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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

It’s Getting Closer At The Top Of The Championship

February 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments

With both Newcastle and Brighton only drawing last night and Huddersfield, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United all winning, it’s starting to get close at the top of the Championship. Newcastle are now just 5 points ahead of 3rd placed Huddersfield who have won their last five league games although in that time-frame they have gained […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News

Difficult To Gauge If Rafa Interested In Arsenal Job

February 14th, 2017 · 63 Comments

There have been lots of reports about what Rafa said at his press conference yesterday about the report linking him with the Arsenal manager job should Arsene Wenger decide not to take the two year option that’s on the table for him and finally leave the Gunners. A number of fans want him out of […]

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Rafa – Gayle’s Training Sessions Have Been Brilliant

February 14th, 2017 · 14 Comments

Dwight Gayle may get a start tonight at Carrow Road after Rafa has given a glowing report of what Dwight offers Newcastle that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy don’t. Mitro and Murphy are more like target men, while Dwight is fast and can get in behind defenders and create chances. It’s also heartening that Rafa […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · Daryl Murphy · Dwight Gayle · Newcastle News

Rafa Benitez Pleased For Newcastle Star

February 13th, 2017 · 14 Comments

Rafa is giving his full support to Aleksandar Mitrovic, who finally scored for us again and it was certainly a vital goal and the winning goal at Wolves on Saturday. Rafa does have Dwight Gayle fit again for the game at Norwich tomorrow night and we should see the 20 goal goalscorer at some point […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Coaching · Poll

Dwight Gayle Is Fit And In The Squad For Norwich

February 13th, 2017 · 34 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game at Norwich tomorrow night when a full fixture list in the Championship will take place. Just like the last game at Wolves we will need another win to stay at the top of the Championship, but it will be another extremely difficult game […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Press · Press Conference

Rafa Identities The Key To Newcastle’s Success

February 13th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Rafa has told Sky Sports that the key to Newcastle keep winning games is the hard work of the players both in training and in the games. The manager has always demanded 100% concentration and that is paying off as we continue to win some close games – although once or twice we have conceded […]

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