Player Pleased With Debut – It’s Been Great Since I Arrived

Daryl Murphy seemed pleased enough with his debut for Newcastle last night and his only regret was that he didn’t score in the 2-0 EFL 3rd round Cup win over Wolves, although he went very close late in the game.

The 33-year-old former Ipswich striker started the game and played the full 90 minutes in what turned out to be a fairly easy win for the lads after two great goals from Matt Ritchie and Yoan Gouffran in three minutes in the first half put the home side on top.


Daryl Murphy in action last night

After the game the 33 year-old Irish International was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site and this is what he had to say:

“It was nice to get the start, and to start at home. It was good to get the full 90 minutes, get the win and keep a clean sheet – the only thing I’m disappointed with is that I didn’t score, but that’ll come.”

“It was a good crowd here tonight, and I’ve been itching to go since I signed, to be honest. But I knew I had to be patient and I knew I’d get a chance at some stage, so I just had to be ready.”

“The result is the main thing, and it’s what we wanted. We know we can play a lot better. We could have had more, but we’re happy with the win and the clean sheet.”

“We know what happened at the weekend, and we just wanted to get back to winning ways really.”

“I think it’s important in any game we play, whether it’s the cup or the league, that you continue the momentum, and thankfully we won tonight.”

“It was important to win after Saturday’s league defeat, but I’ve been in this league long enough to know that anyone can beat anyone on any given day.”

“This league is just mad – it was a little blip, and it was important that we got back to winning ways.”

“This is a chance for us. We’ve got a big squad, so we can chop and change players as the gaffer sees fit. A cup run would be nice, and we need to keep that momentum going.”

“It’s been great. I knew a few of the lads when I came in anyway, which always helps, but the other lads have been brilliant with me and have helped me settle in.”

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far.” “I knew it was a big challenge when I signed here, but that’s what you need.”

“You need something to strive towards and in my case I want to play, so I need to show the manager when I get a chance that I can do what he wants me to do.”

“We’ve got great competition for places and any of the lads could play, and it’s good for the squad that we’ve got that.”

“You need that, and you know you’re going in the right direction if you have everyone pulling in the same way.”

“We can go there (Aston Villa) with confidence. They’ll be good, we know that, and they’re at home, but I think we just need to play our football.”

“We create a lot of chances in games, so we just need to take them when they come along, but it’ll be tough.”

Murphy almost scored very late in the game but the ball was deflected over the cross-bar, but Murphy looked good on the night according to reports.

Next up is a tough game at Villa Park on Saturday in the Championship and it will be interesting to see what the team is for that game after Rafa made 8 changes for the game last night from the team that played so poorly and was beaten 2-0 last Saturday.

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6 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #1

    catchy in norway // Sep 21, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Yorkshire Mag

    he has said many times he wants to stay in England, if it were the middle of the season and we were mid table, i would squirm a little , but he has the team playing good football, he is at the right end of the table, and has just had a good win in the cup.
    he seems to have got what he wanted in the transfer market and has the backing of both the chairman and owner,
    & most of all the fans Love him

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #2

    catchy in norway // Sep 21, 2016 at 8:14 AM


    i think that’s nonsense mate, it has nothing to do with building his elf up, it has nothing to do with strength, and more todo with his game play, there have been many small players that were excellent regardless of there small frame, juniniho at borro springs to mind.
    my big problem with Perez is he thinks he is stronger than he is and instead of moving the ball or moving with the ball he tries to stand his ground and goes to ground LOOKING for fouls. if he stops this he would be more effective

  • hibbit

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Lilongwe Geordie/sing in the corner

    if thats the case i apologise
    did think it was an odd comment from him make

    sorry mate total got the wrong end of the stick

  • Kabul Fish

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Missed the result last night so happy to see we did well and were able to shut up my yam yam friends & family ha ha
    Really hope we do well on Sat as I am watchin it with the villians out here – could do with shutting them up 2!!


  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah, I think it was more of a dig at those who constantly bemoan all things Colback, despite what seems like a good performance last night, and a very good performance in his last start against Derby.

  • GeordieGadie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    a player of Colback stature needs a special team around him to allow him to shine otherwise he’s wasted talented or not.
    Also a player has to be intelligent enough to adapt his style to his size and not think of himself as a Terry Butcher when he is no larger than Junino.
    Whatever the case, team mates can make all the difference if they make themselves available to the player when needed otherwise it’s a waste of talent however good he is.


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