This Newcastle Striker Has Improved Massively This Season

Newcastle and Spanish U21 International striker Ayoze has been our Man of the Match for the last three games, and he seems to be getting better with almost every game.

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Ayoze Perez – immense improvement

And we’ve noticed Ayoze hasn’t just managed to score four goals in the Premier League so far this season, but his overall game is also pretty good, although he still has a long way to go before becoming the finished article.

And Newcastle manager last night said that he thinks his young striker has the same all round qualities of a certain Wayne Rooney:

“Ayoze’s not a natural ­goalscorer, more a natural forward.” “He can do the other side of the game, a bit like Wayne Rooney. He can mix it in the midfield and score goals.”

“He enjoys playing against top opposition as much as lesser opposition and that bodes well.” “When he first arrived he looked too light in training and was knocked off the ball far too easily.”

”If you had said at start that he would be in this position, I would have said it was unlikely, but his physical improvement has been immense.”

“He was already technically accomplished, which was obvious when he arrived and his physical attributes and mentality in games have improved massively.

What we’ve noticed about Ayoze is he’s willing to follow the directions given to him by manager Pardew, and he works his socks off for the team.

It’s a measure of the person and the player that he has improved so quickly since arriving at Newcastle over the summer – initially as  a Development squad player.

We wonder what this lad’s going to be like in May?

Ayoze has been a shining light for Newcastle this season, and all credit to him.

And we know he can also speak some Geordie lingo.

What can this lad not do? 😀

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11 comments so far

  • lesh

    Dec 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Perez’ improvement’s all down to top-drawer coaching.

    Come forward Mr Pardew, take the credit for yet another graduate of the Pardew School of Excelence.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #2

    He’s been excellent, but Pardew needs to remember he’s a striker and therefore his first instinct must be to score.

    Rooney was banging in goals every year since he was 16 up until about 25 as a striker so it’s dangerous to try and emulate him as he is now before Perez has actually become a complete striker. He scores goals and that must not be coached out of him a la Gouffran.

  • Dulcinera

    Dec 24, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I see the anti pardew, anti regime brigade are back on the front again after we’ve been put in our place and beaten by superior teams (besides the mackems of course)

    Do we deserve better than pardew? of course we do. Until such a time we become a top class club befitting of a top class manager im afraid we will be stuck with an average manager for a proven (over last 10 years) average club. An average manager by the way who has won a manager of the year award, numerous manager of the month awards and one fo our best league standings of recent years and who has been at the helm of our best teams in terms of quality over the past few years.

    Most fans hate the word “fickle! but i’m afraid it applies more to this clubs support than others

  • lesh

    Dec 24, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Geremi’s leg summed things up perfectly.

    Memo to Pardew…. Too much too early, too little [tlc] too late!

  • expatmag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Perez is improving but he is not a central striker and that was proven by his inability to put away any of the 3 presentable chances he had against that lot down the road.

    Perez is an attacking midfielder who can play either wide or centrally in that role. Pardew is not playing this lad properly.

  • expatmag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #6

    And also

    Merry Christmas to you lot on here

    From Melbourne Australia

  • Blofal

    Dec 24, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Expat I agree… Perez is an attacking midfielder. I think he’s up front bccause he seems to be doing a better job there than both Cisse and Riviere which speaks volumes of our attacking talent!

    Merry Xmas to you too.


    Dec 24, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Merry Christmas to All on here !

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #9


    Actually think Pards is spot on. He’s a forward not a striker. Hence why he can get isolated. He has way too much to his game to just be a striker. He should be playing off his runners.

  • Mag52

    Dec 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    No point at all criticising the manager for playing Perez up front in the hope of scoring the odd goal.
    We’re woefully short of anything resembling a regular goal scorer, with Rivière and Chucky clearly not up to it, and Cisse, a fine converter of half chance crosses, is missing our injured wingers.
    The error of not investing in a proven scorer in the summer transfer window is becoming very obvious.
    Once again Ashley’s policy of buying cheaply instead of spending what is needed to get the right players, is in danger of ruining another season for us long suffering fans.

  • Mag52

    Dec 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Black and White New Year to all on here.


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