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£10M Janmaat The Next High Profile Player To Leave Newcastle

8:20 pm, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 189 Comments

Daryl Janmaat will be leaving Newcastle in a day or do with both Watford and West Ham said to be interested in him and it seems the interest has turned the Dutchman’s head and he now wants to leave Newcastle, after only two years at the club.

It is believed Newcastle have accepted a £10M offer for him and he’s gong to leave – the only question is which club will he join – it seems like it’s neck and neck between Watford and West Ham.

daryl janmaat scored 5th spurs

Daryl Janmaat – will be leaving Newcastle

However Janmaat will definitely be the next high profile player to leave Newcastle after our valuation of the player has been met by both clubs.

We paid Feyenoord £5M for him two years ago, but we have since had two of the worst seasons ever in the Premier League under John Carver for half a season and then Steve McClaren for 28 games.

In the 43 games they managed the club, we got a very measly 37 points and only 8 wins but a massive 25 defeats – and John went 8 Premier League defeats in a row – the first time that has ever happened.

I’ve got the stats in tables for each manager but I’ll get depressed if I put them on here – so I’ll refrain from doing that – I’m not daft.

🙂

The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth thinks Daryl’s off to the Hammers and if he gets a choice he will probably join West Ham, who are in the Europa League this season.

As usual Rafa Benitez is bringing a player in – DeAndre Yedlin – to replace Janmaat before he leaves and the 23 year-old American is on Tyneside for his medical and is at St. James’ Park tonight watching the EFL Cup second round tie against Cheltenham.

There will not be too many big name players left at Newcastle come September with Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Siem de Jong all having left and Moussa Sissoko almost certain to leave now.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul is expected to go on a season-long loan to Ajax this week and of course Coloccini left a while ago.

Such is the price of relegation that all your big name players want out – but Rafa Benitez has reduced the wage bill significantly and the average age of the squad has been brought down with some very good players for the money.

At least we will only have players who want to be at Newcastle – just like back in 2009 – and are willing to fight for the cause this season.

It’s just  a pity that most of those who have left or are leaving the club were not willing to do that last season.

The good news it’s a new era at Newcastle and likely to be a very successful one under Rafa Benitez.

If Moussa goes, Newcastle will be flush with money and will be able to spend in the January transfer window if that is necessary to guarantee our promotion back to the Premier League.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Daryl Janmaat · EFL Cup · Financials · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours




189 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    mitro gone now!

  • 2 jazzyp // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Cheltenham continuing to look by far the more threatening team here – #NUFC haven’t had an effort on target yet. 0-0

  • 3 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Let us pray nothing happens to Gayle.

  • 4 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Some of our performances have been dire to date.

  • 5 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Gayle on for mitro

  • 6 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    We need new striker/strikers in

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    This is ridiculous. We can’t even pressure their goal? Being matched by Cheltenham at home? Harrumph!

  • 8 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    mitro of now! bloody hell i hope to god gayle doesn’t get injured now

  • 9 jazzyp // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Aarons has been pants for a good 2 seasons now. That performance against Chelsea last season was as bad as his first half performance against Huddersfield this season

  • 10 Average_Contents // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Is it half time yet. I ain’t got a clue because of time difference lol.

    If not then mitro going off beforehand is a worrying sign, thought he’d tear up the championship.

  • 11 Fostino // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Talk about a major overhaul

    Sels, darlow, elliott

    Yedlin anita sterry

    Jesus dummett haidira

    Mbemba lascalles hanley clark

    Ritchie ?

    Judge arrons

    Diame hayden shelvey colback

    Gayle mitro perez ?

    We are in desperate need of a winger.

  • 12 Average_Contents // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    *Thought he’d tear up the championship when we’re playing in it.

  • 13 WWSBRD // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Hard man Mitro eh

  • 14 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Without Ritchie we’re pretty useless.

  • 15 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Coming up to that time again!

  • 16 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Wwsbrd

    With a potential concussion a player has to come off, no choice.

