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Midfielder Will Keep Plugging Away After Frustrating Game



Isaac Hayden has been one of Newcastle’s most consistent players since breaking into the first team late last year. He again put in a determined performance against Brighton. However, it just didn’t work yesterday, and Isaac did not have much of an impact on the game.

Last night, he spoke to nufc.co.uk and expressed his frustration with how things unfolded:

“I think if you asked me after the first half, I would have bitten your hand off for a point but in the second half, we changed our style and, on another day, we could have taken three points.

“We had a great chance in the first half to go ahead and you never know what could have happened after that.

“That’s football for you and it’s about taking your chances at the top end of the pitch and if you don’t, you’re always going to pay for that in dropping points.

“It was frustrating we couldn’t get that goal but that’s the difference in Premier League football. If you don’t take your chances, you can’t win any games.

“Sometimes, with all due respect to other divisions, teams can give you goals whereas you don’t really get that too much in the Premier League.

“We need to keep plugging away and try to keep doing the right things. We’re trying to do the best we can and know the fans want us to do our best to get as many points as possible.”

Steve Bruce too mentioned that he felt Newcastle had the better chances. While one could argue that case, we think Brighton should be the ones kicking themselves for not taking their chances.

Not finishing chances has been a thorn in this Newcastle side this season. However, the performance of the team is more concerning to us right now. This one was just not good enough. We lacked organization at the back, grit in the middle, and cutting edge in the final third.

Brighton were allowed to impose their will on this Newcastle side and that it happened at St James Park is all the more disconcerting.

We now expect a reaction at Leicester City similar to the one at Tottenham after the Norwich display.

Newcastle will most likely find themselves back in the bottom three after today’s results. They have also failed to get an expected result at Norwich, as well as at home against Watford and Brighton.

These are the types of fixtures that will determine how the season goes. So far it has just not been good enough.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In Disappointing Draw Against Brighton?

  • Fabian Schar (37%, 415 )
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (31%, 350 )
  • Christian Atsu (6%, 64 )
  • Martin Dubravka (5%, 60 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (4%, 44 )
  • Andy Carroll (4%, 42 )
  • Javier Manquillo (3%, 33 )
  • Miguel Almiron (3%, 32 )
  • Paul Dummett (2%, 25 )
  • Isaac Hayden (2%, 20 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (1%, 14 )
  • Jetro Willems (1%, 10 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 9 )
  • Ki Sung-yueng (1%, 8 )

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166 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Is Jiblets honestly claiming we lost against Leicester away last season, Brendan Rodgers only home defeat. I fear a combination of Jibbers favourite sport being played early and drinking for the occasion has clouded his judgement somewhat.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Just when you think were over the hump, we have Leicester, United, Chelsea, and Wolves in next 4 games. Those are 4 games we could easily loose.

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Its never Jabbas fault

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    First we had that willems fiasco now we have players coming to the sideline saying ” it’s not working”. Couldn’t imagine that under a proper coach. Jib can bluster and bs all he wants those empty space paint the true picture. Bruce is just humiliating himself , i don’t even think pardew was this bad and that’s saying something.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Funny how Hayden never mentioned him saying to Brucie “It’s not working” after about 25-30 minutes, and then Brucie changed the formation.

    A 20 or so year old telling the manager what was patently wrong?????

    What a shoite shower.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Pardew had some brilliant forwards, don’t forget.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Jibs judgement being clouded. Who’d a thought?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Snap Rotunda LOL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #9

    As for the Brighton game last season, the big difference that game was we never had the £16.5M striker Rafa had coveted all summer and Churnley/Ashley spent an eternity deciding if we could afford his loan fee. 29 shots on goal, ifs and buts and all that but I think it’s fair to say had we had a fit and up to speed Rondon playing that day we’d have won comfortably.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Did anyone hear the compilation of noises Bruce has made when getting in an out of his presser chair? “Ooophh” “agh” “oh yu bugger” “oooofff” if he was managing somewhere else it would be funny.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Anyone with the twitter app just type in Bruce chair noises

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  • Jib

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail
    You’re nearly right
    not drinking
    but watching England v Tonga

    ( note to self – don’t try to be a smartarse whist watching the RWC)

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    A first hand admission from the blog know it all that without the time to google something he knows foot all. Whodathunkit 🙄

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Terrible performance all round. St Max at least offered a spark towards the end, if he can do that consistently then there may be a promise of improved performances down the line.

    Definitely prefer Ki to Shelvey in the centre, a number of occasions on set pieces and open play Shelvey is dropping deep to get it when he then just plays a ball that takes him out of the game, and could easily be played by others.

