Newcastle Fans Generally Sympathetic With Homesick Isaac Hayden

It seems the reason Isaac Hayden wants to leave Newcastle is that he’s homesick and wants to move south – he was born in Chelmsford in Essex.

It’s really a pity that he’s the second young central midfielder that wants to leave the club this summer.

Mikel Merino earlier this week left Newcastle for a £10M move back home to play for Real Sociedad – which is 50 miles from where he was born.

And it’s not good these young players seem not to be able to settle in Newcastle,

But it’s always been that way and we only want players who want to stay on Tyneside and play for Newcastle.

But Isaac seems a special case because he’s a smashing lad who seemed to love playing for Rafa and for the fans over the last two seasons.

And he did a lot of work for the Newcastle United Foundation and the food bank.

It’s for personal reasons and it would be good if fans can respect that.

Isaac helped us get promoted back to the Premier League and last season he played 29 times with one goal.

Issac Hayden – homesick

In his two seasons on Tyneside, he played 67 times with 3 goals and 4 assists.

He is a very good technical player and did well for Newcastle when we needed it.

We only wish him the best for his future.

Here are some tweets sent out following the news:

But Colback has no future with Rafa at Newcastle.

33 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Jesper – “Tsunki…with all due respect maybe you should take something with you from yesterday’s debacle…be quite would be a start!…take a break from everything here would probably do you no harm!…I have actually dicided to leave it up to the blog how much they want to listen you to you…it’s not my problem anymore how it impacts the blog!

    There has been too many on here who has let this escalate…and some have come in late with their 2 cents…bit rich!”

    You’re right this escalated but not on my part. I just asked two questions. You made it appear you were being bullied. You are the one using patronising insults. But as you say the blog needs a rest, mostly from you though. You have shown yourself up to be an evasive blog haunting pseudo fan with the purpose of agitating with your complaints – but with no real insight into the club you actually have nothing else to add, namely an opinion you would put your name to.

    You come across as genial sometimes but mostly spiteful and tricky. You could have manned up but no. And careful with the suggestions I leave, that could be construed as bullying.! 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I doubt Hayden is homesick seeing as the commute is barely an hour or so by plane. It’s more likely he’s sick of being on the bench. Not a big loss I couldn’t see the potential in him to be frank.

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I think there’s more to Hayden’s request than
    simple home-sickness.
    His mum is Jamaican and on her own.
    I hope her health is OK

  • Tsunki

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    He was an all round good egg though and got stuck into the community so tbf hope all goes well with the lad.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    He’s not the only one who is sick and I reckon there will be afew more before the transfer window closes.

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Hasn’t badmouthed the Toon or whinged about game time. He did what he was asked. I hope the lad does well and all his family keep good health

  • sweendog

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib agreed, and he is not like other players players who haven’t asked for a transfer but want to leave.
    Good luck to him and I hope he achieves his potential wherever he goes.

  • Wayayman

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I echo what Jib says above. I remember Gavin Peacock, who had been a massive player for us, suddenly being let go by Keegan. A while later it was revealed that Peacock’s son was born with a disability that Summer and his wife wanted to be by her family for support. We forget that things arent always about money or football reasons – there are things more important in life.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Poor little diddums snowflake. he should grow a pair.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Well said mate and my best wishes go with Hayden where ever his future may be

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Sports Illustrated on Why a rich bloke should buy The Toon.

    Could be a plant from Ashley but….

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    plus your comments yesterday about the Good Friday
    agreement – it would appear you are in the perfect location.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #13

    “If you want to build something exciting, to unleash a new power on English and European football, then Newcastle are surely the club to buy”.

    Couldn’t say it better myself.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 14, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    No mask Jib, I just despise blair, and everything he did to the UK, a truly despicable individual.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #15

    The BBC football page unable to summon up much enthusiasm for this afternoon’s match.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Dubai……… Very interesting article that reeks of a marketing ploy from Ashley’s mob.
    The problem nowadays with rich individuals buying football clubs as boys toys is that they have to compete with Sovereign States in the transfer market. Abramovic has ploughed hundreds of millions into Chalsea and had plenty of success, but the word is he nearly threw the towel in recently as apparently he’s had enough of paying these nonsensical prices for the top players.

    Buying our club is maybe accessible but buying top players to compete at the top level hmmmmm.

  • lesh

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #17


    Given that you’re based where you are you may not be getting the coverage of Windrush and the anxieties of many former West Indians and their families who are living under the threat of deportation from the UK.

