Author Archives: Mark Smith

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Verdict: Bruce should pull plug on reported Newcastle pursuit of 27y/o, already has better

By | 20th July 2019

OPINION There is no hiding from the fact that Steve Bruce has a rebuilding job on his hands at Newcastle United this summer. The new Magpies boss has inherited a squad that has a top scorer from last season who only scored four goals in Fabian Schar after the questionable decision to sanction the departures […]

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Verdict: Newcastle must show the exit door to player amid Euro giants reported interest

By | 19th July 2019

OPINION Newcastle United are down in the dumps right now, with certain players who should be nowhere near the squad being given the chance to impress new manager Steve Bruce. Players such as Jack Colback and Achraf Lazaar are currently in China competing in the Premier League Asia Trophy, despite the fact they both spent […]

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Rodney Marsh sends one-word tweet after Bruce claims he is no puppet at Newcastle

By | 19th July 2019

Rodney Marsh responded to Steve Bruce claiming he is in charge of transfers at Newcastle United by saying bless in a sarcastic way. The new Magpies’ boss held his first press conference before the Premier League Asia Trophy match against West Ham on Saturday, revealing he is no puppet and will have the final say […]

Verdict: Writing could be on the wall for Newcastle ace if Bruce succeeds with reported pursuit

By | 19th July 2019

OPINION After the end of the last Premier League season, Isaac Hayden was surely counting down the days till he eventually leaves Newcastle United. The 24-year-old has made it no secret that he wishes to move down South before the start of the season, but with the midfielder having made the trip to China for […]

Report reveals how much Newcastle could end up paying for Joelinton

By | 19th July 2019

Newcastle United’s potential deal to sign Hoffenheim striker Joelinton could rise to £47.6million, according to Bild. The German outlet claim that the Magpies have paid an initial £39.5million fee, a deal which would see the 22-year-old smash the previous transfer record at Newcastle. Bild report that based on the Brazilian forward’s potential success at St […]

Bruce speaks out on Newcastle transfer policy, clarifies who has final say on transfers

By | 19th July 2019

Steve Bruce has insisted that he will have the final say on all the transfers that Newcastle United complete this summer. The former Sunderland boss was confirmed as manager on Wednesday, with the North-East club the only Premier League side not to make a signing so far. Speaking ahead of the Premier League Asia Trophy […]

Lascelles delivers verdict on Bruce, admits he was worried about Newcastle before his arrival

By | 18th July 2019

Jamaal Lascelles feared Newcastle United would go downhill after the departure of Rafael Benitez in June. The Newcastle captain believed that the Magpies’ squad could go ‘off the rails’ with the players coming back to pre-season with no permanent manager in charge. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Lascelles said: “I did think when we came […]

Report provides update on Newcastle pursuit of attacker, potential hitch stated

By | 18th July 2019

Newcastle United are currently in a contract dispute with Hoffenheim striker Joelinton, according to Sport1. The German news outlet claim that the transfer is nearing completion with his contract the last bit of the deal to conclude before the £47.7million move is wrapped up. Sport1 report that the Brazilian forward only wants three-years on his […]

‘Such a Mike Ashley thing to do’ – Many Newcastle fans react to Sky Sports transfer budget claim

By | 18th July 2019

OPINION Things seem to be going from bad to worse at Newcastle before the season has even started. It was most likely the last thing many expected after Mike Ashley broke the club’s transfer record after 14 years with the signing at Miguel Almiron. Add to that the brilliant finish to the campaign by Rafael […]

Fernandez understands fan frustration

By | 18th July 2019

OPINION The summer in Newcastle is looking as gloomy as it ever has been this year. Good news appears as something that is hard to come by in the North East, with the Magpies having had nothing to celebrate after the departure of Rafael Benitez at the end of June. That was followed with severe […]