Newcastle united Blog Archives for January 2017

Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – It’s A Colossal Test At Huddersfield

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An advantage Newcastle had on Tuesday night was that they had played very poorly against Bristol City in the first half and dug a hole which we were not able to get out of although the lads fought back well to get a points and a 2-2 draw. But that was 2 points lost [...]

Sky Pundit – Why Newcastle Lucky To Have This Phenomenal Player

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Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has identified Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle's most important (key) player and he admits he has skipped maybe a more obvious choice in 20 goal scorer Dwight Gayle. But after all, since Dwight has been out since the game at Brentford apart from an aborted 31 minutes against Aston Villa [.

On Tuesday We Witnessed Rafa’s Raw Single-Minded Ambition

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There's a reason why Rafa has been so successful in football management the profession he seems tohave been made for and that he is extremely ambitious and single-minded in reaching his goals. And as manager of a big club like Newcastle United, who have been a sleeping giant for far too long, he [.

Yes – Newcastle Are A Real Team These Days

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This is the appropriate tweet goalscorer Ayoze Perez put out after the 2-1 win at Brighton and he captures how Rafa Benitez has created a real team at Newcastle. A team where all the lads seem to support each other on and off the field and they all celebrate wins together and take the defeats [...]

This Newcastle Player Now Closer To His Dream

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It's no secret that Christian Atsu just loves it at Newcastle and after he had brilliantly set up the winner with Matt Ritchie for Ayoze Perez he went berserk. The Spanish forward took the chance with aplomb that sent Newcastle fans around the world jumping off their seats in ecstasy Christian must be a [.

Can Newcastle Gain 3 Points On 3rd Placed Huddersfield?

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It may be even a bigger game on Saturday than the game at Brighton was on Tuesday night and that's because we are going up against the 3rd placed side in the league. A win at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday afternoon will put us 3 more points clear in an automatic promotion spot [...]

Newcastle Fans Remain In Awe Of This Man

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I've been banned from talking to my wife Madeline about Rafa Benitez. Such is the price one has to pay in domestic life when we have a manager that's as good as Rafa is. It seems Madeline's just sick of hearing me describe how good Rafa is. Yes I know it's all very strange [...]

There Could Be More Good News For Newcastle This Week

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We hope that Dwight Gayle has regained his confidence that his hamstring has in fact fully healed and that he can have the right attitude to play in the game against the Terriers on Saturday afternoon and there's no doubt that game will be just as hard as at Brighton last night. In fact [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Four Best Players At Brighton

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There were a number of excellent performances from Newcastle players last night in the dramatic 2-1 win at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, which put Newcastle back on top of the Championship after being displaced for only four days following our 2-2 at home to Bristol City on Saturday. For the second game running Ghanaian [.

Newcastle’s Dramatic 2-1 Win In Pictures

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Here are some photographs of last night's sensational Newcastle 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion in a game that clearly showed Newcastle and Brighton are the best two sides in the Championship. Credit to both sides and to both sets of fans for putting on a fabulous game. A fantastic shot of Christian Atsu, [.

Chris Hughton – I Will Never Forget My Time At Newcastle

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Chris Hughton was at Newcastle for about three years after joining Kevin Keegan in February, 2008. In his last 18 months on Tyneside he took over the side in the summer of 2009 after we had just been relegated and then brilliantly managed the side to promotion with 102 points and 30 wins in the [...]

Rafa Benitez – There Are Still Lots Of Points To Play For

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Rafa Benitez seemed to be upset on the touchline nearly for the whole game last night which is strange for Rafa. But maybe it was the refereeing again which wasn't great and it was Robert Madley one of the youngest referees in the Premier league at just 31 who had given Brighton a [...]

Brighton 1 Newcastle 2 – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the Sky Sports video highlights of the amazing Championship game last night when Newcastle put Brighton under more and more pressure in that second half and scored two late goals to win the game 2-1. Referee Robert Madley again didn't show himself to be a Newcastle fan as he gave a very dubious penalty [.

Newcastle Overcome Poor Officiating To Get Huge Win

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Robert Madley gave a really soft penalty to the home side last night when after 14 minutes he pointed to the penalty spot having adjudged that Ciaran Clark had fouled Glenn Murray when a corner was coming over and we noticed last night Murray is adept at falling down in the penalty box. On BeIN [...]

Five Things We Learned Last Night At Brighton

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It was probably our best and most important win of the seasonand it came away from home as we powered back from being 1-0 down after only 14 minutes to getting two goals in the last nine minutes of the game at Brightonlast night to surge once again to the top of the table with [...]

Hughton – Winning Newcastle Goal Was Real Quality

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Chris Hughton will always be remembered for the fantastic job he did to get us promoted in 2010. And then he was ruthlessly dismissed in that December by then Managing Director Derek LLambias, but the London man is held in high esteem by Newcastle fans. Chris is down to earth after games too, although he [.

Former Newcastle Player – Totally Deserved – Great Win

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After the game last night former striker Mick Quin thought that Newcastle thoroughly deserved their come from behind win at the Amex Stadium. After going behind 1-0 after 14 minutes Newcastle came back strongly in the second half and pressed Brighton all the way and we managed to get two vital goals in the last [.

Newcastle Fans Still Buzzing After Huge 3 Points

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Newcastle fans took to Twitter again this morning and it looks like it's going to be a good day for Newcastle fans and an especially good day in Newcastle. It's reported that people aregoing around with huge smiles on their faces after the fantastic come from behind 2-1 win at Brighton last night. There are [.

Guess Who Made Team Of The Week With Last Night’s Performance

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Karl Darlow's performance last night cannot be underestimated as he made about six great saves that kept us in the game and only 1-0 down. If he hadn't made those saves then heaven knows what may have happened. Karl was great for us and he makes the EFL team of the week for that performance. [...]

Rafa Warns Of Difficult, Dangerous Games Ahead For Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is ever the clam one after any game and even when Newcastle somehow managed to come from 1-0 behind to win such an important game at Brighton tonight with two goals in the final nine minutes, he was his same calm and measured self never getting carried away. Not like some of [...]

Delighted Fans React To Monumental Win At Brighton

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At this point of the season it's all about the results as we ground out on Saturday. Newcastle came from behind again tonight at the Amex Stadium and got the result we all wanted and 3 points against Brighton who looked a good side. Just think what Newcastle could do when we play somewhere near [...]

Massive Comeback Win For Newcastle With Two Late Goals

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Don't ever accuse this Newcastle side of ever giving up fighting for the win and in an amazing finish at the Amex tonight, Newcastle came from 1-0 behind with 10 minutes to capture a glorious win with goals from Diame and Perez. with the winner coming from the Spaniard in the 89th minute. Not sure [.

Alan Shearer Delighted With Great Come From Behind Win

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Here is Alan Shearer's reaction to Newcastle beating an in-form Brighton side after the home side had gone head with a harsh penalty given against Ciaran Clark by referee Robert Madley. But two goals in the last 9 minutes of the game form Mo Diame and sub Ayoze Perez put us back on top oif [...]

Defense Unchanged – Gouffran Up Front – Mitro Dropped – Atsu Starts

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Rafa Benitez has named his team for the vitally important game between the top two teams in the Championship tonight with Newcastle United at Brighton & Hove Albion. The defense is unchanged but Rafa has Gouffran up front in place of Mitrovic and Ritchie and Atsu are on the wings. TEAM NEWS: This is how [.

Newcastle Fans Not Confident Of Brighton Win

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It just shows what one game can do. For the home game on Saturday against Bristol City, who has lost 10 of their previous 13 league games, we had 90% think we would win the game, 6% think we would draw (they were right) and 5% think we would lose the game. For our next [...]

Benitez’ Initial Points Estimate For Promotion Not Enough

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It's the first time we've seen Rafa Benitez talk about a points total for promotion this season, but that's what he's done in both the Express and Star today and it turns out the points total he thought would get us automatic promotion may not be enough, with Huddersfield Town now hot on our heels. [.

Player In Danger Of Being Dropped Shows Good Attitude

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Karl Darlow has made a couple of bad errors in the last three games which has cost us a goal and 2 points in the 2-2 draw at Norwich and then the shocking 2-2 draw at home to Bristol City. Karl cannot make any mistakes tonight in the game at Brighton, which most pundits think [...]

Newcastle In Danger Of Not Getting Automatic Promotion

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Newcastle have done well against the good teams in the Championship this seasonand we have managed to beat teams like Brighton, Leeds and Reading, but we have also had too many shocking results against poor sides. We have lost twice to 2nd bottom Blackburn, lost to Wolves who are 5th bottom and on Saturday we [.

Newcastle Need A New Striker This Summer But Who?

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At the beginning of the January transfer window Rafa Benitez wanted a winger, central midfielder and a striker brought in and then that was reduced to a winger and a central midfield player. But Rafa failed to get anybody into the club and his targets of Andros Townsend and James McCarthy may still be transfer [.

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Brighton vs Newcastle

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Because of current form and recent results we would expect Brighton to be favorites for tomorrow night's top of the table game at Brighton. And certainly Sky Sports pundit David Prutton thinks it will be a close game, but that Brighton will come out as the winners of the game. David Prutton Sky Sports [.

Prediction – Rafa’s Team For Brighton – 5 Changes

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It's always difficult to predict a side to play in the next game with it being very hard to read Rafa Benitez even after his press conferences. But it's clear Dwight Gayle is not in the squad until he gets his confidence back that his hamstring is indeed OK. There's a chance that Rafa [...]

Rafa Press Conference – Bad News On Dwight Gayle

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for maybe our most important league game of the season at Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night. The game comes after we dropped 2 points against Bristol City on Saturday and that was after the Robins had lost 10 of their last 13 Championship games.

Newcastle Still One Of The Best Supported Clubs In Country

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Newcastle United are in the second division this season but we are still one of the best supported clubs in the county as shown by the news put out today on the Newcastle United Twitter account unbelievable support from the fans. The average attendance for @SkyBetChamp fixtures at St. James' Park so far this [.

