Local Newcastle Player Was Man Of The Match Last Night


Paul Dummett knew he had to have a very good pre-season this summer, if he was to get back into the first team squad at Newcastle for this season, otherwise Paul would be sent out on loan again to get first team experience elsewhere, with a number of Championship clubs only too willing to take for next season.

Paul Dummett Motherwell

Paul Dummett – had a great game last night

But Paul is now probably one of the most improved players at Newcastle since last summer, and his double loan spell at St. Mirrren, where he played 36 times for the Scottish Premier League side, did him the world of good.

And certainly Paul has so far had an excellent pre-season and has impressed Alan Pardew in training so far this summer.

And then last night Paul was outstanding at left back for the Magpies in our first pre-season game at Motherwell – and certainly his manager thought he was good – Pardew thought he was the Man of the Match.

This is what Alan Pardew said after the game last night:

“I was happy with that. I want our levels to be super high and it has shown tonight that our fitness levels are high. We also had a few bonuses.”

“Dummett is knocking on the door of the first team. He could not have done any more, he was my man of the match.”

We thought one of the battles that would be taking place in the first team this summer, would be between Italian International Davide Santon and Frenchmen Massadio Haidara, as to who would be starting at left back in the coming season.

But now we need to add Newcastle-born Paul Dummett to that competition, and of course Paul first impressed two years ago on the American tour, when he came in for Danny Simpson, and played very well for the first team.

Paul will be hoping to build on his excellent performance last night, and he will have done well if Alan Pardew elects to keep him on Tyneside for the coming season.

What do you think?

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374 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #1

    gonz

    exactly right it was the same thing with ba when he came to us during ramadan he didnt look anything special after the fasting was over he lit up the prem 🙂

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Luke,
    Wonga don’t want this type of publicity? Why not? If you are on the bones of your arse and need to get cash asap from somewhere, you aren’t exactly looking for a company with a great name, you just pick one you have heard of.

    Their requirement for publicity is merely a brand awareness type, not a positive or negative. All publicity is good publicity!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Lilongwe

    It’s not on their website anyway, so I’ll chalk this down to another communication issue. Maybe Sage heard something like it on TV, then he naturally interprets is his own way a little, then he chooses what words to portray the way he interpreted it, then you interpret it a certain way. By this point the message is all distorted…

    From the message you sent, I could interpret that he wasn’t “allowed” to travel because of his religious beliefs, not because the club didn’t allow him to travel.

    Anyway, as others have pointed out (in fact me too!), it could all be a storm in a tea cup.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    i think ED likes to stir things up a bit form time to time haha

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Danno,
    So the solution to Cisse’s lack of fitness is to leave him out of a pre season training camp where fitness will be one of the main aspects, and will have our top fitness people there. Instead leave him to train with the kids and development group who, in reality will train at a slightly lower intensity at this stage of the year. Leaving Cisse further behind when he does join up.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #6

    ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t believe the tripe the media are trying to sell you, IT SELLS PAPERS AND THAT IS ALL!!!

    Cisse hasn’t been made to train on his own because of the Wonga sponsor. He’s fasting. It isn’t a coincidence the other muslim players: Bigi, Haidarra, Abeid aren’t on the plane to Portugal. They are doing the right thing by staying in Newcastle and building up their fitness whilst fasting.

    Simples!!!

    Ummmm tiote sissoko marveux Ben arfa mbiwa……..

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    *from

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #8

    TDS,
    I’d always stated it was a storm in a tea cup up until now, but why else wouldn’t he be travelling? Danno’s reasoning just doesn’t make sense, nor does the fasting as he did it last year, and others are doing it/have done it.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Mick Lowes
    Reckons Toon caught in Middle between Bongo Bank and Cisse.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry that didn’t come out right!!!
    Gonz
    16 mins ago
    ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t believe the tripe the media are trying to sell you, IT SELLS PAPERS AND THAT IS ALL!!!

    Cisse hasn’t been made to train on his own because of the Wonga sponsor. He’s fasting. It isn’t a coincidence the other muslim players: Bigi, Haidarra, Abeid aren’t on the plane to Portugal. They are doing the right thing by staying in Newcastle and building up their fitness whilst fasting.

    Simples!!!

    Ummmm tiote sissoko marveux Ben arfa mbiwa……..

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #11

    People

    You do realise muslims cant even drink water during daylight hours while fasting dont you? Wouldnt fancy training and playing in the heat of portugal without water

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    actually if he was sold i wouldnt be bothered id rather have demba back tbh

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Markaccus,
    But as Tads correctly points out some of them are, and both Ba and Cisse did last year…..

