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Midfielder – This Is What Gives Us More Confidence For The Run-In


The Newcastle front three of Perez, Rondon, and Perez have been playing well since the 24-year-old Paraguayan Miguel Almiron arrived on the scene in late January.

Almiron looks like a terrific signing for us, and we’ll start seeing the best of him next season once he’s had a full preseason.

His season finished prematurely last Saturday when he left the field with a muscle injury, and he will be out for three weeks – and for the rest of the season.

Almiron brings us speed and skill down the left wing and is already bringing the best out of Ayoze Perez, who has been in sparkling form this year.

It’s just a pity he’s now out for the season, but Christian Atsu will come in and get his chance in the final three games of the season.

Central midfielder Ki has come into the team in place of the injured Sean Longstaff and thinks that getting the three goals last Saturday will give our lads more confidence.

Ki Sung-yueng – in action against Everton

We played really well against Palace but somehow lost 1-0 after missing too many of our chances.

It was an excellent 3-1 win at home last Saturday against a good Saints side so he says their confidence should be high now.

This is what Ki has said today as reported in the Shields Gazette:

“At the last home game against Palace, I thought we played well but we didn’t put the ball in the net,” 

“It’s difficult, but we scored goals and the players have more confidence, we had more chances and that made it easier.”

“It isn’t going to happen every game, but hopefully the boys will make the season finish well and hopefully we can get more points in the next three games.”

We have an excellent chance to beat Brighton on Saturday, and they have failed to score in their previous seven league games while picking up a single point.

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103 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Yes lesh we do sing off the same song sheet.
    The first song on the sheet is to do with Newcastle united.
    There are other songs on the sheet,various songs as a matter of fact.to numerous to mention.
    It’s a broad church and I believe some mackems are welcome.maybe not welcome but not chucked out.
    Please continue with your good work.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Atsu maybe has x 3 games to save his NUFC career. He’s one who has not pushed on since the Champo season, but a champo promotion chaser would probably pay 10-12 Million for him. Sell him on with a pat on the back and a thank-you note in his pocket and bring a rejuvenated Jacob Murphy to back up Almiron.

    Unless, of course, he plays like we know he should for the next three matches.

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  • Oldgit1

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    @ RobLeenio. Agree with your post. I’m sure Atsu after his operation said he would come back a better player and was looking to score more goals. That didn’t happen.

    Still remember that wonderful free kick at Cardiff when we were in the championship. Sublime.

    4
  • hibbit

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #4

    and the puppet master pulls the strings,
    this is getting to silly for words one person four user names,

    1
  • Oldgit1

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #5

    @ Lesh what a tit, sorry I missed you out when when naming and shaming. Must have hurt your pride. In reality I don’t give your post a second thought. Your knowledge of football is beneath me. Nothing constructive and borders on the blabbering of a mackam.

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  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Robleenio
    You’re a hard man
    Poor Christian has only played an average of 50 minutes
    per match – He has had some full games (including the win against City)
    but not really had a sustained run in the side.

    4
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Rob
    Should have said
    Hard man to please
    😀

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Lol Jib, you’re right, but at this stage of the season the club should be considering who has a long-term future and who can be upgraded.

    IMO, Atsu can be upgraded and would probably get more football and a better wage elsewhere, so let’s move him on and use his fee to bring in a striker or full back. Win-win for all concerned.

    As I say, he’ll go with our thanks for doing his best, but I think we can and should look for better.

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  • RobLeenio

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Can any of our Scottish contributors tell me why James Tavernier is so hated up there? It can’t just be because he’s a blue nose?

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Last week I mentioned that mbabu is on his way to Wolfsburg for £7/8m and we’d be due about a million for for the sell on clause.

    It’s happened now. Does this make me ITK?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Been a fan of atsu but admit do need to upgrade. Never quite shown the form he showed for Porto and ghana a few years back. Still rate him as a player.

