The Latest Newcastle United FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:28:05 +0000: Newcastle in advanced talks with Paulo Fonseca after Steve Bruce departs - Newcastle United | The Guardian
- Former Roma and Shakhtar manager is owners’ No 1 target
- Bruce reveals toll job has taken and indicates he will retire
Paulo Fonseca is in advanced talks with Newcastle after emerging as the leading contender to replace Steve Bruce, who departed St James’ Park by “mutual consent” on Wednesday morning.
Fonseca, a 48-year-old Portuguese previously in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma, is out of work and keen on working for Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian-led owners. He came close to taking over at Tottenham in the summer and is believed to be admired by Amanda Staveley, the minority shareholder and director with responsibility for day-to-day running of the club.Continue reading...
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:15:05 +0000: Newcastle urge fans to avoid ‘culturally inappropriate’ clothing at games - Newcastle United | The Guardian
- Club concerned gesture could offend some supporters
- Some fans wore headdresses and robes at match against Spurs
Newcastle United’s new owners were not offended by the fans who celebrated the purchase of their club by wearing homemade Arabic head coverings and robes. They would, however, like them to stop.
In a statement headed “guidance on matchday attire” the club on Wednesday said it was “kindly asking supporters to refrain from wearing traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings at matches if they would not ordinarily wear such attire”.Continue reading...
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:10:55 +0000: ‘Human shield’ Steve Bruce was out of his depth in dream job at Newcastle | Louise Taylor - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Ashley’s ownership made life hard and manager avoided relegation but often incoherent style showed his flaws
Steve Bruce’s unveiling as Newcastle’s manager took place on the same day in July 2019 that Britain’s new prime minister stood outside No 10 Downing Street and introduced a bold prescription for change.
Things have not exactly proceeded to plan for either Bruce or Boris Johnson but where the latter’s manifesto was, if nothing else, full of big ideas, the blueprint outlined by Bruce seemed distinctly conservative with a small c.Continue reading...
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:03:28 +0000: Steve Bruce parts with Newcastle after £300m Saudi-led takeover – video report - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Newcastle United have parted company with Steve Bruce less than a week after being taken over by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium in a £300m deal. The deal, which has been subject of controversy because of the country's human rights record, stands to make Newcastle one of the richest clubs in football. Bruce led Newcastle to 12th and 13th placed finishes in the Premier League during his time in charge of the club, but the side sit second-bottom and winless in the league this season. Newcastle have been linked with former Dortmund manager Lucien Favre as well as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Eddie HoweContinue reading...
- Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:35:48 +0000: Premier League clubs v Newcastle: inside the stunning emergency vote - Newcastle United | The Guardian
We explain the rule change voted through, what could happen next and why the clubs are so worried
It was the follow-up to a special meeting that 19 of the clubs had last Tuesday, which was to discuss their concerns about the Saudi-led £305m takeover of Newcastle and its implications for them. Newcastle were excluded from that meeting, which was extraordinary in itself. How often do 19 clubs convene to talk strategically about just one? The other clubs have worried about the potential for Newcastle’s uber-rich owners to strike commercial deals with companies in Saudi Arabia that could give them an advantage. And so, as the Guardian revealed, the clubs proposed the draft of a rule change that would temporarily ban what are called related party transactions – in other words, arrangements with businesses with which club owners are associated. Monday’s meeting, which mainly involved participants dialling in via conferencing software, was to review and vote on the amendment.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:27:14 +0000: Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by mutual consent after Saudi takeover - BBC Sport
Manager Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle United by mutual consent just 13 days after the Saudi Arabia-backed £305m takeover of the Premier League side was completed.
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:52:21 +0000: Newcastle United owners ask fans not to wear traditional Arabic clothing at games - BBC Sport
Newcastle United ask fans not to wear "traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings" at matches following a Saudi Arabian-led takeover of the club.
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:16:17 +0000: Newcastle United: Who are some of the contenders to be Steve Bruce's successor? - BBC Sport
After Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the possible contenders to replace him.
- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:44:51 +0000: Newcastle United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: I'll carry on until I hear otherwise - Steve Bruce - BBC Sport
Steve Bruce speaks about his future at Newcastle after their 3-2 defeat by Tottenham in his 1000th match as a manager.
- Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:09:31 +0000: Newcastle United: Fans welcoming Saudis 'a sickness' MP says - BBC Sport
SNP MP John Nicolson described some fans as "numpties dancing around in cod-Arabic dresses".
Newcastle United have been the focus of much speculation in recent weeks in regards of new additions to the squad with many household names being linked with the north east club. Manager Alan Pardew has been scouring the football world for players to add to his team who can bring as much to the table for Newcastle as last years signings Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did last season as they were two of the most influential signings the club has made for several years.
The biggest story this summer for Newcastle is their desire to bring back Andy Carroll to St James Park as the former Newcastle striker has found it extremely hard to find his feet at Anfield and it is widely believed that new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sees no future for the huge striker in his plans to take Liverpool back to the top of the division. Liverpool however have stated so far that they have received no offers for Carroll but have also failed to state if they would entertain any for him as he cost the Merseysiders thirty five million pounds less than two seasons ago which they would fail to recoup if they in fact did decide to sell their misfiring striker.
One of the top targets for Pardew this season looks to be FC Twente defender Douglas as the club are believed to have just tabled a bid of around four million pounds for the services of the Brazilian player. Douglas has recently stated that he wishes to search for pastures new after completing a couple of seasons for the Belgian side and it looks highly likely that he will be plying his trade in the premier league next season for Newcastle as long as they can complete the deal successfully.
Another player who Newcastle are keen on signing from Fc Twente is the Dutch player Luuk De Jong although it looks highly unlikely that Pardew will be able to bring the player to St James Park as he is seemingly on his way to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. A deal is yet to be signed by the Dutch international yet the hope of bringing him to the north east for the start of next season is dwindling day by day but there is still hope for Pardew until the player signs on the dotted line.
French international Mathieu Debuchy looks all set to complete a move to Newcastle after the player who is currently at Lille has stated that it is his priority to play in the premier league next season and his preferred destination right now is Newcastle. This will be like music to Newcastle fans ears as the defender is extremely well thought of around Europe and can offer a great boost of experience and skill to the Magpies defence.
Want away Blackburn player Junior Hoilett is another player who is on Pardews radar is the striker is all set to leave the championship side with it looking more than likely he will be heading off to Germany with Borussia Monchegladbach. Pardew though still holds hope he can persuade the striker to turn his attentions to Tyneside but this is looking more unlikely each day.