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Entries Tagged as 'EFL Cup'

Midfielder Determined To Improve As He Continues To Work Hard

September 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments

One of our bargain buys of the summer – Mohamed Diame – tried a beautiful chip shot in the second half on Tuesday night against Wolves and the ball hit the cross-bar. It was a terrific effort and that potential third goal would have killed the game for Newcastle. We did go close a number […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL · EFL Cup · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News

Michael Carrick’s Move To Newcastle Scuttled By Mourinho

September 22nd, 2016 · 14 Comments

Rafa Benitez is quite a draw it seems and Newcastle has apparently persuaded Michael to join his home town club Newcastle United before Jose Mourinho stepped in and ordered Manchester United to give Michael a contract extension to keep him on board. Michael signed his contract extension of one year on 9th June. But of […]

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Tags: Coaching · Contracts · EFL Cup · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

What Rafa Told The Players At Half Time On Tuesday Night

September 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez made 8 changes to the side on Tuesday night that had lamely lost 2-0 to Wolves last Saturday afternoon, but one surprise was a player he left in the side – Jonjo Shelvey – ho had a poor game last Saturday. At the time the team was announced we wondered if this was […]

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Tags: Championship · EFL Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · League Cup · Newcastle News · Poll

Newcastle Star Thrives On Playing At Such A Huge Club

September 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

We watched the Real Madrid vs Valencia game last night – both clubs have been managed in the past by Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and what was apparent was the way Newcastle are playing this season is very much like that of both the top Spanish clubs – and we suppose we shouldn’t be too […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · EFL Cup · Management · Matt Ritchie · Newcastle News · Poll

Newcastle Get Preston At Home In 4th Round Of EFL Cup

September 21st, 2016 · 44 Comments

Newcastle have drawn Championship club Preston at home in the 4th round of the EFL (League) Cup. Sunderland got Southampton away. Ties will be played week starting Monday, 24th October and it just so happens we are at Deepdale in the league on Saturday 29th October so like with Wolves we will play Preston North […]

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