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Rafa Benitez Reveals Some Good News For Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie waswithdrawn from the Scotland squad for the upcoming World Cup games, but the good news is that he should be available for ourgame at Southamptona week on Sunday. Christian Atsu [...]

Paul Dummett Makes Surprise Decision On His Future

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25 year-old Newcastle defender Paul Dummett was not included in the Wales squad for the upcoming International gamess by manager Chris Coleman and Paul has decided to retire from International football to [...]

Newcastle Have More Good News On The Injury Front

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The Chronicle is reporting today some good news on the injury front and it looks like of the four players who pulled out of Internationals over the two week break, three will be fit to face Wigan Athletic at home on Saturday afternoon at St. James' Park. Those three are Paul Dummett, Grant Hanley and [.

Good News On The International Front For Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie did not play over the International break for Scotland and while that puts some question marks on the wisdom of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan,Newcastle fans will be very happy that Matt didn't play. Not only is he fully fit, but he will be ready to score those goals for us in the vital [.

International Winger Ready For Newcastle’s Final Eight Games

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Matt Ritchie is one of the Newcastle players away on International duty and he has also been one of our key players this season, netting a good 13 goals for us and was one of the best of Rafa's signings last summer. In fact, along with other new signings Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark [...]

Fabulous Mitrovic Goal – Video For Overseas Fans

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Here's a video of Aleksandar Mitrovic's goal for Serbia last night in their 3-1 win at Georgia in World Cup qualifying Group D and it put Serbia 2-1 up. The video isn't great bit the goal is and the video seems to work around the world. Who says this lad cannot score goals? In the [...]

Another Player Now Doubtful For Wigan Game

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Another injury blow to Newcastle yesterday when Daryl Murphy returned to the club with a calf injury after he left the Republic of Ireland squad and he is now doubtful for the vital game against Wigan a week on Saturday at home. Daryl had been sent for a scan on the injury by the Ireland [...]

Why Rafa Is Pleased The International Break Is Here

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A few of Newcastle's players currently have injuries Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin being the latest two injured. But players like Isaac Hayden and Rolando Aaron could be ready to play on April 1st when the Championship games continues and we play Wigan at home. Ciaran Clark is an important player for us and [.

Newcastle Injury Problems Mount

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Ciaran Clark will be staying on Tyneside to get attention for his knee injury and Mo Diame has now retired from International duty so he will also be on Tyneside for the next two weeks. And it turns out that two more Newcastle players Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot and Scotland center-back Grant Hanley have [.

This Player Could Be Surprise Package This Summer

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It was good to see Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul get called up to the Netherland's provisional squad for the World Cup qualifying game against Bulgaria and the friendly against Italy later this month. That's especially true since Tim suffered his very serious ACL knee injury while playing for countryin a Europeanqualifying game a year last [.

Mitro – I Hope That Header Was Like Alan Shearer – Video

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Wales chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals were dealt a severe blow in Saturday's game at Cardiff when Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a late equalizer for Serbia with just 5 minutes to go when he headed the ball home. And at the time Newcastle fans took to Twitter as the Serbian [.

Mitrovic Has A Message For Newcastle Fans

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Napoli in the last few weeks, but this lad is going nowhere in January and he remains fully committed to the Newcastle cause this season. And that is to haveNewcastle promoted straight back to the Premier League just like we were seven years ago under [.

USA Humbled 4-0 By Costa Rica In World Cup Qualifier

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It all seems to be collapsing for the USA who have now lost their first two games in World Cup qualifying of the 10 game qualifying process but now Jurgen Kinsmann's job is in jeopardy. The USA were beaten by Mexico at home for the first time ever last week by a score of 2-1 [...]

Benitez Comments On England vs Spain Game

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England won the World Cup back in 1966 and we have won nothing since that time. And until a short 8 years ago Spain were very much like England as the major under-performersin world football having won only one major tournament the European Championship back in 1964. But that has all changed in the [.

Player With Bright Future Already Settled At Newcastle

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Before Yedlin and the US were shocked by Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, Ohioi and lost to their southern neighborsfor the first time on home soil, DeAndre had been talking about how he had found it easy to settle in at Newcastle. The City and its surrounding areas are near the same size of [..

Aleksandar Mitrovic Saves Serbia – In Pictures

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We watched the Wales Serbia game last night and it looked like a Gareth Bale goal in the 30th minute would give Wales a famous victory in World Cup qualifying. But then up popped Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic after 85 minutes to head home the equalizer and Mitro went crazy as he ran to the sidelines [.

Wales 1 Serbia 1 – Video Highlights

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Grant Hanley’s Big Miss – Could Have Altered The Game

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Newcastle big center-half Grant Hanley had a decent enough game for Scotland against England last night at Wembley in the 3-0 loss and he played well, especially in the first half when he was prominent in heading crossesclear. But as we mentioned in our report last night he had a huge opportunity to equalize for [.

England Stroll To 3-0 Win Over Scotland – Hanley Plays 90 Minutes

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England won fairly easy at Wembley tonight against a poor Scotland team and with three clear chances it was three headers that beat Scotland. Scotland has their chances in the game but they simply didn't take them and then at the other end theScottish defense wasn't as resilient as it should have been.

Agent – Mitrovic To Decide His Future Next Summer

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22 year-old Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic is now back in form and has started for Newcastle in the last three games, since top goalscorer Dwight Gayle has had some trouble with his hamstring. Dwight s now fully fit and was on the bench last Saturday against Cardiff. In those three games Mitro has looked a [.

Complaints About This Newcastle Defender

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England play Scotland at Wembley tonight in a qualifying game for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. England, under interim manager Gareth Southgate, will be expected to win this home game and Newcastle may have a couple of players starting in the Scotland team winger Matt Ritchie and center-back Grant Hanley.

