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Sign This Man Up – Its A No-Brainer – He’s One of Our Best Players

Matt Ritchie is hoping he can stay at Newcastle for the rest of his playing career.

He has two years left on his current five-year contract and has been one of Newcastle’s best players over the last three years and he epitomizes the proud, passion and skill of the current team Rafa Benitez has put in place at the club.

Let’s not forget this man stepped down a league in the summer of 2016 to join Rafa and Newcastle United after we had just been relegated.

Matt is 29 years old now and as good as ever, but he may still find it difficult to get a new deal from Mike Ashley, because of his age: but the owner knows very little about football.

Rafa Benitez – often praises the attitude, passion and work ethic of Matt Ritchie

With that in mind this is what Matt Ritchie has said on Newcastle’s website:

“I think the second half of the season we’ve been brilliant – as we were last season,”

“Obviously there were a few additions to the team in January, and I think Rondon has made a huge difference to us – not just his goals, but the way we can get up the pitch with him.

“The second half of the season has been really good. I think to compete with the top six is difficult, so that’s unrealistic.

“As I’ve said before, the teams below the top eight are in a league of their own. To finish 13th is fantastic, and hopefully, we can keep building.”

Matt was a little short of goals last season but he was also unlucky with hitting the woodwork too many times.

He played 39 games for us with 3 goals and 9 assists.

In the three years he’s been a Newcastle player he has played 125 games for us with 22 goals and 25 assists.

That’s an excellent record.

As we said – please sign this man up – quickly.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve been lucky enough to be at the Ashes both here and in Sydney, it was around 2003-ish and we paid around $25 dollars on the gate, it was $3 dollars to the pound at the time, when I returned home in 2004 I tried to get tickets to the 2005 Ashes but couldn’t for love nor money, I wondered how as we just paid on the door in Sydney, when I looked back it was because we were four nil down by the tim,e it came to Sydney, funnily enough it was the only one we won. I did get lucky enough to be at the one in Durham on the fourth day of the fourth test when the batting(and drinking) carried on well in to the evening to seal the series,
    #Ashley Out~NUFC

  • DubaiMicky

    May 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Jib, cheers for the USA goals link. It’s spot on. Reddit was no good btw.

    I saw the Ashes game in Edgbaston in June 1997, what a great first day, we took all 10 of their wickets and didn’t lose one ourselves. 2 days later I got married and had a bright red sun burned face.

  • toonbrother

    May 19, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Ritchie would be best advised to join a championship outfit
    where the standard of football better matches his quality (or lack thereof)
    Leeds or WestBrom would be good fits for him
    He’d be happy at those clubs


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