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Newcastle Winger Seems To Be Struggling For Confidence On Loan

One way Rafa Benitez may be thinking of how to solve the Salomon Rondon situation and not have to pay West Brom £16M for a 30-year-old- is to offer Jacob Murphy in part exchange for him.

That would cut the £16M price tag for the Venezuelan and help bring Rondon to Newcastle on a permanent basis in the summer.

But it doesn’t look like Murphy has been too impressive on loan at West Brom – so far.

Jacob Murphy – on loan at the Baggies

There’s a piece in the Chronicle today where they have asked Joe Chapman of BirminghamLive, who covers West Brom – how Jacob Murphy is performing on loan.

“Murphy has been pretty indifferent, all in all.”

The winger took a little time to warm up; against Stoke and for the first 45 minutes against Nottingham Forest four days later he looked shaky, and unable to beat his man.”

“He grabbed his first goal in the second half of that game against Forest, and that unquestionably lifted him a little.”

“Murphy played his part in a big derby win at Villa beyond that, and the best we’ve seen of him came after that, at QPR.”

“He scored a fabulous goal down in the capital and generally looked threatening. Since, his performances haven’t been there and he was dropped at Brentford last Saturday.”

“In those aforementioned performances,  yes –  the criticism was fair. New surroundings, lack of regular football prior to that, confidence levels, it could have been down to a number of things.”

“It’s something clearly interim boss Jimmy Shan has noticed too, which prompted him to bench Murphy last weekend.”

“His goals will have done that (given him some confidence). That was evident the moment he netted against Forest, his performance picked up after that.”

“It seems he could do with another at the moment, after another couple of iffy displays more recently.”

“Competition is stiff at Albion with Jefferson Montero, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards in there too so Murphy will have to earn it.”

Things can improve but it looks like Jacob is not doing too well – but he is a confidence player and without confidence, he looks ordinary.

it could be that Rafa takes him back in the summer and tries to get his confidence back up; we’ve seen he has good skills so he can still make it at Newcastle

But he must improve his game – quickly.

And West Brom are still with a decent chance of promotion and are currently in 4th place with 67 points form 38 games, 7 points behind Sheffield United and an automatic promotion spot.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 24, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed’s on high gear again.
    Ashley and his transfer model, it has nothing to do with the club getting better, it has more to do with players he can still sell on at a profit. Piece of shite, tell me I’m wrong you Cashley.

    So if all is true with his philosophy then he would say the he wouldnt have purchased sergio agüero three years ago because he was 27? Mo Salah due to his 26 year old label, oh sorry Mike, you already had your chance with Mo. Sadio Mane also 26? Eden Hazard 28?
    Aubameyang 29, sorry Mike another player you didn’t want for an extra couple of Mill.

    Let’s face it Mike you total waste of lard, the tea lady at St James knows more about players than you, even she knew Mo Salah for half a Mill was a good deal, oh shite nearly left one out, Deli Ali, yes not a striker but how did that work out Mike. IDIOT

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Early Sunday drinking

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Potts lock re your answer on club versus Beardsley ownership of the racism accusations – I don’t know where you’ve been, Mars, Deep Sea facility, McMurdo Sound or prison …. But don’t you know every employeer bears responsibility under legislation these days so no they can’t escape it. You can pin as much blame on Beardsley as you like and if he deserves it he will cop it. But the employer will not escape if they have ignored an adverse culture for years and done nothing until rumbled. It’s you who needs to get up to speed sorry and all that.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #4

    And while I’m on whingeing for England – Munster : “Rugby gets vilified by some halfwits on here” errrrr…..
    Which halfwits have been vilifying rugby? Do you know what vilifying means? Not short of a bit of exaggeration i see. 😀

  • DaveD1000

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I suspect the Cloob will be implementing a rigorous and Mandatory training suite of Equality,Diversity,Inclusiveness yada yada as soon as they are tugged.

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #6

    17 mins
    Post update
    Wales 1-0 Slovakia

    A real continental feel about this Welsh side.

    James Lawrence of Anderlecht, Matt Smith of Twente, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Joe Allen of Stoke.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Beardsley was first accused of bullying in 2002 – by seven families of players. Nothing happened and some of the remarks purportedly coming from Beardsley would suggest a personality which would not accept any findings.
    This carry on involved Ross Gardner who contemplated suicide. Check out his story.

    What about young Gibson – only 2 years ago – went to Everton – left because of Beardsley.

    So anyone suggesting second chances – -what about 3rd or 4th chances.

    Jib – the club suspended Beardsley quickly. No they didn’t.
    The club and him mutually agreed he would go on leave. Check out the club statement of 9th January 2018 which states this.

    For serious allegations “leave” is not appropriate – suspension is.

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s not a case of being rumbled

    The club would have been unaware until
    a complaint about racism was made.
    Pretty much as soon as it was , Pedro
    was put on gardening leave.
    Charnley was at the club when the bullying
    allegations were made against Kenny Wharton
    and Pedro in 2005.

    Russell Cushing dealt with it but Charnley was
    his 2 i.c. so he’d be well aware of procedures

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    It was 2003
    It was the FA who dismissed the charges


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