Newcastle United


Gallowgate Flags: Rafa Benitez backs Newcastle fans to serve up 'Champions League' atmosphere

Benitez is preparing for United's 32nd game of the season in the Championship but says the Toon Army will make it feel like an even bigger occasion ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Rafa Benitez planning changes for Aston Villa visit

Live updates on all the latest NUFC news, views and gossip as the focus switches to Monday's clash with Aston Villa ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez has fresh Dwight Gayle but he'd rather striker had been able to keep on scoring

20-goal Dwight Gayle is set to return to Newcastle United's line-up against Aston Villa after a month out and his manager has missed him ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Why Rafa Benitez is happy for Jack Colback to replace injured Isaac Hayden

Jack Colback poised to partner Jonjo Shelvey in central midfield against Aston Villa with Isaac Hayden out for a month ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live



Jack Colback on expectations at Newcastle United and why Huddersfield are 'irritating' him

The chasing pack are starting to get on Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback's nerves as he deals with being one of the Championship's big fish ~ 22:30 Chronicle Live


'Maybe we're too honest': Jack Colback on why Newcastle don't get many penalties

There is one surprising area where the Magpies are lagging way behind their rivals in this season's Championship and Jack Colback does not know why ~ 22:30 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez on how he'll tweak training routine to ensure it's not a blue Monday for Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez not worried by switch on the fixture list as he prepares to welcome Aston Villa to St James' Park ~ 16:00 Chronicle Live


Neil Warnock jokes that he wants his death to be marked with a minute's BOOING at football grounds

Newcastle fans might join in after Neil Warnock has delivered his thoughts on the Championship promotion race ~ 15:39 Chronicle Live


North East referee Mark Clattenburg's huge Saudi Arabia pay day revealed

The Consett-born referee - who admitted he is a Newcastle fan - is reported to be earning a huge wage after leaving the Premier League ~ 15:18 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez wanted to keep Florian Thauvin this season - and his latest goal illustrates why

Rafa Benitez was eager for Florian Thauvin to give it another try at St James' Park after holding talks with Frenchman in the summer ~ 15:14 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United players aiming to reward fans with early promotion back to the Premier League

Newcastle could hit the magic 90 points mark by April 1 if they can demonstrate their ruthless streak in the next few weeks ~ 15:10 Chronicle Live


Aston Villa defender James Chester: 'Newcastle United's home form is their weak link'

Aston Villa defender James Chester believes it is one of Newcastle United's few negatives ~ 13:06 Chronicle Live


How each set of Championship club's fans have viewed Newcastle United this season

From 'buying the league', to 'clubs more relevant than Newcastle', the Magpies have provoked quite the reaction from opposition fans this season ~ 13:00 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez says his side are sending out one very important message to Newcastle fans

Rafa Benitez feels that his Newcastle side are displaying one vital sign for promotion at the moment - here's his latest analysis on Newcastle United ~ 11:54 Chronicle Live


'Superb': How Shola Ameobi has made a flying start to life with the other Magpies

Ex-Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi was key as Notts County gained a valuable three points in League Two ~ 11:48 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez: Relegated clubs have it tough in the Championship - just ask Aston Villa

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is not surprised by Aston Villa's season of struggle and believes Seagulls have the edge on more illustrious rivals ~ 11:14 Chronicle Live


From Vince McMahon to Joe Kinnear, the most bizarre true tales of Newcastle's Mike Ashley era

At Newcastle United it's sometimes difficult to tell the truth from fiction - but these odd tales happened ~ 11:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Benitez making summer transfer plans; Aston Villa build-up

Live updates on all the latest NUFC news, views and gossip as the focus switches to Monday's clash with Aston Villa ~ 10:21 Chronicle Live


Jess Glynne is surprise performer at Alan Shearer ball at Newcastle Gateshead Hilton

Alan Shearer's charity ball sees Jess Glynne perform her hits and raises more than double last year's figure ~ 09:54 Chronicle Live


Newcastle vs Aston Villa TV Details: What time is kick-off? Who is in the teams?

