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Colback Not Available – Here’s Our Revised Team For Today

December 10th, 2016 · No Comments

Rafa Benitez has said that although local lad Jack Colback is back in training from the eye injury he picked up, he will not be in the squad for today’s game. We had Jack in the side so we have replaced him with 21 year-old Isaac Hayden. Isaac Hayden – should start today

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Grant Hanley · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News

Football Decades Ago Was Innocent And Much Less Theatrical

December 10th, 2016 · 5 Comments

The FA Cup finals of the distant past have been put on YouTube and my son Neil watched the 1955 final when Newcastle hammered Manchester City and Don Revie (The Don Revie Plan) 3-1. That was when the great Jackie Milburn scored with a header (of all things) in the very first minute. In those days […]

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Tags: Championship · FA Cup · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

Training Has Been Easier This Week – Benitez Explains Why

December 10th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Rafa Benitez’ role throughout the season is to take every single game Newcastle play and review it with his players to ensure they learn the lessons of that specific game and get better. When we win sometimes it’s more difficult to get the players to concentrate and accept things, because they won – so everything […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Press

Rafa Reveals His Advice To Jonjo Shelvey

December 10th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez is an extremely experienced manager, but even for him the events of the game at Nottingham Forest just over a week ago – our last time out – must have opened his eyes a bit to the Championship. The game was essentially over at half time and even though we were 1-0 up […]

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Tags: Championship · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll

Brighton Go Top After Beating 10 Man Leeds With Two Penalties

December 9th, 2016 · 30 Comments

Brighton won this game after playing against 10 men for three quarters of the game after Phillips was sent off after 23 minutes. In what was a little bit reminiscent of last week’s game at Nottingham Forest when Newcastle were the visitors. This time the visitors Leeds United had a player sent off and a penalty […]

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Tags: Championship · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Other News

Rafa Benitez Praises Form of Newcastle Goalkeeper

December 9th, 2016 · 55 Comments

In his press conference today for the home game tomorrow against Birmingham City, Rafa Benitez has talked about Newcastle’s in-form goalkeeper Karl Darlow. Karl has become one of the stars of the season so far and he  seems to be improving all the time as his confidence rises. Rafa talked about Karl today and he […]

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Tags: Championship · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News