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Newcastle Fans Delighted With Potential Sigurdsson Signing

Monday, March 27th, 2017 · 4 Comments

There are various ways in which Newcastle fans have reacted to the news that Rafa Benitez wants to sign 27 year-old Swansea play-maker Gylfi Sigurdsson in the summer.

The potential signing is always assuming we get promoted and there are some fans think we are getting ahead of ourselves since we still have 8 games to play this season.

So all these reported links to various players this summer are always assuming we can get that promotion.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – fans excited about possible signing
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Rafa Benitez Wants Gylfi Sigurdsson At Newcastle

Monday, March 27th, 2017 · 41 Comments

There’s news in the Sun today that Rafa Benitez wants to sign Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer and of course he was a former target of ours before he signed on at Tottenham in 2012.

He has been playing excellent football in south Wales for the last three years and only recently said that while he was enjoying helping Swansea in their relegation battle, he looked forward to joining a bigger club at some point in the future.

The 27 year-old play-maker is said to be available for around £15M and for a player of his ability, that would not be a bad price.

27 year-old Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson
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Frenchman – Many Players Frustrated With Little Playing Time

Monday, March 27th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Massadio Haidara has been at Newcastle over four years now, since he signed on from Nancy in January of 2013 along with four other Frenchman.

Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Yoan Gouffran were the other four players signed with Haidara.

But Haidara has been out with one injury after another since then and he’s only played 51 times for the first team since he arrived from France.

Massadio played 8 times last season and has played only 4 times this season and his contract runs out in 15 months time.

Massadio Haidara – little playing time
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Terry McDermott In Plea To God – Please Keep Rafa At Newcastle

Monday, March 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Terry McDermott, the 65 year-old former Liverpool and Newcastle player has been interviewed in the Mirror today and he says it’s so important that a club with the stature and history of Newcastle United keeps Rafa Benitez on board as the manager, so we can become a great team again.

The former Assistant manager to Kevin Keegan at Newcastle has talked about Rafa being a match made in heaven with Newcastle – a coach and a club that have magically come together over the last twelve months.

Terry McDermott – still lives in the north-east
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International Winger Ready For Newcastle’s Final Eight Games

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 · 30 Comments

Matt Ritchie is one of the Newcastle players away on International duty and he has also been one of our key players this season, netting a good 13 goals for us and was one of the best of Rafa’s signings last summer.

In fact, along with other new signings Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark – he will be in the running for Player of the Season this term.

Matt had a very good season in the Premier League with Bournemouth last season and if we do get back there for next season we expect Matt to be even better than he’s been this season.

Matt seems to be thriving under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez.

Matt Ritchie – in Scotland’s colors
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Newcastle Star Striker Scores Superb Goal – Video

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Adam Armstrong scored the winner after 71 minutes yesterday as the England U20 side beat France 1-0 in the Four Nations Tournament and it was the Newcastle striker who was the danger-man for England throughout the game, according to reports.

Early in the game Armstrong’s free kick from the edge of the box was right on target and forced a save from Alban Lafont in the French goal and after that the Geordie youngster was involved in three more half chances for England.

And it was finally the 20 year-old who gave England the victory with a beautifully taken goal on 71 minutes – video is below.

Adam Armstrong after scoring winner after 71 minutes against France
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