Rising Star Already Impressing Benitez With His Work-Rate


There has been quite a bit of news in Seattle since yesterday’s game about their local boy DeAndre Yedlin getting his first goal for Newcastle United in our excellent 2-0 win at Derby.

The Americans are parochial and they are always keen to keep track of their locals doing well wherever they are – and we have a feeling there will be more news about Yedlin and Newcastle United in Seattle in the months and years ahead.

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DeAndre Yedlin in action yesterday

It was a fortunate goal for the American in the 91st minute but they all count of course – and it was great foresight by Jonjo Shelvey who saw Ayoze Perez free and swung the ball over to him  from the left wing.

Perez first timed it back across goal and it was somehow bundled into the net with Yedlin getting the credit and falling head over heels in the process.

This is what DeAndre has said on the Newcastle web-site today:

“It was a great moment.” “I didn’t really know it had gone in until our fans started yelling, but it was a great sound to hear.”

“Credit to Ayoze for the assist because he took the ball out of the air and played it across perfectly, right into the middle.”

“I tried to get anything I could on it. I don’t know whether I did, or whether it was a Derby player, but the most important thing was it went in.”

“I don’t get too many goals so it’s a rare one for me, but it’s a pretty special feeling and hopefully I can score more goals for this Club.”

“It was a really good win.” “It’s always hard to go away and seal 3 points so I’m really proud that we did that against a good Derby team.”

“I think we dominated the game. They had some chances but for the most part we were pretty dominant.” “When you go up 1-0 you can keep the ball and start to slow the game down a little bit.”

“They had to push more numbers forward, they had to take more risks at the back and the game became a tiny bit easier for us.”

“But to win 2-0 away from home is good and we are now looking forward to Tuesday at Queens Park Rangers.”

Yedlin works his socks off for Newcastle and he has great speed down that right wing and we’re sure Rafa Benitez has quickly noticed his work-rate and keenness in training.

That’s probably why the 23 year-old has appeared in the last two games for Newcastle.

Like other new signings he seems so keen to learn from Rafa and when you have that combination of hard work and ambition, success cannot be too far away.

We can see this young American soon becoming a huge favorite with the Geordie fans.

He’s the lad who loves the City of Newcastle and realized just how big a club Newcastle is when he was playing for Sunderland last season.

There’s  a message there somewhere.

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77 comments so far

  • Magtoonpie

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Just goes to show how the sport is growing in America when you have an American in NUFC. Hope this creates more NUFC fans sometimes it’s hard to find a place to watch the game. Wish him luck at NUFC.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #3
  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Sbih

    Wait, I fail to understand… You claim that we weren’t behaving like adults so you criticised us. But then you proceed to throw a playground insult at me with no real explanation as to why it was justified. So really your first post was hypocritical to say the least. Well done you.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib did he score a goal for them?

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #6

    YMFB

    Nope

    Ha ha ha

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah just read your link. They are pretty bitter. Really like Yedlin, finally some pace in the side. Wonder if he was signed mainly as a right winger but full back back up to Anita and Gamez?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I just knew that Ed would stick up another thread after I had posted.

    Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    I had to finish watching the match at 5am this morning due to social circumstances so this is my first chance to comment.

    Firstly I went for Shelvey as MOM, it could easily have been any one of about around 6 different players. What convinced me was the way towards the end of the game he was chasing down what looked like lost causes for the team.
    Picking up on another comment made in an earlier thread as to why the likes of Dummett and Colback get so few votes even though they have made massive contributions to the game (or previous games even). Well surely that’s obvious, Ed is asking for a single vote for the MOM, unless they are doing a Goofy they won’t get so many votes.

    Another thing that stands out imo is the way the defenders do not take chances and try to be clever by trying to play their way out of trouble when they aren’t aware of attackers around them. The ball goes straight into touch giving the defence the chance to reorganise, this has to be a Rafa tactic.
    And yes they can and do play their way out of trouble when they have a controlled situation. Again a Rafa instilled sign of confidence.

    Hope all of that makes sense.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #9

    It was a great goal but how can Rafa in fairness drop Anita who could easily have got the MOM vote.

    Interesting that Yedlin was the only late incomer to get on the bench.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Essex
    Hope all of that makes sense.
    Nope
    Ha ha ha
    😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib
    Who was kicking off about the seemingly eccentric billionaire promising to put in 20M a year and replacing the hated Freddie Shepherd.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Essex

    Don’t worry it makes sense. What Rafa has done to this club is miraculous, the turnaround in fortunes is so drastic. The fact that he can make a relegation worth it is incredible. We look like a very solid team in this league and that is a great credit to Rafa- who is still learning in this league. I really hope we draw a premier league team in the cup; seeing what standard we are at against them will be really interesting.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Bill we are playing games virtually every 3 days for the forseeable future.
    This is what dominates Rafa’s thinking – and so it should – recovery time for players is a big part of his coaching philosophy !

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib, you’re very handy with links… Any chance you could post a link to a qpr blog or forum? Really interested to hear there thoughts on there upcoming game against us.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail
    There were mutterings about a sweatshop owner buying into the club before all the sharholders had been contacted !
    You won’t remember because you are a late bandwagon jumper who at that time was helping Mr Tuff supplement his Lena Zavaroni collection.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib I was hoping that some one with more than half a brain would actually read it before coming out with a stupid sarcastic reply, seems in your instance I was wrong.

