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Alan Shearer – Newcastle Fan And Legend – Dreams The Dream

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Alan Shearer's weekly blog on Coral sees Alan as the devotedNewcastle fan yearning for the success of Newcastle United. There is potentiallyexcellent news in the offing, that owner Mike Ashley will finally [...]

New Rich Buyer Interested In Newcastle – But Ashley’s Price Could Be Too High For Everybody

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News today in the Evening Standard that Turkey's richest man, Billionaire Murat Ulker, is looking at possibly buying Newcastle United. This follows the announcement yesterday by St. James' Holding that the club [...]

More Injury Woe For Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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Newcastle now have at least one new injury concern after last night's World Cup qualifying games as defender Chancel Mbemba had to leave the field limping after 59 minutes. Chancel was captain [...]

Newcastle Youngsters Help England U20 Reach European Final For First Time

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The England U20 side yesterday reached the final of the U-20 World Cup for the first time, by coming from behind to beat Italy 3-1 with all England's goals coming in the [...]

Young Star Explains Why With Newcastle – It Will Be So Different

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22 year-old Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden is resting at the moment as he recovers from a few knocks from the long hard season just completed. And therefore Issac is not part of [...]

Estimate Of What Each Premier League Club Will Get This Season

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The Sporting Intelligence web-site have just come out with an estimate of what each of the 20 Premier League clubs will receive this month from the league. It's the very first year [...]

Ashley – Benitez Meeting Prelude To Newcastle’s Future Triumphs

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Rafa's famous biographer Guillem Balague has been writing again about Benitez, who is scheduled to returnto the Premier League with Newcastle United next season. Rafa is playing up his meeting with owner Mike Ashley, which will hopefully take place before our last game of the season next Sunday, we are hoping everything will be OK.

This Is An Amazing Claim Made By Rafa Benitez

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There are not many world-class managers who would have stayed at Newcastle last May after we had been relegated, but the very fact that Rafa Benitez stayed showed us that he is the right man to lead Newcastle back to the big time. Not everybody realizes just how much Rafa has put his career on [...]

Former Star Fears Rafa Benitez Will Leave This Summer

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Nobby Solano tasted success at Newcastle where he spent his first spell at the club from 1998 through 2004 and played in the Sir Bobby Robson years five magical years from 1999 through 2004 when Bobby was finally fired by Chairman Freddy Shepherd.

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. [...]

Moussa Sissoko’s Dream Comes To An Abrupt End

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We watched the game last night between Monaco and Tottenham in the group stages of the Champions League and it's fair to say Tottenham were not good. They looked second best throughout the game to Monaco and had it not been for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who made some great saves, the scoreline would [.

Newcastle Youngster Impresses For England U-21s At Right Back

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We knew when Isaac Hayes joined Newcastle from Arsenal in the summer he could play at center-back, right-back or in central midfieldand Rafa signed him as a central midfield player where he's so far played 15 times for the Newcastle first team this season. However, last night he played at right back and got his [.

Rafa Know Everything About Football – So We Listen

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Ayoze Perez was speaking earlier this week at the club's Foundation Awards dinner and the Spaniard has only recently became a Patron of the Foundation. Rafa wants his players to be more fully involved with the great work being done by the Newcastle United Foundation and the 23 year-old considers it an honor to be [.

Benitez Explains Advantages Of Playing On The Road

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Last season we found it extremely difficult to win games away from home and we ended up winning only two road games and losing 14 in 19 attempts in the leagueand those wins were rather fortuitous ones. We somehow beat Bournemouth 1-0 when Rob Elliott made five world-class saves to keep us in the game [.

Rafa Does Newcastle Proud

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez traveled to Switzerland on the last day of the transfer window and he was one of a small number of Europe's leading club coaches who were meeting in Nyon to discuss a number of key issues to do with the modern game of football. The UEFA Elite Club Coaches' Forum includes [.

Lee Clark On What Newcastle Must Do To Be Great Again

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Former Newcastle coach and player Lee Clark has given an upbeat interview in the Mirror today and he talks about Rafa Benitez and how he is busy transforming Newcastle United into (hopefully) an English powerhouse again. Lee was part of KevinKeegan's great team of entertainers in the 1990s and that along with the five years [.

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

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

A Heartfelt Message To Moussa From Lifelong Newcastle Fan

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

Newcastle Youngster Shows Why He’s Destined For The Top

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

Please Help Gallowgate Flags Make Newcastle Great Again

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

Alan Shearer Keen To Be New England Boss

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The latest demise for England in a major Championship was last night and we shouldn't be too surprised about it, because it happens every two years like clockwork. Iceland looked a good side in Nice last night when they beat England 2-1 and they deserve every credit they were great! They are a country [.

Shearer Slams Pathetic And Inept England After Shocking Loss

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It must be a Championshipgoing on again as the England playersjust don't seem to have the mental toughness to play anywhere near their best form when it really matters. And another big embarrassment in Nice tonight as Iceland won the game 2-1 after being behind early to a Wayne Rooney penalty after 4 minutes [.

Moussa Sissoko Looked The Part Against Switzerland

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France drew with Switzerland to top Group A at the 2016 European Championships with a no score draw n Lille last night, but it was hardly a vintage performance from the host side. Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko played the whole game and he had a good game; in the second half he produced the quality move [.

