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Our Player Ratings For The Shambolic 5-0 Defeat At Leicester City

This was the team for the 5-0 thrashing at Leicester City, including the three second-half substitutions.

These are our individual player ratings of yesterday’s performance.

Martin Dubravka – 3

  • Five shots on target and five goals pretty much sums up Dubravka’s afternoon. He was good in the first half when he made a vital stop on Ben Chilwell, and also came out to punch a promising cross from Harvey Barnes. Newcastle were still in the game though when Dubravka was beaten by Vardy at his near post for the second goal. Vardy struck it cleanly but it was a save Martin should have made. We always praise Martin for making the saves to keep Newcastle in games. This time he made the error that slammed the door shut on Newcastle’s hopes of getting anything out of the game.

Emil Krafth – 3

  • The Swede did not seize his chance in coming back into the squad. He failed to handle the threats from Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes. He was easily beaten on a one-two that freed Chilwell through on goal but Dubravka did well to react. On the fourth goal, he gave Mark Albrighton far too much space as he easily picked out Vardy for the header. Both Krafth and Javier Manquillo have failed to impress enough in their opportunities this season.

Fabian Schar – 5

  • Schar put in a committed effort but the back four went to pieces in this game. Fabian failed to react quickly enough on Ricardo’s run for the first goal. Though to be fair he was tracking Vardy. Schar had a crucial headed clearance in the first half that he gathered for a run up the right. However, he foolishly opted to shoot rather than trying to play Muto through. Put in some risky challenges in the second half as he had obviously grown frustrated with the events of the evening.

Jamaal Lascelles – 3

  • Lascelles inexplicably drifted inside to track Vardy on the first goal even though Schar already had him accounted for. Lascelles was the leader of a back four that was easily picked apart by Leicester. As captain, he again did far too little to rally the lads as their heads dropped.

Paul Dummett – 3

  • The deflection for the third goal was harsh on the local lad. However, he failed to adequately track Vardy on the fourth goal or handle Ndidi on the fifth. Dummett also struggled at left back and drifted inside too often which left a lot of space for Leicester City on that flank. He tried his best but was unable to handle the threats that came his way.

Miguel Almiron – 4

  • Started very well with a few early runs. However once the first goal went in Almiron failed to have any impact on the game. Steve Bruce must find a position that suits him. The right-wing may not be it.

Isaac Hayden – 3

  • Fought hard and was busting his gut to get to Ricardo on the first goal. He was not helped by a struggling Sean Longstaff in the midfield. His tackle on Dennis Praet was very reckless and the subsequent red card killed the game. Hayden shouldn’t be the scapegoat though because he still put in maximum effort.

Sean Longstaff – 3

  • In his return, Longstaff was off the pace the entire game. He was obviously rusty and seemed to get easily winded chasing the game. Sean didn’t track Ricardo after Atsu was beaten on the first goal. He lost the ball in a good position on a pass from Joelinton that led to Hayden’s tackle on Praet. This is a game the local lad will likely want to forget.

Christian Atsu – 5

  • Was one of the few players who offered anything going forward. However, his final ball was lacking again. He was beaten on a one-two that led to the first goal. However only he and Hayden were in a full sprint to try and get to Ricardo. Worked hard in an ultimately futile effort.

Yoshinori Muto – 5

  • Have to feel sorry for Muto. He finally gets a start but was substituted due to the red card. He looked alert in the final third and was active. However, he couldn’t get his feet sorted on a Isaac Hayden shot that was a missed opportunity.

Joelinton – 5

  • Was far too isolated and starved of service again. Had a few decent passes when in possession. Going down to ten men doomed Joeltinon to another game on an island up front. The Brazilian is trying but it’s not working out for him at the moment.


Ki Sung-yueng – 3

  • Ki made no difference when he came on the pitch. The midfield was still overrun and he provided little going forward. Ki was also too slow to track runs or to close down any moves.

Andy Carroll – 6

  • It was lost cause by the time Carroll was brought on for the ineffective Joelinton. Andy was in the game just to get a run-out. He worked hard though as he tried to press Leicester City when they brought the ball out from the back. Had nothing of note to contribute in the attack as Newcastle weren’t bothered by the time he came on.

DeAndre Yedlin – 5

  • There was nothing to judge Yedlin on as he came in for Almiron on the right-wing. The game was lost when he came on and Newcastle were just waiting for the final whistle.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 5-0 Submission At Leicester City?

