Newcastle United

Newcastle v Wolves player ratings – Fans collectively rate one player as having a shocker but not Martin Dubravka – Football Article

The results of the Newcastle v Wolves player ratings by fans. Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system. Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below. The (young) man of the moment is Sean Longstaff (8.4) and he gave a very mature performance, yet again. By some distance Newcastle fans rated him best on the night and he was up against a very decent Wolves midfield.…

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Harry Kewell attracts ridicule after explaining why players don’t want to play for Newcastle United – Football Article

Out of work manager Harry Kewell has been giving the benefit of his expertise to Newcastle fans, explaining why the club struggle to make signings. Kewell says ‘To be able to drag players up there is very hard.’ However, rather than Mike Ashley refusing  to pay the going rate on transfer fees and wages, the former Crawley and Notts County manager sees a far bigger problem. He claims the weather is a big barrier to players signing for Newcastle United.…

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Wolves 2018/19 better than Keegan’s Newcastle United 1993/94 – You’re having a laugh – Football Article

Phil Neville made a fool out of himself very early on this season, when claiming (see below) that Wolves were the best ever promoted team to come up out of the second tier in the Premier League era. A fair few other pundits/’experts’ joined in, as Nuno’s team made a good start to the season, including getting a few decent results against the better teams. Now we are two-thirds of our way through the season, we have a bit more…

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The easy going showstopper with continental class – Football Article

The paceless late-bloomer who possessed limitless levels of skill and was once the third-most expensive player of all-time. The understated show off was a class above the majority of his peers. In many ways, that famous penalty from Italia 90 simply adds to the allure. “I think I’m gonna be in this factory for the rest of my life”. Who could blame Chris Waddle for thinking this way? By the time he had turned 19, he was still working as a…

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Michael Owen says he’s relieved Newcastle United have signed Miguel Almiron – Football Article

Michael Owen thinks it is a positive move for Newcastle to sign Miguel Almiron. However, he says it isn’t for certain that the Paraguayan will be able to do it in the Premier League. Nor does he think that even if he proves himself in England, Almiron can singlehandedly transform Newcastle United. Instead Owen sees the new signing as ‘another piece of the jigsaw’, with a lot more pieces/signings needed to be added if NUFC are going to be able…

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Bookies give odds on Miguel Almiron scoring at least 6 goals this season for Newcastle United – Football Article

Monday afternoon has brought reports that Miguel Almiron is expected to be available to start training with his Newcastle United teammates by the middle of this week. The playmaker/number 10 travelled to Paris with his agent on Sunday in order to help speed up the process. Miguel Almiron has said he is desperate to start playing as soon as possible, with Wolves away next Monday (11 February) looking likely for him making his debut. With 13 games to go, the…

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Reds Need to Move on Quickly from Foxes Draw – Paisley Gates – Football Article

Was it two points dropped or a good point gained? That’s the question for Liverpool supporters the world ’round coming out of a 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Wednesday that in a lot of ways feels more like an opportunity squandered rather than a decent outing against a dangerous team. Was it two points dropped, or a good point gained? That’s the question for Liverpool supporters the world ’round coming out of a 1-1 draw with Leicester City on…

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Rafa Benitez confirms 9 Newcastle United players unavailable for Tottenham match – Football Article

Rafa Benitez now has third placed Tottenham in his sights, four days after coming back to beat Manchester City who are currently the closest challengers to Liverpool. Much is made of a Tottenham injury crisis, when in reality it is only because they have two or three high profile names such as Kane and Alli missing. Nobody would claim that Newcastle have any players of that level, however, you can argue that the NUFC first teamers who have been unavailable,…

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Almiron officially signs for Newcastle – Football Article

The reported record transfer of Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron is now official. Atlanta confirmed that the sale sets a new MLS record for an outgoing transfer fee. They didn’t cite a specific figure, but it is believed to be about $27 million. He originally signed for Atlanta for about $8 million. Almiron spent two years with Atlanta and was stellar in both of them. He scored nine times and had 14 assists on his way to becoming an MVP…

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Premier League Match Preview – Paisley Gates – Football Article

With fifteen matches left to play, Liverpool’s tenuous grasp at the top of the Premier League table could turn in to relatively decent grip when they welcome Leicester City to Anfield later today after Newcastle United upset defending champions Manchester City at St. James Park yesterday. The media, their pundits, the weird breed of football fan that is the “neutral” and this education PR agency all love a close title race, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp can do without all…

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Match of The Day running order announced for Wednesday night – Football Article

Tonight’s Match of The Day running order has now been announced. Kicking off at 10.45pm on BBC1 this Wednesday night, there are ten matches in total. This is the twenty fourth round of Premier League matches and games that were key to both ends of the table. All 20 clubs are featured with matches from both Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Here is the Match of The Day running order of matches tonight: Liverpool v Leicester City Newcastle United v Manchester…

