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Almiron A Big Hit At Copa America In A Disappointing Result For Paraguay

Miguel Almiron was a big hit for Newcastle fans tonight in Paraguay’s Copa America against Qatar.

Miguel had some slick passes and was the standout performer for his country as Paraguay took a two goal to nil lead early in the second half.

But Qatar were excellent throughout this game as they pulled back both goals highlighted by a world class strike by Almoez Ali.

In what was a disappointing result for Paraguay, it does appear that Miguel Almiron is fully fit after his recent hamstring injury.

Here are what some fans and others tweeted about Almiron’s performance:

Here are a couple of highlights involving our very own Miguel Almiron:

54 comments so far

  • ShaytoStay

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #1

    No comment

  • ShaytoStay

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Miggy does look good, next season could be a big one

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #3


    From previous I think GBC will go first.

    Have thought for years that the media have an agenda to protect the ‘big 6’

    And it’s always irritates me that Manure are referred to as United. Their city has 2 clubs whereas our club was formed from two clubs from opposite sides of the city. It’s boollix

  • jimiley

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #4

    20 million for Almiron is a good deal.
    He could be a new Beardsley if he can get his head up and score 15 goals a season. Jury is out if he will be that good. But Beardsley would cost nearer 100 million so I suppose you get what you pay for.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #5

    How come Qatar are in the Copa America?

    Is it because a lot of their players have rather suspiciously South American names?

  • jimiley

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    If he can get 8 goals a season he will be worth 50 million.
    But he will be gone if Cashley is till here. Longstaff will be gone as well if Cashley is here in July.

  • Tramp

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #7


    Of the 23 players called up for Copa America all were born in Qatar.

    Except 1 from each of, 

    France, Algeria, Portugal, iraq, Sudan

    Recent call ups


    Not a single one from South America.

    2 teams outside of South America invited to the competition. It will have more to do with the WC.

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #8

    A new Beardsley? Now that would be something. Beardsley is the only name I’ve aver gotten printed on a jersey.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #9


    Yeah I just looked into it after I posted.

    A mate of mine had said they were all South American guess he must have had his conspiracy theory hat on. I stand very much corrected.

    Still seems odd that Qatar and Japan are in it.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #10

    I have high hopes for Almiron. Think he can cut it in the EPL especially if he has a solid pre season and a full season under Rafa.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #11


    I agree, he took some stick from defenders last season and just kept getting up.

    He’s got that little bit of something special about him.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 16, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Evening all, just caught up on the day’s blogging – some decent writing from folk, very little in the way of bickering, good to see.

    As is Almiron’s form for Paraguay. I didn’t like the idea of him playing in this tournament so soon after being out injured, but if he can come back in form, high in confidence and injury free then there are only benefits for us.

    Could be an interesting day tomorrow, or maybe not. I’ll be keeping an interested eye on things, anyway. Then again, I do that every day anyway.

    Onwards and upwards at some point soon, I can feel it in my water, whatever that means.


  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 16, 2019 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Got all the Paraguay games set to record just so I can watch Almiron do his stuff. I’ll watch the Qatar game later 🙂

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 16, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Watching Uruguay v Ecuador here. Other than the champions league semi finals and final I haven’t watched a game in about 6 years. That’s how pissed off I’ve been with NUFC under Ashley. I still keep an eye on results for Newcastle and Dundalk all the time but got sick of watching shit quality football and the whole negativity around the club.

    My God the game has gotten soft in that few years. The slightest touch now is a foul or even a card. The red in this game I thought was fairly soft. As an Irish man I’m a huge fan of the likes of Keane (hated him at the time though) and the tough End of the game. I’ll always remember Shearer with the head bandaged and blood running down his face But he played on. I loved it as a hard, tough sport but still involving a lot of skill. When did it become populated with pussies?

  • chicousa

    Jun 16, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #15

    droppy in Wallsend
    on Almiron
    “He’s got that little bit of something special about him”

    Yep. He is as quick a hell, never quits, defends willingly and tirelessly and causes the opposition endless headaches! A perfect Rafa type player! 😉

  • lesh

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #16

    And for the nightshift, a couple of blokes who think they can play a guitar.


  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #17


    He has all of that but I also think he will do things that get us all excited.

    Looking forward to seeing him play more especially if we all get our way and the shopkeeper leaves

  • chicousa

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #18

    He certainly caused Perez to up his game! 😉 That blazing speed is just such an asset and the fact that he is a grafter is an added bonus. A full preseason under Rafa and further bonding with his teammates should work a trick in terms of his statistical improvement.

    And with the fat, greedy bastid hopefully gone and a few key additions….damn, what a time to look forward to!

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #19

    I’ve just figured something out. I’ve become like Drax the destroyer. I have become completely invisible to the naked eye.

    Even though I’ve been here since the blog started (and recognise very few names from back then) because I’m no longer a regular poster, my posts have become invisible. I think it’s actually safe to say what’s deep in my heart.

    All praise our Lord and savior Mike Ashley, the king of mediocre football and financial stability. He who has saved us from the stress and inconvenience of European football and long cup runs.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #20

    IrishMagpie – keep in mind that you’re watching two South American international teams. If you breathe on them too hard they’re going to fall over. It’s not a prime example of the game being too soft these days. That said, players are too protected by referees these days compared to twenty or thirty years ago. I miss the old rough and tumble days, but I also enjoy seeing flair players being able to do their thing without being hacked down constantly by less skilled players.

