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

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

Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they continue to push on up the league table under Frank Lampard. It will be a battle of the inexperienced and the experienced in the dugout. Steve Bruce may not be highly rated, but he has now managed over 400 Premier League matches and has already proven this season that he can get shock results. The Magpies have been underwhelming, but they have managed to beat Tottenham and Manchester United. …
Tottenham vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham host Newcastle United this weekend as they look to make it three out of three unbeaten in the Premier League. Their performances haven’t been great during the opening two weekends, but they have managed to get positive results in both of their matches. On the other hand, Steve Bruce is already under pressure at St James’ Park following back-to-back defeats. It was always going to be difficult to succeed Rafa Benitez and the supporters’ ire will only grow with …
Newcastle United v Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Newcastle United v Arsenal Match Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Newcastle had yet another tumultuous summer. Rafa Benitez left the club after he could not agree to a new contract. Now it is up to new manager Steve Bruce to save the Magpies from relegation once again. He'll have a difficult debut as top-four hopefuls Arsenal visit St. James' Park. Arsenal enter the season with one mandate: get back into the Champions League. After missing out on the top four by a single point and losing in the Europa League …
Too Soon for Jamaal Lascelles to Leave Newcastle United

Too Soon for Jamaal Lascelles to Leave Newcastle United

Jamaal Lascelles has been one of the breakout stars of the Premier League season and he has now established himself at the top level. The Newcastle United captain played a key role as Rafa Benitez’s side finished in the top ten in their first season back in the top-flight. This will be seen as just the start for the Magpies and defender, with both having loftier ambitions. The recent England squad announcement didn’t feature Lascelles, but he is likely to …
Newcastle United’s Top 5 Transfer Signings

Newcastle United’s Top 5 Transfer Signings

Newcastle United have made several high profile signings throughout the years, bringing some of the most well-known names in football to St James’ Park. Here, we look at the top five most expensive signings in Newcastle United’s history. Michael Owen - £16.8 million (From Real Madrid – August 2005) England international Owen burst onto the scene at Liverpool as a seventeen-year-old, netting on his debut for them and from that day forward, being touted as England’s most promising prospect. He …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United - FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from Carabao Cup disappointment by qualifying for the next round of the FA Cup as they welcome Newcastle United this weekend. It wasn’t straightforward for the Blues to make it this far, as they were taken to penalties by a determined Norwich City team. It has been a tough couple of months for Antonio Conte’s men as they have played 16 matches since the beginning of December. There have clearly been some signs …
A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

A Statistical Breakdown of Mikel Merino's Influence at Newcastle United

Newcastle United were criticised by a large section of the media for their perceived lack of business during the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez was open with his feelings about the team's recruitment, but they did manage to improve the squad of the squad after promotion. The Magpies' boss has always had a good eye for a player and he has proved that he can compete on a budget before. Mikel Merino was a low-key addition, arriving from Borussia Dortmund …
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