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Fabian Schar Attracting Some Top Clubs In England


There’s a report in the Mirror today that both Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing Fabian Schar this summer.

Since the Swiss International came into the Newcastle side last November in the 1-0 win at home to Watford – our first win of the season – he has been starting and starring for Newcastle.

The center-back who can also play right back and in defensive midfield has played 21 times for Newcastle with three goals this season.

But he picked up his 10th yellow card yesterday and will now miss our next two games at Bournemouth and at Arsenal.

Spurs and Arsenal are said to have tracked Schar when he was still at Basel and he has adapted quickly this season o Premier League Football.

Rafa Benitez congratulates Fabian Schar on his fabulous goal against Burnley

And he won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for February for his fabulous strike against  Burnley.

Schar cost Newcastle only £3M from Deportivo in the summer – a fantastic acquisition – and there’s just no way Rafa will let Schar leave.

Newcastle could make a big profit on the center-back this summer, but if Rafa stays so will Schar since the manager wants to build a top team at the club.

If Rafa does leave this summer we wouldn’t be surprised at all if Mike Ashley sells the 46 times capped Swiss International (7 goals) for a huge profit.

Ashley seems only interested in the money side of football and making a profit on players.

What do you think?

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115 comments so far

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Mar 10, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #1

    I f**king love being wrong! Could not see any way back at halftime and was so frustrated but my God what a second half. Not seen a side capitulate so quickly and so heavily since us, but take nothing away the entire 11 were awesome second half and so glad Ritchie made amends for his horrific first half.

    Dummett and Shelvey showing they’re still key players. Thought they were both excellent.

    So 8 games left and 2 wins to make it official and 3 wins and 2 draws to best last years points total – certainly achievable.

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  • JDdubai

    Mar 10, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    I do understand why Rafa has played so defensively this season, especially up until Miggy came.

    But when you see how we battered Everton 2nd half I do wish we would really start a game attacking and going at teams(non-top 6 teams), no reason with our first choice team out now that we are inferior to the mid-table teams.

    Jonjo to start now in CM, think Dummett playing as the left CB helps balance the side, means he can bring he ball out more comfortably and also allows us to switch formation when needed without needing subs.

    Ritchie needs to come off penalties too, the Man City one was lucky and this one was poor. Gotta let someone else take them if he is just gonna keep hitting them poorly.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    We have a much better squad than last year – shows how the league has improved. Much more difficult this year. Credit to Cardiff. Manager is a muppet but they won’t lie down. Credit to rafa and players yesterday. I can’t see longstaff and shelvey being an ideal combo as lobby would have to be too defensive I think but two great guys to have if u are chasing the game. We badly need cover for rondon. The idea of getting rid of a passer like jonjo is madness to me unless big bucks with rafa having a quality passer to replace him. I wonder what our scouting network is like in the MLS and South America. Miggy and rondon would surely help us to attract talent from places like South America.

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Jd I agree. Dummett has always looked solid as a centre back. Quick once locked on, decent tackle and solid in the air too. No need to spend money in central defence anyway or central midfield.

    2
  • G

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    @2 agree about Ritchie on pens. He has a great record for scoring, but you can’t rely on power over placement to beat the best reflex keeper in the land. He was lucky against City too. Pickford needs a serious slapping for his conduct yesterday too.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Watching the highlights on SkySportsPL
    Two thoughts
    1
    The last goal – Hayden had a few blue shirts
    around him when he popped the ball up for
    Rondon so the officials missed the offside
    thinking it had come off a Toffee.
    2
    The fourth official was the senior ref Mike Dean
    who may have told Lee Mason at halftime that
    he had dropped a major clanger and he’d better
    make amends

    5
  • G

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    With regard to the story selling Schaer would be a massive mistake. How much would he cost to replace. We were extremely fortunate to pick up a player like him for such a low fee, so its unlikely to happen again. I do think his last 2 games have been poor by his standards, but hopefully his suspension will see him come back better. After Lejune he’s the best CB we have.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    ilovetoon8788

    Mar 9, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #14
    Muto in the games he played offered much much more than perez ever will.

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  • barkel

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Not surprised clubs are looking at Schar, can’t see us very willing to sell if Rafa is making the decisions. His value must have rocketed, must be 15-20mil player now.

    The only downside to his game is he can lack a bit of concentration/gets caught ball watching at times.

    1
  • Bladey

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    My dessert today is humble pie
    Terrific comeback didn’t think they had it in them
    ASH IN RAFA IN

    17
  • Optimistic Panda

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m falling in love with Perez as a player again.

    I’ve slated him for years and after a excellent revival over several games his performance against West Ham was a real let down.

    Yesterday however he was outstanding, deservedly scored 2 goals and got a assist and I’ll put West Ham down to a poor day.

    The real Perez has stood up, take a bow lad and keep it up.

    Some great performances again, Rondons finish was sublime, Almiron was great I’m actually gutted we’re going to lose Hayden, if he continues as he is Arsenal will want to sign him back.

    We didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at half time and it’s one of those games were the player’s knew that had to put it right and knew they could, fans may have thought we were dead and buried but the players never let their heads go down.

