Jamaal Lascelles Talks About Some Of His Captain’s Responsibilities


Jamaal Lascelles has been interviewed a lot since yesterday when he signed a new and improved contract that will keep him at Newcastle through June 2024 – now if we can only get Rafa Benitez to sign a deal that keeps him on Tyneside for that same length of time.

Jamaal can be outspoken in interviews, and he doesn’t mess around.

He commented yesterday and asked the fans to end their negativity around owner Mike Ashley and keep supporting the side.

That has met with some mixed reactions from the fans but remember he is responsible for that happens on the pitch, and if protests negatively affect the players, it’s up to him to say that.

Speaking up about it yesterday shows both his courage and leadership.

Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle captain

Another issue Jamaal was involved in over the summer was the disagreement on players’ bonuses for the season.

That was sorted out just before the first game of the season at home to Tottenham and whereas last year he needed to call Mike Ashley, this time he didn’t have to call the owner.

This is what Jamal has said about that in the Chronicle today:

“I didn’t speak to Mike Ashley on the phone.” “I spoke to somebody else about it.” “It is the role a captain has to do.”

“Every single captain in football has to sort out bonuses and other things for players, trying to do what’s best.”

“Some things might take longer than others but we got something sorted and it was just part of the job.”

“Ours wasn’t straightforward but there was no rush.” “You don’t get the bonus until the end of the season anyway so it didn’t really matter.”

Now we play a tough game against Watford tomorrow afternoon at home, and there are not too many fans think we can win our game tomorrow.

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17 comments so far

  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Scratchy on about the protests breeding negativity, all this coming from the most negative person on the blog, you couldn’t make it up! Complete non-fan.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #2

    catchy of norway

    “Mar 12, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #40
    why can i not like Rafa like,, yes i like Shteve, and i think he did improve the football side of things, but it went pair shape for him, he needed to work on finishing and defending, but instead it seemed like it was all about passing,

    im not just a one dimensional guy, i said a long time ago there were plenty of managers out there who could do a good job for us, the reason i mentioned Shteve was more down to how much i thought MASH would pay for a coach/manager,, Shteve fit his old bill nicely,

    but im happy that mash is putting his money in his pocket and getting good players and a top manager.

    no blaming the guy now.

    time to back the club, lets not forget what has happened , but move forward together.”

    Ha ha ha!

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Black and white armpit

    it’s funny, i see it as positive.

    I believe the players are better than is currently being shown. so please explain how that’s a negative.

    wanting the manager to be a bit more adventurous, again that’s positive, sitting back is negative ?.

    you can not win a game if you don’t score goals, again positive football.

    it’s fantastic that we don’t conced so many goals, but it means nothing if you don’t score goals.

    Subs,, sometimes like 4 like is what’s needed, other times it’s not.

    everything about Rafa and NUFC is very predictable right now, that’s a huge negative.

    anyway, ranting at fans for having an opinion is very strange, it’s like you have nothing or no opinions of your own, so you just attack other who do have one.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Surely this can’t be Rafas fault though you said he was a top coach?

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Black and white

    fantastic, you prove my point for me.

    back the manager until it goes wrong, and he pays the price.

    it’s the same thing I say now, my philosophy doesn’t change,

    positive football, try and score. and i’m happy.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Do you think he’s a top coach or not?

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    catchy “back the manager until it goes wrong, and he pays the price.”

    Rafa won us promotion as Champions then earned us a 10th place finish in our first season back in the Prem. Can you really say it gone wrong for him yet? If not, does he not, by your own statement, deserve your full backing?

    Not being confrontational, just curious.

    Finally, which available and realistically recruitable manager do you think would do a better job with the group of players available?

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t ask the viable replacement question Rob, he dodges that one every time.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Yup, I’m very aware…

    😉

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve been going back on Scratchys old posts on the blog, they were proving a little tricky to track down until i realised the mistake i was making, i now only search after we’ve been beaten, sure as shit he’s there sniping, check the blog after a win and there’s nothing… Aye top fan.

    Revels in our demise.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Answer the question Scratchy I know you’re there… Do you consider Rafa a top coach?

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Black and white,

    i’m not sure when i have ever dodged it, i normally say Pep. everyone is asking for Ashley to be replaced, me included, but I never hear anyone put a name forward, and i don’t see the difference.

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Lots of people put names forward, shit retort. Do you consider Rafa a top coach?

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Catchy has an agenda. Just a shame he forgets what it is sometimes.

    ?

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  • Black and white armpit

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Funky Tsunki on the money.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry forgot to add if you’re searching for catchy comments don’t bother with any championship seasons. He doesn’t do the Championship version of NUFC. 😐

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 2, 2018 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Rob

    Rafa had the most expensive team in the championship, odds on favourites to win it with everyone, every match the the pundits said we were a premiership team with a world class manager. and yes he won it, just though, it was more like the other team threw it away, but if you look at the stats, it was like just do enough, no more, we were fifth if it was just home form, and that’s not good, our home should be a fortress,

    then in the prem, 10th ok but i don’t think there is that much difference from 8th top the top 6 teams in the championship, on theredays we all have players to win the game, and again, we win by just doing enough, we never ever play football for 90 mins, we play to contain and manage the match, and that worked 5 years ago, but now football is about scoring goals again, not sneaking wins 1-0.

    Rafa is a very reactive Manager, Jamie carragha says he loves to cause confrontation with owners and get the fans on his side, this is a guy who knows him very well, and i see it, our club is perfect for him, I don’t think there is a club out there with a bigger divide than ours, so straight away he has there loyalty,

    We finished 10th, but we did it with a very tight defence, not by scoring goals, and I personally feel that the way we play football we are always one bad pass away from the other team having a shot, because we sit so deep,

    If Rafa wasn’t going to sign his contract, he should have left the club, it’s not good when your leader is asking for commitment yet he isn’t showing any, I thought his transfer dealings in the summer were pretty shocking I thought they were last summer too, I have no idea what he is trying to achieve with the players he brings in. defensively we look ok, but any type of attack minded player always looks poor when ever we play, we are totally devoid of ideas going forward,

    Joselu or gayle? Rondon or Mitro, I know let’s just settle for Perez, utter madness imo.
    Why sign Schar? why sign Ki, or even Muto for that matter. why buy bench warmers? if they don’t go into your first team straight away don’t waste the money. Atsu and Murphy, again both bought as bench warmers so he can loan the one he really wanted. again baffling

    I really don’t like the way he treats the players, he has his faves, which is also something carragha and Gerrard said about him at Liverpool, that he favoured the spanish speaking players, very evident.

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