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Newcastle Lower The Expectations On New Arrival

9:58 am, Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Paul Simpson was interviewed on nufcTV yesterday,  and he talked about Aleksandar Mitrovic, and it seems the coaching staff are trying to lower the expectations on the 20 year-old, who is really keen to do well at Newcastle.

But Paul has said they are trying to get the youngster to calm down a little, and impressing on him that he’s got time, and he is at Newcastle for the long term, rather than placing extra pressure on him that he has to be an instant fix.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – has to clam down

That’s good advice coming from Paul, because we have to remember Mitrovic is still only 20, and he has lots to learn, and one of those things  is not to keep picking up yellow and red cards.

This is what Paul has said about Mitrovic:

¨Mitrovic has had a couple of games on and got a goal International duty. He’s desperate to do well for us, he’s so keen and probably that’s been reflected in the cards he’s been picking up, and the red he got in the Arsenal game.

¨We need to control that – we want him to have that enthusiasm, but we need him just to relax and realize that we have brought him here for the long term,  and we’re not looking for an instant fix.¨

¨We know hit’s  going to take some time to get settled in, and the will have got a huge lift getting that goal, and it  will have taken a big weight off  his shoulders.¨

¨We’re sure he went away frustrated after only being involved only 16 minutes against Arsenal, so that will give him a lift.¨

¨He’s got some good players around him, I watched that first game so he will have leaned a lot and he will get his sharpness and get his head up and get him ready for the next game for him which will be the Chelsea game.¨

Mitrovic will miss the next three games at West Ham, and at home to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup, so the home game against Chelsea is the next game he can play for Newcastle.

Those four upcoming games are important for the club,  and we soon need to start picking up some wins and getting away from the bottom of the Premier League.

A win at West Ham on Monday night would be very good.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · Euro 2016 · International News · League Cup · Premier League

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Perez must not play lone striker. He should play just behind Cisse and provide the creativity and graft. Up top on his own will be utterly pointless. As is Cisse up top on his own. They need support.

  • 2 jayphoto // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    No problem with Perez playing as a lone striker but if he doe I’d prefer De Jong behind him as he links strikers to midfield better. Similar to how Sheringham used to.
    I think Wijnaldum dropping back into midfield and De Jong coming in would certainly make us a more attacking team. Wijnaldums running, performance etc against Arsenal showed that he’s almost as good defensively as he is in attack, really put some graft and tackles in. Not to mention he won dutch player of the year ahead of Depay playing a #8 role…

  • 3 jayphoto // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Cisse is actually going to be an interesting case this season. In the last year of his deal, 30, he’s never going to sign an extention as more money will be on offer in Turkey, China and the middle east. The club obviously wanted another striker over the summer, and I’m guessing would have cashed their chips on cisse straight after. Effectively he’s going to be playing with one eye on next year for a club and maybe even manager that didn’t really want to keep him.
    On another note, if he does start and score goals, he’ll keep Mitrovic out of the side. I’m guessing though the club see Mitrovic as a long term solution as well as a potential huge transfer return in future, being on the bench will hamper his development so perhaps even if he scores goals cisse will be second fiddle. Can’t see the club risking the development of potential future star and money over a guy who will be off for nowt in 9 months

  • 4 Jib // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:52 AM


    That’s just me reading between the lines.

    I could be miles wide of the mark

    It has happened before 😎

  • 5 Jib // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Cissé is 7 years younger than Drogba he could end up in the MLS playing for a Francophone club like Montreal.

  • 6 BeeGuy // Sep 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    IF Mitro and emulate the French guy they bought last year, we could have a total of 2 goals out of them!

    What is needed is one of the DM’s to step up the attack or one DM who can replace the pair being used now so that NUFC has 11 men on the pitch.

  • 7 Jib // Sep 10, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Monday night’s referee is Anthony Taylor
    He sent off the West Ham goalie Adrian in their home tie against Leicester .
    He is still banned on Monday.
    Hopefully the Hammers get on his case and upset him.

  • 8 Mister Tuff // Sep 10, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Jib Jibberish – any further information about our forwards on Monday – what about Uncle Peanut – have you consulted him yet.

  • 9 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    jayphoto at 3 cisse has a contract until the end of next season.

  • 10 Jib // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    B and B , Jail , Tsunki , Mr Tuff and friends

  • 11 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    cannot believe the price on ncle top ten finish.very generous imo. 15/8 at start of the season now 4/1 coral and lad . i have lumped on.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    Ha ha, by welsh’s own admission he has a turnip for a head.

  • 13 jayphoto // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    @1949 – has he? thought he only had a year left! my bad

  • 14 SUTTY1978 // Sep 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    if Mitro is not the short term solution then who is??

  • 15 sloveniangeordie // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Hi guys! I am new here. Greetings from Slovenia.

  • 16 Tsunki // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    ………….Aahley Out! Ha ha ha nope it never gets old, really it doesn’t 🙂

  • 17 Tsunki // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    ‘ cept it’s Ashley Tsunki you goon ha ha. Longest pause?

  • 18 Tsunki // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    I think he’ll come good I wouldn’t worry plenty of time for him yet. The PL will take the rough corners off.

  • 19 Tinman // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Mitro will be almost straight back in the team once he is fit. He is the short term and long term solution

  • 20 Jib // Sep 10, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Jail the thicko

  • 21 davetoon // Sep 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    @1949BH yeah just had a look. 4/1 seems decent odds for top ten. Cant believe West Brom is shorter odds than us.
    Mackems are 28/1 though 😀

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