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

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Yedlin, Colback and Perez Start Against Ipswich

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 172 Comments

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Rafa Benitez has announced the team to play Ipswich Town this afternoon at St. James’ Park and he has given DeAndre Yedlin, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez starts.
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Benitez Rejects Comparisons With Newcastle Greats

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 13 Comments

Rafa Benitez is a modest man for somebody who has already achieved some great things in his management career.

That includes winning the Champions League with Liverpool and the Europa League with both Valencia and Liverpool among other trophies Rafa has picked up in his sparkling career.


Rafa Benitez – can’t be compared to Robson or Keegan – yet
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Rafa Talks About Today’s Opponents – Ipswich Town

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 42 Comments

Mick McCarthy and Ipswich Town are today’s opponents at St. James’ Park and it will be a tough game for us,  but Newcastle will be going all out for our fifth win in a row in the Championship.

Ipswich have conceded only 9 goals in 13 games this season and are tied with Brighton for the best defensive record in the division, so it could be hard to break them down.


Mick McCarthy – Ipswich manager
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Pardew – Sometimes We Got Things Wrong At Newcastle

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments

Alan Pardew keeps bringing up Newcastle when he’s talking about football these days and that’s probably because the Tyneside club is the biggest club Alan will ever manage in his career.

But if the FA wants English managers to manage the National team in the future then Alan is in with a decent chance of becoming the England manager sometime in the future.

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Mathieu Debuchy and Danny Simpson while at Newcastle
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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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