This is part three of my player ratings for the season so far. The centre backs are the most controversial today as there are so many of them.
I am going to start with the elegant man. It has been a strange season for Fabian. He has scored two goals this season and, at the start of the season, played relatively fine. However, he has had minor injuries and has been in and out of the squad throughout the season.
Last season, he was arguably our best player. Th
Newcastle United go into a difficult game at Southampton on the back of reaching the FA Cup Quarter-Final for the first time since 2006. Southampton's season began poorly and many understandably wrote off the Saints following their 9-0 home defeat to Leicester back in October. However, if Rugby League has taught us anything, it would one simple saying, "never write off the Saints". The team by the south coast have been rewarded for persevering with Ralph Hassenhuttl and will
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,
"Things aren't too bad. Games like Wolves we feel like we want to do more, especially in the second half at 1-0 up we need to show more, we need to keep the ball and create chances. Now we go into West Ham. Every game away from home is difficult. West Ham are a very good team but we need to go the same way and get the points. "Steve has been really good. We have played some really good football, especially in the first half against Wolves. He wanted to play with four or five
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
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
"For me, I always knew it would be about training well and making myself available to help the team. We've now arrived at the last part of the season so everyone has to be ready and fit. We are looking to approach to our final target so it will be a very interesting part of the season. When asked if he needed a pep talk during his first team exile, Fernandez said: Rafa knows me very well. He didn't need to say anything to me, I am professional and I am working hard. I try to
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
“I think we played very well in the first half, and we deserved more from the first half. We pushed high, we tried to press and we had our chances. When you don’t score it’s difficult. We started the second half a little bit deep and after the really good free kick, they started to feel more comfortable with the ball. We were disappointed because we approached the game very well, against a really good team. They scored the second goal, and after that it was very difficult to