Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2016

Lots Of Transfers – In And Out – Still To Come In Next Four Weeks

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There are some players who will still leave Newcastlethis summer and Rafa Benitez knows that and he is working hard to bring in new players as soon as possible, who will replace those still to leave. Moussa Sissoko returns to the club on Monday from his summer break and is likely to go to either [.

Benitez Gives Balanced, Upbeat Comments After Game

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Rafa Benitez was balanced and upbeat with his comments after the game and he said he saw a lot of good things, especially in the first half, but some good things also in the second half. He said he didn't want to say negative things about what happened in the second half but it [...]

Rafa – Newcastle Working On Several Deals – I Am Happy

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After the 3-2 win against Vitesse today Rafa Benitez was interviewed and he was asked if any progress had been made in the transfer market. Rafa said he still wanted to bring more players into the club, because some players would still be leaving Newcastle and they would need to be replaced. The managersaid the [.

Newcastle Win 3-2 – But Defense Shaky – Video Of Goals

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After Newcastle looked to be cruising this game being 3-0 up at half-time, Vitesse came back in the second half and scored after 53 minutes after Newcastle had continued to play some good football in the second half. It was on-loan Chelsea midfielder Nathan, he Brazilian who scored following a corner and then 8 minutes [.

Half Time: Newcastle 3 Vitesse 0 – Video

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Newcastle are 3-0 up at home in the final friendly of the season and they have looked very good in the first half. Newcastle went ahead after 22 minutes with an own goal from Kelvin Leerdam who deflected a shot from Dwight Gayle into his own net and then Newcastle made it 2-0 after 36 [...]

New Arrival Had To Pinch Himself When He Saw St. James’ Park

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Grant Hanley has talked today in the match program about how great it will be to play at St. James' Park in front of Newcastle's legendary fans. Well, he will get the chance today against SBV Vitesse because Chancel Mbemba has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is being rested as a [...]

Hanley, Dummett And Colback Start Against Vitesse

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the last friendly of pre-season at St. James' Park this afternoon against SBV Vitesse from Arnhem, Holland and Mbemba is not in the squad. Chancel has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is not playing today but should be ready for Fulham next Friday.

Chris Hughton Responds To Newcastle Bid For Knockaert

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The Brighton Argus reported yesterday that Newcastle had bidfor 24 year-old Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert in what was said to be a substantial bid, but the south coast club turned it down. The report was that Newcastle had "prepared a bid of between £6M and £10M", so it looks like the Tyneside [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Demonstrates Excellent Attitude

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With Tim Krul and Rob Elliot looking like they would not be fit at the start of August, we thought that Karl Darlow would be in the Newcastle goal for the first game of the seasonand that 19 year-old Freddie Woodman would be on the bench. That's the way it was for the last 8 [...]

Newcastle Want To Close Knockaert Deal This Weekend

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Newcastle seem willing to go higher than the £8M they are reported to have bid for Brighton's Anthony Knockaert yesterday and seem willing to increase that bid to £10M. Newcastle have a number of players who are said to be close to signing and manager Rafa Benitez wants to get a few of them over [.

Youngster Looks To Shine After Frustrating Season

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Two years sago in pre-season and in the first few games of that season in 2014 Rolando Aarons looked terrific and we thought here's a real emerging star at Newcastle. But injuries, mostly hamstring injuries, have prevented him fromplaying too many games since then and he has appeared only 17 times for Newcastle with 3 [.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Vitesse?

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The team that Rafa starts today against Vitesse will give us a decent indication of what team he will start on Friday night in the first league game of the Championship season. Rafa Benitez Here's our team in a 4-2-3-1 formation: Sels Janmaat Lascelles (c) Mbemba Gamez Shelvey Hayden Richie Perez Aarons Gayle In goal [.

Agent Arrives On Tyneside To Close Deal For Newcastle Star

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There's news today that Florian Thauvin's agent has arrived in Newcastlein a bid to close a deal to have his client transfer to Italian club Lazio bythe end of this coming weekend. Newcastle turned down an offer from Lazio only yesterday and it seems there is heightened activityto try to reach an agreement with Newcastle [.

Newcastle Have Substantial Bid Turned Down For French Winger

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Brighton have turned down a bid from Newcastle for their French winger Anthony Knockaert, who Newcastle were first interested in when he was still at Guingamp in France back in 2012, and we have been linked with this player several times since then. The offer from Newcastle is said to have been a substantial one [.

Now We Know Why Newcastle Turned Down Tiote Offer

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Newcastle United will only sell their players this summer if they get very close to their valuation of them and yesterday it was reported we had turned down bids for both Cheick Tiote and Florian Thauvin, because the bids were too low. The clubs after the players wereAl Jazira for Tiote and Rome club Lazio [.

Newcomer Explains Why He’s Already Improved Considerably

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We had reported on Wednesday that Isaac Hayden is one player who seems to have improved considerably under Rafa Benitez in the very short time he's been on Tyneside; the 21 year-old has been turning in some very good displays in friendlies in pre-season. Today he has come out and said he's learned an awful [.

This Is Where Newcastle Are Much Better Than Promoted Hull

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21-year-old new arrival Isaac Hayden has given some interviews today and he's said he has learned a lot from Rafa Benitez in the short time he's been at Newcastle. And Isaac had the opportunity of playing at Hull last season and helped Steve Bruce's side get promoted by winning the play-off 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday [.

This Player To Become Newcastle’s Seventh Summer Signing?

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Newcastle have been linked with Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard for some time now and Newcastle were listed as favorites to sign the player only a couple of days ago. Other Championship clubs including Leeds United and Wolves are interested in the play-maker and Swansea City and Middlesbrough from the Premier League wouldalso like to signAlex.

Why Newcastle Star Only Wants A Move To This One Club

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23 year-old Florian Thauvin had a terrible time of it at Newcastle in the six months he was on Tyneside, before he forced a loan move back to his former club Marseilles. Last summer was the first time Florian had left France and it looks like he was home-sick and couldn't get back quickly enough [...

Rafa Still Wants To Strengthen These Positions

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Rafa Benitez told Southend manager Phil Brown on Tuesday night that he still hoped to sign four or five players this summer to go with the six good players he has already brought to Newcastle. And that in a way has been back up by the Telegraph which is reporting the four positions Rafa still [...]

Newcastle Knock Back Bids For Two Players – Not High Enough

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Newcastle are keeping to their word and have knocked back bids for both Florian Thauvin and Cheick Tiote, because they do not meet the valuations Newcastle have of those players. The bids were expected and were from Lazio for Florian and and Al Jazira for Cheick. Bids turned down for Florian Thauvin and Cheick Tiote [.

This Player Is Key To Magpies In Both Form And Attitude

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Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle's first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield.

Newcastle Defender’s Goal – Fight His Way Back To Full Fitness

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Center-back Curtis Good was signed from Melbourne Heat four years ago for £400K on a six year deal when he was just 19. He came to Newcastle with hopes of a bright future and he came well recommended, but after a couple of decent loan spells he's basically been out of the game for over [...]

Newcastle In Danger Of Losing Top Young Player

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It's probably fair to say that by the time the summer transfer window ends at the end of August we will have lost more players than we thought we would this summer the ones we didn't want to lose to be more precise. Newcastle have already lost Andros Townsend and Gini Wijnaldum two [...]

Manager Bemoans Newcastle’s Persistence To Sign Grant Hanley

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You never want to lose one of your best players and it was understandable that new Blackburn (and former Burnley, Bolton and Wigan) managerOwen Coyle, did not want to lose Grant Hanley, who was also the captain of Rovers. But Grant wanted to join Newcastle and RafaBenitez in what the Magpies manager calls his [.

Newcastle Expect Mammoth Bid From Real Madrid For Sissoko

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The Telegraph are reporting today that Real Madrid are ready to bid for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but will wait until Manchester United have signed a massive deal to get Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. Real Madrid had some interest insigning Pogba, but it looks like they will miss out and turn to the Newcastle [.

Rafa Benitez Praises Two Unlikely Newcastle Players

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Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he's a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts [.

Phil Brown – Why My Hat Is Off To Rafa Benitez

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Phil Brown has given some significantpraise to Rafa Benitez for staying on at Newcastle after we were relegated and that he has not deserted a sunken ship so to speak. Phil has pointed out that Rafa has stayed on board for the significant challenge of steering Newcastle back to the Premier League at the [.

Rafa Still Wants Four Or Five Players Brought In This Summer

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Southend United manager Phil Brown has kind of spilled the beans a little bit when he was interviewed in the Journal today and said that Rafa Beniteztold him he still wants four or five players brought in thissummer. That probably means Rafa still sees a number of players leavingNewcastle before September rolls around.

This New Lad Already Thriving Under Rafa Benitez

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One of our best players in this preseason seems to be new boy 21 year-old holding midfielder Isaac Hayden, who was bought form Arsenal for a low £2.5M. Issac immediately impressed in his early interviews as somebody who had no doubt he wanted to come to Tyneside and that he wanted to play for [...

Southend 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Of Goals

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Here's the best video we can find of last night's game at least it shows Newcastle's two goals in the second half at Southend scored by Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran to give Newcastle a fairly comfortable 2-0 win.

Vurnon Anita Pleased With Goal – Rafa Benitez Happy Enough

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After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win our third in four friendly games. It was a poorfirsthalf showing, but then after only three minutesinto thesecond half Vurnon [.

Newcastle Issue Club Statement On EFL Invitation

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Newcastle United have today declined the invitation to participate this season in the new EFL Trophy for U-21 sides. They say there were initially told that they would not be invited to participate in the competition and therefore have already made other plans mainly on loaning players out and therefore will decline the [.

Are These Two Of The Players Rafa Is Close To Signing?

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After the game last night Rafa Benitez was asked the status of any new players potentially coming into the club and he said we were close on a few transfers. Newcastle need at least a playmaker, a striker and a defender brought in and hopefully we will be able to get two of these players [...]

Report – Another High Profile Player To Leave Newcastle

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Corriere Dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Florian Thauvin will move to Lazio on loan for next season, and that will happen once Antonio Candreva's transfer is completed. They report the loan contract will include a loan fee of €2M and there will be an option to buy and we also assume [.

Rafa Benitez Not Satisfied – Wants More From His Players

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Newcastle were not too good in the first half last night in what was a poor game, but there was improvement in the second half and two good goals by Vurnon Anita and forgotten man Yoan Gouffran got Newcastle what seems to be a comfortable win in the end. But Rafa wants more from his [...]

Benitez – We’re Doing Things Behind The Scenes – We Are Close

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There was news tonight that Cheick Tiote will likely soon be on his way out of Newcastle and will be moving to join Al Jazira in the UAE Pro League; the 30 year-old is reported to be negotiating £80K/week wages on a three year deal. Rafa was interviewed after the 2-0 friendly win at Southend [...]

Newcastle Beat Southend With Two Second Half Goals

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Newcastle beat SouthendUnited tonight with two second half goals and they came from two unlikely lads. It was 0-0 at the half after a rather poor first half and thenthan man Vurnon Anita scored a great goal when he hit the ball across the goalkeeper into the back of the net after 48 minutes. And [.

Newcastle Linked With Former Liverpool Midfielder

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Since Newcastle have to replace Gini Wijnaldum and probably also Moussa Sissoko this summer, we will be linked with a number of midfielders for the rest of the transfer window, which still has five weeks and one day to run. talkSPORT is reporting today that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Wolves midfielder [.

