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Entries Tagged as 'Championship'

Newcastle’s Automatic Promotion Gap Decreasing

February 20th, 2017 · 16 Comments

We are 5 points above 3rd placed Huddersfield Town after both teams have played 31 games with Newcastle second top on 66 points to Brighton who won 2-0 at Barnsley on Saturday and are 2 points ahead of us. But our goal difference is the best in the division and currently 28 goals better than […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Jack Colback · Newcastle News

Benitez Discusses His Options With Midfielder Out

February 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Jack Colback has played in the last two games since he came back into the side  to replace Isaac Hayden, who was having ankle problems  and Newcastle have done well enough with 4 points from two tough games at Wolves and Norwich. Tonight we take on Aston Villa who have had a bad time of it […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Isaac Hayden · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa – We Have To Improve More – But Overall I’m Happy

February 20th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Rafa is a manager who is a perfectionist in that he wants to improve every player in the squad and he wants to improve the side in general after every game, by analyzing what the lads did well and what they didn’t do well. By that means he hopes the players will improve and it’s […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

Predicted Newcastle Team For Aston Villa – 2 Changes

February 19th, 2017 · 72 Comments

Newcastle played well in the second half at Norwich City on Tuesday night to get a 2-2 draw, but it was really 2 points lost based on the number of chances we created and missed. And the two goals we conceded were individual errors in the game and certainly Rafa will want to get cut those […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Poll · Prediction · Team Selection

Rafa Gives Praise – To Those Who Deserve It

February 19th, 2017 · 32 Comments

Rafa Benitez still has a job to do at Newcastle this season with 15 games left and it looks like another 10 wins will secure our promotion back to the Premier League – but getting those wins will not be easy. But it’s within our grasp and hopefully Rafa will inspire our players to go […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Other News

Rafa Explains Why It’s Simply The Toughest In The World

February 19th, 2017 · 44 Comments

Rafa Benitez has said the English Championship is the toughest football league in the world because of the schedule of games – 46 games with 24 teams in the league – and the standard of competition is high and it seems that every team can give any other team in the league a good game. […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll