Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2016

Rafa Benitez Gives His Opinion On Season So Far

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We started this season in the worst possible way imaginable, whenwe lost 1-0 at Fulham and followed that up with a 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield in our first home game. That waseven worse than how westarted last season under the woeful Steve McClaren at least we got a point at home to [...

Hats Off To Preston – We Had To Graft And Battle For 3 Points

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Another league game and another 3 points, so the goal was achieved yesterday, even through we had some luck in the game and we were far from our best. But on the other hand our players ground out what was an excellent result yesterday against a good in-form side. 23 year-old American DeAndre Yedlin had [.

Newcastle Are In Great Shape – But We Can Take Nothing For Granted

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In the month of October Newcastle have won all six games scoring 17 goals and conceding only two in those games. That's a decent record.

Newcastle Player Starting To Show Good Maturity

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22 year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic produced the goods against Preston for the second tine in a short four days when he scored another brace, this time at Deepdale, to allow Newcastle to win a tightly contested game at Deepdale by a score of 2-1. Newcastle were able to hold off a strong Preston surge [.

Alan Shearer’s Witty Reaction To Yesterday’s Results

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With Sunderland losing 4-1 at home to Arsenal yesterday they have made the worst start ever to a Premier League season equalling Manchester City's 2 points from 10 game back in the 1995-1996 season. Newcastle won their sixth game in a row in the Championship yesterdaywith a hard fought 2-1 win at Preston and have [.

Jesus Thanks Newcastle Fans – Happy To Be In Squad Again

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It was good to see both Jesus Gamez and Achraf Lazaar back in the squad againyesterday after both players haveonly made each made one start and one substitute appearance for the side this season. Maybe next week at home to 4th bottom Cardiff City both playerscouldget a run-out, but we must getall 3 points in [.

How Newcastle Compare To 2009-2010 Championship Season

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On MOnday night 2nd November 2009 Newcastle beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane1-0 with a great goal from Ryan Taylor after 54 minutes being the only difference betweenthe sides. That took Newcastle to 30 points from 15 games with a goal difference of +13. We have 4 more points at the moment with 34 and [.

What The Opposition Press Are Saying – Newcastle Were Lucky

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It's always interesting to check on the opposition reports of the game and yesterday the Preston press thought the Lilywhites were very unlucky towards the end of the game. Preston came back well after being two goals down after 73 minutes both scored by the returning Aleksandar Mitrovic and former Everton striker Jermaine [.

Chelsea Want To Sign Top Young Newcastle Defender – No Chance

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There is a report out today that new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign Newcastle centre-half and captain Jamaal Lascelles. The Sun are reporting that Chelsea are looking to bid £18M for the very talented youngEnglish defender. We are not surprised that Jamaal is catching the eye of some top clubs, because not only [.

Newcastle Hero Identifies Our Biggest Strength This Season

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has become the hero for Newcastle again whenhe scored two goals against PrestonNorth End yesterday at Deepdale that give us a very difficult 2-1 win. And four days ago at St. James' Park he scored another twogood goals and was the returning hero in the demolition of Preston by a score of 6-0.

Newcastle Had These Two Outstanding Players At Preston

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At the beginning of the season the game we played yesterday was the type of game we wondered if we can win. you can only win if you have players committed to the cause and willing to fight their way through difficult periods in a game. It's something we had none of under Steve McClaren [...]

Benitez – It Was Difficult For Everyone – We Have Team Spirit

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AleksandarMitrovic has done his job well when he has started the last two games against Preston and he scored two braces and all four goals were very well taken by the 22 year-old the Serbian striker. So he has given manager Benitez a problemfor next week when we are at home to Cardiff City as [.

I Was Difficult For My Parents – My Father Said I’d Become A Criminal

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Here is our third and final piece from Mitro's terrific interview in the Telegraph today. And maybe it's the one where Mitro is the most outspoken and hetalks about how difficult he was for his parents to raisehim because he was so aggressive. And now he's thefather of a son he will be experiencingjust [.

It Was A Tough Game – Rafa Pleased Players Showed This

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It was a really tough game at Deepdale today and it wasn't like we were not expecting it. The Lilywhites put Newcastle under pressure in the first half and we were thankful to in-form goalkeeperKarl Darlow for makingsome goodsaves when he had too and there was some dogged defending by the Newcastle defense.

Preston 1 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights For Fans Overseas

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Here are the Sky Sports Video highlights of our 2-1 win today at Deepdale that should show in most countries around the world.

Fans React On Twitter To Newcastle’s 7th Win In A Row

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Newcastle got a hard-fought win this afternoon at Deepdale and we are getting to be a team that can find a way to win even in difficult games that's the sign of a good side. And it was a second brace for the enormously popular 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic in just four days and [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match At Preston?

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Newcastle won their 6th league game in a row sincewe only drew at Villa Park when the home side equalized in the last minute and that is now 7 wins in a row in all competitions. And it was another brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic his second in four days that got the [...]

Mitrovic Brace Gives Newcastle 7th Win In A Row

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After a tough first half in which goalkeeper Darlow was in good form for Newcastle, we eased to our7th win in a row this afternoon at Deepdale with a good 2-1 win over Preston North End and with another brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic. And Mitro only got a start because Dwight Gayle was injured. Mitro [.

5 Changes – Gouffran, Diame And Mitovic Start At Deepdale

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Preston North End at Deepdale today in our second meeting with the Lilywhites in four days after we won 6-0 at home on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup and DeAndre Yedlin keeps his place as does Mitro up front in the absence of the [...]

Striker Unlikely To Travel To Preston For Today’s Game

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Rafa Benitez has expanded on what exactly is wrong with top scorer Dwight Gayle and he felt his hamstring in training last week and Rafa will not take any chances with the player who has already scored 11 Championship goals for Newcastle this season. Danny Murphy is still not available andis still struggling with a [.

Four Injured Players Now Available For Newcastle

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It's a blow that Dwight Gayle will not be available for the game today at Deepdale but it does give a chance to other strikers to show what they can do for Newcastle and that's particularly true of 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic who played well for us on Tuesday night and scored two good goals. [...

Newcastle Player Finally Admits It – I’m Not Normal On The Pitch

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Aleksandar Mitrovic was signed from Anderlecht in the summer of last year for about £13M and of course things did not go well for us under Steve McClaren and we were finally relegated to the Championship for the second time in just seven years. But some of out players immediately vowed to stay with the [.

Forgotten Man Reveals What’s Been Happening

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Jesus Gamez has made only two appearances for Newcastlethis season, after he joined the club in early July from Atletico Madrid for a fairly nominal fee. The 31 year-old has been missing for a while now, with a long running Achilles problem that wouldn't go away. Rafa then instructed the medical staff to try something [.

Newcastle Is My Home – I Fell In Love With The Club When I Was A Boy

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Aleksandar Mitrovic is nothing if not a huge personality and Newcastle fans already love their center-forward becauseof his passion on the pitch but also because of his unbridled passion for Newcastle United. Newcastle is a club he has supported since he was a little boy ever since seeing the team play against Partizan Belgradeon TVand [.

Exclusive Report – Newcastle To Sign This Player In January

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There's an exclusive report on Ghana web-site Kickgh.compublished yesterday that Newcastle United want to sign Ghanaian International winger Christian Atsu on a permanent basis. The report is that Rafa Benitez has already seen enough of the player in training and in his 9 appearances for the Newcastle first team so far this season to convince [.

Rafa Talks About Mitrovic – Lack of Discipline – Being Stupid

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AleksandarMitrovic scored two goals in Wednesday night's 6-0 win over Preston in the EFL Cup and could start tomorrow with Dwight Gayle said ot be very doubtful for the game. And Rafa has talked to the local press today and it seems it looks like he has talked to Mitro personally about his behavior on [.

Three Newcastle Players Make EFL Cup Team Of The Round

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Three Newcastle players Aleksandar Mitrovic, Matt Ritchie and Mo Diame have made the EFL Cup team of the round and certainly Newcastle's magnificent 6-0 home win against Preston has to be the performance of the round. THREE Newcastle United players have been named in the #EFLCup Team of the Round! ? Aleksandar Mitrovi?

These Players A Credit To Newcastle – They Have Hearts Of Gold

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Rafa Benitez wants Newcastle United to be what brings the City of Newcastle together and he is very keen on the club supporting various charities via the Newcastle United Foundation. A couple of days ago Ayoze Perez was announced as the Newcastle United Foundation's Ambassador. It's terrific when the players take up these types of [.

Newcastle Hit With Huge Injury Blow

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Newcastle United's top scorer Dwight Gayle is likely to miss the importantgame at Deepdale tomorrow afternoon as he's said to be a big doubt. He could make it, but Rafa may not want to risk such a key player for Newcastleso far this season with Dwight scoring11 Championship goals. It seems he has picked up [.

Striker – It Will Be Really Hard At Deepdale – We Need To Be Focused

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Simon Grayson's Preston North Endwere on a really good run before we met them on Tuesday night in the League Cup and beat them 6-0, after Alan Browne was sent off in the first half. Simon had made 9 changes to his side for that game, so it was not the strongest Preston side that [...]

This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Preston Tomorrow – 8 Changes

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It looks like Rafa will make quite a number of changes to the side that beat Preston 6-0 on Tuesday night for our important league clash at Deepdale tomorrow afternoon, where we will try to get all 3 points and keep our 3 point lead at the top of the Championship. Preston were unbeaten in [...]

It’s A Privilege At Newcastle – Benitez A Great Man – Fantastic Coach

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Christian Atsu says it's an honor to play for Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez and it's fairly obvious that the Ghanaian International really wants to say on at Newcastle after his seasonlong loan spell ends, but of course it's not for him to decide that. But Christian looks an excellent player for us and [.

Being In Championship A Lot Different Than The Premier League

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We are all finding out just how hectic things can be in the Championship. When we have played between the two week International breaks we have played two games a week and it's a big challenge for all teams in the Championship. Newcastle have now played 17 games this season in total and [...]

Cabaye – I Really Loved My Time At Newcastle – Such A Big Club

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Yohan Cabaye has beeninterviewed in the Match of the Day Magazine and he is probably trying to rewrite history a little but in that he says he loved his time at Newcastle, which he feels is one of the biggest clubs in England. He says they have the stadium, the fans, the training ground [...]

Initial Comments From Rafa’s Preston Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Preston North End tomorrow afternoon at Deepdale when we will try to extend our winning streak in all competitionsto seven wins in a row. We beat Preston 6-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup so it's a big [.

Not Much Of A Future For This Newcastle Midfielder

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Cheick Tiote has been trying to leave Newcastle now for at least two years and a big move to China broke down last January and his proposed move to Galatasaray in Turkey in late August also broke down at the last moment. And since the transfer window has now closed in Qatar, Cheick will be [...]

Tables Have Turned Dramatically At Newcastle And Sunderland

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We were relegated from the Premier League when Sunderland hammered Everton 3-0 rather easily on May 11th at the Stadium of Light and that was it even Rafa Benitez couldn't save is after the woeful Steve McClaren had dug a hole too deep to get out of. Steve McClaren got just 24 points from [...]