Newcastle Midfielder In Advanced Talks To Join UAE Club

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Sky Sports is reporting tonight that Newcastle defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote is in advanced talks to join the Al Jazira Club, who finished second last season in the UAE Pro League. The report is that the 30 year-old is discussing a three year deal. Cheick has one year left on his Newcastle contract and is [.

Darlow And Dummett Start – Hanley On Bench

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the penultimate friendly at Southend United in this summer's pre-season. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden; Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jamie Sterry, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Henri [.

Rafa Benitez – The Best Manager In 39 Years

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The well respected FourFourTwo magazine has published what they consider to be the top 10 managers in the English Football League the divisions below the Premier League and they have named Newcastle's Rafa Benitez as the top manager easily! FourFourTwo gives Rafa considerable praise and say he's the best manager not in [.

Player Issues Rallying Cry – Put Things Right At Newcastle

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The last two seasons have been an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans and after only just escaping relegation a year last May we thought we'd be OK last seasonwhen last summer we paid out over £50M to bring some good players in and then spent close to £30M in January to further strengthen the squad.

Striker Pledges Allegiance To Newcastle And Fans

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Aleksandar Mitrovic was simply delighted to sign on at Newcastle last summer and join the club of his idol Alan Shearer. Mitro had a patchy time of itin his first seasonin England, but still managed to score 9 goals in the Premier League and showed what an excellent player he can become with the [.

Why This Summer’s Not The Time To Build Newcastle’s Global Brand

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If Rafa Benitez had more time with thesquad last season, the likelihood is very high that he would have been able to save Newcastle from relegation, but time ran out and we are in the second division for the coming season. But once Rafa made the decision to stay on at theclub the former Liverpool [.

Newcastle Now Favorites To Sign Premier League Midfielder

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Newcastle have been linked with £8M rated Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard for some time and there are now some Premier League clubs like Swansea City and Middlesbrough interested in signing the 23 year-old Englishman, who was born in Orsett in Essex. It could be that he is one of about three players Rafa will be [.

This Local Lad Is Excelling Under World-Class Rafa Benitez

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20 year-old Jamie Sterry has looked very good for Newcastle are right-back in pre-season and he is attempting to be in the match-day squad for our first game of the Championship a week on Friday at Fulham. The 20 year-old started the game at Lokeren last Saturday and he has appeared in every one of [.

These Clubs Lining Up And Already Negotiating For Sissoko

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Earlier today we reported on news in Italian publication Tuttosport and the say that European Champions Real Madrid are willing to pay €35M (about £30M) for Moussa Sissoko but that's still £5M short of the Newcastle price for their midfielder. Moussa Sissoko is due back at Newcastle next Monday but we are hoping a deal [.

Rafa Benitez Admits To Some Craziness

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Rafa Benitez and Newcastle are trying to bring in more players as quickly as they can, but the Newcastle manager has admitted that with the new £5.1B three year Premier League TV rights deal just started, the transfer prices are simply crazy. Newcastle have benefited from that craziness by selling Gini Wijnaldum for over a [.

Rafa Again Lays Down The Law For Wantaway Newcastle Players

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Newcastle had about five wantaway players at the start of the summer and now we have only three left. Moussa Sissoko, Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Daryl Janmaat all wanted to leave the club at the start of the summer and even then we thought that Andros would come out and say [.

Newcastle Face Competition In Bid To Sign Playmaker

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Newcastle have once again been linked with 23 year-old Tottenham attacking midfield star Alex Pritchard and he is also wanted by Championship club Leeds United. The Mirror are reporting that Swansea are moving in with an £8M offer for the young playmaker, who was told earlier this summer that he can leave the London club.

A Talented Youngster – But He Struggles With Injuries

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Kevin Mbabu had an excellent game forthe NewcastleU-21 side in beating PSV 1-0 to winhe Steel Park Cup yesterday and surprisinglyenough Kevin has said that's the first full 90 minutes he has played since he lasted the full game at home against Chelsea last season. Kevin Mbabu in action against Chelsea lastSeptember The Chelsea game [.

Real Madrid Willing To Pay Big Money For Moussa Sissoko

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Italian outlet Tuttosport are reporting that Real Madrid are prepared to pay €35M for Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko, but perhaps they have misread the price Newcastle have put on their midfield powerhouse it's £35M. With today's exchange rate (1 euro=0.84 pounds ) €35M is about £29.4M so that's about £5M below what Newcastle want for [.

What Rafa Told Gini Makes Geordie And Scouser Fans Happy

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Gini Wijnaldumhas revealed what Rafa told him when they talked last week about Gini potentially moving to Liverpool, who had just met Newcastle's price of £25M for the Dutch Player of the Season in 2015, when the 25 year-old successfully captained PSV to the Dutch Championship. Gini Wijnaldum in pre-season at Newcastle This is some [.

Newcastle Defender Outstanding In Excellent U-21 Win

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The Newcastle United U-21 side won the Steel Park Cup today with a second successive win and clean sheet a 1-0 victory over PSV. And it was good to see Kevin Mbabu fit again and playing really well in the game, as he had to return to Newcastle during the week's training camp in [...]

Newcastle Reported After Top Young In-Demand Striker

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Newcastle have been linked with young Sheffield United striker Che Adams a few times this summer and now there's news in the Sun that the Leicester-born versatile forward, who has only just turned 20 this month, is a top target of Magpies' manager Rafa Benitez. Papiss Cisse has left the club this summer for China [.

Rafa Benitez Targeting English Defender

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The Sun on Sunday are reporting today that Newcastle are interested inBarnsley's 22 year old 6ft 2ins center-back Alfie Mawson. Mawson joined Brentford back in the summer of 2010 on a scholarship, having previously been part of Reading's youth system and he eventually left Brentford for Barnsley last summer, when his contract was up.

Upbeat Janmaat Talks About Playing On Right Wing

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Daryl Janmaat could be made into a very decent right winger, as we pointed out in an article we put out last night. He played well yesterday in that position and scored with a great header in the first half against Lokeren. We wonder is the Dutch international wants to stayon Tyneside,because he could be [.

Rafa Answers Question About Moussa Sissoko’s Future

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We have known since Rafa Benitez accepted the job long term at Newcastle in May that he didn't have to sell any players from a financial viewpoint and Rafa was hoping to keep most of his top players at the club, unless some big offers came in and met Newcastle's high valuations of those players. [...

This Talented Youngster Causing Buzz In Development Squad

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Peter Beardsley has been praising 20 year-old Moroccan Yasin El-Mhanni as having unbelievable ability ever since he arrived at Newcastle on July 8th, after the Magpies had seen off competition for the youngster from Arsenal, Leicester and Norwich City. The very skillful youngster has been compared to Leicester's Riyad Mahrez and his terrific skills have [.

Lokeren Manager Full Of Praise For Newcastle’s Quality

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67 year-old former Belgian International Georges Leekens is the manager of Lokeren and he admitted after the game yesterday that Newcastle were much the better team and that Rafa Benitez' side had more class and better technique than Lokeren. Georges has twice been the Belgium national manager in 1997-1999 and then again in 2010-2012 and [.

Why Doesn’t Peter Peter Beardsley Have This Responsibility?

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Newcastle havePortuguese U-19 international Flavio da Silva on trial with the club at the moment and it seems touch and go whether he will be given a permanent contract at Newcastle. Favio has now played three times forthe U-21 side and PeterBeardsley says he rates him, but then strangely says that it's the head of [.

This Player Could Become A Rop Right Midfielder

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My son Neil has been saying for quite some timenow that Daryl Janmaat shouldn't be sold because he would make an excellent right winger (midfielder) with his attackingabilities. His defensive qualities are not as good as his attacking qualities when he plays at right back, although he would obviously be good at tracking back if [.

Rafa Benitez Has Feet Firmly On The Ground After 4-0 Win

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Rafa Benitez saw a much better full game display from his Newcastle side today at least compared to that first half at Doncaster on Wednesday night. And while he is happy we won and played better and kept a clean sheet, he says there is still a lot of room for improvement. Let's just [...]

Rafa Benitez Speaks About Wijnaldum Leaving Newcatsle

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In his press conference aftertoday's4-0 win at KSC Lokeren Rafa Benitez spoke about Gini Wjnaldum leaving the club. Rafa has alwayssaid thatif a deal was good for the club then Newcastle would do it and so it happened with Gini with Newcastle getting a massive £25M in cool cash from Liverpool for the Dutch international [.

Photos From Today’s Excellent 4-0 Win At Lokeren

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Here are some images of the game today at Lokeren (finally managed to spell it correctly), which turned out to be a very good 4-0 win and a good display. But Rafa Benitez after the game wantsmore: "There is still room for improvement. I want to see more" Here is Newcastle'as starting lineup today" Rafa [.

Newcastle Beat Loverken 4-0 – Video Of Goals

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Newcastle were 3-0 up at half time and 4-0 up after 48 minutes today with two goals from Perez, one from our new right winger Daryl Janmaat and then a final goal from Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle bossed this game and after the horrors of the first half at Doncaster Newcastle kept a clean sheet. [...]

Half Time – Loverken 0 Newcastle 3 – Here Are The Goals

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Sels, Sterry, Aarons And Gayle All Start At Lokeren

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting team for this our third preseason friendly against KSC Lokeren at the Daknamstadion Stadium. Rafa makes four changes to the starting side from Wednesday night at Doncaster. Newcastle (4-3-3): Matz Sels; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), JamieSterry; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden, Jack Colback; Ayoze [.

All Four High Profile Players Will Leave Newcastle This Summer

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At the start of the summer there was debate at Newcastle whether high profile players like Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat would push for a move away from Newcastle. The first three have certainly pushed for a move away in no uncertain terms and Andros and Gini have both [.

Whatever Happened To The Fans’ Forum?

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We were supposed to have an end of season Fans Forum before now, but it has never happened. The Fans' Forum started having four meetings a year and then it was reduced the three meetings a year, and we have had three meetings in thelast year. One was last June when then new head coach [...]

New Signing – It’s An Honor To Play For Newcastle Fans

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If the Newcastle playersdidn't know it before Wednesday night then they know now that Rafa Benitez demandsfull commitment in every single game that Newcastle play be it a friendly or league game or cup game. And that first half performance at Doncaster Rovers was a little alarming, since our defense looked as porous as [.

Rafa’s Clearout At Newcastle Is Far From Over

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Rafa Benitez is transforming the Newcastle squad this summer and players are leaving the club who are simply not good enough for the Magpies. Since the summer Newcastle have seenSylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Remy Cabella and Papiss Cisse all leave the club and a numberof those players should have left Newcastle [.

We Need To Deliver For Everybody Associated With Newcastle

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One of the players with a greatattitude at Newcastle is Vurnon Anita and he is becoming a bit of a fan favorite these days as he has already come out and said he is very happy to stay at Newcastle and help us fight our way beck to the Premier League although it will not [...]

Newcastle Now Linked With Irish Striker

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The Irish Sun is reporting today that both Newcastle United and Fulham are considering a move for Ipswich Town and Republic of Ireland striker Daryl Murphy, but at 33 years old we would be very surprised if Newcastle are after Murphy. Newcastle need to bring in a striker to replace Papiss Cisse who left to [.

