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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…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
Miguel Almiron: The man that makes Newcastle United tick
17:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

Just a few months ago, football across Tyneside was only spoken about glumly. Mike Ashley's refusal to spend money meant that Newcastle United found themselves in an early-season relegation battle. However, when January rolled around, even…

Premier League
Sean Longstaff's tragic irony
12:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Sean Longstaff rose from obscurity to the Newcastle United first-team this season due to an injury crisis. Now, a knee injury cuts his season short. Longstaff became a star in less than three months after the Magpies lost Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed…

Premier League
Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff looking like the real deal
17:00 Monday 4th February 2019

In football, is there anything more special than homegrown talents playing for their local team and shining on the highest stage? For fans, it's the pinnacle. Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur, Marcus Rashford at Manchester United and…

Usa
Baby steps for Miguel Almiron and Danny Mills
17:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

Major League Soccer is referred to as a retirement league for European stars and a feeder league for European divisions. Often by the same people. Frequently in the same sentence. This is because both are true. But also because being either,…

Premier League
Will Newcastle grant Isaac Hayden his desired January exit?
12:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden returned to the matchday squad in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Rafael Benitez handed the Chelmsford native his first Premier League appearance from the bench for three weeks. It was…

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…