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Preston vs Newcastle

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Ian Holloway predicts all of the Championship games for Sky Sports and he seems top be a keen Newcastle supporter this season ever since he did his firstever interview for Sky Sports with Rafa just before out first game at Fulham which we lost. It must have been Ian's fault.

Why It’s A Potential Banana Skin For Magpies At Preston

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The last time we won 6-0 was at QPR on 13th September and that was our 6th win in arow and we were playing Wolves at home four days later. And (of course) that was obviously a 7th win in a row wasn't it? No we played hopelessly and rightfully lost 2-0 and the [...]

Rafa’s So Respectful Of Newcastle’s Opponents

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Most Newcastle fans were fairly upbeat when we were drawn away at Hull City last night in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup, simply because it could have been a lot worse. We avoided big clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, so Hull away was a good draw for us and we have [...]

Here’s Why Newcastle At Hull Is A Good Draw For Us

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We didn't get Leeds United at home, which would have been the best draw for us and would have paired the only tworemaining non Premier League clubs together in the EFL Cup quarter-final, but we did get Hull, even through it's an away tie. It would have been nice to have Hull City at home [...]

Striker Attempts To Explain What He Was Trying To Do

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Aleksandar Mitrovic made a good return to form and scored a brace for us on Tuesday night in the 6-0 rout of Preston North End at St. James' Park in the EFL Cup. That took us through to the last eight of the competition where we will travel to the KCOM Stadium to face Hull [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Make It 7 Wins In A Row At Preston?

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We have now won 13 of our 17 total games this season and 13 of the last 15 games after we lost the first two at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield so Newcastle have been in good form so far this season and the results are quite good. We also have 10 clean sheets. [...]

Defender Shows Class – Will Knuckle Down – Keep Working Hard

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Grant Hanley has been interviewed on Newcastle's web-site and he was pleased to get a start against Preston North End on Tuesday night, when Newcastle kept their 10th clean sheet of the season. Hanley was the captain of Blackburn and over the previous four seasons he played 162 games with7 goals for Blackburn, so he [.

Newcastle Crowd Deserve Big Applause For Doing This

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It was really great to see Matz Sels so warmly welcomed back in goal by Newcastle fans on Tuesday night and Matz got applause whenever he touched the ball at the beginning of the game. After his hesitation for Aston Villa's equalizing goal at Villa Parkin late September he was severely criticized by a small [.

That’s The Reason I Came To Newcastle – The Fans Are Brilliant

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Matt Ritchie was just an excellent buy for us in the summer from AFC Bournemouth a great but smallerclub on the south coast. And he replaced Andros Townsend at Newcastle who has started to struggle a bit under Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace, but Matt seems to be getting better and better under Rafa [.

He’s In Awe Of The Fans – My Heart Is Full For This Club

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It was really great to Aleksandar Mitrovic start in Tuesday night's 6-0 win against Preston in the League Cup and late last night we drew Hull away in the quarter finals and so we must have a decent chance of reaching the semi-finals. Mitro now has three goals this season, two in the League Cup [..

Fans React On Twitter To Getting Hull Away In Quarter Finals

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Fans have reacted quickly on Twitter to Newcastle being drawn at Hull in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup with the ties to be played the week of Monday 28th November. Most fans think this is a good draw for us and it will certainlybe a good test against a Premier League side [...]

Newcastle Get Hull Away In Quarter Finals

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The draw for the quarter finals of the EFL (League) Cup has just taken place and Newcastle have drawn ??????? The full draw is LIVERPOOL v LEEDS MAN UTD v WEST HAM

Our Man Of The Match – He’s Back!

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It was great to see Aleksandar Mitrovic start last night for Newcastle and he looked as keen as ever and in good form too. Mitro put us ahead after 19 minutes from an inch perfect free kick from Matt Richie was easily headed home by the still very young 22 year-old Serbian International and then [.

This Could Be Newcastle’s First Signing In January

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Newcastle are likely to bring a few players in during the January transfer window but the way things are going it will not necessarily be to assist in the promotion push, which has gone very well since we lost our first two games at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield. In fact in the league [...]

Midfielder Upbeat About Newcastle’s Winning Mentality

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Mohamed Diame was signed from Hull City in the summer for £4.5M, which was the release clause in his contract and he was cheap at the price, although he has been a littleour of form of late. But last night Mo showed us how he can score goals with two very good strikes one each [...]

Alan Shearer On What Geordies Really Want

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Newcastle are now in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time in a long while and the draw will be made tonight at around 10:00 pm. Alan Shearer was delighted with the win and the fantastic crowd at St. James' Park as Newcastle fans want a Cup win hey [...]

Preston Manager Promises This For Saturday

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Newcastle took Preston North End apart 6-0 last night at St. James' Park in front of a crowd of just less then 50,000, but we were helped by the sending off of Alan Browne after 27 minutes when we were 1-0 up froma 19th minute Aleksandar Mitrovic goal. Mo Diame went on to score two [...]

Rafa Vows This For Saturday – But Pleased With The Positives

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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez was his usual calm and collected self after the 6-0 hammering of Preston last night at a packed St. James' Park aided by the sending off of Alan Browne after 27 minutes after a nasty challenge on Jack Colback. We are now through to the last eight of the League Cup [...]

Newcastle Fans React On Twitter Today To Fabulous 6-0 Win

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Here are some reactions from the fans this morning after waking up and realizing we hammered Preston 6-0 last night at St. James' Park and Newcastle United are now in the draw for the quarter finals of the League Cup, which will take place around 10:00pm tonight. Leeds United and Newcastle United will be the [.

The Night In Pictures – How It All Happened

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Here's what happened last night in pictures in chronological order from St. James' Park when we hammeredPreston North End 6-0. Aleksandar Mitrovic heads in first goal Alan Browne sent off Jack Colback off with cut face Rafa Benitez consoles Jack Colback Mo Diame celebrates first ever goal for Newcastle Matt Ritchie and Aleksandar Mitrovic argue [.

The Opposition Press On Newcastle – It’s Good News

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The Lancashire Evening Post has reported on the game last night at St. James' Park and they have listed five things they learned last night. Preston made 9 changes to the side that beat Norwich 1-0 away last Saturday and Newcastle made 7 changes to the side that beat Ipswich 3-0 at home, so we [...]

Newcastle Is A Big Club – Good Things Are Coming

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Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site yesterday before the game last night against Preston when Atsu again looked a very good player and managed to hit the bar twice. But there's no doubt that if Atsu keeps up his good form then Rafa could take the opportunity to sign him [.

Newcastle 6 Preston 0 – Full Video Highlights For Fans Overseas

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Here's more than five minutes of the official video of tonight's 6-0 win by Newcastle over Preston in the EFL Cup 4th round and it plays here is the US and hopefully in a lot of other countries around the world.

Newcastle 6 Preston North End 0 – Match Report

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Newcastle went ahead after 19 minutes through a nice goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic after 19 minutesas he headed home a perfectly flighted free kick from the left by Matt Ritchie. And then a few minutes later Alan Browne elbowed Jack Colback in the face and he was rightly given a red card by referee Andrew [.

Rafa Benitez Admits To Being Really Pleased – Wow!

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Newcastle have now gone six wins in a row and we cannot afford any let-down like the last time we won 6-0 and we were beaten at home 2-0 by Wolves. This time we're sure our players and Rafa Benitez will ensure we give a good professional performance at Deepdale and hopefully take all three [...]

Newcastle 6 Preston 0 – All Six Goals – Video

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Here's the best video we can find right now good video of all the goals except Mito's first a nice header.

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match In Fabulous 6-0 Win?

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This was our second 6-0 win of the season after we took apart a 10 man Preston side after Browne had been given a red card for a ridiculously stupid elbow in the face of poor Jack Colback. But Newcastle were professional and ruthless and Atsu hit the bar twice otherwiss it could have been [...]

Former Stars React On Twitter To Red-Hot Newcastle

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Almost 50k at home to @pnefc on a Tuesday night tells you how much the Geordies want a cup win! Fantastic support @nufc #EFLCup Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 25, 2016 The Mighty Mags go Marching on with Six of the best@NUFC Quarter Finals here we come??#EFLCup Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) October 25, 2016 What [.

Newcastle Crush Preston 6-0 In Front Of 49,000 Fans

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Newcastle have crushed Preston North End tonight at St. James' Park after we had gone 1-0 up through a nice goal from Mitrovic after 19 minutes but then a blatant elbow by Browne on Colbackeight minutes later had the referee hand out straight red card and Preston were down to 10 men it was [...]

Sels, Mbemba, Hanley, Hayden, Diame, Atsu And Mitrovic All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Preston North End in the 4th round of the EFL Cup tonight at St. James' Park and Rafa has made a massive 7 changes to the side that started against Ipswich on Saturday. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Matz Sels; DeAndre Yedlin, Chancel Mbemba, Grant Hanley, Paul Dummett [.

Rafa Tries To Put Preston Cup Game In Perspective

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Rafa Benitez is a world=class manager who is very competitive and he wants to win every single game if that's in the league, the cup or a friendly he likes to win games. And Rafa has said a few times this season that the most important game is the next one and [...]

Newcastle Interested In Signing Sunderland Whiz KId

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Sunderland signed highly talented Joel Asoro from IF Brommapojkarna in the summer of last year and the 17 year-old made his debut for the Black Cats against Middlesbrough this season, when he came on as an 81st minute substitute. He has since made another 2 appearances for Sunderland and he made his debut for the [.

Newcastle Continue To Track International Defender For January

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Newcastle will be bringing some good players into the club in January and the actual targets will depend on how well we are positioned in the league table by then. If we are at the top and maybe some points ahead of the opposition then Rafa may decide to try to sign top players who [...]

Rafa – We Try To Do This With Every Single Player

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has both Daryl Murphy and Jesus Gamez unavailable for the EFL Cup tie tonight against Preston North End, but he is likely to make some changes to the side from Saturday and willgive fringe players some playing time. One of those could be striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, but Rafa was a little [.

Benitez Disputes Claim About Newcastle’s Squad

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In the last several seasons going back at least 10 years, Newcastle have had injuries to key players that left us weakened in the sides we could put oon the field. Our squad was never very deep and one reason for that was that we never had a very big squad, so that injuries to [...]

Midfielder Explains Why He Came To Newcastle

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One of the players who is improving very quickly at Newcastle is holding midfielder Isaac Hayden, who we signed from Arsenal for a low £2.5M in the summer and the 21 year-old, born in Chelmsford, has already made 12 appearances (8 starts) for Newcastle with one goal. Isaac seems to be rotating with Jack Colback [.

Massive Crowd Expected For Preston North End Tonight

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It appearsthat Newcastle have sold 4,000 tickets in the last 24 hours for the game against Preston North End tonight and there will be at least 44,000 in attendance at St. James' Park. That's a massive crowd for a mid-week League Cup tie. And Newcastle have also announced the cash turnstiles will not be open [.

Rafa On What’s Needed For Newcastle To Win Trophies

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Benitez took Liverpool to an FA Cup triumph in 2006 when they beat Alan Pardew's West Ham side 3-1 on penalties after the game had finished at 3-3 after 90 minutes. That was after Steven Gerrard had equalized in the 91st minute with a tremendous long distance effort. Rafa also took Liverpool to the League [.

