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Rafa To Have Huge Clearout And Build New Squad This Summer

December 20th, 2016 · 55 Comments

The only thing that Rafa Benitez is thinking about this season is to get Newcastle United promoted straight back to the Premier League. That was his thinking in the summer, when he brought in new players such as Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Mo Diame and Daryl Murphy – players who had experience playing in England’s second division. […]

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

Mike Ashley And This Fantastic If Unlikely Opportunity

December 16th, 2016 · 27 Comments

The best thing Mike Ashley has ever done since he bought Newcastle nine and a half years ago is to work  to keep Rafa Benitez at the club after we were relegated in May for the second time in his unsuccessful reign. Mike and Managing Director Lee Charnley seemed to agree with all of Rafa’s demands in […]

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

Gary Rowett Surprisingly Sacked By Birmingham

December 14th, 2016 · 50 Comments

It turns out the game on Saturday at Newcastle was the last one that Gary Rowett managed for Birmingham City as the club announced today they had sacked their manager. Gary had been in charge for two years and they were well positioned in 7th place in the Championship with 34 points and only out […]

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

Newcastle Face Huge Competition For This Player In January

December 13th, 2016 · 17 Comments

Rafa Benitez has talked recently about the targets he has in the January transfer window and it seems he has identified the positions he wants to strengthen the squad in. It’s always difficult to know exactly which positions they could be – but one of them could be center-back. Last season’s number one choice at center-back, Chancel […]

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

Premier League Clubs To Target A Number Of Newcastle Players

December 13th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Newcastle have been doing extremely well this season on all levels, even though we have just come off a three game losing streak. The players Rafa brought in last summer such as Matt Ritchie, Ciaran Clark, Dwight Gayle and Isaac Hayden among others, have all improved under the coaching of the top-class Newcastle manager. Jamaal Lascelles is […]

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

The Fairy Tale Continues – Rafa Keen To Keep This Player

December 12th, 2016 · 147 Comments

Two players who are first choice at Newcastle this season – Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita – two players who work their socks off for the team – have contracts which run out next June. We had thought that Vurnon would get a new deal but not Yoan – but it looks like we wrong […]

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Tags: Championship · Contracts · Newcastle News · Premier League · Vurnon Anita · Yoan Gouffran