Local Lad So Proud – Doesn´t Get Many Congratulatory Texts

Paul Dummett probably had the greatest moment of his career on Tuesday night against Manchester United when his left foot thunderbolt went screaming into the net after 90 minutes to draw Newcastle level at 3-3 after we had brilliantly fought back from 2-0 down and then 3-2 down.

The fans have not questioned the total commitment of the lads on Tuesday night in what has been billed as one of the best Premier League games of the season and Newcastle take great credit out of that game – and one point.

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Paul Dummett – after scoring sensational equalizer on Tuesday night

Local lad Paul Dummett is certainly proud to have scored his third goal for Newcastle in 63 appearances for the senior team after coming through the Newcastle Youth system.

This is what Paul has said in the local press:

“It gives you more confidence.” “Even at half-time when we were 2-1 down, the manager kept believing in us, and told us we had a brilliant chance of going back out there and winning the game.”

“OK, we didn’t manage to win, but we did well.” “Going forward, we’ll take the positives, and if we show the same spirit from start to finish in every game, we won’t go far wrong.”

“We’re scoring goals again, so there are definitely positives to take out of it,” “We have been struggling recently with the defeats we have had.”

“Despite playing well, we have not been finishing the chances we’ve been having.” “So what happened against Manchester United just shows what we are capable of doing.”

“And just as importantly, shows the character and spirit in the team to fight back like that and score three goals from losing position.”

“My goal against Liverpool was pretty good as well,” “I also scored against Palace in the Cup, but both my Premier League goals have been important ones, so I’m pretty happy right now though obviously, we would have liked the three points.”

“It’s something that is really hard to describe.“ “If you haven’t done it, then it’s a weird one to describe – just an incredible feeling to score at the Gallowgate end, something I always dreamed of as a boy.“

“They were all taking the p**s out of me in the dressing room after the game saying it was an own goal! But that’s when the enormity of the situation really hits you.“

“You switch on your phone and see all the messages congratulating you – which I don’t normally get – there were about 30 of them straightaway.“

“It was a really proud moment for me as a local lad, and, hopefully, there’ll be a few more goals in the future.

“This is my team – I was here as a boy, came through the ranks and fortunately for me I’ve done it. I’ve scored three times for Newcastle now, twice here at St James’s Park, and that’s something I am very proud of.”

“We knew we were creating chances, but we weren’t putting them away,” “So it’s a case of carrying on creating chances, and if we do what we’ve done against Manchester United, we won’t go far wrong.”

Good words from Paul and of course it´s always good to have a local lad playing in the first team.

Hey, maybe he can score another goal for us on Saturday against West Ham?

The game on Tuesday night also reflected well on Steve McClaren, because he was willing to attack the opposition and not sit back and try to frustrate the Red Devils like most teams have done this season.

And it made for a great game for the neutral and in the end – a good result for Newcastle fans.

It was our first point in four games and the players simply played their hearts out for the cause..

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89 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Scored 3 times as many goals as Tiote in half the time


    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Beating that local lad drum a bit hard there Paul son Taylor will get annoyed at u playing with his toys

  • Our Toon

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #3


    If he concentrated in his job which is to defend then he wouldn’t have to try to make up for it with goals. Didn’t his attempted clearance fall to Rooney to score the 3rd?

    I’m happy for the lad but he needs to improve his game big time

  • Toon_Barmy

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed bringing his Pardew love in into everything toon related again. Doubt McClaren is all that arsed about Tiote going. 50 odd grand a week and taking up valuable squad spaces which could be used for a star striker. Here’s hoping

  • Mag52

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Our Toon.

    His “attempted clearance” was nothing of the sort. It was a ricochet which happened to go straight to Rooney.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Aww bless it’s all nice except he’s a mediocre fb and we need better.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #7

    He should be considered Saylor’s replacement at CB from next season. We really shouldn’t be countenancing offering Saylor a new deal at this stage. I imagine he’ll make it back for the final few games and score in one though, which’ll win him favour, seems to do that after every not quite season ending injury in recent times.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Board Sells Experienced Midfielder Against McClaren´s Wishes

    Isn’t McClaren on the board?

    Did they sign Pardew’s target Shelvey against his wishes as well?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Some of you boys on here do not wear listening ears and make up any old shyte.
    What evidence is there that old man Carr is the problem in the transfer side. He might be but there is no evidence. For all we know he might have presented lists of future stars to the board – but lets say Penfold and Tubbs said no.
    We just do not know enough.
    If it was the Wild West some of you boys would give the hanging Judge – Roy Bean a run for his money :-
    “Aye we’ll give him a fair trial before we hang him”.
    I would hesitate to suggest you are cowboys though.

