At Least One Loan Signing For Newcastle Looks A Winner

Martin Dubravka has been named as the Newcastle United Fun88 February Player of the Month as reported on the Newcastle website.

Martin had a magnificent debut against Manchester United when he made several outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet against the Red Devils and gave us a famous victory.

Martin offers something different from Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, as he is very good with his feet and can play like a sweeper at the back.

The 29-year-old Slovakian International followed his debut with two solid performances against Bournemouth and Liverpool and has settled in quickly in the team.

Martin Dubravka – in action at Bournemouth

He is also very vocal at the back which is something that Rafa wanted in his goalkeeper.

We are paying a €2M loan fee for him and can sign him permanently for €4M in the summer.

There are still 9 crucial games to play, but if Martin keeps up his good form, he should be our number one goalkeeper for next season.

But we will only sign him if we are still a Premier League club.

If we are not – we don’t know what’s going to happen – that would be another complete disaster for Newcastle United under Mike Ashley.

But so far – it’s well done Dubravka.

Comments welcome.

Note: For those of you using a desktop or larger screen to view the articles – when there are two columns – the RH column is not where it should be and appears at the bottom left and may mess up the comments.

I’ve asked Kacper Tylenda to look into the problem (that I caused) – so hopefully it will be fixed soon – sorry for the inconvenience.

There are no problems on smaller screens like cell phones and the like.

4 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Mar 7, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    i don’t think Ashleys been to a home game this season certainly not taken his seat in the directors box !!!

    Bishop never misses a home game and Barnes has been to quite a few games but there’s been no sign of Ashley to the best of my knowledge

  • Jib

    Mar 7, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Grant Hanley was terrific last night as the Canaries held
    Nottingham Forest to a goalless draw,
    Hanley is still only 26, and he is benefiting from playing regularly.
    He has made 25 appearances this season for Norwich since signing
    and appears to be getting better and better. Last season he was handed
    just five starts for Newcastle.
    Hanley looks a different player to the one at Newcastle and
    is getting his career back on track.

    It aint rocket science he has found his level – just like Mitro

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Mar 7, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    when I say make ashleys life hell I meant boycotts and continuous protests where he stands to lose money.. but then again all these protests would give sports direct a lot of exposure like he want so not sure what else we can do to get rid of him. There’s no doubt I don’t think ashley wants to sell I think he did all this to make sure he didn’t need to spend what rafa wanted to spend. Very suspicious he puts club up for sale so soon after that sky interview. that interview made me feel he is staying for a long while yet then suddenly we are up for sale. does not add up

  • martoon

    Mar 7, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed I’ve found the problem is there in IE11 but no problem with Google Chrome!


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