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Matty Longstaff Will Take Good And Bad From Unlucky Defeat


Matty Longstaff gave an interview on the official Newcastle United website today about the Carabao Cup loss to Leicester City.

It was Matty Longstaff’s debut for his hometown club and a night he will always remember. It’s just a pity that it came down to a loss in a penalty shootout that ended Matty’s debut on a sour note.

This is what Matty had to say about the game:

“I thought we defended well, especially in the first half. Nothing could be done about the goal we conceded. He has hit the free-kick and it took a deflection, and those things happen sometimes but other than that, I don’t think they had many chances. We had a few attacks and another time they may have come to something.

“I thought we reacted pretty well, and stayed solid and took the chance we took. In the second half, we scored a good goal and from there, we had a few half chances. We got a lot of momentum when we equalised and on another day, we probably could have taken the half-chances that we had.

“I felt I should have shot a couple of times around the box but you learn from that and as a team, it’s unlucky to lose on penalties.

“It’s all about luck. Someone has to miss and it’s unlucky but I thought we put up a good fight and we were unfortunate to go out that way. There will be good and bad bits to take from the game but, overall, it is disappointing to lose.”

It was definitely an unfortunate debut for the 19-year-old, but he can take solace in the fact that he and his teammates played very well. They just lacked any luck whatsoever.

Steve Bruce also spoke of Matty’s debut to BBC Newcastle. Bruce seems to really like the youngster and will happy to have been the one to give the local lad his debut.


55 comments so far

  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #1

    i think it would be good if Newcastle had two teams one playing in England and one in Scotland.

    2
  • bill

    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Nearly 1st

    0
  • bill

    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane,

    Newcastle isn’t in Scotland. Please don’t say Berwick isn’t in Scotland; it sometimes is and sometimes isn’t.

    3
  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #4

    is Swansea in England?

    4
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Evening all, some random posts albeit mainly Baloney and Bruce .
    Don’t think Choudrey meant to injure Ritchie but went in hard to put him off his game – clearly should have been a red card though

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Jane – you been in the wine ?

    0
  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #7

    just thinking outside the box. ok i’ll get back in.

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Anglosaxon,
    I’m well aware people fought in WW2. However the young men that died were not of your generation. You weren’t even born then.

    2
  • bill

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #9

    No, Swansea isn’t in England, and neither is Cardiff, but the history of the union is such that England and Wales are usually lumped together. Hence, the England and Wales Cricket Board. You need to go back through history to find out all of the nitti gritti.

    It just wouldn’t happen.

    0
  • bill

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #10

    The next Mike Williamson,

    Can you get off this subject; my fathers brother, with same name as me died in that war. My own father was nearly killed on numerous occasions. Luckily, he survived.

    2
  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #11

    “Despite being based in England they [Newcastle] play in the Mid Wales South League”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle,_Shropshire#Newcastle_A.F.C.

    0
  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #12

    U23s play at Fulham tomorrow 2pm KO.

    0
  • Belfast

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Welsh Geordie would be a really shite undercover cop.

    11
  • bill

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    As I said Jane, England and Wales are often lumped together. Newcastle in Shropshire is very close to being in Wales so the Welsh FA obviously think it’s okay for them to be admitted. I’m just guessing, you would need to check the history if you are so interested in the subject.

    0
  • fairscup

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Let’s see if he can keep big Andy fit for an extended period, if he can he will be the first.

    1
  • fairscup

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Berwick is a wonderfull place and def. English

    2
  • jane

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #17

    i think it maybe because there wasn’t a national Welsh league until the early 1990s.

    0
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Let’s stick to us struggling in just the one league. Don’t want to feel twice as bad seeing us doing badly north of the border too 🙂

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #19

    I think the Scots may have something to say about Northern English clubs putting their reserve squads into the Scottish League structure.

    Shame, I could fancy a day out to places like Queen of the South in Dumfries. Wasn’t long ago that Gretna had a team in the Scots Premiership, would have been a canny away day too.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Some intelligent and humble words from young Matty Longstaff. I have a feeling we have another star on our hands, here.

    I wonder how Dan Barlasser feels about him jumping the queue when Dan’s been hanging round the U23s for years with barely a sniff of first team football.

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #21

    We need the same approach to Watford as Spurs. That really is our best self, a well drilled, disciplined counter attacking side, but we need to play a higher line at home and to get the wingbacks further up the pitch.

    And we need a rowdy full house giving the lads a ton of support, and Ashley and Charnley bucket loads of stick.

    Assuming Ritchie is out….

    ……………..Dubravka.
    ….Scharr…Lascelles…Dummett.
    Krafth….Hayden…Lobby….Willems.
    ……..Almiron…………….Atsu.
    ………………..Joelinton.

