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New Signing Reveals How He Is Adapting To Life At Newcastle

The Sun’s David Coverdale has done an interview with our new number 9 and record signing Joelinton.

The Brazilian forward will turn just twenty-three years of age tomorrow and already has the weighted expectations of being this club’s record signing on his shoulders.

He is still coming to grips with the language barrier. He also has revealed that his girlfriend and young daughter have yet to accompany him in Newcastle.

This is what Joelinton said in the Sun about learning the language and his hopes of soon bringing his girlfriend and daughter to Newcastle:

“I need to learn English to improve my communication with other players.

“I think it is really important to speak the language so you can express yourself better. I like to chat to everybody and listen to those around me.

“We’re looking at ways for them to come and join me here as it’s very important for me. I really miss them.

“It’s good to come on your own at first in order to find an apartment and focus on the club and get to know your team-mates.

“I’m a very relaxed guy and wherever I’ve been before, I have always looked to make friends quickly.

“But once I am more settled in the city, my family being here will help me a lot.”

We sometimes forget of the upheaval that new signings undergo when they uproot and move to a new club. Joelinton’s situation is no different as he has come to a new country while not knowing the language and being separated from his family.

Joelinton– showed promise on Sunday

Joelinton also spoke of the pressure of being this club’s new number 9 and record signing:

“Due to the price and being the club’s record buy, I knew there would be some pressure.

“But I hope to have a great season and score lots of goals. Maybe if I score many goals, there won’t be so many questions about the No9 shirt.

“It has such importance as it has been worn by so many legends.

“It’s normal for people to talk about it and make comparisons, adding to the pressure, but I’m relaxed about it.

“I’m not here to take over from anybody. I just hope to contribute to the club, its history and bring joy to the fans.”

We saw glimpses of what Joelinton will bring to the attack on Sunday. However, it will be goals that he is judged on. Steve Bruce will have to find out the best way to get Joelinton firing on all cylinders.

The club have gambled that they can get goals from Joelinton this season. In his career, he has averaged about 1 goal every 4 games. He will have to improve on that strike rate if Newcastle are going to have a chance this season.

However, he was often played in a deeper role at prior clubs so he will have to adapt to now leading the line. It will take some time but he has the ability and physicality to make that the adjustment.

281 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #81

    Matt Ritchie appears to have been “nominated” to be Ashley’s mouthpiece.
    He needs to do himself a favour and just restrict his comments to on field performances, good or bad!
    The club is in a mess in more ways than one; third rate training facility; poor manager; poor squad built by Rafa on a shoestring budget with new inappropriate signings designed to appease the fans! The Andy Carroll signing is pathetic; we could have got Sturridge on a free!
    And now we have Ritchie spouting off! FFS what a mess!

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #82


    Could it be because some of us on here are expats – eg Dr Harrison?

  • posada

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #83

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:43 PM
    Comment #77
    I try not to get dragged into these boycott / not to boycott arguments because everybody is entitled to their point of view and I respect both sides of the argument. However one thing I think that Sunday showed is there is a big gulf between fans who go to games and vocal fans who post on Social Media and Blogs like this!
    Exactly Martoon.
    The folks who still go contribute little to this blog by way of comment.
    I don’t even think they read it much.
    Why would they to be called all sorts by the likes of OLG.

    I’d like to see him go to a game. Stand outside an entrance and hand out leaflets from TMG.
    He could say don’t go in you morons support the boycott.
    Now that would be entertainment.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #84

    Anglo I won’t help mate, I bought my ST in March and I’m going to Watford for sure.
    From being ‘doxxed’ wrongly to match going fans being called scabs I’ve had enough.
    Scabs? I got my head caved in trying to stop scabs going to work. Match going fans are not scabs ffs. That was about jobs and lives, not a football match. People on here have lost the plot. Don’t like it, don’t go. Dead simple. Most demanding we boycott don’t even go to games. Never been. All mouth and the crowd on Sunday proved it. Match going fans and armchair fans are a different breed. If I have to pick sides – and it seems I have to – I’ll stick with my own kind from now on. I made my sacrifice and was accused of being there ffs.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #85

    Lascelles leaves Auba in the centre who is the arsenal player furthest forward to go and help Dummett when he didn’t need to.If you are blaming Schar for the goal it shows you don’t know what you are watching.


    1m40sec mark.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #86

    Posada this is what you said and my response was appropriate.