  • 17 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    If anything this makes it more clear that creativity is the thing we lack massively, if you can’t create chances you can’t score

  • 18 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    So their game plan is to injure all our players in the first half so they can reduce our numbers in the second and win the game then.

  • 19 Macas // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    At the very least we need 2 wingers, an attacking midfielder and a striker

  • 20 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Get in Perez

  • 21 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Whoooo Perez

  • 22 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    I think Judge is much needed judging by the lack or urgency.

  • 23 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    get in perez

  • 24 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    firebug

    Sounds like a plan!

  • 25 SUTTY1978 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Lovely finish by Perez

  • 26 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Like pulling teeth, but we’ve got a goal.

  • 27 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Macas, agree.

  • 28 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    great finish

  • 29 SUTTY1978 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    The 45 min hoodoo well and truly broken!

  • 30 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Knockaert

    Brady

    Solve all our creative problems.

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Get in! Perez!

  • 32 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Munster

    Judge will be needed to keep them all company in the treatment room, he’s still 2 or 3 months off

    Woo hoo Perez, finally. Hopefully this sparks him to life this season

  • 33 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    well done Perez, another guy who could do great things for us ( but probably wont!)

  • 34 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Hail, Norwich look better than us. why wud they sell Brady? Class act though.

  • 35 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley

    Knockaert and Brady would solve a lot of our problems…..take them in a heartbeat

  • 36 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    I hate Dooooblin commentators like Ando, wud put years on ya

  • 37 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Wish some of you take a frigging chill pill, match is 90 minutes not 45.

  • 38 WWSBRD // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Our Toon
    He went back on

  • 39 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    crap half.

    meanwhile watford agreed 7.5m fee for janmaat

  • 40 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Our Toon

    Aye, some say why would rivals sell him to us?

    Wave £12-15m a piece in front of them and they’ll soon soften to the idea of letting them go, managers probably not, but they don’t call the shots, Brighton in particualr couldn’t turn that kind of money down.

    ‘Overpaying’ by £3-5m each is no problem should we get £25-30m for Sissoko.

  • 41 Jammy-D // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Haha I love reading this blog sometimes

    Perez is rubbish done nothing …. To …. Get in Perez great finish…. Going to Do great things!!

    Give the boys a chance at least !!

  • 42 jazzyp // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Watford have reportedly had a £7m offer for Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat accepted.

    The Hornets have been linked with the right wing-back and according to the Newcastle Chronicle had a bid accepted by the Championship club.

    The Dutch international is not in Newcastle’s squad for tonight’s game against Cheltenham Town and his exit appears to be inevitable.

    West Ham United have also shown an interest in Janmaat but the Hornets will hope to agree personal terms with the 27-year-old as they look to add to their squad before the transfer window closes next week.

  • 43 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Munster

    Bournemouth look better than us yet Ritchie signed, more money and playing in front of a bigger crowd at a bigger club is the reason why Brady would want to leave Norwich

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    As for Aarons getting injured, he’s hardly going to do that on purpose now, give him a break.

  • 45 jazzyp // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Welsh

    Do you think it is acceptable to be p@ss poor in every game we play ??

  • 46 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Wwsbrd

    Because he wants to be on the pitch mate, he’s got some kahunas but commons sense has prevailed and he’s been taken off

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Jammy-D

    Well Said, sometimes fans are just like the weather.

  • 48 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Welsh

    Aaron’s give himself plenty of breaks mate

  • 49 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Munster

    Would be difficult to prise him away for sure, but if he got wind of interest, sure he’d rather be here and we all know player power trumps all these days.

    Just my personal little fantasy (within reason) signing. Not a shred of evidence we’re interested, just a big fan of his. Everything we’re missing from the LW.

  • 50 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    wat the fusk is this advert! lol

  • 51 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Perez has apparently been bandaged up and was nearly off as well before he scored his goal!!

