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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
Miguel Almiron: The man that makes Newcastle United tick
17:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

Just a few months ago, football across Tyneside was only spoken about glumly. Mike Ashley's refusal to spend money meant that Newcastle United found themselves in an early-season relegation battle. However, when January rolled around, even…

Premier League
Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff looking like the real deal
17:00 Monday 4th February 2019

In football, is there anything more special than homegrown talents playing for their local team and shining on the highest stage? For fans, it's the pinnacle. Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur, Marcus Rashford at Manchester United and…

Premier League
Will Newcastle grant Isaac Hayden his desired January exit?
12:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden returned to the matchday squad in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Rafael Benitez handed the Chelmsford native his first Premier League appearance from the bench for three weeks. It was…

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
Time for Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle United?
15:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

Rafael Benitez remains the only manager in world football that has won the UEFA Super Cup, Europa League, Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. No, neither José Mourinho nor Pep Guardiola have managed the feat. Each is yet to…

Premier League
If Rafa goes we go: Will Newcastle United fans stay away?
15:00 Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Newcastle United fans' relationship with the club has certainly been an interesting one since Mike Ashley took over; with Magpies owner constantly in the headlines. However, the latest stay of defiance from supporters may be the most…

Transfers
Jorginho, not Fred, is the real deal in Manchester
08:00 Monday 11th June 2018

As was the case with Alexis Sanchez, Fred seemed destined for Manchester City before Pep Guardiola took his famous U-turn. Unlike with the Chilean, however, he toured that path for a superior talent: Jorginho. Maurizio Sarri may be jobless…

Premier League
Why Newcastle United must keep Rafael Benitez
15:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

Rafael Benitez was regarded as Newcastle United's saviour after taking over 26 months ago. The Magpies were plummeting towards the Premier League drop. Although the Spanish manager was unable to save them, he turned their fortunes around…

Premier League
Where are Newcastle United hiding Chancel Mbemba?
08:00 Monday 14th May 2018

Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba has become a forgotten man this season and may have an uncertain future this summer. The 23-year-old was prevalent at the start of the campaign before being quickly frozen out of the first-team and reduced…

England National Team
Why Jonjo Shelvey deserves England selection for Russia 2018
10:00 Wednesday 25th April 2018

It's been a difficult few years for Jonjo Shelvey. When your youth career takes you from Arsenal to West Ham to Charlton, it may not be a surprise you must mature the hard way. He wasn't ready when Liverpool signed him in 2010. Eight…

Premier League
Rafa Benitez working magic at Newcastle United
09:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

The Premier League attracts the world's best managers as it does the players. Pep Guardiola has been anointed king of kings by many this season following the change he's brought to Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Mauricio…