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Positive News – These Two Rare Starters Were Newcastle Best Players At Chelsea


We were so impressed with the way Sean Longstaff played and handled himself in his first Premier League start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Jonjo Shelvey is having problems with his thigh injury but the way the local lad played with discipline and skill in the middle of the park on Saturday surely means he will get more games for Newcastle this season.

On the good form he showed against the very expensive Chelsea players he deserves to.

Sean is narrowly second in our poll to another player who was making his first Premier League start – this time for the season.

Sean Longstaff – played extremely well in his first PL start

Florian Lejeune is pure class and played on Saturday as though he had never been away from the first team this season.

But he has recovered well from a severe ACL knee injury he picked up in training in late July.

During the recovery, the center-back worked his socks off to get fit as soon as possible and in doing so he showed the fans what an excellent character and temperament he has.

So these two players were our best players at Chelsea followed by Martin Dubravka who had a solid game in goal for the Magpies.

Let’s hope that Lejeune can make a difference at the back and 21-year-old Longstaff will get more playing time through the end of the season.

Hopefully, they can help us survive in what is another tough season for Rafa and the players.

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114 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #81

    Perez didn’t have a good game on Saturday I give you that

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #82

    Toon 22 – AD INFIDITIUM!!!

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  • c-dog

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #83

    Mike Ashley

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #84

    @jayphoto…totally agree

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #85

    off topic but Id definately give Sorenson and Roberts a run out on tuesday! Lets be honest, we probably don’t want to go through anyhow, and at how threadbare the squad is, incorporating Sorenson, Roberts and probably woodman into the first team with valuable minutes might benefit us! Aarons and Sterry possibly too! Why risk it ahead of cardiff

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #86

    Richard Keys Supports Barnet!!!!!!!
    What would his aspirations be for them? – Bring back Barry Fry?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #87

    Perez on alonso a tactical issue for me. In reverse fixture he was raiding us down our right freely. On weekend though, his forays forward were very limited.

    But agree with the assessment he doesn’t look too happy. When he was subbed off too, his head was very down. Quite sad seeing him lack that much confidence.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #88

    I think Lobby is the best player to come out of our academy since Dummett. He may surpass Dummett given time, but I’m not making that judgement yet. He has the potential to play for England if he continues to improve at the rate he has been over the last 18 months, although his lack of playing at England junior levels counts against him, as does the abundance of Midfield talent available to England currently.

    I’m not sure we’ve produced a first-team ready box-to-box midfielder since Lee Clark via our academy.

    His Dad David was Captain of the Great Britain Ice Hockey team and still coaches the Whitley Bay Warriors (player coach in a highly physical sport at the age of 44). Sporting excellence is in his genes, but the hard work is all his own.

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  • Rob1971

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #89

    West Lancs Richard Keys is a big Coventry fan

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #90

    Jayphoto
    Yeah why break a habit of a lifetime & bother with the FA Cup?
    Season over yet again middle of January.
    Not an ounce of ambition!

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  • martoon

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #91

    jayphoto @85 – I have to agree, the game against Cardiff on Saturday is massive so the team against Blackburn has to be made up entirely of squad players plus some U23’s.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #92

    There’s an article in The Mag saying Sorensen is with the Danish U21s in Mexico. I guess that rules him out of the Cup match vs Blackburn and the U23s game tonight.

    Fair play to him, I wondered aloud why he had been mostly ignored by the Danish FA up to this point earlier this season.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #93

    Yeah when Richard keys isn’t prowling around for friends of his daughter, he’s outspoken on Coventry’s issues with their owner. If you look at the comments he makes and then what he says about Ashley, it is the definition of hypocrisy.

    Surprising? No.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #94
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #95

    Cardiff game is huge but in reality, although nobody wants relegation, what will getting safety achieve? Another season of the same old where this time next year we have a big league game to prioritise for safety over a cup run?

    If there were guarantees, I’d take an fa cup win and relegation.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #96

    This is where that came from in The Mag, I think – but I can’t see anything about 2 games against Mexico online. It may be inaccurate.

    https://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/newcastle-s-elias-sorensen-reacts-after-earning-first-call-up-1-9494926

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #97

    Did anyone else see this on saturday I believe? (sky transfer news)

    SHELVEY SALE?

    West Ham are going to submit a second offer for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to the Daily Express.

