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Players Have Their Say After Nice Pre-season Performance


Here are a couple of short soundbites from interviews from players we don’t hear from too often. The first is Yoshinori Muto whose English has improved considerably over the past year. The Japanese striker was excellent today and really benefitted from having young Elias Sorensen as his strike partner.

This next interview is from the young brothers Longstaff who both got to play together in the Newcastle midfield today.

Next we have some tweets from mainstays Jamaal Lascelles and Isaac Hayden. Also our Danish striker Elias Sorensen, who has been very good in his two appearances this preseason, has tweeted about today’s preseason victory.

We certainly have been impressed with Isaac Hayden who, despite trying circumstances for him personally, has really pushed on this preseason. If we weren’t eternal pessimists, we might even think he is wanting to stay at the club.

Jamaal Lascelles will be really important this season and his leadership is something that can slowly help to steady the Newcastle ship.

The pending arrival of Joelinton, who we hope can slot nicely into the group, should be next on the agenda for the club. There is little room for any nonsense by Ashley and Charnley in the market. They need to get these deals done and quick.

There are only three preseason matches left before the season begins at home to Arsenal on Sunday, August 11th. We hope there will be at least 5-6 more players in the Newcastle camp by that time.


138 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #1

    I wonder how much they are aware of the state of play amongst the fans and followers. Social media access is limited over there, and they might be a bit shocked when they turn on their phones after they land.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #2

    400 grand net per season on players for the last 12 years

    😉

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Markaccus

    A whiney vocal minority. Behaving like children. Abusing Alex Bruce on Twitter. Petty antics like claiming Bruce said Jose when referring to Perez when he clearly said Ayoze. Only ppl embarrassing th club are that lot.

    Still be 40-45k against Arsenal.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonces from a few thread back:

    Don’t know what makes you think I don’t like Rafa either, just because I wouldn’t drink his bodily fluids like some of you and take a more nuanced position.

    Wish he was still here. Disappointed he didn’t see £50m plus player sales as a positive step and definitive progress after having stabilised us and getting us into that position.

    Asking for new infrastructure is tantamount to asking Ashley to invest his own money in the club, that wasn’t and isn’t happening given frosty relations with the supporters is it? Suppose could have always suggested spending the £50m budget on a new training facility and taking the chance he could keep us up again with minimal spend on players, putting back player investment until next season, but Rafa was in a hurry and wanted both – he mistakenly believed he could get Ashley back on board and investing in the club to match his ambitions. He couldn’t and coupled with a fat salary in China all these factors came together and he left. No ill will.

    He did a 6/10 job here

    When he first came in and we were relegated – 5/10 – we looked like going down and we did. Not his fault.

    Champ season – mission accomplished with by far the biggest and best squad in the league 6/10

    First season back in PL – 10th – exceptional season, more than most thought we were capable of and considering our strikeforce or lack thereof 8/10

    Last season – awful start, strong 2nd half like the previous season. Bit of a disappointing end 7/10

    Performance in the cups – 5/10 – League Cup quarters knocked out by Hull and FA Cup 4th furthest we got.

    31/50.

    I get the feeling many have deluded themselves into thinking Rafa has the same depth of feeling for us that he has for Liverpool and thus owe him the same.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon 22

    Some of the lose facts you come up with would do better if they got to the wider media. Most people on here know and agree about the 5m net spend in 12 years. You’re preaching to the converted when you post it on this blog.
    One of the national dailies might be interested.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #6

    If we spend 40 million on players , and not sell anymore our net spend per season for the last 12 years will be less than 3 million per season

    How much tv money alone in that time ?
    The shirt sponsor comes close to funding that

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  • Alan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Well done to Steve Bruce getting our first win.

    A weak Newcastle side vs a very strong West Ham side, see Rafa that’s how you do it.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #8

    “The lose” should say “those”

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Hail

    We want Jabba gone regardless now

    Marcus

    It’s aimed at the PR
    They haven’t liked it for s few days now
    Used it as bait a few times lol

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Alan

    Hahahahaha

    The traitor has the 2nd worst win rate in prem history

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Hail

    I posted the other day about people missing the point about the negative reaction to Bruce’s appointment. In a nutshell, it’s not about personal feelings towards him, it’s about what his appointment represents with regard to the lack of club ambition.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #12

    We love Jabbas annual relegation battles
    Ne cup runs
    And a dread of any kind of European football

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #13

    The difference between the first two games was unbelievable. We really dominated that game and unfortunate to only score 1. Colback is one who needs to go ASAP. Lazaar I would give a chance as he looks like he could do a job at least as LB support. Aaron’s and Sorensen should go on loan. Murphy I just don’t know possibly keep but we needs much better quality coming through the door in the wide right areas.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    The players have more important concerns: They’re fighting for their positions and careers right now, as is the case whenever there’s any new management.

    Some, like Shelvey and Colback, will even be happy with the new regime.

    But, above all, they know it’s a results business. A few wins and all will be forgotten.

    On the previous discussion, sorry man, I just can’t bring myself to want my team to do badly, to be ridiculed, relegated, in order to get rid, maybe, of the by then humiliated owner. “Yeah! We lost again!! Take that!”

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #15

    We are going to have to help Jabba see we’re nit worth the hassle
    By any means possible

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Can see Gayle leaving, don’t believe the injury line. Think a deal has already been set for him to join Fulham. Hopefully for 20m.

