Christian Atsu has scored in each of Newcastle's last two games games we have won and gained a massive 6 points on leadersBrighton in the process. So after being 7 points behind the Seagulls after our rather pitiful loss at Ipswich Town, we are now just one point being them going into the final [.
We now have a chance to win our last three games of the season, whether or not we go up as Champions or not. The great 4-1 win at home to Preston on Monday night that got us that automatic promotion spotwas followed last night by a very good 2-0 win at Cardiff City with [...]
Here's Rafa Benitez Sky Sports interview after the great 2-0 win at Cardiff City last night and at the end of the interview Rafa is asked if he is excited about the future and he says yesand smiles. None of this "we will see" after last night's performance and earlier in the week [...]
We are trying to forget about that HMRC investigation and hopeit will be on the back-burner and that it's not as bad as it first appeared. Certainly the way things at Newcastle have seemed to quickly return to normal is a very good sign for the club. Rafa was simply terrific in his press conferenceyesterday [.
We are assuming Dwight Gayle is still not recovered enough from his hamstring injury to play at Cardiff City tomorrow night. And Rafa has also fourof our players have slight injuries but will not be in the squad for tomorrow's game in south Wales. Rafa will want to win this game tomorrow night so we [.
Jamaal Lascelles has had some up and down form this season, but he was still good enough to make the Championship Team of the Season and he's improved a lot under Rafa's guidance this term. Benitezshowed massive confidence in the former Nottingham Forest player when he made him the club captain last summer at the [.
We are now getting pundits coming out of the woodwork paying some attention to Newcastle United, now that we will be back in the land of living next season in the Premier League. So we are seemingly now important enough again for pundits to talk about us and of course they will come out and [...]
Sky Sports pundit Peter Beagrie thinks that Newcastle will need to significantly strengthen their squad in the summer and that will take a huge investment from owner Mike Ashley to allow Rafa Benitez to build a side that canfinish mid-table in our first season back. That will probably be the official target for next season [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting eleven. who hopefully will be the players who start the game tonight against Preston North End this evening and take us right back to the Premier league at the very first attempt. We really hope that's the case but with Newcastle this season nothing is ever certain [.
We put this team out last Friday as the side Rafa will start tonight against Preston North End at home but Friday now seems a long time ago. Since then the team above us Brighton and the two teams below us Huddersfield and Reading have all lost games. So tonight could [...]
Rafa Benitez is very pragmatic and he is not getting carried away by what could be a really great night at St. James' Park and he is only concentrating on how his players can execute the game plan and put another 3 points on the board. Sound familiar? But that would be the first time [...]
Newcastle's young 23 year-old captain Jamaal Lascelles has been a little off form in the run-in to the league and he has come in for some criticism in some portions of Newcastle's massive fan base. But he's still been good enough as a player to be one of the three Newcastle players who have made [...
Rafa Benitez is an extremely pragmatic and hard-working man man and after only getting one point from the last three games he spent last week coaching and talking to the players about what they did wrong at Ipswich in the shocking 3-1 defeat. He also delivered a simple message on how they can become successful.
IfNewcastle don't win another game this season and Huddersfield don't win all their remaining games, then Newcastle will still be promoted. That's just how strong Newcastle's position is right now after today's games 2 points out of the last three games will be enough to gain promotion. Or alternatively the next time Huddersfield don't [.
RafaBenitez should be a manunder pressure these days, but don't tell him that.
We've made no secret of the fact we like 34 year-old Daryl Murphy a lot, because of his complete professionalism and he's such a team player. He realizes he takes second place to the team and that's not always true withfootballers these days. And while he hasn't played much for Newcastle this term he still [.
When we got home from the hospital last nightafter an unexpected four hour stay, I casually checked the Championship for some reason and saw that Brighton had lost2-0 away at Norwich. What a surprise that was but maybe it had something to do with Brighton, managed magnificently this season by former Magpies boss Chris [.
Rafa Benitez during yesterday's press conference admitted he was a little surprised that a refereebornin Huddersfield, Andrew Madley, gets toreferee the crucial match on Monday night between Newcastle and Preston. Huddersfieldand Reading are two teams who can still overtake Newcastle if we keep dropping points like we have done in the last three games [.
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the very vital game at home on Monday night against Preston where a win would almost guarantee us a promotion place this season. Indeed if the Terriers don't win at Fulham tomorrow and we get all 3 points against Preston we will be promoted. I just [.
The Premier League TV viewing figures are reported to have declined this season and when we have watched the Premier League this year some of the games on display have not been too attractive. That's caused by the many smaller clubs like Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Swansea, Burnley and Watford doing well and [.
