Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Player News - Newcastle United

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Papiss Cisse scored a late brace to earn Newcastle a much needed point during tough times.

The fans have been calling for Alan Pardew's job in recent weeks and a loss here would probably have been enough to see the manager fired. Hull City earned a 2-0 lead in the match and it all seemed like it was over before Papiss Cisse scored a brace to earn the draw. With the way Newcastle have been playing, especially on defense, it's hard to see them turning this around and it's even harder to imagine Alan Pardew keeping his job for too long.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 20 - 12:29 PM

A back injury that kept Newcastle's newest forward, Facundo Ferreyra, out of the Magpies loss to Southampton last weekend will continue to keep him sidelined this weekend against Hull City.

There hasn't been much detail of Ferreyra's injury over the past week, but there are no reports saying he has returned to fitness. He is not a fantasy option until he can establish a regular spot in the XI, and still would be hard to consider if Newcastle continue their sinking ship.
Sep 19 - 7:40 PM

Making his second straight start, defender Massadio Haidara salvaged a decent fantasy score despite Newcastle United being otherwise manhandled by Southampton in a 4-0 loss.

Haidara has been on the fringe of the Magpie XI the past couple of seasons and has been a bench-filling budget option with minimal fantasy appeal. After Paul Dummett looked to have secured the left back role when the season began, Haidara looks to have established a run in the starting lineup, providing the only bright spot in fantasy terms against the Saints. He managed a shot on target and a pair of successful crosses, promising attacking returns for a defender that can be had quite cheap.
Sep 16 - 8:20 AM

Newcastle fans are once again asking for the team's manager, Alan Pardew, to be sacked.

Newcastle have started the season on a negative note and just got thrashed by Southampton by four goal to nil. Pardew has certainly been below average, but we must also note that Newcastle's squad is a disaster and no manager can fix their defensive line. With that said, Pardew has been on the hot seat for a while now and it wouldn't be surprising to see him sacked soon. We recommend most strikers who play against Newcastle in the near future.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 13 - 1:16 PM

Alan Pardew confirmed via Twitter that as long as Cheik Tiote has not had any setbacks during the international break, the defensive midfielder will be in the squad this weekend when Newcastle travel to Southampton.

Tiote may just be eased back with a bench role this weekend, but he is never a legitimate option in fantasy when starting, unless your league rewards yellow cards. It will help the Magpies in reality though as Tiote provides a necessary physical presence in the center of the pitch. Jack Colback, another defensive mid with little fantasy appeal, is also returning to fitness and should be available to Alan Pardew this weekend.
Sep 11 - 8:52 PM

Alan Pardew confirmed that Rolando Aarons will miss the trip to Southampton this weekend due to a hamstring injury.

After two goalless efforts in Newcastle's first two matches, Aarons provided a much needed boost to the Magpie's attack. Unfortunately, he won't be in the mix against Southampton. With playmaker Siem De Jong also sidelined, investment in one of Southampton's defensive options may prove lucrative this weekend.
Sep 11 - 8:40 PM

Summer signing Siem de Jong is likely to miss the remainder of 2014 after suffering a training ground injury earlier this week.

News broke late on Thursday that Dutch international Siem de Jong was expected to be out until the beginning of 2015 with a suspected grade three / complete rupture of his thigh muscle; reports which were later confirmed by an official club statement "Siem de Jong sustained an injury to his right thigh in training earlier this week and is to be assessed further at the start of next week. Initial indications are that he is likely to be out for a number of months." Despite a busy summer in the transfer market de Jong was touted as the standout player but injuries have hampered his progress – toe and calf issues – limiting his game time to just 99 minutes of British Premier League action.
Source: Daily Mirror
Sep 5 - 6:25 PM

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has returned to the club for further treatment following his withdrawal from the England squad on Wednesday evening.

It was thought that Jack Colback had a chance of featuring in England’s European qualification game against Switzerland on Monday but coach Roy Hodgson has now confirmed the Ginger Pirlo " … took a very nasty kick on the back of the calf. We were hoping he would train with us but he can't do that, so it is better to send him back." Although hugely disappointing for the player who had hoped to make his England bow the news that the injury is impact rather than a tear will mean the former Sunderland player will have a chance of lining up when Newcastle travel to Southampton in game week 4.
Source: Clubcall
Sep 4 - 8:40 AM

Roma have signed Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on a season-long loan.