    Miggy and Joelinton should have scored. I thought Miggy was marginally improved from previous matches, and looked to have more impact, but if he isn’t scoring he needs to create, and he isn’t doing that either. According to one website only a 30% pass completion for him.

    All in all, poor all round. Schaar’s goal line clearance one of the few hughlights for NUFC.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Its what you get when people allow mike ashley to deploy his standard business practices to our club.
    Or infact any club hes had deals with.
    Just standard business practice though.
    Make a stand oust him from the game.
    contact@magpiegroup.org

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Genj a lot of what Mike Ashley does is standard business practice but there a hell of a lot that’s not such as:
    * not giving a rats about the club he owns.
    * making some if the worst managerial/staffing appointment the club has ever seen.
    * not releasing funds (even using debt) at critical times to push on and improve.
    * making rules such as players need to be under 26 to come into the club (although broken at times for Rafa.

    The list could go on.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry for grammar

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashley isn’t a businessman he’s a leach.

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Nufc-83
    That standard business practice might see SD shares get suspended and him fall foul of company house rules
    He will have the honor of being the first guy in history its all going to happen to

    Nowt standard about Jabba

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Lets hope he ends up being banned from running a business for 5 years

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  • toon22

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #22

    8.2 Consequences for failing to submit accounts to Companies House

    If the registrar believes that a company is no longer carrying on business or in operation, he could strike it off the register and dissolve it. If this happens all the assets of the company, including its bank account and property, generally become the property of the Crown.

    Failure to deliver documents is a criminal offence. All the directors of the company risk prosecution. On conviction, a director could end up with a criminal record and a potentially unlimited fine for each offence. This is separate from the civil penalty imposed on the company for late filing of accounts.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/life-of-a-company-annual-requirements/life-of-a-company-part-1-accounts#penalties-for-failing-to-file-accounts

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon stop wasting your time you are very naive I am guessing you are very young??

    We all hope the government would swoop in and throw him in Jail while the club is given to the best owner possible. Back in the real world we all know he will get a slap on the wrist and no matter what it won’t impact NUFC.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #24

    If we go down we won’t come back up quickly. I can see us being down there for a good number of seasons if it goes that way.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Whens the next sale rumour?

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  • geordietom

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #27

    chinese consortium …

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Op
    Its happening in the background right now, isnt it magpie ranger….

    7
  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Also if we do get relegated don’t expect any major investment in the team, Ashley already has plans for that money… Ask Barclays!

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #30

    What happened to on the front foot football?

    Are we back to basics yet?

    Does Bruce know the basics?

    Anyone got their badges can go give him a hand, he’s one of us you know.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Bruce if you’re reading

    If you love something, let it free…

    Resign pal..

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Wheres the hope gone?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Someone ask Jose what he thinks of what’s happening to Mr Robsons club..

    2
  • connor

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon22 as far as I know the fit and proper owners test is only done while purchasing a club and is not able to be triggered by trigger happy fans.

    Just a note on the match yesterday, it was autrocious, we deserved to lose that match by a cricket score. However looking at the small positive (yes I’m clutching at straws) we seemed to play a bit better when we went to a solid 442 for the last 10/15 minutes or so. As much as I get people don’t want to see us playing this formation, it might be the only formation we can use to get the best out of our players.

    I would suggest for the next match
    Dubs
    Manquillo . Schar . Lascelles . Dummett
    Atsu . Hayden . Ki . Willems
    Joelinton . Muto

    That would give us two solid lines of 4 and the option to scare teams with Carroll, Almiron and ASM coming on from the bench. I have a feeling bringing Almiron on from the bench against tired legs (especially if we’d Morgan gets on) would get him a hat full of chances

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Stats from sky

    In Prem this season under Bruce.

    Goals 4 = 17th
    Attempts 50 =17th
    Attempts on target 15 =17th
    Touches in opp box 76 = 20th
    Passers ending final 3rd 419 = 20th
    Possession 33% = 20th

    We’re shit, this shows we are.

    #BoycottAshley #ashleyout

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Op
    That was before yesterday aswell…

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  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #37

    Haha Genji well can hope

    3
  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #38

    We

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 22, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Interesting looking at stats from this year so looked at
    Stats from last year are not much different to this year except we had played 4 of the top six….
    Played 6
    Possession 34%
    Goals 4
    Against 8
    Shots 48
    On target 15

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 22, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Charlie I think the thing is you could see the team coming together. The games we were losing were very unlucky at times e.g first game of the season vs spurs.

    If anything at the moment we look to be going backwards so before we all thought things would improve now people believe it will get worse.

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