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Ryan Fraser describes new Newcastle signing as a ‘Monster’



Ryan Fraser has described his new Newcastle teammate Kieran Trippier as a ‘monster’.

Trippier was the first player to arrive at St James’ Park under Newcastle’s new ownership. Signed in January, costing £12 million from Atletico Madrid. He was a bold signing, swapping Champions League football for a relegation scrap.

But the England international has been a class act since signing on the dotted line. Trippier has raised the bar both on and off the field.

He’s been outstanding at right-back, and he has made the kind of impact Eddie Howe would have wanted.

Tripper netted a trademark free kick to score his first Newcastle goal on Tuesday as Newcastle went on to beat Everton 3-1.

Trippier’s influence is clear for fans to see, as on the the pitch the team is benefiting. One player benefiting in particular is the player he shares the right side of the pitch with, Ryan Fraser.

The link up play down the right-hand side is proving beneficial to Newcastle, with both players scoring against Everton.

For Fraser, since the arrival of Eddie Howe, his performances have picked up and the standards are high from the new coach, this has only been helped by the arrival of Trippier.

Fraser spoke to the club’s official website after the win over Everton and gave his new team mate all the plaudits.

“I’ve got to say, Kieran, since he’s come to the club, with me, everyone, he’s been unbelievable,” he told NUFC TV.

“Not just on the pitch. Obviously his performances have been top, top top.

“But off the pitch, I can’t praise him any higher. Small things, getting the lads’ morale up, making everyone better.

“Obviously I’ve been playing with him for a short time on the right, two smallest players on the field but I feel like I’m playing with a monster beside me. That’s what he brings.”

Will Newcastle survive the drop? What do you think of Trippier’s performances? Let us know!

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Saudi Arabia wants its investors to own Manchester United



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Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal revealed the country’s latest sporting ambitions in an interview with Sky News – with the sovereign wealth fund already owning Newcastle and now funding a breakaway golf series.


Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal revealed the country’s latest sporting ambitions in an interview with Sky News – with the sovereign wealth fund already owning Newcastle and now funding a breakaway golf series.


It follows the Manchester United board announcing that they are open to a sale of the club.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisalstated he would be keen on Ronaldo signing for a Saudi Pro League after the World Cup, with the 37-year-old a free agent following a controversial interview and exit to Manchester United earlier this week..


“Who wouldn’t want him to play in their league?” “He’s a role model to a lot of young players – him and Messi.”


Sky news are reporting – It is the availability of United – after the Glazers announced plans for a potential sale – and Ronaldo that is interesting Prince Abdulaziz.


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Sunday for Sammy Concert Cancelled For 2023 Due To Cost of Living



A popular charity concert will not be held in 2023 due to the cost of living crisis.

Sunday for Sammy, which is held in memory of North East actor Sammy Johnson, is a biennial event aimed at benefitting young performers.

The long-running event has featured the likes of Joe McElderry, Johnny Vegas, Brenda Blethyn, Denise Welch, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler, Jill Halfpenny and Ant and Dec.

Tim Healy, who hosts Sunday for Sammy, said: “We’ve had lots of enquiries over the recent months asking when the next Sunday for Sammy will take place.

“We are very much aware at the moment that people are struggling with day-to-day living costs and are watching their pennies. Everything is becoming more and more expensive and that includes the cost of putting on a show the size of ours.”

He added: “We can’t in good conscious put on a show that we aren’t sure people can afford to be tickets for. It would be wrong to risk your money you have generously given us.

“So sadly we have decided that there won’t be a show in 2023. We’re going to wait until the time is right.”

Often dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, the shows, which have been running for more than 20 years, are held in memory of Geordie actor Sammy Johnson, who died in 1999.

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STACK Newcastle Bosses Scrap Plans For Christmas Pop-Up Venue



The owners of STACK have confirmed that there won’t be a pop-up version in Newcastle this Christmas, as plans have been shelved.

At the end of September it was reported that STACK’s owner, Danieli Group, were hoping to bring the brand back to the heart of Newcastle after its Pilgrim Street site was demolished earlier this year, after becoming a firm favourite with locals and visitors since 2018. The pop-up, close to the Crowne Plaza hotel in the Stephenson Quarter, looked set to be a massive draw before STACK makes its permanent return to the city next year, was planned to feature a number of shipping container bars, a new take on its famous Hadrian’s Tipi, street food vans, a stage and large screen, all on one level.

But, it has now been announced that the proposed STACK festive pop-up won’t be happening anymore. Confirming the decision, Neill Winch, CEO of Danieli Group said that while it was sad news that the pop-up would no longer take place, it meant the company can forge ahead with the Worswick Chambers plan.

He commented: “We know how much people miss not having a STACK in Newcastle so we are concentrating our efforts on creating what will become a flagship site back where STACK first began,” he said.

“Work is well underway on the scheme with a view to being open in winter 2023.”

In recent weeks it has announced new developments in Lincoln, Durham, Bishop Auckland and Carlisle.

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