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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

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

Player Issues Rallying Cry – Put Things Right At Newcastle

July 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments

The last two seasons have been an absolute nightmare for Newcastle fans and after only just escaping relegation a year last May we thought we’d be OK last season when last summer we paid out over £50M to bring some good players in and then spent close to £30M in January to further strengthen the squad. […]

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Tags: Championship · Jonjo Shelvey · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League