Magpieszone https://www.magpieszone.com Newcastle United FC news, match reports, wallpapers, classic games, legendary players and more. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:17:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.magpieszone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/magpieszone.com-favicon-133x150.png Magpieszone https://www.magpieszone.com 32 32 What is Happening with the Newcastle United Takeover? https://www.magpieszone.com/what-is-happening-with-the-newcastle-united-takeover-bethard-promo-code/ Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:43:55 +0000 https://www.magpieszone.com/?p=19379 After news broke that Mike Ashley finally agreed on selling Newcastle United, all the Geordies broke up in cheers. The club has been struggling during Ashley’s rule and has even

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After news broke that Mike Ashley finally agreed on selling Newcastle United, all the Geordies broke up in cheers. The club has been struggling during Ashley’s rule and has even gone down to the Championship Even though they did manage to stage a comeback to the top flight of English football, their destiny remained uncertain, and so did the chances of winning for anyone who used Bethard Promo Code to bet on them.

Newcastle struggled to keep afloat in the Premier League each time they were there. Most fans have already come to terms with their fate until news about a massive takeover broke.

Mike Ashley finally decided that it was time to jump ship and it was because of an offer received by a Saudi Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman

Have the Prayers Finally Been Answered?

After the struggle in the top flight, the fans were enduring the news of a takeover was a blessing. Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is actually the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, second only to King Salman who is the most important person in the country. However, since the king has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time, Prince Salman has been running things in his stead.

Bin Salman is also supported by Amanda Stavley and her PCP Capital Partners who are spearheading the takeover with a rumored bid of £300 million.

What gives the fans hope is the fact that Amada also led Sheik Mansour’s takeover of Manchester City back in the day. And just look at how things came about there.

Another Bidder

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Bit things are not running as smoothly as everybody expected. Until today, the takeover has been taking twice as long as it usually lasts. Problems emerged with broadcasting rights that have allegedly damaged both the Premier League and Newcastle itself.

Mike Ashley wrote to the Premier League prompting a decision which till this day hasn’t been made. Debates are still being led between BeIN Sports, the broadcasting partner, and Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Corporate Affairs David Sugden. They are reluctant to give any comments about the matter and are not revealing anything neither to the public nor Ashley himself.

During this time another bidder emerged in the form of Henry Mauriss the chief executive of Clear TV from the US. His alleged bid of £350 million outweighs the current offer that the Saudi Prince has laid on the table and has stirred the pot of the takeover.

Nevertheless, the final decision is still with Ashley who has to get things sorted with the Premier League first.

A Bright Future

Whatever the outcome may be, the Magpies are looking at a brighter future ahead of them. Historically, dealing with investors from the Far East has brought success to English clubs (Man City), while not so much from the US (Man United). So it is clear who the fans would like to win in the bidding war.

For now, things are still uncertain and the best that everyone can do is wait for things to get sorted. Hopefully, some good things are finally in store for the Magpies’ future.

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The Most Expensive Transfers in Newcastle United’s History https://www.magpieszone.com/the-most-expensive-transfers-in-newcastle-uniteds-history-betway-promo-code/ Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:43:00 +0000 https://www.magpieszone.com/?p=19351 The world of football is ever changing and players come and go. One moment you are in love with a team because a player you like is on that team,

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The world of football is ever changing and players come and go. One moment you are in love with a team because a player you like is on that team, another, you like another team but are still conflicted, because you still like the previous team of your favorite footballer. If you like keeping up with all the teams, you can read more about it here.

When you like a team, however, you are often worried whether they will get the right transfers, sell or purchase new ones, depending on what the team needs. People even bet on this, because transfers are a large part of football. Some betters even go as far as finding promotional codes to make their betting easier and more affordable, like this Betway promo code

Newcastle United is a team which also had its own fair share of transfers, expensive ones, at that. Here are the most expensive NCU transfers. 

Joelinton

When purchasing players, clubs tend to pay much more than they would get for selling players, unless you have stars on your team, or players who rose to fandom and popularity while being on your team. Joelinton was purchased from Hoffenheim for 40 million pounds. That is a lot of money, beating the previous signing of 21 millions by almost double that. Joelinton played for Brazil and was capped at under 17. The club proudly posted on social media upon purchasing him and breaking their own record.

