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Entries Tagged as 'FA Cup'

Manager Feels Sorry For The Fans – But We Paid For Mistakes

January 30th, 2017 · 40 Comments

Rafa Benitez has issued an apology to fans for the debacle on Saturday in that second half when we looked absolutely pathetic and paid for it by conceding three goals and losing 3-0 to a side that was in League Two only last season. Rafa has come in for some criticism over the weekend especially […]

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Tags: FA Cup · Newcastle News · Other News

Shearer Unhappy With Benitez – But There Are Two Sides To Argument

January 29th, 2017 · 111 Comments

Alan Shearer has never understood why players need to be rested during a season, but there’s medical evidence that if players play too much they pick up injuries as the season goes on. Alan never liked to be rested during his career and wanted to play every single game, but in today’s game that’s no […]

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Tags: Coaching · FA Cup · Management · Newcastle News

Questions Surround Mitrovic’ Future At Newcastle

January 29th, 2017 · 52 Comments

The game at Oxford United yesterday wasn’t the first time Aleksandar Mitrovic has started a game for Newcastle and completely botched his chance to shine in front of Rafa Benitez. If Mitro had taken his chances in that first half Newcastle could have won the game, but we didn’t and his penalty miss in the […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · FA Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League

Oxford Manager’s Positive Words On Newcastle Fall Flat

January 29th, 2017 · 8 Comments

The Oxford win over Newcastle yesterday shows just why the FA Cup is so liked in England – but it sucks when you are on the wrong¬†end of a shocking defeat¬†– once again. Newcastle were good in the first half and should have been ahead – maybe the game could have been over and missing […]

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Rafa Describes The Players He Wants At Newcastle

January 29th, 2017 · 3 Comments

After what was a sickening second half display by this fringe Newcastle team, fans are not feeling too upbeat this morning after yet another embarrassing exit from the FA Cup – in which we have such a great history. But certainly not lately, when we have not reached the 5th round of the competition in […]

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Rafa Benitez Points Out The Positives On Mitrovic

January 29th, 2017 · 78 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic did not have a good game yesterday and he looked very rusty and short of match practice. He missed a number of decent chances in the first half and then penalty in the second and that miss gave the Oxford players belief that the could win the win the game, which they did. […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · FA Cup · Newcastle News