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
Well, my uni has shut its doors now due to this virus. So I've got a lot of time on my hands. No football at all so content is at a near standstill. So I'm going to do a series of articles throughout the week. Rating players from each Position in the entire squad. Right now I've got that bit out of the way. Time to go through the NUFC goalkeepers and sum them up. Finishing off with a rating out of 10. Martin Dúbravka Verdict: This lad has been nothing short of absolutely unre
Come on! Could not win at Bramall Lane we were told. What a great team performance tonight!
Martin Dubravka made some unreal saves early on to keep Newcastle in the game and he deserves the credit. He was my man of the match today! We were given a chance and, fabulously, they take it! It was an amazing cross by Javier Manquillo and Allan Saint-Maximin scored with a well hit header in the bottom corner. It was an absolute beauty! I want a headband!
Newcastle upped the ante
"I would like to put this club a little higher in the table. It definitely deserves to be higher. It's a great club with a great history and the dressing room is full of great players so the only thing is bringing it on the pitch, bringing this club much higher. It deserves to play in the Europe leagues - that's my goal - so hopefully step by step we can put the club where it should be. I think the club's invested money and also they want to be part of the community of teams
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
There’s an age old adage in football, ‘judge us after 10 games’! This 10 game mark is meant to give an insight as to how a certain team will finish in the league come the end of May. Well we are now 11 games in, and are we any closer to seeing where Newcastle will finish this Premier League season? Let’s be honest, after those first 10 games I was and probably like so many others, worried after those first fixtures. No home wins, 0-0 draws against Cardiff, Palace and Southamp
It was reported in the Chronicle on Thursday 20th of September, that manager Rafa Benitez will be holding a transfer summit with Managing Director Lee Charnley, Head Scout Steve Nickson as well as European scout Paul Baker, reportedly to discuss plans for January’s transfer window and to look at the Academy and U-23 setup. Could this one meeting shape the future for the Club, as far as the manager is concerned? This will be Rafa’s third January transfer window in charge of th
"I was coming to a new team and the other goalkeepers were on the top level also. I’m happy because Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot were very nice to me. I appreciated it because we were are all in the same team, we were in a difficult situation and nobody probably expected us to be safe with five games left. But even with these five games left I was still showing myself. I had to show myself because I didn’t know what would happen in the summer. I had to stay focused until the ve
The first players to leave us in the summer were Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Lubomir Satka and Haris Vuckic, who were all released at the end of their contracts. It took a while to make our first signing as Florian Lejeune finally arrived from Eibar on 4 July whilst Graham Carr left his role as chief scout and Matz Sels joined Anderlecht on loan. Later that week, we were linked with wingers Sheyi Ojo, Jesus Navas, Adama Traore and Jacob Murphy and the latter was signed from N
'The manager told me I should buy some kind of lottery ticket - because I would definitely win!' said Dubravka, who is set to make permanent a £4million move this summer. But I did not know I would be playing. I was just sitting in the dressing-room and the coach named the line-up. Many of my friends were then sending me messages, reminding me that we were playing Man United and asking me if I realised that. I was like, of course. Thank you so much for this information. I was