Rafa Benitez

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chroniclelive
Is Cabaye really playing as well as he did while at NUFC?Benteke and ex-Sunderland striker Connor Wickham are out injured. Hodgson has
chroniclelive / Posted 5 hours ago
Benteke and ex-Sunderland striker Connor Wickham are out injured. Hodgson has been effusive in his praise of both Rafa Benitez and the current Newcastle side ahead of the game, lauding United to be a “good footballing team.” He added:... Read more
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HITC Sport
Benitez is making a glaring mistake ignoring Newcastle's exciting 21-year-oldSouthampton, there was also a case to be had for Aarons to replace the Spaniard
HITC Sport / Posted 8 hours ago
Southampton, there was also a case to be had for Aarons to replace the Spaniard behind Joselu, and yet Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez seemingly has no intention of bringing the 21-year-old in from the cold. It is hard to say if the decision is... Read more
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Daily Mail
MARKO ARNAUTOVIC on Jose Mourinho giving him a watch, and more...because of injury - but says Mourinho had offered him a five-year deal before l
Daily Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
because of injury - but says Mourinho had offered him a five-year deal before leaving for Real Madrid. Mourinho's successor Rafa Benitez didn't follow that up and instead a permanent deal to Bremen followed and so did some unhappiness. Arnautovic... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley releases statement regarding sale of the clubwith a number of parties with whom we had entered into negotiations prior to Mo
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 hours ago
with a number of parties with whom we had entered into negotiations prior to Monday’s announcement.” However, Toon boss Rafa Benitez insisted he was focused on nothing but the game against Crystal Palace at the weekend. The former Real Madrid... Read more
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Daily Mail
Amanda Staveley: Who is businesswoman linked to Newcastle?with its global appeal and room to grow, represents a challenge but also an opp
Daily Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
with its global appeal and room to grow, represents a challenge but also an opportunity. They have a manager in Rafa Benitez who, should he stay, can take them to the next level. Ashley bought the club for £134m in 2007 and officially... Read more
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nufcblog
» Newcastle Fans Have Their Say On The Latest Exciting Takeover Newsjoy as the Newcastle team becomes better and better. That’s a prediction. And
nufcblog / Posted 12 hours ago
joy as the Newcastle team becomes better and better. That’s a prediction. And we’ll have the best flags in England too! Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager Here are some typical tweets for the Geordie fans. If Mike Ashley has been... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
NUFC Takeover Talk A Smokescreento be fully behind them as per usual. It would be easy for some of our players
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 12 hours ago
to be fully behind them as per usual. It would be easy for some of our players and especially under weaker managers than Rafa Benitez, to hide or under perform if they think some rich oil baron or crown prince was going to come in with unlimited... Read more
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Football.co.uk
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Football.co.uk / Posted 13 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man United made a point at Liverpool but so did Sevilla and Burnleydropped by United. Setting up not to lose games was exactly the reason Liverpoo
Daily Mail / Posted 14 hours ago
dropped by United. Setting up not to lose games was exactly the reason Liverpool lost the league to you in 2008-09 under Rafa Benitez. That season Liverpool lost only two games all season, beat United home and away, and still finished four points... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Staveley launches Newcastle bid - with further £300m transfer kittyShare this Page Amanda Staveley has made a £300million offer to buy Newcastle
TEAMTalk / Posted 15 hours ago
Share this Page Amanda Staveley has made a £300million offer to buy Newcastle United – and plans to offer Rafa Benitez a further £300million to spend on transfers. Divisive current owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale earlier this week – but... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Former Liverpool 'buyer' Amanda Staveley to sign NDA with Newcastlebeen part of the Chinese bid, Everbright, which looked to secure a stake in Liv
Liverpool Echo / Posted 17 hours ago
been part of the Chinese bid, Everbright, which looked to secure a stake in Liverpool in 2016. Yesterday, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez told the press and his players to do their best to ignore the takeover talk.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with... Read more
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HITC Sport
Slaven Bilic makes two key changes: West Ham predicted line for Brightonto see more attacking style and threat from their side and many have called for
HITC Sport / Posted 17 hours ago
to see more attacking style and threat from their side and many have called for change with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Mancini linked. Defender Winston Reid has already billed the match against the Seagulls as a "must... Read more
