Newcastle vs Wolves: Miguel Almiron needs box-to-box role

For Newcastle United to improve their style of play, they need to take a risk on Miguel Almiron. Now, the idea of forcing the Paraguayan into a side already containing Allan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton and Callum Wilson may seem like a gamble given the lack of defensive presence for a side who’ve been largely reliant on exactly that since winning promotion to the Premier League in 2017. However…

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Chancel Mbemba’s transfer exit is costing Newcastle years on

It’s a wonder why Newcastle United ever sold Chancel Mbemba. Indeed, the defender was cast aside by Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2018 and instead joined Portuguese giants Porto, winning a league and cup double last season. A popular figure amongst the Toon Army during his three-year stint on Tyneside, the 26-year-old would answer the two needs the club are looking for defensively.

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Jamaal Lascelles’ comments could lead to future problems at Newcastle United

The Shields Gazette has relayed comments from Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles and it doesn’t speak to a harmonious state of play behind the scenes. Talking about the current squad after some big spending over the course of the last two post-season windows, the 26-year-old described it as ‘the strongest team’ he’s played in. Furthermore, when discussing the 4-1 loss to Manchester United…

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Injury news: Karl Darlow should be fit for Wolves trip in major boost to Steve Bruce

Luckily for Newcastle United, their best player so far this season looks ready to play against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. Indeed, according to Craig Hope, Karl Darlow avoided serious injury when colliding with a Manchester United star Marcus Rashford in the 4-1 loss at St. James’ Park on Saturday night in what is a major boost for manager Steve Bruce. While the 30-year-old has largely been…

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Newcastle transfer news: Phil Jones could emerge as January option

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United are ready to launch a January move for Phil Jones after the defender was left out of Manchester United’s 25-man Premier League squad. Linked with a move during the transfer window, the fact the England international has been omitted at Old Trafford speaks to how far he is down the pecking order, potentially making an advance welcome. Still, it’s hard to…

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2021 could offer Newcastle the chance to address two transfer concerns

In their piece ranking the Newcastle United squad following their confirmation of the 25-man Premier League squad, the Athletic reveal some interesting news about what the club wants in the transfer market. Obviously, the business ended fairly early over the course of the summer as Steve Bruce struggled to shift a number of players on big wages, so these desires went unanswered but perhaps 2021…

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Pundits seem to assume Newcastle United fans want more than good football

Sometimes it’s hard to wonder exactly what lens certain pundits are looking at Newcastle United through. Robbie Savage’s recent claim that Steve Bruce would have had done another ‘wonderful’ job should he manage to take the Toon to a mid-table finish is simply astounding. Now, Bruce did a reasonably good job in difficult circumstances last season and should be respected for that. However…

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The early signs look good for Rodrigo Vilca after Newcastle highlights

It was a miserable weekend for Newcastle United but, thankfully, at least one slight positive has emerged. Indeed, with Steve Bruce in attendance as the club’s U23 side beat Fulham 4-1 at St. James’ Park yesterday, the Magpies boss would have been pleased to see a certain Rodrigo Vilca impress in his debut clad in black and white. Rodrigo Vilca hammers home a free-kick in the warm-up #nufc pic.

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It’s time to sack Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce’s search for balance when it comes to Newcastle United has to be a two-way street. While, personally, I find it hard to fathom how on earth he is the club’s manager in 2020, some of the criticism at times has been too much and, ultimately, the man who employs him is the problem. Mike Ashley is the reason Bruce is in charge of Newcastle. No one else. Still, Bruce is quite clearly out of…

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Injury news: Official photos suggest good news for Newcastle vs Man Utd

As pointed out by Chris Waugh, Newcastle United’s latest training photos speak to some good potential news on the injury front for the Toon Army ahead of the visit of Manchester United this weekend. Posted on the official website, the images show the likes of Matty Longstaff, Paul Dummett and Ciaran Clark involved with the group after their respective problems, while the accompanying article also…

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