Toon Talk – a round-up of all the day’s NUFC news & gossip – 27/02/2018

A round up of all of today’s news & gossip:

  • An official statement on the club’s website has confirmed that Jonjo Shelvey picked up a knee injury during the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth over the weekend – Full story here.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has admitted that he ‘will see what happens’ in the summer, but hints that he would be happy to stay with Fulham if he can fire them to promotion this season – Full story here. 
  • Some big news from the Times this morning, who reveal that the Football Association has now ‘agreed in principle’ to introduce a winter break to the Premier League ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign – Full story here. 
  • French football expert Nathan Staples of GFFN believes recently linked Marseille midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa is the ‘complete midfielder’ Newcastle are currently lacking, revealing why the 22-year-old would be a big hit on Tyneside if he arrived this summer – Full story here. 
  • Jamaal Lascelles has predicted that we will be ‘more than safe’ come the end of the season with just 10 games to go – See why here. 

  • NUFC new-boy Martin Dubravka has waxed lyrical about life on Tyneside once again this week, revealing that Newcastle are one of the most famous clubs in Slovakia whilst reiterating his desire to secure a permanent deal at St James’ Park this summer. Full story here. 
  • It seems NUFC loanee Jack Colback has made an immediate impression at Nottingham Forest, with their fans already pleading with their club on Twitter to make his temporary move permanent in the summer – Full story here. 
  • Ex-Liverpool star Fernando Torres has shared a fascinating insight into Rafa Benitez’s approach to man-management, revealing how he once signed his hat-trick ball with how many times he’d lost the ball opposed to writing a message of congratulations! Full story here. 
  • Former NUFC striker Demba Ba has had a torrid time since his career threatening leg break in 2016, however the Senegalese striker has come back with a bang with new Turkish side Goztepe , scoring a stunning long-range strike to seal their win over the weekend – Watch it here. 
  • And finally, Simon has had a look at the relegation scraps over the last 10 years, looking at the total of points we may need to beat the drop this season – Read his full piece 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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