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Entries Tagged as 'EFL Cup'

Here’s Rafa’s Impressive Record For 2016-2017 – 69 Goals Scored

January 23rd, 2017 · 12 Comments

We’ve compiled the full record for Newcastle so far this season, including the Championship, EFL (League) Cup and FA Cup and it’s very impressive. Newcastle have played 33 games and won 23 of them for a win rate of 70% and we have lost 8 games for a loss rate of 24.2% – Newcastle have scored […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · EFL Cup · FA Cup · Management · Newcastle News

Here’s What Rafa Has Been Telling His Players This Week

December 8th, 2016 · 44 Comments

Yoan Gouffran has been one of the big positive surprises this season and until the game at Hull City last week he had never been on the losing side this season when he started a game. It’s a management challenge now  for Rafa Benitez to pick the lads up after suffering two gut-wrenching defeats in our […]

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Tags: Championship · EFL Cup · Newcastle News · Yoan Gouffran

Newcastle Have One Player In EFL Cup Team Of The Round

December 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Newcastle United managed to get one player in the team of the round for the 5th round of the EFL Cup that took place on Tuesday night and last night. Captain Jamaal Lascelles made the team with another competent performance at the back for Newcastle. Hull has two players in the team and it’s hardly […]

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Tags: EFL · EFL Cup · Jamaal Lascelles · Newcastle News

Can Newcastle Get Back On Track By Beating Nottingham Forest?

December 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s been a bad week for Newcastle so far after we lost to 3rd bottom Blackburn Rovers in front of 52,000 fans last Saturday with a weakened team. And then when we were essentially at full strength on Tuesday night and had most of the play and most of the chances we were beaten in […]

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Tags: Championship · EFL Cup · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa Benitez Is Supportive Of Players But Can Be Ruthless

November 30th, 2016 · 37 Comments

Rafa Benitez is always very supportive of his players and we saw that after the game last night when he refused to even talk about Matz Sels blunder when he couldn’t hold a shot shortly after we had gone ahead in extra time and it was an easy chance for Robert Snodgrass to smash the […]

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Tags: EFL Cup · Karl Darlow · League Cup · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot

Rafa’s Rallying Cry – We’re A Team And Must Keep Working Hard

November 30th, 2016 · 56 Comments

Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels is getting criticism for last night’s defeat after he could not hold onto a shot from Marcus Henriksen and the ball went to Scottish International Robert Snodgrass who gleefully slammed the ball into the net for the equalizer. That was only just after Newcastle had just taken the lead with a goal […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · League Cup · Matz Sels · Newcastle News