    If Jib is correct in saying that Hayden’s mother’s of Jamaican stock and living alone, then it may be that she and her relatives are carrying that worry. If that is the case, then it’s to young Hayden’s credit that he wants to be by his family.

  • simon376

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Wayayman, yeah Gavin is my cousin, well 2nd cousin, him and Amanda wanted to be back beside their parents. He did say later in wished he had stayed. His son, born with 1/2 an arm missing was playing and doing well in rugby as a young child, then got a career in karati then coaching cafe fighting, now runs a gym, so done so well for himself. But you are spot on, we never know what is going on in players families and why they may move and sometimes the move doesn’t always work out best for them. Not just coz want more money or game time. Just hope everything is ok with this lads family and he does well for himself

  • Pitmatic

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Pity about Hayden. I thought he had a lot of potential. I wonder what sort of fee they’ll want for him? Should be upwards of £6m I’d say. Maybe a loan with an option to buy would be the way to go. Wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up with Mitro at Fulham.

  • Little h

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Shame to see hayden go.
    Genuinely nice guy, not the best ‘baller, but still gave 110% and never got a bad word to say about him.

    I hope he takes what hes learned from rafa and improves, hopefully we will see him in the 3 lions shirt one day

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #21

    The Belgians have already arranged an open top
    bus to parade the team around Brussels in anticipation
    of their 3rd place finish.

    Banana skin come to mind

  • Phil K

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Hope the lad can get sorted out. He’s no Nile Ranger or the whingeing self-obsessed Michael Owen
    But we were ridiculously low on 1st team squad compared to rest of division and its been more outgoings than incomings – and we need to STRENGTHEN and its Ashley and the bald penguin sidekick responsible – like last season
    Raf can only do so much with what he has
    If we go down again,
    Once again its because Ashley won’t fund the team while taking from it

  • toon kk

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #23

    I wish Hayden all the best for his future, not really a premier league quality player so not a great miss as far as effecting our squad goes.

  • lesh

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #24

    To whom it may concern

    Yesterday’s arguing between a small number of posters didn’t do anyone any favours. People are entitled to their opinions but it appears that some are slammed no matter what.

    Surely there’s no qualification to be a supporter of Newcastle United and whether a person gets to matches, watches or listens to matches via the media or even just reads about the Club doesn’t detract from their support.

    Facing up to the reality of NUFC and its life under Ashley isn’t easy and the last thing we should be doing is falling out and arguing over relative trivia. As someone posted earlier, what the hell are potential fans or those based at home or overseas to think?

    Newcastle United? Newcastle United, disunited!

    Please give the arguing and baiting a break – it doesn’t make pleasant reading.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s being reported that Mourinho wants Bale, Modric and Maguire. He’s obviously told the hierarchy at Manure that to compete with City they need to spend big. How much would those three cost? And then the sickening part is they will have to fit in to Mourinho’s dull negative system and if they do get closer to City , Jose will be reiterating how wonderful he is. He will be insisting on a huge spend for the obvious established stars as he will definitely not want to be upstaged by Pep again. This is why we are so so lucky to have Rafa who can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear and hold his own with the big spenders.

    How can any owner buying NUFC be interested in getting involved in a league with Power Struggles like that going on?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #26

    At least he’s had the decency to hand in a request instead of acting the bollorx to force a move which seems to be the way of a lot of players these days. Good luck to him, it’s whether CBA let him go for less than 15M or whatever they value him at now though that will determine his future.

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Brighton after him acc to Twatter

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #28

    If we can’t get shot of Mitro for whatever reason then I can see this summer ending in tears.

  • lesh

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29


    Rafa’s also declared his interest in wanting Bale, Modric and Maguire. Ashley’s recovering in intensive care!

  • Jib

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Just watched the launching of the Sir David Attenborough
    at Birkenhead on Sky by the man himself.
    He’s a fit looking 92 !!!!!

  • Toonces

    Jul 14, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail – If Mitro doesn’t get moved along, then a reason might be that Rafa changed his mind about him. Who are you to question Rafa’s judgement if that’s the case? 😉

  • swemag

    Jul 14, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Brighton paying 10 million for him. They must have had that mixed up with the Merino deal. If we get 5 it would be amazing.

  • lesh

    Jul 14, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #33


    If you haven’t heard, a pro-Trump rally held at the US embassy attracted a crowd of ‘a few dozen’. Meanwhile, thousands take to the streets to let him know how much he’s welcomed in Scotland.

    Liam Fox, one of the Johnson/ Rees-Mogg/ Farage/ Piers Morgan cheer leading group feels that the demonstrations didn’t truly reflect the warmth the UK population feels for Trump. How true!


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