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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Rafa Benitez Makes Surprising Comments On Moussa Sissoko

July 12th, 2016 · 23 Comments

Rafa has been interviewed at lunchtime today in Ireland on nufcTV and he said Newcastle have put no transfer price on Moussa Sissoko – because Newcastle do not want to sell him. Rafa said he was sorry France couldn’t win in the final last Sunday against Portugal, but happy for Moussa because he played really well. […]

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Tags: Coaching · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · nufcTV · Other News · Pre-season

Isaac Hayden To Play This Important Role At Newcastle

July 12th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Rafa Benitez likes to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation and uses two holding (defensive) midfield players who are key to his teams. For one thing they help shield the back four as we saw in the final few games of the season, as the Newcastle’s defense even started to look fairly solid for the first […]

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Tags: Coaching · Isaac Hayden · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Training – Photos From Ireland

July 12th, 2016 · 9 Comments

The squad have been in Ireland since Saturday and they will finish off the full week’s training in Ireland with a game against Bohemian at Dalymount Park on Saturday – a 2:00 pm kickoff. As well as a fitness and training camp, it’s being used by Rafa and the coaches as an opportunity to do […]

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Tags: Bonding · Coaching · Fitness · Newcastle News · Other News · Tour

Video – Hayden Training In Ireland With New Teammates

July 11th, 2016 · 124 Comments

Here is video put out by Newcastle of Isaac Hayden training in County Kildare, Ireland today with his new teammates  after signing a five year contract with Newcastle. Newcastle are also hoping to sign 24 year-old Blackburn Rovers captain and center-back Grant Hanley soon,  having bid £4.5M with the news today that Rovers want £6M […]

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Tags: Coaching · Isaac Hayden · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Video

It’s Official – Rafa Wants To Keep Sissoko On Tyneside

July 11th, 2016 · 47 Comments

Moussa Sissoko was easily France’s best player in the semi-finals and final of the European Championship and the Newcastle midfielder didn’t play too bad in the quarter finals either. So an interesting question has been how much would Moussa be worth in the transfer market,  if Paul Pogba is valued at £100M by Manchester United? Moussa […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target