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

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Benitez Disputes Claim About Newcastle’s Squad

October 25th, 2016 · 6 Comments

In the last several seasons going back at least 10 years, Newcastle have had injuries to key players that left us weakened in the sides we could put oon the field. Our squad was never very deep and one reason for that was that we never had a very big squad, so that injuries to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Rotation Policy · Squad

Rafa – We Try To Do This With Every Single Player

October 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has both Daryl Murphy and Jesus Gamez unavailable for the EFL Cup tie tonight against Preston North End, but he is likely to make some changes to the side from Saturday and will give fringe players some playing time. One of those could be striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, but Rafa was a little […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · EFL Cup · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa Benitez – I Only Think About One Thing

October 24th, 2016 · 100 Comments

Rafa Benitez really has a great positive approach to football – he concentrates fully on winning the next game – that’s all he thinks about. He doesn’t dream about being top of the Championship or think about winning trophies – as he says he likes to win each game as it comes along. Whether that’s […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · League One · Management · Newcastle News · Poll

Is This Rafa’s Team For Preston North End?

October 24th, 2016 · 9 Comments

It’s anybody’s guess as to what team Rafa will start tomorrow night in the EFL Cup against Preston North End at St. James’ Park in front of at least 42,000 fans. But there are a few players the manager will want to give a start to including Matz Sels, Christian Atsu and hopefully Aleksandar Mitrovic – […]

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Tags: Coaching · EFL Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa – It’s Important Fans Think We Can Win Cups

October 24th, 2016 · 24 Comments

One of the things Rafa Benitez mentioned in his press conference earlier this afternoon is that it’s important the Geordie fans have the possibility of being able to see their side win some cups. If we can win tomorrow night’s game against Preston then we will be in the quarter finals and then anything is […]

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Tags: EFL · EFL Cup · League Cup · Newcastle News · Other News