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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

The Strange Story Of Rafa Benitez And Zoe Ellison

March 28th, 2016 · 19 Comments

Zoe Ellison and her husband Darren were guests of manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle’s training ground on Monday. Rafa had heard that Zoe had fallen down the steps in the stand when Newcastle played at Leicester in Benitez’ first game in charge of Newcastle and she had to be taken to hospital that night with […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Prayer · Premier League · Press

These Problems Continue To Hamper Newcastle

March 28th, 2016 · 88 Comments

Rafa Benitez will not have a regular left-back to choose from for a few weeks yet,  as both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are still out injured. Sadio has been out since late October with that knee injury of his, but last Thursday at Benton he twisted the knee in training while on his way […]

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Tags: Coaching · Injuries · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

These Are The Things Rafa Will Depend On To Save Newcastle

March 28th, 2016 · 91 Comments

By the time we play Norwich City at Carrow Road this Saturday, Rafa Benitez will have had almost two weeks with the players (those not away for International duty) – and his aim has been to organize the side, go back to basics and fill the players with confidence, which was sorely missing when he […]

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Benitez Addresses The Leadership Issue At Newcastle

March 28th, 2016 · 55 Comments

As we mentioned last night Siem de Jong could become a very important player for Newcastle under Rafa Benitez during the final eight games of the season, as the Newcastle manager looks to use the Dutchman’s experience and skills in the Newcastle team. It turns out that Siem is still part of the senior leadership […]

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Tags: Captain · Coaching · Jonjo Shelvey · Leadership · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Siem de Jong

Vladimir Smicer The Example For Some Newcastle Players

March 28th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rafa Benitez has made is very clear that he wants as many of our injured players back fit again as soon as possible, because they can all have an impact for Newcastle in our final eight games of the season, as we struggle to retain our Premier League status. Rafa cites the example of Vladimir […]

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Tags: Coaching · European Champions League · Jonas Gutierrez · Newcastle News · Other News · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Video