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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Former Captain Kevin Nolan Talks About Rafa Benitez

August 5th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Kevin Nolan had been at Newcastle less than  six months when we were relegated to the Championship six years ago – and Kevin couldn’t even get his place in the team after he joined us for £4M from Bolton in January, 2009. Although Nolan wasn’t the captain during the Championship season in 2009-2010, he was […]

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Tags: Coaching · Kevin Nolan · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Report – Real Madrid To Pass On Moussa Sissoko

August 3rd, 2016 · 44 Comments

There was a report in AS in Spain this morning that Real Madrid would be turning their attention to Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko as one target. The Spanish club have finally given up on trying to get Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to Madrid – as the 23 year-old now seems certain to join Manchester United imminently. […]

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Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Championship Coach – This Is Challenge Rafa Has At Newcastle

August 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

Garry Monk  was fired by Swansea last December, when his record was better than Steve McClaren’s at Newcastle, yet Newcastle waited another four months before McClaren was finally sacked and that turned out to be far too late to save us from relegation. After starting off well and getting 8 points from the first four […]

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

Wages Of Top 20 Coaches In Europe – Is Rafa There?

August 2nd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez is well paid at Newcastle and the general word on his wages was that he was getting £5M/year over the three years of his Newcastle contract. That’s fairly close according to a new analysis conducted by Finance Football on the best paid coaches in Europe, with Rafa actually getting €5M – which with today’s […]

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Why My Hat Is Off To Rafa Benitez

July 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Phil Brown has given some significant praise to Rafa Benitez today for staying on at Newcastle after we were relegated – and that he has not deserted a sunken ship – so to speak. Phil has pointed out that Rafa has stayed on board for the significant challenge he has taken up of steering Newcastle United […]

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