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This Is Where Newcastle Are Much Better Than Promoted Hull

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

21-year-old new arrival Isaac Hayden has given some interviews today and he’s said he has learned a lot from Rafa Benitez in the short time he’s been at Newcastle. And Isaac had the opportunity of playing at Hull last season and helped Steve Bruce’s side get promoted by winning the play-off 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Friendlies · Isaac Hayden · Newcastle News

This Player Is Key To Magpies In Both Form And Attitude

July 28th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle’s first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield. Vurnon won the […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Vurnon Anita

Rafa Benitez Praises Two Unlikely Newcastle Players

July 27th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he’s a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts […]

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Tags: Championship · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Vurnon Anita · Yoan Gouffran

Vurnon Anita Pleased With Goal – Rafa Benitez Happy Enough

July 27th, 2016 · 65 Comments

After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win – our third in four friendly games. It was a poor first half showing, but then after only three minutes into the second half Vurnon […]

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Tags: Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Press · Vurnon Anita

Southend 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Of Goals

July 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Here’s the best video we can find of last night’s game – at least it shows Newcastle’s two goals in the second half at Southend scored by Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran to give Newcastle a fairly comfortable 2-0 win.

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Tags: Friendlies · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Video · Vurnon Anita · Yoan Gouffran