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Entries Tagged as 'Squad'

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

It’s Unbelievable How Much Depth Newcastle Have In The Squad

October 23rd, 2016 · 14 Comments

DeAndre Yedlin got a start yesterday for Newcastle and the 23 year-old American right-back looks a great player in the making as he fights it out with Dutch International Vurnon Anita to play at right-back in what is turning out to be a very good Newcastle side this season. With the fairly easy 3-0 home […]

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Tags: Ayoze Perez · Championship · Coaching · DeAndre Yedlin · Newcastle News · Squad · Vurnon Anita

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