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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 Benitez Instills Confidence In Everybody At Newcastle

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 · 26 Comments

We dare say we could can say with some confidence that 21 year-old Chancel Mbemba is a big fan of his new manager Rafa Benitez.

Today the former Anderlecht defender says the players have loads of confidence these days and it all trickles down from the number one and the leader of the team (club?) – Rafa Benitez.

And it’s also the staff and the fans who get confidence from the Spaniard.

Chancel has been playing well of late and is forming a really strong partnership with 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles – and it’s unusual to have such a young center-back partnership.

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Chancel Mbemba congratulated by Rafa Benitez
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Can Newcastle Beat Villa And Keep Our Hopes Alive?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 · 82 Comments

Almost seven years ago, Newcastle went to Villa Park on the last day of the season in 2009 in 3rd bottom place and it turns out that a draw would have saved us – but we lost 1-0.

The goal was unfortunate when a Gareth Barry shot came off the out-stretched leg of Damien Duff into the goal and that defeat took us down to the Championship.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
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West Ham Defender Big Fan Of Andros Townsend

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Andros Townsend has been outstanding for us since we signed him from Tottenham in January and at around £11M he seems well worth the money, although he is said to have a release clause of around £8M in his contract in case we are relegated a week on Sunday.

Certainly Andros’ stats are very good and in 11 games he has scored four great goals for Newcastle and also has two assists.

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Rafa Benitez congratulates Andros at end of the game
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Unusual Comments From Gini Wijnaldum

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 · 52 Comments

Georginio Wijnaldum was brought back into the first team for the important game against Crystal palace on Saturday and the Dutch International had a decent game, but at Aston Villa on Saturday we will be very surprised if Gini keeps his place.

That’s because he has a bad habit of not turning up for away games and on Saturday we need to have every single player giving 100% on the field at Villa Park.

We cannot have any passengers on Saturday.

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Gini Wijnaldum – we have to beat Aston Villa
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This Is One Advantage Newcastle Have In Survival Stakes

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 · 20 Comments

Andros Townsend has been a real star for Newcastle ever since he joined us in January of this year, but the unfortunate thing could be he will leave us through a release clause in his contract if we cannot survive the drop.

But Andros is doing his very best to save us with his four goals and two assists so far and he was out match-winner on Saturday along with a Man of the Match performance from our goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

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Andros Townsend after 59 minutes – YES!
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