Miguel Almiron

Miguel Almiron was bought just 6 months prior to Joelinton and had held the record for that much. He was the most expensive purchase that the Magpies had before purchasing Joelinton. He was bought for 21 million pounds, from Atlanta United. His first ten months weren’t the greatest, because he had an injury. Afterwards, he managed to pull through and show everyone why he was a great purchase.

Michael Owen

Owen was purchased in 2005 from Real Madrid for 16 million pounds. His career wasn’t astonishing when he played for the Magpies. He had almost terrible four years, for a player of his caliber. Those four years were plagued with injuries and Owen, while still providing a lot to the team, couldn’t perform at his best. 

Alan Shearer

Shearer made his dream come true when he joined Newcastle United in 1996, his home town. The previously played for Blackburn and always wanted to play for his hometown. He was bought for 15 million pounds. He remains, to this day, the top scorer of the Magpies.

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Mitrovic was bought from Anderlecht for 14 million pounds in 2015. He was supposed to be a star player at the time, but due to the relatively poor performances, compared to what was expected of him, he went to Fulham on loan in 2018, after which the deal was made permanent.

These are some of the most expensive transfers that Newcastle United ever had. If the team gets more great players, you can expect the prices to go up, beating even the current record holder, Joelinton.

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Interesting Facts about the UEFA European Championship You May not Know https://www.magpieszone.com/interesting-facts-about-the-uefa-european-championship-you-may-not-know/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 14:50:24 +0000 https://www.magpieszone.com/?p=19362 The world of football loves its tournaments. When the large tournaments are on, people are often glued to their TV screens, waiting for the matches to unfold. Part of that

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The world of football loves its tournaments. When the large tournaments are on, people are often glued to their TV screens, waiting for the matches to unfold. Part of that is because people are really passionate about football and the other part is because they have money on the line. Yes, sports betting is a large part of the football culture and is almost always associated with football. Punters browse the internet, betting online, finding great bookmakers like Star Sports

With every European Championship, football fans come together to watch, bet and simply cheer their national teams on. But, the EUROS is a tournament which has its own quirks which you may not know about. Here are some of the most interesting facts surrounding the EUROS you should know about.

The Format Was Scarce

The first European Championship didn’t have that many teams, really. There were only four teams in the championship and that was back in 1960. The competition evolved over the years to include more teams, like 8, for example. Yet, for a competition which now has 55 teams to have started with four is almost unimaginable for today’s viewers. Imagine the EUROS with only four teams. The competition would be rather short and most likely nowhere near as entertaining or profitable.

Coin Toss Rule

When the game went into extended time and if no goals were scored, or goals were scored but the game was still a tie, a coin toss would take place. In 1968, Italy won a coin toss semi-finals against the USSR. Imagine being the captain of that team and having to go to the field to tell the crowd that you won by coin toss. Another interesting fact is that the Italian club Perugia fired Korean footballer Ahn Jung-kwan for scoring the winning goal against Italy at the 2002 World Cup, thus knocking them out of the tournament. You win some, you lose some.

Denmark Winning

This isn’t that strange, but it actually is because Denmark didn’t even qualify for the 1992 European Championship. They did get a spot, however, because a war broke out in Yugoslavia, which lead to its dissolution. Denmark got a spot instead of Yugoslavia. Denmark also won that tournament, which was strange because they failed to qualify. They definitely found their spirit and game once given the chance.

2020 Anniversary

The anniversary of the Euros, the 60th anniversary, will be taking place in 12 host countries, and not a single one. It is a one off celebration event, which will not be repeated, at least not for a while longer, due to multiple practical reasons. Each of the championships had a single host, which made it a lot simpler, for both the hosts and most definitely the teams.

Highest Attendance Ever

People expect modern football matches to have the highest attendance but they are wrong. The highest attended match ever was in 1968, and the match was played between Scotland and England. This is an old rivalry, who would’ve thought and it being such an important match, there was a crowd of almost 130,000 people.

These are some interesting facts about the European Championship which you might not have known. The Euros are interesting and are evolving, making new facts along the way.

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St. James’ Park to Host an England Euro 2020 Warm-Up Match https://www.magpieszone.com/st-james-park-to-host-an-england-euro-2020-warm-up-match/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 12:23:21 +0000 https://www.magpieszone.com/?p=19367 For every fan of football, hosting an international match where your own national team plays against another at your club’s home stadium is a great event. St. James’ Park hosted

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For every fan of football, hosting an international match where your own national team plays against another at your club’s home stadium is a great event. St. James’ Park hosted plenty of events, though the last international event was hosted in 2005, when England played against Azerbaijan, in a World Cup qualifier match. They won that match, thankfully. Now, 15 years later, the date was set for June 7, when England will have another match, a warm-up match, prior to the EURO 2020 group stage matches. This will be a milestone, because 15 years is a lot of time for a stadium not to host an international event, at least for football.

