Matt Ritchie

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Rafa Benitez Praises Player Completely Committed To Becoming Better

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Matt Ritchieis one of Newcastle's best players and when he a little off form it can tell on the results at Newcastle. Matt hasn't been at his best lately, but on Tuesday [...]

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 [...]

Good News – We Created Chances: Bad News – We Didn’t Take Them

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Newcastle created the chances in the first half, but a combination of poor refereeing, good goalkeeping, and pure bad luck meant we went into the break at 0-0. Bournemouth sorted themselves out [...]

Newcastle Star Player Looks Forward To Special Game And 3 Points on Saturday

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The last time Newcastle faced Bournemouth at home was in March of last year when we were beaten 3-1, and that was the last game that Steve McClaren was the manager and [...]

Team Spirit And Guts Now A Massive Advantage For Benitez’ Newcastle Side

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Newcastle do not have many real top stars in the team this season, but it looks we will be able to give anybody a game. We have seen the team steadily improve [...]

Joselu Explains Perfectly What Newcastle Have To Do This Season

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We will have a Rafa Benitez press conference early this afternoon, and it looks like we are in good shape as far as injuries go. Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu, and Matt Ritchie [...]

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 [...]

Rafa Benitez Determined To Further Improve This Talented Newcastle Player

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28-year-old Scottish international Matt Ritchie has been sparkling form this season, and ever since he arrived from Bournemouth over a year ago, he's been one of the best players at Newcastle. And [...]

This Player Showed Real Courage To Join Newcastle – Epitomizes New Spirit

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Newcastle United fans have taken very quickly to Matt Ritchie, and maybe that's because he epitomizes the team that Rafa Benitez is putting together on Tyneside. Matt doesn't just have the skills, [...]

Antonio Valencia, Sergio Aguero, Fabianski… Names of the Premier League, week 5

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BBC pundit raves about 23-year-old..but makes a negative prediction on Newcastle

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Newcastle United have moved up to fourth in the Premier League table after securing a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Christian Atsu put the hosts in front from a wonderful delivery from Matt Ritchie. But then, Xherdan Shaqiri curled in an equaliser from long range to restore parity.

However, it was the Newcastle skipper, Jamaal Lascelles, who stepped up to the plate once again, and earned his side all three points.

Newcastle Star – Positive Vibes Around The Place – But We Must Get Better

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Matt Ritchie was our Man of the Match again last Saturday for another brilliant performance in the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle. He made both goals, and his crosses were [...]

Our Man Of The Match – Probably Newcastle’s Best Player

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Not for the first time this seasonour Man of the Match is Matt Ritchie. Matt was a bargain buy from Bournemouth last yearand in the 2-1 win yesterday against Stoke at At. [...]

Emerging Newcastle Superstar Just Loves It On Tyneside

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With the squad we ended up with on Thursday night, we don't seem to have any established stars, but we do have some outstanding players in the squad. Players like Matt Ritchie, [...]

Newcastle Star – We’ll Keep An Even Keel This Season – Certainly No Panic

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Matt Ritchie has turned out to be a bargain buy for Newcastle from Bournemouth last summer, and like Dwight Gayle, he was willing to take a step down in the leagues to [...]

Matt Ritchie’s Fabulous Goal At Wolfsburg – Video

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There’s No Doubt Who Our Player Of The Season Is

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With the votes rolling in for our annual Player of the Season poll there's simply no doubt early in the voting who will win the poll. Matt Ritchie is wayout in the leadwith close to 60% of the vote with the next in line being Jonjo Shelvey with 15% followed by Ciaran Clark on 10% [...]

Our Man Of The Match Last Night – Simply Brilliant

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Whenever Matt Ritchie plays we know he gives his all for Newcastle 100% because that's the kind of character he is. This lad took a step down to the Championship to sign for Rafa Benitez and he said at the time he wanted to come because of the size of the club and [...]

Championship: Newcastle Back In Premier League After Thumping Win Against Preston (Photos & Highlights)

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Newcastle United are back in the big time after the Magpiessecured their place in next season's Premier League courtesy of aresounding 4-1 win at home to Preston.

Ayoze Perez opened the scoring for the hosts on seven minutes from a corner.

However, just seven minutes later Preston drew level, courtesy of Jordan Hugill.

Fans React On Twitter To Bizarre Referee Blunder

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The refereeing error by Keith Stroudand his officiating team will be talked about for a long time and how is it that these guys don't seem to know the rules of the game? That's their job after all. Stroud had to issue an apology after the game after he disallowed Matt Ritchie's penalty for encroachment, [.

