Newcastle United



Newcastle 3-2 Vitesse Arnhem analysis: Vibrant Magpies display but a corner still needs turning

Newcastle United's football was energetic and all their summer signings played well but one glaring weakness was exposed ahead of the opening night ~ 20:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle 3-2 Vitesse: How did United's six new boys perform in final pre-season outing?

Rafa Benitez has made six summer signings, and all of those players were in action during Newcastle United's win over Vitesse Arnhem ~ 19:00 Chronicle Live


Read Alan Shearer's brilliant response to a Manchester United fan mocking his Newcastle move

Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer took to Twitter to mark the 20th anniversary of his world record move ~ 18:47 Chronicle Live


Newcastle 3-2 Vitesse fan pictures: Toon Army see Magpies end pre-season unbeaten

Were you at St James' Park to see Newcastle beat Vitesse 3-2 and end their pres-season unbeaten? See if you can spot any familiar faces in our gallery ~ 18:08 Chronicle Live


Do Newcastle look ready to face Fulham? And do we now know Rafa Benitez's preferred XI?

Newcastle United beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-2 at St James' Park to ensure they ended pre-season unbeaten ~ 17:55 Chronicle Live


Moussa Sissoko almost certain to leave Newcastle next week - but a replacement is expected soon

Here is a Newcastle United transfer update from Rafa Benitez after the Vitesse Arnhem win ~ 17:33 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez responds to Newcastle United's second half defensive display

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez stays cool after the classic game of two halves at St James' Park ~ 17:05 Chronicle Live


Newcastle 3-2 Vitesse Arnhem match report: Work still to do - but United finish pre-season unbeaten

Newcastle United finish their pre-season schedule with goal-packed affair at St James' Park ~ 16:15 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United under 21 starlet is raffling off his car for charity

Winger Alex Gilliead has donated his motor to help raise money for six different charities ~ 14:30 Chronicle Live


Alan Shearer says he lived the dream by signing for Newcastle United 20 years ago

Shearer opens up on his big move to Newcastle in 1996 - here's what he said ~ 13:37 Chronicle Live


Newcastle vs Vitesse Arnhem: United without Chancel Mbemba for last friendly but Matt Ritchie returns

Newcastle go into their last game having suffered a slight injury blow ~ 13:16 Chronicle Live


Grant Hanley underlines just how much he rates the Newcastle United faithful already

Newcastle United defender and Scotland international Grant Hanley is eager to play in front of the St James' Park crowd for the first time ~ 12:16 Chronicle Live


Newcastle vs Vitesse LIVE: Build-up, action and reaction from the Magpies' final pre-season friendly

Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction from Newcastle United's pre-season friendly against Vitesse Arnhem at St James' Park ~ 10:58 Chronicle Live


Alan Shearer signing 20 years on: What he said about joining Newcastle United and snubbing Sir Alex

The legendary number nine had a love affair with his boyhood club and we have collected his best quotes on his time at St James' Park ~ 10:30 Chronicle Live


Moussa Sissoko will not be at Newcastle's open training session on Monday - here's why

Newcastle United are still looking for further additions this summer ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United have had a good summer - but that counts for nothing next Friday

John Gibson says there is no room for complacency as Newcastle United prepare for a season in the Championship ~ 07:00 Chronicle Live


Karl Darlow on competition with Matz Sels and wanting to 'put my mark on a game'

Newcastle United shot-stopper Karl Darlow talks battling with Matz Sels and preparing himself for the Championship campaign ~ 05:30 Chronicle Live


The inside story of how Newcastle United's Alan Shearer bid was almost scuppered by £20m rival

We reveal for the first time how a North East club bid £20m for the Toon legend - who opted to move to St James' Park in 1996 ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Modern-day Newcastle United players could learn so much from Alan Shearer

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer set high standards and never shirked an interview even when results were bad ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Newcastle United's problem positions: The four areas the Magpies will strengthen in

Newcastle United have another six days before kick-off and still have work to do to improve ~ 17:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United can't carry any shirkers in the Championship - it'll be harder than you think

