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Charnley Must Do His Job Aggressively And Sign Up These Five Key Players

It was an unexpected and fabulous win on Sunday at St. James’ Park in front of what was close to a full house.

Before the game, we knew Manchester United were nothing like the Red Devils of old.

And so it proved to be the case with Newcastle being the better side and creating the better chances in the game.

But the other reason over and above the excellent, committed performance from our lads was the form of Sean and Matty Longstaff in central midfield.

They ran the show, and Sean looked back in form and Matty – well, he was simply amazing.

The teenager hit the crossbar in the first half and then scored a beauty after 72 minutes.

That allowed us to take all 3 points, and our first home win of the season – appropriately before over 51,000 fans

And we now have 8 points from 8 games, and that’s not too bad at all.

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The game was beamed live around the world, and the spectacle of two local lads making good is a great story, and it puts Newcastle United in an excellent light.

That will do nothing to dampen any groups looking to buy Newcastle soon.

Longstaff brothers celebrate Matty’s great goal – sign them up to new deals – quickly

Steve Bruce made the right call on the team selection with DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark, Matty Longstaff, Saint-Maximilian, and Jetro Willems, all having good games.

Those were the five players brought in after the 5-0 disaster at Leicester City the previous weekend.

Bruce was brave enough to play the inexperienced but very talented 19-year-old Matty against the Red Devils.

But that decision was helped a lot by the three-game suspension of Isaac Hayden, who had formed an excellent playing duo with Sean Longstaff last season.

Matty’s contract runs out at the end of the season, so we need to get him signed to a new long term deal quickly.

That’s also true of his brother Sean who has a deal for the next three years, but he needs a new, improved deal because of his top form last season.

Sean also showed he’s getting back to his best on Sunday and remember Man United may come after him in January with a reported £40M bid.

Another player we need to give a new deal to quickly is star defender Fabian Schar who had another excellent game.

Isaac Hayden has agreed to stay at Newcastle in spite of his fiance and baby residing in the southwest.

Isaac has to get a new contract, given his excellent form since last December.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is another crucial player, and he is in the process of agreeing anew deal to stay on Tyneside.

Managing Director Lee Charnley needs to start doing his job and get these five players signed up to new deals as soon as he can.

It needs to be before January for Matty Longstaff.

That’s because if he hasn’t a new deal by then, other clubs can start negotiating with him in January – and there will be plenty of suitors.

We need to keep our players for the long term and stop being a selling club that’s going nowhere – except maybe back into the Championship again.

Mike Ashley needs to realize he will get a lot more money for Newcastle if only he would invest in the club.

And make the Magpies into a top-eight club instead of fighting relegation every season.

We’ve done that in the last five seasons we have been in the Premier League since the summer of 2014, and it gets really boring, annoying and frustrating.

We hope we have a new owner before the end of this year.

That’s possible.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

43 comments so far

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 8, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #1

    “Managing Director Lee Charnley needs to start doing his job”….. we’ve been waiting years for him to understand what his job actually entails other than licking Ashleys ass every day, doubt he’s suddenly going to realise he has to do some actual work as well

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Well, he should sign them up pronto, if only to keep their selling price up!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Dunno where you’re getting the him selling hope from Ed, nothing indicative about that!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Unless the ex Sunderland buyers have switched to us, they probably thought they’d put the bid in for us in the first instance, someone said to them do you want to buy a big NE club, then they realised their mistake! 🙂

  • Mike Ashleys Lovechild

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #5

    And it gets worse for the Unwashed ,Jack Ross Sacked Ha ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #6
  • Mike Ashleys Lovechild

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #7

    They’ve kind of spoiled it for the next Netflix series now !!

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Mike Ashleys Lovechild
    And I was so looking forward to it !

  • carltoon

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Mindshaft, I agree re Charnley, surely these contracts should be sorted. What else does he do. hope the American investors come knocking on our door. only if they think Sunderland is overpriced we haven’t got a hope in hell.

  • geordietom

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #10

    REPOST …

    Sunderland AFC news LIVE – MSD Partners’ takeover is reportedly OFF…Report: MSD Partners’ takeover of Sunderland is OFF
    They report:

    SUNDERLAND’S super-rich American bidders are pulling out of takeover talks over the valuation of the club.