    If anything these injuries will hopefully get us moving in the transfer market because we have no one to come in now if another injury happens!!

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    jazzyp

    After tonight if we win, won 3, lost two, yeah of course we are piss poor.

  • 53 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Hail

    Completely agree mate, money talks

    Welsh and Jammy D, we are playing a strong XI against a side that just got promoted from the conference and we’ve struggled to break them down. If anything fans have a right to twist because some of these lads keep putting in sub standard performances, except for Aaron’s who consistent with breaking down.

    Perez needs to show more as he’s arguably been the worst performer this season, the lad needs to kick on

  • 54 investinyouthtoon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Yedlin looks like a good buy and hopefully much more committed to the club than janmaat. If we could get Brady and crouch then I’d be happy. If sissoko stays and has a proper attitude then put him in the the u21 for a few months and see how he likes that, so much for a world class player not even palace are prepared to pay for him

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    You lot are forgetting something, because we are a big club that’s just been relegated that means loads of players leaving and loads coming in which is has happened so that means it’s going to take time for players to gel, how many teams in the championship has got rid of 9 to 10 players and then bring that many in, only us so be patient.

  • 56 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    Perez provides the odd goal but is his overall play good enough? I hope he improves quickly. This season is crucial for him.

  • 57 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Welsh

    Do you think a team only plays well when it wins? Is it possible to play bad and win?

    Performances are key especially early in in the season, it’s about putting a marker down and then consistently achieving / striving to keep that going. At the minute we have started the season slowly and this game is a clear indication we lack quality.

    Hail – Brady has some cross on him, excellent delivery and decent shot can also play LB if needed……spend the cash and bring him in

    Janmaat, goodbye you won’t be missed and neither will your gutless performances

  • 58 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    After all aren’t we 1-0 up.

  • 59 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Go punch some walls for West Ham Janmaat. Don’t understand him as a player. If he’s getting beaten he gets himself sent off or punches a wall.

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Our Toon

    A lot of managers and ex managers always say you’re a good team if you win matches playing poorly.

  • 61 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    better half,more quality

  • 62 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Or not on form.

  • 63 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Isn’t Janmaat’s fee less than expected?

  • 64 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    2-0

  • 65 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Welsh

    Watford bought in 15 players last season yet we got relegated, Fulham had more debutantes than us in the first game and they lost mccormack and Dembele the 2 goals threats and best players, yet they gelled just fine.

    A team will struggle to gel when a manager makes up to 3 or more changes every game, that’s not a dig at rafa but an observation and reason for why it can’t be used as an excuse to gel players

  • 66 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    2nd for Perez yay

  • 67 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    2-0 get in.

  • 68 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    right now….relax and pass the ball…enjoy it,use thsi game to get the confidence up.

  • 69 JP...from The Rock // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    2-0 Perez again! On for a hattrick! Lol

  • 70 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    ron knee
    janmaat fee has changed every 20mins!lol

  • 71 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Maybe Perez should always play with a bandage from now on?

  • 72 Jammy-D // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    He’s awful that Perez … Get rid of him… And we can’t even beat a lower league!!

    ??

  • 73 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    See all that flapping from some of you and we are 2-0 up without Aarons and Mitrovic.

  • 74 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Well done ayoze

    Welsh – yes lots of ex pros and managers say it’s a sign of a good team winning ugly or winning when not playing well…..that’s normally said though when a team has played well consistently prior to having an off performance and winning. It’s never said at the beginning of a season, normally something that’s said midway through a season.

  • 75 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    “Such unselfish play from Gayle who went clean through but cut it across to Perez who tapped home #nufc 47 mins”

    SPRINGY

    It’s hard to keep up with it all!

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Watford are in for janmaat according to Sky Sports News.

  • 77 El Sleeve // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    other clubs buy in whole new teams and do fine, but never seems to work for us.

    i’m concerned that Benitez is actually just gonna try and contain teams, a fear based upon the start to this season and some liverpool friends

  • 78 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    crouch in the goals, if we are desperate we should defo go for him before the deadline

  • 79 WWSBRD // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Gayle gifted Perez that

  • 80 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    welsh don’t be silly, concerns about Aarons etc are fair.

