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Entries Tagged as 'Rotation Policy'

The Rotation Policy And Winning These Next Six Games

December 7th, 2016 · 26 Comments

Newcastle were handed a little bit of a gift from the FA last night as we learned the red cards of Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett has both been overturned and they could now play in the game at home to Birmingham on Saturday. It was a tough week last week losing those three games […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Matt Ritchie · Newcastle News · Poll · Rotation Policy

Christian Atsu To Deputize For Matt Ritchie – Maybe Not

November 4th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We thought it was more or less cut and dried that the impressive Christian Atsu would come in and start for Matt Ritchie tomorrow on the right wing, since Matt is suspended for this game due to picking up his 5th yellow card late in the game at Deepdale last Saturday. And while the odds are […]

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Tags: Championship · Christian Atsu · DeAndre Yedlin · Newcastle News · Rotation Policy · Squad · Team Selection

Benitez Disputes Claim About Newcastle’s Squad

October 25th, 2016 · 6 Comments

In the last several seasons going back at least 10 years, Newcastle have had injuries to key players that left us weakened in the sides we could put oon the field. Our squad was never very deep and one reason for that was that we never had a very big squad, so that injuries to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Rotation Policy · Squad

Rotation Policy Just Fine For This Newcastle Player

October 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ayoze Perez was our Man of the Match on Saturday and his two goals and one from Matt Ritchie gave us a rather easy 3-0 win over Ipswich Town and kept us on top of the league and 3 points clear of second placed Brighton & Hove Albion. Perez also had a good game the Saturday before […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · EFL Cup · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Rotation Policy

Rafa Explains Why His Rotation Policy Will Work

October 12th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Championship is one of the toughest leagues in the world, which is why Rafa Benitez set out in the summer to build up the Newcastle squad in terms of both quality but also quantity. And he is rotating his players so that as the season goes on the players will remain relatively fresh and […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Rotation Policy

Why Players Fully Accept Rafa’s Way Of Doing This

September 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ciaran Clark had his best game for Newcastle at his old club Aston Villa on Saturday and the Villa fans will have seen how improved Ciaran has already become under Rafa Benitez. But that’s why players want to join Rafa Benitez – they want to improve their game and work for a successful side that can win things. […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Press · Rotation Policy