Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Player News - Newcastle United

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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

Hatem Ben Arfa, out of favor at Newcastle for a year or more, may be offered a chance at a fresh start by Roberto Martinez and Everton.

Everton are reportedly considering adding the former French phenom to their squad in addition to Chelsea's Cristian Atsu. Bringing in the two creative players would be a nice boost to the squad's depth heading into the Europa League. Given the rumors surrounding the Atsu move one wonders if the capture of Ben Arfa would anger Jose Mourinho who is looking for his player to get a lot of playing time. HBA would also be a risk for Everton given his likely salary requirements, injury history and recent poor form.
Aug 8 - 7:38 PM

Following Newcastle United's friendly with Middlesbrough, Alan Pardew revealed that he doesn't know if Siem De Jong and Cheik Tiote will be available for the season opener next weekend.

Pardew went on to praise both players and stated how important they were in his plans, so one must assume both are starters if fit. Tiote is not a fantasy option, unless you play in a league that rewards yellow cards, but De Jong is one to monitor. An attacking midfielder with set piece skills, De Jong is a definite prospect, but with Manchester City on tap for week 1, it would be hard to consider him for investment regardless of fitness.
Source: The Mag
Aug 8 - 11:38 AM

Alan Pardew revealed that Ryan Taylor is nearing a return to action after spending two full years sidelined with a severe knee injury.

You haven't forgotten about Ryan Taylor, have you? Much has changed at St. James' Park since the last time Taylor has been on the pitch. His return would be a welcome one though, he can play multiple positions and is a dead ball specialist. If he can get a run in the starting XI, he would emerge a relevant fantasy option.
Aug 6 - 4:39 PM

Gabriel Obertan has had a terrific pre-season and will contend for a place at Newcastle according to boss Alan Pardew.

Obertan has been out of favor at Newcastle and hasn't started a Premier League game in over 18-months. Despite the drought, the midfielder has played well this summer. He has finally gotten healthy and Newcastle fans were giving him full support during their last friendly match against Schalke on Sunday. Look for Obertan to start on the bench at the beginning of the season but don't be surprised if he can earn a starting spot throughout the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 4 - 5:45 PM

Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat have seen both of their moves to Newcastle United confirmed officially.

Newcastle have moved quickly to shore up their sagging roster in the early days of this summer's transfer window. They officially lost Mathieu Debuchy today but replaced him almost immediately with Dutch international Daryl Janmaat in a move that sees the Magpies get significantly younger at the right back position. Riviere joins, Siem De Jong and Remy Cabella in what promises to be a new-look attack for Alan Pardew. With rumors of Clement Grenier possibly on his way, things are certainly looking up for the Newcastle faithful after the first six months of the year verged on disaster.
Source: Twitter.com
Jul 17 - 2:00 PM

Emanuele Riviere has joined countryman Remy Cabella in moving to St. James' Park to boost Newcastle's attack for the 2014-15 season.

Newcastle have heard the criticisms heaped upon them for not buying over the past two transfer windows and have answered loudly. Former Monaco forward Emanuele Riviere has joined Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat as high profile recruits for Alan Pardew this summer. With plenty of time left before the season starts, Newcastle appear to be ensuring themselves that they have options. Riviere is certainly not a replacement for Loic Remy's production however. With 10 goals last season in 30 matches for Monaco, he's likely just a solid part of an attacking mix, something the Magpies didn't have last season after Remy went down with an injury. There's something to be said for having some "solid" around as a back-up plan.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Jul 16 - 11:41 AM

Newcastle have continued to rebuild their attack by going back to the French-attacking-midfielder well that proved so successful last time around.

The man who will be counted on to replace Yohan Cabaye's creativity in Newcastle's midfield also replaced Cabaye, as a substitute, in his first international appearance for France in the lead-up to the World Cup. An alternate on the French World Cup team, the diminutive Cabella brings goals - one in every four matches for Montpellier - as well as creativity to the table for the Magpies. He can play centrally or on either flank and has been effective off of a target forward as well. This appears to be another strong signing for Newcastle. When they eventually get to the transfer market, they seem to be getting it right these days.
Jul 14 - 9:13 AM

Tim Krul was the big hero in the Netherlands' 4-3 win against Costa RIca in penalties.

The Netherlands and Costa Rica went 120 minutes without scoring a goal and future Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal made a very controversial change in the last minute, inserting Tim Krul in for Jasper Cillessen for the penalty shootout. Krul went on to save two penalties, proving to be the hero the Netherlands needed in this match. Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, and Dirk Kuyt all scored for the European side. We are now set to see two Europe-South American semi-finals that are both expected to be extremely entertaining. The Netherlands face Argentina and Brazil faces Germany.
Source: FIFA
Jul 5 - 7:02 PM

Newcastle have finally made a meaningful attempt to fill the Yohan Cabaye-size hole in their midfield with the signing of Ajax midfielder Siem De Jong.

Things went to pot pretty quickly for the Magpies after Yohan Cabaye was sold to PSG in late January. The purchase of Siem De Jong represents an attempt to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time on the transfer market at the attacking midfield position. Siem, the brother of failed loanee from last season Luuk De Jong, brings a slightly different profile to the position checking in at 6'1" vs. the 5'8" Cabaye. Still, De Jong has been capped six times for Holland (although he did not make the team for Brazil) and scored twice in those appearances. Not a slam dunk but certainly a step forward in Newcastle's summer plans.
Jul 2 - 11:02 AM

Newcastle have ended a 500+ day transfer drought with the signings of midfielder Jack Colback and young forward Ayoze Perez.

Things are starting to move in the right direction at Newcastle after the departure of Yohan Cabaye in January. Jack Colback isn't a replacement for all that Cabaye took with him to PSG but he represents a much-needed fortification in midfield and a nice start to the summer shopping season as he came in on a free transfer. French second division forward Ayoze Perez is more one for the future but supporters will hope he represents more cost effective shopping from France of the variety that landed the Magpies Cabaye.
Jun 9 - 2:03 PM


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