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Newcastle United

Newcastle Now Have Momentum For Reentry Back To The Premier League

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Newcastle and Rafa Benitez got the job done last year and for the second time in seven years we come straight back up as Champions after we were relegated in the previous [...]

Star Exudes About Newcastle And The Best Fans In The Land

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Mo Diame has often expressed his disappointment at some of his performances last season, but he still played very well in a number of games, but it's clear he will be trying [...]

Ambitious Benitez Wants Competitive Team For Premier League

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There's a Rafa Benitez interview earlier today in ChronicleLive that we thought we would hold back until after the game this afternoon and it's a measured and down to earth Rafa Benitez who says he is realistic but ambitious aboutNewcastle United in the future. And with owner Mike at the game today it could be [.

Rafa – We Need To Move Forward – We Won The Game

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After the 1-0 win last night thanks to another great Matt Ritchie goal, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was frustrated that everybody will be talking about the refereeing error in the first half, when Keith Stroud disallowed a Matt Ritchie penalty for encroachment. After discussing the situationwith the other three officials, he awarded a free kick [.

Wigan Manager – Newcastle Fantastic Place To Play Football

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Wigan's interim manager Graham Barrow was complimentary of Newcastle after the game but he still thought Wigan could have won the game with some luck on their side. Wigan didn't look like a relegation side and they still have a slight chance to avoid the drop although Burton had a great 1-0 win at Huddersfield [.

Rafa – To Be Manager Of Fantastic Newcastle Is A Great Privilege

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Rafa Benitez had been interviewed by the Chronicle again today in what they are calling Part 2 of their exclusive interview with the Newcastle manager let's hope there are parts 3 and 4 to come. Rafa has again given written responses to the questions posed by the Chronicle journalists and there are some good [.

Rafa Sure Of Club’s Bright Future – We’ll All Have Chance To Dream

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With there not being too much news during these boring International break the Chronicle has rescued us all by conducting a long and very interesting interview with manager Rafa Benitez. Rafa is asked a number of questions and as usual he responds to each question with his real thought on thematter and they are also [.

Striker Issues Caution As Concern Mounts At Newcastle

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Daryl Murphy was our Man of the Match during the terrible defeat and display against Fulham on Saturday afternoon a display and result that shocked Geordie fans everywhere. It was widely thought to be our worst display of the seasonand it came at exactly the wrong time. After getting 7 pointsfrom games against three [.

Newcastle Captain Puts It All In Perspective

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We were hoping for the win last night and of the last three games at least on paper it seems Reading was the easiest. But we cannot complain (and wont) and 7 points from 9 is a great return against three of the top five teams in the Championship all away from [...]

Rafa – We Had Enough Chances To Win It

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Rafa Benitez seemed pleased with the performance of his players last night and we came away with a point in a 0-0 draw at Reading, but probably should have had all 3 points. But Reading also had chances to win the game and given they hit the bar in the last few seconds of the [...]

The Brilliance Of Benitez Shows Through When It Matters Most

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Newcastle pulled of their second great away win yesterday when we beat an in-form Huddersfield team 3-1 away to go 5 points ahead of second placed Brighton and 11 points ahead of 3rd placed Huddersfield. If there was ever any doubt who the best teamin the Championship is, then the last five days have shown [.

Rafa Pleased With Performance – His Game Plan Was Brilliant

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Rafa Benitez was pleased with the away performances at Brighton and at Huddersfield when we played what were the first and third teams in the league. The fact we won both games and Brighton lost at Nottingham Forest today means we are 5 points clear of the Seagulls and 11 points clear of 3rd placed [.

Local Lad – I Do What The Manager Wants – That’s Most Important

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Paul Dummett has improved this season under the coaching of Rafa Benitez and a number of our other players have too and they will be better players next season than they have been this season. But it's been some experience in the Championship, which must be the toughest football league in the world to [.

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 [.

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 [...]

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 [..

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winger – We’re Disappointed But We Must Refocus

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Christian Atsu, our Ghanaian winger who is on loan this season from Chelseawas the only one of our four players to score from his spot kick last night and even that went in off the under-side of the cross bar. But the 24 year-old gave a good interview on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the [.

Players Disappointed But They Must Stay Positive

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DeAndre Yedlin got another start for Newcastle yesterday in what was supposed to be a celebration for Newcastle winning 10 games in a row for the first time in our history. But it didn't turn out that way and third bottom Blackburn Rovers came away with a victory as their manager Owen Coyle had predicted [.

How Blackburn Striker Views Newcastle United

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21-year-old Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is on loan at BlackburnRovers from Southamptonfor the season and he has done very well scoring 7 goals in 17 appearances for Blackburn. The 6ft 4ins striker, who was born in Devon, is looking forward to the game against Newcastle on Saturday,and he thinks the Magpies are the biggest club [.

Goalkeeper Talks About Newcastle’s New Philosophy

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Karl Darlow had a good game for Newcastle on Saturday and he came in second in our Man of the Match voting behind goalscorer Dwight Gayle. Karl has the goalkeeper jersey at the moment, although both Matz Sels and Rob Elliot are pushing hard to get back into the first team. so Karl is well [...]

Rafa Talks About Plans For January Transfer Window

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Rafa Benitez seems to only wants to concentrate on the games we have coming up. We play 8 games in the league and one in the EFL Cup before the end of the year starting on November 20th at Elland Road against Leeds United. So when asked about the transfer market Rafa dismisses it in [...]

