These Were Newcastle’s Best Four Players Yesterday


It’s not surprising that with another brace yesterday that  in-form Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie is our Man of the Match in the excellent 4-0 win against Rotherham United yesterday at St. James’ Park.

Matt scored the second and fourth goals for Newcastle and with the other goals coming from Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez –  in the end it was an easy win and our 19th league win of the season – more than any other of the 92 clubs in the English leagues.

Matt Ritchie – after scoring yesterday

Matt has been off form a little bit over the previous several games, but in the two games that Dwight Gayle has  missed so far, he’s made sure that we haven’t missed our top scorer.

Matt now has 10 goals for the season and he got a good 30% of the vote.

Close behind was our American right-back DeAndre Yedlin with 25% of the vote – and after the game on Wednesday night against Birmingham he said maybe his crosses in that game could have been a little better and had more impact.

Well he was great yesterday and two of his crosses led to goals and then in the first half when goalkeeper Karl Darlow made a mistake with the score at 0-0, Yedlin made a great recovery and tackle to stop the Rotherham player from getting a shot in.

So DeAndre was good at both ends of the pitch yesterday and he’s getting better as the season progresses; we could have an excellent right back in the making at Newcastle – and for just £5M too.

And you cannot keep Jonjo Shelvey out of a top place in our poll each game – and he came in third with 22% of the vote, but his influence on Newcastle is there for all to see.

He seems delighted to be back in the fray for the team and he seems well aware the Newcastle fans think he is one of our very best players, but is willing to produce the goods in every single game for us – home or way.

Rafa Benitez is getting the very best out of his former Liverpool player and Jonjo is a much better player now than the one that signed for us  a year ago.

And finally let’s hear it for Daryl Murphy, who scored the all important first goal just before half time as he got the ball from Yedlin and turned to his right and smashed the ball home with his left foot.

His experience and skill is there for all to see and he’s worth every penny we paid for him from Ipswich Town.

This lad – a 33 year-old lad – has a lot more to give to Newcastle this season – Mike Ashley – please take note.

All four players were excellent for us yesterday and it was a win we deserved on the day.

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140 comments so far

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #1
  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    The Liberty
    is rather a fine stadium – EFL cup winners 2013 – average gate of over 20,000

    WWSBRD
    You sound like one of those Man U supporters from Kent or Cornwall that sneer at every other club without realising there would be no League to win and boast about without the other 19.

    I know you are just trying to hurt Welshies feelings – but you come across as a bit of a dick.

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Betty – I don’t think alcohol is to blame for his behavior on here. If only it was so simple 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Jeffery
    I know u have to try and keep as many allies as possible since they regularly ‘go to Spain’ on u but if welsh is big enough to try and troll a good club he should be big enough to fight his own battles no?

    Swansea’s 1 trophy and stadium thats smaller than 19 Championship clubs makes them not tinpot?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib

    Correct.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh dear maybe welshie cant fight his own battles…how disappointing

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #7

    How am i a troll Sherlock, you the one over the last few months slagging off swans I’m just putting you right, again.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Not the best of Chelsea’s games this evening.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Can see hull getting an equaliser.

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    What Would SBR Do

    Nice try at deflection

    I’m not fighting Welshies corner – he’s a big lad.

    I’m saying you come across as a bit of a dick – end of.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh
    Whats that alfie mawson like?….heard a few good reports the back end of last season abkut him and didn’t realise swansea had signed him till a few weeks ago,any good?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    welsh
    Lets not get into u being a troll eh? How about we stick with what u originally were crying about…how are Swansea not a tinpot club?

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Conté showing typical Italian caution.
    Brings on Fabregas and Willian for Pedro and Hazard.
    I hope it doesn’t blow up in his face.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Jeffery
    Ok

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #15

    11SPRINGY

    He’s doing alright so far mate, he’s got a big future ahead of him.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Regarding Townsend. Comment of the day.

    Charlietoon // Jan 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    “Get him in on loan then tell him to bugger off.”

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #17

    With Sunderland and Palace losing yesterday and hull today, good weekend for swans.

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #18

    What a dive from Willian

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Results in a goal
    It’s a shame ex players don’t take up reffing

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Welsh
    Heard he was decent but the worry about him was his pace,seen him play a bit not full games but when we were mentioned as a possible move and looked a pretty cool on the ball but never seen his pace tbh….if swans go down,you think he could move on?

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Marco Silva’s expression could be translated as
    “we’re gonna need a bigger boat”
    😀

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #22

    welsh
    Haha ok then I suppose prosecution rests

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Mawson’s only 23 – one hell of a prospect.
    He’ll thrive under Paul Clement who has worked with the best CB’s in Europe

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #24

    20SPRINGY

    Don’t know if he will move on.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Not getting in to your bs argument.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #26

    WW may be a bit of a d1ck 😉

    but at least he’s not a massive foot long like some others eh.

    Why don’t you both slither off back into the test tubes you were made in because you ruin the blog for real NUFC fans with your constant trolling, vile views and against the grain for the sake it views.

    Waste of skin.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Could do with brighton droppin there arse against cardiff as the next few fixtures after the cup games could be a little difficult if under pressure….they have 2 away games while we are at home 2 games.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Average
    Haha tbf I dont try and be civil with some anymore…and welsh started it sir!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    A full day of doscussing transfers and players with not a cross word in sight despite very differing opinions, George and Lennny turn up and within minutes there’s people being called dicks. Bravo!!!

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Average
    You forgot – Homophobic and Racist

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    ac

    you’ve got to be a bit smarter than that. playing into their hands with that kind of reaction.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    I heard Jib and the Welsh ( the lawnmower man) were not an item anymore. Jib has taken exception to Welsh criticising Benitez. Trouble in paradise.

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail
    I’ve been on all day but the pap you , hibbit and lesh regurgitate isn’t worth getting involved in.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Tbf to Jeffery since his latest trip to ‘Spain’ he has been on his best behavior maybe last chance saloon before he is forced to move there?

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  • AncientC

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Rotonda heights. I guess praising Jib during his absence from the blog, isn’t playing into his hands….

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  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Thre won’t be a cross word between a group of numpties talking shite for hours on end.
    😀

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib who’s homophobic?

    I’m not worried at all, I can see Brighton having a bad run at some stage. We’ve already had ours out of the way. Law of averages eh? Let’s hope.

    I’m happy if Townsend returns. I’ll give him another chance, was ace for us.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Jibberish,
    You don’t know how to get involved that’s your trouble.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Average

    Calm down dear.

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib

    Me? Pap? From anyone else, I’d resemble your ‘pap’ remark but as it’s you, it’s to be expected after your fourth litre of cider!

    Maybe you should reflect on your recent break from the Blog and prepare yourself for another.

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