LEICESTER, England -- No two teams can ever have fought a relegation battle in a more contrasting manner. Leicester City, written off by most observers at the beginning of April, laughed heartily in the face of the bookmakers and hurled themselves back into the fray, blood pumping and sabres raised. Newcastle United stood still and wept like a lost child in a supermarket. If the latter are to survive in disgrace while the former goes down swinging in the melee, then there is no justice in this...
Newcastle's 3-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Leicester City on Saturday was their eighth in a row -- the longest run of losses in the club's 123-year history and another shameful, unwanted record under the ownership of Mike Ashley.
Under eight years of his ownership, Newcastle have finished in the top half of the Premier League only twice, been relegated once and have never progressed beyond the fourth round of the FA Cup. His ownership has been a disaster.
Newcastle are plummeting down the table...
Newcastle United return to their FA Cup graveyard this season at the King Power Stadium to participate in what can only be described as "cup final" encounter against Leicester City.
Newcastle fans dislike Premier League games being tagged as "cup finals" but while there is no silverware at stake in this one, the prize of staying in the Premier League is huge.
The FA Cup is wonderful -- let's get that straight here and now. It is part of English tradition and it should be guarded as a national treasure....
With four rounds of games remaining in the Premier League season, Dale Johnson assesses the teams battling to avoid the drop.
Remaining fixtures: Leicester (a), West Brom (h), QPR (a), West Ham (h)
Newcastle are still very much the outsiders to go down at this stage, though a run of seven consecutive defeats -- their worst run of losses in the top flight for 38 years -- has left them on the verge of being dragged into trouble.
They travel to Leicester this...
A somewhat freak opener and a late Siem de Jong consolation goal did little to mask what was another dismal afternoon, as Newcastle fell to a 3-2 home defeat to Swansea. It was their seventh successive league loss, the worst such run in their Premier League history.
While the losing streak was been matched by Aston Villa earlier this season, most are tipping the Magpies to suffer what would be a record eighth defeat for the season against a resurgent Leicester side.
Ahead of the weekend's crucial...
Newcastle United seem to doing everything they can to be involved in the relegation scrap in the Premier League. It all looked so straight-forward against a Swansea team that had nothing to play for at St James' Park.
Newcastle were 1-0 up thanks to Ayoze Perez's first-half goal and the only criticism seemed to be that they should have added to their tally. But, oh no, Newcastle couldn't get through a game without being controversial or pressing the self-destruct button.
As many fans looked forward...