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There Was Only One Man Of The Match Against Southampton


Ayoze Perez had probably his best game ever yesterday against the Saints when he scored his first hat-trick at Newcastle and all three goals were really classy.

Rafa’s influence on Perez is starting to show through and not only does Ayoze work his socks off for the team, but his class is starting to show through more regularly than in the past.

And yesterday’s win was our second in succession after failing to take our chances at home to Crystal Palace and surprisingly losing that game 1-0 two weeks ago.

Ayoze Perez – in action yesterday – he was simply brilliant

If Ayoze can keep scoring goals in the final three games this season we have a very good chance of beating last season’s points total of 44.

We’re sure that’s exactly what Rafa wants to do.

Ayoze Perez was simply brilliant for us yesterday and got just short of 80% of the vote.

Paul Dummett was next in line and he was outstanding with some vital clearances and blocks throughout the game.

Finally – there’s no way Perez will be allowed to leave Newcastle in the summer.

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52 comments so far

  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    That Ole Gunner.
    He’s in the last chance saloon !
    Group love in over.
    Getting sacked in the morning !

    9
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Bobby,
    You keep saying that Ashley wants him to stay, I want a Ferrari, like really want one, in fact I’ve made it clear and told the right people I want one, however, I haven’t rang the garage yet, I got my mate to do it, the guy at the garage apparently wasn’t interested In what i was offering. I still really really want one though!

    8
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I wonder if our outdated chump of a manager would put his personal feelings aside to guide Man U to a CL finish and FA cup after OGS’s no wins in six at the start of next season.

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail@2
    you need to offer the going price bud…your £250 and your old Ford Fiesta ain’t gonna cut it

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib,
    Did you mean five away games on the bounce in ’84?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #6

    DaveD1000,
    I know, the guy in the garage is being very unreasonable and asking way to much, that’s why there’s a five year waiting list to get one.

    3
  • Mag :P

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s funny how football works out.

    Catchy is ending up with pie in his face yet again.

    Yet he’s “always right” apparently.

    I’m personally glad that ole isn’t at our wheel.

    7
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    BBC

    89 mins
    Post update
    Everton 4-0 Man Utd

    Everton have eased off a touch since scoring their fourth, can’t really blame them.

    Manchester United have ever so slightly upped their game since then too, but it couldn’t have got much worse.

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #9

    I doubt anyone would trust MA even if he put everything in a contract

    He’s s liar

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    toon22,
    Does Rafa need the hassle of a possible legal battle every single transfer window.

    1
  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Ron Knee

    Yes, I take your point that a foreign might deflect fans’ ire for the loss of Rafa but as long as Ashley’s running the show, he’d know there’s a risk to employing a manager untested in the Prem. Hence my suggestion if a Pullis, Warnock or even a Moyes type who’ll work to Ashley’s rules and lies.

    As many have said, losing Rafa due to short-sighted greed would be one of Ashley’s biggest errors.

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    81

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Hoping Cardiff get something out of today.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail, the difference is, Ashley can do what needs to be done to make it happen. Your comparison is just not one. In fact, I fail to see any reason in it. If you want a ferrari, buy one. Nobody is stopping you. If you can’t afford one, you can’t have one. Ashley can afford to do what Rafa wants, ten times over. What point are you trying to make?
    If Ashley wants Rafa to stay badly enough, he can make it happen. You can’t make the dealer sell you a ferrari for less than value. Not being funny, but that’s pathetic mate, you need to try something else.
    How many times have you jokers had Rafa out the door since he’s been here? I’ve lost count but he’s still here.
    If he doesn’t get what he wants he’ll go with my blessing, but until that happens I’m not throwing my toys out the pram and stamping my feet. I’ll wait and see. Now how many times have I said that and been right? I’ve lost count of that too. Wait and see. Or don’t, suit yourself. Doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m Chilling in the sun, not getting stressed out over something that hasn’t happened yet. Time to get upset is when it happens. Being an optimist is so much easier on the stress levels.
    Can I do anything to change things? Nope. Never get stressed over something you can’t effect, is how I live my life.
    I was gutted when we got Dalglish, and a few, others. Still supported NUFC. Angry when Chris Hughton got sacked. Still supported the team. We don’t have any effect on what happens behind the scenes. Chill out, you’ll do yourself an injury over something that might not happen. Wait and see ,you might be pleasantly surprised.

    21
  • carltoon

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Highlights on Nufc TV. That’s quick usually takes days. Three fantastic goals. Red card all day long.

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #16

    You can bet next seasons fixture list will give us the same difficult run at the start as this season

    If Rafa leaves whoever they drag in to replace him is going to be up against it right from the start

    Its a slow motion car crash all of MAs making

    5
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #17

    These would be my plans for summer if Rafa stays and as expected, we have about £60m – £50m projected profit and £11m carried forward – plus player sales to spend. Note we have also written off all those ‘onerous contract provisions’ now, the likes of Saivet, Lazaar and Aarons should no longer be a factor in the wage bill as they’ve been written off in full.

    Out for certain:

    Elliot/Darlow – £1m/5m

    Lazaar – loan again or maybe somebody will take him permanent for £1m
    Barrecca – another mysterious loan signing that never got a chance.

    Colback – release
    Saivet – again hopefully somebody will finally give us a small fee to take him permanently, if not he’s costing us nothing now his contract has been written off as a loss.

    Aarons – £1-3m just too injury prone – think a Champ club would take him for a few million. Perhaps even Sheff Wed as he seems to have done fairly well there and Bruce likes him.