It’s Still Touch And Go For This Player’s Future At Newcastle

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We have noticed when Newcastle players are interviewed they say similar things to their manager and seem fully committed to the Rafa Benitez way of looking at things in football. Maybe that's because in every single training session Rafa rams the basic things into them only think of the next game concentration is [.

Bristol City’s Terrible Results In Previous 13 Games, But Benitez Not Panicking

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Since the 2-0 win at home to Ipswich on 3rd December Bristol City in their last 13 Championship games had lost 10and drawn two before they played Newcastle on Saturday. In that time they also played two FA Cup games and got a 1-0win at Fleetwood after drawing 0-0 at home initially and then they [.

Poll – Can Newcastle Get A Result At Brighton?

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It's a really important game at Brighton tomorrow night and we cannot say Newcastle are in good form, having drawn two of their last three games and conceding a poor four goals in the process. But if we can get a result at Brighton a win or a draw things will look better, [...]

Can Newcastle Sign This Rafa Rated Playmaker This Summer?

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Rafa Benitez seemed desperate to sign two players in the January transfer window and they would be oninitial loan deals with an option to buy in the summer. They were Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace and James McCarthy of Everton and certainly Newcastle will need more creativity in the side if we do manage to [.

Rafa Benitez Talks About His Strikers And Goalkeeper

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It will be interesting to see what team Rafa Benitez starts on Tuesday night at the Amex Stadium in Brighton for what is a six points at the top of the Championship table. But after the disappointing 2-2 draw yesterday against 4th bottom Bristol City he has backed both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Karl Darlow.

Our Man Of The Match Needed This Performance

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Christian Atsu got a rare start on Saturday against Bristol City on the left wing in place of Yoan Gouffran and the Ghanaian International produced a Man of the Match performance for the Magpies whenthe lads fought back for a 2-2 draw in the second half after giving up two very poor goals in the [.

Sloppiness, Complacency Creeping In – Players Must Step Up

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In the last three games we have won only one and drawn two for a meager 5 points and in each of the games we drew we gifted the opposition their goals. At Norwich we gifted the team their second goal with an embarrassing error from Karl Darlow and then yesterday a misunderstanding between the [...]

Benitez Bemoans Mistakes – Newcastle At Some Risk Now

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If the Newcastle defense keeps making the mistakes we saw against Bristol City yesterday, then there's a chance we could mess up our promotion drive. We saw the same mistakes against Norwich City and QPR and it was two high balls into the box that was our undoing yesterday. The more games that go by [.

Another 2 Home Points Dropped To A Relegation Side

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The last time we had a home draw that had Newcastle fans near 90% thinking we would win the game was at home to 3rd bottom Blackburn on November 26th and we managed to lose that one 1-0 to end a 9 game winning streak. Yesterday against a side without their top scorersomehow managed to [...]

More Potential Bad News For Newcastle

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The Mirror is reporting again this morning on some potential bad news for Newcastle as they say some Chinese Super League clubs are ready to make Rafa Benitez the highest-paid manager in the world. The Mirror report is that they are willing to offer Rafa over ­£30M a year if he leaves Newcastle in the [.

Newcastle Fans Getting Nervous – React On Twitter

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There's some discontent among fans about Newcastle again being very poor in the first half yesterday and letting in two goals against the 4th bottom side Bristol City and getting only a 2-2 draw. Over 90% of fans expected us to win the game yesterday so it was another huge let-down. With only 13 [...

Rafa Could Make This Surprise Change On Tuesday

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Rafa has gone on in his press conference of late about the defense being strong so that to win games we don't have to score too many goals. And in any case any good team us usually build on a strong foundation in defense. But it;'s a little worrying at this important stage of the [...]

Newscastle 2 Bristol City 2 – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the video highlights of yesterday's game from Sky Sports which should play around the world. We certainly dug ourselves a big hole in the first 21 minutes by giving (gifting) them two goals. We have to get a lot better in defense rather quickly if we are to get promoted.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Another Shocking Result

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In what was supposed to be a home banker against Bristol City yesterday Newcastle again found a way to throw away two points and get only a 2-2 draw. Letting two goals in the first half against a side who were missing their top scorer and who had found it difficult to score goals previously [...]

Former Newcastle Player Identifies Two Big Negatives

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It's not a good Sunday morning for Newcastle fans with the lads having once again thrown away two valuable points yesterday against 4th bottom Bristol City be gifting them with two early goals. Where was the concentration Rafa has talked about all season long? If we had won we would have been 7 points above [.

Perez, Ritchie And Atsu Start Against The Robins

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game against Bristol City this afternoon at St. James' Park and Perez and Atsu come into the side as we had expected. But Atsu comes in for Gouffran and not for Matt Ritchie who starts the game even though he is on 9 yellow cards.. TEAM [...]

This Experienced Playmaker Could Be Bargain Buy In Summer

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During the last week of August last year it seemed a certainty that Alan Judge would join Newcastle, even though the player was still recovering from a double fracture of the right leg. But then Newcastle found out that Alan would not be fit until the turn of the year and so it seems they [...]

Rafa May Change Modus Operandi For Next Four Games

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In the next four games starting at home against Bristol City this afternoon it will be interesting to see just how much Rafa rotates his team as these next four matches are crunch matches. After Bristol City we have Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading all away from home in an 11 day stretch starting on Tuesday [.

Rafa Supports This Player – Shows Man-Management Brilliance

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There have been many rumors surroundingAleksandar Mitrovic leaving Newcastle this summer and Rafa Benitez addressed that in his press conference yesterday. He suggested the reason for that was that his agents were interested in doing business in the summer. Of course that would also mean they can make some money for themselves if Mitro moves [.

Bristol City Will Be Difficult – Could Be Banana Skin

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Newcastle will play Bristol City this afternoon at St. James' Park and with the opposition being 4th bottom of the league table we are expected to win the game fairly easily. We hope that happens of course but in the past we haven't done well at home against some lowly placed teams like Wolves [...]

He’s A Great Guy To Go Into Battle With – A Wealth Of Experience

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DeAndre Yedlin met with the press yesterday just before Rafa's press conference at 1:00 pm and the 23 year-old American full-back talked about what Rafa has been telling them about the game this afternoon against Bristol City. It looks an easy game on paper, but as we all know that's when there can be some [.

Prediction – Rafa’s Team For Bristol City – Two Changes

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The goal is to get as many points as possible from the next four games although we suppose the goal for the rest of the season is exactly the same to get as many points as possible from the remaining 14 games 42 points would be good.

Rafa’s Very Good News On Dwight Gayle – Tests Are Positive

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the important game at home tomorrow against Bristol City one we should win and have to win to keep on track for promotion in May. If we can win this game it will be six wins and two draws in the last eight league games [...]

If Newcastle Promoted This Is What We Can Look Forward To

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There are some Premier League facts going around the Internet today with Rafa having the 4th highest win rate in Premier League history as a manager. So we will have to keep hoping he's managing Newcastle United there next season and we can hopefully looks forward to winning some games let's say a lot [.

This Brilliant Young Midfielder Would Be Great Newcastle Signing

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It's obvious that Rafa needs to increase the creativity of his side in central midfield this summer and the Spanish manager did his best to sign26 year-old James McCarthy from Everton last month but was unsuccessful. James could still be a target for Newcastle in the summer depending on how much he plays for Everton [.

Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Newcastle vs Bristol City

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David Prutton has predicted the outcome of the Newcastle vs Bristol City game tomorrow afternoon and thinks Newcastle will come out with a win and another clean sheet. That's exactly what we need tomorrow to keep the pressure on at the top before we take on Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading in consecutive games away from [.

Midfielder – This Club Has Best Atmosphere – It’s Going To Be Amazing

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The home crowds at St James' Park this season have been amazing and the average home attendancenow stands at 51,062 and that's only about 1300 short of capacity and higher than last year. So the fans have really supported what Rafa Benitez is trying to do at the club transform the club from top [..

If Arsenal Go After Benitez It Could Be Positive For Newcastle

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There are still reports out there about Rafa Benitez possibly joining Arsenal in the summer. The latest one comes from former Liverpool and Newcastle midfielderDidi Hamann, who says Rafa would be good for Arsenal and could get more out of the current squad than Arsene Wenger. But it's still a long shot that Arsene will [.

Rafa Explains What’s Needed In Final 14 Games

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Rafa Benitez has instilled a toughness and mental strength in the Newcastle side this season that means the lads never give up in any game and they are always trying to win it whatever the score is. A great example of that was the home game against Norwich last year when we were 3-2 [...]

Newcastle Leader Issues Rallying Cry To Troops

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Jamaal Lascelles is a natural-born leader and that's one big reason Rafa Benitez chose him as his captain last summer when the lad was only 22 years-old and had played only 21 times for the first team. And Jamaal has grown as both a player and as a person this season and often gives interviews [...]

This Part Of Newcastle’s Game Important In Next 4 Fixtures

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When Newcastle went on a 9 winning streak in all competitions after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on 24th September, we had 5 clean sheets during that run and it was important the defense play well so we didn't need to score too many goals to win the game. With Dwight Gayle now out [...]

Two Top Young Players Rafa Will Want To Sign This Summer

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When we take a look at various younger players we have been linked with over the last few months, there are a couplewho seem to be good and that Rafa Benitez could well bring in during the summer transfer window. They will also not cost enormous sums of money if we do bring them to [...]

Newcastle Defender Embodies The Rafa Benitez Philosophy

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Ciaran Clark has been one of our best players this season and who would have thought Ciaran would come in for £5M from Aston Villa and play so well for us this season. That's a surprise especially when like other Villa players he did not play well lastseason, but it shows Rafa knows a good [...]

Newcastle Have Chance To Make It 20 Points From 8 Games

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Since we were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers in our first game of 2017 on 2nd January, we are unbeaten in our last 7 league games and have won five of them. So it's important on Saturday to get another 3 points at home against 4th bottom club Bristol City. Then we play three [...]

Newcastle Could Make These Two Signings Before July

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If Newcastle get promoted this season and back to the Premier League then it seems extremely likely that Rafa Benitez will once again make some big changes to his squad in order to make it Premier League ready. Mike Ashley will make some big money available to the Spanish manager so that he can do [.

