Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2016

Is This Potentially Good News For Newcastle Midfielder?

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The news tonight if that the FA hearing for Jonjo Shelvey is likely to be delayed for at least another three weeks according to the Mail. That would have the hearing be during the week before Christmas. The reason stated for the delay is said to be logistical reasons and it's basically being able to [.

Rafa Benitez Is Supportive Of Players But Can Be Ruthless

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Rafa Benitez is always very supportive of his players and we saw that after the game last night when he refused to even talk about Matz Sels blunder when he couldn't hold a shot shortly after we had gone ahead in extra time and it was an easy chance for Robert Snodgrass to smash the [...]

Rafa’s Rallying Cry – We’re A Team And Must Keep Working Hard

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Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels is getting criticism for last night's defeat after he could not hold onto a shot from Marcus Henriksen and the ball went to Scottish International Robert Snodgrasswho gleefully slammed the ball into the net for the equalizer. That was only just after Newcastle had just taken the lead with a goal [.

If Rafa Tired Of Missed Chances He Could Sign This Striker In January

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How many times this season have Newcastle dominated games or dominated long stretches of games, but missed their chances and scraped together a win or lost a game? That's kind of happened last night at the KCOM stadium with Newcastle dominating the first half and also extra time when Hull had been reduced to 10 [.

Alan Shearer Bemoans Loss To Hull

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter after the Newcastle loss to Hull last night when we beaten 3-1 on penalties after dominating large parts of the game. We missed our chances and conceded a sloppy goal and whenever you do that it's a recipe for losing the game. That's what happened last night Very poor pens [.

Newcastle Only Have Themselves To Blame For Sickening Loss

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Newcastle were the better side in the first half of the game last night and should have been ahead at the break, but the chances we had we couldn't put away. In the second half Hull began to find their rhythm a little bit and came back into the game and it was much more [...]

Hull 1 Newcastle 1 (3-1) – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the video that plays around the world for our overseas fans it's cut off but you can see the action. When we scored in extra time it really looked like we were on our way but it wasn't to be. In the end the result was another kick in the gut for [...]

Winger – We’re Disappointed But We Must Refocus

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Christian Atsu, our Ghanaian winger who is on loan this season from Chelseawas the only one of our four players to score from his spot kick last night and even that went in off the under-side of the cross bar. But the 24 year-old gave a good interview on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the [.

Devastated Newcastle Fans React On Twitter To Sickening Loss

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We are all gutted about what happened last night, but there's somegood comments this morning on Twitter from Newcastle fans and what most of them say is right basically we have to learn from the mistakes last night and move on. We cannot overreact well not too much other than to [...]

Newcastle Could Be Losing Top Coach This Week

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There is a report in the Scottish Sun yesterdaythat Newcastle's assistant managerIan Cathro could be in line for the manager job at Hearts. The report is that current manager Neilson will be in chargefor the Hearts' home game with Rangers tonight in the Scottish Premier League, but is then expected to be unveiled as the [.

Benitez – Missed Opportunity – Disappointment – But We Played Well

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It was a difficult game to watch tonight when Newcastle were beaten by a 10 man Hull side when they scored all their 3 penalties in the shoot our and we missed three of the four penalties we took. Rafa did say after the game that his players had not practiced penalties in preparation for [...]

Hull 1 Newcastle 1 – Penalty Shoot Out – Video

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We hope Rafa has our players doing some penalty practice before Friday night just in case we get a penalty on Friday night at Nottingham Forest. We were simply hopeless tonight in the penalty shoot-out. Warning for Newcastle fans this can be dangerous to your health.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Hull?

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It was another desperately disappointing defeat for Newcastle tonight at Hull after we were beaten 3-1 on penalties. The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and 1-1 after extra time, but we had many opportunities to win this game and didn't. We were given an advantage right at the end of normal time when [.

Newcastle Lose 3-1 On Penalties – Throw Away Glorious Opportunity

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In what was a second successive loss after nine wins in a row, Newcastle were defeated 3-1 on penalties at the KCOM stadium tonight by Hull City after the score had ended0-0 after 90 minutes. In the last minute of normal time after a close fought contest it looked like the fortunes had turned for [.

Newcastle Go Into Extra Time – Hull Down To 10 Men

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In what has been a very close game Hull City and Newcastle are now playing extra time in their game at the KCOM stadium after the score was 0-0 after 90 minutes. Newcastle had the better of the first haf but as the second half Hull came more and more into the ascendancy and Newcastle [...]

Sels, Lazaar, Diame, Gouffran And Gayle Start

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Rafa has just named his side for the quarter-final game at the KCOM Stadium tonight against Hull City. Here is the team that Rafa will start tonight as just released on the Newcastle United Twitter account. TEAM NEWS: Here is how Newcastle United will line up against @HullCity this evening. #NUFC pic.

Now Pundit Slams Moussa Sissoko

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Moussa Sissoko was pretty invisible for Newcastle when we were relegated last season and in the games when we were struggling (a lot of games) there was no sign of the Frenchman although he was rumored to be on the pitchsomewhere. In his three and a half years on Tyneside he was tone deaf [...]

Benitez Goalkeeper Update – Rob Elliot Is Close To Return

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Rafa Benitez has given an update today on the goalkeeper situation at Newcastle, withKarl Darlow having playedin the last nine league games and suffering the firstnon-win in that streak, when we lost to Blackburnat home on Saturday. In our team for tonight's game we had Karl Darlow in goal,but Rafa can play Matz Sels [.

Rafa Benitez Critical Of Mo Diame – He’s Working Very Hard

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We covered an interview today that Mo Diame gave yesterday when he said he had been sleeping since arriving at Newcastle and that he would need to wake up soon. Mohamed said he was not pleased with his Newcastle form since arriving from Hull City in the summer for £4.5M. Rafa Benitez has seen or [..

Rafa Plays Up Opportunity – Compliments Hull City Manager

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What we've noticed about Rafa Benitez before almost every game this season he points out the strong points about the opposing side and says something positiveabout the opposing manager. They are not hollow comments, but Rafa knows how difficult it is to be a manager these days and he respects those people who are managers [.

Newcastle Have Signed Impressive Young Spanish Striker

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has lots of connections in Spain and is told about the good up-and-coming youngsters who are coming through at all levels of the game in his home country. And there have been various reports in the Spanish press over the last 24 hours that we have reached an agreement to sign [.

Newcastle Midfielder Admits He’s Been Sleeping All Season

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Mohamed Diame has not been at his best form for Newcastle this season not yet anyway. Mo was signed from Hull for £4.5M in the summer the figure in the release clause of his contract and he elected to take a step down in the leagues to join massive Newcastle. Mo [...]

Rafa – It Was A Bad Performance From Me On Saturday

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Rafa Benitez is nothing if not brutally honest and he refuses to make any excuses when Newcastle lose and brushes off excuses if they are brought up in his post-match interviews. It is all down to how his team played and if we don't win, that's because there is somethingthe team didn't do or did [.

Rafa Explains His Philosophy On Cup Games This Season

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Maybe the simplest way to look at the way Rafa Benitez thinks about football is that he concentrates only on the next game and tries to win it. He will pick the team he thinks can win the game, comes up with a game plan to win the game but that's not unlike what [...]

Heads Were Down In Dressing Room After Shocking Loss

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Jamaal Lascelles takes his job as the Newcastle captain very seriously and he has said the dressing room after the shocking defeat against Blackburn was not a good place to be. Newcastle's nine game winning streak in all competitions came to an abrupt end on Saturday and the crowd of 52,000 who turned out for [.

Pundit Predicts Surprising Hull City – Newcastle Result

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Pundit Charlie Nicholas is backing Hull to beat Newcastle United tonight in the quarter-final of the League Cupat the KCOMstadium. Nicholas thinks the defeat at the weekend against Blackburn has killed off the huge momentum Newcastle had after winning their nine previous games. The stadium is likely to be only half full tonight because the [.

This Could Be Rafa’s Starting Eleven For Hull City

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Rafa will likely play his strongest side for the game tomorrow night against Hull City in the quarter-final of the EFL (League) Cup a big chance for us to make the semifinals of a competition for the first time in eleven years. Rafacould well play a team very like the one he started at [...]

Newcastle Player Accepts FA Misconduct Charge

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Jack Colback has accepted a misconduct charge lodged by the FA back in March. The new regulations were put in place in 2014 and they state that both players and coaches in the game are not allowed to bet on any football games anywhere in the world. The FA charge was that Jack had breached [...]

Player On Why He Couldn’t Resist Coming To Newcastle

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Mo Diame is one of three players in the summer who left clubs in the Premier League to join Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United. Mo left Hull City whom he had helped get promoted by scoring that sensational winner after 72 minutes at Wembley that gave them the 1-0 playoff win overSheffield Wednesday.

Rafa’s Press Conference Comments – We Can Win

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the quarter-final tie at Hull City tomorrow night and he talks about the game and says if we can play well we can win the game. Coming out of the press conference is that Spanish full-back Jesus Gamez looks like he's out for six weeks with [...

Mauricio Pochettino Slams Moussa Sissoko

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Mauricio Pochettino did not even include new signing Moussa Sissoko in the 18 man squad who were selected to play at Chelsea on Saturday and today the Tottenham manager has come out and criticized the former Newcastle midfielder in no uncertain way. Moussa Sissoko in action for Spurs this season Newcastle sold Sissoko for a [.

Hull City Manager – Newcastle Are Extremely Strong

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It's probably fair to say that Newcastle want to win the game tomorrow night at Hull City more than Hull do. Hull played their strongest side in the Premier League on Saturday and Newcastle did not play our strongest side against Blackburn in front of a sell-out 52,000 crowd at St. James' Park and we [.

Can Newcastle Reach League Cup Semi-Finals?

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Newcastle have an opportunity tomorrow night at Hull to reach the semi-finals of a Cup competition for the first time in11 years. We reached the final of the FA Cup in two successive seasons back in 1998 and 1999 and lost 2-0 both times to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively. The last time we reached [.

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle Team Still Learning

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The game on Saturday could have gone either way in the second half and just as Newcastle seemed to be coming to life it was Charlie Mulgrew who scored after 75 minutes to give Blackburn Rovers an unlikely 1-0 win at St James's Park. The game was all too similar to the last time we [...]

Surprise Winner Of Man Of The Match Poll

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It was probably indicative of the shock we all had on Saturday afternoon that our goalkeeper Karl Darlow won the Man of the Match poll for Saturday's game, in which we lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers in what was a shocking result and a poor performance. In a game against the 3rd bottom of the [...]

Newcastle Could Nab This Classy Young Playmaker In January

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Rafa Benitez will try to strengthen the Newcastle squad in January and also in the summer and there's one area of the side where we seem to be short of talent. Players with flair and creativity in central midfield are in short supply at Newcastle and if Jonjo Shelvey is suspended for his misdemeanor [.

Cup Progress Is Great – But We Must Get Promoted

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Rafa Benitez surprised us on Saturday when he made six changes to the side that had started at Elland Road in the previous game and came away with a good 2-0 winagainstan in-form side moving up the league table. But it seems to have backfired after we lost1-0 to third bottom Blackburn and it snapped [.

Benitez Blasts Players – We Didn’t Show Character And Quality

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Rafa Benitez was not happy after the first defeat in 11 games on Saturday and after nine successive wins, whenNewcastlewent down1-0 at home to Blackburn. Rafa was not happy in the first half that some of his players had expected an easy game and he had talked at the break about dealing with the high [.

Next Two Games Are Really Important For Newcastle

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All good things come to an end and so was the case yesterday, when our 9 game winning streak was ended by Blackburn Rovers. We just didn't expect it come at the hands of the 3rd bottom club and at a packed out St. James' Park with a weakened team starting the game. But that's [...]

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

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It was a disappointing performance and result for Newcastle yesterday when we thought we were on the verge of creating history with 10 wins ion a row. But we didn't do it and too many of our players underperformed yesterday and we will have to do a lot better if we are to reach the [...]

These Players Could Be Leaving Newcastle This Summer

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Rafa Benitez will have a lot of decisions to make in the summer when he gets his squad ready for what we hope is a season back in the Premier League and the big time. There are a number of players who will be returning from loan and a number of players whose contracts are [...]

Newcastle After Two Players In January From Belgium League

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There's news in Chronicle Live that Newcastle are again scouting in Belgium today as they look at some young stars to bring into the club in the January transfer window. If Newcastle can keep winning games after the shock home defeat yesterday against Blackburn, we should be in a good position to attract some good [.

