Toon Talk – A round-up of all the day’s NUFC news and gossip – 04/12/2017

A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • Rafa Benitez has admitted that Christian Atsu and Paul Dummett are likely to return from a spell on the sidelines for Saturday’s visit of Leicester – also revealing that Jamaal Lascelles is ‘better’, but a late decision will be made on him later this week – Read his full injury update here.
  • Following claims from the Middle East last week that a SECOND bid has been submitted by Amanda Staveley and PCP, The Chronicle have suggested that NO second offer has been received as of yet – revealing TWO factors holding up a potential deal – Read full takeover update here.

  • Newcastle were strongly linked with a move for former Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby over the summer and, after falling out with Hamburg’s manager, he looks set to be available on a FREE in January – meaning NUFC could open talks to secure a bargain deal – Read full transfer story here. 

  • Alan Shearer has been involved in an altercation with an NUFC fan on Twitter, firing a sly dig at Mike Ashley in the process, stating ‘When you go shopping in Poundstretcher what do you expect?!’ following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Chelsea – See Big Al’s full Twitter altercation here. 


  • The Chronicle wrote a piece recently, titled ‘Five players that Newcastle United wanted last summer but couldn’t afford’, and the reason revealed as to why a deal for Willy Caballero broke down is quite concerning – Read full story here. 
  • New Baggies boss Alan Pardew has admitted that he made several attempts to sign West Brom centre-half Jonny Evans during his four-year stint at Newcastle – Read the full story from Alan here. 
  • Mistakes cost us in our 3-1 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, and Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright has not held back in his outspoken rant at a few NUFC players this weekend, critiquing MerinoRitchie and Mbemba’s ‘ridiculous’ pieces of defending – Read Wright’s full rant here. 
  • And finally, following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, we’ve been in touch with a Chelsea fan whose given us a very interesting insight into what he made of our performance – commenting on our string of criminal errors for Morata’s goal, and feeling we showed a startling lack of communication and leadership – Read his comments in full here. 

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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