Midfielder – Benitez Predicted Season Would Be A Battle

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The football pundits and so-called experts predicted that Newcastle would easily win the Championship this season, but that hasn't happened. It seems today that Rafa knew last summer it would be a very difficult season and that the lads would have to fight very hard if we were to be promoted back to the promised [.

Newcastle Talented Player On Verge Of International Career

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Karl Darlow's grandfather is former 13 times capped Welsh International Ken Leek who some of us remember when he briefly played for Newcastle and signed for £25K in 1961 but he didn't stay long and scored 6 goals in 13 appearances for us. Ken passed away back in 2007 when he was 72 years old. [...]

Next Four Games Could Be Crucial To Newcastle’s Season

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We were hoping that Huddersfield Town and Reading would draw last night so we could gain 2 points on both clubs but Huddersfield spoiled things and scored the winner in the 82nd minute to register their 6th league win on the trot. The cheek of it spoilsports.

Newcastle A Huge Draw On Television This Season

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The attendances at the Sky Sports televised games in the Football League this season have been released and Newcastle are in eight of the top nine watched games this season. The club are in each of the top six most watched games and the only one of the top ninewe are not in is the [...]

Newcastle Fans React To Gayle Injury News

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It was bad news on Dwight Gayle this morning and it looks like he will miss the next 6 games and be out at least until April 1st after the next International break. But we cannot panic and it's now a great chance for players like Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy to show what they [...]

Newcastle Goalkeeper – We Relish The Pressure On Us

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Newcastle's home attendances this season have been terrific and we are one of six clubs who have average attendances of over 50,000 and that will continue until the end of the season in our remaining seven home games. And that's with Newcastle being in England's second division, so if we do get promoted this season [.

These Were Newcastle’s Four Best Players Against Villa

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One of the good things that emerged from the game on Tuesday night was the form of both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jack Colback who haven't been at their best of late, but both players had good games against Aston Villa. And both are in the top four of our Man of the Match poll for [...]

Bad News – Newcastle Pay Price For Bringing Striker Back Too Early

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It's not good news on Dwight Gayle today, who seems to have returned too early fromhis hamstring injury and Newcastle will have to pay the price for that. The local papers today are reporting he will miss the next two weeks of games at least through March 7th, which include the vital games away [..

Newcastle Fans React To Terriers’ 6th League Win On The Trot

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Newcastle fans have reacted to Huddersfield winning their 6th league game on the troy tonight by beating Reading by 1-0 and the Terriers stay 3rd and reading 4th in the championship. Huddersfield are making a push for an automatic promotion place so our three consecutive games coming up starting next Tuesday away at Brighton, Huddersfield [.

Huddersfield Win Again To Close Gap At The Top

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A late goal on 82 minutes from Billing was enough to give 3rd placed Huddersfield a 1-0 home win against 4th placed Reading tonight as they moved onto 64 points from 32 games to go just 5 points behind Newcastle and only 4 points behind Brighton with the same games played. That was the Terriers [...]

This Newcastle Player Shows He’s Made Of The Right Stuff

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Apart from the two goals we conceded at Norwich the Newcastle defense has been a lot more solid of late and last night's 2-0 win against Aston Villa was our third clean sheet in the last four games. That's since we also conceded two goals at home to QPR in the 2-2 draw and another [...]

Newcastle Compare Favorably With 2009-2010 Season

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Newcastle got their 22nd win in 32 league games to go to 69 points from 32 games and we are on 69 points. That's 3 points better than we did seven years ago and the Chronicle's Mark Douglas is reporting there are only three clubs who have bettered that number points (69) after 32 games [...]

Newcastle Winger Praises Fans – Gallowgate Flags Deserve Accolades

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The display from the Gallowgate Flags group was simply fabulous and they deserve all the credit for the work they have done this season to bring back the flags to St. James' Park. And although Newcastle started very slowly in the end it was a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against Aston Villa and Villa's 7th [.

Opposition Press – It Could Have Been More Damning For Villa

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Aston Villa have been on an alarming run of form in the Championship and in theireight league games this year they have lost seven and drawn one that's one point from the last 24 and that's alarming in anybody's language. Maybe one of the reasons for that is that Steve Bruce is blooding his [...]

There Could Be Better News On Dwight Gayle

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It did not look good when Dwight Gayle went off after only 33 minutes and he signaled he needed to come off about five minutes before that. We watched the game again last night and there didn't seem any indication from Dwight that the hamstring had gone again. At the start of the second half [...]

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Huge Win Against Villa?

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After the game on BeIN sports in the US yesterday the commentator had a brief commentary on the game and said Newcastle were poor in the first half but came back in the second and got the job done. He said it was a win that you get from Champions so that was a [...]

These Two Players Much Improved Against Aston Villa

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Both Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic have come in for some heavy criticism over the last few games for their performances for Newcastle. And if you believe everything you read in the last few days then Mitro is on his way out of the club this summer, but the way he played last night when [...]

Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 0 – Video Highlights For Overseas Fans

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Here's the official video highlights of Newcastle's 2-0 home win over Aston Villa that plays overseas. Comments welcome.

Benitez Gives Interesting Update On Gayle Hamstring Injury

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After the 2-0 win tonight against Aston Villa Rafa Benitez gave an update on the hamstring injury that Dwight Gayle picked up and Rafa said the striker didn't look comfortable early in the game. Maybe it will not be as bad as when he first picked up the injury just over five weeks ago at [...]

It Was A Tough First Half – But Newcastle Back On Top

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Newcastle did tonight what good teams do and when the lads were nowhere near their best in the first half, they hung in there and even went ahead after 42 minutes against the run of play through Yoan Gouffran. It was the Frenchman's 7th goal of the season and another important goal for Newcastle. Sign [.

Rafa’s Subdued Sky Sports Interview After 2-0 Win – Video

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Newcastle players celebrate Yoan Gouffran goal after 42 minutes Here's Rafa Benitez press conference with Sky Sports after the 2-0 home win tonight against Aston Villa and it's a very subdued Rafa after he has lost Dwight Gayle through that hamstring injury after only 33 minutes. That could be a huge blow to us although [.

Fans React To Big Win And Gallowate Flags Spectacular

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Newcastle Fans have reacted on Twitter to what was a very important win for us against Aston Villa after Newcastle put in a terrible first half performance but found a way to win and keep a clean sheet too. That's Villa's fifth straight defeat and they are looking like they are in some trouble now [.

Newcastle Win 2-0 But Lose Gayle To Hamstring Again

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It was a very poor display form Newcastle in the first half as they misplaced pass after pass and it looks like Dwight Gayle may have come back too early from his hamstring problem. He had to go off after only 33 minutes in the first half and it looks like it's his hamstring again [...]

Mo Diame And Dwight Gayle Start For Newcastle

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Manager Rafa Benitez has announced his team to take on Aston Villa in the Championship tonight and a win will see Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship table and both Mo Diame and Dwight Gayle return to the side and for a change we even got the team right. TEAM NEWS: Here's [...]

Midfielder Cites A Presumed Disadvantage For Newcastle

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Jack Colback has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has said that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa have a disadvantage over smaller clubs like Brighton and Huddersfield whose expectations are much lower than those of the bigger clubs. There were comments from the experts in football last summer who thoughtNewcastle for instance [.

Rafa – We Have To Improve More – But Overall I’m Happy

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Rafa is a manager who is a perfectionist in that he wants to improve every player in the squad and he wants to improve the side in general after every game, by analyzing what the lads did well and what they didn't do well. By that means he hopes the players will improve and it's [...]

Benitez Discusses His Options With Midfielder Out

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Jack Colback has played in the last two games since he came back into the side to replace Isaac Hayden, who was having ankle problems and Newcastlehave done well enough with 4 points from two tough games at Wolves and Norwich. Tonight we take on Aston Villa who have had a bad time of it [...]

Newcastle’s Automatic Promotion Gap Decreasing

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We are 5 points above 3rd placed Huddersfield Town after both teams have played 31 games with Newcastle second top on 66 points to Brighton who won 2-0 at Barnsley on Saturday and are 2 points ahead of us. But our goal difference is the best in the division and currently 28 goals better than [...]

Big Tribute Planned For Rafa Benitez Tonight

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Gallowgate Flags have done a great job this season in getting the flags out at the Gallowgate end of the stadium they deserve great credit for that. Tonight they will unfurl a huge flag of Rafa Benitez as a tribute to the Spanish manager who is currently rebuilding the club from top to bottom. [...]

Predicted Newcastle Team For Aston Villa – 2 Changes

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Newcastle played well in the second half at Norwich City on Tuesday night to geta 2-2 draw, but it was really 2 points lost based on the number of chances we created and missed. And the two goals we conceded were individual errors in the game and certainly Rafa will want to get cut those [...]

Rafa Gives Praise – To Those Who Deserve It

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Rafa Benitez still has a job to do at Newcastle this season with 15 games left and it looks like another 10 wins will secure our promotion back to the Premier League but getting those wins will not be easy. But it's within our grasp and hopefully Rafa will inspire our players to go [...]

Massive Changes Planned At Newcastle – Could Dwarf Last Summer

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Rafa Benitez competed the biggest overhaul of the Newcastle squad that had been accomplished in many years last summer, and the overhaul this summer if we are promotedcould dwarf that one. It will be important for Rafa that Newcastle do well back in the Premier League next season and he will want to bring in [.

It’s A Shock But This Man Is Now Important At Newcastle

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Given how inept Lee Charnley has been over the last threeyears he has over this last year inadvertently become a key person at Newcastle. Lee could become very important in keeping Rafa Benitez at the club and it's obvious Rafa likes him and they share the same ideas of where to take the club. Lee [.

Former Player – Rafa And Fans Can Make Newcastle Great Again

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John Barnes has been speaking to the Chronicle and a week or so ago he thought Rafa would not leave the club because he couldn't get a job with any of the top six clubs in England and what better club to manage than a sleeping giant called Newcastle United. Newcastleare very like Liverpool in [...]