  • Fabian Schar (21%, 186 )
  • Andy Carroll (21%, 181 )
  • Christian Atsu (12%, 103 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (7%, 58 )
  • Sean Longstaff (6%, 55 )
  • Isaac Hayden (6%, 54 )
  • Miguel Almiron (5%, 44 )
  • Yoshinori Muto (4%, 39 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (4%, 34 )
  • Emil Krafth (4%, 34 )
  • Joelinton (3%, 27 )
  • Paul Dummett (3%, 25 )
  • Martin Dubravka (2%, 20 )
  • Ki Sung-yueng (1%, 8 )

Total Voters: 868

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121 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #1

    @ Hibbit he is a human being, a person. Who has feelings like the rest of us. The criticism has been insensitive from the moment he walked through the door. The job was offered and he took it. What is wrong with that. We have all in our life made a bad decision.

    Do you honestly think this abuse is not hurting him. sir Alex Ferguson when he joined Manu from Aberdeen was also told not to take the job, he started badly and fans turned against him.

    No I’m not saying Bruce is going to be another Ferguson but how about giving him a bit of slack. The hate on here and twitter does no one any good.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #2

    bit of humour.
    Q. What animal has an a*sehole halfway up its back?
    A. A Police Horse.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Re giving Ki a grading of 3 is an insult, he was very poor.. -3 would be the right score. Think he will be away soon.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I wonder if the pay rises for dubs and others have been turned down by Charnley and it’s effecting their game.

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5


    The traitor was told exactly what to expect
    He is doing exactly as he expected

    He is getting exactly what he was told to expect

    It’s going to cost us big to stay in the championship
    Jabba won’t foot the bill
    Meaning our value will fall, he will watch as his golden goose dies

    Eventually he will want to sell us

  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #6


    Cardiff City have been told to pay the first instalment of 6m euros (£5.3m) to Nantes for £15m striker Emiliano Sala.

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    No global advertising for his tat shops
    Club costing him money
    Won’t be able to gamble on player as much
    No manager will touch us with a 10 foot pole
    Massive crowd unrest , for those who bother to turn up

    The logical conclusion to Jabbas actions, it’s in avoidable

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon 22, why call Bruce a traitor. Do you think he is losing games on purpose. Do me a favour.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Neil – going forward which is something Newcastle are not too good at can you also rate the manager and for that matter the referee and the two Linesman/women/judges/flag wavers

    Do the other two Steves on the coaching staff contribute to anything ? Don’t recall them being on the Touchline at any point so what do they do ? Training which was abandoned for today and use ipads to show formations or not formations as the case might be to subs waiting to come on.

  • Oldgit1

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon 22 concentrate on pointing the finger at the real villain of the club. Which you seem to be doing a good job of.

  • toon22

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #11


    The traitor left SW i the lurch
    Managed the Mackems
    Celebrated them scoring against us

    But your right Jabba is to blame

  • hibbit

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Oldgit1 @1
    I hope it is and he packs his bags and leaves

    he knew exactly what he was signing up for, he has close friends in the game that say they put him right to Ashley’s ways yet he chose to take the job, dumping the club that stood by him through 2 very difficult family bereavements, the man has no principles or honor he took the job for the money and with the money comes criticism it goes with the territory

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 30, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Oldgit thats very human of you. Very little of that on here. 20% of the blog consists of dimwits and ” I told u so” merchants. Another 20% is an amphibian talking to himself, repeating much the same words day in, day out, like an old man in a nursing home.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Reilly, fair play for seeing the humour about Diame.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    I dont blame him at all. When SB is 70 and sitting in his garden he would kick himself for not giving the NUFC job a go, twice. And he got a payrise. I dont think he is good enough and he was poor, as were the players, again yesterday. Im still hoping for a pick up but its not based on logic, just a general hope. Highly unlikely in reality

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Hibbit brown nosing?? Do you seriously think I care, do I have to start saying Fúck and calling jail a simpleton again to prove you’re wrong.

    Ed writes the best posts and him dealing with cancer and staying healthy is far more important than football. That’s why I said it’s good to have him back nothing to do with brown nosing.

  • Reilly

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I was laughing at you for getting abusive.

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Yea Munster let’s not blame the lad who’s almost solely responsible for these performances. Smh

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    The players like us are probably a little bit confused as to what’s going on.

    They’ve gone from someone who had every little detail planned for them, to someone who has pretty much no idea of how where and why they’d been played in positions by the previous manager.

    This of course can be laid at Charnley and Ashley’s door for not allowing the manager to have a full pre season with his new club and squad.

    Bruce still doesn’t know his best team or formation and that’s worrying to say the least.

    Most of us know more about the players in the squad than Bruce, Saturday was a team playing a formation they can’t possibly hope to hold their own against Prem opposition.

    That set up could work but not with the players Bruce put on the pitch.

    I think we lack quality in several positions, however theres a team in that squad that could hold it’s own, I’ve no doubt about it!

    Can Bruce find it, implement tactics too suit it and get the players to buy into it????

    At the minute he’s losing respect from fans and players by the hour.

