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

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Chris 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 to say no to Saudi Arabian-controlledc...

Newcastle’s messy takeover fails to halt slide of club with lengthy history of failure

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Life comes fast at supporters of Newcastle United. No sooner were they prancing around in Arab headpieces while contemplating the appearance of Kylian Mbappé in the cafes of Jesmond than they had to swallow an FA Cup ...

Newcastle’s game at Southampton off amid Covid and injuries in Howe’s squad

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A second Newcastle fixture in the space of four days has been postponed because of Covid and injuries in Eddie Howe’s squad. Newcastle were due to play at Southampton on Sunday but the Premier League has confirmed tha...

Adam Radwan: Newcastle’s flying Falcon tipped for the top by Jones

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Adam Radwan’s former coach, Chris Hyndman, remembers the day well. He had invited a group of sporty teenagers from Middlesbrough to look around Hartlepool sixth form college but only one of them turned up. It was holi...

Newcastle’s big day finally arrives with tough decisions ahead

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Eight days after getting their club back, it was the statement the Toon Army did not want to see. A post on Newcastle United’s website on Friday afternoon announced a landmark event: Steve Bruce’s 1,000th game in foot...

Conflict of emotions greets Newcastle’s first game under Saudi owners

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On Sunday, Newcastle United fans will rise early, that excitable match-day knot occupying stomachs across Tyneside, and 50,000 will march on St James’ Park to witness the post-Mike Ashley era begin. But for many, the ...

Fan’s view: Newcastle’s owners don’t need wild spending to keep us happy

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Come match day, St James’ Park is the beating heart of Newcastle. Its pride of place in the centre of the city and its iconic roof dominating the skyline and inviting its congregation to assemble are emblematic of how...

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover will cause faux morality of football to collapse

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Welcome, Mohammed bin Salman, to the billionaire boys club. No need to wipe your feet. Although maybe, on reflection, do wash your hands. Those damned spots, eh? In the meantime pull up a chair, deploy the comms team,...

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover hearing adjourned until next year

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The arbitration hearing between Newcastle United and the Premier League intended to resolve the legitimacy or otherwise of the club’s blocked £300m Saudi Arabian led takeover has reached an impasse. In a joint stateme...

Newcastle’s Steve Bruce eager to extend Joe Willock’s stay after loan success

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Steve Bruce will test Arsenal’s apparent resolve to retain Joe Willock in the wake of the 21-year-old loanee’s stunning impact at St James’ Park. Willock has scored six goals in his past six games from midfield and Ne...

Newcastle’s harmony restored as mood music changes appreciably

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It was after 2am in the United Arab Emirates but neither Mike Ashley nor his mobile phone were at rest. Newcastle had just surrendered 3-0 at Brighton on a miserable Saturday night in late March and the visiting playe...

Newcastle’s Willock dents Liverpool’s top-four hopes with last-kick leveller

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Jürgen Klopp claimed his love for the game had remained intact despite the scorn that descended on Liverpool this week for their owners’ part in the Super League fiasco, but sometimes that might also be up for questio...

Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin and Almirón out until April in double injury blow

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Newcastle United’s Premier League survival hopes have been dealt a significant blow by the news that two key attacking players, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almirón, will be sidelined until April. The pair will join...