Newcastle United star Sean Longstaff made a surprise appearance to visit young cancer patients. The player, from Whitley Bay, visited the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle to meet children with cancer, supported by a special programme delivered by the Newcastle United Foundation and funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The initiative delivers tailored sporting and education activities and programmes to young cancer patients from across the north east and Cumbria, as well as providing support to their siblings and families.Sean lives next door to a young patient who has taken part in the programme.James Geddes, from Whitley Bay, was referred after he was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 16.Since getting out of hospital, Newcastle United Foundation staff have mentored and supported him, building his confidence to secure work experience, including a stint at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle.After seeing James’ story in a Newcastle United match day … [Read more...] about Newcastle United star named charity ambassador
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There will be no extra Metro services running following the Newcastle United match due to a shortage of train crew. Some of the timetabled Tyne and Wear Metro services will be cancelled throughout the afternoon until the end of the day due to a shortage of train crew. It also means that there will be no additional services following the end of the Newcastle United match against Everton later today. A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Metro said: "From 1pm today till end of service some of our timetabled services will be cancelled due to a shortage of train crew."We will also have no additional services for the match."Passengers are advised to leave extra time for their journey. We apologise for the inconvenience." If you're travelling by train this weekend here's how service changes in the North East will affect you … [Read more...] about Shortage of train crew means no extra services will run following Newcastle United match
The uncertainty swirling around Newcastle United had turned this season into a slog. But we’re reaching the point where things come to a head. So what comes next for Newcastle after takeover hopes flat-lined and fears about Rafa Benitez’s future soared? Regional Football Publishing Editor Mark Douglas runs through the scenarios. The team stay up, Rafa Benitez stays What needs to happen: Breakthrough on transfer policy, assurances on training ground and Academy upgrades, clarity on future ambitions Benitez’s future has dominated the black and white agenda for two years and the uncertainty has suffocated much of the joy of following the club. He says he wants to stay but the noises from those around him have often hinted darkly that the obstacles he has encountered at St James’ Park mean it is impossible for him to achieve his ambitions at the club. In public he has made statements about his employers than none of his predecessors would have got away with. It … [Read more...] about What comes next for Newcastle United?
Newcastle United have submitted a loan offer for Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca - with Rafa Benitez keen to get a double deal done in time for the weekend. Sources in Spain this morning also confirmed an approach for Atletico Madrid's Gelson Martins after Benitez had moves for both players sanctioned by Mike Ashley following a short meeting at the weekend. Both deals are loan offers until the end of the season with scope for permanent moves afterwards, but for Benitez the main concern is bringing in the required cover for his squad. Like Gelson, Barreca has struggled to get game-time this season with just seven starts to his name in Ligue 1 this season for relegation haunted Monaco. Monaco boss Thierry Henry has sanctioned the player's exit on loan and it is now down to United to strike a deal for a loan fee and the player's personal terms. Barreca, who joined the 2017 French champions from Torino in the summer for £9million, has not even made it to the Monaco squad for … [Read more...] about The double deal that Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez wants done this week
Tottenham have suffered more injury woe with news that Dele Alli is out until early March with a hamstring injury. With Harry Kane also out injured, and Son Heung-min still on Asian Cup duty, Mauricio Pochettino's could be severely weakened for Newcastle United's visit to Wembley on February 2. Alli sustained the problem in Sunday's 2-1 win at Fulham and it is the third such injury he has suffered this season. He went down clutching his hamstring in the final few minutes at Craven Cottage, having earlier scored the equaliser, and scans have confirmed Spurs' worst fears. He joins his England team-mate Kane in the treatment room and is set to miss the club's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea, and the potential final, the Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund, the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Crystal Palace and a host of important Premier League games. The club posted on Twitter: "Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that … [Read more...] about Tottenham hit by fresh injury blow ahead of Newcastle United clash