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Dubravka Wants To Bring Positive Feeling To International Break


Martin Dubravka has given an interview on NUFC TV about a few subjects going into the match against Watford on Saturday.

He first spoke about the disappointment of last night’s defeat at the hands of Leicester City. He feels his teammates gave it their all, but it was just down to the luck of penalties.

This what Martin has said about last night’s Carabao Cup tie:

“It is a disappointment because we would like to go through. I think we did well in this game. We were well organized, and the guys who had the chance to play they showed their skills as well.

“In the end, penalties is just a lottery. Maybe bad luck but another game is coming, which is good for us.

“It’s another crucial game. We need to take the positives from this game even though we are out to this competition. That is the way it is in football sometimes.”

Martin is right that the team played very well last night. The lads who came into the side were a match for a strong Leicester team. But they are out of the competition, unfortunately.

Martin Dubravka– proud of his teammate’s performance last night

However, they will get a quick turnaround with the upcoming game against Watford coming in just a couple of days.

This is what the Slovakian had to say about the start to the season as well as the match against Watford:

“It’s a better start than last season, but obviously it’s just one victory. We just have to keep going, and they (Watford) are not in the best position now. Still, they are a good side.

“So we have to play the same style like against Spurs so that way we can be successful. We are playing at home so we would like to win, but it will not be easy.”

“I don’t think they are in a panic. It’s just three games, and there are plenty of games in front of us. I think they will come and they will try to score some goals.

“The Premier League in this time, you have so many good teams here. It’s hard to say which ones will be in the top ten or on the bottom. It’s just the beginning now so I still think there is plenty of games where they will collect some points.

“They are a good side. I remember when we played against them last season, and they have quality players.”

This is a very big game for Newcastle even though it is early in the season. We are currently 19th in the table on three points with a -2 goal difference. However, Manchester United are fifth on 4 points with a +3 goal difference. So a win for Newcastle could see them significantly climb the table.

It would be great to be near mid-table or even better after just four games. While it is still very early, that will give the whole place a lift going into the international break next week.

This is what Martin has said about the importance of going into the break on the back of a positive result.

“It makes so much difference if you win the game before the international break. I really hope we win and we can bring this feeling before the internationals.”

We definitely like going into the long international break after a win. It puts us in a much better mood. So let’s hope Newcastle can make it six points in four games on Saturday.


53 comments so far

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Is it too early for predictions for Sat?

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Shelvey is very far from being our best player, he’s a decent midfielder at best who doesn’t have enough impact in key areas both defensive or in an attacking sense.

    He wouldnt even make it into my starting xi, he has all the right attributes, his problem is that he prefers to play far to deep, if he got further up the pitch he would have more impact and he could be a much better player but he prefers collecting the ball of cbs and starting attacks by pinging it for that exceptional pass.

    I’d actually have Ki ahead of him in pecking order so essentially 4th place for cm for me, no surprises why Swansea got shot of him and we should do the same

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Watford outplayed us twice last season, even their reserves were too good for us in the cup, so anyone thinking it will be a banker 3 points just because they are bottom better think again. It would be great if we could take all 3 points ,but im taking a draw.
    Four points from Watford and Spurs is,nt bad at all.

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  • Mag :P

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m trying to think of a formation that would best suit Shelvey but I can’t.

    Anyone think of one?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #6

    OK I’m saying 2-0 to us and hope that geordietom doesn’t get it right again,10 posts on the spurs result, think he was after a blue peter badge.

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #7

    WLToon – we should be beating Watford at home, they’re on a terrible run of form which has carried on from last season , if we can’t beat then then I suggest we will be relegated as they’re currently bottom of the form table.