Isaac Hayden Interviewed After Game – Video

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? nufcTV: We spoke to @IsaacHayden65 after today's game against @CardiffCityFC ? https://t.co/Z2zlOB4Bv2 #NUFC pic.twitter.com/EVZkEHiSCd Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 5, 2016

Midfielder Upbeat About Newcastle’s Winning Mentality

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Mohamed Diame was signed from Hull City in the summer for £4.5M, which was the release clause in his contract and he was cheap at the price, although he has been a littleour of form of late. But last night Mo showed us how he can score goals with two very good strikes one each [...]

Striker Admits He’s Always Confident In Front Of Goal

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Dwight Gayle has now scored seven goals in the last four games all wins failing to score in the game at Rotherham where Christian Atsu was making his starting debut and scored a great goal to get us all 3 points. After scoring two good opportunist goals on Tuesday night at Oakwell he [...]

We Went Toe-To-Toe With Them But They Gave Us Nothing

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The Yorkshire Post in their report were complimentary about Newcastle last night after we beat Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell in front of their biggest crowd there for six years. And the opposing manager Paul Heckingbottom has chipped in with his praise for the Magpies, but whatimpressed Paul the most about Newcastle was the graft and [.

Player Adamant – I Don’t Want To Lose This Shirt

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Karl Darlow has played well since he took over from Matz Sels after the 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa and Karl seems happy enough with the way the game went on Saturday, even though we conceded a poor goal after we had gone 3-0 up just after half time. And Karl was pleased to [...]

Newcastle Star On What He Likes Doing Most Of All

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Jonjo Shelvey put in another greatgameyesterday and ran the game for Newcastleespecially in the first half when we were dominantand were 2-0 up after just 16 minutes with goals from Ciaran Clark and Dwight Gayle. Then just minutes into the second half Gayle scored his second goal of the game and his 9th goal in [.

Midfielder – Why It’s Nice To Play For This Great Football Club

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Jonjo Shelvey has been playing very well for Newcastle recently as he takes on the play-maker role in the teamand he's looking very good and one of the best players in the Championship. Jonjo was also doing some good deeds himself in the local area as he was visiting Shanklea Primary School in Cramlington to [.

Rafa Benitez Speaks About Fans And Incredible Win

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Rafa Benitez was cool and calm after the game as usual as he spoke to reporters followingthe 4-3 stoppage time win against league leaders Norwich City last night. Rafa paid tribute to the fans and also says Newcastle had bad luck in the first half when we should have been ahead at the [...]

Videos

Retro Football: Johan Cruyff Discusses Dennis Bergkamp, The Notion Of Greatness And The Perfect Footballer, 1994 (Video)

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On the day of his 48th birthday, we can't help but hark back to the highest praise Dennis Bergkamp ever received, and from Johan Cruyff no less.

Shortly before the 1994 World Cup, Cruyff gave an in-depth interview to Hugo Camps for Het Laatste Nieuws, in which shared his thoughts on a wide array of footballing issues.

‘I Call My Daughter My Girlfriend’ – Mohammed Anas Successfully Explains Post-Match Interview Blunder

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Move over Gordon Banks, for your acrobatic denial ofPele at the 1970 World Cup has been usurped as the greatest last-gasp save of all time.

Mohammed Anas now claims that title, after conjuring up the mother of all excuses for thanking both his wife and his girlfriend during a recent post-match interview.

Championship

Opposition View – Newcastle United Are A Massive Club

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With their famous win at Huddersfield on Saturday Burton Albion have move up to 19th (6th bottom) place in the league table and 4 points above safety and very a good chance of staying in the Championship for next season, which would be great for the club and their fans. Albion have a very good [...]

Benitez – This Is How Fans Can Help Newcastle Get Promoted

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Rafa Benitez has again praised the Newcastle fans for their magnificent support of the teamthis season when we will break the attendance record for the Championship and it will be something over 51,000. Home gates are sold out and we always take up our full allocation of away tickets and often the away games are [.

Benitez Happy With Season So Far – We Need To Stay Confident

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Some of us back in August thought we would almost walk away with the Championship this season but we were wrong again. Of course those first two games, when we lost both of them at Fulham and at home to Huddersfield at the time we thought were two mediocre sides level-set what [...]

Benitez Explains Why Magpies Didn’t Win Yesterday

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Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game yesterday and gaina full 3 points on both Brighton and Huddersfield, but we didn't and we had to make do with just the one point.

Reading Manager Praises The Quality Of Newcastle

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Newcastle's lead at the top of the Championship was cut by 2 points to only 3 points last night as Brighton won 2-0 at Rotherham (Huddersfield won 1-0 at home to Aston Villa) and we could only draw 0-0 at 5th placed Reading. It was a decent game and Newcastle could and probably should have [...]

The Rest

PSP talks tactics with Union head coach Jim Curtin

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Jim Curtin has guided Philadelphia Union through some difficult times, but now he is tasked with helping the club build a new foundation for success. A slow start has led many to question whether he's up for the job. PSP spoke to Curtin to find out more about how the adjustments he has made to help the team get back on track.

Newcastle Star – It’s A Big Game – We Are Ready

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DeAndre Yedlin has come into the side during the suspension of Vurnon Anita and the 23 year-old American has done well and he looks a very exciting attacking right back. DeAndre has warned his team-mates today as Rafa did during his press conference that we cannot take any game for granted and we must bring [.