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What can we learn from Newcastle United’s Premier League victories this season?

January 23rd, 2020 | No Comments |

Matt Longstaff.
A perfect debut for Matty Longstaff vs Man Utd.
It continues to be a season of ups and downs for Newcastle United as we continue to hover around mid-table. However, in the world of reduced expectations under Mike Ashley, 24 matches with 30 points, along with 4 teams and 7 points between Newcastle United and the relegation places seems like quite a good place to be all things considered. The Magpies find themselves only needing 10 points from their remaining 14 games to reach the 40 points usually seen as ensuring survival in the Premier League, with the potential to do much better and cement another place in mid table.

The team are also 6 points better off than they were at the same point last season, and that under a former Champions League winner in Rafael Benitez, though a very poor start last season was compensated for by a much better finish which saw Newcastle finish one place higher than the 14th place Newcastle United hold at the time of writing this piece. (more…)


Newcastle vs Crystal Palace – Can the Magpies bounce back against wounded Eagles?

December 19th, 2019 | No Comments |

Roy Hodgson.
Roy Hodgson (72) The oldest manager in Premier League history
Time: Saturday 21st, 3.00pm. Place: St James’ Park, Newcastle.

No UK TV.

After the disappointment of a narrow defeat to Burnley (after a dodgy decision too), Steve Bruce and the Magpies will be looking for a return to winning form at home against Roy Hodgson’s wounded Eagles on Saturday.

Injuries and Suspensions

It is no secret that Crystal Palace have had something of an injury crisis in recent times with Newcastle United old boys Patrick van Aanholt and Andros Townsend out, as well as Jeffrey Schlupp, Gary Cahill (knee) and Jairo Riedewald, with Mamadou Sakho still suspended for a straight red card. (more…)


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…)