How Newcastle Compare To 2009-2010 Season

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After winning 9 games in a row Newcastle unexpectedly lost 1-0 yesterday at St. James' Park to 3rd bottom Blackburn Rovers. That was certainly a huge shock to fans after 90% thought we would win this game in our poll before the game. Itwas the third time this season we had lost at home and [...]

Benitez Frustrated And Disappointed With Poor Performance

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Rafa Benitez had some harsh words to say after the game about his team yesterday who did not play well and were nowhere near their best. Newcastle suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of 3rd bottom Blackburn, who recorded only their 5th win of the season and climbed out of the relegation zone. [.

Now’s Not The Time To Overreact – Well Not Too Much

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When you have won nine games in a row and you are playing a sidein relegation trouble at home in front of a full house of over 52,000 fans let's tell the truth you expect to win the game. We expected we could get 10 wins on the trot yesterday for the first [...]

Players Disappointed But They Must Stay Positive

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DeAndre Yedlin got another start for Newcastle yesterday in what was supposed to be a celebration for Newcastle winning 10 games in a row for the first time in our history. But it didn't turn out that way and third bottom Blackburn Rovers came away with a victory as their manager Owen Coyle had predicted [.

Newcastle 0 Blackburn 1 – Video Highlights

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Here's the EFL video of the game today on YouTube so it should play around the world. Newcastle were shocked by Blackburn Rovers and lost 1-0 withtheir goal coming after 75 minutes in front of over 52,000 fans at St. James' Park this afternoon.

Benitez Critical Of Performance – We Were Poor In Lots Of Ways

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Rafa Benitez pulled no punches in his post game interview and he said he didn't like a lot of the things Newcastle did today in short he was extremely critical of Newcastle's performance. We lost our first game in 10 games with the other nine all being wins but Newcastle seemed off [...]

Newcastle Had An Off Day – That’s All

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It was always going to be a game that we didn't expect to lose that would end our winning streak and indeedit was to 3rd bottom Blackburn that we lost 1-0 in front of packed out St. James' Park with a crowd of over 52,000. That was only their 5th win of the season, but [...]

Shocking 1-0 Defeat For Newcastle

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In what was a shocking defeat for Newcastle today we lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers with a goal from Mulgrew after 75 minutes and that our fourth defeat of the season in the league which equals what we lost in the full 46 game season the last time we were in the Championship back in [...]

Shearer – Blackburn Deserved To Win

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This was a shock defeat today at St. James' Park and Alan Shearer was at the game this afternoon and tweeted the fact that he thought Blackburn Rovers deserved their win. Alan played for Blackburn Rovers before he joined Newcastle and they won the Premier League back in 1994-1995. Quite honestly the very last thing [.

Six Changes – Yedlin, Mbemba, Gamez, Atsu And Mitrovic Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the home game against Blackburn Rovers today, where a win would create a new record of 10 successive wins at the Newcastle club. Rafa has made a number of changes probably to give players a rest before the League Cup quarter-final tie at Hull City on [...]

Rafa Explains Why He Does This At Places He Manages

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and his Spanish coaches fitness coach Franciscode Miguel Moreno and first-team coaches Mikel Anita and Antonio Gomez Perez took time off last Tuesday to visit some of the local landmarks. It turns out they visitedthe Keep, the Angel of the North, Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Durham University.

Today Could Be A Big Day In The History Of Newcastle United

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It's expected to be another sellout at Newcastle today for the visit of 3rd bottom club Blackburn Rovers and should we be able to win this game today it will be the first time in 124 years that Newcastle have managed to win 10 games on the trot. Since we drew with Aston Villa 1-1 [...]

Rafa Benitez Really Proud Of Newcastle United

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Rafa Benitez has been interviewed in the Chronicle and other local papers today and he has been asked about the potential record of winning 10 successive games for the first time in our long history, if we can beat an improving Blackburn Rovers side today at home. The game will be played in a [...]

We’re Very Professional – Everyone Is Raring To Go

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Jamaal Lascelles has turned out to be a very good captain for Newcastle and he has taken that responsibility as a young and fairly inexperienced player. But he has done very well in both his role as the captain and his role as the anchor at the center of Newcastle's resilient defense. What a signing [.

These Two Englishmen Would Be Great Signings In Summer

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Two English players Newcastle have been linked with recently are 23 year-old Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor and 24 year-old Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and it could be they are two top targets for Newcastle this coming summer. Gone are the days when Newcastle looked for cheap buys in France with less than [.

Another Full House At St. James’ Park

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St. James' Park is again sold out for tomorrow's game against Blackburn Rovers. Those present could possibly see Newcastle make history with a win and that would be the first time in Newcastle's long history that we have won 10 games on the trot. It would put this side and manager Rafa Benitezin the record [.

Rafa Benitez In Emotional Tribute To Steven Gerrrard

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If anybody ever though it wasn't Steven Gerrard who brilliantly hauled Liverpool back from the dead in that Champions League final in Istanbul back in 2005 against AC Milan, they can think again. Rafa Benitez has today given an amazing tribute to Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement from football yesterday and the Newcastle manager [.

Shearer Explains Why Rafa Could Leave Newcastle

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We wrote a piece this morning in which we said we hoped Mike Ashley would give Rafa Benitez and his coaching staffnew and improved contracts given that we do get promotedbackto the Premier League this season. We suggested 10 year contracts given that Mike was willing to give the mediocre Alan Pardew and his [.

Rafa Talks About Blackburn, Colback And Hanley In Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference and some of his comments are being reported on the Newcastle United Twitter account and in Chronicle Live. It looks like both Jack Colback and former Blackburn player Grant Hanley will not be available for this game through injury. Rafa Benitez at his press conference These are [.

Newcastle Issue Statement On Potential Abuse

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The Guardian newspaper issued a report yesterday on the potential sexual abuse of young players in football and it was alleged a former player for Newcastle United has made comments about child abuse in football. The abuse is alleged to have been associated with a coach who once worked at Newcastle probably as a [.

Ashley’s Newcastle Investment Could Soon Pay Off Big Time

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Mike Ashley bought Newcastle in the early summer of 2007 and he paid around £133M for the shares of Sir John Hall and former Chairman Freddy Shepherd. The he put about £100M into the club in late 2007 to pay off a loan the club had that he knew nothing about so much for [...]

Lascelles – This Is One Of My Jobs At Newcastle

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about Newcastle's number 9 striker Dwight Gayle and the 25 year-old has turned out to be some acquisition for Newcastle for only £10M from Crystal Palace. In 13 league appearances he has scored 13 goals so that's a great return from a player who played in the Championship [.

Is This Newcastle’s Starting Eleven For Blackburn?

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Rafa Benitez rotates his squad for most games, with maybe at least three changes and we wonder what the starting eleven will be for tomorrow's home game against Blackburn. All games are important this season but this game is a little more special because the side is close to creating a new record for Newcastle [.

This Is One Problem Rafa Has At Newcastle This Season

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You can almost work out the thinking that Rafa put into his squad last summer, as he began building Newcastle from the bottom up. He was well aware for the past decade at least that Newcastle's injury record every season has been horrendous with Newcastle always top of the Injury League in the Premier League.

Owen Coyle Gives Out Warning To Newcastle

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Owen Coyle has been talking about tomorrow's game at Newcastle and the 50 year-old experienced managersays he is looking forward to what may be their toughest game of the season. On form and on league position we should win this game fairly easily, but things don't always work out the way they are expected to [.

Local Lad Explains What’s Needed To Win Every Game

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Rafa Benitez drums into his players before every single game that the opponents must be respected and that the lads cannot expect an easy game. We have teams both home and away playing near their best form against Newcastle and that's likely to happen with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Certainly their players are looking forward [.

Alan Shearer Recognizes Gerrard As One Of The Greats

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Steven Gerrard announced his retirement fromfootball today at the age 36 and ended what wasa great career for Liverpool and for England. He was one player who could fulfill his dream of playing for his home town club and he spent 17 seasons at Anfield. Steven made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 when he [.

Rafa Benitez Targets English Striker For Next Summer

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The Chronicle is reporting today they think Newcastle want 24 year-old Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. The report is that sources on the south coast say Newcastle want Wilson probably for the summer transfer window. Newcastle already persuaded one of Bournemouth's best players Matt Ritchie to sign for us in the summer and [.

It’s Official – Dream Of Gerrard Playing For Newcaste Gone

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Steven Gerrard has just announced his retirement from football so the slight chance that he could join his former manager Rafa Benitez on Tyneside and play a couple of seasonsfor Newcastle has gone. Steven has just announced his retirement form the game and the former Liverpool and England captain he will not be playing for [.

Goalkeeper Could Leave Newcastle Under These Conditions

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Matz Sels joined us from Gent at the end of June and he was our first signing of the summer for about £4M. He was a surprise signing and was brought in by Rafa Benitez because both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot would take some time to get back to action from their serious ACL [...]

Can Newcastle Beat Blackburn To Create New Record?

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Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle team will try to create a new record at Newcastle by being the first team in our long history to win 10 games in a row. That has never been done before and currently Kevin Keegan holds the record with nine. Kevin did win13 league wins in a row spread [...]

Striker – This Is What’s Most Important For Us This Season

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Dwight Gayle has been in sparkling goal-scoring form this seasonand he has 13 goals for Newcastle and is at the top of the Championship goal-scoring charts. Newcastle have now won 9 games in a row in all competitions and no Newcastle team has ever won 10 games in a row well not over the [...]

How Blackburn Striker Views Newcastle United

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21-year-old Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is on loan at BlackburnRovers from Southamptonfor the season and he has done very well scoring 7 goals in 17 appearances for Blackburn. The 6ft 4ins striker, who was born in Devon, is looking forward to the game against Newcastle on Saturday,and he thinks the Magpies are the biggest club [.

Alan Shearer’s Surprising Comments On Sunderland

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I have a friend Peter here in Raleigh who was born and bred in Sunderland and follows the side over here in the US. He's not too happy at the moment although two successive wins gives all Sunderland supporters hope they can survive in the Premier League this season. Butit will be a struggle and [..

Rafa’s Top Assistant Available To Join Him At Newcastle

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53 year-old Pako Ayestarab was one of the coaches who spent time as Rafa Benitez' assistant when Rafa started out in management back in 1996 when he managed histhird club Osasuna. Pako stayed with Rafa as he moved to Extremadura, Tenerife, Valencia and Liverpool and the two men finally parted ways back in September, [.

How Impressed Was Rafa Benitez With This Potential Signing?

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Newcastle United played very well last Saturday afternoon at Elland Road to get a deserved 2-0 win against a good in-form side in Leeds United. Before the game Rafa had told the players it would be tough, but that it was also a test for them to see just how good they are and we [...]

Goalkeeper Talks About Newcastle’s New Philosophy

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Karl Darlow had a good game for Newcastle on Saturday and he came in second in our Man of the Match voting behind goalscorer Dwight Gayle. Karl has the goalkeeper jersey at the moment, although both Matz Sels and Rob Elliot are pushing hard to get back into the first team. so Karl is well [...]

Benitez Was Within Three Hours Of Joining West Ham

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There was news originating in the Telegraph yesterday that Slaven Bilic will be sacked if he cannot win one of the next two games at Manchester United on Sunday or at home to Arsenal the next weekend. And it seems that Rafa Benitez is their top choice if they do dispense with the Croatian's services.

Rafa Benitez Tweets – The Pride Of The Geordies

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The news today is that Rafa Benitez took in some of the famous landmarks of Newcastle yesterday along with fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno and two of his first team coaches, Mikel Antia and Antonio Gomez Perez. The reports are that Rafa was keen to learn about Newcastle's long history and he did take [.

Moussa Sissoko’s Dream Comes To An Abrupt End

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We watched the game last night between Monaco and Tottenham in the group stages of the Champions League and it's fair to say Tottenham were not good. They looked second best throughout the game to Monaco and had it not been for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who made some great saves, the scoreline would [.

Newcastle Still Pursuing Prime January Transfer Target

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Irish winger Daryl Horgan has probably been the player Newcastle have been linked with the most in the lead up to the January transfer window and it seems local rivals Sunderland have also joined the list of the many clubs interestedin signing the Dundalk player. Wehave a big squad this seasonso Rafa will want to [.

