Our Man Of The Match Could Yet Save Newcastle

Aleksandar Mitrovic came on as a substitute after 62 minutes on Saturday for Vurnon Anita, as Rafa Benitez made another attacking move from the sidelines.

And it was the Serbian striker who was on fire and scored two very good goals for us that brought us level each time – but we still managed to lose the game by conceding a (another) soft goal in stoppage time.

That brings Mitro´s goal tally to eight for the season, just one behind leading scorer Gini Wijnaldum who has gone off the boil for a while now.

That´s now a massive 58 goals Newcastle have conceded in just 31 games this season – it´s  a pity we didn´t strengthen our defense this season  after conceding 63 goals last season – the second worst only to bottom club QPR.

aleksandar mitrovic scored first goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic heads one home on Saturday

What exactly goes through the minds of those running this club?

It´s certainly not logical thought  – that´s for sure.

It was a surprise that Mitro didn´t start the game at Carrow Road, but we understand that was because he was late back to training from International duty and he certainly wasn´t dropped after his heroics in the previous game against Sunderland.

Mitro has a massive 84% of the vote and this lad is in great form at the moment and maybe he can get some goals that could yet save us this season?


Mitro is the epitome of what fans want to see from Newcastle players – 100% commitment, dedication and passion for the shirt – he´s fast becoming  a huge favorite on Tyneside – the fans just love this lad.

And it was very good to see goalkeeper Karl Darlow have a good game and he saved us twice in the first half.

It will give the talented 25 year-old a lot of confidence for the remaining seven games.

Karl did extremely well given the enormous pressure he was under – well done!

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11 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    That clown Benitez can’t even get our world class team to stay in the premier league even though he’s got a whole 9 games to do it! What’s he ever done????


  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley Out!

    You’ve wrecked our club by ‘saving’ it.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    The operation was a success but the patient died.

  • martoon

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I suspect Rafa’s thinking was Mitro had done a lot of travelling and played for Serbia midweek so maybe thought he didn’t have a full 90 minutes in him.

    Although why he played Taylor in place of Lacelles I am at a loss to explain!

  • lochinvar

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    West Brom loosing at home to Norwich was significant and that and the win over us gave them a six point step up. They won there and we threw away a point at Norwich – these are the fine margins that make the difference.
    It really isn’t rocket science to understand that putting points on the board before Xmas is how it works and that provides some assurance of maintaining League status ( but not guaranteed ) .
    Charnley completely failed in his understanding of this the most basic principals of surviving and did nothing. Now in a vain attempt to protect his own sorry backside has made an attention seeking appointment in Rafa to try to sort out the mess long after the horse has bolted, not that it was ever attached to the wagon in the first place.
    We would have had more chance of survival if he’d appointed H G Wells , built a Time Machine and gone back to the future.
    Is Ashley a Morlock ? Perhaps that’s the problem.

  • hibbitt

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    so right Ron so right

  • one fine day

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Who voted for Taylor ?.? Ffs

  • Jib

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Benitez keeps making statements that make me think he is girding his loins for the Championship .

    Jail this is Spanish for ” he girded his loins ”

    ciñó sus lomos

    Jail probably doesn’t know what it means in English !
    (google it son )

  • Jib

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9


    I think we threw away more than a point.

    If Cissés effort hadn’t been fingertipped by Ruddy and Dean had spotted the handball leading up to the their 3rd goal.

    All really fine margins.

    We have to have a slice of luck before seasons end surely !

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I said before that Rafa mentioned on Radio Newcastle that he’d been working with the group that didn’t go away to internationals. He named dropped Mitro and Doumbia as not being there.

    It is logical that if he’s been doing a week’s worth of tactics and strategy that he uses Cisse. Cisse, if given decent service, is a good goal scorer so I don’t know what people are so shocked for?

    For those that are already questioning Benitez, dear me. It’s beyond belief and is highlighting a lack of acknowledgment of football knowledge in general.

    The guy is a world class manager, one that has chosen to come to us to try and turn things around as he sees the club as such a great project.

    Is it going to be easy straight away??? No!!!

    We hadn’t scored 2 goals in a game for 6 games before he arrived, now we have. We hadn’t scored in 5 games against Sunderland, now we have! We’d lost 6 games in a row! He’s already broken that run after 9 games in charge! He’s already made certain improvements in some formational areas as well.

    It’s stupidity to be on at a world class manager after 3 games. Give your heads a shake. I’m fully behind him, regardless of changes that I don’t understand.

    I’d have kept Lascelles in instead of Taylor, but if that’s what Raffa wants after seeing what’s happened in training, I’m fine with that. Why? Because he has a track record of success at varies clubs and is by far a better manager than you or I.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    I know I’ve said this before, but it’s a fatal flaw to have someone of middle-management intellect like Charnley at the pointy end. The regime apologists will say that he’s young and inexperienced at this level as if it’s some sort of acceptable excuse. We all know that’s bollocks. Ashley has sent a boy to do a man’s job and that won’t cut it in the high stakes game of EPL 2016. The grinning photo opportunity with Rafa was merely a token of too little too late, and millions of NUFC fans around the world are the sufferers. A pox on Ashley, Charnley, Carr and all the sycophants who have, and continue to, support this pathetic regime.


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