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Entries Tagged as 'Premier League'

Alan Shearer On Rafa Benitez – He’s Brilliant – He’s Superb

December 10th, 2016 · 19 Comments

Alan Shearer has been singing the praises of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez today. Rafa has made a very good start to his career as the Newcastle manager and while he couldn’t save us from relegation last season he has us in an automatic promotion spot after 19 games played. And after today’s game at home to Birmingham […]

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Tags: Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

The Good And The Bad Of Being A Top Team

December 5th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle haven’t had a good team for a while now and since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked in late August, 2004 for finishing only 5th in the league,  since then  Newcastle have finished 5th in the Premier League only once – back in 2012. And just in case the Geordie fans got carried away with that, the next […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Premier League

Two Huge Characteristics Newcastle Didn’t Have Last Season

December 5th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Karl Darlow was easily our Man of the Match and the hero of Friday night’s bizarre 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest, when we were down to 9 men by the break and the goalkeeper had saved two penalties within a time frame of about ten minutes in that first half. Karl thinks the team has […]

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Tags: Championship · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Premier League

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