Newcastle United's Championship campaign is going to be a tough one, predicts Malcolm Macdonald ~ 15:30 Chronicle Live


Alan Shearer signed for Newcastle 20 years ago - here's the full transcript of his unveiling

Alan Shearer's Newcastle United unveiling was a press conference like no other at St James' Park ~ 15:30 Chronicle Live


The 'weakest link theory' seems to be driving Newcastle's recruitment drive - and that makes sense

So why did Newcastle United persevere with Steve McClaren for so long? The answer tells us a lot about where it went wrong ~ 13:00 Chronicle Live


Could Florian Thauvin leave Newcastle United 'by Sunday'? Here's the latest

Newcastle United may be about to sell Florian Thauvin, who joined the club less than 12 months ago ~ 12:24 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United Open Day: Everything you need to know ahead of the St James' Park event

Newcastle United will host their annual family Open Day on Monday, August 1 at St James' Park - ahead of the event, here's everything you need to know ~ 11:56 Chronicle Live


Alan Shearer signing: 'How Douglas Hall nearly caused me to have a heart attack!'

How the Chronicle's former Newcastle United man was pranked by a club director over the signing of Alan Shearer ~ 10:30 Chronicle Live


Should Rafa Benitez start his strongest Newcastle team against Vitesse Arnhem? Pick your starting XI

Ahead of the Newcastle United's final pre-season friendly we want to know who you'd choose in your starting XI at St James' Park ~ 10:25 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Magpies knocked back by Brighton for winger, no bid for Perez

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 08:21 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfers: Brighton resist Magpies' approach for winger

Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez are still trying to add to their ranks this summer but have reportedly had an approach knocked back by Brighton ~ 08:20 Chronicle Live


Isaac Hayden: I've learned a 'hell of a lot' from Benitez already and I'll play anywhere for him

Newcastle United's summer signing Isaac Hayden is prepared to use his versatility in order to help the Magpies achieve promotion ~ 06:30 Chronicle Live


Alan Shearer signs 20 years ago: Excitement at the Chronicle and a faked page one photo!

Dave Morton recalls the excitement in the office as the Chronicle broke the Alan Shearer £15m transfer story ~ 05:30 Chronicle Live


Isaac Hayden reveals the 'big difference' between Newcastle and Hull's promotion side

Newcastle United summer signing Isaac Hayden has been impressed with the overall quality of the Magpies' squad ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Why was Rafa Benitez so pleased by Vurnon Anita's strike at Southend United?

Dutchman Vurnon Anita's goal was satisfying for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez for a special reason on Tuesday night ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United new boy Grant Hanley sweating on place ahead of Fulham game

Fitness issues mean Grant Hanley may start the season on the bench after a big move from Blackburn Rovers ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Thu, 28 Jul 2016
How would Newcastle line-up against Fulham based on minutes played and pre-season fitness so far?

Rafa Benitez has one more game to top up his first team's fitness levels ahead of the friendly with Vitesse Arnhem ~ 18:30 Chronicle Live


How John Gibson's advice persuaded Sir John Hall to bring Peter Beardsley back to Newcastle

Having helped Sir John Hall take control of the Magpies, John Gibson was instrumental in signing one of the iconic players of his chairmanship ~ 15:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfers: Magpies have not received a bid from Barcelona for Ayoze Perez

The Magpies will fight to keep Spanish forward Ayoze Perez and have no desire to sell talented striker ~ 13:53 Chronicle Live


How North East clubs rival Real Madrid for world record transfer fees

As Paul Pogba's Manchester United move looks set to break records we look at how North East clubs have been big spenders ~ 12:30 Chronicle Live


Moussa Sissoko wants to quit Newcastle - here's the latest on his future with Real Madrid interested

Moussa Sissoko is wanted by Real Madrid but Newcastle United are yet to receive a firm offer from the La Liga big guns ~ 10:31 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Magpies 'close' to more deals, Real Madrid linked with midfielder

