Opinion: Jacob Murphy deal makes sense for squad building

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are ready to offer Jacob Murphy a new contract at the club. Indeed, the 25-year-old has enjoyed something of a renaissance this season sparked from an impressive performance in September’s win over Morecambe. Operating as right-wing back, Murphy is enjoying arguably his most sustained run in the starting XI since joining the club from Norwich…

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Opinion: Positive team news ahead of Crystal Palace clash

At the moment, Newcastle United need a boost. While losses to high-flying Southampton and expensively-assembled Chelsea aren’t the worst results in the world, the manner of the performances has been insipid. Amassing only three shots on target in 180 minutes of Premier League action, the Magpies look toothless in attack. Even more alarmingly, they’ve conceded in the first 10 minutes of a game five…

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Opinion: Michael Chopra the voice of reason amid Newcastle struggles

When discussing what former Newcastle United players think about the current state of the club, it’s probably fair to say Michael Chopra’s opinion isn’t always the most sought after. That’s not to a disservice to his career but, in terms of big-name pundits with a connection to the Toon, he’s not exactly the biggest fish. Still, the former striker did nail to colours to the mast in terms of being…

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Opinion: There’s no point in Andy Carroll if you’re not going to cross to him

Andy Carroll has his uses, there’s no doubt about that. Callum Wilson has spoken of how he enjoys playing alongside the towering Geordie who, unsurprisingly, has won the most aerial duels per 90 of any Toon player according to WhoScored. Indeed, there have also been crucial assists against the likes of Sheffield United and Southampton since returning to St. James’ Park in the summer of 2019…

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Opinion: It’s another rant against Steve Bruce

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side were built on a defensive structure designed to stop teams cutting through them easily. While that attracted criticism at times and, like any tactic, was not 100% successful, there was at least a method to watching the Magpies cede possession on a regular basis. Indeed, when Jonjo Shelvey shot straight from kick-off against Manchester City in December 2017…

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Opinion: Newcastle would be mad to sign Ahmed Musa

According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle United are amongst the clubs who have been offered the services of former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa. The Nigeria striker has reportedly been offered to the likes of the Magpies and West Ham after leaving Al Nassr in an attempt to get back into European football. However, a move would be a silly idea from a Newcastle perspective. Signing both Callum Wilson…

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Opinion: Gabby Agbonlahor’s Miguel Almiron criticism is frankly wrong

Speaking in regards to the transfer revelations dropped by Miguel Almiron’s agent recently, former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has said Daniel Campos must be ‘drunk’. The midfielder’s representative recently told Paraguayan radio station Futgol 970 (via Roberto Rojas) that big clubs at home and aboard were keen on Almiron who reportedly wants to play in a side who dominate possession.

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Opinion: It’d be hard to ignore Elliot Anderson if he keeps scoring goals like this

We recently reported on how the long-term deal Elliot Anderson signed with Newcastle United earlier this month was thought to have been met with delight behind the scenes at the club. Indeed, looking at his performance for the Magpies’ U23 side against Bolton, it’s easy to see why. The impressive Scotland youth star bagged twice against the Trotters in what ultimately proved to be 3-2 loss in the…

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Promising team news for Chelsea clash emerges for Newcastle

In what looks to be a major boost for Newcastle United ahead of the visit of Chelsea this weekend, Frank Lampard’s men could be without some key players. According to the Express, the Blues will be without Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic for the trip to Tyneside, giving the Magpies hope of another famous win. Last season, Isaac Hayden memorably scored late to secure a dramatic…

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Opinion: The sooner the takeover saga ends, the better

While the buzz over the prospective Newcastle United takeover has simmered down somewhat given the Saudi Arabian PIF group were reported to have walked away, The Athletic‘s Chris Waugh has provided an interesting update. Writing in his mailbag, Waugh has revealed that those close to the potential deal hope the situation will not drag on too much longer amid suggestions current owner Mike Ashley is…

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