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Entries Tagged as 'European Champions League'

Rafa Benitez In Glowing Acknowledgement Of Steven Gerrrard

November 25th, 2016 · 64 Comments

If anybody ever though it wasn’t Steven Gerrard who brilliantly hauled Liverpool back from the dead in that Champions League final in Istanbul back in 2005 against AC Milan, they can think again. Rafa Benitez has today given an amazing tribute to Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement from football yesterday and the Newcastle manager […]

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Tags: Coaching · European Champions League · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

Moussa Sissoko’s Dream Comes To An Abrupt End

November 23rd, 2016 · 7 Comments

We watched the game last night between Monaco and Tottenham in the group stages of the Champions League and it’s fair to say Tottenham were not good. They looked second best throughout the game to Monaco and had it not been for goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who made some great saves, the scoreline would […]

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Tags: Europa League · European Champions League · European Competition · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News

Rafa Know Everything About Football – So We Listen

November 4th, 2016 · 18 Comments

Ayoze Perez was speaking earlier this week at the club’s Foundation Awards dinner and the Spaniard has only recently became a Patron of the Foundation. Rafa wants his players to be more fully involved with the great work being done by the Newcastle United Foundation and the 23 year-old considers it an honor to be […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · Europa League · European Champions League · European Competition · Management · Newcastle News · Newcastle United Foundation

Moussa Sissoko Proving Newcastle Fans Right

November 3rd, 2016 · 32 Comments

We watched the Tottenham vs Bayer Leverkusen Champions League game last night and Spurs played really poorly and were flat all game long – they lost 1-0. Moussa Sissoko looked like the player he was when he played for us last season – he was hopeless and looked disinterested. There’s something wrong with Moussa who […]

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Tags: European Champions League · Newcastle News

Rafa Benitez Makes Amazing Revelation

September 30th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rafa Benitez has finally admitted that he celebrated – well just a little bit – at the end of the game on Wednesday night after Newcastle scored two goals in the last 90 seconds of stoppage time to turn a potential 3-2 defeat into a 4-3 win against Norwich. Celebrating is nothing new for Rafa because […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · European Champions League · Newcastle News · Poll

Benitez Explains Advantages Of Playing On The Road

September 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Last season we found it extremely difficult to win games away from home and we ended up winning only two road games and losing 14 in 19 attempts in the league and those wins were rather fortuitous ones. We somehow beat Bournemouth 1-0 when Rob Elliott made five world-class saves to keep us in the game […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · European Champions League · European Competition · Newcastle News · Other News