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

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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Rafa Benitez – I Only Think About One Thing

October 24th, 2016 · 100 Comments

Rafa Benitez really has a great positive approach to football – he concentrates fully on winning the next game – that’s all he thinks about. He doesn’t dream about being top of the Championship or think about winning trophies – as he says he likes to win each game as it comes along. Whether that’s […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · League One · Management · Newcastle News · Poll

Is This Rafa’s Team For Preston North End?

October 24th, 2016 · 9 Comments

It’s anybody’s guess as to what team Rafa will start tomorrow night in the EFL Cup against Preston North End at St. James’ Park in front of at least 42,000 fans. But there are a few players the manager will want to give a start to including Matz Sels, Christian Atsu and hopefully Aleksandar Mitrovic – […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa Explains How He Keeps Players Happy

October 24th, 2016 · 11 Comments

There’s nothing quite as good as frequent communication in an organization and nothing quite as bad when no or stunted communication exists. In a number of years under Mike Ashley Newcastle fans will know what it’s like when the club didn’t communicate much at all with the fans and there are stories made up to fill […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Communication · EFL Cup · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

Newcastle Player Listening Closely To Rafa – Becoming Great

October 24th, 2016 · 60 Comments

Jonjo Shelvey had a tough start to his Newcastle career when he signed on for us for £12M from Swansea in the January transfer window. But he soon found himself out of the side because in one game he would be great and the next game he would go missing. But Jonjo deserves great credit […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · EFL Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News

Rafa Careful This Does Not Impact Newcastle’s Promotion Drive

October 23rd, 2016 · 11 Comments

Before every game Rafa Benitez has got this blog well-trained and we always say the game will be a tough one,  because you just never know in the Championship and the games against Fulham, Huddersfield and Wolves were shockers and Newcastle were not supposed to lose those games – but we did. Starting off with two […]

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