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Lascelles A Strong Leader With Good Character – But He Can Still Improve

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Rafa Benitez when he arrived at Newcastlealmost two years ago he quickly picked out Jamaal Lascelles as not only a good young player buta strong leader. He quickly impressed Rafa, and it [...]

Going Into 2018 – How Newcastle Compare With Relegation Season

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We'll keep an eye on how we compare with our relegation season of two years ago as a way to gauge how well (or otherwise) we are doing to avoid relegation this [...]

Rafa Benitez Offers A Positive Message Of Hope For The New Year

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It's been a year oftwo halves for Newcastle with the first half of the year being excellent when we won the Championship and promotion back to the Premier League. And things [...]

Rafa Benitez Starting To Worry About Anxiety

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We have seen there some Newcastle fans who are criticizing Rafa Benitez and his recent performance as Newcastle manager over the last month or so. You have every right to criticizeRafa on [...]

This Is Not A Good Sign For Our Players At Newcastle

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Yesterday's display was woeful, and it wasn't like it was against one of the better teams in the league since Brighton are like Newcastle and have very few Premier League class players [...]

Rafa – We Now Have An Opportunity To Do Well – We Must Get Wins

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We have lost five home games in a row, and it's the worst we have done at home since way back in 1953 which is one year after we had won [...]

Alan Shearer – It’s Relegation Form – Must Do This In Next Two Games

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We did well last night against Manchester City but at the end of the day we still lost, and that was our 5th defeat at home on the trot. If we are [...]

Let Us Know Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Manchester City

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Pundits are criticizing Rafa's game plan lastnight when Newcastle defended deeply with five at the back and tried to quickly counter-attack. The players did well and in the last 15 minutes orso [...]

Newcastle Defended Deep And Counter-Attacked – Almost Snatched A Late Point

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Newcastle held Manchester City last night to a 1-0 win after the visitors have been scoring goals for fun recently with four goals in each of their previous three league wins. The [...]

Bentitez’ Praise For Henri Saivet After A Good Performance And Great Goal

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It was a complete shock when Rafa announced his side for the game yesterday at West Ham and we thought any chance of winning the game had gone. Isaac Hayden, Mikel Merino [...]

Rafa Talks To NBC Sports After First Win In 9 Weeks – It Is Fantastic!

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Rafa was a calm but inspired manager after our first win in 10 games yesterday atthe London Stadium after going nine games when we picked up just one point. But the team [...]

Rafa – We’ve Been Training Well And So Close To Changing Things

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Rafa Benitez has been trying his best to end what is probably the worst run he has had during his long and successful career in management. It came as a shock after [...]

Rafa Expects Better Results Soon – 17th Place Would Mean Success

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Rafa Benitez refuses to give up anything, and that's one facet of his personality that will be valuable as Newcastletry to stay in the Premier League this season. Rafa was an angry [...]

Huge Challenge For Benitez – Manager Confident We Can Start Winning Soon

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If we look at our situation now, it looks dark and gloomy but as manager Benitez says it's a long season. We have to hope things can change but it's apparent we [...]

Rafa Accepts Responsibility For Newcastle’s Current Form

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Leaders take responsibility when things are going wrong and can also take the credit when things are going well. Beware of those so-called leaders who only take credit when things go well [...]

Rafa Rues Mistakes Made In Summer – But Remains Upbeat – Will Manage The Current Situation

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Rafa is a down to earth individual, and while we all know he thinks big mistakes were made by the hierarchy in the summer transfer window, he seems happy enough in the [...]

After More Ashley Mistakes – Benitez Now Unsure About Upcoming Transfer Window

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It doesn't look like anything has changed from the past as we move into December and it appears that Newcastle are in for yet another relegation fighting season under owner Mike Ashley. [...]

Newcastle Continue Extremely Worrying Slump – Rafa On What Needs To Happen

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Just when we thought the terrible past was behind and we had done so well last season under Rafa Benitez to come straight back to the Premier League, things have started to [...]

Huge Management Challenge For Rafa – Needs Everybody To Stick Together

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Like many fans, we wonder what happened to the side that looked so solid in the first 9 games of the season when we picked up 14 points and had agoal difference [...]

Here’s One Positive Opinion Of Manager Rafa Benitez

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Adam Armstrong is on loan to Bolton probably for the full season, and so far in 21 games played for the Trotters, he has scored 3 goals. Armstrong has not been playing [...]

