Newcastle v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Newcastle v Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wednesday night’s match sees two teams face-off whose ambitions going forward on the pitch have been disrupted by off-field issues behind the scenes, as Newcastle host Tottenham at St James' Park. After another transfer that saw a solitary loan signing come in and the sale of a key player without a replacement acquired, tensions are high at St James' Park as shown during the recent North East derby defeat.   The defeat at the weekend to Chelsea wasn’t a poor result …
Newcastle Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Newcastle Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Newcastle face Southampton at St James Park, for a 3pm kick-off, on Saturday in a match that is set up to be a very even contest. Both teams will be happy with their seasons so far, and both share the unlikely achievement of having beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, while Newcastle have reached the top half of the table by virtue of the their recent run of results, Southampton have let themselves slip in recent weeks, and so …
What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

What Has Gone Wrong For Hatem Ben Arfa?

Hatem Ben Arfa has always been a maverick. A player who has never quite made it to the level where his talent deserves to be. Even now at the age of 26, he is still trying to find some consistency. He started the season so well for Newcastle United, scoring a wonder-goal to clinch maximum points against Fulham before putting in another match-winning display against Aston Villa. Since then, he has failed to impress in the black and white shirt. …
Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

Newcastle United | Have They Started Well? | The Stats So Far

After a controversial summer, Newcastle have had a solid start to the season picking up ten points from their opening seven matches. They are currently in 11th place which leaves them in a decent position to achieve their aim of a top ten finish. Although it's still early in the season, the first ten games are crucial in determining where a side is likely to finish in the table. In this article, I will explore the side's defensive, passing, creativity …
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Odds

This fixture will forever leave a sour taste in the mouth for all Newcastle fans after the 2008/9 campaign. The Magpies lost at Villa Park 1-0 on the final day of the season thanks to a Damien Duff own goal, and this led to relegation. On that day a rivalry between the two sides was born as the home fans laughed and cheered at the fact that Newcastle would be playing in the second tier in the following season. Since …
Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Gourcuff Being Targeted To Replace Cabaye? Stats Comparison

Newcastle will need to sign a creative midfielder if they do sell Yohan Cabaye as expected. The first player to be linked to the North East club after the news broke that Arsenal made a bid for the Newcastle vice captain is fellow Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff who himself has been a target for Arsene Wenger. The Lyon play-maker is interested in a move away as he seeks a new challenge but he may not see Newcastle as an attractive proposition …
Is Papiss Cisse being forced out of Newcastle? | Cisse Stats

Is Papiss Cisse being forced out of Newcastle? | Cisse Stats

With not much transfer news in the black and white region of the North-East, it is a bizarre issue with a current Newcastle player and his club that is taking all the headlines. Papiss Cissé has taken objection to the clubs new shirt sponsor Wonga by refusing to wear the logo. This objection has escalated to the player not only training by himself, but not leaving with the rest of the club on the club’s pre-season tour of Portugal. Cissé, …
Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 2 | In-Depth Match Stats

Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 2 | In-Depth Match Stats

Newcastle United continued their revival with back-to-back wins, this time despatching Rafa Beintez's troubled Chelsea. On the half hour mark Ramires could easily have been sent off but was only given a yellow card by Howard Webb. Newcastle took the lead in the first half through Jonas Gutierrez's goal before half time whilst Chelsea lost Demba Ba to a boot to the face from former team-mate and captain Coloccini! Chelsea began the second half brilliantly and battled back to deservedly …
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