There Are Massive Expectations For Tonight’s Game

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As usual over the last few games Newcastle fans seem very confident and there is a huge majority of fans who think we will win this game tonight. The other side of that is if we don't it will be a huge disappointment. 86% of fans expect us to win tonight and get through to [...]

I’ve Learned So Much From The Incredible Rafa Benitez

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If Rafa Benitez should ever need a letter of commendation form one of his players he should look no further than 21 year-old Isaac Hayden who has today given a stunning assessment of his new manager who he says is incredible. And Isaac says he cannot believe just how much he has learned from the [...

Rafa Benitez – I Only Think About One Thing

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Rafa Benitez really has a great positive approach to football he concentrates fully on winning the next game that's all he thinks about. He doesn't dream about being top of the Championship or think about winning trophies as he says he likes to win each game as it comes along. Whether that's [...]

Is This Rafa’s Team For Preston North End?

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It's anybody's guess as to what team Rafa will start tomorrow night in the EFL Cup against Preston North End at St. James' Park in front of at least 42,000 fans. But there are a few players the manager will want to give a start to including Matz Sels, Christian Atsu and hopefully Aleksandar Mitrovic [.

Rafa – It’s Important Fans Think We Can Win Cups

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One of the things Rafa Benitez mentioned in his press conference earlier this afternoon is that it's important the Geordie fans have the possibility of being able to see their side win some cups. If we can win tomorrow night's game against Preston then we will be in the quarter finals and then anything is [.

Rotation Policy Just Fine For This Newcastle Player

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AyozePerez was our Man of the Match on Saturday and his two goals and one from Matt Ritchie gave us a rather easy 3-0 win over Ipswich Town and kept us on top of the league and 3 points clear of second placed Brighton & Hove Albion. Perez also had a good game theSaturday before [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Reach EFL Cup Quarter Finals?

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We play an in-form Preston North End side at St. James' Park in the round of the last 16 tomorrow night and a win will take us through to the last eight. Let us know if you think we can win this game against the Lillywhites.

This Is Why This Newcastle Striker Is So Threatening

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The strange thing on Saturday was that we beat Ipswich Town 3-0 and Dwight Gayle didn't score a goal after the striker had scored 7 goals in our previousfour games. But that didn't hamper Newcastle at all with Ayoze Perez getting a brace and Matt Ritchie getting his third goal of the season although the [.

Newcastle Player Listening Closely To Rafa – Becoming Great

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Jonjo Shelvey had a tough start to his Newcastle career when he signed on for us for £12M from Swansea in the January transfer window. But he soon found himself out of the side because in one game he would be great and the next game he would go missing. But Jonjo deserves great credit [...]

Rafa Explains How He Keeps Players Happy

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There's nothing quite as good as frequentcommunication in an organization and nothing quite as bad when no or stunted communication exists. In a number of years under Mike Ashley Newcastle fans will know what it's like when the club didn't communicate much at all with the fans and there are stories made up to fill [.

Comments From Rafa Benitez’ Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Preston North End tomorrow night in the League Cup when we will try to extend our winning streak in all competitionsto six in a row. Rafa hassaid that he's enjoying the moment and that it's important for the Newcastle fans to have the [.

Rafa Careful This Does Not Impact Newcastle’s Promotion Drive

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Before very game Rafa Benitez has got this blogwell-trained and we always say the game will be a tough one because you just never know in the Championship and the games against Fulham, Huddersfield and Wolves were shockers and Newcastle were not supposed to lose but we did. Starting off with two Championship defeats [.

It’s Unbelievable How Much Depth Newcastle Have In The Squad

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DeAndre Yedlin got a start yesterday for Newcastle and the 23 year-old American right-back looks a great player in the making as he fights it out with Dutch International Vurnon Anita to play at right-back in what is turning out to be a very good Newcastle side this season. With the fairly easy 3-0 home [.

Opposition Report – Newcastle Quality Too Much For Ipswich

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It was another good result for Newcastle yesterday in the 3-0 win over Ipswich Town, the club that Sir Bobby Robson managed for 13 years from 1969 until he took the England manager job in 1982. And the two sets of fans are united in their love fortheir former manager and it showed through yesterday [.

He’s Our Man Of The Match – Can He Make It At Newcastle?

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Ayoze Perez came into the side yesterday at home to Ipswich Town and scored after one minute and he scored again after 73 minutes and put in another excellent performance for Newcastle. Matt Ritchie got Newcastle's third goal in a great 3-0 win against a side who had the best defensive record in the division [.

Star Winger – We’re Coming Together – Getting Better

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Another brace from Ayoze Perez, whose first goalcame within the first minute of the game got Newcastle off to a good start and although we were only 1-0 up at the half, the lads kept going and by the end of the game we had a comfortable 3-0 win and really controlled the game throughout. [...]

Rafa Benitez Issues Warning To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle continued their winning ways yesterday with a good 3-0 win over Ipswich, but Rafa has warned that the upcoming 4th round EFL Cup tie against Preston will be a tough test. Preston are a club bang in form and they beat Norwich at Carrow Road yesterday 1-0 after previously beating Huddersfield 3-1 at home [.

Former Star Excited About Newcastle Under Rafa Benitez

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Kieron Dyer played at Newcastle for eight years from 1999 and played the whole five yearswhen Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club from 999. And Kieron proved to be a challenge for the former England manager, basically because he was often a pain to manage on Tyneside. Kieron and Craig Bellamy were a handful [.

Winger Beating Himself Up For Missed Chances

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Matt Ritchie had another good game for Newcastle yesterday and he scored our third goal and has been playing very well for us all season. But on the Newcastle website after the 3-0 home win over Ipswich yesterday Matt admitted he's been a little unhappythat he's missed a few chances of late. That will probably [.

Newcastle Tracking Talented Croatian Defender

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Newcastle are reported to be monitoring 22 year-old Celtic's Croatian U21 defender Jozo Simunovic, who moved to Celtic late last summer from Dinamo Zagreb, who he had been with for 10 years. It's interesting in the Mail report they say Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are after the 6ft 3ins center-back.

Jubilant Fans React To Fifth Win In A Row

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter after our 5th successive win in the league against Ipswich and hopefully we can keep winning and start to pull away from the rest of the teams before the nextInternational break. There are twomore league games and an EFL up tie on Tuesday evening three more wins would be [.

Rafa – Good Win – We Played Well In First Half

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Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez was quite happy after a good 3-0 win this afternoon against Ipswich Town. The manager has praised compatriot Ayoze Perez who had a very good game for the Magpies this afternoon and scored two goals totake his total to 5 goals for the season. You cannot ask more from a [.

Mick McCarthy – We Were Beaten By The Champions Today

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was full of praise for a dominant Newcastle display this afternoon in front of just short of 52,00 fans at St. James' Park and Mick said they were beaten by the Champions today. Newcastle went ahead in the first minute through Ayoze Perez, who is being compared on Twitter to [.

Newcastle 3 Ipswich 0 – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the Sky video that plays over here in the US and is likely to play in other countries around the world. Great win today!!

Newcastle Go 3 Points Clear At Top Of Championship

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Newcastle have gone 3 points clear at the top of the Championship after our good 3-0 win against Ipswich Town this afternoon. That was our 12th win in the last 14 games in all competitions and it was our 5th league win on the trot. The Magpies managed to score 3 goals against a side [...]

Newcastle Stroll To 3-0 Home Win Against Ipswich

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Newcastle cruised to another easy win this afternoon against Ipswich Town at St. James ' Park in front of a massive crowd of 51,963. Newcastle were able to score three goals against a defense that previously had conceded only 9 goals in their previous 13 league games. And things started off really well for Newcastle [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match Against Ipswich?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's man of the March was this afternoon in the fairly easy 3-0 home win against Ipswich Town this afternoon in front of a huge crowd of 51,963 at St. James' Park. Ayoze Perez made a good return to the side to score a brace after one minute and [...]

Yedlin, Colback and Perez Start Against Ipswich

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Rafa Benitez has announced the team to play Ipswich Town this afternoon at St. James' Park and he has given DeAndre Yedlin, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez starts. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jack Colback, Jonjo Shelvey; Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz [.

Rafa Benitez Explains What’s Happened To This Striker

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Rafa Benitez has given an update on the status of striker Daryl Murphy who has played just once for Newcastle since joining us from Ipswich Town in August so he has not been given much playing time yet. Daryl is not available todayto play against his former club Ipswich Town and he will not [...]

The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Against Ipswich

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Almost nine Newcastle fans in ten think we will win this game this afternoon at St. James' Park against Ipswich Town. But it's going to be a tough game and anything less than a win will now be a huge disappointment. A win will keep us top of the Championship and make it five wins [...]

Sky Pundit’s Prediction For Newcastle vs Ipswich Game

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Ian Holloway predicted last Saturday that Newcastle would be beaten 1-0 by Brentford in a huge upset. But it didn't happen and we came out 3-1 winners and then beat Barnsley 2-0 on Tuesday night at Oakwell. Ian has been a little kinder to Newcastlewhen we play Ipswichthis afternoon and he thinks we will win [.

Pardew – Sometimes We Got Things Wrong At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew keeps bringing up Newcastle when he's talking about football these days and that's probablybecause the Tyneside club is the biggest club Alan will ever manage in his career. But if the FA wants English managers to manage the National team in the future then Alan is in with a decent chance of becoming [.

Rafa Talks About Today’s Opponents – Ipswich Town

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Mick McCarthy and Ipswich Town are today's opponents at St. James' Park and it will be a tough game for us, but Newcastle will be going all out for our fifth win in a row in the Championship. Ipswich have conceded only 9 goals in 13 games this season and are tied with Brighton for [...]

Benitez Rejects Comparisons With Newcastle Greats

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Rafa Benitez is a modest man for somebody who has alreadyachieved some great things in his management career. That includes winning the ChampionsLeague with Liverpool and the Europa League with both Valencia and Liverpool among other trophies Rafa has picked up in his sparkling career. Rafa Benitez can't be compared to Robson or Keegan [.

Rafa Talks About The Plight Of Aleksandar Mitrovic

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During Rafa's press conference today the situation of Aleksandar Mitrovic was brought up and the fact the £13M signing from Anderlecht is not getting too much playing time at the moment even though in the last International break he scored a brace for Serbia against Austria on 9th October. Rafa Benitez Newcastle manager This [.

This Is How Rafa Emphasizes The Team To His Players

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We've just watched Rafa's press conference and he is intent on simply concentrating on each game, not worrying too much about the league position and just trying to win each game by having the players having the right mentality and concentrating and focusing for 90 minutes throughoutthe game. Rafa didn't want to concentrate on individual [.

Alan Pardew Takes Another Dig At Newcastle

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Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the Guardian today on what he is trying to accomplish at Crystal Palace where he was given more control than he ever had at Newcastle in the four years he managed on Tyneside. But he keeps getting little digs in at Newcastle, which will be the biggest club Alan [..

Ipswich Manager – Newcastle Have Their Act Together

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Former Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy has been managing Ipswich Town since back in 2012, and they are Newcastle's opponents tomorrow afternoon at St. James' Park. Mick has given his press conference for the game tomorrow and he has said Ipswich will try to put stop to Newcastle's good run. Mick McCarthy Ipswich manager We [.

First Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Ipswichtomorrow afternoonat St. James' Parkwhere we hope we can extend our winning streak to five games and stay at the top of the league. Rafa Benitez finished his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow [.

This Could Be The Newcastle Team Against Ipswich

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We have a hunch that Rafa Benitez will not make too many changes to the side that did so well on Tuesday night at Barnsley to come away with the 2-0 win that sent us to the top of the Championship with Norwich only drawing 2-2 at Fulham and Huddersfield losing 3-1 at Preston. Then [...]

This Is Newcastle’s Hidden Secret For Success

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Newcastle have won their last four league games and are unbeaten in the last six games in all competitions and we now face Ipswich Town tomorrow at St. James' Park and that's yet another game that will not be easy. Newcastle have 8 clean sheets so far in our 15 games in all competitions (10 [...]

Two Players Newcastle Could Sign This January

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Newcastle are being heavily linked with former defender Tamas Kadar, who left Newcastle over four years ago when Alan Pardew was the manager and he is now playing for Polish side Lech Poznanand Newcastle scouts have been at their games this season. We always thought Tamas would be a big success after he was signed [.

An Area Of The Team Rafa Has Completely Transformed

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The Newcastle defense so far this season has been very strong and it's an area of the team that Rafa has improved and is nowmuch stronger than it's been for at least the last four seasons. In those four seasons in the Premier League we conceded a massive 255 goals, but Graham Carr kept bringing [..

Transfer Deadline Passes Today For This International

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Cheick Tiote is very likely to stay at Newcastle until at least January, with the transfer window in the United Arab Emirates closing today. Nothing seems to be in the offingso the 30 year-old midfielder, who has tried to leave Newcastle for two years now, is still a Newcastle player with his contract running out [.

Mike Ashley Has Turned Down Recent Bids For Newcastle

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The Telegraph is reporting that Mike Ashley has rejected some bids from foreign investors to buy the club following our relegation to the Championship. The report is that Chinese consortiums were at the front of the queue, since it was a really good time to buy Newcastle whenwe are a second division club but had [.

Former Newcastle Striker Craig Bellamy Takes The Biscuit

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45 year-oldHoward Webb was born in Rotherham and he is one of the best Premier League referees ever and he plied his trade in England's top league from2003 until he retired two years ago. And from 1998 he was a referee in the Football league and from the year 2000 he refereed a total of [...]

20 Years Ago Today This Is What Happened – Video

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Bond Forming Between Fans And This Player

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We have to say we have been very pleasantly surprised the way Dwight Gayle has been playing for Newcastle so far this season and he looks like a natural goalscorer. With 11 goals in just 12 total appearances for Newcastle so far we wonder how many goals he could get at the end of the [...]

Striker Admits He’s Always Confident In Front Of Goal

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Dwight Gayle has now scored seven goals in the last four games all wins failing to score in the game at Rotherham where Christian Atsu was making his starting debut and scored a great goal to get us all 3 points. After scoring two good opportunist goals on Tuesday night at Oakwell he [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players At Oakwell – Video

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For the second game in a row it was Dwight Gayle who easily won our Man of the Match poll with a brace of goals and 70% of the vote. His two opportunist second half goals were enough the give us the 2-0 win at Oakwell and send us to the top of the league. [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Make It 5 Wins In A Row Against Ipswich?

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Each game is a unique challenge for Newcastle United and when we face Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon they have a good defense, so it could be difficult for us to break them down. Ipswich have only conceded 9 goals in the league in their 13 games, but on the other hand they have only [...]

Alan Shearer Can Be Proud Of This Moment

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We had seen the photo of Alan Shearer below carrying out a disabled fan before the Entertainers game and thought it reflected so well on Alan Shearer himself and on The Alan Shearer Foundation. It turns out the boy is 9 year-old Kian Henaghan from Cullercoats and he was Alan's mascot for the game. Alan [.

Pardew – I kept Nagging Ashley – The Process Was Wrong

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Alan Pardew hs been interviewed with Gary Lineker for The Premier League Show and he has talked about his four years at Newcastle and how often the squad he had was unbalanced until he finally left the club at the end of 2014 and joined his former club Crystal Palace where has done OK and [...]

Newcastle’s Incredible Record Over Last 13 Games

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Newcastle did not get off to the good start a lot of fans expected and we amazingly lost the first two league games at Fulham 1-0 and at home to Huddersfield 2-1. At the time new signing Matt Ritchie said it wasa blessing in disguiseand it seems thatMatt may have been exactly right with that [...

Transfer Targets In January Will Be Dependent On This

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RafaBenitez has already said the transfer planning for January is well under way and that he and Managing Director Lee Charnley have already met a few times to discuss targets. One player we are still likely to try to sign is 27 year-old Brentford play-maker Alan Judge, who should have recovered fully from the double [.

Rafa – A Professional Performance Against A Good Team

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After Barnsley showed a stubbornness in defense in the first half last night at Oakwell it was Newcastle and Dwight Gayle who gave Barnsley their 5th defeat in six league games last night with two unanswered second half goals. Both goals were typical Gayle opportunist efforts,especially the second when he beat goalkeeper Adam Davies to [.

Newcastle Now Ahead Of Pace Set By Hughton’s Team In 2009

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For the first time this season, after four wins on the trot and a good 2-0 win at Oakwell last night Newcastle are now ahead of the pace set by Chris Hughton's side last time we were in the Championship. Newcastle are now 4 points better off than we were seven years ago after 13 [...]

A View From The Opposition – Biggest Crowd In Six Years

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It's always interesting to see how the other side report a game and last night the Yorkshire Post had a report out on the 2-0 Newcastle win. They pointed out we did a lot better than Roberto Di Matteo'sside, who drew 1-1 on September 27th the only time in the last six games the [...]

Rafa Benitez Lauds Newcastle Striker

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Dwight Gayle scored another brace last night for Newcastle at Oakwell and the 2-0 win propelled Newcastle to the top of the Championship table and now we need to stay there. Dwight is having a terrific season and he looks well worth the £10M we paid Crustal Palace for him in the summer. And if [...]

We Went Toe-To-Toe With Them But They Gave Us Nothing

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The Yorkshire Post in their report were complimentary about Newcastle last night after we beat Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell in front of their biggest crowd there for six years. And the opposing manager Paul Heckingbottom has chipped in with his praise for the Magpies, but whatimpressed Paul the most about Newcastle was the graft and [.

Here’s Much Deserved Praise For Traveling Newcastle Fans

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The traveling Newcastle fans not only give great support to the team but they are also great ambassadors for the club. Here's a tweet we had at the end of one article last night, but we'll highlight it here from a Barnsley supporter lauding the great Geordie fans. Well done lads and lassies [...]

Sky Video Coverage Of Newcastle Game – As It Happened

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Here is the Sky Sports coverage that concentrates on the Barnsley vs Newcatsle game as it happens with Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson covering the breaking news and Phil says Newcastle were excellent in the second half after a bit of a boring first half. It's over 8 minutes long and they have video [.

Barnsley 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights – For Fans Around The World

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Here's a video of the highlights of the game that plays here in the US and is likely to play in other countries around the world. Great win for the lads tonight! After the video is finished you can check out the Sky Sports coverage (video to the right at the end) as it happens [...]

Rafa – Really Good To Be Top – But It’s A Very Long Race

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Dwight Gayle scored another two good goals for Newcastle tonight at the famous Oakwell Stadium and both goals came in the second half as Newcastle put Barnsley under pressure. It was a good professional win at the end of the night by 2-0 and Dwight now has 11 Championship goals so far this season [..

Photos – Updated League Table – Newcastle Goalscorers

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Dwight Gayle scores Newcastle's first goal after 49 minutes Jonjo Shelvey in action tonight another good game Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden celebrate another Dwight Gayle goal Matt Ritchie approaches Dwight Gayle after his second goal Dwight Gaylee scoring always scoring Dwight Gayle molested after scoring second goal

Newcastle Fans Storm Twitter To Celebrate Going Top

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Newcastle go to top of the league with 28 points from just 13 league games and we are now one point above Norwich City who could only draw at Fulham tonight after being 2-0 up at half time. Newcastle fans took to Twitter to celebrate being top of the league for the first time this [...]

Another Dwight Gayle Brace Gives Newcastle 3 Points – We Go Top

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Dwight Gayle was Newcastle's hero at Oakwell tonight (again) where Newcastle put in another solid performance and it was another brace for the number 9 in the second half that earned Newcastle another vital 3 points. Gaylescored after 49 minutes and then after 68 minutes to give Newcastle another comfortable win on the road and [.

Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Barnsley?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's Man of the Match tonight on a cold evening in Yorkshire where the lads got a good 2-0 win over The Tykes and that's four league wins in a row now and we go top of the Championship with 28 points from 12 games and 9 wins. [...]

Hayden, Ritchie And Diame Start At Barnsley

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough test at Barnsley tonight and in come Issac Hayden, Mo Diame and Matt Ritchie. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Mo Diame, Yoan Gouffran; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, DeAndre Yedlin, Achraf [.

This Is The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Tonight

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Confidence is sky-high on Tyneside at the moment with three successive wins and unbeaten in the last five games, but that's when we are probably in most danger of a surprise result. The last shock result was the 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves just four days after we had taken QPR apart 6-0 on [...]

Newcastle Player Warns Against Potential Problem

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Rafa Benitez talked about complacency during his press conference yesterday for the game at Barnsley tonight and he's trying to get through to the players they must be ready for every single game this season. If we are ready and go into each game and play somewhere near our best form then we should be [.

Newcastle Winger Keen To Keep Fans Happy

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Newcastle got the job done against Brentford on Saturday and we started the game well and were two goals up after only 16 minutes and kept creating the chances, but couldn't get a third goal in that first half. The third goal came early in the second half, but then Brentford scored and came back [...

Permanent Transfer Fast Approaching For Newcastle Player

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Newcastle signed Florian Thauvin for around £13M in the summer of last year from Marseille and it was a disastrous signing by Chief Scout Graham Carr. It came one year after another French player of similar build and similar playing style Remy Cabella had failed miserably in his first season on Tyneside.

Rafa Explains Why This Player Is Perfect For Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie picked up a virus and was declared unfit to play in the home game against Brentford on Saturday, but that didn't stop him pleading with Rafa to play in the game, but the Newcastle doctor, Paul Catterson, ruled him out. And apparently on Monday morning Matt was back inBenitez's office saying he wanted [.

Rafa Asks For Shearer’s Advice – How Are We Doing?

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It was obvious as soon as Rafa Benitez arrived on Tyneside that he had great respect for Alan Shearer who is a Newcastle legend in the true sense of the word. And Rafa admitted that before he took the job at Newcastlehe had talked to Alan about the club and we're pretty sure he [...]

Striker – The Way Rafa Has Got Us Playing Is Just Fantastic

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Newcastle travel to Oakwell for tonight's game against Barnsley and we are hoping we can get another win and 3 points under our belts. Newcastlehave finally made it into an automatic promotion place in the league and we are secondtop and just one point behind Norwich. From now on we have to press on and [.

