It Could Be The Last Chance Saloon For This Newcastle Star Next Season


There’s a report in Turkey today in spor.mynet.com that Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce are keen on taking Aleksandar Mitrovic on loan for next season.

Newcastle are trying to get two strikers in this summer and they are presently trying to do a deal with 19 year-old striker Tammy Abraham of Chelsea, although we have an inkling he may want to join Brighton & Hove Albion.

If Rafa brings in two strikers, it’s likely that Aleksandar will go down the pecking order at Newcastle and he wouldn’t get too many games in the coming season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – 22 year-old Newcastle striker

We’re not sure what Rafa thinks of the 22 year-old Serbian International, but a few months ago there were some local reports that Rafa wanted to keep him at Newcastle for next season.

But if he will not get a game that wouldn’t be good for Aleksandar and he has to play regularly somewhere next season.

Daryl Murphy is almost certain to leave Newcastle his summer with a number of Championship clubs already interested in the services of the 34 year-old Republic of Ireland striker.

And if it was between Daryl or Aleksandar as to who leave, surely Murphy would the one to leave?

So it’s unclear to us whether Aleksandar will leave Newcastle permanently or on loan this summer and we’d like the lad to get a chance next season to show what he can do.

But this would be his last chance saloon to impress at Newcastle, since in his first two seasons on Tyneside – one in England’s second division where he was expected to do really well – he has had two fairly mediocre seasons.

Aleksandar has scored 15 goals in 65 total appearances for the Magpies so far.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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85 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Armstrong didn’t impress today, looked a bit slow to me.

    Ref. seemed a bit biased against us, whenever a Mexican went down they got a foul, whenever one of ours went down play was just waved on.
    And the sending off was a terrible decision our lad was clearly fouled even though he did tread on the Mexican players leg, wouldn’t have happened if he wasn’t trying to trip him.

    Good win for us though.

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  • martoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Essex Geordie Bill – probably not the most accurate way to judge Armstrong but I was following it on the Skysports site via text updates. I can only remember his name being mentioned twice in the first half and once in the second before he was substituted. He must have done well in training to get a start – I don’t think he’ll start the semi-final!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #3

    EGB

    He contributed very little.

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  • chicousa

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Hope we keep Mitro. Despite his goal drought, the team played better as a unit with him on the pitch. I think the goals will come in time and the unselfish play and assists are already evident.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Said before he has little future with us under Rafa. Still see little reason to change opinion, sadly

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Was talking about re Arma, not mitro

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  • Jib

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we’ll trade Achraf Lazar for the Lisbon left back

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  • G

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve never really been convinced by Mitro. If he has a future with us, I hope he proves me wrong but he has never really been a player I have had high hopes with.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Mitro shows commitment but thats all. No room for sentiment here. he’s had 2 seasons with us now, struggled in EPL and then struggled AGAIN in Championship. Do we give him another season and say ‘well hes struggled but it was a step up lets give him another go next season?’ I say cut losses get some cash in and sign a striker who shows commitment and goals. I think, hope that’s what Rafa will do.

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  • chicousa

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    G
    I hope he proves you wrong too, mate!

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  • Very Terry

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    A news source here in China is reporting that Chiekh Tiote has died in a training accident. I hope that’s not right. I can’t find anything about it online in English 🙁

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  • chicousa

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Mitro scored 9 goals in the EPL on a team that was poorly managed by Stevie Mac. Mitro struggled with discipline on the pitch with a couple red cards and quite a few yellows. This past season his discipline was improved, but struggle to put away his chances, especially in the Oxford match! But he scores frequently for his national team and he had his moments thIs past season (Preston, QPR away). He definitely needs to improve his scoring, but the lad is still young and raw. I think Rafa will keep him, but will also buy another proven EPL strike. I hope so… 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Very Terry

    Hope that’s not true, sad if it is.

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  • nut meg

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #14

    I watched the England game and thought Armstrong ran his socks off for the team with no service from his team mates at all..England played some very good stuff but fell short in the last third through some sloppy play,some players were playing for themselves and wasted umpteen opportunities by not delivering passes that the approach play deserved. I think it’s a bit harsh to be critical of Armstrong when the poor decisions made by others was easy to see,so many mistakes were made that Mexico were never out of it and it nearly cost England the game.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Cheick Tioté – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheick_Tioté
    Cheick Ismaël Tioté was an Ivorian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Beijing Enterprises and the Ivory Coast national team, with whom he won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He died on 5 June 2017 due to heart attack.

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  • sweendog

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Tiote, hope its not true, wiki says heart attack

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 5, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Mitro actually seemed to be trying very hard to keep his temper under control in the last few games and despite some real provocation from the opposing players managed to do it fairly well.

    I suppose pre-season training and games will give us some clues as to whether Rafa wants him but not sure if he trusts him.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Cheick Tioté dead !!!!

    can this true ???? or more fake news

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  • firebug666

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Hope this isn’t true about Tiote, he served us well in his early years here.

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  • Themesh

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #20

    wiki been updated again and the death stuff has been removed, seeing reports that he collapsed in training tho?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Nut meg

    It looked to me that he was told to stay up front as a lone striker and often looked totally isolated with as you say nothing to feed off. There was a couple of times when he had the chance to run past a defender but got caught pretty easily every time. Which is annoying as that is supposed to be his forte.

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  • kc2012

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I’ve watched Arma a good few times and although he’s a good player obviously, he’s nowhere near good enough to compete for a first team place at a Prem club right now. Looked abit out of his depth at Barnsley last season scoring 6 goals in 34 games, although he did score a cracker against PNE on his debut. Nowhere near as good as the other big clubs young strikers like Iwobi, Abraham, Rashford etc in my opinion. Would like to see him get a fair chance in pre-season though still.

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  • Zekalea

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Lads, i think ive cracked it…

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  • kc2012

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    The Chinese Super League have tweeted that he has died. Thats such shocking news.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Demba Ba has also tweeted about it. Might be something about this one lads.

    RIP Tiote. Still hoping it’s not true.

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Jesus surely not?! It’s Cheick Tiote man 🙁

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Check tiote just passed away. Absolutely shocking!!

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  • martoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Well done Zekalea – I like the selfie 😀

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  • Zekalea

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Wait, has Tiote died if its true thats terrible…

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  • manxpie

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesus if true R.I.P tiote absolute shocker only 30 as well

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  • firebug666

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Fears for Tiote after training ground incident, has started to reach the papers.

    If true, R.I.P Tiote, seven years an enforcer for us, and while only one of your wonder goals counted, you gave us so much more, still hoping this is just a yellow card.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Criag Hope and Lee Ryder both seem to think it’s true.

    What a shock.

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  • manxpie

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Keith downie now reporting it looks like it unfortunately is true

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  • c-dog

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #35

    RIP Cheik ?

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  • Zekalea

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Thanks Martoon i think it really shows my passion 🙂

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  • toon1707

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Just seen the news RIP Tiote I will always remember you for the goal v Arsenal I almost landed on the pitch I jumped so high

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #38

    R.I.P. Cheik Tiote! taken too soon

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Jesus man awful news about Tiote, devastated

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheick Tiote agent Emanuele Palladino: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away today.” #nufc

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