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This Star Player Was Again Our Man Of The Match

8:12 pm, Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

When Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 at Bournemouth today the TV commentators mentioned their top winger Matt Richie had left the club to join Newcastle in the summer and Matt certainly seems like he is exactly that a top winger.

While he started on the bench yesterday he came on in the second half for Rolando Aarons against Huddersfield to put some life into the team and hopefully he will start on Wednesday night against Reading, as we try to get our first win and our first points of the season on the board.

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Matt Ritchie in action at St. James’ Park

Matt had another good game and his acquisition means we will not miss Andros Townsend too much this season.

Matt got 50% of the vote and second in the voting with 11% was Jonjo Shelvey who made a rare but welcome start for the side.

One his day Jonjo can be a very important player for us and he started the game well but faded a bit in the second half, but hopefully he is getting into some kind of form.

His creativity and drive is what we really need at the moment.

Third in the vote was Chancel Mbemba who also returned to the starting line-up in place of Grant Hanley and Chancel had another good game and showed he is a good positional player and good with the ball at his feet.

The in-form center-backs at the moment seem to be Grant Hanley and Chancel, so it will be interesting to see if Rafa rests his captain Jamaal Lascelles on Wednesday night with there being a game at Bristol City coming up on Saturday afternoon.

It wasn’t a good performance by Newcastle on Saturday, but at least we were much improved in the second half so hopefully we can start the game against Reading and be a lot better in those first 45 minutes.

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Tags: Man of the Match · Matt Ritchie · Newcastle News · Poll

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Who the hell voted for Aarons .

  • 2 lochinvar // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Obvious – he did

  • 3 ShirebrookToon // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Who voted for Perez lol

  • 4 Belfast // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    His mammy.

  • 5 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    2 cm players, 1 winger, 1fast tricky striker.

    Possibility of getting out of the Championship.

    Over to you Rafa and Charnley.

  • 6 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 14, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Just watching Football Gold on Sky Sports and its when we came back from 4 nil down against Arsenal! That Toon team would destroy our team at the moment!!

    We need players like Barton , Nolan, Carroll and Best who were all amazing at winning headers and bullying teams we have no one apart from maybe Diame who can do it

  • 7 BeeGuy // Aug 14, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Bunga has it right. This club is missing some key elements in terms of toughness and leadership. One hopes Rafa can bring it out ion some. It will only take a few to make it all trun around.

  • 8 davis_toons // Aug 15, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Chancel Mbemba will always be a started unless performance stated otherwise.

    It will be nice to see what Grant Hanley can do with Mbemba

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