    Reportedly, an opening £10million bid has already been rejected by the Magpies.

    Shelvey has only made 12 appearances for the club this season and missed the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #98

    It’s getting to the point now where it’s hard to see where we can ever get out from under with ashley.
    the man has drained everything away from supporting this once great club. Never has one man’s individual greed and perverse nature impacted so savagely on such a wonderful sporting institution as NUFC.

    There is no takeover, no transfers, no hope, nada….Relegation looking very probable, only really world class manager we’ve had about to exit stage left at the end of the season, if not sooner. Oh no I’ve become the frog!!

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  • martoon

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #99

    GeordieinOhio @97 – Now they’ve signed Nasri it’s difficult to see why they would want Shelvey as well?

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  • Dondatta13

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #100

    I don’t really do twitter, joined in 2012 (to see what its about and never used it). However I did have to tweet something to Rio & Keys…

    https://twitter.com/dondatta13/with_replies?lang=en-gb

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 14, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #101

    @west lancs – that twitter comment was after Coventry played Barnet! Think they celebrated relegating them or something? Hes a big Coventry fan, ironically hes commented alot on how bad the owners are….

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  • jayphoto

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #102

    Can’t see Shelvey going West Ham, theyve given him dogs abuse over the years, can’t see them smashing his current wages particularly and to be fair to him he seems settled in the north east! In the summer maybe could see him going but not January, don’t think we’ll buy but be shocked if we sell anyone

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  • Rob1971

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #103

    West Lancs that was from Coventry playing at Barnet

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #104

    @martoon..maybe they are thinking of playing Nasri in front of Shelvey as #10 thats some pretty good passing ability between the ttwo to link up their forward……but who knows, it didnt make me think when I seen this yesterday tho..

    LAXALT TARGET FOR NEWCASTLE

    Newcastle United are interested in AC Milan’s versatile midfielder Diego Laxalt, according to Calciomercato.

    The 25-year-old Uruguayan is available for around the £10m mark and could be Rafael Benitez’s first January signing.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #105

    RH

    I reckon we’re all becoming the Frog!!

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  • Asi Fish

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #106

    GeordieinOhio:

    @ASI FISH its okay to tell the truth mate…..you put the game on pause to nip out and get the SIXTH SENSE and a bacon butty from the NAAFI didnt ya!? lol….

    Mwah ha ha that made me laugh mate – in all honesty I found a few NAAFI stamps down the sofa and paused the game to see if there were any more. I found enough for a bottle of Pusser’s Rum, a bottle of Asbach and a crate of Becks lol 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #107

    Pity we don’t have that pairing at the Toon, Nasri looked pretty good for them at the weekend.

    HBA anyone! 😉

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  • cyprus

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #108

    Why did we not go for Nasri?

    Anyway, many games to play for, still plenty of points available. Heads must not drop.

    On cup run and relegation, no thanks. Won’t be easy getting out of that league again. 17th will do. Hoping Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham finish with fewer points.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #109

    Jail, good on you. What is é mail address and I will mail them aswell

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #110

    Sorry Rob/Jay my mistake.He’s still a hypocrite though.
    So is Shelvey going to be Ashley’s sale in January window with no replacement? Wouldn’t be at all surprised. Another quick £10M =+ for his back pocket.
    Could always demand Ginger Jack back.?

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #111

    In all honesty and not just for the plight we are in, it’s absolutely ridiculous that finishing 6th in the Championship can be good enough to get you in the Premiership via the play offs but finishing 18th in the Premiership definitely gets you relegated. Third from bottom in the Premiership should go in the play offs with 3rd , 4th & 5th in the championship. That would be a fairer system especially with all the financial implications involved now

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  • martoon

    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #112

    West Lancs Geordie @111 – when the playoffs first started it was like what you have suggested but it was changed to what it is now for some reason that I can’t remember!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #113

    Aces
    “Cup is all we have left to play for” !
    At the present time there is only one thing we are playing for and that’s league survival! If we go down this year we ain’t coming back up for years and at my age that’s a scary prospect !
    My priorities:-
    1. get a couple of decent signings this month
    2. Prem survival
    3. Ashley sells
    4. Gradual improvement after years of neglect and pillaging by the disgraceful owner!
    FA cup? Forget it!
    That’s it!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #114

    I don’t think West Ham want shelvey. They’ve just got nasri and have Wilshere coming back !

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