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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Benitez – Hard Work Is Just Starting – We Must Have Passion

June 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rafa Benitez is meticulous in his preparation for games and since he doesn’t know too much about the Championship clubs, he has been trying to fix that by finding out as much as he can about the teams this summer. In addition to that throughout the season Rafa will have people at the Championship games reporting […]

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

Rafa Benitez Will Not Even Know Who I Am

June 22nd, 2016 · 16 Comments

There’s a really good, light-hearted and maybe even true statement from Bristol City manager Lee Johnson this morning,  after the Championship League fixtures were announced at 9:00 am today. Newcastle kick off the season on Friday night, 5th August at Craven Cottager in a televised game – the very first game of the Championship season. […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League

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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