Young Star Explains Why With Newcastle – It Will Be So Different


22 year-old Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden is resting at the moment as he recovers from a few knocks from the long hard season just completed.

And therefore Issac is not part of the England U21 squad that will participate in the European Championships in Poland starting in a less than two weeks time.

Issac has talked to the Chronicle today on what he thinks it will be like next season in the Premier League and he thinks it will be totally different from the way the three teams promoted last season approached the Premier League.

One reason is because we have an experienced world-class manager in Rafa Benitez, who knows more about the Premier League than any other league and certainly more than he ever knew about the Championship.



And we did very well last season to finish top of the English second division.

Newcastle as a club are also united and stable now, which we haven’t been for a long long long time – but everybody associated with the club backs Rafa Benitez to make us great again.

And that’s just exactly that the manager wants to do and the quicker the better.

Love it!

This is what Issac has said in the Chronicle today when asked if Newcastle could perhaps learn anything from promoted teams Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull’s campaigns and their approach to last season:

“I think it’s more the mentality of the teams.”

“You look at Burnley and you have got Sean Dyche as the manager and you have got the players that they have – it’s a very hard-working team, Burnley.”

“They’d do well in any league because the basis of their game is hard work, tactical knowledge and being defensively strong, and that’s the difference.”

“Boro had a bit of a problem in terms of management, so that can affect the group, and Hull have come up and they struggled.”

“They’ve not really had a squad at the start of the season and they have had a change of manager, so if they stay up, then fabulous for them.”

“But I think this will be different if we have the stability and we have the manager behind us and the backing from the fans.”

“I think it will be totally different to any of the teams who were promoted last year.”

“The fans have been brilliant, the manager has been brilliant, the whole club has been united and moving in the right direction.” 

“It’s not been the best of times over the last few years for the football club.”

“I can’t really comment on past years because I haven’t been here, but since I’ve been here, it’s been fantastic.”

“As long as it does move in the right direction now that the manager is staying then hopefully we can move forward and go on to bigger and better things.”

“This football club shouldn’t really be in the Championship, it should be in the top 10, top eight in the Premier League challenging for the European positions.”

“But it’s about being realistic. It’s about a platform that we have built here now and it’s about over the next few years – not just next year, but the year after that, the year after that.”

“We want to steadily improve, improve and get better and better and back to where this club belongs.”

Newcastle have momentum right now following the great achievement in getting straight back to the Premier League in an automatic promotion position (top), which is so much more difficult to do now than it was seven years ago – the last time we did it.

That’s because there’s now much bigger money to be made in the Premier League, where teams can make anywhere from £100M to £160M every year depending  principally on where they finish in the league table.

That’s a lot more than the £7M each Championship club gets every May, wherever they finish in the Championship table.

The other reason is that the Premier League games get more global coverage than any other sports league in the world and the league is also not surprisingly the most popular sports league in the world.

So if English football clubs want to build a global brand and become well known world-wide, which can only help their commercial ventures, they must be in the Premier League.

That’s where Newcastle are right now – and we are hoping to push on to achieve bigger and better things under the leadership of Mr. Rafa Benitez.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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79 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Lindi from a few ago

    Very unlike you and I suppose I was shocked (still shocked he’s gone) you’d said it.
    As I said at the time, something Jeffrey/jib would come out with and I knew you never meant it malicious but it was still an ill judged comment.

    Kudos for admitting it, more than others do.

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  • martoon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Without wanting to sound disrespectful the participation for the applause in the 17th minute is becoming less & less. Would next season be a good time to move the applause to the 24th minute?

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    HITC has Fenerbache linked with a £13M bid for Mitrovic as they see he has huge potential

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  • Budge123

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Might just be the way it is phrased but saying ‘now that the manager is staying’ would suggest there was a time where it was seriously thought that he wasn’t?

    If that’s the case then it could be a worry but also suggest the talks at end of season were positive enough to convince Rafa to stay

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    martoon
    I think we should do away with it as a recurring thing personally, people have floated the idea of a minutes applause at the first game of the season to remember everyone lost with a montage of photos shown which I think is a better way of going about it

    Obviously Tiote should get something special but not a weekly thing imo

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Pootle
    Bite their hands off

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  • martoon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    WWSBRD – A minutes applause with a montage on the screen at the first game sounds a good idea – I’d go along with that.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    martoon
    Its what Id like to see seems the most respectful way to keep it going

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Allegedly
    Newcastle United have won the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 19, on loan.(Times – subscription required)

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #10

    lochinvar

    Is that an update on yesterday’s news?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Average – cheers

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    How about Patrick Roberts from City for £12-15m, 19 assists at Celtic and could potentially become an excellent #10.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Lindsfarne

    I knew you meant no harm with that comment which is out of context in terms of your character on here. The abuse such as swearing at you is not justified, I wasn’t happy with your comment but happy to see you have corrected the error in judgement mate.

