Author Archives: David Coverdale


Brendan Rodgers adamant he would not quit Leicester for Arsenal but history tells us he’s not always man of his word

By | 3rd December 2019

BRENDAN RODGERS claims there is no way he is about to leave Leicester for Arsenal. But history tells us the Foxes boss, 46, is not always a man to be taken on his word. Indeed, fans of Watford, Swansea and Celtic need no reminding that what Rodgers says and then does, are two different things. […]


Newcastle U23s boss Neil Redfearn QUITS over furious row with assistant coach Liam Bramley

By | 5th November 2019

NEIL REDFEARN has quit as Newcastle Under-23s boss because of “irreconcilable differences” with his assistant coach. The ex-Leeds manager was shocked to discover his No2, Liam Bramley, had complained about him to Ben Dawson, the head of academy coaching. Redfearn, 54, missed Monday night’s 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa and has now handed in his […]


Bruce reveals how toilet break reminded him how bog standard Newcastle are now after the days of Shearer and Ferdinand

By | 1st November 2019

STEVE BRUCE was sitting on the loo when he was reminded how bog standard Newcastle have become. The Geordie spent a toilet break reading a newspaper article about the time the Toon were flush with goals with Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand leading the line. But for boss Bruce it was a reality check about […]

Hated Newcastle owner Mike Ashley publicly admits club face ‘challenge’ not to get relegated this season

By | 31st October 2019

MIKE ASHLEY has publicly admitted Newcastle face a “challenge” to stay up this season. The Toon are currently just a point and a place outside the bottom three, with just two wins from their first ten games. And owner Ashley has spelt out his biggest fear in the published financial accounts for MASH Holdings, the […]

Andy Carroll is training just two days a week with Newcastle after recovering from ankle surgery

By | 23rd October 2019

ANDY CARROLL is training just TWO days a week as Steve Bruce attempts to manage his fitness. The Newcastle striker, 30, has made four straight substitute appearances after recovering from an ankle operation. But boss Bruce has tailored a specialist programme for Carroll – who re-joined the Toon on a free transfer in the summer […]

Man Utd legend Jaap Stam claims he was approached over Newcastle job three months before Rafa Benitez quit

By | 22nd October 2019

JAAP STAM claims he was approached to take charge of Newcastle – three months before Rafa Benitez quit as boss. Toon chiefs insisted they only started searching for a new manager after Benitez left when his contract expired at the end of June. But Stam says he was sounded out by Newcastle “a few days […]

Matty Longstaff’s now a Newcastle hero alongside brother Sean after being dumped in tears aged 11

By | 17th October 2019

MATTY LONGSTAFF is back in the room where his world came crashing down as a kid. He and his big brother are here to discuss their joint journey from fighting each other in the garden to playing together at St James’ Park. Such is the strength of their sibling bond, Sean wells up with pride […]

Man Utd boss Solskjaer is paying the price for letting so many senior stars leave this summer, says legend Robson

By | 12th October 2019

BRYAN ROBSON believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is paying the price for letting so many senior stars go this summer. Manchester United are a lowly 12th in the Premier League having won just twice in their opening eight games. And Red Devils legend Robson claims they made a huge “mistake”, and left themselves “short”, by allowing […]

Jokanovic told Parker he would become Fulham boss when he hired him as sacked Serb plots return to Premier League from current role in Qatar

By | 12th October 2019

SLAVISA JOKANOVIC has played in one World Cup and is now working where the next one will be staged. So when the former Fulham boss claims Qatar 2022 will be the “best ever” he is worth listening to – even if few share his prediction outside the Gulf state or Fifa HQ. Jokanovic, who reached […]

Sunderland to hold talks with former Bolton boss Phil Parkinson this weekend

By | 11th October 2019

PHIL PARKINSON has been added to Sunderland’s list of targets to replace Jack Ross as boss. The Black Cats want a manager with League One experience. And SunSport understands Parky, who has been out of work since leaving crisis-hit Bolton in August, is set to hold talks with Sunderland this weekend. Parkinson, 51, is liked […]