Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2016

Rafa Benitez Explains What Has Given Newcastle A Lift

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It wasn't pretty but Newcastle got the win they desperately needed today against Crystal Palace and we are now on a surge to safety with 8 points from the last four games. That's about 25% of our points this season in just four games, but Rafa and the lads will now have a full week [...]

Rob Elliot – Karl Darlow A Hero And A Great Guy

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Great result today. Lads were class. Special mention to @KarlDarlow was a hero today.great guy... https://t.co/A8Cv16sKvA Robert Elliot (@the_dilsh) April 30, 2016

Newcastle Fans Explode On Twitter After Great Win

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There were some excellent performances from this Newcastle side all over the park in second half and in a game we just had to win we did and it was a great Andros Townsend thunderbolt from a free kick with his left foot after 59 minutes. After 70 minutes Karl Darlow made a sensational [...]

Rafa’s Sky Sports Interview – Massive Win – Darlow A Hero

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Rafa Benitez congratulates Karl Darlow after the win Here is Rafa Benitez' Sky Sports Interview after the game. It was a massive win for the side and after a poor first half Rafa was delighted with the second half performance when he said that Newcastle controlled the game and the manager said that Darlow's [.

Brilliant Darlow Penalty Save – Townsend Thunderbolt Gets The Win

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It took a wonderful goal from a free kick from Andros Townsend after 59 minutes to put Newcastle ahead in this very tough game. And then after MikeDean never a good referee for the Magpies had given a dodgy penalty to Palace for a hand-ball by Sissoko after 70 minutes it was Karl [...]

Shearer Reacts To Brilliant Newcastle Win

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Alan Shearer reacted to Newcastle's great 1-0 win against Crystal Palace today when Andros Townsend fired in a brilliant winner in direct from a free kick. But it took a brilliant save from goalkeeper Karl Darlow to preserve the win when he saved brilliantly to his left from Yohan Cabaye on 70 minutes.

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 0 – Video

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Here's the video of Andros Townsend's brilliant winner today and Karl Darlow's terrific save from a Yohan Cabaye penalty which was a highly debatable penalty given byreferee Mike Dean.

Wijnaldum Starts For Newcastle Against Palace

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle side for the important home game against Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace this afternoon and as we had expected in comes Gini Wijnaldum for Ayoze Perez as the one change to the team that did so well in fighting back last week against Liverpool. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Vurnon [.

Rafa Benitez Explains Some Of His Footballing Philosophy

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Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez seems to be willing to go into detail on some of the reasons he drops players from the team and all of it is not simply because a player may not be playing well. It could be because he wants to change the formation against a certain team and other [...]

Benitez Delivers Dire Warning To Newcastle Side

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After the 3-1 defeat at Southampton Newcastle were on 25 points and 6 points behind Norwich with an inferior goal difference by 7 goals although we did have a game in hand. Fast forward three games and we are now a single point behind Norwich on 30 points with an inferior goal difference of one [...]

These Two Players Have Given Me Everything – Benitez

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Rafa Benitez has explainedtoday why he has turned to experience and has brought back 30 year-old Papiss Cisse and 29 year-old Cheick Tiote into the first team. Both have performed very well for the new boss with Papiss getting a good goal last week at Liverpool his first since last November at Crystal Palace.

Benitez Asks Fans To Do This Against Crystal Palace Tomorrow

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Rafa Benitez doesn´t really approve of fans booing Alan Pardew tomorrow at St. James' Park, when the former Newcastle manager brings his Crystal Palace side to Tynesidefor the first time since leaving Newcastle suddenly early last year. There have been lots of local press reports about Pardew this week and it´s safe to say they [.

One Change – This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team For Palace

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It seems like only Steven Taylor has come back from injury from last week, and Kevin Mbabu is also fit again, but he was on the bench last week at Liverpool. So a good question now is what team will Rafa start tomorrow against Crystal Palace, which is basically a must-win game if we are [...]

Rafa´s Professional Response To Sam Allardyce

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Newcastle have got Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce worried and maybe it´s because of our excellent form in the lastthree games well except for that first half at Anfield. Sam was splashed aroundthe papers yesterday claiming that it was almost a certainty that Newcastle would win against Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Newcastle Linked With Summer Move For England Defender

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Newcastle were said to be keen to try to get 26 year-old Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs in January, but as it turns out we were not successful in boosting the defense at all in the last transfer window. But there is news coming out of London that Newcastle will make a move in the summer [...]

Pardew Had A Mediocre Record at Newcastle

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Alan Pardew will return to Newcastle for the first time since he left suddenly in late 2014 after he had a tough year at Newcastle, but he had revived the team to 9th place in the league with 26 points from 19 games before he left. But since he left Tyneside in the 54 league [...]

That’s A Big Bear We’ve Got To Fight In That Pit!

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Alan Pardew will know all about the atmosphere at St. James Park when the stadium is chock full of over 52,000 mad screaming Geordies and when he comes back to Toon tomorrow we expect Palace to be a hard side to beat. But it isalso a game we should be winning given ourimproved form over [...]

Top Player To Miss Newcastle Game

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As expected the English Football Association have given Tottenham's Dele Alli a three-match suspension for the punch he threw into Claudio Yacob's stomach in the first half of the club's 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on Monday night. With three games left of the season that means he will miss what could be [.

Injury Update – Initial Comments From Benitez Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has given his press conference at 12:45 pm today for the vital game at home to Crystal Palace tomorrow, the result of which could decide if Newcastle have any chance of avoiding relegation this season. Rafa said as expected that both Coloccini and Janmaat are not available for the game tomorrow but that [.

Strange Comments From Sunderland Manager

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Sam Allardyce, the Sunderland manager, thinks that it´s almost a forgone conclusion that Newcastle will win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. No, it´s not because we got 5 points out of the last three games and held both Manchester City at home and Liverpool away after we were two goals behind.

Newcastle Winger Explains Why Players Confident

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Andros Townsend was our best signing in January and has turned out to be one of our best signings of the season and he´s immediately been able to produce for Newcastle and already has three goals and two assists in just eight appearances.

Cheick Tiote Thankful For The Chance

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Cheick Tiote has made a great comeback into the first team at Newcastle, after Rafa Benitez has tried to use the experienced players he has available at Newcastle to try to avoid relegation. In fact Rafa is using both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote as starters at the moment and that was after they [..

Newcastle Star – This Is What Benitez Brings To Newcastle

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Cheick Tiote was supposed to be off to the Chinese Premier league in January but the move didn't come off. Cheick stayed onat Newcastle and since Rafa Benitez came ashort seven weeks ago tomorrow, he has rejuvenated the 53 times cappedIvory Coast International defensive midfielder. Rafa has used Cheick's massive experience to play just in [.

Worried Pardew Gives His Opinion On Benitez’ Newcastle Side

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During his press conference today Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew thinks that Newcastle have improved under Rafa Benitez although we haven't yet got the points to show for that with three draws and one win in the first seven games Benitez has managed. But five of those points have come in the last [.

I Loved Managing Newcastle – I’m Desperate They Stay Up

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Alan Pardew held his press conference today for the game at Newcastle on Saturday, when he brings his Crystal Palace side to St. James' Park in a game we must win if we are to have a decent chance of staying in the Premier League next season. Alan has talked about loving his time at [...]

Newcastle Linked With Two Center-Backs For Summer Move

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Newcastle would usually be linked with a lot more players at this time of year, but since we are second bottom of the Premier League and two of three teams to be relegated next month the news has generally been muted. However, there are reports in Portugal that we have been watching 21 year-old [...]

Rafa Benitez In The Process Of Doing This At Newcastle

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A good coach not only gets the best out of the players he has available to him, but he also makes them into better players. And after not even seven weeks at the club, Rafa Benitez is making some of the Newcastleplayers a lot better. The former Liverpool boss is using a number of former [...]

Time To Get Over Alan Pardew And Bury The Hatchet

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Alan Pardew should be remembered at Newcastle for gettingus into 5th place in 2012 and only just missing out on a Champions League place. That year he became the only Newcastle manager ever to win the Premier League Manager of the Year award and the PFA Manager of the Year Award. But after 2012, Alan´s [.

Newcastle Defender Reveals What’s Needed In Last 3 Games

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We've been impressed with the attitude of some of our new young players who came in lats summer and have had to endure a very difficult season where the team has been struggling against relegation all season long. We didn't have too many good acquisitions in the summer in retrospect, but one of them was [.

If Benitez Keeps Us Up – He Will Have A Free Rein

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Rafa Benitez is nobody´s fool and he is a workaholic who simply lives and breathes football. He had an eye on Newcastle for at least a couple of years with word coming out of Italy when he was at Naples that he could be interested in becoming the Newcastle manager. We never believed those reports, [.

If Newcastle Go Down – Alternatives To Selling Best Players

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If Newcastle are relegated then the major question every Newcastle fan will be asking is will Rafa Benitez stay and we'll not know that until after the final game of the season on May 15th and we may even avoid relegation. Rafa is right in only concentrating on saving Newcastle and he will [...]

Benitez On How Newcastle Will Play In Final Three Games

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It took the man some time to get over the hurdle of too many of our players lacking confidence and having a losing mentality. But Rafa Benitez has had his Newcastle side playing very well in the last three games and we have picked up 5 of the 6 points during those games after picking [...]

More Praise For Rafa Benitez

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Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys is not a fan of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, but even Richard has said it´s impressive what Rafa has managed to do in the last three games after the debacle at Southampton. Five points against three of our bogey teams, Swansea, Manchester City and Liverpool is a very good [.

Benitez Trying To Use These Top Two Players Effectively

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Rafa Benitez seems to be a fan of Papiss Cisse and he keeps mentioning how well the Senegal striker has been playing for the team. The former Liverpool manager has brought in two of our most experienced players in Papiss and Cheick Tiote and they have both played well in the last three games. Rafa [.

Surprise That Benitez Rates This Newcastle Player So Highly

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Rafa Benitez had again been talking in glowing terms about French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who he has made his Newcastle captain and if we survive this season and Rafa stays at the club don´t be surprised if Moussa continues as captain next season. It´s surprising, because Moussa never seemed to care too much [.

