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This Young Player Showing Promise At Newcastle

9:12 am, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Jamaal Lascelles was a little bit stupid for the way he allowed himself to be sent off at Everton – and at the time we said it was a learning experience for the inexperienced 22 year-old center-back we brought in from Nottingham Forest.

We have been quite impressed with the form of Jamaal recently and until that incident he had given a good account of himself at Everton – and this lad could become a good player for us in the future.

Certainly he is a threat from set pieces and is a good header of the ball, so he’s the type of player who could score goals from set-plays for us.


Jamaal Lascelles in action at Manchester City

Jamaal has been interviewed today and he started off by talking about the Everton red card:

 “Up until the red card I thought I was doing quite well.” “But it’s one of those where I can learn from it.”

“Credit to Ross, he was really smart with what he did. He stopped and I ran into the back of him, he knew what he was doing.”

“I know what I did wrong, and we’ve got to take the positives from the game.”

“It was an excellent result on Saturday – really pleased for the boys,”  “Every game we need to treat it like it’s a cup final.”

“We’ve got to be getting points. We can’t be losing and we can’t really be drawing either.”

“If we play like we did against West Brom then we’ll have no problems.” “Now we’re at the stage, a crucial time where we need to start winning games.”

“We’ve got some good players. We’ve bought more good players. We’ve got pace, and Doumbia came in and played really well.”

“So, hopefully, he’ll come in and do a job for us at the weekend.”

Good words from Lascelles and so far this season he has played 9 games with one goal for us and he seems to be getting better under the coaching of Steve McClaren and his team.

It would be great if Jamaal can start coming thorough this season and who knows he may be pressing for a first team starting place as early as next season.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Interview · Jamaal Lascelles · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 croftus5678 // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    no offence but by “we have been impressed” that does not include me tbh !

    dont get me wrong i hope the lad does very well and goes on to be a great cb but imo just like willo he’s a championship cb at best and i can only see him being an avg cb in the prem in his prime but like i say i hope i’m wrong.

    look at mbemba who’s what 1 year younger and it puts things into perspective.

    we need a better quality in cb imo ! better than lescalles/dummett/saylor/satka/colo.

  • 2 Average_Contents // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:31 AM


    I get the boxes fully loaded and it wasn’t on their so went on get more and it’s the newest version so no luck mate.

    I might have a mess around at the weekend to try and resolve it. One bonus about the new box is istream now works (my old box, that I had to start from scratch on had major problems with it, bit of a ballache to be honest.

    Recommend any other decent add-ons for movies and TV? I’ve got istream and Genesis which are decent.

  • 3 Ron Knee // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    I’m regularly asked to re-enter my password. Has the system changed now?

  • 4 JP...from The Rock // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Yeh Lascelles is decent and could get better but is not of the same calibre as Mbemba who has been a brilliant buy. We need another like Mbemba and we will have a very strong CB partnership. Then we will need to sort out the LB problem with say Willems and we are looking much much better at the back.

  • 5 lesh // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Ron Knee

    I too am often asked to log in with password.

    I’m using a Windows phone and assumed it was just dropping the wi-fi connection

  • 6 reilly // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    salts is good for tv shows and izle for movies.
    genesis is getting closed down soon.

  • 7 JP...from The Rock // Feb 10, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    You will have to re-login if you log in with another device like for example your smart phone and then try to log in with your usual device like a lap top.

  • 8 robertsleftfoot // Feb 10, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    I think this kid is p*ss poor to be honest like.

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