  • 81 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Do we want cup runs? It’s cost us 2 players today, or do we want to just concentrate on the league?

    Jammy D – Thauvin got 2 or 3 assists against Northampton last season, he turned out to be a superstar didn’t he!! Like I said hopefully Ayoze kicks on from here as it’s more important to put it in the net in the league against better opposition.

  • 82 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Whats with all these head injuries tonight????

  • 83 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    oh shit gayle hurt

  • 84 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Our Toon

    Appreciate that mate but when is the best time to be out of form at the beginning or at the end of the season, I know where i would like it, now out of the way.

  • 85 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    2 moments doesn’t a performance make.

    Glad Perez has bagged a couple, hopefully a weight off his shoulders

  • 86 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Well done Gayle, put it on a plate for ayoze, much like Negredo did at the weekend for boro.

    Team play is more important than self glory

  • 87 welshgeordie9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    What’s the matter with Gayle, don’t tell me he’s gone off as well.

  • 88 WWSBRD // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Gayle will have to come off now then…

  • 89 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Welsh

    End of the season mate, like boro did last year, the start they got early is what got em promoted. If you start badly and it doesn’t pick up immediately the you are already behind

  • 90 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    welsh
    getting his heed wrapped up like perez.

  • 91 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Welsh he clashed heads, he’s bandaged now

  • 92 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    “Dwight Gayle now donning a bandage on his head. #nufc”

  • 93 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Is Gayle injured?

    Fusk sake, I’d happily take us getting knocked out of cups now, play kids instead

  • 94 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    only 21,000 at SJP??

  • 95 jazzyp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Welsh

    I asked you a simple question mate. I didn’t ask you about whether we won or lost, I asked if you were happy with us being below par in every game we have played as yet inc pre season

  • 96 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Let’s admit it lads, Gayle has been outstanding for us so far. I stand by my comments about Perez. His overall play is indifferent much of the time (sniff).

  • 97 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    another player down my god what is happening here?

  • 98 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Gayle off injured ffs

  • 99 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    I told you lot we should play with everyone wearing head bandages. Lo and behold it’s coming true!

  • 100 Jammy-D // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Ourtoon

    I see what your saying pal and I understand your view, just not into all the doom and gloom.

    He’s what 21/22, same with Aaron’s. As for the team…. Unfortunately a certain amount of what moyes told the unwashed also applies to us. Change will come from hard work and perseverance.

  • 101 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    gayle of now aswell ffs

  • 102 AmericanMagpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    YEDLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 103 JP...from The Rock // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Fcuk me now Gayle off injured!? We really got beef these guys up!

  • 104 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    “Gayle goes off. The sub is subbed. But it’s down to precaution. #nufc”

  • 105 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    Gayle off ffs.

    U-21s and fringe layers should’ve been utilised, at the very least on the bench. Not hindsight either, said it days ago.

  • 106 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    why all the negativity? probably going to be 3 wins on the spin. perma crocks and sulkers are being shipped out and probably more 100%ers who want to be here coming in.

  • 107 hate // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Finally we can have a RB who can defend. I prefer Anita right now over Janmaat any time.

  • 108 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    We are a far better club under Rafa. His win percentage already makes Johnny C. and Steve McMuffin look like the sad sacks they are and that percentage will climb rapidly at this level.

  • 109 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    3 wins in a week is nothing to complain about though ! The best way to get rid of the losing mentality is to win games!

    Bit worried about our team for Brighton whoever is left back will be in for a game against Knockhaert !

  • 110 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    can’t bloody win. takes a cup game seriously, the first manager to do so in years and still gets grief.

  • 111 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Dinky Anita almost scoring with a header, blimey!

