BENITEZ RISES WITH NEWCASTLE

It wasn’t just Newcastle’s drop that was surprising back in May 2016, it was rather the emotional attachment it saw with Coach Rafa Benitez who had, with just a few weeks left to the end of the season, been charged with the task of designing an escape route for The Magpies.

He failed to guide the club to safety but in the process of taking on the mission impossible, the Spaniard made them play the kind of football that would render their fall easier to take. Although losing is bad, doing it while playing poorly have proven to be more painful than doing it while playing with heads held high and dignity intact. The changes to the playing style have made tickets to Newcastle United matches amongst the most sought after. Continue reading BENITEZ RISES WITH NEWCASTLE

NEWCASTLE HAVE THE EDGE

The Magpies moved one point clear of the Seagulls after Saturday’s hard-fought win over Steve McClaren’s men. Sky Sports pundit Peter Beagrie believes that Newcastle United have the edge over Brighton and Hove Albion in the race to be crowned Champions of the Championship.

The two sides have continually swapped places at the top of the Championship table but it is Rafa Benitez’s men who currently sit on top of the pile.

Matt Ritchie’s goal was enough to seal a vital win over Derby on Saturday as they leapfrogged Chris Hughton’s side after they could only manage a 3-3 draw in a dramatic game away at Brentford. Continue reading NEWCASTLE HAVE THE EDGE