Forgotten Man At Newcastle Plays – Scores Brilliant Goal

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A number of players in Newcastle's first team squad have not played too many games this season for us and there aretwo main reasons for that. One is that Newcastle have quite a sizable first team squad for the first time for a long time and that's what managerRafaBenitez wanted in the summer. The [.

Shearer – He’s Shown A Great Striker’s Instinct

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Alan Shearer often praises Rafa Benitez and for good reason the 56 year-old has been phenomenal for Newcastle since he joined us in Marchand he's now showingjust why he is one of the world's best managers. In his Sun column yesterday Alan praised Rafa and he also gave special praise to Newcastle's (new) number [.

Guess Which Newcastle Player Made Team Of The Week

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It's not too surprising but good to see that Newcastle's number 9 striker Dwight Gayle has made the EFL Team of the Week for last weekend's games after he scored another brace in Newcastle's 2-0 win at Leeds. Dwight leads all scorers in the Championship with 13 goals in 14 games for the Magpies [...]

West Ham Considering Rafa Benitez As New Manager

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It was a strange match we watched over the weekend when it looked like West Ham would get a rare win at Spurs, when they were 2-1 ahead after 88 minutes after taking the lead in the first half at White Hart Lane. But then Harry Kane equalized after 89 minutes with a goal from [...]

Newcastle Have Unbelievable Odds To Be Promoted

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There's not too many people who would want to vote forNewcastle to miss out on promotion this season, with the team on a winning streak of nine games eight of those in the Championship and Newcastle are now 9 points clear of 3rd placed Reading and 5 points clear of Brighton in second [...]

Alan Shearer Gets Very Close To Praising Mike Ashley

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We've often said since Rafa Benitez arrived at Newcastle that Mike Ashley can become one of the most successful owners in English football over the next few years, if he keeps doing one thing he's been doing at Newcastle since the summer nothing. Or to be more exact not much. And Mike Ashley [...]

Juventus To Challenge Newcastle For Top Serbian Star

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There's a report in Italy's calciomercato.com today that Italian Champions Juventus are interested in Newcastle target, 19 year-old center-back Nikola Milenkovic of Partizan Belgrade. Newcastle have been linked with this player a number of times over the last severalweeks and it's even expected that Rafa could put in a bid for the once capped Serbian [.

Really Good News For Newcastle’s On Loan Star

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It must have been really tough for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul over the last year, as he has been recovering from what turned out to be a verybad ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee. He picked up the injury last October while playing for the Netherlands in a Euro 2016 qualifying game against Kazakhstan in [.

Jurgen Klinsmann Fired By US Soccer Federation

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Jurgen Klinsmann has just been fired by the US Soccer Federation after a terrible start to World Cup qualifying, in which for the first time ever the US team lost both their first two qualification games. The US in the last International window lost at home to Mexico 2-1 for the first time ever and [.

Hope Fades That Local Lad Will Join Newcastle This Summer

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Rafa Benitez seemed to be all set to sign Michael Carrick, the former Wallsend Boys player, in the summer when his contract at the Red Devils ran out but then almost at the last minute Jose Mourinho offered him a one year deal. So we had wondered last week if Rafa could possibly try to [...]

Sky Sports Pundit Makes Odd Claim About Benitez

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Former Magpies left-back Stuart Pearce has told Sky Sports News today that he's not sure who can stop Newcastle, who went to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon and beat an in-form Leeds United side 2-0 in front of a sold-out stadium. Newcastle won with two goals from number 9 Dwight Gayle, who seems to be [.

Still Not Clear If Magpies Interested In This 19 Year-Old

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Newcastle have been linked with Genk center-back/midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for a couple of months now and he's also been linked with other clubs such as Spurs and Watford, but it's not clear whether the Magpies have a genuine interest in bringing the 19 year-old to Tyneside during the January transfer window.

Newcastle Could Sign This Defender Next Summer

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There was news in early July that Newcastle were willing to pay £5M for Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, but nothing materialized. And then last week Chronicle Live reported Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Charlie Taylor as well as team-mate18 year-old midfielder Ronaldo Vieira. The report was that we have been watching the two [.

These Two Players Have Proven To Be Great Acquisitons

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It was back on August 9th in 2014 that Newcastle announced the signings of Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles and goalkeeper Karl Darlow. The fee was undisclosed, but thought to be around £7M for the two players. They were sent back to Nottingham Forest for the next season on loan and eventually joined the Newcastle [.

Opposition Report – Newcastle Are A Class Apart

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This season we often look at the report of the opposition press to see how they report our games and we have done that today after Newcastle's great 2-0 win at Elland Road yesterday. It was in front of Leeds United's first sell-out crowd since 2010 the official crowd was 36,002. Newcastle started this [.

Alan Shearer’s Reaction To An Emotional Tribute To Gary Speed

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It was great to see the two sets of fans yesterday come together for an emotional tribute to Gary Speed after 11 minutes of the game at Elland Road. Gary had played for both United's in his great career and the players wore Gary Speed T-shirts before the game in honor of the midfielder who [...]

Former Leeds Striker – Newcastle Are A Quality Side

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Noel Whelan was born in Leeds and is a former Leeds United striker who is now a Matchday commentator for all Leeds games on BBC Radio Leeds. So you cannot get much more Leeds than that and Noel before the game had said he thought that Garry Monk should have won the October Manager of [...]

Former Players Respond To Newcastle’s Fantastic Run

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A few of our former players took to Twitter yesterday after our great 2-0 win at Elland Road. With nine wins on the trot, Rafa Benitez now has the chance of becoming the first Newcastle manager ever in our long 124 year history to register 10 wins in a row. Blackburn Rovers are the visitors [...]

Rafa – I Have To Say Thanks To Every Player

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was very happy with the overall performance today at Eland Road in what was expected to be a very tough game for the Magpies. Newcastle started off well in the first 20 minutes and were then gifted a goal by goalkeeper Robert Green when he dropped alob into the box from [.

Leeds 0 Newcastle 2 – Extended Highhlights – HD Video

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Here are the extended highlights of Sunday afternoon's game at Elland Roadthis afternoon which Newcastlewon 2-0. It looks like this playsin all areas around the world.

Pundit – How Rafa’s Got Newcastle Playing – Absolutely Superb

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Trevor Sinclair played mainly for Blackpool, QPR and West Ham during his career and he is now a pundit and commentator for BBC radio 5. The 43 year-old former winger, who played 12 times for England, was commentating on the Leeds United Newcastle game this afternoon. Newcastle won the much-anticipated game 2-0 fairly easily, [.

Leeds Star Tells The Naked Truth After Newcastle Game

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Eunan O'Kane was doubtful earlier this week for the game against Newcastle at Elland Road today but he played in the game that Newcastle won 2-0 to make it 9 wins in a row in all competitions for the Magpies and 24 points from the last 8 Championship games. Rafa Benitez now has the chance [...]

Leeds 0 Newcastle 2 – Video For Overseas Fans

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This is the best I can do at the moment for a video that works for overseas fans it's the official SkyBet video but this one is cut off at the top but if you didn't see the game it's better than nothing. Maybe somebody can put in the comments a better video [...]

Newcastle Fans Are Very Happy – Take To Twitter

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The Geordie fans took to Twitter after the 2-0 win at Leeds today which in the end was an easier win than we expected. Robert Green gifted us the first goal when he dropped a high ball at the feet of Dwight Gayle a yard out and there was the number 9 to accept the [...]

Rafa Talks After 2-0 Win At Leeds- We Have To Keep Going – Video

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Here's a video of Rafa's Sky Sports interviewafter the great 2-0 win at Leeds United today that should play around the world. It was good to get a really solid win and it's classic Rafa cool as a cucumber after 9 wins in a row we have to keep doing it and approach [...]

Rafa – Defending And Attacking Today – We Were Brilliant

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Rafa Benitez has talkedto Sky Sports after the 2-0 win at Elland Road today in which Newcastle again put in a thoroughly professional performance against an in-form side and that was our 4th away win on the trot and the seventhwin on the road this season. Rafa brough Dwight Gayle back into the side today [.

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

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Rafa Benitez is certainly showing he's a world class manager although we already knew that but as the season goes on the Newcatsle team seems to be getting better and they have a winning mentality now, which we've never had for a long time. Newcastle won 2-0 today and at the end it [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s 9th Win In A Row

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In what was meant to be a really stern test for Newcastle today we came out with a good 2-0 win at Elland Road and the lads showed they can produce when everything is on the line. And it was that man Dwight Gayle who scored both Newcastle's goals to take his tally this season [...]

Benitez Explains Why Newcastle Will Keep Improving This Season

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It helps to understand Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez if you know he is two things first of all he's a perfectionist and then he's a workaholic. And since it takes a lot of work to become perfect in anything then the two traits go well together.

Today Is A Watershed Game For Newcastle

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Newcastle are currently 2 points ahead of Brighton and 6 points ahead of third placed Norwich, before the game at Leeds United today. And there are some changes at the top of the Championship table this weekend with Norwich now having lost their last four league games and Huddersfield having lost four of their last [.

This Is Why Rafa Is The Consummate Coach And Manager

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We remember when Rafa finally accepted the job at Newcastle on May 25th and decided to stay at Newcastle even though we had been relegated. A number of pundits, including Alan Shearer, were surprised that a world-class manager was willing to go down a division in England. Alan Shearer kept saying Rafa would have offers [.

Anita, Colback, Perez and Gayle All Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play at Elland Road today against Leeds United in what will be a real test of this Newcastle side in front of a sell-out crowd. Rafa has made 4 changes to the side from last time out against Cardiff City. Newcastle: Karl Darlow; Vurnon Anita, Jamaal [.

Rafa Benitez Talks About Steven Gerrard As Future Manager

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The Mirror has interviewed Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez today and he talks about a potential management career for his former captain at Liverpool Steven Gerrard. The news broke only a couple of days ago that Steven had already been interviewed for the vacant manager job at MK Dons so at least he's thinking about [.

Report – Newcastle Want To Sign Frank Lampard

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In what they are calling an exclusive, the Express are reporting on Sunday that both Newcastle and Brighton are thinking of offering FrankLampard a one year contract when he finishes his current contract at New York City FC in the MLS. The new contract would be dependent on the clubsgaining promotion to the Premier League [.

Norwich And Huddersfield Both Beaten In Championship

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Ian Holloway'sreturn to QPR was a successful one as the home side beat Norwich City 2-1 this afternoon and that was the Canaries 4th league defeat in a row. Their fans must be worried about their sudden drop down to 6th place on 27 points 10 points behind Newcastle and we have a game [...]

Is This Newcastle’s Starting Eleven For Leeds?

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It's always very difficult to know exactly which team Rafa is going to pick for any game, but we'll give it a go for tomorrow's difficult fixture at Leeds United. Rafa may want to turn to experience for this game, which is why Vurnon Anita could come back in for young American DeAndre Yedlin at [...]

Rafa Seems To Have Solved One Of Newcastle’s Big Problem

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Rafa has 27 players in his first team squad this season and some of them, like Rob Elliot and Massadio Haidara, were not fit at the beginning of the season, but both players are back in full training now. And of the 27 players Rafa said yesterday in his press conference that he has 26 [...]

Newcastle Player Knocked Out – Loses Four Teeth In Altercation

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The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle's leading goalscorer Dwight Gayle was punched and unconscious on the ground, during a night out in Liverpool last weekend to celebrate captain Jamaal Lascelles' 23rd birthday, which was on Friday, 11th November. It happened early last Sunday morning 13th November (unlucky for some) and Dwight apparently [.

Colback – We’re Top Dogs Now – The Sky’s The Limit

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Jack Colback signed on for his home town club as a free agent two years ago last summer and Sunderland were not too happy that after he had joined the Black Cats at the age of 10 he should leave for nothing when he was 24 to join rivals Newcastle United. And the Wearside club [...]

Two Positions Rafa Could Strengthen In January

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Rafa Benitez now has 26 fit players for the game tomorrow at Leeds United, so there will be eight fit players who are ready to play who will not make the 18 man match-day squad. The only injury we have in the squad at the moment is Rolando Aarons with his long term ACL knee [...]

Nolan – Pardew A Fantastic Manager – Brilliant At Newcastle

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When Chris Hughton was surprisingly fired in early December six years ago,captain Kevin Nolan was not happy and neither were the players, who had worked hard with Chris to get the team promoted the season before. Kevin had talked with the oncoming manager Alan Pardew to try to help sort things out at the time.