Newcastle Youngster Praised By Rafa Benitez – Video

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Adam Armstrong is on loan until January at Barnsley, but of course he cannot play tomorrow night against Newcastle. However, he will be able to meet up with the lads and manager Rafa Benitez too. Adam is one of the brightest prospects we have had for a while and he's also a local lad and [...]

Lots Of Good News From Rafa’s Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has given his press conference today for the match against Barnsley tomorrow night and most of it was good news. Good news that Rafa thinks the lads are playing well and good news on the injury front with Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie and Daryl Murphy all fit again. Rafa even had a word [.

Player Adamant – I Don’t Want To Lose This Shirt

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Karl Darlow has played well since he took over from Matz Sels after the 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa and Karl seems happy enough with the way the game went on Saturday, even though we conceded a poor goal after we had gone 3-0 up just after half time. And Karl was pleased to [...]

This Could Be The Side That Rafa Starts At Barnsley

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It;s anybody's guess what team Rafa will start tomorrow night at Barnsley with the team playing well on Saturday in beating Brentford 3-1 at home. But here's our bestshot at the team: Darlow Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett Hayden Shelvey Ritchie Diame Gouffran Gayle There are three changes from the side that started on Saturday [.

Newcastle Doing Well But Rafa Still Wants To See Improvement

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Rafa Benitez has got Newcastle well organized in almost every facet of their play and that includes being able to score goals from set-plays, something that former head coach Alan Pardew had big trouble with. Ciaran Clark headed home from a Jonjo Shelvey cross after only 11 minutes on Saturday against Brentford and that was [.

Brentford Give Out Huge Compliments To Newcastle

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The Brentford press after the game on Saturday said their team had been outclassed by a very good Newcastle side who shouldn't be playing in the Championship. But the good news for Brentford was that next season we should be back in the Premier League well that's at least according to Tom Moore in [.

Rafa Issues Warning – We’re Always Wary Of This In Games

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Things are starting to go well again for Newcastle with a good win against Brentford on Saturday afternoon making it three wins on the trot and we are unbeaten in the last five games in all competitions, four of which have beenwins. That's since our shock 2-0 home defeat by Wolves after we had taken [.

Rafa Gives Injury Update For Barnsley Game

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With the games coming thick and fast before the next long and boring two week International break due to start after the weekend of Saturday 5th November, Rafa will be giving his press conference later today for the game tomorrow night at Oakwell against Barnsley. Newcastle will have an enormous 6,000 traveling fans attending that [.

Can Newcaste Make It Four Wins In A Row At Barnsley?

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Newcastle have won their last three league games and we hope to make it four in a row at Oakwell tomorrow night against Barnsley. If we can do that we will have 28 points from the first 13 games and be 4 points better off than we were seven years ago when Chris Hughton was [...]

Rafa’s Comments From His Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Barnsley tomorrow night at Oakwell where we hope we can extend our winning streak to four games. Rafa Benitez finished his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow in Yorkshire tomorrow night: "When you play [.

Newcastle Star Thinks The Team Will Keep Improving

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Ayoze Perez made his first start for Newcastle in about a month in Newcastle's good 3-1 win at home to a good Brentford side on Saturday and Ayoze gave a good account of himself. Newcastle scored two goals in the first 16 minutes of the game and that helped to steady the nerves a little [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players Against Brentford

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Jonjo Shelvey had another terrific gamefor Newcastle yesterday getting two assists and he essentially ran the game for Newcastle especially in the first half and he is easily our Man of the Match for that display. Jonjo got 77% of the vote so he was by far our best player in yesterday's 3-1 home win [.

Newcastle Player Simply Buzzing After Yesterday’s Win

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Dwight Gayle cannot stop scoring goals at the moment and long may that continue as the Newcastle number 9 now has 9 goals to his name in the Championship and he's the top scorer in the division. In his last two home games Dwight has scored 5 goals so it' s not too surprising he [...]

Newcastle Stay Second As Huddersfield Lose At Home

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More good news for Newcastle today as Huddersfield lost 1-0 to SheffieldWednesday in today's easily kick-off Championship game. That keeps Newcastle in second place and we are now just one point behind leaders Norwich in the league table. We have to win against Barnsley on Tuesday night and who knows we could be top of [.

Shearer Has Coffee With Rafa – Manager’s Only Reasonably Happy

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One thing you have to understand about Rafa Benitez is that he's a perfectionist and if we win a game 7-1 he will be talking about how we could have done better in defending the goal we conceded.

Newcastle Star On What He Likes Doing Most Of All

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Jonjo Shelvey put in another greatgameyesterday and ran the game for Newcastleespecially in the first half when we were dominantand were 2-0 up after just 16 minutes with goals from Ciaran Clark and Dwight Gayle. Then just minutes into the second half Gayle scored his second goal of the game and his 9th goal in [.

Newcastle Goalscorer – It Was A Weird Performance Yesterday

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Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle seemed to be our best two performers yesterday in the good 3-1 win over Brentford at home, although we should have probably won the game by more than two goals. Dwight got another two goals yesterday and in the last three games he's bagged 5 goals after his famous hat-trick [.

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s Third Successive Win

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Alan Shearer was really pleased with two things yesterday Newcastle's 3-1 win over Brentford and the massive crowd that was at St. James Park as we now average above 50,000for home league games this season in the second division. Alan Shearer in front of his statue at St. James' Park A great [...]

How Newcastle Compare To 2009 After 12 Games Played

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For the first time this season we are doing better than Chris Hughton's Championshipwinning side of 2009-2010 and after 12 games played we have 25 points, which is one point more than we had seven years ago after 12 games played. Newcastle had just lost their second game of the season1-0 at Nottingham Forest on [.

Newcastle 3 Brentford 1 – Video Highlights

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Here's some of the highlights from yesterday's 3-1 win at home to Brentford on YouTube that plays over here in the US and could play in other countries too.

Brentford Press – Newcastle Too Good For The Championship

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The local Brentford press reporting on Newcastle's 3-1 win yesterday at St. James' Park said the Newcastle team simply outclassed The Bees. The report and comments on the GetWestLondon web-site were (very) complimentary to Newcastle who put in a good performance yesterday, especially in the first 25 minutes or so when we were 2-0 up [.

Newcastle After One Of Europe’s Top Young Center-Backs

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It's no secret that Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnleyhave been planning for the upcoming January transfer window and also for the summer transfer market when we are hoping Newcastlehave beenpromoted back to the Premier League. News today that Newcastle are targeting 19 year-old 6ft 5ins Partizan Belgrade center-back Nikola Milenkovic, but as might be expected [.

Newcastle 3 Brentford 1 – All Four Goals – Video

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Here are the four goals scored at St. James Park this afternoon with Newcastle going 3-0 up just after half time before Brentford got their consolation goal.

Rafa’s Message After The Game – We Will Play Much Better

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Wait for it Rafa Benitez seemed to be a happy man after the good 3-1 win over Brentford this afternoon in front of 51,885 fans and it could have been more than just 3-1 with a bit of luck and if we had taken more of the chances Newcastle created. But it was Ciaran [...]

Fans React On Twitter To Impressive 3-1 Win Over Brentford

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Here's some reactions from the Newcastle fans after a rather easy 3-1 win over Brentford today and Jonjo Shelvey had another outstanding game for the Magpies and he's looking better and betteras the season progresses. We weren't too sure how this game would go today, after dodgy performances in the league at home against Huddersfield [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match Against Brentford?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's Man of the Match was this afternoon in the 3-1 win against Brentford after Newcastle put in an impressive performancein front of a massive crowd of 51,885 at St. James' Park.

Newcastle Stroll To 3-1 Win Against Brentford

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This was an easy and impressive win this afternoon against Brentford with Newcastle going 3-0 after 49 minutes before Hoganpulled one back for the visitors and Jonjo Shelvey again showed he's getting close to his best form setting up all three chances for three assists in the game. This was what we wanted to see [.

Atsu, Colback, Gayle And Perez Start Against Brentford

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Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough test against Brentford this afternoon at St. James' Park and Dwight Gayle keeps his position up front as does Christian Atsu on the right wing, who was so outstanding against Rotherham last time out. And as we had thought Ayoze Perez gets a start in [.

This Is Mitro’s Biggest Asset But Also His Biggest Weakness

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Rafa Benitez has been talking about our 22 year-old Serbian International striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and the Newcastle manager has said that when he heard the striker had scored two goals for Serbia last week he rushed to the internet to see the video of the two goals. Mitro has a lot of passion and Rafa [.

Star Player Admits To Maturing Quickly At Newcastle

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Newcastle playmaker Jonjo Shelvey seems to have taken to Rafa Benitez as a manager ever since Rafa arrived on Tyneside last March. And even though the new manager dropped the England International soon after he arrived at the club, Jonjo seems to have understood the reasons for that and while he didn't like it [.

Rafa Reveals Player Trains Too Hard – He’s So Keen To Improve

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Aleksandar Mitrovic could be coming into form again after scoring two good goals for Serbia last weekend. However, Mitro has scored only one goal for us so far this seasonwhen he netted in the 6-0 annihilation of QPR at Loftus Road, so we are hoping he will soon be on the goal trail again for [...]

Rafa Explains Why Magnificent Fans Are So Vital

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It looks like the game at St. James' Park today against Brentford could be another full housewith over 51,000 tickets sold by last night and only 1300 short of asell-out. And when you consider Newcastle have sold out their away day allocation of 6,0000 tickets for the game at Barnsley on Tuesday night the Newcastle [.

Rafa Explains His Various Roles At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez and his lawyers spent 10 days negotiating with Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley at the end of last season, so he could have all the control he wanted atNewcastle and it appears at least from the outside that he got everything he asked for. Rafa is now called the manager at [...]

Benitez Gives Update On Injuries – One Player Still Out

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During Rafa's press conference earlier this afternoon the manager gave an update on Newcastle's injuriesand it seems a number of the injured players are slowly but surely are coming back into the fray. Rob Elliot came back to full training earlier this week and MassadioHaidara has been back for some weeks now, but it seems [.

Accolades From Rafa For This Improving Newcastle Star

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Rafa Benitez picked out Newcastle play-maker Jonjo Shelvey in his press conference today and it seems that Shelvey is startingto approach his best form after having a difficult start to his Newcastle career earlier in the year. And Rafa has said he thinks Jonjo is starting to play so well that he deserves a call-up [.

Top Youngster Sees Clear Path Forward At Newcastle

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19 year-old Freddie Woodman seems to now see a clear path forward for himself at Newcastle, but he admits he has to go out on loan from Newcastle to get first team games. Freddie is highly thought of at both Newcastle and in the England Youth ranks, where he made his debut for the England [...]

Not Only Form Is Important To Rafa – But These Things Too

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Rafa Benitez seems to take in a lot of different things before he decides is a player will start a game for Newcastle and that includes a number of different things. It includes how he does in training during the week and what hos form is like and how well the player has applied himself [...]

McClaren Carefully Adjusts Comments To His New Situation

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Steve McClaren is on the merry-go-round of management again having just been surprisingly hired back at Derby County where he was fired last year. That was after Derby basically collapsed in the second halfof the 2014-2015 season when for some strange (and unknown) reason Managing Director Lee Charnley of Newcastle wanted Steve to replace the [.