Will Rafa Now Try To Get This Prolific Goalscorer to Newcastle

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There are reports that Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa, the three relegated sides from the Premier League all want to sign Fulham striker. The Scottish striker has scored 42 goals in 100 appearances since joining them form Leeds United two years ago. Ross McCormack next Newcastle arrival? Certainly of the three teams relegatedNewcastleare in [.

Wijnaldum Gone – Still One To Go

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Gini Wijnaldum has been signed by Liverpool FC with the club announcing it on the web-site earlier tonight. Newcastle have confirmed the sale of Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, but the fee is thought to be around £25M. Gini Wijnaldum gone This is what Managing Director Lee Charnley has said about [.

Has Rafa Made An Approach For This England U-21 Midfielder?

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With GiniWijnaldum almost certainlyleaving Newcastle and Moussa Sissoko likely to follow in short order, Newcastle will need to bring in a couple of good attacking midfielders to replace them for this season. A good candidate could be Spurs' Alex Pritchard and wehave already been linked with a move for the midfielder this summer and there's [.

These Players Wouldn’t Be Very Useful To Rafa Benitez

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There is news today that Liverpool may offer Newcastle a player or players on loan for the coming season, as part of the overall deal to sign Gini Wijnaldum for around £25M. But what good would a loan player be to Newcastle this season, unless he was a top player who we would play as [...]

Latest Wijnaldum Update On Liverpool Move

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Gini Wijnaldum is scheduled to have his Liverpool medical today and all being well will sign on for Liverpool for a fee expected to be somewhere between £25M and £27M, depending on which reports you believe. The former PSV player will have been at Newcastle just a couple of weeks over a year and we [.

Rafa Benitez’ Message To Newcastle Fans

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There's still some uncertainty surrounding Newcastle's squad, with Gini Wijnaldum expected to sign for Liverpool today and wantaway Moussa Sissoko reporting back on August 1st and making it very clear he wants to leave Newcastle just as soon as he can possibly can. Rafa has a message today for the fans that he wants to [.

Newcastle The Only Club Benitez Would Have Stayed At

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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex Ferguson, says he was not particularly surprised that Rafa Benitez stayed on at Newcastle United. Darrensays that's because of the size of the club, but it still seemed to shock the football world that a world-class manager who had won the ChampionsLeague and Europa League [.

New Signing Flattered By Opportunity To Play At Big Club

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It's got to be difficult for players when they know negotiations are ongoing for a transfer you really want , but you cannot say too much because you have to remain professional, especially when you are thecaptain of the club. Thatseems to have happenedwith Grant Hanley, the new welcome arrival at Newcastle.

Real Madrid And Other Top Clubs Now After Moussa Sissoko

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Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been linked recently with a move to Italian giants Juventus as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who is almost certain to join Manchester United. In fact the Red Devils had him as an alternative if they couldn't get Paul Pogba to Manchester. And there was news yesterday that [.

Newcastle On Way To Recouping £80M Spent Last Season

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Given the deal with Liverpool for Gini Wijnaldum goes though today as planned, Newcastle will have recouped an amazing £48M in the transfer market so far, with the transfersof four players Remy Cabella (£7.5M), Andros Townsend (£13M), Papiss Cisse (£2.5M) and Gini (£25M). Newcastle spent £80M in the transfer market last season,but a lot [.

Moussa Sissoko Could Move To This Club For Cool £35M

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The Guardian is reporting tonight that Everton are willing to meet Newcastle's £35M fee to take Euro 2016 star player Moussa Sissoko to the other Liverpool club. So if that happens and we are sure Wijnaldum's deal to Liverpool of maybe £27M will almost guarantee that if Newcastle do sell Moussa this summer we [.

England Crash Out In Surprise Loss To Italy

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The England U-19 side crashed out of the European U-19 Championships today when they lost 2-1 to Italy in the semi-finals after winning all three of their group games. Both of the Italy goals came from left-back Federico Dimarco and from set-pieces. His first came from a penalty in the 27th minute after Fikayo Tomori [.

Hanley Signs For Newcastle – I’m Over The Moon And Delighted

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Newcastle United have just put on their web-site that 24 year-old former Blackburn captain and center-back Grant Hanley has been signed by the club after around three weeks of negotiations. Grant Hanley after signing on at Newcastle United Here's some of that the club has just put on the web-site. ======= Newcastle United have [.

Why Newcastle Wanted Exactly £27M For Wijnaldum

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It seems that PSV were smart enough to put a sell-on clause into Gini Wijnaldum's contract when he was signed for £14.5M from the top Dutch club last July. The sell-on clauses are generally around 20% which means that PSV would get 20% of the profit Newcastle make on the deal with Liverpool. Gini Wijnaldum [.

Rafa Benitez Talks About Newcastle’s Transfers

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After the friendly game at the Keepmoat Stadium last night which ended in a 2-2 draw Rafa Benitez talked about transfers both into and out of Newcastle. The manager played two wantaway players Florian Thauvin and Gini Wijnaldum, who is reported to be close to joining Liverpool although he couldn't say too much about the [.

Doncaster 2 Newcastle 2 – All The Goals – Video

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Here are the four goals from last night courtesy of the Newcastle United Twitter feed. They all take place at one end of the ground nice goal at the end from Ayoze. ? Here are the goals from #NUFC's 2-2 draw at @drfc_official. Full highlights to come on nufcTV in the morninghttps://t.co/9H6d6Qw9sG — [.

Sky Sports – Newcastle Agree £25M Fee For Wijnaldum

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The latest news this morning is that Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle have agreed a fee of around £25M with Liverpool for Wijnaldum, after talks are said to have gone on into the small hours of today between the clubs. Newcastle played Wijnaldum last night for 11 minutes in the 2-2 draw at Doncaster [.

Newcastle Fans Twitter Reaction To Fee Agreed For Wijnaldum

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Here is some of the reaction to the news this morning that Liverpool have agreed a £25M fee for Gini Wijnaldum with Newcastle. The fans think it's very good business, but we need a replacement brought in. This is some of the collateral damage you get when the club is incompetent and gets relegated [.

Potential Pogba Deal Makes Sissoko £35M Transfer More Likely

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Manchester United are reported to be close to finalizing a deal for Paul Pogba from Juventus in a transfer worth close to £100M, or even more than that according to reports today, In France, L'Equipe are reporting today that a meeting was held yesterday with representatives of both clubs and Juventus agreed in principle [.

Newcastle’s Achilles Heel Unchanged From Last Four Seasons

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Watching that first half performance last night from Newcastle at Doncaster was like "deja vu all over again" to quote a yogism from the former great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. It was like watchingthe last fouryears of Newcastle when the opposing team could score at any time and sometimes we simplywould gift the opposition [.

Newcastle Forward – It’s All A Learning Experience

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Most Newcastle fans expected Newcastle to win against League Two side Doncaster Rovers last night at the Keepmoat Stadium, but the way it ended up we were a little lucky not to lose the game. Newcastle were 2-0 down at half time after a poor first half performance, but things were much improved in the [.

Bentiez -We Made Two Masssive Mistakes Tonight

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Rafa Benitez will not have liked what he saw in the firsthalf tonight, when after 19 minutes and then 45 minutes Newcastle gifted Doncaster Rovers twogoals and we just have to cut out these defensive mistakes. In fact in the first half we looked like we have for the last several seasons, when our defense [.

Rafa Benitez May Bring In Another Defender

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We have been linked withDerby County skipper Richard Keogh for over a year now and we are again being linked with the Irish International defender, who has experience in the Championship and ample leadership skills. Grant Hanley of Blackburn is currently on Tyneside taking his medical and we expect him to be announced tomorrow, but [.

Newcastle Scrape A 2-2 Draw With Doncaster

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We didn't think we would lose too many of our preseason friendly games, but we almost lost this one against League Two side Doncaster Rovers when we were 2-0 down at the half and it was two sloppy goals we conceded that almost led to our first loss of preseason. But goals from Hayden and [...]

Armstrong Starts For Newcastle At Doncaster

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Rafa Benitez has just announced that starting side for the game against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium tonight and local lad Adam Armstrong gets a start. Newcastle: Sels; Janmaat, Mbemba, Lascelles (c), Anita; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie, Armstrong, Aarons; Mitrovic Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Dummett, Gamez, Hayden, Tiote, Saivet, Gouffran, Perez, Gayle Vurnon Anita starts a [.

Ice Cool Benitez The Best Tactician I Ever Played For

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Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger retired in the summer and there was news he could have even joined Newcastle to play for Rafa Benitez for a couple of years a manager who took him to Liverpool in 2006 and where he stayed for eight years and who he has praised today. Daniel Agger [...]

Cash Rich Juventus Reported After Newcastle Star

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We don't mind too much if Moussa Sissoko leaves Newcastlethissummer in fact because of his attitude it may be a good thing that he leaves and sees what it's like for a world-class player to be on the bench at a really bigclub. That could happen if Juventus sell their young star Paul [...]

Grant Hanley Sighted On Tyneside For Medical – Picture

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Kieth Downie of Sky Sports has just tweeted this picture of Grant Hanley who seems to be leaving the Gateshead Hilton for his medical at Newcastle. It looks like we agreed a deal for £5.5M plus incentives with Blackburn this lad can be a great signing for us. Grant Hanley has arrived in Newcastle [.

Newcastle Get Backing To Win The Championship

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Newcastle are currently red-hot 7/4 favorites on SkyBet to win the SkyBet Championship next season with the next on the list being Aston Villa at 8/1 and the other relegated side Norwich City being 9/1 followed by Derby County at 10/1. So we are the clear favorites to win the league and to simply get [.

Newcastle Ready To Ditch Wonga

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The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are set to ditch controversial shirt sponsors Wonga when the current four year deal ends next May and they will not renew the deal with the payday loan company. Newcastle are now busy looking for a new shirt sponsor . The Wonga deal was announced back in October, 2012 [.

Wijnaldum Liverpool Deal Moves Closer To Being Completed

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There are local reports today that Gini Wijnaldum is expected to be pulled out of the friendly tonight against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, as his move to Liverpool gets closer to being completed. As we had suggested a few days ago Rafa Benitez now wants 29 year-old Brazilian holding midfielder Lucas Leiva in [.

Newcastle Reported Close To Completing Grant Hanley Deal

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The good news this morning is that the deal to get Grant Hanley to Newcastle seems to be a lot closer to being completed. The Chronicleare reporting that Blackburn sources are saying the deal is close. Grant Hanley 24 year-old Blackburn center-back The Chronicle's lead reporter Lee Ryder has just tweeted this within the [.

Winger – Rafa Is Helping Everybody At Newcastle

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This is a crucial season for22-year-old Ayoze Perez after arriving at Newcastle two years ago from Tenerife for a measly €2M and havinghad a terrific first season at Newcastle. But last year he didn't progress as much as expected in what was a nightmare season for the club and we hope to see goodprogress this [.

At Last – Fee Agreed For Newcastle Target

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Just got back from taking my dog Milo for his one hour morning walk and see there is more good news about Grant Hanley that the two clubs have finally been able to agree a fee for the 24 year-old Scottish International center-back. Seems the news broke about two hours ago. And it looks [...]

Rafa Benitez Makes Enquiry About Striker

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle United have enquired about Manchester United striker James Wilson, who would appear to be going to Fulham for a season long loan this season, after spending last season at Brighton where he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances for Chris Hughton's club. James Wilson available on loan Wilson [.

