Newcastle Leader Issues Rallying Cry To Troops


Jamaal Lascelles is a natural-born leader and that’s one big reason Rafa Benitez chose him as his captain last summer when the lad was only 22 years-old and had played only 21 times for the first team.

And Jamaal has grown as both a player and as a person this season and often gives interviews where he says it like it is and holds back nothing.

The captain has talked today to Sky Sports and he says there will be no complacency at Newcastle during the run-in and certainly over the last seven league games we are unbeaten and have a good five wins.

Jamaal Lascelles – no complacency at Newcastle

Wins is what we need and we need one badly against Bristol City on Saturday at St. James’ Park.

This is what Jamaal has said to Sky Sports today:

“We have got some really tough games coming up but we have always said that we have to take every game as it comes and prepare for the next one.”

“We have been working on what we can do to beat Bristol City.” “Brighton preparation will start soon but teams come to St James Park and they want to perform.”

“They want to try to impress and make it as hard as they can. We have to get this job done before we can think of anything else.”

“People might have questioned complacency earlier in the season but I think that’s out of the window now, we haven’t got the type of players to show complacency.”

“We all want to get promotion and win, we will fight for each other.” “Complacency does not come into it. Bristol City will be tough but any team we play we feel we can beat them.”

“We want to win the division and I am sure Brighton will as well. These games are going to be massive for us.”

“We have winners, big characters, players who have done it before.” “We have a really good understanding of what we need to do and we have the manager leading us in the right direction.”

“If we all focus then we can’t go too far wrong.” “We have players that can slot in for Gayle – Daryl Murphy came in and did a great job, scored a few goals, and Mitro too.”

“As long we are winning games we have good strength in depth and competition in every position. It’s a bit of a blow, losing our main striker, but he will be back soon.”

Jamaal has played 35 times with two goals this season and the reason he went nuts on Tuesday night after we scored our second goal against Aston Villa  is because he thought he had scored the goal.

But of course it was an own goal, compliments of future Hollywood great Henri Lansbury.

Lansbury has rightly been credited last year with one of the great acting performances in modern football in the 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest, as he managed to con the referee into sending two of our players off – all within the first 45 minutes.

Not quite sure why he’s wasting his time playing football at the moment when there’s big bucks to be made in Hollywood.

🙂

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83 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Aye Ranieri sacked – shame he seemed a decent bloke.

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  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Harry Kane is f——g useless

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Someone on here was having a go at me a few weeks ago because I predicted Leicester would sack Raneri. 🙂

    C’mon own up who was it ??

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Belfast

    I bet you it was Jail.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Spurs down to 10.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Sentiment aside it’s the correct decision.

    Deli Ali just done one of the worst challenges I’ve seen in years. Woeful tackle.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Dirty bar steward

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #8

    No it wasn’t him. He thinks Raneri is a pizza.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Hard lines Raneri but probably right decision they were going down and he’d lost the dressing room

    Nice bloke by all accounts though shame for him

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  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Ranieri is 65
    Probably the onset of dementia.
    First you lose the dressing room
    Then the car
    Then you forget where you live

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  • G

    Feb 23, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Ranieri is good for spells and woeful thereafter. I like the man, but wouldn’t want him to manage my team.

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I still think they will go down, whos going to be able to come in and change the way they play with the same players.
    If you look at Leicester historically they are perenial relegation fighters, they have been in relegation battles for the last few seasons other than last season, they are back where they are used to being and are struggling because their gameplan is well known and nullified.
    I feel sorry for Claudio but if you dont move forward in the prem you go backwards , i like him as a man and hope he gets another decent opportunity soon

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Is that what is happening to you Jib?

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Its been happening to me for years, mines normally alchohol induced though

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Shocking on ranieri like, I hope them players get relegated now tbh Wat he actually did for the club and city and the players fusk it up unbelievable really

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #16

    I’d take winning the league then relegation with a multi billion pound owner we were nearly there!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #17

    manx
    U can’t say Raneri is blameless though he’s massively flopped this season as well

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #18

    And that alli challenge is proper shocking he must’ve meant as well as he was absolutely nowhere near the ball

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Well i suppose but them players are a disgrace really especially vardy who seems more interested in the celeb life
    but sorry ranieri never took much if any credit last season himself so the dressing room must be now full of utter big time charlies for him to lose it

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Yep one of the worst tackles I’ve seen in a long time Manxpie.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #21

    manx
    I don’t know mate there have been rumours of him making big tactical changes with 2 hours notice and him distancing himself. Plus last season he didn’t really have much to do