Our next game is going to be a crunch game at home to Preston but before that it may be that things have been relieved a bit if Huddersfield cannot beat Fulham at Craven Cottage tomorrow. Any points the Terriers drop will lower the points total we need to go up and indeed if the [...]
Rafa Benitez has just named his team for the game at Portman Road today against Ipswich Town where we really need to get back to our winning ways having only won two game games out of the last seven played and a measly 9 points which could possibly cost us the Championship title. And Rafa [...]
If Brighton can win their home game tomorrow afternoon against second bottom Wigan Athletic they will be the first team promoted this season from the Championship. TheSeagulls would then be on 92 points. And the most the Terriers in third place can get can get if they win all of their last five games is [.
Yes we have had no luck in the last few games, but we no have to forget about that and start to win games so that we can quickly nail that automatic promotion spot. That will allow Rafa and Lee Charnley to start the massive work we need to do in the summer transfer window [...]
Newcastle put in a very good performance on Friday night but at the business end of the season the result is all important and we didn't get the win we so desperately needed in this game in front of a sold-out St. James' Park. But there were a lot of good things to take away [...]
The poor result covered up what was one of the best displays By Newcastle for some time and while we needed that even more important than the display at the business end of the season is the result and we only got a draw and dropped two points. That's a pity but it's all [...]
This game should have been over before Chris Woods managed to poke in the equalizer a full five minutes into added time and Rafa Benitez after the game questioned where five minutes came foro at the end of a second half that seems to have had very few interruptions until a Leeds fan invaded the [...]
After we played so well last night and then threw away 2 points late in the game, many Geordie fans will be feeling a little frustrated this morning I certainly am more than I should be. We suppose the positive is that the lads played really well, but it's a bad feeling when [...]
This is not turning out to be whatwe hadhoped for at the end of this season. Huddersfield had won their game 3-2 at home to Preston earlier yesterday with a goal 6 minutes into in stoppage time and in the late game Newcastle were beating Leeds 1-0 until Chris Woods equalized a full five minutes [.
Paul Dummett is always good in an interview and gives the local lads' view of what's happening. Paul also has some extra insight because he's been the first choice left-back all season and appeared 35 times for Newcastle this season the most games he has ever played in one season for his home town [.
David Prutton is predicting that Brighton will beat Wolves away and Newcastle will draw 2-2 at home to Leeds and if those predictions are accurate Brighton will be on their way to winning the Championship 4 points ahead of Newcastle with only 4 games to play. David is only predicting the games today which are [.
The Newcastle defense was very dodgy from the off at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and it looks like two of our best defenders may be fit and ready to play tomorrow against Leeds United at St. James' Park. DeAndre Yedlin is definitely available and gives us more thrust down the right wing and Ciaran Clark [.
Christian Atsu has been unable to nail down a starting position at Newcastle although the winger has had more playing time this season than he has since joining Chelsea from Porto in the summer of 2013. The 42 times capped Ghanaian International (9 goals) has appeared 25 times for Newcastle with three goals during his [.
RafaBenitez has not given up his complete focus on winning games and as long as the seasoncontinues that will continue to be his mantra we must win the next game. And he's a man who always wants to improve himself and takes it as part of his job that he has to improve every [...]
Newcastle have struggled through the second half of the season and we haven't won too many games by big scores as we did last year when we took QPR apartat Loftus Road 6-0 and Preston at home 6-0 in the EFL Cup. But after we had annihilated QPR we were at home to Wolves and [...]
It was a terrible result last Saturday at Sheffield Wednesday when we lost 2-1 and allowed Brighton to gain 3 points on us with their 2-1 win on Friday night at QPR. If we don't win the Championship this season it could well be down to that defeat, our 9th this season, but with five [...]
Jonjo Shelvey scored his 5th Championship goal of the season on Saturday at Hillsborough, but it was too late to get anything out the game and we went down 2-1 against Sheffield Wednesday out 9th defeat of the season. And the truth is we didn't deserve to get anything from a display that was [...]
Newcastle managerRafa Benitez spoke to reporters as usual following one of our poorer performances of the season and that has to be difficult for any manager, when he has seen his team play so badly and give the opposition so many chances viaour own mistakes. But that's what surprisingly happened on Saturday at Hillsborough after [.
One of the things that Rafa Benitez has been very concerned about all seasonis that his Newcastle players will take their opponents for granted, get too big for their boots and not bother showing up for a game. That seemed to happen on Saturday when Sheffield Wednesday started the game like a steam train and [.
Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game at St. James Park tonight against a very good Leeds United side who are pushing hard for a play-off place this season and managed by the talented Garry Monk. And Rafa's brought back Aleksandar Mitrovic up front and he edges out Daryl Murphy. Isaac Hayden [.