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Top Two Players Switch Positions In Our Man Of The Match Poll

2:20 pm, Sunday, September 11th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

It was the same top two players in our Man of the Match Poll yesterday compared with the previous game against Brighton & Hove Albion – but they have switched positions.

And not for the first time this season the forgotten man of Newcastle – Yoan Gouffran – is our Man of the Match with 39% of the vote followed by Jonjo Shelvey with 19% of the vote.


Yoan Gouffran in action at Derby

In our Man of the Match poll for the Brighton game Shelvey was at the top with 30% and Yoan in second place with 20%.

Yoan had another powerful game and scored a fabulous goal which has a very good chance of being the Goal of the Month for September – and maybe a Newcastle player will win the first two Goals of the Month award for this Championship season?

Dwight Gayle is ahead in the August poll for his terrific winner at Bristol City that was quite brilliantly set up by Mohamed Diame.

Jonjo Shelvey was a surprise starter in yesterday’s game, but we could soon see why as the former Swansea player had another really good game.

Maybe Rafa is finally starting to get the best out of this gifted midfielder.

Newcastle’s young captain Jamaal Lascelles continued his consistent good form by taking 3rd place with 12% of the vote – and the defense continues to look solid.

It was certainly another good professional performance from the team and our second successive road win.

Rafa now has eight wins in the 17 games he has so far managed at Newcastle United.

Can’t be bad!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Afternoon fellow Blog-botherers

    Anyone else see Mo Farrah’s Shearer tribute just before he crossed the line earlier on? Absolute class act that lad.

  • 2 Novocastrian66 // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    TT No. What did he do?

  • 3 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Shearer celebration just before he crossed line Novo.

  • 4 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    No – but it sounds like it turned you on anyway toon tang.

  • 5 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    It’s here mate

  • 6 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    It did leave me with a warm vibratey feeling all through me gutty wutts Belfast lad

  • 7 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    I’m away to complain to offcom 🙂

  • 8 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Once they see it it’ll be warm vibratey feelings all round mate.

  • 9 Ron Knee // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    What a goal!

  • 10 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Cracking goal for Forest

  • 11 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    It was a rasper Ron 🙂

  • 12 Toon Tang // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    It aint cricket at Villa eh

  • 13 Ron Knee // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Nearly a brilliant equaliser, Belfast!

  • 14 bettyswallocks // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Poor Jesper. He’s reallypissed this door off .

  • 15 bettyswallocks // Sep 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Nice reality check from Mr. Militant Ruddy earlier. Nice of him to remind us that only a landslide victory in the Championship this season whilst dominating all the other 3rd rate teams in this crap league will be acceptable.
    He points out that we have a premiership team with a premiership manager competing in an inferior division so we are expected to stroll it.
    I am wondering if Rafa fails to deliver who will be responsible according to wor Ruddy.

  • 16 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Betty- Is Ruddy/Roddy and Kieron one and the same person?
    If so when he first posted he was anti Shepherd/ Hall and used to slate anyone pleased with a trophy signing on the grounds of being easily bought off. The blog was a war zone with boyo and a Kevvy Maartens (?) being the main protagonists – in the middle was Ibiza doing a good impersonation of Henry Kissinger. Ed – subsequently confirmed that this period of about -8 months saw the highest % of readers: bloggers since he set 9+ years ago..

    He is the type who hedges his ego(!) so that come what may he can suggest we should have won the league by a country mile and if we don’t it’s because Ashley( he switched to anti Ashley after about 18 months) became a target for his own self promotion, NUST and The Rag. He hated being reminded of the need for a Mission Statement but came on the blog as a recruitment Sargent to join demonstrations and strongly resented the suggestion of causing unforeseen circumstances leading to us being relegated. He and Jail were great mates until Roddy accused him of selling out- high drama on the blog. Shut down you really could not make it up.

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