Upbeat Dwight Gayle Shows Huge Ambition At Newcastle

We should be hearing fairly soon the news about how long Dwight Gayle – our new goal-scoring machine – will be out for after he had to go off on Saturday after 29 minutes at Brentford with a hamstring injury.

And that was after he scored a brilliant goal after 19 minutes that brought his tally up to 20 goals in just 23 appearances this season and it’s the first time since Alan Shearer that a striker has hit the 20 goal target on Tyneside.

It’s also good that Dwight has the iconic number 9 shirt – which he wanted at the club.

Dwight Gayle scores at Brentford

Dwight has talked today to the local papers about his achievement and he’s also talked about Alan Shearer and Daryl Murphy.

This is what he has said as reported in the Chronicle:

“It’s obviously a fantastic achievement for me.”

“It’s a credit to the team and what they’re providing for me as a lot of my goals come from inside the box.”

“We’ve got great quality in the starting eleven and from the boys that are coming off the bench.”

“I’m just relishing playing with the quality I’ve got behind me.”

“He (Shearer) did it every year, to be honest.” 

“So, for me, it’s the beginning and I can continue it in future.”

“He’s a great player (Murphy).” “In the past few years in the Championship, he’s been fantastic.”

“He’ll bring something different.”  “He brings great experience and will help the younger boys out.”

“He’ll do fantastically well.”

Alan Shearer scored a monumental 206 goals in 404 appearances for Newcastle in his 10 year career at the club.

But Dwight Gayle seems to have huge ambitions at Newcastle and he has certainly proved to Newcastle fans he’s fit to wear the number 9 shirt and his enthusiasm and team spirit also comes through in that interview.

Let’s hope there’s some good news on his injury – it’s a little bit worrying at the moment.

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4 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #1

    RAFA and on his signings
    he signed 12 – some have been a success others maybe, others not.

    Here’s my assessment on what I?have seen

    Sels – 4 – get rid nervous wreck flaps at the ball does not command his six yard area
    Gamez – 3 – not seen much of but looks lightweight
    Hanley – 5 – again not seen much but what I have, looks slow
    Clark – 8 – success, linked up well with Lascalles
    Lazaar – 5 – not seen much jurys out but again looks lightweight
    Yedlin – 6 – great going forward, not the best decision maker, defending not his forte
    Atsu – 6 – Had some excellet games others poor decision making poor
    Diame – 6 – OK slow start but getting better as season goes on
    Hayden – 6 – OK gets about the pitch but lacks vision and not the best tackler
    Ritchie – 7 – Started great but faded of late
    Gayle – 9 – success, been great leading the line on his own up front
    Murphy – 5 – not seen much – but knows where the goal is

    RAFA signings – 6 mixed bag – as the players – needed to change the squad but did not understand the Sels and Gamez signings

    NEED – Creative midfielder and a Goalscorer first – maybe Abrahams from Bristol City
    me would take Wildschutt from Wigan – destroyed Dummett in December.
    Creative midfielder ??????????

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyone who thinks Rafa’s signings are not good should just look at Gayle, who lets face it few really rated before he arrived! Also Hayden, Ritchie, Atsu, Clarke and Murphy to nMe but a few! And, we are top of the league level with our previous promotion challenge but with a better goal difference!
    Are some people ever satisfied?

  • NoahJ

    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #3


    completely agree- how can anyone judge the likes of hanley, when he’s not even been given a decent chance (due to the form of others?). The only one I’m massively unsure of is Sels, but I would send him out on loan to a competitive team in this country to give him experience before we “get rid”. He’s not ready yet, but that doesn’t mean he’s a complete write-off (remember de gea in his first season?); that said, of all our keepers, sels would only be my number 4 at the moment

  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    another goalkeeper having problems with british football Claudio Bravo is having big problems in the Prem it took de Gea along time to get it right and look at hih now
    it just seems to take keepers longer to to settle
    Sels could just need time its still to soon to right him of


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