Newcastle’s Impressive Goalscorer Takes Weight Off His Shoulders


Newcastle did very well on Sunday to get a point, and while we deserved all 3 points we could have also lost the game in the final 15 minutes, and that would have been a real tragedy.

So we’ll take the point and hope we can beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.

With the excellent news that Newcastle are now officially up for sale and it looks this time that Mike Ashley is ready to sell the club – we should have another sell-out crowd and a great atmosphere.

Perez again worked his socks off for Newcastle and scored a great goal about 80 seconds after the Saints had equalized early in the second half, although Hexham-born goalkeeper Fraser Forster could have done better.

That was Ayoze’s first goal of the season, and that will be a big relief for him.

He’s been playing at a new level in the number 10 position so far this season.

But like all players on the team, he will soon have more competition for his place once the next two transfer windows are over.

Ayoze Perez – scoring at St. Mary’s on Sunday

This is what Ayoze said about the game as reported in the Chronicle:

“It is an unbelievable feeling to have scored in the Premier League again.”

“It is amazing, and it was even better that it was an important goal. “It allowed us to take the lead again, although in the end we had to settle for just one point.”

“It is still an important thing to have scored though.”

“It is a good point, but we are a little bit disappointed because we feel as though we dropped two points too.”

“We were well organized, and we know when we have to suffer. We played with a lot of strength.”

“We had the lead twice, which is important when you are playing away from home, but they did well to come back into it.”

“In the end, maybe we have to be satisfied that we got one point. “Now, we just have to look forward to the next one.”

“I always know that I will get chances to score.” “Every game, we create chances, and that is a big positive.”

“I think we have great movement as a team, and that helps us to create chances to score goals.”

“We know where our team-mates are when we are attacking, and I think we attack well as a team.” “It is just about taking those chances.”

“We scored two goals in this game, and we could have had even more with the chances at the end.”

“We have to take the point, and know that we are moving in the right direction because we are working hard.”

And with West Brom drawing 1-1 at Leicester last night Newcastle stay in 9th place in the league table with 11 points from our first 8 games.

We now need all 3 points against Crystal Palace on  Saturday.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
9Brighton12016
10Huddersfield12-915
11Newcastle12-314
12Leicester12-213
13Bournemouth12-313

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19 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Great to see Perez starting to fulfil his potential.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Looking at this list from the BBC it’s not too difficult to spot the best two Managers we’ve had over recent years. What’s more both Houghton and Rafa provided a vision and objectives, consistency and strong man management so perhaps that it’s no coincidence that we are starting to see a more energetic and purposeful Perez emerging from his shell.

    Games Points per game
    Sam Allardyce 21 1.24
    Nigel Pearson 1 0
    Kevin Keegan 19 1.11
    Joe Kinnear 24 1.04
    Alan Shearer 8 0.63
    Chris Hughton 65 1.86
    Alan Pardew 155 1.34
    John Carver 19 0.68
    Steve McClaren 28 0.86
    Rafael Benitez 64 1.84

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #3

    We could have very easily won it in the last fifteen minutes as well mind.

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  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #4

    lochinvar – in the interest of fairness worth pointing out that for those 2 managers this included a year in the Championship even so I would agree Rafa & Houghton have definitely been our best 2 managers under Ashley.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #5

    We had to endure 155 games of Alan Pardew, that really does sum up what the Ashley era was all about, he’d more than likely still be here now if he hadn’t of bailed.

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Lochinvar
    What about Sir Bobby?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #7

    sitc,
    I think it’s just listing the Ashley era managers.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Some amount of managers for a regime that preached stability, and Pardew was here for five of those ten years.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #9

    sitc,
    only Ashley’s managers listed

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  • Jib

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Those stats prove zilch
    Hughton’s average in the fizzy pop
    102 points 46 games
    2.2
    In the PL
    19 points 16 games
    .84

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Ah ok gotchas..

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  • hibbit

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #12

    been the longest 10 years of my life
    not sure if that’s good or bad

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  • Tinman

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Suddenly Perez is golden boy? He’s been running around like a headless chicken all season. He had just first good game of the season, long may it continue

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #14

    St. James will be rocking on Saturday. Can’t fcuking wait!

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  • sparky55

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #15

    This take-over news has certainly taken the wind out of Palaces sails after their win over Chelsea…maybe the momentum has switched over to us now because Shirebrooktoon is correct…the toon will be rocking’ on Saturday 🙂

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  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #16

    It would be interesting to see SBR stats alongside those – I would imagine they would be just as good – one for the Googlemeister 🙂

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  • sparky55

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #17

    History is for the historians…let’s look forward to some happy days with a well funded club, a well managed club, good transfer window budgets and a world class manager 🙂 🙂

    Can’t get rid of the Fonz tune in me head…Happy days are here again

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  • sparky55

    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Hibbit…believe me…it was bad! 🙂 🙂

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  • Jib

    Oct 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Sir Robert’s stats

    1999-2000
    1.62
    2000-2001
    1.34
    2001-2002
    1.87
    2002 -2003
    1.81

    1.66 average for 4 seasons

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