Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie have both committed their futures to Newcastle United. Elsewhere, Steve Bruce has provided an update on Allan Saint-Maximin’s availability for tomorrow’s trip to Southampton. Here are your the top Newcastle United stories for March 6: Double deal Newcastle United have finally announced new deals for Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey. As reported throughout the season on Chronicle Live, United have been locked in talks with Ritchie and Shelvey with the duo now confirmed as staying on Tyneside until 2023.
Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce (C) speaks with Matt Ritchie (R) and Jonjo Shelvey (L) during the Newcastle United Training session at the Newcastle United Training Centre
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Shelvey arrived on Tyneside in January 2016 with Ritchie following later that year. Read More
ASM fitness update Steve Bruce is ready to use Allan Saint-Maximin once again for Newcastle United’s trip to Southampton. The Frenchman chipped in with two assists in the FA Cup win at West Bromwich Albion and hit the post with an audacious first half shot from distance.
Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United warms up prior to the FA Cup Fifth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United
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Bruce rested Saint-Maximin last weekend against Burnley after the winger complained of “soreness” and the former Man United captain felt he wasn’t in a position to give him 100%. Read More
Key factor for Shelvey Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed working under Steve Bruce was a key reason behind his decision to commit his future to the club.
Jonjo Shelvey controls the ball
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Shelvey, alongside former Scotland international Matt Ritchie, inked a new deal at St James’ Park until the summer of 2023 this morning. The 28-year-old spoke about how Newcastle ‘feels like home’ but he also talked up the influence of Magpies boss after putting pen to paper on a new deal. Read More
Ritchie on NUFC’s direction Matt Ritchie believes Newcastle United are going in the ‘right direction’ as he reflects on signing a new deal at the club until 2023. The winger alongside Jonjo Shelvey have committed their futures to the Magpies , and Ritchie is positive about what the future might hold for the club.
Matt Ritchie during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020
Speaking after his new deal was announced, he was asked why he’s decided to stay and replied: “I moved around lots of times in my younger years, to come somewhere and get settled and be part of the progress of the football club is something nice. Read More
Four more deals? Steve Bruce is hoping to get the futures of four more players thrashed out at Newcastle United. Just seconds before Bruce took his seat for his weekly Press conference the club announced that new deals for Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie had been signed.
Matty Longstaff celebrates with his brother Sean after scoring against Rochdale
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Both Sean and Matty Longstaff are in talks with Newcastle, while Javier Manquillo and Federico Fernandez are also coming to the end of their current arrangements. Read More
Transcript of NUFC’s Head of Business Development’s speech Newcastle United’s Head of Business Development Kate Bradley was one of the speakers at this week’s Financial Times Football Summit. The London conference brought together some of world football’s biggest names, with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli creating headlines with some of his comments defending his European superleague ideas.
Head of Newcastle United Foundation Kate Bradley during the Newcastle United Foundation Dinner at St.James Park
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But United’s Head of Business Development, who moved into that role in July after previously heading up the Foundation, was also at the event. She was part of a panel entitled ‘A winning formula: How clubs build for success’ and spoke about Newcastle’s civic responsibility, plans to grow revenue and was also quizzed on what constitutes success for the club. Read More
Fernandez on formation change Federico Fernandez believes that Newcastle United look ‘better’ since Steve Bruce’s formation switch. The central-defender revealed his views on the benefit the change in system has had, and pinpointed that Newcastle are looking more of a threat since switching Miguel Almiron in a no.10 role.
Newcastle United player Federico Fernandez training earlier this month
Speaking ahead of the Southampton game, Fernandez said: “We’re into the last 10 games of the season. “The last two games after we’ve changed the formation everyone looks better. Read More
Bruce on City test Steve Bruce has described Newcastle United’s FA Cup quarter-final encounter with Manchester City as a “real occasion”. Speaking in-depth on the cup draw for the first time since former England players Martin Keown and Chris Waddle paired the Magpies and the Citizens together, Bruce admitted it could barely have been a tougher tie.
But with the last eight line-up now an all-Premier League affair after Birmingham, Sheff Wed and Derby County departed the competition this week, Bruce feels he has at least delivered one of the things Geordie fans have asked for over the years. Read More
Ferdinand’s praise Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has praised the ‘phenomenal’ job Steve Bruce has done at Newcastle this season. Bruce succeeded Rafa Benitez as Magpies boss in the summer and was immediately faced with backlash from supporters who dubbed his appointment ‘underwhelming’.
Rio Ferdinand during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium, London.
After a shaky start, Newcastle saw an upturn in form across November and December as they pulled clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone. Since then, Bruce has faced criticism for a run of just one win in their last 10 Premier League games, though, but a win over West Brom on Tuesday moved Newcastle through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Read More
Pundit’s Rooney claims TalkSPORT host Adrian Durham believes Wayne Rooney can still cut it at Premier League level – and named Newcastle United as one side who would be improved by the veteran performer. The 34-year-old returned to English football following a spell in the MLS with DC United, and has impressed in his stint with Derby County so far. The former Manchester United forward lined up against his former side in the Rams’ FA Cup defeat on Thursday night.
Derby County’s Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match at Pride Park, Derby
Speaking ahead of the televised fifth-round tie on his Drive show, Durham believes England’s record goalscorer still has the ability and leadership qualities to perform in the top flight. And the talkSPORT host named the Magpies and West Ham United as two sides who could benefit from the boyhood Everton fan ‘orchestrating’ play from a deeper quarterback role. Read More