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Rafa’s View – First Half Was A Little Bit Nervy

January 21st, 2017 · 22 Comments

When Rafa Benitez gives his after game interviews after each game,  he is always straight and analyzes the game and what we did good and what we didn’t do good. And Rafa was a bit critical of Newcastle’s first half performance today in the 4-0 win over Rotherham United – and things started to go […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Poll · Press · Press Conference

Rafa Talks About Elliot, Krul, Mitrovic And Rotherham

January 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the important game at home to Rotherham United tomorrow afternoon. We now have two wins in a row after beating Brentford and Birmingham in the last week, so we are hoping we can make it three wins in a row tomorrow – although nothing is ever […]

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Truthful Rafa Reveals What He’ll Keep Doing On Tyneside

January 19th, 2017 · 24 Comments

Rafa made 8 changes to the side last Saturday that had started at Birmingham in the previous game in the FA Cup. And last night he made another 8 changes to the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday and Rafa started three of Newcastle’s top young players last night against Birmingham – Dan Barlasar, Yasin […]

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Tags: Championship · FA Cup · Newcastle News · Poll · Press

Rafa Benitez – Shelvey Controlled The Game For Us

January 18th, 2017 · 7 Comments

A nice bit of man management by Rafa Benitez tonight as he gave the returning Jonjo Shelvey the captain’s armband, maybe to remind him he is a very important player for Newcastle United. And the former Liverpool man put in sparkling performance before he tired a little bit in the second half (not surprising). Jonjo […]

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Tags: FA Cup · Jonjo Shelvey · Newcastle News · Poll · Press

Rafa – Six Weeks For Anita – Gayle Much Better Than Expected

January 17th, 2017 · 59 Comments

Rafa Benitez delivered some good news on the Newcastle injury front today and it was better than the news reported late last night – especially about Vurnon Anita Rafa says Vurnon has a problem with his ankle, but it could be six weeks – more or less. And he also said the Dwight Gayle was much […]

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Tags: Injuries · Newcastle News · Poll · Press · Press Conference

Rafa’s Comments On Transfers And Ashley

January 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the FA Cup 3rd round replay against Birmingham City at St. James’ Park tomorrow night. Rafa has talked about this month’s transfer business being difficult but that Newcastle still have options and he’s also talked about owner Mike Ashley. Rafa Benitez – just completed his press […]

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