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Kenedy Still Young And Not The Finished Article – Give The Lad A Break


We did not play well yesterday and didn’t deserve all 3 points and for long spells, Cardiff looked the better of two ordinary sides in what was an awful game to watch.

But right at the death, we were offered all 3 points when Cardiff captain Sean Morrison clearly handled in the box and it was a penalty.

With Matt Ritchie having been subbed up stepped Kenedy and put the ball too close to the goalkeeper and he saved it.

Kenedy was devastated but remember the lad’s only 22 and still learning his trade and it capped off his worst performance in a Newcastle.

It’s only one game and maybe what we should be doing is supporting the lad – he knows he cost Newcastle 2 points yesterday – nobody has to tell him that.

Kenedy – after missing penalty

Under Rafa’s guidance, he will improve and hopefully score more goals after missing a sitter last week at home to Tottenham.

This team will get better as the new players come into the starting eleven – but it will take a few games.

That’s what Rafa wanted the new players in early in the summer so they would be assimilated into the team at the start of the season.

Let’s give Kenedy a break.

And he will almost definitely pick up a three-game suspension for kicking out at Victor Camarasa in the first half – another area he has to improve.

Here are some comments from Newcastle fans about the penalty incident at the end of yesterdays game.

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58 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Early days but it’s certainly a stronger division now. I haven’t seen wolves but apparently they are Good.so are Fulham. We need Huddersfield Cardiff Brighton, maybe Watford to be worse than us.

    1
  • TyneMouth

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Jasper, (@ numerous posts!)

    This is intended as a polite suggestion, and hopefully an encouragement to rationalise your posts in future.

    Do you ever read your comments after posting?

    Is there any danger that they may be repetitive?

    Is there a possibility, that irrespective of the subject matter, your singular objective is to denigrate the performance of Rafa Benitez? If so, why?

    Your posts consistently deflect any perceived criticism directed at Mike Ashley, why? You claim the failings on the pitch are entirely the fault of the team management and the subsequent performance of the players. You fail to understand that any management system is hierarchical, it’s fundamentally a pyramid, (to express it graphically,)

    Policy decisions made at the top of the ‘pyramid’, Ashley’s office have a ‘ripple effect’ down the management structure. For instance; if the CEO neglects to upgrade the training facilities, then inevitably there will an effect on the team performance!

    Jasper, good luck with your future contributions, remember, ‘read before you post!…

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  • Canuck Mag

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3

    They are good, but still losing. Early days yet and as others have said, we dont typically start well. Couple losses and several injuries is standard for us. Hope kenedy comes back stronger and with a cooler temperament. That’s 2 loan players this year who have been sent off for kicking out at opposition for us. Strange one

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Kenedy will get some time with his partner and the bairn

    Teams all have a game like yesterdays
    at least once a season.
    We hopefully have got ours out of the way now.
    It couldn’t have happened at a better time,
    we even got a point away.
    We could have done a QPR and got smashed
    Rafa will be on everyone’s case next week

    4
  • count

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    This headline smacks of Ed getting defensive for bigging up Kenedy way too much previously.

    2
  • TikiTakaAcca

    Aug 19, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    FINALLY.

    Some people might taken notice with Kenedy from now.

    He’s not very good! In fact, he’s so average.

    I posted on here a while ago, saying it.

    All he tries is the same skill every 4 minutes and loses the ball, rinse and repeat.

    He’s scored in one of the 15 games he’s played.

    HE’S NOT GOOD!

    He’s all flair and I say that lightly because he can’t even dribble without spinning and tripping over the ball.

    Seriously hope he doesn’t get back in the team.

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    comment # 5
    smacks of some prick trying to sound like a smartarse

    10
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    @5

    Ed’s not alone, however.

    From today’s BBC football website:

    “I told my colleague Phil Dawkes to shove Kenedy in his fantasy team.

    “He was mulling over the Newcastle man or Fulham’s Tom Cairney, but I said, “Mate, put in Kenedy against Cardiff – no debate”.

    “By now we all know how the Brazilian’s day panned out – an anonymous first half, aside from kicking Victor Camarasa and then a penalty miss in the 96th minute, which had he scored would have won the game.

    “So, yes he could get retrospective punishment… and he won’t play against parent club Chelsea next week, but at least he did also pick up a fantasy point, so I don’t know what Dawkesy’s complaining about. Cairney provided two.”