Rafa – This Player Really Important – He Can Make A Difference

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Jonjo Shelvey wanted to be a starter for Newcastle this season under Rafa Benitez and he has achieved that goal with some very hard work in the summer getting himself super-fit with a personal trainer. But it still took Jonjo a few games to get into the swing of things this season, but now [...]

Brighton Held At Home 1-1 By Aston Villa

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We watched the Brighton vs Aston Villa game tonight on TV and it was a very even game at the packed Amex Stadium with the game ending in a 1-1 draw with both goals coming in the first half. The teams have two of the best managers in the Championship in former Newcastle managerChris Hughton [...]

Rafa’s Gives Injury Update – Not Many Players Needed In Janury

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Rafa Benitez gave his press conference at 1:00 pm this afternoon for the game at Leeds United on Sunday and he said he expects it will be a tough game. It was a fairly wide-ranging set of questions he fielded from the local press today. Rafa addressed the distressing injury Rolando Aarons picked up on [.

Report Premier League Signs Massive TV Rights Deal In China

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There is news being reported by Bloomberg that the English Premier League are taking full advantage of the growing popularity of football in China. They are reporting that the Premier League have signed a three year deal TV rights deal, worth around $650M, which is around £528M using today's exchange rate and will go [.

What Benitez Told Monk In Early 2014 – He Was Impressed

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On February 22nd back in 2014 Swansea held Napoli to a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium in the Europa League round of the last 32 the first knockout round after the Group stage. Swansea were managed at the time by Garry Monk, who had only just taken over from the sacked Michael Laudrup [...]

These Are Two Excellent Changes Made By Newcastle

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Newcastle United have made two announcements today and both of them are very good for the faithful but long-suffering fans. We got an email about 10:00am today saying the new Newcastle United TV was going to be free of chargeand since we hada subscription, we would be getting a refund. Free Newcastle United TV is [.

Initial Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference For Leeds Game

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his first conference for over two weeks for the game on Sunday afternoon against Leeds United at Elland Road. There will be an expected crowd of close to 38,000 at the game and it's a complete sellout. This is an extremely tough game for us coming straight after the International [.

Garry Monk – We Are Determined To Win This Game

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Leeds United manager Garry Monk has been speaking to LUTV (Leeds United TV) at his press conference today before the Whites entertain Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, in front of a sell-out crowd at Elland Road. This is the first time that Elland Road has been sold out since the FA Cup replay against Arsenal [.

Newcastle Face Local Competition For This Transfer Target

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The Shields Gazette are reporting today that Sunderland are interested in two players who play for Dundalk in Ireland one of which is one of Newcastle's top targets Daryl Horgan and the other is Andy Boyle. Daryl has been linked with Newcastle a number of times in the last month or so and [...]

This Player Would Provide Some Class In Newcastle’s Midfield

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If Rafa Benitez wants to bring in players in January who can not only help Newcastle get promoted this season, but also perform well in the Premier League then James McCarthy of Everton could be a top candidate. Newcastle were linked with the Irish International in the summer in the Chroncile among other outlets, but [.

Goalkeeper Talks About His Challenges At Newcastle

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Karl Darlow has played the last 7 league games for Newcastle (all wins) since he came in and replaced new signing Matz Sels after the 1-1 draw at Villa Park and Darlow has looked in good form for Newcastle and continues to improve. Karl came into the side last seasonin late March after Rob Elliot [.

Ayoze Perez Wins Goal Of The Month For October – Video

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Good News this morning that Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez has come out on top of the voting for the October Sky Bet Goal of the Month. Perez got a huge 64% of the vote and beat out both Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia and Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan for the award. Ayoze Perez wins SkyBet EFL [...]

Heartfelt Words From Rolando Aarons

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We feel so sorry for Rolando Aarons, because since making the first team in pre-season two years ago and playing so brilliantly he has subsequently picked up so many injuries. And only yesterday it was reported that he had sustained a serious ACL knee injury in training and that he could be out of [.

This Doesn’t Surprise Chris Hughton About Newcastle

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Newcastle are averaging over 50,000 fans at St. James' Park this season for our home league games when we are in the second division. And Chris Hughton knows all about the passion of the Newcastle fans, having been a coach at Newcastle from February of 2008 through the end of 2010, with the last 18 [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Sign This Transfer Target In January

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We have been following the progress of Alan Judge of Brentford since August and certainly his recovery from this broken leg has been slower than Brentford expected and news today coming out of West London is that he will only return to light training at the beginning of January. It will take some considerable time [.

Why Sky Sports Pundit Tips Low-Key Newcastle

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David Prutton was a decent enough midfielderwhen he played for clubs like Nottingham Forest and Leeds United and he only retired a couple of years ago at the age off 33 and he is now a Sky Sports pundit covering the Football League. David has been talking today about the Championship and he cannot see [.

Leeds Are A Good Team – What The Captain Says

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Jamaal Lascelles has turned out to be a very good captain for us this season for one so young although he's getting on a bit, having just turned 23 last Friday.

Fulham Manager’s Words An Ominous Warning For Newcastle

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We feel very confident that Rafa Benitez will never let his players get carried away and think that promotionis aformalityfor Newcastle this season. If the players ever start to think that way then our results could quickly turn bad and we could slide down the table. That's the reality of being over-confident and not taking [.

Doubts Surround Newcastle Target For January

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There have been various reports going back to the beginning of October that Newcastle were interested in Genk defender Wilfred Ndidi and those have come after Newcastle scouts have been at a number of Genk games recently. One was in early October when Genk beat Sassuolo 3-1 and Newcastle scouts were at that game and [.

This Was One Of Greatest Premier League Games Ever – Video

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It was Sir Bobby Robson's home debut as the Newcastle manager and we were bottom of the league and Sheffield Wednesday who were the visitors that day to St. James' Park on September 19th, 1999 were second bottom. It was the proverbial 6 pointer so early in the season. Newcastle were bottom with just 1 [.

Mitrovic Has A Message For Newcastle Fans

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Napoli in the last few weeks, but this lad is going nowhere in January and he remains fully committed to the Newcastle cause this season. And that is to haveNewcastle promoted straight back to the Premier League just like we were seven years ago under [.

Mitro – I Hope That Header Was Like Alan Shearer – Video

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Wales chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals were dealt a severe blow in Saturday's game at Cardiff when Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a late equalizer for Serbia with just 5 minutes to go when he headed the ball home. And at the time Newcastle fans took to Twitter as the Serbian [.

Signing This Player In January Would Be A Challenge For Rafa

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There's a report in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport that Newcastle are interested in signing Ravel Morrison in January. Ever since AlanPardew was genuinely interested in signing Ravel when he was still at Manchester United and only 18 back in January of 2012, Newcastle have always been linked with wanting to sign Morrison whether [.

Fans Offer Encouragement To Aarons After Devastating Injury

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The terrible news has just been issued by Newcastle that Rolando Aarons has picked up another injury but this time the worst one of his career a serious ACL knee injury. It was picked up in training this week and the 21 year-old he turned 21 today has not yet had [...]

Rolando Aarons Suffers Serious ACL Injury On 21st Birthday

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Rolando Aarons has just returned to training following a fracture of his foot and just turned 21 years old and Newcastle have just confirmed he has suffered a serious ACL injury. Rolando Aaronson way to training This is the statement the club just released: "Newcastle United can confirm that Rolando Aarons sustained a rupture to [.

The Newcastle Foundation Continues Its Leadership Role

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The Newcastle United Foundation will now be taking an even biggerleadership role in the local community now that Rafa Benitez has joined the club and wants almost everything Newcastle to revolve around the Newcastle United Football Club. We have already seen how keen Rafa is for the club and his players to becomeinvolved in the [.

Rafa Identifies One Thing International Break Is Good For

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A lot of football fans find the International breaks rather boring as the countries play their games for either the FIFA World Cup qualifying which is going on now, or in the other two year cycles the Euro Championships or other regional tournaments around the world. But there just seems to be far too many [.

Newcastle Issue Statement On Jonjo Shelvey

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Jonjo Shelvey has pleaded not guilty to an FA misconduct charge for allegedly using abusive and insulting language towards an opponent in the Wolves Newcastle game at St. James' Park on September 17th. The Newcastle United midfielder has requested a personal hearing on the matter, according to a statement issued by Newcastle United.

Bade News For Hull – Good News For Newcastle

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The game League Cup tie with Hull City is just one day less than two weeks away and it's clear that Rafa will field a very strong side for that game so we can reach the semi-finals which is a two-legged tie as we try to reach a final for the first time in [...]

Benitez Discusses Approaches To Playing Two Games A Week

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Rafa Benitez has been interviewed by the local press today and he was asked about the upcoming EFL Cuip tioe in just less than two weeks at Hull on Tuesday, 29th November. But the managerdidn't want to discuss that too much and Rafa being Rafa wants to concentrate on the games we have before that [.

Newcastle Reported After Two Leeds United Players

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The Chronicle Live are reporting today that Newcastle are interestedin two Leeds United players who will probably play against us on Sunday they are 18 year-old midfielder Ronaldo Vieira and 23 year-old left back Charlie Taylor. We were interestedin Taylor last summer and apparently tried to sign the 23 year-old at that time, but [.

USA Humbled 4-0 By Costa Rica In World Cup Qualifier

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It all seems to be collapsing for the USA who have now lost their first two games in World Cup qualifying of the 10 game qualifying process but now Jurgen Kinsmann's job is in jeopardy. The USA were beaten by Mexico at home for the first time ever last week by a score of 2-1 [...]

Can Newcastle Beat Leeds And Make It 9 Successive Wins?

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As our players begin to return this week from the last International break for some time, Rafa Benitez will be preparing the lads for the very tough game at Elland Road this Sunday. He will have that extra day to prepare the team in what could be our biggest test of the season so far, [...]

Steven Gerrard Coy On Future – He Has Newcastle Option

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The LA Galaxy confirmed yesterday that Steven Gerrard, who is now 36, will indeed leave the MLS club when his contract runs out at the end of the year. The former Liverpool and England captain only joined the Galaxy 17 months ago and they made the play-offs in both seasons, although that's no big deal [.

Former Newcastle Star Barton – Get Gerrard To The Toon

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Former Newcastle right back Warren Barton has been a top pundit on Fox Soccer in the US for a number of years now and a great ambassador for the club and it seems he wants Newcastle to nab Steven Gerrard. Newcastle are presumably one of several options Steven said he would be considering over [...]

MIchael Carrick Could Join Newcastle Next Summer

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There was news in the summer that Rafa Benitez was all set to sign Michael Carrick, the former Wallsend Boys player, but when Jose Mourinho came on board he offered him a one year extension to his contract. That one year contract will be up next summer and it will unlikely be renewed so [...]

Ian Cathro Explains Rafa’s Expertise And Experience

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Newcastle have been on an excellent run of late with 8 wins in a row and that goes with our earlier run of 7 wins in a row earlier in the season, before we were surprisingly beaten at home 2-0 by Wolves. Hopefullyour players will have learned a lesson from that game that no team [...]

This New Arrival So Positive And Upbeat

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24 year-old AchrafLazaar is almost ready to get involved more regularly with the Newcastle first team and inhis interviews this week in the Chronicle he has come acrossas an extremely positive and upbeat person who will be great for the team spirit at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez is in no way rushing the MoroccanInternational into the [.

Newcastle Stand Firm – This Player Not For Sale

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The Italian publication Corriere dello Sport had a report out yesterday saying that Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was still a target in January for Napoli, but that there seemed little chance of Newcastle selling the player at that time. They report that Napoli'sformer boss Rafa Benitez is aiming to get Newcastle back to the Premier [.

Rafa Thinks Of Everything – Including The Geordie Lingo

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You cannot say Rafa Benitez isn't a great planner and he thinks of everything which is one reason he's been so successful. And a photo of assistant coach Mikel Antia's office at Benton shows on the wall something very important a translation of Geordie lingo into English look at the lower left [...]

Roy Keane Has Questions About Newcastle’s Top Transfer Target

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Newcastle seem to be interested in Dundalk wingerDaryl Horgan and the news is we will try to sign the winger next month. But his former team-mate Richie Towell made the move to England late last year, when he signed for Brighton and he has struggled on the south coast playing only twice for Chris Hughton's [.

Are Newcastle Still Interested In This Sunderland Whiz Kid?

