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Newcastle To Get First Win In Four Against Crystal Palace On Saturday?

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After we had three wins in a row, we have lost 1-0 at Brighton and drew at home to Liverpool (1-1) and away at Southampton (2-2) last Sunday. So it would be [...]

Newcastle’s Impressive Goalscorer Takes Weight Off His Shoulders

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Newcastle did very well on Sunday to get a point, and while we deserved all 3 points we could have also lost the game in the final 15 minutes, and that would [...]

Rafa Benitez – We Deserved More From The Game

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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was disappointed with the defeat at Brighton today after Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game but the game could have gone either way [...]

Benitez Comments On Chris Hughton And Jamaal Lascelles

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In his press conference today Rafa Benitez was very calm as expected and he seems to have recovered from the surgery he had recently which kept him at home watching the TV [...]

Rafa Benitez Doing What He Loves To Do At Newcastle

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Rafa Benitezis very calm and doesn't get carried away with things good or bad (like some of us), and his mantra is to improveevery player and the team as he goes through [...]

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, [...]

Captain’s Savvy Message Today To Newcastle Players

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We dare say that most Newcastle fans will think the game at Brighton on Sunday afternoon should be a relatively easy one for Newcastle. But we learned last season in the Championship [...]

Former Manager – Newcastle As Good As It Gets At Swansea

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Alan Pardew is a big fan of Rafa Benitez basically because he knows how good Rafa is and that he's a world-class manager. You could see the friendship between the two [...]

Sky Sports Pundit In Awe Of Newcastle Captain – World Class Defending

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40-year-old Kevin Kilbane, the former Sunderland player is now a pundit for BBC on Match of the Day 2, and he was full of praise for Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles after his [...]

Moreno Sounds Like Rafa – Players Must Show Same Passion And Intensity At Swansea

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After losing our first two games in the Premier League, as we did late season too, we got back on track two weeks ago with a great 3-0 win against West Ham, [...]

Rafa Reflects On Third Loss In A Row – We Missed Our Chances – But Team Will Improve

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After three losses in a row, this situation will be a bit of a challenge for the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, and he will have to remain upbeat. A win at home [...]

Rafa Has An Unsettling Message For Newcastle Fans

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Rafa Benitez has lots of Premier League experience with Liverpool where he was for six seasons from 2004, and he also took over at Chelsea in late 2012 and won the Europa [...]

Rafa Benitez Refuses To Be Drawn On Mike Ashley’s Words

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In his press conference, this afternoon for the game at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, Rafa would not be drawn about Mike Ashley's interview last week with Sky Sports. That's when he said [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About The Threat Of Huddersfield Town

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Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference for the game at Huddersfield Town on early Sunday afternoon. Huddersfield did really well last Saturday when they easily beat Crystal Palace away 3-0 [...]

Rafa – My Commitment Is 100% With Newcastle – I’m Focused From First Game To The Last

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Rafa Benitez had just given his press conference for the game at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. Rafa has come out and told everybody he is 100% committed to Newcastle [...]

Is This Rafa’s Team For Our First Big Test Against Tottenham?

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We are almost ready to embark on another season with Newcastle, and it's a big step up from a year ago when we played Fulham at Craven Cottage last August in the [...]

Rafa Benitez Lays Down The Law For His Players In The Premier League

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After the game yesterday Rafa seemed happy enough with the performance of the team, and certainly, they looked well organized and compact like a Rafa Benitez team in fact. So from [...]

Benitez – Why Can’t Newcastle Win The Premier League?

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This is is the third part in covering the excellent interview Rafa has given in the Mail today, which is actually his first interview since the first week after we won the [...]

Former Star On How Newcastle Will Fare Next Season

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Jermaine Jenas was brought in by Bobby Robson for £5M when Jermaine was just 18 in 2002 and he was then plying his trade at his home town club Nottingham Forest. Jermaine [...]

Former LIverpool Star – Newcastle Can Have Success With Rafa

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Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush thinks the team Newcastle had in the Championship last season is already good enough to survive in the Premier League, but with three or four new players [...]