    Agreed. The NUST must maintain contact with the club.
    You can’t do that if you are shouting for a boycott.
    The stance of the trust should be – we want Ashley to engage with the supporters.
    What happened to every last penny. Does it still apply etc.
    *If he fails to as we would expect then you go to the press and anyone else who will listen and essentially embarrass him.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #87

    Posada in case you had not noticed contacting news outlets that has already been done no good wasting time is it.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #88


    Everyone is panicking. Everyone’s nerves are frayed and everyone is overly sensitive.

    People are scared to point their finger at Nufc as it would be like pointing your finger at a loved one.

    It’s easier to lay blame at a face less protesters door.

    Have you seen Rafas comments this morning, that alone should have people questioning Ashley’s tenure and what to do about it.

    I hope things dont get worse before they get better.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #89


    Thoughts on new signings and the match itself?

  • posada

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #90

    Gan on Bobby lad.
    Let them have it.

    Bit of advice. Don’t get too worked up.
    Those of us who still go are in the minority on here.

    laugh I nearly e mail TMG.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #91

    Not sure how Rafa can say he didn’t go for the money when he went to a Chinese club..I mean what else would you actually go there for to win their league lol. He clearly would have had offers from clubs more ambitious than us he could have went to yet still decided to go there and there is nothing wrong with that at all. I just wish he would be honest as its so blatantly obvious. Rafa was by far the best manager we could attract however do we feel that he should be asking for wages that put him on par with Klopp etc??

  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #92


    Position, 15th
    Points, 42
    League cup, 5th round
    FA cup, 3rd round
    Player of Season, Almiron
    Top goal scorer, Joelinton & Almiron
    11 each.

    Wish it could be more positive but this just about sums up NUFC under Ashley, all hope has died!

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #93

    Bit disingenuous there Bills, I don’t think you mind Ashley being here in the slightest. You’re seem more than happy to keep taking it from him.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #94

    Sorry,i’m wrong.Lascelles moves over to cover the runner on the inside of Maitland-Niles,if Schar wasn’t so far away he could have moved over to the centre to cover Auba,my bad.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #95


    I appreciate the sacrifice you made Sunday, thank you. I realise how hard and what a tough decision it was.

    It wasn’t in vain, boycott and protest shown all over the world and we got the coverage we needed.

    We just need to keep getting at Ashley and SD.

    AGM anyone??

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #96

    Bobbybee Common Hibbit made a mistake we all done that think when it calms down I’m sure there will be an apology coming your way.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #97

    “According to the document released on Monday, Beijing aimed to increase its soccer-playing population to 50 million by 2020, of which 30 million would be elementary and high school pupils.

    “By 2030, its men’s soccer team was expected to be in Asia’s top echelon and its women’s team also return to being among “one of the world’s strongest”, the document stated.”

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #98

    It is going to be interesting to see how Bruce managers the top 3 conundrum. He clearly needs to play Joelinton, Almiron and ASM yet the formation he wants to play as a 352 does not accommodate. I dont think we should be switiching to a flat back 4 as our defenders/team is much more suited to a 3 at the back so only option is he reverts to what Rafa played which was a 3421 formation however this did rely on the 2 wide players tracking back deep and left us isolated with one up top at times.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #99

    posada showing your TRUE colours and it ain’t black and white

  • Mag52

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #100


    My predictions :
    Final league position, 11.
    Final no.of points, 48.
    League cup, semi-final.
    FA cup, quarter final.
    Player of season, Almiron.
    Top scorer, Gayle.
    Goals scored by top scorer, 15.

    Thanks Martoon.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #101

    OP, the problem is, the only precedents we have for mass boycotts has seen Blackburn, Blackpool and Coventry inadvertently destroy their clubs. Coventry have lost their ground ffs. They’re playing miles away in Birmingham now.
    You can’t hold a multi billionaire to ransom. It doesn’t hurt them, it hurts the club. And it’s fine to say we’d be better in Div One, but those armchair fans will desert the club and we’ll be there still, watching shyte.
    Protest. I’ll join in. Attack SD, all for it. But hurt something I love?
    If people aren’t happy, don’t go. I didn’t go Sunday because I wanted to let Ashley know I wasn’t happy. What was the point? 47k turned up and I get accused of being there anyway. Bear in mind it’s holiday season and opening games are rarely a sell out because many are away.
    I was expecting the ground to be half empty, going on the amount of people I’ve heard have given up their ST.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #102

    What difference does it make to our predicament whether Rafa had of gone to Yeovil or Yeading as opposed to Yifang Diligang, he was leaving as those two lying tw@ts can’t be trusted, it makes no difference to us if he went for free or money.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #103

    I think a statement was made and now a natural state of play should be allowed to exist. I think Bruce, Ashley and Churnley will be organising the boycotts perfectly well on their own from now on.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #104

    Rafa went for money? Why did Pardew leave the safest job in world football, and world is not an exaggeration!

