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Entries Tagged as 'Championship'

Alan Shearer Takes A Swipe At That Awful Referee

December 2nd, 2016 · 22 Comments

We just watched the game again when we were shockingly beaten 2-1 at the City Gerund by Nottingham Forest and the referee was simply embarrassing in the many mistakes he made tonight – and most of them were dead against Newcastle. When you award two dodgy penalties in the first half and send off two […]

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Tags: Alan Shearer · Championship · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Tragic Loss?

December 2nd, 2016 · 14 Comments

It was a crazy game tonight at the City Ground but the bottom line is that we lost our 3rd game in a row in just six games and our second successive league defeat. Rafa said things can change quickly in the Championship and he’;s right and we could be second top of the league […]

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Tags: Championship · Management · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll

9 Man Newcastle Lose 2-1 In Controversial Game

December 2nd, 2016 · 59 Comments

Newcastle lost their third game in six days tonight to cap off a terrible week. It was a crazy game at the City Ground with some bizarre refereeing with Newcastle going down to 9 men by half time with Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett getting their marching orders after giving away penalties. And Karl Darlow had […]

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Tags: Championship · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Poll

Darlow, Yedlin, Dummett And Perez All Start

December 2nd, 2016 · 319 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the difficult game at Nottingham Forest tonight at the City Ground and it’s a strong side with four changes made from the side that started at Hull City on Tuesday night.

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Tags: Championship · Management · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa’s Review Of Tonight’s Game – What’s Needed To Win

December 2nd, 2016 · 9 Comments

Rafa Benitez has talked to the local press ahead of tonight’s game at the City Ground, where it will be important to get back to winning again. We have lost the last two games and it’s still painful to lose – especially when they were two games we thought we could win. But that’s now past […]

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Tags: Championship · Management · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa Benitez On What He’s Learning About The Championship

December 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

When we were relegated in May the pundits and the experts said the Championship is a lot tougher now than it was seven years ago when we were last down in England’s second division and Newcastle would therefore find it a lot tougher. You know – the usual stuff. It’s not clear whether the teams are […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Poll · Press