Pardew – This Lad Is Our New Hero

Steven Taylor should be fit enough to return next Sunday at Sunderland, after the local lad has again been sidelined for months with a hamstring injury, but with Coloccini out for several weeks with a groin strain, it’s timely that Steven will start training this week in preparation for the Sunderland game.

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Paul Dummett after scoring – Remy looks happy

That will mean that Paul Dummett, who scored Newcastle’s  second goal against Liverpool in only his second Premier League appearance on Saturday, will be on the bench again, but after his excellent play in the second half Alan Pardew has said he has no qualms of bringing Paul into the side if Steven doesn’t make it:

“We think Steven’s going to be OK,”  “He was touch and go to train last week, but we just held him back.”

“He did some extra work. We don’t really see a problem, and hopefully we don’t, but if not, we’ve got a new hero in Paul Dummett.”

Paul Dummett is a new hero alright, and good news today that Paul will get a new deal at Newcastle, since he’s currently on a one year deal, so the manager could take a look at him this season, but after Saturday’s performance he’s going to get a new deal at Newcastle, which is really good to hear.

And Paul is a lad who has his feet firmly on the ground, as he had this to say today in the local press:

“It is another step – I just need to keep going,” “It’s only just starting. I’ve done nothing yet in football.”

“This is my only second Premier League game of my career, and I just need to keep my feet on the ground and working hard for the club.”

Things are now looking up now after a second good performance in a row from the Newcastle side, but we cannot take Sunderland lightly on Sunday, because they will be fighting for their Premier League lives, and they have just one point from their first eight league games, and if they are to survive this season, they will need to turn things around very quickly.

That cannot be next Sunday.

What do you think?

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5 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Leave Steven taylor Alone, Start Dummett in place of MYM. keeping others

  • cyprus

    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Must agree with 1. Not necessary to throw another spanner in the works…
    In the future, I’d like to see a new look defense, including Haidara and even Good (if he’s good). Our current lot concede goals by the sack…

  • toonincheek

    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Give Dummy a break.
    Give him full credit but don’t build up expectation so much.

  • Toon Boy

    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Agreed with TooninCheck,
    He hasn’t really proved himself.
    Saying that though, I would give him a few starts to see how he goes. I would also use Haidara to give him a start. We never even use him.

  • magicbus

    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Wonder if Douglas would have made a difference but we`ll never know thanks to Joke


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