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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Newcastle Youngster Praised By Rafa Benitez – Video

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 102 Comments

Adam Armstrong is on loan until January at Barnsley, but of course he cannot play tomorrow night against Newcastle.

However, he will be able to meet up with the lads and manager Rafa Benitez too.

Adam is one of the brightest prospects we have had for a while and he’s also a local lad and he picked up the Championship Goal of the Month award last month on his debut against Preston, so he’s started quite well at the Tykes.


Adam Armstrong after scoring sensational goal
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Lots Of Good News From Rafa’s Press Conference

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 47 Comments

Rafa Benitez has given his press conference today for the match against Barnsley tomorrow night and most of it was good news.

Good news that Rafa thinks the lads are playing well and good news on the injury front with Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie and Daryl Murphy all fit again.

Rafa even had a word to say about Rob Elliot’s return to full time training and that he is making good progress and he should be ready in two or three weeks time.

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Rafa Benitez at press conference
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Player Adamant – I Don’t Want To Lose This Shirt

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 66 Comments

Karl Darlow has played well since he took over from Matz  Sels after the 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa and Karl seems happy enough with the way the game went on Saturday, even though we conceded a poor goal after we had gone 3-0 up just after half time.

And Karl was pleased to hear his name being sung in the Gallowgate end, but he has been a fan favorite ever since he came in for the injured Rob Elliot last March and played very well for us in what were crucial games – but we still failed to avoid the drop.


Karl Darlow – currently first choice at Newcastle
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This Could Be The Side That Rafa Starts At Barnsley

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

It;s anybody’s guess what team Rafa will start tomorrow night at Barnsley with the team playing well on Saturday in beating Brentford 3-1 at home.

But here’s our best shot at the team:

Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Hayden Shelvey
Ritchie Diame Gouffran

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Rafa’s Comments From His Press Conference

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Barnsley tomorrow night at Oakwell where we hope we can extend our winning streak to four games.

Rafa has said that Barnsley will not be an easy game and that Daryl Murphy has completed a full training session so maybe he’s in contention for the game at Oakwell?


Rafa Benitez – finished his press conference
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