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Honours even at the Amex as United remain in the relegation zone



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Isaac Hayden’s second half equaliser helped Newcastle to another point away from home after Leoandro Trossard gave Brighton the lead from the penalty spot early in the first half.


Newcastle United remain winless and second bottom of the premier league. They were unable to take advantage of an improved second half performance which saw the Seagulls reduced to ten men in injury time.


In the first half Brighton dominated possession and they got their due reward when Leoandro Trossard converted from the spot after he was clipped in the box by defender Ciaran Clark – a decision given after a lengthy consultation with VAR. The Seagulls continued to control the game as all 11 Newcastle players sat behind the ball in a very deliberate low block – much to the frustration of the travelling fans.


The second half was a fiery affair at times, with the referee reaching for his pocked repeatably to give out five yellow cards and a red one.


The Mags gradually pushed further up the pitch as they gained a foothold in the game – their 66th minute equaliser came courtesy of a well worked cross finished sharply by ball-winning midfielder Hayden.


As United continued to press, VAR was consulted again in the 90th minute. Striker Callum Wilson collided with Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez having found himself one-on-one. After a lengthy delay the referee was asked to check the VAR monitor and subsequently changed his decision. The result, a straight red for Sanchez was surely not enough for the travelling Geordies who once again failed to see their side win. But there is one thing we can all agree on: there are few more entertaining sights in football than an outfield player having to go in goal. Unfortunately the fun stopped there as United failed to test stand-in ‘keeper Lewis Dunk.


Overall another welcome point which means Newcastle remain above bottom placed Norwich on goal difference, despite the Canaries’ impressive away victory over Brentford.


The international break now gives everyone time to pause, draw breath and reflect on the sometimes jumbled events of the last month. Four weeks after the news of the Saudi takeover broke, Newcastle’s manager-elect Eddie Howe appeared in the stands at the Amex on Saturday next to Amanda Stavely, giving all fans hope of a new beginning on and off the pitch. Is he the man to bring a change in fortunes? Only time will tell.


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In the immediate future, it remains critical that performances improve and the Mags find a way to pick up some much needed points before a very difficult Christmas period.


If Howe’s appointment is announced within the next couple of days, he will have an extended period with the squad before the Toon host Premier League new boys Brentford at St. James’ Park.


Newcastle then face relegation rivals Norwich and Burnley at home – games that have already become must-wins before a Christmas fixture logjam that could prove tough for the Magpies. The next month could go a long way in deciding the fate of United who are still looking anxiously over their shoulders towards the Championship.


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Newcastle United to Reveal New Shirt Sponsor?



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footballinsider247 are reporting that the main shirt sponsor slot for Newcastle United is expected to be filled by airline SAUDI, who sponsored Newcastle’s mid-season tour of their owners’ homeland in December.

They state ‘This site revealed in February that there is frustration at St James’ Park that they have inherited a kit deal with Castore worth just £5m per year with no break clause and several seasons left to run.’

Newcastle’s recently appointed CEO Darren Eales has already previously expressed that the club at looking at all commercial opportunities and fans on Twitter were keen to mock up their expectation for the new shirts, see below and let us know your thoughts and also see our below video on how NUFC can increase commercial avenues..

Eddie Howe’s team are currently in a strong position to achieve a European slot which would increase revenue into the club allowing more spend whilst staying within Financial Fair Play which is something Howe has spoken about on several occasions as they look to stay within. If the club do reach a European slot it should help significantly with recruitment in the summer by making it a more attractive proposition to any incoming targets.

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Amazon filming Newcastle United for “All or Nothing” style documentary



Amazon Prime are currently filming behind-the-scenes footage at Newcastle United for a new documentary.

The docu-series will provide an insight into the club and its efforts to secure a top-four finish and a piece of silverware in the 2022-23 season.

Reports today revealed that camera crews have been filming a four-part documentary for their All or Nothing series. Sky Sports’ Keith Downie confirmed that the series will cover the club and the new owners as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League and win a trophy.

The All or Nothing series has previously documented other Premier League Clubs including Manchester City, Arsenal, and Spurs as well as the Brazilian national team, Juventus, and the All Blacks of rugby.

Newcastle face Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final on February 26 at Wembley.

The Magpies have featured three times in Europe’s most prestigious competition.

Most recently in the 2003-04 season as they reached the third qualifying round, eventually losing on penalties to Serbian side FK Partizan.

The season before the Toon finished third in the 2002-03 Champions League group stages, winning twice against Bayer Leverkusen and drawing with Inter Milan 2-2 at the San Siro. The lineup that night; Given, Solano, O’Brien, Dyer, Shearer (C), Bellamy, Speed,  Griffin, Hughes, Dabizas and Viana.

The series is expected to air later this year and will be available on Amazon Prime.

Based on previous seasons, you can expect exclusive access to training sessions, team meetings and match days, giving fans an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes on a day-to-day basis at Newcastle United.

It is set to be an incredible storyline and one that should provide fans with some real insight into what it takes to compete at the top level of professional football.

What do you think Newcastle fans?

Does this excite you or do you stand more with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who once said the cameras could be intrusive to the dressing room when he turned down the offer from Amazon In 2018?


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Newcastle target rejects Everton move following £45m bid.



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Everton have made a £40million bid with £5m in add-ons to sign Connor Gallagher from Chelsea.

This comes after Newcastle completed the signing of Anthony Gordon, the club’s second most expensive transfer behind Alexander Isak.

Everton received an initial fee of £40m plus add-ons that could increase the deal to £45m.

The Toffees currently sit 19th in the Premier League and are looking to reinvest the money from the Gordon deal to sign much-needed players under newly appointed manager Sean Dyche. 

But, multiple sources have reported today that Gallagher is not actively pushing for a move and has no intention of going to Goodison Park. However, with Chelsea having met the record-breaking €120m release clause for World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, Gallagher may be forced to leave the club if the transfer is complete.

This leaves Newcastle an option as the player would prefer a move to a top-six club.

This morning, Eddie Howe said, “We’ll see what we can do to try & bring a player in. There’s no guarantees. In terms of permanent signings, it will be very difficult. We’ll look at a potential loan. But it’s got to be the right player & not one for the sake of it”.

Due to financial fair play, the only way Newcastle could sign the player is through a loan, with an obligation to buy the player for at least £45m, the same price they paid for Anthony Gordon.

Gallagher has been playing regular Premier League football over the last two seasons. Since returning to his parent club Chelsea, the 22-year-old has been linked with a move away to numerous Premier League clubs.

Last season he was named Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season by their fans. He also won the Player of the Month award twice, Goal of the Month once, and was awarded the Young Player of Year at the 2022 London Football Awards.

In the same season, he made 36 appearances scoring eight goals and registering three assists that earned Palace a 12th-place finish, one point behind Newcastle.

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