    I should feel happy as Bruce and Ashley are doing more to stop fans going to the match than boycotts or TMG but I’m not, it’s not good seeing your side/club/fans in such disarray.

    #BoycottAshley #ashleyout

  • hibbit

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Munster Mag
    will you be put up a new list of candidates for the job when Bruce leaves or will you be sticking with your original one ????

    “Munster Mag

    Mar 6, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16
    1. I cant see Rafa killing his lovely Cv by going to us.
    2. I’m not sure what Brendan Rogers would bring us in the short term
    3. Pearson would give us the short sharp shock that we need. He would also help us get out , if relegated
    4. Moyes would bring defensive solidity and some respect back to the club. He may not play sweet football but then, neither do watford and everyone loves Flores.
    5. If only Pardew had stayed.

    My best guess is Moyes but we need a massive clearout in the summer as very few managers sill get consistency from lazy barstewards like Sissoko.”

  • hibbit

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #21

    for someone who doesn’t care you spend an awful lot time telling us you don’t care LOL

  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #22

    How long before Ritchie is back ?
    Just miss his aggression and effort – except against Leicester he would probably have floored a couple of their players and we would have been down to nine.
    He’s not a player that is bullied where as yesterday most of the team were.
    Brendan Rodgers must have slipped Brucie a Miky Finn in his pre match cuppa as that’s the only explanation I can offer for his contribution.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Moyes is also past it so no thanks.
    Having said that I haven’t a clue as who could make a real difference as apart from Managing the team they would need to work long hours building the new Training Ground facilities and Managing the furer who owns the club.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Looking bad at the club- no great surprise.
    Thirty years ago you could probably get away with slagging off the dressing room – not nowadays – players are so———delicate an will get the lip on and not like being “called out” — bad bad sign.

    I mean they reflect society in this era – just look at some of the folk on here.

    Brucie says he self assess’ – interesting whether he might determine the job is too big for him and resign.

    Probably not as football bigs’ up a persons’ ego.

  • hibbit

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #25

    our illustrious shirt sponsor one of Ashley’s many shady business bedfellows

  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #26

    TOON22 …

    where do you get your idea’s from that all northerners are thick from is that what you think of us ?…

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Hibbit I think you’re confusing yourself. I dont care what people I dont like think of me. What exactly do you think I do care about here?? Trll ne and I’ll set you right.

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Excuse my fat fingers also.

  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #29

    maybe thats what the players needed a good kick up the arse might get them to start playing football …

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Maybe I was wrong about the singing yesterday, I still dont think they deserved to be sang to, but maybe it might make them all even more ashamed of their performances. Which would probably be a good thing.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #31


    No I didn’t say that, why do you think I did?

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Ah Reilly, my error. I had incorrectly credited you with a sense of humour. Mea culpa, won’t happen again.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #33

    I can’t even respect the points this season. We’re in a woeful state. Back to struggling at the bottom with a poor, poor manager and a clueless owner. Add to that the useless creature known as Chubbley and you have the recipe for failure. Sell up now Mikey. And it ain’t worth 350M anymore either you fool.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    We’re giving some of the players too much stick. They were fine and being praised when Rafa was here. It’s the disastrous lump known as Mr. Brucie that has changed. Support the lads through this difficult time while we wait for a new manager.

  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Transfer Sage
    Sep 30, 2019 at 4:29 PM
    Comment #6

    Thanks for confirming my first opinion formed when I heard SB was joining us, he will never match the level of intensity that Rafa applied to getting the team to work. Having accept one sixth the wage of the previous manager I do not blame him entirely, but he had better start putting some more time in or else he will never live it down, taking his home town club to relegation.

    Steve has succesfully got clubs promoted and some might say, suffered from managing clubs that would always bound to be relegated. However, his coaching / management has also not improved in order to mitigate this impasse and now with the opportunity of a life time, his career is going to slip right through his fingers. I say, as many others would, the outcome is inevitable.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #36

    I was angry with the performance yesterday and said as much but we need to support the lads. It’s the useless coach that has to go. His win percentage in the Prem speaks for itself. As did the winning rates of Kinnear, and Allardyce and Carver and on and on…..

  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #37

    and for someone to come on here and call people trailer trash is out of order in my opinion. ( i cant remember who said it ) …

    trailer trash
    poor, lower-class white people, typified as living in mobile homes.
    “their parenting style has moved the family from upper-middle-class suburban to trailer trash in one generation”

  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Steve one….clonk
    Steve two…..clonk
    Steve three…clonk

    Put us out of our misery.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #39

    The culprit was Mr Turff.

  • Reilly

    Sep 30, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Calling somone a c**t has nothing to do with my sense of humour.It says more about you than me,especially when women post on here.

    tom, there is nowt wrong with people livining in mobile homes,ask Munster.


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