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

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Rafa Asks For Shearer’s Advice – How Are We Doing?

October 18th, 2016 · 35 Comments

It was obvious as soon as Rafa Benitez arrived on Tyneside that he had great respect for Alan Shearer – who is a Newcastle legend in the true sense of the word. And Rafa admitted that before he took the job at Newcastle he had talked to Alan about the club and we’re pretty sure he […]

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This Could Be The Side That Rafa Starts At Barnsley

October 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

It;s anybody’s guess what team Rafa will start tomorrow night at Barnsley with the team playing well on Saturday in beating Brentford 3-1 at home. But here’s our best shot at the team: Darlow Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett Hayden Shelvey Ritchie Diame Gouffran Gayle

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Newcastle Doing Well But Rafa Still Wants To See Improvement

October 17th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez has got Newcastle well organized in almost every facet of their play and that includes being able to score goals from set-plays, something that former head coach Alan Pardew had big trouble with. Ciaran Clark headed home from a Jonjo Shelvey cross after only 11 minutes on Saturday against Brentford. That goal put […]

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Newcastle Stay Second As Huddersfield Lose At Home

October 16th, 2016 · 29 Comments

More good news for Newcastle today as Huddersfield lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in today’s early kick-off Championship game and it was a Fernando Forestieri penalty after 68 minutes that won the game for The Owls. That keeps Newcastle in second place and we are now just one point behind leaders Norwich in the league table […]

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Shearer Has Coffee With Rafa – Manager’s Only Reasonably Happy

October 16th, 2016 · 16 Comments

One thing you have to understand about Rafa Benitez is that he’s a perfectionist and if we win a game 7-1 he will be talking about how we could have done better in defending the goal we conceded. 🙂 So with that in mind Rafa has no limits on what Newcastle can do under his […]

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