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Local Lad Has Not Forgotten His Roots

Maybe the star of the season will be former North Shields Juniors midfielder Sean Longstaff.

He has played the last 8 games in all competitions for Newcastle and seems to be getting better with every game  – with the guidance of Rafa Benitez.

Sean is a mature young man and has his feet very firmly on the ground – his parents ensure that.

And he still keeps in touch with North Shields Juniors and is a modest young man.

This is what the club’s Chairman John Farrage told ChronicleLive recently:

“Sean was very passionate about his football even then and used to get upset if his team were losing,”

“In one game, his Dad had to ask the coaches to take him off to help calm him down before he went back on to win the game!”

“He’s been at all of our presentation evenings since he was 17/18 and he’s first there and last away.”

“He’s got time for everybody. He just hasn’t changed at all. Even after a game, I’ll still text him and say: ‘Well done Sean. Absolutely brilliant.’ “

“And he always replies: ‘Thanks John.'”

One of the characteristics you have to have to succeed in any profession is confidence.

But that can be a quiet innate confidence in your own abilities – and Longstaff seems to have that.

Sean is expected to keep his place and start the game at home to Huddersfield Town afternoon even though Mo Diame, Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng are all fit again.

That tells you something of this young lad’s abilities and temperament.

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5 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    My pie guesses:

    Cheapest pie: Hudds (meat and potato)
    Most expensive pie: Chelsea (venison in a red wine jus)
    Our pies: 14th most expensive out of 20.

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 22, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Sorry, 6th most expensive – brain fart….

  • Jib

    Feb 22, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    These are young Sean’s agents
    Seem like a very professional outfit
    (unlike some)

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 22, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Pie guess – wrong on all three counts!

  • Jib

    Feb 22, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Cheapest Man Utd
    Most expensive Arsenal
    NUFC 3rd most


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