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

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What Rafa Told Gini Makes Geordie And Scouser Fans Happy

July 25th, 2016 · 65 Comments

Gini Wijnaldum has revealed what Rafa told him when they talked last week about Gini potentially moving to Liverpool, who had just met Newcastle’s price of £25M for the Dutch Player of the Season in 2015, when the 25 year-old successfully captained PSV to the Dutch Championship. Gini Wijnaldum in pre-season at Newcastle

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Photos From Today’s Excellent 4-0 Win At Lokeren

July 23rd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Here are some images of the game today at Lokeren (finally managed to spell it correctly), which turned out to be a very good 4-0 win and a good display from Newcastle. This was more like it, but Rafa Benitez after the game said he still wants more: “There is still room for improvement. I want to see more” […]

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

Sels, Sterry, Aarons And Gayle All Start At Lokeren

July 23rd, 2016 · 121 Comments

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the starting team for this our third preseason friendly against KSC Lokeren at the Daknamstadion Stadium. Rafa makes four changes to the starting side from Wednesday night at Doncaster. Newcastle (4-3-3): Matz Sels; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Jamie Sterry; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden, Jack Colback; Ayoze […]

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Tags: Friendlies · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season

Whatever Happened To The Fans’ Forum?

July 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

We were supposed to have an end of season Fans Forum before now, but it has never happened. The Fans’ Forum started having four meetings a year and then it was reduced the three meetings a year, and we have had three meetings in the last year. One was last June when then new head coach […]

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Tags: Fans · Fans Forum · Newcastle News · Other News

Newcastle The Only Club Benitez Would Have Stayed At

July 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments

Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex Ferguson, says he was not particularly surprised that Rafa Benitez stayed on at Newcastle United. Darren says that’s because of the size of the club, but it still seemed to shock the football world that a world-class manager who had won the Champions League and Europa League […]

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