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Is This Rafa’s Team To Beat Nottingham Forest?

December 29th, 2016 · 166 Comments

Newcastle did not play well on Monday night when we were beaten on merit by Sheffield Wednesday, but that was also about the best team Rafa could field given that Jonjo Shelvey was not available. Jack Colback came in for Jonjo and didn’t have a particularly good game, but that was also his first game […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Prediction · Teams

This Could Be Rafa’s Starting Eleven Against Owls

December 25th, 2016 · 14 Comments

It’s always very difficult to know what Rafa’s starting line-up will be for every single game, but it may be even more difficult right now after Jonjo Shelvey has been suspended for five games. Who will replace him is a good question and for this game tomorrow against the Owls, ┬áif Jack Colback is fit […]

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Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Teams · Vurnon Anita

Is This Rafa Benitez’ Team For Wigan Athletic?

December 13th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Newcastle will probably play an attacking side at Wigan Athletic tomorrow night. Wigan haven’t scored in nine of their previous 13 games so they have a hard job putting the ball in the net and Newcastle must win this game.

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Tags: Championship · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll · Teams

Newcastle Top Championship Attendances – Full Details Of All Clubs

November 2nd, 2016 · 13 Comments

Here is a table of all home attendances in the Championship for the 24 clubs – and the table was compiled by It’s interesting reading and notice Newcastle are top of all categories including average attendance, but also for the percentage of the stadium that is full. Newcastle have an average of 50,526 and […]

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Tags: Attendance · Newcastle News · Other News · St. James' Park · Teams

This Could Be The Newcastle Team Against Ipswich

October 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments

We have a hunch that Rafa Benitez will not make too many changes to the side that did so well on Tuesday night at Barnsley to come away with the 2-0 win that sent us to the top of the Championship with Norwich only drawing 2-2 at Fulham and Huddersfield losing 3-1 at Preston. Then […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Teams

Huddersfield Boss – Newcastle The Better Side – Deserved To Win

September 29th, 2016 · 36 Comments

It just turns out that Huddersfield manager David Wagner was at St. James’ Park last night to watch two of his promotion competitors in Newcastle United and Norwich City. But it turns out he didn’t see the dramatic conclusion of the game in stoppage time when Newcastle scored twice in the last 90 seconds to […]

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Tags: Championship · Management · Newcastle News · Teams