FAIL: Referee Disallows Newcastle Penalty Goal Before Bizarrely Awarding Free-Kick To Burton (Video)

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Newcastle United went back to the top of the Championship on Wednesday night, courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Burton Albion.

However, despite the win, Rafa Benitez and co. were left fuming after referee Keith Stroud made an utter dog's dinner of a Matt Ritchie penalty kick.

Newcastle Star Simply A Fabulous Signing By Rafa

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Matt Ritchie was very pleased to come to Newcastle last summer even though he had to take a step down in the leagues to join second division Newcastle United. Mat has now scored 14 goals for us and has certainly been one of our best players and the Gosport-born player was again our Man of [...]

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 [...]

Our Man Of The Match Could Be Player Of The Season

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Matt Ritchie is once again our Man of the Match against Birmingham, when we had a disappointing 0-0 draw and have now dropped 7 points in the last three games.

Our Man Of The Match In Top Form At The Right Time

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Matt Ritchie has been in great form for us this year and he now has 13 goals and he took up the slack on the goal-scoring front when Dwight Gayle was injured in mid-January at Brentford. Thankfully, Gayle is now back fit again and he may even start the game against Fulham on Saturday. Matt [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Four Best Players Against Villa

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One of the good things that emerged from the game on Tuesday night was the form of both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jack Colback who haven't been at their best of late, but both players had good games against Aston Villa. And both are in the top four of our Man of the Match poll for [...]

Poll Results – These Are Rafa’s 3 Best Signings This Season

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We thought it would interestingtwo thirds of the way through the season and with a number of Rafa Benitez' signings of last summer starting to look good of late to see which playersfans think were Rafa's best signings. Rafa, with the help of Managing Director Lee Charnley brought in 12 new players, including Christian [.

Newcastle 1 Derby 0 – Video Highlights – For Overseas Fans

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Here's a foreign video of the highlights from today's 1-0 win over Derby and it seems to play overseas. Newcastle played well and the back four being very solid for the clean sheet and Matt Ritchie got his 11th goal of the season for the win. Well done lads!! Exactly what we all needed [...]

Star Shows Courage – Why I Joined Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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After a few games when he was off-form a little bit Matt Ritchie has come storming back and has scored a brace in each of the last two games to make sure we have not yet missed top goalscorer Dwight Gayle, who is out with a hamstring problem. That's exactly what you want to see [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Four Players Yesterday

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It's not surprising that with anotherbrace yesterday that in-form Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie is our Man of the Match in the excellent 4-0 win against RotherhamUnited yesterday at St. James' Park. Matt scored the second and fourth goals for Newcastle and with the other goals coming from Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez in the [.

Rafa Benitez Praises Newcastle’s Contagious Goalscorer

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Since Dwight Gayle has been out injured Matt Ritchie seems to have taken up the slack in the goalscoring duties and has scored four goals for us in the last two games. Matt's scored two in each of the wins against Birminghamin the FA Cup 3rd round replay (3-1) and yesterday against Rotherham United in [.

Newcasle Back On Top With Second Ritchie Brace In Four Days

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Matt Ritchie has scored four goals in four days for Newcastle to take his total for the season to 10 goals and that's now half of what top goalscorer Dwight Gayle has in the league this season. And we easily won the game this afternoon by 4-0 against bottom the league side Rotherham United. Derby [..

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 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 [.

This Rafa Benitez’ Problem Can Be Solved Tomorrow

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Rafa Benitez has spoken this week of the problem it is in a team when you lose an important player like Matt Ritchie. Matt has been great for us this season so far, but he picked u his 5th yellow card last Saturday at Deepdale and he will sit out tomorrow's game, although he's not [...]

Missing Player Talks About Massive Game Tomorrow

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Matt Ritchie picked up his 5th yellow card at Preston last week and will now miss the game tomorrow against Cardiff City at home and it seems he's not too happy about that. Matt believes a couple of his cautions were "silly", but in any case he's picked up five on the season and he [...]

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 [.

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Ritchie double has Newcastle flying high

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London (AFP) A Matt Ritchie double propelled Newcastle back to the top of the English Championship as they strolled to a 4-0 win over bottom side Rotherham on Saturday.

Ritchie's double plus goals from Ireland international Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez see the Magpies leapfrog Brighton who beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in an ill-tempered encounter on Friday by a point.

Ritchie double has Newcastle flying high

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London (AFP) A Matt Ritchie double propelled Newcastle back to the top of the English Championship as they strolled to a 4-0 win over bottom side Rotherham on Saturday.

Ritchie's double plus goals from Ireland international Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez see the Magpies leapfrog Brighton who beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in an ill-tempered encounter on Friday by a point.