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Slimani Set To Solve Some Of Newcastle’s Problems

Rabah Madjer is the Algerian National manager, and he seems pleased that Islam Slimani has moved on loan to Newcastle for the rest of the season.

Madjer has been speaking to the Record in Portugal, and he thinks it will be a good move for Slimani, Newcastle and even Algeria.

Madjer rates Slimani highly which is not surprising with the Algerian having scored 27 goals in 56 appearances for his country.

Islam Slimani – can make a difference at Newcastle

This is what Madjer has said about his number one striker:

“He’s a good striker and staying on the bench isn’t good for the head.”

“Slimani is excellent and will do very good things at Newcastle.” “He may be a talisman.” 

“Rafa Benitez has a lot of experience and will be important on a psychological level.”

“Slimani will solve a big part of Newcastle’s problems.”

Slimani wanted to move to Newcastle immediately after he talked to manager Rafa Benitez, who will be a good bet to get the very best out of Slimani, who is a talented striker and good in the air.

The 29-year-old is certain to make his debut on Sunday against Manchester United at home, and we could see Newcastle with all three loan signings – Kenedy, Slimani, and Dubravka – start that game.

We must start to pick up points, and hopefully, more wins from our home games and Sunday would be a good time to start getting back to winning games at home.

We haven’t won a home league games since we beat Crystal Palace 1-0 back on October 21st.

That’s an abysmal record.

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Comments welcome.

Personal note – two bits of good news this week – I had to have an MRI on the brain last Friday and it has come back clear.

And my son Neil is getting married today to his long-term sweetheart RuthAnn, a wonderful woman.

17 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Firstly, great news Ed. especially on the health front. Keep it coming.
    Secondly, let’s not put too much expectation on Slimani in his early games. It’ll take a few before he starts banging them in.

  • c-dog

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #2

    He doesn’t really have a bedding in period. He has to hit the ground running.

  • magicmac54

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed iam so happy to hear you got good news on the health front, thats simply fantastic news, iam so happy for you Ed. On the football front if Newcastle go for it on sunday and play on the front foot, and play with confidence and with high tempo, i honestle think we can get at least a point, come on the toon you can beat this lot, they are no great shakes, very much over paid and over rated. HWTL.

  • WorJordi

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t post often but ….
    Good to hear your 2 bits of good news Ed
    Lets beat the Mancs on Sunday and you’ll have the hatrick
    Here’s Hoping

  • GPPaweyyekna

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #5

    excellent craic Ed

  • Bambams

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6


    So happy to read about your great news !

    Just brilliant

  • H.Houdini

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Outstanding Ed

  • martoon

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed – really pleased to hear your news and congratulations to your son who I know helps you run the blog.

  • Jib

    Feb 9, 2018 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Just got this from Rafa
    Jib por favor pase mis felicitaciones al
    Dr. Harrison por sus noticias brillantes

  • Davies

    Feb 9, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Fantastic news on the scan results, Ed. Keep on keeping on, buddy.

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 9, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed, great news on your health and really happy for you re your daughter’s wedding!
    Howay the Lads !

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 9, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed sorry I meant your son’s wedding of course!

  • runheed

    Feb 9, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Good news Ed. For a change. Thinking of you and wishing you well. A win this weekend would top it off.

  • Toondog2

    Feb 9, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Well done Ed ,delighted for you . Have a great day at your Sons wedding as well.

    All the very best wishes to you and your family

    Howay the Ed

  • toonincheek

    Feb 9, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #15

    So happy, Ed, that you have some good news to report.

    Just catching up on the Blog, so ‘hearted’ all the positive

  • griff

    Feb 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #16

    After lurking almost entirely for over five years, your news is better than hearing that Ashley has sold. Great news indeed!

  • widowmagandapoke

    Feb 9, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Excellent news on health front. I think we will have a good chance of three points on Sunday. The crowd will get behind the team especially because it is M.U. But also because we will have new blood in the team.
    If we stay up, Ashley sells up and Rafa stays, so will many who may be resolving otherwise for next season.


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