The Latest Newcastle United FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018
- Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:30:50 +0000: Steve Bruce invokes siege mentality to navigate the Newcastle storm - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Manager tells his under-fire players to ignore the ‘lies’ as he bids to shake the ‘poor man’s Benítez’ tag with a result at Tottenham
At first glance, Steve Bruce remains on the affable side of polite and even makes a couple of jokes but it does not take long to establish that inside he is hurt and angry. Within minutes of taking a seat Newcastle’s manager is discussing the need to preserve “dignity” in the face of “insulting” criticism, life in the eye of “a storm” and his perceived tactical ignorance.
As a welcome and long-awaited August sun streams through an open window before 9am everything seems deceptively benign at the club’s suburban training base yet as words including “crisis”, “lies” and “siege mentality” tumble from Bruce’s mouth it is clear such apparent serenity is illusory.Continue reading...
- Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:00:36 +0000: Tottenham v Newcastle: match preview - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Two games in and Steve Bruce feels backed into a corner. It was always going to be tough to take over from Rafael Benítez but the manner Newcastle’s defeat at Norwich appeared to crystalise the supporters’ worst fears. Where Benítez’s team would be ferociously well drilled on the road, Bruce’s was picked apart. A result might be beyond Newcastle at Tottenham but signs of cohesion and attacking punch are urgently needed. David Hytner
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- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:30:21 +0000: Steve Bruce hits back after widespread criticism of Newcastle tactics - Newcastle United | The Guardian
• Bruce ‘insulted’ after negative analysis of warm-up at Norwich
• ‘We have to be better at Spurs – and we will be,’ manager says
Steve Bruce feels “insulted” by a seemingly widespread perception that he lacks tactical intelligence and he suspects “no one in the country” is under similarly intense, and hostile, scrutiny.
Newcastle United are a traditionally volatile club but, even by their turbulent standards supporter reaction to two defeats – 1-0 at home against Arsenal and 3-1 at Norwich – in the season’s opening Premier League games has felt a little hysterical.Continue reading...
- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:41:17 +0000: The Dutch model of developing young footballers: let them sink or swim - Newcastle United | The Guardian
The best teenagers at Ajax, PSV, AZ and Utrecht do not play in a youth league. They face men in the country’s second division
Despite Ajax going desperately close to reaching the Champions League final, the Eredivisie seems to be out of fashion with Premier League recruiters. Only two players moved from the Dutch league to the Premier League this summer. Coincidentally, they went to last season’s top two, with Manchester City paying PSV £5.3m for Angeliño and Liverpool signing 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle for £4.4m. In contrast, six players arrived from Belgium at a cost of £98m.
Below the top six clubs in the Eredivisie, budgets are small, ranging from €7m to €17m, similar to clubs towards the top of League 1 and bottom of the Championship. The Eredivisie has been a source of talent in the past. Dennis Bergkamp, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luis Suárez were all top scorers in the league before lighting up the Premier League. And both Romário and Ronaldo won the golden boot in the Netherlands as they made the move to European football.Continue reading...
- Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:00:36 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Ljungberg and Trossard make instant impact, Wilson has Liverpool quality and Rodgers leaves ‘young Frank’ on back foot
The inclusion of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson against Burnley a week after they became the first pair of teenagers to start a Premier League game for Arsenal since Paolo Vernazza and Matthew Upson in 1998, was more evidence of Unai Emery beginning to trust his young players. That may have something to do with the promotion of the former under-23s coach Freddie Ljungberg to become the Spaniard’s assistant, with Willock particularly impressive alongside Matteo Guendouzi in midfield. The 19-year-old played in a more advanced role in the opening day win over Newcastle and shows how Emery is tapping into the former Sweden midfielder’s knowledge bank since he stepped up in the summer. “[Ljungberg] worked last year with the under-23s and we were very close, speaking about the young players,” he said. “It’s perfect and he helps me a lot. He has an advantage with the young players because he knows them very well.” Ed AaronsContinue reading...
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- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:04:10 +0000: Taxman's football raid 'may be unlawful' - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
HMRC officers seized documents from Newcastle United as part of a tax fraud investigation.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:36 +0000: Newcastle keeper Sels joins Anderlecht - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels joins Belgian champions Anderlecht on a season-long loan.
- Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
- Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:35:31 +0000: Cisse leads tributes at Tiote memorial - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Papiss Cisse leads the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died after collapsing in training in China.
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.