Newcastle close to signing Spanish striker Ayoze

Ayoze Perez salutes the Tenerife supporters

Perez – Rumoured to have signed a 4 year deal on Tyneside this afternoon

Newcastle United are reportedly close to completing a deal for young Spanish striker Ayoze Perez from CD Tenerife for a fee of €2m. The 20 year-old was rumoured to have been on Tyneside the last couple of days finalising a lengthy contract at St. James’ Park as NUFC look to kick-start their summer recruitment nice and early. I must say, I had not even heard of his name before this week so I cannot comment on what he might bring to the Newcastle setup, but in true Dennis Wise style, I watched his YouTube compilation clips and although he plays at a questionable level, some of his finishing was top notch — indeed very impressive if I may say so myself. While much of the talk about transfers has included names such as Rémy Cabella, Andros Townsend, Dmitri Payet, and even Mark Noble, it seems that Graham Carr is once again trying to unearth … Continue Reading …

Newcastle look to Saido Berahino as club start recruitment

Saido Berahino in action for West Brom

Berahino – An exciting prospect that Newcastle want to bring to St. James’ Park

In a quite depressing statement released by Newcastle United officials at a recent Fans forum, the club confirmed in no uncertain terms that manager Alan Pardew will be staying on as head coach, much to the disappointment of 99% of NUFC fans, and indeed myself. I am not going to dwell on the points made at the forum, but we haven’t been told anything new. The club want stability in the Premier League, no real involvement in any of the Cups, and will continue to remain fixated on acquiring the ‘right’ type of player to suit the recruitment procedure. There has been much talk about the proposed transfer budget that Alan Pardew will have to play with this summer, with Luke Edwards of the Telegraph claiming a figure of £60m at first, before amended his article to state that a considerable kitty is available. On that note, many of the respected local media have reported that Newcastle are making fast move to secure their targets … Continue Reading …

3 reasons why David Moyes could succeed as Newcastle United manager

David Moyes gets ready for his side's tie against Newcastle United

Moyes – Looks like he will depart Old Trafford before the end of the season

It seems almost a matter of hours before David Moyes is relieved of his duties as manager of Manchester United. The ex-Everton boss assumed control of the reigning Premier League champions following Alex Ferguson’s retirement last season, but the transition from Goodison Park to the supposed theatre of dreams has been quite a seamless as first hoped. League defeats to West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea, and indeed our very own Newcastle United have ensured that David Moyes tenure at MUFC is under major scrutiny, and it looks like the club’s owners has decided enough is enough. It is somewhat suiting, if not disappointing that Moyes’ last game as Manchester United manager … Continue Reading …

Newcastle United v Swansea City – How will the Magpies manage?

Papiss Cissé celebrates after scoring his second goal against Swansea City

Cissé – Scored one of the most memorable NUFC away goals I’ve seen (his second)

It makes for sad reading when I see a number of Newcastle United fans hoping that their team loses Saturday’s encounter with Swansea City in order to increase the pressure on manager Alan Pardew, with the hope of making his position increasingly untenable. The reality is, if Pardew can keep his job after ‘headbutting’ a Premier League footballer, then a dismal run of form while in the top half of the table is unlikely to have Mike Ashley drawing up contingency plans. It’s an incredibly frustrating time to be a Newcastle United fan, but thankfully a break from constant heartache is around the corner in the shape of the summer period. So on that note, let us have a look forward to our tie against the struggling Swans … Continue Reading …

Have the players given up on manager Alan Pardew?

Alan Pardew shakes hands with NUFC owner Mike Ashley ahead of their tie with Southampton

Pardew – Has deployed some some questionable tactics at times in NUFC career

There have been a few times this season when Newcastle United have looked a Championship team at best – no less than in our latest mauling at Southampton on Saturday. The players looked clueless, disinterested and generally lazy throughout the 90+ minutes at St. Mary’s, and it’s not the first time such a performance has materialised. At home to Tottenham Hotspur – truth be told – a pretty awful Tottenham Hotspur showed up to stick four past Tim Krul in the Newcastle United goal and leave a packed out St. James’ Park faithful baying for blood. Even a month previous our home performance against rivals Sunderland was a complete joke. Another handful of performances throughout the season resulted in marginally less embarrassing losses, in turn, posing the question: have the current crop of Newcastle United players have lost confidence in the … Continue Reading …