    I would have expected to beat Norwich and Watford, would of been nice to get a draw at home to Arsenal so I would have expected at least 6 points form our first 4 games, nothing from Liverpool, 3 points against Brighton and nothing at Leicester or Man U and Chelsea – so that would make 9 points from 9 games which would be an okay return

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Mutomutomutomutomuto!!!!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    have to say Shelvey’s shot last night had me off my seat thought it was in hell of a strike , he’s got that in his locker dont see enough of it though . and yeah the ref was a tad biased last night . still enjoyed the game not the result though …

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Mindshaft
    you are right, we should be beating teams like Watford, but should and will are two different outcomes.
    How many times have we let ourselves down against struggling teams.
    We SHOULD of beat Norwich but we did,nt.
    We were expected to get stuffed at Spurs but we did,nt

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  • geordietom

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #11

    anglo …

    2-1 to us on sat mate…

    can i have one of your blue peter badges bet you have a drawer full along with your prefect badges …

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m working on a cure for male nose hair loss. Anyone willing to participate as a subject in my experiments should send me their contact information. Don’t worry, I’ll make it worth your while to participate with my excellent guitar music in the background. Although we will be tearing all the nose hair out of one nostril for comparison purposes….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Johnson oot now!!! Bring back parliament. Send Bojo on a fact finding mission to the White House! He can learn proper twitter technique from Gomer…..

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  • geordie157

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Haven’t got a clue who’s going to be fit for the Watford game.

    Dubravka
    Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett
    Hayden, Longstaff
    Almiron, Joelinton, Muto

    if Lascelles is fit, i’d bring him in for Clark

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Shelvey would work well in the flying V Mag:P.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Mag 😛
    My thoughts on Shelvey is I think he should come on second half he’s good at reading a game he’ll be able to see how the games going, and develop a plan, 45 mins is about his stamina.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #17

    The problem with having Shelvey in the team is wherever he plays you are effectively not having someone put a shift in which in the middle of the park we can’t afford to do that as it means we get countered far too easily and teams just run rings round him like at Norwich!

    Ki wasn’t any better unfortunately neither of them really get stuck in so can be like a man down maybe they are both better coming off the bench once the game has slowed down?

    Always thought Shelvey would make a good no 10 but you would need serious pace and quality up front which we don’t really have either……

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  • Mag :P

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope we can play this…

    ………………………Dubravka
    Krafth… Schar.. Lascelles..Dummett…Willems
    ……………….Hayden….Longstaff
    ….Almiron………Joelinton…………Atsu

    Subs:

    Darlow
    Manquillo
    Fernandez
    Clark
    Muto
    Shelvey
    Longstaff

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #19

    We lose 0-1 to Watford. Bojo unprorogues Parliament. Gomer wanders off and gets lost in DC. A passing motorist picks him up and takes him to the nearest garbage dump. The workers refuse to accept him.

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Shelvey needs a lot of players running into space and given we are playing defensively he doesn’t add much with just Linton up top to hold the ball up

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #21

    That’s a good lineup Mag:P. Although isn’t Lascelles injured? Might have to be Fernandez?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Also I think we need Miggy in there. He’s full of running.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Hiya Tsunki and Lesh.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #24

    The whole world seems to be going mad. Bolsinaro in Brazil, BoJo in Britain, Trump in the U.S., Putin in Russia, Xi Jinping in China. How do we stop this? Get out and vote before it’s too late. Remove the fascists and demagogues. Back to democracy.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #25

    If my nose hair formula works I’m going to sprinkle in on Shelvey’s heed.

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  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #26

    JIB

    One word

    Proof

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha

    How many of yer alts were pro Jabba to ?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh Canada, Our home and native land.

    True patriot love in all us of command.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #28

    The flying wedge or 4-3-2-1 is the formation of the future….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Very good Tony. If you want to live in a true democracy move up here. I don’t know what that is down there but it sure ain’t democracy.

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  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Hiya Tony LoL

    Need ya fix of arguments?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #31

    I bet the farmers are glad they voted for Trump now. Many losing their farms because of the trade war with China.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #32

    But it is not “Our home and Native Land”. Jocks and Asians.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #33

    And that no gun regulation thingy is really working well too….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #34

    That sounds suspiciously racist Tony.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #35

    G2: How is that racist? Descriptive?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #36

    it is certainly not racist to describe people in Canada. With no racial malice.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #37

    G2: You r a moron BTW.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Physioroom.com
    Gone clear at top of the Premiership injury list with 11 players doubtful for Saturday by 3 players.
    Updated their website – looks good!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Wow, the tone of your comments is degrading quickly Tony. Jocks and Asians? Canada is multi ethnic as the whole world is now. We seem to be getting along just fine thank you.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #40

    A ‘scientist” moron as I have been told by some others on here. But, still a moron. You make no sense. You and Genjikai should get a room.

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