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This Is The New Emerging Leader At Newcastle

Ever since Fabian Scar came into the first team last November, he has been one of our star performers.

That was when he came on in the second half of the home game against Watford.

He came on in place of Jamaal Lascelles and played a sterling game to get our very first win of the season – in our 11th league game.

Before that game we had only 3 draws from our first 10 games – and 7 defeats.

Fabian is a leader on the pitch, and not only can he defend, but he can start attacks with his excellent passing and also scored four goals for us last season.

He is not only a top player on the field but a report in the Chronicle today says that he’s an emerging leader in the Newcastle dressing room.

Fabian is a real straight shooter and not scared to speak his mind – and that’s both on and off the field.

We do have some leaders in the Newcastle team, so we’re not exactly short of them, but in the last two games, the never-say-die attitude of the Rafa Benitez days has gone.

That’s a real problem if Steve Bruce cannot get his players motivated for the games.

And we need to sign our top players now to new long term and improved contracts.

Fabian Schar – the emerging leader in the dressing room – as well as on the pitch

Those players include Schar, the Longstaff brothers, Isaac Hayden, and others before we plunge too far into the relegation zone.

Bruce needs to sign these players up, and we need to see more leadership on the field from the likes of captain Jamaal Lascelles who held a team meeting earlier this week after the debacle at Leicester.

Let’s hope we can get these top players signed up quickly.

If not, they may start to have doubts about staying at Newcastle if we are likely to become a Championship club again next summer and plunge even further down the table in the next few weeks.

At the moment of course, we are second bottom of the league with 5 points from our 7 games and with the second-worst goal difference in the league table of -9.

11Crystal Palace29-639
16West Ham29-1527

That was after we were taken apart 5-0 at the King Power Stadium last Sunday – the worst defeat since we were hammered 6-1 at Manchester City four years ago on September 3rd, under the woeful Steve McClaren.

In that game, we somehow managed to concede four goals to Sergio Aguero in just 20 minutes – and yes – McClaren had his head in his hands on the touchline.

We were also beaten 5-1 at both Crystal Palace and Chelsea in that relegation season under McClaren.

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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16 comments so far

  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Who can remember the poster who seeded his lawn about 2 to 3 sales ago ?
    Claimed the grass would need cutting before the club was sold ?

    Spot on it seems

  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2


    It seems the players feel the same way as the fans do
    All hope has gone

  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    What “The Traitor” said after Villa Park axe

    “I needed a break. Sometimes you look at yourself and say to yourself ‘what have I done wrong?’

    “You get the sack and it hurts you, but you dust yourself down, take a bit of time and thankfully Sheffield Wednesday have given me this great opportunity and a great offer and I can’t wait to get started next week.”

  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #4

    REad Aston Villa’s Verdict

    Sacking Bruce has to be one of the best decisions the club have made over the past twelve months.

    Villa were truely dismal during the end of Bruce’s reign, and the Preston draw showed very clearly what the faults with his team were.

    Dean Smith came in and revitalised the team, and put them well on their way to promotion.

    Imagine if Bruce hadn’t have been sacked? Villa certainly wouldn’t have been a Premier League club


    This is the guy head hunted by Jabba as the best he could get for our club

  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #5

    and then at the first opportunity he dumped them,

    *that’s the kind of guy Steve Bruce is*

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #6

    I think we all know that SB isnt good enough and fans gave him a chance because he was the incumbent so deserved a chance once in the job , to see what he could do with a more talented bunch than he has had to date. We know the answer now and are unlikely to see any any pleasant surprises. For me Brighton was worse than Leicester in many ways. I cant remember worse for ages. I was like 11 v 7 on the pitch. Where it gets messy is if we improve a little and SB is kept on. If we go down fighting ( but go down) , he will be kept on and Charnley will praise the clubs sense of continuity. Marvellous.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    on a happier note I spend 50euro on boots for my young fella the other day and it was a pleasure to deprive Fats the money i spent. The kid wanted to go to the SD shop so I said we would go in , but couldnt purchase there. He absolutely hated the place ( well done laddie ) so we legged it to an Irish shop and got a decent pair of adidas for the same price, except the irish retailer wasnt advertising them as a (false) sale price. the staff look so miserable there, not surprisingly.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon 22
    Too right about the blog consortium 😀

    This is how it stands.

