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Young Matty Longstaff Speaks Of His Big Brother Sean

The Chronicle have a report out with some comments by our young Geordie midfielder Matty Longstaff. Matty got to appear with brother Sean in the win against West Ham this past Saturday.

When they were both interviewed together after the game, Sean’s face seemed to light up when speaking of this younger brother Matty. They seem a really close family and that bond surely will help in keeping Sean at Newcastle for far beyond just this season.

Matty also speaks so highly of his older brother and he is very proud of the monumental steps Sean has taken in his career in since breaking into the Newcastle first team halfway through last season.

This is what Matty has said about playing with Sean on Saturday:

“You dream of it.

“We played in the Checkatrade together, and if someone had said we’d play this pre-season for the first team, I wouldn’t have believed them.

“It was a proud moment for the family back home watching.”

Matty also spoke of how proud all of the family are of Sean and what he accomplished last season:

To be honest, even watching him at Kilmarnock and Blackpool on his loan moves, I was always watching him there.

“Last season he broke through at Newcastle.

“As a family, we couldn’t be prouder, but as a player, I think he showed how good he is.”

He certainly is correct that Sean showed how good of a player he is. So good that this entire summer he has been linked with a big money move to Manchester United.

We hope that the strong ties between the brothers and being local lads will help keep Sean at Newcastle for years to come. With young Matty coming through the academy, the prospect of having both of them partnering in midfield has to be something they have dreamed of for a long time.

4 comments so far

  • barkel

    Jul 23, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1

    what a nice chap .. can’t imagine any of my brothers saying anything similar about me!

  • c-dog

    Jul 23, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Sean Longstaff is the darling of this club now
    If sold it’ll be sad day
    We all realise he’s one of the most talented young players in the country

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 23, 2019 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    I always said the chance to play with his brother was one of the reasons why Sean wouldn’t leave NUFC (yet) – here’s evidence of that bond for everyone to see.

    If we’re relegated or Sean is locked out of the first team this season, that may well change, of course.

    Someone asked what kind of a game Matty has – similar to Sean, really, but sits a bot deeper and doesn’t score as many. Matty seems to be a more defensive player, but has a good range of passing and excellent ball control, just like his brother.

    As I’ve said before, he’s probably a better player than Sean was at the same age and has the potential to be a better player if he continues to progress well.

    There’s a happy future for them both at NUFC, as long as their management is handled well.

  • JohnJ

    Jul 23, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Sean & Matty are fortunate to have each other and so are Newcastle United!

    Hopefully the day will come when they dominate Newcastle’s midfield and play together for England as well.

    That would indeed be brilliant!



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