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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'

Newcastle Have Shortest Odds Ever To Win Championship

June 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments

We suppose it’s the Rafa Benitez effect, but once the former Real Madrid manager agreed to stay on Tyneside for next season,  Newcastle’s odds of being promoted and the odds of winning the Championship outright both shortened significantly. On SkyBet Newcastle are 4/6 odds on to get promoted with Aston Villa  and Norwich next at 100/30. […]

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The Impressive Darlow Praises Newcastle’s Biggest Advantage

June 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Last season  the support the players got from the Geordie fans was simply unbelievable, given it was a relegation season and we were basically in the bottom four all season long. Karl Darlow had his debut season last term and he did very well indeed and looks a very good goalkeeper in the making. Karl and Jamaal Lascelles […]

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Spanish International Praises The Great Rafa Benitez

June 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

24 year-old Lucas Vazquez had a bit of a breakthrough season last term and he can thank Rafa Benitez for that. When Rafa arrived at the club last summer he put Lucas into the first team squad after he had spent a season on loan at Espanyol in Barcelona. Lucas played 33 games last season for […]

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Newcastle Goalkeeper – Players Were Desperate For Rafa To Stay

June 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow had a good first season at Newcastle after a shaky start at West Brom. That was after Rob Elliot had taken sick during the warm-up, but Karl came in and played the final eight games of the season when Rob was injured – and he played very well in the Newcastle goal […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Karl Darlow · Management · Newcastle News

Newcastle Defender Thanks Rafa – He’s Absolutely Fantastic

June 16th, 2016 · 12 Comments

We suppose you could say Chancel Mbemba really likes Rafa Benitez and he has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today and he says in the 10 games Rafa was at Newcastle, the manager made him into a better player. Rafa had Chancel and Jamaal Lascelles playing at the heart of Newcastle’s defense in those final […]

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Tags: Championship · Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News