Can The Local Lad Make It This Season?

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One of the questions that Rafa Benitez still has to answer is whether he will use 19 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong in the first team in the Championship this coming season. Rafa had said earlier this month that it's good to bring through the local players, but they have to be good enough, so [...

Newcastle Want Cool Cash Up Front For Wijandlum

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Newcastle United do not want to sell Gini Wijnaldum and if they do they will demand from Liverpool the type of deal we got when we sold Andy Carroll to them on January 31st, 2011 when Mike Ashley got involved and negotiated a deal where Liverpool paid £35M in cool cash up front. The Chronicle [...]

Newcastle United Want To Work Closely With Local Businesses

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There's a report in the Northern Echo, but not reportedwidely elsewhere, that Brian Aitken, the former editor of the Journal, has joined Newcastle United as the head of corporate affairs. Brian's new role will be to bring the Tyneside club closer to the area's business community and get Newcastle involved via partnerships with local industry.

This Newcastle Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

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Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League. But in the four seasons since then we've mainly struggled with relegation, so we've [.

Sissoko In Another Crazy Interview – Gives Himself 10 Out Of 10

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Sissoko has given a very long interview in France Football today and he talks about a lot of different things, but mainly about himself as per usual. He is asked about different French players and the manager Didier Deschamps and he gives his opinion on them, but it's when he talks about his immediate [.

Newcastle Ready To Make Move For Left-Back

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Newcastlewerefirstlinked with 19 year-old Walsall left-back Rico Henry in January of this year and there's news today in the local press that Newcastle are now seriously considering making a bid for the twice capped and talented England U-19 International. The 19 year-old was born in Birmingham andjoined local club Walsall at age 11 and he [.

Newcastle Reported Interested In Croatian Striker

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Well it's a strange move if Newcastle are indeed interestedin this striker, but there's news in German publication Bild today that we are interestedin 36 year-old Croatian striker Ivica Olic, who is way past his best. Olic played for Hamburg last season and scored only 2 goals in 25 appearances and we don't know why [.

£10M Bid Could See Defender Leave Newcastle

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There are various reports out today that Watford are considering making a move for Newcastle's Dutch International right-back Daryl Janmaat. Newcastle are now well off at right back with Jesus Games just signed from Atletico Madrid and Vurnon Anita playing extremely wellin that position at the end of last season.

Marseille Now Likely To Make Permanent Bid For Thauvin

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The Guardian is reporting that Tottenham are getting close to signing Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou for around £11M and this could have some implications for Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin. Marseille's finances are not in good shape and they just missed going into administration (also known as bankruptcy) earlier this month by selling striker Michy Batshuayi [.

Benitez Could Negotiate A Player Exchange Deal For Wijnaldum

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Rafa Benitez could potentially do a deal with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for a playerexchange deal for Gini Wijnaldum with cool cashas well as some players going to Newcastle in exchange for the 25 year-old Dutch International. We had mentioned earlier today that Lucas Leiva could potentially end up at Newcastle, although there is news [.

England Maintain 100% Record – Play Italy In Semi-Final

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The England U-19 side recorded their third win in Group B today when they beat Croatia 2-1 in Germany and so finish top of their group with a 100% record and move into the semi-finals. Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman againplayed the whole game for England, but couldn't keep a clean sheet after England had gone into [.

Liverpool Deal For Wijnaldum Reported Close

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There are various reports, including one in the Shields Gazette, that things seem to be moving quickly with the potential move of Gini Wijnaldum to Liverpool. Newcastlevalue Gini at around £27M and if Liverpool are willing to come close to that figure, it could explain the many reports that are emerging coming out reportinghe could [.

Newcastle Striker – The Next Few Games Are Vital

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Striker Dwight Gayle was signed from Crystal Palace for around £10M this summer and he came on in the second half against Bohemian at Dalymount Park on Saturday and scored a very good goal 7 minutes later, after he had hit the post 3 minutes earlier. It was Newcastle's first preseason friendly and it was [.

Newcastle Star Player Could Leave This Week

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There's news in most of the papers today that Liverpool are going to make a move for Newcastle's Gini Wijnaldum this week and that they are prepared to go up to £20M to get the Dutch International midfielder. Newcastle have made itclear the club financially does not have to sell any of our star players [.

Time Has Run Out For This 23 Year-Old At Newcastle

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There are players at Newcastle like Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi and Gael Bigirimana who were once top young talents and very promisingplayers on Tyneside, but they have simply not come through and will now find if very difficult to be successful at Newcastle. We would be very surprised of any of those three will still [.

Rafa Benitez’ Praise For New Goalkeeper

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Rafa Benitez has praisednew goalkeeper Matz Sels this morning and he thinks that Matz can become a star in English football if he canadapt quickly. Matz was voted Best Goalkeeper of Belgium for 2015 and will give Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow competition this coming season for the first team goalkeeper jersey.

Rafa Benitez Confident Of New Signing Before Wednesday

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Rafa Benitez iskeenly aware that Newcastleneed more cover at center-back, with both Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor having left the club this summer and we also lost Mike Williamson back in January. Newcastle have been trying to sign Grant Hanley from Blackburn for far too long, but Rafa Benitez has said today he thinks the [.

Benitez Full Of Praise For Thauvin’s Qualities

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There's no doubt that Florian Thauvin has real ability it's his temperament that was suspect afterhe joined Newcastle last August. Florian didn'tlast six months at Newcastle before he returned on loan to Marseille in January after having a rather miserable six months on Tyneside. But the lad has shown some character in returning to [.

I Feel So Proud – It’s Unbelievable – It Took My Breath Away

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Jamaal Lascelles has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site and we can truthfully say the 22 year-old was absolutely delighted to have been captain against Bohemian yesterday in the 6-0 win. I feel 10ft tall I feel so proud it took me breath away are just some of Jamaal's words about being captain.

Video – Rafa Speaks After Bohemian Rout – Team Played Well

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Here is an interview Rafa gave yesterday to an Irish reporter immediately after the 6-0 rout of Bohemian yesterday afternoon. The reporter rightly pointed out that Bohemian had only just played a derby game againstthe south Dublin club Shamrock Rovers on the previous day, when they lost 3-1 in the League of Ireland Premier League, [.

Newcastle Close – Need To Sign This Player Quickly

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We are hopeful that Newcastle can make another signing in the next day or two and let's hope it's Grant Hanley from Blackburn, as this transfer has been dragging on for some time. And although new manager Owen Coyle understandably doesn't want to lose one of his best players and captain,Blackburnhave been in the Championship [.

Benitez Comments On Florian Thauvin’s Newcastle Future

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Florian Thauvin reported back to training just over two weeks ago like any other Newcastle player apart from Moussa Sissoko who played for France until last Sunday in the Euros and as far as we can tell Florian has trained well and looked happy enough back in training. And he came on and [...]

Rafa Undecided On Who To Make Newcastle Captain

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Rafa Benitezstill has not decided who will be the Newcastle captain for next season and he will probably offer thecaptaincy to Moussa Sissoko when he returns from his summer break, as an enticement for him to stay on at Newcastle. But when you hear some of the comments Moussa has made it seems like the [.

Newcastle Make Inquiry For This Championship Center-Back

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Newcastle have been linked with Sheffield Wednesday center-back Tom Lees for almost a year now and the 24 year-old joined Wednesday two years ago from Leeds United and has played 6 times for the England U21 side. Tom stands 6ft 1ins tall and can play either center-back or right back so he is versatile defender.

In Honor And Remembrance Of Two Dedicated Fans

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We take time out today to remember two dedicated Newcastle fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney,who lost their lives supporting Newcastle United. This is the second anniversary of their tragic deaths. Their passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday July 17th, 2014 by rebels, as they were traveling to support the team in [.

Hanley Price Goes Up – Norwich Could Win Race For Defender

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The saga of trying to get Grant Hanley from BlackburnRovers to Newcastle goes on ....... and on ....... and on. We were first linked strongly with Hanley back on June 23rd when it was reported via several different sources that Newcastle were the favorites to sign the 24 year-old. Fast forward over three weeks and [.

Rafa Benitez Has Hinted This Man Could Be Newcastle Captain

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Most Newcastle fans would have been pleased that 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles was the Newcastle captain today in the 6-0 rout of Bohemian at Dalymount Park in the first friendly of preseason. The Magpies played well and we had six different goalscorers in Matt Ritchie, Aleksandar Mitrovic (penalty), Dwight Ritchie, Florian Thauvin, Rolando Aarons and [.

Rafa Could Make Surprise Swoop For English Winger

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Magpiesmanager Rafa Benitez seems to be keen to bring 27 year-old former Chelsea and Swansea winger Scott Sinclair to Newcastle. Certainly this lad is a good player whose career has been in the doldrums for the last few years since he joined Manchester City in the summer of 2012 and hardly played for them.

Injured Newcastle Goalkeeper Reassured By Rafa

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Rob Elliot has given an interview today and he reveals that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez gave him a heads-up on the signing of Matz Sels before he arrived a couple of weeks ago. It was basically Rafa reassuring Rob that he has every confidence in him for Newcastle and that he shouldn't worry and [.

Newcastle Blast Bohemian 6-0 In Opening Preseason Friendly

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The Newcastle players today showed they have not been messing around in their training camp in Dublin this week and put on a great show at Park this afternoon and hammered the home side 6-0. And we had six different goalscorers as the scoring was as follows: 15 mins Matt Ritchie 30 minutes [...]

Video Of All Of Newcastle’s Six Goals

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Here are the videos of all six goals in Newcastle's 6-0 win at Dalymount Park this afternoon. Matt Ritchie's first goal, ? Mitro makes it 2-0 from the spot #NUFChttps://t.co/eKorKvGaQm — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 16, 2016 Aleksandar Mitrovic scores penalty. ? Matt Ritchie puts #NUFC in front against @bfcdublinhttps://t.

Video – Matt Ritchie Scores For Newcastle – Half-Time Score 2-0

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Matt Ritchie scored this goal after 15 minutes to put the Magpies 1-0 up against Bohemian and then after 30 minutes it was Mitrovic who made it 2-0 with a penalty. ? Matt Ritchie puts #NUFC in front against @bfcdublinhttps://t.co/OG7YtkWMew Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 16, 2016 ? Mitro makes it 2-0 from the [.

Rafa Benitez Talks About Newcastle’s Transfer Situation

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It's going to be very interesting to see what the Newcastle squad is like come September, once the summer transfer window is closed. Newcastle have already brought in five players and let seven players leave the club and the club are expecting some offers coming in for some of their star players like Moussa Sissoko, [.

Benitez Talks About Newcastle’s Wounded Warrior

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It was bad news when Siem de Jong suffered yet another injury in training in Ireland yesterday and the Dutchman has been sent back to Benton for treatment and for a full prognosis on his hamstring injury. And another player who has been dogged by injury over the last few years has also been injured [.

These Three Positions Still To Be Strengthened This Summer

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Newcastle have brought five players in so far this summer but more players are needed to strengthen three specific positions. Those positions are center-back, striker and winger. Grant Hanley get him signed or move to another target We obviously need a center-back brought in to challenge Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba for the starting [.

Newcastle Now Unlikely To Sign This Defender

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Newcastle United have been linked with Leeds United left-back/left winger Charlie Taylor for a few months now, but there seems little chance that Rafa Benitez will be successful in trying to get him to Newcastle this summer. That'sif Leeds United's new manager Garry Monk has anything to do with it as Garry sees Taylor [.

