Acting Captain Over The Moon With Newcastle’s Superb Performance

In the absence of both Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey yesterday local lad Paul Dummett was the Newcastle captain in what was one of our best results and performances of the season.

An in-form Bournemouth side came to Toon yesterday, and we were much the better team in that first half; two brilliant goals from Salomon Rondon had us 2-1 up at the half.

But it should have been more and the lads spent the second half defending brilliantly and heroically to keep the Cherries at bay.

A fantastic game and result for a gutsy Newcastle side who never gave up when under so much pressure in those final 20 minutes of the game.

Paul Dummett – another much-needed win

This is what a proud Paul Dummett had to say on the Newcastle website after the game:

“From start to finish, we created chances. We did sit back a bit and let them have the ball, but we played some good football, and we caused them problems in the way we played,”

“We knew their weaknesses, and we tried to play to our strengths and their weaknesses. We created a lot of chances, and it could have been more.”

“The full team worked really hard together defending and attacking to make sure we won the game, especially when they were pushing for another goal towards the end.”

“Last week, a win was much-needed, and this was the same – especially before the game when we saw that Cardiff had won as well because they’re obviously one of our rivals in the position we’re in.”

“But to get back to back wins in the Premier League is difficult. It’s nervy when you’re winning 2-1 because one little mistake or one drop in the box to them can result in a goal.”

“But I don’t think we ever felt like we were under loads of pressure to concede, and I think that’s because of the way we are – we work hard together as a team to make sure we’re like that.”

“It’s really positive that we got the result going into the international break, and it’ll give us confidence going into the next game after it.”

“I thought he (Rondon) was fantastic today,” “Every ball we put up to him, he held it up, and he brought other players into play.”

“He stretched them in behind, he was strong, and I thought the all-round performance was brilliant.

“I’m delighted for him to get his two goals, because it has been a difficult season for us, and he’s had his injuries.”

“But he showed today why the manager brought him to the club, and hopefully he can keep on producing those performances for us.”

After the impressive performances of Ki and Schar yesterday it’s difficult to see how they can be dropped for our next game at Burnley after the International break.

Both Jamaal Lascelles andJonjo  Shelvey should be fit again for that game.

Rafa said he wanted players to step up and give him some selection problems.

He’s got them now.

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15 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    winderful ?

    how about
    won derbar

  • Tsunki

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    I know we all get carried away with a much needed win but it has to be pointed out a few individuals didn’t have a very good game yesterday. There were some pretty awful displays by some –

    Mike “pointless mackem” Ashley’s mate
    Catchy – did he even show up?!?!

    There were a few others like Geremis prosthetic Leg Fund who had a really shaky start but put together a passable performance in the latter stages. Need to apply themselves more.

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Catchpole did even make the bench

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    didn’t even

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5


    Firstly I think you’ll find it’s bare faced, not bold faced and secondly if you’re now claiming ”fake news” about your pre match comments this week, how long do you think would take Jib to find said comments. You embarrassed yourself forever about Coloccinni, obviously lesson from that unhealthy obsession clearly not learned.

  • Paully

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Catchy was last seen bare chested behind his settee whipping his back with larch branches until he drew blood.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7


    Very good. Not sure I’d put Toonbrother quite in the same bracket as mentioned but suggest he looks up the word fickle and the meaning thereof, as his warming up on the sidelines definitely needs work.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8


    The “Academy” needs a new trainer if Catchy isn’t going to show up. Bad example to the trainees.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    A couple of Dubrovka saves yesterday were exceptional.
    Ki seems to gave the knack of moving himself and the ball into space to allow the opportunity to make decisive passes.
    Rondon excelled and significantly Kennedy varied his game going down the byeline to put crosses in and not just cut inside all the time. That kept their defence from keeping the same shape and opened up space.
    Nothing like coming out of the ground to see “all with smiling faces”

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    I danced a jig and swung me twig

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Ki, Shar and Fernandez under Ash’s spending restraints are looking like incredibly inspired signings for absolute peanuts. All classy, ball players who have given us a whole new dimension.

    I’m simply amazed no congratulations to Rafa have not been forthcoming from catchpole and the rest of his one eyed crew.

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #12

    I wonder if we’ll find that Salomon has a
    slight niggly knock that unfortunately
    prevents his linking up with the Venezuela
    squad (so sad – boo hoo)

  • kc2012

    Nov 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Still buzzing from yesterday. It’s good to finally feel positive about the toon.

    In other news did anyone see Gayles cheeky goal last Night? The lads a machine in that league. Glad he’s found his form again

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 11, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    Didn’t get to see the game yesterday so had to watch motd – first time I’ve actually watched motd this season – obviously difficult to tell who had good / poor game but I think someone mentioned before about Ritchie not tracking runners leaving Yedlin exposed
    Bring on Burnley ..


  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #15


    Tbh I can find Ritchie quite frustrating as he can be wasteful in good situations. He doesn’t really get tackled as such a lot but quite often gives possession with a stray passs, rarely can beat a man and so moves can break down. Mind you, that could be said of Perez and Diame too. I guess you just have to take the collective good from a team that give absolutely everything.


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