Rafa Explains Why It’s Simply The Toughest In The World

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Rafa Benitez has said the English Premier league is the toughest football league in the world because of the schedule of games 46 games with 24 teams in the league and the standard of competition is high and it seems that every team can give any other team in the league. The say that [...]

Rafa Admits Obvious Difficulty In Summer Transfer Plans

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Whether Newcastle are promoted back to the Premier League this season will decide which players the club will go after this summer in the transfer window. There are multiple reasons for that a number of top players we may be after if we are a Premier League would not come to the club if [...]

Brighton Win – Go Top Of The Championship

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Brighton & Hove Albion win 2-0 at Barnsley today to go back on top of the Championship with 68 points 2 points more than Newcastle, but we have the game in hand at home to Aston Villa on Monday night. Norwich lost 2-1 at Burton Albion after drawing with Newcastle 2-2 at home last [...]

Newcastle Lining Up Top Young England Striker For The Summer

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There's a report in the Mail today that Newcastle are lining up19 year-old Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, who has played for all the England Youth sides and 3 times for the England U21 side, even though he doesn't turn 20 until September. His contract at Chelsea runs out at the end of June and it [.

Sir Bobby Robson – Why He’s Such An Inspiration

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Today would have been the 84th birthday of Bobby Robson who finally died after his long fight with cancer on 31st July, 2009, aged 76. We have always thought Sir Bobby was an excellent manager but he was even a better person for the way he was simply class when things were going against him [...]

Pundit Predicts A Tough Newcastle Villa Game

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David Prutton does a pretty good job of predicting the Championship results in each of the fixtures and of course the reason the home game against Aston Villa was put back to a Monday night game and televised was that everybody was expecting Aston Villa up near the top of the league. But that hasn't [.

Benitez And Conte Show Real Class As Managers And Men

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At theirpress conferences the experienced managers such as Rafa Benitez and Antonio Conte are often asked about certain newsstories going on in the media and what they think about them. Yesterday in Rafa's press conference for the game at home to Aston Villa on Monday night, he was asked about Arsene Wenger's situation at Arsenal, [.

Rafa Laments Loss Of Midfielder But Praises Returning Star

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It was bad news for Newcastle fans when they heard yesterday that Isaac Hayden was undergoing surgery on his injured ankle and when asked how long he would be out Rafa Benitez said about four weeks. And at the same time he said Vurnon Anita had participated in the training session and it is exactly [.

Newcastle Must Guard Against Any Surprises Against Villa

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Aston Villa are not doing well at the moment and have lost their last four games, so when you take a cursory looks at the Newcastle vs Aston Villa game on Monday night you would expect us to win the game. But these are sometimes the games when big shocks occurand certainlyover the last 15 [...]

Can Newcastle Extend Unbeaten Run To 5 Wins In 7 Games?

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The last time we were beaten in the league was that shock 1-0 loss at BlackburnRovers on Monday January 2nd, when we missed so many chances in the first half, it was almost criminal. We lost pitifully since that game at Oxford United 3-0, in what was an embarrassing defeat and very poor second half [.

Rafa Benitez Offers Support To Key Player

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It's always difficult for a goalkeeper after he's made a right howler in a game and unfortunately that's what happened with Karl Darlow at Norwich when he mis-kicked what should have been an easy clearance and presented Cameron Jerome with a tap in goal a real gift. It was a bad mistake and it [...]

Mohamed Diame Considering His Future

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Mo Diame has 32 caps with one goal for Senegal and was in the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in January and played one full game for them in the tournament. But today he has revealed he is considering his International future at 29 years of age, after he made [...]

Newcastle Fans React To Hayden Out For Half The Games Left

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With the surprising news today that Isaac Hayden will be out for a month after undergoing surgery on his ankle, Newcastle fans have reacted to the bad news on Twitter. That's a massive seven games he will be out for and in that time we have to play at Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading in successive [.

Maybe This Utility Man Can Fill In For Isaac Hayden

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It was disappointing news today in Rafa's press conference that Isaac Hayden is out for four weeks after having surgery on his injured ankle. But on the other hand he's been playing through the pain barrier for too long so to have the surgery is good. It's a chronic injury so it needs to be [...]

Rafa Has Bad News – Good News On Injuries

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game against Aston Villa at St. James' Park on Monday night and some disappointing news on Isaac Hayden, who has been ruled out for 4 weeks after having an ankle operation. His ankle has been troubling him for some time now and it's a [.

Our New Signing – Everything Great At Newcastle – But For This

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18 year-old Spanish striker Victor Fernandez is our new January signing and he's been in good form since he arrived and is due to play this afternoon against Blackburn in the Premier League 2 game for the U23 team. Last Monday he starred in Newcastle's 4-0 hammering of Bristol City when the teenager scored one [.

Rafa Reveals What He Does With Time Off – When He’s Not Coaching

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Rafa is pleased that Tim Krul is finally getting playing time at AZ Alkmaar and so far he's played two games for the Dutch club who are now 4th top of the Eredivisie. Tim had a terrible time of it at Ajax from last August when henever played once for the first team and as [...]

Benitez Retains Confidence In This Player

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After the 2-2 draw at Norwich on Tuesday night Rafa Benitez praised the performance of Aleksandar Mitrovic after he had a decent game. But Newcastle still missed the chances that could have given us a great 3 points after being 2-1 down after only 17 minutes through two individual defensive errors. It was also great [.

Chaos – Steve Bruce Tells It Like It Is About Aston Villa

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Steve Bruce has been telling some home truths about Aston Villa and that's a good start to get Villa back on track and back into the Premier League where they belong. We have to remember that Aston Villa won the European Cup in 1982 when they took Bayern Munich apart 1-0 in Rotterdam with a [...]

Top Referee Declares Newcastle The Best Team In England

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Newcastle born Mark Clattenburg has left the PremierLeague and he was introduced by press conferencetoday in his new position as the new head of referees at the Saudi Arabian FA. There had been some rumors he could take up that position a few weeks ago after he had established himself as the top referee in [.

Brazilian Playmaker Confirms Newcastle Interest

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Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Appelt Pires (Gabriel) joined Spanish club Leganes from Juventus last August, having spent the previous season on loan there. And we had a number of reports in late January that Newcastle had approached his club inquiring about a potential transfer of the player. The news we reported was that Newcastle had made [.

Villa Manager – We Need A Result At Newcastle

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce knows all about Newcastle of course, since he's a Geordie, but Aston Villa are not doing well and they have lost seven of their last eight games in all competitions. They are in a big slump in 16th place in the Championship. So Steve doesn't really care about the performance [.

It’s Not The Right Time For A Change In This Position

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Every goalkeeper makes mistakes whoever they are and we've seen some howlers made by some of the best goalkeepers in the world it's just something that happens and the best goalkeepers put it behind them and quickly too. There were some good comments from Newcastle goalkeeping coach Simon Smith on how the [.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Considers His Future

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24 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels started out as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper last August, but he has moved down to third choice as a recovering Rob Elliot is now on the bench and challenging Karl Darlow for the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey. Karl has been playing well although he made a hash of [.

Rafa’s Brilliance – Explains His Substitutions At Norwich

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One of the things Rafa Benitez is very good at on the touch-line is reading exactly what is going on in a game and because of that he is usually spot on when he makes substations. He doesn't get much credit for that but it's one reason we have won so many games this [...]

Player Explains The Difficulty Newcastle Have

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Ayoze Perez has explained why it's more difficult for Newcastle to win at home this season, basically because teams defend and try to park a couple of (large) buses in their penalty area to frustrate Newcastle and prevent us from scoring. But that always happens with good teams playing at home and it's then [.

Why Rafa Will Count On Every Player In Final 15 Games

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It should come as no surprise to Newcastle fans that Rafa Benitez will continue to rotate his players in the last 15 vital games of the season, when we probably need 30 points to ensure automatic promotion. Newcastle now have all their strikers back fit again after Dwight Gayle thankfully returned late in the game [.

Our Man Of The Match – The Comeback Kid

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On February 2ndAyoze Perez did not have a very good game at all against QPR and missed a few chances and the fans were a little upset at the 23 year-old's poor performance in the 2-2 draw, when we scored a late own goal to throw away 2 valuable points. But let's give credit to [...]

The World’s Best Goalkeepers Make Errors – Here’s Some Good Advice

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Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow made a terrible error for Norwich City's second goal last night at Carrow Road but even the greatest goalkeepers in the world make mistakes. Our goalkeeping coach Simon Smith will know all about the pressures on goalkeepers after they do make mistakes and he has tweeted today some good advice [.

On Valentines Day You Gotta Love Newcastle

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We were disappointed that Newcastle were not able to win at Norwich last night, but it wasn't for the want of trying as the lads pressed for the equalizer in the second half and then after Jamaal scored they pressed for the winner. But as a number of people have pointed out including Rafa [...]

Rafa Shows Why And How He’s A Great Motivator

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Rafa Benitez must havebeenjust a little dismayed after the sidehad made such a good start to the game last night and seemed to be firing on all cylinders. AyozePerez fired in a great goal having been putthrough by Jack Colback and then Aleksandar Mitrovic was clean through and seemedto do everything right but the ball [.

Rafa On Dwight Gayle Omission At Norwich

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We don't want to be too hard on Aleksandar Mitrovic but he did miss two golden opportunities in the first half last night first of all when he was clean through with the score at 1-0 and then with a header which goalkeeper Ruddy saved well. It was the first of many fine saves [...]

Norwich 2 Newcastle 2 – Full Video Highlights

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Newcastle made a dream start with a goal after 23 seconds last night though Ayoze Perez but then were 2-1 down after 17 minutes after some poor defending from Newcastle. Murphy scored after 12 minutes and then an embarrassing complete mis-kick by goalkeeper Karl Darlow gifted Jerome with a go-ahead goal.

Fans React To Disappointing Draw But Gutsy DIsplay At Norwich

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Newcastle fans have reacted to a poor Newcastle defensive display in the first half last night which included a terrible error by Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow to literally gift Norwich their second goal after 17 minutes. But in general Newcastle fans are pleased with the comeback when we hit the woodwork twice and could easily [.