Lascelles Captains Interesting Newcastle Side Against Bohemian

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting line-up for our first friendly game of preseason against Bohemian FC this afternoon and Rafa has Jamaal Lascelles captaining the side. Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Matz Sels; Jamie Sterry, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Vurnon Anita; Henri Saivet, Jack Colback; Matt Ritchie, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons; Aleksandar Mitrovic Substitutes: [.

Rafa Opens Up – What’s Happening With Wijnaldum and Sissoko

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Rafa has been asked whether it's possible to keep Gini Wijnaldumand Moussa Sissoko at the club this summer and he says well he doesn't know but he will try to keep them at Newcastle. Rafa also shows what a really good manager he is, because he was in contact with Moussaafter every game [...]

A Heartfelt Message To Moussa From Lifelong Newcastle Fan

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I just couldn't resist putting this out I cannot stop laughing thanks to cliffy.

Newcastle Now Linked With Left-Back Target

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There are reports that Newcastle are interested in signing Walsall's 19 year-old England U-19 International left-back, Rico Henry. Rafa Benitez is keen to add not only to the first team squad this summer, but to pick up some very promising youngsters for Peter Beardsley's Development squad. Those younger players can then be developed in the [.

This England Team Can Win – Make It To Last Four

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19 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman helped England U-19s make it two wins in a row in Group B to book their place in the last four of the European U-19 Championships in Germany. England came from behind in Ulm and substitute Izzy Brown's stoppage-time goal secured the win against Holland this afternoon.

Newcastle Defender – Rafa Is A Massive Positive For Newcastle

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Local lad Paul Dummett has been interviewed today in the Chronicle and he has talked about the influence the new manager Rafa Benitez is having on Tyneside and how he's just a massive positive for Newcastle United. Paul Dummett manhandling Rolando Aarons in Ireland This is some of what Paul has said today about Rafa: [.

Rafa Sky Sports Interview – I’m Enjoying Every Minute

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Here is a Sky Sport interview with Rafa Benitez today and it sounds like Keith Downie is interviewing the Newcastle manager. Rafa is busy training the squad in Ireland and preparing his troops for the first preseason friendly tomorrow against Bohemian at Dalymount Park in Dublin. During the interview Rafa says he's enjoying every minute [.

Newcastle Defender Discusses Our Massive Signings

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22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles has turned out to be an excellent buy for us from Nottingham Forest two years ago, when we also bought goalkeeper Karl Darlow from the same club. Jamaal spent the first season as a Newcastle player on loan at Forest but then joined the first team squad last summer and ended [.

Local Lad Talks About The Enormous Impact Of Rafa Benitez

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When Newcastle were relegated last May most pundits thought that Rafa Benitez would simply leave the club and those included former Magpie stars Alan Shearer and Rob Lee. But Rafa shocked everybody by agreeing to stay on at Newcastle United in the second division, after he had started the season managing themost successfulfootball club in [.

It Starts Again As Newcastle Player Picks Up Hamstring Injury

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We have gone two weeks without any new injuries being pickedup in the Newcastle squad as far as we know, but Siem de Jong has nowpicked up the first injury of the season. It's a hamstring injury the most common injury that has hampered the Newcastle team for over ten years now. Siemde Jong [...

This Could Only Happen At Newcastle

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Newcastle have announced today that season ticket sales at Newcastle United have soared past last season's total. And that's with Newcastle now a second division club and the season is still three weeks away, when we play at Fulham on Friday, 5th August to kick-off the Championship season four weeks way to the first [.

Why Dutch International Is Likely To Leave Newcastle

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The three players most likely to leaveNewcastle this summer were Daryl Janmaat, Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko and it could turn out that all three are gone by September although that would only be possible if Rafa was able to bring in suitable replacements. We would prefer to keep either Moussa Sissoko or Gini [.

Newcastle Move In For Anderlecht Winger

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Newcastle were first linked with Ghanaian youngster Frank Acheampong in early March this year before Rafa Benitez came in and tried to save the Magpies from relegation. And Rafa must be impressed with the youngster as there is a report in Africa Top Sports that Newcastle United are one of the clubs trying to sign [.

Sissoko Fee Complicating This Potential Deal

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A few days ago a fee of £35M was put on the head of Moussa Sissoko supposedly by Newcastle United after Moussa had two of the best games of his career for France in the semi-final and final of the European Championships. Unfortunately France wereunluckyto lose 1-0 after extra time to Portugal in [.

Defender Reveals How Players Handled Disastrous Relegation

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Jamaal Lascelles played very well for the first team onceRafaBenitez arrived on Tyneside last March and we all know Jamaal is made of the right stuff. At half time when we were 2-0 down at Southampton and the lads had put in a pathetic first half, Jamaal spoke up at half time and told the [...]

Newcastle Linked With Two New Center-Back Targets

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News today that Newcastle are considering a bid for 31 year-old Fulham center-back Fernando Amorebieta. We have also been linked today with 23 year-old Swedish U21 center-back Filip Helander from Italian club Hellas Verona so it seems that Rafa is busy trying to bolster the central defense at the club maybe because he's [.

Newcastle Unveil Away And Third Strips

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Newcastle have announced their away strips and third strips for this coming season and of course they have been leaked before now. Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Jermain Lascelles show off the strips Jamaal Lascelles in the away strip Matt Ritchie in the third strip Here's what Newcastle put out today on the strips and [.

Confusion Surrounds This Newcastle Winger

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Newcastle have so far managed to move seven players out and bring in five new (senior) players this summer, but that includes Remy Cabella who we assume has moved to Marseille. But there has been no official confirmation from either club of the completion of the permanent deal. We have Remy Cabella down as having [.

Rafa Benitez – We Are Close To New Players Arriving

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Rafa Benitez has transformed Newcastle United since he agreed to stay with us on May 25th and he seems to have worked his socks off since that time to identify new players that we need to help with our promotion drive next season. Rafa has already brought in five new players and they all look [...]

Rafa Sends Extremely Upbeat Message To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle have been at Carton House in Dublin this week and that's the exact same place Chris Hughton took the lads seven years ago after we were last relegated. It's there that Chris, with the help of assistant manager Colin Calderwood and some senior players got that famous team spirit going which helped an [.

Newcastle After Swedish Center-Back

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In Italy, Gazzamercato are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in 23-year-old Serie A center-back Filip Helander from Italianclub Hellas Verona. The player stands 6ft 4ins tall and only signed for the Italian club last summer from Malmo, his home town club and last season he played 26 times for Verona with a couple of [.

Report – Newcastle Star Now Linked With Real Madrid

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Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting tonight that Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who looked even world-class in a couple of games for France in the Euros just completed is now a target for Real Madrid maybe the greatest club in world football. So that dream team and that beautiful club Arsenal could potentially quickly [.

Benitez May Have Given Up On Grant Hanley

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There was news today that Newcastle are likely to move in with a third offer for Blackburn center-back Grant Hanley, after two previous bids had failed. But there is news tonight that maybe Newcastle have given up on the 24 year-old Scottish International, who Blackburn manager Owen Coyle seems unwilling to sell.

This Is Very Good News On Newcastle Goalkeeper

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Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been pictured training with his team-mates today in County Kildare, Ireland and given he suffereda serious ACL knee injury in late March this year that's a huge surprise. So maybe the reason Rob was included in the training camp was because he is closer to fitness than Tim Krul [.

Geordie Fans Not Convinced By These Potential Striker Signings

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There's been news in the last day or two that Rafa Benitez may try to bring in one of his former strikers, Peter Crouch, the 6ft 7ins tall striker, who is now 35 years old and plying his trade at Stoke City. But fans are not convinced he would be a good signing for the [...]

When A Club Like Newcastle Is Interested ……

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One thing we have noticedabout Rafa's five signings so far this summer is that they really want to join Newcastle and already seem to hold the club in great esteem. The second thing we have noticed is they are only too keen to join Newcastle now that Rafa Benitez is the manager. Maybe they see [...

Benitez Switches Things Around – Keeps Doing Everything Right

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Rafa Benitez took some time out yesterday lunchtime to talk to nufcTV when he was asked a number of questions on different topics on the fourth day of the Ireland training camp in County Kildare. As usual Rafa was calm and assured as well as being upbeat. As we reported yesterday he did talk about [.

Newcastle Youngster Shows Why He’s Destined For The Top

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Newcastle's 19 year-old young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman had an outstanding game yesterday for the England U-19 team as they beat France 2-1 in Germany in their opening match of the U-19 European Championships. Freddie is highly rated at Newcastle and he showed why that is with a string of great saves that saw England hang [.

Newcastle Target Reported Keen To Join Rafa On Tyneside

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There was news last night that Newcastlewould go in with a third bid for Blackburn Rovers center-backand captain Grant Hanley and hopefully the Magpies can be third time lucky this time and get the bidaccepted. Newcastle have had bids of £3.5M and £4.5M rejected so far by the Lancashire club and yes the [.

Is This Striker The Replacement For Papiss Cisse?

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Now that Papiss Cisse has left Newcastle for China, there are reports that Newcastle will be signing another striker to replace the 31 year-old Senegal International. Reports yesterday had Newcastleinterested in 35 year-old Stoke striker Peter Crouchand that seemed a surprising development. Patrick Bamford on loan at Crystal Palace last season But maybe a younger [.

MIke Ashley Willing To Be Guided By Benitez

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Mike Ashley's tenure at Newcastle United hasnot been a successful one over the last nine years and we suffered our second relegation in seven years in May and are once again a second division club in England. And after just avoiding relegation a year ago on the final day of the season, the warning signs [.

Steve Bruce Huge Admirer Of Newcastle’s New Signing

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New signing Isaac Hayden had a decent season last term at Hull City and he helped them to get promoted and since he joined Newcastle yesterday he has talked about last seasonbeing a very good season for him. It was a good experience for Geordie manager Steve Bruce too getting Hull promoted at the first [.

Newcastle In New Move For Defender

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The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are lining up what will be hoped to be a third time lucky bid for Blackburn defender Grant Hanley, after the first two bids of £3.5M and £4.5M were turned down by the Lancashire club. Over the weekend new Blackburn manager Owen Coyle made it known that the bids [.

Newcastle May Have Missed Out On Exciting Winger

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News that Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has today been seen clearing out his locker at the Liverpool training ground and saying goodbye to one of the stewards there and it appearshe's leaving Liverpool for good. But to which club is he moving to isa goodquestion. And since there has been no news that Newcastle or [.

Benitez Makes Surprising Comments On Moussa Sissoko

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Rafa has been interviewed at lunchtime today in Ireland on nufcTV and he said Newcastle have put no transferprice on Moussa Sissoko because Newcastle do not want to sell him. Rafa said he was sorry France couldn't win in the final last Sunday against Portugal, but happy for Moussa because he played so well.

Class Act Isaac Hayden Thanks All At Arsenal

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We are very pleased to welcome Isaac Hayden to Newcastle United and he seems like a very good player in the making. After his signing was announced yesterday for the Magpies a five year deal he joined up with the Newcastle squad at their training camp in County Kildaire, Ireland. It's always nice [..

Newcastle Training – Photos From Ireland

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The squad have been in Ireland since Saturday and they will finish off the full week's training in Ireland with a game against Bohemian at Dalymount Park on Saturday a 2:00 pm kickoff. As well as a fitness and training camp, it's being used by Rafa and the coaches as an opportunity to do [...]

