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

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This Could Be The Side That Rafa Starts At Barnsley

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments

It;s anybody’s guess what team Rafa will start tomorrow night at Barnsley with the team playing well on Saturday in beating Brentford 3-1 at home.

But here’s our best shot at the team:

Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Hayden Shelvey
Ritchie Diame Gouffran

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Rafa’s Comments From His Press Conference

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the game against Barnsley tomorrow night at Oakwell where we hope we can extend our winning streak to four games.

Rafa has said that Barnsley will not be an easy game and that Daryl Murphy has completed a full training session so maybe he’s in contention for the game at Oakwell?


Rafa Benitez – finished his press conference
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Poll – Can Newcastle Make It Four Wins In A Row At Barnsley?

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 81 Comments

Newcastle have won their last three league games and we hope to make it four in a row at Oakwell tomorrow night against Barnsley.

If we can do that we will have 28 points from the first 13 games and be 4 points better off than we were seven years ago when Chris Hughton was the Newcastle manager when we were last down  in the Championship.


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Rafa Gives Injury Update For Barnsley Game

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 12 Comments

With the games coming thick and fast before the next long and boring two week International break due to start after the weekend of Saturday 5th November, Rafa will be giving his press conference later today for the game tomorrow night at Oakwell against Barnsley.

Newcastle will have an enormous 6,000 traveling fans attending that game – unbelievable.

Newcastle had Chancel Mbemba, Daryl Murphy and Matt Ritchie miss the game through injury and illness on Saturday and it looks like Matt could be fit for tomorrow night with Murphy having only an outside chance for the game.


Daryl Murphy – could start the game against former club Ipswich?
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Rafa Issues Warning – We’re Always Wary Of This In Games

Monday, October 17th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Things are starting to go well again for Newcastle with a good win against Brentford on Saturday afternoon making it three wins on the trot and we are unbeaten in the last five games in all competitions, four of which have been wins.

That’s since our shock 2-0 home defeat by Wolves after we had taken QPR to the cleaners by a score of 6-0 away from home.

So in our 14 games this season in all competitions we now have 10 wins – and that’s a 71% win rate – and that’s quite good.

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Jonjo Shelvey and Rafa Benitez
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