Ashley did not like the way the potential takeover was handled by Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group. And it seemed the news from two of [...]

Pundits Worried About Newcastle Relegation After Takeover Failure

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Rafa Benitez has to be worried now that the failed takeover and the club still up for sale will impact our players. Mike Ashley has managed to create this vast uncertainty by [...]

Here’s Some Potential Good News For Newcastle On The Transfer Front

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There's news in the London Evening Standard that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in signing Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri, who Newcastle have been closely linked with over the last month or [...]

Amanda Staveley Devastated After Takeover Talks Are Called Off

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Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners have hit back at Mike Ashley's claims the recent negotiations to buy the club that he called off yesterday have been a complete waste of time. [...]

So Where Do Newcastle Go From Here – Ashley Closer To Staying On As Owner

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The bad news last night was that Mike Ashley has ended negotiations with Amanda Staveleyand her group to buy Newcastle and it has left the club in limbo. And it's right in [...]

Two Things Troubling Newcastle Fans Today – Rafa Leaving And Ashley Staying

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There are at least acouple of things troubling Newcastle fans this morning. One is that with Mike Ashley has never treated Rafa Benitez like the world-class manager. and the owner is making [...]

Angry Fans Blame Owner As Ashley Ends Staveley Negotiations – Rafa Could Now Leave

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The distressing news that Mike Ashley has walked away from negotiations with Amanda Staveley and herPCP CapitalPartnersgrouphas caused Newcastle fans to flock once again to Twitter. There is no doubt who the [...]

Mike Ashley Walks Away From Amanda Staveley Negotiations – Deal Off

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This is really bad news if it is true the Mail and Mirror (and other papers) are reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has walked away from takeover talks with Amanda [...]

Rafa Benitez After 27-Year-Old Accomplished International Central Midfielder

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There's a report in the Mail today that Newcastlemanager Rafa Benitezwants to sign 27-year-old central midfielder Papa Babou Ndiaye from Galatasaray. The 8 times capped Senegal International is said to have a [...]

Report – Rafa Puts The Record Straight On His Former Player

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Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo is reporting today the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez does not intend to sign his former goalkeeper Pepe Reina from Napoli this month. Rafa is trying desperately to bring [...]

Report – Mike Ashley Sanctions The Signing Three New Players For Rafa In January

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Press Association Sport are reporting that the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been given the OK to sign up to three players in this January transfer window. The go-ahead has been given [...]

Reports Staveley Has Lodged New Offer Of Over £300M – But Fears Rafa Will Leave

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There's an exclusive report in the Star today (and one in the Express) that AmandaStaveley and Mike Ashley have had further talks and Ms. Staveley has tabled a new offer more than [...]

Fans Flock To Twitter After New Staveley Bid – Concerns Ashley Jeopardizing Club 

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Newcastle fans have flocked to Twitter on the news that Amanda Staveley has increased her offer to over 300M for the club. The reportsare in the Star and the Express two [...]

Rafa Benitez Close To First Signing Of The Month

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Having missed out quite a few targets already this month Rafa Benitez is now working on a deal to bring Crystal Palace left-back Pape Souare to the club. It would be a [...]

Newcastle’s Appalling Record Since Finishing 5th In 2012

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If Newcastle fans feel this seasonis like dejavu all over again then they are right. When we look back on the Mike Ashley years at Newcastle, we have had just one good [...]

Rafa May See A Second Successive January Window With No Players Signed

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Rafa Benitez started a team on Saturday with players that were with us last season and formed the core of the team that got promoted last May. But we were not able [...]

Newcastle To Miss Out On Top Transfer Target – No Players Close To Being Signed

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Very disappointing news this Monday morning that Newcastle will probably miss out on getting Kenedy in on loan from Chelsea for the second transfer window running. The 21-year-old left-sided midfielder had looked [...]

Here’s Our Man Of The Match For Saturday

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Newcastle should have wrapped up the game on Saturday at home to Swansea in the first 30 minutes. But we were again woeful with our finishing and could only manage a 1-1 [...]

Fans Have Their Say On Newcastle’s Current Difficult Predicament

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It looks like Newcastle are in another serious relegation scrap with the distinct possibility we could be relegated for the third time in nine years under intransigentowner Mike Ashley. While nobody really [...]

