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Entries Tagged as 'European Champions League'

Spanish International Praises The Great Rafa Benitez

June 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

24 year-old Lucas Vazquez had a bit of a breakthrough season last term and he can thank Rafa Benitez for that. When Rafa arrived at the club last summer he put Lucas into the first team squad after he had spent a season on loan at Espanyol in Barcelona. Lucas played 33 games last season for […]

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Tags: Coaching · Euro 2016 · European Champions League · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

World-Class Newcastle Player Seems More Subdued

June 13th, 2016 · 34 Comments

There’s general agreement among pundits, Newcastle fans and Arsenal fans that Moussa Sissoko made a right fool of himself (what – again?) last week, when he almost pleaded with Arsenal to sign him – the club of his dreams. And at the same time he sent a message to Newcastle and Rafa Benitez saying he thought […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · European Champions League · Management · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

Benitez – I Am Very Confident Because Newcastle Fans Love Their Club

June 10th, 2016 · 14 Comments

It must have been very difficult for Rafa Benitez to agree to stay on at Newcastle when we are in the second division, because it means a world-class manager will be out of the spotlight when managing the Tyneside club – well at least for next season. It’s something that he is hardly used to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Champions League · European Competition · European Super Cup · Fans · Management · Newcastle Fans · Newcastle News

Even More Plaudits For Rafa Benitez

June 4th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Real Madrid sacked Rafa Benitez in early January after just six months in charge, after some bad results, but that was in spite of Real still being third in La Liga. They had also just qualified for the round of the last 16 of the Champions League which they eventually won for the second time […]

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Praise For Rafa Benitez From An Unlikely Source

May 31st, 2016 · 122 Comments

Rafa Benitez was sacked by Real Madrid in early January and he came in for some criticism from some players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe, but it looks like the leaders at the Madrid club appreciated the work Rafa did for the club in the six months he was there. Real Madrid President Florentino Perez

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Newcastle Manager’s Promise To Fans For Next Season

May 31st, 2016 · 7 Comments

Rafa Benitez had been consistent right from the start since he arrived on Tyneside on March 11th when he said that Newcastle United was a massive club – a sleeping giant – and the Tyneside club is very like his former club Liverpool. The fans are passionate and the area is working-class and the club is […]

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