Young Star Gets Help And Advice From Rafa Benitez

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Isaac Hayden has been a great signing for Newcastle at just £2.5M from Arsenal and the 21 year-old made his England U-21 debut earlier this week in the 5-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina after he been part of the England U-21 squad quite a few times. Isaac has now played for every single [...]

This Is What Newcastle Fans Expect From The Brentford Game

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It seems like anything but a win at home to Brentford tomorrow afternoon will be a huge disappointment, with a massive 88% of fans thinking we will win the game. But there was some caution yesterday when Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway predicted a big upset and a 1-0 win for The Bees. In most [...]

Here’s A Dire Warning For Newcastle Tomorrow

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In our poll for the game tomorrowalmost 9 out of 10 Newcastle fans expect us to win this game, but Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway doesn't agree and he doesn't even think the game will be a draw he predicts a 1-0 win for the visitors. If that happens it will be our third defeat [...]

Initial Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Brentford tomorrow afternoon at St. James' Park. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow: "I was watching Mitrovic's goals, and I am pleased that he is scoring goals.

Sky Pundit Points Finger At Who Responsible For Relegation

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Most Newcastle fans put the blame (responsibility) for our relegation at the feet of head coach Steve McClaren because the squad we had last year was certainly not one of the worst three in the Premier League and especially after we spent around £80M on players through the season. This view was supported by Rafa [.

Pundit – What A Humble Man Rafa Benitez Is – I’m So Impressed

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You could tell in the Sky Sports interview of Rafa Benitez by former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway in early August that the two men got on well and seemed to just love to talk about football it's one of the best interviews we have seen and seemingly it was the very first one by [...]

New Arrival Very Happy At Newcastle And With Rafa Benitez

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Christian Atsu joined Porto at the age of 17 back in 2009 and finally made his debut for manager Andre Villas-Boas in August of 2011 against Olhanense. He stayed at Porto for four years playing 28 games for them before joining Chelsea in 1st September of 2013 on a five year contract, but he has [...]

Rafa Identifies This As Sign Of Newcastle’s Great Team Spirit

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Newcastle beat Norwich 4-3 two weeks ago yesterday in what was one of the most amazing finishes to a game ever seen at St. James' Park. Newcastle had been a goal down to Norwich at 3-2 for the last 20 minutes of the game and had been pressing for the equalizer, but heads never dropped [...]

Football Legend’s Confusing Comment On Rafa Benitez

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Diego Maradona has given a long interview in the Madrid newspaper Marca today, and he talks about a number of different subjects including former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez and his move to a famous club in England called Newcastle United. Maradona, Iniesta, Kroos... Éstas son #LasPortadas del día https://t.

Rafa Already Getting The Best Out Of This Top Defender

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27 year-old Irish International Ciaran Clark can play at center-back, left back or in defensive midfield, so he's quite a versatile player to have in the Newcastle squad. So far in his Newcastle career the 6ft 2ins tall player has made 7 appearances and he has played at both center-back and left back.

This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Brentford

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Two days to go before we get back to action again after another long and boring International break so we wonder what Rafa's starting team will be for the game. With International players coming back he may rest some of them for this game and bring them in at Barnsley on Tuesday night. Here's our [..

Star Reveals Intense Competition For Places Under Benitez

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Rob Elliot has returned to full training with the squad this week after it was just over six months since he badly damaged his Anterior Cruciate ligaments playing for Ireland in Dublin. Rob returns to the fray with there being great competition between the threegoalkeepers vying for the number one position.

Top Player Fit Again – Will Push For Starting Position

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When we signed Jesus Gamez in the summer he looked like an excellent signing by Rafa a player with both class and experience who wanted to join Newcastle United from the high flying Atletico Madrid. And the little we have seen of him he looks what he is a classy player who should [...]

Shearer’s Reaction To McClaren Getting Reappointed Derby Manager

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Club 1 sacked for not getting promoted. Club 2 sacked as getting relegated. Club 1 re-hire sacked manager. Really?! Only in football. #dcfc Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 12, 2016

This Newcastle Player So Brutally Honest

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One of the big disappointments so far this season has been the form of Mohammed Diame, but there's still time for Mo to get fully fit and then start producing for Newcastle like scoring some goals for us. And it's interesting that Rafa Benitez has kept the former Hull City, West Ham player in [...]

Rafa Explains Why His Rotation Policy Will Work

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The Championship is one of the toughest leagues in the world, which is why Rafa Benitez set out in the summer to build up the Newcastle squad in terms of both quality but also quantity. And he is rotating his players so that as the season goes on the players will remain relatively fresh and [...]

Benitez’ Insight On How He Prepares For Cup Games

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It's been a policy at Newcastle for far too long that owner Mike Ashley put the priority on the league games so that we could stay in the Premier League and pick up all that money. Given we have dropped into the Championship twice during his 9 years reign it doesn't seem to have worked [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Make It 3 Wins In A Row Against Brentford?

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Newcastle take on Brentford at home on Saturday in the first game following the latest International break. Let us know how you think this game will turn out and whether we can make it 3 wins in a row after beating Norwich and Rotherham in our last two games.

Is This The Top Player Newcastle Are Scouting In Belgium?

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Newcastle seem to be doing a lot of scouting in Belgium this season and it's a good question which players we are really after. Rafa Benitez has recently said they are already working on which players we may want to sign in January, but he and Lee Charnley are also looking forward over the next [...]

This Would Really Be A Shock Appointment

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There had been some rumors about this a week or so ago, but the news is that former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is in talks about a possible return to Derby County after he was fired from the job 17 months ago. And Newcastle (Lee Charnley) offered him the job on Tyneside only days after [...]

Newcastle Fans React To McClaren’s Possible Derby Return

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There are reports today that Steve McClaren could possibly make a shock return to Derby County after being sacked there a short 17 months ago. Since then Steve was a complete disaster at Newcastle United, where he basically managed in 28 games to seal our fate and relegation getting only 24 points. Fans react on [.

Great News For This Newcastle Player

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? GALLERY: Rob returns! Here's @the_dilsh back on the training field today ?? ?? https://t.co/dMhjJdJXYr #NUFC pic.twitter.com/srCUmG7TqE Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 11, 2016

Goalkeeper’s Great Form Down To This Simple Fact

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Rob Elliot is a happy man at the moment. As we published this morning he loves Newcastle and thearea but most of all the people. He has also just signed a new four year contract that keeps him at the club for the next four years and he has revealed today that one reason he [...]

Manager Gives Hints On How He Picks The Team

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Rafa picks a different side for almost every single game Newcastle playand it's becasue of his famous rotation system that he used at Liverpool when he was so successful there. One of the things fans don't know and which Rafa holds as a high priority in selcting players for a game is how they have [.

Newcastle Star On Why Newcastle Is Like Being In Heaven

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Ron Elliot is very well liked by the Newcastle fans and that adoration is likely to become even greater after what Rob has said about the Newcastle area, but most of all the people in the area. And after theNewcastle tourism people have read what Rob says they will no doubt want to sign him [...]

The Workaholic Odd Couple Recreating Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is in charge of Newcastle United on all football related matters, but he also has the staunch support at the executive level from Managing Director Lee Charnley and the two of them have struck up a good working relationship. It seems like Lee meets Rafa at the Benton Training grounds two or three [.

Poll – Last Chance To Vote On Next Five League Games

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This is your last chance to vote on the next five league games coming up from next Saturday October 15th until the next (very) long two week International break, which begins after the weekend of November 5th Guy Fawkes Day. Rafa Benitez Newcastle manager Here are the next five league games coming [.

Rafa Gives Opinion On Newcastle’s Dispays So Far

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Rafa Benitez is down to earth and a realist and he very rarely gets carried away in either direction either getting too high after a good win or getting toolow after a surprising defeat. We've seen both of those in the first two months of the season for example the 6-0 win at [...]

These Are Some Of The Big Changes Coming To Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez only signed on full time to manage Newcastle for the next three years on May 25th a short five weeks before players reported back for pre-season training. So there was not a lot of time to do things he wanted completed to improve the training facilities at the club. Those were some [...]

Benitez On Technology He Uses To Manage Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is a very good manager, but he also uses the latest software technology to help him identify areas of the team that need to be improved. Rafa makes notes during each game and it's this information he enters into the software programs he uses that allow him to better understand how Newcastle are [.

Newcastle Wounded Warrior Gives Positive Update

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Good news from goalkeeper Rob Elliot today that he thinks his return is only weeks away rather than months. But with such a serious injury, Rob cannot push it too much and the medical team will make sure that he doesn't do too much too soon. The last thing we want is a relapse and [...]

Newcastle Star Finally Back To Form – Video

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Really good news for Newcastle fans as Aleksandar Mitrovic had an excellent game for Serbia last night and he scored two goals in their 3-2 home win over Austria. Mitro has been a little bit off-form so far this season and especially when recently playing for his country when he came in for some extreme [.

Benitez Gives Insight Into His Surprising Management Style

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We have been delighted at the respect Rafa Benitez shows the opposition teams and manager and it bodes very well for Newcastle United as a football club. This is man who has won three European titles (so far) in his career and a person with an enormous ego would think it beneath him to go [...]

Ashley Hands Off – And Why Rafa Thinks Fans Are Happy

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Rafa has given more interviews today and he has explained that in the planning for Newcastle's future he has met with Managing DirectorLee Charnleytodiscuss a number of things including presumably who the targets are for the January transferwindow even though that's still almost three months away.

Shearer On Why The Hard Work Was All Worthwhile

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Alan Shearer has been working hard over the last few weeks and months to put on the Entertainers game yesterday between a Newcastle side and Manchester United side which ended in a 2-2 draw. And yes Alan Shearer himself scored so what's new? Alan Shearer in action on Sunday after scoring The [...]

Rafa Benitez Invites This Criticism From Fans

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One decent measure of the confidence of a person man or woman is the way and the manner in which they react to criticism and it seems like in today's world of social media, there's plenty of instant criticismto go around. And Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has had plenty of criticism in [...]

Newcastle Player Arrested in Local Nightclub

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle's Rolando Aarons was one of nine people arrested at 3am on Sunday morning in a local nightclub. They are reporting that Rolando became angry when he saw a group of men dancing with his aunt in the Livello nightclub in the city center. Rolando Aarons in action for [.

Newcastle Legend So Upbeat About Club’s Future

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Alan Shearer seems to be a big supporter of RafaBenitez. And before Rafa agreed to take the job as Newcastle manager back in March, he had talked with Alan about the job and what could it entailed and what some of the problems were that werelimiting the success of the club. Itcould also be true [.

Lascelles Explains Why Newcastle Players Are So Grateful

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Lat time out at Rotherham our captain Jamaal Lascelles put in a terrific performanceat the back as we came under pressure a number of times from bottom of the table Rotherham who on the day looked a much better side than the one propping up the Championship. Lascelles has had plenty of experiences playing [.

Newcastle Legend – I’ve Had A Brilliant Day

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The Newcastle United Entertainers drew 2-2 in their game with a Manchester United Select XI at Kingston Park thisafternoon to commemorate the 5-0 thrashing Newcastle gave the Red Devils on October 20th, 1996. And yes well of course one of Newcastle's goals was scored by Alan Shearer in the first half.

