Four Newcastle Players Make Redknapp´s Team Of The Week

It looks like Harry Redknapp was pleased with Newcastle´s performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday, which was a much closer game than we expected but we finally won it 1-0.

It also shows the nonsense coming from Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who basically said before the game he expected Palace not to try to hard to beat Newcastle as Alan Pardew returned for the first time back to his former club.

Harry has Karl Darlow, Vurnon Anita, Jamaal Lascelles and Andros Townsend in his team for the week.

Three defenders – well would you believe it.

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Karl Darlow – put in a great performance for Newcastle

And Harry has some words for our new hero at Newcastle –  goalkeeper Karl Darlow:

 It was a fantastic moment for Karl Darlow to save that penalty from Yohan Cabaye, of all people.

To go from third choice goalkeeper to the thick of a relegation fight is so difficult but he handled the pressure when it mattered most and made a couple of other big saves and that was a huge win for Newcastle.

I don’t care who you are as a manager, you don’t sleep easy on Friday night if you’re suddenly relying on an inexperienced youngster in goal.

You’ll talk to your goalkeeping coach and he’ll say give you some reassurance but you’re just hoping and praying the lad can deliver.

There´s three players new to Newcastle this season in Harry´s team and who was it that said Karl and Jamaal were not ready for the Premier League?

Oh yes – we remember – former Nottingham Forest manager and Newcastle full-back Stuart Pearce.

But the win on Saturday will mean little if our lads cannot play out of their skins in the final two games of the season and get the two wins that will almost certainly mean we survive in the Premier League this season.

Howay The Lads!!

9 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Harry who?

  • Ibizatoon

    May 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed…Who’d have thought it? Three of our back line making a team of the week (that isn’t just NUFC based – even that normally would be a challenge).

    Especially seeing as Lascalles is “still pants”.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Rafa IN!

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Townsend for the Euros

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Two wins won’t almost certainly mean we stay up though.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    I would argue Anita is better going forward than Janmatt and is far more disciplined in defence. Won’t lose any sleep if Janmatt moves on.

    If only we had a jet heeled mobile striker in Soto’s Sadio Mane mould though. Cisse and Mitro are just never going to get in behind people.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 2, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail…Nothing is done yet and it still isn’t in our hands. Momentum and form certainly are with us though.

    Again, this is selective and quite possibly a cheeky way of looking at it, but taking the last 4 games played in the PL only Leicester, Spurs, Arsenal and West Ham have matched us for points and only Southampton have done better.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 2, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    There will have to be a massive clear out in the summer too big to do at once I think. A new CB, LB, RB and ST are needed, possibly two CB’s and two ST’s. Dummet should be a utility bench player as should Anita and Mbabua, Anuta is certainly good enough to make good competition for places as well. I think Sissoko and Tiote will stay another season but Collo, Krul and Cisse will be gone and hopefully Riverie.

  • giimps

    May 2, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    I was hoping Doumbia was going to be the “jet heeled ” striker we needed for that role, unfortunately he just wants paid for nowt


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