Our Man Of The Match Making A Name For Himself

There was only one Man of the Match for us on Friday night at Nottingham Forest and that was goalkeeper Karl Darlow who kept us in the game in the first half with two phenomenal saves from the two penalties referee Stephen Martin kindly awarded to the home side.

And after brilliantly saving the second penalty from Henri Lansbury, when he got down quickly to his right, he also saved the follow-up shot.

Karl is proving himself to be an excellent goalkeeper for Newcastle this season and he wasn’t too bad at the end of last season either, when he brilliantly saved that penalty from Yohan Cabaye in that important home game against Crystal Palace.


Karl Darlow – after saving one of the penalties last night

It seems his confidence is increasing as he racks up more games for Newcastle United.

Rob Elliot should be back playing shortly in the U-23 team for some match practice and we expect him to be on the bench soon as Newcastle’s number two goalkeeper in place of Matz Sels.

We got Darlow from Nottingham Forest two years ago and he is now making a name for himself on Tyneside.

Karl got a huge 70% of the vote and the next two in line are Isaac Hayden and Ciaran Clark – two new arrivals at the club in the summer and both playing extremely well for Newcastle this season.

But in this Man of the Match poll it’s hail to Karl.

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In the late game in the Championship, Leeds United beat Aston Villa at home 2-0 with two second half goals and move up to 9th place on 29 points.

That’s the first defeat for Villa under Steve Bruce and they are in 13th place with 25 points.

In 8 games under Bruce, Aston Villa have four wins and three draws for 15 points – not  a bad record at all.

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28 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Next manager to get the boot will be Billic at West Ham. They are a complete shambles this season.

    Stick all your pogs and premier league stickers on it folks.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #2

    I think he has made a case for number one spot. By the time elliot gets up to speed, this lad will be too far ahead to catch up to. As for Sels….well….dont give up your day job. Whatever that is.

  • lochinvar

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #3

    The anagram of Darlow is “Wor Lad”

    Seems appropriate

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Funny I was thinking Bilic was on borrowed time. But then I thought that about Moyes. And Pardew.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #5

    World A

  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Slaven Bilic is 48 Arsene Wenger 67 before the game at teatime SB looked the older man !

  • Average_Contents

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #7


    I think it was Ourtoon.

    *slinks back off to watch 😉

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Funny Old etc.. But Bilic was the next big thing once. Cruel game.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s like with McLaren…he was once…er…well…errrrr…he was… what was the question again?

  • manxpie

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #10

    yeah thats the one lol i’d much rather watch games like the chelsea and arsenal games

  • Belfast

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #11

    I think it’s boring as ferk myself Manxpie.

  • Belfast

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Nah Billic is out next for sure. He looks a beaten man.

    Do ya think Jamie Vardy is regretting rejecting that move to Arsenal ? 🙂

  • Belfast

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #13

    He twas Skunki. It all went down hill for him when he turned up at the euros for Itv with his new hair transplant.

    Ahem new hair bad luck.

  • manxpie

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #14

    watch it belfast you’ll have rotonda on at you for being a managerial dinosaur lover of hoof tactics for saying extremely slow football being boring 🙂

    i’m loving the turmoil thats happening at west ham too couldn’t happen to a better club would be so funny seeing that stadium half empty in the championship infact the athletics getting bigger crowds

  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Plenty of room to blow bubbles

  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #16

    After a shite start to the weekend last night – in the end it didn’t work out too bad + after much Australian verbal diarrhoea – England gave the Wallabies a rugby lessson.

  • Clematis

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #17

    I hope Bilic does get the bullet as he missed the chance to put clear daylight between them and the scum. Lets hope the smoggies can do a bit better.

    I can’t believe Rafa isn’t going to contest the red cards. I’d also be requesting an FA enquiry…maybe stick it into the Jonjo one???

    Interesting to know that the ref lives a stones throw from Nottingham. Nice.

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #18
  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Stephen Martin – Staffordshire-based
    He’s in his forties so probably was a bairn when NF beat Malmo in 1979

    some midllands crap here


  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Are you Mel or Sue?

  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #21

    More evidence of the anally fixated (or retentive) Mr Tuff.

  • Jib

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Mister Tuff
    Jib Jibberish – blog pest
    I have to admit to having a chuckle very time I read this.
    Pot/Kettle defined.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Well now that Shelvey is going to be out for ages the rest of the team need to really step up big time!

    We have been relying on him too much and our play at the moment is pass it to Shelvey who passes it to someone on the right wing and then back again we hardly make any moves through the middle or on the left hand side !

    Might suit us to have Diame move further back to play with Colback or Hayden

  • manxpie

    Dec 3, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24

    oh dear ww you might have to retract wat you said about fabragas earlier lol
    he started it by giving fernandinho a slap

  • toonie

    Dec 3, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #25

    @ Lee Charnley Bunga Party. We are extremely fortunate to have the options in place like Colbeck, who I think will shine in the next few games. Credit to Raffa for building a really strong squad that covers us for these situations.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Think I won’t bother with any more of those 5 championship highlights progs – the unbelievably biased appraisal of those decisions had me fuming I mean blazing …. No mention at all of the theatrics from lansbury, no mention at all about the current ruling of unintentional impedance regarding dummett sending off, a travesty of a program. Stuff that it’s off my recording schedule and get lost.

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Alan Partridge on motd

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 3, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #28

    So no mention of poor decisions.


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