Benitez Pleased With Brilliant Comeback In Second Half

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After defending so well on Saturday at Wolves Newcastle looked very poor in the first half defensively against Norwich last night. We paid for it conceding two soft goals in the first 17 minutes to allow the home side to take a 2-1 lead after Ayoze Perezhad put us ahead after only 23 seconds of [..

It’s Getting Closer At The Top Of The Championship

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With both Newcastle and Brighton only drawing last night and Huddersfield, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United all winning, it's starting to get close at the top of the Championship. Newcastle are now just 5 points ahead of 3rd placed Huddersfield who have won their last fiveleague games although in that time-frame they have gained [.

Newcastle Favored To Sign French Playmaker

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Newcastle are interested in 22 year-old French U21 International creative midfielderWylan Cyprien, who joined Nice from Lens only last summer. The midfielder has played for all the French youth sides and if Newcastle are promoted back to the Premier Leaguethis season then it looks likely he will become a target of manager Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Reveals What Was A Real Positive Last Night

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Newcastle dug bit of a hole for themselves last night in the first 17 minutes of the game at Norwich even after going ahead with a goal from Ayoze Perez after only 23 seconds of the game. But there was then some lax defending from Newcastle and we conceded a goal after 12 minutes when [...]

Mitrovic, Colback and Perez All Start – Gayle On Bench

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Rafa Benitez has announced his starting eleven for the match at NorwichCity in the Championship tonight and it's almost an unchanged side but Ayoze Perez comes in for Mo Diane in the number 10 position. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up at @NorwichCityFC tonight (kick-off 7:45pm GMT).

Difficult To Gauge If Rafa Interested In Arsenal Job

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There have been lots of reports about what Rafa said at his press conference yesterday about the report linking him with the Arsenal manager job should Arsene Wenger decide not to take the two year option that's on the table for him and finally leave the Gunners. A number of fans want him out of [...

Defender Reveals His Complete Surprise At Rafa’s Newcastle

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Ciaran Clark has been in great form for us this season and he has turned out to have been a fabulous buy at only £5M from Aston Villa, another club who were relegated along with Newcastle and Norwich last year. But while things were chaotic at Villa after they finished rock bottom of the league, [..

Rafa – Gayle’s Training Sessions Have Been Brilliant

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Dwight Gayle may get a start tonight at Carrow Road after Rafa has given a glowing report of what Dwight offers Newcastle that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy don't. Mitro and Murphy are more like target men, while Dwight is fast and can get in behind defenders and create chances. It's also heartening that Rafa [.

Newcastle Have Injury Doubt For Norwich

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Isaac Hayden is due to come into the team tonight at Norwich after his ankle was rested in the 1-0 win at Wolves on Saturday, but it seems Isaac could still be having some problems with the injury. Since he was signed from Arsenalfor £2.5M in the summer, Rafa Benitez has made him into a [...]

How Rafa Will Motivate His Players At Norwich City

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Newcastle suffered a 3-2 loss at Norwich on 2nd April against another relegation struggling side and that loss was a vital result that saw Newcastle finally relegated 2 points behind Sunderland, with a worse goal difference. Norwich didn't fare well after that win and they were also relegated along with Aston Villa.

Rafa Benitez Pleased For Newcastle Star

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Rafa is giving his full support to Aleksandar Mitrovic, who finally scored for us again and it was certainly a vital goal and the winning goal at Wolves on Saturday. Rafa does have Dwight Gayle fit again for the game at Norwich tomorrow night and we should see the 20 goal goalscorer at some point [..

Rafa’s Team For Norwich City – Two Changes

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We'll make another attempt to guess Rafa's team for the game tomorrow night at Carrow Road against Norwich City. Dwight Gayle is finally fit again and he's in our team replacing Aleksandar Mitrovic up front. However, Mitro scored on Saturday and Rafa may keep him in the starting line-up and bring on Gayle in the [.

Newcastle Striker Pleased With Brilliant Performance

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In the 1-0 win against derby County Karl Darlow made a couple of small errors in that game which is unusual for the 26 year-old, who is growing into an excellent goalkeeper for Newcastle this season and is always willing to learn. But on Saturday he was really solid in goal, especially in the last [.

Norwich Will Go For The Win – But Have Some Injuries

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35 year-old Norwich manager Alex Neil has said his team can give Newcastle a good game tomorrow night and they want to win the game. We're sure that's true, but we still hope our lads can get all 3 points, but we know it will be another difficult game at Carrow Road. The good news [...]

Dwight Gayle Is Back And In The Squad

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game at Norwich tomorrow night when a full fixture list in the Championship will take place. Just like the last game at Wolves we will need another win to stay at the top of the Championship, but it will be another extremely difficult game [.

Two Newcastle Defenders In Championship Team Of The Week

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Newcastle have two defenders in the Championship Team of the Week but maybe be it's not the two you would expect. Jamaal Lascelles is in there but his center-back partner Ciaran Clark, who played great on Saturday is left out for some strange reason. Paul Dummett is in there and Paul has become a very [.

Newcastle Star Unlikely To Be Risked At Norwich

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Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle was said to be very very close to returning to action by Rafa Benitez in last Friday's press conference and the manager will probably say the same thing at this afternoon's press conference for the important game at Norwich tomorrow night. Dwighthas been out just over four weeks since he picked [.

More Questions About Rafa Benitez’ Future Today

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With the next set of games in the Championship being tomorrow night, Rafa Benitez will hold his press conference early this afternoon for our tough game at Carrow Road. Norwich seem to be on form coming off a 5-1 home win over Nottingham Forest in Saturday so yes it will be another tough gameagainst [.

Poll – Can Newcastle Keep Winning At Norwich?

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The last three games we have played against Norwich Cityhave been (very) dramatic affairs. There was the 6-2 win last season our very first win of the season on 18th October, 2015 and that was followed on 2nd April by the 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road when the home side scored the winner [...]

Rafa Identities The Key To Newcastle’s Success

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Rafa has told Sky Sports that the key to Newcastle keep winning games is the hard work of the players both in training and in the games. The manager has always demanded 100% concentration and that is paying off as we win a number of close games although once or twice we have conceded [...]

Newcastle Manager And Captain Criticize Wolves Fans

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Jonjo Shelvey was continually booed (and abused) by the Wolves fansduring Saturday's encounter and after the game the Wolves manager and the local Wolves press accused the referee of basically handing the 3 points to Newcastle. The Magpies defended superbly throughput the game and won 1-0 and that was our 21st win in the 30 [.

Excellent Win For AZ Alkmaar And Tim Krul

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Tim Krul was in goal for AZ Alkmaar again this afternoon as they traveled to SC Heerenveen and won the game 2-1. Heerenveen were without their star player Sebastien Larsson, who was suspended for the game. The visiting team were in control against an out-of-form Heerenveen side from the beginning of this game and went [.

Fans React To Possible Devastating Loss Of Rafa Benitez

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With the news this morning in the Mirror that Rafa Benitez is wanted by Arsenal should Arsene Wenger leave the Gunners in the summer, a number of fans take aim at the journalist who created the story Neil Moxley. The same journalist reported in mid-January that Mike Ashley was unhappy with the transfers and wanted [.

The Opposition View – The Referee Gifted Newcastle The Game

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Wolves lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle yesterday and are still in 18th on 35 points but it seems they are starting to improve under new manager Paul Lambert. who knows what it takes to get teams promoted from the Championship. And their two wins at Stoke and Liverpool in the FA Cup show they [...]

Our Two Best Players Yesterday Were Simply Superb

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Rafa Benitez had rested his captain Jamaal Lascelles last week against derby to gi ve the 23 year-old a rest and he had also put in some so-so performances lately. After the game yesterday Rafa had said it was to protect him after some of the fans had been giving him a bit of a [...]

Rafa Benitez Could Leave Newcastle This Summer

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The news in the Mirror today is that Rafa Benitez is on the Arsenal shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer, when the long time Arsenal manager is expected to leave the London club after 21 yearsin charge of the Gunners, It's hardly surprising Arsenal may want Rafa, after his excellent work at Newcastle, [.

What Hierarchy Need To Do To Keep Benitez At Newcastle

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The Newcastle hierarchy (read Mike Ashley) are beginning to see for the first time what it's like having a world-class manager at the helm and other top clubs are always interested in Rafa Benitez. That hasn't been true in the past 10 years under the current owner Mike Ashley. West Ham were rumored to want [.

Benitez Describes What Magpies Must Do To Gain Promotion

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We watched the game a second time last night and in truth there is not much in these games at all. But Newcastle are very well organized under Benitez and we thought both Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles were outstanding for Newcastle and Karl Darlow was very secure in the Newcastle goal. And Karl needs [.

Wolves 0 Newcastle 1 – Full HD Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights of the 1-0 Newcastle win over Wolves this afternoon at Molineux. That was our 11th away win of the season and just two short of the Newcastle record set by one of Kevin Keegan's side. The commentators seem to be biased for Wolves are they Wolves supporters?

Newcastle Fans Simply Delighted With Another Win

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That was our 21st win in 30 Championship games so that's a 70% win rate which is not too bad. It wasn't an easy game this afternoon but once again a battle-hardened Newcastle managed to get all 3 points thanks to some very good defending today. And Rafa will be pleased with a [...]

Newcastle Back On Top – On Track For 100 Points

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Newcastle now have 65 points from our 30 league games after a great defensive display allowed us to get a 1-0 hard-fought win at Molineux with the winner coming just before half time by Aleksandar Mitrovic. That was Mitro's 6th goal of the season and we move on to 65 points from our 30 games [...]

Rafa’s Sky Interview After The Game – Great Defending – Video

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Here's Rafa Benitez' Sky Sports interview after the 1-0 win at Wolves today and Rafa said it was not an easy game but we did have some decent chances in the second half. But Rafa was very pleased with the defense who kept a second successive clean sheet. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez

Mitro Goal Wins It For The Magpies At Molineux

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Rafa Benitez during the week said he had not lost confidence in his striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and the 22 year-old Serbian striker repaid his manager this afternoon with the winner just before half time against Wolves. Newcastle go back on top of the league with 65 points from our 30 games and that was our [.

