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Midfielder – This Club Has Best Atmosphere – It’s Going To Be Amazing

Friday, February 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The home crowds at St James’ Park this season have been amazing and the average home attendance now stands at 51,062 and that’s only about 1300 short of capacity and higher than last year.

So the fans have really supported what Rafa Benitez is trying to do at the club – transform the club from top to bottom.

And the fabulous display on Monday night by the Gallowgate Flags group saw an enormous flag of the manager displayed for the very first time.

Rafa Benitez flag unfurled on Monday night
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Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Newcastle vs Bristol City

Friday, February 24th, 2017 · No Comments

David Prutton has predicted the outcome of the Newcastle vs Bristol City game tomorrow afternoon and thinks Newcastle will come out with a win and another clean sheet.

That’s exactly what we need tomorrow to keep the pressure on at the top before we take on Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading in consecutive games away from home – all before a week on Tuesday.


So things are about to come thick and fast again.

David Prutton – Sky Sports pundit
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Newcastle Leader Issues Rallying Cry To Troops

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 · 83 Comments

Jamaal Lascelles is a natural-born leader and that’s one big reason Rafa Benitez chose him as his captain last summer when the lad was only 22 years-old and had played only 21 times for the first team.

And Jamaal has grown as both a player and as a person this season and often gives interviews where he says it like it is and holds back nothing.

The captain has talked today to Sky Sports and he says there will be no complacency at Newcastle during the run-in and certainly over the last seven league games we are unbeaten and have a good five wins.

Jamaal Lascelles – no complacency at Newcastle
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This Part Of Newcastle’s Game Important In Next 4 Fixtures

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 · 81 Comments

When Newcastle went on a 9 winning streak in all competitions after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on 24th September, we had 5 clean sheets during that run and it was important the defense play well so we didn’t need to score too many goals to win the game.

With Dwight Gayle now out for at least four weeks after his hamstring went again on Tuesday night against Aston Villa, it will be even more important that our defense is strong and on form basically for the remainder of the season.

Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle captain and center-back
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Two Top Young Players Rafa Will Want To Sign This Summer

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments

When we take a look at various younger players we have been linked with over the last few months, there are a couple who seem to be good and that Rafa Benitez could well bring in during the summer transfer window.

They will also not cost enormous sums of money if we do bring them to Tyneside.

One of them is 21 year-old Ivory Coast International Nicolas Pepe who plays for 12th placed Angers in French Lique 1 and the other is 19 year-old Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke whose contract with the London club runs out at the end of June.

Nicolas Pepe  –  21 year-old Angers winger
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Newcastle Defender Embodies The Rafa Benitez Philosophy

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 · 22 Comments

Ciaran Clark has been one of our best players this season and who would have thought Ciaran would come in for £5M from Aston Villa and play so well for us this season?

That’s a surprise especially when like other Villa players he did not play well last season, but it shows Rafa knows a good player when he sees one.

Ciaran had attended a Junior Magpies signing session with the youngsters, who just love it and can see and speak to the players and some of the pictures put out are great.

Ciaran Clark – in training
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