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Martin Dubravka – Finding Out Who His Real Friends Are


Martin Dubravka has been interviewed by nufcTV in a cafe while the squad was in Murcia, Spain today.

Martin did not play in the 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow with Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman getting 45 minutes each in goal.

It is just over a year ago since Dubravka joined us on loan from Sparta Prague and the move was made permanent for a paltry £4M transfer fee over the summer.

Martin has been an ever-present in the Newcastle goal this season.

Martin Dubravka – being interviewed in Spain by nufcTV

This is some of what the 30-year-old had said in the nufcTV interview:

“I am the kind of person who analyses everything and watches the game twice.”

“It can knock your confidence. I hope I did well enough in the previous games so I can build up my confidence again.”

“I’m a human being, I can make mistakes — I obviously try not to make them. When you are down that’s when you see who your real friends are.”

“Everybody has something to say and it’s easy to criticize but I’m very lucky that I have great people around me, great teammates and they support me through everything.”

“That’s very important psychologically.”

“It was definitely a free-kick. I remember seeing the ball come over and thinking, ‘I can catch this.’ Then, suddenly, I was blind.”

“I had a hand close to my head, so I couldn’t see the ball.”

“Obviously, I thought the referee would whistle. I was really surprised there was no whistle.”

“The rules are really clear, you have to protect the keeper in the box. I’m not the kind of keeper who will complain too much and cry a lot, we have to look at the future.”

“I have to approach the next game with 200% extra strength.”

“I have seen some criticism, of course, because I look at social media sometimes.”

“I have seen some negative comments. I have to say most of the messages from Newcastle fans have been positive.”

“People ask me how the first year has been and I tell them that it still feels like my first day.”

“I dreamt about this and I always wanted to get to the top level so to be here is great. I don’t want it to end.”

All goalkeepers make mistakes, and the good ones make less than the others.

And the good ones recover quickly from any mistakes they do make – and it’s now up to Dubravka to get back to his top form.

We all know he has an abundance of talent as a goalkeeper.

It’s good for him and good for Newcastle and our fans that the Slovakian International plays well for the rest of the season.

Comments welcome.


89 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 16, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Top keeper.

    Nuff said

    20
  • Paully

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #2

    The posters who were slating him after the Wolves game should hang their heads in shame.

    25
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Shame that your kimbo’s, hail wor Ashleys etc are allowed to comment on matters NUFC when players end up reading them.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    If people want to hail wor Ashley that’s there prerogative same as some want jail for ashley.and any player that reads this blog must be out of there mind.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Just a fan, another blancmange!

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I always think it’s
    HAIL
    for Ashley

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #8

    for me DUBRAVKA is wor top keeper …

    all goalkeepers make mistakes or they would’nt be human ( after all ) cue the song …

    5
  • geordietom

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #9

    well well little newport county holding the mighty man shitty after 50 mins …

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Abraa abraa Dubravka
    He’s goin’ to reach out and grab ya

    8
  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Man City just got a real jammy goal

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #12

    oops man shitty just scored …

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Why would anyone want to hail what Ashley has done at our club?

    6
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Blancmange
    Whatever that means
    Is that a sweet
    Ps so everybody has to agree with you.
    Bet you would love to be a dictator

    1
  • beermonkey

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #15

    jail

    balance sheet champions umpteen years in row

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail doesn’t have the intelligence to be a leader so u can discount the dictator. Unless its a leader of halfwits and village idiots. He’ll be fine for that.

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Ho ho ho Munster,
    What would you know about intelligence, if your brains were semtex you wouldn’t have enough to blow your nose 😀

    10
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Does Hartson keep calling him Emmerson?

    1
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #19

    My god jail the organ grinder has got himself a monkey

    1
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #20

    How much Semtex does it take to blow a nose.
    Sounds like the start of a joke.
    I’m not clever enough to have a punchline.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail for Ashley ,

    I’m a fanny you say ?

    With your seriously bad comment to Jib you have taken the blog to a new low ..that’s the worst comment to a fellow writer I have ever seen here.

    Do you realise that Ed could loose his licence and loose this website because of you and that disgusting comment you made ? as it’s under yearly review .

    Your not only thoughtless its also very selfish ..no respect for Ed’s blog with you bringing it to a new low.

    Do you realise Ed could be shut down because of your comment ? no respect .

    9
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #22

    If you want help with the wisecracks I think I can be of service. Most of my stuff is free/public domain but I do some specialist stuff for a fee. Some examples of chargeable comedy installations :-

    Spoof Adventurer Diary entries – £0.75 / word (3 syllables or less per word (supplement applies for more multisyllabic diatribes – P.O.A.)

    Biting sarcasm – short sentence – £4.50, long intro and punchline £6.99

    Outright insults – £1.20 / insult, discounts for multiple word insults, extensive library of mix and match combinations available. House of Commons approved.

    Plus many more, including rambling pointless stories, sly allusions, insinuations and disgraceful parallels drawn while you wait. OAP discounts available. Please check out my stuff at

    http://www.yougitisthatmeyouaretalkingabout.biz

    9
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s lose. Lose.

    9
  • Online Guy

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki,

    I’ll take one measure of biting sarcasm and in a short sentence..@ £4.50
    And 2 outright insults at £1.20 a pop ..

    I make that £6.90 .

    And to think you used to provide same service for free..Times are changing .

    Where do I send the cheque ? care of HMS Trincomalee close enough ?

    7
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Could i please have to bitter sarcasms of the middle shelf.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Kerching! Till is busy the neet!

    2
  • Paully

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Tsunki
    Feb 16, 2019 at 7:54 PM
    Comment #23
    It’s lose. Lose.

    And he got that one for free… Is this anyway to run a business Funki?

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #28

    …before you ask there’s been a shortage on flippant snipes. Can’t get them into the country. Brexit and all that.

    4
  • Genjikai

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley seems to think so with sports direct advertising, free advertising al owa.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #30

    How bitter are the sarcasms.
    A very strong lemon bitter would be enough.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Not sure about flippant reminds me to much of a dolphin I had sex with at Blyth

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Martin Dubravka:
    “I have good friends to see me through these difficult times. But those swines on the blogs who dis me will pay! We will hunt them down! We will mock them and scorn them! I have friends who will fong them! There is nowhere for them to hide from us!” Well sadi Martin…

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki
    That link don’t work
    😛

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Or even well said Martin.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Paully like I said most of my stuff is free it’s just the specialist stuff that takes time, you understand.

    I do quite a bit for charity but I don’t like to talk about it too much. Like the Roast for Life last year I did for the Arthur Negus Bathchair Foundation, I was rubbing shoulders with some of the greats of the barbed witticism scene, Winnie Mandela’s niece Babs, Archbishop of Canterbury’s frock washer Kevin Sproat, descendants of Uther Pendragons whist club but as I said I don’t like to talk about it much.

    5
  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib – like most of my gags 😐

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #37

    I hunted snipes in Algeria once…

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Can you give me the name of that dolphin Justafan? And a mobile number if you have it handy please…

    1
  • Paully

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Uther Pendragons whist club indeed! cap doffed… Oh but one must elaborate.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Feb 16, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #40

    And please please please sounds like the start of a song don’t ever ever try irony on here the Americans know more about irony than this blog and they know nothing about the subject.

    1

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