Rafa Benitez's side will hope to end Monday evening on top of the Championship table - here is how you can follow it live ~ 09:00 Chronicle Live


How Newcastle United goalkeeper could have been lining up against the Magpies on Monday

Karl Darlow has been one of the Magpies' star players this season, but he could well have ended up playing for Aston Villa ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United simply MUST get six points from their next two games

Former United goalscoring legend Malcolm Macdonald expects the Magpies to beat Aston Villa and Bristol City - with the chasing pack closing in ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


This will be fantastic - Newcastle United's 'surfer flag' to be unveiled against Aston Villa

Gallowgate Flags will reveal their new flag at the Magpies' game with Aston Villa, to 'inspire' fans to show even more support ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United are smiles better than last season - even if Rafa Benitez won't take credit

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is not prepared to come out and say so, but he has brought the club a long way since last season ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles has been lifted by his Norwich City equaliser, says Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has seen an improvement in captain Jamaal Lascelles since he found the net at Carrow Road ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez planning MAJOR overhaul if Newcastle go up - and high-profile players could go

Newcastle United have work to do in the summer if they go up, and Rafa Benitez wants reassurances ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Sat, 18 Feb 2017
Rafa Benitez only drawing up one transfer plan, regardless of what division Newcastle United are in

As the Magpies start to think about summer transfers, manager Rafa Benitez says he does not have two different plans depending on promotion ~ 22:30 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez on training - if it's good enough for Real Madrid, it's good enough for Newcastle

Having enjoyed success in three of Europe's biggest leagues Rafael Benitez is managing Newcastle United the same way in the Championship ~ 22:30 Chronicle Live


Is the grass always greener? How Sissoko, Wijnaldum and the others Benitez sold are getting on

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez embarked upon a mass clear-out of players last summer - but are they all thriving elsewhere? ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


What was the Brighton score? Find out how Newcastle United's promotion rivals got on

Newcastle United's promotion rivals Brighton and Hove Albion were in action against Barnsley today, but how did they do? ~ 16:55 Chronicle Live


Players writing their reports and Big Jack getting stuck in, the bizarre world of Newcastle United

At a club like Newcastle United it's sometimes difficult to tell the truth from fiction - but these briliant stories really did happen ~ 16:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfers: Magpies reportedly eyeing up summer move for Chelsea starlet

Rafa Benitez will be looking to rebuild his Newcastle United squad ready for the Premier League - should the Magpies secure promotion ~ 14:00 Chronicle Live


Vurnon Anita's return is timely for Newcastle United as Isaac Hayden goes under the knife

Magpies midfielder Isaac Hayden is expected to miss the next four weeks after ankle surgery but Vurnon Anita is back to strengthen the squad ~ 14:00 Chronicle Live


'He made me fall in love with Newcastle' - Fans pay tribute to Sir Bobby Robson on his birthday

The great man would have turned 84 today and Magpies fans have been sharing their memories of Sir Bobby ~ 13:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle midfielder is considering international retirement - which can only benefit United

The Africa Cup of Nations took its toll on the Newcastle United squad, with three Magpies flying to Gabon to represent their nations ~ 13:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Gayle, Mitrovic or both? Pick your Magpies side to take on Villa

Newcastle United take on Aston Villa in front of the TV cameras on Monday night, but who should line up for the Magpies? ~ 12:28 Chronicle Live


Forget the rivalry with Aston Villa - Newcastle United need to focus on getting three points

Rafa Benitez's men cannot afford to be distracted by the fan's rivalry with Aston Villa as Brighton and Huddersfield chase them down ~ 11:30 Chronicle Live


From Ginola's volley to Ayoze Perez's back heel beauty: Every Newcastle goal of the month winner

Newcastle United have only had one goal of the season winner - we've listed it to jog your memory ~ 11:00 Chronicle Live


The 15 hot prospects aged Under-21 that Newcastle United hope will make an impact

With the Magpies determined to make more of their Academy and Under-23 here are a clutch of players Newcastle have high hopes for ~ 11:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United have the potential to be a top Premier League side says John Barnes

The former Newcastle United midfielder says the Magpies under Rafa Benitez have the potential to challenge for Europe ~ 11:00 Chronicle Live


Jose Mourinho reveals the 'lesson' Newcastle taught him in 2005 which is imprinted on his mind

