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Entries Tagged as 'Squad'

Rafa On Why He Brought In These Players This Summer

October 7th, 2016 · 42 Comments

It was refreshing in the summer when Rafa Benitez targeted a number of British players and he did that after learning as much as he could about the Championship, which is a very physical and a very tough league – one of the toughest leagues in the world. Rafa wanted players who were used to […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Squad · Transfer News and Rumours

Rafa Makes Surprising Comments On His Players

October 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez in nothing if not honest and he has today said that he has a squad of 27 players and even though he will rotate players – he admits that a number of his squad will not be happy campers – for one reason or another. When Newcastle lose or draw that’s when there […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Squad · Training Ground

Experienced Center-Back Eyeing Revenge Against Wolves

September 20th, 2016 · 62 Comments

We’ve been surprised that 24 times capped Scottish International Grant Hanley hasn’t had more playing time since he arrived at Newcastle. Hanley arrived from Blackburn where he had been captain and played 46 times for the club last season with a couple of goals. Grant Hanley after scoring against QPR last Tuesday

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Tags: Coaching · EFL · EFL Cup · Grant Hanley · Newcastle News · Squad

Benitez Explains What Is A New Problem For Him

September 15th, 2016 · 15 Comments

Newcastle if anything have overcompensated in the summer when we brought in 12 players and Rafa ensured that in every single position we have two top players – and sometimes more than that – pushing for a start. The Newcastle manager has about 25 players in his first team squad – all good players – and they are […]

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Tags: Coaching · Leadership · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Squad

Rafa Reveals The Problem He Now Has At Newcastle

September 9th, 2016 · 124 Comments

Rafa Benitez had all his players in training this morning with no injuries, so all the new players were fit and ready. With no injuries in the squad it’s going to be very difficult for Rafa in the next few games because he has 25 very good players in his squad – the number he wanted […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Injuries · Management · Newcastle News · Squad