With Mike Ashley on the brink of selling our club to the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, a lot of players will be playing for their futures if we can get this season resumed but if we can't, some of them will likely have played their final game for us. So let's take a look at our squad and see who's futures could be affected by the takeover. Starting with the goalkeepers, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot are coming to the end of their contracts and I don't think a new manag
Fans have been sending well wishes and expressing their desire to sign left wing-back Jetro Willems of late. With Jetro, in turn, reciprocating the love. Paul Dummett and Danny Rose are both competing for the starting berth with Willems, so there's little to complain about on that side of defence. However, during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns we've seen Javier Manquillo and DeAndre Yedlin trade places either due to injury or form. With the arrival of Valentino Lazaro came
Another article I've decided to do during this pandemic and this time, we'll be looking at players we forgot signed for Newcastle. We won't be including academy graduates who didn't make many first team appearances before leaving as we'd be here all day, it will be senior players signed from other clubs but hardly played and I won't include Achraf Lazaar or Henri Saivet as they're still on the books here. Anyway, let's have look at some of our forgotten men. Jesús Gámez I had
So, this is part two of my player rating series where, seen in the title, I will be covering the right backs. At the start of the season this was definitely one of the positions that was under the microscope. In my opinion, possibly still the case… DeAndre Yedlin This season for Yedlin has been a rough one, hasn't it? On and off the field. He has had injury setbacks, transfer links to Crystal Palace on deadline day as well as being in and out of the Newcastle side this season
This week two of Newcastle United's most influential dressing room personalities, Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie signed contract extensions with the club. This is in addition to the new deal our player of the season elect, Martin Dubravka signed shortly after this season began. It is always good news when players commit to Newcastle, whether it be youth prospects finding their feet in the Under 23's, or seasoned first team regulars. But with an influx of key players out of co
It was always going to be difficult for us to get players in this January given the amount of senior players already on our books. Unlike previous years when we've named Jack Colback, Henri Saivet and Achraf Lazaar in our Premier League squad (despite the three only making one league appearance between them (which was actually the game that saw Saivet give the ball away for a goal early on before scoring a free kick four minutes later to equalise in a 3-2 win at West Ham in D
I never thought I would ever be a one to give this lad lots of praise but here we go; Javier Manquillo deserves lots of credit for his performances this year.
I do not recall him making a mistake since our home loss to West Ham last season (correct me if I'm wrong). He has been very solid at the back for Newcastle. It seems the arrival of Krafth has had the same impact on Manquillo as it has had with Yedlin. It has given them a kick up the backside!
I think he has really
The January transfer window is fast approaching, which is always significant for two reasons; the lack of meaningful transfer activity and excuses that inevitably follow (they’ve already started); also, clubs can start approaching players that are out of contract in the summer. Last season, Mo Diame was the only significant departure, going to Al-Ahli after making 97 appearances for The Magpies. In no particular order, here are the players who are out of contract this summer,
The FIFA 20 ratings have been revealed and whilst players have been talking about their own ratings on social media, I thought I'd go through all of our player ratings (including the players we have out on loan) and what it could mean for them on career mode. The rating difference from FIFA 19 mentions the rating from when the game was released. Martin Dubravka - 80 (+1 from FIFA 19) This is no surprise and it says something that despite turning 30 in January, Martin Dubravka
Following the news that Rafa Benitez is on his way out of Newcastle, I will be reviewing his tenure on Tyneside. This isn't an article I wanted to do now but I will be doing a similar one when Mike Ashley leaves. When Rafa arrived on Tyneside to replace Steve McClaren, the club was on it's knees and sitting 19th despite spending approximately £80m in the two transfer windows. Things didn't start well for the Spaniard though as only one point from his first four games (includi
I'm not going to lie, I really should've done more articles over the season but seeing as there's no articles reviewing the season, I may as well do it myself. It was another difficult summer for us with only around £22.5m spent (not including whatever loan fees we paid for Salomon Rondon and Kenedy), by the time the first pre season game came around, the only new face was Ki Sung-yueng on a free transfer from Swansea City whilst Mikel Merino left for Real Sociedad after his
“You would have to ask David Moyes about that (why he was suddenly dropped). I don’t know why. I never had any problems with him. I just had a hard season but I have never had conflict or personal issues with him. Sunderland was really tough but like everything in life, you learn from things that have gone wrong. In a way, that difficult year made me a better player. I think I have progressed and now I am just concentrating on doing well for Newcastle. Everyone knows Rafa Ben
Newcastle ended their pre-season campaign on a high by making easy-work of Italian Serie A side Hellas Verona. Scoring both of their goals in the opening 12 minutes Ayoze Perez and Christian Atsu finding the net. And before I start the review I want to say that I don't think that you can judge how good or bad a certain player is because of this game, as Verona did absolutely nothing all game apart from the odd attack witch would always fail no matter what. They had no skill e