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Newcastle United

Captain – Whatever Rafa Says We Agree With It

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Jamaal Lascelles has been one of the success stories of the season so far and ever since Rafa Benitez came in last March 11th he almost immediately saw the potential and leadership of Jamaal and started playing him in the first team. That was a huge change from the way Steve McClaren had handled him [.

Benitez Explains What Is A New Problem For Him

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Newcastle if anything have overcompensated in the summer whenwe brought in 12 players and Rafa ensured that in every single position we have two top players and sometimes more than that pushing for astart. The Newcastlemanager has about 25 players in his first team squad all good players and they are [.

Newcastle To Announce Big Deal Early Next Week

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News in the local press that Newcastle have offered goalkeeper Rob Elliot a massive new deal to keep him atNewcastle long term and that should certainly keep the 30 year-old happy as he comes back from a very seriousACL knee injury. Rob was our best player last season and our Playerof the Season and [.

Surprisingly Strong Commitment From Newcastle Player

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The Shields Gazette has a good exclusive interview today with Newcastle right-back Daryl Janmaat, who famously smashed his hand again the dressing room at half time at Southampton lastseason in sheer frustration. Someof us thought Daryl would probably try to move away from Newcastle but it looks like he will stay and help us get [.

A Potent Message From The Captain

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Jamaal Lascelles deserved to be given the Newcastle captaincyeven though the lad is still only 22, which is really young to be captain of such a massive club like Newcastle and he's only made 22 appearances so far for the club. But it's testament to his strong character and he seems to have all the [.

Rafa Benitez Issues Another Warning To Wantaway Players

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Rafa Benitez has again come out and said that those players who want to leave Newcastle will only be allowed to leave if it is in the best interests of the club. Some of that is that Newcastle must be able to replace them preferably before they leave the club so we do not [...]

How Benitez Is Painfully Negotiating His Future Success With Ashley

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Newcastle lawyers and Rafa Benitez' lawyers are now said to be working hard on the agreements reachedbetween Benitez and Mike Ashley, which hands over the running of Newcastle in all football matters to the former Liverpool manager. Thatsounds very good to Newcastlefans, who are sickand tired of seeing people like Lee Charnley run the club, [.

Newcastle Leadership – There Isn’t Any And That’s A Huge Problem

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If Newcastleare finally relegated on Wednesday night, ifSunderland beat Everton at home, then a well-run club would immediately communicatewith their fans as a first priority. A good club would show initiative and start to put plans together that would beginto ensure we could be promoted immediately next May back to the Premier League.

Newcastle’s New Star In Rallying Cry To Fans

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Andros Townsend is fast becoming a real fan favorite on Tyneside and he scored his second goal in as many games after 89 minutes yesterday against Swansea, when he rifled home with that great left foot of his after being set up by an excellent run from Aleksandar Mitrovic. Unfortunately, with that release clause of [.

This Newcastle Youngster Emerging As Real Leader

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We couldn't have said it better ourselves and there are lots of reports in the papers that after the game on Saturday, 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles was more than vocal in the dressing room after the game at Southampton, when other more senior players didn't have too much to say. Jamaal came on for the [.

Newcastle Star’s Surprising Statement About Norwich Game

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If Rafa Benitez does save us from relegation and stays on at Newcastle, then it's clear there will be huge changes made at the club and those changes will be directed by the manager himself, who only agreed to come to the club if he could be fully in control of things including the [...]

Benitez Addresses The Leadership Issue At Newcastle

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As we mentioned last night Siem de Jong could become a very important player for Newcastle under Rafa Benitez during the final eight games of the season, as the Newcastle manager looks to use the Dutchman's experience and skills in the Newcastle team. It turns out that Siem is still part of the senior leadership [.

Rafa Benitez Continues His Complete Overhaul Of Newcastle

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There's absolutely no doubting that Rafa Benitez is doing all he can in the final couple of months to save Newcastle from the drop and also to make changes for the better at the club wherever he sees fit. Rafa seems to be getting a free hand to do that, which is (very) good to [...]

