Argument Rages On Whether Magpies Should Have Loaned Mitrovic To Fulham


With Mitrovic doing so well for Fulham scoring 5 goals in his first 7 games for them it has brought up the argument again about why Rafa didn’t play Mitro much over the last couple of seasons.

It’s of course much easier to score in the Championship simply because the defenders are not as good in the Championship.

Just as Dwight Gayle will testify to.

So that’s one point but we still think Mitro would have put away some of the chances that Joselu has had this season.

But in a nutshell, Fulham are playing to Mitro’s strengths and that’s one big reason he’s scoring goals.

Mitro’s talents don’t show up as well in Rafa’s fast counter-attacking tactics.

Aleksandar Mitrovic – in action last night against Sheffield United – scored a brace

One thing that makes it look worse is that the striker we brought in – Islam Slimani is still injured and hasn’t played for us yet.

The positive thing for Newcastle is we should be able to get some big bucks for Mitro.

We’re sure he will still be sold by Rafa this summer.

He could also very easily have a good word Cup for Serbia since he scored the important goals for his country in qualifying.

Here are some of the tweets:


9 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Fulham fans must be wondering just WTF is going on at NUFC, although I doubt if we’ll hear them complaining.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed I would say it hard to score goals in the championship as you do not have the time like in the premiership , players in championship are on your back as soon as the ball at your feet its more competitive in that league and a lot hard to get out.

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  • jimmygscot

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Other Championship teams are cursing Newcastle for letting Mitro go to Fulham while teams at the bottom of the Premiership are having a right laugh at Newcastle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4

    As long as they’re not laughing in May jimmysnot.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    There was no down side in letting Mitro go on loan. He wasn’t getting a game here, rightly or wrongly. I’m not debating that one now as I’m bored of it. The fact is that by going on loan, he’s having a better time for himself, Rafa is getting a good look at him in a first team environment where he can’t damage us, he’s scoring goals to improve his confidence and cement his place in the Serbia team and he’s increasing his transfer value. Rafa will have a decision to make come July time when Serbia are done with the WC – sell or keep. Whichever decision he makes will have a better outcome than it would have done had he let Mitro rot on the bench for the rest of the season ie a better transfer fee or a squad player in form and confident.

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  • Jib

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Chris Wilder
    Did really well bringing the Blades up
    as champions with 100 points.
    Now he’s struggling and in fear of his job
    His comment on Mitro is really to cover
    his own ass after getting twatted last night
    they only had 1/3 possession and 2 shots on goal

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 7, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib, it’s a shame when managers of promoted teams see their jobs on the line. Promotion is an achievement in its own right, avoiding relegation the next season is almost more difficult, no matter which league you are promoted into. Look at Sean Dyche at Burnley, the board stuck with him while they flip-flopped between the PL and Champo for a couple of seasons, helped him keep the squad together and backed him to add to it strategically and he’s got them to a place where they are a well-respected, stable PL club enjoying their best run of success for 40 years.

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  • 9

    Mar 7, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Very difficult to agree with Rob@5: Mitro has no future whatsoever under Rafa. Right or (as I suspect) wrong:End of.

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  • asl123

    Mar 8, 2018 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Man management is not every manager good at. Look at Mou, Conte and Pep also having the same issue, but they got the cards to turn thing around. Unfortunately, that downside instead of success is including Rafa when the squad crying out loud for someone who can put that fckg ball inside the net as well as harass the oppo defenders. If we eventually relegated, I still point the fingers into Rafa face for alienated Mitro for whatever reason it is. He deserve it when he gambling on it.

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