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Can Newcastle Beat Leicester On Monday Night?

6:54 am, Saturday, March 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

We´ve waited a bit until things stabilized in the management front, but now we have Rafa Benitez in, we´ll release the poll for Monday nigtht´s vital game against top of the league side Leicester City – who a year ago at this time were bottom of the league with 19 points from 29 games.

Today they have 60 points from their 29 games.

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Rafa Benitez taking training yesterday

How Will Newcastle Fare At Leicester?

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Will Rafa Benitez Save Newcastle From Relegation?

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Prayer · Premier League




10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Mar 12, 2016 at 6:58 AM

    Leicester will be a bit too early….

    Am I seeing right, Aitor Karanka has walked out on the Boro ? SSN

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Bambams

    The match is being played at night, or do you mean in the Spanish sense too early?!!

  • 3 giimps // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Looks like karanka is questioning the desire of the players, hel probably be talked round and hopefully get them into the premier league.
    It’s not too far ,rather there than Brighton or Derby for away matches next season if we stay up

  • 4 Slank // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:09 AM

    Everyone expects Leicester to win and quite rightly so given the respective league positions of the two clubs.

    However, because the expectation is so high for a Leicester victory it should mean that we play without fear. Fear and trepidation usually play a large part in players minds resulting in a lack of confidence when they are expected to win.

    It will be interesting to see whether there is the ‘new manager bounce’ with the players wanting to impress the new manager.

    There could be a big upset.

  • 5 NezzaNUFC // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    Leicester will still win on Monday but I’m hoping for a draw.

    And yes Rafa can save us with his counter attacking football because one thing with Newcastle is that we can be very deadly on the counter even before Rafa implements his own style.

  • 6 hibbitt // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:17 AM

    a point at Leicester would make the weekend get us in the mood to take the 3 points of sunderland…………….we now have a chance to stay up we will now see how good these players are its up to them to show there quality and prove they want it

  • 7 martoon // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    If we get beat by Leicester I’ll not be too upset because Rafa has only been here a couple of days. It’s the games against the makems and the other teams around us that will seal our fate!

  • 8 giimps // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    We’re still weak in a few places on the pitch, Rafa will identify these areas and hopefully devise a formation to counteract our deficiencies and still have some form of attack.
    None of our previous coaches or managers under this owner have managed this ,with the obvious exception of Chris Hughton ,even Chris was a little overcautious at times but at least he did what was asked of him even in the championship.
    Rafa will command the respect and especially with him having the managers power, we may eventually see a team, rather than a group of players chucked onto the pitch……Monday may be a bit early for that though…..Leicester have been a team for over a year …..and it certainly shows

  • 9 NoahJ // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    people are saying that starting with leicester is the toughest start for rafa, but I actually think it’s a good thing- no one expects us to win, or even draw probably, so there’s no pressure.

    The derby, though, we expect to win

  • 10 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Mar 12, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    I would be really pleased if Leicester win the league this year because they have been like a breath of fresh air ! They deserve it and it gives the redt of us some hope? Can,t see usgettimg owt monday but a point would be nice . Rafa will see what he has taken on !




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