He’s Our Man Of The Match – Can He Make It At Newcastle?


Ayoze Perez came into the side yesterday at home to Ipswich Town and scored after one minute and he scored again after 73 minutes and put in another excellent performance for Newcastle.

Matt Ritchie got Newcastle’s third goal in a great 3-0 win against a side who had the best defensive record in the division before the game.

Ayoze looked a class player yesterday and its these types of performances that make him an exiting prospect at the club and he’s our Man of the Match with 60% of the vote.

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Ayoze Perez – our Man of the Match

But Rafa Benitez his fellow countryman has challenged Ayoze to put in these type of performances on a more regular basis and we’ll have to see as the season progresses if the 23 year-old can do that and become a top player at the club.

All three goals were clinically finished by Newcastle yesterday and we looked a very good side – and that’s according to Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy who thinks the Magpies are the best side in the division and should win the Championship this season.

So an excellent performance from Ayoze and we hope he can keep putting these performances in since the jury is still out on the talented youngster.

Matt Richie is second in the voting with 15% after putting in another good performances and this lad’s enthusiasm and love for Newcastle United is just infectious.

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We watched a video of Leicester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 yesterday and Andros Townsend – the player Matt replaced at Newcastle – only had a so-so game and of the two players we think Matt is showing the better form so far this season.

He’s been a terrific acquisition by Rafa and he will only get better the longer he is coached by the Newcastle manager – that may be frightening for some defenses.

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Third in the voting is another player who has benefited from Rafa’s coaching and that is Jonjo Shelvey with 12% and the former Swansea and Liverpool play-maker is starting to put more consistent performances in for the side.

Shelvey looks like an excellent player these days and if he keeps up these performances he could be the best player in the Championship this season.

This was an excellent performance from Newcastle especially in the first half, but we should have had more goals.

One of these days we’ll convert all the chances and get a big win against some team – either home or away – like we did when we hammered QPR 6-0 at Loftus Road.

Newcastle fans are very happy as we go three points clear at the top of Championship table and next up are Preston at home in the 4th round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

A game we must win to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

Things are definitely looking up at Newcastle.

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5 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Oct 23, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone who correctly forecasts the starting 11 for the cup match on Tuesday can go top of the class.

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 23, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Not sure how many people voting are actually going to the match – think we’d find the motm would be quite different from who is voted for on here – Colback and Gouff had good games yesterday but didn’t score and aren’t on highlights much so don’t figure

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  • Jib

    Oct 23, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    I think both Pardew and McClaren are passable coaches ( McClaren a little more than passable).
    However when you move on to the level that Rafa is at – that of master tactician , brilliant game analyst , unparalleled man manager and vast experience.
    That is why Townsend looks poorer than Ritchie now.
    They used to use the phrase on here “he’s been Pardewed” when a player didn’t perform to his best – there are managers both better and worse than Pardew.

    I prefer to say when a player noticeably plays better and improves beyond expectations –
    HE’S BEEN RAFA’D

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  • hibbit

    Oct 23, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    mindshaft
    i was at the game and Colback and Gouffran both had good games did the fetching and carrying and most of the dirty work
    No doubt Ritchie has been a good buy but at times yesterday he was giving the ball far to easy
    No live stream pitiful highlights yet many on here feel qualified to vote on MOM and express there opinion on who should be playing and who should not the mind boggles at the stupidity of it

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  • Budge123

    Oct 23, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Not sure if it’s already been covered so apologies if so –

    I thought the organised SBR chants on 76 mins were great yesterday. As were the ad hoc ones during the game.

    Thought the club could have put something on the screen as they used to with the mins applause for the 2 fans in the 17th min.

    That is in its 3rd season now. Looks like it’s here to stay. I don’t know of any other teams that have a tribute every home game?

    Good for it to become a constant thing

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