Lascelles And Colback Return For Wolves

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Rafa Benitez has just announced his starting eleven for the match at Wolves in the late kickoff game in the Championship this afternoon. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up at @OfficialWolves this afternoon (kick-off 5:30pm, GMT). #NUFC pic.twitter.com/4wccyLgaop Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 11, 2017 This is some of what Rafa [.

Players Leaving Newcastle In Summer Could Reach Double Figures

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There have been various articles out lately that say that Rafa will have another clear-out of his Newcastle squad if we manage to get promoted, as the manager tries to build a Newcastle squad capable of challenging in the top half of the Premier League next season. It seems there are a number of Newcastle [.

Rafa Repeats His Mantra – Again And Again

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Rafa Benitez has drummed it into his players and the fans ever since he arrived at St. James' Park last May that the way he thinks is just one game at a time. Many times in press conferences he has refused to even talk or discuss any game but the next one and it's [...]

Newcastle’s A Great Club With Fantastic Fans – I Am Happy

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There's no doubt that Christian Atsu is a talented player and if Rafa Benitez can make him into a more consistent performer, there's a decent chance the 25 year-old will become a permanent Newcastle player in the summer. At that time Rafa could take up the option and sign the Ghanaian International permanently and the [.

Rafa – Little By Little This Player Is Learning And Improving

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When Rafa first arrived at Newcastle last May, Jonjo Shelvey had just been signed a couple of months previously for £12M from Swansea. And after a few games Rafa dropped Jonjo and the former Liverpool player was interviewedin the local papers shortly after that. He said Rafa had been great for Newcastle and everybody was [.

Rafa Talks About His Selection Problems

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Chancel Mbembaseems to have been out of favor with Rafa Benitez this season and he has played very rarely after being a starter alongside Fabricio Coloccini in his first season on Tyneside last term, when he did very well. Mbemba had a disastrous game in the 2-0 defeat against Wolves at St. James' Park on [.

Is This Rafa’s Team To Beat Wolves On Saturday?

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Rafa had a good message today on the injury front regarding Dwight Gayle in his press conference today, but we still don't think the striker will start the game tomorrow at Wolves. Rafa will need to be 100% certain he has fully recovered from his old hamstring injury before he starts him again but [.

Rafa Gives Positive News On Dwight Gayle

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game at Wolverhampton Wanderers late tomorrow afternoon and we need another win in the game to stay top of the Championship in what will be a very tough game. Rafa has given an update on the injuries and he says everybody is very [.

Newcastle Midfielder – It’s Up To Us Against Wolves

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When Wolves beat us 2-0 at home on September 17th, four days after we had beaten QPR 6-0 away that was the first shock since we had lost our first two games of the season. We had played six and won six since then, but we didn't turn up for that game and played very [...]

It Will Be A Shock If These Two Stalwarts Are Released This Summer

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We had assumed that both Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita would be given new deals this summer if Newcastle are back in the Premier League. There are a number of reasons for thinking that. One is that bothplayers have played very well for us this seasonand theyhave good experience in the Premier League too.

Poll – Can Newcastle Get The Job Done At Wolves?

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Rafa Benitez will have his press conference later today for the game at Wolves tomorrow and one thing we should find out is about our injury situation. We are hoping Dwight Gayle, Jack Colback and Isaac Hayden are all fit for this game, but we would be surprised if Dwight is risked tomorrow. Especially when [.

Former Player On Rafa – I Thank Him – He’s A Great Coach

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Napoli striker/winger Jose Callejonturns 30 tomorrow and he has been interviewed Spanish newspaper AS before Napoli's Champions League match against Real Madrid next Wednesday night. Callejon joined Napoli from Real Madrid in 2013 when Rafa had just been appointed manager of the Italian club and he has talked about why he left Real Madrid.

Pundit Backs Brighton Over Newcastle

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Sky Sports pundit David Prutton is usually fairly accurate with his predictions in the Championship this season. So let's hope that's not true for tomorrow's games as he thinks Brighton will beat Burton Albion at home and Newcastle will havedifficulty at Molineux and only come away with a draw.

Newcastle Summer Transfer Target Talks About His Future

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Rafa Benitez wanted to get James McCarthy to Newcastle in January, but half way through the transfer window Mike Ashley seemed to change his mind about spending money last month and wanted to keep the powder dry for the summer, when hopefully we are back in the Premier League. Rafa wasn't too happy about that [.

Promotion Is In Our Hands – It’s Ours To Mess Up

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Isaac Hayden has been interviewed today in the Chronicle and he probably has it right when he says promotion is in Newcastle's hands. If we can keep up the pace we have created in the first 29 games with 62 points we will end up witharound 98 points at the end of the season and [...]

Poll Results – These Are Rafa’s 3 Best Signings This Season

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We thought it would interestingtwo thirds of the way through the season and with a number of Rafa Benitez' signings of last summer starting to look good of late to see which playersfans think were Rafa's best signings. Rafa, with the help of Managing Director Lee Charnley brought in 12 new players, including Christian [.

Former Reds Player – Why Magpies Will Be Missed Next Season

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When Kenny Dalglish was brought in to replace Kevin Keegan in early 2007, he brought in some former Liverpool players that summer and one of them was 36 year-old striker Ian Rush, who was well past his best. Ian only stayed a year in what was a poor season for Newcastle, when we finished in [...]

Pundit’s Verdict On Newcastle And Their Sensational Fan Base

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Sky Sports pundit Stuart Pearce joined Newcastle near the end of his career and played two seasons for us from 1997 in which he played 56 times with one goal for the Magpies. He's also been in management most notably with Manchester City but he also managed Nottingham Forest in the Championship so he knows [.

Paul Lambert’s Wolves Play Well In Big Games

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Manager Paul Lambert of Wolves has been talking about the game at home to Newcastle on Saturday and we expect a tough game. Wolves were beaten 2-1 at Burton Albion last week but they will be a different proposition against the Magpies. Teams generally play at or near their best against us. Paul Lambert [.

This Forward Likely To Be A Newcastle Target This Summer

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Newcastle were linked with 21 year-old Angers winger Nicolas Pepe during the January transfer window and there's news in France the player turned down a last minute move to Newcastle late in the transfer window. L'Equipe has claimed that Pepe turned down the move to Tyneside on the very last day of the window, but [.

Rafa’s Quote Similar To That Of Liverpool Great – Bill Shankly

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It's no secret that Rafa Benitez is extremely ambitious and he wants to have Newcastle win the Championship this season in his first full season at the club so we are quickly back in the Premier League. We are on track to do that if we can keep up the pace of the first 29 [...]

It’s Official – He Has Left Newcastle

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Justin case Newcastle fans though there may be a (another) last minute hitch in his move to China the Newcastle club have confirmed that Cheick Tiote has left the club for China League One club Beijing Enterprises and good wishes go with him for at least a good two years in China. Cheick played 156 [.

Why Newcastle Youngsters Love To Train With Rafa

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There's been an interview with development manager Peter Beardsley on hiss views about his boss and the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. It's fair to say that Peter likes Rafa a lot. But Beardsley has also talked about the youngsters who come in to the first team training now and again and get a taste [.

Beardsley In Awe – What He Does For City And Club Is Incredible

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Development manager Peter Beardsley has revealed how good Rafa Benitez has been to all the coaching staff at Newcastle who are involved withhim at Benton. Peter has talked about how accessible the Newcastle manager is and how if we lose a game he never gets upset, but looks to the next game towhat he can [.

Rafa Benitez Continues To Back His Star Striker

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Rafa Benitez has continued to back Aleksandar Mitrovic who has been off form for a little while and seemed to miss an absolute sitter on Saturday against derby County. That came after he missed several gilt-edged chances, including a penalty in his previous game against Oxford United in the FA Cup when we were beaten [.

Are Brighton Edging Out Newcastle As Championship Favorites?

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It wasn't long ago that Brighton were 2 points ahead of us with a game in hand, so we could have gone 5 points behind Brighton who had a good habit of winning their games. At the same time Newcastle were struggling without Jonjo Shelvey and we lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing [...]

Former Striker Speaks Well Of Newcastle

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32 year-old Oba Martins is currently playing for ChinaSuper League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, after joining Newcastle from Inter-Milan in 2006 and then leaving usfor Wolfsburg after three years at Newcastle. He's got himself around quite a bit since then, having also played in the MLS with the Seattle Sounders from 2013-2015, before moving to [.

Sammy Ameobi Wants To Do One Last Thing At Newcastle

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It was another good move by Rafa Benitez to bring back two local lads from their loan spells to augment the Newcastle squad, especially when the hierarchy failed to bring in the two new players Rafa asked forin January. Having Sammy Ameobi and Jamie Sterry back means the Newcastle-born players will go all out to [.

Confusion Over Cheick Tiote Fee

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There are widely different reports of what the transfer fee is for Cheick Tiote moving to China League One club Beijing Enterprises FC, which is in the second tier of Chinese football. We bought Cheick from FC Twente for £3.5M in August, 2010 and not surprisingly the Dutch club put a 15% sell on clause [.

Teenager Wants To Fight For His Place At Newcastle

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Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong will turn 20 on Friday so he has just two days left as a teenager as he continues his loan spell at Barnsley. Last season at Coventry in League One Armstrong scored 20 goals and 5 assists in 40 total appearances for Coventry but goals have been harder to come [.

Dwight Gayle Touch And Go For Wolves

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Rafa Benitez in his press conference last Friday and after the Derby game on Saturday was a bit guarded about Dwight Gayle and whether he will be fitfor our game at Wolves in Saturday. Dwight is back in training, but that hamstring has troubled himin the past and the Newcastle manager will not want to [.

Newcastle Signing Top Young Players Under The Radar

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With the signing of 18-year-old Victor Fernandez last Friday, Newcastle are quietly signing some top young players this season and they are doing it fairly quietly as Rafa wants to build up the quality of Peter Beardsley's development squad. The photo below is one of the pictures Victor's former Spanish club UE Cornella issued last [.

