Author Archives: Mark Smith

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‘Great weapon’ – BBC pundit heaps praise on ‘completely different’ Newcastle ace

By | 7th December 2019

Noel Whelan has been blown away by Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll after his performance in the 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Thursday. The BBC pundit claimed that the 30-year-old is a great weapon for Steve Bruce to have this season after starting his first game for the Magpies in almost 10 years at […]

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Newcastle in talks with FA over St James’ Park deal – Report

By | 7th December 2019

The Football Association have held talks with Newcastle United over the possibility of holding England’s friendly against Romania in June, according to the Daily Mail.  It is claimed on their website that the FA have yet to come with an agreement with Magpies over the use of St James’ Park for the Three Lions’ final […]

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Bruce claims ‘hugely important’ Newcastle ace could not start v Southampton

By | 7th December 2019

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Sunday’s clash with Southampton might have come too early for Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll. The Magpies’ boss claimed he hasn’t decided whether or not the summer signing can start consecutive Premier League games, questioning whether it might be too much of an ask or not. It was shared that […]

‘Masterclass incoming’, ‘Wow’ – Many Newcastle fans go wild for Bruce decision v Sheff Utd

By | 5th December 2019

OPINION With Joelinton struggling to fire ever since arriving at Newcastle United, it is no surprise that fans have been calling for him to be replaced sooner rather than later. The Brazilian has only found the back of the net once, nowhere near good enough from the player that became their club-record signing in the […]

View: Bruce considering position change for Newcastle ace would leave worrying gap

By | 5th December 2019

OPINION There are no doubts that Steve Bruce will be slightly disappointed with Newcastle United forward Joelinton and his start to life in the Premier League this season. After his goal against Tottenham, there will have been big hopes that he can use that to push on in the North East. That hasn’t happened, and […]

‘It did hurt’ – Sheffield United star out to ‘prove’ himself v Newcastle

By | 5th December 2019

Sheffield United defender Chris Basham has admitted that he is out to prove himself against Newcastle United on Thursday evening. The 31-year-old was released by the Magpies as a youngster and opened up on how he felt embarrassed when the decision was made in the North East. Should Basham be selected by Chris Wilder at […]

‘Straightforward’ – Steve Bruce reveals ideal player Newcastle are looking for

By | 5th December 2019

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has revealed what he is looking for in his ideal player ahead of the January transfer window. It was revealed by the Chronicle that the Magpies are on the lookout for an energetic midfielder to enhance his options in the middle of the park at St James’ Park. Bruce shared […]

View: Newcastle fans will surely hope Owen verdict on Sheffield Utd clash is proved right

By | 4th December 2019

OPINION There hasn’t been a bigger contrast in two performances than Newcastle United showed against Manchester City after their defeat to Aston Villa the game beforehand. The Magpies fought for every last ball in the 2-2 draw against the champions after a game in which they were lacklustre, and nowhere near good enough in a […]

View: Bruce advice to Wilder could come back to haunt Newcastle on Thursday

By | 4th December 2019

OPINION Newcastle United will go into their clash with Sheffield United on Thursday evening full of confidence after their 2-2 draw with Manchester City last time out. After Kevin De Bruyne put his side into the lead in the final 10 minutes it would have been easy for the Magpies to fall down and take […]

‘Grin and bear it’ – Newcastle star reveals ‘painful’ therapy needed to maintain fitness

By | 4th December 2019

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed he goes through frequent shockwave therapy to maintain his fitness. Shelvey had to see a surgeon after picking up a thigh strain in August during the defeat against Norwich City and has resorted to the therapy ever since that setback. The Magpies’ captain in absence of Jamaal Lascelles […]