    Kenedy – dodged a bullet there, looked great 1st season, but time was his undoing, quickly showed why he will never be a top player, can’t handle pressure and has poor mental resilience which manifests as a bad attitude when things aren’t going his way.

    Murphy/Gayle – swap for Rondon please – especially if West Brom fail to get promoted, that deal makes sense for all parties concerned.

    Possible sales:

    Yedlin – £15-20m – has some facets to his game that may be attractive for some top clubs. For instance Man Utd will definitely be looking for a RB. I’d be torn if such a bid came in for him.

    Shelvey – £20-25m – think he may be heading for the exit door. Our current style doesn’t suit him, had a poor 1st half of the season and has barely featured since. Looked demotivated compared to the player that was chasing an England spot, think he was bitterly disappointed after all those good performances and backing from pundits that he missed out on the WC, along with Gayle’s departure saw him decline in influence. Now Longstaff is the new kid on the block and looks the part.

    Hayden – if Hayden still wishes to leave then you now have to be talking £15m+.

    Atsu – £5-10m Made a positive impact mid-season without any real end product, came into the team when we were lacking ideas and mixed up our predictable patterns of play and gave us a bit of creative input. Has lost some pace, but Rafa has improved his tactical side of the game for sure and he can play as part of a unit now and puts in the work which isn’t what he was renowned for. Need better if we’re to improve.

    Joselu – £3-5m – Good pro, hapless footballer with very rare exception. PL just not his level.

    Assuming Hayden has a change of heart and stays, Elliot rather than Darlow is sold that would leave us with about £100m and a squad of:

    Dubs
    Darlow
    Woodman (out on loan)

    Ritchie
    ???????

    Schar
    Lascelles
    Fernandez
    Dummett
    Lejeune
    Clark

    ???????
    Manquillo

    Longstaff
    Ki
    Hayden
    Diame (1 year extension)
    ????????

    Almiron
    ???????

    Perez
    Muto

    Rondon
    ????????
    ????????

    My first signing would be Sessegnon from Fulham. Think under Rafa and competing against Ritchie, having some of his professionalism and grit rubbing off on to him, would be a great fit to challenger and eventually take over from Ritchie. Probably cost £15-20m with Fulham relegated and 1 year on his contract.

    I’d also bring in Carroll on a free. Get him right for fitness he is a proper weapon and the B&W gives him a boost. Still never played better than he did here. Defenders hate him as he is so dominant in the air.

    That would leave £80m for a top class starting RWB, a top CM to replace Shelvey, a young exciting player to replace Atsu and another younger prospect ST.

    Very doable.

    Done and dusted, over to you Ashley.

    (This will bear no resemblance to reality, which usually confounds any application of logic and reason at NUFC.).

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  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #18

    To release Colback we’d have to buy the last year of his contract
    which could be an option.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib, Forest love Colback mate, they’ll buy him if the price is right.

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #20

    I seriously doubt MA would let all of that cash be spent by the club
    What usually happens is we sell and the money vanishes
    We then try and replace with loan deals or take a chance on a player

    Year after year after year

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #21

    MA won’t allow anyone to build a team that can compete,it’s just not what he wants from our club

    4
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Thought his contract was up this season, Jib? If not I can see him leaving anyway, somehow.

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Mané was onside

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Nope June 20 I believe

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #25

    But you and Bobby are right he’ll be offmans this summer

    3
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Liverpool are simply awesome on the break

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Cardiff giving Liverpool a run for their money here. Liverpool can’t afford to drop points. After watching Manure earlier I can’t see them beating City in the derby. They were shocking against Everton. Still think City will win all their remaining games tbh, so it’s in their own hands. If Liverpool drop points here it’s done and dusted, coz we’re gonna do Liverpool anyway. 🙂

    4
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon22

    I know, Charnley alluded to cashflow and how we don’t get all the tv money in a lump sum up front but in instalments across the season, but surely you know the minimum you would be guaranteed if you finished 17th and can use an overdraft facility in the meantime.

    Sure that’s what we must have done when McClaren was allowed to spend £80m. Maybe that experience given we got relegated has made them wary of doing so again – Rafa is much more capable and safer, they should surely realise that.

    Rafa keeps emphasising getting the right players in and getting them in early. Just do the calculations and give him everything up front for the summer!

    6
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s the usual BS from the club
    We always seem to have problems spending money

    3
  • beermonkey

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #30

    we buy in cash up front we sell on the never never

    whats the point in selling any1 like shelves even hayden if we all rafa will get is the a few mill this window
    rafa or any manager will always be playing catch up with the money available and never improving

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #31

    It also makes it easier for MA to trouser the money as it never seems to show up

    3
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Gini scoring an away goal in the PL. Is that a first?

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Twas a great goal Bobby
    and he seemed quite excited by it
    😛

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    The mackem misses a sitter

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #35

    How did he moss that ffs? 🙂 Open goal, Morrison. Unbelievable miss.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib, yeah, he was quite happy wasn’t he? Great finish like. But that sitter from Morrison with the goal at his mercy – that’s why they’re going down perchance.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Well, if it stays like this, we are officially guaranteed to stay up regardless of any other set of bizarre results. We’re safe anyway, but this would stop any piddling arguments. Wouldn’t mind seeing Cardiff score though.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #38

    “Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal is just his second to be scored away from home in the Premier League, with the other 19 all coming in home games.”

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Palace 3-1 up at Arsenal. Strange result.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheers Ron. I knew he’d scored an international away goal, but wasn’t sure he’d scored one in the PL. Not taken that much notice since he left us though. I know he didn’t score for us away from home.

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