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Benitez May Now Want A Playmaker Signed In January

December 3rd, 2016 · 31 Comments

With Jonjo Shelvey;s sending off last night he will miss the next three games and then with his personal hearing on his FA misconduct charge being heard two weeks on Monday it’s very possible that Jonjo could miss the next eight games – at a minimum. With Newcastle’s mini-slump of three successive defeats, Rafa will be […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Alan Pardew In Dire Straights At Crystal Palace

December 2nd, 2016 · 7 Comments

As we found out at Newcastle Alan Pardew has streaks – he wins a number of games in a row and then he can just as easily lose a number of games in a row. And that incredible last 25 minutes of the game at Swansea on Saturday, when 7 goals were scored, saw Crystal […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League

Ashley’s Newcastle Investment Could Soon Pay Off Big Time

November 25th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Mike Ashley bought Newcastle in the early summer of 2007 and he paid around £133M for the shares of Sir John Hall and former Chairman Freddy Shepherd. The he put about £100M into the club in late 2007 to pay off a loan the club had that he knew nothing about  – so much for […]

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Tags: European Competition · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

Alan Shearer’s Surprising Comments On Sunderland

November 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments

I have a friend Peter here in Raleigh who was born and bred in Sunderland and follows the side over here in the US and when we get together for lunch we talk about how our two teams are doing. He’s not too happy at the moment, although two successive wins gives all Sunderland supporters […]

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Tags: Alan Shearer · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Rafa’s Top Assistant Available To Join Him At Newcastle

November 23rd, 2016 · 64 Comments

53 year-old Pako Ayestarab was one of the coaches who spent time as Rafa Benitez’ assistant when Rafa started out in management back in 1996 when he managed his  third club – Osasuna. Pako  stayed with Rafa as he moved to Extremadura, Tenerife, Valencia and Liverpool and the two men finally parted ways back in September, […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Really Good News For Newcastle’s On-Loan Star

November 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

It must have been really tough for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul over the last year,  as he has been recovering from what turned out to be a very bad ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee. He picked up the injury last October while playing for the Netherlands in a Euro 2016 qualifying game against Kazakhstan in […]

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Tags: Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul · Twitter