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Rafa Asks For Shearer’s Advice – How Are We Doing?

October 18th, 2016 · 35 Comments

It was obvious as soon as Rafa Benitez arrived on Tyneside that he had great respect for Alan Shearer – who is a Newcastle legend in the true sense of the word. And Rafa admitted that before he took the job at Newcastle he had talked to Alan about the club and we’re pretty sure he […]

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Tags: Alan Shearer · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Press

Sky Pundit Points Finger At Who Responsible For Relegation

October 13th, 2016 · 54 Comments

Most Newcastle fans put the blame (responsibility) for our relegation at the feet of head coach Steve McClaren because the squad we had last year was certainly not one of the worst three in the Premier League and especially after we spent around £80M on players through the season. This view was supported by Rafa […]

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

Former Player – Rafa Benitez Was Fantastic With Me

October 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Andros Townsend was the first high profile player to leave Newcastle in the summer, when at the end of June he told Rafa Benitez he wanted to leave  the club and the Newcastle manager moved quickly to get Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth in as a replacement. And Matt has been so good this season that we have […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle Could Face Complete Failure By May

September 9th, 2016 · 14 Comments

It’s not something that’s worth thinking too much about. It’s similar to thinking last season that the nightmare scenario could happen and we could get relegated just before the new massive Premier League TV Rights deals clicked in. And it did. But it’s not worth thinking too much about what will happen if we don’t manage to get promoted this […]

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Tags: Coaching · Jonjo Shelvey · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Poll · Premier League

Newcastle So Lucky To Have Benitez’ Class And Ambition

September 8th, 2016 · 55 Comments

Newcastle are a lucky club to have a manager as good as Rafa Benitez in charge, not just because he is obviously one of the best in the world,  but that he stayed with us even when we were relegated. That’s something that non world-class players like Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend and Daryl Janmaat […]

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

Former Player On Why Confident Newcastle Can Prosper

September 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Former striker Mick Quinn tells it like it is when things are really bad and also when things are on the up – as they hopefully are now. And since Rafa Benitez signed for us in March last year Mick’s been a big admirer of the former Valencia, Liverpool and Naples manager and hopefully Rafa can […]

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