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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

It’s The Rafa Factor In Full Force At Newcastle

June 21st, 2016 · 21 Comments

Newcastle United are at 9/4 to win the Championship title in the coming season – and that’s the shortest ever in the history of the Championship. There’s a good article in the Chronicle today where they showcase an excellent interview with Bet365’s Steve Freeth, who talks about why Newcastle are at such short odds. Rafa Benitez […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

Benitez Could Struggle To Keep His Best Players At Newcastle

June 21st, 2016 · 44 Comments

With news last night that both Liverpool and Manchester City are interested in activating Andros Townsend’s release clause of around £13M in his contract, it could be that Rafa Benitez will have some difficulty in keeping his best players at Newcastle in the Championship next season. Players likely to push for a move are Moussa […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Georginio Wijnaldum · Loan Moves · Management · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Another Reported Benitez Conflict Debunked

June 20th, 2016 · 62 Comments

We’ve been surprised that Rafa Benitez has looked quite a warm personality since he joined Newcastle United and the thing we remember when he was at Liverpool was that he was reported to be detached from his players. Steven Gerrard’s comments that he never told him he had played well during Rafa’s Liverpool stay also stands […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

Newcastle’s Assistant Manager Talks Of Historic Club

June 20th, 2016 · 52 Comments

Mikel Antia is the new assistant manager at Newcastle taking over from Italian Fabio Pecchia, who left St. James’ Park to take over at Italian second division club Hellas Verona. The 43-year-old Spaniard has talked today in northern Spain about his excitement at working alongside Rafa Benitez at what he describes as an historic club […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

Top Youngster In Danger Of Failing At Newcastle

June 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Rafa Benitez wants to see a lot more of the youngsters who Newcastle bring to the club make it through to the Newcastle first team –  and it’s something the club has not been too successful at over the last nine years or so. Rafa knows all about the terrible results of not only the […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Lubo Satka · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Other News