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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 Considering Whether He Should Play Moussa Sissoko

August 14th, 2016 · 15 Comments

Newcastle’s second defeat in as many game at the start of the Championship season will start the anxieties going again for the Newcastle fans – what –  so soon? Moussa Sissoko wants to leave the club, but there is a likelihood that no club will meet the £35M transfer fee Newcastle are asking for the […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Press · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle’s Terrible Start Because Of This – Hopefully

August 14th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Who would have thought when the Championship League fixtures came out and we saw we were away to Fulham and at home to Huddersfield in the first two games that we would lose both those games. Both those opposing clubs have won both their opening games. If Newcastle cannot get their act together rather quickly, […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Man of the Match · Newcastle News · Other News · Poll

Rafa Laments Too Many Mistakes – Only One Positive

August 13th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez has his work cut out to turn things around at Newcastle and get things on track for possible promotion next May. But the manager is not panicking with two defeats in the two games we have played so far in the Championship – games in which the Newcastle side has not played well. […]

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Now A Shock Home Defeat – Lose 2-1 To Huddersfield

August 13th, 2016 · 76 Comments

Newcastle did not play well today in front of a sold-out crowd of over 52,000 at St. James’ Park and so much for making St. James’ Park a fortress this season,  as we did not play well and lost our second league game – this time 2-1 to Huddersfield – we will be near the […]

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

Diame Makes His Debut – Shelvey, Mbemba, Aarons Start

August 13th, 2016 · 367 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just named the Newcastle starting eleven for the important game against Huddersfield Town this afternoon and he gives a debut to Mohamed Diame and also Chancel Mbemba returns to the side to partner captain Jamaal Lascelles at center-back. But Matt Ritchie is on the bench and that’s probably rotation from Rafa – […]

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