Author Archives: Mark Smith

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View: Newcastle should think twice on contract talks with mainstay amid Douglas update on deal

By | 21st November 2019

OPINION The future of the Longstaff brothers at Newcastle United appears to be in a grey area at this moment. Despite weeks of talks in the North East, neither Sean or Matty have put pen-to-paper on new contracts even though they have both featured regularly in the Premier League. It will be the contract of […]

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View: Frustrations look set to continue for Newcastle star based on Bruce injury update

By | 21st November 2019

OPINION The frustrating case of Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie and his ankle injury looks set to continue into the near future. The Magpies haven’t exactly missed the influence of the recently-retired Scottish international having won back-to-back Premier League games which sees them sitting two points off fifth-placed Sheffield United. Ritchie has been missing since the […]

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View: Newcastle 25y/o surely guaranteed start v Villa despite frustrations amid Bruce praise

By | 21st November 2019

OPINION It will be hard for Newcastle United fans to find a player that has frustrated them more than Miguel Almiron in the recent future. The Paraguayan international arrived for a club-record fee at the time when he joined in January, and the Magpies’ fans will have been dreaming of the effect he could have […]

Newcastle mainstay doubt for clash v Aston Villa, long-term absentee ready to return

By | 21st November 2019

Steve Bruce has revealed that Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark is an injury doubt for their trip to Aston Villa on Monday evening. The Magpies’ boss shared that Florian Lejeune is ready to return to action after playing in two under 23’s fixtures in his return to fitness from his injury that was picked up […]

Mark Douglas delivers update on Orlegi group takeover chances at Newcastle

By | 21st November 2019

Mark Douglas has claimed that the Orlegi Group are in no position to broker a takeover of Newcastle United in the near future. The Chronicle journalist revealed that the chances of a takeover being completed in the near future are very low, and that should one happen, it would blindside the majority of people in […]

Mark Douglas shares what Newcastle intermediaries believe about January transfers

By | 21st November 2019

Mark Douglas has claimed that intermediaries believe that Newcastle United will be busy in the January transfer window this season. The Chronicle journalist revealed that he would be surprised if the Magpies completed anything huge, but that one or two additions should be forthcoming at St James’ Park. Douglas shared in a Q&A on the […]

L’Equipe: Newcastle in hunt to sign in-demand French midfielder

By | 20th November 2019

Newcastle United have entered the hunt for Le Mans midfielder Stephane Diarra, according to L’Equipe. The French outlet claim on their website that the Magpies have been joined by Premier League rivals Leicester City in monitoring the 20-year-old this season. L’Equipe report that Scottish giants Celtic have also been scouting Diarra for a number of […]

Steve Bruce makes PL claim after Newcastle duo’s impact on training routines shared

By | 20th November 2019

Steve Bruce has claimed that his Newcastle United side can cause every team in the Premier League problems with their heavily rehearsed set-pieces. It has been revealed by the Chronicle that Bruce’s assistants, Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew have worked on numerous set-piece routines, and have drilled them into the squad in recent weeks. The […]

Many Newcastle fans react to clip of ‘miserable’ loaned-out player: ‘Bring him home’

By | 20th November 2019

OPINION The loan spell of Newcastle United youngster Elias Sorensen at Carlisle United has been nothing short of disastrous. Steven Pressley, the manager who brought him in has already been sacked, and the League Two side has still used the 20-year-old in their reserves over the weekend. The young forward is crying out for first-team […]

‘Ludicrous’, ‘Nonsense’ – Many Newcastle fans slam report on BZG-Ashley talks

By | 17th November 2019

OPINION The Bin Zayed Group potentially taking over Newcastle United in the summer would have put an end to the era of one of the Premier League’s most disliked owners in Mike Ashley. The controversial owner has been accused many times of putting his business interests ahead of club matters, and this year was definitely […]