    Similarly, I think if we want to really improve the depth of squad (In an ideal non Ashley world), Murphy would be moved on to. May be early to write him off but still rate him too but never see him working out for us especially in a Rafa team. I say this because he can flourish in a free role but he’s never going to get that. Think the expectations and shirt is a bit too heavy also o as he seems to play better for us away from home.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Online guy
    You’ll appreciate this sort of Perez skill https://mobile.twitter.com/NUFCblogcouk/status/1119745473697452033

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  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m with those that believe the squad needs tweaking
    rather than overhauling – which should mean that Rafa
    and MA are closer to harmony than some folk are saying

    1
  • giimps

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m more worried about the players who will be leaving, Hayden, Rondon, Atsu, Kennedy, barreccca ,probably Joselu, Shelvey, and possibly Perez, Ritchie, …and that is the ones here, we will also be losing Colback, Aaron’s, maybe Lazaar ,Murphy and Gayle .
    That’s not tweaking a squad ….it’s buying a new one
    I don’t for one second believe all 14 will be leaving but even if half go, we need to replac them with better…..and that will cost big money….which we won’t get from the gargantuan

    2
  • Just a fan

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Geppetto had a nice puppet but it had problems with its nose.no it wasnt brown.
    Well some of your Ilk have the same problem.are you sure your not called Donald.

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  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Donald Pinocchio
    😀

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Spurs supposedly after SCHAR they can stick their money up their jacksie’s…

    more made up bollix …

    4
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Tom being logical – Schar being pursued by one of
    the big 6 for top dollar , CL footy and , a shiny new
    stadium would be very hard to resist.

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #20

    JIB

    It’s never MAs fault

    😉

    5
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Bloggers
    Don’t forget although there is no PL footy tonight
    Real Madrid are on ITV4 at 20.15
    for expats
    https://www.filmon.com/tv/itv4

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #22

    jib …

    just hope he stays with us … but i can the point your making mate …

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #23

    TOON22 …

    you heard back off the F.A. yet ?…

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #24

    #22 i can see the point your making …

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    From nufc.com
    Beware: Given the fact that some neutral section tickets for Fulham that have physically issued then cancelled, it’s more than possible that those worthless tickets could come into circulation.

    Our advice is to be very careful about buying any neutral end tickets that are on sale privately – especially outside Craven Cottage on matchday.

    4
  • Tsunki

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Not stopping but just popped in to see if I made it onto Oldgit’s list 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #27

    jib …

    about Benidorm and watching the match i might just stay in the hotel and watch it …why you may ask because i’am a tight git and we are A/I …

    then pop out and see a mate of mine who does a Neil Diamond tribute … he’s big toon fan from Ashington …

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #28

    jail …

    did you buy a ticket for the Fulham game if so did ( do ) you get a refund …

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Looks like it’s going to be mayhem outside
    Craven Cottage on Sunday 12th May

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #30

    jib …

    the bizzies will be out in force for that game…

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #31

    The squad may only need a handful of quality additions to make it competitive but the players we need will be at a premium.

    Two strikers, even if that’s Rondon plus one
    Right winger to replace Ritchie.

    That’s before you strengthen anywhere else I’d guess £50m easy in the current market plus wages and I just cant see Ashley swallowing it.

    I feel they’re as far apart as they’ve ever been, Ashley’s in Miami remember.

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #32

    and
    It’s all of Fulham’s making

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Fulham have a big well advertised neutral section
    for 18 home games then decide to move the goalposts
    for their last game – an FA enquiry needed methinks

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #34

    whens Ashley back then anyone know ?…

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #35

    makes me laugh reading the blog most of the day ask someone a question they go all silent…

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Tom
    he’s back I believe

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Givvus a minute or two I’ll fone Keith Bishop
    I have him on speed dial
    😛

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #38

    jib …

    your a bit late i’ve allready phoned him lmfao.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #39

    jib who gave you his phone number was it TOON22 …

    lmao …

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 25, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #40

    geordietom,
    Aye, I bought tickets a couple of weeks ago, no bother, no mention of NE post codes, train tickets booked, luckily one of the lads who I bought one of the tickets for picked up three from a home counties post code, so no dramas. I’m still going to pursue a refund on my ticket as there were no warnings when originally selling the tickets.

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