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

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This Is Definitely Good News For Newcastle

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 · 156 Comments

It looks like taking off young DeAndre Yedlin after 75 minutes on Saturday was a good move by Rafa Benitez and the 23 year-old American will likely be fit for tomorrow’s night’s test against Norwich City at home.

Norwich are now top of the league on 20 points from 9 games – 4 points more than Newcastle have.

And that’s one area that’s showing a vast improvement this season  – the injury situation –  since we only have long term injured player Rob Elliot along with Rolando Aarons with a broken foot and Spanish full-back Jesus Gamez struggling with a slight thigh injury.

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DeAndre Yedlin in action on Saturday
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Jamaal Lascelles Again Demonstrates Great Leadership

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 · 19 Comments

22 year-old Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has today come out and defended Matz Sels who came under severe criticism after we dropped 2 points late in the game at Villa Park on Saturday.

Jamaal has demonstrated why Rafa gave the young defender the captaincy of such a massive club, even though it’s a huge responsibility for one so young and still fairly inexperienced.


Jamaal Lascelles in action for Newcastle
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Rafa Offers Advice To Players About Social Media

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 · 9 Comments

In his press conference today Rafa Benitez has given advice to his players that if they have social media accounts they can use them to communicate with – but not to interact with.

The main thing for footballers is to concentrate on their football and to do everything they can to improve their game and become better players.

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Rafa Benitez – in training
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Rafa Talks About Matz Sels And The Goalkeeping Position

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 · 16 Comments

After the game on Saturday our goalkeeper Matz Sels took some severe criticism from some Newcastle fans on Twitter that was simply way over the top.

Matz did hesitate in coming out for the corner that led to Aston Villa’s very late equalizer, but it’s not like it was a major error and the ball should still have been cleared.


Matz Sels – adjusting to playing in England
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Rafa Benitez Press Conference – We Must Stay Calm

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 · 46 Comments

Rafa has just finished giving his press conference for the home league game against Norwich City tomorrow night.

Norwich have won their last five league games so they are the in-form side in the Championship at the moment and they are top of the league.

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Rafa Benitez at his press conference
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