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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 [...]

Rafa Benitez Speaks About Jose Mourinho’s Lavish Praise

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Rafa Benitez is a character in the football world, and it's not surprising the TV have Newcastle playing on live TV a lot of times this season. Rafa is one of those [...]

Benitez Prepared For Worst Case Scenario in January

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Rafa Benitez is a pragmatic coach, and he was even upbeat after our 6th defeat on Saturday in our 12 league games, but we remain in 11th place in the league table [...]

Rafa Takes The Positives – Moves Forward – Here’s Newcastle’s Next 10 Games

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Rafa Benitez seemed extra composed after the 4-1 defeat against Manchester United afterthe game last night. As he does often after games he clinically analyzed what happened, and while we weregood [...]

Video – Rafa’s Very Impressive Interview After 4-1 Defeat

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Rafa Benitez was calm, cool and collected after the 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford yesterday. The manager pointed out the many positives of theplayers and he said many times he was proud [...]

Rafa Benitez Sounds The Warning Bell – Worried About Relegation

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There is a report put out in the Mirror today that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has told the upper management at Newcastle, that he needs some quality players brought into the team [...]

Newcastle’s Task At Old Trafford Is Very Tough – But Not Impossible – Here’s Why

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ManchesterUnited have some injury concerns for the game against Newcastle on Saturday and do we. Mikel Merino, Paul Dummett, and ChristianAtsuwill not make the game, and captain Jamaal Lascelles is extremely doubtful. [...]

Newcastle Star Issues Rallying Cry – We Have To Keep A Level Head And Improve In Every Game

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Matt Ritchie is an excellent example of a player Rafa Benitez loves to train. He is talented, disciplined and has a yearning to become a much better player at Newcastle. Matt's also [...]

Why Jonjo Shelvey Still Has To Prove Himself This Season

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Jonjo Shelvey did not make a good start to the season when he was sent of early in the second half of our very first game at home to Spurs. At the [...]

A Confident Rafa And His Influential Words Of Encouragement To His Young Players

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Newcastle fans wanted a win in our last game at home to second-bottom Bournemouth to get the points on the board. And that's because by the end of this year we will [...]

Rafa Benitez Hits Back At Critics In Defense Of Newcastle Player

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Paul Dummett was injured in the first half of the first game of the season when he limped off with what looked like a severe hamstring injury at St. James' Park. Paul [...]

Rafa Identifies New Transfer Target For January

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Rafa Benitez still seems determined to bring in another goalkeeper to Newcastle, and he could even do that in January. The latest news from Spain and outlet El Gol Digital is that [...]

Former Striker Andy Cole Gives His Opinion On Newcastle And Benitez

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Andy Cole was a phenomenal striker for Newcastle United but was at the club only two years from February 1993 through January 1995 when he moved to Manchester United and had a [...]

Rafa Stays Calm But Positive – Clarifies Newcastle Now “In A Really Good Position”

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Rafa Benitez seems to have got over the two close defeats which were very disappointing against teams we thought we could beat. But we are still well positionedin the league table in [...]

Rafa Responds To Negative Criticism – Explains Strengths Of Newcastle Side

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Rafa Benitez is very pragmatic, and he wants to win every single game that Newcastle play and his match plan always reflects that goal. But in the last two games, Newcastle have [...]

Merino Out For At Least Two Weeks – Colback Continues In The Cold

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Rafa Benitez has just held his press conference for the important home game against AFC Bournemouth tomorrow afternoon. When Rafa's Newcastle United have played on a Saturday in the Premier League we [...]

This Is Newcastle’s Key Asset Which Mike Ashley Must Protect For Potential Takeover

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Former Liverpool Managing Director Christian Purslow has been talking about Newcastle potential takeover on Sky Sports. And one thing he has said is that he doubts the deal can be done before [...]

Benitez Explains Just How Newcastle Need To Play – Because We Don’t Have Big Stars

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Rafa Benitez has talked at length in the local papers about one particular player, Ayoze Perez, who did not play well against Crystal Palace last time out in the close 1-0 win. [...]

Shelvey Reveals How “One Of The Greatest Managers Of This Current Era” Works With Players

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Jonjo Shelvey did not make a good start to the season, and his lack of control on the field cost us points against Tottenham in our very first game. But we know [...]

How Jonjo Shelvey Has Been Brilliantly Managed By Rafa Benitez

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Rafa Benitez has said a number of times that we could be even better off than we are at the moment with 14 points from our first nine games. One of the [...]

