The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 1
Howay The Lads!!



Ice Cool Benitez The Best Tactician I Ever Played For

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger retired in the summer – and there was news he could have even joined Newcastle to play for Rafa Benitez for a couple more years – a manager who took him to Liverpool in 2006 and where he stayed for eight years.

Daniel Agger has praised Rafa’s coaching and technical and tactical brilliance today.

daniel-agger-first-goal-300x180

Daniel Agger – while at Liverpool
[Read more →]

→ 13 CommentsTags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

Cash Rich Juventus Reported After Newcastle Star

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 21 Comments

We don’t mind too much if Moussa Sissoko leaves Newcastle this summer – in fact because of his attitude – it may be a good thing that he leaves and sees what it’s like for a world-class player to be on the bench at a really big club.

That could happen if Juventus sell their young star Paul Pogba to Manchester United for £100M or more and could replace him with the great Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United.

moussa-sissoko-france

Moussa Sissoko – Juventus interested
[Read more →]

→ 21 CommentsTags: Georginio Wijnaldum · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Preseason · Transfer News and Rumours

Grant Hanley Sighted On Tyneside For Medical – Picture

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 19 Comments

Kieth Downie of Sky Sports has just tweeted this picture of Grant Hanley who seems to be leaving the Gateshead Hilton for his medical at Newcastle.

It looks like we agreed a deal for £5.5M plus incentives with Blackburn – this lad can be a great signing for us.

→ 19 CommentsTags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Newcastle Get Backing To Win The Championship

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 59 Comments

Newcastle are currently red-hot 7/4 favorites on SkyBet to win the SkyBet Championship next season with the next on the list being Aston Villa at 8/1 and the other relegated side Norwich City being 9/1 followed by Derby County at 10/1.

So we are the clear favorites to win the league and to simply get promoted we are 4/7 odds on.

rafa benitez closeup in cap

Rafa Benitez – has already improved the Newcastle squad
[Read more →]

→ 59 CommentsTags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Preseason · Transfer News and Rumours

Rafa Benitez Makes Enquiry About Striker

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 · 17 Comments

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle United have enquired about Manchester United striker James Wilson, who would appear to be going to Fulham for a season long loan this season, after spending last season at Brighton where he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances for Chris Hughton’s club.

james wilson

James Wilson – available on loan
[Read more →]

→ 17 CommentsTags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Preseason · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target