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Premier League
Did Newcastle United waste money on their £40 million man?
14:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

“He’s got everything a modern-day player wants.”  Those were Steve Bruce's words following Joelinton's unveiling as Newcastle United’s new number nine. Two months on, Newcastle is in a mire and the Brazilian doesn’t…

Premier League
Can Ayoze Perez find a way to co-exist with Jamie Vardy?
12:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

Newcastle visit the King Power today. If you predict match outcomes based on common opponents, you might not fancy the Magpies chances to nick a result. They beat Tottenham in North London and we all saw Spurs blow the early lead when they…

Premier League
Rating Haller, Joelinton, Kean: Who will have the biggest impact?
17:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Every kid on the playground wants to be a striker. Despite that, so many Premier League clubs just don’t have a top-quality finisher. Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United were three sides who recently inhabited that list.…

Bundesliga
Can Julian Nagelsmann take Timo Werner to the next level?
12:00 Sunday 25th August 2019

Should I stay or should I go? The Clash’s iconic song probably featured in heavy rotation on Timo Werner’s summer playlist. At 23 years-old, the German definitely is nearing the end of his developmental phase and verging on his…

Premier League
Does Newcastle's spending spree reveal a penitent or persistent Mike Ashley?
09:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Every manager who sizes up Newcastle sees the same thing. St James’ Park seats 52,405 obese or slack-muscled, pasty-skinned males sporting cheap haircuts and cheaper tats. If ever there was a time to be sexist and exclude women from an…

Premier League
Joelinton: Can Newcastle's latest Bundesliga experiment replace Rondon? 
12:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

For the second successive summer, Newcastle United turned to the Bundesliga to solve their scoring puzzle. This time, the situation is more complex. The club's record was smashed on little-known Joelinton to replace the Chinese…

Premier League
2019/20 Newcastle United Premier League preview
15:00 Wednesday 31st July 2019

Only at St James’ Park could a closed season be eventful but not that busy. Despite improving marginally in points, goals and goal difference in 2018/19, Newcastle dropped three places in the table to 13th. Shortly after the campaign…

Premier League
How will Newcastle United spend their summer?
09:01 Friday 5th July 2019

The mood on Tyneside reached its boiling point at season's end. After Newcastle United decided Rafa Benitez would not return as Magpies boss in 2019/20, fans lost all remaining hope for their dysfunctional ownership. Mike Ashley’s…

Bundesliga
Will Hoffenheim prove why they're becoming one of Germany's top sides?
10:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

In a league deemed weak at the top but otherwise competitive, Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim have an opportunity to establish themselves as one of the Bundesliga's top sides.  Huub Stevens led the club to a poor start during…