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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…

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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…

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Why Steve Bruce’s Newcastle appointment is the latest insult to Toon Army
19:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

After allowing Rafael Benitez to walk three weeks ago, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley bore the brunt of fans’ criticism, a role which the British billionaire has made his own since taking over in 2007. Any right-minded person would…

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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…

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…

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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…

Managerial News
Is Gattuso waiting in vain on Rafa?
09:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

When Gennaro Gattuso resigned as AC Milan manager and voluntarily forfeited the remaining salary due in his contract, observers probably reacted in one of two ways. Either they admired his sense of honour or thought he was crazy for turning…

Premier League
Will Sheikh Khaled's Newcastle takeover destabilise the Premier League?
09:00 Thursday 30th May 2019

A new giant rises. Newcastle United last competed for the Premier League title more than two decades ago. It was under Kevin Keegan, and later Kenny Dalglish, when they lodged an intense fight against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.…

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Keeping Rafa Benitez should be a priority for Newcastle United
12:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

As the season enters the business end, many Premier League clubs will be planning for the summer and next campaign. As usual, under Mike Ashley, that is not the case for Newcastle United. Their future is uncertain, and so is that of manager…

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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…

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Is Jamaal Lascelles' new contract a sign of loyalty or an ill-judged PR stunt by Newcastle?
17:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

In a football world dominated by avaricious agents, short-term strategies and farcical fees - loyalty is a precious commodity. So, what a refreshing sight for Newcastle United supporters to see their captain Jamaal Lascelles buck the trend…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…