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Fans Appreciative Of This Player’s Contribution To Promotion

34 year-old Daryl Murphy will probably leave us this summer and could even return to Ipswich, his former club, who missed him big time last season.

The fans will remember Daryl as a first class professionalism who never moaned about not playing much at the beginning of the season, but when he was needed he came into the side and scored 6 important goals for us and got the job done..

When Rafa played him the Irish International showed he could score goals and the fans just loved him.

Daryl Murphy – a great professional – worth the money
Got the job done!

It will probably only be one season he spends at Newcastle but it was a momentous one and we’ll never forget Daryl’s contribution to our promotion last term.

Certainly Rafa talked very highly of his professionalism and hard work from day one – and Daryl would be a good catch for any Championship club wanting to get promoted in the coming season.

Daryl is in Ireland at the moment in his home town Waterford, waiting for the upcoming international games.

This is what Daryl told WLRFM, a local radio station in Waterford, as reported in ChronicleLive:

“They should be challenging for the Premier League.””

“It’s a big club. I’ve played for big clubs my entire career, Celtic and Sunderland are big clubs, but this is all they have.”

“All they want is their football, there’s 52,000 fans coming to home games in the Championship. It’s unheard of, really.

“They really support the team. We played away games, they were selling the games out. I can’t speak highly enough of them. They were great with me too.”

“Everyone looked at us at the start of the season and thought with the squad and the players that we had we should have walked it but it’s never the case.”

“It’s a tough league. I don’t think people realise how hard it is. It’s two games a week, it’s a demanding league to get out of.”

“It will be some step up for Newcastle.” “If you make a mistake, you get punished for it in the Premier League.”

“If you play in the Championship, you could have three or four chances and not score. You know you’re going to get another one.”

“As a striker, you might only get one chance and you have to make sure you take it. It’s a lot more demanding.”

“I didn’t know what kind of reception I’d get when I signed (because he has played for Sunderland in the past), but it couldn’t have gone any better for me.”

“From the first day, outside the training ground with the fans and all that, they never mentioned to me about Sunderland.”

“They just knew I was proven in the Championship, they wanted to get out of the Championship and I was going there to try and help them do that.”

“I think they appreciated that.”

Daryl Murphy played 16 times for us last season with only 9 starts, but he still scored a good 6 goals with one assist for Newcastle.

He was worth the £4M we paid Ipswich for him last August, because remember that next season we will probably get around £125M from the Premier League.


You’ve always got to look at the big picture.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • G

    May 25, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    He was a good signing for us, not a glamorous one, but he filled a gap where it needed filling, and he filled it well. Up there with Kuqi and Sibierski in terms of value.

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    The way he talks about Newcastle as him not really being part of it suggests to me that he’s off.

    “It will be a big step up for Newcastle” rather than “it will be a big step up for us” plus a couple more.

    Might be reading to much into it

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 25, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    A good guy with a great attitude and fabulous work ethic. Any Championship side would be lucky to have him as part of their squad. I wish him all the best.

  • Budge123

    May 25, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    That’s how I read it also Lev.
    Good luck to him

  • martoon

    May 25, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Knowing the fickleness of fans the red & white connection wasn’t mentioned because he played well for us – a couple of bad games and he would have been a ‘makem reject’ 😀

  • giimps

    May 25, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Solid player, knows where the net is and what to do in the area, I’m pleased he signed, good goals to starts ratio and has shown mitrovic how to lead the line in a relatively poor attacking and creating side.
    Quite a lot of his work was done creating space for others and battling defenders without giving fouls away .
    Mitrovic will probably be even better this season in the prem than last season as he will have hopefully better players around him, Murphy will probably go to another championship side and score 10-15 goals if he stays fit, he just knows this league and he will go with my admiration and thanks for helping us reach our destination ……cheers Murph

  • cyprus

    May 25, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    For his own sake he should go to a team where he’d get game time. For us, I’d keep him, though he’d be down the pecking order.

    We need a CF who’ll burn this league. A new hero to partner mitrovic and or Gayle. Number one priority. Keeper’s covered Rafa. And a MF like, say, Barkley.

  • martoon

    May 25, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Just checked on nufc.com he still has another year left on his contract so if he wanted to stay another season he could and he’s probably on decent money here. It’s a question of him weighing up regular starts in the Championship against the occasional appearance in the Premiership but also at his stage of his career the money may well be important as well.

  • geordiemark

    May 25, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    I would keep him, he could do well for us when we need him

  • G

    May 25, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    @8, I think when he signed it was 1 year, with another year option? I may have imagined that though.

  • martoon

    May 25, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    G @10 – As I said I just took the info from the player table on nufc.com but I wouldn’t fall out about it! If he does have another year option is this activated by the club or the player?

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s the ideal mentor for Mitro imo. I think mitros game improved towards the end of the season thanks to Murph.

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 25, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13
  • ShirebrookToon

    May 25, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Newcastle and Brighton battle it out to sign Tammy Abraham according to the Telegraph!

  • jezza442

    May 25, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #15

    you’re right about murphy he is a good mentor, sometimes player’s are worth keeping for the training field to bring on the youngsters.


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