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Here’s The Verdict On Newcastle And Their Sensational Fan Base

February 9th, 2017 · 18 Comments

Sky Sports pundit Stuart Pearce joined Newcastle near the end of his career and played two seasons for us from 1997 when he played 56 times with one goal for the Magpies. He’s also been in club management, most notably with Manchester City, but he also managed Nottingham Forest in the Championship so he knows all about […]

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

Are Brighton Edging Out Newcastle As Championship Favorites?

February 8th, 2017 · 12 Comments

It wasn’t long ago that Brighton were 2 points ahead of us with a game in hand, so we could have gone 5 points behind Brighton who had a good habit of winning their games. At the same time Newcastle were struggling without Jonjo Shelvey and we lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Premier League

So What Did McClaren Tell Rafa After The Game?

February 6th, 2017 · 7 Comments

After the game Rafa and Steve McClaren said they would have a glass of wine together and have a talk – maybe they even shared a full (large) bottle? We’d love to have been a fly on the wall to hear what McClaren had to say. And also what Rafa had to say for that matter, […]

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Tags: Championship · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Better Off Than Seven Years Ago

February 5th, 2017 · 75 Comments

We’ve been following how we compare with Chris Hughton’s season seven years ago and we have been tracking very close to the miracle Chris achieved back in the 2009-2010 season. It’s interesting that in the 29th game in early 2010 we suffered our biggest defeat of the season and it was at Derby County when we […]

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Defender Will Now Push For Regular Starting Place

February 5th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Grant Hanley has had a tough time of it since he signed on for us from Blackburn Rovers last summer, but we still think lad can have a bright future at Newcastle under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez. What has impressed us with Grant is his maturity, leadership and professional attitude when he hasn’t played […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Grant Hanley · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

Big Transfer Money Available For Rafa In Summer

February 5th, 2017 · 9 Comments

There’s a report in the Mirror today by Simon Bird that a St. James’ Park insider has leaked the news that Rafa Benitez will be given big money in the summer, if he can get Newcastle promoted and back to the Premier league. We covered the report last night concentrating on the fact that Mike […]

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Tags: Championship · Financials · Management · Newcastle News · Policy · Poll · Premier League