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Entries Tagged as 'Matz Sels'

Coach On Why He Let One Of His Stars Join Newcastle

September 7th, 2016 · 8 Comments

In an interview recently Matz Sels said that the training sessions Rafa Benitez runs at Newcastle United are a lot more intense than those of his former coach at Gent, Hein Vanhaezebrouck. Matz joked that at Newcastle “My morning forest walks are not there anymore.” Hein Vanhaezebrouck – Gent head coach

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Tags: Freddie Woodman · Karl Darlow · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

Newcastle Goalkeeper – Rafa Different From My Former Coach

September 5th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Matz Sels needs some time to get acclimatized to English football and the Championship, which is a lot different from what he was used to in Belgium. While Matz has had one or two awkward moments so far, he can still become Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper if he can hit his best form this season. But […]

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Tags: Coaching · International break · International News · Interview · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · World Cup 2018

Tim Krul Gives Update – Sets Date For Comeback

September 5th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Tim Krul suffered a serious knee injury of his ACL on October 11th last year towards the end of the 2-1 win in Kazakhstan, so it’s now a full 11 months that Tim has been out. That’s one reason we don’t expect his Newcastle team-mate Rob Elliott to be back much before the end of […]

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Tags: Freddie Woodman · Injuries · Karl Darlow · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

Newcastle To Announce Big Deal Early Next Week

August 25th, 2016 · 15 Comments

News in the local press that Newcastle have offered goalkeeper Rob Elliot a massive new deal to keep him at Newcastle long term – and that should certainly keep the 30 year-old happy as he comes back from a very serious ACL knee injury. Rob was our best player last season and our Player of the Season and […]

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Tags: Contracts · Financials · Karl Darlow · Leadership · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

Rafa Gives His Verdict On New Goalkeeper

August 20th, 2016 · 30 Comments

In the absence of Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, newly arrived Matz Sels has won the starting position in goal over Karl Darlow, who has played many games in the Championship for Nottingham Forest. Rafa Benitez has taken time out to talk about the new Belgium goalkeeper and how he has performed so far this season. Matz […]

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Tags: Coaching · Freddie Woodman · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours