St. James’ Park

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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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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Will Newcastle United be relegated if they fail to spend this January?

January 3rd, 2016 by

Let’s face it – barring a few surprise results against the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur respectively before the turn of the year – the 2015/16 campaign has so far proven an utterly desperate one for the Newcastle United faithful.   The fans are quite understandably growing more and more frustrated with every passing week, certain players seemingly lack the necessary quality to make it among the English top-flight…

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Has Steve McClaren reached the end of the road with Newcastle?

November 28th, 2015 by

After suffering a desperately humiliating loss at the hands of Crystal Palace last time out – a game in which Alan Pardew’s Eagles managed to put five goals past the lonely figure of Rob Elliot in the Magpies’ net – Newcastle United are a side clearly looking the impending threat of relegation right in the eye as things currently stand.   From the chosen starting XI looking incredibly vulnerable and…

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