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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
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.…

Premier League
Where will Jack Colback go this summer?
14:04 Thursday 2nd May 2019

Jack Colback's future becomes uncertain at season's end. After falling down the pecking order at Newcastle United, he joined Nottingham Forest on loan this campaign with the option to join permanently in June. Forest manager Martin…

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
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…

Spain
Back to the drawing board for Santiago Solari in El Clasico
09:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Real Madrid suffered their second Clasico defeat to Barcelona in three days. The 3-0 pasting in midweek cost them a shot at the Copa del Rey. The weekend's one-goal affair showed improvement but forfeited any realistic hope for…

Premier League
Should the bookies stop taking bets on Premier League relegation?
08:00 Monday 4th March 2019

This time last year, Manchester City were running away with the Premier League title. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, on 62, 60 and 58 points, locked down the remaining Champions League places. Chelsea and Arsenal were hopelessly…

Spain
Stars don't align for Coutinho to Chelsea move
08:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

The universe works in mysterious ways. On the one hand, everything in it adheres to a precise set of physical laws. Newton's laws of motion allow for anyone or anything to go anywhere they please. In some cases, it may take some doing but…

Premier League
Huddersfield, Newcastle looking to avoid dark holiday season in the Premier League
12:30 Saturday 15th December 2018

Huddersfield and Newcastle face off on Saturday in a must-win clash at the bottom of the table, but how will the result affect the two teams campaigns? The Premier League is very much split into mini-divisions this year, with the bottom seven…

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…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
Living hand to mouth with Mourinho
08:00 Thursday 16th August 2018

Two things make my life interesting these days. First, I’m a Manchester United fan. Second, I don’t like Jose Mourinho. I imagine the conflicting emotions are a bit like your mother remarrying. No can replace your dad. Everything…

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…