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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Winger – Rafa Is Helping Everybody At Newcastle

July 20th, 2016 · 95 Comments

This is a crucial season for 22-year-old Ayoze Perez after arriving at Newcastle two years ago from Tenerife for a measly €2M and having had a terrific first season at  Newcastle. But last year he didn’t progress as much as expected in what was a nightmare season for the club and we hope to see good progress this […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Preseason

Can The Local Lad Make It This Season?

July 19th, 2016 · 115 Comments

One of the questions that Rafa Benitez still has to answer is whether he will use 19 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong in the first team in the Championship this coming season. Rafa had said earlier this month that it’s good to bring through the local players, but they have to be good enough, so […]

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Tags: Adam Armstrong · Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Preseason

This Newcastle Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

July 19th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League. But in the four seasons since then we’ve mainly struggled with relegation, so we’ve […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Vurnon Anita

Benitez Full Of Praise For Thauvin’s Qualities

July 18th, 2016 · 35 Comments

There’s no  doubt that Florian Thauvin has real ability – it’s his temperament that was suspect after he joined Newcastle last August. Florian didn’t last six months at Newcastle before he returned on loan to Marseille in January after having a rather miserable six months on Tyneside. But the lad has shown some character in returning to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Florian Thauvin · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Preseason

Rafa Benitez’ Praise For New Goalkeeper

July 18th, 2016 · 15 Comments

Rafa Benitez has praised new goalkeeper Matz Sels this morning and he thinks that Matz can become a star in English football if he can adapt quickly. Matz was voted Best Goalkeeper of Belgium for 2015 and will give Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow competition this coming season for the first team goalkeeper jersey. 24 […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Karl Darlow · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Preseason