The Newcastle defender had a poor season last year, only winning 43% of his aerial duels, per Squawka. The Newcastle defense is bad with him and without him, so his departure won't be doing much of an impact. If you really want a Newcastle player on your squad, look into Ronaldo Aarons.
Source: Squawka
Sep 1 - 5:28 PM

In an enjoyable contest where the lead changed hands, the standout performer for Newcastle United was Rolando Aarons, an 18 year old prospect who notched a goal and an assist as a substitute as the Magpies played Crystal Palace to a 3-3 draw.

Who is this kid? Replacing Yoan Gouffran midway through the 2nd half, Alan Pardew found unveiled a secret weapon in the 18 year old Jamaican midfielder. He headed in a Remy Cabella corner to level the match in the 73rd minute, then struck a glorious curling effort that clipped the far corner of the bar. Mike Willamson was there to clean up the rebound and gave Newcastle the late lead. They would however concede in stoppage time to settle for a draw. Hard to say how much playing time Aarons bought himself today, but if you want to take a chance on him, stash him as your 5th mid now as he is currently only a shade over 1m.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 30 - 12:16 PM

Tim Krul is worth considering for your goalkeeper position as Newcastle face Crystal Palace at home in Week 3.

The majority of you will own Thibaut Courtois at around £5million in the Yahoo game, and you certainly shouldn't be selling him at that price, but that doesn't mean the Chelsea keeper is a top pick in Week 3 with a tough away game at Everton. Newcastle are at home to a Crystal Palace side struggling to adapt to life after Tony Pulis, and the ever-reliable Krul can be picked up for a very reasonable £6million. A good alternative.
Aug 29 - 4:27 AM

Mike Williamson earned a second yellow card late on for Newcastle United but it did not help Aston Villa find a goal in a sloppy 0-0 draw.

It was a tough break for Williamson, as his first yellow in the 86th minute was very soft and seemingly given to "even out" things as the Magpies had not received a single yellow up to that point while Villa already had four. It made no difference, as Villa were positively inept in the final third. Newcastle were equally poor in their attacking, but they did come close as Siem De Jong, making his debut as a substitute, had a terrific chance but was denied by Brad Guzan. Newcastle have a nice run of fixtures on tap, however their attacking players have done little to give fantasy managers confidence and the success of their defense today had more to do with Villa's poor display.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 9:49 AM

Alan Pardew indicated via Newcastle's Twitter feed that attacking midfielder Siem De Jong has been training all week and will be in the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Perhaps Pardew's most dynamic signing this summer, De Jong appears set to debut for his new club. Fantasy managers may want to see a start from the Dutchman before considering investment as being guaranteed by a manager to be "in the squad" doesn't necessarily mean he will start. Still, his presence should give a boost to Newcastle's attacking weapons going forward and the test against Villa should be monitored for potential Magpie prospects.
Aug 21 - 10:28 AM

Newcastle United had a quiet fantasy day as expected in their loss to reigning champions Manchester City, but Remy Cabella was particularly disappointing given his over 15m price tag.

Committing two fouls and not registering a single shot on target is not conducive to the kind of fantasy production you would expect from a midfielder at Cabella's price. The weekend trip to Aston Villa should provide a kinder climate for Cabella to show us what he can do but for the money it takes to own him, he needs to show us something first.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Aug 20 - 8:53 PM

Newcastle were impressive today despite losing 2-0 to Manchester City.

Newcastle were able to create danger and would have scored against almost any other Premier League team. Remy Cabella played well and was able to create chances for his teammates. Alan Pardew introduced Ronaldo Aarons and Ayoze Perez off the bench, who both provided a spark in the closing stages of the match and were unlucky not to find the back of the net. Newcastle had a horrible finish at the end of last season but they have regrouped wonderfully and should be expected to fight for a top ten finish this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 17 - 1:13 PM


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