This Newcastle Star Could Shock A Lot Of People Next Season


Newcastle could bring in two strikers over the summer so we can convert more of the many chances the lads created last season in the Championship.

It’s an easier thing to fix – to convert the chances – and the much more difficult thing to do in football is to create the chances in the first place, which we managed to do last season.

Dwight Gayle – could shock a lot of people next season

Let’s hope we can continue that next season and Rafa will be looking to add a lot more creativity to the Newcastle squad so that’s possible next season in the Premier League.

Dwight Gayle had a great first season at the club and if he hadn’t picked up that hamstring problem in January he could have hit over 30 goals for us rather than the 23 goals (in 32 appearances) the Newcastle number 9 did score.

Dwight has never been as successful in the Premier League and in his three seasons at Crystal Palace in 74 total appearances he scored 25 goals.

And 15 of those goals were in 66 Premier League appearances.

But Gayle seems to be the kind of poacher, who can score goals in any division and he may well shock a lot of people with the number  PL goals he scores next season if he continues to start for Newcastle.

The Chronicle is reporting that Dwight has made it clear to the top brass at the club that he doesn’t want to leave the club and the Londoner is even spending his summer at Newcastle – he likes the City and area so much.

Not surprisingly Dwight is very keen to be part of Rafa’s phase two of rebuilding at the Newcastle United club.

There’s a good chance the striker could shock a lot of people next term in the Premier League with the number of goals he can score – if Rafa keeps starting the 27 year-old.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Lads a poacher and willing to run himself into the ground, only worry is his hamstrings but less games next season and he will have a rotation option hopefully

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Lads a poacher and willing to run himself into the ground, only worry is his hamstrings but less games next season and he will have a rotation option hopefully

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 21, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    In terms of goals there is not much in it between Gray & Mitro. I’m sure Mitrovic got 9 goals in the premiership too in a team that got relegated and he was only 21 then. Gray is faster which will appeal to Benitez, but has a supposed bad attitude which means he’ll probably not improve much, more likely to go downhill. Also Mitro would have done much better if he’d had a good run in the team. Strikers lose confidence when they’re not playing. Mitro’s record last season was started 11, scored 4, 6 assists, average rating of 7.49 on whoscored which would put him highest in the league, despite a bad end to the season. Andre Gray got an average rating of 6.46 from starts which is the lowest for Burnley and one of the lowest in the premier league. This suggests he does sweet FA off the ball and probably why Ashley Barnes took his place in the team. These rating are reasonably accurate, or at least I agree with all the toon ratings of players – Clark top, Colback bottom, etc.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4
  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    The next Mike Williamson
    Theres a reason scouts watch a player though mate. If Mitro needs a run of games to be good then theres not much point in us keeping him because hes not going to get that with us

    Attitude wise as well not much of a difference imo

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  • Mag52

    May 21, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Murphy always looked a better bet to me than Mitro when he was given a chance, and we’re probably going to get rid of him.
    IMO we keep Gayle, sell Mitro and Murphy, and bring in two others while blooding young Armstrong in the PL. He deserves to get a chance to show what he can do against the best.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    How much could we get for Mitro if we sold him now?

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  • Mag52

    May 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Ron.

    6 to 8k ?

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  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Mag

    Not a lot, in other words!

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  • hibbit

    May 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    blog is still very slow to refresh for me on a laptop !!

    Mag 52
    think closer to £12 m in today’s market

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Ron
    Somewhere between 8-12 mill Id think

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  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    hibbit

    It’s taking about 30 seconds to submit!

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  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    WW

    I’d try to sell him in that case!

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s not just about having a strong 11 to be fair, you need a further decent 11 players on top of your regular starting 11 to keep the training sessions competitive. Mitro seems to divide the masses but really if we sold him for ‘up to’ 12 million would it be realistic to replace him and his potential for around the same price, not in my opinion it’s not. On Murphy, as good as I think he is for us as an impact/replacement player he is defo not getting any younger and he certainly isn’t an Ibrahim victory as much as he looks after himself off the pitch. I would like to keep Mitro as I believe he would be hard to replace at a reasonable fee.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibrahim = Ibrahimovic

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  • WWSBRD

    May 21, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Ron
    I think the club probably will mate, itd also free up his wages

    Krul To Be Kind
    Tbf mate most people hadnt heard of Mitro before we signed him so why wouldnt we be able to sign someone equally as unknown plenty of players in the world with potential

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  • microbar

    May 21, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Think the lad has injury problems hopefully the premier league grounds are easier on his hamstrings.

    Really not liking the new Blog very slow.

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  • U.S Magpie

    May 21, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Gray playing at Burnley 69 App 33 goals score every 2.09 games played. Mitro playing for Newcastle 38 App 15 goals. Score every 2.53 games.
    Gray has a way better scoring % than Mitro, don’t get me wrong Mitro has the talent but when I see him in the line up I hope he has that break out moment and he just does not. And if we are looking at another reason that Gray is the man for us, he scored a hat trick against the red and white shite, just that alone he should be signed and given the key to the city.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #19

    WW

    With clubs like sporting Lisbon and roma in the mix for him he was definitely not an unknown!

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    WW

    With clubs like sporting Lisbon and roma in the mix for him he was definitely not an unknown!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ve not really watched Burnley much since Gray signed as they’ve been in different leagues to us, and they’re one of the dullest teams to watch so I try to avoid them. But if you look at the stats he doesn’t make any tackles or do any defensive work, is terrible at passing, and lazy, combined with a rumoured bad and disruptive attitude. You can get away with doing nothing if you bang in 20-30 goals a year, but not if it’s just 9. I can’t imagine Benitez will want someone like that.

    Also if Mitro is sold I’m not too fussed, just would prefer someone better than Gray or Barnes. I’d like to see someone lightning fast and skilful come in. If only Carr had been allowed to get Lacazette or PEA.

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  • Phil K

    May 21, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m more than happy to keep him.
    The goal poacher title is correct and if not for the injury he’d have got to 30 goals I believe.
    He’ll score in the Prem as long as we get a quality forward who can head the ball and keep defenders busy alongside him

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  • giimps

    May 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Imho, Gayle will score in the prem given the chances, hes scored 20+ goals in a team with no number10 to play the balls through, get a proper 10 along with Shelvey from deeper and he will be dynamite , most defences would rather play against a big lone striker than a little quick waif of a striker nipping around their heels and dragging them all over, thats what Gayle will do , im more concerned with our defence than our forwards, watching the likes of Hazard and William tearing the scum a new one and imagining them against anita , lascelles etc luckily though not every prem team have these types of quality so i believe we will be able to hold our own against 2/3 of the league.

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