Rafa Comments On The Skills Of English Managers

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We were surprisedwhen Gareth Southgate was given the Englandjob because he's done nothing in club management to suggest he's good enough to manage England successfully. We hope we are wrong, but he [...]

Fans Have Their Say – It’s All About The Manager – Rafa Is A Geordie!

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Things are really looking up at Newcastle, and it seems like the takeover deal has every chance of succeeding. That's the one led by Amanda Staveley, but we have to remember there [...]

Rafa Benitez – I Value Newcastle And Liverpool Clubs Most In My Career

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Rafa Benitez has given a long interview in the Madrid publication Marca today and he has been asked many questions. We all know Rafa did a fabulous job at Liverpool where he [...]

Benitez Gives Interesting Answer To Potential Liverpool And Spanish National Jobs

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Rafa Benitez has said recently he still thinks he has about 15 years left in management which would take him to 72 years of age. Roy Hodgson is still managing at 70 [...]

Rafa – Newcastle Not Reaching Their Potential – We Can Become A Top Side In England

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Rafa Benitez did his very best yesterday in the lead up to the game against Crystal Palace today not to talk too much of Newcastle's possible sale before the end of the [...]

Rafa Has Important Message For His Players – And For Fans Too

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Rafa Benitez is trying to keep his players concentrating on the game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. After getting a good point on Sunday at Southampton, we would do [...]

Rafa Benitez In Top Ten List Of Best Paid Managers In Premier League

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The Star today has listed the highest paid Premier League managers, and it's little surprise that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are the highest paid managers at a massive £13M each per [...]

Everton Want What Newcastle Have Got – Manager Rafa Benitez

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Since a year last summer when Ronald Koeman joined Everton as manager the Toffees have been big spenders in the transfer market. Last season they finished in a very respectable 7th place [...]

Newcastle’s New Signing On Why Rafa Benitez Is The Perfect Manager

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It's not a secret that our new signing Joselu was a big admirer of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez before he joined the club. And it'sclear that Rafa is trying to improvethe former [...]

Forward Given New Role By Rafa – Important For The Newcastle Side

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Ayoze Perez has been playing a bit of a different role so far this season as a number 10, and the Spanish U21 International has put in some tough shifts and working [...]

Rafa Benitez – Happy At Newcastle With What He Has

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Rafa Benitez sees his job as to improve the team as the season progresses and to improveevery single player in his squad that's the simple way Rafa looks at things. And [...]

What It Takes To Become The Newcastle Captain Under Rafa Benitez

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23-year-old Newcastle captain had a good season last term when he made the Championship Team of the Year. But he didn't come in for some criticism from the fans when he had [...]

Rafa Benitez On The Type Of Player He Loves To Coach – What It Takes To Be Successful

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Rafa Benitez has talked today about what it takes for a player to succeed in football and especially in the Premier League. The player has to want to become a better player, [...]

Rafa Gives Brilliant Analysis Of All Six New Summer Signings

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Rafa has given an assessment of his new signings last summer, and he sums up their strengths and what theyneed to do to become better players. Overall, given the criticismat the end [...]

Rafa Thinks Newcastle Takeover Could Change Things In One Area

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Rafa Benitez has finally talked about all the takeoverspeculation that has gone on this week. Newcastle fans are hoping thata rich, ambitiousinvestor could buy the club from Mike Ashley and sooner rather [...]

Former Star Has Heard Some Great Things – This Is The Only Way To Go With Benitez In Charge

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33-year-old Ryan Taylor is still playing football, and at the moment he's with Port Vale. Ryan was very well liked at Newcastle, and he will always be remembered for that fabulous goal [...]

Where Do We Put Her Statue If Amanda Staveley Buys Out Ashley?

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The Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter today on news that Amanda Staveley met with Lee Charnley, Keith Bishop, and Justin Barnes in the Newcastle United Boardroom on Sunday after the game. [...]

Rafa Benitez Confident Of Doing Well – Winning Trophies At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez hassaid he thinks he can win trophies at Newcastle and that'snot the first time he has said that while he's been at the club. When Rafa decided to join Newcastle [...]

Rafa Benitez On Whether he Could Ever Return To Manage Liverpool

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Since leaving Liverpool in 2010 Rafa Benitezhas managed Inter-Milan and Napoli in Italy and Real Madrid in Spain. His most successful spell during that time was with Napoli for two seasons [...]

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Too Many Of The Old Criticisms Still Exist Around Rafa Benitez

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Since Rafa has arrived at Newcastleoneof the surprises we have had is how warm a character he is. We had heard all the reportsfrom players like Steven Gerrard that he never told [...]