Sissoko’s Emotional Tweet Translated – Thanks Newcastle Fans

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This long and emotional tweet from Moussa Sissoko's Instagram account has doing the rounds on the Internet over the last day but unlessyou know French it doesn't mean much! We have translated the message so Newcastle fans in particular can read what Moussa had to say after finishing the Euros with France being the [.

Sissoko – £35M Fee Changes Nothing – I Want Early Move

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Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been interviewed in French daily L'Equipe today and he says he is not worried by Newcastle putting a massive £35M fee on his head yesterday. He probably thinks he's worth that. In fact he hopes that clubs will come in for him as early as possible this summer as he [.

Moussa’s Agent Furious At Benitez – Be Reasonable

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Moussa Sissoko's agent has been interviewed in the French magazine Foot Mercato today and he is rather annoyed thatNewcastle have put a massive £35M fee on Moussa's head. Apparently it had been agreed last summer that Moussa would spend one more yearat the club to help Newcastle out before moving on.

Isaac Hayden To Play This Important Role At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez likes to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation and uses two holding (defensive) midfield players who are key to his teams. For one thing they help shield the back four as we saw in the final few games of the season, as the Newcastle's defense even started to look fairly solid for the first [...]

Benitez In Surprise Move For Former Liverpool Striker

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The Mirror is reporting that Rafa Benitez is preparing to make a surprising move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch. Of course Rafa signed Crouch for Liverpool back in 2005 and Peter stayed there for three years before moving Portsmouth and the 35 year-old is now at Stoke. Peter Crouch is Rafa after him?

No Future At Newcastle For These Four Forgotten Players

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We haven't heard much at all about Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good this summer and at one time these players were four of our most promising youngsters at the club. But it looks like it's the end for them with none of them having madethe squad that's currently in Ireland.

Video – Hayden Training In Ireland With New Teammates

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Here is video put out by Newcastle of Isaac Hayden training in County Kildare, Ireland today with his new teammates after signing a five year contract with Newcastle. Newcastle are also hoping to sign 24 year-old Blackburn Rovers captain and center-back Grant Hanley soon, having bid £4.5M with the news today that Rovers want £6M [.

It’s Official – Rafa Wants To Keep Sissoko On Tyneside

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Moussa Sissoko was easily France's best player in the semi-finals and final of the European Championship and the Newcastle midfielder didn'tplay too bad in the quarter finals either. So an interesting question has been how much would Moussa be worth in the transfer market, if Paul Pogba is valued at £100M by Manchester United?

Newcastle Have Yet To Spend Any Money This Summer

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After Newcastle have brought in four players this summer, with hopefully the 5th signing Isaac Hayden announced today the club still haven't spent any real money, because ournet spend is exactly zero assuming we sell Remy Cabella to Marseillefor £7.5M which is not yet official. And with either Moussa Sissoko or Gini [.

It’s Good News Bad News For Newcastle Today

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It's good news bad news this morning for Newcastle, with the club ready to announce our 5th signing of the summer an impressive £2.5M deal for Arsenal's 21 year-old defender Isaac Hayden on a five years deal. But our other latest target, Grant Hanley of Blackburn, is not proving so easy and the Tyneside [.

Some Confusion On Status Of Two French Wingers At Newcastle

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There has been news all this year that once Remy Cabella played 12 games for Marseilles on loan, his permanent transfer for around £7.5Mwould be activated and the deal completed once the transfer window opened officially on July 1st. But there has been nothing about Cabella recently and he did not report back for preseason [.

Sky Sports Report – Hayden Will Be Loan Signing For Magpies

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It's been widely reported over the last few days that Newcastle will sign 21 year-old Arsenal's utility defender Isaac Hayden on a permanent five year deal for £2.5M today. But it's odd that Sky Sports have just reported the deal will be a loan deal. Issac Hayden while on loan at Hull This is [...]

Newcastle Announce Fifth Permanent Signing – Isaac Hayden

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Great news Newcastle have announced the signing of Isaac Hayden on a five year deal. The news has just been put up on the Newcastle website and it looks like another terrific signing for the club. New signing Isaac Hayden Here's what the club has just put out on the signing which is [...]

Newcastle Reported Back In For Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe

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While Liverpool agreed a £15M fee with Bournemouth for their winger Jordan Ibe lastweek, there was always a question as to whether the promising young player would want to move to a small club like the Cherries, after he had been at mighty Liverpool since 2012. Newcastle had been trying to do a swap deal [.

First Hayden Interview – Rafa The Only Manager I Want To Play For

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It looks like it didn't take too long for RafaBenitez to persuade Isaac Hayden that his future lay at Newcastle United under the tutelage of the famous former Valencia and Liverpool manager. It turns out that Rafa was in London in mid-June and talked at length to Isaac about his game, about tactics and at [.

Great News – Sissoko Further Increases His Transfer Value

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Moussa Sissoko was again the star man for France in the Euro 2016 final tonight in Paris, which saw Portugal surprisingly win 1-0 in extra time in what was an astonishing and classic smash and grab raid. Moussa was the best player on the field along with brilliant Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patrício and the [.

The Benitez Project – Take Newcastle Back To The Very Top

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Sky Sports Spanish journalist GuillemBalague wrote a book about Benitez's time at Liverpool called A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path to European Glory. Like most Spanish journalists, Guillem isfollowing Rafa Benitez' Newcastle "project" and is fascinated to see how the renowned Spanish managercan do witha sleeping giant of a club [.

Hanley Deal Proving Difficult – Hayden Signing Expected Today

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We didn't expect new Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle to want to sell his captain and best player Grant Hanley and it seems that if Newcastle want to sign the 24 year-old Scottish Internationalcenter-back they will have to bid higher higher than the second bid of £4.5M Newcastle put in yesterday.

Newcastle Taking A Close Look At Finnish Goalkeeper

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Newcastle are taking 16-year-old Finnish goalkeeper Otto Huuhtanen on a one-week trial with the club trying to bolster their squad at every level of the club under new manager Rafa Benitez. The 6ft 2ins tall goalkeeper is highly rated in his home country and has played for the Finland U-16 side and he will try [.

Newcastle Deal Scuppered – But It Could Be Good News

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The Sunday People are reporting that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was keen on a swap deal for Gini Wijnaldum that would have included winger Jordan Ibe coming in from Liverpool plus cash of around £10M for the 25 year-old Dutch International midfielder. But since then Liverpool have accepted a huge offer of £15M from AFC [.

Newcastle Could Bid For Talented England U-21 Left Back

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The Sun are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in Southampton left-back Matt Targettand it seemsthat Rafa Benitez likes the look of this lad who would cost around£5M. The 6ft tall playerusually plays at left-back but he can also play out on the left wing. Matt Targett 20 year-old Southampton left-back And it [.

Photos – Video – Rafa Gets Squad Down To Work Immediately

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Once the lads touched down in Ireland late this afternoon Rafa Benitez had them out for a training session initially in the pouring rain. This man doesn't mess around! Love it. Rafa Benitez boards the private jet IRELAND: No sooner had the squad arrived in Ireland than they were straight out on the training [.

Grant Hanley Left Out Of Blackburn Friendly Tonight

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Blackburn are playing against SV Ried in their opening pre-season friendly match tonight due to start at 6:00 pm local time at the Keine Sorgen Arena, but the game has been put back 15 minutes so the game is about to start. The news of the team has just been announced and Grant Hanley is [...]

Newcastel Have Touched Down In Ireland

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News on the Newcastle web-site that Newcastle United have arroived in Ireland for their week long training camp in County Kildare. Newcastle will play their first frisnlt of the seoans in Dublin next Saturday against Bohemian. Here's some of what has just been put on the Newcastle web-site: Manager Rafa Benitez has named a 26-man [.

Sky Sports Report Isaac Hayden To Sign 5 Year Newcastle Deal

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News coming through Sky Sports are reporting that Issac Harden will sign a five year permanent deal at Newcastle. While we all knew a deal was pending for Isaac, it wasn't clear whether it would be a permanent deal or a one year loan deal. But it looks like Newcastle have beaten at least [...]

Update: Newcastle Bid Again For Hanley – Hayden Passes Medical

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The Chronicle (Lee Ryder) are reporting that Blackburn Rovers have already turned down two bids for Grant Hanley from Newcastle. Newcastle are still negotiating and will go in with a fresh bid today so let's hope that bid is accepted by Blackburn Rovers. Grant Hanley two bids turned down by Blackburn With Coloccini [.

Isaac Hayden Signing Close – To Have Medical Today

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Both the Chronicle and theShieldsGazette are reporting the signing of defender Isaac Hayden from Arsenal is close and should be completed either today or tomorrow. This will be Newcastle's second defender signedwithin a couple of days, after 31 year-old Jesus Gamez was reported as a Newcastle player around lunchtime yesterday on an initial two year [.

This Can Only Be Good News For Newcastle Youngsters

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27 year-old Argentine International left-back Emiliano Insua was only18 when Rafa Benitez handed him his first team debut for Liverpool against Portsmouth back on 28th April 2007. Insua is full of praise for Rafa in an exclusive interview on FIFA.com that he gave earlier this week. The left-back is now plying his trade at Stuttgart [.

This Is A Worrying Comment From Chris Hughton

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Former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has quite a bit of management experience in the Championship and was unlucky last season not to get his latest club Brighton & Hove Albion promoted. Chris will be at St. James' Park againin the coming season although in April and May we were hoping that would be with both [.

Benitez Begins Clearout At Newcastle As Striker Leaves

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News today that striker Papiss Cisse is leaving Newcastle United for Chinese club Shandong Luneng. There had been rumors for over a year now that Papiss would end his career in China and that's going to happen for the likable striker. The 35 times capped Senegal striker (16 goals) started his career at Newcastle in [.

Cisse Turned Down These Three Premier League Clubs

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Papiss Cisse has left Newcastle United and it looks like he turned his back on three Premier League clubs Hull City, Watford and West Brom who were all reported to be keen to sign the 31 year-old striker. But the 35 times capped Senegal International who scored a phenomenal 16 goals for [...]

A Glowing Reference For Newcastle’s New Signing

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Journalist for the Spanishnewspaper AS and Atletico Madrid expert Patricia Cazon has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he gives an assessment of Newcastle's new signing 31 year-old Spanish full-back Jesus Gamez. Jesus was announced around mid-day today and became Rafa Benitez' fourth signing of the summer and the first defender signed.

Newcastle In Surprise Move To Sign Arsenal Defender

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The Chronicle is reporting tonight that Newcastle United are close to getting a deal agreed to sign Arsenal's versatile defender Isaac Hayden who can play at center-back or defensive midfield. We were linked with Isaac a few weeks ago and at that time it looked like it would be a season-long loan deal but [.

Photos – Newcastle’s Impressive New Home Strip

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Newcastle's impressive looking new strip is finally on sale today and we got a glimpse of it with the boys and girls wearing the strips in the inaugural Newcastle United Foundation 1892 Cup on Monday afternoon at the Youth Academy. Here are some photos of the new strips. We like it a lot and it's [..

Newcastle Geting Close To Signing Grant Hanley

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If the betting odds mean anything then Newcastle are getting much closer today to signing who seems to be our number one center-back target Grant Hanley of Blackburn Rovers. Odds have been tumbling all day on Hanley signing for Newcastle and he;s been quoted from many sources in being keen to join the Magpies under [.

