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It’s A Massive Club With Massive Fans – It Will Not Be Easy

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 35 Comments

28 year-old Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal seems to be looking forward to the game tonight at Newcastle and he certainly thinks it’s going to be a massive game for Brighton.

The 30 times capped Israeli International joined the south coast club 18 months ago from Celtic, after playing at the Scottish giants for five years.

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Beram Kayal – it’s going to be a massive game tonight
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Rafa Talks About Newcastle’s Striker Options

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 · 22 Comments

It seems to have underlined how short Newcastle are of good strikers with both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic both out of the game tonight against Brighton after suffering concussions against Cheltenham on Tuesday night.

Newcastle have only two senior recognized strikers available in Manu Riviere and Ayoze Perez, who scored a brace against the fourth division side in the EFL Cup, but there are others who can come in.

Riviere is surplus to requirements at Newcastle and will likely be sent out on loan this season.

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Rafa Benitez with Ayoze Perez in training
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No Acceptable Sissoko Offers Yet – Newcastle May Lower Fee

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 60 Comments

The Chronicle is reporting tonight that Newcastle have received six “firm offers” for Moussa Sissoko so far this summer.

It seems that three Premier League clubs plus three continental clubs have put in offers for the player who was a star of the Euro 2016 tournament in France in the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko – in French colors in the summer
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This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team Against Brighton

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 22 Comments

Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Rolando Aarons are unfit or cannot play tomorrow and wantaway Moussa Sissoko is not being considered and is not in the squad.

So one challenge for Newcastle tomorrow is who will score the goals for us against Brighton.

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Ayoze Perez should start tomorrow
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Rafa Hints He Will Keep This Midfielder At Newcastle

Friday, August 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Now that Rolando Aarons has been injured, it would seem sensible to keep Yoan Gouffran at Newcastle for the final year of his four and a half year contract since he seems to be returning to some kind of form under Rafa Benitez.

Rafa has talked about Yoan’s good form and his professionalism for a while now – and he has said today in his interviews for the game against Brighton tomorrow that it will take experience in the squad to get promoted.


Yoan Gouffran – staying at Newcastle?
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