Author Archives: Andy Branagan

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Sky man bangs drum for reported Newcastle move for 17-goal sensation who’d ‘fit in really well’

By | 16th December 2019

Former England international Darren Bent believes that a Newcastle United swoop for Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen would be ‘perfect’. The Chronicle reported recently that the Magpies have the 22-year-old on their radar ahead of January, and Sky Sports pundit Bent feels it would be a great move. “Yeah, I think he has got the […]

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View: Surely time for Newcastle to act as Sky pundit talks up ‘very good’ reported Jan swoop

By | 16th December 2019

OPINION While it might be unlikely to happen, it would be a pleasant surprise if Newcastle United were to make some exciting moves in the January transfer window. There have been some encouraging noises on that front, with the latest being the Football Insider report from last week that the Magpies are targeting Everton utility […]

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View: Newcastle star of recent weeks came down to earth with thud v Burnley, he was way off pace

By | 16th December 2019

OPINION Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley was an extremely disappointing result for Newcastle United, slamming the brakes on the momentum of a few positive results in recent weeks. There were barely any Newcastle players who performed to the level that they have recently, with the team seeming to pay the price for the absence of injured stars like […]

John Gibson launches attack on Newcastle’s ‘flop four’, blasts star who ‘blew’ chance v Burnley

By | 16th December 2019

Veteran Newcastle United correspondent John Gibson has launched an attack on the club’s attackers after the Magpies’ 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday. Steve Bruce’s side struggled to create chances without Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin, and Gibson feels a lack of firepower could be the team’s undoing this season. “Andy Carroll, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle, […]

PL trio eye swoop for £35,000-per-week Newcastle player with 9 apps this season – Transfer Talk

By | 15th December 2019

Newcastle United right back Javier Manquillo has emerged as a transfer target for three Premier League teams, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper claims that the Spaniard is being monitored by Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion, with his Magpies contract set to expire at the end of the season. Steve […]

Steve Bruce considering going against Rafa Benitez tradition at Newcastle come February

By | 15th December 2019

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce is considering giving his players some time off over the Premier League’s first ever winter break in February, according to The Chronicle. The newspaper claims that the Magpies boss is weighing up whether to allow his squad some time with their families when the top flight takes a mini-break […]

View: No arguing with Sky pundit as he rips into Newcastle regular who needs ‘a lot of work’

By | 15th December 2019

OPINION There’s no doubt that Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron has performed way below expectations since his January move from Atlanta United. Admittedly those expectations were rather sky-high, as was his price tag (by Newcastle’s standards), but the Paraguay international has still fallen well below the desired standard. That’s certainly the opinion of former England […]

Report reveals Newcastle takeover update as ‘extensive discussions’ with Justin Barnes laid bare

By | 14th December 2019

A party interested in Newcastle United have been holding ‘extensive discussions’ with Magpies consultant Justin Barnes, according to The Chronicle. The newspaper claims that said interested party have described Barnes as ‘helpful’ amid talks which have been taking place over the past few months. They are thought to have believed as recently as the end of […]

Charlie Nicholas gives backing to polarising Newcastle ace, says he gives team ‘something’ extra

By | 14th December 2019

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has given polarising Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron his backing, saying he gives the Magpies a little extra ‘something’. The Paraguay international is still yet to find the back of the net for Steve Bruce’s side since his January transfer, yet Nicholas remains a fan. Indeed, he expects the 25-year-old to […]

View: Carroll and Joelinton both to start in four changes – This Newcastle XI could bash Burnley

By | 14th December 2019

OPINION Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce would be wise to make four changes to his Magpies team to face Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Toon boss is having to deal with a few different injury problems, with Allan Saint-Maximin out for a month and Ciaran Clark set to miss the Turf Moor clash as […]