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

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Cheick Tiote Thankful For The Chance

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 49 Comments

Cheick Tiote has made a great comeback into the first team at Newcastle, after Rafa Benitez has tried to use the experienced players he has available at Newcastle to try to avoid relegation.

In fact Rafa is using both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote as starters at the moment – and that was after they had both been accused of being bad eggs in Newcastle´s dressing room – a charge that seems to have been completely unfounded.

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Cheick Tiote – reinvigorated by Rafa Benitez
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Newcastle Star – This Is What Benitez Brings To Newcastle

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 159 Comments

Cheick Tiote was supposed to be off to the Chinese Premier League in January but the move didn’t come off.

Cheick stayed on at Newcastle and since Rafa Benitez came a short seven weeks ago tomorrow, he has rejuvenated the 53 times capped Ivory Coast International defensive midfielder.

Rafa has used Cheick’s massive experience to play just in front of the back four,  as a means of strengthening what has been a weak defense at Newcastle for far too long.

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Rafa Benitez and Cheick Tiote against Manchester City
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Worried Pardew Gives His Opinion On Benitez’ Newcastle Side

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 17 Comments

During his press conference today Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew thinks that Newcastle have improved under Rafa Benitez – although we haven’t yet got the points to show for that – with three draws and one win in the first seven games Benitez has managed.

But five of those points have come in the last three games against Swansea, Manchester City and Liverpool so a win and two draws in those games was an excellent return.

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Alan Pardew and Rafa Benitez
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I Loved Managing Newcastle – I’m Desperate They Stay Up

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Alan Pardew held his press conference today for the game at Newcastle on Saturday, when he brings his Crystal Palace side to St. James’ Park in a game we must win if we are to have a decent chance of staying in the Premier League next season.

Alan has talked about loving his time at Newcastle – and certainly he got us to 5th top in 2012  – the highest position we have finished since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked in 2004 for only finishing 5th and missing out on a Champions League place.

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Alan Pardew – while at Newcastle
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Newcastle Defender Reveals What’s Needed In Last 3 Games

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 · 32 Comments

We’ve been impressed with the attitude of some of our new young players who came in lats summer and have had to endure a very difficult season where the team has been struggling against relegation all season long.

We didn’t have too many good acquisitions in the summer in retrospect,  but one of them was 21 year-old former Anderlecht center-back Chancel Mbemba, who has been a starter for the club all season and has recently come back from injury to partner 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles at the back.

And both youngsters have been playing well for Newcastle.

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Chancel Mbemba – played well for Newcastle
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