  • 112 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Jammy

    Yeah Perez is 23, still young agreed!! Do you think he’s improved whilst being here or has he stagnated or has he gone backwards?

    A negative comment isn’t always doom and gloom, it’s an observation from what I see, sorry but I’m not sticking my head up my backside and pretending all is well with performances and players when they aren’t performing…..I’d call that being deluded mate.

    Not having a dig at you and I hope you continue to stay optimistic, for me I’ve washed my hands with optimism a long time ago

  • 113 Sliema // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    £7.5million for Janmaat? What the actual? That’s pittance in today’s market. He’s surely worth more.

  • 114 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Crouch scoring some dominating goals for Stoke tonight just what we need someone who can score from a cross !!

    Probably no chance of getting him now to be fair

  • 115 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Rotonda

    When in the prem I’d take cup runs all day long, when in championship and trimming the squad I’d rather not have cup runs…..we’ve lost 3 players tonight, let’s hope that doesn’t affect us at the weekend as we have a tough game against Brighton

  • 116 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    our toon
    im sure gayle was just a precaution,mitro and aarons probably would’nt of started at the weekend tbh,so not as bad as it looks.

  • 117 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Our Toon

    Yes, but losing to Cheltenham (still technically possible!) would have a terrible effect on morale.

  • 118 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Sterry seems to have turned in a solid performance. Difficult to see him get much more match time with Yedlin’s arrival though.

  • 119 cyprus // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    So Janmaat off to Watford for certain. Anyway, the guy looked the part but he isn’t much of a defender.

    On this game, congratulations and all that and I agree with the establishment of a winning mentality, but… Do we have the depth? Can we play so many games and still compete in this super hard league?

    Cups are, well nice, but I know where my priority would be. Get the hell out of this league.

  • 120 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Springy

    Mitro might have started at home ahead of gouffran. Both players would have been on the bench no doubt about that. I’d have played mitro either way tonight as he hasn’t had a game so no blame with him.

    Hypothetically speaking, if we are losing or drawing and need someone to change the game who would that be off the bench mate now we’ve defo lost 2 players?

  • 121 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamCheltenham
    Possession
    Home64%Away36%
    Shots
    Home12Away4
    Shots on Target
    Home5Away1
    Corners
    Home5Away3
    Fouls
    Home5Away15

  • 122 cyprus // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Crouch has always performed. He’d get us out of this league

  • 123 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Ron knee

    It wouldn’t have a terrible affect on morale if the u21 squad were played along with mitro would it?

  • 124 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    cyprus

    Sorry, but Crouch exceeds NUFC’s height limit.

  • 125 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Right. Reading this blog, i was thinking we were second best. I know its only cheltnam, but it is clear who the better side is. We started with a mostly second string side, and have had 3 injury disruptions that resulted in subs. Ok, not amazing, but no where near as bad as people are making out.

  • 126 lochinvar // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Has Janmatt ever been to Watford…..good luck with that one then

  • 127 cyprus // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Oops didn’t realize there was one 🙂

    Isn’t that boat guy we’re after 6’5? So he’s out too

  • 128 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Our Toon

    Losing is contagious, isn’t it?

  • 129 cyprus // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Boat- Bost

  • 130 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    ourtoon
    mitro not sharp enough to start yet,granted he could do a job off the bench,but its the same as last 4 games he’s missed,aarons fair enough he could come off the bench but he’s hardly had a look in till very late in games,so not to much difference.

  • 131 Munster Mag // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    I’d agree, get crouch in

  • 132 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    YCMIU

    What were the stats from the first half? Would be interested to look at it

  • 133 lochinvar // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    According to the BBC Perz has scored two goals both in 47 minutes
    ha !

    Pérez (45’+2 minutes, 47′ minutes)

  • 134 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    cyprus

    Why do you think Yedlin is the perfect fit!

  • 135 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:29 PM

    Ron

    No losing is not contagious, are you saying if we put out an u21 and they lost that it’ll affect the first team and they’ll start losing?

