Category Archives: Nothing But Newcastle

Pundit View: Journalist explains why “most contentious and wearisome takeover in the history of the division” is over

By | 1st August 2020

Newcastle United will not be taken over by a Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund backed bid to take a majority shareholding at St James’ Park after the PIF pulled out on Thursday evening. The saga was drawn out over 16 weeks, and each twist and turn was made incredibly public. The first hurdle was the […]

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Pundit View: Staveley “I don’t want to give up” “Newcastle are the last great untapped club”

By | 31st July 2020

Reports emerged last night which revealed the devastating news that no Newcastle fans would have wanted to hear; Mike Ashley is going nowhere for now. The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund backed prospective bid to take over at St James’ Park fell through after months of deliberations which had stalled. The final stumbling block appeared […]

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Transfer Opinion: Newcastle pursuit of four assists free agent must get over the line

By | 31st July 2020

It’s hard to believe the difference a season can make. Ryan Fraser wasn’t lying when he revealed “I didn’t play for the team” or that he “wasn’t himself” in the opening period of the season. The Cherries winger commanded the touchline last season and was Eddie Howe’s chief creator, providing an astronomical 14 top-flight assists. […]

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Transfer Opinion: Why £2.7m-rated Blade should not be a Newcastle priority

By | 30th July 2020

Sheffield United came agonisingly close to emulating Wolverhampton Wanderers’ feat from the previous campaign, by qualifying for the Europa League just a season after being promoted to the top-flight. Unfortunately for the Blades, they had to settle for a ninth-place finish, which considering they had what was deemed to be the second-lowest squad in terms […]

Transfer opinion: Newcastle should swerve Juventus forward even if he’s available for nothing

By | 30th July 2020

It’s a rare occurrence that one of the most prolific strikers of a generation becomes available on a free transfer. However, it’s been suggested that Juventus are so keen to get rid of Gonzalo Higuain’s massive wages they may just allow him to leave for nothing. The Argentine striker has fired in 291 goals during […]

Pundit View: Bruce must make rapid transfer turnaround as journalist warns “time is of the essence”

By | 30th July 2020

Steve Bruce finds himself in an incredibly challenging position as the man in charge of Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. He has called for “clarity” over the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund backed takeover, which appears to have stalled again, ironically over a lack of clarity as to who would be in charge. […]

Pundit View: MP “very uncomfortable with the level of expectation” of government involvement in Newcastle takeover

By | 30th July 2020

Takeover must be a word which supporters of Newcastle United have grown sick of by now. For months the Premier League and Saudi Arabian backed prospective bid to take ownership of the club have been going on to the point where to deal has stalled. Previously the deal was thought to be held up due […]

Pundit View: “I’ve tried to enjoy it” Bruce reflects on turbulent first term

By | 29th July 2020

In fairness to Steve Bruce, he could be forgiven for not enjoying his first season in the Newcastle hotseat. Few managers have to deal with fan boycotts, colossal injury crisis’, owners giving away 10,000 free half-season tickets and a prospective petrostate takeover throughout their careers, but that has been one season on Tyneside. Despite all […]

Transfer Opinion: Newcastle is the perfect place for £20m star to continue development

By | 28th July 2020

Norwich City ended their stint back in the Premier League with a dismal run in of ten consecutive defeats and made an immediate return to the Championship. Although there were a handful of players who impressed for the Canaries, they were powerless to prevent Daniel Farke’s side from finishing bottom. Some of those key men […]

Pundit View: PL predictor admits he “got this one very wrong”

By | 28th July 2020

Prior to the start of the Premier League season the BBC’s Chief football writer, Phil McNulty, predicted how the table would look come the end of the campaign. Needless to say, few of his predictions came to fruition, though many were close to coming true. However, one forecast which may have irked Newcastle fans in […]