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These Two Stars Can Form Formidable Partnership Up Front

12:12 pm, Sunday, September 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Mohamed Diame seems to be a tremendous buy for Newcastle at only £4.5M – only one of the many good players Rafa has brought into Newcastle this summer.

Diame also seems to be a big believer in 21 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic and after watching him train he can tell the young Serbian is a fighter.

aleksandar mitrovic in action cheltenham

Aleksandar Mitrovic – can be a threat this season
Shown in action against Cheltenham


Certainly Mitro wants to be at Newcastle, since he was one of the very first to say he was going nowhere when we were relegated in May.

Mitro served a four match ban at the beginning of the season and was then injured in the first half against Cheltenham with a concussion in his comeback game – and couldn’t play against Brighton when we had a very good 2-0 win last time out.

Diame is playing in the withdrawn striker role at Newcastle and he will be just behind Mitro if the Serbian is the lone man up front.

This is what Diame has said about the young Serbian in the Chronicle:

“He is a warrior.” “I have watched him train and he’s a real fighter.” “He’s a great player, he will help us a lot.”

“The Championship is tough and hard and we need characters like Mitro.” “We will have to fight with defenders and Mitro will hold up a lot of balls.”

“If I play behind him I will be using him to hold things up and make runs. He will help the team.”

“The new arrivals are good for the team and the spirit, we will use everyone, the league is very long and we’ll need everybody.”

Certainly Diame and Mitrovic can provide a formidable partnership up front for Newcastle this season.

But of course we also have the experienced Daryl Murphy and Dwight Gayle – as well as Ayoze Perez fighting to be strikers up front this season.

So there is tremendous competition for places in Rafa’s new Newcastle team – more than we have seen at Newcastle for a very long time.

That will help the lads perform better when they do get their chance in the first team this season.

We need to hit the goals this season and Diame and Mitrovic are two players who can do just that for us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Championship · Coaching · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours




3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sparky55 // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Gunna be interesting how he accommodates Mitro…and Gayle…and the wingers… and the Diame No 10 role, and the attacking midfielders…and the wing backs…could be end to end stuff! 🙂 🙂

  • 2 Spoof // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Mitro does have his down side but if every player had his fighting attitude and his desire to succeed at Newcastle then last season with the talent we had, never in a million years would we have been relegated, love him or loathe him you cannot deny him his passion and desire, if he can sort his at times over aggressive mentality out then he could become a folk hero for us as we do like a player with passion who plays with his heart on his sleeve, and Mitro certainly does that——————————– personally, I love the guy !

  • 3 Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Spoof – it’s his fighting attitude as you put it thats been largely the problem. Looking forward to the battle of the heavyweights tomorrow night. Just seen Murphys goals: appearances for Ireland!!




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