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Jesus Gamez, Ayoze Perez And Daryl Murphy All Start

March 7th, 2017 · 201 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the important tonight at the Madejski Stadium against Reading and Jesus Gamez will make a rare start at right back tonight with Ayoze Perez coming in for Mo Diame in the number 10 position. TEAM NEWS: Here’s how Newcastle United will line up at @ReadingFC tonight (kick-off 8pm […]

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Rafa To Meet Face To Face With Mike Ashley At Season’s End

March 7th, 2017 · 55 Comments

There’s an excellent report from Mark Douglas in the Chronicle today and one of the things he says is that Rafa Benitez has requested a personal face to face meeting with Mike Ashley at the end of the season. Presumably this is to get assurances from the owner on certain things after he seems to […]

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Rafa Reflects On His First Year At Newcastle

March 7th, 2017 · 36 Comments

It will be Rafa’s one year anniversary at Newcastle on Saturday – March 11th –  when we face Fulham at home and we need to get some revenge for the way we were beaten in that very first game at Craven Cottage. We did get some revenge in the last game at Huddersfield when we won 3-1 […]

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Benitez Defines What “Quality” Is In A Player

March 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Benitez was asked yesterday about what it was that has enabled him to equal the away win record of Newcastle  in the second division, by getting our 13th away win in 18 games on Saturday at 3rd top Huddersfield Town. He responded that he recruited players who had both effort and attitude, but were also […]

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Benitez Explains Why He’s So Very Happy At Newcastle

March 7th, 2017 · 67 Comments

Rafa Benitez joined Newcastle on Friday, 11th March last year – so the one year anniversary is just four days away and will be on Saturday, when we play at home to Fulham. And Rafa has achieved a lot in the short 12 months he has been at the helm and the fans will likely […]

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Jaap Stam Envious Of Newcastle’s Huge Quality Squad

March 7th, 2017 · 7 Comments

It seems Reading manager Jaap Stam likes to play mind games before games. So he has made it known that Newcastle have about 50 players in their squad, but in fact right now we have exactly half that figure available. That’s just a slight exaggeration coming from the 44 year-old former Netherlands and Manchester United […]

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