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These Were Newcastle’s Outstanding Players Against The Terriers

In some newspaper outlets new signing and home debut boy Miguel Almiron gets the Man of the Match award – but in our poll with over 3,000 votes cast, he’s shaded by local lad Sean Longstaff who had another excellent game in Newcastle’s engine room yesterday.

Together they get 88% of the vote.

Newcastle won a crucial game by beating bottom of the table Huddersfield 2-0 yesterday at home.

Sean put in another performance that belies his age and experience, and he’s getting better very quickly under the guidance of the great Rafa Benitez.

And Miguel also had an outstanding game in his home debut and was so unlucky not to score.

But we expect to see even more from the 24-year-old Paraguayan International who seems to have fitted so quickly into the Newcastle side.

He has speed and skills galore and he could be the missing piece in Rafa’s improving Newcastle team and he’s already a big fan favorite at the club.

Both players were outstanding for us yesterday.

Sean Longstaff – starting to look the complete player at Newcastle

And with Fulham (19th) Cardiff (17th) and Southampton (18th) all losing their games this weekend we are now 4 points above 3rd bottom Southampton – 5 points if you count goal difference.

We gained 3 points on all four bottom sides this weekend.

And now we have another huge home game against Burnley on Tuesday night and if we can be that little bit sharper and carry a bit of luck we could win that game too and score some goals.

Miguel Almiron – had a fabulous home debut

Then we really would be flying high.

Howay The Bonny Lads!!

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152 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #1

    You can’t seem to stress enough that you’d like to see Rafa moved upstairs. Why. You don’tlike his awful muck tactics and you don’t trust his nous in the transfer market, why would you want him here choosing players for a style of play?

  • lukes26

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    voted for almiron, but longstaff probably deserves motm just for that cross into the diving rondon. inch perfect..such a hard skill with the ball moving as it was

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Nobody would blame Rafa if he left. Unless he’s getting his contract written in Ashley’s blood, will Ashley fulfill his side of the deal. Precedents were suggest no. Let’s hope Rafa can find enough good reason to stay.
    I think he’s to bright to go to Leicester. There’s a clique of players who have twice now, deliberately worked towards getting rid of a manager. Vardy being the leader.
    Not happy that he’s now getting paid stupid money to do something he would do for relatively nothing. He now decides who manages Leicester. It’s a disgrace against the fans, who sadly ignore it or defend it when really, they should be fuming.
    I suspect Rafa has spotted this. He knows he could be a candidate for that job, and knowing how meticulous he is in everything, chances are he’s been watching the situation.
    I suspect the club isn’t big enough for both Rafa and Vardy. If he went there, I suspect he’d sell Vardy.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Any time anyone has a go at Rafa for his ‘sitting back and hitting teams on the break’ tactics, all you need to do is point the complainer in the direction of the league table, specifically the goal difference. Even if we end up in the mire towards the end of the season, our low goals against column compared to Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff should see us squeeze into safety. It’s worth an extra point right there.

  • c-dog

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Jane May well argue that it’s Mike Ashley’s lack of investment that has unearthed a future world class star in Séan Longstaff

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Aye true Bobby
    The way they shat on Ranieri once they got their champions gongs was shocking and I’ve wished them their come uppance ever since..

  • swemag

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Joelinton 52 million. a joke yeah? People who come up with that stuff has never heard of Ashley surely.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 24, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #8

    “The Wor Flags display is actually interesting,” Roberto added.

    “We actually had been in talk privately ever since Almiron signed for Newcastle where we talked about ideas about what kind of flag to receive him in front of a home crowd and I suggested the “Quiero Contar Contigo” one because I felt it was something that meant a lot for him as the words (I want to count on you) convinced Tata Martino to sign him at Atlanta from Argentina. And to see it happen and the reception was amazing. Goosebumps!

    “I have never seen a fan base in recent times show so much love to a Paraguayan in Europe like Newcastle is doing and it’s making a lot of people very happy to see the passion of the fans.”

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Sing, Rafa won’t tolerate that. He might choose not to go there knowing they done for Ranieri and now they’ve done for Puel.
    Players should play. Maybe they’re just too one dimensional to follow instructions and blame the manager for their shortcomings. I think he’d see it as too confrontational to be worth the trouble. Selling Vardy would turn the fans against him. They’re obviously not seeing what’s going on. Ranieri didn’t go from being brilliant to being crap in a season. And when he left, they started playing for Shakespeare – who I think was part of the problem anyway. Not sure it would appeal to Rafa.

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Cue black and white stripes all over Paraguay. Result for Ashley short term, but long term result for the Toon.

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Newcastle is the place to be for Rafa, it’s all there.. Ready to launch.
    Except one key, faulty piece..
    Proving hard to dislodge.