    In another post we had someone reporting that Mr Tubbs simply cannot have the time to run his empire and the Toon as well.
    Mmmm – I wonder why the club reported that Mr Tubbs was taking a back seat and letting others run the club – so he must have had the time to do both.

    Will there is scant knowledge of the inner working and fans are left to speculate – I shudder at the thought of the usual suspects just wanting to believe their own preposterous theories.
    (Nothing wrong with opinions though).

  • Macas

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon – What a ridiculous comment. A shot was deflected at pace on to his leg, there was absolutely nothing he could do about it.

  • Toon Tang

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Yeah cracking finish eh. Nearly boxed my cat when that flew in the onion bag.

    The lad certainly aint no LB though. Not in the modern day take on the role anyways

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Another point – someone posting earlier that Shelvey was as a result of Wally wanting him – suggesting no input by Carr.
    Load of bollicks – it was widely circulated in the press in 2014 that King Percy wanted to sign Shelvey.
    Some folk just make stuff up – it was the blog Google Goon.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #13

    With so many getting Carroll back post can’t we have one for another injury-prone former Newcastle striker that have actually achieved something after he left despite his injuries.

    Anyone take punt on Giuseppe Rossi? I would if only he could pass a medical including him running faster than De Jong, Riviere and Mitrovic.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #14

    It looks like Swansea is going to use the Shelvey money to bring in Seydou Doumbia.

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2016 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #15


    Whose back you gonna get onto now Tiote’s gone?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 15, 2016 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Well it seems kike the majority of the blog is happy with the Tiote sale. Personally I think it’s madness, we have basically swapped out a returning to form experienced PL DM for an untested winger/CM? in the middle of a relegation battle. Shelvey was brought in as Cabayes replacement albeit two years late and the last time we had an effective midfield was when Cabaye and Tiote were playing well together. Why could we not have stalled the deals until the summer. If this Saviet turns out to be a Cabaye, Debuchy or Sissoko we should be alright, if he turns out like Cabella, Thauvin, Riverie, Marveaux, Alfalmatino, Haidara and Gouffran we could find ourselves in deep shyte.

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Toite has contributed little for 2 years.
    I don’t think he can do it at this level anymore.
    If the player wants to go to China or the MLS you can bet he thinks he can’t do it at this level anymore.

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #18

    On Tow Van.
    I really do not believe the club paid 12 Million.
    Not even this lot can be that stupid.

  • Santon03

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #19

    I don’t see where Tiote will fit if SM going to play Jonjo and Saviet, he still have Colback and Anita.
    I don’t think he will be 1st choice when they are all fit, Anita was doing very well until he got injured.
    I honestly think that Tiote should have been sold in summer but probably nobody interested, Abeid should have stayed.
    Cisse and Gouffran should be next.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:32 AM

    Comment #20

    I am sorry but on what earth has Tiote had an impact?

    We are missing Anita that’s why Tiote is playing (until he’s injured he’s booked again)

    He’s not been adding anything positive for 3 years, there’s nothing mad about selling him.

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #21


    Tiote hasnt been interested for 2 years since he was denied a move to some Russian club.

    Getting 8 million quid for him and replacing him with a player 5 years younger and for half the price is excellent business all round because he contributes very little.

    Against Man Utd, he was up to his old tricks again where he put Colback under enormous pressure with another of his suicidal penalty area passes.

    It also means we gave a player less going to ACON next year.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Tilted was always great for us when we had a strong team out. If we were weakened he was all over the shop putting out fires. Hardly his fault. He’ll be missed, and Thauvin is an am by pamby who won’t.

  • davis_toons

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Clearing those injury players in the treatment room is so much worthwhile than selling 1 Tiote. (selling him now is not a good idea especially one that the manager find it useful and experience)

    The player have market value no matter when you list him. Unlike the other Deadwood..

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #24

    Autocue blows!

  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #25

    lesson from colo on turning your back on a shot

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #26

    Mister Tuff

    Thanks for the erudite contributions above . Some wonderful ripostes to some adult reading of what little we all know about our club.

    At least we weren’t treated to a load of guff (schoolboy humour from a grown man dressed up as repartee) about eel pies and Chas and Dave with self congratulation thrown in. Perhaps we should all be grateful you have moved on but then again can we stand repeated references to the Wild West on your attempts at critiques of others posts.

    For a self declared troll hunter you wear the uniform of one so well that others can’t even see it. Watching Trumbo the other night reminded me of a point I made some months back about McCarthyism is dead long live Tuffism and you know what it is more apposite than any garbage about fishing, honey pots, eel pies and… Oh I will let you fill in the rest of the passé quips you confine yourself too.

    Oh and the first paragraph was sarcasm which I know you like but when addressed to you there is a chance you might take it as a compliment such is your self delusion.

