A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- Speaking to the press ahead to tomorrow’s trip to West Brom, Rafa Benitez has today admitted that Newcastle could not even compete with fellow newly promoted sides Brighton and Huddersfield over the summer – stating we couldn’t ‘sign the players they signed’ or ‘pay the wages they paid’ – Read Rafa’s sickening comments and sly dig at Mike Ashley here.
- Some interesting reports have emerged from the continent today, claiming meetings have taken place in London over the weekend surrounding a £9m plus Aleksandar Mitrovic deal for long-term striker target, Cenk Tosun – Read full story here.
- Rafa Benitez has pleaded with Newcastle fans, players and staff to stick together following our fourth defeat on the bounce against Watford on Saturday, saying it is the ‘only way’ for us to respond to our recent slump in form – also warning fans that no game should be seen an ‘easier’ one this season – Read his full message to NUFC fans here.
- According to The Mirror, Rafa Benitez will make an attempt to broker a loan deal for forgotten Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw in January – believing the England international could ‘reignite’ his stuttering career at St James’ Park – Read full story here.
- DeAndre Yedlin has come out with a refreshing display of honesty following Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Watford, admitting that it was ‘up there’ with his worst display as a Newcastle United player, but revealing that an ‘angry’ NUFC must stick together to put things right against West Brom tomorrow – Read his brutally honest interview in full here.
- Despite fans losing patience following his dire display on Saturday, Rafa Benitez has stated that NUFC striker Joselu is ‘doing a great job for the team’, yet admitting in the same breath that £10-£15m only gets you an average striker – a statement that will do little for the confidence of £5m man Joselu – Read Rafa’s strange comments in full here.
- Paul Merson has gone for another NUFC defeat tomorrow, predicting a 2-0 win for West Brom in tomorrow’s crucial encounter at The Hawthorns, but has made some over the top comments about ourselves in the process – claiming Watford could have easily beaten us ‘8-0’ (yes EIGHT) on Saturday – Read his full comments here.
- Finally, Alan Pardew is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Tony Pulis at West Brom and has confirmed he’s in talks to take charge at the club – although it is now understood he WON’T be in charge for our game at The Hawthorns tomorrow – Read Alan’s full comments here.