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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Rafa Lauds Important Player – Creates Winning Mentality

August 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments

Rafa Benitez was pleased with Mohamed Diame’s first half performance at Bristol City on Saturday and the Senegal International set up Dwight Gayle brilliantly for what turned out to be the winning goal after 19 minutes. Benitez brought in the 29 year-old to provide some powerful midfield attacking threat to the side  and possibly as […]

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Tags: Coaching · Jamaal Lascelles · Management · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News

Why This Man Is Rafa Benitez’ Perfect Player

August 21st, 2016 · 69 Comments

At the end of last season Rafa Benitez played Vurnon Anita at left back and the Dutchman struggled a bit, but then he was switched to right back and he played very well and scored a great goal against Manchester City in the 1-1 draw at home. And in those last few games of last season Vurnon looked excellent […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Vurnon Anita

Rafa On Why It’s Disruptive – Gives Praise To Unlikely Hero

August 21st, 2016 · 14 Comments

Rafa Benitez is not a big supporter of the summer transfer window extending into August, when the teams begin playing and in the Championship, teams play 6 games in August, more games than the Premier League teams play. And it unsettles clubs when we don’t know who will be staying and who will be leaving and for […]

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

Lascelles, Diame, Colback, Clark And Gouffran Start

August 20th, 2016 · 387 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the second away game of the season at Bristol City today and captain Jamaal Lascelles returns to the starting line-up and partners Chancel Mbemba at center-back.

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Match Preview · Newcastle News

It’s An Away Game Today – So It’s Worrying

August 20th, 2016 · 47 Comments

Since Rafa came into the club he has presided over 13 competitive games and 6 of those have been away games. Of those six we have lost 4 and drawn 2, so we still have to get a win away from home under Rafa – so maybe today at Bristol City? Certainly if we are […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News