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Entries Tagged as 'European Competition'

Newcastle Outstanding Youngster Gains More Honors

October 8th, 2016 · 243 Comments

It’s unusual for a goalkeeper who had had only 12 first team games in his career and none for his club Newcastle United to be representing the England U-21 side, but that’s exactly what Freddie Woodman has achieved. Woodman  has starred for the England U-17 and U-19 sides in particular,  but has played for every […]

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Tags: England News · European Competition · Freddie Woodman · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth

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

Rafa’s Brilliant Answer On How He Deals With High Expectations

September 13th, 2016 · 56 Comments

Rafa has to handle very high expectations at Newcastle United. He is a world-class manager and yet he’s currently managing a team that’s only in England second division – the Championship. But Rafa has explained that he joined his local club Real Madrid when he was just 13 years old and then he became a […]

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Rafa Does Newcastle Proud

September 3rd, 2016 · 66 Comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez traveled to Switzerland on the last day of the transfer window and he was one of a small number of Europe’s leading club coaches who were meeting in Nyon to discuss a number of key issues to do with the modern game of football. The UEFA Elite Club Coaches’ Forum includes […]

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Lee Clark On What Newcastle Must Do To Be Great Again

July 31st, 2016 · 7 Comments

Former Newcastle coach and player Lee Clark has given an upbeat interview in the Mirror today and he talks about Rafa Benitez and how he is busy transforming Newcastle United into (hopefully) an English powerhouse again. Lee was part of Kevin Keegan’s great team of entertainers in the 1990s and that along with the five years […]

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England Crash Out In Surprise Loss To Italy

July 21st, 2016 · 76 Comments

The England U-19 side crashed out of the European U-19 Championships today when they lost 2-1 to Italy in the semi-finals after winning all three of their group A games. Both of the Italy goals came from left-back Federico Dimarco and from set-pieces. His first came from a penalty in the 27th minute after Fikayo […]

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