Newcastle United famously defeated Chelsea at St James' Park in the FA Cup fifth round back in February 2005 ~ 10:31 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Latest from the Magpies camp as build-up to Villa continues

Live updates on all the latest NUFC news, views and gossip as the focus switches to Monday's clash with Aston Villa ~ 09:42 Chronicle Live


Character and mentality - why Newcastle United have had bouncebackability and Aston Villa haven't

Rafael Benitez outlined the qualities which have made the Magpies favourites for Championship promotion while Villa's slide continues ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez talks up prospect of incredible atmosphere ahead of clash with Aston Villa

Newcastle United fans will attempt to create a sea of black and white against Aston Villa and Benitez knows the fans can scare this week's visitors ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Fri, 17 Feb 2017
Why I'm wishing Steve Bruce all the best at Aston Villa - but only after Monday night

Steve Bruce didn't grace Newcastle United as a player or a manager, and the Geordie will need all his skills to help Aston Villa now ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United training pictures: Vurnon Anita back with the first team after injury

United's first team were put through their paces ahead of the visit of Aston Villa on Monday ~ 16:02 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez shows class and human spirit by backing Arsene Wenger - here's what he said

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez once again demonstrated what a class act he is by praising Wenger in one of his darkest managerial hours ~ 15:21 Chronicle Live


'Not great timing' - Newcastle United fans react as Isaac Hayden is ruled out for a month

The young midfielder has impressed for the Magpies this season but he has been ruled out for the vital upcoming run of fixtures ~ 14:26 Chronicle Live


Four ways Newcastle United could replace Isaac Hayden after latest injury blow

Former Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden has been ruled out for four weeks after undergoing an operation - here's what Rafa Benitez could do ~ 14:01 Chronicle Live


Jack Colback still confident Newcastle will hold their nerve at the top of Championship

Jack Colback urges for focus with chasing pack pushing Newcastle United's Championship title bid ~ 13:44 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United will be without midfielder for a month due to an ankle injury - here's the details

Former Arsenal man Isaac Hayden set to sit out the next four weeks after the recurrence of an old injury ~ 13:38 Chronicle Live


Newcastle vs Aston Villa prediction: Why Magpies could have the last laugh over Villa fans

After being sent down by Villa in 2009 and 2016, Newcastle fans could be saying farewell to second city side this week ~ 13:19 Chronicle Live


'They operate on vastly different levels' - Sky Sports pundit expects Newcastle to beat Aston Villa

Despite spending more money than any other Championship side, David Prutton expects Aston Villa's struggles to continue on Monday evening ~ 12:36 Chronicle Live


Newcastle and Tottenham fans react as Moussa Sissoko flatters to deceive AGAIN

'Rafa Benitez deserves a knighthood for getting £30 million for Sissoko' - Magpies fans were in fine form on social media ~ 11:43 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez's cool, ruthless streak is going to be crucial in the suffocating promotion fight

Newcastle United's promotion push is going to take a few twists and turns in the coming weeks, writes NUFC Editor Mark Douglas ~ 10:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United's under the radar January signing talks about his future

Newcastle did not even make an announcement when signing Victor Fernandez from Spain's lower leagues but he's already made an impact ~ 09:33 Chronicle Live


Newcastle still owe Aston Villa one - I really hope they compound Villa's misery

Columnist Mick Quinn is still annoyed by the atmosphere Newcastle United were subjected to at Villa Park last May ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Will Gayle start against Villa? Benitez Press conference 1pm

Live updates on all the latest NUFC news, views and gossip as the focus switches to Monday's clash with Aston Villa ~ 07:05 Chronicle Live


Benitez admits he's relieved Tim Krul is back playing - and reveals regular contact with loanees

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul endured a frustrating spell at Ajax, but is now back playing for AZ Alkmaar ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Thu, 16 Feb 2017
Dwight Gayle's return is a huge boost - he strikes fear into Newcastle's Championship rivals

Columnist Mick Quinn believes Newcastle United have dealt with Dwight Gayle's absence impressively, but can't wait to see the striker return ~ 21:00 Chronicle Live


Mark Clattenburg's gone, but there's still one more Newcastle-supporting ref in the Premier League

