Here’s Our Man Of The Match For Saturday

Newcastle should have wrapped up the game on Saturday at home to Swansea in the first 30 minutes.

But we were again woeful with our finishing and could only manage a 1-1 draw, and that’s not good enough if we are to survive another relegation this season.

We needed a goal from Ayoze Perez after the striker had scored three goals in the last couple of games, but it was not to be.

But Ayoze was still the Man of the Match, and he’s looking like an accomplished player at the moment and in top form.

Ayoze Perez – in action on Saturday

We need somebody to score goals for us this season, and Ayoze may be the player who can do that for us and help save our Premier League status.

That’s one hope we have for this season.

Ayoze got 21% of the vote followed by local lad Paul Dummett at 13%, and he has helped to solidify Newcastle’s defense since he came back from injury.

Our other fullback DeAndre Yedlin is next in line, and he had another good game against Swansea.

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21 comments so far

  • Macas

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Perez is abysmal. Makes one or two decent runs but what’s the use in that if you have no ability or footballing intelligence

  • hibbit

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    is it true that all the SD stock has gone out of the club shop???
    it was there on saturday and looked like paddy’s market (for our local older readers)

  • Mag52

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    If, and of course it’s a large if, the sale is still ongoing, surely the Staveley grouping would see the good sense in putting up the funds necessary for Rafa to buy the players who would keep us in the top division.
    The very last outcome they would want is for us to go down if they are serious about the purchase.
    A decision to do this would require a good deal of faith on their part in Rafa’s ability, but I feel it’s due to Rafa being there that they are interested in the purchase.

  • hibbit

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    it would also require a good deal of faith in Ashley and that’s where the problem could be they just dont trust him !!!

  • simon376

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Haven’t been in one for ages Hibbit, but just opened up spirts direct website and Newcastle isn’t one of the first few teams mentioned under football and kits. All in alphabetical order for 10 or so on there, but have to open up all teams to get Newcastle, would have thought be in first section. Somebody posted similar the other day, let’s hope this is leading to something

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Perez is among our top 3 most valuable assets. Will go on to have a fine career.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Mr Bishop is now gearing up to earn his wage I think. 2 more weeks for him to get his strategy sorted; not mike’s fault, not the best deal for the club and fans, too much uncertainty over the buyers finances, not certain they were the right fit for NUFC, we need to pull together, get behind Rafa etc etc watch it coming…..

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    And in the meantime, Swansea are reported to be ready to bid £25 for Gameiro from Atletico Madrid.

  • hibbit

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    i think the next 5 days will decide the future of the club

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #10

    What was that Curry house photo all about?

    With that bloke giving the thumbs up.

    Why no news at all?

    Surely someone at fa could say there’s a fit n proper test going on without blowing the deal

    Ashley said he’d back Rafa if no buyer found, so whats happening ffs

    This waiting is agonising

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #11

    * £25m for Gameiro.

    Ashley’ll value him at £25!

  • lochinvar

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    What makes you think that Ashley will disappear if we are relegated ?
    More likely that he’ll stay and just use the club as some sort of tax loss.
    A horrific prospect.

    On another note maybe Ant’s ex wife could help with the transfer fund as she’s just copped a £31m divorce settlement of the lad.

  • Corv

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Tempted to have a drive up to SJP this afternoon to check out the club shop to see if all the Sports Direct cr@p has gone. Surely that would confirm that the fat man is history.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #14


    Is that a million for every inch tall his forehead is?

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #15


    I think we could gazump them. Get Gameiro for £30.

    It might end in disappointment though

  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s an unfortunate time for the club to be caught in takeover limbo if that is what is happening. It won’t suit either party, Ashley because he will be negotiating a falling value asset, and the buyers because they have no remit to invest in a business they don’t own yet.

    It’s more likely to be all quiet on a failed deal with the NDA specifying no info leaks until after the transfer window closes in order to quell the inevitable fan unrest and keep it to a war cry. Meanwhile the PR machine will be cooking up some rubbish to pacify us all and that’s it’s actually a good thing to stick with Mike as we bravely battle on, wiping its own nose and running down Benitez contract.

    A big pessimistic i know but we know Mikey of old font we?

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #17


    If it all goes t@ts up mate and Ashley stays, Rafa goes, the Takeover fails and a concerted effort to hit SD shops with demonstrations viewed on national TV by fans affecting the share price, I am fairly sure attendances will drop and he will end up hace virtually to give the club away

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Ashley the gambler

    He is gambling on;
    No deal
    We stay up
    Not buying anyone
    Rafa stays or goes – will not sack

    Hoping that he will pocket £100 million plus TV money
    Selling in the summer for £300 million knowing him might up the price to £350 million if stay up
    Nice little earner £400 million plus in pocket.

    F**k Newcastle F**k the supporters MONEY STINKING DIRTY MONEY that’s all he is interested in

  • expatmag

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Simple fact is, if Ashley stays, I want us relegated. I dont want this git taking the p#ss any further. If we go down,

    He will lose 200 million at least
    He will need a firesale
    He will not fund a promotion push
    He will lose Rafa
    His asset will continue to devalue
    Eventually he will sell for a pittance

    A precedent is actually happening 12 miles down the road

  • Binney

    Jan 15, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Can confirm there’s not one shred of Sports Direct shite in SJP. Went there yesterday dinner time to see for myself.

  • Blofal

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Binney that’s a big positive. But I’ve been getting my hopes up for so long about so many bits of information that I’m exhausted.

    I’m even looking at flying over and attending my first ever game on 13th of May to see us get beaten by Chelsea so I hope it’s all sorted by then and we are safe.


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