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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – It’s A Colossal Test At Huddersfield

March 2nd, 2017 · 67 Comments

An advantage Newcastle had on Tuesday night at Brighton was that we had played very poorly against Bristol City in the first half and dug a hole for ourselves which we were not able to get out of. The lads fought back well in the second half to get a point and a 2-2 draw and […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

Sky Pundit – Why Newcastle Lucky To Have This Phenomenal Player

March 2nd, 2017 · 17 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has identified Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle’s most important (key) player and he admits he has skipped maybe a more obvious choice in 20 goal scorer Dwight Gayle. But after all, since Dwight has been out since the game at Brentford – apart from an aborted 31 minutes against Aston Villa […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News

Yes – Newcastle Are A Real Team These Days

March 2nd, 2017 · 19 Comments

This is the appropriate tweet goalscorer Ayoze Perez put out after the 2-1 win at Brighton and he captures how Rafa Benitez has created a real team at Newcastle over the last year. A team where all the lads seem to support each other on and off the field and they all celebrate wins together […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Tweet · Twitter

On Tuesday We Witnessed Rafa’s Raw Single-Minded Ambition

March 2nd, 2017 · 5 Comments

There’s a reason why Rafa has been so successful in football management – the profession he seems to have been made for – and that he is extremely ambitious and single-minded in reaching his goals. And as manager of a big club like Newcastle United, who have been a sleeping giant for far too long, he […]

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Newcastle Fans Remain In Awe Of This Man

March 2nd, 2017 · 68 Comments

I’ve been banned from talking to my wife Madeline about Rafa Benitez. Such is the price one has to pay in domestic life when we have a manager that’s as good as Rafa is. It seems Madeline’s just sick of hearing me describe how good Rafa is. Yes I know – it’s all very strange […]

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Can Newcastle Gain 3 Points On 3rd Placed Huddersfield?

March 2nd, 2017 · 5 Comments

It may be even a bigger game on Saturday than the game at Brighton was on Tuesday night and that’s because we are going up against the 3rd placed side in the league. A win at the  John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon will put us 3 more points clear in an automatic promotion spot […]

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