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These Were Newcastle Outstanding Players In 2-0 Win Against Burnley

Fabian Schar is starting to look like a star at the back for Newcastle United since Rafa moved to a three-man back line.

His partnership with captain Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune is looking better every game as they play together more.

We cannot help but feel a bit sorry for Federico Fernandez who was one of our best players in the first half of the season but now cannot get a game.

But that’s a sign of a strong squad too.

Fabian Schar scored his third Premier League goal of the season last night and what a goal it was!

Schar scored a brace for us in our 3-0 home win over Cardiff City, and as well as scoring the occasional goal Fabian had another outstanding game at the back for Newcastle.

And to think he cost us only £3M last summer from Deportivo – another fabulous acquisition by Rafa Benitez.

Fabian Schar smashing home the first goal

Fabian is our Man of the Match for his performance last night.

Second place in the voting goes to local lad Sean Longstaff who continues to start for Newcastle and it’s looking more and more like Rafa has a budding star to bring through on Tyneside

Sean’s technique is excellent as is his temperament, and he seems to be taking all the accolades in his stride.

He seems unaffected by all the praise.

Sean scored his first Premier League goal ever last night for Newcastle, and now he has two for the season having scored the first goal in the 4-2 win at Blackburn in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Sean Longstaff – smashing home the second goal

Things are definitely starting to look up for Newcastle and hopefully, we can finish once again in the upper half the league.

One last thing – we wonder if Rafa can persuade Isaac Hayden to stay on Tyneside past this summer – always assuming Rafa stays.

Hayden wants to leave for personal reasons and has been very straight about that since last summer.

And it hasn’t stopped him playing his best football over the last couple of months at Newcastle.

It will be a real pity if he leaves us this summer after making so much progress under Rafa this term.

But it’s a family matter, and that’s very important to all of us.

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137 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1


    Re Hayden we all know he is playing very well at the minute and I mentioned a few threads back that we need to have the talk to him about staying.

    Jib also mentioned that the reason he could be playing so well is to grab someone’s attention and get a good move – it’s a fair point.

    He is prem standard no doubt and I think Brighton had an interest in him earlier.

    One thing for sure I would be asking £12-15 million for him now.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #2


    Thing is that 80 million that got spent was actually Carr’s picks not Mclaren’s !!

    Mclaren wanted Austin got Mitrovic he also wanted Townsend at the time and got Thauvin!

    Wanted a centre back and they gave Colo a new contract instead….

    In saying that if Rafa had been manager at the start of that season with the exact same squad we were never getting relegated in a million years

    I think they kind of went for the attitude if they bought those exact players that they would turn a profit and they kind of were proven right with especially with Wijnaldum and Mitrovic fees that we got!

    If we could sign Rondon and then sign 3 or 4 of Wijnaldum level players we would be pushing for the top 7 and probably beating a few of the top 6 quite regularly

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Rob a key issue is the training facility. It’s not so much that a new facility will improve a ayer hugely or give us a team of Longstaffs, but if a player, especially a young one is choosing between us and, say, brighton. They have great facilities and are near London so will sway a young player easily. We have to close that gap.

  • Mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    I doubt we’ll be able to persuade Hayden to stay, think Rafa has promised him he can leave at end of season. It’s a shame he can’t persuade his lass and family to move to toon, at least he didn’t do a Cabaye etc and go on strike – he’s put the effort in and played extremely well – at least it will add a few million to his transfer fee, we should ask 20 million and start negotiating when someone offers 18 million – that’s actually peanuts for a good prem player

  • Mindshaft

    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Mind you, means jack sht if Ashley just keeps the cash for another high street investment

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    The space that Almiron is creating is bringing the best out of Perez as well seems to have his mojo back is being strong on the ball and is winning some amount of tackles! He won 10 last night which was most in our team I think?

    I think Almiron creating the space for him and being available for the quick pass helps him

    Also Muto being back after the Asian cup may also have made him realised he could be dropped if he doesn’t keep performing !

  • hibbit

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #7

    he also British and that adds a premium these days

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we may do a deal with Bournemouth in the Summer
    Ritchie still has family there and has been linked with a return
    Hayden’s in laws are from S Wales about 90 miles away.
    Rafa was linked with Dominic Solanke when he was at LPool
    who cannot get a game for The Cherries.

    A straight swap Ritchie and Hayden for Solanke ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #9


    NO WAY!! Solanke is shite !!

    Eddie Howe’s transfers over the last few years have actually been pretty bad spent a lot of money on sub standard players (apart from Ake) his best players have been the bargain basement ones or the ones who were in the championship!

    Maybe swap Hayden and Richie for Josh King or Calum Wilson but not thanks for Solanke !

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    Josh King & Calum Wilson both 27
    Solanke 21 and Rafa sees stuff in
    players others don’t
    just idle Wednesday teatime musing

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #11


    True but honestly he hasn’t shown anything to be exchanging two of our best players for !

    The other two boys from Bournemouth are ready to go either of them beside Rondon and Almiron…. mouth watering!! Pace and power all over the shop!

    Thought Taylor for Burnley looked decent at left back the other night was the only Burnley player with a bit of composure and pace on the ball

  • Bambams

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12


    I should of said why allow £80 million for one manager/regime yet wont give Rafa anything near that mate.

