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Entries Tagged as 'European Champions League'

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┬áthe club is […]

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Rafa Benitez Will Give This Back To Newcastle Fans

May 24th, 2016 · 85 Comments

Newcastle fans are waiting rather anxiously to see if Rafa Benitez will commit long-term to Newcastle United and come in and manage the club in the Championship next season, with a plan to turn the club into a powerhouse in Europe just as quickly as he can. His impact at Newcastle has already been immense, […]

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Freddy Shepherd – Give This To Rafa To Get Him To Stay

May 5th, 2016 · 149 Comments

If Newcastle can win the last two games of the season┬áthen it looks like we will be able to avoid relegation and then Rafa Benitez is almost certain to stay with us. But if the 56 year-old cannot save us this season then some of us are worried he will simply walk out of the […]

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Vladimir Smicer The Example For Some Newcastle Players

March 28th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rafa Benitez has made is very clear that he wants as many of our injured players back fit again as soon as possible, because they can all have an impact for Newcastle in our final eight games of the season, as we struggle to retain our Premier League status. Rafa cites the example of Vladimir […]

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