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New Signing – We’ve Been Unlucky – Talks About Playing At St. James’ Park

26-year-old Newcastle defender Fabian Schar finally made his debut when he started the game against Chelsea in a three-man back line.

Wing-backs DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett made it five at the back when we were defending.

We looked solid against Chelsea, one of the best teams in the league, who have players who cost vast sums in the transfer market.

But just like against Tottenham in the first game we had no luck.

We conceded a dodgy penalty after 76 minutes, and it was given against Fabian Schar for a tackle on Alonso.

And an own goal from the unlucky DeAndre Yedlin with just three minutes to play was the other goal conceded.

In between, there was a great header from Joselu at the near post to put us level at 1-1.

That would have been a good result for us, but again we took nothing out of our second home game of the season.

Fabian Schar tackle on Marcos Alonso  that produced a penalty

New players Fernandez, Schar, Rondon, and Ki Sung-yueng all started the game and Muto got on late in the second half.

Fabian Scar has talked about his debut for Newcastle in the Chronicle today:

“I think it was a good game against one of the best teams in the Premier League,”

“You can see the quality they have, with some of the best players in Europe.”

“It was a great experience to play my first game in the Premier League against them. We did a good job, except the result.”

“It’s a great feeling to play in front of the fans here. But we wanted at least a point so I’m disappointed about that.”

“I found out I was playing for definite on the day of the game, but in training, during the week you get an idea that you could play from the drills you do.”

“St James’ Park is one of the best stadiums I have played in. The fans are crazy and I love to play here. I am looking forward to the next home game.”

“It’s cold in the North East, but I knew this so I’ve settled in well.”

“Yes we have positives, but in the end we would like some points,” 

“We could have got a point against Tottenham and then against Chelsea, maybe we could have got three points at Cardiff too.”

“With a bit more luck we could have more points, but now we have two difficult games ahead and it will not be easy.”

We play at Nottingham Forest in the League Cup tomorrow night.

And then maybe our most challenging game in the league this season when we visit Manchester City on Saturday at the Etihad.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Rob1971

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    I see Catchy has been out in force slagging Rafa off this weekend, this is after stating last week he could understand negative tactics against Chelsea and going for a 0:0 or even a 0:1 defeat, that was quickly forgotten about at full time, the man just has pure hatred for him, I honestly think he rates Mclaren higher than him as he never slaughtered him as much as he has Rafa

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2


    there is defensive, and then there is Rafa defensive.

    what was most annoying, when they won that dodgy pen, he came out and played, and showed we could handle them, just like we did last game of the season.

    he threw up the white flag and surrendered.

    it’s embarrassing when 1 player has more passes than your whole team.

    it sends out the wrong signal to other teams that are not top 4. hey if you get at them they just sit back.

    I also don’t like that he threw the full squad under the buss, but thanked them for the effort. as a man i’d be pyssed because i carried out his instructions

  • geordietom

    Aug 28, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    the header on here is about luck … well our luck will change … about Rafa’s tactics if we had of got a draw or sneaked a win everyone would be praising Rafa … i would not slag him off best manager we’ve had since SIR BOBBY … i dont take any notice of those so called pundits ect ect … they all hate us with a vengance… they are all a bunch of twats… what are they ex players managers … piss heads gamblers perverts tea leafs … any way wor luck will change ( starting with Ashley selling up ) so stick with it guys & gals we are in for a bumpy ride

  • Rob1971

    Aug 28, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    I think this link will explain about us and Perennial Real Estate:

  • Rob1971

    Aug 28, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Catchy you said you could understand the negative tactics against chelsea, then when he plays with those tactics against chelsea you slaughtered him, you just simply hate the bloke, no matter if we got a draw you would simply hate him, even if he wins a cup here you will hate him, I don’t believe for a second you want him to stay, you want him gone, god help us when we get allerdyce here, you will probably defend him.

  • Rob1971

    Aug 28, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    The players didn’t seem offended to his tactics Catchy, Rondon has come out and defended them others said we will need to do exactly the same against Man City.

  • cornishman

    Aug 28, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Like some others I have been surprised that our new signings have not started or played a larger part in the three games. But it has to be said we are at this time out of luck and that should change. If we had got a point at least against Spurs and Chelsea and the 3 against Cardiff our outlook would have been a lot brighter. Its hard to take, but this is us, its how it is, and theres not much new about that, but bugger don,t it test at times…..keep the faith all


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