There is a Newcastle fan and a Sunderland fan in the Premier League - and North East refs in the Championship, too ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


Steve Bruce talks of Villa 'chaos' - reinforcing importance of Rafa Benitez's Newcastle rebuild

Newcastle United are top of the table and on course for promotion, while Aston Villa's on-field woes continue ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


Pantomime villain Henri Lansbury finally looks set to face hostile reception at St James' Park

Newcastle United fans were left angered by Henri Lansbury's antics while at Nottingham Forest -and he's now an Aston Villa player ~ 16:40 Chronicle Live


Newcastle are into the home straight - it's now time to kick on and ride away from the rest

Columnist Mick Quinn believes Newcastle United have coasted through the league at times and think the Magpies must turn the screw ~ 16:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfers: La Liga midfielder claims Magpies tried to sign him last summer

Rafa Benitez has tapped into his contacts on the Continent over the past month - with the Newcastle United boss looking at Spain in particular ~ 15:34 Chronicle Live


How Adam Armstrong could help boost Newcastle United's Championship title hopes this weekend

The young striker is eager to impress Rafa Benitez while on loan at Barnsley and could offer a helping hand to United's title chances on Saturday ~ 15:21 Chronicle Live


Mark Clattenburg declares Newcastle United the best team in England at Saudi Arabia unveiling

England's top referee has swapped the Premier League for Saudi Arabia, and made the declaration while introducing himself to the Saudi media ~ 15:20 Chronicle Live


Paul Merson on the period that will be the 'making or breaking' of Newcastle United's title bid

Rafa Benitez's side are about to embark on the most important period in their bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking ~ 13:41 Chronicle Live


Ex-England forward impressed with the way Newcastle United dealt with the absence of Dwight Gayle

The Championship's top scorer returned to the squad on Tuesday and the Magpies avoided defeat in the four games Gayle missed through injury ~ 13:28 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez will always be linked with top jobs like Arsenal - so Newcastle must heed the warning

Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal appears uncertain and Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has been touted as a potential successor ~ 13:00 Chronicle Live


Matz Sels reveals the summer 'solution' he will seek to solve his lack of Newcastle gametime

Newcastle United signed Matz Sels from Gent for £5m in the summer but, after starting the season as No 1, he has since struggled for gametime ~ 10:25 Chronicle Live


Ayoze Perez explains why he is confident Newcastle can replicate away form at St James' Park

Newcastle United have picked up 11 victories on the road already this season, and collected four points away from home this week ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Latest from the Magpies camp ahead of Aston Villa on Monday

Live updates on all the latest NUFC news, views and gossip as the focus switches to Monday's clash with Aston Villa ~ 07:29 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez insists that ALL of his strikers will be needed in Championship promotion showdown

Despite a disappointing night for Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy's omission Rafa Benitez knows they still have parts to play this term ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United created 20 chances but didn't convert at Norwich: Why Rafa expects improvement

Newcastle United get some much needed breathing space after two tough away games at Wolves and Norwich in the last few days ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Ayoze Perez explains key characteristic Newcastle showed at Carrow Road to secure point

Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez scored after just 23 seconds as the Magpies drew 2-2 with Norwich City at Carrow Road ~ 05:00 Chronicle Live


Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Newcastle's biggest goalkeeping bloopers - and why Karl Darlow is in VERY good company

Karl Darlow had a howler against Norwich City but there's a host of United legends to do the same, so he shouldn't worry too much ~ 18:13 Chronicle Live


Rafa the gambler? How Newcastle United boss threw caution to the wind at Carrow Road

Newcastle United secured a 2-2 draw against Norwich City at Carrow Road, though the Magpies dominated the majority of the game ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


How in-form Huddersfield Town emerged as the unlikeliest threat to Newcastle's top two ambitions

Newcastle United remain clear of the chasing pack but Huddersfield have cut the gap - just how serious a threat are they? ~ 18:00 Chronicle Live


Aleksandar Mitrovic watch: Spectre of Dwight Gayle looms large over Serbian as he misfires again

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez will surely turn to Dwight Gayle when the Magpies host Aston Villa on Monday night ~ 16:00 Chronicle Live


Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark quits Kilmarnock - for League One Bury

Former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark has left the Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock, where he had three NUFC loanees ~ 15:42 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United scouting at Champions League game - but who were they watching?

