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Loan Manager Expecting To See More From Newcastle Winger

Jacob Murphy started his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday with a bang. He got a debut goal against Barnsley and looked a threat for the Owls.

However, Jacob’s past month at Hillsborough has reflected his career at Newcastle to date. Murphy struggled when he got on the pitch for Newcastle until ultimately being sent on loan to West Brom last January. At The Hawthorns, Jacob still blew hot and cold as he failed to find a balance in his performances.

Now Murphy’s problems with consistency are starting to hamper a second loan spell in the Championship. Though it is still early in the season, and Jacob still has time to find ways to keep his performances at a high level.

Jacob Murphy– struggling with inconsistency at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday manager Lee Bullen has spoken about Murphy in the Sheffield Star. This is what he has said about the 24-year-old winger:

“He has sort of been very good and then a little bit quiet at times. I think he’ll admit that himself.

“He held his hand up at Preston. But you can see from some of the flashes early on, I think it was the first minute against Rotherham. He skins the boy, puts it through his legs, gets up the line.

“And that’s what we need to see more of and that’s what we’re trying to encourage him to do. We want him to get the ball to feet and get driving at defenders because there’s nothing worse for any full-back than when you’ve got a winger who’s willing to pick it up and drive at you.

“More often than not they want to get a touch, come inside and bounce one-twos off the strikers. They don’t want to get it faced up and go one-on-one like Kadeem [Harris] has been doing; like Jacob did earlier on.

“I think he’s quite enjoying himself, but I think he knows there’s more in the tank and we’re trying to encourage him to get that out of him.”

This past week has been a challenging one for Jacob at Sheffield Wednesday. He was pulled at halftime last weekend at Preston and only made the bench in this past weekend’s game against QPR. He did, however, play well in the mid-week Carabao cup match at Rotherham and fellow Newcastle loanee Dan Barlaser.

Jacob needs to do what Bullen is telling him and play to his strengths. Jacob’s pace and ability to beat his man to put in crosses is what he should be concentrating on doing. That type of direct play suits Jacob. It will also help the Owls who have lost three of their last four games in the league and currently lie in 11th place.

Jacob’s chance at Newcastle has most likely passed barring an unexpected surge in his performances. He is still relatively young at just 24 but has been plagued by bouts of inconsistency throughout his career. Hopefully, Lee Bullen can help Jacob achieve an equilibrium in his game where he puts in performances week in and out.

24 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    I cant see the ground being expanded again.

    We dont own the land anymore and our owner has zero ambition for the club.

    If anything I see him closing sections of the ground if fans continue to give up.

  • carltoon

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope Jacob comes good, he started with such promise

  • carltoon

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #3

    The Barcelona grounds been dug down I believe, had a tour it’s massive, mind their trophy room is massive as well.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #4


    Lol, it’s only the foundations that’s anywhere near the metro, that’s easy to sort.

    Theres lots of solutions to the problems, the scale of the works and price is what stops it.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #5


    The sos is aswell.

  • IrishRob

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    The only reason he sold that land was because he knew an extension is just not even remotely feasible without that land. Ergo he wont ever have to be forced or pressured into an expensive renovation. And as a bonus he pockets 9M and brings more business and human traffic into the area if student flats are built.

    The man unfortunately is 10 steps ahead of us.

  • posada

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    The East Stand.
    Built in the 70s it’s outdated.
    Was basically a concrete block with a standing paddock in front of it.
    It does not I think make best use of the space as a new stand would.

    Behind it for about half it’s length you have the grade 1 listed Leazes Terrace. They won’t ever let you touch that. Then you have a road going at 90 degrees to the stand. In the South end it backs on to St James’ Street (west) Listed but only grade 2.
    35 paces from back of East Stand to building line of Leazes Terrace.
    Did once pace it out while eating a burger.

