Author Archives: Mark Smith


Lee Ryder: Newcastle coach set to exit St James’ Park

By | 14th May 2019

Steve Harper is set to leave his role as Newcastle United Under-23s’ goalkeeping coach, according to Lee Ryder. The Newcastle Chronicle journalist claimed via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Harper, 44, will leave St James’ Park in a bid to pursue other opportunities. Breaking news: Steve Harper set to leave role as goalkeeper […]


Newcastle player glad to see back of 18/19 season, wanted to get people talking about him

By | 14th May 2019

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has admitted that he is contemplating his future after a frustrating season under Rafael Benitez. The Magpies finished off their season with a ruthless display at Craven Cottage on Sunday, winning 4-0, a game in which Shelvey opened the scoring in. Speaking to the Chronicle after the game, the England […]


Fabian Schar delivers verdict on Newcastle boss Benitez

By | 14th May 2019

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar has put out a call to urge his club to sort out Rafael Benitez’ future so they can push on and grow next season. The Magpies finished their campaign on a great high on Sunday, thrashing already relegated Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage, with the Swiss international scoring their third. […]

Rafa reveals what was said in brief meeting with Ashley after Newcastle win

By | 13th May 2019

Rafael Benitez has revealed what Mike Ashley said to the players after their impressive final day victory over relegated Fulham. Newcastle won 4-0 at Craven Cottage which saw them finish the Premier League campaign in an impressive 13th after failing to win any of their first 10 fixtures at the beginning of the season. Benitez […]

Hit-and-miss Newcastle ace surely handed final chance to save himself from axe – Verdict

By | 10th May 2019

OPINION With the Premier League season coming to an end, many players will face the reality that they may be moved on come the summer transfer window – including Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey.  Sunday’s game against Fulham could be the last chance that many members of the Magpies squad get to impress before going into […]

Confirmed: ‘Decision making’ talks scheduled as top Newcastle figures expected to meet

By | 10th May 2019

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed that there will be a meeting surrounding his future at the Magpies next week. Speaking in his press conference before Sunday’s final game of the season with Fulham, Benitez hoped that Mike Ashley will be present to try and resolve the ongoing contract saga. The Spaniard is out […]

Many Newcastle fans pour cold water on transfer report – ‘Never happen in a million years’

By | 7th May 2019

OPINION Newcastle United have been linked with numerous signings for the summer and the latest one has caused great confusion amongst many fans who don’t believe what they’re seeing. Benfica star Rafa Silva’s agent has confirmed to Portuguese radio station Renascenca’s Bola Branca show, that the Portuguese winger has sparked interest from Newcastle who are […]

‘I could see the potential’ – Senior Newcastle man takes aim in comparison to PL rivals

By | 24th April 2019

Rafael Benitez has insisted that Newcastle United can no longer compete with the teams challenging for European qualification in the Premier League. The Spaniard singled out the fact that the clubs transfer budget and wage bill will not allow them to compete against the likes of Wolves and Leicester who are the current clubs pushing […]

‘A lot of doubters’ – Newcastle mainstay reveals joy in shutting boo boys down

By | 24th April 2019

Defender Paul Dummett has insisted that Newcastle United have performed above expectations in securing Premier League survival this season. The Magpies’ Premier League status was confirmed after Cardiff lost 2-0 to Liverpool on Easter Sunday, having seen Ayoze Perez net a hat trick to seal victory against Southampton on Saturday evening.. Speaking to the Chronicle, […]

Many Newcastle fans left fuming over official reveal – ‘Has to be his last season’

By | 23rd April 2019

OPINION Newcastle United confirmed via their official Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Mike Dean would be taking charge of their upcoming fixture against Brighton on Saturday night – and it has not gone down well with the Toon Army on Twitter. Rafael Benitez has had many altercations with the official, with Dean angering the […]