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Star Looking Forward To New Season But Troubling Scenario Looming

Martin Dubravka gave a quick interview to NUFC TV after the good performance against St-Etienne.

He spoke a lot about the game and was disappointed in conceding the late goal but was very pleased with the overall display. St-Etienne had very few opportunites especially in the second half. In retrospect, it was a very good way to end pre-season.

Martin also spoke about the new signings and the excitement they have brought to the team. He recognizes that they need a bit of time to get settled in the team. All three seem to be really excited and it looks like Joeliton and Allan Saint-Maximin have the chance to become real crowd favorites.

Dubravka also spoke of how hard training has been under Steve Bruce and how he hopes that it is going to help the team once the season starts. Most importantly to us, Martin said he can’t wait to start the season with Newcastle.

Martin Dubravka– can’t wait to start the season

He has been linked with PSG over the past few weeks which is somewhat concerning. However, that move always depended on PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp leaving the club.

Trapp spent last season on loan at Frankfurt and there has been a lot of speculation that they would make a permanent move for the German this summer.

According to Get French Football News, Frankfurt have just bid for Kevin Trapp. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this new development.

It’s been a very positive window so far for Newcastle. They could still do with a few more signings. We would like to see a right-back brought in and another striker, if possible.

However, the one thing that has made this window a pleasant surprise is only one player has been sold. Ayoze Perez is the only first-team player to leave as his release clause was triggered by Leicester City.

Nothing will ruin this good transfer window like a sudden departure of a vital squad member this week. It will be a very nervy week for sure. We have the makings of an exciting team but if Dubravka or Fabian Schar suddenly get sold, it could kill any momentum gained.

If someone had told us that only Ayoze would have been sold this window we never would have believed it. We are very happy with the window thus far but there must be no outgoings in the final week. That is even more important than bringing in an extra one or two.

35 comments so far

  • TheDrewid

    Aug 4, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s like I’m psychic.

  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s like I’m psychic.
    or a member of the Harrison family

  • posada

    Aug 4, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Joelinton in for Rondon.
    St Max for Perez.
    Murphy for Kennedy.
    Gayle for Jossy Loo.
    Colback for Diame.
    Jetro for that loaner that never played.

    Would say we now have a full squad.
    Kennedy, LB Loaner, Jossy Loo and Diame contributed little last year so not too difficult to match or improve on.

    Think any in now depends on outs.
    Could use Murphy and Colback as insurance in case we don’t get someone in to replace them. Would always be able to get them out on loan late on.

  • posada

    Aug 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Seems they are keen on a RB.
    Yedlin on his way perhaps ?

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Meaning of “toe the (party) line” – Learner’s Dictionary
    toe the (party) line
    to do what someone in authority tells you to do although you may not agree with it…

  • Bants

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Further to this ‘Toon’ and ‘Mags’ theme.

    The ‘Toon’ has been on the go long before the Keegan era.

    Me and my mates used to try and start a ‘Howay the Toon’ chant from the Leazes in around 1976. (sometimes successfully!)
    We were still at school and it was a badge of honour to start songs/chants at the match.

    Good times!

  • toon22

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Good news for Jabba

    Why Adidas and Nike will not play ball with Mike Ashley


    “mags fans” is a mackem phrase

  • TheDrewid

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Uncle Neil!!! Jib thinks I’m a member of our family. Tell him I’m not.

  • toon22

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Looks like they dont like his tat shops and wont sell suff there unless they are desperate to get rid

    JJB is coining it in at his expense


  • TheDrewid

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Toon 22

    Genuinely dude, you should stop it now before you show yourself up anymore.

    We are the Mags.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    I ain’t read the night shift, once the buffons of the blog started harassing and ganging up n one poster I skipped to this morning.

    Fair and balanced, that’s a joke.

    No doubt the VICTIMS club will be on later claiming they’re being shot down and ridiculed.

    You couldn’t make it up, so dont try that’s their job.


  • Bants

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Travelling away there was always the song;

    Everywhere we go (repeat)
    People want to know (repeat)
    Who we are (repeat)
    Shall we tell em (repeat)
    Who we are
    We are the Mags,we are the Mags,we are,we are,we are the Mags.

    So yes, Frogsta, we have always referred to ourselves as ‘Mags’
    It’s not a Mackem term for us.

  • Diddly

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #13

    At the start of last season. A lot saying Perez crap Haydon crap never herd of longstaffs. Don’t want rondon . Joselu crap. Now shouldn’t have sold Perez. Haydon must stay. Rondon class should have bought him. Etc etc. Things change

  • outside the box

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #14

    having just watched the highlights of st etienne game it seemed hayden took a long time leaving waving at all sides of ground …am i reading too much into it ????..anyone at the game think the same

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    i recon we will get another full back and maybe that kid from italy . then thats it for us in this window …

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #16

    It was always the Toon or United as far as I’m concerned, going back years.
    I’ve never used the Mags. Sang we are the Mags a few times though.

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    You’re basing that on paper. Perez and Rondon got 23/24 goals last season and both with bags of PL experience. Kenedy was shite last season but doesn’t mean it’s ok to replace him with someone not good enough either. Squad fillers have to be able to push first teamers as well for competition. Soton have got Ings, Austin, Long, Adams and Obafemi up top. We have got Joelinton, Muto and Gayle with a combined total of one PL goal from last season. If Joelinton doesn’t do the business or worse still does and gets a bad knock then we are knackered. But that’s what a purple policy will do. We could well afford Joelinton and Rondon or a Rondon type in the same team.

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #18

    have to agree with Bants@ 12 on that …

  • toon22

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19



  • danishmag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #20


    You forgot VERY BIG chance in the team..!!

    Out Rafa
    In Mackem twat

    Taking that into account, id say the team is a lot worse!

  • Bants

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Toon 22


  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    You can’t make a stupid comment like anyone who uses the word MAgs is a Mackem and not expect comments. Especially not when you say it ONE HUNDRED TIMES. And if you call someone a mackem repeatedly for hours is that not harassment? Or is it only harassment if you reply to demented accusations with common sense. Its the same as what Tony does, just a tad less aggressive and a tad more insane. I ignored him, but after half a night hearing the same garbage a comment has to be made.

  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Bants is asking if you are OK in Geordie
    don’t bother thinking me

  • hibbit

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Re MAGS

    mags is most definitely a mackem term for us and the smoggies use it on a daily basis but they got it from us and just latched on to it,

  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    thanking even

  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #26


  • geordietom

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #27

    In Northern England and the Scottish borders, then dominated by the kingdom of Northumbria, there developed a distinct Northumbrian Old English dialect. Later Irish migrants influenced Geordie phonology from the early 19th century onwards. The word “Geordie” can refer to a supporter of Newcastle United.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Bants thanks for the chant. Its in my head now 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #29

    Tom, the irish had an influence, hurray 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #30

    More terrace noise….. Celtic!

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #31


  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #32


  • Munster Mag

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #33


  • Ron Knee

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #34

    Two mass shootings in the States in 24 hours. Not football-related but…

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 4, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Murphy was the only player yesterday that looked weak- disinterested
    Everyone played their part
    Shelvey might of over done it sometimes instead of the killer ball kept it simple
    Muto looked good some great angled runs pulled their defence all over with better finishing could of had a hat trick – plus one chalked off for offside
    Not sure if was
    Play like yesterday going to me a rollercoaster exciting season plenty of goals but at which end


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