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It’s not our game anymore – Football Article

Newcastle United and football is a business – it’s not our game anymore… Vague memories of a Panini sticker book, loads of swaps in the bottom of my school bag. This was primary school and the year was 1986. My eldest brother had started me off on the ritual of trying to complete the entire book and was seemingly trying a new tactic of sending his younger brother into the playground in search of a Diego Maradona. If my memory…

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BT Sport launch embarrassing defence of Rio Ferdinand after shameful Mike Ashley comments – Football Article

A fortnight ago, Rio Ferdinand made himself and BT Sport a laughing stock. The comments on Newcastle United from the former Man Utd player almost as embarrassing as his excuses for missing a series of drugs tests, which led to a long-term ban in his playing days. Rio Ferdinand gave a series of comments over the course of the weekend when Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-1, both on BT Sport and via social media. Apart from the brainless and those bought…

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Mike Ashley ‘reluctant’ to allow Rafa Benitez to buy any players unless manager signs new contract this month – Telegraph – Football Article

Ahead of the summer 2018 transfer window, it was widely reported that Mike Ashley was refusing to give Rafa Benitez any transfer funds, unless the manager signed a contract extension. How we laughed, never heard such a ridiculous media claim, even Ashley wouldn’t stoop that low. That is, until the laughing stopped just ahead of the Premier League season kicking off. Not only did Mike Ashley refuse to give the manager any of the Premier League funds generated by Rafa…

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Amazing example of how Mike Ashley spin can still convince media and some Newcastle United fans – Football Article

Mike Ashley knows that he can’s convince all of the people/fans all of the time. However, the Newcastle United owner is very confident that he can still convince some of them, some of the time. It is quite amazing that after close on 12 years of his ownership, some Newcastle fans are still taken in by the spin that Mike Ashley and his people put out. It is the equivalent of keep sending cash to Nigerian royalty who promise you…

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Newcastle fans react to links with Gregoire Defrel – Football Article

Newcastle United are interested in signing Gregoire Defrel this month. We covered reports yesterday that the Magpies have submitted a bid for the player. Apparently, the Premier League outfit have offered a fee in the region of £13 million for him. It will be interesting to see if Rafa Benitez can pull off the move in January. Newcastle are in desperate need of attacking additions and Defrel could prove to be a shrewd signing. The 27-year-old forward has scored 7…

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Newcastle 3 Cardiff 0 – Instant United fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s victory – Football Article

Newcastle 3 Cardiff 0  – Saturday 19 January 3pm We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle. Newcastle deservedly winning against a very poor Cardiff side. The result means the Welsh club replace United in the bottom three. Brian Standen: “Great game – everyone turned up! “Schar gets the plaudits but whole team deserves it. “Rondon superb, Perez great game and so on. “Crowd were excellent as well –…

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3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Blackburn 2 Newcastle 4 – Football Article

Tuesday night ended Blackburn 2 Newcastle 4. Newcastle two up within 22 minutes, only for Blackburn to come back and equalise before half-time. As the match stretched into extra-time, Rafa’s side got the breaks. Joselu and Perez scoring to give the scoreline a much more comfortable look than was deserved. The Editor asked me beforehand to write about 3 positives and 3 negatives from the game, so here goes… POSITIVES The Winner Takes It All: We won. I want Newcastle United…

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Why do you still go and watch Newcastle United? Vote now – Football Article

The question this morning is ‘Why do you still go and watch Newcastle United?’ Every fan is different. A bit like picking the team, everybody has their own personal reasons and views on why they think or do whatever. So why are you still going to watch Newcastle United? Obviously, we know that thousands of you have stopped going but that is a question for another day maybe, plus we all know what the overwhelming answer would be. So for…

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West Ham prepare to bring capped England midfielder back to London – Football Article

West Ham United are weighing up a move for Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to the Daily Mail. The 26-year-old starred for the Magpies in the past two seasons but has started just eight Premier League matches this term with boss Rafa Benitez preferring Ki Sung-yueng and Mohamed Diamé in the middle of the park. This has reportedly prompted the Hammers, who released Shelvey aged 12, to take a look at the possibility of brining the Londoner back to the capital.…

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Premier League form table ahead of Chelsea v Newcastle United – Football Article

The Premier League form table ahead of Newcastle United taking on Chelsea. Sixth bottom Newcastle visit fourth top Chelsea and that is almost exactly replicated in the form table as well. Over the course of these past six PL matches, the blues have the fourth best form and Newcastle the fifth worst. Chelsea fans are moaning as usual but as well as being favourites to win the Europa League, one step from Wembley in the League Cup semi-final, and into…

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