Two Newcastle Players In Top Form For Their Countries


Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba look to be two good buys for Newcastle for about £21M for the two of them and while Chancel has been consistently good since he first arrived his former team-mate at Anderlecht Aleksandar Mitrovic is starting to show what a great young striker he is.

Aleksandar has played very well in both games since returning from his three game suspension and he played well against both Chelsea and Manchester City and scored his first goal at the Etihad Stadium.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic in action last night – hey ref – foul!

Both players were on duty for their countries yesterday and both had very good games.

Serbia beat Albania 2-0 in a game that went off without any problems and Aleksandar looked very good in holding up the ball and spraying it around and certainly the local journalist sat the game though he was the star man for Serbia.

The only thing that was missing was a goal, but he’s keeping them for when he gets back to Newcastle – obviously.

Aleksandar already has 16 caps for Serbia and he seems destined for a lot more as he improves – hopefully – to become on of the best strikers in the Premier League.

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Chancel Mbemba – in DR Congo colors

21 year-old Chancel Mbemba was back playing for DR Congo against Nigeria in an international friendly played at the Stade de la Cité de l’Oie in Visé, Belgium last night.

Mbemba picked up his 17th cap for his country even though, like Aleksandar,  he is still only 21.

Mbemba put in a polished performance at the heart of the DR Congo defense to help keep a clean sheet.

One of the big positives is that both these former Anderlecht players look to be very good and should improve as the Premier league season progresses.

They both look good acquisitions  for Newcastle United and we hope they can help us move uip the table – sooner rather than later.

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55 comments so far

  • Sack Llambias

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #1

    I assure you I have not changed horses, I am opposed to Mike Ashley as I have ever been only I got sick of Pardews terrible football and results and realised he could not hide behind Ashley policies any longer.

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  • Sack Llambias

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley out

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #3

    So thats sunderland saved then. Why is it that we can have competent managers like fat sam and pardew and be rubbish. Meanwhile they go elsewhere and do fine? Ashley grr…carr….steves PR rubbish…grr

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #4

    The two are very good buys for us along with Wijnaldum. Thauvin is the one that hasn’t impressed me one bit.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Munster
    it doesn’t matter who our manager was/is because our squad isn’t good enough for the premier league, we lack pace and quality in key areas.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    anyone know what the conversion rate is? trying to donate to the gofund me page, and I cant put in American dollars…

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  • cyprus

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Average,
    Glad your efforts have sky rocketed via this blog mate!
    We may have our football differences on this blog and somw strong opinions but there are some good people here. 🙂

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  • toon kk

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Jp
    Thauvinsuit was impressive!!!!!
    I didn’t think he was to bad first time I saw him, then he fell into the lacklustre pool.

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  • BandB

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s one hundred dollars to a British pound, Dok.
    Honest!

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  • cyprus

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Dok,
    Just put it in pounds mate. Last I checked it was about 1.13 to the euro. Sending money to my son every month so I know the euro dollar rate. Come on euro, beat that dollar 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #11

    BandB…Seeing as I’m heading to the other side of the pond soon, that’d be a very welcome exchange rate.

    Dok…I’ll change it for you. Do you a real good deal. £1 / $50! 50% saving right there. You are most welcome 🙂

    Try http://www.xe.com

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  • BandB

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Dok,

    As Cyprus says, if you put it in as £10 they will take £10 worth of dollars out of your account.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Maybe we should have hired that Ketspaia character. His application at NUFC didn’t fly but he got a job here at Apoel, the team that made it in the CL last 8 a couple years back. Average goals per game? 3.8. Not too bad, lying first…

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  • martoon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Evening all. I’ve just been looking at the page for AC ‘s son – donations are nearly up to £700 – fantastic effort and many from this blog. Also BandB I see where you get your name from – very clever 🙂
    To football I hate to say this but I think Big Sam will be a good fit at the makems. History seems to be repeating itself every time we go there for the derby it is the new manager’s second game and first home match and we know what happens next 🙁

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #15

    If Fat Sam thinks about taking Nolan to the Mackems we should step in and steal his thunder. That would stop them from thinking they have momentum before the derby. Put him back in our dressing room and give him some game time even on a pay as you play basis – sometimes it’s simple decisions that produce great results.

    Is it in Charnley’s locker to think like this …….mmmmm…. Not sure…. Let’s talk about it…..what do you think…..aw too late again

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #16

    thank you all for your help, even you BandB…)

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #17

    conversion rate is actually $1 = $1.538 pound, in case any colonials were needing to know…

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #18

    NEWCASTLE CHARACTERISTICS

    Number of away goals: 1
    Number of Red cards: 2
    = a continuation of last season

    Average number of successful dribbles: 9.4
    Average fouls won: 11.5
    = not very progressive playing style

    Shots conceded: 18
    Shots made: 8.4
    = need to play higher up the pitch

    Average possession: 44%
    Number of interceptions: 17.6
    = high work rate leading to exhaustion

    MINUS: play uncomfortably in our own half, without a confident ball playing defense and lack quality possession with penetration or opportunities on goal.

    PLUS: are able to frustrate and thwart the opposition when playing collectively, with early but rare indications of cohesive attacking play.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #19

    I see MA donated 200 pounds as well 🙂 See, he’s alright after all 😉

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  • martoon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Cyprus – I thought it was Alan Pardew 🙂 Seriously I take my hat off to whoever it was.
    I can’t decide if England are playing well and a bit unlucky not to have more goals or they are cr*p 😀

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  • martoon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #21

    I killed the blog – was it the mention of Alan Pardew or England? 🙂

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Mart
    The England match killed it I think

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Cyprus,
    That was Mauritius Allen, not Mike Ashley !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Can anyone tell me what’s so special about liverpools new manager.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #25

    martoon,
    England looked crap but have won every game with only three goals conceded, I wish we could do that !

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Weshie
    He has big white shiny teeth.

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  • Jib

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Welshie
    even

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #28

    squelsh,
    He tells far better jokes than you !

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Welsh

    Nothing special about him, he’s overrated. Peformed well for Dortmund but his last season was very poor, flirting with relegation but improved 2nd half of season. Won the cup got dortmund into Europe but they should be in CL with the team they have.

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #30

    England have played anyone yet, come France 2016 we will watch the same shite, a team that has top flight players who can’t play possession football

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  • jimmysmith

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #31

    A small matter of a strong commitment to entertain and provide value for money on the match day ticket by playing passionate attacking football, and a proven track record of winning against the odds, and earning the almost total respect, even adoration, of the fans.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Shut up jail, you are a joke.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Thanks our toon, someone with sense.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib

    That was a lot of help

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Our Toon,
    I hope not, the World Cup was just a little bit dismal !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail, what happened in the World Cup.

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  • Pitmatic

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #37

    It struck me watching the England match that half the team could have been Newcastle players had we shown any nous in the transfer market over the past few years.

    Cahill was outstanding teenager with Aston Villa before O’Neill froze him out and gave him away to Bolton for free. I couldn’t believe we weren’t in for him at the time.

    Ditto Clyne when he left Palace; despite being linked, we stuck with Simpson and Tavernier.

    Bertrand always impressed on his loans out of Chelsea, and would have been an obvious target given our lack of a quality left-back.

    Lallana was wanted by his ex-Southampton boss Pardew before signing a new contract in his first Premiership season with the Saints (one in the eye, to be fair, to all those who mocked Pardew’s with British players).

    Milner actually did play for Newcastle, before we sold him for half the price he went for twelve months later.

    Alli could have joined us last January, but couldn’t get him over the famous line, despite the signing having been leaked as a virtual done deal.

    Also, he wasn’t playing, but I still can’t believe we didn’t sign Jagielka when Sheffield United were relegated. Or Baines from Wigan, for that matter.

    Remind me why we don’t sign English players?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Heads up arses and people biting are favourites of yours jeff ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 9, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Welsh…Read an article today, and for me, it summed up what’s so special about Klopp.

    “But I think the thing he wants to do is bring the joy back on the pitch and eventually he’ll win, that’s what he did in Dortmund and Mainz, he’s always been a very surprisingly emotional coach and brings the players and fans together.”

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/10023308/jurgen-klopp-german-media-reacts-to-first-liverpool-press-conference

    We’ll see how he adapts to the PL and what he can achieve. No doubting the respect he’s earned throughout the game though. I do expect him to do really well at Liverpool.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza,
    Was he not sacked by Dortmund after declaring his loyalty !

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