Why Newcastle Must Not Allow This With Summer Transfers

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Newcastle spent £52M last summer on transfers and even when we didn´t have a manager the transfer business went merrily along with Graham Carr identifying the players who were coming into the club whether they were necessary or not. So we signed Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin whether the Newcastle [.

Benitez Seems Impressed With This Newcastle Youngster

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez seems to like what he sees in 20 year-old Kevin Mbabu who is now fit again and was on on the bench at Liverpool. When Kevin has played for the Newcastle first team five times this season he has looked good, but he has again been injured most of [...]

Top Tottenham Star Will Likely Miss Newcastle Game

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Newcastle need to make sure we win the next two games against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa and we would have a very decent chance of making it three wins in a row in the final game of the season and possible safety from relegation. Wouldn't that be something. Tottenham with their draw last night [.

Harry Redknapp On Rafa’s Future At Newcastle – It’s Surprising

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It would be terrific if we can stay in the Premier League and then Rafa Benitez can start to build a powerhouse of a side on Tyneside. But if we go down the only thing that matters is that Rafa stays with us if he does that then the rebuilding of Newcastle as both [...]

This Club´s Success Shows Newcastle´s Excuses Pure Nonsense

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Tottenham could only draw 1-1 at home against West Brom last night and that leaves Leicester City 7 points ahead with just three games to play. So Leicester need only three points from their last three games and they will bethe surprising Premier League Champions for the first time and the biggest shock ever [.

Benitez Explains What´s Needed For Newcastle To Stay Up

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Rafa Benitez is adamant that Newcastle cannot make any more mistakes like we did at Liverpool on Saturday, when we had to come back from two goals down at half time to get what was a well deserved pointin the end. Both goals were sloppy goals scored from outside the penalty area, when both Daniel [.

Glowing Remarks From Benitez About Newcastle Youngster

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Rafa Benitez has again praised the attitude and application of young center-back Jamaal Lascelles. Jamaal has become a permanent fixture in the Newcastle defense under Rafa and the 22 year-old England U21 International has turned in a number of solid and impressive performances for the team, although he is still learning and improving.

Rafa´s Important Message To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle play two of our last three games at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday and Tottenham on the finalday of the season May 15th. And Rafa Benitez is again hoping that Newcastle fans can help the side get two home wins, which could be vital for our survival. Alan Pardew will bring his [.

This Club Still Favored To Survive The Drop

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Newcastle are coming into some good form under Rafa Benitez, but it seems that Sunderland remain the bookies favorite to be the team that survives the drop over Newcastle United and Norwich City. And it seems from Alan Shearer's comments in his Coral column today that he may also fancy Sunderland as the team that [.

Can Newcastle Beat Crystal Palace On Saturday?

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It's looking like if we can win our last three games against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham Newcastle could be safe this season but a let-down in any one of the games could also be fatal. Rafa believes three wins will see Newcastle safe and the players seem o be ready to fight for [...]

No Chance Of Newcastle Doing This Under Benitez

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has said that Newcastle shouldn't get too carried away with their recent results, which has put usone point from safety two if you consider goal difference. Redknapp also thinks the challenge to keep Newcastle in the Premier League is one of the biggest challenges in Rafa Benitez' career, and [.

Why Rafa Benitez Must Be Newcastle’s Future

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I've been so impressed with Rafa Benitez since he arrived on Tyneside maybe it's because we now have a man at Newcastle who is simply perfect for the job. He is even perfect for owner Mike Ashley, because if Mike wants somebody to manage the club and Ashley wants to take a hands-off approach [...]

This Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

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Since he arrived at the club in January Andros Townsend has put in some good performances for the club and scored three goals. On Saturday at Anfield he was our Man of the Match and we saw both sides of Newcastle in each half. We saw the soft underbelly which is Newcastle away from home, [...]

Positive Benitez Still Hopeful Of Saving Newcastle

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Rafa´s positive and single-minded attitude is finally getting through to our players, who have grossly under performed for the club this season, but this week Rafa will be telling them again and again that all is not lost. Newcastle have certainly done well to pick up 5 points in the last three very tough games [.

World Star – I Enjoyed Working With Benitez

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Real Madrid visit Manchester City on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final and of course former Southamptonand Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale is in the team. Gareth is getting all the attention in the English press which is not surprising and the world's most expensive player has said that when [.

It Felt Like A Win – But We Have To Improve

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You cannot accuse Rafa Benitez of not being confident and positive since he´s been at Newcastle just over six weeks now. He´sworked his socks off to try to save Newcastle from the drop, but we have only 6 points three draws and a win to show for all that effort after seven games [...]

Rafa Benitez Reveals His Final Plan For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez seems confident that after a tough start to his Newcastle career, when he had very little time to prepare the team before important games were upon him, things have improved a lot over the last fewweeks. But now Rafa and his coaches have made definite progress and in the last three games, not [.

Let’s Keep Believing – Three Wins Can Do It

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Sunderland could only draw 0-0 against a poor Arsenal side at the Stadium of Light today, so they go above the drop zone on 31 points level with Norwich but with a better goal difference. Sunderland and Norwich both have a game in hand on us. Newcastle are on 30 points with three games [...]

Newcastle Take Serbian On Trial

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Newcastle have taken young Serbian U20 goalkeeper Filip Dmitrovic on trial with a permanent deal possible if he does well in his trial. He currently plays at Austrian club SK Austria Klagenfurt where he has a contract until 2019, so Newcastle would need to pay a transfer fee if they decide to sign the 20 [.

These Were Newcastle’s Top Two Players At Liverpool

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Both Andros Townsend and Vurnon Anita have been in very good form lately during the Newcastle revival and both continued their good form yesterday having excellent games at Anfield. Vurnon continues to look a much better right-back than he is a central midfielder and maybe he has found hos position at right full back.

We Have To Keep Going – Still Too Many Mistakes

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It's still going to be touch and go as to whether Newcastle cans survive in the Premier League but 5 points from the last three games could be massive for us since we never dotoo well against Swansea, Manchester City and at Anfield so that could bode well for the future. While Rafa Benitez [...]

Liverpool 2 Newcastle 2 – In Pictures – As It Happened

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Here's Newcastle's great fight-back in pictures after the lads came storming back in the second half to earn a valuable point after being down to goals from Daniel Sturridge after 68 seconds and Adam Lallanaafter 30 minutes and it didn't look too good at half time. But Rafa said he made two or three little [.

Klopp’s Comment After The Game Says It All About Newcastle

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Anybody watching Newcastle United in their last three games and had been on the moon since last August would have thought that Newcastle were indeed a top eight side this season. But of course we are in 19th place and fighting for our lives in the Premier League after the worst season ever in our [..

Just Exactly What Rafa Benitez Told His Players At Half Time

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Papiss Cisse scored a rare goal for the side yesterday and it came at a great time just three minutes into the second half with a good header to bring Newcastle back to 2-1 after Liverpool had mainly bossed the game in the first half with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana. [...]

Rob Elliot’s Upbeat Response To Anfield Point

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Had a great day doing the game with @SetantaSports.Great result and fight back again from the boys! Got to keep believing #NUFC Robert Elliot (@the_dilsh) April 23, 2016

Benitez – Players Showed A Fantastic Reaction

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez at half time made one or two changes to the way Newcastle were playing and our lads came storming back today at Anfield get level at 2-2 after DanielSturridge and AdamLallana had put Liverpool two goals up in the first half. Two second half goals by Papiss Cisse (48) and Jack [.

Alan Shearer Reacts To Another Good Newcastle Display

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Alan Shearer tweeted it was another good point for Newcastle today at Anfield let's hope the games don't run out before we are safe. Even though Steve McClaren should have been fired long before March 10th and 28 games gone with just 24 points. Another good point today for @NUFC I hope they don't [..

Benitez – We Have To Do Our Job In Last Three Games

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Newcastle for the second game running got a hard-earned draw against a top side in form this time the draw was at Liverpool where our lads made a remarkable comeback to get a 2-2 draw after being 2-0 down after only 30 minutes and 1-0 down after only a couple of minutes. After the [...]

Twitter Explodes As Newcastle Hold Reds For Great Point

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Twitter exploded after Newcastle came storming back after being 2-0 down at half time at Anfield and we held out for those final anxious 10 minutes to get a very valuable point against another in-form side this time Liverpool FC Rafa's former club. Two overall points against Manchester City on Tuesday night and [.

Benitez Sky Sports Interview – I’m Really Pleased

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Rafa Benitez after the game really pleased Here's what Rafa said on Sky Sports after the game he's happy for the fans.

Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match In Fighting Comeback?

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It looked like the same old story away form home when we were 1-0 down after just two minutes two minutes faster than the first goal we gave away in last road game at Southampton. And then after 30 minutes if got worse as Lallana scored all too easily into Karl Darlow's top right [...]

Magpies Great Comeback – Liverpool 2 Newcatsle 2 – Video

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In what could be a vital point for Newcastle today at Anfield, our players fought back from 1-0 down after only two minutes to 2-0 after 30 minutes and came back in the second half with goals from Papiss Cisse a header from a Vurnon Anita cross after49 minutes and local lad Jack Colback [...]

Unchanged Side For Newcastle At Liverpool – Mbabu On Bench

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his Newcastle team for the crucial game at Liverpool this afternoon and it's an unchanged side that drew with Manchester City 1-1 on Tuesday night at St. James' Park. That was not unexpected. Liverpool: Mignolet, Randall, Toure, Lovren, Moreno, Stewart, Allen, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge Subs: Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, [.

Rafa’s A Successful Manager – A Nice Person – I Really Like Him

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It looks like it's going to be a love-in at Anfield this afternoon between Liverpool fans and their returningformer manager Rafa Benitez,who is now miraculously Newcastle's manager. And even Jurgen Klopp, the new very successful and popular manager at Liverpool since only last October, has joined in the praise and doesn't mind one little bit [.

