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Former Player Finally Opens Up About Moving On From Newcastle

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28-year-old Vurnon Anita made an excellent move to a top Champions club yesterday as a free agent on a good three year contract. It's good that Vurnon has been fixed up with [...]

This Surprise Move By Benitez Suggests Successful Recruitment

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The Shields Gazette are reporting today they think that Rafa has decided to release both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran when their contracts terminate at the end of June. We thought that [...]

Still Too Much Uncertainty At Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran still don't know what their futures will be at Newcastle and it looks like it's all dependent on the funding Rafa will be getting from owner Mike Ashley. It seems that Rafa is still undecided about the two and we suppose that's football the last day of the season [...]

Newcastle Could Make These Two Signings Before July

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If Newcastle get promoted this season and back to the Premier League then it seems extremely likely that Rafa Benitez will once again make some big changes to his squad in order to make it Premier League ready. Mike Ashley will make some big money available to the Spanish manager so that he can do [.

Rafa Laments Loss Of Midfielder But Praises Returning Star

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It was bad news for Newcastle fans when they heard yesterday that Isaac Hayden was undergoing surgery on his injured ankle and when asked how long he would be out Rafa Benitez said about four weeks. And at the same time he said Vurnon Anita had participated in the training session and it is exactly [.

It Will Be A Shock If These Two Stalwarts Are Released This Summer

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We had assumed that both Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita would be given new deals this summer if Newcastle are back in the Premier League. There are a number of reasons for thinking that. One is that bothplayers have played very well for us this seasonand theyhave good experience in the Premier League too.

Newcastle Injury Situation Clearing Up Nicely

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If everything goes according to plan it could be that come Saturday we have only twoinjured players in the squad and that would be Vurnon Anita and Rolando Aarons, whois probably out with his ACL injury until the summer. Vurnon has an ankle injury but it doesn't seem the ligaments are damaged and he will [.

Fans React To Injury Prognosis On Three Players

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The injury prognosis on Dwight Gayle was good, that he would be out just two to three weeks with his hamstring injury but it was not good on Vurnon Anita, who will be out two to three months with his ankle injury. Vurnon has suffered ankle ligament damage and he will do well to [...]

Injuries – It’s Good News For Gayle – Bad News For Anita

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There good news and bad news tonight on the Newcastle injury situation. It's quite good news on Dwight Gayle in that his hamstring injury is not too serious and he should be back playing in two to three weeks. But it's not that good news for Vurnon Anita and he ankle injury and he could [...]

Midfielder May Decide He Needs To Leave Newcastle

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Vurnon Anita was signedin the summer of 2012 and has been playing well for the side sinceRafa Benitez arrived at the club in March. But his five year deal on Tynesideruns out next summer and there has been no move to extend his contract by Rafa and Managing Director Lee Charnley. Not yet anyway and [.

Is This Newcastle’s Starting Eleven For Leeds?

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It's always very difficult to know exactly which team Rafa is going to pick for any game, but we'll give it a go for tomorrow's difficult fixture at Leeds United. Rafa may want to turn to experience for this game, which is why Vurnon Anita could come back in for young American DeAndre Yedlin at [...]

Surprise As DeAndre Yedlin Reveals His Role Model At Newcastle

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Newcastle fans have quickly taken to DeAndre Yedlin since he signed for us last month and maybe some of that was after he arrived he went into great detail about how he realized what a huge club Newcastle were as he lived close to the quayside and traveled into the City a lot while he [...]

Would You Believe It – Newcastle Defender Back In Dutch Squad

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The Ditch squad for he upcoming games with Belarus and France has been announced and Vurnon Anita has been named in the provisional squad of 29 players but there' no Daryl Janmaat. Other players in the squad include former Newcastle target Bas Dost of Sporting Lisbon and former Newcastle player Gini Wijnaldum who we [.

Newcastle Fail To Get Anita Red Card Rescinded

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Newcastle have failed int heir case of wrongful dismissal associated with the red card Vurnon Anita picked up against Wolves on Saturday following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today. The Dutch International was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 17th September when his sliding tackle was considered dangerous.

Wolves burst Newcastle bubble, Huddersfield extend lead

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London (AFP) Wolves brought Newcastle back down to earth with a surprise 2-0 victory, while Huddersfield consolidated their position at top of the Championship with a 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday.

Rafael Benitez's side had climbed to second place after five successive victories capped by a 6-0 thrashing of QPR in midweek.

Rob Elliot Got New Deal – So Who’s Next?

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After the whirlwind that was the summer transfer window at Newcastle, Rafa Benitezkeeps working hard and is ensuring he signs up players he sees as the future at Newcastle. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot got a new and much improved contract at Newcastleyesterday and it was well deserved. Rafa has alreadytold Rob he sees him as one [.

Why This Man Is Rafa Benitez’ Perfect Player

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At the end of last season Rafa Benitez played Vurnon Anita at left back and the Dutchman struggleda bit, but then he wasswitched to right back and heplayed very well and scored a great goal against Manchester City in the 1-1 draw at home. And in those last few games of lastseason Vurnon looked excellent [.

This Player Is Key To Magpies In Both Form And Attitude

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Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle's first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield.

Rafa Benitez Praises Two Unlikely Newcastle Players

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Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he's a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts [.

Vurnon Anita Pleased With Goal – Rafa Benitez Happy Enough

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After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win our third in four friendly games. It was a poorfirsthalf showing, but then after only three minutesinto thesecond half Vurnon [.