Things Looking So Much Better For Ashley And Benitez

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Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has said on the Sky Sports News' Premier League Daily Show on Monday morning that for Newcastle to survive we will need to sign some players this summer. How many times have you heard that before? Of course it's been about a year since anybody bothered too much about Newcastleonce [.

Sky Sports Pundit Comically Biased Against Newcastle To The Very End

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David Prutton has made his last prediction for the Championship season and he says that Brighton have been superb this season (what a campaign!) and the atmosphere at the Amex was wonderful against Bristol City. Yes Brighton lost that game 1-0. And what does he say about the Newcastle vs Barnsley game that Barnsley [.

Video – Rafa’s Sky Interview After Great 2-0 Win – He’s Staying

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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 [...]

Press Conference – Gayle Not Ready But Clark Fit

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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 [.

Sky Pundit At It Again – Predicts (Hopes) Newcastle Drop Points

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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 [.

Video – Subdued Benitez Bemoans Too Many Mistakes

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Here's what a very subdued Rafa said after our defeat yesterday at Sheffield Wednesday that was coupled with a poor performance.

Rafa’ Initial Comments On Refereeing – Gives Injury Update

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for another tough game tomorrow afternoon this time at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa has made about the game tomorrow as being reported in the local press and on Newcastle's Twitter account: [.

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 [.

We Have Been Warned – Wayward Pundit Predicts Newcastle Win

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If pundits were supposed to get results wrong then David Prutton of Sky Sports would be one of the very best in the business at least where Newcastle United are concerned. David never seems to get his predictions right for the Magpies we were supposed to lose to both Brighton and Huddersfield, but [.

Rafa Talks About Newcastle’s Poor Home Record

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The strange thing about this season or at least one of them is that our home form has not been as good as our away form which is the polar opposite of what happened last term. We have managed to drop points to teams like Wolves, Blackburn, QPR and Bristol City at [...]

Two More Players Almost Fit For Run-In To Season

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Rafa Benitez gave some good news in his press conference yesterday and with the local journalists afterwards he went into more detail on the injuries of various individuals. Midfielder Isaac Hayden is back in the squad after his ankle surgery and we would expect him to start the game today against Wigan alongside Jonjo Shelvey [.

Rafa Press Conference – His Comments On Injuries And Wigan

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference this afternoon for the potentially tricky game at home tomorrow against second bottom side Wigan Athletic. Newcastle have not done well at home this season against poor sides, but we must win the next two games against two bottom four sides Wigan and Burton Albion.

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 [.

Rafa Gives Injury Update – Fulham Was Wake-Up Call

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Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the important game atBirmingham City against a struggling Blues side under manager Gianfranco Zola. It was a rare off-day for most of the Newcastle players against Fulham and we hope it was just a blip a bad day at the office and the [.

Rafa Press Conference – Gives Advice To Mitrovic

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Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the important game at home tomorrow to an an-form Fulham side. Newcastle have not done as well at home as away this season so hopefully with six home games still to play we can win most of them. Rafa has talked about striker Aleksandar Mitrovic [.

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 [...]

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Initial Comments From Rafa’s Press Conference – I Was Expecting The Wins

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Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference this afternoon for the game at Brighton on Sunday afternoon. We have a chance at Brighton for the first time in almost four years, [...]

Interesting Comments From Rafa’s Press Confernce

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Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the tough and vital game against Burton Albion tomorrow night at St. James' Park. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow night where a win would take us 3 points closer to automatic [.

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.

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Weird Scenes: Romania Coach Christoph Daum Offered Fishing Rod By Journalist In Middle Of Press Conference (Video)

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You'll struggle to find an international coach more fiercely at odds with his national press than Romania boss Christoph Daum.

During a media conference just a couple of months ago, Daum was so enraged at the continued attempts to undermine his position that heflew into an apoplectic rage in which he claimed several times that he a 63-year-old German man was "more Romanian" that the entire Romanian press.