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How can Newcastle United replace Jonjo Shelvey?

Newcastle’s run of relatively poor results in the absence of Jonjo Shelvey suggests that the team had become too dependent on him. The likelihood that he may well be suspended later on in the season (he’s clearly not the most sensible of footballers), the possibility that he might get injured, and (for some fans) the reasons for his current suspension …

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EFL Championship: Analysing the hunt for promotion

With the New Year around the corner, The English Football League Championship hasn’t disappointed thus far.   The half way point of the season was reached on Boxing Day, with the promotion race heating up with every 90 minutes of football. The Christmas top six after the weekend’s fixtures featured Brighton and Newcastle as the top two, which many would’ve predicted prior to the start of the season. …

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Why it’ll be a quick-fire return to the top for Newcastle United

This is not a new situation for Newcastle United. After being relegated in the 2008/2009 Premier League season, the Magpies found themselves in the Championship for the 2009/10 season. Rather ironically it was their great talisman of years gone by, Alan Shearer, that was at the helm when Newcastle were relegated from the top flight.   However, despite such a …

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Three things we learnt from Newcastle’s 2-0 victory over Leeds United

Newcastle extended their lead to five points at the top of the Championship table and they are on course to break Reading’s record total of points, but Rafa Benitez won’t want his players to get ahead of themselves. It was another convincing performance away from home and although Leeds threatened at times, Newcastle always looked the most likely winners. The …

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