Some Terrific And Gutsy Performances From Our Players In 2-1 Win


Newcastle put in another tremendous overall performance today with their new-look side.

Fernandez and Schar again partnered in central defense and their experience and strong defensive play was there for all to see.

The classy South Koren Ki had another strong game in the middle of the park.

He gives us something different in midfield and his cross-field ball to Kenedy on the left wing after 40 minutes set up the second goal.

A perfect Kenedy center was headed home in style and speed by Salomon Rondon – similar to the Shearer headed goals of old.

Rondon looked terrific with two goals in the first half, and in the second half he held up the ball brilliantly and drew some fouls to take the pressure off an overworked Newcastle defense.

The news is that Ashley wanted a younger striker brought in last summer, but they don’t have the experience and know-how that Rondon showed in spades today.

We now understand why Rafa wants Rondon at Newcastle.

Paul Dummett congratulates Salomon Rondon

It was just a little bit nerve-racking in that second half – it was real end-to-end stuff and great entertainment for the neutral observer, if not for the fans.

But our supporters continued to roar on the lads.

And the way we held out in those last 25 minutes or so showed guts galore from the players in black and white stripes.

Loved it!.

It’s similar to the back to the wall effort last week to preserve the 1-0 lead against Watford.

This Newcastle team is starting to look like a real Rafa Benitez side.

And today after Rondon’s two goals we had chances to get a third and maybe a fourth goal before Lerma scored for the visitors just before halftime.

If we keep playing like this, we will soon score a lot of goals in one game:  the confidence of our players has flooded back after last week’s first win of the season.

A heartwarming display today from Newcastle against a very good Bournemouth side.

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102 comments so far

  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Where’s all the neggars?

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Its hard to blame Rafa when we win
    They also dont have to defend MA much

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NINTCHDBPICT000439129851.jpg?strip=all&w=960

    Undisclosed payments

    4
  • lesh

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed

    The tone of your posts following these last two games suggest that you’re a much happier lad than you have been. I’m confident I can speak for all when I say we all hope that the lads continue to perform such that your demeanour and thus health improve commensurately.

    Howay the lads and howay wor Ed.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #4

    OP that was nicely put overleaf mate. Like you, I’m ex army but now against all conflict if it possibly can be avoided.
    War now is all about money or religion – of which I have neither frankly – and about making the sickeningly rich, richer.
    The same scumbags sell arms to both sides and ensure weapons that can damage them, get banned ffs!
    Anyway, respect for that matey, we have far more in common that just football.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon 22, he’s showing where he was cut to get those elfin ears for his part in Lord Of The Rings. My Preciousssss! His is the one ring that talks too much. 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Best game of the season end to end we attacked and they attacked was the first game where I felt properly entertained!

    Our team seems to have the confidence back we looked fitter and were playing some lovely passing moves especially from KI and Perez!

    Thought Fraser was good for them I think if we had someone like him instead of Richie we would be deadly! Richie did put in some tasty crosses but he struggles to keep pace and looks a passenger at times!

    Yedlin though he is turning into a complete fullback great going forward and solid defensively will be worth a hell of a lot more than the 5 million we paid for him!

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  • swemag

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #8

    So, all players are great and Rafa is king. Good thing we did not invest or we would have been where Fulham is. Mitro is a Championship striker and MA gets away with it again.
    Did I miss anything?
    Come January we will be top ten and MA will cash in some 50 mill on Lascelles as we dont really need him.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Eleven different nationalities were represented in our starting XI today – Slovakia, Wales, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, South Korea, Senegal, Scotland, Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain.

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  • jane

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #10

    5 of our summer signings played today:
    Schär
    Fernandez
    Ki Sung-yueng
    Kenedy
    Rondón

    and the other one that didn’t play (Muto) ain’t bad.

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  • jane

    Nov 10, 2018 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    make that 6 i forgot about Dubravka!

    5
  • Bobbybee

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #12

    OP, yeah, where are they? They never show after we win. Those slating us before ko, I noticed skipping through, suddenly vanish. At least we stand our ground and argue our reasons why we lost, against their Rafa Out nonsense. They just leave and hide. Can’t even give Rondon credit for his great goals, or say how we’ll we played. That says more about them than anything really.
    If Ashley backs Rafa – or hopefully sell up

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #13

    I wonder what would have happened if we had got all of the signings in early ?

    Probably would have got a few more points on the board I would imagine !

    Looks like we are turning it around but again it all feels like groundhog day under Ashley will he invest and start running the club properly if we are top 12 by January?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Well, Dummett’s thoroughly Geordie and Matt Ritchie was born in Gosport and sounds it, but still the point stands, we’re a cosmopolitan group.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Bobby

    On a similar note.

