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Mohammed Bin Salman’s Magpies

Started on 20 May 2020 by swanny8589
Latest Reply on 31 May 2020 by deadzpool
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The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia have officially completed their takeover of Newcastle United, with new owner Mohammed Bin Salman insisting he will stop at nothing to make sure his new side challenge for the biggest honours in domestic and European football
Former owner Mike Ashley opted to sell the Premier League side after years at the helm after admitting he lacked the finances to really push Newcastle United forward

Mohammed Bin Salman:

"We are ambitious for the club, like you, but not unreasonably so and we understand it takes time to build a team capable of sustaining a presence in the top 4 of the Premier League and winning European honours.

"We know a little of the history at Newcastle also and whilst we want to bring in top class players, we also want to see the academy continue to develop talent and give the manager a platform to bring home-grown players into the team
Glad to see the reign of Ashley is over!
Welcome back, swanny! Good luck with this!

King Kev is back

Kevin Keegan has been appointed the new manager of Newcastle United. Keegan, 69, was a hugely popular figure during his first spell as Newcastle manager in the mid 90's but was ranked as an outside candidate to replace Steve Bruce, who left St James' Park last week..
Mauricio Pochettino and Rafa Benitez were strongly linked with the position in the last two days but the club unexpectedly announced Keegan as the club's new manager on their website this afternoon.

“I have the pleasure to confirm I am returning to Newcastle United, with the massive challenge of remaining part of the Premier League and then pushing on to hopefully achieve great things, It will be a challenge not just for me and my staff but for the players, the club and the fans. All of us must push together in the same direction and with the same target in mind. Personally, it means my return to the club i love. I can’t be happier.”
That's bound to be a popular decision. Although he has been out of the game for some time, will Kev be able to work miracles upon his immediate return? A lot to question!
All the best mate, keen to see how you get on, always had a soft spot for Newcastle, what a club.
Keen to see the storyline updates where Bin Salman kills some foreign nationals!
My guy is back writing <3 hell yes !
Surprised that Bin-Salman didn't bring in a Pochettino or a another big name manager, but it's always good to get a familiar face back at the club in times of change, to help steer the ship in the right direction, as Keegan knows all about Newcastle and was succesful with them in the past. But the thing is, will he be able to make use of the new found riches in the North East and make the right signings?. Only time will tell.
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August Update

Transfers In/Out

Bakary Jetta - $5.75m (sent back out on loan)
Aleksander Mitrovic - $32m
Boubakary Soumare - 20m + add ons
Jude Bellingham - $30m + add ons
Yari Verschaeren - $19.75m
Matt Ritchie - $10m - Burnley
Jack Colback - $9.75m Birmingham
Henri Saivet - loan - Brest

Money well spent this window despite somewhat overpaying for youngsters Jude Bellingham and Yari but both will prove to be great value for money in the future


We opened up our campaign with a lackluster performance against Wolves in a game we were never really in and went two goals down early before Shelvey scored late on with a beautiful freekick. Matty and his brother Sean combined in injury time to earn our first win of the season against Spurs which Newcastle carried into their next game with a 3-2 win over West Ham. Progression was sealed in the Carabao Cup but were then brought straight back down to earth against Manchester City to round off the month

Premier League table

Treatment room

Dwight Gayle is currently out with a torn calf muscle and is expected back training with the squad on 8/9/2019
Florian Lejuene will be back one week later following his lengthy stint on the sidelines after rupturing his crucuate ligament

Upcoming fixtures

A good start to the season and a particularly pleasing victory against Spurs. The best part of this update was the fact you robbed Birmingham completely.
I'd LOVE IT if you went on to win the league this season ;) Some superb additions in the window with Bellingham and the return of Mitrovic, should be very strong going into this one.
Interesting to see Keegan back despite being out of the game for a while now. A good start to the season, in particular that result over Spurs. Nicely done.
The return of Mitrovic :O Let's see how he fits back in at St. James'!

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