    The League One sleeping giants have been told the shock news after MSD Partners spent over a month trying to finalise a deal.

    from the chronicle …

    The group, led by Glenn Fuhrman and backed by Dell computer cash, were unhappy with the buy-out plan after due diligence.

    Owner Stewart Donald hoped to sell for a good price and keep a major say in the Black Cats.

    But the Americans have too many questions unanswered.

    The parties discussed initial figures over a multi-million sale before Fuhrman flew in to push on with the deal a few weeks ago.

    Those numbers changed after queries were raised by the American’s legal team during a lengthy investigation.

    The Americans felt the club was over-valued and also doubted whether they had as many assets on the academy side as they were led to believe.

    Now Donald and his men are on the look-out for other investors.

    He is also under pressure to sack boss Jack Ross but that would be a costly exercise.

    this is off Igor …

  • Bambams

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #11

    They are no where near the size of us, but Sunderland is a big club and would be attractive to a number of buyers, League one yes and the longer they are in that league the harder it will be to get out.

    But it’s getting out the Championship that will cost the huge sums of money, so if Donald is asking too much it will put so many buyers off, they know the outlay required. He will want a profit, no doubt about it.

    Looks like we are not the only club with greedy owners.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    I admit to getting emotional over Mattys Goal and beating Man Utd , was like old times .

    Then I thought about Ashley papering the house (cheap tickets,free tickets ) and thought about all the spaces that he filled in the ground to save himself embarressment around the UK via TV and written media .. and the fact that the freebies had took the seats of loyal fans that had supported the club through thick and mostly thin under Ashley and had now had enough .

    You see that win is just prolonging the agony of having him as our owner ..free and cheap tickets same effect..looks healthy for a moment .

    When Ashley stated in his Martin Samuel interview (!) Was that he really was effected by Sunderland fans chanting his name and championing his ownership of Newcastle United that it really effected him, really got to him ..reflecting on that , he’s taking the piss out of Newcastle Supporters , extracting the Michael, what about Newcastle fans singing at him ? Does that have no effect Ashley ? more so it seems , he even moved the singing section, split them up .

    Ashley is a dictator and a scumbag and Newcastle United will never win a thing while he is here.

    One win is not going to paper over the cracks …its always going to be bottom half of the prem for us and no cups , fact.

    Get your heads around that.

    In 4 years Glasgow Rangers made 500k from their shirt sales, Ashley TOOK £13 million pounds! from same shirt sales ! That and the fact that Rangers have struggled for many years with banckrupcy and relegation and Ashley still bleeds them dry ! Now ask yourselves why he is here .

    We have to get rid .

    Bring on the Ashley apologists..whos first ?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Haven’t read the blog much over the last 10 days or so, I’d normally read it all, life does get hectic.

    I have noticed Scharr is getting a awful lot of praise and is developing cult like status..

    I like Scharr but I think people are ignoraning a blatant weakness in his game.

    He’s fell asleep at corners or free kicks atleast twice every game this season, as good as he is in open play his positioning and movement from set pieces is poor and something that Bruce needs to work on..

    I hope that’s fair and balanced enough, players get better by working on their weaknesses.


  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Glad to see that someone got my, ‘Ronely’ joke.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Speaking of ‘Team America’, I’ll bet that the Kurds are glad that Donald has their backs!

  • geordietom

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    only the ronely …

  • Online Guy

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Ashleys right hand man at Newcastle United Derek Llambias ? Hes a card old Derek ..good laugh eh ..” you don’t know how fking horrible we can be ” Derek eh ?

    You see the company Ashley employs and mixes with ? Dont forget the weasel rat faced Dennis Wise . Lovely people eh ?.

    One thing that really rankles with me is the fact we are owned and run by a dishonest man , a Liar.

    That can’t be right at a sporting institution.

  • beefman13

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Buy /sell one step forward one back, WE deserve more instead of thinking wow we beat a half strength man utd at home like its the start of the revival, we were once in a position when we expected to beat a full strength anybody, for god sake get out of this club, maggots.

