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

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Rafa Analyzes Today’s Opponents – Bristol City

August 20th, 2016 · 7 Comments

In their first two games of the season Bristol City beat Wigan 2-1 at home and then beat Burton Albion 2-1 away before narrowly losing 1-0 last Tuesday night at Norwich City. They are 8th in the Championship table with 6 points and Newcastle would overtake them with a win this afternoon.

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Benitez Hints Forgotten Man Can Still Help Newcastle

August 20th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Rafa Benitez didn’t have Yoan Gouffran in the 18 man squads for the first two games of the season, which ended in two defeats. But on Wednesday night the Frenchman, who has been frustrated these last couple of years playing very few games for us, started the game against Reading on the wing and he […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours · Yoan Gouffran

Rafa Issues Down To Earth Communication To His Players

August 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

With Rafa Benitez essentially building a new team at Newcastle, it may take a few games for things to settle down and after two shock defeats in the first two games, we looked a lot better on Wednesday night in beating Reading 4-1. And the play in the second half was more to the manager’s […]

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Rafa Reveals Newcastle Close To New Players Arriving

August 20th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Spanish manager Rafa Benitez has said Newcastle are now close to bringing some new players into the club, but until the deals are closed you never really know. Rafa has been after at least a winger and a striker but has not been successful over the last couple of weeks. Rafa Benitez – close to some new […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Siem de Jong · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Initial Press Conference Comments – Key Player Fit to Play

August 19th, 2016 · 93 Comments

Rafa Benitez seemed fairly upbeat today and he was happy enough with the 4-1 result and the general play especially in the second half against Reading on Wednesday night. Next up is Bristol City tomorrow at Ashton Gate and the good news if that Mohamed Diame is fit to play. Rafa Benitez – just completed […]

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