Rafa Benitez Looking To Sign Pepe Reina As A Free Agent?

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Rafa would love to get Pepe Reina to Newcastlefor say two or three years so he can help steady the Newcastle defense. Another reason Rafa wants Pepe is he is a winner [...]

Newcastle Again Linked With Talented 23 Year-Old Left Back – But Only On Loan Deal

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez told reporters on Friday that he is looking to strengthen the squad in every single position that's a statement for the next two transfer windows we assume. [...]

Disappointing Newcastle Miss Big Opportunity – Lose Ground To Relegation Rivals

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For some reason Newcastle just don't look the part at home this season we seem to pay much better away from home. Newcastle could only draw 1-1 at home to bottom [...]

Alan Shearer So Disappointed – Newcastle Had Enough Chances To Win 3 Games

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Like most Newcastle fans, Alan Shearer was really disappointed with the 1-1 home draw against bottom of the league Swansea yesterday. It's what Alan had called a huge game for both teams [...]

Rafa Delivers Some Unsettling News On The Transfer Window

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It could have been so different yesterday if Newcastle had a striker who could take good chances to score. We could have scored some goals in that first half that would have [...]

Disappointed Fans Flood To Twitter To Vent Their Frustrations

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It was a game we had to win against a bottom of the league side at home and we couldn't do it. Once again we missed too many chances in the [...]

Newcastle Defender – Wants Good Run Started Soon – For The Fans

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If we had been beaten yesterday by Swansea, it would have been a disaster. As it turns out we drew 1-1 butin the firsthalf we were dominant and created some chances, but [...]

Sky Pundit – You’re Talking 52,000 Fans Every Week – And Newcastle Can’t Buy Anybody?

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Paul Merson predicted that Newcastle would beat Swansea on Saturday 2-0, so that was the kiss of death on the win right there.

Darlow, Shelvey, Diame, Gayle, And Perez All Start Against Swansea City

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Rafa Benitezhas just announced histeam to play Swansea City this afternoonin what is a vital home game against a team 6 points below us in the Premier Leaguetable. The only surprise s [...]

Predicted Newcastle Team To Start Against Swansea

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This is a critical home game for Newcastle this afternoon against Swansea City, who are 6 points behind Newcastle on 16 points and joint bottom of the league with West Brom. It's [...]

Rafa Benitez Wary Of Swansea City Under Carlos Carvalhal

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Rafa Benitez expects a tough game this afternoon against fellow relegation fighters Swansea City who are a full 6 points behind Newcastle. But there could be signs of revival with Carlos Carvalhal [...]

Lascelles A Strong Leader With Good Character – But He Can Still Improve

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Rafa Benitez when he arrived at Newcastlealmost two years ago he quickly picked out Jamaal Lascelles as not only a good young player buta strong leader. He quickly impressed Rafa, and it [...]

Rafa Thought He Could Sign A Player Last Week – But Couldn’t – Needs Help

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Rafa Benitez is having a tough time trying to get new players into the club during this January transfer window. Newcastle have had an agreement since last summer to bring in left-sidedBrazilian [...]

Sir John Hall Worried About Relegation – Wants Newcastle Sold Quickly – Club Can Be Great Again

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Sir John Hall has been interviewed in the Star today and talks about the takeover, which has badly stalled due to Amanda Staveley and Mike Ashley being unable to agree on a [...]

Rafa Still Doesn’t Know Transfer Budget – Good News On Injury Front

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There have been some worries during the week about whether Jamaal Lascelles would be available for the very important game tomorrow at home to bottom of the table Swansea City But Rafa [...]

Newcastle Could Be Close To A Striker Breakthrough

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Sky Sports are reporting that West Ham are keen to sign Newcastle center-back Chancel Mbemba who has little playing time under Rafa Benitez. The Magpies are said to be willing to let [...]

Second Dubai Group Interested In Buying Newcastle – Willing To Pay £350M

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The Mail (CraigHope) are reporting that a second group based in Dubai is interested in buying Newcastle and they are engaged in duediligence on Newcastle's financialaccounts. The takeover led by Dubai-based Amanda [...]

