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

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Darlow And Dummett Start – Hanley On Bench

July 26th, 2016 · 27 Comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the penultimate friendly at Southend United in this summer’s pre-season. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden; Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jamie Sterry, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Henri […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season

Rafa Benitez – The Best Manager In 39 Years

July 26th, 2016 · 75 Comments

The well respected FourFourTwo magazine has published what they consider to be the top 10 managers in the English Football League – the divisions below the Premier League – and they have named Newcastle’s  Rafa Benitez as the top manager – easily! FourFourTwo gives Rafa considerable praise and say he’s the best manager not in […]

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

Newcastle Now Favorites To Sign Premier League Midfielder

July 26th, 2016 · 33 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with £8M rated Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard for some time and there are now some Premier League clubs like Swansea City and Middlesbrough interested in signing the 23 year-old Englishman, who was born in Orsett in Essex. It could be that he is one of about three players Rafa will be […]

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Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

Why This Summer’s Not The Time To Build Newcastle’s Global Brand

July 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments

If Rafa Benitez had more time with the squad last season, the likelihood is very high that he would have been able to save Newcastle from relegation, but time ran out and we are in the second division for the coming season. But once Rafa made the decision to stay on at the club the former Liverpool […]

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Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League

Striker Pledges Allegiance To Newcastle And Fans

July 26th, 2016 · 33 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic was simply delighted to sign on at Newcastle last summer and join the club of his idol – Alan Shearer. Mitro had a patchy time of it in his first season in England, but still managed to score 9 goals in the Premier League and showed what an excellent player he can become with the […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News