How has Gini Wijnaldum settled in at Liverpool?

How has Gini Wijnaldum settled in at Liverpool?

Since joining Liverpool, Gini Wijnaldum has been a regular in the first team and his performances have split the fan-base. The majority recognise the qualities that he brings to the team, but there remain a few doubters. Although his fee looked steep at the time, it now seems good value compared to the transfers of Yannick Bolasie and Moussa Sissoko. The prices of players have sky-rocketed out of control and for that reason, the £25m fee shouldn't be used against …
Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

Is Alan Pardew destined for bigger things?

There were lots of laughs around social media when Steve Parish mentioned Real Madrid in the same sentence as Alan Pardew, but it is hard to ignore the incredible job that he is doing at Crystal Palace. He has been at the club for a year and has managed to win 19 of his 37 league matches in charge, which is top four form and highlights the incredible job he is doing at Selhurst Park. He is being linked with …
Manchester City vs Newcastle United Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Manchester City and Newcastle United will play each other at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 3rd October. The teams last played in February this year and Manchester City won the game 5 – 0. Before that they played in October 2014 and Newcastle United won the game 0 – 2. Manchester City is currently second in the Premier League with 15 points having won 5 games and lost 2. They are one point below Manchester United. Newcastle United is nineteenth …
North by Northeast

North by Northeast

For the first time, two, bitter local rivals have something in common. They’re in disarray. Both Newcastle and Sunderland find themselves marooned on two points from six games, winless, propping up the Premier League. The Geordies sit in 19th, the Mackems in 20th. Technically, the former has the bragging rights. Scant consolation, pet. To the passing outsider, this state of affairs may appear somewhat shocking. Newcastle have been considered, rightly or wrongly, a top side for a long time. As …
Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

Are Newcastle United Really Changing?

After months of protests at St James' Park, Mike Ashley gave his first public interview to Sky Sports promising big changes and stating that he was going to remain until the club won a trophy. Newcastle fans were getting frustrated at the club neglecting cup competitions and that view has changed, at least publicly with Steve McClaren and various other club figures stating their desire to end the club's trophy drought. However the club are just one of two Premier …
Would Charlie Austin be a good signing for Newcastle?

Would Charlie Austin be a good signing for Newcastle?

According to various reports, Newcastle are closing in on Charlie Austin and the move could be completed next week. As expected in the silly season of the transfer window, there are conflicting reports, with preferred media partner the Daily Mirror stating the deal is done, while Sky maintain that no fee has been agreed between Newcastle and QPR. Although it does look like there is some progress being made in Newcastle's pursuit of Austin, which is positive news for the …
Is Steve McClaren a good choice for Newcastle?

Is Steve McClaren a good choice for Newcastle?

After six months of searching for a new head coach, Newcastle are set to appoint Steve McClaren in the coming days according to a number of media sources, including the BBC who rarely report anything lacking substance. McClaren isn't the appointment that many Newcastle fans were hoping for, but he comes with a great recommendation from Graham Carr and it is believed he will be backed substantially in the transfer market over the coming months. The former England manager arrives …