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express
Paper gossip: Rafa Benitez snubs Everton, Eden Hazard saves Chelsea, Eni Aluko reaction EXPRESS SPORT brings you the round-up of today's back pages. Paper gossip: B
express / Posted 17 hours ago
EXPRESS SPORT brings you the round-up of today's back pages. Paper gossip: Benitez snubs Everton, Hazard rescues Chelsea, Eni Aluko reactionThu, October 19,... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Oxford Mail / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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Gazette
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Gazette / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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guardian-series
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
guardian-series / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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Harrow Times
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Harrow Times / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Football rumours from the mediaon track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 18 hours ago
on track, and that PSG are understood to be willing to let him leave on a free transfer. Social round-up @MirrorFootball: Rafa Benitez rejects Everton’s offer to replace Ronald Koeman? @TheSunFootball: Ex-Prem ace Kevin Davies lands first... Read more
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HITC Sport
Report: Everton see move for key Newcastle man rejectedAccording to a report from The Sun, Everton have made an approach for Newcastle
HITC Sport / Posted 19 hours ago
According to a report from The Sun, Everton have made an approach for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez about succeeding Ronald Koeman - but that approach has been knocked back by the Spaniard. Everton have endured a fairly miserable start to the Premier... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
The Liverpool Jury - 'Is this the turning point we've all been waiting for?'of the LFC support unjustly turned against the manager.Liverpool manager Jurgen
Liverpool Echo / Posted 21 hours ago
of the LFC support unjustly turned against the manager.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with Newcastle United counterpart Rafa Benitez (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) This resulted in the inept and catastrophic decision by... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Premier League boss 'rejects Everton's offer to replace Ronald Koeman'Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has rejected Everton's approach to succeed Ronald K
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has rejected Everton's approach to succeed Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park. Dutchman Koeman is under huge pressure on Merseyside after the Toffees' dismal start to the season. Everton host Lyon on Thursday evening with... Read more
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chroniclelive
'I would jump at the chance of taking control of Newcastle' - Sir John Halla good manager is invaluable to a football club and luckily enough Newcastle ha
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
a good manager is invaluable to a football club and luckily enough Newcastle have one of the best in the business in Rafa Benitez. “I’m sure he would stay put if a new owner came in because it looks like he is putting his heart and soul into... Read more
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chroniclelive
Our writers' view as NUFC is put up for salethat doesn’t know much about football spells danger, especially after taking ma
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
that doesn’t know much about football spells danger, especially after taking many years to land such a football man like Rafa Benitez.Chris Waugh Mike Ashley’s public declaration that he is actively looking to sell Newcastle United is... Read more
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chroniclelive
David Ginola optimistic about the future of NUFCGinola (Image: David Davies/PA Wire) “The thing is, they need a consistent tea
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
Ginola (Image: David Davies/PA Wire) “The thing is, they need a consistent team with results and I don’t know if Rafa Benitez is going to stay at Newcastle United, but this guy can bring success to the club and as I always say to be... Read more
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chroniclelive
Ex-SAFC boss the early favourite for the Leicester City job- 7/1 Michael Appleton - 10/1 Roberto Mancini - 10/1 Thomas Tuchel - 12/1 A
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
- 7/1 Michael Appleton - 10/1 Roberto Mancini - 10/1 Thomas Tuchel - 12/1 Alan Pardew - 12/1 Nigel Pearson - 20/1 Rafa Benitez - 20/1 Brendan Rodgers - 20/1 David Moyes - 25/1 Gordon Strachan - 25/1 Manuel Pellegrini - 25/1 Alex Neil... Read more
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Football365
Pochettino could be the new FergusonAlli, Victor Wanyama and two international left-backs to the Bernabeu as equals
Football365 / Posted yesterday
Alli, Victor Wanyama and two international left-backs to the Bernabeu as equals to Real Madrid and emulated Bobby Robson, Rafa Benitez, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson in returning unbeaten. He earns little more than £5m a year. Pray tell us... Read more
