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Entries Tagged as 'Fixtures'

Rafa’s Goal – Best, Biggest, Fittest And Balanced

June 27th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Rafa Benitez wants to add some experience to the squad this summer and the word coming out of the local papers is that he also wants to “balance” the squad. A number of reports suggest that means Rafa wants to bring in more British players to a squad that has been dominated by mediocre French players for […]

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Benitez On What Makes The Difference At Newcastle

June 22nd, 2016 · 42 Comments

Rafa Benitez has responded to Newcastle’s Championship fixtures, which were announced at 9:00 am this morning and he has talked again about having a big enough squad so he can rotate players in what will be a long, tough season for us. And he is looking to the Newcastle fans to help the side – […]

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Rafa – We Respect Teams – It Will Be Very Exciting – Level Is Higher

June 22nd, 2016 · 94 Comments

Rafa Benitez has reacted to Newcastle’s 46 game fixture list released at 9:00 am this morning and the lads will kick off their Championship season with a televised game on Friday night, 5th August at Fulham. Our first home game is 8 days later  on 13th August at St. James’ Park against Huddersfield Town. Rafa Benitez […]

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Championship Fixtures Announced – Geordie Fans Upbeat

June 22nd, 2016 · 77 Comments

It’s really strange but when the fixtures for the Championship were announced earlier today most Newcastle fans were buzzing and were even looking forward to trips to quaint places like Burton Albion. It’s the Rafa effect, with fans convinced the Spanish manager will turn things around at Newcastle and get us straight back up next May and not only […]

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Newcastle Begin Championship On 5th August At Fulham

June 22nd, 2016 · 22 Comments

Newcastle will play Fulham in the first game of the Championship season at Craven Cottage on Friday night. 5th August, and it will be a good test of how Newcastle will perform away from home next season. In fact it will be a good first test for Newcastle in England’s second division. So our season […]

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McClaren – The First Four Games Are Key

June 17th, 2015 · 127 Comments

The first few games of the season look really tough for Newcastle, with the first four games being Southampton (H), Swansea (A), Manchester United (A) and Arsenal (H), before the International break,  and that’s followed in a few games by Chelsea coming to St. James’ Park and a trip to the Etihad against Manchester City. […]

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