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The future of Newcastle United has never been so delicately poised

Being a Newcastle United supporter has never been easy, even during some of the better times. For a club that has suffered two relegations from the top flight of English football in rather quick succession, perhaps pointing to the past decade would have you thinking that the worst is in the rear-view mirror. On the face of it, maybe that looks to be true. Newcastle …

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Rafa Benitez issues instructions to his players during their Premier League clash with Arsenal in the Emirates Stadium.

What would a failed manager like Tim Sherwood know about Newcastle United?

You wouldn’t be faulted for failing to remember who exactly Tim Sherwood is, but if you want a quick recap, he’s the snake that ousted Andre Villa Boas during his curious tenure at White Hart Lane before being sacked himself. Based on his endeavours at Spurs, he landed the gig at Aston Villa, a club in real peril languishing just about the relegation zone. …

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Tim Sherwood

Lee Charnley is finally learning what it takes to run a football club

Lee Charnley is name most Newcastle United supporters have come to know in recent years, and mostly for the wrong reasons. He has been labelled a ‘puppet’ for the regime under Mike Ashley as the 38 year-old sat through two relegations behind the scenes at St. James’ Park. Inexperienced and overloaded with responsibility, it was Lee Charnley who gave …

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley look on during a Premier League game

What Crystal Palace fans can expect from Andros Townsend

Townsend - Gave everything to help try keep NUFC in the Premier League Crystal Palace completed the £13m signing of Andros Townsend from Newcastle United Friday last, with the England winger departing St. James’ Park having just arrived in January of 2016. The move did not come as a surprise to most Newcastle supporters as Townsend had raised his profile …

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Andros Townsend in action for Newcastle United against Crystal Palace

Fixtures list released – the calm before the storm at Newcastle United

Over the past few seasons, Newcastle United fans have often looked forward to release of season fixtures. For me, it was always an immediate glance to the month of December to see what teams we faced. Then, a quick scan of April and May before forming an opinion on whether Newcastle United would be safe from the threat of relegation from the Premier League (And the …

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Rafa Benitez issues instructions at Newcastle United

End game is in sight – do Newcastle United have enough to beat the drop?

I remember the very day Steve McClaren was appointed Newcastle United manager. There was a strong feeling of disappointment on my part, and indeed the majority of other Newcastle United supporters. It just didn’t make sense from a footballing point of view, but marked a very predictable move by Managing Director, Lee Charnley. Mr. Charnley has been at the club …

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Gini Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth goal against Norwich City

Newcastle United – doing things the right way but is it all too late?

The close of the January transfer window marked a reasonably successful recruitment drive from Newcastle United. They managed to secure the signings of raw British talent in the form of Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend, while also adding Champions League pedigree to their ranks with the acquisition of Roma’s Seydou Doumbia on loan until the end of the season. …

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Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring for Newcastle United.

Steve McClaren, mayhem and the mess at Newcastle United

McClaren - Failing to make the transition from Championship to Premier League We are now thirteen games into the new Premier League season at St. James’ Park and being perfectly honest, I couldn’t be bothered writing an article on this squad or this football club but duties call, and a post is due. My last piece on Coloccini committing his future to the …

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Steve McClaren looks dejected as Newcastle United are beaten by West Ham

Lee Charnley – Wrong man in the wrong position at the wrong time

There is a reason I haven’t written very much about Newcastle United in the past 12 months. Actually, there’s a numbers of reasons. I no longer really enjoy it. I no longer enjoy trying to look at the bright side at Newcastle United as a football club because at this moment in time, it’s pointless. Newcastle United isn’t a football club …

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Lee Charnley oversees Newcastle United's relegation scalp with West Ham

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