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Managerial News
6 contenders as the next Newcastle United manager
10:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

It had been coming. On Monday, Newcastle United and Rafael Benitez parted ways. Attributed to a contract dispute in which this summer’s transfer budget proved an unresolvable issue, the reasoning goes far beyond that. The Spaniard’s…

Premier League
Full Circle for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?
08:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

If the Christian version of God is the bona fide, that means the Devil also exists. Under those conditions, you wouldn’t have a hard time convincing me that Beelzebub runs a discount sportswear chain when not reaping souls and that Hell…

Premier League
Where will Jack Colback go this summer?
14:04 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Jack Colback's future becomes uncertain at season's end. After falling down the pecking order at Newcastle United, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan this campaign with the option to join permanently in June. Forest manager Martin…

League Two
Foundering Founders: Notts County not long for Football League?
09:00 Saturday 27th April 2019

The English Football League's penultimate round takes place this weekend. Across all three leagues, there will be tension, drama and excitement. Several matters at the top and bottom of the Championship and Leagues One and Two remain unsettled.…

Premier League
3 things Newcastle United must do to avoid relegation
12:00 Friday 26th October 2018

A hug is definitely required for Newcastle United supporters. They might reject it in anger but through the length and breadth of Premier League sympathizers, all fear for the Magpies. Nine games into the season, they are yet to win. There…

Premier League
Should Mike Ashley bear all the blame at Newcastle United?
08:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

In 2006, Akon released a smashing single titled: 'Sorry, Blame It On Me'. The Senegalese-American singer uses the song's first few stanzas to admit guilt and apologize. He then coins a melodious chorus urging the listener to put…

Premier League
Is it already do or die for Newcastle United?
15:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

St James’ Park briefly stirred. For the first 45 minutes, Newcastle United showed up their glamorous visitors, Arsenal. It was an encouraging half, but a curling Granit Xhaka free-kick and a coy strike from Mesut Ozil shortly before the…

Premier League
Three reasons why Rafael Benitez could soon leave Newcastle
18:30 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Newcastle United suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Chelsea, spurning a 1-0 lead in the first-half, and giving away a second-half penalty for their troubles. For manager Rafael Benitez, it was a fifth defeat in six games, and his Newcastle side…

Premier League
Mohamed Diame must leave Newcastle United to save his career
16:00 Monday 27th November 2017

Mohamed Diame has fallen down the pecking order this season under Rafa Benitez. There was much excitement among Newcastle fans when the midfielder turned down a new contract offer from Hull City. The Tigers had been promoted to the…

Newcastle fans have reasons to hope for the best
11:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

Newcastle didn't exactly receive a standing ovation from the Premier League. Many doubted their staying power. To date, they've proven doubters wrong. After winning the Championship to secure an immediate return to the top flight, Toon…

Areas Jonjo Shelvey needs to improve to fulfil his potential
16:00 Tuesday 3rd October 2017

If you are looking for a footballer whose next action has never been predictable, you have one right here in Jonjo Shelvey. A player capable of leaving fans in awe of his skill one moment and disappointing them the next. Having played for Charlton…

Premier League
Soft interview can’t shield Mike Ashley's continual Newcastle failings
09:00 Wednesday 16th August 2017

Mike Ashley's confession to Sky Sports that he was naive when he first bought Newcastle does little for the damage he's caused. Sunday evening's interview with Mike Ashley revealed little to those who've followed the Sports Direct owner since…

A dramatic title win, but was Newcastle United's season a failure?
13:30 Wednesday 10th May 2017

It proved to be an incredibly dramatic last day in the Championship the last gasp Jack Grealish goal secured a 1-1 draw for Aston Villa against Brighton, which meant Newcastle United were crowned champions following a 3-0 win over Barnsley.…

Newcastle must use the transfer market intelligently
11:30 Tuesday 25th April 2017

Newcastle United have regained their Premier League status at the first time of asking following their 4-1 victory over Preston at St James' Park. While they may miss out on going up as champions, the fans will have highlighted automatic promotion…

Rafa, Toon, and a Football Manager's Many Roads
12:15 Friday 17th February 2017

Robert Frost celebrated individuality and choice with his poem The Road Not Taken. In our result-driven myopia, football fans see managers who arrive at success from unexpected origins as emulating Frost's spirit, ignoring that they are all…