Rafa Has Real Belief – Looking For Win At Liverpool

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Rafa Benitez goes into every single game he manages trying to win and it's been no different at Newcastle and the six games he has managed we were in with a chance of winning five of those games over the last 20 minutes. The only exception was the terrible performance at Southampton but that [...]

Rafa Benitez Praise For Local Lad And Youngster Too

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Rafa Benitez has said the return of Paul Dummett to the side has balanced the defense and we now have a left footed player at left back and a right footed player at right back in Vurnon Anita, who has had two great games inthe back four for the Magpies. Paul has also looked good [...]

Newcastle Captain Probably Out For The Season

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Rafa Benitez has said that he is not optimistic that Fabricio Coloccini can return to play for Newcastle this season. Colo picked up thecalf injury after the 5-1 humiliation at Chelsea when the Newcastle squad went for a short five day holiday to the south of Spain. It was in the warm down after the [.

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle Fans Love Me – That’s Important

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We have been really surprised at how close Rafa seems to be with his players at Newcastle, when the word coming out of Liverpool a few years ago was that he was aloof and cool towards his players and his Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard even famously said that he never congratulated him with a"well done" [.

Benitez – Players, Fans And Staff Thought We Were Going Down

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Rafa today has said thateven the Newcastle staff had given up on the club's survival prospects, after we had lost badly at Southampton 3-1 almost two weeks ago. But two good displays and four points later against two of our bogey teams Swansea and Manchester City has renewed the confidence on Tyneside.

One Player Returns – Rafa’s Comments From Press Conference

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Rafa has just finished his press conference for the vital game at Liverpool tomorrow and the boss has said that Daryl Janmaat and Fabricio Coloccini are still out injured, but that Kevin Mbabu is fit and in the squad. Rafa Benitez press conference Here are some of the things Rafa said today: "My connection with [.

Youngster – Benitez Wants Me Learn – Be A Better Player

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Ayoze Perez seems to have benefited since his countryman Rafa Benitez joined Newcastle on March 11th, in what was a stunning appointment byNewcastle. But even Rafa is having trouble getting this Newcastle team out of trouble, although in the last two games Newcastle have looked a lot more like a Rafa Benitez team hard [.

Pundit – Newcastle Could Get Lucky at Liverpool

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson thinks that both Liverpool and Newcastle are improving under their two top managers and the Reds do play Villarreal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final in Spain next Thursday night. It's thought that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp could rest some players for tomorrow's game and that could [.

Why Saving Newcastle Is Benitez’ Most Difficult Challenge Ever

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Just a fantastic question and answer session in the Chronicleearlier this week with Sky Sports Spanish correspondent Guillem Balague provided Newcastle fans with an insight on Rafa Benitez the man that single-minded no-nonsensemanager who seems to be born to become the Newcastle manager. But that dream could all end next month if Newcastle cannot [.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Side For Liverpool?

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We don't know what the latest injury situation is at Newcastle until Rafa Benitez'press conference later today, but as far as the starting eleven goes for tomorrow at Liverpool that isn't as important as it usually is. That's because the lads have played extremely well in the last couple of game in collecting a good [.

Benitez – We Are Doing Everything To Stay Up

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Rafa Benitez is a workaholic who just lives and breathes football and couple that with his immense talent as a coach and manager who betterto be Newcastle's new manager and lead us back to greatness? That's the real possibility for Newcastle fans, but in order for that to come true we need enough points [.

This Is Still Newcastle’s Biggest Weakness And Worry

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In one of the worst away records ever for Newcastle for a very long time, in 17 games away from home this seasonwe have lost a whopping 14 games and won only two rather lucky wins at Tottenham and Bournemouth and we got a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. So 7 points from [...]

Klopp Expected To Make Several Changes Against Newcastle

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Liverpool have a few injuries with former Sunderland player Jordan Henderson and Emre Can both ruled out for at least a month and striker Divock Origi joining them on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury last night in their convincing 4-0 win over Everton at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge is now Liverpool's only fit [.

I think Rafa´a Absolutely Loving It At Newcastle

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The Chronicle´s Chris Waugh has an excellent piece out today, when for the second time in six weeks he has interviewed Sky Sports' Guillem Balague. Guillem is an expert on Spanish football and he knows all about Rafa Benitez,because he is the author of ‘A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path [.

Big Push On To Keep Rafa Benitez On Tyneside

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The Telegraph is reporting today in what they are calling an exclusive there is already a big push on to keep Rafa Benitez on Tyneside if Newcastle are relegated, but hopefully that persuasion will not be necessary, because we will somehow survive the drop, That's the scenario everybody at Newcastle is hoping for and with [.

Can Newcastle Beat Liverpool On Saturday?

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It's going to be tough on Saturday at Liverpool with The Reds bang in form having demolished Everton 4-0 at Anfield in the derby game last night. Liverpool were helped by Funes Mor being sent off early in the second half, but they also suffered an injury blow when striker Divock Origi was stretchered off [.

Ashley Could Be About To Help Newcastle Big Time

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There's an interesting report in the Telegraph today in an exclusive today that Mike Ashley seems determined to keep Rafa Benitez on Tyneside if we take the drop this season and the new manager cannot save us. The report suggests that Rafa will be given a free hand at the club be in charge [...]

Rafa’s Clear Message To Players Before The Liverpool Test

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After the game with Manchester City Rafa Benitez has moved to Newcastle's next test at Rafa's old club Liverpool on Saturday where we have never won since back in 1994 so it's a very good time on Saturday to break that poor spell. And with Rafa Benitez in charge it's starting to [...]

Man of The Match Against City A Big Surprise

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Cheick Tiote almost left Newcastle in January when it looked like he would be joining the Chinese Super League, but it didn't come off even though we brought in Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet from Bordeaux as a replacement on a five year contract for £5M. CheickTiote in action against Manchester City Cheick had a terrific [.

Newcastle Youngster – I Like To Boss People About

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Jamaal Lascelles has come to the forefront over the last two weeks at Newcastle because of two things his leadership abilities as well as his performances on the field. He spoke up in the dressing room after the 3-1 disgrace at Southampton and since then he has played two very good games alongside Chancel [.

The New Gaffer Has Made Everybody Happy

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Papiss Cisse believes that new manager (gaffer) Rafa Benitez has now got Newcastle playing near their best and it took a littletime for Rafa to get some of his idea across to the players. But two excellent performances in the last two games got us 4 points a win against Swansea and a draw [...]

Brilliant Benitez Even Has These Players Performing Well

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When we think of what coaching is all about, the first person we think of is Sir Bobby Robson, because he could take a group of players and get the best out of them and weld them into a good side. He did that Ipswich and at Newcastle, when he took over the side in [...]

Tino Asprilla Praises Passionate Newcastle

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Newcastle put in a brave and passionate performance last night against an in-form Manchester City side to get what Tino Asprilla calls a massive point. Certainly if we can repeat that performance in our final four games of the seaosn we could even survive the drop. The Benitez effect is starting to take effect and [.

Twitter Explodes As Fans React To Fabulous Display

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Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to what was a terrific battling performance last night from Newcastle again st 3rd top Manchester City. With a little but of luck Gin i Wijnaldum could have scored after 89 minutes when he did brilliantly to get his shot on goal but Joe Hart somehow blocked the shot and [.

Rafa’s Astute Words To His Newcastle Players

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Newcastle put in a scintillating performance last night against an in-form Manchester City side and were a little unlucky not to take all 3 points in the 1-1 draw, but this gutsy and all-out performance from the players will give them loadsof confidence. They now have to go into the final four games of the [.

Emotional Rob Elliot Reacts Last Night On Twitter

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Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot reacted last night on his Twitter account to Aguero's offside goal, Vurnon Anita's fabulous equalizer 17 minutes later and then overall to what was a great performance from the lads and should have been all 3 points. Rob Elliot Newcastle goalkeeper That's so clearly offside not even close the lines [.

Massive Praise For Newcastle – Now Look Like A Benitez Team

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Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry was speaking about the Newcastle Manchester City game last night in which we got a 1-1 draw but in truth we really needed the win given we are still second bottom of the league with just four games to play. But Newcastle were simply terrific and Henry [...]

Who Was Giving Advice To Rafa Benitez On The Touchline?

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Moussa Sissoko had another good game for Newcastle and his brilliant cross-field pass to Vurnon Anitaout on the right wing set up the first goal as Vurnon quitebrilliantly turned inside and rifled the ball home past Joe Hart with his left foot. That levelledthe score after a Sergio Aguero goal after 14 minutes was allowed [.

These Players To Leave Newcastle In Huge Summer Clear-Out

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It looks like the relegation race could be very close now between which two clubs fromSunderland, Norwich and Newcastle will be relegated next month along with Aston Villa and we now seem to have a better chance of survival at least better than after the terrible Southampton loss. Newcastle have picked up four [.

Alan Shearer Tweets Reaction To City Draw

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Good point tonight. Work rate and effort finally at the level they should have been all season. #nufcvmcfc — Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 19, 2016

Newcastle Draw 1-1 – Augero Goal Clearly Offside

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When you are second bottom of the league you don;t get many breaks at all and when Sergio Aguero put Manchester City ahead after 14 minutes from a free kick he was clearly almost two yards offside as the video replays showed. However, Vurnon Anita came back with a very good goal after 31 minutes [...

Benitez Sky Sports Interview – Very Pleased With Performance

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Rafa Benitez congratulates Vurnon Anita who and another good game tonight Here's Rafa Benitez' Sky Sports interview after another good performance from the Newcastle team tonight against Manchester City a good 1-1 draw. Notice Rafa refused to get involved with the Aguero offside goal because he said we cannot change that andof course he's [.

Shearer Praises Benitez – Newcastle In With Chance Of Survival

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Newcastle have now taken 4 points from the last two (home) games and Alan Shearer was again impressed by the spirited performance of the Magpies in tonight's game which ended in 1 -1 draw with high-flying Mancsheter City although Aguero's goal after 14 minutes was clearly offside and should have been disallowed.

Newcastle 1 Manchester City 1 – Video Of Goals

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Here's the two goals.

