The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

The Newcastle United Takeover - A Conflicted Fan's View

After 14 years of neglect, Newcastle United are entering a new era. On Thursday, it was confirmed that Mike Ashley had sold the football club to a consortium headed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. The Public Investment Fund are taking an 80% share of the club. The other 20% will be split between Amanda Staveley's PCP partners and the Reuben Brothers, the second wealthiest family in UK. The last decade has been a joyless existence for Newcastle supporters, myself …
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The early kick-off sees Chelsea travel to face Newcastle United. In this fixture last season, the visitors dominated possession for long periods, but failed to make it count. Steve Bruce's men managed to get a late winner through Isaac Hayden and it was a result that eased their relegation fears before the lockdown. They will be hoping that they can spring another surprise this weekend. During the international break, there is a growing feeling that the away side could be …
Tottenham vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham will be hosting Newcastle United as their packed schedule continues. In this fixture last year, Steve Bruce tasted his first Premier League victory in charge of the Magpies and increased the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino. Jose Mourinho will be looking to avoid a similar result, as his position is far from secure, despite the backing of Daniel Levy in the transfer market. It will be a game that Spurs are dominant with the ball, but they won't be afforded …
Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser has signed for Newcastle United, joining his former colleague Callum Wilson at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce has had to strengthen his squad on a limited budget and the Scottish international is a shrewd pick-up.  Last season was disappointing for the left winger, with off field issues detracting from his focus on the pitch. He will be hoping that he can have a fresh start closer to home in the North of England. This isn't going to be …
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Newcastle United will host Chelsea at the weekend, with the home team looking to end a run of four matches without a win. This won’t be easy against an improving Blues team, who are starting to find the consistency that they have been previously lacking. They have been better away from home since the appointment of Frank Lampard and they will be confident of taking the three points at St James’ Park. The Magpies are well placed to stay up …
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 …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea will welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the late kickoff. The hosts will be looking to put an end to their difficulties at home with a positive result against a club led by one of their former managers. Rafa Benitez wasn’t a popular figure in West London and he will be desperate to inflict defeat on his previous employers. In the past, this was a competitive fixture, but the visitors have fallen behind the top clubs …
Newcastle United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Reunions can be really awkward. On Wednesday night, a couple of ex-Liverpool players – Luis Suarez and Phillippe Coutinho played a key role in sealing (almost) Liverpool’s fate in the Champions League. On Saturday night, Liverpool will meet a few more exes. Rafa Benitez, Jonjo Shelvey and the forgotten Manquillo will await the Reds at St. James’ Park and hope to secure a point or three. If they do that, they will have sealed Liverpool’s fate in the Premier League …
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