Newcastle Sign 20 Year-Old Whiz Kid And Top Young Defender

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Newcastle United have announced the signing of forward 20 year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and he will join Peter Beardsley's Development squad so he is one for the future. Yasin was announced by the club as a part of a double signing withScotland Under-21 international center-back Stuart Findlay also announced as joining the club; Stuart [.

To Play For A Legend Is A Dream Come True For Me

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Dwight Gayle was interviewed yesterday and he has talked about what a legend Rafa Benitez is in the game and when you couple that with him being at Newcastle, a club with a great history and football daft fans he says moving to Newcastlefrom his London home was a dream come true. Dwight [...]

Newcastle Reported Very Close To Double Signing

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We expected Atletico Madrid full-back Jesus Gamez to have signed for Newcastle yesterday, but that didn't happen. But there's news in the Shields Gazette today that Newcastle are very close to a double signing and it seems thatBlackburn center-back Grant Hanley could well be the other signing. At the moment Grant Hanley is only said [.

Dwight Gayle Sets Goal Target – Players Are Buzzing

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In his interviews of yesterday Dwight Gayle said he sets goals targetevery season and nothing is different now that he is atNewcastle United. So he will set a target for how many goals he wants to score in the Championship next season. Gayle also talked about how positive things are on the training field at [.

Jesus Gamez Confirmed As 4th Newcastle Signing

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Newcastle have just confirmed the signing of 31 year-old Atletico Madrid full-back Jesus Gamez and he becomes Rafa's 4th signing this summer. He was rumored to be very close to signing yesterday, so he must have been on Tyneside and had his medical yesterday. 31 year-old Jesus Gamez signed today This is what has been [.

Everything You Need To Know About Jesus Gamez – And More

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Newcastle have put out a fact-file on new signing Jesus Gamez and I have used most of that and augmented it some. Gamez seems like a great signing for us on a short two year deal for the 31 year-old. He brings experience, skill and leadership to the Newcastle squad and as Rafa has said [...]

Photos And Videos Of New Signing Jesus Gamez

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Here are some of the photos and videos the club has put out on their Twitter account today about new signing Jesus Gamez in an attempt to get these out to the widest possible audience of Newcastle fans. It looks like Jesus Gamez will turn out to be a terrific signing for the club. [...]

Fans Take To Twitter After Sissoko’s Performance For France

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France hung in the first half tonight in the semifinals of Euro 2016 when theywere outclassed by Germany but then a stupid penalty was given away by Bastian Schweinsteiger as he handled the ball from a corner. Antoine Griezmann scored for the penalty spot and that turned the game just before half time and The [.

Newcastle Consider £5M Bid For English Left Back

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The Express is reporting today that Middlesbrough, West Brom and Burnley are all interested in signing 22 year-old Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor. As well as the three Premier League clubs interested there are also reports in the Guardian and the Mirror that Newcastle are monitoring the situation and could join the race to sign [.

New Signing Swayed By Great Manager And 50,000 Crowds

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Dwight Gayle has been interviewed on BBC Newcastle today and he admits that the attraction of Newcastleis our world-class manager RafaBenitez and the fact the club will still get 50,000 homegates, even though we are a second division club this season. Dwight signed for us last Friday for around £9M from Crystal Palace and will [.

Newcastle’s Potential Fifth Signing Of Summer Identified

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It looks like the center-back Newcastle are hoping to sign this week is 24 year-oldBlackburn Rovers' Scottish International Grant Hanley, and he is expected to be Newcastle's fifth signing thissummer. The Chronicle is reporting they understand Rafa Benitez has targeted the Dumfries born defender to bolster what has been a weak defense for the last [.

Sky Sports – Gamez Plus Another Defender Set To Join Newcastle

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On their transfer center Sky Sports are reporting that Jesus Gamez is expected to havea medical at Newcastle which is not exactly ground-breaking news. But the other real news is that Newcastle expect to sign another defender too and there have been lots of news that will be a center-back, but exactly who [.

Rafa Benitez Linked With Premier League Center-Back

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The Watford Observer are reporting that no offers have yet been received from Newcastle for the 27 year-old Watford and Northern Ireland center-back Craig Cathcart. There have been rumors in Watford this week that Newcastle were interestedin signing the 6ft 2ins center-back, but they report no bid has been received from any club by Watford.

Benitez Admits There’s A Problem With Adam Armstrong

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This is a key preseason for 19 year-old Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong, as the local lad tries to show Rafa Benitez that he is good enough for the Newcastle first team. But Adam suffered a knee injury playing for the England U19 team in Mexico a few weeks agoand it turns out he is still [...]

Newcastle Have A New Giant Center-Back Target

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With 31 year-old Atletico Madrid full-back Jesus Gamez expected to sign soon for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez would also like to get a center-back in before the club leaves for their week-long Ireland training and fitness camp on Saturday. And there's news in the local papers today that a new defender target has emerged and [.

Local Lad’s Harrowing Experience Finally Leads To Success

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Paul Dummett has opened up in a long interview in the Chronicle today on the initial difficulties he had with former manager Alan Pardew around the 2012 time-frame. It turns out that Alan didn't thinkPaul was be good enough to play for Newcastle, but that simply motivated the Kenton lad to prove Alan was wrong [.

Newcastle Training Photos From Wednesday

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Rafa Benitez is ramping up the training at Newcastle and here are some of the training photos from Wednesday. The latest news on the transfer front is that Jesus Gamez, a 31 year-old highly rated full back at Atletico Madrid turned down some Premier League clubs and is almost certain to sign for Newcastle.

Benitez Introduces Consistent New Procedures At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez keeps introducing new things at Newcastle as he works to transform both the club and the team into hopefully one of the best in England and even beyond that. Today there is news the 56 year-old invited the Academy coaches to observe the morning training session at the club's first team headquarters [.

This Midfield Star Wants To Stay At Newcastle

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News today that Newcastle forward Siem de Jong, Louis Laros, has said that Siem wants to stay with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle and would not be interested in a move to Turkish side Fenerbehce. There was news over the last day or two that the top Turkish side were interested in the Dutch International and [.

Benitez – I’m Not Stupid – We Have To Keep Doing This

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The swell of optimism surrounding Newcastle United since Rafa came into the club has been all too obvious and since he agreed to stay on after we were relegated, the positivity has even reached new heights. On Monday, one of Rafa's great new ideas to raise spirits and to get the club and the community [.

Eddie Howe Explains Why Top Player Left For Newcastle

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Bournemouth's impressive young manager Eddie Howe has opened up about how the Cherries lost one of their best players to Newcastle last week. It looks as though Matt Ritchie went tosee the managerand said he wanted to leave the club and then Newcastle came in with that massive bid thought to be £10M upfront [.

Sissoko Gives Hint When His Future Will Be Decided

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Moussa Sissoko must have a good chance of playing for France against Germany this week in the semi-finals of the Euros after he played well in France's 5-2 hammering of gallant Iceland the team that beat England all too easily. Yesterday he was in front of the cameras in Paris and the French media [.

Rafa Benitez Reported After Spanish Full-Back

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Newcastle are being linked with 31 year-old Atletico Madrid right-back Jesus Gamez in the Spanish press. Futbol.as.com are reporting today that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is interested in signing a player who is now surplus to requirements at the top Spanish club. Atletico Madrid right-back Jesus Gamez Atletico have signed 24 year-old Croatian International right-bank [.

Newcastle Manager – I Am In Contact With Moussa Sissoko

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Rafa Benitez put out a message yesterday saying that he expected his top stars to stay at Newcastle and help us get promoted straight back to the Premier League next season and that was one of their responsibilities as Newcastle players under contract. Well said Rafa and it appears he is confident he [.

Fourth Newcastle Summer Signing Is Imminent

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The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle's fourth signing of the season will be 31 year-old Jesus Gamez and we had a piece out this morning commenting on the Spanish report on Jesus potentially joining Benitez on Tyneside. The deal is almost complete according to local reports and the 31 year-old Atletico Madrid full-back will be [.

Benitez Keen On Norway International Center-Back

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There is news from NRKand other Norway outlets that Newcastle are interestedin signing 28 year-old Vegard Forren who plays for Norwegian Tippeligaen club Molde, and the defender has been capped 30 times for his country. Newcastle are looking to sign at least one center-back quickly hopefully this week as Rafa has switched to [.

Colloccini Released – New Center-Back Announced Soon

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Newcastle United confirmed today that the contract of Fabricio Coloccini has been terminated by mutual consent, allowing the player to return home to Argentina to join San Lorenzo. That has been on the cards for at least two weeks and the deal was to allow Newcastle bring in a new center-back before the club would [.

Rafa Gets Tough – Lays Down Law To Sissoko And Wijnaldum

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Rafa Benitez wants to keep Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum at the club and his reasoning is that they were in the side that helped get us relegated and they need to take responsibility for the club and help Newcastle get promoted back to the Premier Leaguefirst time. That's rather than leave the club when [.

Rafa Benitez – We Have More Players Ready To Come In

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We reported last night that Newcastle could be in for Spanish U21 International full back Jonny Otto, who can play in either full back position and the news over the weekend was that Rafa wanted to bring in three new defenders this week and hopefully before the squad leaves for Ireland on Saturday. Rafa Benitez [.

Benitez Puts The Record Straight About His Time At Real Madrid

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been talking to Fox Sports Italy and he has explained what really happened in his six months unsuccessful spell at Real Madrid which started last June, just before he was about tio sign on at West Ham. There have been reports about how he didn't get on with the players [.

Photos From Yesterday’s Highly Successful Tournament

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Newcastle held the inaugural Newcastle United Foundation 1892 Cup yesterday at the Youth Academy and it featured 128 youngsters from eight local schools each with a boys' and a girls' team. They all wore the new Newcastle home strip, which will not be on general sale until Friday that's how special the children are!

Why Rafa May Yet Decide To Sell Sissoko and Wijnaldum

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If players like Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum whine on about wanting to leave Newcastle this summer, it may be best to sell them but only at a very good price and then let Rafa bring in some good players to replace them. After all they were not good when Newcastle were struggling [...]

Newcastle Announce Friendlies To Simulate Championship

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Newcastle have today announced their fifth preseason friendly and the lads will travel south to play Southend United on Tuesday, 26th July for a 7:45 pm kick off. Rafa has now set up two games a week over a two week period at small stadiums to simulate what we will have to go through in [...]

Benitez Impressed By The Passion Shown By Young Magpies

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Rafa and some of his players spent yesterday afternoon at the inaugural Newcastle United Foundation 1892 Cup, at the Newcastle Youth Academy. Rafa has commented on his web-site that he was really impressed with the passion shown by the boys and girls of Newcastle who were taking part in the event as they represented their [.

Benitez Reiterates Stance On Newcastle’s Top Players

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With news tonight that Rafa Benitez is after 22 year-old Spanish U21 full-back Jonny Otto, Rafa has reiterated Newcastle's stance with top stars including those who want to leave the club. Rafa has told Sky Sports that Newcastle do not have any pressure on them to sell any more players as the world-class Spanish [.

Newcastle Make £5M Bid For 22 Year-Old Celta Viga Full-Back

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Soccer Sauce, which has a good record of predicting transfers is reporting that Newcastle have made a £5M bid for 22 year-old Celta Viga full-back Jonathan Castro Otto. Newcastle have made bid in the region of £5m + significant add ons for Jonny Castro of Celta Vigo. Ball in Celta Vigo's court #NUFC Soccer [.