St. James’ Park Previous Matches

The Magpies home turf hosted plenty of glorious football matches, most of which ended very well for England. The best known ones are probably for the 1996 EUROS. England didn’t play at those matches, but they were definitely entertaining. All the matches England played on this stadium, they won, except one in 1933 when they lost to Wales and 1907 when they were tied with Scotland at the British Home Championship. In 2001, they won against Albania and in 2004, they won against Ukraine. At the 2012 Olympic Games, the stadium also hosted matches, 6 of them, in fact. The matches played were from the group stage and quarterfinals. 

EURO 2020 Warm-Up Match

On June 7, 2020, England is set to play against Romania at the Newcastle United’s home stadium, St. James’ Park. This match will serve as a warm-up match for both teams, with hopes of Romania actually reaching the main tournament, after the qualifying playoffs.  England is set to play against Croatia on June 14, so their warm-up match is much needed. On June 2, however, they will travel to Austria to face the Austrian national team, in Vienna. This is also a part of their training and warm-up. 

What This Means for the Magpies

Whenever a stadium hosts an international event, popularity of that stadium increases. The Magpies already have very devoted fans, so their own popularity is not in question. It is not wrong to say, however, that they will benefit from this, as interest always rises after a match is played on a certain stadium, especially if your home team wins. England’s record is very good at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies and Magpies’ fans will love hosting the England national team on June 7, 2020. The warm-up match will show us the performance of the England national team, hopefully, a good one. Heading into the EURO 2020, England has chosen a great stadium to play their home turf match.

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Who Are Newcastle United’s Five Biggest Rivals? https://www.magpieszone.com/who-are-newcastle-uniteds-five-biggest-rivals/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:14:28 +0000 https://www.magpieszone.com/?p=19330 Greatness attracts rivalry, that much is clear, and the examples are abundant: Holmes and Moriarty, Beatles and Stones, Star Wars and Star Trek. In sports, especially in football, this is

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Greatness attracts rivalry, that much is clear, and the examples are abundant: Holmes and Moriarty, Beatles and Stones, Star Wars and Star Trek. In sports, especially in football, this is even more prominent. The greater the club, the more rivalries it has, and The Magpies are not short of rivals. Rivalries are also a great opportunity for sports betting – fans love supporting their favorite teams and there are numerous bonus codes, such as the Betfair promo code 2019, that offer great bonuses for betting. Without further ado, let’s take a look at Newcastle United’s 5 biggest rivals.  

5. Tottenham Hotspur

We are starting our list with Newcastle’s biggest London opponent – Tottenham Hotspur. These two have proven their endless rivalry on a number of occasions and given their fans some spectacular games full of unexpected twists and turns. In the past twenty years, the two teams have met countless times and their games usually end up with one of the teams winning drastically over the other. 

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4. Middlesbrough 

Although Newcastle is a far bigger club, and not comparable to Middlesbrough, these two teams have given their fans several very exciting games. The 2-2 draw was the peek of the whole 2009-10 championship season, and everybody still remembers the thrill of watching these two play against each other. Since they are based so close to one another, there has to be some fiery, territorial rivalry there. 

3. Liverpool

As we get deeper into the ratings, the rivalry gets more and more intense and it is no surprise that Liverpool is next on our list. The two teams have been pinned against each other on multiple occasions now and every game is every football fan’s dream. However, one of the hands-down most exciting games happened in the Premier League season a couple of years ago when Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique and had to face their previous teammates after they both fled to Liverpool.

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2. Manchester United

Newcastle United and the Red Devils haven’t been in a position to test their rivalry too many times, but it is safe to say that there is some really bad blood between these two. All their encounters so far left us with some unforgettable moments, including the well-known speech delivered by Newcastle’s manager Kevin Keegan more than twenty years ago now about how he would love to beat Manchester United. 

1. Sunderland

For any true Newcastle fans out there, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. These two teams have been rivals ever since 1883 and every year it just gets better. There is something great about a long-lasting rivalry that makes both the players and the fans fired up before every encounter. However much they do not like each other, every one of their games is a treat to watch and you can count on both teams to give their all on the field.

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