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 08:28 Chronicle Live


Curtis Good: Newcastle defender on his two-year injury hell - and message Rafa Benitez has given him

Newcastle United defender Curtis Good has been plagued by a succession of hip injuries and is only just beginning to regain his fitness ~ 05:30 Chronicle Live


Vurnon Anita ready to be Newcastle's Mr Fix It in the Sky Bet Championship

Versatile Magpies midfielder ready to do any job that comes his way ahead of big season for United ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Phil Brown: It's 'testimony' to Rafa Benitez's character that he committed to Newcastle

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez was tempted by the 'challenge' of bringing the Magpies back up, believes Phil Brown ~ 19:30 Chronicle Live


Jamaal Lascelles appears to have settled captaincy question - and he thoroughly deserves accolade

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has given Jamaal Lascelles the armband at the start of each of the four pre-season friendlies ~ 18:30 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez told me he still wants to sign 'four or five players' this summer, claims Phil Brown

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has already made six summer signings but he is on the hunt for more ~ 15:00 Chronicle Live


Vurnon Anita watch: Why Benitez's trusted general finally looks comfortable in a Newcastle shirt

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has found a way to harness the best of Vurnon Anita and the Dutchman is thriving as a result ~ 12:30 Chronicle Live


How former Newcastle United defender is picking up trophies in the digital world

The Geordie lad who made his debut under Ruud Gullit is now making it big as an entrepreneur ~ 12:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United new boy watch: How did the new signings perform at Roots Hall?

Newcastle United gave starts to three of their new players in the for the 2-0 victory against Southend on Tuesday night ~ 12:16 Chronicle Live


Why Chancel Mbemba is facing the biggest battle of his Newcastle career so far

Centre-back sweating on his place for the clash with Fulham following arrival of new boy Hanley ~ 10:35 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United reject EFL Trophy invitation - here's why they won't be entering

Newcastle United opt out of competition that would piled extra games on to an already busy schedule ~ 09:18 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Magpies 'close' to more deals - latest on Cheick Tiote's future

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 08:26 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer bets: From Pritchard to Sturridge - the odds on players to move to NUFC

Newcastle United have been linked with plenty of players this season - here's the odds on them moving to St James' Park ~ 07:00 Chronicle Live


Southend 0-2 Newcastle fan pictures: Magpies fans are jubilant after another pre-season win

Newcastle United took over 1,000 fans to Southend United as they won 2-0 - see if you recognise any familiar faces among our pictures ~ 07:00 Chronicle Live


Cheick Tiote's Newcastle future is no longer a cause for concern as his successor emerges

Newcastle United cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Southend United in their four pre-season friendly ~ 06:31 Chronicle Live


Vurnon Anita speaks about his ambitions for next season - and his wondergoal at Southend

Newcastle have two unlikely goalscorers in 2-0 win at Roots Hall ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Newcastle United fans' hilarious reactions to Yoan Gouffran's first goal for 18 months

Yoan Gouffran sent Newcastle United supporting Twitter users into meltdown as he netted in the club's 2-0 victory over Southend ~ 22:18 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez responds to Newcastle United's latest win - with a fresh demand for his players

Magpies could end the summer without any defeats but Spaniard keeps cool after warm night at Roots Hall ~ 21:54 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez insists United aren't finished yet in the transfer window - and answers questions on Tiote

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says there could still be incoming and outgoing business in the summer window for the Magpies ~ 21:37 Chronicle Live


Vurnon Anita - how many positions can Newcastle's goal hero play? And how did Grant Hanley fare?