    YMFB

    Cheers mate I’m glad there are people on the blog who are reading comments properly and not looking for a chance to try and put non aggressive bloggers down.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Yedlin was alright yesterday. I was in with the home fans (unfortunately) and when he came on he was playing right in front of me on the right wing. He’s got a good bit of pace. The worst thing he did was the cross for Ritchie, he had so much time to pick someone out, he had his head up and then…. He absolutely nails it as hard as possible so Ritchie had zero chance to control it.
    Anyway apart from that he looks ok, didn’t give the ball away once and linked quite nicely with others around him.
    From where I was sat I also got a good look at Dummett in the first half. He’s also a lot quicker than you’d think and didn’t put a foot wrong defensively in the first half. Colback on the other hand…. his missed tackles just seemed to open us up and leave loads of space. There was one he absolutely flew into in the first half without connecting with the man or the ball. If he’d connected with the man he’d have been off (or at least it looked like that from where I was!)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib,
    I remember very well and recall the majority, in fact everyone I knew being delighted he’d taken over.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #20

    whoops Bill you miss the humour that was intended.
    mixing with crusty southernrs too much methinks
    have a horlicks and go to bed

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  • AndyMac

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Seattle folk following the Toon ? Presumably they’ve forgotten how much we sucked in the p!!s poor game against Portland reserves last season ?

    I would think NUFC has a lot of image building to do before we start attracting US floating fans.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Jibberish,
    You, squelch and the hoop cleaning Ian Toon make one of the oddest triumvirates in social media history.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Andy Mac,
    That was quite a pi ss poor pre season that mind.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib, nice of you to rewrite history. At the time Ashley was seen as a self made sportswear magnate, it’s only recently he’s been seen as a seedy sweatshop owning draconian scumbag.
    If you remember he bought out Halls shares but was delayed in buying Shepheards because FF was in hospital. He needed both sets of shares to enable a compulsory sale of the privately owned shares.
    I don’t remember any negative stories around at the time. Feel free to google the shit out of it to find any stories of malcontent among fans in 2007 prior to purchase.

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  • Magtoonpie

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle is already looking unrecognizable from the club of a few years back. Any new fans will likely grow with the team. Some probably will leave but it is now easier to follow the premier league than years back and some Americans are looking for a club I know I was six years ago when I found NUFC and I am still here after all that’s happened.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Sutty
    Read the fans comments at the end of a very long article
    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/billionaires-133m-bid-4528292

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #27

    SUTTY,
    The gormless buffoon even posted a link from some of the very first posts from Ed to show that there was an anti Ashley brigade, there wasn’t a single post mentioning him, it was all about Allardyce!

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #28

    AndyMac
    We managed to attract floating Nottingham Forest fans .
    nudg nudge wink wink – know what I mean ?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #29

    22Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Jibberish,
    You, squelch and the hoop cleaning Ian Toon make one of the oddest triumvirates in social media history.

    Thanks for the compliment, it’s a pleasure and an honour to be on the same list as those two.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Good performance yesterday. No bums off seats entertainment, but sensible, pragmatic and effective. Not the free flowing stuff many on here clamour for, but exactly what is required to become successful. It is one of the things Rafa does exceptionally well, along with his general game management.

    Derby may have had a lot of play, but they rarely hurt us. Not sure on MoM, probably would go for Shelvey or Gouffran. I thought both did very well, but they weren’t alone in performing the task assigned to them at a very good level.

    Colback gets a lot of stick on here, but he was an important player in that side yesterday, and Dummet did well mostly, with a lot of assistance from Gouffran.

    Gayle worked hard, but I didn’t think it was a great performance from him. Would have liked to see Mitro or Murphy who could have given us a stronger outlet to hold the ball up. It is difficult to drop a guy with 4 in 4 though, so no real surprise he got the nod.

    All in all, an very good 3 points, a solid and largely comfortable performance, and an important victory against a side who were expected to be fighting it out for promotion.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail
    You cannot be that dense (actually you probably can) even now with Rafa – there are the usual suspects just waiting for him to slip up so they can resume the attacks on the owner !

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  • SUTTY1978

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib, OK read the comments, they are not exactly scathing are they?, most say it’s good news, the most negative one says that being the 25th richest man in the country might not be enough for us to compete with Abramovic!
    If that’s showing the fans ire at Ashley’s proposed takeover then it’s laughable.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #33

    No problem Essex. Thanks jib, I’m going to read it now.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Also, lovely goal from Arma. Great pace, clever touch, and composed finish. All just 17 minutes after coming off the bench as well. Keep it up!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib

    Thank you for pointing out that your vapid comment was meant to be an attempt at humour.

    Do keep tying, who knows you may one day be as funny as G2 or welshy.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Opps, sorry I should have added a……….. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Oops, even 🙂

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Lilo
    QPR under JFHasselbaink will be a much better indication of where we’re at !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Jibberish,
    Are you having a laugh with that link, there is one guy who says he doesn’t know whether he should be happy as we don’t know anything about the Mike Ashley. How right he was. You are WRONG yet again Jibberish, how many times do you mess up. Fans were delighted when Ashley took over, you were probably too busy in Afghanistan or hosting a star studded party at the time. You might even have been delivering a speech to Nelson Mandela or Kofi Anan.

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  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Sutty
    Jail – who I can assure you didn’t have a clue about NUFC in 2007 – infers the fans were turning cartwheels – bollix – the anti Ashley politically motivated drongos were out in force .

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