Newcastle owner Mike Ashley treats Rafa Benitez and squad to dinner to boost morale after disastrous start to season

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley treats Rafa Benitez and squad to dinner to boost morale after disastrous start to season

Toon are yet to win in seven Premier League games this season and alarm bells are already ringing as they sit in the relegation zone. Unpopular Newcastle owner Ashley has treated boss Rafa Benitez and his squad to dinner at Italian restaurant…

Newcastle fan 'made a mistake' throwing beer bottle at Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, says Rafael Benitez

Newcastle fan 'made a mistake' throwing beer bottle at Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, says Rafael Benitez

Full-back Wan-Bissaka was struck in the second-half after one of the travelling fans launched a Carlsberg bottle at the Eagles full-back. The incident happened during the goalless draw at Selhurst Park that leaves Benitez's team in the drop zone. Newcastle's chief said: "We…

Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2: Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil strike to leave Rafa Benitez's side without a league win this season

Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2: Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil strike to leave Rafa Benitez's side without a league win this season

The German playmaker slotted home after Granit Xhaka had curled in a free-kick in the second half at St James’ Park. It meant the equal worst start in the Premier League season for Newcastle, who are still without a win. They had…

Newcastle 21 Saracens 32: Niki Goneva's cheekiest try of century ruled out by killjoy ref as brave Falcons fall to the champs

Newcastle 21 Saracens 32: Niki Goneva's cheekiest try of century ruled out by killjoy ref as brave Falcons fall to the champs

The reigning Premiership player-of-the-year ran the length of the pitch when he faked touching the ball down in the Newcastle Falcons deadball zone as stunned Saracens stood in disbelief. Replays showed the crafty Fijian dotted the ball on his planted foot and…

Newcastle star DeAndre Yedlin's Instagram hacked by pranksters who used it to abuse Olivier Giroud and Rafa Benitez

Newcastle star DeAndre Yedlin's Instagram hacked by pranksters who used it to abuse Olivier Giroud and Rafa Benitez

It’s been a week to forget for the American right-back, 24, who scored an own goal winner at the weekend in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea. Sinister pranksters littered his account with fake picture captions mocking manager Rafa Benitez. They even posted…

Newcastle supporting grandad banned from football stadiums for three years for ‘shaking penis’ at Tottenham fans

Newcastle supporting grandad banned from football stadiums for three years for ‘shaking penis’ at Tottenham fans

The youth football coach dropped his pants and flashed Spurs fans for five to ten seconds during the Wembley encounter between the two sides on May 9. Steinmetz, 58, has also been given a six-month community order and fined £600 for his…

Newcastle players go on media strike over bonuses as they remain locked in talks with Mike Ashley

Newcastle players go on media strike over bonuses as they remain locked in talks with Mike Ashley

Rafa Benitez's men snubbed reporters after pre-season defeats to both Braga and Augsburg. Journalists were told after Saturday's loss at home to Augsburg that players were unlikely to stop in the post-game mixed zone for interviews. It is understood that in today's…

Stubborn, stupid Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will lose Rafa Benitez over lack of spending – and only have himself to blame

Stubborn, stupid Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will lose Rafa Benitez over lack of spending – and only have himself to blame

But the way things are heading, Mike Ashley is almost certain to lose Rafa Benitez next summer. And the stubborn and stupid Newcastle owner will only have himself to blame. If Ashley needed any reminder of the calibre of his in-demand boss,…

Newcastle striker and Blackburn hero Adam Armstrong greedy for more England goals and glory at Toulon Tournament

Newcastle striker and Blackburn hero Adam Armstrong greedy for more England goals and glory at Toulon Tournament

The Newcastle striker has just capped off an impressive 12 months by helping fire Blackburn back to the Championship after lifting the Under-20s World Cup last summer. Now he is desperate to add another trophy to his collection with U21s at the…

Rita Ora stuns in PVC cut-out trousers and busty bralet as she poses with Geordie Shore’s Sam Gowland and Chloe Ferry at Newcastle gig

Rita Ora stuns in PVC cut-out trousers and busty bralet as she poses with Geordie Shore’s Sam Gowland and Chloe Ferry at Newcastle gig

The pop star, 27, showed off her midriff and gave a glimpse of her thighs in the racy trousers. She decorated her eyes with a pink metallic shade and styled her blonde in a sleek fashion. The Girls singer, who's currently wowing…

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to break club's transfer record to bring in proven goalscorer this summer

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to break club's transfer record to bring in proven goalscorer this summer

Toon have never spent more than the £16million they paid to bring Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005. Unsurprisingly, that is comfortably the longest-standing club record in the Premier League — 14 teams even broke their record this season. But Toon’s…

Rafa Benitez demands Newcastle sort his future out before end of season with talks over one-year extension dragging on

Rafa Benitez demands Newcastle sort his future out before end of season with talks over one-year extension dragging on

Talks about extending the remaining 12 months on his three-year deal have been ongoing for weeks. But Benitez, 58, wants assurances from owner Mike Ashley about significant transfer deals this summer before he puts pen to paper. The Toon boss missed out…

Islam Slimani charged with violent conduct as Newcastle striker faces three-match ban for clash with West Brom's Craig Dawson

Islam Slimani charged with violent conduct as Newcastle striker faces three-match ban for clash with West Brom's Craig Dawson

The Leicester loanee, 29, was caught on camera kicking West Brom’s Craig Dawson’s calf in an off-the-ball incident in the 80th minute of the Toon’s 1-0 home defeat on Saturday. And Slimani was tonight charged with violent conduct by the FA so…