Benitez Drops Wijnaldum – Cisse And Perez Start

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game against Manchester City at St. James' Park tonight and Rafa has dropped Gini Wijnaldum after another poor game on Saturday against Swansea.. Newcastle: Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Townsend, Cisse, Perez Subs: Woodman, Wijnaldum, Aarons, De Jong, Mitrovic, Saivet, Shelvey So [.

Benitez – I Have Prepared The Team To Get 3 Points

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After Newcastle spent £29M to bring four players in during the January transfer window we have been in the bottom three since mid-February and if we win tonight we will go ahead of Norwich on goal difference and be 4th bottom. Newcastle have been in the bottom three since we were hammered by Chelsea 5-1 [.

Why Newcastle Cannot Afford Any Letdown Tonight

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One of Newcastle's many weaknesses this season has been inconsistency and under Steve McClaren after we put in a good performance it was generally followed by a horrendous display, so we quickly became a Jekyll and Hyde side. As an example of that after one of the our best performancesof the season at home to [.

The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Tonight

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After 12 successive defeats in the league it may not be too surprising that our fans expect to lose this game tonight against Manchester City. 43% expect us to lose with 30% thinking we can get the win which is the result we desperately need. If the lads turn up and play like they [...]

Rafa Explains Time Is Short But We Are Adapting Quickly

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This is a huge challenge for Rafa Benitez to try to save Newcastle from the drop and things certainly haven't been ideal for him since he arrived with so little time to get the players accustomed to some of his ideas. Rafa and his coaching staff are purposely limiting what they want the players [...]

Emotional Rallying Cry From Former Star Striker

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Faustino Asprilla has tweeted today that he is positive Newcastle can win tonight's game against Manncsheter City. The players should know tonight they are being urged on form fans all over the world with the game being shown live around the world. Howay The Lads!! Good day toons! Time for @NUFC to step up tonight [.

Rafa Benitez’ High Praise For This Little Battler

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Last year in the last few games of the season Vurnon Anita played the best he has ever played for Newcastle United when it really mattered and in that final game against West Ham he was great and second in the Man of the Match voting, only to the incomparable Jonas Gutierrez. And today Rafa [...]

Rafa – A Win Against City Will Be My Greatest Standout Moment

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The Sky Sports reporter at the Rafa Benitez press conference today for the Manchester City game said it was exactly 25 years today that Sky Sports went on the air, and he asked Rafa what had been his greatest standout moment in England withtheclubs he has managed Liverpool, Chelseaand now Newcastle United.

Another Rafa Benitez Plea To Newcastle Fans

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Rafa really does believe that is the fans can keep supporting the players and the players play with the desire and intensity they showed against Swansealast Saturday we have a good chance of avoiding relegation. To be fair Rafa has said that ever since he arrived at Newcastle on March 11th and in his press [.

Rafa – This Player Has To Realize How Good He Is

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Rafa Benitez in his press conference today had some good words to say about Andros Townsend as well as Moussa Sissoko and it seems that Rafa's main concern with the former Tottenham winger is that he doesn't quite realize just how good he is. Andros made one and scored one on Saturday and he was [...

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Manchester City?

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With the excellent performance of the Newcastle team last Saturday against Swansea we don't think Rafa will make many changes to the side for the game tomorrow night against an in-form Manchester City side. In his press conference at 1:00 pm today Rafa admitted he had not yet made his mind up about what team [.

Newcastle Youngster Makes European Team Of The Week

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Jamaal Lascelles hasbecome a hero at Newcastle and it took just over a week to do that but now his performances are being recognizedin Europe and for last Saturday's excellent performance against Swansea he has made the European Team of the Week in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The team the newspaper picks every [.

Newcastle Star – The Fans Have Been Superb

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As we reported earlier today it appears that Jonjo Shelvey took the axe quite well on Saturday although he said he wassurprisedandfrustratedat not starting against his former side. But Jonjo stressed it was all about the team and trying to save Newcastle from relegation and not about any one individual player.

Good Words From Jonjo Shelvey

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Jonjo Shelvey seemed to take his dropping on Saturday quite well and that's the truth as Jonjo has talked about being surprised that he was left out of the starring line-up against his old club. But Jonjo has fully taken in the mantra from Rafa Benitez that it's all about the team and the team [...]

Poll – Can Newcastle Beat Manchester City?

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Manchester City had a good 3-0 win at Chelsea last Saturday that took them up to 3rd top of the Premier League and they are now battling for a top four place as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 1-0 home win against PSG last Tuesday night to get through [...]

Two Newcastle Players Make PL Team Of The Weekend

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Our best two players on Saturday were no doubt Jamaal Lascelles and Andros Townsend and between them they got close to 80% of the Man of the Match vote with Jamaal edging out Andros with 44% of the vote. And the two of them have made Harry Redknapp's Premier League team of the weekend [...]

Fantastic Benitez Is Restoring Pride in Newcastle Players

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21 year-old Chancel Mbemba seems to be in awe of his new manager Rafa Benitez and he says it is an honor for him being so young, to be coached by what he calls a fantastic coach and a fantastic man-manager. He has said that Rafa motivates the players every single day in training. [...]

Janmaat Still Out – Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the Mancsheter City game at home tomorrow night and the news is that both Coloccini and Janmaat are still not fit for this game, but that young Kevin Mbabu is close. Rafa also give an interesting statement today that if webelieve like they did against Swansea [.

Benitez Talks About What Can Make The Difference

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It was great that we broke our terrible seven game run with just one point when we beat an in-form Swansea City die 3-0 at St. James' Park, but we now need to repeat that against a Manchester City side on Tuesday and they will be an even stiffer test. But if we are to [...]

Newcastle Youngster Steps Up To The Plate – Good For Him

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22 year-oldJamaal Lascelles headed Newcastlein front after 40 minuteson Saturday and also was extremely solid in defense for us. He was our Man of the Match with around 45% of the vote followed by Andros Townsend with 34% of the vote and Vurnon Anita was next in line with 6% of the vote. So Jamaal [.

Benitez Talks About Luck And What’s Still Needed

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With our first win in eight games yesterday against Swansea following getting just one pointfrom seven games it was not only a huge relief but also brought back a feel good factor back on on Tyneside. Now we have to somehow set up a winning streak which can take us clear of both Norwich and [...]

Newcastle’s New Star In Rallying Cry To Fans

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Andros Townsend is fast becoming a real fan favorite on Tyneside and he scored his second goal in as many games after 89 minutes yesterday against Swansea, when he rifled home with that great left foot of his after being set up by an excellent run from Aleksandar Mitrovic. Unfortunately, with that release clause of [.

Rafa Starting To Get The Best Out Of This Great Player

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Rafa Benitez made the rather strange decision of making Moussa Sissoko the Newcastle captain for the vital game yesterday when he dropped Jonjo Shelvey, but it seemed towork because Moussa had a good game for a change and he even scored his first goal of the season and then went bonkers when he ran [.

How The Fans Can Make Newcastle Great Again

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Rafa Benitez was attracted to Newcastle United because he knew of thepassion in the City for football and he knew all about the terrific fan base on Tyneside and even talked when he arrived of how before his Liverpool side used to play Newcastle, the players talked about that sleeping giant Newcastle United.

Our Man Of The Match Is Fast Becoming A Real Star

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We were a little worried yesterday becauseof our inexperienced and makeshift back four, but they all did very well in keeping our first clean sheet and helping get our first win since we beat West Brom 1-0 a full 10 weeks ago a very long time ago. This was a massive win for us [...]

Newcastle Player – Hard Work In Training Made The Difference

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Andros Townsend was born to play for Newcastle United andhe seems to be a player who is lifted by the Newcastle crowd to play at his best at St. James' Park. He's not too bad away from home either and the 24 year-old had another excellent game for us yesterday and he made one and [...]

It Was A Masterclass From This Man Yesterday

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Rafa Benitez never seems to get too downhearted and after the disgraceful performance last Saturday at St. Mary's we wondered how he handle this week in preparing the side for the tough home game against Swansea. In our last seven games against them we have lost six and drawn one and lost the last three [.

Report Rafa Is Falling In Love With Newcastle And The Fans

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Yesterday's fantastic and important win against Swansea City and the way the crowd were right behind the players was a really positive showing all around at St. James' Park for a change. We did think after the game it may be difficult for Rafa Benitez to simply walk out on the club if we [...]

Newcastle 3 Swansea 0 – Full Match Report

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After Sunderland had demolished Norwich 3-0 in the early game yesterday, Newcastle followed suit with a fantastic 3-0 win against Swansea at St. James' Park to keep our hopes alive that we may still be able to avoid relegation although that still looks to be very tough. But it was our first win since [.

Rob Elliot Delighted With Win – Congratulates Darlow

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Karl Darlow had his first clean sheet today and he got better protection from the back four than he got last week but Karl had a solid game in goal for the Magpies. Rob Elliot was watching the game and made three tweets though the game of course it's important to Ron and Tim [...]

Rafa Delighted With This In Great 3-0 Win Against Swansea

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Rafa Benitez is 56 years old today and his wife Maria de Montserrat had traveled to Tyneside today to celebrate her husband's birthday tonight and it was fitting that Newcastle had their first win under Rafa Benitez with a very good 3-0 win at home to Swansea. In the previous 7 games we had drawn [..

Video – Rafa’s BBC Interview – We Must Continue To Show Character

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Rafa Benitez after the game today going to congratulate Jonjo Shelvey Here's his BBC interview after the game

Video – Rafa’s Sky Interview After Game – Thanks Players And Fans

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Rafa Benitez on the touchline cool it Here is Rafa's Sky Sports interview after the game today.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Swansea?

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Newcastle got their very first win for Rafa Benitez at the 5th attempt and now four points form five games looks a lot better than one point form four games. But now the lads have to keep winninggames starting at home to Manchester City on Tuesday night when hopefully there will be a sell-our crowd [.

Newcastle Get Fantastic 3-0 Win – Video

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Newcastle today got their first win in 8 games and over two months when we beat Swansea3-0. We went ahead in the first half with a good header straight from a corner from Jamaal Lascelles after 40 minutes who had a very good game at the back. Goals in the second half in the [...]