Newcastle United's scouting operation continues in the background as Rafa Benitez leads promotion push ~ 14:00 Chronicle Live


The celebrations that tell their own story: Watch away end scenes after Lascelles' leveller

Newcastle United got a very big point at Carrow Road - watch celebrations from the away end, as captured by Lewis Roseby ~ 13:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle coach offers Karl Darlow inspiration in the form of Edwin van der Sar after error

Karl Darlow's mistake led to Norwich's second goal but goalkeeper coach Simon Smith has told Karl Darlow to react to it like Edwin van der Sar used to ~ 11:55 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez is asked about Aleksandar Mitrovic's performance at Norwich - here's his response

Aleksandar Mitrovic could have scored a hatful against Norwich City in the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road ~ 11:49 Chronicle Live


Alex Neil names 'excellent' player he believes made the difference during Newcastle draw

Norwich City boss Alex Neil believes the Canaries deserved to draw with Newcastle United, despite the Magpies' 20 shots on goal ~ 11:40 Chronicle Live


Jamaal Lascelles' show of support for Karl Darlow: 'Even Messi and Ronaldo make mistakes'

Newcastle United skipper Jamaal Lascelles has warm words for his goalkeeper after bad moment at Carrow Road ~ 11:04 Chronicle Live


Alex Neil believes 'Premier League tempo' of Norwich vs Newcastle shows both sides can still go up

Newcastle United managed to secure a point at Carrow Road in a scintillating 2-2 draw against Norwich City ~ 10:57 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez reveals what he told his players at half-time during important night at Carrow Road

Newcastle were in disarray at half-time after two bloopers from Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles but Rafa Benitez quickly fixed the problems ~ 10:22 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United news LIVE: Latest reaction after Norwich draw, looking ahead to Aston Villa

All the reaction and analysis after Newcastle United's 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road as they stayed top of the Championship ~ 07:51 Chronicle Live


Norwich 2-2 Newcastle analysis: Ayoze Perez rises to the occasion in breathless Carrow Road clash

Newcastle United rescued a point with a late equaliser at Carrow Road in a game that was end to end from the first minute ~ 07:49 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez on Karl Darlow's howler - and how Newcastle 'deserved' to win

Newcastle boss satisfied with the performance levels of his players after 2-2 draw with Alex Neil's team ~ 06:00 Chronicle Live


Tue, 14 Feb 2017
Norwich 2-2 Newcastle: Read Lee Ryder's player ratings after the Carrow Road clash

Magpies face Alex Neil's side as Canaries looked for revenge on last gasp 4-3 defeat at St James' Park last year ~ 23:32 Chronicle Live


Norwich 2-2 Newcastle fan gallery: Huge away following - did our photographer snap you?

Our fans gallery from a dramatic night at Carrow Road as United drew 2-2 with Norwich City in the Championship ~ 23:18 Chronicle Live


Norwich 2-2 Newcastle: United dig deep on a night of hapless defending - 5 things we learned

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United played their part in a breathless game of football - here's what NUFC Writer Chris Waugh learned from it ~ 23:00 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez praises 'brilliant' response from Newcastle - and says he's relishing promotion race

Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle's situation is in their own hands as they look to make an instant return to the Premier League ~ 22:48 Chronicle Live


A night of high drama at Carrow Road - now you rate the Newcastle United players

Rafa Benitez's men battled to a 2-2 draw to secure a vital point against Norwich City in the Championship ~ 22:44 Chronicle Live


A night of high drama at Carrow Road - now you rate the Newcastle United players

Rafa Benitez's men battled to a 2-2 draw to secure a vital point against Norwich City in the Championship ~ 22:44 Chronicle Live


'That could be a massive point' - Newcastle fans happy with dramatic Norwich draw

Jamaal Lascelles' late equaliser ensured that Rafa Benitez's men remain on top of the Championship table this evening ~ 22:13 Chronicle Live


Norwich 2-2 Newcastle match report: Battling United snatch a precious point to stay top

On a night of high drama at Carrow Road, Newcastle United battled back from behind to grab a crucial point ~ 22:05 Chronicle Live



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