Newcastle United cruised to victory at Southend United - with Vurnon Anita scoring a sublime goal ~ 21:28 Chronicle Live


Southend 0-2 Newcastle match report: Positive signs as unlikely goalscorers give United the win

Newcastle United notch another win thanks to unlikely goal scorers going into their last game with Vitesse Arnhem ~ 20:57 Chronicle Live


Revealed: Which Premier League teams Sunderland hate the most in Newcastle's absence

Sunderland will be without Tyneside rivals Newcastle United in this season's Premier League - so who are their biggest rivals now? ~ 19:47 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote's future in doubt - here's why

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote's future in doubt as he looks at exit plan ~ 19:26 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United team news: Rafa Benitez makes three changes - and goes with a strong team

Newcastle United make a change in goal, at the back and in midfield for Newcastle at Roots Hall ~ 18:13 Chronicle Live


Revealed: The Championship teams that Newcastle United fans say they hate the most

Newcastle United will be without a derby next season after relegation to the Championship - but one opponent stands out to fans ~ 16:48 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfers: Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard linked - but he'd cost £9million

Newcastle United still looking to make additions this summer but quoted big money for Tottenham man ~ 15:22 Chronicle Live


Southend vs Newcastle United LIVE: Build-up, action and analysis from Roots Hall

Keep up to date with build-up action and analysis as Rafa Benitez takes his Newcastle side to Southend for their latest pre-season friendly ~ 15:14 Chronicle Live


Gateshead filmmaker urges Newcastle United fans to star in her next movie

Zahra Zomorrodian is creating a film on Newcastle's upcoming season - but with the focus in the stands ~ 14:47 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Magpies transfer latest - and build up to Southend clash

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 14:40 Chronicle Live


Watch video highlights from Newcastle United U21s taking on PSV Eindhoven and Corby Town

Magpies youngsters took on two teams in the Steel Parl Cup at the weekend ~ 10:30 Chronicle Live


Why Newcastle United could make Kevin Mbabu available for a loan deal

Kevin Mbabu starts the season behind Jamie Sterry in the pecking order and could be farmed out to EFL club ~ 10:30 Chronicle Live


Inside Wyscout's transfer summit - where reps from Newcastle, Bayern and Juventus are mingling

Newcastle United are one of the clubs in attendance in Italy to see new software launched ~ 08:00 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United star Jack Colback on why he think Rafa Benitez has got it right on transfers

Newcastle midfielder Colback is loving life under Benitez and says club are geared up for promotion at the first time of asking ~ 07:30 Chronicle Live


Aleksandar Mitrovic on why he could not walk away from amazing Newcastle fans

Newcastle United star Aleksandar Mitrovic ready to make an impact this season and says that Toon Army's love makes him feel like a Geordie ~ 06:30 Chronicle Live


From Sacramento to Southend - why Rafa Benitez opted for a low profile pre-season at Newcastle

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is not against promoting the club's global brand but says conditions must be exactly right ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Jonjo Shelvey gives strong message to Newcastle United fans - here's the full interview

Former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey urges his Newcastle United team-mates to make it up to the fans after relegation ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Is Jamie Sterry ready to breakthrough? Defender reflects on life under Rafa Benitez

Newcastle youngster Jamie Sterry now pushing for first team involvement after successful pre-season auditions ahead of senior stars ~ 18:30 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez's in-tray: The 11 new priorities before the end of the summer

Rafa Benitez has been busy this summer - but there is still more work to do at Newcastle United before the start of the season ~ 16:38 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United new boy recalls his meeting with Barcelona star Neymar

Newcastle United youngster Yasin Ben El-Mhanni lifts the lid on his lessons from Messi and Ronaldo via Youtube ~ 14:29 Chronicle Live


Watch Papiss Cisse's glaring miss in China - as he continues an up-and-down start to life after NUFC

Newcastle United's former number nine Papiss Cisse missed a sitter on Sunday for his new team Shandong Luneng ~ 12:36 Chronicle Live


Did Rafa Benitez try to keep Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle? Midfielder reveals what was said

Georginio Wijnaldum admits that Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez did not want to sell him to Liverpool ~ 12:03 Chronicle Live


Marseille still want Florian Thauvin - but does he have a Newcastle United future?

Newcastle United may give Florian Thauvin a second chance in the Championship if Marseille are unable to broker a deal for the winger ~ 11:45 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Who's next in for Magpies as Rafa targets more signings?

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 09:38 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news RECAP: Who's next in for Magpies as Rafa targets more signings?