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 [.

In-Form Newcastle Striker – I’m In Good Shape – Feel Great

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Serbia will play Wales on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium (7:45 pm kick off) and it should be a very good and closegame between two sides who have shown goodform of late. One player who seems in top form is Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 4 goals in two games for us recently [.

Midfielder Makes It Very Clear Why He Joined Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie has been a great success for Newcastle since we signed him from AFC Bournemouth in the summer as a replacement for Andros Townsend. And Matt has scored 4 goals for us in 16 appearances this season so far and put in some Man of the Match performances for Newcastle. Matt could well be [...

Newcastle Striker Celebrates Prolific Goalscoring Form

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Adam Armstrong scored a hat-trick for the England U-20 side today in South Korea in England's massive 8-1 win over Nigeria. In 40 total appearances for various England Youth sides he has now scored 27 goals. Solid 8-1 win over Nigeria! Happy to have got my first hatrick for @England Lads were brilliant?

Newcastle Player Ready For Biggest Game Of His Career

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Matt Ritchie has been a huge success at Newcastle since signing on for £10M from AFC Bournemouth in the summer, when he was essentially a replacement for Andros Townsend who joined Crystal Palace because he wanted to keep playing in the Premier League. Matt is a Scottish Internationaland qualifies because his dad is a Scot [.

Moussa Sissoko Talks About Former Club Newcastle

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It's International break time again so we were expecting to hear again from Moussa Sissoko. Moussa is not having an easy time of it at Tottenham since he moved there for a massive fee on the last day of the transfer market, because he didn't want to play in England's second tier not a [...]

Nobody’s Place Is Safe At Newcastle These Days

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Paul Dummett has started almost every game for Rafa this season and the local lad thinks the competition for places at the club is the best it's been for many years. Yesterday we did very well in the first half and looked like we were cruising to an easy win when we went in 2-0 [...]

Newcastle Players Included In Scotland And Ireland Squads

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Martin O'Neil has named his provisional Ireland squad for the game with Austria and in-form Ciaran Clark is in the squad, but no Daryl Murphy who is still injured. Gordon Strachan's squad to play England includes both Matt Richie and Grant Hanley. Ciaran Clark in Ireland squad BREAKING: Martin O'Neill has announced his provisional [.

Rafa Gives Injury Update For Barnsley Game

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With the games coming thick and fast before the next long and boring two week International break due to start after the weekend of Saturday 5th November, Rafa will be giving his press conference later today for the game tomorrow night at Oakwell against Barnsley. Newcastle will have an enormous 6,000 traveling fans attending that [.

Not Only Form Is Important To Rafa – But These Things Too

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Rafa Benitez seems to take in a lot of different things before he decides is a player will start a game for Newcastle and that includes a number of different things. It includes how he does in training during the week and what hos form is like and how well the player has applied himself [...]

Rafa Already Getting The Best Out Of This Top Defender

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27 year-old Irish International Ciaran Clark can play at center-back, left back or in defensive midfield, so he's quite a versatile player to have in the Newcastle squad. So far in his Newcastle career the 6ft 2ins tall player has made 7 appearances and he has played at both center-back and left back.

Here Are The 6 Games Coming Up For Newcastle In 21 Days

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In the last round of game between International breaks, starting on 10th September at Derby County, we had 7 games to play in 21 days including one EFL Cup tie. We won four games of the six in the league and drew one for 13 points and we beat Wolves at home in the 3rd [...]

The Fans Loved Me – Everyone Loved Me At Newcastle

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Andros Townsend has been doing the rounds today and he has given interviews in the Mirror and the Times. We have covered his interview in the Mirror wherehe says Rafa Benitez made him into a better player and he was sorry to leave Newcastle because Rafa had beenso fantastic with him on Tyneside.

Belgium Still Shocked About Matz Sels

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Former Everton and Wigan managerRoberto Martinez is the new Belgium National manager and his job is to take the very talented Belgium players he has available at the moment and make them into a very good National side. One of those up-and-coming players for Belgium is Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels who is currently number three [.

Newcastle Player Talks In Glowing Terms About His Mentor

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DeAndre Yedlin was very keen to join Newcastle and he seemed to jump at the chance to join such a big club once manager Rafa Benitez went after him. Rafa wanted to replace Daryl Janmaat, who didn't want to play in England's second division so he left the club for Watfordafter two years on Tyneside.

Difference: How Rafa Picks A Team And How England Do It

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At Newcastle in the past when we brought in some highly paid player they were almost guaranteed a starting position in the team. So if there was ever a choice between say an up-and-coming younger and a star player we paid big bucks for and we were paying ridiculous wages to the youngster didn't [...]

Rafa – New Signings Ready To Play

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Rafa has given his press conference today for the Derby game tomorrow and he seems pleased with the fitness and form of the new arrivals at the club. Since the International break started 13 days ago Newcastle have managed to signChristian Atsu, Daryl Murphy and Achraf Lazaar and from what Rafa has said today they [.

Newcastle Fans React With Delight For Daryl Murphy

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We were certainly delighted when we saw Daryl Murphy score his first goal ever for Ireland after 23 caps last night and it was some goal as he powered a header past the goalkeeper from a corner with just 10 minutes left in the game to get the 2-2 draw. Newcastle fans took to Twitter [...]

Newcastle Player Given Lavish Praise By Scotland Manager

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Two of Newcastle's new players Matt Richie and Grant Hanley both started for Scotland last night in the 5-1 win in Malta, but after taking an early lead Malta surprised Scotland by equalizing after 13 minutes and it was still 1-1 at half-time. But Scotland went on to win 5-1 and made a good start [..