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Newcastle United

Rafa’s Ambition – We Can Compete With Anyone – Not Just Thinking About Getting To 40 Points

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Rafa Benitez does an excellent job of keeping everybody's feet on the ground players and fans alike. But he also knows this could be a much better seasonthan anybody expected after [...]

Rafa Benitez Determined To Further Improve This Talented Newcastle Player

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28-year-old Scottish international Matt Ritchie has been sparkling form this season, and ever since he arrived from Bournemouth over a year ago, he's been one of the best players at Newcastle. And [...]

Is This Player Coming Back Into The Fold At Newcastle?

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It seems that Dwight Gayle may have patched up whatever differences he had with Rafa Benitez over the summer and at the beginning of the season. Rafa was ready to sell the [...]

Rafa Standing By This Player – Expected To Start Tomorrow

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Joselu missed three excellent chances last weekend in the 2-1 win at home to Stoke. It's true he should have scored at least one goal from those three chances, but apart from [...]

Rafa Benitez Offers Some Good News On Newcastle’s New Star

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There's news in the Chronicle today in an interview from Rafa Benitez that the deal to make Mikel Merino's move to Newcastle permanent next summer will be done easily. That's always assuming [...]

Rafa Benitez Doing What He Loves To Do At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitezis very calm and doesn't get carried away with things good or bad (like some of us), and his mantra is to improveevery player and the team as he goes through [...]

Chris Hughton Points Out The Advantages That Newcastle Have

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It was a tough game for us at the Amex earlier this year when two late goals got us all 3 points and it' s going to be another tough game on [...]

Newcomer Talks About Why Rafa Is So Crucial For Newcastle

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Mikel Merino has been little short of a revelation so far this season and we have the lad on loan for the season from Borussia Dortmund. It seems it's an obligation to [...]

Captain’s Savvy Message Today To Newcastle Players

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We dare say that most Newcastle fans will think the game at Brighton on Sunday afternoon should be a relatively easy one for Newcastle. But we learned last season in the Championship [...]

Why Does This Newcastle Player Get So Much Criticism?

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We've seen some harsh criticism coming from some fans about the play of Ayoze Perez this season, and we cannot understand it. Whole articles have been dedicated to criticizing the young Spanish [...]

Video – A Rare Look Behind The Scenes At Newcastle Squad Training – With Intensity

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Newcastle United have put out on their Twitter account some rare video of Newcastle stars training yesterday. We see a fast-paced game and good goals coming from young star Mikel Merino and [...]

The Conflict – Rafa’s Dreams For Newcastle Compared To Those Of The Owner

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As we have seen over the summer, there's a little bit of a conflict at Newcastle at the top. And the easy way to describe that is to say Rafa Benitez' ambitions [...]

The One Reason Why Newcastle Are 4th Top Of The Premier League

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If a manager like Steve McClaren had Newcastle's current squad it's likely he would have started this season much like he did two years ago with just 3 points from the first [...]

There’s Significant Interest In This Top Newcastle Youngster

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One player who is having a great season out on loan so far is our 19-year-old midfielder, Sean Longstaff. Sean is on loan at Blackpool, and he has scored four goals with [...]

Star Seems To Have Everything – Loves Newcastle – Explains Why He’s Playing Well

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From what we can tell of Mikel Merino he was born to play for Newcastle, and helooks a terrific buy by manager Rafa Benitez. If Rafa can pick up a couple of [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About The Perfect Response From His Players

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Rafa Benitez looked a little uncomfortable during the game yesterday. That's not because we were in trouble or anything like that but it was evident he was still suffering from the [...]

Rafa Reveals Why His Daughter Was Laughing At Him During The Newcastle Telecast

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Rafa Benitezhas explained in his own words how he coped last week and especially how he watched the game on TV last Sunday helped by one of his teenage daughters. It seems [...]

This Player To Remain Out In The Cold At Newcastle

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Jack Colback has made 102 total appearances for Newcastle with 5 goals and 10 assists it looks like that will be his final record at Newcastle for the local lad. For some [...]

Rafa Benitez Finally Ends Feud With Owner Mike Ashley

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Rafa Benitez changed his attitudesignificantly once the transfer window closed and he has now put that all behind him., and he will concentrate fully on improving the players he has in the [...]

Great News – Rafa Puts Disappointing Transfer Window Behind Him – Looking Foward

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Rafa Benitez gave his press conference this afternoon for the Stoke City game tomorrow and he seemed upbeat,positive and glad to be back. The good news is Rafa is back taking the [...]