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Like how some think this is some kind of media conspiracy, yes they’re turds in the most part, but A) He isn’t staying behind because he’s fasting, HBA among other Muslim players is flying out. B) If he was staying behind for that reason, I’m sure the club would nip it in the bud and just say so. C) The club has already refused to comment citing a ‘sensitive issue’.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Wolfshead,
    But would Demba want to come back, and would MA want to cough up cash and the wages. Would be just our luck to re sign Ba, on bigger wages and or a highish fee, only for his knee to go and us not to have the get out we had last time!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Listening to total sport now and there IS a serious issue with the shirt sponsor ship.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Lilongwe

    It is hotter this year. And ramadan came later last year. It was still ramadan when the regular season started. As for the players who have gone… maybe they are not as strict as the others, after all, lots of methodists drink alcohol but they are not supposed to. Just theory of course

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #19

    lilongwe

    good point

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus
    Think the point is several other Muslim players have traveled and are training

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Surely as has been stated already, certain Muslims have different beliefs to other Muslims. So perhaps Marvs, tiote, mbiwa, sissoko etc don’t have quite as strict beliefs ‘re finances and the Muslim faith?!

    Could that not be what is happening? I’ve never read a direct interview / quote or anything from cisse himself.

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  • Goodfella

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry wrong link

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Lilongwe

    I don’t believe the Ramadan explanation either. I think it must be related to Wonga. But hopefully there will just be another day or two of negotiations between the parties and they’ll find a resolution. I don’t need to put 2 and 2 together and come to the answer that Cisse is a money grabbing so and so and we’re better off shot of him like some people seem to want to do…

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  • ToonDanno

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Cisse will get one to one sessions. His fitness levels are miles behind rest of the group

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #25

    wolfshead
    Ba wouldn’t come back – he is also a devout muslim.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Tads

    Like i said… the muslims who have travelled may judt not be as strict. They cant ALL be total fanatics 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #27

    According to Mick Lowes Darren Bent is nailed on just the contractual issues to sort out which is easier said than done.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    charlie

    oh yes that as well bugger 🙁

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus,
    Both Ben Arfa and Tiote reportedly fasted the last 2 years while at the club. The club have said they won’t comment further as it is a sensitive issue. I think that tells us it has nowt to do with Ramadan, otherwise they could just say it, and show how understanding they are of other faiths and cultures, Beardsley would probably be photographed in front of a mosque as part of the good news story! 🙂

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I wonder if this could end up, Cisse out and Ba back in? Just a thought

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  • Versace101

    Jul 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    PROTEST ON FRIDAY OUTSIDE ST JAMES PARK!!! LETS GET OUR CLUB BACK!!! IM SICK TO DEATH OF MIKE ASHLEY! CANT TAKE ANY MORE MISERY!! LETS GET HIM OUT!! WE MUST STAND TOGETHER!!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail,
    “nailed on” and “just the contractual issues to sort out”. I like Mick Lowes, but surely he realises that if the contractual issues aren’t sorted out then it is in no way shape or form “nailed on”.

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  • Bring Back Laurent Robert

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Versace101

    Meet you there….

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Lilongwe

    Well in that case it could be something as simple as cisse and the others that didnt travel do not feel they can cope in the heat without water, and maybe hba et.c do. Like i say these are just thoughts.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Talk about Ramadan and fitness all youselike it has just been announced as the headline news on Newcastle radio that Cisse has pulled out of thd squad flying to Portugal on religious grounds.

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  • Versace101

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #36

    YEAH LETS GET THE PROTEST HUGE!! WE NEED TO GET THINGS WILD!! BANNERS THE LOT… AND GET OUR CLUB BACK!! ITS A MUST!! UNLESS YOU NEED MORE HEARTBREAK OVER AND OVER!

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  • Will_Camp

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Christ, first time I have posted since I was 17 when Ed first started the blog! Love this kid, cracking attitude and willing to go on loan to learn. Him and Haidara would be perfect for the LB slot, and Santon can play RW/LW as defensively he is poor!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Markaccus
    Yeah yeah stick ya effin thoughts pal
    😉

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #39

    So what we think of the new home kit, im glad they did the wonga in black + white. I think the kit looks mint

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Jul 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #40

    i thought we were in for aliadiere not remy anyway? can anybody shed light on this

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