What this picture tells us about Newcastle’s renaissance (and why it annoys social media so much)

Every decent picture tells a story, but the best ones reveal several – so the photo taken in Newcastle United’s jubilant dressing room team on Wednesday night might rank as a modern work of art. A practice that was either... Read more

Fired-up Miguel Almiron scores sublime individual goal as Newcastle United defeat Crystal Palace

He is one of the nicest and happiest footballers in the Premier League but Newcastle United supporters really like Miguel Almiron when he gets angry. Annoyed by Wilfried Zaha, amongst others, Almiron was uncharacteristically argumentative all evening, and it was... Read more

Newcastle United to target Brentford’s Ivan Toney after Darwin Nunez snub

The interest in Toney is intriguing given Newcastle sold the player to Peterborough for just £650,000 back in 2018, in a huge error of judgement by former manager Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard insisted the striker would not be good enough... Read more

How Newcastle beat Europe’s top clubs to sign Bruno Guimaraes – but may struggle to keep him

What they perhaps did not realise was that Bruno’s athleticism and intelligence, would mean he would also be capable of making surging runs forward, running through the midfield of the opposition and taking Newcastle higher up the pitch. He has... Read more

Gazza, review: how England’s most gifted footballer was destroyed by fame and by himself

I met Paul Gascoigne once. He won a prize at the British Book Awards for his autobiography, Gazza: My Story. Afterwards, he spotted me in a corner, notebook in hand, and asked if I was writing about him. He took... Read more

Allan Saint-Maximin must prove he is a necessity rather than a luxury to thrive under Eddie Howe

Allan Saint-Maximin is Newcastle United’s most talented player and easily the most dangerous attacking threat at the disposal of manager Eddie Howe. Getting the best out of such a mercurial talent on a consistent basis, though, is an issue and... Read more

Jamaal Lascelles interview: Newcastle players would run through a brick wall for Eddie Howe

It is a difficult, possibly even a provocative subject, yet Jamaal Lascelles’ response to losing his place in the team reveals much about the changes that have occurred since Newcastle United’s takeover and the skilful way manager Eddie Howe has... Read more

Newcastle rule out summer spending spree with transfer budget likely to be less than £90m

Extra funds can be raised through player sales, with a significant clearout hoped for, particularly as players like Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis and Ciaran Clark have not even been included in the 25 man squad since January. Newcastle need to... Read more

Kieran Trippier boost for Newcastle as return date emerges – and it’s bad news for Norwich

England internationals Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson are aiming to return for Newcastle United in their potential crucial Premier League games against Crystal Palace and Norwich next month. The return of two of his best players would be a huge... Read more

Eddie Howe’s inability to condemn 81 executions in Saudi Arabia proves sportswashing works

In the press room at Stamford Bridge Eddie Howe shifted in his seat. The Newcastle United manager probably expected the questions to come but it did not mean he looked remotely comfortable, or convincing, dealing with them. Being asked to... Read more

Joelinton exclusive: ‘I thought about leaving Newcastle – now I’m happy I didn’t’

Joelinton admits that the misery of his first two seasons at St James’ Park made him consider his future, but a move is no longer on the agenda. “I thought about leaving a few times. When you find yourself in... Read more

Newcastle outplayed by Brighton but hard-fought win extends unbeaten run

“It doesn’t matter about the performance, it is about results and we know that,” said Howe. “We have come from a long way back and we knew draws were not going to be enough. We had to win games and... Read more

Revealed: The three keys to Newcastle’s remarkable renaissance

With his ability to win the ball, as well as his endurance covering ground, it has protected the infamously slow Jonjo Shelvey and allowed him to concentrate on linking play.  ‘Frank’ discussions with Willock For five months, Willock looked like... Read more

Revealed: The three secrets to Newcastle’s remarkable renaissance

On January 15, a 1-1 home draw with Watford left Newcastle United entrenched in the Premier League relegation zone, with 12 points from 20 matches and just one victory to their name all season. Fast forward six weeks, and they... Read more

Chris Wood exclusive: I read the rumours about Mbappe… so I was surprised when Newcastle came for me

Chris Wood understands if people were underwhelmed, or even dismayed, when Newcastle United signed him last month because he could not believe it was going to happen either.  At the age of 30, Wood had not expected to leave Burnley... Read more

Kieran Trippier suffers broken foot and needs surgery in blow to resurgent Newcastle United

Newcastle United’s joy at securing a third successive Premier League win in a narrow 1-0 victory over Aston Villa has been dampened by the news Kieran Trippier will be ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken metatarsal.... Read more

Premier League relegation fight: Our predictions on who will survive – and why

Manager Some encouraging signs now after a frustrating start and a disastrous FA Cup defeat to Cambridge United. No frantic great escapes during his time at Bournemouth, more sensible planning disaster-prevention. One relegation, though. Prediction Safe, but need points in... Read more

Kieran Trippier proves Newcastle’s all-action dynamo whose bark is nowhere near as loud as his bite

Trippier began his run up and had already envisaged what would happen next. The gap was there, but if he could not execute properly it would have just been another missed opportunity. He needed power, curl and placement. He got... Read more

Newcastle’s season starts now – so what will their new signings bring?

Left-footed centre-half adds balance Newcastle’s most pressing need in January was to sign a centre-back, preferably two. They missed out on Lille’s Sven Botman and Seville’s Diego Carlos before settling on former Brighton defender Dan Burn. It may have been... Read more

Bruno Guimaraes backs Newcastle United to become global power after rebuffing Arsenal’s interest

Bruno Guimarães has revealed he snubbed interest from Arsenal to join Newcastle United because he has been convinced the club will rapidly grow into a global power under their new owners. Bruno became Newcastle’s club record signing when he arrived... Read more

January transfers: Our Premier League club-by-club verdict – who had the best and worst window?

The 2022 January transfer window is over. Premier League clubs have spent the last few weeks looking to add to their squads as the second half of the season approaches, with almost all active in one way or another. Dele... Read more

Newcastle United’s January revolution: Turbulent month ends with five signings and enhanced survival chances

This was the challenge set for a consortium that lacked crucial football expertise and experience, a problem exacerbated by the inability to appoint a sporting director or a chief executive before the window opened. It was their first real test... Read more

January business for Arsenal and Spurs has been unhealthily panic-stricken

Levy needs to deliver for Conte in this transfer window A transfer summit was held two weeks ago with chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici during which Conte delivered his wish-list: a right wing-back, a midfielder... Read more

Newcastle United close in on triple swoop for Eddie Nketiah, Dan Burn and Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle United are closing in on a double signing before the close of the January transfer window with deals for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Brighton defender Dan Burn likely to bring an end to their recruitment this month. Should... Read more

The reality of the Newcastle tax is dawning and time is running out to stand firm in the transfer market

Newcastle simply cannot spend that sort of money. Even if they could, it would be reckless for them to do so on a loan signing who has refused to consider joining them on a permanent basis already this month. That... Read more