Rafa’s Patience Reported Wearing Thin After No Success In Transfer Window

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There is a report in the Shields Gazette today that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is getting more and more frustrated as the January window progresses and the club are unable to bring [...]

BBC Pundit On Rafa Benitez – Others Have It Even Harder

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BBC football Mark Lawrenson says that Rafa Benitez could well have a second successive January transfer window when no players are brought into the club. If that happens we will have a [...]

Swansea City Suffering From One Of Newcastle’s Previous Maladies

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There have been reports that West Ham want Jonjo Shelvey this month, but we'd be really surprised if Rafa would OK that move and help a club also struggling with relegation. Jonjo [...]

Newcastle LInked With New Midfield Target As Benitez Desperate For Reinforcements

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Rafa Benitez is trying his best to bring in some talent to the Newcastle squad this month. But he doesn't seem to be getting much help from the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley [...]

This Is The Extremely Weird Situation That Currently Exists At Newcastle

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With Newcastle's absent owner Mike Ashley now back from his long Christmas vacation there is news in the Chronicle that's not too surprising Rafa will seek to talk to Ashley about [...]

Benitez Determined Team Keeps Improving During Second Half Of Season

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If Newcastle cannot strengthen the squad this month then fans will have to rely on the players we already have at the club to avoid relegation. That plus the experience and talent [...]

Swansea City The Most Important Game Of The Season So Far

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Newcastlehave come into a bit of form of late, and in our last four league games, we have taken a good 7 points, and that was aftertaking only a single point in [...]

Frustrated Rafa Cannot Get Hierarchy To Sign Off On Transfer Deals He’s Already Set Up

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Newcastlehave been linked with two new transfer targets today goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague and Crystal Palace left-back Pape Souare both on loan. And it may be that Rafa [...]

Ashley Back From Vacation – Takeover Talks Ongoing – Wins Can Help Ms. Staveley Seal The Deal

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News that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley returns from his American vacation today, and maybe he'll get more involved with the takeover talks still ongoing between Ashley's people and those of Amanda Staveley [...]

Newcastle Keen And Linked Heavily With Surprising New Transfer Target

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According to talkSPORT Rafa Benitez is interested in taking Crystal Palace left-back Pape Souare to Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season. And you would think that Palace would not [...]

Newcastle 5th Top Of Festive Season Mini-League – What’s Possible Under Amanda Staveley

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Sky Sports have issued the table of the Premier League over the four vital Premier League games when Newcastle picked up two wins and a draw 7 valuable points. And it [...]

Rafa Hopes To Make First Signing Before This Weekend

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With some of Newcastle's other goalkeeper targets not available in January Rafa Benitez has turned his attention to signing goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague on loan. The news is in the [...]

Newcastle In Prime Position To Sign Sturridge – But There’s A Hitch

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Rafa Benitez is trying to sign Daniel Sturridge on loan for the rest of the season, and there are reports in Liverpool that the deal is close. But the stumbling block seems [...]

Promising Young Star Now Unlikely To Make It At Newcastle

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News today that England U20 striker Adam Armstrong has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old local lad has spent the first half of the season [...]

Rafa Benitez Fighting To Keep Newcastle In Premier League

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Most fans were hoping that Newcastlecould bring a couple of players in early in the January transfer window to give us some momentum. Rafa wanted all players in by January 20th, so [...]

Tough Draw In The FA Cup – What Team Will Benitez Play?

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Newcastle were given a tough draw in the FA Cup 4th round last night when we were drawn away to the winner of the Chelseavs. Norwich replay. The boring tieat Carrow Road [...]

Benitez Now In A Difficult Position To Strengthen Squad This Month

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The Sun is reporting that Mike Ashley has told Rafa Benitez he must essentially sell before he can but this month. If that's true, it's going to be very difficult for Rafa [...]

Rafa Benitez Will Be Tested This Month – Let’s Hope He’s Successful

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Newcastle have been linked with a move for Joe Hart currently on loan at West Ham, but we would be very surprised if there is much transfer business done this month between [...]

This Transfer Could Allow German Player To Move To Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is trying to bring in a senior goalkeeper on loan this month, and there is some news regarding the possibility of PSG's Kevin Trapp arriving on Tyneside. There are reports [...]

