For almost the entirety of Mike Ashley's time at Newcastle United, the fans have wanted him gone - now they might be closer than ever to getting their wish. Takeover talks between the club and Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan, a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, have been confirmed, with a figure of around £350m reported, reports Perspecs. The Bin Zayed Group released a statement saying they had "agreed terms" with Ashley, so is his control of Newcastle coming to an end? The Claim With club and prospective buyer confirming the talks and the latter party announcing a deal has been agreed, this one would appear to be serious. It would be embarrassing to talk about building the club only for the deal to collapse. If Sheikh Khaled's family is rich enough to have bought and bankrolled Man City's recent years then they've got the money to buy Newcastle, this deal won't be sunk through lack of funds. With Mike Ashley gone and the Bin Zayed Group in charge, fans will … [Read more...] about Will Newcastle United FC be free of Mike Ashley at last?
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Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with using abusive and racist language. Beardsley – who left his post as Under-23 coach at Newcastle United earlier this month after a lengthy investigation into allegations of bullying and racism – has been charged with three breaches of Rule E3 during his time at the club.A statement from the FA read: "Peter Beardsley has been charged with three breaches of FA Rule E3."It is alleged Mr Beardsley used abusive and/or insulting words towards Newcastle United FC Under 23 players, which were contrary to FA Rule E3(1), whilst employed as their coach."It is further alleged these words also constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality."He has until Friday 12 April 2019 to provide a response."Newcastle confirmed Beardsley's departure on March 6.The 58-year-old had "taken a period of leave" in … [Read more...] about Peter Beardsley charged with using racist language by FA after leaving Newcastle United
Newcastle United have broken their transfer record for the first time since 2006 to sign midfielder Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United. After a protracted chase, the Magpies announced the deal on transfer deadline day as Almiron penned a five-and-a-half year deal on Tyneside. DEADLINE DAY LIVE: FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST DEALS HERE’S JONNY: WOLVES EQUAL RECORD IN BIZARRE TRANSFER Round 25 Wembley Stadium Feb 2 2019 11:30PM AEST Match Centre Fantasy Visit Match Centre Stamford Bridge Feb 3 2019 2:00AM AEST Match Centre Fantasy Visit Match Centre Goodison Park Feb 3 2019 2:00AM AEST Match Centre Fantasy Visit Match Centre Selhurst Park Feb 3 2019 2:00AM AEST Match Centre Fantasy Visit Match Centre Turf Moor Feb 3 2019 2:00AM AEST Match Centre Fantasy Visit Match Centre Amex Stadium Feb 3 2019 2:00AM AEST Match Centre Fantasy … [Read more...] about Newcastle United smash transfer record to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United
Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has surprisingly admitted he was devastated to see Steve McClaren sacked in 2016. Wijnaldum was brought to St James's Park by McClaren in the summer of 2015 for £14.5million after he oversaw an £80million spending spree across two transfer windows. The 28-year-old immediately hit the ground running on Tyneside with nine goals - including four in a 6-2 win over Norwich City - to his name at the end of January. READ MORE: Newcastle United scouts observe Spain and Bosnia ahead of January transfer windowWijnaldum's form dipped in the final months of the season and McClaren was eventually sacked following a 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth in March 2016 - leaving the club 19th in the Premier League. Rafa Benitez replaced McClaren, and despite finishing the 2015-16 season six games unbeaten, the Spaniard was unable prevent the club from slipping into the Championship for the second time in eight years. And while he praised the impact of … [Read more...] about Ex-Newcastle United midfielder makes shocking Steve McClaren admission
Leicester paid an emotional tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before their goalless draw against Burnley, while Newcastle boosted their bid to avoid Premier League relegation with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium on 27 October. Players observe a minute's silence for Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of the English Premier League match between Leicester City and Burnley. AFP Ahead of their first home game since the tragic accident, around 10,000 Leicester fans were joined by Foxes players including Harry Maguire and James Maddison on a march towards the King Power in remembrance of Vichai. Under Vichai's ownership, Leicester won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5,000-1 outsiders. On Friday, Leicester announced plans to erect a statue of Vichai at the stadium and the club honoured the charismatic owner with a … [Read more...] about Premier League: Leicester pay emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in draw; Newcastle United boost survival bid