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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Newcastle Star Exudes Confidence In “Fantastic” Benitez

April 24th, 2017 · 46 Comments

We all knew we were getting a world-class manager in last March when Rafa Benitez famously walked through the door at St. James’ Park after Lee Charnley had finally fired Steve McClaren and out him out of his misery. A lot of us actually thought we had died and gone to heaven. It had been rumored for […]

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Tags: Coaching · Isaac Hayden · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

Rafa Opens Up – What It Really Means To Be Promoted Tonight

April 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Rafa Benitez is very pragmatic and he is not getting carried away by what could be a really great night at St. James’ Park and he is only concentrating on how his players can execute the game plan and put another 3 points on the board. Sound familiar? But that would be the first time […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Still Promotion Anxiety At Newcastle – We Must Come Together

April 21st, 2017 · 4 Comments

DeAndre Yedlin has returned to the fray after recovering from his thigh injury, but Newcastle have managed to go on their worst three game run and worst eight game run of the season at just the wrong time. It leaves our players open to criticism they are choking, but it’s still completely in our hands. […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

Rafa’s Big Challenge – More Than Just Mental At Ipswich

April 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Who would ever want to be a football manager these days? Rafa Benitez has guided Newcastle brilliantly this season in a league he knows little about and yet in the last three games we have had our worst return for any three successive league games this season – just one point. And in the three games before […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

The Low Key Player Newcastle Have Missed Massively

April 15th, 2017 · 37 Comments

It’s been very clear this season that when Isaac Hayden has played for Newcastle we look like a much better side with Isaac’s beautifully simple and highly technical game. He makes it look so easy and that’s always the sign of a top-class technical player. Isaac has been out with an ankle injury over our […]

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Tags: Coaching · Isaac Hayden · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Benitez’ Message To His Newcastle Players Is Simplicity Itself

April 14th, 2017 · 83 Comments

Rafa Benitez is nothing if not pragmatic and all he thinks of doing is putting a match plan together for the next games that pinpoints the opposing team’s strengths and weaknesses. Newcastle will attack those weaknesses and plan to defend well against their strengths. Rafa wants to win every game and if we do that […]

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