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Ryan Fraser highlights the difference between Eddie Howe and Steve Bruce



Ryan Fraser has became a regular starter under Eddie Howe.

The Scottish International was signed under former Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, on a free transfer in the Summer of 2020. At the time, Fraser left Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe as the season restarted following a break due a forced break because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Fraser did not play the remainder of Bournemouth’s games that season.

15 months later, Fraser and Howe were reunited up north at Newcastle United.

When Howe was appointed, many fans questioned where Fraser would fit in given the history of Frasers departure while Howe’s Bournemouth were fighting for Premier League survival, the season in which ultimately they were relegated.

However, upon Howe’s arrival, Fraser did not attend International duty to instantly train under the new manager to try force his way into his plans.

Since then, the 27 year old has been a regular starter for Howe and has became a fan favourite. Fans love Frasers revitalized attitude and passion he brings on the pitch.

In recent performances, Fraser has covered nearly every blade of grass in games and most notably. when playing Leeds, was seen still trying to sprint up the pitch despite suffering a leg injury which was clearly taking its toll on him.

The praise and performance for Fraser were capped off with his first Premier League goal for Newcastle on Tuesday during Newcastle 3-1 win over Everton.

After the game, Fraser spoke to ‘‘ he said:

“I’ve got to be careful how I word this

“Since the gaffa’s came in, he’s been working one to one with me, working with all the team,

“We’re playing better, better football, I don’t wanna say anything negative about before,

“I’ve got myself to blame as well, I wasn’t good enough, I suppose this suits me a bit better”

This would show the players morale has been boosted following this arrival of Howe and that the new system suits the players alot better, allowing players to shine such as Fraser.

How do you think Newcastle have been since Howe’s appointment? Are you impressed with Fraser? 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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