Alan Shearer Tweets His Delight At Newcastle Win

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Well it's game on at the bottom now! Great result for @nufc. Look forward to Tuesday where I'll be at #SJP with @5liveSport #NUFCvSwans Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 16, 2016

Big Changes To Newcastle Side For Swansea – Shelvey Dropped

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the vital home game against Swansea City this afternoon and Rafa hasAnita, Lascelles, Dummett, Tiote, Colback and Cisse all starting this game. Jonjo Shelvey has been dropped and is on the bench so the managerhas made five changes to the team aftera performance last [.

This Player Gets Plaudits From Rafa Benitez

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The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has not played since the debacle at Chelsea on 13th February and the game last week at Southampton was far too similar to that one for our liking. Fabricio had a reaction in training earlier in the week, which we take was some kind of relapse but it could be [.

Benitez Praise For Youngster – He´s Really Good, Really Positive

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Rafael Benitez seems really pleased with 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles for the way the young player showed some real leadership in the dressing room last week at Southampton. That was both at half time and full time and he told the players most of themlacked the courage and guts to play for Newcastle United and [.

Newcastle Star – Championship Is Trouble For Everyone

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Moussa Sissoko has been a huge disappointment at Newcastle over the last two seasons and this season he has played 33 games in total and has only 5 assists and no goals and he is one of the Newcastle players who has not earned his wages this season. Indeed he is one of the [...]

This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team Against Swansea

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Rafa Benitez in his press conference was as confident as ever but he still has some defenders missing. Not available through injury are Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Daryl Janmaat. and apparently Colo had a reaction in training earlier ion the week and will not be available for tomorrow so that's 8 weeks he's [.

Here’s One Available Manager Who Seems To Love Newcastle

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If Rafa Benitez doesn't want to stay at Newcastle or Mike Ashley doesn't want to pay his approximately £4.5M/year wages in theChampionship, then the most important thing in the summer as well as finding new competent Board members to run the club will be toappoint a good manager. No John Carvers or Steve [.

Can You Help 17 Month-Old Poppy-Mai?

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As you know we are happy to do what we can for charity and for various fundraisers that have real validity and human value. Here is some information on Poppy-Mai Barnard the little angel is only 17 months old and fighting for her life. I don't usually have separate articles on these but [...]

Benitez Still Confident – Our Fans Can Make The Difference

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Rafa Benitez has finished his press conference today and dare we say it he's as confident as ever and thinks that in these four home games remaining, our fans can make a massive difference and we have to get as many winsaspossible at home. But the defense seems awfully inexperienced and it's likely [.

Rafa Gives Injury Update – It’s Not Good

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Rafa Benitez has given his press conference at 1:15 pm today for the home game against Swansea tomorrow and some of his initial comments are coming through from the journalists present. Rafa has given an injury update in his press conference and it's not particularly good and at least explains what's up with Fabricio Coloccini [.

Damning – Newcastle´s Top Executive Lacked Credibility

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Jonas Gutierrez won his disability discrimination claim against Newcastle yesterday and now the amount of the award will be decided by a panel. There was a 64 page document of the findings of the panel whoreviewed the case and it makes for interesting reading. And the panel expressed ¨concerns¨ with Newcastle´s top executive Lee Charnley [.

Jonas Gutierrez´s Frontal Attack On Newcastle Owner

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Former Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez won his discrimination claim against Newcastle yesterday and it seems he has let his frustration with the club boil over and he´s used Twitter to attack those who run Newcastle. That includes owner Mike Ashley who has presided over the decline and destruction of Newcastle United these last nine years [.

Newcastle´s Only Hope Is This Man

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We wrote a piece yesterday on how it could be appealing to Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastleeven if we are relegated, but only if he is given complete control of things at the club and it would have to expand beyond just control of the playing side of things. Newcastle have proven over these [...]

This Top Player Has Disappointed – Wants To Do Better

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Most Newcastle fans would agree that Moussa Sissoko has had another poor season, where the 35 times capped French International haspromised much but given little. In his 33 games for Newcastlethis season in all competitions hehas only 5 assists and no goals with his last goal for the club coming in the last game [.

One Of The Players Who Hides Out In Games – Speaks Out

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Gini Wijnaldum has been a real disappointment in the second half of the season after he was easily our best player in the first games through the end of last year. But Gini doesn't seem to have the necessary fight or character when things get tough in a game and when the chips are down [...]

Richard Keys – Shame On You Lee Charnley

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Here's what Richard Keys thinks of the way Newcastle and top executive Lee Charnley treated Jonas Gutierrez. I know about this much about football It's a lot more than I knew last year What a tawdry way to treat a 'person' not a 'just' footballer Gutierrez. Shame on you Lee Charnley. Really poor. [..

Benitez Wants To Stay At Newcastle – Whatever Happens

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According to a report in the Daily Star today some of the rumors doing the rounds over the last couple of weeks may even be true Rafael Benitez has told his friends that he wants to stay at St. James' Park for the long-term. Benitez has a clause in his contract that he can [...]

Fans’ React On Twitter To Jonas’ Discrimination Win

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Newcastle fans have reacted favorably towards the discrimination law suit win of Jonas Gutierrez over Newcastle United. Jonas suit claimed that Newcastle acted against him when they found out he had cancer and that Newcastle deliberately did not play him so an automatic contract extension clause did not kick in once Jonas had started a [.

Surprise Result Predicted In Newcastle vs Swansea Game

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Paul Merson doesn't seem to like Newcastle fans too much and he has had the cheek to blame the fans for some of the problems the team is in this season. That's a bit rich to say the least. And usually Paul comes out and with some glee predicts a Newcastle defeat but there's a [...]

Geordie Jonas Delighted At Discrimination Win – Thanks Fans

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Jonas today won his discrimination suit against Newcastle United worth £2M which we reported on earlier today. Jonas was and is a very popular player at Newcastle United who had his very best game for the club when it really mattered and he made one and scored one in our 2-0 win [...]

Big Surprise From Mike Ashley

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There is some interesting news today thatSports Direct are going to start paying for the advertising they get throughNewcastle United at St. James' Park. Well would you believe it. The club has never received anything from Ashley´s company for the advertising, with some nonsense about we are getting an interest free loan from Ashley himselfand [.

Newcastle Given Yet Another Black Mark

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News coming through that Jonas Gutierrez has won his £2M disability discrimination case against his former club Newcastle United. Jonasclaimed that Newcastledid not play him after he contacted testicular cancer in 2013 in a bid to avoid giving him an automatic extension top his contract. There were a number of starts he was to reach [.

Benitez Demands This From His Players – Best Of Luck With That

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Rafa Benitez is trying his very best to rally his Newcastle players if only he had some help from the players to rally themselves but it´s almost looking like a lost cause these days with the passionless displays and seemingly couldn´t care less attitude from a number of our players. Rafa wants what [.

Pardew Discussion – There Are Now More Important Things

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It´s true that ever since Alan Pardew left Newcastle at the end of 2014, the results at Newcastle have been less than relegation form they´ve been terrible and we only just avoided relegation last year with John Carver. This season, due to the exploits of Steve McClaren in particular, we will be relegated this [.

This Is The Only Way Rafa Benitez Will Stay At Newcastle

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There's a report in the Chronicle today that suggests Rafa Benitez may be thinking of staying at Newcastle in the longer term and even if we take the drop. Rafa has a break clause in his three-year deal which lasts until June of 2019 and most fans think he will simply walk away if he [...]

Former Player – There’s Still Hope For Newcastle – Maybe

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Jermaine Jenas was a good young player for us after he signed for the club and Sir Bobby Robson way back in 2002 and he stayed three years, but then left after Bobby had been gone a year and he admitted it was because Bobby had left (he was sacked) the previous [...]

If This Player Misses Swansea Game Because Of This – Fine Him

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Daryl Janmaat is said to be out of Saturday's game against Swansea City, and we thought that would happen, we just had a feeling about it after the wayhe left the field at half time to us he looked like he had had enough. We assume he will miss the game because of the [...]

What Exactly Is Wrong With Fabricio Coloccini?

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini suffered a freak injury on Saturday February 20th, after the game in southern Spain with Lillestrom during the warm-down and he somehow managed to injure his calf. So it's coming up to eight weeks now and Fabricio has still not played since then and our defense has been a mess.

Benitez’ Problems Much Like Keegan´s Back in 2008

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Rafa Benitez coming in to manage Newcastle reminds us of when Kevin Keegan returned to manage Newcastle back in January, 2008 when Sam Allardyce had been sacked and Kevin struggled to get his first win until the 9th league game in charge. The big difference then was that Newcastle had 26 points from 22 games [.

Can Newcastle Start Revival By Beating Swansea On Saturday?

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We need a win very soon, so the confidence of our players can pick up and hopefully in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday we can get all 3 points against Swansea. The Swans beat a disappointing Chelsea side 1-0 at home last week for arguably their best ever result in the Premier League [...]

With Rafa – There’s Method In His Madness

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To quote Shakespeare from Hamlet there's method in Rafa Benitez' madness recently when he allowed his players to argue both at half time and at full time in the disgrace that was the 3-1 defeat at Southampton on Saturday afternoon Newcastle's 14thdefeat in 17 away games in the league this season [.

Newcastle Completely Disorganized – Is That A Surprise?

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The Chronicle is reporting today that at this stage of the season most clubs are starting to prepare transfers for the summer and arranging their summer tours and working on just how much will be made available for transfers and which players will be the major targets. But that's not the case at Newcastle, just [.

Why This Man Isn’t Solely Responsible For Newcastle’s Demise

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Lee Charnley is the top executive at Newcastle United and he is the leader of the Newcastle Board which also includes Graham Carr and Bob Moncur and this season included Steve McClaren who was the head coach. The fact Stave was on the Board was one reason the decision to sack him was delayed [...]