Latest Photos From Preseason Training Sessions

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Here are some of the photos from Newcastle's preseason trainingsessionswhich started on Friday and continued intoSaturday. The new training gear looks very good. Siem de Jong will he be sold this summer Ayoze Perez wiping his nose in background Gini Wijnaldum does he still want to leave? Goalkeeping coach Simon Smith with Karl [.

This Week’s Target At Newcastle – Three New Defenders In

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Newcastle did very well last week bringing in three players in Matz Sels, Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie allgood signings and they will definitely strengthen the Newcastle squad. And they only cost around £24M.

Rafa Begins Vital Pre-Season In Outdated Facility

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There's nodoubt that this coming season is a critical one for Newcastle United and it not be easy as we fight to get back to the Premier League for the second time in a short seven years. With Rafa Benitez as manager there has been lots of stuff accomplished in the short five weeks Rafa [...]

New Strips On Display Today In Inaugral Foundation 1892 Cup

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Newcastle have just announced thatthe inaugural Newcastle United Foundation 1892 Cup will take place at the Magpies' Academy and will feature 128 football-mad youngsters from eight local schools; each with a boys' and a girls' team. The tournament starts today. Some of the proud youngsters in the new strip today It looks like Jamaal and [.

What Will Rafa Do With This Underperforming Star Player?

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Turkish outlet Haberturk arereporting today that Turkish giants Fenerbahce have made an enquiry for Newcastle midfielderSiem de Jong, who has been on Tyneside now for two years since he was signed from Ajax, but has so far failed to make an impact. The Turkish side are said to be looking for a replacement for 31 [.

This Analysis Will Decide Whether Armstrong Sent Out On Loan

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will take a close look at Adam Armstrong inpre-season and make a judgementas to whether he's ready for life in the Newcastle first team squad inthe Championship next season. Newcastle will make an attempt to get promotedstraightback to the Premier League next season.

Big Thauvin Offer Could Be Coming In From Marseille

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There are reports that with Marseilles cash reserves having been amply replenished by the sale of Belgian strikerMichy Batshuayi to Chelsea for €40M (33.6M) Marseille may now be able to make a more than decent loan offer to Newcastle for Florian Thauvin for next season. One requirement is that they pay the full wages [.

Defensive Targets Down To Four Or Five – Colo Waits On Release

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Fabricio Coloccini wants to join San Lorenzo and Newcastle are willing to make him a free agent so he can do that, but first of all sensible Rafa Benitez is putting Newcastle needs first. He has told Fabricio he must wait until Newcastle are able to bring in a replacement, before he is allowed to [..

Is Benitez After 25 Year-Old Former Liverpool Center-Back?

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The Sun reported yesterday that Middlesbrough have offered a new contract to their central defender Daniel Ayala to fend off interest from other interested clubs. Newcastle have just signed three good players last week and Rafa Benitez is targeting three new defenders in the coming week and one of the players he wants in is [.

The Brutal Honesty Offered Up By Coach Ian Cathro – I Failed

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Rafa Benitez kept only two of Steve McClaren's coaches at the club when he came in after McClarenhad finally been fired on March 11th the day that Rafa was introduced as the new manager. Those were Ian Cathro the highly rated young coach who onlyturns 30 a week tomorrow. Ian had been assistant [.

Benitez – This Type Of Hard Work Will Begin Next Week

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Rafa Benitez is a man who doesn't waste time and Newcastle fans are starting to see just how much effort and work this man puts into his job no wonder he's had so much success already in the world of football. But of course we are all hoping his best years are still ahead [...]

Defender’s Dire Warning Against This Happening Next Season

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Things on Tyneside are buzzing at the moment as Rafa Benitez seems to be doing everything right in his new job at Newcastle and last week secured three new good signings in just three days . In came goalkeeper Matz Sels, striker Dwight Gayle and right winger Matt Ritchie and they will definitely strengthen the [.

Somebody’s Buzzing After Signing For Newcastle United

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25 year-old Dwight Gayle was the second signing of the summer for Newcastle on Friday and he immediately took to Twitter to tell everybody he was buzzing about joining a massive club. It's massive alright and he's going to find out soon what it's like playing for a club with the fantastic support of Newcastle [.

Center-Back Over The Moon About Rafa Staying

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Although he may still be a little young and inexperiencedto becomethe Newcastle captain for next season, Jamaal Lascelles is already a firm fan favorite on Tyneside. One reason for that is the way he confronted the more senior playersduring half time of our latest humiliation at Southampton on Saturday, April 9th.

Benitez In For Spanish International Defender

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Newcastle have been linked with 33-year-old former Liverpool and Real Madrid full-backAlvaro Arbeloa allsummerand there's news tonight that we are in for the right back but AC Milan are also interested in the free agent. Arbeloa's contract ran out at Real Madrid on Thursday and he is currently without a club.

Former Newcastle Star Turns Down Benitez

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There is news today that Rafa Benitez made an attempt to bring in former Newcastle midfielder Didi Hamann to Newcastle his assistant and a replacement for the departedFabbio Pecchia. Did played for only one season for Newcastle from 1998-1999 (31 games 5 goals) after he was signed from Batern Munich but he then left [.

Please Help Gallowgate Flags Make Newcastle Great Again

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Gallowgate Flags are starting to get the attention they deserve. On their own initiative some season ticket holders in the Gallowgate end have takenit upon themselves to create and produce flags that will be used during the Newcastle games. They have already met with Newcastle officials and have received the club's blessing and support to [.

Strange Claims Made By Florian Thauvin’s Agent

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Florian Thauvin is back on Tyneside for pre-season after leaving the Tyneside club on loan in January, when he arranged a short loan spell back to former club Marseille to get away from what had become a nightmare for himat Newcastle. But the return is likely to be short-lived and maybe the best we can [.

These Are The Men Who Will (Try To) Get Newcastle Promoted

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Here is the coaching team under Rafa Benitez who will attempt to get Newcastle United promoted back to the Premier League next May at the very first time of asking and it includes new assistant manager Mikel Antia, shown in the back center of this photograph. Newcastle's coaching team for 2016-2017 Front: Paco de Miguel, [.

Matt Ritchie Gives Out Warning To Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie was delighted to become a Newcastle United player yesterday and it seems that once Rafa Benitez knew there was a decent chance that Andros Townsend would be leaving the club, he quickened up the move for Matt so that he was signed before Andros left for Crystal Palace. Both deals were announced yesterday [.

Three Defenders On Benitez Radar – Center-Back Signing Close

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Rafa Benitez, after bringing three good players into the club over the last three days, will now concentrate on an area of the team that has been weak at Newcastle for a good four years, and in that time we have conceded a massive 255 goals in the Premier League. Those stats alone say we [...]

Newcastle Unlikely To Bid For Top Championship Striker

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The news reported last week was that yesterday the £15M release clausein Fulham striker Ross McCormack's contract ran out and it was thought that Fulham would reduce their asking price on the Scottish International striker. But that hasn't happened and it looks like the Craven Cottage still want £15M for the former Leeds United [.

Newcastle Favorites To Sign England International Center-Back

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The Daily Record is reporting that Newcastle United appear to be in the lead to land center-back Steven Caulker, but it's not clear whether QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is willing to sell the once capped England International outright this summer. QPR are reported ready to let the England international leave the club "in some [.

A Confident Rafa Benitez Talks About His Three New Players

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Rafa Benitez brought in two new players today and that makes three new players brought in over the last three days. The three players are goalkeeper Matz Sels from Gent, striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace and right winger Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth. Today was the first day back for our players and they included [.

Rafa Explains Why He’s Made All The Changes

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Once Rafa accepted the job at Newcastle on May 25th 10 days after the season finished he put changes in place for the Benton Training center that he wanted completed before pre-season training started today and those goals were met. They included laying two 4G artificial pitches in place of the older [.

Are Newcastle Really After Dimitar Berbatov?

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News that Newcastle are interested in signing of former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov, who at 35 has just been released by Greek side PAOK after one year at the club when he scored 5 goals in 25 appearances. There are various reports that the 35 year-old striker is in talks with two [.

Wijnaldum, Janmaat, Mitrovic, Others At Training – Photos

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Here are some photos taken at the refurbishedBenton Training grounds today on what was the squad's first day back for pre-season training. There were a few surprises such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Gini Wijnaldum who were involved with International friendlies for their countries but they were back today.

Newcastle Announce Second Signing Of The Day

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Just come back form breakfast with one of my sons Paul and would you believe it our second signing of the day and 26 year-old Matt Ritchie is a Newcastle player. That's three players singed in the last three days and all good signings and more to come next wekk -= hopefully a couple [...]

Newcastle’s Transfer Outlay By End Of Today – A Low Net Spend

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By the end of today we expect Newcastle to have made quite a few announcements that Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie have both been signed from Crystal Palace and Bournemouth respectively. That Fabricio Coloccini has been released and will join San Lorenzo, Andros Townsend has moved to Crystal Palace and Remy Cabella has been [.

Dwight Gayle – A Brilliant Buy For Newcastle – A Natural Finisher

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71 year-old Barry Fry is quite a character and he managed Peterborough United from 1996 through 2005 and is now the Director of Football there. He discovered Dwight Gayle in 2011playing for non-league Bishop Stortford and he saw a real goal scoring talent what he calls a natural finisher. At the time Gayle was [.

Newcastle Announce Signing Of Dwight Gayle – A Dream Come True

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Newcastle have just announced officially the signing of 25 year-old Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle and he becomes Newcastle's second summer signing in the last three days under manager Rafa Benitez. Dwight Gayle in Newcastle dressing room Here's some of the the official announcement that has just been put on the Newcastle web-site: ======= Newcastle [.

Townsend Signs For Crystal Palace – I’m Extremely Delighted

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The Crystal Palace web site have just announced the signing of Andros Townsend from Newcastle. Townsend said this: "I'm extremely delighted." "I had chats with the manager and Chairman before I signed and I'm pleased to be a part of Crystal Palace's future. "By the sounds of things it's going to be a bright one [.

Charnley On What Happens When Newcastle Were Incompetent

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This is the piece Newcastle United have put out today to try to explain the loss of Andros Townsend to Crystal Palace managed by former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. The Newcastle fans have not taken the early departure of Andros very well at all. Lee Charnley Newcastle Managing Director This is what the [.

Townsend Explains Why He Just Had To Leave Newcastle

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Andros Townsend has sent a message to the Newcastle fans from his Instagramaccount (officialtownsend). This has come on the day that he signed on at Crystal Palace for the release clause of £13M in his contract. The England winger has opened up on why he left Newcastle and he says it's based purely on football [.

Ritchie Turn Down Record Bournemouth Deal To Join Magpies

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting that AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie will be paid a massive £55K/week to join Newcastle United in the Championship. News from the south coast is that he has turned down a new deal offered to him by the Cherries that would have made him one of the highest paid player [.

New Signing Cannot Believe He’s Made It To Newcastle

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In 2011 Dwight Gayle, then a 20 year-old striker was playing forStansted FC in theEssex Senior Leagueand the new signing for Newcastle today has told nufcTV he would have laughed if you had told him back then that in a short five years he would be playing for Newcatsle United one of the [.