Manchester United are right to target Sean Longstaff

Manchester United are right to target Sean Longstaff

Manchester United continue to be linked to Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to stamp his identity on the current squad. The Mirror report that the Red Devils are closing in on a £25 million deal to bring the 21-year-old to Old Trafford.  Although this information goes against quotes from the player who stated that he was happy at his hometown club, despite the rumours. It will be difficult for Manchester United to complete a deal …
Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Following their 6-0 dismantling of West Ham United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, Manuel Pellegrini's City side face a trip up to St James' Park. Man City haven't lost away from from home since their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland back in early November, while Newcastle have won 3 of their last five home matches. Team News Mathieu Debuchy remains suspended for the hosts, while Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul face late fitness tests. Yaya Toure and Jesus …
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, …
Possession Football: How Spanish success changed the Premier League (08/09)

Possession Football: How Spanish success changed the Premier League (08/09)

Four years ago Spain used a possession-based philosophy to win Euro 2008. Since then, Spain and Barcelona have been the dominant forces in world and European football, with much of their success attributed to this style. Two footballing clichés seem to underpin this. Firstly, that possession is ‘Nine Tenths of the Law’. Secondly, that over the course of a season positives and negatives will even themselves out. According to these theories, the team that can dominate possession for every game should …
Newcastle 10/11 Striker Comparison

Newcastle 10/11 Striker Comparison

With Alan Pardew’s main transfer target this summer being a top class striker, it is important to look at what Newcastle currently have available on the striker front in order to see what type of striker is needed. Newcastle United have struggled to find the back of the net in their pre-season matches and against Arsenal in the season opener. This has heightened the need to find a goalscorer to fill the void that was left when Andy Carroll was sold …