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Defender Frustrated With Palace Defeat And “Stupid Penalty” – Looks Foward To Safety

Fabian Schar is now one of our best players after coming into the side at halftime in what turned out to be the first win of the season in early November when we beat Watford at home 1-0.

And we lost an excellent opportunity on Saturday to get another home win which would have got us close to safety.

The 27-year-old Swiss International has missed the game at Bournemouth and at Arsenal through suspension but was back in the side on Saturday.

Newcastle had many chances in the first half that we completely dominated, but we ended up losing the game 1-0, and we are now 4 points behind Crystal Palace with only 5 games to play.

Fabian Schar challenges Wilfried Zaha last Saturday

This is what Schar has said in the Chronicle today:

“It’s always disappointing when you a lose a game, and especially when you lose it in the way we lost this one. We conceded a stupid penalty, and they scored from that.”

“We had the better chances so it is frustrating.”

“We know we have to score when we have chances, but then on the other side, we also knew how dangerous they are on the counter-attack. We had to find the balance.”

“At the end they had two or three counter-attacks, but we did fairly well from our side and that’s why the final result was such a disappointment.”

“We need some more points to get safe, and we want to get them as fast as possible.”

“The last game was a big chance, especially when we were playing at home after winning our five previous home games.”

“We wanted to keep that run going, but we couldn’t do it. We have to forget the game now and look forward.”

“All the teams in this league are so competitive, so every day has to be a good day for you to win games.”

“It’s always difficult. There are no easy games – the Premier League is really hard and we know that. It is the same for a lot of the teams.”

The best way to recover from a shocking result and a poor performance is to beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Friday night.

That will do the trick.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Under 23 match against Man Uniteds 23. To be screened live on NUFC.co.uk website

  • carltoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope they make a better job of it than the last few they’ve tried to do

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m not sure what to think of Schar now, I’ve just looked at his club in his formative years and it’s some pretty shite outfit in the Swiss lower leagues, where as Ciaran Clark played at Villa, I’m not sure who should play when both fit???

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #4

    carltoon, are you not going? I thought you liked going to the U23s matches. I might have that wrong though.

    Apparently it’s at SJP, rather than Benton. Think I might take the kids along.

  • toon22

    Apr 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us to this time ?

    I hope it’s Donald Trump , why not have someone with a bit of comedy value ?

  • cyprus

    Apr 9, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Are we playing at Leicester? When was the last time we got anything?

    Could be ugly viewing. I’ll definitely take a draw.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    We won last year there cyprus.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 9, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #8

    “I hope it’s Donald Trump” – if that happened, I’d be absolutely devastated. There aren’t many people who would be worse owners than Ashley, but he’s one, definitely.

    Also the Sultan of Brunei, Rolf Harris and the Oystons. Anyone else? Nicolas Maduro, perhaps, though I’m not sure about that one. Hannibal Lecter? HAL 9000?

    Although, watching Trump’s crappy hair flapping about in the breeze when the staples come loose would be amusing, for sure.

  • carltoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    I Just follow them on the website.

  • martoon

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Re. the takeover rumour (yes another one) – if there was any truth in it then surely Rafa would know about it and therefore know his contract will have to be negotiated with the new owner. So why say he is negotiating now? why not stick to his original story of waiting until we are safe?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Do you get paid for advertising if you get so many Twitter hits?

  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Picture seems to suggest it was Schar that gave away the pen

    Am I going senile at 25 because I could swear it was Yedders?

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Be alright having Trump as our owner
    When we lost it would be FAKE NEWS!

  • Posh_Geordie

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashley 101. Get one of your inner circle to go for a beer with a ex Footballer. “Accidently’ leak info about concrete bid. Let the seed grow, as this time the lie is harder to sell, until the Summer and harvest the reward of little investment and point and laugh at the shattered dreams of the hopefull.

    You don’t build a Empire by being a mug. Don’t be a taken in. I for one will not believe it until the ink is dry or Bladeuser does something useful with his Bladey :p

  • Posh_Geordie

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Trump link was done before he was elected President , yes that really happened. Maybe link us with Oddbins owner.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 9, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Hal 9000! Has to be step up in ownership. Perhaps a dream team of it and Skynet could be in the offing.

    A squad of metamorphosing players would be great!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Are we for sale?

    That came out of the blue, I’m genuinely shocked!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #18

    That link of the secret footballer Twitter account was funny. If that is actually Kitson then he’s got no shame at all coming out with this now.

    Loved the fact that the money mike Ashley account commented on it too.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #19

    You know what they say optimistic, 8th times the charm!

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Being owned by poundland would be a step up from Ashley.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #21

    I do not know about the rest of the interview, but this is about right.

    Kitson said: “No they’re not going to do better than Rafa. It’s not too long ago that Tony Pulis won manager of the year for keeping a team up. Rafa Benitez has had even less resources.”

  • beermonkey

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #22

    panda we are the poundstretcher of football

  • lochinvar

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Chocolate teapot ? You said it Mike.

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is “nothing short of a national scandal”.
    The store chain rejected two last-ditch takeover offers from Sports Direct.
    Under Tuesday’s deal, all stores will remain open for now, although some have been earmarked for closure.
    Mr Ashley said politicians and regulators had been “as effective as a chocolate teapot”

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Ain’t karma a beatch 😮

  • lochinvar

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #25

    RobLeenio , You missed out
    Darth Vader
    Genkis Khan
    The Flowerpot Men
    Captain Ahab
    Slitherin Snake
    and plenty more where they came from

  • lochinvar

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Beatch ?
    Botch ?
    Bitch ?
    Beach ?

    We know what you mean

  • toon22

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Imho Vlad the Impaler would be a better owner than MA

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 9, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #28

    At least with Vlad you could see his point – and he could get a cross in toon22.


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