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #12

    It just shows how you have t think about translation

    Quiero Contar Contigo actually means
    “I want to count with you” as if Miggy is
    a maths teacher or a human abacus

    They should have said:-

    Quiero depender de ti

  • jane

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #13

    “No I’m enjoying the football atm”

    still must be very frustrating for you. and saying something positive must have been difficult.

    “Let’s wait and see what MA decides his next move is”

    he already said Rafa can have every penny. seriously i think the balls more in Rafa’s court as Ashley will be saying (begging) he can have anything he wants!

  • Bambams

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #14

    I wish the Premier league was starting from now, with the team we have now…..

    I fancy a top 5 finish

  • jane

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #15

    “Jane May well argue that it’s Mike Ashley’s lack of investment that has unearthed a future world class star in Séan Longstaff”

    yeah exactly c-dog he probably would’ve gone off and been a success at another club instead.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #16


    Almiron explains what ‘Tata’ meant by the quote shown in SJP.

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh good… Extra time.

    I don’t want either of these clubs to win this.
    But what can you do?

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #18

    You can see why Rafa would fancy Joelinton
    He’s like a younger fitter Rondon

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s a Paraguayan saying by all accounts and the words said to him by the guy who signed him for Atlanta, so very

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Sing, in the book Rafa, says, he doesn’t need Ashley’s money, that he can build steadily over a few seasons just using the money the club generates. Ashley promised him that and then renaged on it. I’m not sure how you fix that.

  • toon22

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #21


    I dont think anyone is stupid enough to believe the “every penny” lie

    Hiya KBA

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Just goes to show that a knowledge (which my missus has)
    of S American slang is handy

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #23

    That’s me shot down in flames

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #24

    There are ways to fix it, but they are probably a bit extreme, and illegal.

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib, looks bigger than 6’1″. I know that should say taller but he is a big lad for 6’1″. 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Sing, I’m still listening… 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I don’t speak Spanish. I’ve no idea what he’s saying, but that is a shit song in any language. Wow, that’s a shocker Jib. 🙂

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #28

    You can see why it’s just had 1200+ views Bobby

  • jane

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #29

    “I dont think anyone is stupid enough to believe the “every penny” lie”

    maybe Mike has explained it to Rafa and there is a plausible explanation that we are unaware of.

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #30
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    take two steps back and think about it……you are trying to reason with a frog.

  • toon22

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #32
  • toon22

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Every penny seems to have been not spending all the money we got for Mitro
    While ignoring the TV money and everything else

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Anyway toon 22 did you enjoy your team
    beating Bristol Rovers ?

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #35

    I think the Chelsea goalie may be playing the old soldier !

  • Jib

    Feb 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #36

    I think Sarri is cleverly bringing on his better penalty saver

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 24, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah, a bit of vintage Tina Turner. I was there the night the cameras were. We refused to be filmed dancing because we knew what would happen. Those who were filmed got some serious abuse. 🙂 We just knew, it would never be the same after that. Every bandwagon climber in Britain wanted to come aboard. If I didn’t know the dj’s well enough, we wouldn’t have got in the following week, it was chocker. They let us in round the back. The head bouncer Harry knew we never missed a week and how far we travelled and between them they decided to let us in but many were locked out. Many regulars.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 24, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    “Munster Mag

    Feb 24, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #59
    Tsunki you probably need to migrate to the real world. As I correctly pointed out in the past, rafa won’t appeal the the big 5 or 7, but a Leicester is a perfect set up for him. Or an ambitious sleeping giant like Leeds. Or a wolves etc. Go put your head back in the sand there’s a good man”

    Now now Munster old chap do try to remain civil – do t want you to burst your truss guffawing over hilarious anagrams of my monicker again do we? Doesn’t reflect well.

    Let’s just analyse how I view your comments about Rafa – first of all I’m not a rabid naysayer of anything critical against Benitez at all, but I would say I have, like many others, discerned his intelligent management if a squad with limited capabilities and with little resources. You on the other hand fume tangibly in your simplistic view he doesn’t deliver excitement and an unrestrained attack against all teams all the time.

    That’s why you hardly ever miss an opportunity to shovel out a backhanded comment about how he has little alternative prospects than a bottom feeder or championship side which is laughable. You also like to advertise his services to another club when you know it’s unlikely he would leave at this stage and that said other club will be settled with their new manager well by then. And what’s this moving him into the virtual broom cupboard asap? You’re like a closet catchy. 🙂

  • beermonkey

    Feb 24, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #39


    lol sarri tried and lost

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 24, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #40

    I would suggest this jumped up pRick of a Chelsea keeper better save several pens right about now.


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