Tiote Finally Leaves Newcastle – But Not To Shandong Luneng

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Cheick Tiote has finally sealed the big money to China he has been after for at least a couple of years, with the news coming through that he has finally signed adeal in China. There's nothing official coming from Newcastle United yet. And Cheick is in the colors of his new club, but according to [.

Newcastle Veteran Deserves All The Luck This Season

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It was very good to see Tim Krul finally play a first team again on Saturday when he played the whole game for AK Alkmaar in their 4-2 defeat at home to PSV. Tim has massive experience from the Premier League and that experience can be a big help to the Dutch club as they [...]

Newcastle Midfielder Deal Now Very Close

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It looks like Cheick Tiote may finally leave Newcastle before his contract runs out at the end of June with the Chinese transfer market still open. The news yesterday was that Cheick was taking a medical in China although the last time we heard he was taking a medical in late August, he was then [...

Who Has Been Rafa’s Best Signing This Season?

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With Matt Ritchie coming on and scoring goals in Dwight Gayle's absence this year, Matt has become a potential Player of the Season in what we are hoping is another promotion year for Newcastle United. Dwight has scored 20 goals for us and Ciaran Clark has established himself as Newcastle's best center-back and he's playing [.

Former Sky Sports Reporter Blasts Mike Ashley

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It could be that Mike Ashley is about to ruin everything at Newcastle again, although we hope that's not true but we'll know more in the summer. If he does want to take back control of the club with a more hands-on approach and reinstates Graham Carr into a more important role, we could [...]

This Is What A Well Run Football Clubs Does

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Newcastle have announced that existing season ticket holders will have a price freeze for next season. Newcastle are starting to resemble a very well run club if only Mike Ashley would leave Rafa Benitez in charge of things with the help of Lee Charnley at the executive level to completely run the club.

Newcastle Injury Situation Clearing Up Nicely

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If everything goes according to plan it could be that come Saturday we have only twoinjured players in the squad and that would be Vurnon Anita and Rolando Aarons, whois probably out with his ACL injury until the summer. Vurnon has an ankle injury but it doesn't seem the ligaments are damaged and he will [.

One Newcastle Player Makes Championship Team Of The Week

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Our man of the Match DeAndre Yedlin is the only Newcastle player to make the Championship Team of the Week for last weekend's games. Yedlin made a critical stop when he headed off the line in those last few seconds of the game against Derby to preserve a vital win for the Magpies. But notice [...]

Rafa Pleased With These Two Players On Saturday

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It was good to see two players who have not played much recently for Newcastle put in good displays in the 1-0 win over Derby County. Mo Diame started his first game since returning from the African Cup of Nations after playing for Senegal and he looked very good in the first half as his [...]

Benitez’ Strong Character Traits Permeate Down To Players

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24 year-old Sammy Ameobi made another sub appearance for Newcastle on Saturday in the 1-0 win over Derby County that took us back to the top of the Championship as we start our final push towards promotion back to the Premier League. That's job one for this season the only thing that matters [...]

Rafa On What It’s All About In The Championship

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Rafa Benitez has a very simple philosophy in football and it's served him very well in his career as one of the best managers in the world. He wants to win every single game his team plays. Yes, we've heard that before from other managers, but Rafa takes it all to a whole new level [...]

A Very Tough Debut For Newcastle Goalkeeper

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It was great to see Tim Krul make his comeback after being outfor over 15 months with serious ACL knee ligament injury, when he made his debut for AZ Alkmaar against PSV on Saturday. But with PSV's first two shots, Alkmaar were 2-0 down and things did not go well for the home side who [...]

So What Did McClaren Tell Rafa After The Game?

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After the game Rafa and Steve McClaren said they would have a glass of wine together and have a talk maybe they even shared a full (large) bottle? We'd love to have been a fly on the wall to hear what McClarenhad to say. And also what Rafa had to say for that matter, [...]

Our Man Of The Match Becoming A Newcastle Star

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When DeAndre Yedlin signed for us in the summer from Tottenham Hotspur, he was brought in to replace Daryl Janmaat who wanted to keep playing in the Premier League and so joined Watford. Yedlin had a name for being a good attacking full back with speed, but that his defensive qualities needed some work.

Another Honor For Newcastle’s Christian Atsu

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Newcastle's on-loan winger from Chelsea Christian Atsu has been named in the Africa Cup on Nations' team of the tournament after playing so well and helping them through to the semifinals of the tournament. Ghana lost to the winners of the tournament Cameroon who beat Egypt 2-1 in yesterday's final, although Ghana [.

Newcastle Fans React To Brighton Salvaging Point At Brentford

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Newcastle Fans have reacted to how Brighton somehow rescued a point at Brentford this afternoon after being 2-0 down at half time and Brentford going 3-2 ahead four minutes into stoppage time, but somehow the Seagulls came back to equalize at the death three minutes later. But Newcastle still gained 2 point on Brighton in [.

Brighton Draw – Newcastle Stay Top 1 Point Clear

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A lat goal four minutes into stoppage time seemed to give Brentford a 3-2 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon but then Hemed equalized 7 minutes into stoppage time this afternoon as Brighton salvaged a 3-3 draw. But Newcastle stay 1 point ahead of the second placed team at the top of the [.

8 Players To Definitely Leave Newcastle This Summer

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We saw the report in the Star today that Rafa Benitezwould ditch three players this summer and the three players cited were Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviereand Florian Thauvin. We agree with that and it could be that Thauvin is already a Marseilleplayer, since he was on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.

Huddersfield Win Again – Beat Leeds 2-1

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With an 89th minute goal today the Terriers had their second big scalp in just four days as they beat Leeds United 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon. A late goal from Michael Hefele gave Huddersfield all 3 points, after they had destroyed leaders Brighton on Thursday night 3-1 at home, so it's [.

More Biting Criticism For Newcastle

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Simon Jordan was once the Chairman of Crystal Palace and he's taken a swipe at Newcastle fans this morning on his Twitter account. But a Newcastle fans had responded to him about criticizing our fans the bestin the business. Maybe that'swhy they upset him soso much? Which other club can get sold-out 52,000 crowds [.

Big Transfer Money Available For Rafa In Summer

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There's a report in the Mirror today by Simon Bird that a St. James' Park insider has leaked the news that Rafa Benitez will be given big money in the summer, if he can get Newcastle promoted and back to the Premier league. We covered the report last night concentrating on the fact that Mike [...]

Defender Will Now Push For Regular Starting Place

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Grant Hanley has had a tough time of it since he signedon for us from Blackburn Rovers last summer, but we still think lad can have a bright future at Newcastle under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez. What has impressed us with Grant is his maturity, leadership and professional attitude when he hasn't played [.

Newcastle Better Off Than Seven Years Ago

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We've been following how we compare with Chris Hughton'sseason seven years ago and we have been tracking very close to the miracle Chris achieved back in the 2009-2010 season. It's interesting that in the 29th game in early 2010 we suffered our biggest defeat of the season and it was at Derby County when we [.

Benitez Targets Center-Back For The Summer

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The Sun is reporting that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is interested in another Arsenal player after his signing of Isaac Hayden last summer has been so successful with Isaac Hayden continuing to improve under the Spanish manager's guidance. This time it's Arsenal 19 year-old 6ft 2ins center-back Kristopher da Graca as the news is the [.

Ashley Disappointed Rafa Went Public On Transfer Dispute

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There's a report in the Mirror today the Newcastle hierarchy read Mike Ashley are disappointed that Rafa Benitez went public last week with his dismaythat no players were brought in during the January transfer window, eventhough Rafa had said who he wanted and why he wanted them. The report is that Mike Ashley [.

Rafa Happy Fans Sing His Name – But Support The Players

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The 1-0 win at home against an in-form Derby County side was a really vital win for Newcastle and the lads defended very well and especially over the last 20 minutes, when Derby went all out for the equalizer after we had again missed too many chances to kill off the game. But we came [...]

Rafa Benitez Salutes The Fans After Tremendous Win

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after the very good 1-0 win against an in form Derby County today Rafa saluted the fans for theirterrificsupport of the lads after Rafa has requested that everybody get behind Newcastle as we make our push for promotion. The fans were just great today and it was a packed out St. James' Park of over [.

Newcastle 1 Derby 0 – Video Highlights – For Overseas Fans

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Here's a foreign video of the highlights from today's 1-0 win over Derby and it seems to play overseas. Newcastle played well and the back four being very solid for the clean sheet and Matt Ritchie got his 11th goal of the season for the win. Well done lads!! Exactly what we all needed [...]

Jubilant Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter To Celebrate Win

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Jubilant Newcastle fans took to Twitter after a decent performance from Newcastle today although the game should have been won before Derby came back at us in those final 20 minutes and almost equalized. That would have been hard to take if the opposition had done that for the second successive home game after we [.

Newcastle Back On Top After Hard Fought Win Over Derby

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If we are to get promoted we must win a lot of our games before the end of the season and to do that Rafa says we have to play well and if we don't play well we still have to somehow win the game. We did not play well in the second half today [...]

Huge Win For Newcastle – Another Ritchie Goal Wins It 1-0

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In the final 20 minutes of this game Newcastle lost control and Derby County were attacking Newcastle to try to get the equalizer and there were appeals for a Derby penalty and then Yedlin headed off the line, so it was too much like last Wednesday's game against QPR. But this time we just hung [...]

Hanley, Diame And Mitrovic Start Against Derby

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Rafa has just announced his starting line-up for today's important game at home to Derby County and Jamaal Lascelles is on the bench supposedly with a groin strain but why's he on the bench if has a groin strain? In comes Grant Hanley, Mo Diame and up front is Aleksandar Mitrovic who replaces [...]

Rafa’s Inspirational Rallying Cry To His Players

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Here's what Rafa has written in the program notes for today's game and it's a rallying cry to his players to gain promotion for the club perfect. Rafa Benitez Here's what Rafa wrote: "The players realise they can write their name into folklore at Newcastle." "My message to the players is that they [.

How Rafa Showed He’s A Top Professional Yesterday

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Rafa showed he was in command of things yesterday at his press conference and it was a great example of how to defuse a potential very bad situation that could get out of control in the press. And if we are not careful it can derail our promotion push we cannot have any internal [...]

