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Captain Confident About Next Season – Doesn’t Want To Hear Any Doubters

Jamal Lascelles has been interviewed in the Shields Gazette, and it’s an interview before the players decided to stop talking to the press because of their dispute with the owner on their bonuses for next season.

As usual, the Newcastle captain is upbeat about next season, and he thinks the team will be better this season than last.

Jamaal points out the lads got a Premier League season under their belts last season and will be better for it.

Jamaal Lascelles – confident about next season

He also doesn’t want to hear any doubters and any talk about relegation this season.

Let’s hope we don’t have any reason to talk about it.

Here’s what an upbeat Jamaal has said:

“This squad has had a full year in the Premier League together, so now we know what it’s about,”

“I think we can really push and aim for something similar, if not a bit higher.”

“It’s not straight-forward. The start of last season, I said we would finish 10th or around that place. It was a big ask, but the boys did it.”

“There’s no reason why we can’t finish in a similar position again. Same squad, hopefully we will add a few more players.”

“But anybody who comes here, it will be difficult for them to jump straight into the team, because we’ve got 11 workers here and 11 players who will run into the ground.”

“We’re such a unit, we are a hard team to beat. The stats don’t lie – we’re a hard team to play against.”

“You finish where you finish through hard work and from the team gelling together and through the manager and the fans.”

“The work we put in pre-season, the work we put in every session we do, determines where we are going to finish.”

“I don’t want to hear any doubters, people saying they’re going to go down. That’s not what we want to hear.”

“We finished the season with confidence, and we know we can beat the big teams and upset them.”

“So we don’t really have anyone to fear, we shouldn’t do.”

Some clubs have been after Jamaal this summer, but he’s going nowhere.

He is one of Rafa’s most important players as the manager attempts to build a side on Tyneside that can challenge eventually for a top six position in the Premier League.

That’s if Rafa stays long enough to be able to do that.

It will not happen with Mike Ashley as the owner.

We have today as the last full day of this summer transfer window before it closes tomorrow night at 5:00pm.

With leaving it so late, it’s going to be difficult to get players through the door in the next 34 hours.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #1

    If NUFC are looking for someone to fill in for
    Florian Lejeune for six months.
    Robert Huth is 33 – was out all last season
    with an ankle injury , became unattached
    to any club July 1st
    323 PL games is not to be sniffed at.
    He’s also quite a good right back.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #2

    He’s not only leading the team, he’s leading the whole city and telling us what to do. Born leader! Get in, lad.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #3


    You about fella

  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Inspiring words from our Captain. Let’s hope we hit the ground running on Saturday

  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #5

    I believe in the same interview he says after what Rafas done “he should be made the happiest man on Tyneside” by Nufc.

    Referring to backing and signings.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #6


    Not a bad idea. There’d be no rush to tie up a short term deal because of him being a free agent. At 33 he’s by no means past it. The experience he’d bring would be good, too.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #7

    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘Canny for Rafa Newcastle and Saint Geordie !

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Bill appointed me to say

    33 hours 37 mins
    Until the window slams shut

    76 hours 37 mins
    Until KO vs Spurs

  • dee em

    Aug 8, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Can imagine someone at PSG sitting n’soki down and asking him in all seriousness does he want to join an outfit that has an owner who is despised, won’t invest in players or training ground, players again in dispute over bonuses, a world class proven manager ready to leave and supporters about to begin campaigns of action. Even the owners actions have been brought up at government level. The obviously talented youngster then saw the light and decided to stay. Shrewd move lad good luck with your career at a proper club somewhere.

  • Bedford Mag

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d rather play my great aunt Marge at RB than Robert Hunt Jib. Worst shout ever

  • Bedford Mag

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    *Robert Huth


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