It Has To Be A Crucial Season For This Forward

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Ayoze Perez has had a decent enough season so far when you look at his stats and in 10 appearances (6 starts) for the Magpies he has 3 goals and one assist. So in his third season on Tyneside after signing for us from Tenerife for €2M he has 84 appearances with 16 goals and [...]

Here Are The 6 Games Coming Up For Newcastle In 21 Days

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In the last round of game between International breaks, starting on 10th September at Derby County, we had 7 games to play in 21 days including one EFL Cup tie. We won four games of the six in the league and drew one for 13 points and we beat Wolves at home in the 3rd [...]

Poll – How Many Points Will Newcastle Get In Next 5 Games?

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Rafa Benitez with his Performance of the Week award For the amazing come-from-behind 4-3 win against Norwich Here are the next five league games coming up starting next Saturday at home to Brentford. October Sat 15 15:00 H Brentford Tue 18 19:45 A Barnsley Sat 22 15:00 H Ipswich Town Sat 29 15:00 A Preston [.

This Playmaker Likely To Join Newcastle In January As Rafa Seeks Quality

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Rafa Benitezbrought in an amazing 12 players to the club over the summer transfer window a full team plus one sub. So as the January transfer window approaches, the Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle will be going after quality rather than quantity in the upcoming transfer window. Rafa will bring in maybe two [.

Shearer Confident Of Newcastle Success On One Condition

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Alan Shearer has been speaking to talkSPORT before the charity game today, where he will manage a Newcastle sideagainst a Manchester United Select side. It's to mark (celebrate?) 20 years since the we gave the Red Devils that famous 5-0 thrashing on October 20th, 1996. The game kicks off at 1.30pm at Kingston Park.

He’s Well Liked – But Can This Player Make It At Newcastle?

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We thought by now that Newcastle's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic would have scored a lot more than the one goal he's scored in six appearances for the Magpies. Of course he got off to a slow start simply because he was suspended for the first three games after receiving his second red card of last [.

Newcastle Outstanding Youngster Gains More Honors

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It's unusual for a goalkeeper who had had only 12 first team games in his career and none for his club Newcastle United to be representing the England U-21 side, but that's exactly what Freddie Woodman has achieved. Woodman has starred for the England U-17 and U-19 sides in particular, but has played for every [.

Newcastle Player In Spotlight After Some Impressive Performances

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The Boot Room is a very good blog thatoffers analysis and opinion (don't we all) on various football matters and they cover lots of different clubs too. The Chronicle have pointed out they have an article out currently that looks at the current EnglandU-21 side and they have some analysis forthree players,where they stand in [.

Captain Identifies These Key Talents Of Newcastle Players

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Young Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles believes a 1-0 scoreline like we managed last time out at Rotherham, is almost the perfect scoreline. That's because for one thing it means the team has kept a clean sheet and being a defender in the heart of Newcastle'sdefense these days not conceding a goal means a lot [.

Midfielder – Why It’s Nice To Play For This Great Football Club

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Jonjo Shelvey has been playing very well for Newcastle recently as he takes on the play-maker role in the teamand he's looking very good and one of the best players in the Championship. Jonjo was also doing some good deeds himself in the local area as he was visiting Shanklea Primary School in Cramlington to [.

Rafa Benitez Tries To Put The Record Straight

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Rafa Benitezis a teetotaler doesn't drink alcohol and has been talking today about what he talks about when he sees the managers after the games in the Championship and he admits they ask him about his time at Real Madrid. Rafa was Real's manager last season from June through early January when his [.

Benitez On Why He Wants More Goalscorers In The Side

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Newcastle have had 12 players score a goal in all competitions this season, with Dwight Gayle leading the way with 7 goals. And it seems that for good reason, manager Rafa Benitez is hoping that Newcastle can continue to spread the goals among a number of different players. Dwight Gayle Newcastle's top scorer right [.

Rafa On Why He Brought In These Players This Summer

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It was refreshing in the summer when Rafa Benitez targeted a number of British players and he did that after learning as much as he could about the Championship, which is a very physical and a very tough league one of the toughest leagues in the world. Rafa wanted players who were used to [...]

Rafa Building Foundations For Newcastle’s Future Success

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The Chronicle is reporting today that there was a get together between local journalists andRafa Benitez at the Benton Training grounds this week. They report that the difference in the mood and even inside the newly renovated inside of the building couldn't have been more different from the same meeting with Steve McClaren a year [.

Rafa Makes Surprising Comments On His Players

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Rafa Benitez in nothing if not honest and he has today said that he has a squad of 27 players and even though he will rotate players he admits that a number of his squad will not be happy campers for one reason or another. When Newcastle lose or draw that's when there [...]

Why Newcastle Could Have Big Transfer Window Next Summer

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If we can achieve this season's goal of promotion that's really all we want this season then it is likely a number of our players who didn't get enough playing time this seasonwill want to leave the club next summer. Rafa has talked today in the local papers of how it is impossible [...]

Aleksandar Mitrovic Explains Why He Attacked Dwight Gayle

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It's not the first time that Aleksandar Mitrovic has been let's say aggressive when a player has just scored a goal for Newcastle. But the Serbian striker's celebrations in the final seconds of the game last Wednesday night against Norwich City after Dwight Gayle had scoredthatsensational winner were well over the top.

Newcastle Player Admits He Has No Regrets

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Newcastle-born Jack Colback moved to Newcastle as a free agent from Sunderland just over two years ago and his move so far has been bitter-sweet. We're sure when Jack signed on at Newcastle with the uproar that accompanied the move both from Sunderland officials as well as their fans he didn't expect to be [.

Former Player – Rafa Benitez Was Fantastic With Me

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Andros Townsend was the first high profile player to leave Newcastle in the summer, when at the end of Junehe told Rafa Benitez he wanted to leave the club and the Newcastle manager moved quickly to get Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth in as a replacement. And Matt has beenso good this season that we have [.

The Fans Loved Me – Everyone Loved Me At Newcastle

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Andros Townsend has been doing the rounds today and he has given interviews in the Mirror and the Times. We have covered his interview in the Mirror wherehe says Rafa Benitez made him into a better player and he was sorry to leave Newcastle because Rafa had beenso fantastic with him on Tyneside.

Midfielder Tells Brutal Truth About Newcastle’s Start To Season

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If Newcastle fans thought it would be a breeze in the Championship this season, that view was changed quicklywhen after two games we have suffered two defeats at Fulham (1-0) and at home to Huddersfield (2-1). After those two defeats Rafa was cool and collected and pointed tothe things Newcastle could improve on.

Newcastle Promotion Favorites After Magical Transfer Window

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We hadan article out earlier today where Coral's Dave Stevens was on talkSPORT talking about the Championship and who were favorites to go up after 11 games played. It so happens that both Newcastle (3/10) and Norwich City (4/6) two of the relegated sides from last season wereboth odds-on favorites to be promoted [.

The Wife Of Rafa Benitez – The Angel of Kindness

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Montse Benitez is Rafa's wife (they were married in 1998) and createdtheMontse Benitez Foundation inSeptember 30, 2011 and she is in the news today because she haspaid for 40 children to go on a fabulous trip to Disneyland. There was some news of the Foundation in the local Newcastle press after Rafa joined Newcastle in [.

Newcastle Favorites To Win Championship – Here’s The Odds

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Coral's Dave Stevens has been on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show today and he did talk about the promotion race in the Championship and mentioned Newcastle still favorites to win it at 5/4. Davediscussed thatNeil Warnock is back in management with Cardiff City who are second bottom of the league just above Rotherham and [.

Newcastle’s Folly Back In August 2008

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Terry McDermott was again the coach at Newcastle when Kevin Keegan signed on for us for the second time as manager back in mid-January of 2008. That was after Sam Allardyce, now the former England manager, was fired in early January. And Terrytoday has talked about Newcastle selling James Milner in August of that year [.

It’s International Break Time – More Nonsense From Sissoko

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We are hoping that as time goes by Moussa Sissoko will stop talking about Newcastle United and only talk about his current club Tottenham Hotspur. For the last three years Newcastle fans have had to listen to the nonsense that self-centered Moussa talks about that he wanted to join a Champions League club [.

Rafa Talks About Top Player He May Keep This Season

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There will be adecision made on Cheick Tiote's future by the 20th September when the transfer window closes in the Emirates. If Cheick is not soldby thenRafa Benitez will quickly integrate him into the Newcastle squad and he will be available for the team to playin the Championship. Benitez likes Cheick as a person and [.

Newcastle’s Phenomenal Fan Support In Full View

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The average home gate at league games at St. James' Park so far this season is very close to 50,000 and that's not bad for a second division team. And maybe our last home game against Norwich was close to the Istanbul miracleRafaBenitez pulled off with Liverpool back in 2005 when they were 3-0 down [.

Joey Barton In Hot Water With Scottish FA

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Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton, who is now at Rangers but suspended for three weeks, has reportedly been charged by the Scottish Football Association for (allegedly) violating its betting rules. The possibility Joey had broken betting rules has been mentioned in the media for several days now.

Benitez’ Unifying Message To All Associated With Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is very keen to keep the supporters behind Newcastle and in fact everybody associated with Newcastle unified in their support of the club and the players. There has been some criticism of the rotation system Rafa has introduced, but only after we lose or draw a game which is interesting.

Belgium Still Shocked About Matz Sels

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Former Everton and Wigan managerRoberto Martinez is the new Belgium National manager and his job is to take the very talented Belgium players he has available at the moment and make them into a very good National side. One of those up-and-coming players for Belgium is Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels who is currently number three [.

Former Newcastle Star Hails The Impressive Rafa Benitez

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Former Newcastle star Darren Peacock is back in Newcastle for the game between Newcastle and Manchester United Legends thatwill take place at Kingston Park this Sunday. Darren has been talking to the Chronicle and he has talked about how the buzz is back at Newcastle with what Rafa Benitez has been doing this season.

Newcastle Star Gives Credit To The Great Geordie Fans

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24-year-old Grant Hanley has played 5 times for Newcastle so far this season and he's now offduring theInternational break with the Scotland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Slovakia. But even though Grant is not getting as many games as he was used to at Blackburn Rovers where he was their captain, [.

Former Defender Warns Newcastle Must Not Do This

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Darren Peacock has been interviewed in the Chronicle today in advance of the legends game between Newcastle United and Manchester United on Sunday at Kingston Park. Darren is pleased with whereNewcastle are this season in the Championship, but he says there are still many tough challenges coming up and the players and the fans cannot [.

To Work Under Rafa Benitez Has Been Unbelievable

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It seems that DeAndre is looking to stay atNewcastle for a long time and of course he did signa five year deal when he signed on for us in August and jumped at the chance to join a team managedby Rafa Benitez. He also had lived close to Newcastle(just across the Centennial bridge in Gateshead) [.

Townsend’s Father Puts Spin On Why Son Left Newcastle

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Politicians tend to put a spin on almosteverything and even try to say they didn't say something when there are oftenmultiple pieces of evidence like video of them saying it that exist. Andros Townsend's father in the same kind of way today is trying to put a spin on why his son left [...]