Clarification On Kevin Nolan Issued By Leyton Orient

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There was speculation about Kevin Nolan today that he may be relieved of his player/manager position at the club and it was reported in the Evening Standard that he would be relived of both of his positions and essentially sacked. Leyton Orient have clarified the situation and Kevin will concentrate on the playing part [.

Rafa Benitez Being Savagely Ridiculed In Spain

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La Razon is a popular daily newspaper in Madrid and one their football journalists, Pipi Estrada, wrote an op-ed on Rafa Benitez on Sunday and severely criticized the now Newcastle United manager. We have located the article and translated it form the Spanish so you can readd yourself exactly what Estrada said about Rafa.

More Proof Newcastle Have Completely Imploded At All Levels

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The first team were hammered 3-1 on Saturday at Southampton and that score-line was very flattering because we were a complete disgrace, especially in the first half. The U18 side were also taken apart on the road 7-1 by Manchester United on Saturday and last night the Newcastle U21 side, managed by Peter Beardsley, a [.

Sign Up This Former Player As A Coach – Quickly

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News today that former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan is reported in the London Evening Standard to be stepping down as Leyton Orient player-manager. There various reports in London that the Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti will hold a meeting tomorrow and ask Kevin to resign. The former Newcastle captain, who scored a hat-trick against Sunderland [.

Newcastle Non-Playing Staff To Face Redundancies

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Aston Villa are almost certain to be relegated after losing2-1 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and they are already preparing for life in the Championship and know they will need to take actions to reduce their day-to-day running costs because of the much reduced revenues they will receive in England's second tier.

Strachan Identifies Specifically What’s Wrong At Newcastle

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Every pundit and manager around these days seem to be offering their opinion on Newcastle United who along with Aston Villa will become two of the biggest clubs relegated from the Premier League in a number of years. We have to remember that Villa were founded way back in 1874 and were the European [.

This Newcastle Youngster Emerging As Real Leader

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We couldn't have said it better ourselves and there are lots of reports in the papers that after the game on Saturday, 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles was more than vocal in the dressing room after the game at Southampton, when other more senior players didn't have too much to say. Jamaal came on for the [.

Rafa Benitez Loses Patience With This Player

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We mentioned on Saturday after the game that could be Steven Taylor's last game for Newcastle, as the local lad had a shocker in the first half and seems to have lost his mobility with all the injuries he's sustained over the last six years. Steven was hauled off at half time by Rafa Benitez [...]

Rafa Benitez Still Totally Convinced About This

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It's not certain by any means certain that Newcastle will be relegated this season the only thing that is certain is that if we continue to play like we did at Southampton on Saturday then yes we will be certainly relegated. But Newcastle have been a different team at home this season and [...]

Drop These Stars And Bring Back These Two Players For Swansea

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Rafa Benitez must change the side for the game against Swansea on Saturday afternoon at St. James' Park and although Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko may be two of our best technical players, they shouldbe dropped for Saturday, because they didn't turn up for the game last Saturday. Anybody who doesn't give 100% in [.

Alan Shearer Slams Newcastle – Identifies Biggest Problem

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Alan Shearer has been over here in the US for the last few days watching the US Masters in Augusta and he has written his Monday column for The Sun about watching the Southampton vs Newcastle game live at 10:00 am eastern time last Saturday with Sir Alex Ferguson. Needless to say Newcastle's terrible performance [.

This Is All A Bit Rich Coming From Gini Wijnaldum

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Both Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko will leave Newcastle this summer and we just hope we can get a lot of money for them to help us build a proper team for once that comes straight back up out of the Championship but getting immediately promoted is not a given next season at [...]

It’s All Been Self Induced Torture – With No Excuses

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Newcastle fans will put up with anything well almost anything as long as the players in those black and white shirts give everything they have during a game. But as we all know too many times this season they have simply not turned up for the games and we have lost the game [...]

Benitez – After That Display We Understand The Fans’ Feelings

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Rafa Benitez is very well aware that his players badly let the club and the fans down last Saturday with that first half display when we really collapsed against Southampton. There was no fight, no passion , no character from the players and that is simply unacceptable for Newcastleplayers. We will not even mention how [.

Rafa Bentiez’s Passionate Plea To Newcastle Fans

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As we expected Rafa has come out and made what is a passionate and real plea to Newcastle fans to stay with the team and support the players. That's even though there is every reason in the world to be furious with some of ourplayers because of their lack of commitment, passion and character at [.

Benitez Lays Down The Law With Players – Things Will Change

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It's not surprising it has come to this and Rafa Benitez will demand a lot more commitment, passion and character from his players and especially his senior players who were nowhere to be seen on Saturday at St. Mary's. We were wondering how the very experienced manager would respond to players simply unwilling [.

This Is The Conventional Wisdom On Newcastle These Days

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After watching the nonsense that our players served up yesterday at Southampton, there are a diminishing number ofour fans who think we have much chance of staying up. It's still possible and maybe four wins in the last six games would do the trick, but since we have only six wins in 32 games then [.

Rafa Benitez To Concentrate On This As Next Priority

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Rafa Benitez surprisingly joined the club just over four weeks ago to try to save us from relegation and he took the job because he thought it was a massive challenge and that we had some good players and he thought he could save us. Well it's turning out to be a massive challenge for [...]

More Newcastle Ineptitude In The Transfer Market

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Andros Townsend scored a brilliant goal for us yesterday against the Saints and he was easily our Man of the Match and he's one we will want to hold onto next season in the Championship since he has some bottle unlike a lot of our more famous players. So it is very worrying [...]

Our Man Of The Match Is An Example To Other Players

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The overwhelming Man of the Match for Newcastle yesterday in the 3-1 defeat at Southampton is new boy Andros Townsend, who scored a wonderful goal after 65 minutes his second goal for Newcastle since he joined us in January. Andros gives everything he can for the club and he is a great example to [..

Rafa Benitez Just Cannot Believe What’s Happening

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After the latestcalamitous performance from our weak-willed and fragileNewcastle side this time at St. Mary's Stadium there is very little chance Newcastle will be able to avoid relegation this seasonwith only sixgames still to play. We have two away games at Liverpool and Aston Villa so we may be able to get [.

Newcastle Have Been Reduced To A Shell Of A Club

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Since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked back in late August of 2004 and then Mike Ashley bought the club three years later, Newcastle have slowly but steadily been reduced of a shell of the club we once were, since we finished 5th in 2012. Newcastle have now taken justone point from the last 21 points [.

This Manager Is Favored To Replace Rafa Benitez

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Newcastle are hoping that Rafa Benitez will stay at the club even if we are relegated, but we see very little chance of that happening mainly because Rafa Benitez is no fool. While Rafa came to Newcastle because he said we were a sleeping giant and a really big club, his experience so far [...]

Former Superstar Sad With Newcastle’s Lack Of Caring

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Former star striker Tino Asprilla is like the rest of us and very upset at the way our players performed yesterday at Southampton when too many of them didn't seem to care. Those same players will be the ones clamoring to get out of the club justas soon as possible once the season ends and [...]

Video – Jamaal Lascelles Truthful Interview After Latest Disaster

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Jamaal Lascelles at least somebody cares about that's happening Here is Jamaal Lascelles' interview immediately after the game for BBC Sport. Jamaal and Andros Townsend who scored a fantastic goal today were the only two Newcastle players who had the courage to come out and face the music after a really poor [.

Real Concerns About Newcastle’s Future Beyond This Season

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For the previous two seasons we had a very poor run-in to the end of the season. In the 2013-2014 season when we finished 10th we lost seven of the last eight games. Last season was even worse with John Carver in charge and we got 4 points from our last three games, but had [...]

Twitter Explodes As Newcastle Fans Vent Fury

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Pelle scores second after 38 minutes it was too easy I refuse to support this group of players and executives who constitute #NUFC. If they have quit on the supporters, I will quit on them. — AboutTheToon (@aboutthetoon) April 9, 2016 It's the lack of effort that I'd more worrying for Me, absolutely gutless, [.

Video – Rafa Benitez Post Match Comments – Sky Sports

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Rafa Benitez players lacked character Here is Rafa Benitez Sky Sports interview after the game so you can see exactly how he said what he said.

Alan Shearer Disturbed By First Half Performance By Magpies

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It looks like Alan is over here in the states watching the Masters and he didn't like what he saw in the first half that's for sure. Who did? It didn't get any better in the second half and we were outclassed, outplayed, outfought, outgunned out everything! We were a complete and [...]

Southampton 3 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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If Newcastle fans were thinking we can survive this season it ;'s going to be very difficult with one of the most gutless displays we have seen form a Newcastle for a long time. Most of these players don't have the courage, fight or pride to wear the Newcastle shirt and we are now worried [...]

Newcastle Players Disgrace The Name Of Newcastle United

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If there was any doubt that Newcastle are a relegation side then this was it with the defense looking absolutely awful and we have now conceded 62 goals in 32 league games and will surely now be relegated. We were hoping for a win or a draw in this game but we got nowhere close [...]

Perez And Mitrovic Both Start At Southampton

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the side for the game this afternoon at St. Mary's against a good Southampton side, where we really need pick up something from this game and hopefully a win although that looks a tough ask. Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic come back into the side and they replace [.

Is This Newcastle´s Strongest Side For Southampton?

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Both Fabricio Coloccini and Paul Dummett have been training this week and both could be available for the game this afternoon at Southampton. We are going to assume both will be fit and both will start at St. Mary´stoday in a game we really have to win to start a winning run that could yet [...]

Rafa´s Request To Fans As He Tries To Rescue Newcastle

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The reality is it could be another very bad day for Newcastle fans today as we go to our bogey ground St Mary´s where we haven´t scored in the last three fixtures there and are yet to score a goal while conceding a massive 10 goals against the Saints. If that trend continues [...]

Rafa Reveals What He Is Asking Every Newcastle Player To Do

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One of the many problems Newcastle have had this seasonis that some of our players don´t seem to be too bothered in tough fixtures and especially in away games when some of them don´t even turn up for the games. The worst two offenders this season have been Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum, who are [.

