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Premier League
Steve Bruce: When your best attackers are centre-halves
15:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

When Rafael Benitez left Tyneside in the summer and was replaced by Steve Bruce, fans were less than welcoming to their new man. With the loss of top scorer Salomon Rondon, takeover rumours which proved to be unfounded speculation and…

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…

Premier League
Why Newcastle United's renaissance is no accident
12:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

Premier League football is quite unpredictable. Manchester City’s dominance questions the credibility of that statement, but it holds true in many cases. Wolves can beat Chelsea. Brighton can smother Manchester United. Then there’s…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls in attack?
08:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Gareth Southgate announced his England World Cup squad 13 days ago. Taking to Russian soil, the Three Lions must navigate through a group containing North Africa’s Tunisia, unknown quantities Panama, and highly-fancied Belgium. Does Southgate…

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…

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…

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…

How will Newcastle United fare next season?
18:05 Friday 14th April 2017

With Newcastle United's promotion push on track and a Premier League return all but confirmed, the club must begin to plan for the following season. I look at whether Newcastle can cement their place in the English top flight for years to come,…

International break comes at the right time for bruised Newcastle United
10:30 Thursday 23rd March 2017

Saturday's 0-0 draw at struggling Birmingham City marked the first time this season that Newcastle United have gone without a win in three consecutive league games. The Championship leaders are showing signs of stuttering to the finish line…

Newcastle United's two key men versus Brighton
16:00 Tuesday 28th February 2017

It could prove to be one of the biggest and most entertaining bouts in the Championship this season as Brighton host Newcastle, first against second. The top two have fluctuated a lot in recent weeks with both dropping points and the gap between…