Newcastle United

Is the ‘Rafalution’ coming to an abrupt end at Newcastle?

December 10th, 2017 by

Rafa Benitez arrived as something of a favoured figure down at St. James’ Park. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss began the 2017/18 campaign in excellent fashion, yet his once praised Magpies have undoubtedly dropped off since the opening stages of the season.   This has led some fans to question the current situation at their club…   Sam Allardyce 10th Hated & Hounded out Chris Hughton11th belittled &…

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Will Newcastle United continue to defy the odds this season?

September 27th, 2017 by

Despite losing last time out at Chris Hughton’s Brighton, Newcastle United have begun the 2017/18 Premier League campaign in relatively steadfast fashion. Rafa Benitez seems rather comfortable down upon the side-lines at St. James’ Park, whilst the once impending threat of relegation remains some way off for the determined Tynesiders.   Although it still remains relatively early days for the Magpies and the club’s collective hope of maintaining their Premier…

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Who will triumph in the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend?

March 19th, 2016 by

Despite admittedly beginning the 2015/16 domestic campaign full of optimism with a sense of renewed hope for the future, both Newcastle United and Sunderland have ultimately proven a great disappointment among the English top-flight this season, with each of their respective Premier League statuses hanging on the line at this particular point in the proceedings.   Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce will nonetheless send both of their determined sides out…

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How will Rafa Benitez fare at St. James’ Park?

March 13th, 2016 by

Rafa Benitez, former Champions League winner and all-round fan favourite within the Anfield faithful, may be in for somewhat of a culture shock when he takes his first match as Newcastle United manager next time out against the formidable Leicester City.   In a mere matter of months, the 55-year-old Spanish tactician has gone from managing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, to having to…

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Hatem Ben Arfa: The ‘One Who Got Away’ for Newcastle United?

January 31st, 2016 by

Despite somehow providing the Premier League with one of its biggest spenders in 2015/16, Newcastle United have ultimately failed to raise much excitement in and around St. James’ this term, with the impending threat of relegation ever present on the scene for Steve McClaren and his struggling Magpies outfit.     It seems as if the current Tyneside squad are yet to truly click on a consistent basis for their manager…

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Is Rafa Benitez on the verge of making a return to the Premier League?

January 9th, 2016 by

Although a newfound sense of excitement and sensation now suddenly surrounds Zinedine Zidane and his new position as the current head-coach at the Bernabeu, many have nonetheless expressed sympathetic feelings towards Rafa Benitez after he was unceremoniously cast aside amid the Spanish capital.   The managerial merry-go-round will ultimately continue in light all this recent drama however, as although the 55-year-old tactician currently finds himself out of the job at…

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