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How Did Newcastle’s Previous Record Signings Compare to Miguel Almiron?

April 17th, 2019 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron
Almiron – Early days.
For many seasons Newcastle United fans have been urging owner Mike Ashley to splash the cash during the transfer window, and they finally got their wish in January 2019. The Magpies splurged on Atlanta United playmaker, Miguel Almiron, with the lively Paraguayan commanding a club-record fee of £21 million. He’s made an impressive start to life on Tyneside, with his work rate and productivity immediately endearing him to the Geordie faithful. He’s certainly helped Rafa’s men look sharper in the final third, but how does Almiron’s impact compare to the club’s previous record-signings? (more…)


Rafa: Waving goodbye to the Toon?

April 5th, 2019 | 25 Comments |

Rafa Benitez waving.
Rafa: Waving goodbye to the Toon?
Whilst the first half of the season was looking like more ‘doom and gloom’ for the Toon, Rafa Benitez’s ability to (somehow) get Mike Ashley to dip into his back pocket during the transfer window has all but guaranteed another season in the Premier League.

Miguel Almiron became Newcastle’s record signing, signing from Atlanta United for a fee thought to be £21 million. He’s only featured seven times so far in the Premier League but looks set to be a star once he settles into life in England.

Although this particular signing has excited Newcastle fans, Benitez has remained frustrated with the lack of funds during his reign in charge. (more…)


Important upcoming fixtures for NUFC to push out of the relegation battle

January 11th, 2019 | 4 Comments |

Ciaran Clark scoring
Ciaran Clark scoring in Toon’s last game against Burnley
It continues to be a difficult season for Newcastle United at present, and they remain in the battle to stay in the top flight. At present they are around 11/4 to face the drop, which would usually be a big shock for a side as big as Newcastle United if they hadn’t already been relegated twice in the last ten years under current owner, Mike Ashley. What happens in the current January transfer window may also play a role in the prospects for the Magpies in this battle. (more…)


Newcastle United still in trouble despite recent run

December 8th, 2018 | 150 Comments |

Rafa Benitez at SJP.
Rafa – Not out of the woods yet.
Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to keep themselves clear of the relegation zone.

The Magpies have lost just one of their last six league matches to lie 14th in the table, four points above the bottom three.

However, last weekend’s 3-0 drubbing at home to West Ham United highlighted that manager Rafa Benitez still has a big job on his hands.

Newcastle were much improved at Everton in midweek, deservedly picking up a point courtesy of a 1-1 draw.

After a run of six games without a win, losing five times in that sequence, Wolves pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Chelsea on Wednesday. That result left them 12th in the table, six points ahead of Newcastle. (more…)


Newcastle finally finding their form

November 25th, 2018 | No Comments |

Salomon Rondon scoring
Salomon Rondon: Back in the goals against Bournemouth.
Newcastle continue to go through difficult times off the pitch and for much of this season it has been a similar scenario on the field. They have been fighting it out at the bottom of the table and until recently were one of the favourites with the bookies to face the drop – something that must be avoided, considering the size of the club.

However, two victories in the club’s last two games, the first two of the season have lifted spirits enormously. Seeing previously goal-shy striker, Salomon Rondon, finally coming into form with a brace against Bournemouth was especially uplifting. (more…)