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Newcastle baffled and frustrated by Andy Carroll’s mystery injury with striker set to miss Arsenal clash

By | 14th February 2020

STEVE BRUCE has admitted he has no idea what is wrong with the injury-ravaged Andy Carroll or when he will return. Having started just four league games for Newcastle this season due to an ongoing hip problem, Carroll has not been seen on the pitch for the last month. The Geordie target man, 31, re-joined […]

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Steve Bruce desperate to give crocked Andy Carroll new Newcastle deal despite not reaching appearances target

By | 13th February 2020

STEVE BRUCE is pushing Newcastle to hand injury-ravaged Andy Carroll a new deal. The Geordie striker, 31, was brought back to St James’ Park last summer but is yet to score. The former Liverpool striker signed a one-year, pay-as-you-play deal with his basic £20,000-a-week wages, rising to £70,000 if he plays. Carroll can trigger a […]

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Steven Gerrard ready to avoid another title slip as Rangers boss feels Old Firm heat

By | 11th February 2020

WHILE the smile remains intact, Steven Gerrard’s career at Rangers is forever teetering on the brink. At a club where only winning and trophies are tolerated, Gerrard is just about keeping balance on the ever-precarious Ibrox tightrope. It was fascinating to hear the ex-England captain delivering his latest message to the assembled media ahead of […]

Billy Sharp warns Chelsea that Sheff Utd are ready to take their Champions League place after Bournemouth win

By | 9th February 2020

BILLY SHARP warned Chelsea that Sheffield United are coming for their Champions League place. Goals from Sharp and John Lundstram downed Bournemouth and sent the Blades up to fifth — two points behind Frank Lampard’s fourth-placed Blues. And club skipper Sharp, 34, said: “We’re just looking above us and trying to catch them.” Chris Wilder’s […]

Newcastle had £35m bid for Boubakary Soumare accepted but Lille star turned them down amid Chelsea transfer interest

By | 31st January 2020

NEWCASTLE failed in a £35million move for Boubakary Soumaré after the Lille midfielder turned them down. Steve Bruce revealed they were close to smashing their transfer record but was left disappointed after their “number one” target rejected the move. The Toon Army’s current record is the £40m they splashed out on Brazilian striker Joelinton in the […]

Sander Berge ready to take Sheffield United to next level after sealing club-record £22m transfer

By | 30th January 2020

SANDER BERGE is ready to take Sheffield United to the next level after becoming the club’s record signing. The Blades splashed out £22million on the Norwegian defensive midfielder from Genk, eclipsing the £20m they spent on Oli McBurnie last summer. Berge, 21, had a number of suitors across Europe but he said there was only […]

Leeds’ comeback win marred as fans throw missiles at Millwall scorer Jed Wallace

By | 28th January 2020

LEEDS face an FA probe after Millwall stars were pelted with missiles. The shocking scenes came in last night’s Championship battle at Elland Road as Jed Wallace celebrated putting the Lions 2-0 up. His Millwall pal Alex Pearce was pictured handing a coin to ref Darren England. The sickening scenes marred an amazing comeback that […]

Rafa Benitez set for shock Newcastle comeback as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince nears takeover

By | 26th January 2020

RAFA BENITEZ is being targeted to make a sensational return as Newcastle manager. The former Toon boss features in proposals by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is trying to buy the club for £340million. He is working on a return for Benitez, who quit after three years last summer, and that would […]

Newcastle can expect £200m spending spree on transfers if Saudi takeover goes ahead

By | 25th January 2020

NEWCASTLE would have £200million to invest on players in a massive recruitment drive – if the Saudi takeover goes ahead. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund – headed up by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman – have held talks with Toon owner Mike Ashley although no formal bid has been lodged yet. The deal is being […]

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce wants THREE more signings with Inter winger Lazaro, a left-back and a striker on his radar

By | 20th January 2020

STEVE BRUCE wants three more Newcastle signings as he put the finishing touches on a loan deal for Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke. The midfielder left Tottenham for the German club in 2017 but is yet to play this season under former Huddersfield boss David Wagner. The Algerian, 25, snubbed Prem rivals Crystal Palace as he […]