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Entries Tagged as 'FA Cup'

Is This A Rising New Star At Newcastle?

January 20th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Newcastle easily won the game on Wednesday night against Birmingham City, but the score should never have been just 2-1 with 20 minutes to play and that ‘s what comes when you have chances to go 3-0 up and you don’t take them. Newcastle have to kill teams off when they dominate the play so much […]

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Tags: Coaching · FA Cup · Grant Hanley · Newcastle News · Newcastle U23 · Stuart Findlay

Rafa Benitez Stands By His Star Player

January 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments

There’s a report in the Mail following the 3-1 win against Birmingham City on Wednesday night where Rafa Benitez stands up for Jonjo Shelvey, whom he made captain for the night in the absence of Jamaal Lascelles. Jonjo had an excellent game in his comeback from a five game suspension for an FA misconduct charge he […]

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Tags: Discipline · FA Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Other News

This Is Our Man Of The Match – He’s Back

January 19th, 2017 · 88 Comments

The big talking point about the game last night was how Jonjo Shelvey came back into the Newcastle side after missing the last five games through suspension and he completely ran the show until he tired a little bit in the second half. Jonjo seemed determined to make up for his absence and basically set […]

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Tags: FA Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Man of the Match · Match Reports · Poll

Zola Very Complimentary Of “Clever” Newcastle Players

January 19th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Gianfranco Zola, after seven games in charge of Birmingham City,  is still looking for his first win and in the first half last night Birmingham looked a poor team with Newcastle completely dominant. Jonjo Shelvey ran the show for the home team, even though he didn’t have to get out second gear to do that,  so […]

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Tags: FA Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll

Truthful Rafa Reveals What He’ll Keep Doing On Tyneside

January 19th, 2017 · 24 Comments

Rafa made 8 changes to the side last Saturday that had started at Birmingham in the previous game in the FA Cup. And last night he made another 8 changes to the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday and Rafa started three of Newcastle’s top young players last night against Birmingham – Dan Barlasar, Yasin […]

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Tags: Championship · FA Cup · Newcastle News · Poll · Press

Rafa Benitez – Shelvey Controlled The Game For Us

January 18th, 2017 · 7 Comments

A nice bit of man management by Rafa Benitez tonight as he gave the returning Jonjo Shelvey the captain’s armband, maybe to remind him he is a very important player for Newcastle United. And the former Liverpool man put in sparkling performance before he tired a little bit in the second half (not surprising). Jonjo […]

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Tags: FA Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll · Press