Positive Rafa Benitez Explains His Winning Philosophy

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Most Newcastle fans were hoping after Rafa Benitez had three games in charge of the team we would have picked up at least 4 points against Leicester City, Sunderland and Norwich and although in each of those games in the second half we had chances to getmore points we didn't. And that´s been a huge [.

Rafa Benitez – I’m Really Pleased Here At Newcastle

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In Rafa Benitez' press conference today there was more than once that he said he was happy at Newcastle and wanted to stay at the club next year and then another time he said he wanted to stay at the club for some time. Rafa could even have been inferring he wanted to stay [...]

Newcastle’s Surprisingly Improving Injury Situation

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Both Paul Dummett and Fabricio Coloccini returned to training this week but both are still doubtful for the game tomorrow, although it looks like Fabricio could make the game. Paul Dummett is more doubtful but the local lad will probably return a week tomorrow against Swansea City at home. Fabricio Coloccini could play tomorrow [.

Benitez Still Upbeat – It’s Football – Anything Can Happen

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Rafa Benitez was once again upbeat during his press conference this afternoon for the Saints game tomorrow and the 55 year-old continues to believe Newcastle will still be a Premier League side by the end of the season. And he has said a defeat at Southampton tomorrow doesn't mean we will be relegated and it [.

Rafa Benitez About To Make New Signing For Newcastle

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It looks like Rafa Benitez is moving in with what could be his first signing for Newcastle United and it's young 16 year-old Spanish playmaker Luis Vacas. There are various reports in Spain that Luis Vacas is now on Tyneside and is having a trial at the club and training at Benton with a decision [..

69% Of Fans Expect This Result At Southampton

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St. Mary´s Stadium is not a happy hunting ground for Newcastle and in the last four visits there we have lost all four games by a cumulative score of 10-0. The Dell wasn´much better that so maybe that´s why almost seven fans in ten think we will lose this game tomorrow. We really need to [...]

Newcastle Player – We Have To Stay Optimistic

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One huge problem with the Newcastle team all season has been the inability of our players to play for the full game and we have played well in some halves but rarely havebeen able to sustain the good play over the full 95 minutes of the game. And since Rafa Benitez arrived at the [...]

Why Ashley Must Be Ruthless This Summer

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The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will carry out a full management review at the end of the season, and will look for the reasons from those he put in charge of what exactly happened this season and why ithas been such an absolute and complete disaster. Mike should do that, but [.

Benitez Has Even Done This To Try To Save Newcastle

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Tomorrow could be a sorry day for Newcastle fans with Sunderland having a chanceto shock Leicester City at the Stadium of Light and it would only take Norwich City to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to put Newcastle evenfurther from safety. While it would bea shock if we don´t lose at St.

Paul Merson’s Damning Answer To Quesion On Newcastle

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Newcastle's target for this season was a top eight finish and to win a cup and to help achieve that target Newcastle spent £82M in the two transfer windows this season. Yet with just seven games to play Newcastle are almost certain to be relegated for the second time in seven years and we are [...]

Benitez – I Want To Stay At Newcastle For A While Yet

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez gave his press conference today at 12:30 pm for the game at Southampton tomorrow, which is almost a must-win game if we are to mount any kind of win streak and avoid relegation with just seven games to play and we are a full 6 points from safety. The managerwas [.

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Southampton vs Newcastle

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Paul Merson was right in getting the Norwich vs Newcastle result right last week when he predicted a 2-1 win for the Canaries so he didn't get the score right. Let's hope he 's not correct on Saturday either when he predicts a 3-1 win for Southampton against Newcastle at St. Mary's and Paul [...]

Newcastle Player Desperate – We’re Going To Try Our Hardest

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Andros Townsend was a good buy for us in January and he wanted to come to Newcastle, but now it's likely he will be playing second division football next year unless Rafa and out players can perform some kind of miracle which si still just about possible if we could get five wins in [...]

One Player To Return Against Southampton

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It looks like Fabricio Coloccini will be able to return to the side at St. Mary´s Stadium on Saturday and while we had hoped that left back Paul Dummett would also return it looks like the game will come too early for the local lad. That would mean that Rafa Benitez would once again be [...]

Why Newcastle Need To Sell This Top Player This Summer

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If Newcastle get relegated as expected next month then we will be short of money for next seasonwhen our revenues will be reduced by about £100M compared to what we would get if we stayedin the Premier League. And given this team will need to be strengthened in order to have any chance to come [.

Why Potential Buyers Turn Away From Newcastle

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Newcastle United have owed Mike Ashley about £129M for a few years now and the club seems not particularly keen to want to pay off that loan with some of the profits the club has made over the last few years. And Mike Ashley doesn´t seem too keen to want it paid back any time [...]

Rafa Benitez Is Newcastle´s Only Hope

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We are hoping against hope that Rafa Benitez can do what is looking increasingly like a miracle now and thatisto save Newcastle United from the drop. If that happens and he is either not offered the Spain National manager job in the summer, or is offered it and turns it down to stay at [...]

Players Who Can Help Us Get Promoted Next Season

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Yes, we know there's still a chance we can avoid relegation, although it's a slim chance it is still very possible. And we hope that Rafa Benitez that workaholic whoseems to be working every single day to perform that particular miracle can do it, if anybody can. But given the very likely scenario [.

A Closer Look And Breakdown Of Newcastle’s Finances

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Newcastle's revenue is broken down into three different pieces broadcast revenue which is by far the largest because of the Premier League TV rights deal, commercial revenue and matchdayrevenue. In the latest financialresults announced this morning the only part of the revenuethat went up was matchday revenue what we get from the games [.

Sign This Former Player – He Wants A Return To Newcastle

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What we have found this season is that sometimes evenmore important than skill is the determination, dedication, effort and mental strength to do your best for the team and we see that in action this season with good teams like Leicester City, Bournemouth and Norwich City to name just three smaller clubs where their [.

Benitez Positive He Can Still Save Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez has been linked with the Spain manager job when Vincent del Bosque retires after the Euro 2016 Championships in the summer and since he said when he was at Liverpool it was the dream of every Spanish manager to manage Spain one day then we expect that if he is offered the [...]

Newcastle Will Have A Very Busy Summer

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It's a situation that none of us expected at the end of last summer after we had brought in four good players for around £53M and at last owner Mike Ashley loosened the purse strings. But it's turned out to be another catastrophic season for Newcastle with the likelihood that we will indeed be relegated [.

Rallying Cry Issued By Newcastle Striker

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Aleksandar Mitrovic is finding some of his goal-scoring form at the right time and in the last two games under Rafa Benitez the Serbian has scored three good goals that gives Newcastle some hope that we can keepscoring thegoals that are needed if we are to win some games. Rafa is alsoworking hard with the [.

Rob Elliot In Great Spirits After Surgery – On The Mend

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Rob Elliot seems in great spirits after having surgery on his knee yesterday and he also seems to have enjoyed the morphine he was given. But of course you only get that when you have serious operations as Rob quickly points out. Rob Elliot this bonny lad is on the mend Wow morphine is [...]

Rafa Benitez’ Issues Firm Directive To His Players

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When you are struggling as much as Newcastle United are this season, usually the thing to do is to go back to basics and do the simple things well. And with his enormous experience in coaching football for over 30 years, Rafa Benitez is telling his players to keep it simple and not try to [...]

Financial Results Show Newcastle Make Healthy Profit

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Newcastle United announced their financial results today and they are very good much better than the form of the team on the field has been this year but these results will do nothing for the pain the fans are going through at the moment. Fans do not wantto see great financial results when [...]

Charnley’s Bland Message To Fans After Stunning Profits

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Lee Charnley has spoken well not exactly spoken but he's written something to fans following Newcastle's release of their financial results for the year through last June 30th. They are excellent results with the profits after tax being at a massive £32.4M. Of course most of us are very worried right now that [.

Newcastle In Same Predicament As Leicester Were A Year Ago

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After 29 games played last seasonLeicester City were on 19 points from 29 games and they then won two in a row so after 31 games played they had 25 points. That's exactly the same points total as Newcastle have at the momentafter 31 gamesand we are second bottom whereas last year at this time [.

Can Newcastle Beat Southampton On Saturday?

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We'll probably need to win four or five of our last seven games in order to stay in the Premier League for next season. Next up is Southampton at St. Mary's yes another away game and hopefully the extra training and work Rafa and the coaches will have put in with the players [...]

This Player Didn’t Let Newcastle Down At Norwich

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25 year-old Karl Darlow made his 3rd appearance for the Newcastle first team on Saturday and his second in the Premier League and Karl did well in what must have been a difficult game for him. He handled himself extremely well and will be pleased to get what was a good game under his [...]

When You Don´t Strenghten Weaknesses – You Get Relegated

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There will be many pundits who will come out before the end of the season and say Newcastle will be relegated and that´s because with us being 6 points behind Norwich in fourthbottom place it looks highly likely that we will be relegated. It´s not exactly rocket science and SkyBet has us at 1/8 [.

These Three Top Players To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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If Newcastledo go down next month we will have some of our better players wanting to leave those players who didn´t help us too much when the going got tough. Three who willleave will beGini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat, they will think themselves far toogood for the Championship.

Shearer’s Damning Assessment Of Newcastle

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After three games under Rafa Benitez it looks like the magical turnaround under the great former Liverpool manager may not happen after all and we lost a vital game on Saturday and once again our players were outfought by hungry Norwich City players. It's been a problem all season that too many of our [.

Newcastle Player Under The Knife Today

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Rob Elliot will undergo surgery today to repair his knee after he suffered a bad ACL injury last week playing for Ireland. Not sure who is doing the surgery but it looks like it's not at Dr. Steadman's clinic in Vail, Colorado. Rob Elliot injuring his knee last week Operation day!! Have ordered one [.

Benitez Reported Certain To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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We had thought that some clubs would try to line up Rafa Benitez as their new manager this summer, if there was no signs of life from Newcastle in the final games of this season. That's already happening but Rafa is being linked with the Spain National manager job when current manager Vicente del Bosque [.

