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Players Must Give Everything Next Time – No Excuses Against Red Devils

Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey are not available for the crucial home game against Manchester United on Sunday.

So it looks like the experienced former captain of South Korea, Ki Sung-yueng will get a start.

Ki is a good and experienced player but hasn’t yet shown his top form in this his final year of this contract at Newcastle.

The 30-year-old came on to replace Issac Hayden late in the first half after Isaac was sent off for a dangerous tackle om Dennis Praet and he will be out for three games.

Ki Sung-yueng – angry about Leicester performance

Ki has been interviewed today in the Chronicle and has said the following:

“We have to show it on the pitch, or there’s no point in making claims.” “I didn’t know what to say after the game, the fans stayed behind us.”

“In that type of game, it is difficult to find the words to say to the fans or the media.” “I just feel sorry for the fans.” “They came all the way to Leicester.”

“We’re still disappointed but we still have to move forward in the next game against Man United.”

“It’s a home game and it’s crucial.” “I think we have to be ready and we have to go out there as a team.”

“I still believe in all the players next to me.” “We have shown last season what we can do.” “Since then we have added more quality players from good leagues.”

“We have to stay focused on what we have to do.”

“Of course I am angry.” “When you lose games like that you feel worse.”

“A 5-0 is difficult for any player but it has already happened, we can’t reverse this.”

“We have to get ready for Man United.” “It is crucial.

“You don’t know what will happen after that.”

“For me I still believe in the players.” “We have quality and we can still play good football.

“We have to recover as quickly as possible and then show on the pitch on Sunday.”

What really shocked fans on Sunday afternoon was how poor and disinterested our players looked in the second half, when we were down to 10 men.

Where was the never-say-die attitude the same players had under Rafa Benitez for the last three years?

The players’ attitude and readiness for games is a reflection of the manager, and Steve Bruce has to get the players playing for the shirt.

If he cannot inspire our players, then he will not last long: the manager has to get the best out of the players he has – like Rafa did.

We’ve had two absolutely pathetic performances in a  row – against Norwich and Leicester – and it cannot be the same on Sunday.

There can be no excuses against Manchester United – who are not playing well.

If things do go to hell in a handbasket, as they did with Steve McClaren, then Lee Charnley cannot make the same stupid mistake he made with the incompetent McClaren.

McClaren should have been sacked months earlier than he finally was – back in March 2016.

If Steve Bruce doesn’t produce before the end of the year – then Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley have to bring a new manager in and not leave it too late this time.

But both men at the top of Newcastle have a safety-first attitude and can never be accused of being bold.

For them, Steve Bruce was “a safe pair of hands.”

That’s the level of ambition at Newcastle since 2007 when Ashley bought the club – and it sucks.

We are still hoping for a surprise takeover before the end of the year, so we can once again bring together the great Newcastle fans and the City to fully support the team.

That’s one significant strength Newcastle have always had – its fans.

But a takeover is probably another dream and the likelihood of that happening is small – at best.

But we still have some hope Newcastle can be rescued from Ashley.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Month For September?

  • Fabian Schar (65%, 383 )
  • Christian Atsu (13%, 78 )
  • Paul Dummett (12%, 70 )
  • Jetro Willems (5%, 31 )
  • Isaac Hayden (5%, 28 )

Total Voters: 590

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37 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 2, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1


    It’s no surprise to see you defending racism and twisting facts.

    The two incidents are like chalk and cheese, to say both are overreactions shows how out of touch and narrow minded you are.

  • BenbulbenMag

    Oct 2, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Lindisfarne no apologies needed I don’t think you were being derogatory. I think we are all having a reasonable discussion which is what is always needed. Open dialogue will always achieve more.

  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Lindisfarne – I’m honestly not trying to be obtuse but just trying to understand what the problem was and to be honest I still don’t but I’ll let it drop as it’s obviously starting to upset people!

  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m still trying to erase the image of being in bed with Martoon from my mind

  • BenbulbenMag

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Martoon, the character in the picture is apparently a Golliwog type and had negative connotations (Like you I didn’t realise this initially until someone else elaborated).

    If Silva compared Mendy to this knowing the type of character and the negative aspects then I’d say fair enough, thats bang out of order.

