Early Transfer Activity by Newcastle United

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Early transfer activity by Newcastle United spells new horizons for the Tyneside club. Under the new Rafa Benitez-led regime, United appear to be securing key signings early in order to allow the squad to gel during pre-season. This follows Benitez’s plans to veto any corporate-orientated pre-season friendlies like in the last campaign. Instead he will […] READ MORE


France’s Golden Generation – Footballing Superpower Once Again

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As the 15th instalment of the European Championships gets underway, France embark on the tournament with an abundance of young talent in their ranks, which could see them climb to the summit of international football once again. A Golden Generation, the products of the once-famous Clairefontaine Academy, could be on the horizon for Les Bleus. […] READ MORE


Experience and Unity Key for Slovakia Euro 2016

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Even before the tournament has begun, many pundits and fans have already written off Slovakia Euro 2016 team as Group B‘s whipping boys—underdogs with little to play for. However, the same was said of Costa Rica prior to the 2014 World Cup, and without the pressure, they stunned many. Slovakia could very well prove to be […] READ MORE




Backroom Staff Reshuffle at Newcastle United

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Newcastle United have undergone a backroom staff reshuffle after announcing the acquisition of Spanish coach Mikel Antia, as the club’s new assistant manager under the new regime led by Rafael Benitez. The news comes after the departure of former assistant Fabio Pecchia, who has left to pursue his own managerial challenge at Italian Serie B […] READ MORE


Rafa Benitez Staying at Newcastle United

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It has been reported that Newcastle United have secured the services of Champions League winning manager Rafa Benitez, for a further three years until the summer of 2019. Benitez staying represents somewhat of a coup for United considering they will be playing in the second tier next season, however the fans’ enthusiasm, optimism and unconditional […] READ MORE


Thank You Rafa Benitez

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Thank you Rafa Benitez. On behalf of all Newcastle United supporters, thank you for the excellent work you have done in your short time at the club. Newcastle United were not relegated by other clubs’ results, or at Aston Villa last weekend, they were relegated much earlier in the season. Results against the likes of Bournemouth, […] READ MORE


Jamaal Lascelles: Newcastle United's Future

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Rafa Benitez’s arrival at Newcastle United has seen a changing of the guard in defence, installing Jamaal Lascelles, a former fringe player, into the heart of the back four for six of the last seven league matches. It is clear to any United fan who has watched recent performances that Lascelles, regardless of Newcastle’s position […] READ MORE


Newcastle United Repeat History

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“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it” – George Santayana Famous words that have been uttered many times, yet Newcastle United seem to have not taken much notice, seemingly heading towards the Premier League’s trap-door for the second time in seven years, it is a painfully familiar sinking feeling for the […] READ MORE