Newcastle United and Liverpool shared the spoils in today’s encounter at St James’ Park, with the match ending 1-1. The visitors took the lead after 29 minutes through Philippe Coutinho’s fine strike from 25 yards, while a slightly fortuitous goal from Newcastle striker Joselu brought the Magpies back level and earned Rafa Benitez’s battling team 

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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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Much of the pre-season discourse surrounding Newcastle United has been about budgets, transfer targets and then failing to get said transfer targets over the line courtesy of budgetary issues yet it wasn’t until the action on the pitch began that you realised just how difficult a season the Magpies are facing. In Sunday’s 1-0 defeat 

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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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Manager: Rafael Benitez Squad value: £119 million Key players: Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez, Dwight Gayle Newcastle bounced right back to the Premier League after spending a season in England’s second division. At the start of last season, former Champions League winner, Rafael Benitez, promised to get the Magpies promoted. They ended up stealing the Championship 

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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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As always at this point of the football calendar, fans tend to focus on Premier League newcomers from abroad and the substantial figures paid to bring these players in. However, many people forget that the newly promoted Championship sides also boast their own Premier League newcomers who could provide serious excitement of their own. These 

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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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It certainly isn’t uncommon to welcome back a recently-relegated club back to the Premier League, especially after only spending one season down in the Championship, Newcastle United are one of the few teams to have accomplished this. It’s not even their first time: having done it back in 2009/10 as well behind the unstoppable force 

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Another day has passed and yet another couple of moves to China have transpired. The Far East really is trying to make a name for themselves, so who are the lucky few this week? Well, both are indeed exceptionally strange transfers. The first, Brazilian midfielder Hernanes, and the second – much closer to home – 

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According to reports, Everton have rejected a bid from Newcastle for James McCarthy. The bid for the 26 year old Republic of Ireland international was reportedly worth £16 million. As reported by the Daily Star: “Everton have reportedly rejected a £16m bid from Newcastle for midfielder James McCarthy. The Daily Mail claim Rafa Benitez is 

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According to reports, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Chancel Mbemba from Newcastle. The Premier League side are reportedly seeking a loan deal for the DR Congo international defender, who is currently away on AFCON duty. As reported by the Daily Star: “Crystal Palace have enquired Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba, according to reports. And the 

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According to reports, Chelsea are eyeing a move for Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly seeking the 26 year old as a possible replacement for Asmir Begovic, if the Bosnian departs this month. As reported by the Daily Star: “Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a surprise swoop for Newcastle goalkeeper Karl 

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