Newcastle’s Tough Christmas Schedule And What Rafa Wants To See Happen

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Newcastle start their first game against Leicester City in a Christmas schedule that sees us play 7 games in a short 22 days. The outcome of those games will decide where we [...]

Benitez To Wait To See What Happens In January – Tough Schedule Ahead

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It's a difficult situation for Rafa Benitez to be in since he has no idea whether the takeover bid by Amanda Staveley will succeed. What we have found out by news reports [...]

It’s A Deteriorating Situation As Rafa Remains In The Dark About Takeover

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Rafa Benitez after the 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday cut a frustrated figure in most of his interviews after the game. Here's a world-class manager who is struggling with a [...]

Newcastle’s Next Seven Games Crucial – Currently Tracking Close To McClarens’ Record

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We'll have to start picking up some points fairly soon after going into a barren period when we have just one p[point after the last 18 played for. After 9 games we [...]

Rafa On How Newcastle Must Play With Players Available – Including Mitrovic

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It's clear that Rafa did not get the players he wanted in the summer and the squad is not as strong as he had hoped for. Rafa had a meeting in early [...]

Upbeat Rafa Benitez Positive About Newcastle Future

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Nothing much seems to be happening on the Newcastle takeover with Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners PCP Partners. Staveley seems unable at the moment to agree on a fundamental ofany takeover with [...]

Rafa Benitez Praises Player Completely Committed To Becoming Better

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Matt Ritchieis one of Newcastle's best players and when he a little off form it can tell on the results at Newcastle. Matt hasn't been at his best lately, but on Tuesday [...]

Karl Darlow Expected To Keep His Place At Chelsea

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Rafa's team selection for the game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge should be very interesting. But we expect Karl Darlow to keep his place you very rarely change your goalkeeper during [...]

Results Go Newcastle’s Way – Move Up Two Places In Premier League

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After the 14th round of games in the Premier league over the last two days Newcastle's great point at West Brom was enough to move us up two places in the league [...]

Newcastle’s Predicted Starting Eleven For Crucial Game At West Brom

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It's turning out to be a critical game tonight at the Hawthorns where we are hoping at least to break our four-gamelosing streak but we have to realize we could also [...]

Newcastle Player Being Brutally Honest About Terrible Watford Game

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24-year-old DeAndre Yedlin does not mess around and doesn't look for excuses when he has a poor game. He had a very poor game on Saturday at home to Watford when we [...]

Benitez – It Will Be Tough Because Of A Lack Of Experience – But We Have To Improve

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Newcastle's 3-0 defeat to Watford at St James' Park was our fourth consecutive defeat and we have dropped form 6th position in the league to 14th place. WE have 14 points form [...]

Rafa Benitez Has An Important Message For His Players And The Fans

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Rafa Benitez continues to do his job at Newcastle, and that is preparing his team the best he can for each game coming up. Things start to get a little bit hectic [...]

Rafa – I Don’t See Any Difficulty Now – It’s A Challenge For Me At Newcastle

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The current situation at Newcastle is that Mike Ashley is waiting for a second improvedoffer from Amanda Staveley and the consortium she has put together to try to buy the club. That [...]

Rafa Must Press On – He’s Galvanized Newcastle – But Knows The Takeover May Not Happen

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We are in the midst of bids being made for Newcastle United FC from a consortium led byAmanda Staveley. The firstoffer was made last Friday, but it contained lots of different clauses [...]

Alan Shearer Remains Upbeat About Newcastle This Season

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Newcastle got off to a very good start in our first 9 games of the season winning four of them and getting a good 14 points on the board. But we've since [...]

English Premier League

Newcastle Star – Too Early To Be Talking About Relegation

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We really don't know how this season will turn out, but one point out of the last 27 played for is one of the worst runs we have ever had. All our [...]

Rafa Reveals How His Players Are Slowly Learning And Improving With Experience

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Rafa Benitez is trying to improve each of his players and therefore the Newcastle team but recently we have been making far too many mistakes. But Rafa is a patient man [...]

Rafa – We Have Our Own Problems Because Of This

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It's not a good state of affairs at the moment at Newcastle with the team having gained just one point in the last 6 games. Rafa seems also to be getting frustrated [...]

Rafa Explains What Happened Yesterday In What Was A Horror Show

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It was just a dreadful display at home by Newcastle yesterday in front of over 52,000 fans against Watford. The Newcastle side hardly resembled the team that was picking up points nicely [...]