Newcastle Now Paying For Being Worst Run Club In League

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Newcastle have easilybeen the worst run club in the Premier League this season and we are now paying for that in full. It´sdifficult to talk too much about the summer at the moment because we don´t know which division we will be in although it´s now much more likely to be the Championship. We [.

This Is Why You’ve Really Got To Admire Rafa Benitez

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The Chronicle is reporting this afternoon that Rafa Benitez called in his entire staff plus the Newcastle playing squad yesterday and let the players know he wasn't satisfied with the performance at Carrow Road on Saturday, where a last minute goal from Norwich put us a full 6 points behind the Canariesand we are now [.

All Change And Massive Financial Loss If Newcastle Relegated

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This is eerily like the last time we were relegated back in 2009, with Newcastle being sued by one of their former employees for £2M. In 2009 it was former managerKevin Keegan for wrongful dismissal and only last week Jonas Gutierrez was in court saying basically that his testicular cancer caused him to be [.

Newcastle Striker Explains What’s Necessary Now To Survive

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Aleksandar Mitrovic came on as a substitute in the second half, scored two good goals and was easily our Man of the Match on Saturday at Carrow Road in what was the worst result possible for Newcastle a 3-2 defeat to our relegation rivals. Mitro had an excellent game and what we liked most [...]

Benitez Explains What Went Wrong On Saturday

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Rafa Benitez admitted that his players on Saturday at Norwich made too many mistakes at crucial times of the game, but he did see some positives in the second half that he will take from the game. But Newcastle have to cut out the mistakes as the games are running out and we arenow a [...]

Benitez Points To Positive Things This Week

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The general consensus among fans and pundits after Saturday´s defeat at Norwich was that that game was not the one to lose because it was a relegation 6 pointer, with Norwich now gaining 3 points on us and now they are a full 6 points above us in the league. A number of pundits think [...]

Our Man Of The Match Could Yet Save Newcastle

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Aleksandar Mitrovic came on as a substitute after 62 minutes on Saturday for Vurnon Anita, as Rafa Benitez made another attacking move from the sidelines. And it was the Serbian striker who was on fire and scored two very good goals for us that brought us level each time but we still managed to lose [.

Newcastle Player´s Comments Mask Massive Internal Problems

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£12M signing from Tottenham Andros Townsend has come out today after we lost at Norwich on Saturday and said that we have a great squad and he cannot believe we are in the position we are in 6 points from safety with just seven games to go. But that´s where we are [...]

Newcastle Could Have Two Defenders Back For Southampton

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When Rafa Benitez was talking about the injuries for yesterday's game against Norwich he said that after this game we would be OK for next week and that could well mean that both Fabricio Coloccini and Paul Dummett will likelybe fit to play at St. Mary's on Saturday. It was a dark day yesterday at [.

Alan Shearer Pinpoints This As Newcastle’s Big Weakness

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For the last three seasons at least, the defense has been Newcastle's big weakness and in those three seasons we have conceded 190 goals, that's an average of 63 goals a season and that's a massive amount of goals to concede for any side. So you would have thought last summer we would have brought [.

Newcastle Still Showing Too Many Bad Habits To Survive

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When you look at the goals conceded yesterday by Newcastle all three goals were poor ones to concede and each time we equalized through Aleksandar Mitrovic we managed to concede a goal shortly afterwards so those are not good things to be happening with just seven games to play. It's going to be very [.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Devastating Defeat To Norwich?

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Newcastle suffered a devastating 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road yesterday in what could turn out to be a pivotal result in our season,because it leaves us 6 points behind Norwichand safety with just seven games to play and that was our fifthdefeat in the last six games. It was also our 8th successive defeat on [.

Benetiz Says The Obvious Following Another Painful Defeat

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Martin Olsson scored Norwich's third goal in stoppage time after it looked like Newcastle had salvaged a draw by coming back to level terms twice in the second half through substitute striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. But that gives Norwich a 3 points gain on the Magpies and they are now 6 points ahead of us in [.

Ashley Should Sell Up – The Newcastle Board Should Resign

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We use the word "leaders" loosely when we speak of those leading Newcastle United at the upper management levels, because there has been precious little leadership from people like Managing Director Lee Charnley this season. Lee doesn't seem to understand that his job is to proactively plan for things that may happen in the future [.

Newcastle Will Soon Need To Look For A New Head Coach

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While it´s still possible for Newcastle to avoid relegation it's getting very unlikely, because with that stoppage timewinnerfrom Norwich yesterdayit means they gained 3 points on us and we are now a full 6 points behind Norwich and 4th bottom place withonly seven games to go and two of those are away from home [.

Norwich 3 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights of yesterday's game where Norwich won 3-2 with a stoppage time goal and notice for their first goal how Benitez complains that the one minute added time had already past before the Norwich goal. Darlow should probably have come for the cross too if only to punch the ball [.

Newcastle Transfer Targets Will Have To Change

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If Newcastle cannot start picking up some wins very soon then there will have to be massive changes made at the club this summer, because we will find ourselves a Championship club for only the second time in 24 years but the second time in seven years with Mike Ashley as the owner. That [...]

Newcastle Almost Doomed After Late Winner From Norwich

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Newcastle conceded in stoppage time in the first half and then conceded three minutes into stoppage time after 90 minutes and came out losing this game 3-2. This was our eighth successive defeat on the road. The Olsson winner very late in this game meant that Norwich gained 3 points on Newcastle today and we [.

Alan Shearer Responds To 8th Away Loss In A Row

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No lack of effort today. A lot better 2nd half but defensively still very poor. #nornew Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 2, 2016

Taylor, Anita, Tiote And Cisse All Start At Norwich

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Rafa Benitez has just announced to team for the game at Carrow Road this afternoon against 4th bottom Norwich City and Rafa has made some changes in fact five changes in all. Steven Taylor comes in for Lascelles and Anita starts at left back with Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse also both in [...]

Benitez Gives Dire Warning To His Players

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Rafa Benitez had a talk to his players earlier in the week and told them it may not be as easy as they think if Newcastle are relegated that they then can simply move to a big club and continue their careers as if nothing had happened. Rafa has pointed out to them that [...]

This Is What´s So Very Impressive About Rafa Benitez

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Rafa has had to deal with Newcastle´s terrible injury problems since he came in just over three weeks agoand at the moment Newcastle still have 11 players out injured. Of course only this week we lost Rob Elliot for over six months with a serious ACL knee injury. But we have noticed in Rafa´s press [.

Benitez Explains The Goalkeeper Situation At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez has been in coaching for 30 years and he will have handled almost every situation you can dream upin football during his long career and managing some very big clubs. So it´sreassuring that he will have the right words to say to Karl Darlow today when he is between the posts for Newcastle [.

Thauvin Reveals Newcastle Plans – Criticizes McClaren

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It looks like Florian Thauvin plans to return to Newcastle in the summer, and he says he had to return to Marseille in January with Newcastle in the bottom three in the Premier League to prepare for nextseason at Newcastle. We've never heard it put quite like that since he left us in [...]

Striker Hurt By Newcastle’s Plight – Just Like The Rest Of Us

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19-year-old local lad Adam Armstrong is having a great seasonon loan at Coventry City and he has so far scored 19 goals in 33 appearances for the Sky Blues. Adam will probably be ready next seasonto fight for a place in the Newcastle first team. We expect there to be some big changes from what [.

Sky Sports Pundit Predicting Disaster For Newcastle

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Paul Merson has criticized Newcastle fans more than once this season and he predicts tomorrow that after the game with Norwich we will be in big trouble and lose the game 2-1 we'll see if he's right on that one. Newcastle must give it all they've got tomorrow and even if we lose this [...]

Benitez – We Have To Give Everything – I Will Not Give Up

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Rafa has given his press conference for the game tomorrow at Norwich City and when asked whether Newcastle had to avoid defeat to avoid relegation he answered that question in a positive way "We want to win. We go there to win." Since the Sunderland 1-1 draw when we came back well in the [...]

Only One Player Back From Injury For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is due to give his press conference today for the game at Norwich tomorrow and it's likely that Daryl Janmaat is set to be fit for the game, which is a relegation 6 pointer in East Anglia. Daryl came off in the second half of the Sunderland game with a knee problem, but [...]

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Norwich?

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It seems that only Daryl Janmaat will be fitfor the game tomorrow at Carrow Road and Fabricio Coloccini is still not recoveredfrom the calf injury he picked up during the warm weather holiday in La Manga following the 5-1 humiliation at Chelsea. So Rafa Benitez is again limited in his choice for the team at [.

Newcastle Striker Has Trained All Week – Feels Very Very Good

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It's good news that Papiss Cisse is fully fit again and he says he feels very very good after training all week and he's one player whocould start scoring the goals for us during the run-in. Four years ago at this time after joining us from SC Freiburg for around £9M he scored 13 [...]

Manager Does Excellent Training Sessions – They’re Brilliant

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Jamaal Lascelles is deputizing for captain Fabricio Coloccini as he recovers from his calf injury and the young center-back has talked to the BBC today about how Rafa Benitez conducts the training sessions at Newcastle and let's just say Jamal is very complimentary about the former Valencia, Liverpool and Naples manager.

Here’s A Glowing Endorsement Of Karl Darlow

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Jamaal Lascelles knows all about Karl Darlow since the two of them played together at Nottingham Forest for a few seasons before they were signed up by Newcastle almost two years ago. And the 22 year-old center-back has given a glowing endorsement of the 25 year-old goalkeeper today. And if Karl is anywhere near as [.

Newcastle Striker – Benitez Knows How To Fight And Win

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Aleksandar Mitrovic returned from International duty this week and he will be ready to lead the line tomorrow at Carrow Road, as we try to get only our 7th win of the season at Norwich City a side who are 3 points above us in the league table. Oh boss let me go [...]

Rafa Press Conference – Initial Comments – We Must Support Karl

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Rafa Benitez has just confirmed that Daryl Janmaat will be fit for tomorrow's game and while Fabricio Coloccini will not make it for Carrow Road, he will be fit for the game at Southampton next Saturday. Rafa has also stressed that Rob Elliot's injury was bad news for both him and the club, and the [.