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Championship Transfer News: Forest warn Newcastle, Villa deal imminent, top Leeds signing

23 Jan

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil is determined to keep Ben Osborn. Starsport understand Newcastle are keen, but Brazil insists the young midfielder is going nowhere.  “I would be very surprised if there aren’t clubs sniffing around Benny,” he said. “But we want to have players who other clubs want – because that means we […]

Promotion looks a shoe-in: Newcastle’s season so far assessed

23 Jan

What’s hot? 1. Promotion looks a shoe-in: The Magpies are top of the table with 58 points from 27 games. No side has missed out on a top two finish with such a points tally at this stage of the season. 2. Crisis, what crisis? When Newcastle lost against Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn over the […]

Newcastle star is making a mockery of Mike Ashley’s transfer policy

23 Jan

Ashley wants boss Rafa Benitez to recruit young players with sell-on value and, at 33, Murphy hardly fits the bill. But the Irishman showed the value of experience when he scored a crucial goal after starting his first league game for Benitez. Murphy has waited a long time for his big chance after a £3m […]

Championship Transfer News: Villa double swoop, boss confirms Leeds deal, Newcastle hint

22 Jan

Aston Villa have their eyes on a double deal, according to The Sun. Boss Steve Bruce must shell out for Conor Hourihane. The Villa manage reportedly wants Barnsley’s skipper and will pay the £30,000-a-week wages he is after. Tykes want about £3m for the midfielder, 25, and Bruce is also haggling over a salary for […]

Rafa Benitez: Newcastle on the right lines after win over Rotherham

21 Jan

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle are going in the right direction after they went back to the summit of the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-0 rout of Rotherham. The Toon Army responded to Brighton’s win over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night by despatching the rock-bottom Millers with goals from Daryl Murphy, Matt Ritchie (2) and […]

Defender: I learnt from the best during my time at Arsenal

21 Jan

“During my time at Arsenal, I managed to train with quite a few big players – Van Persie, Nasri, Sanchez” Former Arsenal defender Isaac Hayden “During my time at Arsenal, I managed to train with quite a few big players – Van Persie, Nasri, Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla. Even Thierry Henry was […]

Transfer News AS IT HAPPENED: All of Thursday’s done deals, gossip and rumours

20 Jan

GETTY Chelsea have rejected a £10m bid from Bournemouth for Asmir Begovic

Transfer News AS IT HAPPENED: All of Thursday’s done deals, gossip and rumours

20 Jan

GETTY Chelsea have rejected a £10m bid from Bournemouth for Asmir Begovic

Transfer News AS IT HAPPENED: All of Thursday’s done deals, gossip and rumours

20 Jan

GETTY Chelsea have rejected a £10m bid from Bournemouth for Asmir Begovic

Jonjo Shelvey to return to league action for Newcastle

19 Jan

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could play his first Sky Bet Championship game in more than a month against Rotherham after returning from his five-game ban. Shelvey got 90 minutes under his belt in Wednesday night’s 3-1 FA Cup third round replay victory over Birmingham following his enforced lay-off, and is in line to return to […]