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nufcblog
» Rafa Wants Goalscoring Power In January – This Striker Now The Top Targetnow finding it difficult to score goals. Bringing in a top striker in the Janu
nufcblog / Posted yesterday
now finding it difficult to score goals. Bringing in a top striker in the January transfer window, therefore, seems to be Rafa Benitez’ top priority and that makes good sense. Newcastle are defending well and maybe also bringing in a top left... Read more
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nufcblog
» Amanda Staveley About To Make Her Move To Buy Newcastle?at the Liverpool game at St. James’ Park. She had informal talks with Newcastl
nufcblog / Posted yesterday
at the Liverpool game at St. James’ Park. She had informal talks with Newcastle officials after that game and with manager Rafa Benitez too. Amanda Staveley – about to make her move But the report in the Chronicle seems more about Newcastle... Read more
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HITC Sport
3 Newcastle players who's under Benitez are threatened by a potential takeoverIf Newcastle are sold by Mike Ashley and manager Rafa Benitez is given more fun
HITC Sport / Posted yesterday
If Newcastle are sold by Mike Ashley and manager Rafa Benitez is given more funds in January, are these three players under threat? Mike Ashley has put Newcastle United up for sale, as reported by the Chronicle, and if the Premier League club get... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Real Madrid spoke to Tottenham boss Pochettino before appointing ZidaneEspanyol and Southampton manager was linked with Real Madrid in 2016 before Zin
tribalfootball.com / Posted 2 days ago
Espanyol and Southampton manager was linked with Real Madrid in 2016 before Zinedine Zidane took over the team. After Rafa Benitez was relieved of his duties at the LaLiga club by Florentino Perez, they were considering Zidane as the new man... Read more
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Football365
F365 says: Pochettino shows Mourinho a real masterclass...Alli, Victor Wanyama and two international left-backs to the Bernabeu as equals
Football365 / Posted 2 days ago
Alli, Victor Wanyama and two international left-backs to the Bernabeu as equals to Real Madrid and emulated Bobby Robson, Rafa Benitez, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson in returning unbeaten. He earns little more than £5m a year. Pray tell us... Read more
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HITC Sport
If Newcastle are sold which 3 areas should Benitez improve in January?Newcastle are up for sale and if new owners inject cash into the club, which th
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle are up for sale and if new owners inject cash into the club, which three areas should manager Rafa Benitez improve in January? So if the deal goes through and the new owners presumably give manager Rafa Benitez funds to improve his squad... Read more
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HITC Sport
Could Newcastle signing's fortunes hurt their chances of landing £10m-rated target?and Arsenal in the race, and that the Reds are plotting a £10 million bid. Wit
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
and Arsenal in the race, and that the Reds are plotting a £10 million bid. With so many teams chasing his signature, Rafa Benitez may be hoping that the project at St James' Park appeals to Brooks - who has only just signed a new deal at... Read more
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Daily Mail
Manchester City vs Napoli plus the rest of the Champions League actionSHERGOLD: Maurizio Sarri's tenure at Napoli didn't exactly get off to the best
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
SHERGOLD: Maurizio Sarri's tenure at Napoli didn't exactly get off to the best of starts. Appointed as the replacement for Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2015, his arrival at the Stadio San Paolo was greeted by the collective shrugging of... Read more
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chroniclelive
How long do takeovers take? Could NUFC be sold by Christmas?Newcastle are in a far-healthier position than either Villa or Sunderland, and
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle are in a far-healthier position than either Villa or Sunderland, and United also have a world-class manager in Rafa Benitez in place.Read More But the pace of any sale will be dependent on a number of factors - including, but not... Read more
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HITC Sport
Newcastle legend uses 2005 transfer as example of why Mike Ashley must sellthe club forward and get it to where the fans want it to be, which is not releg
HITC Sport / Posted 2 days ago
the club forward and get it to where the fans want it to be, which is not relegation, promotion, relegation, promotion. Rafa Benitez has hardly spent any money. Our record signing is still Michael Owen from 15 years ago. Watford have beaten... Read more
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Goal.com
100 matches & seven trophies - the secrets of Zidane's success at Real MadridMadrid beat Getafe in La Liga on Saturday and it is fair to say he has exceeded
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
Madrid beat Getafe in La Liga on Saturday and it is fair to say he has exceeded all expectations since taking over from Rafa Benitez in January of last year. From his 100 fixtures in charge, Zidane has 75 victories and just eight defeats. He... Read more