  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #27

    dear me cheik reads mandarin

    ni hao ma

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Interesting that the split of views on Tiotes potential sale doesn’t follow “party lines” so to speak – a free vote with no Whips (sorry G2 for that reference 🙂

  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #29

    like we get a say in who comes or goes

    i personally dont give a monkeys chuff

  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #30

    go tuffo go tuffo

  • sing in the corner

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Tiote nostalgia abounds. We might miss what Tiote used to be not what he is now. 8 million quid, if that’s any where near accurate, represents good business I think.
    We move on.

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Mister Tuff@12

    So your conclusion is that if Pardew wanted him in 2014 then it simply follows that Shelvey was on Carr’s list of the time. No way of course could Pardew have come up with that player himself. The Charlton connection and his weekly observation of actual PL football ( not French or Dutch) couldn’t possibly have informed his thinking. You couldn’t make it up.

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #33


    Yeah I agree he should go 🙂

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #34

    John Tudor

    Clearly, you do or you wouldnt……
    B……be so negative all the time

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #35


    I think the major factor in the retention camp is the fear of relegation. I get this but I also feel that if Tiote wants to go he wouldn’t be happy to be made to stay and miss a move. His consequent influence mightn’t be what we want in our battle in those circumstances.

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #36

    If people miss Tiote so much, they should check his contributions over the past two seasons regarding injuries, suspensions, unavailability (ACON), attitude, responsibility for goals conceded, fouls committed, yellow cards………..

    Once you factor these in, the sane amongst you will realise what a very good deal this is……for all concerned.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Saviet is Senalagese and will be going to the AFCON if they get there.

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #38


    He wasnt happy a couple of years ago when the club blocked his move to Russia and consequently, his form suffered badly.

  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #39

    The other evening JT broke the habit of a long blog life to treat us to his resume of his NUFC credentials. He is of my era and slightly before yours so has seen a lot of water under the Tyne Bridge as we have. His approach to blogging is clearly different, unique even and I must admit I struggle to understand why a contemporary adopts the stance he does. Seems more of an angry young man. At least his comments don’t take too much reading even if as you point out they can seem contradictory

  • Jack Root

    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #40

    This was something I posted last evening. Most people don’t seem to understand that activity in the transfer market is constrained not by Scrooge Ashley but under FFP our League Wage Bill : relative to August 2013. Charnley is all important in running the numbers and assessing the various options to meeting compliance requirements. Mc Claaren (as Pardew with other players) probably doesn’t want to lose Tiote. It does however serve to highlight Carr’s ability( or otherwise) not to land us with high cost wages /non performing assets ( players). OK the coach / manager has a role to integrate players with the right formation etc but Carr clearly has failed in a number of cases since Cabaye to fulfill his role adequately. Not popular with fans but football needs to be run like a business. Simply put McClaren must prioritise and choose along with Charnley those to go in order to buy in this market window.
    Posted last night:

    Financial Fair Play has and does affect us!
    It was introduced in August 2013. One of the key areas that has been influential in buying players is the FFP regulations regarding Premier League wage bills. Basically, any club in the league with a wage bill of more than £52 million can only increase their wage bill by £4 million per year for the next 3 years. In our case additional corporate money can be used- the Wonga deal- but only by the amount added on top of a current deal and spread out over the terms of the current contract ( wef 8/2013) . What it means for NUFC is they can only actually increase their wage bill from somewhere between £80k-£100k per week for the 3 years until 8/2016.
    Looking back. Departures of for example Perch, Harper and Simpson totalling around £70k per week enabled us to sign Remy on between £70-£80k per week. Following its introduction a number of clubs played a waiting game including us. Note that transfer fees aren’t/ weren’t taken into consideration just wages.
    At the time clubs that did do a lot of trading got their top earners off their wage bill . This explains the mackems buying and selling an
    entire squad. It appears that they actually decreased their wage bill in the process. Villa got rid of Richard Dunne and Darrent Bent’s entire wage bill In order to do new business. We didn’t have that but our top earners were the likes of Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa and Sissoko. It explains one of the reasons Sissoko and Gouffran were brought in 6 months early as other signings may not have been possible at all. Those two were initially signed on pre contract deals to come into force in the next window. A mix of FFP and our situation I am sure played a part in those 2 deals.
    Swansea, Southampton, Norwich, the promoted teams were able to use the TV money much more freely as they could get their wage bill up to £52 million per year and actually afford to do so. It’s also allowed promoted clubs subsequently to play catch up and compete unlike in previous times – that was the Premier League’s intention and it has worked.
    Maybe it explains the 2013 pre season at Newcastle. The Kinnear appointment made no sense. Our wage bill was at that time one of the largest below the top 5 clubs in the league and that is what arguably restricted transfer activity.


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