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  • kay

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #17

    excellent win for the lads today, i thought murhpy showed some promise

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Interesting comments by Shelvey, perhaps different manager who has a better man management skill may suit him. Remember when Keegan was the manager he had man manager skills in abundance.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #19

    They want back up.

    Gayle to Fulham sounds plausible.
    Mitro staying.
    Knockheart signed form Brighton.

    Mitro-Knockheart-Gayle
    Doubt there’s many Championship sides who could cope with that attack.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #20

    A good way to judge a manager is has he left the team in a good condition or at least better than before. Has he left an organised, motivated and talented bunch that can at the very least be sold on, or has he left a bunch of mercenaries near the end of their career on big wages with no interest in playing and that nobody wants to buy?
    Benitez has left us with players that many premiership teams would buy and that under a decent manager would do ok.

    How have Bruce’s teams fared after he left?

    1) Hull – lower championship. a relegation, followed by 4th bottom in championship. a few pts off a double relegation. financial problems.
    2) Wigan – double relegation to league one, possible administration
    3) Sunderland – double relegation to league one, possible administration
    4) Birmingham – went into administration and saved from double relegation to league one in the dying seconds of the season

    I see a pattern

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Shelvey has always been a player who occasional needs a bit of a psychological cuddle. Nothing wrong with that, mens mental health is a big issue these days. Not all managers are able to provide that. As good as Rafa is, I don’t think that was part of his skill set. Mitrovic is the same, hence he didn’t really fire under Rafa. At least shelvey and Mitrovic didn’t ‘stop playing’ like the man u players did for mourinho. No matter what your opinion of mourinho, players should not do that. Its unprofessional

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon22

    Instead of spraying around poorly-formulated arguments about finances and posing questions, how about you go and do some detailed research and tell us what you find? The accounts are there and if you don’t agree with them, think something is off, then explain and back up why you believe it to be the case with well sourced info.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Hail

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    lochinvar,
    Fulham are very lucky they can sell Sessegnon for silly money which will break the fall and allow them to reinforce. And if they don’t come up next year they can get £30-40m for Mitrovic. I think Parker will be a good manager and bring them back up.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #25

    mac the jaffrey
    why not post some earlier stuff by cheeses of nazereth ?
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1143202203764756480

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #26

    5 million net spend in 12 years

    😉

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Ah, I see the old Rafa brought the players when it suits, but had little influence on transfers also when it suits argument is back.

    Of course he was responsible for Schar and Lejeune, but not Murphy and Lazaar. Of course.

    It’s one of my favourite contradictory arguments, along with the Championship at best squad which Rafa worked miracles with, but simultaneously top club’s will be sniffing around our players argument we so often see.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Blame Rafa for Jabbas greed

    Nope

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #29

    400 grand a season for 12 years

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    We still have some excellent players who always try. Dubravka. Lascelles. Lejuenes. Schar. Shelvey. And I’d bet money that Longstaff & Almiron will be excellent or “top top players” as the pundits seem to like saying these days. Also Ritchie looks reborn as a wingback & Hayden seems like a new player so hopefully they can keep that up. Lots of positives, but bigger negatives with the names of Ashley, Bruce, and Charnley.

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  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #31

    And their mackem mates

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Hail,
    even if he is a 6/10 which is a little harsh, compare to what we’ve had since SBR…
    Carver 1/10
    JFK 3/10
    Pardew 4/10
    McLaren 2/10
    Bruce ?/10
    Hughton 7/10
    Roeder 6/10
    Allardyce 3/10
    Souness 1/10
    2nd coming of Keegan 5/10
    That 6/10 is looking good now (although I’d say 7/10 is the very lowest you could rate Rafa)

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Seeing the recent players interview its becoming obvious rafa was really favored by the players even though he got the results.

    I think we should give Bruce a chance as his man management skill might get the best out of this lot.

    Maybe even better football than under rafa.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Wasn’t favored *

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    I agree, TNMW.

    6/10 was a vast improvement on likes of Carver, Kinnear, Schteve and Pardew who I would give a 5 to given his 5th season and subsequent European campaign, but otherwise he didn’t make the most of what he had. I’ll meet you halfway and give Rafa a 6.5 for the improvement he made to players.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #36

    I don’t understand Ashley being persuaded to pay £40 million for a Brazilian Prospect, when he needs another 3 or 4 top players to compete in the prem!
    And why are there apparently no other clubs interested? Is it because he doesn’t score many goals?

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Did anyone catch this?
    https://twitter.com/ScottEaglen/status/1152531531531005952?s=09

    At least Bruce has a sense of humour. Will be a proper laddish environment at training now.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Joelinton got 11 goals and 9 assists in the top tier of German football, all in less than 30 full matches worth of minutes, aged 22. That is a very good return, especially when you consider it’s said he didn’t play as the main central ST much of the time

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #39

    I honestly can’t believe that the ginger one is anywhere near our first team. He refused to train with them, got demoted to the reserves, refused to train with them, went out on a Club sponsored (we paid a shed load of his wages) trip to Nottingham, refused to go there cos his salary would drop and now, NOW he’s back in the first team.

    If anything summarises just how bad we have become it is the ginger twat, he’s taking the pis$$!

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #40

    PS. I thought we played decent against WHU, should have been a lot more than an off-side goal to win it.

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