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Entries Tagged as 'Match Preview'

Diame, Perez And Murphy Start – Shelvey Sick – On Bench

March 18th, 2017 · 246 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just named his starting eleven for the game at St. Andrew’s this afternoon against Birmingham City and there’s a surprise with Jonjo Shelvey sick and he starts on the bench. Mo Diame will play in central midfield with Jack Colback and let’s hope we don’t miss the creativity of Shelvey in this […]

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Anita, Atsu, Diame And Gayle Start Against Fulham

March 11th, 2017 · 427 Comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough game against Fulham this afternoon at St. James’ Park. Fulham beat us 1-0 away in the first game this season and this is Rafa’s one year anniversary at Newcastle so it would be extra special if we can win this game. TEAM NEWS: […]

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Jesus Gamez, Ayoze Perez And Daryl Murphy All Start

March 7th, 2017 · 201 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the important tonight at the Madejski Stadium against Reading and Jesus Gamez will make a rare start at right back tonight with Ayoze Perez coming in for Mo Diame in the number 10 position. TEAM NEWS: Here’s how Newcastle United will line up at @ReadingFC tonight (kick-off 8pm […]

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Prediction – Rafa’s Team For Reading – Two Changes

March 6th, 2017 · 29 Comments

We don’t think that Rafa Benitez will want to change his team too much after two tremendous wins in the last two games. Maybe he will rotate a coupe of players and we have Yedlin coming back in for Vurnon Anita at right back and Yoan Gouffran coming in for Christian Atsu on the wing. […]

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Vurnon Anita And Daryl Murphy Start Against Terriers

March 4th, 2017 · 75 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the crucial game at Huddersfield Town this afternoon and Rafa has made two changes – Vurnon Anita and Daryl Murphy both start and Yoan Gouffran and DeAndre Yedline drop to the bench. TEAM NEWS: Here’s how Newcastle United will line up at @htafcdotcom this afternoon (kick-off 5:30pm GMT). […]

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Is This Rafa’s Team To Beat Huddersfield – One Change

March 3rd, 2017 · 33 Comments

Rafa said early this afternoon he had been pleased with Dwight Gayle in training over the last three days and that he has looked good and seems to have his confidence back and he’s in the squad for the game at Huddersfield tomorrow. It’s not clear if Rafa will start Dwight tomorrow but we think […]

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