    Could you take the stand back just a bit. Could you take out St James’ Street.
    As I said a lot would have to line up.
    I would hope the planners would try to help the club. Value of a grade 2 listed building Vs the importance of the club to the City.

    If you ever get there early and have a spare 5 minutes have a look.
    Would make the ground seem less lop sided.

  • Trent1211

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #8

    ‘Attendance measured against capacity puts Newcastle United at 87.7% capacity, and they’re the only club in the top flight to dip below 90% this season’

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9


    The student accommodation is what I dont understand.

    I’ve worked on loads of these over the past 10years or so, I was led to believe the council had blocked anymore being approved.

    Most already in the city aren’t even at 50% capacity, theres one in town with 200 rooms and only 30 are occupied.

    The last one I was on had to change from student accommodation to luxury flats for young professionals to get planning approved.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #10


    Do you not remember how they redeveloped the quayside and removed the listed buildings?

    The Odeon was listed, once they removed certain features and put them in the Tyneside cinema it was delisted.

    Theres ways and means if people want something bad enough.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Op just thought the metro line running across the pitch would be a bit of a bummer ref blowing to stop play while train crossing, what would VAR make of it, just the normal stuff. Cheers

  • Jib

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #12

    The plans have been changed from student accommodation
    to offices

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #13


    It’d be a canny wall for free kicks

  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #14


  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Maybe almiron could catch the metro up to the other end of the pitch, save his legs. Might help shelvey track back too.

  • geordietom

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #23
    Is there any bits of you left that you haven’t yet laughed off?

    yeah jail every time you post on here i LMFAO … prick

    hows your jarrow march coming along …

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Nowt wrong with Liver or Beetroot.

    Liver bacon and onions is loverly.

    Roasted beetroot is also loverly. I had some last night with runner beans (from a friends allotment, as were the beetroot), potatoes and a small pork joint (English).

    All non chlorinated!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Be good to see Murphy making it with us but not looking too hopeful at the moment. I suspect that Barlaser isn’t going to go any further with us either.

  • geordietom

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #19

    EGB …

    liver onions mushrooms mashed spud yorkshire puds mate cant beat it ( excuse the pun ) …

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #20
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #21

    I could see Shelvey excelling if the balls had to be punted upfield over the tracks

  • geordietom

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #22

    jail …

    this is you …

    “Napoleon Complex” is a theorized inferiority complex normally attributed to people of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, such as lying about earnings, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject’s physical or social shortcomings.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Carltoon, the problem wasn’t really with Yeddlin, he just copped the blame.
    Ritchie playing as an orthodox winger repeatedly left Yeddlin in a two on one situation. He wasn’t tracking back with their fullback. Even the best defenders struggle and he’s not the best really, is he?
    That said, he’s more than adequate. You can’t have enough pace in a team, especially the modern game.
    I’d like to see Yeddders with Miggy in front of him. Miggy has no problem tracking back, he never stops running.
    Willems with Atsu in front of him. Miggy and Atsu could swap places any time during the game. That way, if Miggy turns inside to try his luck, he still has Yeddders overlapping who can cross the ball if a shot isn’t on.
    Counterattacking football with that pace on each flank would be good to watch as well, especially if Carroll is fit to be in the middle. Defences have never handled him when fit – shame ‘fit’ isn’t guaranteed. Still, Joelinton can head the ball too.

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Why we discussing ground extensions cos it ain’t gonna happen. When Hall and Shepherd explored the idea, they’d built in revenue streams in the form of an hotel and a casino.

    Chelsea and Spurs built housing etc into their grounds to maximise revenue. But Ashley sold the Strawberry Place bit of land so that idea’s a non starter.

    Any expansion’d need to be the idea of a visionary rather than a greedy git who’s happy to work to the bare minimum.


    If planning for Ashley’s development’s been changed from student accommodation to offices, give it a few years and the empty offices’ll be given fast track planning permission to change their use to housing where the greedy bustard really will clean up.


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