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.
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 )
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