Inspirational – Fans In Awe Of Bravery Of Newcastle’s Captain Fantastic

It’s come to light that Jamaal Lascelles has been playing a full four months with a hernia problem and has been playing through the pain barrier.

It has been kept quiet by orders of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez with only the medical staff fully aware of the situation.

He must now undergo a double hernia operation and that will take place immediately, after he has met with a top surgeon following our promotion with a 4-1 home win against Preston last week.

But it shows you the complete confidence Rafa has in his captain, even though Jamaal is still young and lacking experience – but he is picking that up rapidly under the world-class manager.

Jamaal Lascelles – no doubting this lad’s total commitment to Newcastle

The good news is that Jamaal will be fully fit for the start of pre-season on Monday July 3rd.

It’s inspiring to see the courage and commitment of the young captain of Newcastle United.

It makes running through a brick wall look easy.


Let’s hear it for our captain!

Here’s some typical tweets from the appreciative Newcastle fans when they heard the news today.

9 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    May 2, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1


    we did try 3 at the back this season the google master will prob tell us when

  • cyprus

    May 2, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I guess it’s fair to say we’ll be doing a bit more defending this year so we’ll need one more defender.
    But we need more improvement in other areas I think. A deadly striker and a top attacking MF, for instance.

  • Blofal

    May 2, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3


    Would love to try 3 at the back. Yedlin would be a great wing back. Dummett might lose his place though as we would need some more attack on the left.

    And a Back 3 of Mbemba, Clarke and Lascelles wouldn’t do too bad either. Would need to add a couple more centre halves to the squad thought as just a couple of slight strains would result in us having to change formation completely.

  • TyneMouth

    May 2, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    …3 1 5 1 is the new black, and white!

    3 backs

    1 defensive midfielder/deep playmaker, a very vocal Captain!

    5 midfielders, including 2 wing-backs, an enforcer, a playmaker and a number 10.

    1 striker/centre-forward, very fast and active, subbed at 60 minutes by an equally fast clone. A ‘finisher’ in Rugby speak…

  • Jib

    May 2, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    You’ve just described Conte’s Chelsea.
    Nothing new about it – Bob Moncur often played David Luiz’ role – sweeper/libero – donkeys years ago.

  • posada

    May 2, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    On Simunovic.
    Seems Celtic are doing something right.
    Signed him for 3M.
    Was that to replace Van Dijk who they signed for 2.3M.
    If only we could do likewise.

  • posada

    May 2, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes, all of these systems have been tried before.
    In fact they had all been tried by the late 70’s or before.

    Why does one system come in and out of favour. I don’t think it is coaches coming up with something totally new. For me it’s the game that changes. Good pitches, true run of the ball consistently, lighter ball easier to move about, boots that are totally different to just 10 years ago.
    All these things I feel tip the balance towards a particular formation or way of playing. Must have the players though.
    They say all of these systems are variations of 4/4/2.
    Also, some folks forget that this is just the way you line up. It changes constantly and you always have to react to what the other team are doing.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 2, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Rafa has flirted with 3 at the back before in games sometimes with us and also at previous clubs usually starts with 4231 but he can change it up!

    Once he gets more adaptable players with more quality on the ball I think next season we will have options to counter this 3 at the back trend!

    Although its nothing new Italian teams have been doing it for years !

  • TyneMouth

    May 2, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib @ 4

    ‘You’ve just described Conte’s Chelsea.’

    No shi¿ sherlock!
    Try Italian football, late seventies.
    ‘Libero’, the clues in the name…


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