Newcastle players have cancelled Christmas because of their plunge down the league. Rafa Benitez has revealed there will be no festivities among the players, including their fancy dress Christmas Party. In the past they’ve dressed as superheroes on an away day – but Benitez agreed with senior stars that would not be appropriate on a run of seven defeats in eight games. Benitez is facing more misery at Arsenal today, believing fine margins and errors have cost his side points.
Jamaal Lascelles has spelled out some “home truths” to his Newcastle team-mates during a fiery inquest. Rafa Benitez’s side have been ordered to get back to basics to halt an alarming run of defeats. They’ve lost seven games out of eight, the most recent defeat at home to Everton on Wednesday, and slipped from fourth place in September to just a point above the drop zone. It's a trip to Arsenal next — with the December 27 visit of runaway leaders Manchester City looming.
Mike Ashley is on the brink of selling Newcastle this week for just over £300m. The Sports Direct tycoon is expected to cash out and hand over the club to financier Amanda Staveley and her mystery backers. The deal, which several sources believe has made significant progress in secret talks in London in the past couple of days, is a boost for manager Rafa Benitez. He wants quick approval to sign new players in January.
Sunderland win and climb OUT of bottom three in Championship. Newcastle lose (8th defeat in nine games) and go IN to bottom three in Premier League. Rare Saturday when Wearside can have a localised chuckle! https://t.co/iBvrd3rUbT
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