Hello and welcome to the Newcastle United live blog for Saturday, April 20. It has been a busy few days on Tyneside with the release of the club's latest financial results, which confirmed Newcastle had made a profit of £18.6m in the year ending June 30, 2018. Managing director Lee Charnley believes the Magpies have a 'strong platform' from which to compete but has warned 'the best route to achieving this is to do so sustainably'. What that means for Rafa Benitez's future remains to be seen - Charnley would not be drawn on it - and the Spaniard is still 'waiting for news' on the proposals he put forward. Stick with us for all the latest from St James' Park and remember to follow our Instagram account ( @ChronicleNUFC ) and our NEW transfers Facebook group where you can get notifications to your phone when anything happens. Read More Rafa Benitez's future Key Events Rafa's wait 16:58 Big stories 16:47 Squad value How much Newcastle’s squad value … [Read more...] about Newcastle United news and transfers LIVE: Benitez on Southampton and his future
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Juninho Mania is the biggest thing ever to hit Teesside. The arrival of the brilliant Brazilian and the intense excitement which he created will live in the memory forever. He was the biggest thing in football at the time, and he was at the Boro ! Juninho’s debut was a truly remarkable affair. It came in the electric atmosphere of a full-blooded derby match at the Riverside against arch-rivals Leeds United. This was one of the most momentous football days ever experienced within the boundaries of the town. Within just a few short weeks, Juninho’s arrival grabbed the imagination of every living Teessider, whether they were football fans or not. You have to pinch yourself today, when you look at the superstars at the top clubs in Britain and Europe, and think that Boro were able to bring one of the very best to Teesside in 1995. Boro’s then chief executive Keith Lamb summed it up perfectly when he told The Gazette: “We have signed probably the most exciting … [Read more...] about When the eyes of the world were on Boro vs Leeds
Henry Oliver and Alice Webb-Liddall for The Spinoff. Henry Oliver and Alice Webb-Liddall are inspired to discuss the differences between working full-time and freelancing - and how to switch between the two - after Mr Oliver throws a spanner in the works. After three months of confessing their money woes and missteps, Ms Webb-Liddall and Mr Oliver were ready to talk about retirement, but in an unforeseen turn of events, Mr Oliver managed to land himself a sweet new (full time) gig. The freelance lifestyle, although full of flexibility and independence, is not always glamorous (or secure), and most people who freelance decide at some point that there might be more out there for them in the full-time world. And for those who land a job after freelancing for a while, there are a whole lot of changes that happen, including to their finances, lifestyle and workload. Mr Oliver has worked freelance a few times in his life and is used to the lifestyle that comes with it, but there are a number … [Read more...] about Full time vs freelancing: Is being your own boss really worth the stress?
Cardiff City vs Man UtdCardiff City Stadium A new era begins for Manchester United on Saturday as the Red Devils face Cardiff City for their first game following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was given his marching orders by Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning following a disastrous start to the season, and the Glazers' patience with the Portuguese coach has finally run out. The are undoubtedly more difficult games a Mourinho-less United could have faced than a trip to Cardiff, but the Bluebirds have won two of their last five games to climb out of the drop zone. Follow all the latest news and build-up with Standard Sport's LIVE blog. Scroll down for predictions, betting tips and odds, TV channel, head to head history and live stream information. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-12-18T14:21:33.070Z Pochettino has a message for Tottenham fans"After nearly five years, what more do I need to say?" he replied. "From day one, not only in the coaching staff but with … [Read more...] about Cardiff City vs Man Utd
Chelsea put themselves back into title contention with a brilliant win over champions Manchester City last weekend. And Maurizo Sarri will be looking for his side to maintain their charge at the AMEX Stadium today. The Blues toasted an emphatic 4-0 away triumph over Brighton last season. But Chris Hughton’s side are boosted by the return of striker Glenn Murray this afternoon after he missed last week’s defeat by Burnley. Will the veteran forward fire the hosts to a shock win - or will Chelsea celebrate on the road once again? Follow all the action as it happens, right here. Teams Brighton: To follow Chelsea: To follow 11:22 Fabregas on Blues future Cesc Fabregas has increased the possibility of a January exit from Chelsea after revealing he is fed up with life as a fringe player under Maurizio Sarri. AC Milan are among a number of clubs interested in the World Cup-winning midfielder, 31, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Fabregas started Thursday … [Read more...] about Brighton vs Chelsea live score and goal updates