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Lat month there were reports that Newcastle were interested in signing talented 17 year-old Sunderland forward Joel Asoro. The Black Cats signed Asoro from IF Brommapojkarna in the summer of last year and the youngster made his first team debut against Middlesbrough this season on August 21st, when he came on as a 81st minute [.

Florian Thauvin Strangled In Robbery Attempt

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Bad news today being reported in the French newspaper La Provence that Newcastle's on-loan winger at Marseille, Florian Thauvin, was strangled in a violent assault yesterday after thieves on motor bikes crashed into his car. The report is the two men on motorbikes attacked and then was strangled from behind by one of the men.

Rafa – We Will Try To Win The League Cup

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Rafa Benitez has changed almost everything at Newcastle this year since he arrived on Friday March 11th as the new manager taking over from the fired Steve McClaren. Rafa couldn't quite save us from relegation, but he transformed the team in those 10 final games and we endedup with a reasonable 37 points with 3 [.

Benitez Comments On England vs Spain Game

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England won the World Cup back in 1966 and we have won nothing since that time. And until a short 8 years ago Spain were very much like England as the major under-performersin world football having won only one major tournament the European Championship back in 1964. But that has all changed in the [.

Achraf Lazaar On Why He Hasn’t Played Much This Season

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Achraf Lazaar has given a long interview in the Chronicle today and he gives his reasons why he hasn't played too much since he arrived at the club in August from Palermo he's only made two appearances so far. Achraf is a very positive guy and very good for the team spirit at the [...]

Rafa Benitez Looking To Improve All Levels At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez will look to bring in some players in the summer who can help with our promotion drive, but also be good enough to make the stepup to the Premier League, with the hope that's where we will be playing next season. But as well as bringing in first team players, Rafa also wants [...]

Only Two Players On Loan Could Have Newcastle Future

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A number of players in our first team squad were sent out on loan in August and there were multiple differentreasonsfor that. In some cases Rafa wanted to get the younger players playing like Adam Armstrong and Jamie Sterry. And in other cases he wanted more senior players to get playing time like [.

Two Leeds Players Doubtful For Newcastle Game

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The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt will not be fit for the game against Newcastle United next Sunday. The former Sunderland defensive midfielder is still not fit and will take no part in the game. Eunan O'Kane in Ireland's colors Bridcutt has had a long lay-off with a fractured [.

After Shocking Start Newcastle’s Ship Has Been Steadied

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Newcastle have done as well as we could have expected at this point of the season and with after 16 games played we have 37 points and are top of the Championship 3 points clear of Chris Hughton's Brighton side. That's4 points ahead of the pace set by Chris Hughtonseven years ago, when we finished [.

Odds Shorten Considerably On Newcastle Signing Steven Gerrard

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The LA Galaxy's MLS play-off defeat last week has left the future of former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard uncertain, but it's not expected the midfielder will be staying on at the Galaxy. Theylost 1-0 to the Colorado Rapids and since then Steven has posted an Instagram shot of himselfwith theLA lights in the [.

Are Newcastle Brown Ale Back As New Shirt Sponsors?

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The news yesterday wasthat with the Wonga shirt deal running out at the end of this season Newcastle are looking for new shirt sponsors for next season and the Mirror yesterday were reporting the club have been in negotiationswith Newcastle Brown Ale now owned by Dutch company Heineken. But the newsis not too encouraging, [.

What’s Happening With Achraf Lazaar?

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When Moroccan International left-back Achraf Lazaar signed for us back in August he had turned down Italian club Fiorentina to join second division Newcastle and he seemed delighted to sign for Rafa Benitez' side. At the time of his signing he said he was pleased that Rafa had called him personally and told him he [.

Fans Love You When We Win – Don’t LIke You When We Lose

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Achraf Lazaar has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he has reflected on his time with Palermo and talked about how excited he is to join such a famous club as Newcastle United. And he has talked about how good the Palermo fans the ultras were to him during his three year [...]

Former Leeds Striker – Our Manager Is Better Than Your Manager

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan thinks that Leeds United boss Garry Monk has probably done a better job this season than Newcastle's Rafa Benitez and when you first hear that it sounds a little daft. But Whelan makes the point that Garry hasn't got the squad that Rafa builtin the summer and he [.

Player With Bright Future Already Settled At Newcastle

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Before Yedlin and the US were shocked by Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, Ohioi and lost to their southern neighborsfor the first time on home soil, DeAndre had been talking about how he had found it easy to settle in at Newcastle. The City and its surrounding areas are near the same size of [..

How Rafa Instantly Transformed Newcastle Into A Well-Run Club

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Neil Moxley in the Mirror has written an excellent piece today about how Rafa Benitez has almost instantly transformed Newcastle into a club wait for it a club that is very well run. Neil says Newcastle are no longer a laughing stock infootball and there now no guaranteed stories like screw-ups that are [.

Will Benitez Sign This Brilliant In-Demand Anderlecht Teenager?

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Newcastle have been linked with a number of top youngsters in the last couple of months, who we may want to bring in during the upcoming January window. They include 19 year-old Partizan Belgrade defender Nikola Milenkovic, Sunderland's 17 year-old whiz kid Joel Asoro and today there was news we want to sign 19 year-old [.

Serbia Captain – Mitrovic Can Become Great Under Benitez

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Newcastle fans really enjoyed it last night when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the dramatic equalizer in Cardiff to get a 1-1 draw for Serbia, after it has looked like a first half Gareth Bale goal would give Wales all 3 points. But it wasn't to be and after he scored Mitro rushed over to the sidelines [.

Newcastle In Move To Sign Talented Nigerian In January

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Newcastle are interested in signing 19 year-old Nigerian International Wilfred Ndidi who plays for Genk and he is said to be rated at £8M. The news is in the Chronicle today, but we were linked with this player last month as a possible target. Newcastle scouts were then reported in Belgium in early October checking [.

Aleksandar Mitrovic Saves Serbia – In Pictures

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We watched the Wales Serbia game last night and it looked like a Gareth Bale goal in the 30th minute would give Wales a famous victory in World Cup qualifying. But then up popped Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic after 85 minutes to head home the equalizer and Mitro went crazy as he ran to the sidelines [.

Benitez Attempts To Control High Expectations

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Rafa Benitez gave an interesting interview a couple of days ago to Sky Bet after he won the Manager of the Month award for October going five wins in five games. He was asked a broad range of questions and one of them was whether the though Newcastle could beat the 106 points haul Reading [...]

Rafa Explains Why A Cup Run Is Positive

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Newcastle were famous or should that be infamous, for prioritizing the Premier League over the cups over the last 9 years so we never had long cup runs and usually ended up getting knocked out in the early rounds of both the FA Cup and League Cup. Not something you would expect from a club [...]

A Novel And Unique Game Awaits Newcastle

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On Saturday 17th December in the next batch of games, when we will play 9 league games and one cup game in a short 43 games from November 20th we will play at one of the smallest grounds we've played at for some time when we visit Burton Albion. Small clubs like Burton Albion [...]

Newcastle Fans React To Mitrovic’ Heroics For Serbia

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Here's some of the reaction on Twitter to Aleksandar Mitrovic' brilliant equalizer with a glancing header with just five minutes to go in Cardiff tonight in the World Cup qualifying game to make the final score 1-1. Mitro mitro your defence is terrified when mitos on fire ? la la la la la la la [...]

Wales 1 Serbia 1 – Video Highlights

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Wales 1 Serbia 1 – Video Highlights – Mitro’s Late Equalizer

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Hero Mitrovic Saves Serbia

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In an excellent game between Wales and Serbia tonight Wales went ahead in the first half through an excellent goal from who else Gareth Bale. And it looked like Wales were going tohold out for the famous win until Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic glancing header put Serbia level with just five minutes to go.

Newcastle Scouts Draw A Blank

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If the purpose of Newcastle scouts was to check out Daryl Horgan thenthey left disappointed with Horgan an unused substitute whostill has to make hos first appearance for the Republic ofIreland. Of course there could have been some other players Newcastle were watching but the news is that Rafa Benitez is keen on signing the [.

Leeds Improved Form Leads To Optimism Against Newcastle

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Leeds United are coming off a great 3-2 win at Carrow Road last time out when a goal one minute into stoppage time by Vieira gave The Whiles all 3 points and Carrow Road is never an easy place to get anything. And that Leeds' second win in less than two weeks against the Canaries [...]

Newcastle Close In On Top Target For January

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Newcastle have sent scouts to tonight's game between Ireland and Austria at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, and it would appear they are interested in our target Daryl Horgan. That's at least what's being reported in Austrian media outlet Laola1. Horgan has yet to make his debut for Ireland, so there's no real guarantee [.

Mexico Stun USA With 2-1 Win

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The United States lost 2-1 to Mexico last night in Columbus, Ohio in the first game of a 10 game qualifying campaign with the visitors winning for the first time onUS soil with an 89th minute winner from Rafael Marquez. That was the first competitive loss on home soil for the US in 15 years. [...]

Grant Hanley’s Big Miss – Could Have Altered The Game

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Newcastle big center-half Grant Hanley had a decent enough game for Scotland against England last night at Wembley in the 3-0 loss and he played well, especially in the first half when he was prominent in heading crossesclear. But as we mentioned in our report last night he had a huge opportunity to equalize for [.

Rafa Keen To Concentrate On The Present

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Rafa Benitez is very well aware that when a team is winning it's sometimes difficult to keep them focused and the players' feet firmly on the ground, but Rafa has that winning mentality and has often said he simply wants to win every single game. Great teams of the past like Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester [.

This Talented Teenager Would Be Great Acquisition In January

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As well as bringing players in players who will challenge immediately for the first team, we expect Rafa Benitez to also bring in some younger players who are the top youngsters in Europe and will be given some time to develop into regular first team players at Newcastle. That makes good financial sense too, that [.

Rafa Benitez Dishes Out The Compliments

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SkyBet peoplemust just love Rafa Benitez because of the way he handles himself and the way he represents the top club in the Championship Newcastle. He is extremely respectful of the league and the clubs in it and he's already said it's the toughest football leaguein the world to play in, mainly because of [.

Leeds Striker – Newcastle A Tougher Game Than Liverpool

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Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been talking about the two huge upcoming games The Whites have once the international break is over. The first game back on Sunday, November 20th is at Elland Road against Newcastle and that will be a sell-out crowd at Elland Road and should be a terrific game. Garry Monk [.

Yoan Gouffran Makes It Clear – He Wants To Stay At Newcastle

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This is what you like to hear forma Newcastle player as Lille are reported to be ready to give up on trying to sign newcatsle left winger Yoan Gouffran in January as the French U21 International has said he has no intention of leaving newcatsle mid-way through the season. The Ligue 1 side have been [.

England Stroll To 3-0 Win Over Scotland – Hanley Plays 90 Minutes

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England won fairly easy at Wembley tonight against a poor Scotland team and with three clear chances it was three headers that beat Scotland. Scotland has their chances in the game but they simply didn't take them and then at the other end theScottish defense wasn't as resilient as it should have been.

Player Close To A Return For Newcastle – Thanks Fans

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Rolando Aarons is almost fit again according to Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, but the England U20 International has been told he will have to work hard to get into the first team with so many players in-form and able to play on either wing. Those in front of him in the pecking order for a [...]

Video – Benitez Talks With SkyBet On Manager Of Month Award

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Here is an eight minute video of Rafa Benitez talking to SkyBet on his award of Manager of the Month for October.

Very Good News For This Newcastle Player – Video

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It was great news to hear that Tim Krul after 13 months out of the game with a very serious ACL knee injury played for an Ajax team in a friendly game yesterday. The report in Voetbal international says that he played in a 2-0 win yesterday afternoon against Jupiler League club Achilles '29. Tim [...

Rafa’s Emotional Words On Web-Site – A Prize For All At Newcastle

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Rafa has made it very clear that his award as Manager of the Month for October is an award for all the hard work that has been done at Newcastle by a lot of different people and the fans and the City of Newcastle share in the award. The words on his web-site today show [...]

Rafa Benitez Wins Award – Manager Of The Month

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been awarded October's Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award. This is the first Manager of the Month award for Rafa after he led Newcastle to five wins in five games for the month of October and to the top of the Championship table. Benitez beat out Brighton's Chris [.

Will Rafa Sign These Two Attacking Midfielders in January?

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Newcastlehave already been linked with a number of players thatRafaBenitez may sign in the upcoming January transfer window, but possiblynone more than Brentford playmaker Alan Judge and Dundalk's in-form Irish winger Horgan. We were linked heavily with 27 year-old Judge in late August, but Newcastle pulled out of the race until Alan's broken leg was [.

