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Star Player Straight To The Point – Let’s Get As Many Points As Possible Next Season!


It’s getting to be a little bit ridiculous that Newcastle United are spending this amount of time in signing up Rafa Benitez to a new contract at Newcastle.

Let’s just say it does not reflect well on the hierarchy running the club – and we will move on.

30-year-old goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he has been thankful he played in most of the games last season.

In fact, he played in all of the 38 Premier League games and has a total of 50 appearances (all starts) for Newcastle United.

The 17 times capped Slovakian International goalkeeper has had a good 16 months playing for Newcastle and looks a top goalkeeper.

Martin had a lapse in his form at the beginning of the year when he made a few mistakes.

But his strong character and determination showed through and with help from the boss he quickly recovered and had a great last four months of the season.

Rafa Benitez talking to Martin Dubravka after Burnley game

This is what he said in the Chronicle today when asked about his relationship with Mr. Benitez:

“I am very happy that I have played in most of the games.” “I really appreciate it.

“Obviously I came to England as an unknown player and I’m trying to build my reputation here.”

“I am glad for that.”

“It is a big stat (being 9th in PL since last Xmas).”

“Good stats will be helpful for us going forward and looking ahead to next season as well.”

“Let’s just go into next season and get as many points as possible.”

There have been reported early this summer that Rafa is interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who has 3 caps for Germany.

Rafa may think Dubravka needs more competition to keep him on his toes in the Newcastle goal.

We think Kevin would be a good buy for Newcastle – he’s an outstanding goalkeeper.

Comments welcome.


46 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #1
  • jimiley

    May 18, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Its taking a long time because it aint happening.
    Get as many points as possible? Well thats novel and an interesting take on the league. Sign the keeper up to Mensa? What a thoughtful guy.

    1
  • toon22

    May 18, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    JIB

    Your always there arnt you,to put a positive spin on anything about MA

    Its never MAs fault

    4
  • toon22

    May 18, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Its just about exactly what happened to Shearer,isnt it

    Roll on next seasons transfer budget,just think of what shop we might buy

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s called balance you one eyed goon

    1
  • RobLeenio

    May 18, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Lovely goal this by Kelland Watts in Hong Kong. Matty Longstaff with a fantastic ball to find Watts’ run.

    https://twitter.com/hksoccer7s/status/1129585673579536386

    3
  • toon22

    May 18, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes JIB

    You try and bring balance to the blog ?

    LoL

    😉

    4
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Man City 2 nil up then they take off Riyad Mahrez
    Watford think “Yess gerrin”
    Then they see Kevin de Bruyne jogging onto the pitch

    Shit !

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    May 18, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Man City 2 nil up then they take off Riyad Mahrez
    Watford think “Yess gerrin”
    Then they see Kevin de Bruyne jogging onto the pitch

    Shit !

    And then who scores to make it 3?

    2
  • RobLeenio

    May 18, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Embarrassing for Watford this…

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 18, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Wonder if it’ll go to penalties…

    4
  • jazzyp

    May 18, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Robleenio

    Maybe mate,But at least they made a final and didn’t go out of the competition in the first round as we seem to do every year.
    And fair play to the fans for sticking by the fans

    5
  • jazzyp

    May 18, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Players

    0
  • Ron Knee

    May 18, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #14

    “The first FA Cup final hat-trick since 1953!”

    2
  • Bambams

    May 18, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Fair play to the Man City fans, never stopped waving those Yellow and Red flags throughout the match !

    😉

    0
  • jazzyp

    May 18, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Bambams

    We can only dream of getting to a final bud under this ownership

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Sanddancer Stan Mortensen

    1
  • dee em

    May 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Well done to Man City – sponsored by an Arab state, spent the most money, pay the biggest wages, won the most trophies. Such an elusive equation to come up with. Financial fair play? Do me a favour. In football money is the only real currency for success. I know some will quote Leicester but let’s be honest my point is not sour grapes but without ownership willing to invest it’s a waste of time.

    8
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Blackpool v Bolton how times have changed !

