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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Diame Makes His Debut – Shelvey, Mbemba, Aarons Start

August 13th, 2016 · 367 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just named the Newcastle starting eleven for the important game against Huddersfield Town this afternoon and he gives a debut to Mohamed Diame and also Chancel Mbemba returns to the side to partner captain Jamaal Lascelles at center-back. But Matt Ritchie is on the bench and that’s probably rotation from Rafa – […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Match Preview · Newcastle News

Rafa Still Undecided On Newcastle 19 Year-Old

August 13th, 2016 · 9 Comments

19-year-old Adam Armstrong could still find himself sent out on loan this season, with Rafa Benitez  keen to get him playing plenty of first team games to aid in his development. But with Newcastle struggling to get their transfer targets through the door, whether Adam stays or goes could well depend on how well we do […]

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Championship · Coaching · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth

Benitez Responds To Mitrovic Possibly Leaving Newcastle

August 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez has responded to the stories earlier this week that he doesn’t trust 21 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic and wants to sell him before the end of August. That story originated in the Mirror and was quickly denied by sources at the club. Mitro still has three games left to serve in his four game suspension […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Coaching · Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Rafa Stresses What’s So Important For This Season

August 12th, 2016 · 96 Comments

One big reason Rafa Benitez decided to stay on at second division Newcastle this season was the fans – and he has asked a number of times that everybody associated with the club sticks together through the good and the bad – the thick and the thin. Over the last several years it’s been mainly […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Press · Press Conference

Rafa Reveals What He Told Sissoko About Those Interviews

August 12th, 2016 · 90 Comments

Rafa Benitez has told BBC Radio Newcastle he has spoken to Moussa Sissoko about the inappropriate interviews he has given particularly in the French press, as the French International has almost pleaded with Real Madrid to come and get him from Newcastle. We’re not absolutely sure, but we think Real Madrid is now his current dream team, […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Press · Transfer News and Rumours