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Diame, Perez And Murphy Start – Shelvey Sick – On Bench

March 18th, 2017 · 246 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just named his starting eleven for the game at St. Andrew’s this afternoon against Birmingham City and there’s a surprise with Jonjo Shelvey sick and he starts on the bench. Mo Diame will play in central midfield with Jack Colback and let’s hope we don’t miss the creativity of Shelvey in this […]

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Tags: Championship · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll

Alan Shearer Loves Bristol City – But Only In Short Term

March 18th, 2017 · 24 Comments

Here’s the tweet Alan Shearer put out at the end of the Bristol City vs Huddersfield game last night that ended in a surprise 4-0 win for the 3rd bottom placed Robins side after they were 2-0 up at half time. That has given Newcastle a huge opportunity today to go 9 points above the […]

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Forgotten Man Could Make Surprise Return For Newcastle

March 18th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ciaran Clark is injured and will not play today at St. Andrew’s against Birmingham and we would expect Grant Hanley to get the start in his place in central defense. However, Rafa Benitez talked yesterday about a man who seems to have been out in the cold this season at Newcastle – 22 year-old Chancel […]

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Tags: Championship · Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Grant Hanley · Newcastle News

Newcastle Talented Midfielder Ready To Resume Training

March 18th, 2017 · 16 Comments

Issac Hayden hasn’t played for Newcastle since the game against Derby on 4th February and a couple of weeks after that game he underwent surgery on his ankle and he was expected to be put about four weeks initially. Ir’s fair to say we have missed Isaac in the side since Newcastle tend to be […]

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Tags: Championship · Injuries · Isaac Hayden · Newcastle News

Better News On The Injury Front From Benitez

March 18th, 2017 · 11 Comments

Rafa Benitez has given an update on the injuries to DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett and they don’t seem as bad as first reported yesterday – especially with 23 year-old Yedlin. It seems the  American could be back in two or three weeks and with the International break of two weeks coming up, […]

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Tags: Championship · Ciaran Clark · DeAndre Yedlin · Injuries · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · World Cup 2018

This Number Of Wins Will Now See Newcastle Promoted

March 18th, 2017 · 13 Comments

With Huddersfield surprisingly beaten 4-0 last night at Bristol City, it’s a great opportunity for Newcastle to go into the two week International break on 80 points from 38 games and be that much closer to an automatic promotion spot. Huddersfield remain 6 points behind Newcastle with both clubs having now played 37 games, so we […]

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