    The impression I get though (and an impression is all any one of us whose name isn’t Silva or Mendy can have at this stage) is that Silva was having banter with his friend and though he looked like this cartoon character, did he know of the negative golliwog aspects ? Personally I doubt it.

  • toon22

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Better than being in bed with Jabba


  • Mindshaft

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib – you mean you’re homophobic too !!!! Disgraceful 🙂 🙂 😀

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #8

    On a separate note, rumours have it that the malaise at Tottenham is being caused by Vertonghen having had relations with Errikson’s Mrs and Kane decking Jannsen.

  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #9

    @4 – Depends if you are Jib or Jane at the time 🙂

  • toon22

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10


  • hibbit

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Jail for Ashley ITK definitely 😉

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12


    I do not wish to write about all the things that are wrong with the logo, I can not understand why a company would wish to use such a character but it should be sufficient to say that it is a negative representation of a racial type. Therefore it could be described as being a ‘racist’ image. I presume Silva innocently used the image but was wrong to do so as it has racist connotations.

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    JaF – not sure Kane could deck anybody although then again footballers fall over at the touch of a feather so what do I know

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    But why did Kane deck Jannsen, did he sleep with Erikson’s Mrs as well or was vertonghen a bit too big for him

  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Jails not wrong with the spurs debacle

    Tottenham Hotspur FC.
    Jan Vertonghen caught sleeping with Christian Eriksen wife.
    Harry Kane got involved, big dressing room bust up.
    Club refusing to offer Vertonghen a new contract. Eriksen was due to join Real Madrid but personal reasons stopped the deal.
    Half the players not taking to each other, Eriksen said he’s not in a good place to play football.
    Pochettino unable to resolve the situation, likely to join Real Madrid in the summer and take Eriksen with him and possibly Kane.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17


    where u get that from

  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Lindisfarne @11 – I still didn’t understand your explanation so I Googled it and this explains it quite well:

    As I had to research it I’m sure you’re right that it was an innocent mistake by Silva so I don’t know why the FA are getting involved which is adding fuel on the fire imo.

  • toon22

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #19

    You think the traitor might get head hunted for the Spurs job ?

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #20


    Thanks for that article.
    “”Conguitos are a chocolate-coated peanut sweet”” is of very slight comfort, but even then it is still a charecterisation of an entire nation that trivalises.
    However, I am glad you have reached some kind of satisfactory explanation.

    …..returning to lapooning Steve Bruce…..

  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #21

    On Sunday it will be exactly a year since Rafa gave
    Man U such a first half fright at Old Trafford.
    Our starters that Saturday tea-time were
    Yedlin Lascelles Fernandez Manquillo
    Ritchie Shelvey Diame Kenedy

    Benitez played 4 – 4 – 1 – 1 that day and until the late introduction of Sanchez for Rashford
    we were looking OK.

    How time moves on

  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22

    toon22 – maybe you start a campaign – what about calling it ‘Stevie for Spurs Supremo’? 😀

  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #23

    At the time Conguitos came out Spain seemed to have a fixation with the Congo
    The bars had a drink which they still serve today called a Lumumba (brandy and hot chocolate)
    named for Patrice Lumumba – Independent Congo’s first PM
    Who was later executed (murdered) by Belgian and Katangan authorities

  • geordietom

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #24

    The drink consists of cocoa, sometimes accompanied by cream, and a shot of rum. Some alternatives replace the rum with amaretto or brandy. Depending on whether the hot or cold cocoa is used, the result is a Hot Lumumba or a Cold Lumumba.

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #26

    A slow news day clearly , race discussions involving Man city, internal infidelity involving spurs and now some random history of a drink.

  • c-dog

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Perez Rondon and Rafa
    Seem like glory days in comparison to what we’re forced to endure these days

  • c-dog

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #29
  • geordietom

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #31

    TOON22 # 25…

    why have you put that pic of your old mentor on for , you not getting a lot of hits …

  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #32
  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Dwight Gayle looks quite sprightly after a week at a
    specialist fitness camp in Portugal

  • c-dog

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Gayle better than joelinton

  • toon22

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Joselou is better than Joe

  • toon22

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s the clash of the titans this weekend
    Two teams in turmoil

    Who’s the least rubbish ?

  • geordietom

    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #37

    pogba is a doubt for sundays game …


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