The Newcastle United Blog

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

The Newcastle United Blog header image 1
Howay The Lads!!

Harry Redknapp On Rafa’s Future At Newcastle – It’s Surprising

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 · 201 Comments

It would be terrific if we can stay in the Premier League and then Rafa Benitez can start to build a powerhouse of a side on Tyneside next season.

But if we go down the only thing that matters then is that Rafa stays with us – if he does that then the rebuilding of Newcastle as both a team and a club can begin – or should we say – it can continue

We have no doubt that Rafa can get us back to the Premier League at the very first attempt and some of our top players would even want to stay at the club to stay with Benitez.

Harry Redknapp, QPR v Fulham

Harry Redknapp – while at QPR
[

→ 201 CommentsTags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Pundit

Can Newcastle Beat Crystal Palace On Saturday?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 · 13 Comments

It’s looking like if we can win our last three games against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham Newcastle could be safe this season but a let-down in any one of the games could also be fatal.

Rafa believes three wins will see Newcastle safe and the players seem o be ready to fight for their lives (so to speak) in the last three games – two of which are at St. James’ Park – which we expect to be sell-outs for two of our most games in recent memory.

It also brings former manager Alan Pardew back to St. James’ Park since he left early last year.


Rafa Benitez on the touchline at Newcastle

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Crystal Palace?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

→ 13 CommentsTags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Prayer · Premier League

This Club Still Favored To Survive The Drop

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 · 12 Comments

Newcastle are coming into some good form under Rafa Benitez, but it seems that Sunderland remain the bookies favorite to be the team that survives the drop over Newcastle United and Norwich City.

And it seems from Alan Shearer’s comments in his Coral column today that he may also fancy Sunderland as the team that can stay up this season.

Alan Shearer +Emeralds+Ivy+Ball+Arrivals+xjLhBDsSJyPl

Alan Shearer – psychological boost for Sunderland
[

→ 12 CommentsTags: Alan Shearer · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Press

Rafa´s Important Message To Newcastle Fans

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 · 34 Comments

Newcastle play two of our last three games at home – against Crystal Palace on Saturday and Tottenham on the final day of the season – May 15th.

And Rafa Benitez is again hoping that Newcastle fans can help the side get two home wins, which could be vital for our survival.

Alan Pardew will bring his FA Cup finalists to St. James’ Park on Saturday and it is crucial we pick up all 3 points against a side who have struggled this year in the league.


Rafa Benitez waves to fans after 2-2 draw at Liverpool
[

→ 34 CommentsTags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Prayer · Premier League · Press

Glowing Remarks From Benitez About Newcastle Youngster

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Rafa Benitez has again praised the attitude and application of young center-back Jamaal Lascelles.

Jamaal has become a permanent fixture in the Newcastle defense under Rafa and the 22 year-old England U21 International has turned in a number of solid and impressive performances for the team, although he is still learning and improving.

But he already seems a big favorite of the Newcastle manager, because of his eagerness to listen and learn from what Rafa tells him.


Jamaal Lascelles after scoring against Swansea
[

→ 8 CommentsTags: Coaching · Jamaal Lascelles · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours