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Keeping Rafa Benitez should be a priority for Newcastle United
12:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

As the season enters the business end, many Premier League clubs will be planning for the summer and next campaign. As usual, under Mike Ashley, that is not the case for Newcastle United. Their future is uncertain, and so is that of manager…

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Why Newcastle United's renaissance is no accident
12:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

Premier League football is quite unpredictable. Manchester City’s dominance questions the credibility of that statement, but it holds true in many cases. Wolves can beat Chelsea. Brighton can smother Manchester United. Then there’s…

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Is Jamaal Lascelles' new contract a sign of loyalty or an ill-judged PR stunt by Newcastle?
17:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

In a football world dominated by avaricious agents, short-term strategies and farcical fees - loyalty is a precious commodity. So, what a refreshing sight for Newcastle United supporters to see their captain Jamaal Lascelles buck the trend…

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3 things Newcastle United must do to avoid relegation
12:00 Friday 26th October 2018

A hug is definitely required for Newcastle United supporters. They might reject it in anger but through the length and breadth of Premier League sympathizers, all fear for the Magpies. Nine games into the season, they are yet to win. There…

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Should Mike Ashley bear all the blame at Newcastle United?
08:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

In 2006, Akon released a smashing single titled: 'Sorry, Blame It On Me'. The Senegalese-American singer uses the song's first few stanzas to admit guilt and apologize. He then coins a melodious chorus urging the listener to put…

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Is it already do or die for Newcastle United?
15:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

St James’ Park briefly stirred. For the first 45 minutes, Newcastle United showed up their glamorous visitors, Arsenal. It was an encouraging half, but a curling Granit Xhaka free-kick and a coy strike from Mesut Ozil shortly before the…

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Time for Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle United?
15:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

Rafael Benitez remains the only manager in world football that has won the UEFA Super Cup, Europa League, Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. No, neither José Mourinho nor Pep Guardiola have managed the feat. Each is yet to…

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If Rafa goes we go: Will Newcastle United fans stay away?
15:00 Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Newcastle United fans' relationship with the club has certainly been an interesting one since Mike Ashley took over; with Magpies owner constantly in the headlines. However, the latest stay of defiance from supporters may be the most…

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Why Newcastle United must keep Rafael Benitez
15:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

Rafael Benitez was regarded as Newcastle United's saviour after taking over 26 months ago. The Magpies were plummeting towards the Premier League drop. Although the Spanish manager was unable to save them, he turned their fortunes around…

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Rafa Benitez working magic at Newcastle United
09:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

The Premier League attracts the world's best managers as it does the players. Pep Guardiola has been anointed king of kings by many this season following the change he's brought to Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Mauricio…

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Rafael Benitez’s stock has fallen since choosing to stay at Newcastle
10:00 Sunday 11th February 2018

Valencia 2004. Istanbul 2005. Cardiff 2006. Rafael Benitez's early story was one of success and more success. There was a lapse when he moved to Inter. Napoli suited him better although the trophies didn't come. That…

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Three reasons why Rafael Benitez could soon leave Newcastle
18:30 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Newcastle United suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Chelsea, spurning a 1-0 lead in the first-half, and giving away a second-half penalty for their troubles. For manager Rafael Benitez, it was a fifth defeat in six games, and his Newcastle side…

Newcastle fans have reasons to hope for the best
11:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

Newcastle didn't exactly receive a standing ovation from the Premier League. Many doubted their staying power. To date, they've proven doubters wrong. After winning the Championship to secure an immediate return to the top flight, Toon…

Will Rafa Benitez really walk out on Newcastle United?
21:00 Monday 4th September 2017

Reports have emerged Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is “open to offers” from other clubs over a growing frustration with owner Mike Ashley. Lack of transfer activity is believed to be the crux of the fallout. Broken promises for more…

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Soft interview can’t shield Mike Ashley's continual Newcastle failings
09:00 Wednesday 16th August 2017

Mike Ashley's confession to Sky Sports that he was naive when he first bought Newcastle does little for the damage he's caused. Sunday evening's interview with Mike Ashley revealed little to those who've followed the Sports Direct owner since…