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Kenedy played 19 times for us last season
    scored 3 times and had 5 assists
    not bad for a winger

    5
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    jesper where is me blue peter badge you promised ?

    2
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #11

    tikataka are you on meth after our captain he is the best player we have one bad game and you want him out lay off the pipe pal

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #12

    I honestly don’t know why he took Ritchie off instead of Kenedy or used Muto instead of Rondon. In hindsight you could say they were bad decisions because we didn’t win. If they were bad decisions everyone has a bad day, the manager, in getting promoted and finishing tenthwith avteam tipped to go down shows he has made more good decisions than bad in his time here. What surprised me yesterday was the amount of people that went in to histrionics to show none of it was Mike Ashleys fault. Only Muto, out of the seven players signed including loans were not involved in a relegation battle last season, four of them actually relegated. We have three FB’s on our books two of which are injured and two whom everyone agreed needed upgrading on our return to the PL. Who is that down to???

    7
  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Munster
    Cant belive at this stage your relying on other teams being worst then us, so are you saying we will struggle this season .

    0
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #14

    “We need Huddersfield Cardiff Brighton, maybe Watford to be worse than us.”

    throw in Southampton and Burnley.

    i think Watford will be alright and will finish higher than Burnley, this afternoon will be interesting.

    1
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #15

    oh NO

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #16

    RUNAWAY777,
    We were always going to struggle, it was set up that way.

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #17

    “I honestly don’t know why he took Ritchie off instead of Kenedy or used Muto instead of Rondon.”

    i think Rafa was taking into account the whole season not just this match.

    4
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #18

    “Who is that down to???”

    still banging the drum Jail? how many times just today???

    1
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    I think we will finis top 14 this year but when rafa goes it will be all down hill from there.
    moyes or big sham wont matter if ashley spends then or not we will just about survive every year .

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #20

    “This headline smacks of Ed getting defensive for bigging up Kenedy way too much previously.”

    probably some truth in this!

    2
  • count

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Cheers Jib, I shall continue to be one of the few posters who ‘hearts’ your comments now and then. Regardless of whether or not I’m right about people having laid on the Kenedy love a bit too thickly. Where do we turn when our saviour has a spell of playing like sh¡t? I’m not saying he IS sh¡t or any other extreme opinion. I’ll leave the over dramatisations to the headline writers.

    0
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #22

    jane#18 well if you have to ask that you must follow some other club!

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #23

    jane,
    Just in response to those banging the opposite one.

    3
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #24

    hey jane what did you make of dennis wise and big shams comments yesterday?

    0
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #25

    TikiTakaAcca i’m with you on Kenedy but i thought the same of Shelvey early last season and he’s proved me wrong so hopefully Kenedy will do the same.

    1
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    “hey jane what did you make of dennis wise and big shams comments yesterday?”

    i haven’t seem them yet i don’t spend all my time on here 🙂

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    “jane#18 well if you have to ask that you must follow some other club!”

    i know the answer!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Well what do you know, Muto was in a relegation battle last year.

    0
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    They were not on here jane lol

    1
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #30

    jane #27 well then dont ask stupid questions

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #31

    “They were not on here jane lol”

    not even discussed on here?

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    “jane #27 well then dont ask stupid questions”

    sorry it’s hard not to have a go at Jail he’s such an easy target 🙂

    1
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #33

    haven’t seen it as my stream is lagging but Watford have scored

    1
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #34

    good goal, their first away goal since January!

    1
  • the ledge

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #35

    jane it was mentioned a small bit would just like to know what an ashley sympathizer opinion on what they said .
    well jail is spot on about ashley .
    yesterday was just a bad day move on to the next

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #36

    lead didn’t last long 1-1

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Ritchie was brought off 4 minutes after Hayden got his red
    Probably cos Matt was on a yellow

    2
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Sam Allardyce usually talks sense. wonder which struggling team he will manage this season.

    1
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #39

    “Ritchie was brought off 4 minutes after Hayden got his red
    Probably cos Matt was on a yellow”

    good thinking wouldn’t want to go down to 9.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail for Ashley
    Well what do you know, Muto was in a relegation battle last year.
    Not really – it was always Wolsfburg Cologne and Hamburg dropping

    1

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