Revealed – Rafa Benitez’ Amazing Preparation For The Swansea Game

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We are finding out today from Isaac Hayden that Rafa Benitez called each player before the game at Swansea on Sunday to ensure they knew exactly what Rafa wanted from them in [...]

Rafa Benitez Said Good Things About The Club, The City, Everything – I Signed Quickly

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Joselu hasn't played many games forusyet, but in the last two games he has started both wins he has looked a good player and has been an integral part of [...]

Assistant Manager Talks About Newcastle Star – Praises The Fans

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Newcastle fitness coach and assistant manager Francisco de Míguel Moreno (Paco Moreno) thinks that Jonjo Shelvey is one of the best technical players he has ever worked with. But as we all [...]

Things Have Turned Positive At Newcastle In The Last Few Weeks

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It's always surprising what a win can do and what two wins in a row can do for any club. When we lost the first two games of the season that did [...]

Report – Rafa Benitez Feels A Real Passion For Newcastle United And Will Not Leave

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In an exclusive with the Star today former Newcastle player Jermaine Jenas thinks Rafa Benitez feels a real passion for Newcastle United and will not be leaving the club. Rafa has been [...]

Rafa Benitez Has Important Business To Do Today

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The players had a day off yesterday but return to training today to prepare for the tough home game against Stoke City on Saturday. And for the first time since the week [...]

Newcastle Can Be Successful This Season – Players Anxious To Prove Themselves

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One 0f the reasons we still think Newcastle will have a decent season and finish in the top ten is for a number ofreasons. Our squad is probably better than we think [...]

Team Effort – Rafa’s Communication With Coaching Staff During Swansea Game Worked Perfectly

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Newcastle fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco Moreno) was in charge of Newcastle in the absence of Rafa Benitez yesterday and gave the post-match Press conference. He explained how the communication [...]

Swansea Manager – Newcastle Were Better In Every Aspect Of The Game

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We knew that Swansea City manager Paul Clement was a class act before yesterday's game and that he's well respected in the game of football. But it's not often you see a [...]

Rafa Still Providing Massive Input For Game At Swansea – Not Much Has Changed

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Francisco de Miguel Moreno could well be in charge of the team tomorrow at Swansea if Rafa Benitez cannot make the game because of the after effects of his hernia operation. Moreno [...]

What Rafa Beneitez Has Told His Young Star To Do During Premier Games

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It's not a secret that one of the main reasons Mikel Merino arrived at Newcastle United was because of Rafa Benitez, a world-class Spanish manager, being at the club. Mikel thought he [...]

Rafa Benitez Comes In For Even More Criticism

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From what we can tell Newcastle have spent about £35M gross on players and a much more significant number £12M net on transfers. But fans and manager were expecting around £70M [...]

Rafa Incapacitated – Not Able To Take Newcastle Training

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It turns out according to the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez underwent an operation during the international break last Friday and has missed training so far this week. We haven;t heard much at [...]

There’s Some Good News About Rafa Benitez’s Squad

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There hasn't been too much news on the football side of things at Newcastle since last Thursday when Newcastle didn't manage to bring in one new player to the squad. The national [...]

An Example Of How Mike Ashley’s Penny-Pinching Ways Don’t Work At Newcastle

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We had thought that our first signing would have been Andros Townsend this summer, for what we thought was £13M the release amountin his contract at Crystal Palace. But nothing happened, [...]

Newcastle Could Soon Have A Real Superstar On The Books

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Mikel Merino was our Man of the Match for Saturday's great 3-0 win against West Ham United, and he showed the high level of potential he has to become a really top [...]

Rafa Compares A Young Mikel Merino To World-Class Former Player

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Mikel Merino was our Man of the Match on Saturday narrowly edging out Matt Ritchie, who had another 100% all-out performance for the Magpies. And Rafa Benitez has come out and said [...]

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Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter To Celebrate Another Win

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After our third win in a row and up to 4th place in the Premier League Newcastle fans flocked to Twitter to celebrate yet another win. Wins are what will keep us [...]

Assistant Manager Moreno Comments On Young Newcastle Star – Mikel Merino

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Assistant manager and fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno talked about our new young star Mikel Merino yesterday to the Chronicle, and the coaching team are not surprised by what he has [...]

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Thoughts on coaching

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Of all the teams to choose to coach for, what makes so many Union players return as coaches?