Young Newcastle Player Puts Defeat In Perspective

21 year-old Issac Hayden gas been a very good signing for Newcastle when we picked him up from Arsenal for a low £2.5M fee and he has already made 8 appearances for Newcastle this season.

Isaac was on loan at Hull City for all of last season so he knows just exactly what it’s like in the Championship and he has warned a number of times that it is tough league with its 46 games.


Issac Hayden in action on Saturday

So he has tried to put the bad defeat on Saturday against Wolves into some positive perspective as he’s been interviewed in the Chronicle today:

“We were never going to walk the league.” “That’s one thing that people need to understand. The league isn’t easy.”

“We have had a few very good results on the bounce but trust me that’s not easy in this league to produce.”

“Last year with Hull was like a roller-coaster.” “It was a loss here and a loss there, against teams you wouldn’t have thought you should be losing to.”

“Nothing is done yet, we just have to listen to the manager and what he’s saying on the training pitch.” “We have to do our best and learn from him and do what he asks us to do.”

“It wasn’t our day against Wolves, but there will be days like this and days like QPR.”

“As fans, players and staff we have to take that and learn from it – then make sure there aren’t too many days like this.”

“Wolves is what it is, a typical Championship game.”

“We knew after they lost 4-0 last week they wouldn’t want to concede and they will be a bit more defensive which they were.”

“It was difficult to break them down.” “They were quite resolute in defence and both teams had a few opportunities in the first half, it was quite evenly matched.”

“Obviously, the goal wasn’t what we wanted or looked to achieve.” “It was all about a reaction after going 1-0 down but they defended deeper and deeper.”

“They didn’t really do anything apart from the counter attack and smashing it long.”

“It was one of those games when maybe we need to be a bit more calm in possession after going a goal down.”

“Maybe, we need to plot a better route through them than panicking.”

“It’s a loss but it’s now about the reaction and we have another game against them on Tuesday night, we go again.”

“Any time you lose you always want to react in the right way.” “It is about regrouping and not panicking.”

“We have to just take stock of what happened, taking the positives and learning from the negatives.” 

“We want to improve for the next game.”

For one so young Isaac shows a lot of maturity there – and of course he has an excellent attitude and just wants to improve as a player.

Rafa has his press conference at 1:00 pm today so we’ll find out how things have gone in training since Saturday’s disappointment.

Hopefully the lads can put on an improved show in the EFL Cup tomorrow night to get the win.

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15 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I think this Tuesdays Rafa bingo will be almost impossible.


    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Nar Ive got it this time just u look

    Yedlin Mbemba Hanley Clark
    Colback Shelvey
    Atsu Diame Goofy

    Nailed on

  • magscar

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3


    response to earlier point on previous thread – give up trying to keep up with Ed 🙁

    On Bingo I for one have already given up trying to second guess Rafa’s thoughts 🙂

  • Markaccus

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Not a confirmed line up, but I think some newer players will get a chance.


    Gamez hanley clarke lazaar

    Diame colback

    Atsu perez gouffran


    Something like that, but maybe no so many changes. I am hanging fire until tomorow

  • magscar

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    WWSRBD last thread

    For clarification I wasn’t saying that Rafa has said we have problems at home nor do I expect him to but this is an extract from what he said about Wolves game

    “I didn’t expect to start the game as we started. We started the game making mistakes. The own goal was worse as it was when we had more control.

    “It gave them the opportunity to believe and keep working hard. The second goal was the same. It was another mistake.

    “They (Wolves) were organised and worked hard. We were making the wrong decisions. Our football decisions were wrong and we put ourselves under pressure.

    There are similarities to what he said after Huddersfield and MY perspective from being at matches and factoring in his comments that we do have issues at home. Not insoluble but they need to be acknowledged and addressed and I am certain they are.

    As for the 2 wins we didn’t steamroller Brighton but played well and reports on here and in press indicated that scoreline against Reading did flatter us. Not sure where your opinion comes from but let’s agree to disagree 🙂

    It will all be good in the end.

  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Champions League or Championship, you go on the pitch and stop the opposition from playing and get the home fans on the players backs. Make the team nervous and you stand a chance of knocking something, its the oldest tactic in the book. Every team that comes to SJP will try it and make every home game difficult, but the lads will have to deal with it and be better than it.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Its just annoying that all of the goals we seem to concede are soft ones that are really our teams fault rather than good play by the other team as this will make Rafa want to spend more time working on defending till they get it right!

    Was it not at Napoli where his defence was always conceding goals but they scored a hell of a lot more?


    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Mate we havnt had enough matches at home to have an obvious issue at home games, we arent losing them consistently and we arent playing badly consistently, two games a month apart to me doesnt show an issue that we have

    We beat Brighton as easily as possible in a football match and the only person I saw who thought Reading deserved more was Stam

    I really dont see where the issue with our home displays is coming from

  • magscar

    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #9

    jfa@6 on previous thread

    You seem very touchy about what I feel is simply posters views on our Home games so far.

    You mention one incident (away at that when we have more space) to justify the Gayle Diame pairing – i won’t bother quoting other one off’s like a Williamson’s goal as an example of things working.

    I believe it is simply “needs must” at the moment to do with fitness levels and fitting in new players but I doubt that Gayle Diame will figure as our most utilised pairing up front by end of season. Having said that the fitness levels of Mitro and Murphy are also crucial to their likely appearances.


    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    That I agree with most of our conceded goals have been our faults but thats not entirely a bad thing, yes the mistakes need to be cut out but once they are we arent conceding unless its something special

    I will back Rafa to get most of those mistakes cut out then we are flying

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #11


    Yeah it would be good if we could cut them out soon as we can then start working on attacking teams properly!

    Can certainly tell we are working on set pieces as we look dangerous but it doesn’t look like we are working on attacking as much though could be wrong….

  • magscar

    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #12


    My opinion based on 50% loss from small base admittedly but who saw losses against Huddersfield and Wolves and in the manner that they did coming?

    No room for complacency in my book and no doubt Rafa’s.

    At the risk of repeating myself I believe we will be promoted but there are issues that need to be resolved and I have faith in Rafa doing that.


    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah I reckon thats what we are focusing on currently as well but Rafa tends to make his teams hard to beat first then once u have that base it makes attacking a lot easier

    We’ve still got a team full of new signings bedding in though but by Jan I reckon we will be out performing every team we play…might not win every game but still


    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Weve play 5 homes games mate lost two

    Theres quite a few reasons around why we lost these games but its not really worth getting into but no mate I dont think we have an issue at home

  • expatmag

    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Confirmed Rafa bingo whotsits


    Yedlin Clarke Hanley Lazaar

    Shelvey Colback

    Atsu Diame Gouffran



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