    You are spot on about if Rafa had been manager, I genuinely believe Rafa , if backed could deliver us a cup. League or FA I ain’t fussy.

    What a way for Ash to stick two fingers up at us lot eh, for him to be owner and we won something.

    You reading this Mike ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #13


    Yeah its actually mental but even at this point Ashley has the opportunity to turn it around if he backed Rafa with funds the club generates we probably would win the league cup the next season!!

    Other than Emery and Guardiola Rafa has won more trophies than any of the other managers in the league and hes not had an open cheque book at some of his clubs like Pep and Unai have !

    Imagine it Ashley a Sports Direct sticker on the front of the league cup!?! Best advertising going!! 🙂

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    I was thinking earlier about Ashley’s “I’ll sell when we win something” quote.

    He’d probably be the first owner of a trophy-winning club in history to not be invited to the open top bus parade, not be given any credit and have to sell up immediately afterwards (not that he would).

    What a crazy situation he’s made for himself.

  • Bambams

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #15


    Exactly, he could even take the cup around his stores….a photo and a mug for £15.00


    We can see it, how cant he.

    Robbie Earl had some great words to say about us, never mind the big six it should be the big seven with Newcastle !

    Yet greedy man cannot see it !

  • Bambams

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #16


    Open top Bus…
    Around Newcastle….
    Mike Ashley on top deck….

    You wouldn’t be able to buy a box of eggs anywhere in Newcastle!

  • RobLeenio

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Lol Bambams, since you put it like that, maybe we should not only invite him but give him his very own bus, every weekend.

  • Bambams

    Feb 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Back onto footy….

    Still buzzing and once again watching the recording from last night.

    Now then, I haven’t always been a great fan of Perez – however I think he will now become the player we hoped and his understanding with Almiron is looking very promising indeed.

    He still baffles me when he just runs into defenders but some of his passing last night was great.

    Maybe if we can now become a more attack minded team we will see the real Perez, I hope so.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #19

    I’d much rather read Toon22s post than guff about politics religion music grand kids or health issues!

    People claim posters have left because of Toon22, they should look at the drivel they post then ask why people dont come on anymore.

    Nufc blog all nufc related comment welcome, I’m sure your grandkids and Corbyn aint played for nufc and unless you wa in a hospital bed next to Shearer for a week whilst Sir Les took Mass I dont give a toss.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s mental how Earle talks about a big 7 wasn’t that long ago we were part of the top 4 consistently!!

    Would love us to get the Mackems in the cup next year and smash them with Rondon dominating them

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21


  • toon22

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Optimistic Panda

    Its anything so long as its not about Mike Ashley

    We all know that by now


  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #24

    I think one of the things I like about Miggy
    the most (among many things)
    He always plays with a smile on his face

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Hiya Mark

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #26

    I think if you are thinking of Cher songs
    for Fabian Schär
    after last night – “Bang bang” is apt

  • toon22

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Has been accused of being a mackem troll due to his pro MA stance

    Id say looking at his posts he is more likely to be connected too the club,he knows stuff about the club that the average fan would have to google.
    Alot of it he posts within seconds

    Leaving you to think he is PR,he is on here full time

    Hiya KBA

  • toon22

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #28

    He also posts under multiple accounts

    Something a troll might do but ive never met a mackem who knows so much about the toon

    His posts arnt your average troll stuff

    He is protecting Mike Ashley


  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #29
  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m watching yet another replay of last nights match
    Charlie Taylor was defo their MotM he would be a
    good buy for us – born in York – he would move

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Only 25

  • Optimistic Panda

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #32


    Jib part of the club, Haha that’s a laugh

    He thought because Shelvey was in the training pics on Monday he’d be on the subs bench yesterday, someone should tell him the whole squad trains togther.

    Everything’s from Google and he has no life.

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #33

    However I do have hair

  • Dondatta13

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Absolutely giddy with delight at the way the team has been playing recently….

    On Hayden, nothing like a big flag display to show a player he is loved at the club… Maybe Leazers flags could arrange a matchday display for him? Who knows?

  • toon22

    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s not a Mackem troll
    He’s defends MA

    Make your own mind up,there’s not much left but PR imho

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 27, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Charlie Taylor would be a good addition

    He’s quick , can cross a ball and can defend

    Also would help us increase the home grown contingent as we may fall foul of the FA squad changes they want to try implement after brexit !

    Burnley got him on a free transfer did they not ?They are difficult sellers so probably would want 15 million for him I would imagine?

  • jimiley

    Feb 27, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #37

    The Toon MP has met Ashley and decided that he does not want to sell. She thinks he will have to be forced out.
    So much for the dullards on here hoping for things to change. No way. The Toon is making him too much coin.
    Keep supporting him.
    The whole city has been bought off for 21 million.

  • geordietom

    Feb 27, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #38

    hiya … me grankids are fine … me musics shite… yes i do drivel i use incontinece pads for it…

    i dont do corbyn … i dont do politics … op i dont give a sh.t what you say …

    by the way this aint a football related post …

  • jimiley

    Feb 27, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley will only leave the Toon in a coffin.
    Nice thought.

  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #40



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