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This Player May Be Newcastle’s Best Defender This Season

Fabian Schar is now a regular starter for Newcastle, and after a difficult first three months at the club, he has come through well and played 21 times for Newcastle with three great goals.

His goals are something extra he gives, but it’s his defensive play that has been excellent since he came into the team in early November.

He’s a big favorite with the Newcastle fans because of his never-say-die attitude, and he’s scored three great goals and made a couple of fantastic goal-line clearances – all in his first season on Tyneside.

Two of his goals will likely be up for Goal Of The Season.

Fabian Schar – excellent defender for Newcastle

His defensive play is first class, and he’s also a good distributor of the ball – something we miss when he’s not in the side.

In fact Fabian could be our best defender this season – that’s how good he has been for the team.

This is what he’s said in the Chronicle:

“Of course, it is my job to defend and I love it when we keep clean sheets like at Leicester last week.”

“But I take no pleasure in just kicking the ball away. Of course, sometimes that is necessary but my job is not just about blocks, tackles, and clearances.”

“I always try to do something with the ball, starting an attacking move whether it is with a long pass, moving forward or just keeping possession.”

Schar will be in the team this afternoon when it’s important we can get all 3 points against an in-form Southampton team.

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21 comments so far

  • Mag :P

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Schar and rondon are our players of the season for me with dubs 3rd.

    Hayden as an honourable mention though of course.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2


    I did say that it was an ex milk cart horse, poor Ernie was cut down in his prime by his evil rival with a stale pork pie.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Ok, so let’s win today and a lose for Cardiff and we are safe, 100%.

    Rafa has always said that first league and then contract, so don’t understand why reporters keep on about shite.

    So Rafa, Win, Cardiff loss, contract talks can really get going. That’s what he has said all year.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Scar is out secret weapon really. A defender crossed with a DM with a decent pass and good vision who spends most of the game sweeping up and distributing but occasionally sets of on a mazy run that gives us a man advantage up front (alien territory for his marker to track all the way back to his own box with him) and totally rattles the opposition. One of the players of the season.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    It was seeing him playing for his country that I thought, wow this guy is really good and was confident he’d step up for us.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    2 Hours 52 Minutes to KO.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Scar is a Freudian thingy ha ha…. Schar!

  • magscar

    Apr 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #8


    Yeah a distant relative of mine dontya know 😉

  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Ravenscar was called Peak until 1897

  • lesh

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10


    Talks can only get going when Ashley’s prepared to listen to Rafa who’d be best giving a Ashley a face-saver.

    What I want to know, and yes, it’s probably Carr and Wise, I’d like to know who advises Ashley on the value of Rafa’s targets? Ashley’s being an absolute bustard by referring to third parties rather than respect Rafa’s judgement.

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #11

    The fact that Rafa has to negotiate a new deal highlights the problem with our club. Rafa should have been given the keys to the stadium at the end of last season. He should not be in the position where his contract has ran down to the last weeks of his current deal and he has to negotiate the terms of his contract demands in public.
    He will be gone by the end of June, furthermore this will leave the club in chaos as they will not be able to appoint another manager until he has gone unless they sack Rafa. This in turn will affect transfers, incoming and outgoing. Not great.

  • 9

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Things we pretty much know:
    1 Rafa is by a country mile the bet manager NUFC could attract
    2 Rafa and the owner have different ideas
    3 The owner has all the money therefore all the power
    4 The owner isn’t going to change his view
    5 Rafa sees out his contract and perfectly understandably seeks pastures new
    6 Rafa does not have to sit at home for 5 minutes before he’s snapped up
    7 The owner doesn’t change his view
    8 Hard lines us NUFC fans

  • OneAlanShearer

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s obvious they think rafa will cave in and lower his demands. He won’t they as usual are gambling with the clubs future when they already have the right man for job. Unfortunately they only want a yes man to kerp the club up.

    What the idiots fail to realise is that keeping the club up still requires investment and the right/early approach to bringing players in. They really are clueless. The fact they think they know better than rafa says it all. They are morons.

    We will lose rafa and go down next season.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Leah, yes maybe who knows, one thing I do know is Rafa has said the same thing during 2019, safety first, then contract.

    For me, once we are safe Ashley has no excuses, he cannot say I didn’t know this or that.

    Rafa has always indicated in god knows how many press conferences, safety first then we talk.

    So let’s hope this happens this weekend and we can see what transpires, I just would love this to be fixed, starting next week.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh
    57m57 minutes ago

    Rafa: “We have to be sure we create chances & do what we need to do to win. We have 38 points now, which was the first target we set ourselves, but we can’t stop there. It does not change what we have to do. Every game is still very important for us & we must be ambitious” #nufc

    Rafa off-message here.

  • toon22

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Rafa Benitez says he’d rather stay at home than accept what Mike Ashley is offering


    Hiya JIB

  • Jib

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #17


    Roberto Rojas the Paraguayan kid that first broke the news about Miggy
    in Atlanta is at the match today
    Almiron must score

  • toon22

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #18

    If Rafa leaves it says one thing about the club

    Making money for MA is more important than competing in the league,were not asking MA to invest money.To simply spend what the club makes would be nice

    What shop do you think we will buy with next season transfer budget ?

  • DaveD1000

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    yup tweeted im a bit ago

  • DaveD1000

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Chris Waugh
    Verified account

    Following Following @ChrisDHWaugh
    #nufc XI vs #saintsfc: Dubravka; Schar, Lascelles, Dummett; Manquillo, Ki, Hayden, Ritchie; Almiron, Perez; Rondon

    Translate Tweet
    4:30 PM – 20 Apr 2019

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 20, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #21

    57 Minutes to KO


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