    Have you seen that Iceland have had a add pulled for being too political.

    It shows they plan to stop using Palm oil in any of their products within a year and other supermarkets don’t or won’t.

    Apparently it’s because Britain are selling billions of pounds worth of aircraft to the main producer of palm oil and the government doesn’t want to rock the boat.

    So they’d rather destroy the environment, devastate the only land Orangutans come from just so they can sell fighter jets to another country so we can continue to kill each other.

    Money money money

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Until MAs gone we are a none entity of a football club
    An advert that exists for the benefit of anther company
    How many more years until we actually compete in this league?
    Our owner has no intention of a cup run,or European football,its too expensive for him

    We are a club that will struggle until our owner sells

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Apologies for talking politics and environmental issues.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Grrr. Hopefully sells up, we’ll get to see exactly how good Rafa is. Miracle worker so far, but with backing we would definitely win something. Yet people would want him gone? Lost SBR that way, none of them will admit it though. Best manager we’ll likely ever get. He got it spot on again today.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Rondon and Mitrovic would have provided healthy cover for the number 9 shirt. Really suffered by not having that big target up top to hit over the course of that very tough start.

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks like we are turning it around but again it all feels like groundhog day under Ashley will he invest and start running the club properly if we are top 12 by January?

    Hes not done that in the last 11 years

    We have a net spend of about 2.6 million/year in that time

    He is a cancer to everything he touches

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Lets hope the media pick up the planed protests next week
    Or do you think he will buy the lads a curry and tell some other supporters to pee off again ?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NINTCHDBPICT000439129851.jpg?strip=all&w=960

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  • jane

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #22

    “They also dont have to defend MA much”

    toon22 this winning lark doesn’t help your cause at all does it. keep trying to be negative though!

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #23

    OP, the world’s gone mental mate. Absolutely mental. And on that I got to go out. Enjoy blogging. I’d say be nice to the negative posse but they ain’t here!! 🙂 So slag em orf!!! Ha ha ha!! Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?
    Sorry, very silly of me. Snigger.

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes Jane i will keep on being negative about Mike Ashley
    Until hes is gone

    Im sure its something you dont like

    Its never MAs fault

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Jane

    Why comment, is toon22 righty you’re a Ashley stooge.

    The posts ton8ght have been about football or Remberance and you appear to have a go at toon22.

    Is it getting to your boss lol

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Nicky
    Don’t think mitrovic is even in the same league as rondon
    We are well rid and we are now seeing his true colours At Fulham let’s just forget about him
    He is at best a championship player move on
    Rondon is a proper centre forward ,yes he needs to do it every game but I can’t remember a Newcastle no 9 performance as good as today for a very very long time
    Mitro is gone and wish him well but he is simply just not good enough

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #27

    2.6 million net spend over the last 11 years

    Are we to believe that represents “Every Penny” ?

    Hiya KBA

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  • jane

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Optimistic Panda my post was tongue in cheek! wind it in.

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Let’s not forget Mitro is still essentially a young man, Rondon at 29 should be in his prime

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Sure, but still, Rondon and Mitro is far better depth than Rondon and Joselu, and that start was a proper shit sandwich.

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Jane

    Bollocks

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Mike Ashley’s PR minion Keith Bishop informed his boss that he didn’t need to worry as the protest would have blown over by September..

    ‘This is not blowing over’ and Mike Ashley must realise he is sitting on top of a crumbling mess of his own making and the only course of action for him, is to finally accept he has to sell NUFC for a fair market price and let somebody else take over who is willing to make the club work for everybody, not just his own selfish ends.

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2018/11/sports-direct-hq-protest-by-newcastle-united-fans-against-mike-ashley-final-details-confirmed/

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #33

    A bit like jibs non racist comments

    2 peas in a pod or one pea in the same bod?

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #34

    LoL Jane

    Hiya KBA

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  • jane

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #35

    so much for your fine words Optimistic Panda this is the real you.

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Jane/JIB etc
    We dont like MA so by association you fall into category

    We arnt going to simply forget the last 11 years

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #37

    We arnt happy as supporters to simply stay in the league at the lowest possible cost to enable another company to benefit from cheap global advertising

    We arnt happy at our owner asset stripping the club,and it seems sticking two fingers up to us

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NINTCHDBPICT000439129851.jpg?strip=all&w=960

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  • toon22

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Even if we spent 100 million this January it would still leave us at such a shocking low net spend over the last 11 years its funny

    Well its funny to your boss anyhow.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Sky choice in 5 mins lads 🙂

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Behave yourself

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