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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.…

Premier League
Are Tottenham, Pochettino too predictable?
09:00 Thursday 29th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur have been wretched in the Premier League since the turn of the year. After dispatching relegation-bound Cardiff City, 3-0, on 1 January, Spurs have been pedestrian, predictable and ponderous.  A look at last…

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
2019/20 Leicester City Premier League preview
17:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

It’s fair to say Leicester City remains a club looking to establish a precise identity. In general Premier League terms, a club can be in the top six, relegation-threatened or an established mid-table side. Since the 2014/15 season, Leicester…

Chinese Super League
How has Rafael Benitez started in China?
12:01 Friday 2nd August 2019

Dalian Yifang. That doesn’t really roll off the tongue like the other prestigious positions Rafa Benitez has held, does it? Valencia, Liverpool, Napoli, Real Madrid, even Newcastle United has more allure than Dalian Yifang. 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
Will Ayoze Perez improve Leicester City’s attack?
17:01 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Ayoze Perez moved to Leicester City from Newcastle United on 4 July. The attacker joins central midfielder Youri Tielemans and right-back James Justin as Brendan Rodgers’ summer reinforcement in preparation for mounting a top-six challenge…

Premier League
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…

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…

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…

Transfers
What will become of Daniel Sturridge?
09:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Daniel Sturridge’s downward spiral hit another low two weeks ago as Liverpool announced he will be released at June’s end. The English striker must now search for a new club to begin the process of rebuilding what was once a promising…

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.…

Premier League
Why Brighton were right to roll the dice and sack Chris Hughton
17:00 Friday 24th May 2019

Just over a week ago, Brighton & Hove Albion took the bold decision to sack Chris Hughton. The 60-year-old has been in charge for almost five years, earning them Championship promotion while consolidating their status as a Premier League…

European Football
Europe’s most sought-after free agents this summer
17:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

Ever since the Bosman Ruling came into effect in 1995, players within the European Union have been allowed to leave a club for no fee once their contract has expired. Famous cases of this include Sol Campbell’s controversial switch from…

Premier League
Can Harry Kane's injury work in Son Heung-Min's favour?
12:00 Wednesday 17th April 2019

The dark clouds contained a silver lining for Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night. Their moment of sheer horror upon seeing Harry Kane limp off was replaced with joyful exuberance. One closed door opened up another one when Son Heung-Min produced…