    I know Vardy will get stick but he did turn down Arsenal to stay there tbf to him

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Aye Belfast like the mctwaterman challenge? Me too but at “least” that one the ball was bouncing!
    Bit of a dirty kernt for sure now

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye rumours from where tho ww?
    And didn’t vardy get a massive contract out of it I bet that softens the blow for him
    sorry but players get away with everything and it does annoy me how managers get the bullet when it is simply down to players who actually play the game
    they followed him last year to the greatest reward and now are supposedly spitting there dummy out?
    I bet there will be a hell of a lot of their fans on their backs now tho

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  • martoon

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #24

    It is the timing of the sacking I find strange. You’d think they would have done it the weekend before last with no game for 10 days or so but instead they wait until after the CL game where they got a pretty decent result – the fans were content with it.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #25

    manx
    From inside the club mate
    Aye Vardy got a big contract but probably not too much more than Arsenal were offering and he still picked them (a club far far worse than Arsenal)
    I don’t think the players are getting away with anything though they’ve been crap and are facing relegation which will hit all of them. Their reputations are already hurting

    And Raneri has done nothing to put them on the right track this season. Nice bloke but he’d of taken them down if he had stayed

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #26

    They rewarded a number of players that have been on relatively low wages throughout their careers ridiculous contracts 90-100 grand a week deals.

    Personally think referees clamping down on their two center backs fouling on every set piece was the biggest kick in the balls for them.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #27

    martoon
    Maybe they didn’t want to sack him until they had someone lined up…we did with Rafa

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast
    Aye that hit them hard but they didn’t adapt to it, Stoke did

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Krul shipped 7 goals against Lyon they had 9 shots apparently

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  • jimmysmith

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #30

    In hindsight Leicester should have cashed in on the likes of Vardy, Mahrez, Drinkwater and reinvested in hungry talented young players with a view to consolidating their traditionally tenous hold on the top tier, no matter how unpopular that might have been with fans. I suppose with all the money they are paying underperforming stars, the title may yet prove a poisoned chalice.

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  • martoon

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #31

    wwsbrd @27 – Aye you could well be right – it will be interesting to see who it will be.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Mancini is the favorite I think.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Inside the club means players who have spat their dummy out lol
    as I say I hope they do get relegated as he will at least be remembered just for winning the premier league
    But them players will be remembered for relegating them

    he wouldn’t have taken them down the likes of vardy and mahrez not performing is wats taking them down
    2 of the best players last season to the worst and that’s supposedly down to the manager?
    Nah not having it they’ve reached the money and thought “I’ve made it” forgetting wat got them there

    wouldn’t be surprised if vardy had been told you need to be relegated to make ya film a blockbuster lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #34

    92%

    Know nowt.

    Tbh the sacking had been coming hadn’t it.
    1 point above the relegation places and no sign of turning it around and did anyone think loyalty would play a part? Me neither.

    Manx

    A couple of quick questions

    Are you the president of the LMA?

    Have you ever been a member of the LMA?

    Do you receive any sort of ‘payment’ from the LMA? (this could include free tickets, merchandise etc etc)

    It’s just it never seems to be the managers fault.

    Your definitely not nor ever had a membership of the PFA.

    Combination of both for me. Who knows if it was loyalty from raneiri towards his players or he just didn’t get backed for upgrades, either way he’s paid the price.

    Toonking will be devastated.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Pardew or pierson please let it be the latter we’ve missed that type of craziness

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  • jimmysmith

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Roberto Mancini’s autobiography is immodestly titled “I, Mancini”. He would seem an unlikely appointment.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #37

    manx
    It was coming from his staff aswell as the players

    The players have underperformed yes but it’s Raneri’s job to get them to perform if he can’t do that what’s the point in keeping him? They’ve all flopped imo and tbf Raneri didn’t have to do much managing last season for me had 1 tactic and 1 team it just kept working and no one got injured

    As for them going down I don’t really care there’s teams I’d rather see go down though

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #38

    They’ll say, whoever comes in if they go down didn’t have long enough to save them, ergo, ranieri’s fault so he will have it on him too.

    Rightly or wrongly.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Average no no and no but please tell me how it’s all ranieri’s fault then I mean how the season before it was him and the players that were unbelievable but now it is just him totally him and the players are free from blame?
    We had it here with “the best squad ever” when later most couldn’t wait to see the back of the same players

    players who are payed the huge money get away with everything it’s a joke

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  • manxpie

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Seriously? which staff ww?
    I think Belfast was initially right actually it all started at that weird homage to the thai royalty thing
    must’ve been like a gypsie curse or something

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