Premier League Season Review – Newcastle United

Newcastle United: 18th (relegated) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three A worrying slide down the table that almost resulted in relegation in 2015 tested the patience of Newcastle supporters. They had long since grown tired about the club’s apparent lack of ambition and its policy of seemingly prioritising profits over success on the pitch. Merely staying in the top-flight appeared to be the only significant aim of those at the top, but the squad had been allowed to fall into disrepair and as such even that modest…

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Southampton vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United desperately need a win as they strive to gain the points that will propel them to Premier League survival, but there is still plenty at stake for opponents Southampton, who still have Europe in their sights. It was a frustrating afternoon for the Saints last time out as they had a lot of good possession and territory upon their visit to leaders Leicester City, but came away with nothing as the odd good chance was missed and two optimistic penalty claims fell on deaf ears, leaving manager Ronald…

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Norwich vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

A truly critical clash in the context of the battle to avoid relegation to the Championship sees Norwich City entertain Newcastle United at Carrow Road, with the hosts holding a three-point lead over their opponents. That advantage is thanks to a terrific victory at West Bromwich Albion last time out, where they finally achieved their first clean sheet of the season on their travels with the help of a resolute and disciplined display which saw goalkeeper John Ruddy ably protected by those in front of him. It was a cagey…

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Newcastle star’s father forced through his son’s move to Belgium in most unusual fashion

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s father is alleged to have forced through his son’s move to Anderlecht in most unusual fashion, threatening to bomb Partizan Belgrade if they blocked his son’s transfer, according to Goal. It was the club’s former captain Albert Nadj, who worked for the club as a co-ordinator in transfer deals until recently, who broke the news The Newcastle striker spent six years in Partizan’s youth academy before moving to Teleoptik, where he spent his first season as a professional in the 2011-2012 season. Mitrovic returned to Partizan, scoring 15 goals in…

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Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Now playing with renewed confidence, Newcastle United will be looking to secure a third straight win when they host an Aston Villa team for whom any points at all would come as a major bonus at present. After upsetting the odds to deservedly get the better of Liverpool through a Georginio Wijnaldum double, the Magpies went into their game at Tottenham last weekend initially with the intention of playing a containing game. It was a system that worked for 40 minutes until they were undone by a set-piece, but once…

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Bournemouth vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United will be aiming to escape the Premier League’s bottom three at the expense of Bournemouth by continuing the Cherries’ losing streak when they meet in Saturday’s early kick-off. The home side have lost all four of their matches in all competitions since the last international break and now lie just one place above the drop zone and a single point ahead of their opponents, so this is a critical encounter. They have struggled to compete against quality opposition in recent weeks, and although they showed some signs of…

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Newcastle vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Having had two weeks to reflect on their mauling at Manchester City, bottom of the table Newcastle United will be going all out for their first league win of the season against Norwich City. It did not start badly for the Magpies at the Etihad Stadium, where they went ahead and had the title hopefuls rattled for a time in which their lead could have been extended. However, they caved in to the brilliance of Sergio Aguero, with the defence just collapsing and losing all belief as the goals flew…

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Worst Premier League signings XI: Cursed defender lines up alongside £36m Man United striker

The closure of the transfer window means that every manager in the Premier League has now got to press on with the squad at his disposal knowing that until January, he can make no changes and no additions. Perhaps it is the pressure of whether to stick or twist with the squad that has forced some managers to make some pretty dreadful and uninspiring signings in the hope that they can help their new club achieve their aspirations. Here is the XI we believe will not be able to deliver…

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Newcastle vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be keen to improve on their indifferent start to the season with a win away to Newcastle United, who they have beaten on each of their last three visits to Tyneside. Holding Manchester United to a goalless draw in their last game represented a very pleasing response from Steve McClaren’s men to what was a poor showing at Swansea City the previous week. Early on it seemed that they would cave in under relentless pressure from the Red Devils, but once the storm was ridden they more than held their…

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Newcastle vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Former England boss Steve McClaren takes charge of his first Premier League match since 2006 as he begins his tenure at Newcastle United at home to Southampton. The state of unrest among supporters on Tyneside last season reached considerable lengths as a run of successive defeats under John Carver left their top-flight status in severe doubt, but victory on the final day at least spared them from the ignominy of relegation. It was clear that the squad needed a major injection of quality, so much so that it has forced…

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The SIX summer signings that will take the Premier League by storm: Man United new boy tops the list

There have been a number of high profile comings and goings in the Premier League so far this summer, but there are six deals in particular that stand out as exceptionally good business. With the Premier League season set to kick off this weekend, we’re highlighting those six players as ones to watch for the upcoming campaign. Memphis Depay – Manchester United The 21-year-old is well on his way to being the complete forward, and at such a young age, too. Pace, power and an eye for goals, United fans…

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Newcastle on verge of sealing deal for £15m Chelsea target

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Newcastle United are now close to officially beating off competition from Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal, as well as a host of European sides to the signature of Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Metro report. The Anderlecht forward will cost the Magpies between £11m and £15m, the Metro suggest, and will earn £33,000 a week. However, the Metro report that he could pocket £16,000 for every win Steve McClaren’s side manage, while earning half that amount for every draw. However, his efforts in his career so far would suggest that he is worth…

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Chelsea gossip: £15m striker HIJACKED and full-back flop heads back to Madrid

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Chelsea want to sign £15m-rated Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, from Anderlecht, but Newcastle and Swansea are also interested, the Daily Star reports. The Serbian international had been set to sign for the Magpies, but has apparently opted against the move as he would prefer a side capable of offering Champions League football. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has left winger Mohamed Salah out of the squad for the pre-season tour of the USA after the 23-year-old refused to join Fiorentina on loan,…

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Chelsea news and rumours: Anderlecht striker targeted while Blues winger heads for exit

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Gossip Chelsea to loan THREE players as part of the Radamel Falcao deal Arda Turan wants Chelsea move because Atletico make him run too much The Blues have pinpointed Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic as the man they want to replace Loic Remy, who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Daily Express. The 20-year-old has been attracting plenty of Premier League interest, but wants to play Champions League football. Mohamed Salah appears to…

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