    Excellent result a deserved win and justice considering a awful performance from the officials.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib, didn’t look like that to me, re haydens lobbed pass but will look again. We certainly got away with it. If they had got a goal with that many offside we’d be livid. Which makes it all the sweeter. Beyond makems we probably have more reasons to hate the likes of Everton and villa than teams like Liverpool and man u. So all the sweeter.

    2
  • G

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Off topic, but WBA sacking Moore seems harsh. Top 2 in champo unlikely to drop points, so playoff looks like only way in. I know they’ve dropped points last few games, but they looked alright. Hope they miss out on playoffs for that. Moore was doing a decent job, and he was one of thier own.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Bladey
    My dessert today is humble pie

    I truly wish I cared

    5
  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #15

    G
    Moore seems like one of the games good blokes
    but
    all I’m concerned about is the Gayle/Rondon situation
    and how his departure effects this

    4
  • Harley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Knowing us we’ve probably put a sell on clause of £5m in Schars contract!

    Amazing game yesterday and brilliant performance. Perez was indeed top class. He’s been getting better and better these last few weeks and it’s great to see. But he needs to carry this form in to the new season. It’s pointless having him as a passenger for two thirds of the season then coming alive the last third.

    1
  • G

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #17

    I think thats a decision which would have been above Moores pay grade. The real question is more likely to be will his successor want Gayle?

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  • Bambams

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    OP

    Re Perez, I have constantly wanted him to improve each season but didn’t see it.

    Since we have signed Almiron I think Perez is twice as effective as he was.

    I think because we are attacking more we are seeing more of his natural game.

    He has totally won me over and total respect to the lad.

    More of the same please fella.

    On the penalty issue, again as I said earlier Ritchie is a 100% footballer but cant get away with power, if he had looked up just before he struck the ball Pickford had already dived, could of just stroked it to the other side. I just dont feel confident he will score from the spot.

    Miggy might be the one to take them or Rondon.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Neil Webb, Italia 1990 third place play off now a pizza delivery guy. Drayton Hunter-Smith-Parker yet to make an appearance for Man City U21”S already driving a Lamborghini. Funny old game.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Panda Perez is a rafa lieutenant. Presses cleverly which is not something he is given credit for. Miggy has made a huge difference though. We wudnt be seeing this improved perez without miggy. It may go beyond creating space on the pitch, I think it may be friendship too. We all play football better with mates beside us.

    2
  • G

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #21

    JfA, read a while back that Kevin Kyle of the mackems now cleans cabins on DFDS ferries, and Clive Mendonca the mackem playoff slayer works at Nissan Washington. Funny old game indeed.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #22

    I thought Webb was a postman jail, used to be anyway.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #23

    Hats off to Tsunki, how on earth can you compensate for passes like that, the guy is a unit, not scared to get stuck in and can turn a game with an outside flick of the boot.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Crazy decision to sack Moore

    4
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Did anyone see that video of Pickford walking off the pitch and offering a fan outside? Lol, proper channelled his inner carver.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Not any more Munster, it’s on his wiki as a transport driver but a Forest guy at work said he’s delivering Pizzas.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #27

    Aye Munster, with all their resources and the best squad that’s ever been in the Champo he should have walked that league 🙄

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Beautiful pic doing the rounds of pickford walking off and looking up at a fan who is giving him a clear w@nker sign 🙂

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Jail what relevance has that, beyond in your bitter little ‘told you so’ mind

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Thing with Perez he has always been more effective when he has played centrally and upfront. I don’t agree fully that it’s since almiron came although he has been less tightly marked since giving him more space. He has actually created a lot of chances this season but they’ve not been taken so get forgotten about. He can have a good game but have 0 goals or assists and people will say he had a poor game.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wljPl6SSYHM
    The other month someone has created a compilation of all his passes and created chances. Worth a watch

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Apart from anything else it’s inaccurate. But don’t let that stop you from trying to ruin the happy vibe with your post dated digs.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Yeah Munster, the video of that incident shows him trying to offer the fan outside lol

    1
  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #33

    we drew with everton in dec just had a look at the stats possesion in th 20s% and under 10 shots at goal

    yest 46% and 19 shots

    over all since almiron has come into the team our possesion stats are up into the mid 40s and around 16 20 shots at goal
    its a bit soon to tell but our basic stats seemed to have doubled

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #34
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Ronaldo I think because he falls a bit easily and had a weakish shot he gets grief. But he has beautiful feet and links things well. That’s why I said in the past he cud play for man City and not look out of place. Not that he is good enough all the time to play for them but his technique wud work with the as a sub etc.

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #36
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #37

    Munster,
    It’s got every relevance given your stance on how easy it is to win the Championship!

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #38

    Still buzzing from yesterday.

    Charlie thanks for the analysis as ever. Maybe worth posting again now the bus had stopped.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #39

    That Pickford is a bell of the first order. I wonder what his England colleagues will make of yesterday. He’s not someone I’d ride into battle with, Mackem or not.

    5
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #40

    When Ritchie doesn’t pass to almiron I can’t help but think of that player in the movie goal, the one who stamps on the lads inhaler!

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