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Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger dropped from Southend United squad over ‘disciplinary procedure’

22 Nov

Southend striker Nile Ranger has found himself in more hot water after being left out of his side’s 1-1 draw at MK Dons due to a “disciplinary procedure”. The 26-year-old, who spent ten weeks in prison over the summer, was not selected at Stadium MK on Tuesday, with boss Phil Brown refusing to divulge the nature […]

City investment manager Amanda Staveley lodges formal £300million bid for Newcastle United

21 Nov

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has received a formal offer for the club. Reports emerged on Monday evening that Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners had tabled a £300million bid. However, it is understood that while an offer has been made by one of the parties interested in mounting a takeover, it is significantly below that figure. […]

Each Premier League club’s playmaker ranked, according to WhoScored stats

20 Nov

Some teams are a bit shy when it comes to attacking the opposition, so the playmaker is a little hard to pick out – we’re looking at you, West Brom. However, talkSPORT would have to say it’s Matt Phillips. Understandably, given the way the Baggies play, he does not feature high on this list, but […]

Each Premier League club’s playmaker ranked, according to WhoScored stats

19 Nov

Some teams are a bit shy when it comes to attacking the opposition, so the playmaker is a little hard to pick out – we’re looking at you, West Brom. However, talkSPORT would have to say it’s Matt Phillips. Understandably, given the way the Baggies play, he does not feature high on this list, but […]

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle: Red Devils inspired by return of Paul Pogba

19 Nov

Paul Pogba returned from injury to inspire Manchester United to a 4-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford. The France midfielder, fit again after a two-month absence, scored and set up another goal as United replied to Dwight Gayle’s early strike to keep themselves eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Pogba created the […]

Transfer report: Newcastle United ‘ready to break transfer record’ with January move for Galatasaray star

16 Nov

Newcastle are ready to break their transfer record with a January move for Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye, according to reports in Turkey. Michael Owen’s £16.8million switch from Real Madrid in 2005 remains Newcastle’s biggest buy but the Magpies are reportedly lining up an £18m offer for Ndiaye. The 27-year-old came close to joining West Ham […]

Transfer report: Newcastle, West Ham and West Brom battling to sign in-form Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu

14 Nov

Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham are all chasing Villarreal star Cedric Bakambu. The striker has struck eight times in La Liga this season – a tally that is only bettered by Lionel Messi and Valencia’s Simone Zaza. Bakambu’s form has unsurprisingly not gone unnoticed and, according to Marca, he is now being tracked by […]

Newcastle news: A Premier League assessment of Rafael Benitez’s side after eleven games

13 Nov

Newcastle have made a good start under Rafa Benitez and they look like an experienced Premier League outfit, despite coming up from the Championship this season.   Off the pitch, things are looking up for the Magpies with Mike Ashley, unpopular owner of Newcastle since 2007, putting the club up for sale in October 2017.  League position: 11th (14 points)  Best […]

Newcastle news: A Premier League assessment of Rafael Benitez’s side after eleven games

12 Nov

Newcastle have made a good start under Rafa Benitez and they look like an experienced Premier League outfit, despite coming up from the Championship this season.   Off the pitch, things are looking up for the Magpies with Mike Ashley, unpopular owner of Newcastle since 2007, putting the club up for sale in October 2017.  League position: 11th (14 points)  Best […]

Seven unheralded Premier League players performing brilliantly this season, including Young at Man United and Liverpool’s Moreno

12 Nov

We are at the stage of the Premier League season when it can be assessed whether a player is putting in good performances or is struggling for form. After 11 matches some truly superb players are performing right at the top of their game; Kevin De Bruyne is once again being called a world class midfielder, […]