  • martoon

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if the makems will make us an offer for their old manager Agent Bruce 😉

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #20


    No mate, try this.

    It was cos of the RONY player link!


  • geordietom

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #21

    EGB …

    just watched it mate canny …

    😉 😀

  • lochinvar

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #22

    No buyer
    No money
    No manager
    No hope

  • geordietom

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #23

    EGB …

    i got the link RONY not THE RONY is he …


  • lesh

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Ron Knee

    Eeh, that Ellen Wilkinson’s mutha musta had nee imaginaishin, fancy namin the poor bairn after a coonsil estate!

    And as far as Charnley’s job’s concerned, his role’ll be limited to doing as he’s told, show a bit of imagination, make suggestions but most importantly do nowt without Ashley’s say so. So, that being the case, he’ll be in a flap now Neil’s reminded him that young Matty L’s open to offers in a few months and’ll be asking his lord and master for permission to offer the lad a new contract. Mikey boy’ll have told him how to justify such proposals – the overall cost against potential sale valuation… profit!

    So, let’s forget extending Fernandez and Clarke’s contracts (no sell on profit) and Schaer’ll be wanting away like Dubs who’ll be wanting to be at a club that tries to win trophies.

    I think we can forget the notion of having two England players in Matty and Shaun – they’ll have been sold before that happens.

    Apart from that, there’s all the makings of a club that’s ready to be bought by a rich US consortium but if they thought Sunlun was overpriced, they’ll give SJP a miss.

    We have much to thank Mikey boy for.

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Ellen Wilkinson is a socialist heroine who shows up Corbyn
    and Onwurah for the sad fake politicians they are !

  • c-dog

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #26

    I thought Charnley does his job as per the demands of Ashley? And if you believe the speculation, receives a fine bonus annually

  • Just a fan

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Born this day Meyer lansky

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #28


  • Our Toon

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #29


    Spot on about Schar, I think it was one of his worst games for awhile but he still made a crucial challenge to stop rashford tapping in.

    Maguire should’ve scored when schar fell asleep, and schar lost the ball to many times (at least 4) when taking on players in opposing half, any half decent side would have countered us and scored.

  • Our Toon

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Also noticed joelinton getting some stick now aswell, dear me lads n lasses. He shouldn’t have played, clearly not for enough as was reported with the back injury he sustained on friday attempting an overhead kick in training.

    He is young, in a new league and will take time to settle, people seem to think it’s some kind of computer game where players should come in and be consistent, hit the ground running. Give players time man, the lad has done ok so far without much service.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #31

    “I know that some rights holders currently invest more in their Christmas parties than on anti-piracy.”


  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Are we ok to blame Charnley for paying twice as much as Rafa would have paid?

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 8, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #33
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Our toon

    Joelinton needs it more to feet, I agree he shouldn’t have started.

    Doubt Carrol was ready and Bruce probably didn’t fancy Muto..

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Sign up Woodman too. Next season we could have Woodman, Dummet, the two Longstaffs, and Carrol all in our starting 11. Could have had Lewis Gibson of Everton too. Carrol has already made us £35m and the others are possibly going to be worth £100m+. It’s crazy that Ashley won’t invest in our academy. Our whole strategy is to hope some Geordies come through and are too loyal to leave due to the poor facilities, scouting and coaching. Although we’ve already lost Gibson for these reasons.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #36


    I liked that..

  • Genjikai

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #37

    The magpie group have well and truly rattled Ashley.
    Well done to all involved.

    He only lashes out when hes been embarrassed.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Joe Linton will tear up some opposition when fully fit and when the playing shape and tactics that we saw on Sunday are fully polished.

    There’s the core of a very good team now so they just need to deliver not just results but consistency – that’s the key – reference Liverpool if you need to.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Dummett Carrol M&S

    If we’d put wearside Jack in the squad we could have fielded five Geordies, well four and a half, wearside Jack isn’t a real player.

  • Jib

    Oct 8, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #40

    The magpie group have well and truly rattled Ashley.

    I never knew Jeremy Corbyn was a member of TMG


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