  • chicousa

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Those pretenders! 😉

    “After Midnight” would be the perfect theme song for the late late night blog shift: “After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang out!”

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #22

    I never really played (boxing, karate, judo and especially Bjj are my thing) but the little bit of 5 a side I managed I modelled myself on Stuart Pearce. I was never the most skilful of players.

    I agree, its nice to see flair players actually allowed to play now without being split in two but it’s just gone a little too soft. I’ve never been big into GAA (since the 90s anyway) because of the assholes that run, play and follow it but I’ve started watching it again lately. The difference in it (Gaelic football and especially hurling) and football is enormous now. It involves incredible skill while still allowing the lads to be hard as nails.

  • chicousa

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Two more dudes who think they can play guitar: Warren Haynes and Derrick Trucks!


    #NUFC 😉

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Well just because it’s quiet and I’m drinking to celebrate father’s day and I’m feeling old I’ll throw up my favourite 11 since I became a fan many moons ago.

    GK; Given – reliable, consistent and I own a pair of his runners I bought in a charity auction for 150 about 14 or 15 years ago.

    LB; Bernard – maybe not our best but it hasn’t been a great position for us and definitely my favourite.
    CB; Woodgate – not here long but showed real class.
    CB; Albert – That goal is enough even if you ignore everything else.
    RB; Beye – maybe not a popular choice but player of the year and the only real challengers to this spot were Carr and Beresford.
    RW; Solano – why tf was he allowed to leave the first time around? Huge mistake.
    CM; Lee – absolutely loved this guy.
    CM; Beardsley – obviously in a very advanced position, one of my favourite players ever.
    ST; Ferdinand – another player that never should have been allowed to leave, he was incredible for us.
    CF; Shearer – never in doubt, absolutely no.1 and in my top 5 players ever.


    Krul, Coloccini, Hamann, Speed, Robert, Bellamy, Xisco.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #25

    ChicoUsa: I think Almiron will be given extra time off so wont have a full preseason.

    Qatar are a dirty team on today’s evidence. Almiron was clattered at least once and there were a few elbows thrown.

  • lesh

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Chico … if you’re still around

    Your a man that knows hiss

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #27

    From the last thread. There’s a lot of sucking up to West Ham from the media.

    And Man U reporting. The Sun even have their own Manchester correspondent and it started before Man City became big. It is Neil Custis and he says he supports NUFC although I highly doubt it. He is the one that Van Gaal called FATMAN in the press conference. Custis came up with some sob story that his weight was due to knee surgery and vowed to lose weight for charity. That’s good but he put it all back again.

  • lesh

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #28


    I’ve got a thumb like a sledgehammer!

    You like your music and this one really rocks

    This rocks. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v5F59N_ylTg

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Irish, Beresford was a left back, so you might put Bez on the left and Barton on the right, but yeah we’ve never given enough priority to those positions, and surely Ginola gets a guernsey.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #30

    …….maybe just edges Xisco, hahaha, just spotted that.

  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 17, 2019 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #31

    You’re right, I’ve had more cider than I thought. I didn’t add in LW. Always going to be between Ginola and Robert bit I think Ginola takes it

  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 17, 2019 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #32

    Neil and Shaun Custis both support Newcastle.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Novocastrian: I have seen both the Custis’s interviewed and they don’t seem bad for journalists. Glad we have some Toon fans amongst the masses of Man U and Liverpool ex-players.

    I don’t know why but Van Gaal’s Fatman comment makes me laugh. It was out of the blue and not something you usually hear in a press conference.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #34

    As far as Man U goes I think they still have massive problems. Van Gaal did a long interview with The Guardian last week and basically said Ed Woodward doesn’t know what he is doing and that they had/have an inferior squad. Long may it continue.

    And Pogba annoys me more than he should. I have no idea why his little dances after a goal get on my wick so much. More than other players who also do dances. I think it is because I can imagine him in front of the mirror practicing these pathetic moves.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #35

    I think I might have to seek psychiatric help because it is totally irrational that I give a sh!t about Paul Pogba’s dance celebrations.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 4:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Ed will have 3 stories up by the time anybody wakes up in the UK so nobody will read this anyway…

    Pogba has just basically asked for a transfer saying he needs a new challenge. Really! What has he done at Man U? He said he had his best season last year. Could have fooled me. He turns up in 1 game out of 3 and never in the big games. Klopp and Pep have him totally figured out. His stats look good at first glance but half his goals are penalties and then he does his stupid little dance.

    Man U say they are not selling but I think the fans will turn on him when he has his next crap game. They are a match made in heaven – plastic fans and a show pony.

  • beermonkey

    Jun 17, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #37

    Tony Baloney

    on man u
    ed woodward is great on the commercial side but poor on football
    they are looking at bringing in a dof and looking at a committee when it comes to big money players

    as for pogba i know a few man u fans and they want shot, he showed some good stuff under oli but soon went missing again
    not a player i would want

  • Jib

    Jun 17, 2019 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #38

    I see NUFC had scouts wàtching Ajax midfielder Donny van de Geek
    He’s expressed admiration for MànU before so a non starter methinks

  • Jib

    Jun 17, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Ha ha for once spellchecker made me laugh

  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #40

    IrishMagpie – perhaps your posts became invisible when you said you hadn’t watched us play in 6 years and liked Roy Keane? 😀


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