Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea host Newcastle United in the opening fixture of the weekend and there will be a lot of interest in the game as Rafa Benitez returns to his former club. The Spaniard was never fully taken to at Stamford Bridge and he will be eager to return to haunt the Blues. His team are on a winless run of five matches and the timing of this fixture isn’t great for him, but the unpredictability of the Premier League means that …
Is this the right time for Newcastle United to be taken over?

Is this the right time for Newcastle United to be taken over?

Mike Ashley is approaching ten years as owner of Newcastle United and his tenure can be described as eventful but unsuccessful. There has been plenty going on at St James’ Park off the pitch, but the football hasn’t been great, with the Magpies suffering two relegations during that time. Supporters will never take to the English businessman, as he lacks ambition and has done a lot to antagonise them. However, there has been a cooling of tensions over the last …
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Keegan: "I Will Love It" - 20 Years On

It remains one of the most iconic interviews in Premier League history, Kevin Keegan’s emotional outburst live on Sky Sports. The phrase “I will love it” particularly resonated and Keegan became synonymous with it; so much so, that an astonishing 20 years on, it’s still talked about. The backdrop to Keegan’s interview on 29th April was as captivating as his impassioned speech. Newcastle had been dubbed ‘the entertainers’, with their swashbuckling attacking style of play and care-free approach. Now, they’d be …
AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newly promoted Bournemouth will welcome Newcastle United before the upcoming international games in what could be a big game in terms of not just three points but also the momentum and confidence aspect going into the break. The Cherries have been hot and cold in the league, in the sort of form you'd expect a newly promoted side to be in, at this stage of the season, still getting to grips with the level of competition involved in the division. …
Could Mitrovic be the Answer to Newcastle's Woes?

Could Mitrovic be the Answer to Newcastle's Woes?

Aleksandar Mitrovic has had an interesting start to his career in the Premier League with one red and two yellow cards to his name already. He could arguably have been sent off on all three occasions, but there is a very talented player underneath the disciplinary issues. His performance against Chelsea suggests that he has learned from his three match suspension and that he won't be as rash as he was in his first four games. The Serbian is only …
Introducing  Wijnaldum and Mitrovic to Newcastle United

Introducing Wijnaldum and Mitrovic to Newcastle United

Newcastle were the only Premier League club not to sign a player in this window after Crystal Palace clinched the signing of Yohan Cabaye. However that changed this weekend as Newcastle as signed Georginio Wijnaldum and are close to signing Aleksandar Mitrovic. Steve McClaren and the club's board have spoken about patience and wanting to get the right characters through the door in this window. This weekend could be the first evidence of Newcastle's ambition and desire to put together a side capable …
Newcastle United - Is this the Dawn of a New Era?

Newcastle United - Is this the Dawn of a New Era?

The league table never lies according to an old football saying, but the board at Newcastle United will know that they are lucky to remain in the Premier League after a series of mistakes. They have only picked up four points since February, which is an awful run for any side and is the worst run of form of any Premier League side this season. After a poor start to the season and a very bad end, many will state that …
Newcastle United vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Newcastle United vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

These two sides head into this game with a huge 12 point gap between them as Southampton continue their charge towards Europe whilst Newcastle struggle to maintain a top half position. The Magpies have had a rough ride this season with injuries totalling into double figures for much of the season. Southampton meanwhile have seen themselves emerge from their tough December/January fixture list in third position which surely means, barring catastrophic circumstances, that a European spot is on the cards. …
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