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

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Rafa – We Must Do Our Jobs And Be At The Top Of The Table

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 · 13 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the important game at Aston Villa tomorrow, when we will try to get our 8th win in 9 games in all competitions.

Rafa has been a little more explicit today that Newcastle must start doing their jobs and get to the top of the Championship table – although he admits it will be hard to stay at the top throughout the season.

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Rafa Benitez at his press conference
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What Di Matteo Thinks Of Benitez As A Manager

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 · 20 Comments

Roberto Di Matteo had his press conference yesterday for the game tomorrow with Newcastle at Villa Park –  and he said he wasn’t all that surprised that Rafa eventually decided to stay on at Newcastle even though  we were relegated.

It was a decision that shocked a lot of pundits including Alan Shearer, who kept telling everybody there was no way Rafa would stay and manage a second division club because he would get offers pouring into him for his services – he’s that good.

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Roberto Di Matteo in training at Villa
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Midfielder Determined To Improve As He Continues To Work Hard

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments

One of our bargain buys of the summer – Mohamed Diame – tried a beautiful chip shot in the second half on Tuesday night against Wolves and the ball hit the cross-bar.

It was a terrific effort and that potential third goal would have killed the game for Newcastle.

We did go close a number of times in the second half but in the end settled for the 2-0 win and now entertain Preston North End in the 4th round.

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Mohamed Diame – wants to score more goals
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Here’s A Strong Newcastle Side For Aston Villa

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 · 27 Comments

Rafa Benitez made eight changes to the side that were beaten last Saturday against Wolves and the team on Tuesday night looked a lot better than the team of last Saturday.

We lost to two poor goals in the league last Saturday, but won rather easily by the same scoreline 2-0 in the EFL Cup – with the defense looking a lot stronger.

It’s a very good question what team Rafa will start tomorrow at Villa Park and he seems spoiled for choice.

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Karl Darlow – could keep his place
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Newcastle Star – It’s A Massive Game – We Need 3 Points

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

It will be a tough game at Villa Park tomorrow afternoon even though Aston Villa under new manager Roberto Di Matteo have made a slow start to life in the Championship and are currently in 18th place in the league with 8 points from the first 8 games and only one win.

But Aston Villa will go all out to win the game tomorrow against one of the clubs who went down with them in  May.

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Mohamed Diame – Championship is tough
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