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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Rafa Lauds New Arrival – He Works Hard – He’s A Good Player

September 26th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Christian Atsu has looked good when he’s been given his chance at Newcastle and the Ghanaian International is hoping to make his loan move from Chelsea for the season – a permanent one in the summer. Atsu is still fairly new to Newcastle and Rafa thinks he probably needs to get to know more about the […]

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Tags: Championship · Christian Atsu · Coaching · Loan Moves · Management · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Manager Explains His Team Selection For Aston Villa

September 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Chancel Mbemba didn’t play on  Tuesday night in the 2-0 win over Wolves and he wasn’t even on the bench for Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on the road. The central defense pairing Rafa chose for this game were Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark and big Grant Hanley was on the bench after both Ciaran and […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Press

How Rafa Will Demand Improvement Before Wednesday

September 26th, 2016 · 5 Comments

The simple way in which Rafa Benitez improves a team and improves the players during a season is that he considers every game to be a learning exercise. Every game is approached in a way that we can win it, but after the game Ciaran Clark has given some insights as into what Rafa does. Rafa […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

Benitez Confident – If Players Keep Doing This

September 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

We’ve often said that Rafa Benitez doesn’t mess around and certainly doesn’t play mind games with anybody – he is very straight forward. He respects every team that his team plays and he respects their manager and Rafa makes it clear to his players that it will not be an easy game, but that he […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Press

Why Players Fully Accept Rafa’s Way Of Doing This

September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ciaran Clark had his best game for Newcastle at his old club Aston Villa on Saturday and the Villa fans will have seen how improved Ciaran has already become under Rafa Benitez. But that’s why players want to join Rafa Benitez – they want to improve their game and work for a successful side that can win things. […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Press · Rotation Policy