    17 investors £4130 in total.
    Guy from work £10
    Lascelles (the poster) £10
    Toon22 £10
    Rob Leenio £40
    Nostradamus £100
    Ronaldo Aarons £500
    Essex Geordie £20
    Jail for Ashley £100
    Optimistic panda £200
    The white tino £500
    Our toon £1000
    The ledge £100
    Carltoon £10
    Shirebrook £1000
    Viduka (the poster) £30
    Magpie0722 £100
    Genjikai £400

    £399,995,870 away from target.

    Safe to say that we have raised more than Kenyon and didn’t even need a brochure!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #9

    To stir things up a little because why not 🙂
    I don’t see any ‘pro jabba’ posters on there.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone else, feel free to add to the list.

    If jib puts in £1 for every multiple/alt then there’s £300m right there!

    I had to remove Dubai Micky as the half eaten shawarma he offered to put in has gone off.


  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #11

    During a Q&A at the Chronicle yesterday, Lee Ryder was asked how long Steve Bruce has before the panic button is pressed by Mike Ashley.

    To say Ryder’s answer is worrying for Newcastle United supporters would be an understatement, with him believing we’d have to be ‘9 or 10 points adrift’ at the bottom before Ashley sacks the man he paid ‘millions’ to land over the summer:

    ‘I’ve just been asked that exact question by somebody in the office, but it’s not as simple as putting a timeframe on it.

    ‘If Mike Ashley was to fire the head coach now it would be a vote of no confidence in the club’s own decision-making process.

    ‘They have just paid millions in compensation to secure his release from Sheff Wed and they’d have to pay out again if they terminated his three-year deal.

    ‘I honestly think that Bruce would have to be nine or 10 points adrift in the relegation zone before they decided to hit the panic button.

    ‘If Newcastle stay up and get more players in this January, it will probably be deemed as laying the foundations for the new manager.’

    Mike Ashley’s hates to be proved wrong which means Bruce will get more time to turn this mess around. Ashley’s stubbornness is a huge problem for Newcastle, the way they are playing right now, the club could well be left 10 points adrift in the next few months – By then changing the manager would’ve come far too late.

    Having been in a similar situation under Steve McClaren, Ashley as a “Good businessman” should have learnt his lesson. However, Newcastle are only heading in one direction at the moment.

    The very fact it cost Newcastle more to appoint Bruce than it would have been to keep Rafael Benitez is completely bemusing.

    After twelve years of mistake after mistake, it is clear that Ashley does not learn from his mistakes. You cannot run Newcastle United like a Debenham’s or a Sports Direct. That model may work at another club but not on Tyneside.

    A Good businessman would know when to cut their losses or realise when something is not working and a change is needed. Ashley doesn’t have a clue, like Bruce he is way, way out of his depth.

    Unfortunately, Ashley has been out of his depth for twelve years now, Newcastle are heading towards the iceberg once again, this time though, there will be no lifeboats arriving to save them.

  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #12

    ronaldo aarons


    Still more credible than Kenyon


    Jabba has proven over and over again he really hasnt a clue, he has made money but he has by his own hand hindered any chance of making more
    Any other businessman would have seen the potential and built on it, or at least tried

  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #13

    the Chronicle are now definitely altering the tone of there articles and features.

  • dougie

    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m glad Schar is looking like a leader because we’re going to need them in the Championship.Relegation is nailed on for Sports Direct F.C. and we’re not not coming back up for a while because this squad is mid table championship level.The previous manager was world class and that’s how we survived in the Premier League.Only a sustained period down below will shift the parasite when there’s nothing left for him to bleed dry.

  • Tramp

    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #15


    I wish that were true. Sadly, even in the lower leagues we will NEVER be rid of Mike Ashley.

    He has broken the club in to so many pieces that it’s impossible to buy or sell the club.

    Nobody wants to buy the skeleton of a football club whilst Mike Ashley continues to make all the financial gains from it’s organs and Mike Ashley will NEVER sell all the pieces of Newcastle not for anything less than a ludicrous price… which nobody will pay.

    The only way we rid ourselves of Mike Ashley is if and when the FA boot him out… Even then he will still own the pieces.

    There’s no fairytale ending to this. When the fat man scoffed that he could own the club forever, he wasn’t joking.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 3, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #16

    I thought he accepted a 1 year deal ?


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