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

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Four Changes – This Could Be Newcastle’s Team For Norwich

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 · 27 Comments

It’s always difficult to pick the side Rafa Benitez picks for each game since he rotates the squad and sometimes surprises us with his team selection.

After the performance on Saturday at Villa Park which for almost 70 minutes was very good, we’re not sure he will make too many changes for tonight’s game against Norwich City.


Christian Atsu – could start tonight
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This Is The Result Newcastle Fans Expect Tonight

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Newcastle fans may be a little concerned at the moment with us only getting one point from the last six in the league but there’s still around three fans in five who think we can win the game against league leaders Norwich City tonight.


Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

Newcastle also need to improve their home record which is only won two and lost two in our four league games so far.

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Rafa Benitez Takes Aim At Social Media

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 · 40 Comments

We are not big believers in social media because it seems to give people a chance to bring out the worst in themselves by posting ridiculous and vicious comments on the Internet.

A big reason for that is they can essentially remain anonymous if they so wish.

And it’s much easier and less of a risk when you are able to say vicious things when you are anonymous.

I keep wondering where the civility of people  has gone these days – but there again I’m old-fashioned.


Rafa Benitez – talks about today’s social media
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Newcastle’s Worrying Form Here Has To Change

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle have played four games at home in the league and we have only 6 points from those games – two wins and two defeats.

On the road in the league this season we have played five games and we have three wins and one defeat – so 10 points from those five games.

At the moment we are averaging 2 points a game away from home and 1.5 points a game at home in the league – and that’s strange.

Our goal difference at home is +2 and away from home is +8 – with that 6-0 win at QPR the main reason for that.


Rafa Benitez and Jamaal Lascelles
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Some Fans Getting Concerned About Promotion – This Man Isn’t

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Newcastle fans are a little bit concerned at the moment after we have captured just one point in the last two league games and have seen Brighton and Norwich both gain 5 points on us in those two games.

And after last night’s games we have dropped to 9th place in the league, so a defeat tonight would not be good.

Newcastle expect the crowd tonight for a Wednesday night game to be around 50,000 for the visit of Norwich – that’s just amazing in England’s second division and hopefully the players can produce the goods and give us a win.


Rafa Benitez – confident of promotion
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