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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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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…

Premier League
Arsenal must back new manager with funds
10:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

Its no news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be stepping down at the end of the season, following 22 years of meritorious service at the Emirates stadium. The 68-year-old has come under increasing scrutiny from a section of club fans…

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…

Managerial News
Are Premier League clubs thinking too small when hiring managers?
08:30 Thursday 5th April 2018

I wrote a piece about a month ago titled ‘Why Alan Pardew cannot save West Brom." It was clear to me Pardew was not the right man for the West Brom job. The club shouldn’t have hired him in the first place. It’s no surprise…

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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
Martin Dubravka shines in Newcastle's victory over Manchester United
08:00 Monday 12th February 2018

January signing Martin Dubravka endeared himself to the Geordie nation. His world-class performance was the foundation for Newcastle's astonishing 1-0 win over Manchester United. Several commanding catches and authoritative punches…

Premier League
Key absences mean Benitez and Newcastle may have to gamble against Watford
13:30 Friday 24th November 2017

It’s clear that the season is beginning to take its toll on Newcastle United. Injuries in key positions, including influential playmaker Mikel Merino, winger Christian Atsu, and captain Jamal Lascelles in defence lead to Rafa Benitez…

Does Dwight Gayle have to leave Newcastle United to save his career?
14:21 Wednesday 8th November 2017

There is no doubt that Dwight Gayle is one of the most prolific strikers in the country. He has scored goals wherever he has been. However, now 28 years-old, Gayle has fallen down the pecking order at Newcastle in the Premier League and is…

Are West Ham United right to give Slaven Bilic more time?
09:30 Wednesday 6th September 2017

Reports have emerged that the Croatian will be given more time to help turn around the clubs dreadful start to the season, however, results will be expected sooner rather than later for manager Slaven Bilic.

Will Rafa Benitez really walk out on Newcastle United?
21:00 Monday 4th September 2017

Reports have emerged Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is “open to offers” from other clubs over a growing frustration with owner Mike Ashley. Lack of transfer activity is believed to be the crux of the fallout. Broken promises for more…

A look at Chelsea's truly terrible managerial policy
10:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Chelsea are rather famous for having little patience with managers, as they continue to aim to be Europe's hottest club. Showing managers hardly any faith immediately following success has been a hobby of Mr Ibramovich's, Ancelotti, Benitez…

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…

Newcastle United: Have they done enough to avoid the dreaded drop?
11:30 Tuesday 8th August 2017

Mike Ashley stated that he would make every penny available from sales and promotion stream for Rafa Benitez to spend. But with just five signings so far this summer and around £30 million spent, have Newcastle United done enough to stave off…

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