Shelvey – Desperate Times Call For Desperate Solutions

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It has to be odds-on that Jonjo Shelvey will get the chance to captain Newcastleagainst both Stoke City and Bournemouth in the two vital upcoming Premier League games with Coloccini out injured. Of course two wins would be just fantastic and the least we have to hope for is 4 points otherwise Steve McClarenmay be [.

Jonjo Shelvey Offers Newcastle An In-Your-Face Captain

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It was interesting that Jonjo Shelvey was given the captain's armband in yesterday's friendly game against Lillestrom in La Manga, when captain Fabricio Coloccini was rested and the former Swansea. Liverpool and Charlton play-maker certainly showed some captain's qualities in the game, before he was substituted in the 66th minute.

This Player Becoming A Real Leader At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren revealed in his press conference yesterday and after the match last Sunday that at half time at White Hart Lane last Sunday the players were talking a lot about how they could get back into the game. We assume Steve said that because previously that had not happened when Newcastle were losing [.

McClaren Talks About Leadership At Newcastle

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It´s apparent that Fabricio Coloccini the Newcastle captain has been asked to be more vocal with the fans this season by head coach Steve McClaren, and Steve has admitted that he is trying to get Fabricio to take more responsibility. Yesterday Fabricio sent out another email to fans and certainly one thing McClaren is trying [.

McClaren Wants Players To Be Responsible – Become Leaders

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Since Moussa Sissoko signed for us almost three years ago from Toulouse he has played around 97 times for Newcastle and scored 11 goals with 13 assists. Last season he had two assists in 34 league games and in the last two seasons he's had 8 assists in 76 games in all competitions. But with [...]

Steve McClaren’s Big Mistake In Pre-Season

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There were always questions about whether Fabricio Coloccini even wanted to stay at Newcastle in the summer when he didn't play one minute in pre-season and there were constant rumors that he was destined to join former manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. Steve McClaren head in hands It doesn't give fans any [.

Tim Krul Reacts On Twitter To Newcastle Display

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It seems that Tim Krul is quickly becoming a leader at Newcastle, and at least Tim is willing to talk in the dressing room, but he revealed today that that too many of our current players are very quiet. And it doesn´t help when our captainFabricio Coloccini is a man of few words. Tim Krul [...]

Newcastle Star Explains How To Turn Things Around

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We are hoping that Steve McClaren can find a starting position for Siem de Jong in the side because the Dutchman is a player who can score the goals, he can score from what look like half chances and after he came on against Watford he did have a couple of chances, but he couldn´t [...]

It Was Disappointing – Two Bad Goals – We Have To Regroup

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After the game last night in which Newcastle were never really in it. Steve McClaren was interviewed on nufcTV, and the Newcastle head coach was disappointed with the performance and the fact that we were not anywhere near as good as in some of our previous games. As Steve says it's often two or three [.

Steve McClaren Still Lauding This Player

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Fabricio Coloccini did one play one minute in the pre-season, and it was therefore a surprise when he ledNewcastle out for our first game of the season at home to Southampton and he was partnered by new arrival ChancelMbemba and they had never played together before. Fabricio Coloccini at the end of the 0-0 [.

John Carver – I’m A Winner Not A Quitter

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We were kind of hoping that after some of the nonsensical statements John Carver made this year while the interim head coach at Newcastle, he would lie low and maybe the pay-off from Newcastle came with an agreement not to talk about what happened last season it was so painful. Steve Stone and John [.

McClaren Plays Down Importance Of Captaincy At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren has yet to decide on who will be the captain for the coming season at Newcastle, but he still considers Fabricio Coloccini at the moment to be the club captain, and we daresay if Colo is still with us come September, he may continue to captain the team for his last season on [...]

We Did Everything On Saturday – We Ran, We Fought

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This Newcastle side is looking like the team that was relegated six years ago and after every defeat there;s been seven in a row the players have come out ans said what they think the fans want to hear and say we fought and tried and all that good stuff, and John Carver comes [...]

Being Positive All Time Isn’t Useful When It Lacks Reality

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John Carver may be starting to lose some fans and maybe some of his players simply because before and after eachgame, he's so positive but when youare positive all the time unjustifiably you can become a Pollyanna where everything is positive all the time and we know in the world [...]

