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Newcastle Goalkeeper Considers His Future

February 16th, 2017 · 7 Comments

24 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels started out as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper last August, but he has moved down to third choice as a recovering Rob Elliot is now on the bench and challenging Karl Darlow for the Newcastle goalkeeper jersey. Karl has been playing well although he made a hash of […]

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Tags: Championship · Karl Darlow · Loan Moves · Matz Sels · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

Why Rafa Will Count On Every Player In Final 15 Games

February 16th, 2017 · 29 Comments

It should come as no surprise to Newcastle fans that Rafa Benitez will continue to rotate his players in the last 15 vital games of the season, when we probably need 30 points to ensure automatic promotion. Newcastle now have all their strikers back fit again after Dwight Gayle thankfully returned late in the game […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Coaching · Daryl Murphy · Dwight Gayle · Newcastle News

Player Explains The Difficulty Newcastle Have

February 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ayoze Perez has explained why it’s more difficult for Newcastle to win at home this season, basically because teams defend and try to park a couple of (large) buses in their penalty area to frustrate Newcastle and prevent us from scoring. But that always happens with good teams playing at home  – and it’s then […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News

The World’s Best Goalkeepers Make Silly Errors – Here’s Some Advice

February 15th, 2017 · 18 Comments

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow made a terrible error for Norwich City’s second goal last night at Carrow Road but even the greatest goalkeepers in the world make mistakes. Our goalkeeping coach Simon Smith will know all about the pressures on goalkeepers after they do make mistakes – and he has tweeted today some good advice […]

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Tags: Coaching · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Other News

Our Man Of The Match – The Comeback Kid

February 15th, 2017 · 1 Comment

On February 2nd Ayoze Perez did not have a very good game at all against QPR and missed a few chances and the fans were a little upset at the 23 year-old’s poor performance in the 2-2 draw, when we scored a late own goal to throw away 2 valuable points. But let’s give credit to […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · DeAndre Yedlin · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News

Rafa On Dwight Gayle Omission At Norwich

February 15th, 2017 · 22 Comments

We don’t want to be too hard on Aleksandar Mitrovic, but he did miss two golden opportunities in the first half last night – first of all when he was clean through with the score at 1-0 and then with a header which goalkeeper Ruddy saved well. It was the first of many fine saves […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Dwight Gayle · Management · Newcastle News