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Depressing News From Newcastle´s Star Player

9:17 am, Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

It was terrific fare on Sunday for Newcastle fans who just lapped up the 6-2 win on Sunday and especially our performance in the second half.

But it was still touch and go at 3-2 until Mitrovic was brilliantly set up by the impressive Moussa Sissoko and then in wonderful style the Serbian International controlled the ball with his chest and rammed the ball home.

A great goal for the 21 year-old.

aleksandar mitrovic scores against norwich

Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring on Sunday with his left foot

That was reminiscent of the way a certain Alan Shearer used to score some of his (many) goals for Newcastle.

But the real star on Sunday was Gini Wijnaldum, who is starting to make his £14.5M price tag – the third most expensive player ever to play for Newcastle – look rather cheap.

But Georginio had some rather shocking news for Newcastle fans yesterday:

“It’s not normal to score four goals in a game. I will try, but it will be hard. Every game is different, but I focus on that.”

“I will work hard because I start on zero. I’ll look to create chances and goals.”

“Every game you win gives you more confidence. You win more games and you become more relaxed. There was a lot of pressure on the team.”

“We have to do it every week. We have to win a few games in a row. That will be the challenge, not just in 45 minutes or in one game, in a lot of games.”

“But we still feel we can win more games. We have confidence and, if we train well, we will get the results that we want.”

Gini´s statement about not being able to score four goals every single week reminds us of what Sir Bobby Robson said after his first home game as Newcastle manager when we beat bottom of the table Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 in September 1999.

We were second bottom before that game.

Bobby said a couple of things that stand out after the game – first of all he said:

“Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.”

So after being told we had only scored eight Bobby said at the end of that interview:

“We cannot score eight goals in every home game.”

And Bobby was so right because we haven´t scored eight goals at home since then, but at least we scored six on Sunday and Gini got four.

Alan Shearer scored five in that 8-0 win.

So we kind of understand that Gini will not be able to score four goals in every single game – just as long as he tries to.


And a few more quotes and a few laughs from the great Sir Bobby just to finish this off.

“Don’t ask me what a typical Brazilian is because I don’t know what a typical Brazilian is. But Romario was a typical Brazilian.”

“I said to the lads at halftime, I said, there was nothing to say.”

“One day, someone will end a football game scoring more than Brazil. This might be the time that they lose.”

“The tickets are selling like cream cakes.”

Bobby to Bryan Robson: “Morning Bobby!” –  Bryan to Bobby Robson: “No gaffer, you’re Bobby, I’m Bryan.”

“I would have given my right arm to be a pianist.”

“With Maradona, even Arsenal would have won the World Cup.”

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Georginio Wijnaldum · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Priceless quotes from SBR

  • 2 Bambams // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Don’t start until 2pm so sky sports back on ….Mitro has just scored his goal.
    Great to watch when I know the score !

  • 3 catchy in norway // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM


    I don’t want to be just top ten , I want to be in the top 6

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Yet another sensationalist, meaningless and misleading headline from blog owner and Editor Ed.

  • 5 lochinvar // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Even more shocking and depressing news, just how bad can it get

    Newcastle United’s tea lady Kath Cassidy is stepping down after more than 50 years in the job and she has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about her long spell at St James’ Park.

    Kath has served beverages to dozens of home and away players, managers and journalists at the club since 1963.

    “Kevin Keegan? Yep, he takes two sugars”, she reveals.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    I was absolutely bizzin when I saw Mitro’s goal, Big Al written all over it.

  • 7 Jib // Oct 20, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    I actually heard SBR say this on the telly..

    “I’ve only got two words for how we played out there tonight – Not good enough.”

  • 8 TroubledToon // Oct 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Idiotic headline Ed… But u made up for it with SBR’s quotes.. God bless him 🙂

  • 9 Mag52 // Oct 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM


    In that case we need to hold on to the star players we have and add to them in the January window as the other ambitious clubs will do.
    If Ashley cashes in on our top players in the next transfer window, then we can all forget about his ‘new beginnings’, and put it down to PR speak.

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