What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

It was announced on Thursday that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United had collapsed. BBC Sport report that the consortium ran out of patience with the process, due to the time being taken for the Premier League to conduct the Owners and Directors Test. A plethora of issues have mired this takeover and it has been a painstaking process for all involved. The issues have involved piracy, human rights concerns and a geopolitical spin war. For supporters, it has …
Toxic Atmosphere Could Doom Newcastle

Toxic Atmosphere Could Doom Newcastle

Newcastle had a disappointing summer in the transfer market, failing to make the significant investment needed to kick on after a solid first term back in the Premier League. Owner Mike Ashley has once again come under fire from supporters for failing to provide funds for a manager at St James’ Park. The Magpies’ net spend in the summer was -£20m as the club generated a profit from the sales of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, while Chancel Mbemba, Matz …
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 …
Newcastle United: Trying to Secure Future Through Early Transfers

Newcastle United: Trying to Secure Future Through Early Transfers

Newcastle United is a club with some incredible fluctuations in terms of their performances. As a team, they have been known to switch off for an entire half of a season as much as they have been capable of beating the best in the land with a handsome margin (6-1 against Spurs in 2015-16 comes to mind). These fluctuations in performances, combined with fluctuating policies at the top, have ensured that since the start of the Premier League era, Newcastle …
Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Sam Allardyce - The Master of Premier League Survival

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has added the "Big Sam" magical touch to steer them clear of relegation as the season reaches its climax. The former England boss was appointed the manager of Crystal Palace at the end of December 2016. The club were positioned in 17th place and just one point above the relegation zone. In fact, the club continued to plummet down the Premier League table under Allardyce's guidance. His leadership skills were questioned and his ability to …
Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle's Season?

Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle's Season?

It isn't confirmed yet, but it is extremely likely that Rafa Benitez is going to take over from Steve McClaren as Newcastle manager in the coming days, with Sky and various other sources reporting as much. Although this appears a massive step down from Real Madrid and coaching some of the world's best players, it is believed that Benitez wants a long term project and would favour a Premier League job. Newcastle United are a sleeping giant and the room …
Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

There were lots of laughs around social media when Steve Parish mentioned Real Madrid in the same sentence as Alan Pardew, but it is hard to ignore the incredible job that he is doing at Crystal Palace. He has been at the club for a year and has managed to win 19 of his 37 league matches in charge, which is top four form and highlights the incredible job he is doing at Selhurst Park. He is being linked with …
Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

After months of protests at St James' Park, Mike Ashley gave his first public interview to Sky Sports promising big changes and stating that he was going to remain until the club won a trophy. Newcastle fans were getting frustrated at the club neglecting cup competitions and that view has changed, at least publicly with Steve McClaren and various other club figures stating their desire to end the club's trophy drought. However the club are just one of two Premier …
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