Author Archives: Andy Branagan

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View: Bruce must have Newcastle firing v Chelsea as BBC pundit reveals Lampard’s ‘secret weapon’

By | 15th October 2019

OPINION There’s no doubt that Newcastle United’s trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Saturday represents a very tricky one for the Magpies. Steve Bruce’s side will be going up against a Blues team which is revitalised under club legend Frank Lampard, but victory over Manchester United last time out will have the […]

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John Gibson reveals what Sir John Hall told him about Mike Ashley after selling Newcastle to him

By | 15th October 2019

Journalist John Gibson has revealed what former Newcastle United owner Sir John Hall told him about current Magpies chief Mike Ashley. Hall was in charge of the north east giants prior to the Sports Direct tycoon’s ownership, and Gibson has revealed that Hall thought Ashley would be a good thing for the club. “Sir John Hall ought […]

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Alan Shearer takes aim at ‘terrible’ Newcastle performances, delivers verdict on Steve Bruce

By | 15th October 2019

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has delivered his verdict on the job that Magpies head coach Steve Bruce is doing this season. After eight games the Toon sit 16th in the Premier League table, and while Shearer slams some ‘terrible’ performances, he believes Bruce’s tenure has largely been positive thus far. “They’ve had a hammering, and […]

Newcastle force 22-year-old to do one-on-one fitness sessions despite being fully fit – Report

By | 15th October 2019

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has been forced to do one-on-one fitness sessions with fitness coach Cristian Fernandez, according to The Chronicle. The newspaper claims that despite the Frenchman now being back to full fitness and training with his teammates, the club are still making him follow a tailored programme. The 22-year-old carried some injury […]

View: Newcastle ace who was an 18/19 star surely baffled as report reveals ruthless Bruce stance

By | 15th October 2019

OPINION Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden was one of the stars of the 2018/19 season under former boss Rafael Benitez. The Englishman was a key reason for the Magpies upswing in form mid-way through the campaign, as he came in alongside Sean Longstaff in central midfield and immediately improved a woeful team. He’s started the […]

Report reveals if Matty Longstaff will start v Chelsea, Bruce fires warning to Newcastle duo

By | 15th October 2019

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce is expected to continue with teenager Matty Longstaff in central midfield against Chelsea on Saturday, according to the Northern Echo. The newspaper claims that the Magpies boss will stick with the same Longstaff and Longstaff combination that proved so successful against Manchester United last time out. Meanwhile, Bruce will use […]

View: Reported Newcastle move for £17m man surely no go, current Magpies star is major roadblock

By | 14th October 2019

OPINION It’s clear that Newcastle United will need to spend again in January if they are going to cruise away from relegation trouble. However, one area of the pitch where you wouldn’t expect them to need to strengthen is in goal, where Martin Dubravka is in place as a quality number one, with Karl Darlow a […]

Report rates Steve Bruce’s start at Newcastle out of 10, describes dream job as a ‘nightmare’

By | 14th October 2019

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce’s start at the club has been 5.5 out of 10, according to the Daily Mail. The Geordie-born former Sunderland boss was appointed as Rafael Benitez’s successor this summer to widespread outcry, but victory over Manchester United last time out saw them rise out of the relegation zone. Still, the Mail aren’t […]

Paul Dummett raves over ‘phenomenal’ Newcastle teammate, reveals what he said to him recently

By | 14th October 2019

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has revealed what he said to youngster Matty Longstaff after his match-winning Premier League debut against Manchester United last weekend. The 19-year-old came into the team at St James’ Park and rifled home the game’s only goal as the Magpies upset Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Dummett spoke to him after […]

‘I was gutted’ – Newcastle mainstay reveals dismay with recent Steve Bruce decision

By | 14th October 2019

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has revealed his dismay after being dropped from the starting line up against Manchester United last weekend. The Wales international was given the boot by head coach Steve Bruce in favour of Irishman Ciaran Clark, and he has now spoken out about the boss’ decision. “Competition in any team is a […]