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Defender – I Knew Exactly What We Were Getting With Miguel Almiron

25-year-old DeAndre Yedlin played for two seasons at his home town club Seattle Sounders in the MLS starting in 2013.

And he was so impressive in the World Cup for the US in Brazil that Tottenham signed him up in the summer of 2014 when he was still only 20 – on a four-year deal.

Yedlin keeps in touch with the MLS and he knew all about Miguel Almiron when owner Mike Ashley finally paid out some money to bring the young star to Newcastle.

Miguel had been waiting to join Newcastle for over 18 months and now there seems to be a larger American audience watching Newcastle’s games on NBC Sports over here.

Miguel Almiron acknowledges fans after an outstanding home debut
Newcastle beat Huddersfield 2-0

Yedlin has today been interviewed in the Chronicle and he talks about the former MLS star now at Newcastle:

“Coming from MLS I know what he is like and I was very excited on the day we signed him.”

“I knew what we’d be getting.”

“He is the type of player I’d rather have on my side rather than defending against.”

“He is a tough player to play against because he’s so quick with the ball.” “He is quite creative and makes some very good runs.”

“The other good thing is that he’s linking up so well with Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez.”

“Credit to those three – they are doing very well.”

Miguel has now played 6 games for Newcastle with 5 starts and he’s already shown just how good he can be at Newcastle.

He’s still settling in, but he should be a real star for us – and worth every penny of the £20.5M we will pay for him.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

86 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Mar 24, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Mister tuff
    In reply of not being a football man and not thinking like one.
    No I’m not..
    I’m just an old lump of Cole meandering through life talking rubbish and realising it.
    But at least I’m not an old winbag who has an agenda against jib.
    Or as you say jib jiberish
    I’m still waiting for proof of your accusations I’m jib.
    Have a nice Day

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    “meandering through life talking rubbish and realising it”.

    Jib’s credentials as well – I rest my case M’Lud.

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Jahan Cruyff died 3 years ago today

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Johan ffs

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5


    A Switzerland football player knocked out in an aerial clash in a Euro 2020 qualifier received emergency help from a member of rival team Georgia.

    Fabian Schaer’s head collided with the skull of Georgia’s Jemal Tabidze as both went for the ball in the 24th minute of the match in Tbilisi.

    Schaer lay unconscious on the ground, his tongue stuck down his throat.

    Georgian player Jano Ananidze rushed to his aid, inserting his hand in Schaer’s mouth to free the player’s tongue. (BBC)

  • Pain in the Blog

    Mar 24, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    RobLeenio (from 11am post this morning),

    “Not saying [Ashley’s] a saint or denying his arseholery…”

    A wonderful and apt phrase. Love it

  • Mag52

    Mar 24, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Oi Ashley !
    Pay aht the 16.5 million for Rondon, or I’ll be rahnd there and give yer a good clip rahnd the ear ‘ole.

  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Munster Mag………… I assume you were referring to me when you accused half wits on here of vilifying rugby. Firstly I didn’t vilify rugby so I suggest you check the meaning of vilify and secondly if I am a half wit, then someone who comes from a place where the concept of football is still not properly understood, must be even less of a wit.
    Just to elaborate, football is a game which means just that , foot to ball. In your part of the world picking up the ball and running with it ( including the spherical version of said ball ) obviously suggests there is some confusion. I just want to remain a purist of the sensible version and hope that our stadium doesn’t accommodate the daft version ever again.

  • martoon

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    You know you’re desperate for football when you are reduced to watching San Marino v Scotland! :mrgreen:

  • DaveD1000

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m a Jock and I tried to miss it

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Never mind it’s the gripping N Ireland vs Belarus to follow

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #12

    If they make heavy weather of San Marino, how are they going to fare against Belgium?

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #13

    There are actually more Scotland fans in the stadium 4,287
    than the population of San Marino 4,109

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #14

    That’s the city of San Merino
    The country has a huge population of 37,000

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Marino ffs

  • Pain in the Blog

    Mar 24, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #16


    Oooops. Googleslip.

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Or this:

    Pie and Bovril @pieandbov

    There are no easy games in international football.

    Worth remembering that San Marino have almost 34,000 people to choose their team from.

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Nah I carry the population of every country in my head.
    Fckuin idiot.
    Google is a fantastic resource we all use it
    Some just don’t know how to use it properly

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #19

    There are reports that Dubravka sustained an
    ankle injury vs Wales this afternoon

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Jibs’ started with the foul abuse already.

    “Google is a fantastic resource we all use it
    Some just don’t know how to use it properly”

    That’s just like somebody on here.
    Tremendous comedy blogging.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #21

    “Nah I carry the population of every country in my head.”

    Probably could as it’s oversize and normally empty.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Betty you write like someone in a nursing home. Halfwit.

  • Just a fan

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #23

    You rest your case on very slim evidence.

  • Just a fan

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Stephen fry once said swallowing your tongue was impossible.
    Don’t know how true that is.

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Virgil van Dijk is having a ‘mare

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Dutch looking dismal

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Koeman as manager
    No surprise really

  • Pain in the Blog

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Just a fan #24,

    If you take swallowing to mean (as Stephen Fry did) forcing into the stomach by drawing down the throat with a voluntary muscular action then, of course, it is impossible to swallow your tongue as it is essentially a muscle rooted securely to the floor of the mouth. If, however, you mean that the fleshy, movable part of the tongue is pushed into the oesophagus causing an obstruction to breathing (which is the normal understanding of the phrase), then yes – that is possible and not uncommon in collisions.

  • Just a fan

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Well happy to learn that.
    Stephen fry you dolt head lol

  • GS

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Spoke too soon eh Jib. 2-2 on 63 mins.

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #31

    2-2 Getting interesting.

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Ok Ashley isn’t a “football” man but I’m wondering how he ever got his huge wealth. My missus went into a House of Fraser store she hadn’t been in for a while and she tells me there is Sports Direct tat everywhere but hardly any decent clothes and virtually NO customers! Wtf is he doing? Freakin Harrods of the High Street; more like House of horrors!

  • posada

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Rugby should not be allowed at SJP during the football season.
    It damages the pitch.
    It did last year and probably has this year.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Double for the Dutch
    Looking to win it
    Can the finger sniffer pull it back?

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Joachim Löw – Fifth Beatle?

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Koeman switched from a 4 – 3 – 3 to
    a 4 – 2 – 4 and the Dutch have stopped
    piss-farting about in midfield.

  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Munster…….. Stick to your ovoid shaped ball. I can’t see the point in you getting involved with the round version as the temptation to pick it up and run with it whilst bouncing it as well will surely be too great a temptation for you.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #39


    Ich bin das Walroß

  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Posada……..well said. I fully agree. Why do we want rugby played at a football stadium?


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