Newcastle’s Next Number Nine

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If there’s one thing certain about Newcastle United fans, it’s that they love a good number nine. The likes of Shearer, MacDonald, Milburn and Gallacher all pulled on the famous jersey. It’s more than just a shirt – the number nine of Newcastle United has the hopes and dreams of the Geordie nation pinned to […] READ MORE


European Giants: Euro 2016’s Top Sides

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With Euro 2016 just days away, England look in fairly good shape. Victories against Turkey, Australia and Portugal, whilst not hugely convincing, provided a good way to warm up for the tournament. However, even the most optimistic Englishman would admit that there are a few sides that could cause the Three Lions some serious problems. Here’s […] READ MORE


Five Players Who Must Leave Newcastle United

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Magpies fans may be rejoicing at the news that manager Rafa Benitez has signed a new contract and agreed to stay on for a further three years, despite the club’s relegation. However, the Spaniard has a lot of work to do before the start of the season. The club is rotten from the core, and […] READ MORE


Jermain Defoe Deserved to Go

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Roy Hodgson’s initial 26-man Euro squad has been revealed, and the big surprise was the inclusion of Manchester United’s 18-year-old centre forward, Marcus Rashford, at the expense of the experienced Jermain Defoe. Defoe’s fifteen league goals have undoubtedly kept Sunderland in the top flight. He has proved time and time again that he can be relied on to […] READ MORE


Another Newcastle Manager? Potential Rafa Benítez Replacements

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Saturday’s results look certain to have sealed Newcastle’s fate. Now, their relegation to the Championship is all but confirmed. Despite the best efforts of manager Rafa Benítez, a Sunderland win against out-of-form Everton on Wednesday will relegate the Magpies before they kick another ball. Saturday’s performance against relegated Villa was typically lacklustre, with the attack […] READ MORE


Newcastle Have Been Lacking Lascelles

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In a season of ups and downs—mainly downs—for Newcastle United, one thing has been constant. That is, their defence has been consistently useless. In recent weeks, this trend seems to have been somewhat reversed. Only three goals have been conceded by the Magpies in the last four games. Undoubtedly, this is partially down to the […] READ MORE


Too Little Too Late for Newcastle?

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Only last week, things looked bleak for Newcastle United. Following a devastating, last minute 3-2 defeat to Norwich City that left the Toon Army six points from safety, there was a spineless, gutless display against a classy Southampton who simply left them for dead, with the Saints running out 3-1 winners at a canter. For […] READ MORE