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Entries Tagged as 'European Champions League'

Steven Gerrrard Talks About The Inspirational Rafa Benitez

December 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s the greatest comeback in Champions League history, the way Liverpool were 3-0 down at half time in the final of 2005 when they played AC Milan in Istanbul. Then the miracle of Istanbul happened and Liverpool, led quite brilliantly by captain Steven Gerrard, came back in that second half to draw the game 3-3 […]

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Tags: Championship · European Champions League · European Competition · Leadership · Newcastle News

Rafa Has Hope At Burton – The Posts Are The Same Size

December 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment

One of Rafa Benitez’ really good qualities is that he does not underestimate any side and he is very professional and positive as he approaches every single game. Rafa talks about the strength of the opposition and one of his real challenges this year is to prepare the Newcastle team for a game we are expected […]

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

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