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Entries Tagged as 'Chancel Mbemba'

Newcastle Minimally Affected By African Cup Of Nations

September 7th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Newcastle have more strength in depth this season than we have had for many years so when the African Cup of Nations comes up in January in Gabon we should be able to cope quite well. And while we will lose some of our best players for up to six weeks, Newcastle have good cover in all […]

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Tags: Achraf Lazaar · African Cup Of Nations · Chancel Mbemba · Christian Atsu · International News · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News

Rafa – It Was Easy Decision Not To Play Him – He’s Happy

August 13th, 2016 · 1 Comment

It was a bit of a surprise when Rafa preferred Grant Hanley to Chancel Mbemba against Fulham in the first game but Chancel had missed the last pre-season friendly against Vitesse with an ankle injury and Grant had played well alongside captain Jamaal Lascelles. Rafa has explained Chancel’s omission  and he has said it was an easy […]

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Tags: Championship · Chancel Mbemba · Grant Hanley · Poll

Newcastle Defender Thanks Rafa – He’s Absolutely Fantastic

June 16th, 2016 · 12 Comments

We suppose you could say Chancel Mbemba really likes Rafa Benitez and he has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today and he says in the 10 games Rafa was at Newcastle, the manager made him into a better player. Rafa had Chancel and Jamaal Lascelles playing at the heart of Newcastle’s defense in those final […]

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Tags: Championship · Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News

These Were Newcastle’s Top Four Players Last Season

May 21st, 2016 · 23 Comments

The results of our annual Player of the Season Poll are in and it’s not a surprise that goalkeeper Rob Elliot is our Player of the Season with 40% of the vote for last season. Rob was simply a revelation when he came in for the injured Tim Krul last October and played 21 times for […]

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Tags: Andros Townsend · Chancel Mbemba · Jamaal Lascelles · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Rob Elliot

These Were Newcastle’s Best Players At Aston Villa

May 8th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Vurnon Anita was declared fit before the game yesterday against Aston Villa and held onto his right-back position, even through regular right=back Daryl Janmaat was fit again. Vurnon justified Rafa Benitez’ faith in him by putting in another Man of the Match performance at Villa  and Anita secured 20% of the vote. A close second […]

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Tags: Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Jamaal Lascelles · Man of the Match · Management · Vurnon Anita