Benitez – I Am Very Confident Because Newcastle Fans Love Their Club

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It must have been very difficult for Rafa Benitez to agree to stay on at Newcastle when we are in the second division, because it means a world-class manager will be out of the spotlight when managing the Tyneside club well at least for next season. It's something that he is hardly used to [...]

Newcastle Manager’s Promise To Fans For Next Season

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Rafa Benitez had been consistent right from the start since he arrived on Tyneside on March 11th when he said that Newcastle United was a massive club a sleeping giant and the Tyneside club is very like his former club Liverpool. The fans are passionate and the area is working-class andthe club is [.

Rafa Benitez Will Give This Back To Newcastle Fans

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Newcastle fans are waiting rather anxiously to see if Rafa Benitez will commit long-term to Newcastle United and come in and manage the club in the Championship next season, with a plan to turn the club into a powerhouse in Europe just as quickly as he can. His impact at Newcastle has already been immense, [.

Townsend Reacts To Being Named In England Squad

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Andros Townsend became the first Newcastle player for a while to be called up by England and he will get his chance to make the final 23 man squad for the Euro 2016 Tournament in France next month. Andros was named in the 26 man squad announced by England manager Roy Hodgson earlier today [...]

Andros Townsend Named In 26 Man England Squad

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24 year-old Newcastle winger Andros Townsend has been named by manager Roy Hodgson in the 26 man England squad for the friendlies leading up to the Euro 2016 Championships in France next month and this squad will then be reduced to a 23 man squad for the actual Championships. Andros Townsend scoring against Swansea [.

Here´s One Huge Difference Between Benitez And McClaren

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Newcastle were 3-0 down after just 17 minutes in the game at StamfordBridge on February 13th this year in what was a huge game for us, after we had just registeredour first win in a long timeagainst West Brom and we even played well in getting the 1-0 home win. At halftime in the [...]

It´s Double Dutch Delight For Two Newcastle Stars

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Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League last night when they lost 3-2 at Wolfsburg and PSV won 2-1 at home to CSKA. PSV finished in second place and two points above Manchester United in Group B with Wolfsburg winning the group. And with Arsenal facing a struggle to qualify for the knock [.

Photo – PSV Fans Honor Gini Wijnaldum

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Newcastle's summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum was the guest of honor of PSV Eindhoven last night at Old Trafford, and they went on to a famous 2-1 victory against the Red Devils in the Champions League It tells you how good Wijnaldum was for the club over four seasons when he played 152 games for them [.

Huge Changes Being Made By Ashley At Newcastle

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The Shields Gazette is reporting today that the bonus scheme at Newcastle will be completely overhauled for next season, and now the players can receive massive bonuses if the team does well in the two local cup competitions. If the club can actually win a cup next season, whooaaaa sorry about that shock statement [.

Newcastle Can Be A Top Club In Europe – We Must Pull Together

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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has said today on BBC Newcastle that the club can become one of the top 10 clubs in Europe, but he has stressed that everybody associated with the club must be pulling in the same direction all rowing in the same direction so to speak. Steve McClaren is there [..

Are Newcastle Fans More Upbeat On Newcastle’s Future?

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With just surviving in the Premier League for the second time in two years we were just so relieved we didn't take the drop to the Championship and then we heard Mike Ashley's voice for the first time in eight years, and what he said seemed surprisingly positive and he even talked about winning [...]

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Mourinho demands Europa reaction after derby defeat

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Paris (AFP) Fresh from giving his players a rollicking Jose Mourinho's focus turns from Manchester United's derby defeat to European action with a tricky Europa League opener at in-form Feyenoord on Thursday.

It will be the Portuguese manager's first game in the second-tier European competition since winning its predecessor the UEFA Cup with Porto in 2003 and he says he is taking it seriously.

Mourinho demands Europa reaction after derby defeat

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Paris (AFP) Fresh from giving his players a rollicking Jose Mourinho's focus turns from Manchester United's derby defeat to European action with a tricky Europa League opener at in-form Feyenoord on Thursday.

It will be the Portuguese manager's first game in the second-tier European competition since winning its predecessor the UEFA Cup with Porto in 2003 and he says he is taking it seriously.

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Five reasons why Spanish clubs dominate Europe

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Madrid (AFP) Sevilla look to continue the reign of Spain in European competition when they face Liverpool in the Europa League final on Wednesday aiming to win the competition for a third consecutive season.

An all-Madrid Champions League final for the second time in three years between Real and Atletico Madrid on May 28 will ensure a Spanish winner of Europe's premier club competition for a third straight year.

Five reasons why Spanish clubs dominate Europe

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Madrid (AFP) Sevilla look to continue the reign of Spain in European competition when they face Liverpool in the Europa League final on Wednesday aiming to win the competition for a third consecutive season.

An all-Madrid Champions League final for the second time in three years between Real and Atletico Madrid on May 28 will ensure a Spanish winner of Europe's premier club competition for a third straight year.

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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In a clash of European titans, Borussia Dortmund looks to continue the team's recent hot streak against the reigning champions in UEFA Champions League action.

The German powerhouse has won their last four games by a combined 20-2 scoreline, cruising past opponents in both league and European competition.

Newcastle Star – I Cannot Play Champions League At Newcastle

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Newcastle United midfield star Moussa Sissoko seems to have been shopping himself around already this summer, with Moussa sayingagain that he wants to play in the Champions League and he says he cannot do that at Newcastle. Moussa Sissoko 25 year-old Newcastle midfielder With the Euro 2016 in France next summer, Moussa will [.