Report – Rafa Benitez Wants David Lutz And Other Top Players In January

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There's a report from Keith Downie of Sky Sports that Rafa Benitez wants to bring some top players into Newcastle this January, but that it will be difficult to get the players [...]

Report – Newcastle Negotiating The Signing Of Real Madrid Right-Back On Loan

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Moroccan International Achraf Hakimi joined Real Madrid as an 8-year-old back in 2006, and there's news today that Rafa Benitez wants to get the 19-year-old to Newcastle in January according to a [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About Freddie Woodman And His Current Situation

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Freddie Woodman was a little bit nervous at the start of his debut forNewcastle on Saturday against Luton Town. He delayed two clearances and was lucky to get away withthose mini-mistakes. But [...]

Rafa Benitez Could Keep Playing His Strongest Side In FA Cup

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It was worrying to see Jamaal Lascelles leave the field after we had gone 1-0 up on Saturday through Ayoze Perez. But it was good news on the captain yesterday and he [...]

Our Man Of The Match – A Player Coming Into Top Form

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The top scorers for Newcastle before the last two games were Joselu and Dwight Gaylewith 3 goals each. Ayoze Perez has scored three in the last two games and yesterday in the [...]

Newcastle Player Needs Time Out On Loan To Gain Experience

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It was good to see Freddie Woodman finally make his debut yesterday in the 3-1 FA Cup win against Luton Town he's waited a long time for it. Freddie played OK, [...]

Good News – Rafa And Ashley Agree On What’s Needed In January

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This saga of Mike Ashley supposedly wanting to sell Newcastle United is dragging on and on and on ........ Ashleyis up against an expert financierand negotiator in Amanda Staveley and her PCPCapital [...]

Report – Newcastle Expect To Make First Signing In Coming Week

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We watched the Norwich vs Chelsea game yesterday (0-0) and 21-year-old Kenedy was playing at left wing back, and he looks a good technical player who can grow into an excellent player [...]

Rafa Benitez Trying To Persuade Liverpool Striker To Join Newcastle

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There was news a couple of days ago that Newcastle were likely to miss out on getting Liverpool striker Danny Ings to the club. Manager Jurgen Klopp and the player himself seem [...]

Report – Newcastle Interested In New German Transfer Target

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The Mail are reporting today that Newcastle are keen on PSG German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Rafa wants to bring in a new number one goalkeeper this month, and we have already been [...]

Newcastle 3 Luton 1 – Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights this afternoon of Newcastle'sgood 3-1 win against Luton Town. Newcastel scored three goals in nine minutes in the first half to seal the win. So we are [...]

Rafa – I Am Pleased With Everything – After 3-1 Win Over Luton

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In front of an excellent crowd od over 47,000 at St. James' Park this afternoonNewcastle scored three goals in the first half to beat Luton Town 3-1 and go into the draw [...]

In-Form Perez Gets Brace – Newcastle Beat Luton 3-1 – Into 4th Round Of The FA Cup

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Newcastle beat Luton Town 3-1 this afternoon with three quick goals in the first half to lead 3-0 at halftime. Luton got one back in the second half to make it 3-1, [...]

Freddie Woodman Makes Debut Against Luton Town In Very Strong Side

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Manager Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the home tie against Luton Town at St. James' Park this afternoon. Luton currently have 54 points from their 26 games and are [...]

Newcastle Loan Deal For England Goalkeeper Unlikely To Happen

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There is news today in the Mirror that Newcastle United may be interested in bringing Joe Hart to Newcastle on a loan spell this month. Rafa wants another goalkeeper in this month, [...]

Rafa Ready To Go After His Transfer Targets – Still Waiting For Go Ahead From Ashley

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You cannot say that Rafa Benitez is not an excellent worker and he has worked closely with Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson they came up with their targets for this month. Last [...]

Predicted Newcastle Team To Play Luton Town Today

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I was duped this morning into believing Newcastle had been sold. It was a tweet supposedly from Sky Sports but it wasn't I'm sorry about that, and I have deleted [...]

Rafa Hints At Staying At Newcastle For A Long Time

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Rafa Benitez has said he wants to win the FA Cup with Newcastle in the future, but he will remain realistic for this season. Rafa should put out a strong team today [...]

