Our Man Of The Match Has Done Himself A World Of Good

Christian Atsu has scored in each of Newcastle’s last two games – games we have won and gained a massive 6 points on leaders Brighton in the process.

So after being 7 points behind the Seagulls after our rather pitiful loss at Ipswich Town,  we are now just one point being them going into the final game of the season.

So that will keep the Championship alive this week so to speak – and we now have a decent chance of winning it.

If we can beat Barnsley at home in our last Championship  game for many decades and Brighton don’t win at Aston Villa, then we will go up as Champions.

Christian Atsu celebrates with Isaac Hayden

And Rafa will be determined to finish on a high note for the season.

But if Brighton beat Villa they will be the Champions whatever we can do against Barnsley.

Christian Atsu scored a world-class goal for Newcastle on Friday night, when he delicately chipped the ball over the Cardiff City wall and into the back of the net after 55 minutes.

There’s not too many players who can do that and they usually cost a ton of money, so the Ghanaian International  showed the pure class he possesses, which was one of the big difference between the sides.

Christian is available for around £6.5M from Chelsea.

Our second goal was 10 minutes later and scored by a future superstar at Newcastle – Isaac Hayden – and we have started to play a lot better since the 22 year-old has come back from that ankle injury.

Christian now has 5 goals for the season and he will start the final game against Barnsley next Sunday at high noon – and he has  a good chance to score another goal.

Rafa has to decide whether to sign Atsu permanently and since the manager is looking for the class that Christian has  shown these last two games – sign him up.

Christian is our Man of the Match followed very closely by Isaac Hayden.

Their two classy goals gave us a good 2-0 win over Cardiff City and had their outspoken manager Neil Warnock complaining about everything but the kitchen sink, about just how unlucky they were.

But we’ve heard all that before from previous Newcastle managers who lose too many games.

It’s all reasons (because there are no results).

We hope Christian becomes a permanent player for us this summer.

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13 comments so far

  • Clematis

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #1

    From previous post:

    Neil Warnock?? Haha! I fcuking hope so ?

    I think they spent their sky money in advance and will still be piss-poor once they get it.

    The scum will not be promoted. Any one of the clubs in the play-offs is good enough to mount a challenge for the title next season. In addition, Norwich, Villa and many others underperformed this season and will rectify that next season.

  • Fostino

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Sign him….just loan him again. No expense 😉

  • lesh

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    From previous thread, a rough translation:

    “It is not about him [Rafa] getting all the players he wants, it is about making sure he has a say about who is coming and going – enough of a say for him to feel that the squad is his.”

    Rafa probably means:

    ‘I’m happy for Carr to work as a chief scout who understands my requirements, identifies and researches a number of potential recruits and brings those recommendations to the table for consideration. I will take Carr’s views but the final decision must be mine.’ ‘Decisions on selling players must also be mine’.

    You comprende Mr Ashley?

  • Tsunki

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Warnock. A further nail in the coffin ha ha. You know you’ve taken up permanent championship residency when you come under the leadership of that clown. I’d chip in a few quid if it helped it happen 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Rafa said it himself. Atsu still has a lot to prove, but he is evidently starting to. Perhaps when Rafa assembles his PL squad it might serve to help players like Ritchie, shelvey, Atsu and maybe even Perez find their most comfortable role. Some like Clark and Hayden have already proved their adaptability. Lascelles will get better with experience around him, he will learn how to accommodate, or better, marshal those who he plays with, whoever they may be. Darlow has been great but I think he is still going to be rotated/understudied to polish those edges. He has a long future.

  • Pottsclock

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Warnock whinging about the referee yesterday when his team had been toothless and completely unambitious throughout the match. Long throw, hoof, over aggressive defenders and midfielders, shouting from touchline, red-faced anger and post match condemnation of everyone else but himself.
    What attracts a club to appoint him as manager is beyond me. I feel sorry for the Cardiff fans if that have to watch that all season as “entertainment”. He’s a dinosaur. So yes, a perfect fit for the Scum

  • Tsunki

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    That looked like an Ian Toon missive ha ha

  • Tsunki

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    I particularly liked Warnock’s dependence on Chapstick. All that corrosive slaver, eh?

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 30, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib i remember in his first game i think v man city, he got clear of their defence and shot badly from about 40 yards out because he was too slow to get closer to the goal. And we had been told he was fast. My arse:-)

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Clematis, nasty league to get stuck in. Big decision to stick with moyes. Warnock is a tool but knows the lower leagues and wud get them top 6 if given a budget. I used to get annoyed because i thought we could be more ambitious on the pitch but rafa has done a huge job because the clearout and signings alone went so well. Warnock wud do a job for them but what an irritating gimp.

  • Ian Toon

    Apr 30, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki- Maybe that’s why I thought it one of your better posts!

    If you’re going to be so opinionated it’s better to follow Belfast who has been spot on for most of this season in his assessment of players and outcomes. No, not just because he recognised Tom Cairney early doors as a classy midfielder who could play at a higher level . Cairney has been more consistent than Jonjo and should have been selected in the Championship team of season.
    Enjoy my absence.

  • Ian Toon

    Apr 30, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Sticking to Tsunki’s Reverent theme. Will we ever find out whether Carr is a saint or sinner? Has he been just part of the problem all the time ? From Cabaye to all downhill thereafter!


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