    5
  • lochinvar

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Nicky@21
    Doesn’t look too shabby, good pick.

    Is Watford in London ?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #23

    We have one too many central strikers, one too many right backs, one too few centre mids and one too few wingers.

    I think the side is one quality DM and one quality winger away from comfortable top ten, and I think that Bruce is capable.

    We are never quite there under Ashley though, are we? We’ve been in disarray countless time, and we’ve been close at times, but never quite there, but we are close again.

    Jam tomorrow, as ever, but if we can fix that in January, we’ll have a proper group.

    I do believe our only hope of getting rid of Ashley is being in and around the top ten, while being very very clear he is no longer tolerated, and maybe then someone legit will match his valuation and Ashley will sell.

    4
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Nicky I think that’s a cert to be the team with the only point being if Krafth does have an injury we will see manquillo.

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Priority for me in January is the following:

    1) Wide forward (possibly 2)
    2) central striker – big strong player as in current formation we only have Joelinton and Carroll.
    3) box to box central midfielder

    I would sell Gayle, and Ki.

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah, I’d sell Gayle and Yedlin, and maybe one of Ki or Shelvey, and bring in a dynamic centre mid and a really top wide attacker.

    I don’t think we need three big central strikers, unless we are unable to get Andy Carroll fit and playing consistently.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Basically, England rules the lot of them so we do what we like and playing in Scotland ain’t a fckin option we prefer! Read your history and geography books you dimwits!

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  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #28

    NTBT

    Until Jabbas gone it’s irrelevant
    We don’t exist as s club

    SDFC

    11
  • The Wife

    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Saw a second endorsement for George Gently on the blog while eating lunch today – excellent! That is a program I can get here in the States through Amazon Prime, I think it was. Some of the other shows mentioned were a no-go, unfortunately.

    Gentle reminder to everyone to try to keep the conversation on-topic (Newcastle/football/article content). We all veer off onto tangents (see George Gently above), but the political talk can be especially inflammatory, and I’d like to think that Ed’s blog is a place that people can come to if they want a bit of an escape from that sort of thing and just want to talk some footy. Not that we’re all sunshine and daises around here mind you, because let’s face facts – the club is owned by a leech and the only good thing I can say about bloodletting is that it was a pretty decent album from Concrete Blonde.

    OK, I’m done with the finger-wagging. Carry on! 🙂

    15
  • toon22

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #30

    So we can talk about our owner ?
    Or we need to ignore him ?

    It’s never Jabbas fault

    8
  • The Wife

    Aug 30, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #32

    toon22 – you are more than welcome to carry on with your vendetta against the owner here. 😀

    13
  • toon22

    Aug 30, 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Agreed

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 30, 2019 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #34

    But it seems the fight moved

    Don’t it

    3
  • NY Mag

    Aug 30, 2019 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #35

    The wife,

    I can see you getting called out to be a PR/Shill very soon 😀

    Mind, you would be in some very good company 🙂

    5
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 30, 2019 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #36

    “vendetta” – madness!!!!!

    0
  • albert albert

    Aug 30, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #37

    Somewhere all the line you’d like to think Ashley will get caught and get hammered , He’s a shady Barsteward wether it’s Sports Direct , The taxman , Belgium vat man or dodgy property deals he will slip up it’s a matter of time , it could be this year or next or 10 years , obviously the sooner the better ,. Potentially. The club could be his undoing you never know , would someone draft a letter.to the fa ,the contents along the lines of , where is the money going , it’s not lavishing it on transfers or wages or on training facilities or the stadium or reducing the club debt or sports direct advertising and club shop deals . Where does the money go ? Mash holdings ? Iam a concerned fan

    4
  • albert albert

    Aug 30, 2019 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Somewhere all the line you’d like to think Ashley will get caught and get hammered , He’s a shady Barsteward wether it’s Sports Direct , The taxman , Belgium vat man or dodgy property deals he will slip up it’s a matter of time , it could be this year or next or 10 years , obviously the sooner the better ,. Potentially. The club could be his undoing you never know , would someone draft a letter.to the fa ,the contents along the lines of , where is the money going , it’s not lavishing it on transfers or wages or on training facilities or the stadium or reducing the club debt or sports direct advertising and club shop deals . Where does the money go ? Mash holdings ? Iam a concerned fan , if the club’s has done anything dodgy only Ashley should take the wrap , we are telling you he’s dodgy and the only one benefiting it’s certainly not the club , bombarded the fa with it, let them know we know what’s going on , warned in advance

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2019 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Albert
    Such a missive would be better directed towards the PL
    The FA are very similar to Will Carling’s target the
    Rugby Union committee viz , a bunch of old farts.

    2
  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 30, 2019 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #40

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