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Rafa’s Subdued Sky Sports Interview After 2-0 Win – Video

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments

Newcastle players celebrate Yoan Gouffran goal after 42 minutes

Here’s Rafa Benitez press conference with Sky Sports after the 2-0 home win tonight against Aston Villa and it’s a very subdued Rafa after he has lost striker Dwight Gayle again with that hamstring injury after only 33 minutes.

That could be a huge blow to us although Aleksandar Mitrovic looks like, with more matches under his belt, he’s getting better.

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Fans React To Big Win And Gallowate Flags Spectacular

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments

Newcastle Fans have reacted on Twitter to what was a very important win for us against Aston Villa after Newcastle put in a terrible first half performance but found a way to win and keep a clean sheet too.

That’s Villa’s fifth straight defeat and they are looking like they are in some trouble now and 33 points behind Newcastle in the league table as we go back on top with 69 points

And the Gallowgate Flags group, to their great credit, put on a spectacular show with that new flag of Rafa – that alone will keep him at the club.

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Newcastle Win 2-0 But Lose Gayle To Hamstring Again

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 18 Comments

It was a very poor display from Newcastle in the first half tonight as they started the game very poorly and misplaced pass after pass and it looks like Dwight Gayle may have come back too early from his hamstring problem.

He had to go off after only 33 minutes in the first half and it looks like it’s his hamstring that’s  gone again and that’s the very last thing we wanted to have happen.

Now we will be without Gayle for those consecutive away games at Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading starting next Tuesday night at Brighton.

Mitrovic celebrates after Yoan Gouffran scores first goal
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Mo Diame And Dwight Gayle Start For Newcastle

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 245 Comments

Manager Rafa Benitez has announced his team to take on Aston Villa in the Championship tonight and a win will see Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship table and both Mo Diame and Dwight Gayle return to the side and for a change we even got the team right.

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Midfielder Cites A Presumed Disadvantage For Newcastle

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 70 Comments

Jack Colback has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has said that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa have a disadvantage over smaller clubs like Brighton and Huddersfield whose expectations are much lower than those of the bigger clubs.

There were comments from the experts  in football last summer who thought Newcastle for instance would simply walk away with the Championship.

That hasn’t happened, although we are well placed in second place at the moment and could go top if we can beat Aston Villa tonight at St. James’ Park.

Jack Colback and Rafa Benitez
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Big Tribute Planned For Rafa Benitez Tonight

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 17 Comments

Gallowgate Flags have done a great job this season in getting the flags out at the Gallowgate end of the stadium – they deserve great credit for that.

Tonight they will unfurl a huge flag of Rafa Benitez as a tribute to the Spanish manager, who is currently rebuilding the club from top to bottom.

To say Rafa is well liked by the Newcastle fans is a huge understatement.

Rafa Benitez – big tribute tonight – big flag tonight
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