After observing Newcastle United’s business this summer transfer window, many among the Toon Army would have been left disappointed. United were unsuccessful in adding cover for a number of positions, while also failing to acquire a marquee signing that many fans had hoped for; largely down to owner Mike Ashley being unwilling to spend. However, 

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After Sunday’s defeat at Huddersfield, Newcastle United began the season with two losses from two games. It has no doubt been a poor start, with fans and associates of the Magpies expecting better. However, since the season began, and especially after the Huddersfield match, pundits and the media alike have not stopped short of slating 

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If Newcastle United fans needed a reminder that they were back in the big time, today’s game against Spurs was just that. The Magpies lost 2-0 to last season’s runners up in front of a sell-out crowd of over 52,000. Dele Alli and Ben Davies were on target for the visitors, while the Toon had 

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As the business end of the transfer window is approaching and the start of the new season is edging closer, Newcastle’s summer business so far indicates the type of squad Rafa Benitez is trying to build. Thus far, Rafa has brought in Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino and Javier Manquillo, as well as securing 

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Pre-season provides the opportunity for fringe players, players who are not in the manager’s plans and those who have returned from loan deals away to impress the manager and strive to be part of the team again. Although they are expected to depart, Rafa Benitez will be watching the likes of Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere 

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As we observe how the 2017/18 summer transfer window has unfolded so far, we realise how out of hand spending has become – particularly by Premier League clubs. Manchester United splashed out £75m to acquire Romelu Lukaku’s services, while Manchester City have casually signed right-back Kyle Walker for a fee worth up to £53m – 

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On the 2nd February 2013 Newcastle had come from behind to defeat Chelsea 3-2 at St James’ Park and the fans had taken affectionately to their new January signing – Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman produced a dominant display on his home debut, scoring twice and proving a constant threat throughout. Sissoko’s performance against Chelsea was 

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It was announced last week that chief scout Graham Carr and Newcastle United had parted ways by mutual consent. Carr arrived at St James’ Park in 2010, following the recommendation of then-manager Chris Hughton who had previously worked with him at Tottenham Hotspur. Following the switch, Carr was responsible for scouting and offering advice on 

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Upon signing for Newcastle United in 2008, the future looked bright for Nile Ranger. After spending a season in the reserve team, the then-teenager was rewarded with his first professional deal, having previously being on the books at Crystal Palace and Southampton. What was more of a bonus was that the deal was handed by 

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Rumours spread earlier this week that a Chinese consortium is interested in buying newly-promoted Premier League club Newcastle United. If the takeover was to be complete, it would put an end to current owner Mike Ashley’s controversial ten-year tenure, and, although maintaining that the Magpies are not for sale until they “win something”, it is 

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In July 2016, Newcastle United announced the signing of exciting talent Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. It was the youngster’s first break in professional football after plying his trade in the non-league for clubs Farnborough FC and Lewes FC before catching the attention of the Magpies. The 21-year-old is not the typical non-league footballer however due to 

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On the 5th June 2017, it was confirmed that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote had sadly passed away after collapsing during a training session with his club Beijing Enterprises Group FC. Tiote began his career with Ivorian team FC Bibo before moving on to Belgian club Anderlecht in 2005, followed by a switch to 

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After arriving at St James’ Park for a hefty fee of £13m in the summer of 2015, there were high expectations resting upon Aleksandar Mitrovic’s shoulders. The Serbian had been prolific for former club R.S.C Anderlecht, netting 44 times in 90 appearances in all competitions, prompting then-Newcastle-manager Steve McClaren to fork out for the striker 

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“Oh Christian Atsu oh he is so wonderful” was heard on countless occasions across the season, as the Ghanaian has agreed to make his loan move to St James’ Park permanent when the transfer window opens on 1st July. The Chelsea loanee will sign a four-year deal, with a fee of £6.2m being agreed between 

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When the final whistle was blown in the 5-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on the concluding day of the 2015/16 season, Newcastle United supporters wondered if this would be the last occasion they would see Rafael Benitez in the home dugout at St James’ Park. With relegation already confirmed, a sense of optimism was felt 

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