Archive for author: workyticket

Is this versatile forward the answer to Newcastle United’s prayers?

March 12th, 2024 | No Comments |

Jonathan David
David: Young, versatile, consistent and not injury prone.
When Callum Wilson signed for the Magpies in 2020, I think it’s fair to say that many fans who were initially underwhelmed were very pleasantly surprised by his goals. However, his achilles heel is, his achilles heel, and numerous other parts of his body which seem to get injured whenever it looks like he is finally going to get a good run in the side.

In 2022, the club then signed Alexander Isak for a record fee of over £60 million. Though Isak has definitely shown his potential on the pitch since coming to the club with some great skills and goals, he too has been somewhat prone to injuries, which has left the club bereft of a proper Centre Forward at times. Wilson has been great when he’s been fit but he has been so fragile, the club needs someone else. (more…)

Is Europe to blame for Newcastle United’s long injury list?

November 27th, 2023 | No Comments |

Sean Longstaff injured
Another one bites the dust!
Newcastle United squad have certainly had their problems with injuries recently, and suspensions too, the most notable being Sandro Tonali’s huge 10 month ban for innapropriate gambling activities. But how does it compare with other Premier League sides? and more specifically, is it because of European competition?

On the first question, even with the return of Alexander Isak and Miguel Almiron, as of 26th July, the Magpies still have the joint worst injury list along with Manchester United, with both teams missing 13 players from their squads due to injuries and suspensions according to (more…)

Why Newcastle desperately need Almiron to start scoring again

March 7th, 2023 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron: Our top goalscorer so far.
I think it’s fair to say that Newcastle United have had a good season so far, including the first Wembley Cup Final appearence since 1999. I think it’s also fair to say that Newcastle’s league success so far relies on a golden period of nine games lasting from the beginning of October 2022 until the new year. In that time. In those 9 league games, they won 8 and drew 1. Almiron played in all nine, scored 8 and undoubtedly had the biggest influence in that winning run. When Almiron’s run ended, so did Newcastle’s and now things are back to where they were in the early part of the season, solid, disciplined and hard to break down, but with a distinct lack of goals at the other end. (more…)

Cole hails “frightening” new signings at Newcastle

January 30th, 2023 | No Comments |

Andy Cole.
Cole: Impressed by Howe’s new Newcastle.
In an interview with Adam Drury, former Newcastle striker, Andy Cole, gave his thoughts on the Eddie Howe renaissance at St James’ Park.

Cole, who won his only Premier League ‘Golden Boot’ award with the Magpies in the 1993–94 season with a record 34 goals also went on to look back at his days playing for Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers,’ a previous era when Newcastle were also improving rapidly, and looked to be heading to the very top. Sadly, it was not to be though. Whilst there were top four finishes and a pair of cup final appearances after that, the Magpies never quite turned it into cups. Moving forward three decades though, Drury asked Cole what he made of the new, improved Newcastle this season? (more…)

Howe’s Right Dilemma.

December 12th, 2022 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron.
A completely transformed Miguel Almiron.
As I think most fans would agree, Eddie Howe and Newcastle United Technical Director, Dan Ashworth, have done as well as can be expected in augmenting the squad with their much improved transfer budget. As defenders, midfielders and finally, a new striker came in, it seemed as if logically, the next area for them to make a move would be on the right wing. Rumours about signing James Maddison from Leicester City have been rife for months but in the meantime, what on earth has happened to Miguel Almiron? (more…)