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featurefootball7 months ago

Marcelo Bielsa has England and the world tuned to his channel and it’s a joy to watch

Football in 2020, and thus now 2021, has been relentless. There has been football nearly every week since Project Restart began with the exception of the ten days between the end of last season and the start of the European games.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball9 months ago

Financially it’s right to play on but for me it is morally wrong, admits Steve Bruce

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has admitted that while he understands the financial reason to continue playing, he believes it is morally wrong to continue playing amidst a pandemic. The Magpies were the first team to have a game postponed this season after a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball10 months ago

Newcastle United’s first-team placed in COVID-19 self-isolation after training ground outbreak

According to the Guardian, Newcastle United have been forced to close their training ground and have ordered the entire first team and staff to self-isolate themselves. This comes after five members tested positive for COVID-19 last week with more positive tests after the latest round of testing.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Premier League referees looking to be more lenient on handballs

The Guardian and Sky Sports have reported that Premier League referees are looking to take a more lenient approach to the new handball law after an outcry across the world. The new implementation of the handball rule has seen a record number of penalties awarded with many concerned at the rise.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Newcastle United reveal that Premier League rejected Saudi-Arabia backed takeover bid

Newcastle United have confirmed that the Premier League rejected the takeover bid made by PCP Capital Partners, the Reuben Brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). The statement from the club added that they ‘do not accept’ that the Premier League ‘acted appropriately’.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Mike Ashley is 100 percent committed to sale of Newcastle United, confirms Lee Charnley

Newcastle United’s managing director Lee Charnley has confessed that Magpies owner Mike Ashley is still 100 percent committed to the sale of the club to the Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. The Magpies owner put the club up for sale a few months ago and has been looking for a buyer.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Premier League to push June 12th restart date to maximise player safety

Despite pencilling in a June 12th date, reports have indicated that the Premier League is unlikely to start on their original target with them looking to push the restart. This comes after concerns from players over the fact that they’ve not been given enough time to get back to full match fitness.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Clubs need enough time to help players get back into shape, asserts Steve Bruce

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has asked the Premier League to consider delaying their planned restart of the league because players need to get back to their full match fitness. The COVID-19 outbreak has hit the footballing world hard with them under suspension since early March.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Premier League needs to block Saudi Newcastle deal over piracy, claims Yousef al-Obaidly

CEO of beIN Sports Yousef al-Obaidly has asked the Premier League to block Newcastle United’s takeover by a Saudi backed consortium over piracy concerns. The Magpies are being sold by current owner Mike Ashley to a sovereign wealth fund which involves Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

We need to be more lethal in front of goal, admits Steve Bruce

Newcastle United manager has accepted the shortcomings in front of the goal and recent injuries to attackers forcing the Magpies to enter the winter transfer market in search of strikers. The Magpies had to contend with a draw in FA Cup third round as they drew 1-1 away to AFC Rochdale.
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