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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



Sunderland suspend Jack Diamond after player is charged with rape and sexual assault



A Sunderland football player on loan to Lincoln FC has had his loan terminated after he was charged with rape.

Jack Diamond, 23, had been arrested after a sexual assault in Washington, Tyne and Wear, last year.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation, but have now charged him with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Lincoln City FC said the player’s loan contract had been terminated “with immediate effect”.

His home club, Sunderland AFC, said he had been suspended pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

In a statement, it said: “Sunderland AFC has been notified that criminal charges have been brought against Jack Diamond by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

“As this matter is subject to a legal process, the club will not be making any further statement at this time”.

The incident is alleged to have happened in May last year.

Mr Diamond, of Fatfield, also Washington, is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May.

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Paul O’Grady Dies Aged 67, Just Weeks After Newcastle Theatre Performance



TV presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67,  just weeks after starring in a Newcastle theatre production.

The TV star, who was from Birkenhead on Merseyside, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening, a statement said.

His partner Andre Portasio made this statement: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.”

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”

The TV star, starred in a theatre prodution of Annie just weeks ago in Newcastle as it returned to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from March 7-11.

O’Grady starred as the role of Miss Hannigan, the head of the orphanage who hates children. He had been due to perform the show across the UK up until November this year.

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Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!



Karens Diner on Tour Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’


Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets


We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!

At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….

Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins

*We cater for all allergens

You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.

Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!

See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…

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