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

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Sky Pundit’s Prediction For Newcastle vs Ipswich Game

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ian Holloway predicted last Saturday that Newcastle would be beaten 1-0 by Brentford in a huge upset.

But it didn’t happen and we came out 3-1 winners and then beat Barnsley 2-0 on Tuesday night at Oakwell.

Ian has been a little kinder to Newcastle when we play Ipswich this afternoon and he thinks we will win this game.

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Ian Holloway shown with Rafa Benitez in early August

Let’s hope he’s not wrong two weeks in a row.

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The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Against Ipswich

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

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Almost nine Newcastle fans in ten think we will win this game this afternoon at St. James’ Park against Ipswich Town.

But it’s going to be a tough game and anything less than a win will now be a huge disappointment.

A win will keep us top of the Championship and make it five wins on the trot.

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Rafa Benitez Explains What’s Happened To This Striker

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

Rafa Benitez has given an update on the status of striker Daryl Murphy who has played just once for Newcastle since joining us from Ipswich Town in August – so he has not been given much playing time yet.

Daryl is not available today to play against his former club Ipswich Town and he will not be in the matchday squad of 18.


Daryl Murphy in action against Wolves
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Rafa Talks About The Plight Of Aleksandar Mitrovic

Friday, October 21st, 2016 · 41 Comments

During Rafa’s press conference today the situation of Aleksandar Mitrovic was brought up and the fact the £13M signing from Anderlecht is not getting too much playing time at the moment even though in the last International break he scored a brace for Serbia against Austria on 9th October.


Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
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This Is How Rafa Emphasizes The Team To His Players

Friday, October 21st, 2016 · 7 Comments

We’ve just watched Rafa’s press conference and he is intent on simply concentrating on each game, not worrying too much about the league position and just trying to win each game by having the players having the right mentality and concentrating and focusing for 90 minutes throughout each game.

Rafa didn’t want to concentrate on individual players, but he said that any player  doing well is doing well because of what the team is doing for him.

That’s quite a positive way to look at things and how everything is focused towards the team.

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Rafa Benitez in training
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