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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Michael Gray’s Surprising Opinion On Benitez And Newcastle

June 17th, 2016 · 19 Comments

There will not be any Tyne Wear derby next season as the best Sunderland can now look forward to is playing Middlesbrough, but  let’s face it –  beating the Smoggies is not quite like beating Newcastle United. But at least under Rafa Benitez, we managed to break the win streak so we stopped it at […]

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Tags: Championship · Derby · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Have Shortest Odds Ever To Win Championship

June 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments

We suppose it’s the Rafa Benitez effect, but once the former Real Madrid manager agreed to stay on Tyneside for next season,  Newcastle’s odds of being promoted and the odds of winning the Championship outright both shortened significantly. On SkyBet Newcastle are 4/6 odds on to get promoted with Aston Villa  and Norwich next at 100/30. […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

These Five Fringe Players Will Definitely Leave This Summer

June 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

When considering which players have futures at Newcastle it’s informative to look at which players Rafa Benitez didn’t use in the 10 games he was in charge of last season, because it’s very likely they will be moved out this summer. Joan Gouffran and Henri Saivet saw no playing time at all under Rafa Benitez, […]

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Tags: Contracts · Emmanuel Riviere · Financials · Florian Thauvin · Henri Saivet · Newcastle News · Remy Cabella · Transfer News and Rumours · Yoan Gouffran

The Impressive Darlow Praises Newcastle’s Biggest Advantage

June 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Last season  the support the players got from the Geordie fans was simply unbelievable, given it was a relegation season and we were basically in the bottom four all season long. Karl Darlow had his debut season last term and he did very well indeed and looks a very good goalkeeper in the making. Karl and Jamaal Lascelles […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Fans · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News

Spanish International Praises The Great Rafa Benitez

June 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

24 year-old Lucas Vazquez had a bit of a breakthrough season last term and he can thank Rafa Benitez for that. When Rafa arrived at the club last summer he put Lucas into the first team squad after he had spent a season on loan at Espanyol in Barcelona. Lucas played 33 games last season for […]

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Tags: Coaching · Euro 2016 · European Champions League · Management · Newcastle News · Other News