Newcastle Youngster Impresses For England U-21s At Right Back

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We knew when Isaac Hayes joined Newcastle from Arsenal in the summer he could play at center-back, right-back or in central midfieldand Rafa signed him as a central midfield player where he's so far played 15 times for the Newcastle first team this season. However, last night he played at right back and got his [.

Plaudits Roll In For Newcastle Manager Rafa Benitez

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The news this morning is thatRafa Benitez has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for October and that's another award Rafa can add to the many he has received in football including three European trophies A Champions League win and two Europa League wins in his long and distinguished career.

Newcastle Odds Of Winning Championship Shorten Considerably

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When the Championship season started in early AugustNewcastle had the shortest odds in history before a seasonhad even kicked off for a club to win the Championship and those odds on Sky Bet were at 9/4. And Newcastle made an extremely worrying start to the seasonwith two defeats at Fulham and at home [.

Complaints About This Newcastle Defender

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England play Scotland at Wembley tonight in a qualifying game for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. England, under interim manager Gareth Southgate, will be expected to win this home game and Newcastle may have a couple of players starting in the Scotland team winger Matt Ritchie and center-back Grant Hanley.

Agent – Mitrovic To Decide His Future Next Summer

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22 year-old Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic is now back in form and has started for Newcastle in the last three games, since top goalscorer Dwight Gayle has had some trouble with his hamstring. Dwight s now fully fit and was on the bench last Saturday against Cardiff. In those three games Mitro has looked a [.

Striker On Why Newcastle Are Winning

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Ayoze Perez had shown some decentform this season and he now has 6 goals in 15 appearances and Aleksandar Mitrovic is coming into some great form and now has 5 goals in 1-0 appearances for the Magpies. Perez was interviewed a couple of days ago and he said he likes playing with Mitrovic and he [.

The Belief Has Come Back To Newcastle – Thank You Rafa

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When Rafa Benitez was negotiating for a full 10 days in mid-May to try to get the world-class manager Rafa Benitez to stay with Newcastle after we were relegated, it was tense times indeed for the long-suffering Newcastle fans. We had been relegated, but you wouldn't have really known it, as the Newcastle fans wanted [.

In-Form Newcastle Striker – I’m In Good Shape – Feel Great

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Serbia will play Wales on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium (7:45 pm kick off) and it should be a very good and closegame between two sides who have shown goodform of late. One player who seems in top form is Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 4 goals in two games for us recently [.

Man Management Skills Of Rafa – How To Handle A Budding Star

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Great things are expected of young striker Elias Fritjof Sorensen who signed for us in the summer from Denmark club HB Koge and this week he got his very first taste of first team training at Newcastle. With so many senior players away on International duty Rafa invited the 17 year-old to train with the [.

This Rafa Benitez Philosophy Really Seems To Work

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21 year-old Isaac Hayden has been an excellent acquisition for Newcastle this season, especially when we got him for only £2.5M from Arsenal and the central midfielder has already had plenty of playing time under Rafa playing 15 times with one goal. Isaac only played twice for the Arsenal first team so he now seems [.

Newcastle Spread Net Wide For Upcoming Transfer Windows

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Newcastle are not targeting any particular country for new players like we did in the past, when we tried to get cheap deals from France and only France. And while a few of them were very successful in terms of sell on profit think Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko we also [...]

How Rafa Completely Changed The Look Of Newcastle’s Squad

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One of the many things Rafa did right in the summer was to bring in British players who had experience of the Championship so we got Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie in and they have turned out to be two of our best signing for the season. Dwight is banging them in for Newcastle with [...]

Rafa Benitez – One Reason He’s So Loved At Newcastle

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The big news yesterday was that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez visited the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Freeman Hospital's Northern Centre for Cancer Care, accompanied by Lady Elsie Robson. Thecharity was launched by Sir Bobby back in March, 2008, the year before he passed away of cancer and it has already [.

Rafa Talks About Plans For January Transfer Window

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Rafa Benitez seems to only wants to concentrate on the games we have coming up. We play 8 games in the league and one in the EFL Cup before the end of the year starting on November 20th at Elland Road against Leeds United. So when asked about the transfer market Rafa dismisses it in [...]

Benitez Responds To Chelsea Interest In Lascelles

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Jamaal Lascelles has developed a lot since he started working under Rafa Benitez in March. Once Rafa arrived he quickly saw the potential in Jamaal and had him in the first team after Steve McClarenhad basically ignored the 22 year-old center-back all season long. Rafa even rather surprisingly gave the 22 year-old the Newcastle captaincy [.

Rafa Benitez Hot Favorite For Another Award

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Rafa Benitez with a perfect five wins in five games must be the red-hot favorite to win the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for October. Newcastle scored 11 goals and conceded only two during the October league games. And we wont even mention that he also took Newcastle through to the quarter-finals [.

Newcastle Striker Up For Different Award

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Dwight Gayle is up for the Sky Bet Player of the Month award for October with four goals from four games so with Rafa Benitez also nominated for Sky Bet Manager of the Month we could see Newcastle win the double. Last week Dwight Gayle won the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the [...]

Midfielder Makes It Very Clear Why He Joined Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie has been a great success for Newcastle since we signed him from AFC Bournemouth in the summer as a replacement for Andros Townsend. And Matt has scored 4 goals for us in 16 appearances this season so far and put in some Man of the Match performances for Newcastle. Matt could well be [...

Newcastle Striker Celebrates Prolific Goalscoring Form

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Adam Armstrong scored a hat-trick for the England U-20 side today in South Korea in England's massive 8-1 win over Nigeria. In 40 total appearances for various England Youth sides he has now scored 27 goals. Solid 8-1 win over Nigeria! Happy to have got my first hatrick for @England Lads were brilliant?

Benitez Likely To Sign This Talented Striker In January

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Newcastle were reported to be interested in signing 22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller in the summer and the player had made it clear he is keen to play in the Premier League. Tottenham were heavily linked with himearlier this year and in August L'Equipe reported that both Newcastle and Sporting Lisbon were interested in [.

Benitez Not Interested In Signing Former English Star

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Joey Barton and Rangers have agreed to terms where Barton will leave the Scottish club immediately after only joining them last summer on a two year contract at £1M per year.. So that didn't work put too well for Joey after he was in a massive dressing room argument with manger Mark Warburton and others [.

Can Newcastle Keep Winning Without Shelvey?

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If Jonjo Shelvey's FA charge of allegedly abusing Wolves' Romain Saiss by using abusive language about an opponent's race, ethnicity or nationality is upheld he is likely to get a five match ban. And we wonder how much a loss Jonjo would be to the Newcastle side, since he provides most of the creativity coming [.

Striker On How He’s Growing And The Team Are Getting Better

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When Ayoze Perez first arrived from Tenerife two years last summer for just €2M, he was a young player with excellent skills and good vision on the pitch, but he little physical prowess. Alan Pardewimmediately put him into the first team squad even though he had initially been bought for Peter Beardsley'sDevelopment squad and [.

Top Teenager Gets Hat-Trick For England – 27 Goals In 40 Games

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The England U-20 side are currently taking part in the Continental Cup in South Korea in preparation for the U-20 World Cup which will take place at the same venue next summer. Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman are in the squad and they played their opening match this morning and they hammered Nigeria 8-1.

Newcastle Knew Of Ongoing FA Investigation Of Shelvey

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The Chroniclehave cleared up some confusion with Jonjo Shelvey's Football Association misconduct charge, wherethe Newcastle midfielder could face (at least) a five match ban if the charge stands. However Shelvey is said to be considering an appeal against the charge and he has maintained throughout the investigation he did not say the alleged discriminatory words [.

Next Two Transfer Windows Are Key For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is said to be keen to add good players to his squad in January and in the summer transfer window in order that the Newcastle squad keeps improving. Andthatif we do get promoted this season then we can challenge near the top of the Premier League next season. That's not too surprising with [.

£28M Striker Lined Up Last Summer If Newcastle Stayed Up

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The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley had done some summer transfer planning last season, assuming we had stayed in the Premier League. And one of our top targets would have been for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, who moved to Premier League Champions Leicester City in the summer for £28M.

How Transfers Were Controlled Before Rafa Arrived

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The Chronicle has an interesting piece out today on the way transfers were partially controlled under Alan Pardew. Each position was controlled by the amount of total wages set for each of the individual positions and that wage figure couldn't be exceeded. So we suppose that was based on keeping the total wages at the [.

Newcastle Player Ready For Biggest Game Of His Career

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Matt Ritchie has been a huge success at Newcastle since signing on for £10M from AFC Bournemouth in the summer, when he was essentially a replacement for Andros Townsend who joined Crystal Palace because he wanted to keep playing in the Premier League. Matt is a Scottish Internationaland qualifies because his dad is a Scot [.

Shelvey Charge Is Serious – Could Be Big Blow To Newcastle

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The FA charge of misconduct for using abusive and/or insulting words towards an opponentcould produce a ban of anywhere from four to eight games for Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey and that would be a big blow for Newcastle to miss the player's creativity for that number of games. The real worrying bit of the FA [.

Newcastle Fans React On Twitter To Potential Shelvey Ben

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Massive blow if Shelvey gets banned for at least five games #bestplayer #NUFC Ross Houghton (@Ross_Houghton) November 8, 2016 Shelvey is being charged for something he did in September. Not sure what the FA were doing in October, they must have napped.#NUFC ???? (@AlexCBest) November 8, 2016 Shelvey man, what an idiot.

Newcastle A Really Good Place To Be The Moment

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Rob Elliot is recovering from his serious ACL injury he pickedup while playing for the Republic Ireland in late March and while he's now fully fit physically, he may need to get some match practice in the U-23 side before he is ready again for the Newcastle first team. Rob is delighted to be at [..

Horgan Would Consider Offer From Massive Club Like Newcastle

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Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan is saying all the right things about the reported interest in him from a certain Newcastle United and he says he is happy where he is at the moment. He says there has been no offer from any club and therefore he is not going to say whether he cannot really [...]

Jonjo Shelvey Charged By The FA

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Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association and it's for an incident which occurred in the closing stages of Newcastle's Championship game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, September 17. That's the game we surprisingly lost 2-0 at St. James' Park and it seems oddthat the charge has only been [.

Leeds Player Injured – Likely To Miss Newcastle Game

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The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that 25 year-old Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan, because he has pickedup a calf injury. Dallas was initially injured during Northern Ireland's 4-0 win over San Marino last month (October 8th) and he hasn't played for [.

Moussa Sissoko Talks About Former Club Newcastle

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It's International break time again so we were expecting to hear again from Moussa Sissoko. Moussa is not having an easy time of it at Tottenham since he moved there for a massive fee on the last day of the transfer market, because he didn't want to play in England's second tier not a [...]

Midfielder Reveals What The Players Think Of Rafa Benitez

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Rafa Benitez is a meticulous planner and leaves nothing to chance and that's something we haven't seen at Newcastle for many a year. An example of that was when Tim Krul and Rob Elliot were both injured at the beginning of the season and notready to play for months. Rafa brought in Matz Sels from [.

One Newcastle Player In EFL Team Of The Week

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Ciaran Clark had another very good game for Newcastle at center-back on Saturday in the tough 2-1 win over Cardiff City and he's the only Newcastle player in this week's EFL Team of the Week. It's good that Ciaran is getting the recognition he deserves after being so consistent this season for us and [.

Rob Elliot On Why It’s Going To Be Difficult For Him

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Rob Elliot is coming back to full fitness and he will be fighting to regain his first team place at Newcastle after having been out for over seven months with a serious ACL injury he picked up in Dublin playing for Ireland at the end of March. Rob was our Player of the Season for [...]

Holloway – This Player’s A Genius – A Rolls-Royce Footballer

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Ian Holloway is a fan of Jonjo Shelvey's that's clear as he's said today the former Charlton, Liverpool and Swansea player is a genius and simply the best player Ian has ever seen play in the Championship. That's high praise indeed, but to be fair, Jonjo has improved a lot this season under [...]

Three Magpies In Holloway’s Championship Team Of The Season

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We are just past one third of the way though theseason with 16 games played of the schedule of 46 games and we are seeing a number of Championship Teams of the Season come out. Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway covers the Championship and he hasissued his team and it includes three Newcastle players [.

