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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'

Matt Richie Explains Rafa’s Analytical Coaching Methods

August 18th, 2016 · 16 Comments

Matt Ritchie is quickly becoming a real fan favorite  on Tyneside and he scored his first goal of the season with a penalty last night against Reading and he put it away in great style. The way we opened the Championship season was unthinkable – two successive defeats to Huddersfield Town and Fulham, but last night the team […]

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These Were Newcastle’s Best Three Players Against Reading

August 18th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We saw some good performances from the Newcastle players last night,  and especially in the second half,  which is reminiscent back in the early days when Rafa first arrived. The team always seemed to improve in the second half and that’s probably because Rafa reads the game well and adjusts the team at half time. We had […]

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Tags: Coaching · Dwight Gayle · Isaac Hayden · Man of the Match · Matt Ritchie · Newcastle News · Yohan Cabaye

Veteran Goalkeeper Returns To Newcastle For New Career

August 18th, 2016 · 50 Comments

Very good news today that Steve Harper has returned to Newcastle to take up a role as the goalkeeping coach at the Newcastle Academy. Well, it’s difficult to keep Steve away from Newcastle after he spent 20 years at the club having been signed from Seaham Red Star – his home town club – back in […]

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Why Newcastle Are Taking A Little Time To Get Into Gear

August 18th, 2016 · 31 Comments

What we probably need to realize at the beginning of this Championship season is that Rafa is essentially building a new team at Newcastle and he has cleared out some of the deadwood at the club which should have been done a long time ago. So we probably shouldn’t expect Newcastle to be at their best […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Dwight Gayle · Management · Newcastle News

Striker Looking The Part For Newcastle

August 18th, 2016 · 32 Comments

There were a number of fans who were unhappy when Aleksandar Mitrovic allowed Dwight Gayle to have the number 9 shirt for the season and Dwight certainly wanted to wear the iconic Newcastle shirt. But his background in the game – at least so far in his career – wouldn’t put him as a top […]

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