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Monday’s Toon Talk: Newcastle’s Striker Woes

Let’s take a look at the news across the news.

Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
A forgetful match against Bournemouth.
Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Happy Monday. We head into the week after a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth. Not many positives to take from the game but we still sit at 11th in the Premier League with a lot of football ahead of us. Let’s take a look at news across the league!

The striker position was talked about heavily after our 1-0 loss to Bournemouth. Should Mitrovic be playing? Do we need another striker? If you’re asking me the answer would be yes, to both questions. Here’s what the Chronicle had to say on the topic. (Chronicle)

A list published by the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post has Newcastle rated as one of the 40 most valued clubs in Europe. It’s worth noting that 5 of the top 7 clubs were from the Premier League. (The Mag)

Adam Armstrong is having a tough run with Bolton. His manager, Phil Parkinson, believes that the best is yet to come for the 20-year-old. He scored his first goal of the Championship campaign and let’s hope there are more to come. (Coventry Telegraph)

Around the Premier League

Chris Smalling sends a warning to Newcastle over their visit to Old Trafford. It seems to be a redemption game for Manchester United following their loss this past weekend. (Chronicle)

Ray Wilkins gives his Premier League grades, if that means anything significant. He gave Newcastle a ‘B’ while Bournemouth got an ‘A’. Not really sure what grading scale he is using. He says this about Newcastle;

I don’t think anyone is blown away, as we have scored 0 goals combined against Burnley and Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City have looked unstoppable this season, according to Alan Shearer. It is hard to disagree with their +31 goal differential, with the next team having a +18. Check out Alan Shearer’s article! (BBC)

Slaven Bilic has been sacked and David Moyes replaces him at West Ham United.

Is this a fitting replacement? Moyes is certainly excited for the opportunity but should West Ham fans be just as excited? (BBC)