    Springy – So with the sales over the past couple of days and the 2 injuries who will replace the 2 lads on the bench?

  • 136 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Our toon

    Cant get them now, but I remember the amount of fouls from Cheltnam being high. They stifled us with foul play. Evidently we eventually sussed out how to combat it, and have dominated since.

  • 137 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    From what I’ve been reading it sounds like we were getting the sh!te kicked out of us.

    Any cards shown or did the ref bottle decisions?

  • 138 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Newcastle in complete control lots of chances missed! Looks like we started slowly but have grown into the game

    Hopefully this gives Perez a bit more confidence as the boy is a goal scorer but struggles to impose himself in a game

    Rafa is slowly turning the ship around !

  • 139 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Its what we should expect from lower league teams.

  • 140 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    YCMIU

    Scoring a goal in the 47th minute of the first half has opened the game up and forced Cheltenham into coming forward and trying to get something out of the game.

    Meanwhile Brighton hammering Brighton away from home 4-1 up

  • 141 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    YCMIU

    Looks like were answering my question as I was asking it. 🙂

  • 142 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    EGB

    I’ll look into the cards, but yeah, thats about the size of it

  • 143 Rafa Revolution // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Brighton are beating themselves Our Toon?

  • 144 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    our toon
    mitro has’nt been on the bench so whoever was there before covering him would do it again,aarons fair enough some one will have step up,got no names for ya mate…but my point is its not as bad as it seems as long as gayle is ok….only need to really replace aarons,roberts maybe.

  • 145 Thump // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Brighton hammering Brighton? I thought that was our trick?

  • 146 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Lee

    Agreed hopefully Perez kicks on but he’s not a goalscorer though, he can score goals I’m hoping the lad kicks on this season

  • 147 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Just one yellow for Rowe of Cheltnam. Ref bottled it, or maybe they managed to keep the ar$e kicking JUST this side of leagal

  • 148 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Thump

    Ahaha yes Brighton hammering Brighton, hammering Oxford lol

  • 149 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Lets hope they give themselves a lot of injuries! 🙂

  • 150 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Our toon

    Yeah it took us the whole first half to find away through crouching tiger, hidden football. Once we scored,they had to stop the ninja antics and the rest is geography 😀

  • 151 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    To be fair if we had finished our chances in the 2nd half we would be hammering Cheltenham!!

    Should be a good game against Brighton this weekend though!

  • 152 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Springy

    Yes but we haven’t played 1 of the favourites along with us for promotion this season yet though so having the best possible squad available is more crucial on Saturday than at any other point so far this season, Brighton will be a tough match even at home

  • 153 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    YCMIU

    Any shirt pulling, the refs are supposed to be clamping down on that!

  • 154 Rotonda heights // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    our toon

    winning, whatever competition it is is a good habit to get into.

  • 155 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Our Toon

    I take your point about prioritising promotion. But a ‘losing culture’ is a reality, as we all know to our cost.

  • 156 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Lee

    If we finished our chances we would still be in the prem

  • 157 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    the first half was poor,put that down to lack of cohesion and confidence,had a bitch and a moan as i feared another early cup exit due to lack of “giving a shit”,was wrong to judge so quick….confidence is slowly creeping back into this side,just need to show it from the start of game….but that will come with time.

  • 158 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Job done, at unnecessary expense.

  • 159 Thump // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Never expected a full blooded game from us, but pleased enough with the win. A decent cup run might just be the motivation we need.

  • 160 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    @Our Toon

    Very true mate! Hopefully we are looking to get some more attacking players signed this week !

  • 161 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    There doesn’t even appear to be highlights on any channel, presumably there will be tomorrow night after all the games have been played.

  • 162 Novocastrian66 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Norwich have given Coventry a bit of a hammering,

  • 163 GeordieTwo // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Want to see how bad the injuries are.

