Jamaal Lays It On The Line – There’s No Time To Relax


Jamaal Lascelles had another powerful game in the center of Newcastle’s defense on Saturday in the crucial 1-0 win over fellow relegation strugglers Huddersfield Town.

It was a late goal after 80 minutes scored by Ayoze Perez that gave us the win.

And the lads did really well to keep going in the second half after missing several good chances in the first half when we dominated the game.

The players as a whole are becoming more experienced as the season goes on.

Jamaal Lascelles was delighted with the win, and he will treat every remaining game as a CupFfinal and wants all 3 points in every game.

That sounds good.

Jamaal Lascelles – applauding supporters

This is what he has said in the local papers:

“A massive win, I thought the break might affect us but it didn’t. We were on the front foot from the start.”

“I thought it could have been four or five and they didn’t really threaten us.”

“We kept our patience and the goal eventually came.”

“I’m really pleased with the boys.”

“Huddersfield came for a draw but we wanted nothing less than three points.”

“We were hungry, passionate and that has led us to creep up the table a little further.”

“Martin has been fantastic in goal, the back four have been solid.”

“The two center-mids have really stepped up – Jonjo and Mo, they are pretty much running the games for us now.”

“Nice to get Slimani on the pitch, he was a handful, probably his presence in the box created room for Ayoze to score the winner.”

“I don’t think there is any time to relax.”

“Even if we were already safe I would still want to win every single game we play.”

“Every single game should be a cup final, that is my mentality.’”

This lad has leadership flowing in his veins.

He is a born leader and when you combine that with his vast potential and the future coaching of Rafa Benitez, Jamaal should have a stellar career ahead of him at Newcastle United.

He was a risky appointment as the captain by Rafa almost two years ago but we now see why Rafa made him the captain.

Rafael and Jamaal also seem to think the same way.

Comments welcome.


9 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 2, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Best defender I have seen in a toon top since woodgate.

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  • Sherlock

    Apr 2, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Love the kid however if someone came in with bid around 70 million I would take it and say thanks for all your help jamall but see ya later. 30 million nowhere near enough for an up and coming future England international..

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  • Sherlock

    Apr 2, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    At the same time would love to keep him and build a young exciting team with him at the helm. Stop being so negative at times I tell myself ….

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  • G

    Apr 2, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Given his age, nationality, and potential I think any club interested would have to break a record to sign him.

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 2, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Sherlock
    Yeah figures like 70 mil and he would probably be away, we can’t pass up that kind of money. But he’d be a big hole to fill. International, young, with leadership skills would be on the person spec. Suddenly 70mil would look like chicken feed.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    why sell our best players !!!

    it’s the press playing wind up we’ve had no bids and yet some on here have him sold

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  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    the original story in the Mirror was Chelsea wanted him for £20m and that Conte had him marked as a Terry replacement now folk on here have him at £70m and sold
    will Conte still be at Chelsea next season ???

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  • lesh

    Apr 2, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    sing in the corner

    As long as Ashley’s around we’ll always be unable to ‘pass up that kind of money’ for players. Why the hell should the club need to sell when there’s an opportunity for continuous investment which, with Rafa at the helm, could lead greater income born of continuous improvement.

    The last things fans ought to be doing is discussing selling players who have the potential to take the club forward – that sort of talk’ll be music to Ashley’s greedy ears. He’s all for maximising profit from minimal investment where the risk of a relatively small loss is more attractive than high investment with potential high loss.

    So, encourage Ashley to sell our top players and the club’ll continue with it’s annual fight against relegation – without Rafa!

    If we can benefit from anyone leaving, Ashley’s favourite to go – as long as we get an owner who wants to take the club forward.

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  • Toondog2

    Apr 2, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh,

    I agree I don’t see any point in struggling all the time trying to avoid or even succumb to relegation by selling our best players even for the silly figures now being paid for players £75M for Van Dyck to Liverpool .
    We are trying to improve so we can compete with the top 8 at least not just to be a feeder club for Clubs with limitless money.
    I want to see Rafa with some proper sensible funding and lets see where we can finish in the EPl and not always looking at the bottom 3

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