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Newcastle Striker – I’m Proud To Play For Such A Huge Team

It seems that 22 year-old Ayoze Perez enjoyed the club tour in America, and he was shocked at the great welcome the team received in the states – but Newcastle are a popular team seen on TV around the world every single weekend during the season.

And even last season when things were not good (an understatement), we still had some famous wins – like beating Chelsea and ending their 24 game unbeaten run in early December, and that final game – when we beat West Ham 2-0 was something to see – with the lads and the crowd simply fantastic.

Steve McClaren watched that game at a friend’s home,  and he keeps bringing it up in his interviews,  of how a club can come together when it really really matters.

ayoze perez flicks it home

Ayoze Perez – what a goal at West Brom!!

Perez has once again realized he’s at a huge club,  and the very promising striker has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and it’s another good interview.

This is what Ayoze said:

“It is a surprise.” “When you come to America, somewhere so far away from Newcastle, and see the support for the team, it is unbelievable. I did not expect this.”

“I am pleased that we were able to go to them, to play in front of them, to train for them and to meet them. They are great supporters who love the Club as much as anyone.”

“Seeing the support for us in New Zealand last year and now America this year, shows what a big club Newcastle is.”

“I am proud to play for such a huge team and we will do everything on the pitch to make the fans proud as well.”

“We were disappointed to finish with a loss.” “In the first half against Portland we were in a bad way. We didn’t work as a team.”

“In the second half we were much better but it is important that we keep working and improving in the final three friendlies.”

“Of course, we want to win every game we play but also it is pre-season so it is about being physically ready and making sure we are playing the way the head coach wants us to.”

“It is all about being ready for the first Premier League game of the season, against Southampton.”

We hope to see Perez making similar progress like he did last season, when he scored some very important goals for us – including that goal of the season at West Brom.

Ayoze turned 22 six days ago, and that makes him about fourteen months older than Mitrovic – so our new signing from Anderlecht is really young – for a player who is already  so good.

It looks like Chancel Mbemba will be signed and introduced as late as Monday as Newcastle wait for the work permit – but maybe they are also waiting for word from the FIFA investigation on just how old he is?

And to finish with – something good – here’s that goal of the season from Perez – the sound isn’t that good – but the video is.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #1

    firebug…you are probably right! Just signing anyone relevant is a stroke of genius 😉

    And I agree with Belfast…the lad is probably closer to 33 than to 20!

  • firebug666

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce 13s14 seconds ago
    Plenty asking about Mbemba. Transfer is essentially complete but admin over his Visa still happening.Should be announced anytime. #NUFC

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Coming soon to a cinema near you
    The Mbemba Saga

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Hearing reports this morning that Newcastle have thrown their hat in the ring for Kevin Mirallas, along with Spurs and West Ham #NUFC #WHUFC

  • overtheline

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #5

    only to take the heat off the Shaqiri rumour I hope

  • croftus5678

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #6

    perez oh perez such promise with a great attitude !
    how i’ll love watching you play with a proper no9 in a 3 man attack with you / mit and rolando and siem / wij just behind.



    drooling all ready even without the cb and rw we desp need.

    a bench of;

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Well well well, the offending post that catches out pushy pardew as Ian toon seems to have been removed. It used to be a case of simply googling ‘Ian toon pushy pardew morning pushy not as bad as you’ and you could find it, seems Ian has pleaded with Ed to have it removed.

  • G peart 83

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Shaqiri is world class toon fans would love him the only thing holding him back from playing for a top top side is his off field antics

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #9

    For Abdennour he will not go to a club to bench warm. He looking to build a career. I think he might go to Athletico or Liverpool but not Barca.

    I have a feeling he is coming to us. Shaqri I think he is off to Shalker. Disappointed.

    Abdennour, Shaqiri and Rolan.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Mwemba will be announced on Monday.
    Civil servants don’t work weekends and his Work Permit will be “in the post”
    Cool we are .

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Sissoko……………de Jong……………Shaqiri
    Darlow, Taylor, Anita, Cheick, Perez, Aarons, Rolando.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #12

    That’s a mean team.
    I’m off to dust down my season ticket in readiness
    Where does Shaqri fit in ?

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jul 26, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Will die@11. Like your bench. Aarons to come on and play wide on the left, Rolando to come on and play left half. Nice.


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