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Rafa Has Done His Homework – Reveals Surprising Promotion Stats

January 13th, 2017 · 7 Comments

During his press conference today for the game at Brentford tomorrow, Rafa Benitez said he has done his homework and looked back on about the last thirteen seasons and it was unusual for the relegated sides to get straight back to the Premier League although we did that seven years ago. Last season Hull City […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League · Press Conference

Rafa – I Want To Take Newcastle To The Very Top

January 6th, 2017 · 32 Comments

Rafa Benitez said when he signed on at Newcastle last May that he wanted to win trophies at Newcastle and just in case fans had thought Rafa had lost any of that huge ambition, he has said once again that he wants to take Newcastle to the top – “to the very top.” But he has […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Trophies

Player Reveals Rafa’s Very Strong Ambitions For Newcastle

January 5th, 2017 · 25 Comments

Mohamed Diame is off to play for Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations and before he left he has been talking about the conversations he had with Rafa Benitez last summer before he signed on for a measly £4.5M from Premier League side Hull City. It seems that Mo really likes it at Newcastle and […]

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Tags: Championship · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News · Premier League

Some Good News – Here’s The Match Up To 2009-2010 Season

January 3rd, 2017 · 118 Comments

Newcastle have just 3 points from our last 3 games over the holiday period, but back in 2009-2010 under Chris Hughton we also got three points with three draws in those corresponding fixtures. We drew 2-2 at Sheffield Wednesday – then drew 0-0 at home to Derby County and 2-2 at home to West Brom. That was […]

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Rafa Reflects On His Best And Worst Memory Of The Year

December 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rafa has taken an opportunity to look back on his year at Newcastle – since he joined us on Friday, March 11th. That was after the club finally came to their senses and sacked the woeful Steve McClaren who seemed out of his depth from the moment the season started. Steve went eight games without […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Crystal Palace Sack Pardew After Terrible 2016

December 22nd, 2016 · 20 Comments

Crystal Palace have fired manager Alan Pardew just less than two years after he joined them after leaving Newcastle United. Last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea was the 8th defeat in the last 10 games and that was enough to have Pardew fired after a terrible run of results this year. But Alan will not […]

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Premier League