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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 Explains His Various Roles At Newcastle

October 15th, 2016 · 13 Comments

Rafa Benitez and his lawyers spent 10 days negotiating with Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley at the end of last season, so he could have all the control he wanted at Newcastle and it appears – at least from the outside – that he got everything he asked for. Rafa is now called the manager at […]

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

Rafa On Why Magnificent Fans Are So Vital

October 15th, 2016 · 44 Comments

It looks like the game at St. James’ Park today against Brentford could be another full house with over 51,000 tickets sold by last night and only 1300 short of a sell-out. And when you consider Newcastle have sold out their away day allocation of 6,0000 tickets for the game at Barnsley on Tuesday night the Newcastle […]

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Star Player Admits To Maturing Quickly At Newcastle

October 15th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Newcastle playmaker Jonjo Shelvey seems to have taken to Rafa Benitez as a manager ever since Rafa arrived on Tyneside last March. And even though the new manager dropped the England International soon after he arrived at the club, Jonjo seems to have understood the reasons for that and while he didn’t like it – […]

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This Is Mitro’s Biggest Asset But Also His Biggest Weakness

October 15th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Rafa Benitez has been talking about our 22 year-old Serbian International striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and the Newcastle manager has said that when he heard the striker had scored two goals for Serbia last week he rushed to the internet to see the video of the two goals. Mitro has a lot of passion and Rafa […]

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

McClaren Carefully Adjusts Comments To His New Situation

October 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Steve McClaren is on the merry-go-round of management again having just been surprisingly hired back at Derby County where he was fired last year. That was after Derby basically collapsed in the second half of the 2014-2015 season when for some strange (and unknown) reason Managing Director Lee Charnley of Newcastle wanted Steve to replace the […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Training Ground

Sky Pundit Points Finger At Who Responsible For Relegation

October 13th, 2016 · 54 Comments

Most Newcastle fans put the blame (responsibility) for our relegation at the feet of head coach Steve McClaren because the squad we had last year was certainly not one of the worst three in the Premier League and especially after we spent around £80M on players through the season. This view was supported by Rafa […]

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