Newcastle Interested In Signing Nigerian International Defender

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We put out a report earlier today that said that Newcastle scouts were in Belgium last Thursday night checking out the Gent vs Sassuolo Europa League tie, which the home side won 3-1. And there was some debate as to which players Newcastlecould have been checking out at the game. Wilfried Ndidi 19 year-old [.

Newcastle After 19 Year-Old Wonderkid

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Newcastle have been linked with Genk's 19-year-old left winger Leon Bailey, but other clubs have been interested in him for a while now including Chelsea. Leon is attracting a lot of attention this season and there were a number of scouts at last Thursday's Europa League game when Genk hosted Sassuolo and won the game [.

Newcastle Working Hard On Transfers

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Newcastle are reported in the Chronicle as going on a scouting mission to Belgium, which is not the first time this season and the club must see some bargains there. Certainly we are not scouting in France as much as we used to, with a number of those deals proving to be duds. We would [...]

Our Hats Are Off To This Courageous Player This Season

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Yoan Gouffran was hardly used last season when he appeared only 8 times with 3 starts and 5 sub appearances. Yoan had no goals and no assists. contrast that after two months of this season when he has appeared 9 times with 8 starts and has scored 3 goals and has two assists. What a [...]

Newcastle Star – It’s A Great City And A Great Club To Play For

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Jonjo Shelvey has started to become a really good play-maker for Newcastle and he's starting to attainthe form we all know he's capable of. And in 10 appearances in the Championship this season he has three goals and two assists so the former Liverpool midfielder is really contributing to the side.

New Signing Gets Closer To Playing Regularly

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Achraf Lazaar has made just one appearance for Newcastle since joining us from Palermo in August, after he turned down an offer from Fiorentina to join them. The 16 times capped Moroccan International wanted to join Rafa Benitez at Newcastle and he was delighted to sign on at the famous Tyneside club.

Newcastle Star Describes Benitez’ Qualities As A Manager

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Jonjo Shelvey has forced his way into Rafa Benitez' starting line-up at Newcastle and as well as getting near some of his best form on the pitch Jonjois also working much harder than he used to in games. That's a key requirement Rafa Benitez has when you are given a chance in the first team [...]

Here’s Some Stats On Newcastle So Far This Season

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As we go into another (long and boring) two week International break we have time to reflect on howNewcastle have done so far this season. Before the first International break we won an EFL cup tie at home to Cheltenham and got 9 points from the first five league games. Before the second International break [.

Newcastle Player Talks In Glowing Terms About His Mentor

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DeAndre Yedlin was very keen to join Newcastle and he seemed to jump at the chance to join such a big club once manager Rafa Benitez went after him. Rafa wanted to replace Daryl Janmaat, who didn't want to play in England's second division so he left the club for Watfordafter two years on Tyneside.

Defender On Newcastle’s Squad Being Big And Competitive

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24 year-old Scottish International Grant Hanley has played five times for Newcastle 3 starts and 2 sub appearances since joining us from Blackburn Rovers in August after a few weeks of negotiating with Blackburn to agree a fee. His latest sub appearance was late in Saturday's game as Rotherham when the home side [.

Rafa – This Player Showing He’s Good Every Single Week

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Ciaran Clark had his third solid game in a row for Newcastle at Rotherham United on Saturday where the Millers showed they are so much better than a bottom of the league side and as it turns out they had just lost on Tuesday night to high-flyingHuddersfield by a close score of 2-1. [...]

Rafa – This Player Is So Positive – A Good Character

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Last summer when Steve McClaren had just come in as the new manager he was going to send goalkeeper Rob Elliot out on loan, but Rob was so enthusiastic in training and so positive that he decided to keep him at Newcastle. Then last October when Tim Krul was seriously injured playing for the Netherlands [.

Difference: How Rafa Picks A Team And How England Do It

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At Newcastle in the past when we brought in some highly paid player they were almost guaranteed a starting position in the team. So if there was ever a choice between say an up-and-coming younger and a star player we paid big bucks for and we were paying ridiculous wages to the youngster didn't [...]

Rafa Pleased Newcastle Now Improving In This Vital Area

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Over the last several years and most certainly over the last two years you cannot accuse Newcastle of being mentally strong in any way and usually when we went behind in a game that was it we would lose it and the only question wasby how many. Even when we played well at times [...]

It’s More Good News From Newcastle

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We've been wondering how Rob Elliot is getting along with his recuperation from thatbad ACL injury he picked up in late March and there's some encouraging news this morning on Rob. The Newcastle goalkeeping coach Simon Smith has given a positive update on Rob and all the other Newcastle goalkeepers including Tim Krul [.

Rafa – He Scores That Type Of Goal In Training – Video

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Christian Atsu scoredwhat was selected as the best goal of the 2015 African Cup of Nations Championship when he was way out on the right wing and beat his man and sent over a beautiful left foot shot that ended up in the top far corner of the net a fabulous goal. Sound familiar? [...]

Aston Villa Sack Roberto Di Matteo

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Aston Villa have just sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo after the relegated club made a poor start to the seasonand were beaten 2-0 at Preston on Saturday after they managed to get a lastminute equalizer against us the previous weekend. There were rumors over the weekend that Chinese owner Dr. Tony Xia would take that [.

Former Player So Positive About Newcastle’s Future

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At the beginning of the season the three relegated clubs Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa were the top favorites to be promoted back to the Premier League. And after we made a very shaky start with those two defeats both Newcastle and Norwich are very well placed in the league table. But that's not the [.

Newcastle Star – I’m Pleased I Got An Opportunity

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Christian Atsu scored a great winning goal for us on Saturday at Rotherham and was easily or Man of the Match pn hos very first start for the club. It was in the 41st minute that he received the ball out on the right wing and moved in and then, as he's done quite a [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players At Rotherham

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Christian Atsu had a starting debut to remember for Newcastle against Rotherham and he had his manager Rafa Benitez praise him after the game. The 24 year-old scored one terrific goal that won the game for us and then in the second half he did everything right with another tough chance but goalkeeper Lee Campproduced [.

Captain – This Is Something We Didn’t Have Last Season

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In the last couple of games the fantastic fight back on Wednesday and yesterday's tough 1-0 win at Rotherham the Newcastle players have shown fight, courage and determination and that's one reason we have taken 6 points from thosetwo vital games. One of our players who has plenty of character and fight is our [.

Rafa On What He Did Before Signing Newcastle’s New Hero

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24 year-old Christian Atsu made his first start for Newcastle yesterday at Rotherham United and he ended up being Newcastle's hero with a simply superb goal after 41 minutes. And then in the second half he almost scored another great goal as he ran at the Millers' defense but this time the Rotherham goalkeeper Lee [.

Rafa’s Gives His Analysis Of The Rotherham Win

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As Rafa had pointed out more than once in his press conference on Friday Rotherham United are a much better team than their position in the table would suggest and they gave Newcastle everything we could handle yesterday. Rotherham had a few chances near the end and it could have easily ended up as a [.

Rafa Benitez – I Enjoy Winning, It Doesn’t Matter How

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It should not be a surprise to any Newcastle fan that Rafa Benitez is a winner and I guess we shouldn't be too surprised that Rafa likes winning however the win comes about. Yesterday was not pretty, but our lads at Rotherham finally ground out a precious 1-0 win against the bottom of the [...]

More Video Highlights – Rotherham 0 Newcastle 1

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Here's another good video that can be seen around the world of yesterday's Rotherham vs Newcastle game and our narrow 1-0 win it's from Newcastle Fans Video.

How Newcastle Compare After 11 Games To Seven Years Ago

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There's not too many difference with Newcastle's record seven years ago after 11 games played in the Championship. Seven years ago we had lost only one and won 7 whereas this season we have also won 7 of the first 11 games and lost three. However back in 2009 in the next two games we [...]

Rafa Benitez – Why I Enjoy Managing Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez has his very own philosophy on football and it cannot be too bad when you look at his terrific resume it seems he is happy working at a big club like Newcastle. Rafa is very competitive buthe is polite, cool, calm and collected and seems to love to be challenged in coaching. [...]

Newcastle Fans React on Twitter – It Wasn’t Pretty – But We Won

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In what wasn't one of our best performances today, especially in the second half we still managed to get all 3 points at bottom of the table Rotherham United and after all that's the main thing in each and every game this season. It wasn't pretty but we won the game. Questions?

Rafa – What We Had To Do To Beat Rotherham United

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It's a mantra Rafa keep saying before and after every single game the team has to work hard all the time if we are to be successful and win games. And while it was no means easy today for Newcastle against a good Rotherham side we did come away with all 3 points and [...]

Rotherham United 0 Newcastle – Full Video Highlights

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Here are a full 10 minutes of highlights from the game today whiuch newcastel win and stay in thrid position with both Huddersfield and Norwich also winning.

Christian Atsu’s Brilliant Winner – Video

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Here is Christian Atsu's brilliant winner after 41 minutes today at New York Stadium that produced all 3 points for Newcastle. Howay The Lads!! What a way to open your @NUFC account! @ghanafaofficial international @ChristianAtsu20 scores with a sublime finish. pic.twitter.com/nO91y4jMgB Football On 5 (@FootballOn5) October 1, 2016

Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Rotherham?

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It was a hard-fought win this afternoon against a very good Rotherham United side but we got all 3 points and that was the mission as in any other games this season. This win was not easy but the lads pulled it off and we now have 22 points from our 11 games [...]

Brilliant Atsu Goal Gives Newcastle Win Against Impressive Rotherham

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It was the first start for loanee Christian Atsu and he produced a magnificent goal after 41 minutes that put Newcatsle 1-0 up just before half time and that was the difference between the sides art the New York Stadium this afternoon. But Rafa was right about Rotherham being a better team than their position [.

Anita, Atsu, Diame and Gayle All Start At Rotherham

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Rafa Benitez has just named his team for the game at Rotherham United today and he has recalled Anita at right back in place of American DeAndre Yedlin and Dwight Gayle keeps his place in the side after his hat-trick on Wednesday night it looks like there are only two changes. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl [.

How Rafa Benitez Has Prepared His Players For Rotherham

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Newcastle fans rememberafter we had routed QPR 6-0 away and yes it could have been more that we played at home against what looked like a very beatable Wolves side and proceeded to put in our worst performance of the season. So this must be Newcastle because we followed our best performance [...]

So What’s Happened To This Newcastle Player?

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We thought when we signed Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid in the summer that he would probably be one of the starting full-backs this season, but that hasn't happened. It's mainly because of two reasons Gamez is still adjusting to English football and he's also picked up one or two minor injuries this season.

Rafa Talks Tactics For Rotherham Game

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RafaBenitez is well aware of the potential for a disaster at the New York Stadium this afternoon in Rotherham and has tried to prepare his players accordingly. He has reminded them of what happened after we demolished QPR 6-0 away a short 17 days ago when pundits were saying there wasNewcastle United and then the [.

New Signing – Everything At Newcastle Has Been Unbelievable

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It turns out that the Seattle media are following the fortunes of DeAndre Yedlin at a certain famous football club in England called Newcastle United. After almost every game there is something in the papers about their native son and towns and cities in the states are renowned for being proud of the people who [.