Benitez a ‘big fan’ of Huddersfield star – Could NUFC make a bid this summer? – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

The Chronicle have confirmed that Huddersfield star Aaron Mooy is a player they know Rafa Benitez is ‘fond of’ – suggesting the Spaniard could make a summer move for the midfielder if he stays this summer. This is obviously providing Huddersfield go down – which looks very likely – but I highly doubt they’ll be able to keep a hold of him if they did drop down into the second tier, with him showing over the past few seasons that…

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Newcastle United now hold surprise Premier League record – but it’s not one to be proud of.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

It’s now emerged that Newcastle United have chopped and changed managers more times in the Premier League era than any other club – with 22 different bosses coming and going between 1993 and now. It’s worth mentioning that the list includes caretaker and interim managers, but it’s a surprise in some respects given the likes of Keegan, Robson, Pardew and Benitez have each had a good few years at the club. Here’s the 22 occasions we’ve changed manager in Premier…

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NUFC news round up – Staveley confirms takeover interest & clip of Almiron’s initiation leaked – Football Article

Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip: Amanda Staveley has admitted that she STILL holds interest in taking over at Newcastle United – also insisting that she has ‘no issue’ with Mike Ashley despite his claims that she was a time waster – Full story here. Miguel Almiron has finally been initiated as a Newcastle United player – Watch him singing on top of a chair during our training camp here! According to ESPN, Jose Mourinho had identified Jamaal Lascelles as a January target…

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Wolves 1-1 Newcastle – One impressive 8, several 7’s, the odd 6 & two 5’s.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

An absolute sickener for us in this one, with a controversial Willy Boly header giving Wolves a late draw – but it’s a game where there’s still several positives to take. Here’s an assessment of each player’s performance and my marks out of 10: NUFC XI – (5-2-2-1): Dubravka (5) – Yedlin (5), Schar (7), Lascelles (8), Lejeune (6), Ritchie (7) – Hayden (7) , Longstaff (8) – Perez (7), Atsu (6) – Rondon (7). Dubravka – 5 –  I would’ve given him a…

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“I’ve seen lots of footage of him & he looks a player but..” – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

Mark Lawrenson admits he’s been left very impressed after watching footage of Miguel Almiron in action – but he’s intrigued to see how he’ll get on with the Premier League “very different” to the MLS. I’m in a similar boat to Lawro here. Everything I’ve seen and read about him since news of his arrival has been hugely positive, however it is worth remembering that he is yet to play in any of Europe’s top leagues. He’s starred in the…

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Journalist reveals the actual fee NUFC paid to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta – Interesting.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

According to the Chronicle’s Chris Waugh, Newcastle have only actually paid an initial fee of ‘around £16m’ for Miguel Almiron – with the deal having the potential to amount to £21m in the future. So, after all the talk of a club record deal, it seems we haven’t actually paid more than the £17m spent on Michael Owen in 2005 just yet. Here’s what Chris Waugh revealed during the Chronicle’s latest Q&A: “The deal (for Miguel Almiron) could reach £21m…

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Ian Wright destroys Richard Keys on Twitter – NUFC fans are going to absolutely LOVE this… – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

After criticising Rafa’s approach to Saturday’s defeat at Spurs, Richard Keys (surprise surprise) has been shot down brilliantly on Twitter by Ian Wright – and it’s been a long time coming. Wright, perhaps influenced by his friendship with Toon legend Alan Shearer, is one of the few pundits who is well informed on Newcastle and the Ashley era in particular. He also recently appeared on the True Geordie podcast and admitted even he couldn’t defend Rio Ferdinand on his recent…

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Brilliant footage emerges of Alan Shearer celebrating Matt Ritchie’s winner vs Man City – Watch here – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

A brilliant clip of Alan Shearer has emerged following last night’s 2-1 win over Man City at St James’ Park, showing the ex-NUFC number 9 celebrate Matt Ritchie’s 80th minute penalty. It still hasn’t sunk in, but what a night it was at St James’ Park last night. Many feared a mauling after we went 1-0 down within 30 seconds, but the response that followed was absolutely brilliantly. Here’s how Shearer reacted as Ritchie fired past Ederson to give us…

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‘Exclusive’ claims Benitez is trying to sign forgotten Man Utd man now available on a free.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

According to an exclusive from The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Rafa Benitez is keen to sign Antonio Valencia – with Man Utd said to be willing to let him leave on a free this month. He also claims that Fulham are keen, but I really don’t quite know where to start with this one.. Yes he’s not getting much of a look in at Man Utd these days, but a 33-year-old who’s said to be receiving £100,000 per week at Old…

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NUFC news round up – Lukaku set to sign, Murphy ‘close’ to leaving & MP meets Ashley – Football Article

Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip: Newcastle have agreed a deal with Lazio to sign Jordan Lukaku on loan– with the player set to complete his medical tonight – Full story here.  Jacob Murphy is close to sealing a loan move to West Brom according to an ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider – Full story here. According to reports in Belgium, Newcastle will have the ‘option’ to sign Jordan Lukaku for £19.1m in the summer once his proposed loan deal ends –…

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NUFC set to make cut-price move for Sunderland star? This would be priceless.. – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

According to Teamtalk, Newcastle are now competing with West Ham to sign Sunderland contract rebel Josh Maja – a deal that could be pretty priceless in more ways than one. The 20-year-old striker is not only Sunderland’s top scorer – with 15 goals this season (more than double anyone else in the league) – but rated as one of their top young talents at the club. However, he’s refusing to sign a new deal. The story claims that Sunderland have…

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NUFC news round up – Duo fit for Cardiff, Sky share takeover update + £13m bid reported – Football Article

Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip: Rafa Benitez is confident that Diame and Lascelles will be fit to face Cardiff tomorrow – but Paul Dummettand Jonjo Shelvey will miss out once again – Full story here. According to Sky Sports, Peter Kenyon’s interest in Newcastle United is ‘very much real’ and Mike Ashley ‘definitely wants to sell’ – but the deal ‘appears to have stalled..for now’ – Full story here. Newcastle are ‘on the verge’ of agreeing a €15m deal (£13m) to sign Roma striker Gregoire Defrel according to…

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Blackburn 2-4 Newcastle – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

In a game that saw debut goals, untimely injuries and late drama, extra time goals from Joselu and Perez finally got us through to the FA Cup 4th round at the second attempt! Here’s an assessment of each player’s performance and my mark out of 10: NUFC XI – (4-2-3-1): Woodman (6) – Sterry (6), Fernandez (7), Clark (6) Manquillo (5) – Schar (8*), Longstaff (8) – Murphy (5), Roberts (7), Ritchie (6) – Joselu (5). Woodman – 6 – Didn’t have the…

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NUFC receive response from AC Milan after Diego Laxalt enquiry – and it’s good & bad news – Report – NUFC blog – Newcastle United blog – NUFC Fixtures, News and Forum. – Football Article

According to reports in Italy, AC Milan have told Newcastle that they’ll be willing to sell left-back target Diego Laxalt for £10m – however it’s reported that the player is ‘not overly keen’ on a move to Tyneside. If true, this would appear to be a very reasonable asking price given they signed the Uruguayan for £16m over the summer, but whether Ashley is willing to sanction an eight-figure deal this month is another matter entirely. Laxalt can operate as…

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