This Youngster Is Ready – He Must Be Given His Chance

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Adam Armstrong captained the England U18 sideon Saturday when they hammered Switzerland 6-1 and Adam had scored two brilliant goals in the first half and just minutes into the second half England coach Neil Dewsnip replaced the Newcastle 18 year-old. Adam Armstrong - needs to be given his chance this season Just 45 minutes played [.

Newcastle Will Sell Top Youngster This Summer – Here’s Why

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There is news this morning that Manchester United are seriously going to try to bring Newcastle's 21 year-old Spanish U21 striker Ayoze Perez to Old Trafford this summer. Ayoze Perez in action at Hull City And when you consider that Manchester City and Arsenal are also reported to be very keen on the youngster, that [.

Another Player Injured In Training – What’s Going On?

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We don't know exactly what Newcastle do in training these days, but out players keep picking up injuries and news today that after Mehdi Abeid has just made it back from the broken toe he picked up in mid-November while he was with the full Algerian squad he is injured again this time [...]

Leaders Have To Stop Putting Newcastle In Jeopardy

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The game at Hull City on Saturday is turning out to be an important game for both John Carver and Newcastle United, and we need to take something out of this game. Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley There is a realdanger at Newcastle that we'll go the way of last seasonat this time, andstart losing [.

Freddy Shepherd Wants This Man In As New Head Coach

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When Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club, Freddy Shepherd was the Newcastle Chairman and John Carver was Bobby's assistant manager, and the team did very well over five years from 1999. Freddy Shepherd - former Newcastle Chairman The only poor year was in Bobby's second season, when we had a lot of injuries including [.

We Know How Much It Means To People Here – It’s Their Lives

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Whoever takes over the new head coach position at Newcastle hopefully by the end of this month should understand just how tough a job it is to manage Newcastle United on Tyneside. Successful Saints manager Ronald Koeman John Carver is well aware of what it takes, having spend five years as assistant manager [.

Another Injury Picked Up – Newcastle Now Have 11 Players Out

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It looks like Paul Dummett has picked up a knock as we reported yesterday, and he will be struggling to make the game tomorrow at home to Everton, but as it happens one of the few players who is still standing is Massadio Haidara, and we would have expected Massadio to play this game in [...]

Pardew Quietly Confident Top Player Will Stay On Tyneside

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We have no idea what Fabricio Coloccini is thinking about the decision he will have to make in the summer whether to either stay on Tyneside, or return to Argentina yo be with his family. Fab said in June he would stay at Newcastle for this season, but didn't commit any further than that. [...]

Pardew Talks About Calls John Carver Needs To Make

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Alan Pardew has talked tonight about what things will be different for John Carver in the next three games, and the Newcastle manager knows that John has to control himself tomorrow, and the Newcastle assistant manager can be combustible at times. John Carver - takes charge for next three games This is what Alan Pardew [.

Newcastle Captain Steps Up To The Plate

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We had an article out on Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini earlier today and said he was a very important player for Newcastle through the end of this season, and news tonight that Alan Pardew has asked his captain to deliver the half-time team talk during tomorrow's game at Fulham. Fabricio Coloccini - will talk to [.

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Why Steve McClaren Is Not Suited To Newcastle

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It wasn't exactly a popular appointment at Newcastle to hire Steve McClaren as manager and it looked more like Steve was more than willing to come in and manage under all the restrictions the Newcastle manager (or head coach) has placed on him because of the way the club is run under owner Mike Ashley.

Siem De Jong Already An Important Player At Newcastle

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News today that former Ajax captain Siem de Jong has been appointed as the Newcastle United vice-captain, which says something about the importance of one of our new signings this summer. Siem and Fabricio vice captain and captain together This year Newcastle not only played poorly and lost far too many games, but when [.

This Player So Important To Newcastle Through End Of Season

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The good news for tomorrow is that captain Fabricio Coloccini returns from his week-long compassionate leave in Argentina, and Colo will be a welcome return at Craven Cottage, when the Newcastle side have to put up without having manager Alan Pardew in the stadium, as he serves the first match of a three match stadium [.