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Why Steve Watson left Gateshead to manage York City
17:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

The former Newcastle player Steve Watson has jumped ship from Gateshead in the National Premier top ten to York City of the National North who are fighting near the bottom. Why has he made this switch? After players careers come to an end they…

Premier League
Could Mourinho ever play against type?
08:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

This is an exercise in futility. When Jose Mourinho reviews the final 20 minutes from the Newcastle match, he won’t think maybe, just maybe, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are onto something and he has the talent in-house to experiment…

Premier League
Cardiff have no choice but to beat Clarets
12:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

Cardiff enter Premier League week seven as one of three teams without a win. They want nothing better than to end that run. Neil Warnock's side could face no better club than Burnley in this situation. The Clarets picked…

Managerial News
Why do we ask whether a manager knows what it takes to win at this level?
17:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

If you know your KFC, which is Kentucky Fried Chicken not Kensington Football Club, Colonel Sanders boasted a secret recipe comprising “a belnd of 11 herbs and spices.” Similarly, it’s a football manager’s job to…

Premier League
At Fulham, will Aleksandar Mitrovic's third time pay for all?
09:00 Wednesday 25th July 2018

Aleksandar Mitrovic played an integral role in Fulham's Premier League promotion last season. He scored 12 goals and created 15 chances in 15 Championship appearances. His performances were made more impressive by the fact he had only…

Premier League
The Run-in: 4 Premier League games with 4 to go
08:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

The Premier League title was decided months ago if we're honest. With a month remaining in the campaign, the four Champions League places are all but certain as well. So much for the notion of uber-competitive English football and the so-called…

Premier League
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle: three talking points
08:30 Sunday 4th March 2018

Brimming with confidence and looking to capitalise on recent form, Liverpool welcomed Newcastle to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s men had won four of their last five Premier League games. The same cannot be said for Newcastle. After giving…

Premier League
Newcastle approach January transfer window with uncertainty still looming
16:00 Monday 8th January 2018

Though the last ball will be kicked on 13th May, the month of January will ultimately define Newcastle’s season and, in many ways, its long-term future. Simply put, should manager Rafael Benitez be allowed to bolster his squad, his presence…

Business as usual for Sean Dyche
09:00 Tuesday 31st October 2017

Monday night football in the Premier League saw Burnley win but pundits tapping Sean Dyche for the vacant Everton job are surely barking up the wrong tree. The Premier League's last match before Hallowe'en was both trick and treat. Trick: both…

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…

2017-18 Premier League Preview, pt 3: The Other Guys
09:00 Wednesday 9th August 2017

I'm both a Premier League junkie and film buff. As a writer, I view that as an opportunity to use movies as metaphors for this three-part Premier League preview. As a reader, at least you don't have to pay too much for the popcorn. You can…

Premier League
Three kinds of Premier League clubs: the relegation zone
17:41 Monday 26th June 2017

As noted in the first of this three-part series, there's a new t-shirt making the rounds. It says "there are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate data." If you don't get the joke, you're going to need a mirror. There…

What does a promoted team need to do to be successful in the Premier League?
12:00 Tuesday 30th May 2017

The ascent from the Championship to the Premier League is the most tricky road to manoeuvre in world football. Trips to teams loitering at the bottom all too often throw up surprises while the top teams see their superb performances count for…

Should Newcastle United keep Aleksandar Mitrovic?
10:00 Thursday 18th May 2017

The season came to a close in superb fashion for Newcastle as they, at last, claimed promotion and the trophy, something they seemed likely to do at the start of the season. However, they encountered difficulties through injuries, suspensions…

Paul Dummett has had an impressive season - but he's not good enough for the Premier League
11:30 Monday 15th May 2017

Newcastle regained their Premier League status in exhilarating fashion as they claimed the title on the final day with a victory, as Brighton were rocked by a late goal from Aston Villa. It was a title that they didn't deserve considering they…

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