Confident Rafa Benitez Talks About Steve McClaren

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At yesterday's press conference and in his other interviewsyesterday Rafa Benitez was very upbeat and even jovial at times, following the worrying stories yesterday morning that he was possibly leaving Newcastle United in the summer. Rafa is a savvy guy and he refused to say what would happen in the summer, as he wants everybody [.

Ashley Is Playing With Fire – Must Rethink His Policy With Rafa

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Mike Ashley did everything right after we were relegated until a few weeks ago when we had a report in the Sunday People on January 15th. That was half way through the transfer window and the report was that he was not too pleased with the transfers Rafa had made in the summer and wanted [...]

Rafa On Local Lad – He’s Been Great For Us

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What Rafa demands from all his players is that they give 100% in training and 100% when they play for Newcastle nothing less will do. If players don't want to do that, they will have short futures at Newcastle underBenitez. Rafaadmires players who work hard and one such example since he arrived isYoan Gouffranm, [.

Rafa To Concentrate On Short-Term, Through End Of Season

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Rafa was interviewed further after his press conference by the local press today and he reiterated much of what he had said in his press conference. The priority this season is to get Newcastle promoted and everybody associated with the club must be pulling in the same direction. Rafa will concentrate on the short time [.

Sky Video – Rafa – I Will Not Quit – I Will Not Leave – I Am Happy

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Here the Sky Sports video for people around the world as Rafa squashes rumors that he will leave in the summer he looks anything but a man who wants to leave Newcastle United. That's good news before tomorrow's game when Rafa asks that we all stick together and help the lads get 3 points, [...]

Here’s Rafa’s Team For Derby County – Two Changes

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Rafa Benitez has most of the players fit for tomorrow's game with Derby County and for the purposes of team selection we will assume Jack Colback is fit to play, but that Dwight Gayle and of course Rolando Aarons are not fit. We will also assume Christian Atsu is not ready to play after just [...]

Rafa Press Conference – Answers Question About Leaving Club

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game against Derby County at St. James' Park tomorrow afternoon and if we can win that game the mood on Tyneside will be raised significantly. There were more cameras than usual at the Benton training ground this afternoon since there is national interest [.

AshleyOut Organization Issue Perfect Statement On Rafa

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Compliments to the AshleyOut.com organization for a perfect, professional and balanced statement they have issued today calling on owner Newcastle Mike Ashley to give Rafa Benitez all the assurances he needs to keep him doing a great job for Newcastle United. They also call on all fans at St. James' Park tomorrow to support Rafa [.

Reports – Furious Benitez May Leave Newcastle This Summer

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Ir was always going to be a possibility that Mike Ashley would not live up to his promises to allow Rafa Benitez a free rein at Newcastle, which is the reason Rafa agreed to stay on at the club in the first place after we wererelegated last May. And today there is more proof that [...]

Newcastle Fans Have To Hope This News Is Not True

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We have woken up to news this morning in all the morning papers that Rafa Benitez is furious with Mike Ashley for not backing him in the transfer window. Rafa is reported to believe the owner has gambled with the promotion chances of Newcastle by not paying out a small loan fee to bring Andros [...]

Newcastle Fans Angry Reaction To Distressing News On Benitez

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Newcastle fans have been quick to take to Twitter with the news today that Rafa could be leaving the club this summer because Mike Ashley has not kept his word on transfers. Unfortunately, the more we look into this story the more it appears to be accurate with all major newspapers having their own version [.

George Caukin’s Balanced View On Troublesome Benitez Situation

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George Caulkin is one of the most respected journalists in the north-east and his reports are usually accurate and balanced and never sensationalized. So it's interesting and worthwhile to see how the accomplished Times journalisthas reported the news on Rafa Benitez via his Twitter account. You can quickly get the basis of what the argument [.

This Is The Real Huge Problem Rafa Has With Mike Ashley

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The newspapers are ablaze this morning with news that indeed Rafa Benitez is not happy with the January transfer window. The Newcastle hierarchy were unable or more importantly maybe unwilling to bring in a winger and a central midfielder in January. That's what Rafa wanted and right up until 11:00 pm on Tuesday [.

Newcastle Fans React To Brighton Defeat

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After only drawing 2-2 last night with QPR we could have been four points behind Brighton if they had beaten the Terriers away tonight but they went down to a 3-1 defeat and remain just one point ahead of Newcastle in the table. Newcastle fans have reacted to the result which puts Huddersfield on 52 [.

Brighton Beaten 3-1 – Newcastle Remain One Point Behind

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In a surprise result tonight Brighton were beaten 3-1 away at Huddersfield so even through we only drew last night with QPR we are just one point Brighton in the league table with a better goal difference. It's just a pity we couldn't have won last night and then we would have been one point [...]

Ghana Beaten 2-0 In AFCON Semi-Final – Atsu To Return

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Christian Atsu played the whole game for Ghana tonight in the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations but they lost 2-0 to Cameroon. Two goals in the last 20 minutes got the job done for Cameroon with Ngadew putting Cameroon ahead after 72 minutes and then in the third minute of stoppage time the [.

More Woe In Store For Newcastle And It’s From Steve McClaren

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Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has quite a decent record in predicting Newcastle games since Ian Holloway went back to a real job in management with QPR and Ian even managed a point last night at St. James' Park. David Prutton has stepped in predicting games in the Championship since Ian left and he predicted [.

Rafa Benitez – If We Are Promoted We Can All Be Heroes

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Rafa has made some statements lastnightafter the game, when he was off camera and interviewed by the local media and some of those comments have been published in the Chronicle today. There are statements he made on camera that we've already seen and then when he was off camera with the local [..

It’s Been A Bad Five Days For Newcastle United

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It started last Saturday at Oxford United when we fielded a second team against the League One cluband were surprisedwhen we suffered our worst defeat of the season and the worst defeat ever inRafa Benitez' short reign on Tyneside. And then in the last few days of the transfer window when otherclubs were strengthening their [.

Alan Shearer Not Impressed With Newcastle

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By fielding a second team at Oxford United last Saturday and being hammered 3-0 with three unanswered goals in the second half that hits both momentum and the confidence of the players not to mention the fans. The result is that we couldn't beat QPR last night when we had enough chances to have [...]

Concern: Benitez Disappointed With Poor Transfer Window

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After the game last night in which Newcastle simply threw away 2 points at the death by conceding an own goal, Rafa was questioned for the first time about the lack of activity in the transfer window last month. Newcastle didn't spend one penny and didn't bring in one player last month. Rafa Benitez and [.

Benitez – It Was The Worst Thing That Could Happen

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Rafa Benitez was not happy after the game last night and after going through a difficult transfer window in which Lee Charnley and company were unable to get any players in last month, we lost 2 points at home with an own goals in the last minute for a 2-2 draw with lowly placed QPR. [...]

Newcastle 2 QPR 2 – Video Highlights

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Here are the video highlights of last night's 2-2 draw with QPR including all four goals scored. It's not good that Newcastle conceded two goals at home and lost 2 points with an own goal in the very last minute.

Newcastle Fans Increasingly Worried About Rafa Benitez

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The comments made by Rafa Benitez after the game last night about the January transfer situation were pointed to say the least. It doesn't look like he was very happy that nobody was brought in last month and if he is not in charge of all transfers he may not be too happy at [...]

Any Internal Problems At Newcastle Must Be Fixed Quickly

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Any internal problems at a club have a bad habit of affecting the players and it tells on the performances on the field. Newcastle were poor last night in the first half and failed to win against what should have been an easy 3 points against 18th placed QPR, who we hammered 6-0 at their [...]

More Woe For Newcastle – Last Minute Own Goal Leads To 2-2 Draw

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Newcastle drew tonight's game at home to QPR after we had gone 1-0 up after 37 seconds through Jonjo Shelvey and 2-1 up, but it was a late own goal from Ciaran Clark that robbed is of the win we needed badly after Saturday's horror show. The mistake was a misunderstanding between Clark and goalkeeper [.

9 Changes To Newcastle Team For QPR – As Expected

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The Newcastle starting eleven for the game tonight at home to Queens Park Rangers has just been released. TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up against @QPRFC at St. James' Park tonight (kick-off 7:45pm GMT). #NUFC pic.twitter.com/RavCn0HrpE Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 1, 2017 That's the same team we had (almost) but [.

Rafa’s Message To Newcastle Fans

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We are a little disappointed we were not able to bring in a few good players in the January transfer window, but as we mentioned this morning we are still in very good shape. Newcastle have only three injured players out at the moment and that's a lot better than we have managed in previous [...]

Why The Newcastle Hierarchy Must Support Rafa This Summer

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So we didn't manage to bring any players in during the January transfer window even through we went after a winger and a central midfielder and that's a disappointment, but on the other hand we don't want to make things worse than they actually are. We currently have only four players missing fromthe squad [.

Poll – Are You Satisfied With The January Transfer Window?

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We couldn't bring one player in during the January transfer window which slammed shut late last night. Newcastle did do two outgoing deals yesterday. Chick Tiote finally left the club on a two year deal to Chinese Super league club Shandong Luneng and Tim Krul got a new loan deal to AZ Alkmaar for the [.

Player Reveals Why He’s So Thankful To “Incredible” Benitez

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There's a lot of good will being shown to Sammy Ameobi by the fans since he returned to Newcastle from his loan spell at Bolton. And it seems Sammy and Jamie Sterry will bolster the first team squad for the rest of the season and we think both players can help Newcastle in our promotion [...]

Benitez Reacts Brilliantly To Failed Transfer Window

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Rafa's job is not to get the players through the door in each transfer window his job is to identify to Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley the players he wants to be brought in and also the players he no longer has need for in the squad. So there's no doubt Rafa did his [...]

Tim Krul Delighted To Get His Big Chance At AZ Alkmaar

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It was a really good that Tim Krul managed to get a loan spell at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar last night so his nightmare at Ajax is finally over. In retrospect that was the best deal Newcastle accomplished in January. It's got to be hard on any top player when you sustain a very serious [...]