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 18, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Mike will be loving this, see Rafa, I told you it was pointless even trying, now sign here old son.

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #21

    From Caulkin

    Mike went ballistic when Rafa turned up with snacks from Waitrose.
    “Do you think I’m made of money? And what’s this tortilla shit?”
    “We must do things right.”
    “What’s wrong with Aldi sausage rolls?”
    “You promised me a budget for paella.”
    “No, I said ‘get some pies, fella’.”

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Alan Shearer
    ?

    Man City
    A record 169 goals in 61 games this season !

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #23

    The Toon beat them but

    4
  • Bambams

    May 18, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Jazzyp

    I think we all know that is highly unlikely mate.

    Let’s face it, we have the worst type of owner possible. To make matters worse – he ain’t going anywhere soon.

    Unfortunately.

    3
  • toon22

    May 18, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Which is exactly why i bang on about the HMRC

    Its our best chance of getting shot of the parasite

    😉

    2
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #26

    for the lad who dont know the words …

    Wichita Lineman
    Glen Campbell
    I am a lineman for the county
    And I drive the main road
    Searchin’ in the sun for another overload
    I hear you singin’ in the wire,
    I can hear you through the whine
    And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
    I know I need a small vacation
    But it don’t look like rain
    And if it snows that stretch down south won’t ever stand the strain
    And I need you more than want you,
    And I want you for all time
    And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
    And I need you more than want you,
    And I want you for all time
    And the Wichita lineman is still on the line
    Songwriters: Jimmy Webb

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Tom
    I still say
    Searchin’ in the sun for another overload
    sounds more like power than telephone

    but who am I to argue with Jimmy Webb
    ps
    I always said Galveston was his best song

    1
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Poetic licence I guess

    1
  • Average_Contents

    May 18, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #29

    His nut sack was this big Martin.

    You don’t remember? That strange hobbit dressed in green who kept interrupting me when I was on the phone to the wife, shouted something about riots and outdated.

    Surely you remember, his hands were huge….

    1
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #30

    jib … sounds like to me as well …

    i always thought the song was about power cables…

    Lineman Job Description. The primary role of a Lineman is to install, maintain and repair high-powered electrical lines and systems. A Lineman works on both transmission and distribution lines that originate from a power plant and extend to individual buildings or homes.

    1
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Man City won the Charity Shield
    So does that make it a domestic quadruple?
    Or does the CS not count ?

    2
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #32

    jib there you go i googled it … in caps LMAO…

    1
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Galveston
    Glen Campbell
    Galveston, oh, Galveston,
    I still hear your seawinds blowing;
    I still see her dark eyes glowing.
    She was twenty one, when I left Galveston.
    Galveston, oh, Galveston,
    I still hear your seawaves crashin,
    while I watch the cannons flashin’.
    I clean my gun, and dream of Galveston.
    I still see her standing by the water,
    Standing there looking out to sea.
    And is she waiting there for me,
    On the beach where we used to run?
    Galveston, oh!
    Galveston, I am so afraid of dying,
    Before I dry the tears she’s crying,
    Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun, at Galveston, at Galveston

    2
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Tom ffs don’t do a post supporting me !!!!
    You be added to the jib/jane/jeff/justafan list

    1
  • Jib

    May 18, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #35

    I just checked
    It’s called the Community Shield now !!!

    1
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #37

    jib …#37…

    not bothered mate … i went to linka ffs …

    1
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #38

    jib … more support … block caps LMAO

    Jimmy Layne Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” for Glen Campbell …

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    May 18, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #39

    Re Wichita Lineman, I always thought it was about telephone lines, cos in the 60s it was all analogue technology and a lineman could “plug into” a call.

    I used to work for GPT/Plessey and Cisco btw. Whether it’s a WAN, LAN or WLAN, is somewhat academic these days, it’s still point a communicating with point b, whether a and b are nodes, laptops, people, mobiles etc. It’s still a network.

    And with that I’m off to sleep, 11pm and work tomorrow.

    1
  • geordietom

    May 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #40

    jib#…

    they will be calling me Jom … black caps again LMFAO…

    0

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