Rafa – Newcastle Must Stay A Premier League Club – We Have Massive Problems

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Rafa Benitez had given a long interview in the Chronicletoday, and he admits that the importance of the FSA Cup has diminished over the last several years because of the massive money [...]

Rafa’s Calm Demeanour Even Though No Transfer Funds Available – Does He Know Something?

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We were hoping to hear some good news about the January transfer window at Rafa's press conference this afternoon but we did not hear any. It's still the same in that [...]

Benitez Still Doesn’t Know What Budget He Has For January Transfers – That’s Unacceptable

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Rafa Benitez gave his press conference this afternoon and the shock was that he still hasn't been told what budget he has for this month's transfer window. We hope Mike Ashley will [...]

Rafa Targets Four New Signings In January – But Not Andy Carroll

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Sky Sports is reporting that Rafa Benitez wants four new signings brought into Newcastle this month. But one of them will not be Andy Carroll. They report that after Rafa had talks [...]

Fans Disagree On Whether This Transfer Target Can Do The Job At Newcastle

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There's some disagreement amongst Newcastlefans about who seems to be our number one striker target now Watford captain Troy Deeney. In the last three seasons in the Premier League with Watford [...]

Rafa Interested In Algerian Winger As Newcastle Owner Remains Absent

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Corriere dello Sport are reporting that Newcastle are interested in left-winger Mohamed Fares who plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A. Former Newcastle assistant manager Fabio Pecchia is the head coach there [...]

Newcastle Miss Out On Top Transfer Target – Another Target Looks Doubtful

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Danny Ings was one of our top strikertargets this month but news today that Liverpoolmanager wants to keep the striker at Liverpool and says that Danny will get some playing time through [...]

Benitez Will Use Fringe Players In FA Cup, But We Still Need To Beat Luton Town

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Rafa Benitez will give a chance to some of our fringe players on Saturday when League Two leaders Luton Town will be our opponents at St. James' Park. We are in a [...]

Newcastle Goalkeeper And Rafa’s Principles – We Know It’s A Squad Game

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Karl Darlow has come back into the side over the last coupleof games and has kepttwo clean sheets after we picked up a point at home to Brighton and all 3 points [...]

Newcastle United Ranked In New List Of Richest Football Clubs

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Newcastle United has been ranked as one of the richest clubs in the world in the inaugural Soccerex Football Finance 100. This particular ranking is based on the amount of potential owner [...]

Rafa Benitez Wants Michy Batshuayi At Newcastle This Month

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said he will not stand in the way of players wanting to leave Chelsea this month to improve their chances of playing for their country in this [...]

This Is Why Rafa Benitez Wants To Sign Troy Deeney In January

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There's an exclusive report in ESPN that Newcastle are after Watford striker Troy Deeney. Newcastle have presumably made an inquiry for the player and if this is true Rafa probably wants him [...]

Newcastle Make Ambitious Move For Top England Winger

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The Walcott made one of his rare appearances for Arsenal in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea at the Emirates last night in an entertaining game, and that was only his 5th appearance [...]

Strong Defense And Clean Sheets The Key To Survival For Newcastle

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In the first 9 games of the season we picked up a good 14 points, and in those games, we conceded 8 goals. In the next 9 games things were a lot [...]

These Are Players Who Could Be Leaving Newcastle This Month

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The Mirror is reporting that Henri Saivet, Jack Colback and young Jamie Sterry are available to leave Newcastle this month with Jamie likely to get first team experience out on loan. [...]

Rafa Almost Certain To Give Fringe Players Their Chance In FA Cup

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It's not too surprising that Rafa Benitez will probably rest our top players for the upcoming 3rd round of the FA Cup on Saturday at home to League Two side Luton Town. [...]

Newcastle Aggressively Pursue Two Strikers – Bids Have Been Made

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The Northern Echo are reporting that Newcastle have put in bids for two strikers Danny Ings of Liverpool and Islam Slimani of Leicester City. The report is that Newcastle have put [...]

Takeover Update – Amanda Staveley Registers New Company – Holding Company To Acquire Newcastle?

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There was news yesterday that AmandaStaveley has registered a new companyin London and the thinking is that it could be aholding company should she be successful in buying Newcastle United. If this [...]

