Newcastle United season so far has been dominated by off-field matters. The takeover saga continues to rumble on, Mike Ashley’s re-emergence at matches has piqued the intrigue of supporters, protests organised by The Magpie Group have continued in earnest and are growing in volume and scope, while Rafa Benitez’s own future remains uncertain. All of that played out in the background as Newcastle embarked upon an alarming 10-game winless run from the start of the campaign which saw the Magpies slip to the foot of the Premier League table. But, following back-to-back victories, Newcastle are in the rare position of being able to spend an international break outside of the relegation zone. Throughout the highs and lows of the Magpies’ roller-coaster Premier League campaign, there have been some intriguing incidents which fans may not have spotted at the time. So here NUFC Writer Chris Waugh – who has attended every match, home and away, as well as Benitez’s Press conferences – takes us through some of the moments you might have missed from the season so far… Ritchie shows his anger after being subbed It was a decision many Newcastle fans themselves questioned – and seemingly Matt Ritchie was not… Read full this story
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