Louise Taylor on Saturday, January 22 2022

Mike Ashley takes legal action against Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley

Ashley claims Staveley has breached terms of a loanMatter relates to club’s removal of Sports Direct signageMike Ashley has initiated legal action against Amanda Staveley, the co-owner of Newcastle United, for allegedly breaching the terms of a £10m loan he provided in order to help facilitate the c

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on Friday, January 21 2022

Leeds v Newcastle: match preview

Can Eddie Howe choreograph Newcastle’s second win of the season before their flight to Saudi Arabia for a warm-weather training camp on the Red Sea coast near Jeddah on Sunday? It will not be easy, particularly as Marcelo Bielsa knows victory would go a long way towards helping banish Leeds’ own, al

Louise Taylor on Friday, January 21 2022

Eddie Howe says Newcastle making Saudi trip ‘for benefit of the players’

Squad heading for warm-weather training after Leeds gameFriendly likely but Howe unsure if he will meet Bin SalmanEddie Howe again declined to address Saudi Arabia’s dismal human rights record as he confirmed he would take his struggling Newcastle squad to the Gulf kingdom after Saturday’s game at L

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Paul Doyle, Barry Glendenning and Luke McLaughlin on Friday, January 21 2022

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Steven Gerrard and Duncan Ferguson renew hostilities, a crunch clash at Vicarage Road and another Chelsea-Spurs showdownNorwich’s hopes of following up on last weekend’s win over Everton by prevailing in Friday’s crucial six-pointer against Watford suffered a blow when it was confirmed Tim Krul woul

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Jamie Jackson, Nick Ames and Fabrizio Romano on Wednesday, January 19 2022

Newcastle fail with Lingard loan bid as Aubameyang gets Saudi offer

Manchester United reject approach for LingardAl-Nassr want Aubameyang on loan from ArsenalManchester United have rejected an approach from Newcastle United to take Jesse Lingard on loan. The 29-year-old has six months left on his contract and Eddie Howe is keen to make the forward his third signing

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Barry Glendenning on Wednesday, January 19 2022

Football transfer rumours: Atalanta’s Gosens and Zapata to Newcastle?

Today’s fluff wants to bamba While they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Newcastle’s owners are certainly grist to the Rumour Mill’s … er, mill with the endless churn of content they continue to generate giving us no end of material with which to fill each day’s allocation of tittle-tattle for your

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Louise Taylor on Tuesday, January 18 2022

Newcastle close in on £30m deal for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos

Eddie Howe’s team had two bids rejected for Brazil centre-backCarlos could make debut in Saturday’s game against LeedsDiego Carlos appears to have succeeded in forcing a move from Sevilla to Newcastle and could be registered in time to make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League game at Leeds. Short

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Barry Glendenning on Monday, January 17 2022

Football rumours: Martínez, Rooney or Mourinho to manage Everton?

This guff don’t know what it’s like to be lovedFollowing the dismissal of Rafa Benítez from Everton in the wake of their defeat at the hands of Norwich City on Saturday, his compatriot Roberto Martínez is being tipped for a return to Goodison Park, despite being unceremoniously shown the door by Eve

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Guardian sport on Monday, January 17 2022

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

James Ward-Prowse enters Beckham territory, time ticks down for Christian Pulisic and Villa Park discovers a new local heroExpectations were high when Chelsea’s executives shook hands on the £58m deal that brought the much sought-after signature of Christian Pulisic, the man who the club’s director,

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Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Saturday, January 15 2022

Watford’s João Pedro levels late to dash Newcastle’s hopes of vital victory

The game had entered the 87th minute when Eddie Howe bellowed a command from the technical area. “Relax,” screamed Newcastle’s manager as his team failed to retain possession.With hindsight, “concentrate” might have been the better instruction as, seconds later, João Pedro rose above Jamaal Lascelle

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Louise Taylor on Friday, January 14 2022

Ranieri says Watford are ‘ready to fight’ while Eddie Howe looks to Wood

Newcastle coach and his Italian counterpart know Saturday’s clash is a pivotal game for both teams in the relegation battleClaudio Ranieri did not need much time to consider the question. “I’ve had a lot of experience but I’ve never faced a week like this before,” said Watford’s manager. “It’s an ex

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on Friday, January 14 2022

Newcastle v Watford: match preview

Moussa Sissoko returns to Newcastle in Watford’s midfield as Claudio Ranieri’s side aim to arrest a run of seven straight defeats in all competitions against a Newcastle side with only one win to their name. Both Eddie Howe and Ranieri accept a draw will not be good enough in a relegation skirmish b

John Brewin, Barry Glendenning and Paul Doyle on Friday, January 14 2022

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A showdown between the top two, the latest north London derby and pressure on Everton as they head to NorwichHostilities resume in the unlikely derby as Brighton seek their first league win against Crystal Palace in six attempts. In September’s reverse fixture, Brighton needed a Neal Maupay goal in

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Louise Taylor on Thursday, January 13 2022

Newcastle’s Chris Wood admits he never imagined £25m release fee being paid

‘I wish I’d left when Burnley were further up the league,’ he saysNewcastle make new bid for Sevilla defender Diego CarlosChris Wood has readily admitted he never envisaged a club triggering the £25m release clause in his contract at Burnley but, once Newcastle United activated it, he felt powerless

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Louise Taylor on Thursday, January 13 2022

Chris Wood to Newcastle for £25m shows Saudis have one priority | Louise Taylor

Surely no one else would pay that for a 30-year-old striker with three goals but short-term fix helps Howe and hurts BurnleyOverpriced panic buy, transformational stroke of genius or something in between? By late May, when Newcastle visit Turf Moor for their final Premier League game of the season,

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Chris Evans on Wednesday, January 12 2022

Attack or defence? What should a new manager prioritise to keep a team up?

Scoring more goals rather than conceding fewer seems to be the best way to avoid relegation – with one notable exceptionBy Chris Evans for The Set PiecesClub that are seemingly slipping towards relegation love nothing more than a shiny new manager to rejuvenate their fortunes. Three of the bottom fo

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Fabrizio Romano on Tuesday, January 11 2022

Newcastle poised to make Burnley’s Chris Wood second signing of Saudi era

Club agree to pay striker’s release clause of about £20mNewcastle target Monaco’s Badiashile and Reims’s EkitikeNewcastle are poised to make Chris Wood their second January signing, with the striker scheduled for a medical after the club agreed to meet the release clause of about £20m in his Burnley

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Martin Laurence on Tuesday, January 11 2022

Which forwards should Newcastle sign in the January transfer window?

Callum Wilson’s injury means Newcastle are desperate to sign a striker. Who would be the best fit?By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredNewcastle need reinforcements across the pitch, but their priorities have changed drastically over the past week. The optimism that followed the signing of Kieran Trippie

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