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News and Commentary On Newcastle United Football Club By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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It’s An Uphill Battle For Newcastle Now

April 4th, 2013 · 127 Comments

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was pleased with the performance of his team tonight in Lisbon, when we were beaten 3-1 by Benfica, but he wasn’t too pleased with the actual result. Rodrigo celebrates after scoring Benfica’s first goal

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Premier League

Pardew – We Did So Much Right – Then Gifted Them Goals

April 4th, 2013 · 47 Comments

Newcastle United played very well against Benfica in Lisbon tonight,  but second half defensive mistakes by Davide Santon and Steven Taylor gave Benfica a 3-1 victory – with Cisse scoring first for Newcastle after just 12 minutes, and he also hit the post in each half – and with any luck Papiss could have had […]

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News

Benfica 3 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

April 4th, 2013 · 57 Comments

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Video

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Benfica?

April 4th, 2013 · 51 Comments

Let us know who you think was the Newcastle’s best player tonight against Benfica in our 3-1 defeat in Lisbon.

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Poll

Fighting Newcastle Go Down 3-1 At Benfica – Report

April 4th, 2013 · 33 Comments

Newcastle played well tonight, especially in the first half when we went 1-0 up after just 12 minutes  with a beautifully worked goal from Simpson to Sissoko to Papiss Cisse,  who put the ball in the back of the net – but a terrible second half mistake by Santon gifted Benfica their second goal after […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Match Reports · Newcastle News

Krul, Perch, Gutierrez And Santon All Start

April 4th, 2013 · 481 Comments

Alan Pardew has made four changes to the Newcastle starting line-up from that which started in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester City On Saturday, for tonight’s first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Benfica at the Estadio da Luz .

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Match Preview · Newcastle News

Benfica vs Newcastle – Match Preview

April 4th, 2013 · 189 Comments

We would have been a lot more confident about tonight’s game against Benfica in Lisbon if Newcastle had played half-decent in our last game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday – but we weren’t half-decent and in the first half we played just about as badly as we’ve played all season.

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Tags: Europa League · European Competition · Match Preview · Newcastle News

Who Wants Andy Carroll In The Summer For £17M?

April 4th, 2013 · 36 Comments

It looked like Andy Carroll was going to be a super-star when he left Newcastle for Liverpool in January of 2011, after Newcastle couldn’t resist the £35M up front in cool cash the Merseyside club foolishly (in retrospect) offered Mike Ashley. And Newcastle fans were very upset and my son Neil vowed he would never […]

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Tags: Andy Carroll · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Portuguese Press Give Magpies No Chance – Good!

April 4th, 2013 · 82 Comments

It seems like the local Portuguese press have already written off Newcastle having any chance tonight at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon. Alan Pardew – we haven’t come here to be beaten

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Competition · Newcastle News

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