Author Archives: Andy Branagan

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Verdict: Steve Howey gets it 100% right as he has say on what Newcastle fans think about Ashley

By | 19th July 2019

OPINION Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has never – repeat, never – been the most popular steward of a football club, but his popularity has plumbed new depths recently. The decision to allow world class manager Rafael Benitez to leave the club and to replace him with mediocre at best boss Steve Bruce this week has been […]

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Journalist explains Sebastien Haller-esque reason for delay in Newcastle deal for Joelinton

By | 19th July 2019

The delay in Newcastle United signing Hoffenheim attacker Joelinton is likely due to the club wanting to incorporate him into the reveal of their new third kit, according to journalist Ronan Murphy. The Goal reporter revealed the news on his personal Twitter account on Friday, replying to his own tweet from Thursday where he claimed […]

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Bent admits he found Newcastle man’s decision ‘surprising’, he may have gone back on ‘his word’

By | 19th July 2019

Former England international – and Sunderland striker – Darren Bent has revealed his surprise at Steve Bruce’s appointment as Newcastle United’s new manager. The veteran boss was officially appointed earlier this week, sealing his departure from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, and Bent feels he may have gone back on his word to the Owls. “I […]

Achraf Lazaar reveals what his Morocco teammates told him about new Newcastle boss Steve Bruce

By | 19th July 2019

Newcastle United left back Achraf Lazaar has revealed what his international and club teammates told him about new Magpies boss Steve Bruce. The Moroccan international was looking for some insight into what sort of manager he’d be facing after agreeing to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan in January, where Bruce was in charge. Now he […]

‘One of the best managers’ – Ex Newcastle player gushes over Bruce and likens him to Sir Bobby

By | 19th July 2019

Former Newcastle United winger Charles N’Zogbia has described new Magpies boss Steve Bruce as ‘one of the best managers I have worked with’. The former Sunderland chief was controversially appointed as Rafael Benitez’s successor earlier this week, but N’Zogbia is adamant that his old Wigan Athletic boss will prove to be a fine appointment. “Steve […]

View: Newcastle must run for hills from reported move for 2-goal man, he can’t replace Rondon

By | 18th July 2019

OPINION Newcastle United need to get a move on with their transfer business after the appointment of new manager Steve Bruce on Wednesday, and the attacking area of the pitch is clearly where they need the most investment. The Magpies have seen three frontmen depart this summer, with Ayoze Perez and Joselu leaving for Leicester […]

‘Sad to see Mike’ – Michael Chopra launches blistering attack on Newcastle owner for one thing

By | 18th July 2019

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra has launched a blistering attack on Magpies owner Mike Ashley for the appointment of Steve Bruce as manager. The club confirmed on Wednesday that the former Sheffield Wednesday chief has been appointed as their new head coach, and it’s safe to say that Chopra isn’t very happy with the […]

Report: Two Newcastle players involved in public bust-up outside Northumberland pizza place

By | 18th July 2019

Newcastle United footballers Jonjo Shelvey and Karl Darlow were involved in a 3 a.m. bust-up outside a Northumberland pizza shop, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper claims that the two Englishmen were involved in an altercation where someone was kicked and punched after alopecia-sufferer Shelvey was allegedly called a ‘bald c***’ as he bought […]

View: Newcastle man must pull out all the stops in China or face wasted season on Tyneside

By | 17th July 2019

OPINION It’s safe to say that Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy has underwhelmed since making the switch to St James’ Park from Norwich City a few years back. He has shown occasional flashes of real potential, but for the most part he frustrated former manager Rafael Benitez throughout his time on Tyneside. That was shown by […]

Darren Huckerby takes aim at Danny Mills as he slams those at Newcastle who ‘bleed the club dry’

By | 17th July 2019

Former Newcastle United striker Darren Huckerby has hit back at Danny Mills for suggesting that the club’s supporters have expectations of a top six finish. The former England international appeared on talkSPORT on Wednesday and continued the bizarre narrative that the Toon Army have unrealistic expectations for their club. Huckerby, though, hit back as he […]