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Our Man Of The Match Can Become A Future Star Player

Jacob Murphy had an excellent second half on Saturday and scored a goal that showed his talent when he deftly chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

That made the score at the Etihad Stadium 2-1 with just over 20 minutes to play.

Sergio Aguero then scored a late goal to make it 3-1, but for the second time against City this season we were in with a chance in the last 20 minutes of the game.

Jacob made a slow start to his Newcastle career, but at the time Rafa said he was improving with almost every training session.

Jacob Murphy – scoring his first goal ever for Newcastle

Jacob kept Matt Ritchie out of the team on Saturday and showed he has the skill and talent and can score some goals.

Rafa will still bring him on slowly, and he had this to say about the former Norwich City winger in the Chronicle:

“He is a young player, and he has to learn.”

“I would say coming from the Championship to the Premier League, to play at this level against the likes of Manchester City, it is a very long way.”

“He still has plenty of room for improvement.

“He is the type of player that some new signings would really help.”

He is a young player with talent, and when a player like that has experienced players around them, they will go and become better players.”

Jacob is looking to be a terrific signing Rafa made last summer.

Second in the voting is local lad Paul Dummett who made tackles and blocks all game long and he now looks a better player than we thought he was.

He’s improving all the time with Rafa’s guidance, and we know Rafa rates Paul highly as a solid defender.

Next in the voting is goalkeeper Karl Darlow who made some great saves to keep the score down.

Karl had an excellent game, and he was under pressure most of the time.

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11 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Murphy is improving week on week it seems. Great to see. Still at championship level right now but definitely has the potential to be a good premier league player.

  • kakaobi

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Only a few days ago it was mentioned we got the wrong brother

  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3

    The main names linked with us this morning around Europe
    Loic Remy
    André Schurrle
    Davy Klaasen
    Papa Alioune Ndiaye
    Sandro Ramirez
    Islam Slimani

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Schurrle would be immense

  • Tsunki

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s always the usual suspects bestowing their glowing football knowledge to blogdom who like to condemn new players after one or two games.

  • stan anderson

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Cant get my head around the fact that you own the club and discover a debt the club had at the time of purchase.You then loan your club,YOUR CLUB,the money to pay off that debt to save interest payments,but you get free advertising of S–T DIRECT forever it seems.
    All seems strange to me. I never lend myself anything as i cant be trusted to pay things back.
    I just borrow from WONGA instead.

  • Klatoon

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #7

    He is raw as some of his decisions when given alot of time on the ball have shown, but this comes with age. However the other aspects are good, clever off the ball movement, ability and confidence to take on his man and an obvious eye for goal.

  • G

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I actually thought the whole team did really well, (particularly in the 2nd half) apart from Manquillo whom was a little out of his depth. If the lads played like that against the West Broms and Brightons of this world we would be far better off in the table.

  • nufc 11

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Josh Murphy just as good, Rafa needs to get a move on before word gets out.

  • Jib

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #10

    stan anderson
    I’ll do what I always do when talking to mackems
    I’ll speak v e r y s l o w l y
    L i m i t e d C o m p a n i e s
    h a v e – a – s e p a r a t e – l e g a l- i d e n t i t y

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Jibe has struck again #10
    Unearthed another Mackem, should we give him the grand title of Makem Finder General?


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