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Isaac Hayden Becoming A Leader At Newcastle – Let’s Hope He Stays


Isaac Hayden has been playing so well since he came into the first team in December.

At first, he formed an excellent if unlikely midfield partnership with local lad Sean Longstaff until Sean injured his knee ligaments and is now out for the season.

But the two players’ styles seem to complement each other, and they played so well against some of the top clubs in the land.

They looked a young duo who could play for Newcastle for years to come.

But Isaac Hayden is unsettled at Newcastle for family reasons, and he would like to move closer to his girlfriend and baby in the south.

We cannot really blame him for that since the family is so important – but maybe he will stay past the summer?

Along with his excellent form, Isaac seems to have also become a leader on and off the pitch with his extended run in the first team.

Isaac Hayden celebrates Newcastle’s late eqalizer on Saturday

Here’s an example of that as he talks about how the club have to keep Salomon Rondon, who has been in excellent form for us this year and now has 10 goals for the club this season.

This is what Isaac Hayden has said as reported in the Shields Gazette today:

“I think if you ask every fan and everyone at the football club, they’d want him to stay,”

“Sometimes in football things are taken out of your control, and it’s not up to the individual. It’s up to the clubs to negotiate a fee.”

“But if you ask players, staff, everyone around the football club, they’d say yes they want him to stay.

“It’s not up to everyone, it’s up to two clubs.”

“He’s a vitally important player for us. You can see his goals and assists ratio this season – they’ve been crucial.”

“The whole team has been a really good platform, especially over the past two or three months.”

“The players at the back and the goalkeeper start the platform off, and then obviously the front players do what they do best which is create and score goals.”

“He’s important, just as important as everyone else.”

We’ll probably have to wait until the end of the season to see if Isaac Hayden still wants to leave but we’re sure Rafa is trying to work something out with the player to stay.

Maybe Hayden will stay if Rafa stays?

If the former Arsenal player does stay then our central midfield players of Longstaff, Hayden, Shelvey, Ki, and Diame look strong, and there’s some real Premier League experience there too.

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11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Here’s a stat for you
    Rafa is in his 10th season managing different
    PL sides
    If you take the last 10 games of each season
    Bournemouth was his 93rd of the 100
    Won 53 Drawn 20 Lost 20 —- 179 points !!!!!!!!!!
    That’s why you need Rafa in your corner

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    I was well happy with a point against Bournemouth.
    People dismissing them as a crap team are very short sighted.
    Tiny but well run club, amazingly still in the top blight with the income they can scrape together. Play some decent stuff a home, where they’ve been hard to beat and picked up most of their points.
    And above us in the table.
    A decent point, we kept going to the end again.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Top FLIGHT ha ha

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #4

    sitc,
    11K fans a week and they can fork out 25M for players without going bust. Where’s the money going Mike?

    7
  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #5

    sitc
    I couldn’t understand the comments along the
    lines of “we should be hammering this club”
    There were some 100% know nowts posting on Saturday

    3
  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving Hayden’s much improved performances. But it’s hard not to think he is now motivated to get the good move he has openly said he wants, and that’s what we are seeing here.
    Personally I can’t see him staying, and if he doesn’t get the move things might change.
    I would, obviously, love to be wrong.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Gate money pales into insignificance
    next to the telly dosh

    2
  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #8

    JfA
    Yes at the moment they are consistently getting the right balance somehow.
    I do expect them to struggle at some point. They are on the proverbial tightrope.
    All it would take would be Howe to move on, a couple of dud buys and it would mean problems surely.
    But in the mean time good luck to em.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib,
    I knew you’d say that Jib, so they get so much more than us do they, or did that relegation set us back five years.

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  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Amir Begovic and Nathaniel Clyne are on £70k pw
    the rest are on an average £28K.

    Eddie Howe and his acquisitions guy are very good
    at getting undemanding young’uns and foreigners

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Was saying same on here the other day. Really well run club. 10 years ago who wud have thought a little club like Bournemouth could compete so well in the prem. Wonder what King wud cost? Probably irrelevant if we keep rondon hopefully.

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