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest as the Magpies continue to look to add to their squad this summer ~ 09:38 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez gives his team a stern warning after Jesus Gamez red card - here's what it is

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez urges his team to stay focused in final two pre-season matches ~ 06:47 Chronicle Live


Kevin Mbabu provides an update on his fitness - and talks about Benitez's impact at Newcastle

Newcastle United defender Kevin Mbabu starred for the Magpies' Under-21 side during their victorious weekend in Corby ~ 06:30 Chronicle Live


Why Rafa Benitez is refusing to single out anybody for praise - despite big win in Belgium

Magpies turn on the style after easy romp against Lokeren but no player gets slightest hint they have made the cut for Fulham game ~ 04:30 Chronicle Live


Sun, 24 Jul 2016
Kevin Mbabu 'scared' PSV with his power and is a 'big plus' for Newcastle, lauds Beardsley

Newcastle United Under-21s lifted the Steel Park Cup over the weekend, with Kevin Mbabu starring for Peter Beardsley's men ~ 18:30 Chronicle Live


Ex-Newcastle keeper Steve Harper is yet to decide his future, but hints at a move into coaching

Steve Harper spent most of his career at Newcastle United but was most recently at rivals Sunderland ~ 17:30 Chronicle Live


Will trialist Da Silva get a Newcastle contract? How did Mbabu play? Talking points from Steel Cup

Newcastle United Under-21s dominated the Steel Park Cup - but what does it mean for the individual players in the squad? ~ 15:30 Chronicle Live


Steve Harper expects a tough challenge for Newcastle United in this year's Championship

Steve Harper feels that Newcastle United must simply get the job done and not be too concerned about finishing as champions ~ 14:30 Chronicle Live


Newcastle U21s 1-0 PSV U21s: Kyle Cameron's goal ensures dominant Magpies lift Steel Park Cup

Peter Beardsley's Newcastle United Under-21 side secured the Steel Park Cup with a victory over PSV Eindhoven ~ 13:13 Chronicle Live


Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle pushing for opening night partnership against Fulham

Deadly Ayoze Perez is eyeing a start at Craven Cottage with Dwight Gayle in line to join him against Fulham ~ 12:30 Chronicle Live


Will Newcastle defender Jesus Gamez be banned after friendly red card?

Jesus Gamez was sent off after a late clash in Lokeren as home coach says sorry for his player's part ~ 09:56 Chronicle Live


Rafa Benitez responds to talk of Real Madrid signing Moussa Sissoko - here's what he had to say

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is staying cool on Moussa Sissoko speculation despite fresh links with Spanish giants ~ 09:51 Chronicle Live


Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Six in but still more to come, plus reaction to Lokeren win

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and transfer latest after the Magpies beat Lokeren in pre-season friendly number three yesterday ~ 09:43 Chronicle Live


Sporting Lokeren boss Georges Leekens: I'll be betting on Newcastle United to go up

United stroll to a 4-0 win against Jupiler League side Lokeren with Leekens left impressed by Rafa Benitez's side ~ 07:30 Chronicle Live


Beardsley lauds 'unbelievable' Yasin El-Mhanni - and comments on trialist Da Silva's future

Newcastle United Under-21s have handed trialist Flavio da Silva three matches so far to try and earn himself a permanent deal ~ 06:30 Chronicle Live


Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Newcastle may have found a gem in Yasin El-Mhanni - how did he and Flavio da Silva play at Corby?

Newcastle United Under-21s beat Corby Town 3-0 in their opening match of the 2016 Steel Park Cup - here's how their new boys did ~ 20:00 Chronicle Live


Watch Rafa Benitez's post-match press conference after Newcastle win 4-0 in Belgium

Rafa Benitez talks about Newcastle United's performance in Belgium as they win 4-0 ~ 19:17 Chronicle Live


KSC Lokeren 0-4 Newcastle fan pictures: See supporters backing the Toon Army in Belgium

See pictures of Newcastle United supporters in Belgium who went out and saw their side beat Sporting Lokeren 4-0 ~ 18:54 Chronicle Live



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