This Action Is Very Unusual For Rafa Benitez

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A number of Newcastle players have already departed to join up with their International squads Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia), Paul Dummett (Wales) and Ciaran Clark (Ireland) but the rest of the squad was in for training as usual yesterday. One of the things Newcastle can improve is to control games more and on Saturday [.

Shearer Surprisingly Backs Fellow Geordie For Promotion

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Alan Shearer says he would back fellow Geordie Steve Bruce to get Aston Villa promoted this season, even though they had a less than auspicious start to the season under Roberto Di Matteo, when they had just one win in their first 11 Championship games. That win was a 3-0 home win against bottomofthe table [.

Shearer On What It Takes To Be Great At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has done it all he's captained England and he's captained Newcastle United. Alanwas signed by Newcastle in 1996 for a then world record fee of £15M and many would say Alan is the best buy the club has ever made in the transfer marketto bring one of our own back to Newcastle. [...]

Newcastle vs Cardiff – Vido Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here are the match highlights from Sky Sports on YouTube for the match on Saturday against Cardiff City and it seems it plays in countries around the world for our many overseas fans.

Upbeat Alan Shearer – This Was A Real Coup For Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has been praising Rafa Benitez in his Coral column today and it seems the twoof them form a mutual admiration society since Rafa has praised Alan too. Not only because he was a great player in his day one of the best footballers ever to be born in Newcastle but also [...]

Championship Team Of The Season – So Far

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Here's the @whoscored Championship team of the season so far just over one third the way through. And it's a little surprising we have only two Newcastle players in the side. In the 2009-2010 season when we were promoted from the Championship with a massive 102 points and were 23 points above 3rd placed [.

The Incredible Skills Of Yasin Ben El-Mhanni – Video

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Here's a great video of Newcastle's summer signing 21 year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni who is currently playing for our U-23 side. The video is from FFDTV online.

Top Clubs To Spend Big In January – This Is What It Guarantees

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The quote doing the rounds this morning is from Sky Sports commentator DannyHigginbotham, who believes that both Newcastle and Steve Bruce's Aston Villa, two of the biggest clubs in the Championship this season, will spendbig money in January to help them secure promotion this season. He made the comments during the commentary of an impressive [.

This Defender Disappointed With Newcastle

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23 year-old American DeAndre Yedlin was not too happy at the end of the game on Saturday, as we almost gave 2 points away by allowing Cardiff to come back into the game after it looked we were cruising to victory in that first half and were 2-0 up. But it didn't happen that way [...]

Here’s One Grateful Player Who Loves It At Newcastle

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Christian Atsuseems to have found the club he wants to stay at and after being loaned out to several clubs since he joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 he seems to just love it at Newcastle. He feels he can improve a lot under world-class manager Rafa Benitez and certainly the fans would just [...

Newcastle Have This Huge Opportunity Before Christmas

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Newcastle have won our last seven games in the league and in that time we have beaten some very decent teams like Norwich. Preston and Brentford who are all in the top half of the table. Brighton& Hove Albion are also a team in form under Chris Hughton and they have won five of [...]

Newcastle Face Competition For This Player In January

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Newcastle have recently been linked with 24 year-old Irish winger Daryl Horgan, who plays for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division and this lad has been catching the attention of a number of clubs during Dundalk's Europa League run. The news broke on Saturday that Daryl is on the radar screen of Rafa [.

Rafa – We Have What’s Needed For Success In The Championship

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Newcastle should have won the game against Cardiff City much easier than we did and that was because we missed our chances in the first half and early in the second half, otherwise the result would have been clear long beforetheend. But it wasn't and after Cardiff made it 2-1 after 73 minutes after we [.

Goalscorer – We Have a Winning Mentality And Fought Hard

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Christian Atsu is a player who could improve a lot this season during his loan spell and if he manages to stay at Newcastle permanently for the long term, we think Rafa can make him into a great player because he hasnatural speed and great skills. Christian was simply delighted to score after just 3 [.

Man Of The Match Poll – Very Close

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At the time of writing there's only about 40 votes between Aleksandar Mitrovic and ChristianAtsu for our Man of the Match for the game yesterday against Cardiff City that we won 2-1 -with Mitro just in the lead. Of course both players were involved very early in the game yesterday after only three minutes [.

Will Rafa Be Signing This Creative Player In January?

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Newcastle were heavily linked with Alan Judge of Brentford in late August and the local press were saying it was almost a good deal, but it didn't happen. It appears like Alan's broken leg was going to take longer than Newcastle had expected he was expected back in training which is the reason Newcastle [.

He’s The Perfect Player For Rafa To Work On And Improve

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It's been pointed out just how strong the Newcastle squad is when we can leave Dwight Gayle, our top goalscorer and the suspended Matt Ritchie, probably our best player this season out of the side and the team doesn't seem to be weakened. That's because we had Aleksandar Mitrovic and Christian Atsu in place of [.

It’s A Question Of Confidence With This Rejuvenated Player

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Yoan Gouffran had another good game for Newcastle yesterday in a game that turned out to be tougher at the end than it needed to be, if we had taken some of our earlier chances. But it was another win the seventh league win in a row and that isthe first time we have [...]

Rafa Benitez’s Analysis On What Happened Yesterday

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Rafa Benitez was quite pleased with Newcastle's first half performance but he didn't like what happened in the second half when we couldn't get that third goal , Cardiff scoredto make it 2-1 and then it was rather a nervousend to the game. Bit Rafa was pleased with the character his team showed in that [.

Plenty Of Money For Rafa In January – If He Needs It

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One thing that is a lot different this time down below than it was seven years ago is the Newcastle finances are in (very) good shape. And the fact that we have done so well in the last eight games is a real plus, because if Rafa Benitez does want to bring in new players [...]

Nobody’s Place Is Safe At Newcastle These Days

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Paul Dummett has started almost every game for Rafa this season and the local lad thinks the competition for places at the club is the best it's been for many years. Yesterday we did very well in the first half and looked like we were cruising to an easy win when we went in 2-0 [...]

View From The Opposition Press – Newcastle Were Excellent

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We'll take a look at the opposition press during this season to get some idea of how they report our games and also see what they think of what looks to be a good and improving Newcastle side we have under the very impressive Rafa Benitez. We have looked at Walesonline.com for this week's report [...

Isaac Hayden Interviewed After Game – Video

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? nufcTV: We spoke to @IsaacHayden65 after today's game against @CardiffCityFC ? https://t.co/Z2zlOB4Bv2 #NUFC pic.twitter.com/EVZkEHiSCd Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 5, 2016

Rafa Benitez Interview After Game – Video

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? nufcTV: Rafa Benitez gives us his thoughts on today's win against @CardiffCityFC ? https://t.co/6iXXNNLoex #NUFC pic.twitter.com/3NjHV0Vg6T Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 5, 2016

Geordie Fans React On Twitter To Ugly Win – It’s 3 Points

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Newcastlestarted this game like an express train with a goalfrom Christian Atsu after just 3 minutes and we added to the lead through Yoan Gouffran Newcastle's surprise of the season just before the break. But then the lads put ina poor second half performance and Peter Whittingham scored after 73 minutes but we hung [.

Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 – The Real Video Highlights

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Sorry about putting last week's game up rather than the game today. Here's the highlights of the Cardiff game with complaints from Neil Warnock after the game. Brighton won 2-0 today and are still 3 points behind Newcastle

Rafa Happy With Some Things – Unhappy With Others

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Benitez was happy with the character of his players today, but he did not like the fact we had to defend so much in the second half. Christian Atsu and Yoan Gouffran had put Newcastle comfortably ahead in the first half, but Newcastleput in a below par second half performance and Peter Whittingham finally scoredwith [.

Video – Newcastle 2 Cardiff 1 – All 3 Goals

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Here's a Sky Sports video of all 3 goals today that should work in countries around the world for our overseas fans.

Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Cardiff City?

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Christian Atsu scored after 3 minutes Being congratulated by DeAndre Yedlin

Alan Shearer Reacts To Magpies’ 8th Win On The Trot

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Like the rest of Newcastle fans, Alan Shearer was happy enough with the 2-1 home win over Cardiff City, even if it was difficult in the second half. Dads and lads at the game today. It wasn't pretty but another 3 points for the toon. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/LJLsauHSct — Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 5, 2016

Newcastle Pull Further Ahead At Top of The Championship

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Newcastle have pulled 8 points ahead of Huddersfield in 3rd place in the Championship after Newcastle beat Cardiff City 2-1 in a hard-fought game in front of over 51,000 fans at St. James' Park and the Trotters drew 1-1 at home to Birmingham. That's 9 points clear in an automatic promotion place if you take [.

Newcastle Win 8th Game In A Row – First Time in Eleven Years

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Newcastle got their 8th win in a row in all competitions in front of another fantastic crowd of 51,247 at St. James' Parkthis afternoon and that was the first time we had done that since 2005 when Graeme Souness was the manager. And it's 7 wins in a row in the Championship against a very [...]

Yedlin, Perez And Mitrovic Start Against Cardiff City

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Cardiff City at St. James' Park this afternoon in a game we are expected to win, but you never know in the Championship. We almost got the team right this week, but Ayoze Perez is in the number 10 role rather than Dwight Gayle [...]

Italian Club Target Top Newcastle Striker For January

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There's a report in Tutto Napoli in Italy today that Napoli are interestedin Newcastle's 22 year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and could attempt to sign him in the January transfer window., Mitro has come right into form the last couple of games and has looked the consummate center-forward for Newcastle scoring four goals against PrestonNorth [.

This Talented Teenager Would Be Terrific Signing In January

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It's likely that as well as signing some first team players in January Rafa Benitez will also try to bring some top young players to Newcastle who would be for the future. One of the players we have been linked with over the last four months is 19 year-old Partizan Belgrade center-back Nikola Milenkovic, who [.

Rafa Benitez Wants To Sign This Irish Winger Next Month

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Daryl Horgan plays for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division and he has impressed during Dundalk's Europa League run and it seems that Newcastle's Rafa Benitez is keen on signing the player. The Mail is reporting that Rafa Benitez has had Newcastle scouts watch the 24 year-old winger and it seems they have [.

Newcastle Unlikely To Sell Top Players in January – Here’s Why

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Newcastle are in a strong position financially at the moment having made around £31M in the transfer market last summer and manager Rafa Benitez will have money to spend in the January transfer market, as he tries to further improve the Newcastle squad. It's not surprising that other clubs will be interested inquite a few [.

Talented Player Only Interested In Winning Trophies At Newcastle

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One of our best players this season and one who has improved dramatically under the astute coaching of Rafa Benitez is 22 year-old captain Jamaal Lascelles. Jamaal seems to work closely with manager Rafa Benitez and recently they were both at the Newcastle United Foundation's Westgate Kicks in a surprise visit a couple of weeks [.

January Transfer Planning Well Under Way At Newcastle

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The transfer planning at Newcastle is well under way for the upcoming January transfer window and we will see some new players drafted into the Newcastle squad and maybe one or two fringe players will also be allowed to leave the club. But with the promotion push going at full steam Rafa will not allow [.

Rafa Benitez Wants To Avoid This At All Costs

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The game against Cardiff City at home today is statisticallythe easiest game of the season in the league so far for Newcastle, since we are at home to the 4th bottom club. But that's why it's such a dangerous game, because the players may think exactly that and not go into the game with the [..

Rafa’s Brilliant Record Getting Attention Around The World

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Sky Sports Spanish journalist Guillem Balague wrote a book about Rafa Benitez's time at Liverpool called A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path to European Glory. Like most Spanish journalists, Guillem is following Rafa Benitez' Newcastle "project" and before the season began was fascinated to see how the renowned Spanish manager [.

15 Photos Of Newcatsle Players In Training On Friday

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Here are some pictures taken today at the Benton training center as the lads prepare for the next test a home game against Cardiff City.

Christian Atsu To Deputize For Matt Ritchie – Maybe Not

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We thought it was more or less cut and dried that the impressive Christian Atsu would come in and start forMatt Ritchie tomorrow on the right wing, since Matt is suspended for this game due to picking up his 5th yellow card late in the game at Deepdale last Saturday. And while the odds are [...]

Newcastle Finalize First Transfer Deal – Player Sold

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La Provence are reporting today that Marseille have exercised an option to trigger the permanent signing of Florian Thauvin from Newcastle United. In fact, the loan deal contained an obligation to buy which means that after Florian played a certain number of games the automatic permanent transfer of the player would be activated.

Is This Rafa’s Starting Eleven For Cardiff City?

