Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle from the Drop Again?

Can Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle from the Drop Again?

A little under three years since he left the biggest club in the world, Rafa Benitez finds himself stuck in a Premier League relegation battle for the second year running. Last season, the Spanish coach steered the Magpies to safety with some astute tactical performances and it seemed the only way was up. But then came the summer transfer window. The three promoted clubs all outspent Newcastle. Fulham splashed £105m, Wolverhampton Wanderers spent £59m and Cardiff, favourites for the drop, …
Newcastle Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle have had an extremely difficult start to the season. They've already had to play Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham and lost to all three of them. Those three matches along with their draw against Cardiff City has left them with one point from their first four matches. Now they face Arsenal. The Gunners were very poor away from home last season and, while they may have won, were not convincing in their performance away to Cardiff City. Arsenal are …
West Ham United: Style Over Points?

West Ham United: Style Over Points?

“He (David Sullivan) didn’t tell me, because I know what West Ham is. “One of the most important things for any club, not just West Ham, is to have a style of football. “You can choose, there are a lot of different styles in football and with all the styles you can win trophies and titles. But West Ham has a tradition and David thought I was that way and was very happy to trust me. “And I will …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
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 …
Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

The Premier League season is once again almost over, and just about everything has been wrapped up. The title has been won, the top four and relegation battles have all but been decided, and even the European places seem pretty much certain. And whilst there may yet be a twist or two in the tale, I don’t think it’s too early to have a look at which managers are in serious contention for the coveted Manager of the Year prize, …
Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

Javier Manquillo Moves to Newcastle: Third Time Lucky in the EPL?

When Javier Manquillo joined Liverpool on a two-season long loan in the summer of 2014, he was hoping for game time at Anfield, and perhaps a permanent move in the future. The Reds did not have a first choice right-back and it gave the Spaniard a great opportunity to shine. But it was not to be. Manquillo did not shine in the ten Premier League appearances he made and then Brendan Rodgers’ chopping and changing of the formations ensured that …
Mauricio Pellegrino - Can He Breathe Life into a Dull Southampton Side?

Mauricio Pellegrino - Can He Breathe Life into a Dull Southampton Side?

One of the worst kept secrets of the last Premier League season was Claude Puel’s fate after the season ended. It was pretty clear to the Southampton fans and probably the players as well, that Puel’s days at St. Mary’s were numbered. As expected, Puel was sacked a couple of weeks back and the hunt for a new manager was begun by the Southampton board. According to some sources, the Southampton fans were looking forward to welcoming the recently sacked …
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