  • posada

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #105

    It’s like this. If you simply call for a boycott you play into Ashleys hands. He is by all accounts a bit of an odd bod recluse. He loves any reason to say nothing. He has the perfect reason to blank you if you are shouting for Ashley Out as your sole agenda.
    If you want the help of MPs etc you have to play the game. We have supported the club and kept our season tickets going, he won’t engage with us. Chi or whoever has bullets to fire that can be understood outside the North East. If you just shout Ashley Out it is not understood by a wider group.

    But, if you want to do more that’s where the pressure groups come in. The trust should not get stick for not being militant. It has to keep that channel open.

    I don’t like the boycott. It sets supporters against each other.
    I get angry yes. Why. Because some folks choose not to go and think all should do the same.
    Some started their personal boycott five years ago.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #106

    Anglo, so where is it? He was on here yesterday and vanished when I brought it up. Ditto just now. How hard is it to say “sorry, I was bang out of order”.
    I’ve conversed with Hibbett politely on here for years now. The odd crossed word, nothing more.
    Anyway, I’m not getting anywhere so sod it. When sanity returns I might.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #107

    The outside protest can go on but our weak tean needs fan support in the ground. Many on here seem to want relegation. Hope u enjoy beoing nottm forest.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #108


    Lascelles was at fault but my point is Schar was out of position by a mile and if he keeps drifting so far upfield we’ll concede more goals like that.

    He hasn’t got the pace to get back quickly as the video of the goal shows.

  • posada

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #109

    Anglo Saxon
    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:05 PM
    Comment #99
    posada showing your TRUE colours and it ain’t black and white
    What right have you to say that to anyone.
    I’ve supported the club for 50 years.
    Part of 4 generations of supporters.
    I don’t support the boycott or TMG. Many don’t.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #110


  • Munster Mag

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #111


    44 points
    4th round league cup
    5th round fa cup
    Player of season Hayden
    Top scorer joelinton
    #goals 14

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #112

    posada He’s had pressure for 12 years not just from fans but also one of the best manager’s in the world he does not waver,
    nust and the like’s are still looking for answers, while he ravages millions from the club. It’s his cash cow.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #113

    Bobbybee humble pie is hard to swallow mate been there.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #114

    posada your doing exactly what your arguing about others doing egging on other people on ie gan on bobby give it to them . Its called kettle and pan.

  • c-dog

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #115

    So Rafa has stated Mike Ashley isn’t willing to invest in a top 10 strategy
    So thoses who predicted a top 10 finish or have stated Rafa would achieve a top 10 finish with this squad are in disagreement with the great man himself.

  • bill

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #116

    What has NUST achieved over the years? Please list.

    Seems to me that it is nothing but a talking shop. Are they really trying to get rid of the parasite?

    Probably been infiltrated by PR and sheep. I saw plenty of them on Sunday, baa, baa, baa.

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #117

    Starting to believe the takeover was an elaborate hoax.

    The season has started and suddenly nothing from BZG?

    For months we all thought or should I say prayed it to be true with all the social / media coverage, but it has gone completely silent like a dream, Ashley said there’s several possible buyers how come no one has said anything?

    At some stage as a fan we just have to accept that until Ashley eats to many pies and keels over we are stuck with him.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #118

    Im trying to be optimistic with those predictions. The other day was awful. Joe needs more energy and effort. Max looks awful. Jetro looks unfit. Bruce talked about playing ritchie centrally. But we need our atmosphereback to some degree anyway. Continued boycotts will see us relegated very fast with bruce in charge next year too. If you want to be Leeds, best of luck with that. Support the team.

  • Reilly

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #119

    Boycotts dont relegate fottball clubs,shite mangers and players do that.

  • c-dog

    Aug 13, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #120

    Munster Mag

    Ritchie is not a central player
    Neither is Almiron

    Bruce is a joke


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