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nufcblog
» Real Positives For Newcastle Fans Now – How Things Can Changestraight back up as Champions of the second division the very next season. Not
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
straight back up as Champions of the second division the very next season. Not your usual promoted club by any means. Rafa Benitez – on the sideline on Sunday at Southampton And they also seemed to forget we had a manager called Rafa Benitez... Read more
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Turkish Football
McVitie’s owner reveals £220m bid to buy Newcastle Unitedto be around the £380million mark. The report claims that chairman of the bisc
Turkish Football / Posted 2 days ago
to be around the £380million mark. The report claims that chairman of the biscuit tycoon Ülker, would back manager Rafa Benitez to the tune of £60million, in order to strengthen his Premier League squad. The Yildiz Holding chairman is... Read more
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nufcblog
» It’s Now Or Never For Ashley To Sell Newcastle – With One ProblemMike Ashley seems ready to sell Newcastle United, and he wants to do it quickly
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
Mike Ashley seems ready to sell Newcastle United, and he wants to do it quickly while Rafa Benitez is at the club and relatively happy. Rafa has done very well again this season and has built up a good side from ordinary players although he has... Read more
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chroniclelive
Previous Newcastle United takeover links from WWE to the Bin Laden Familyin installments. Ashley's lawyer also confirmed that the Sports Direct owner w
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
in installments. Ashley's lawyer also confirmed that the Sports Direct owner wanted out before Christmas but would back Rafa Benitez in the transfer market if he was still in control of the club. It's not the first time United have been up for... Read more
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nufcblog
» New Rich Buyer Interested In Newcastle – But Ashley’s Price Could Be Too High For Everybodyworldwide following.” The right words are there – that’s what we all want to h
nufcblog / Posted 2 days ago
worldwide following.” The right words are there – that’s what we all want to hear. Ulker is reported to be ready to give Rafa Benitez £60M to invest in new players – and given what Rafa has been given while he’s been at Newcastle that’s a lot of... Read more
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soccernews
Newcastle keen on TosunNewcastle United are considering a move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, accord
soccernews / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle United are considering a move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to the Daily Star. Toon boss Rafa Benitez is keen to strengthen his front line when the transfer window reopens and has identified the Turkey international a... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Long accused of divingthe spot for his second goal of the day to earn the Saints a point. There was
Sport in a storm / Posted 2 days ago
the spot for his second goal of the day to earn the Saints a point. There was no protest from the Magpies players while Rafa Benitez was happy to accept that Kevin Friend's decision to award the hosts a penalty was correct. However Hackett, who... Read more
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Daily Mail
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has worked his way to the topfootball Maurizio Sarri's tenure at Napoli didn't exactly get off to the best
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
football Maurizio Sarri's tenure at Napoli didn't exactly get off to the best of starts. Appointed as the replacement for Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2015, his arrival at the Stadio San Paolo was greeted by the collective shrugging of... Read more
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Football365
Five English clubs who thrived in the Bernabeu...admitting that he has played in Liverpool sides that have a mindset as defensiv
Football365 / Posted 2 days ago
admitting that he has played in Liverpool sides that have a mindset as defensive as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Rafa Benitez set up Liverpool to contain Real Madrid and they did it brilliantly, with long balls out of defence towards... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Isco: Real Madrid and Spain's Magic Man Is Rising at a Rapid Ratehim out of the team. Real Madrid’s managers came and went, including Carlo Ance
Bleacher Report / Posted 2 days ago
him out of the team. Real Madrid’s managers came and went, including Carlo Ancelotti, who made Isco his first signing, and Rafa Benitez. Even Zidane, who took over in January 2016, didn’t initially put his faith in him. “There was a period at Real... Read more
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DW
Premier League club Newcastle United put up for sale |possible. Ashley believes Newcastle are an attractive proposition given their
DW / Posted 2 days ago
possible. Ashley believes Newcastle are an attractive proposition given their Premier League status, successful head coach Rafa Benitez and 52,000 capacity stadium, St. James' Park, however, so far, he has received no offers. Ashley has tried... Read more
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