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

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Di Matteo Praises Villa – Has Good Words For Newcastle Too

September 26th, 2016 · 29 Comments

We’ve always thought Roberto Di Matteo was a very good manager from the time he was the young 39 year-old manager of West Brom, when we were both pushing for promotion in the 2009-2010 and both achieved the two automatic promotion spots with Newcastle finally coming out on top with 102 points. It seems as if it […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll

Poll – Can Newcastle Bounce Back Against Norwich?

September 26th, 2016 · 57 Comments

Newcastle have a chance to get back in the mix at the top of the Championship on Wednesday night when we entertain league leaders Norwich City – who are currently 4 points above us in the league. A win in that game will likely take us back into the top three of the Championship before […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll

Rafa Lauds New Arrival – He Works Hard – He’s A Good Player

September 26th, 2016 · 52 Comments

Christian Atsu has looked good when he’s been given his chance at Newcastle and the Ghanaian International is hoping to make his loan move from Chelsea for the season – a permanent one in the summer. Atsu is still fairly new to Newcastle and Rafa thinks he probably needs to get to know more about the […]

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Tags: Championship · Christian Atsu · Coaching · Loan Moves · Management · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

How Rafa Will Demand Improvement Before Wednesday

September 26th, 2016 · 6 Comments

The simple way in which Rafa Benitez improves a team and improves the players during a season is that he considers every game to be a learning exercise. Every game is approached in a way that we can win it, but after the game Ciaran Clark has given some insights as into what Rafa does. Rafa […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

Why Players Fully Accept Rafa’s Way Of Doing This

September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ciaran Clark had his best game for Newcastle at his old club Aston Villa on Saturday and the Villa fans will have seen how improved Ciaran has already become under Rafa Benitez. But that’s why players want to join Rafa Benitez – they want to improve their game and work for a successful side that can win things. […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Press · Rotation Policy