Lascelles – This Is One Of My Jobs At Newcastle

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about Newcastle’s number 9 striker Dwight Gayle and the 25 year-old has turned out to be some acquisition for Newcastle for only £10M from Crystal Palace.

In 13 league appearances he has scored 13 goals so that’s a great return from a player who played in the Championship for Peterborough United back in 2012-2013 and scored 14 goals in 29 appearances at that time, so this lad knows how to score in this division.


Dwight Gayle scored first goal at Leeds

Dwight scored two goals at Elland Road on Saturday to give Newcastle their 9th win in a row against Leeds and 24 points from the least eight league games played.

He was involved in some altercation the weekend before while out in Liverpool celebrating Jamaal’s 23rd birthday – and is said to have lost some teeth.

But that didn’t affect his form on the pitch last Saturday although we did notice he didn’t smile after scoring each of his goals.


He looked sharp with those two opportunist goals and that was enough to give Newcastle all 3 points again.

This is what Jamaal has said about Dwight in the Chronicle today:

“He’s doing really well.” “He’s very clinical with his shots. It’s my job, and that of a few of the other lads, to keep him doing that.”

“Ultimately, if he’s banging in goals for us, then we’re going to have a really good chance. I don’t want to get into his head too much, but he’s a good player, and needs to keep doing what he’s doing.”

“He works really hard. If he stays focused, we should be fine.”

“That’s all he wants to do – play for the team, play for the shirt, play for the club and play in front of these fans.”

“All 11 of us are so passionate. You might see us arguing on the pitch and giving each other a bit of grief, but it’s because we’ve all got that winning mentality.”

“After, when we get into the changing room, we shake hands and have a laugh about it.” “At the end of the day, it’s about getting the three points.”

If Newcastle can beat Blackburn Rovers tomorrow it will be the first time in Newcastle’s history that any side has won 10 consecutive games.

We need the 3 points tomorrow and nine in ten fans think we can do that.

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4 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    What I like about Gayle more than anything is that he scores different types of goals. I didn’t realise this before he came here… But the two unglamorous goals he got against Leeds are the ones you want your striker to be quietly picking up. No frills, just be in the right place,right time and stick it in the net. His pace playing off the shoulder gets him free and bearing down on goal for 1 on 1’s, and he can also score superb long range efforts too.
    All in all, a snip at what we paid.

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Thanks Alan Pardew! Nice little bit of business basically swapping Dwight for Andros.

  • Bambams

    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3


    When we were linked with him I wasn’t sure he would score enough to help us get promoted. ……How wrong can you be.

    Doing great but I still think Rafa will bring another striker in if we get promoted.

    Let’s just enjoy the moment

  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Yeah, I thought he was under utilised at Palace, but didn’t quite recognise just how good he is until now. The quick silver run behind the defence wheeling across the 18 yard box in perfect unison with Shelvey’s quickly taken free kick in the first half at Elland Road, and subsequent snap shot under pressure taken so early as the ball came past him from behind at hip height was utterly impossible to defend against. He’s physically slight and he’s unproven at the highest level, so you wonder if he can lead the line for a better epl side. Time will tell, but for now I’m entirely won over by him.


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