Why the failed Newcastle United takeover is good for Mike Ashley

Newcastle United fans received the news that they were dreading on Thursday evening: the Saudi-backed takeover had fallen through. The Premier League took four months to conduct its ‘owners and directors test.’ This was a timescale which was clearly too long for, not just, the willing buyers but for the fans as there was anContinue reading “Why the failed Newcastle United takeover is good for Mike Ashley”

24 years ago today: Alan Shearer signed for Newcastle United

It was on this day, 24 years ago, Alan Shearer signed for his hometown club, Newcastle United, under the ruling of Kevin Keegan in 1996. After growing up in Newcastle, the Tyneside striker went on to play a brief stint at Southampton from 1988 to 1992, in the English First Division, where he played inContinue reading “24 years ago today: Alan Shearer signed for Newcastle United”

Opinion: Newcastle United – Three key points for improvement in 2020/21 season

The Premier League season has finished as the last games of the 2019/20 season were played last Sunday, now what can Newcastle United work on for next season? There is no denying it: it’s been a rollercoaster of a season for Newcastle United. Outlets predicted the Toon Army to face the drop back into theContinue reading “Opinion: Newcastle United – Three key points for improvement in 2020/21 season”

Newcastle United 0 v Brighton & Hove Albion 0: Goalless draw saves Brighton from the drop

Newcastle United left the Amex stadium with a lonely point after a goalless draw where they hoped to finally win against Brighton in the Premier League. Dwight Gayle, Newcastle, gave his side the closest opportunity to open the deadlock but nothing came from it as it whistled over the bar in the first half Newcastle,Continue reading “Newcastle United 0 v Brighton & Hove Albion 0: Goalless draw saves Brighton from the drop”