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With Dwight Gayle fit to play tomorrow we are going to say that Rafa will start both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic together tomorrow against Cardiff City at home. It may not happen but he has talked in his press conference about the possibility of them playing together and with both in top goal-scoring form [.

Rafa Benitez Gives Positive Injury Update – Striker Fit

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Rafa has given a rather positive injury update during his press conference which has just finished and it looks like Dwight Gayle is not fully fitand is available for tomorrow's games and winger Rolando Aarons is getting close to full fitness. Daryl Murphy is getting closer but he is still not available for selectionand DeAndreYedlin [.

Rafa’s Initial Comments From His Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Cardiff Citytomorrow afternoonin the Championship and we will try to extend our winning run in all competitionsto eight games. Rafa Benitez finished his press conference this afternoon Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa has made about the game at St.

Sky Sports Pundit Forecasts Newcastle’s Result

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Ian Holloway follows the Championship for Newcastle and for everysingle game he predicts what the results will be. Ian has generally been kind to Newcastle although he did predict we would lose at home to Brentford a few weeks backand we won that game 3-1. But we forgave him for that ...

Missing Player Talks About Massive Game Tomorrow

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Matt Ritchie picked up his 5th yellow card at Preston last week and will now miss the game tomorrow against Cardiff City at home and it seems he's not too happy about that. Matt believes a couple of his cautions were "silly", but in any case he's picked up five on the season and he [...]

This Rafa Benitez’ Problem Can Be Solved Tomorrow

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Rafa Benitez has spoken this week of the problem it is in a team when you lose an important player like Matt Ritchie. Matt has been great for us this season so far, but he picked u his 5th yellow card last Saturday at Deepdale and he will sit out tomorrow's game, although he's not [...]

Newcastle Hopeful Of Completing This Deal In January

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Sammy Ameobi has played his last game for Newcastle United and after promising so much when he was a teenager, he just hasn't come through and his inconsistency is one of the main reasons he was not able to be successful at his home-town club. Sammy has been sent out on loan until early January [...]

Rafa Know Everything About Football – So We Listen

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Ayoze Perez was speaking earlier this week at the club's Foundation Awards dinner and the Spaniard has only recently became a Patron of the Foundation. Rafa wants his players to be more fully involved with the great work being done by the Newcastle United Foundation and the 23 year-old considers it an honor to be [.

This Is What Neil Warnock Really Thinks About Rafa Benitez

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It's interesting the way the press will go back years to bring up feuds that may have existed in the past between two managers. Such is the case with Neil Warnock and Rafa Benitez, when Neil was upset that Rafa had played a weakened side against Fulham at the end of the 2006-2007 season, when [...]

Newcastle’s Stats Tell The Story So Far – Success

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Newcastle are top of the Championship with 34 points from 15 games and if we continue that pace we will finish the 46 game season with 104 points 2 points better than we achievedin 2009-2010 but 2 points less than the record held by Reading in the 2005-2006 season. It will also be one [...]

Stuart Pearce Issues Warning For Newcastle

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Stuart Pearce played for Newcastle for two seasons from 1997 through 1999 and he played 54 times for us with one goal. Stuart is in the news today because of comments he has made about Newcastle United on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT and it seems Stuart expects Newcastle to have a [.

Brilliant Emotional Video From Newcastle – We Stand United

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WE ARE UNITED: Half-season tickets are now on sale starting with our Boxing Day fixture! #NUFC #WeAreUnited pic.twitter.com/M47CT8pdrQ Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 3, 2016

Newcastle Star Will Miss Cardiff CIty Game

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With Rafa's comments about Dwight Gayle today it seems almost certain that Rafa will not risk the 25 year-old who has just been named The Championship Player of the Month for October. It looks like Rafa will stay with the in-form Aleksandar Mitrovic for the home game against Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.

Moussa Sissoko Proving Newcastle Fans Right

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We watched the Tottenham vs Bayer Leverkusen Champions League game last night and Spurs played really poorly and were flat all game long they lost 1-0. Moussa Sissoko looked like the player he was when he played for us last season he was hopeless and looked disinterested. There's something wrong with Moussa who [.

The Fantastic Newcastle United Foundation

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Rafa Benitez has made the Newcastle United Foundation a priority since he came to Newcastle and the awards dinner on Tuesday night was a huge success with a number of current players and his full coaching staff attending and giving out the awards. It's just terrific to see everybody pulling in the same direction at [.

Poll – Can Newcastle Make It 8 Wins In A Row Against Cardiff?

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We are getting into heady heights with Newcastle at the moment and if we can get all 3 points on Saturday at home to Cardiff City, that will be 8 wins in a row for Newcastle in all competitions and 7 wins in row in the league. 21 points from a possible 21 not [...]

Star – Rafa Is Doing A Brilliant Job – He’s Changed Everything

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Newcastle are starting to play extremely well this season and not only are we playing well and getting the results, but the team in the last month has become a lot more ruthless and professional in the way we finish off teams. Getting 3 points on Saturday at Preston was a terrific performance against a [.

Shaken Andy Carroll Threatened At Gunpoint By Two Men

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The Mail is reporting that former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll was reportedly threatened by a man with a gun while driving home from training in his expensive Mercedes SUV. Metropolitan Police officers are busy investigating the attempted robbery and security has been increased. Carroll was said to have been approached at a junction by two [.

Newcastle Youngster Being Compared To Gascoigne And Waddle

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Newcastle 19 year-old forward Alex Gilliead continues to get great press for the display he put in for Luton at Notts County over the weekend in the 0-0 draw. Alex was said to be absolutely brilliant in the first half of the game and he has people comparing to former Newcastle greats Paul Gascoigne [.

Rafa Gets Injury Boost For Cardiff City Game

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Rafa has had a triple injury boost after Lazaar and Gamez returned to fitness and were named on the bench for the 2-1 win at Deepdalelast Saturday. Apparently both new signings had an extra training session at Deepdale after the game in an effort to improve their fitness. Both players have made only two appearances [.

Newcastle Striker – Championship Player Of The Month For October

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Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Month award for October. Sky Sports are reporting thatGayle got a whopping 9,042votes and won by a country mile or to be more exact he won by 8,196 votes from second placed Gary Hooper.

Newcastle Likeley To Lose In-Form Midfielder In January

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Yoan Gouffran is in the final year of his four year contract at Newcastle and if a suitable offer had come in for him that suited both Yoan and Newcastle in the summer he would have left the clubat that time. Yoan has since played his best football at Newcastle under new manager Rafa Benitez [...]

The Newcastle Foundation Awards Dinner In 14 PIctures

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These are some of the pictures taken at last night's Newcastle United Foundation Awards dinner at St. James' Park. Head of the Newcastle Foundation Kate Bradley speaks at dinner Rafa Benitez with his coaching staff Isaac Hayden speaks at the Foundation dinner Isaac Hayden with proud award winner Vurnon Anita speaks Bob Moncur with Steve [.

Rafa Has A Powerful Vision For Newcastle United’s Future

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Rafa Benitez was at last night's Newcastle United Foundation Annual Awards Dinner along with a number of senior players including captain Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow and Aleksandar Mitrovic. Some of our former players Steve Harper, Bob Moncur, John Beresford and Shola Ameobi were also present The evening at St James' Park gave the manager [.

Newcastle Players Included In Scotland And Ireland Squads

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Martin O'Neil has named his provisional Ireland squad for the game with Austria and in-form Ciaran Clark is in the squad, but no Daryl Murphy who is still injured. Gordon Strachan's squad to play England includes both Matt Richie and Grant Hanley. Ciaran Clark in Ireland squad BREAKING: Martin O'Neill has announced his provisional [.

Newcastle Top Championship Attendances – Details Of All Clubs

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Here is a table of all home attendances in the Championship for the 24 clubs and the table was compiled by soccerstats.com. It's interesting reading and notice Newcastle are top of all categories including average attendance, but also for the percentage of the stadium that is full. Newcastle have an average of 50,526 and [.

I Want To Be A Better Player – I Want To Score More Goals

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Christian Atsu has played well for Newcastle this season when he's been given his chance and it looks almost certain he will start the game on Saturday afternoon on the right wing against Cardiff City with Matt Ritchie suspended afterpicking up five yellow cards. Christian is on a season long loan from Chelseaafter signing [.

Rafa’s Power At Newcastle Knows Few Bounds – Here’s Why

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It's interesting there is news today that Rafa will not have to sell Jamaal Lascelles in January, because the finances at Newcastle are in good shape and therefore MIke Ashley has reportedly told Rafa he doesn't have to sell one of his best players and his captain in January. But Rafa would not have [.

Why Former Player So Upbeat About Newcastle Under Rafa

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Steve Watson was born in North Shields 42 years ago and played for Newcastle United from 1990 for eight years, before he left to join Aston Villa. So Watson played through those golden years when Kevin Keegan was managing the Entertainers at Newcastle. Steve was a defender and occasional midfield player and he made 262 [.

Newcastle Youngster Shows Ambition – Undecided About Future

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Alex Gilliead is on a loan spell at Luton Town until early January and he is impressing a lot of people at the club, including manager Nathan Jones, who believes Alex is so good he can become a regularPremier League player in the future. Alex was on loan for the seasonat Carlisle United last year [.

Newcastle Draw Record Crowd At Elland Road

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When Newcastle visit Elland Road on 20th November our first game back after the International break the stadium will be a sell-out. Not only are we able to fill St. James' Park but we seem to be playing to record crowds on the road this season. It will be Elland Road's first capacity [...]

Italian Player Compliments Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle Side

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Garry Monk's Leeds United beat Norwich City 3-2 on penalties in the 4th round of the EFL Cup and along with Newcastle are the only two non Premier League sides remaining in the EFL Cup. Leeds drew Liverpool at Anfield and Newcastle drew Hull City at the KCOM Stadium and the ties will take place [...]

The Danger – Even Pundits Believe Newcastle Hard To Catch

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Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe believes it will be very difficult for teams to catch Newcastlenow we have gone 3 points clear of Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of the Championship table. We are 6 points clear of 3rd placed Huddersfield and we have a very good goal difference too. The stunning stat [.

19 Year-Old Talented Midfielder One To Watch At Newcastle

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Newcastle-born box to box midfielder Sean Longstaff is in form for the Newcastle U-23 team having hit four goals in four days. Sean hit a hat-trick in the 5-1 rout ofHartlepool on Friday in the CentralLeague Cup and yesterday he scored in the 2-0 U-23 league win over Middlesbrough. Longstaff has now scored eight times [.

It Wasn’t Hard To Predict What’s Happened To Andros Townsend

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It wasn't rocket science to predict what could happen to Andros Townsendafter he left Newcastle at the end of June for Crystal Palace. That came after he had been little short of sensational for the Magpies under Rafa Benitez in those final games of last season. Andros was even expected to stay on Tyneside after [.

Newcastle Surprise – Interested In Signing 22 Year-Old Chilean

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If it's one position we think Newcastle are very strong in at the moment then it's goalkeeper with Karl Darlow, Matz Sels and Rob Elliott all pushing to be the number one goalkeeper this season. So it's a little bit of a surprise to read this morning in The Sun that Newcastle are interested in [...]

This 22 Year-Old’s Enthusiasm Is Simply Infectious

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Karl Darlow has playedvery well for Newcastle since he replaced Matz Sels after the game at Villa Park and it's difficult to see at the moment how either Rob Elliot or Matz Sels can force themselves into the first team with Karl is such good form. Karl has talkedtoday about how 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic [.

Sunderland Slammed And Shamed By Express

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The Express has a report out that simply slams Sunderland Football Club and it seems that it's way over the top. The Black Cats are fighting relegation for the umpteenth time in a row and have equalledthe worst start to a Premier League season ever with Manchester City, whoalso had just 2 points from their [.

Meet The Peacemaker In Chief At Newcastle

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With Mitrovic' fight for a first team place this season, the young Serbian is certainly going out of his way to ensure the team comes first and show that heis determined to be a good team player at Newcastle. Mitro has given lots of interviews since last Tuesday when he made hisdramatic return to the [.

Two Newcastle Players Make EFL Halloween Team

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Two Newcastle players have made the EFL Halloween team. SPOOKY XI: With #Halloween around the corner, here's @Wickes' brilliant Spooky 11 EFL team sheet! Who would be in your 11? #SpookyXI pic.twitter.com/VQZx40xJ0O EFL (@EFL) October 28, 2016