Newcastle’s Spanish Transfer Target Is Available – If Rafa Moves For Him

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The news from Spain is that Real Madrid are all set to pay the €20M releaseclause in Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's contract. He will become a free agent in the summer, [...]

Pundit Finally Gets Unbreakable Bond Between Rafa And Fans – He’s A Champions League Winner – They Are Proper Fans

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Newcastle had a vital win yesterday to make it 7 points from our last four games, and we continue to beat those in the lower half of the table and that's [...]

There’s No Way Back For Mike Ashley – Six More Wins And Takeover Is Inevitable

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Alan Shearer started the New Year by saying that he hopes the takeover happens and that's what all Newcastle fans are hoping and praying for. If that happens soon and with [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Two Players In Stoke Win

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It is not surprising that goalkeeper Karl Darlow is our Man of the Match in the terrific 1-0 win at Stoke City yesterday. Karl made great saves in both halves and when [...]

Report – Newcastle May Have Already Put In Bid For This 28-Year-Old Transfer Target

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Newcastle were after Benfica defensive midfielder Andreas Samaris the summer, but at £17M he was too expensive, and a deal couldn't be made. But we reported a couple of weeks ago that [...]

Newcastle After The New John Stones – Celtic Also Interested In 22-Year-Old

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Newcastle have been watching Dundee center-back Jack Hendry this season, and we reported last month that Newcastle could go after the 22-year-old in January. He seems to be available for just £1.5M [...]

22-Year-Old Showed His Class For Newcastle Yesterday In The Terrific Win At Stoke

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Newcastle were worthy winners at Stoke yesterday, and we were the better team for the first 75 minutes of the game, and at that time were ahead from a good goal by [...]

Rafa Benitez Opens Up About His Players

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Rafa explained his team selection after the game, and it's always tricky when you have 4 games in 9 days and two in the last three games. Players will be tired and [...]

Brilliant 1-0 Win At Stoke Lifts Newcastle Into 13th Place In The League

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It was Ayoze Perez who claimed all 3 points for Newcastle this afternoon at Stoke that takes us to 22 points from our 22 games played and up to 13th position in [...]

Benitez Pleased With Great Win – Our Players Worked Very Hard – BBC Video

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Rafa gave his interview on BBC after the game, but anybody looking at this interview without the sound would think we had lost the game. But Rafa's words were that he was [...]

Delighted Newcastle Fans Flood To Twitter – “What An Emotional Rollercoaster It Is Supporting This Club”

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It was a massive 1-0 win today at Stoke and just to put things in perspective over the holiday period we have collected two aways wins and a home draw for [...]

Alan Shearer Delighted With Massive Newcastle Win

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It was a goal from Ayzoe Perez on 73 minutes that gave Newcastle only our 6th win of the season and a second double we have beaten Stoke City twice like [...]

Five Changes – Manquillo, Murphy, Shelvey, Perez, Diame All Start At Stoke City

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side to start at Stoke City this afternoon in a game between two sides fighting relegation this season. Newcastle are5th bottomof the league and Stoke are [...]

Our Man Of The Match On Saturday – Who Else?

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A Happy New Year everybody. And let's hope we can do much better in the second half of this season it's very possible. And the transferwindow is now officiallyopen for business. [...]

Chris Hughton – On What It Takes To Play For Newcastle In A Brilliant Arena

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It was good to see Chris Hughton back at St. Jame's Park on Saturday as the Brighton manager, and his side played well to get a 0-0 draw. Of course, we would [...]

Going Into 2018 – How Newcastle Compare With Relegation Season

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We'll keep an eye on how we compare with our relegation season of two years ago as a way to gauge how well (or otherwise) we are doing to avoid relegation this [...]

Can Newcastle Get Off To A Great Start To 2018 And Beat Stoke?

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We are at Stoke this afternoon in another crucial game, and the Potters were hammered 5-0 at Chelsea on Saturdaybut rested a number of their top players in preparation for the visit [...]

The Predicted Team To Start At Stoke City Today

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This is our fourthgame in the last nine days so someNewcastleplayers could be weary. In the last three games, we have taken 4 points, so that's not too bad, given our previous [...]