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  • Rafa Benitez visits Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Centre

    Rafa Benitez visits Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Centre

    Patients and staff at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre in Newcastle welcomed a very special football visitor this week. Rafa Benitez was invited to the centre, at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care, by Lady Elsie Robson to find out more about the work of another Newcastle United manager – the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Sir Bobby launched his charity in 2008 and it has gone on to raise over £10 million to find more effective ways to detect and […]

     
  • Is St James’ Park Big Enough?

    Is St James’ Park Big Enough?

    A couple of lads were debating on Twitter last night as to whether the current upturn in attitude and feelgood factor will see Ashley consider extending the capacity at St James’ Park. I know, we are a winning club in the Championship who’ve been on a high for 6 months. But it was actually a good point they made. Personally I don’t see it happening as the return on such an investment takes time and Ashley is all about the quick buck. However, if ever […]

     
  • Trust Rafa – He Knows What He’s Doing!

    Trust Rafa – He Knows What He’s Doing!

    We are currently just under one third of the way through the current Championship Season and Newcastle United sit proudly at the top of the league table, three points clear of our two nearest challengers and with a far superior goal difference. After losing the first two games of the season, things settled down and since then we have won 10 drawn 1 and lost only one of the subsequent 12 games. It’s clear that United have the strongest squad in this division with the […]

     
  • Amazing Comeback As The Rafa Roller Coaster Continues Against Norwich

    Amazing Comeback As The Rafa Roller Coaster Continues Against Norwich

    Anyone who left last night’s game early will be kicking themselves this morning! Before this season started, most people accepted that the Championship was going to be a hard league to play in. We all worried then, and still do now, about how difficult it will be to gain promotion from a very tough league – especially at the first attempt. What we know for certain however is that this season is going to be a serious roller-coaster ride, with many ups and downs. And […]

     
  • QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    QPR Routed As Five Go Mad In London!

    With apologies to both Enid Blyton and “The Comic Strip Presents” for the headline! But what a night that was eh? Six goals shared by our own version of the Famous Five, who will now be written into Newcastle United folklore. History will record that Jonjo Shelvey (2), Ayoze Perez, Ciaran Clark, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Grant Hanley scored the goals. However, this was undoubtedly a full team effort with every single player in a black and white shirt putting in a performance that will have […]

     
  • Another Clean Sheet As Impressive United March On

    Another Clean Sheet As Impressive United March On

    Newcastle United recorded an excellent 2-0 victory at Derby’s Pride Park Stadium, currently known officially as the iPro Stadium for sponsorship purposes, in yesterday’s televised game on Sky Sports. This was United’s fourth Championship win in a row as the wake-up call delivered in the first two games appears to have been heeded. It was also United’s third clean sheet in a row – a statistic which no doubt will please manager Rafa Benitez more than any other. This game demonstrated yet again the rapid […]

     
  • And The “Lucky” Club Is: Tottenham!

    And The “Lucky” Club Is: Tottenham!

    Blimey, that was getting close! Newcastle United fans were beginning to think we would be stuck with Le Sulk, as one by one none of the clubs listed by him as his “dream” – Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester United – came forward during the summer transfer window. To be fair, there was no evidence whatsoever that any of his dream teams were in the least bit interested. And who can blame them? The best part of 52,000 geordie fans aren’t wrong. They cite the fact […]

     
  • Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    Arsenal, Cheltenham And Achraf Lazaar!

    There’s never a dull moment at the Cathedral On The Hill these days is there? Newcastle United continue to undergo rapid change under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez. There has been a significant clearout of deadwood from the poor quality squads assembled by previous managers Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren, and an influx of nine new players so far, with another two or three to come. One of those prospective players seems likely to be Achraf Lazaar, a moroccan left-back currently plying his trade with […]

     
  • Rafa Happy With Three More Important Points At Bristol City

    Rafa Happy With Three More Important Points At Bristol City

    After the disappointment of the defeats against Fulham and Huddersfield, the win against Reading in mid-week went some way to restoring confidence and getting the season belatedly under way. However, whilst the 4-1 scoreline against Reading kicked things off, I reckon a lot of us looked at today’s trip to Bristol City as the real test of whether progress is being made. None of us need reminding how grim United’s performances on the road have been for far too long. And it continued in the […]