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Entries Tagged as 'Tactics'

Newcastle Doing Well But Rafa Still Wants To See Improvement

October 17th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez has got Newcastle well organized in almost every facet of their play and that includes being able to score goals from set-plays, something that former head coach Alan Pardew had big trouble with. Ciaran Clark headed home from a Jonjo Shelvey cross after only 11 minutes on Saturday against Brentford. That goal put […]

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Rafa’s Gives His Analysis Of The Rotherham Win

October 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

As Rafa had pointed out more than once in his press conference on Friday Rotherham United are a much better team than their position in the table would suggest and they gave Newcastle everything we could handle yesterday. Rotherham had a few chances near the end and it could have easily ended up as a […]

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Rafa Talks Tactics For Rotherham Game

October 1st, 2016 · 61 Comments

Rafa Benitez is well aware of the potential for a disaster at the New York Stadium this afternoon in Rotherham and has tried to prepare his players accordingly. He has reminded them of what happened after we demolished QPR 6-0 away a short 17 days ago when pundits were saying there was Newcastle United and then the […]

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This Coach Already Making His Mark At Newcastle

September 3rd, 2015 · 65 Comments

Ian Cathro arrived as part of Newcastle’s new coaching team under Steve McClaren in June,  and he came with a big reputation for somebody who was only 28 years old. While he’s getting on a bit now – he turned 29 in early July – he is still young for a coach who was the […]

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Huge Crowd At St. James Park For Open Day

August 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments

Newcastle United are giving an open training day at St James’ Park today, but would you believe it over 15,000 fans turned up to watch the lads and to see our three new signings Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. That’s just 5,000 less than the crowd at our game against Borussia Monchengladbach on […]

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These Two Things Will Make Newcastle Stronger Next Season

June 26th, 2015 · 81 Comments

We couldn’t quite believe just how poorly the team played in the second half of last season under John Carver, and as well as having injuries, we also picked up some stupid suspensions – such as Papiss Cisse getting banned for a massive seven games for spitting – and that didn’t help at all. As well […]

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