Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder is our chief sports writer and covers Newcastle United, including the first team, reserves and Academy. He has been with us since 2005.

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Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez live

Newcastle United transfer news LIVE: Magpies finalise squad plans, plus Sissoko latest

Keep up to date with all the latest Newcastle United news, views and opinions as Rafa Benitez continues to build his squad for the Championship

15 Aug 1998: Steve Watson in action for Newcastle United

Newcastle United legends reveal next two stars to face Man United in October

Geordie duo Steve Watson and Alan Thompson announced as latest stars to face Red Devils in charity match at Kingston Park

Isaac Hayden warms up in training

Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden satisfied with good start - but refuses to get carried away

 Isaac Hayden has been one of Newcastle's top performers since arriving from Arsenal and admits he is loving life on Tyneside

Cheick Tiote during a Newcastle United training session

Newcastle United transfers: Cheick Tiote in limbo after failing medical with Galatasaray

Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote could be stuck at Newcastle United after move to Turkey collapses

Callum McManaman of West Brom holds off Reece Flanagan of Walsall

Newcastle United considering chance to sign West Brom's Callum McManaman

Former Wigan Athletic star offered to Newcastle as Rafa Benitez looks to get business done before deadline day

Emmanuel Riviere trains with Newcastle United

Manu Riviere eyeing Newcastle United exit as La Liga club bid for his services

Newcastle United striker Riviere has failed to impress in his two years at St James' Park and is now looking for a way to escape

Moussa Sissoko smiles during the Newcastle United training session

Moussa Sissoko refusing to give up on August transfer but time is running out

Newcastle United aiming to avoid deadline day madness - but Moussa Sissoko's exit threatens to affect plans       

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with team-mates

How Newcastle United responded to their critics in the space of just 10 days

Newcastle United's chances of promotion had been written off after a bumpy landing in the EFL but they have hit back in real style

Achraf Lazaar signs for Newcastle United

Newcastle United sign Serie A left-back - here's all the details on Achraf Lazaar

United make yet another summer signing as Palermo defender agrees long-term deal on Tyneside

Cheick Tiote during a Newcastle United training session

Cheick Tiote ready to quit Newcastle after six years - and has five offers on the table

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has not interest in playing in the Sky Bet Championship and is eyeing a move from St James' Park

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