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Newcastle United’s Premier League Preparation

After an incredible end to the season this past weekend, the jubilant Newcastle United fans can’t be excused for contemplating who their club may end up signing this summer upon returning to the Premier League. After incredibly pipping Brighton to the Championship title, it was common knowledge that Rafael Benitez met with club owner Mike Ashley to discuss matters relating closely to the amount of money Benitez can spend this summer preparing for their assault on the Premier League.

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The Myth of the ‘Defensive Minded’ Rafael Benitez

Six of the best- that’s how the Newcastle Chronicle described the demolition of Queens Park Rangers in west London on Tuesday evening, a perfect way of marking Rafael Benitez’ first six months in charge of the Magpies. Taking your club, no matter who they are, on a 600 mile round trip to QPR and coming away with an emphatic 6-0 victory is no easy feat- and yet some will still wrongly insist on classifying Benitez as a defensive minded manager that is more concerned about keeping clean sheets than scoring goals.

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Professional Newcastle Proving their Worth

After the disapointment of losing their opening two Championship ties, Newcastle have bounced back in emphatic fashion, crafting out 4 league victories on the bounce and climbing up to 2nd spot in the process. Reading, Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Derby County have all fallen at the sword to Rafa Benitez’ men, who only have Huddersfield Town above them in the table.

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Georginio Wijnaldum’s Arrival at Liverpool

It seems Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side are set to tie up yet another summer signing, Georginio Wijnaldum is the man that many consider to be on his way to Melwood in a rumoured £25 million deal. The former PSV Eindhoven player had a tough and turbulent campaign last season, where he suffered relegation with Newcastle United- the Dutchman will be hoping to bounce back on a personal level at Liverpool this coming season.

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Newcastle United – The Reality of the Championship

It’s perhaps an understatement, but last season was somewhat of a disappointment for Newcastle and it’s legion of fans- they found themselves relegated after months of turmoil under the guidance of Steve McLaren, but with Mike Ashley managing to draft Rafael Benitez into the club late into the season, the Toon Army had their long term faith well and truly restored for the club they love. Many expect the Geordies to bounce straight back up to the Premier League, but will it be as clear cut as many assume?

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