    All is forgotten, now what’s going on with the lack of activity from us in the market. It’s still early days but was expecting more progress than we’ve got so far

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Linds, Roberts would be a good shout, bags of potential…I thought I’d read Man C were thinking of keeping him, but he’s already in talks with Celtic to stay!

    Bit pie in the sky, but Bayern have told Costa and Sanches they can leave. I dont think we can compete to get Costa with CL teams snigginf round, but perhaps we could get Renato on loan wth option to buy? he’d add some steal and athletism to the mid.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Ron Knee – update on Tammy Abraham ?
    Oops – no, just old news I was catching up due to loosing track of time after being kidnapped by Aliens, driven around Sunderland and then released after reassuring them that Denis Wise wasn’t interested in their managers job.

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  • Rafabomb

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    I just hope we sign players who want to play for our club and fans…

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    This could throw a spanner in the works of Southampton’s transfer plans and any attempt to lure Semedo in their direction. No sale of Van Dijk and they don’t have the money in the kitty to replace him.

    “Southampton will report Liverpool to the Premier League over an illegal approach for centre-back Virgil van Dijk, reports BBC Radio Solent.
    The 25-year-old reportedly wants to move to Anfield if he leaves St Mary’s.
    The £50m-rated Netherlands defender signed a new six-year contract last year, having joined Southampton from Celtic for £13m in September 2015.
    Liverpool refused to comment on renewed speculation linking them with Van Dijk on Monday “

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    I reckon Hayden will be a top player next year and I’m prepared to put him down for POS already if Martoon runs it again.

    Lochinvar

    I’d have thought the’y have been over the moon to have that horrible little gremlin as their new manager. 🙂

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  • martoon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #19

    lochinvar – You can’t really blame Southampton – they must be sick of the Scousers poaching all their best players!

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  • martoon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Essex Geordie Bill – All being well I will be doing predictions again but I’ll wait until about a couple of weeks before the season starts to give us a chance to assess new players in friendlies etc. 🙂

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  • Big Foot

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Lesh, can you not read?

    “In general, we’d ask you to be civil towards other readers and refrain from obscene language and any comments on religion, ethnic groups or politics”

    As Oldgit1 said, keep your crap to yourself, this is a football blog

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #22
  • lochinvar

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Martoon – what I meant to say was that Denis Wise was over qualified for the Sunderland job. !

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Lindisfarne

    Admittedly it was an ill advised comment but I realised it wasn’t meant in the spirit that some thought it to be.

    I have to admit that when I first read the comment by Very Terry I thought it has to be wrong and very nearly made a pun myself along the lines of just how hard is the training there, but didn’t just in case it wasn’t fake news.

    To hear of how something like that can hit a fit young man is quite a shock and does make you realise that we are all mortal and should make the most of the time we have.

    My deepest sympathy to Mr T and his family, he will be missed.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle United have put Jack Colback up for sale.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlie

    Where’d you hear/read that?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Isn’t the Toon a religion? 🙂

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  • hibbit

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    that will please a lot on here if true

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Charley

    If that’s true I suppose Sunderland will look to snap him up.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Lee Ryder:-

    “And the United boss also won’t get sentimental about the group of players who won the title with Daryl Murphy, Jack Colback and Achraf Lazaar up for grabs.”

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Martoon

    That’s sensible, you never know we might sign, Messi. 🙂

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  • firebug666

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Aye Colback up for sale, and the Inept One is now favorite for the Leeds job. Wonder (if he gets it) if he will take some of the deadwood on that he left us with.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #33

    EGB

    He could do the treble by going to Boro!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Newsnow reporting besiktas officials are flying in to try and hash out a deal for mitro…..wonder how true this is?

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  • martoon

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Essex Geordie Bill – Nah I don’t want Messi – I think we should hold out for Ronaldo 😀

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  • firebug666

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #36

    If Besiktas do come in for Mitro it won’t be too bad, their home strip is not that different to ours, and Istanbul is a great city. By the sounds of it though, no bid has been lodged, and NUFC are open to doing a loan deal, but not keen on selling him.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #37

    According to his agent it looks like Ruben Semedo is going to Villarreal.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Aye lesh – you introducing your politics onto the blog AGAIN. Most folk will not be interested in Champagne Socialists, lefty Guardian readers or indeed Comrade Corbyn.You need to “zip it” on the politics front!!!

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  • firebug666

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #39

    According to The Chronicle, Massadio Haidara could follow the out-of-contract duo Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita in having his long association with The Magpies brought to an end this summer.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Firebug

    Which inept one are you referring to?

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