Southend 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Of Goals

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Here's the best video we can find of last night's game at least it shows Newcastle's two goals in the second half at Southend scored by Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran to give Newcastle a fairly comfortable 2-0 win.

We Need To Deliver For Everybody Associated With Newcastle

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One of the players with a greatattitude at Newcastle is Vurnon Anita and he is becoming a bit of a fan favorite these days as he has already come out and said he is very happy to stay at Newcastle and help us fight our way beck to the Premier League although it will not [...]

This Newcastle Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

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Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League. But in the four seasons since then we've mainly struggled with relegation, so we've [.

Good News For Newcastle Before Vital Villa Game

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There ls some good news being reported today in the local papers that Vurnon Anita should be fit for the vital game at Villa Park on Saturday and he should be able to line-up at right back in an unchanged defense. Anita was taken off late in the game against Crystal Palace with a muscle [...]

Four Newcastle Players Make Redknapp´s Team Of The Week

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It looks like Harry Redknapp was pleased with Newcastle´s performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday, which was a much closer game than we expected but we finally won it 1-0. It also shows the nonsense coming from Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who basically said before the game he expected Palace not to try to hard [.

Newcastle Draw 1-1 – Augero Goal Clearly Offside

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When you are second bottom of the league you don;t get many breaks at all and when Sergio Aguero put Manchester City ahead after 14 minutes from a free kick he was clearly almost two yards offside as the video replays showed. However, Vurnon Anita came back with a very good goal after 31 minutes [...

Rafa Benitez’ High Praise For This Little Battler

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Last year in the last few games of the season Vurnon Anita played the best he has ever played for Newcastle United when it really mattered and in that final game against West Ham he was great and second in the Man of the Match voting, only to the incomparable Jonas Gutierrez. And today Rafa [...]

Our Man Of The Match Is Fast Becoming A Real Star

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We were a little worried yesterday becauseof our inexperienced and makeshift back four, but they all did very well in keeping our first clean sheet and helping get our first win since we beat West Brom 1-0 a full 10 weeks ago a very long time ago. This was a massive win for us [...]

McClaren Concentrates On New Mantra For Newcastle

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Newcastle will play Norwegian club Lillestrom SK this afternoon after arriving in La Manga, Spain last Tuesday and getting through some goodwarm weather training this week in an effort to get the squad fitter, improve the team spirit and today give some of our players much needed game time. And then we suppose the squad [.

Is This The Man To Partner Jonjo Shelvey?

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Vurnon Anita and Jack Colback are back fit again and we suddenly seem to have a lot of defensive midfielders available with Cheick Tiote still at the club and new signing Henri Saivet. Vurnon has played quite well for Newcastle this season and last season in the last few games he had some good games [.

Newcastle Have Good News On The Injury Front

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Newcastle have recently had Steve Taylor finally return from injury and while he played well last week with little threat from West Brom he was exposed by Chelsea yesterday and did not have a good first half although not many Newcastle players did have a good first half yesterday. Jack Colback is back fit [.

Rob Elliot Back In Goal For Newcastle

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Good news for Newcastle fans today that Rob Elliot is back in goal at the Emirates today and will replace Karl Darlow. Cheick Tiote as expected comes into the side in place of the injured Vurnon Anita so we don't have too bad a side out today. Teams: Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Hector Bellerin, Per [.

These Were Newcastle´s Best Four Players Yesterday

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Rob Elliot continues to have a great season as stand-in for the injured Tim Krul and the Republic of Ireland International again made some vital saves for Newcastle in both halves yesterday to keep Newcastle in the game against Everton. Elliot twice saved from the dangerous Romelu Lukaka in the first half as it [.

2015 Was A Very Difficult Year For Newcastle

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We all know that 2015 has been very difficult year for Newcastle and we have just 7 wins in our 36 league games and 20 defeats. Our performances in the FA Cup and League Cup were not much better and in three ties we won one against League Two side Northampton Town and [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players Yesterday

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Rob Elliot has played nine games for Newcastle since coming in for the injured Tim Krul and you can see how much his confidence has grown over that time. And when you think he started the season as 3rd choice goalkeeper behind Tim Krul and Karl Darlow he's had a remarkable season so far. Rob [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players Yesterday

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There could only be one Man of the Match for Newcastle yesterday and it was the man involved in both Newcastle goals Gini Wijnaldum. The 25 year-old had a shot deflected into the goal to open the scoring after 69 minutes and then quite brilliantly scored the second goal in stoppage time to send [..

Our Man Of The Match Apologizes To Fans

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For the second game running our stand-in goalkeeper Rob Elliot was one of the few players who turned up for the game and he was again our best player and winner fo the Man of the Match poll against Leicester City. In second place and worth a mentionis Vurnon Anita, who had one of his [...]

McClaren May Have Some Surprises In Store Against Stoke

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Newcastle will have Fabricio Coloccini available for the game today at home to Stoke Cityafter his red card against Sunderland was rescinded by the FA, but we will be without Jack Colback for up to six weeks with the knee injury he picked up after a tackle from Lee Cattermole. Jack Colback out for up [.

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Newcastle Announce Their Retained List – Only One Surprise

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Newcastle United today announced their retained list and it was as expected, although Yoan Gouffran has not (yet) been released and the 31 year-old is in the process of negotiating a new [...]

These Were Newcastle’s Best Players At Aston Villa

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Vurnon Anita was declared fit before the game yesterday against Aston Villa and held onto his right-back position, even through regular right=back Daryl Janmaat was fit again. Vurnon justified Rafa Benitez' faith in him by putting in another Man of the Match performance at Villa and Anita secured 20% of the vote.