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 …
Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Newcastle United Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Reunions in Premier League are commonplace. But some reunions are a bit more special than others. This Sunday, we will witness one of these special reunions as Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle host his old club Liverpool. Of the Reds traveling to St. James’ Park, hardly one or two (Flanagan?) played under Rafa at the Merseyside club, but Rafa’s soft corner for Liverpool is well known. His unbeaten record against Liverpool must be an additional reason for him to like them. Given …
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 …
Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

At a time when terms such as money, commercialism and riches are synonymous with the beautiful game, there are sides like Swansea City, which go against the modern day monotony of the football world. When money is being spent heftily on players, Swansea seem to detach themselves from the surroundings and exist in an isolated environment of their own. How good a sight it is to witness Leon Britton dictate play from the midfield? Or the 33-year-old Angel Rangel maraud …
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