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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 'EFL'

Rafa – Championship One Of Strongest Leagues In The World

September 23rd, 2016 · 81 Comments

Rafa Benitez has quickly learned the Championship is one of the toughest leagues in the world with 46 games to play and teams quite regularly playing two games a week. By October 1st we will have played 13 games in total, including EFL Cup games, since the league started on August 5th – that’s all […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · EFL · Newcastle News · Press · Press Conference

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

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

Rafa On What Newcastle Learned And How The Team Played

September 21st, 2016 · 79 Comments

Newcastle did well to come back last night and have a fairly convincing 2-0 win against Wolves and move into the last 16 of the EFL (League) Cup and the draw for the 4th round is at around 9:30 pm tonight – so we’ll see who we get int he next round. Rafa, the coaches […]

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

Completely New Defense Does The Trick For Newcastle

September 21st, 2016 · 16 Comments

Newcastle¬†are back on track again and the performance last night against Wolves was so much better than on Saturday – and certainly Rafa didn’t mess around with his selection as he made 8 changes to the side that lost so poorly on Saturday. Rafa brought in a whole new defense with Karl Darlow getting a […]

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