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Sheffield United vs Newcastle match preview: Will the Blades cut the Magpies down to size?

December 4th, 2019 | 2 Comments |

Bramall Lane
Will the Blades chop the Magpies down to size?
Time: Thursday 5th December 2019, 7:30 PM,
Place: Bramall Lane, Sheffield,
TV: Amazon Prime.

After an excellent and somewhat unexpected draw against champions Man City last Saturday, Steve Bruce and the lads travel to Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Thursday evening to face Chris Wilder’s Blades on their home turf. For a newly promoted team Sheffield United have done well to be be in the top half of the Premier League without a star studded team, the South Yorkshire side have been a bit like a Geoffrey Boycott of football this season, generally unspectacular but stubborn, obstinate and hard to beat. (more…)


What’s Going Almiwrong?

October 29th, 2019 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron
A familiar pose for Almiron since he came to Tyneside.
When Newcastle United signed Miguel Almiron from MLS side, Atlanta United on January 31st for a potential fee of up to £21 million, the signing was met with great excitement from the Newcastle fanbase, which was partly due to Almiron’s impressive 2018 record of 12 goals and 14 assists for Atlanta in US Major League Soccer, and partly down to the fact Mike Ashley had finally surpassed the previous club record signing of £16 Million, set back in 2005. However, since a seemingly promising start to life as a Newcastle player, Almiron has now made 20 appearances in the Premier League, with no goals or assists to show. So, what’s going wrong for Almiron? (more…)


Match Preview: Can the Toon get back to winning ways against Wolves?

October 24th, 2019 | No Comments |

Newcastle vs Wolves
Wolves: A tough opponent despite some erratic form this season
Time: Sunday 27th October 2019, 2.00pm
Place: St James’ Park, Newcastle
TV: Sky

Toiling in the relegation zone, a win is essential for Newcastle United to move clear of the drop-zone when they host a rigid Wolverhampton Wanderers side known for their defensive strength.

After the euphoria in form of a win against Manchester United, the follow-up narrow loss to Chelsea stung like a bee for the Magpies. Now returning to St. James Park, Steve Bruce’s side aim to take inspiration from the unbridled support to come out on top. (more…)


Time for Newcastle to turn to Andy Carroll?

October 22nd, 2019 | No Comments |

Andy Carroll
Could Carroll make the difference?
On the eve of the current season, new manager Steve Bruce spoke openly about the need to increase Newcastle’s goal output.

They netted just 42 last term, but owner Mike Ashley did – finally – open the purse strings in a bid to address the problem. A club-record £40 million was splashed on Joelinton alone, while wide man Allan Saint-Maximin arrived with a strong reputation from Nice.

It left Bruce feeling confident: “If you’ve got someone at the top end of the pitch that scores, you’re always in the game”, he said. “We have to cause the other teams a threat – we have that threat now.” (more…)


Is Corbyn right about Mike Ashley and Newcastle United?

October 8th, 2019 | 7 Comments |

Corbyn in Newcastle
Jeremy Corbyn with NUFC fan group representatives.
“Barcelona is not a business, it is a feeling. We are not owned by anybody, we are an association.” Sandro Rosell, President of FC Barcelona (owned by 180,000 fans).

In case it has escaped your attention, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn was recently in Newcastle with North East Labour MPs Chi Onwurah and Ian Lavery meeting NUFC fan groups and outlining his proposals to democratise football clubs in a similar manner to clubs in countries such as Spain and Germany. (more…)