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

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Rafa – No Excuses – Here’s Where We Weren’t Good Enough

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 · 9 Comments

One of the many things we like about Rafa Benitez as a manager and as a person is he never gets too carried away in either direction after a win or a defeat.

And he never seems to use excuses at the end of a game.

To most Newcastle fans yesterday it felt like gut-wrencher when the final whistle blew with such a very late equalizer.

It was 2 points dropped and it feels just like last Sunday morning after we lost 2-0 to Wolves at home.


Rafa Benitez – we weren’t good enough in front of goal
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Matz Sels Twitter Account Still Exists

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 · 15 Comments

There are reports that Matz Sels has deleted his Twitter account because of the abuse he has received from Newcastle fans for the Aston Villa goal when he was caught hesitating on whether to come for the ball.


Matz Sels in action yesterday

But isn’t this the Matz Sels Twitter account which seems fine to us and still is existence?

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Rafa Benitez Sky Sports Interview – Video

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Aston Villa v Newcastle United EFL Sky Bet Championship 24/09/2016.

Rafa Benitez

Here is Rafa Benitez’ Sky Sports interview after the game in which he says we really should have won this game in the first half.

It seems like its not being blocked in countries around the world.

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It Felt Like A Second League Loss In A Row

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Newcastle yesterday looked a really good side in that first half, but when the score was only 1-0 through a Tommy Elphick own goal at half time it didn’t really do the performance justice and we missed too many of our chances.

A number of those were missed by Dwight Gayle who seems too small to play up front on his own.

But in any case we shouldn’t have slackened off like we did after the break and we were asking for trouble in the second half.


Ciaran Clark – feels like a defeat
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Benitez Bemoans Missed Chances – 2 Dropped Points

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 · 57 Comments

A late header from Tshibola after 89 minutes gave Aston Villa a 1-1 draw against visitors Newcastle today, after Tommy Elphick’s first-half own goal had put the Magpies ahead in a first half that Newcastle completely dominated.

Bu we missed our chances in the first half and didn’t defend well enough in the second half, so the result was a disappointing 1-1 draw and two precious points dropped.


Rafa Benitez – disappointed with draw
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