  • 164 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Rotonda and Ron

    Yes winning in any competition is good, I’m not disputing that. Playing kids in cups instead of first team squad members will only help us get promoted in what is already a very long season. We already play an extra 8 games which is more than any cup run we’ve had in the prem with a smaller squad that has less ability / strength in depth.

    If you lads are happy with cup runs then good luck, I’d rather take a hit on the cups to ensure we have the best players available at all possible times in the league

  • 165 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    essex sky have it at midnight

  • 166 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    EGB

    Not sure about that. The next comentary foesnt really say what the fouls are for.

    I think mitro and gayle were pulled precautionarilly (is that a word?). Mitro had to be (concussion) and Gayle was pulled just in case. Hopefully they were ok.

  • 167 Jail for Ashley // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Just for all the experts saying we should have played the kids, they played last night and if you mean the U18’s then that’s an insultto the 20K fans that turned up.

  • 168 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    our toon
    dont disagree brighton will be our toughest test so far,they are the in form team in the league at the moment,rafa wants to use the full squad,we’ll just have to adapt…this was going to happen at some stage this season,a few injuries or suspensions….lets just see who is picked on saturday.

  • 169 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Next = text* foesnt = doesnt*

  • 170 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    If mitro is concussion then he can’t play for 7 days, isn’t that the rule?

  • 171 Our Toon // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Springy

    At least Diame got much needed minutes and Ritchie didn’t feature

  • 172 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    The season is starting to look like one of attrition, the biggest squads will be the winners.

    We could end up having to play Bigi, Vukic and others!!

  • 173 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    3 wins in a row and 2 clean sheets a week in football is so quick in the championship !

  • 174 geordie157 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    Gillesphey to score the winner and knock Derby out?

    Norwich seem to have a good group of youngsters there, jacob and Josh Murphy, Morrison, godfrey, toffolo and a player we should have signed this summer Canos!!

  • 175 stuart no9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    any injuries tonight lads? i heard mitro go a knock??

  • 176 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Our toon

    If it is found to be a concussion, then yes. 7 days. Theres still a chance it isnt, though. Fingers crossed

  • 177 MrShort88 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Bakary Sako of palace brought in. Would be a good solution for our need of a left winger. We’d be lucky to see 15 games out of Aarons … Sako has power and a canny left peg on him.

  • 178 stuart no9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    * got*

  • 179 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    sounded like gayle got hit where it hurts before he came off so he took a few for the team tonight like
    mitro if its concussion has to stay out for a certain amount of time
    aarons is just well aarons no surprise but sounds like a bad one
    but through to the next round so hoping for a home match again

  • 180 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Manxpie I thought that was just a re-run of the Lpool game, I’ll have a watch of it though.

    Awful English, I’ll have the grammar police after me. 🙂

  • 181 SPRINGY // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    ourn toon
    if mitro went off with concussion he cant play sat,if the docs say no concussion and just precautionary then he can.

  • 182 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers!

  • 183 so-far-king-quick // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    I think that is a re run of the liverpool game, is the highlights not on tomorrow at 11.05pm on channel 5? The draw is on sky love tomorrow after the accrington game…. i see old crouchy got a hat trick tonight surely worth a punt be worth pittance

  • 184 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Northants are in extra time v west brom

  • 185 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Ditto Derby v Carlisle and Chelsea v Blackburn

  • 186 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    ah right essex i just seen it said efl highlights but its only a half hour so yeah ya probably right

  • 187 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Sorry. Blackburn v Crewe

    Getting my games crossed

  • 188 manxpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    duffy scores in the right net!

  • 189 dazza // Aug 23, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    We don’t need to sell anyone…

    Yet we (will) have sold/released almost all of our most senior/highest earners:
    Krul?
    Janmat
    Collocini
    Tiote?
    Wjinaldum
    Sissoko
    Cisse

    I hope Rafa has a plan. Hearing how he hopes Gayle ‘will score goals in the prem in the next year or so’ doesn’t fill me with belief. Nor do the majority of our remaining squad.




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