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Local Lad Will Be Ready When His Chance Comes Again

Steve Bruce had to make some brave calls with his team selection against Manchester United. After the Leicester performance, a shake-up to the team was necessary.

It turned out that Bruce was spot on with the choices he made. Not necessarily with who was dropped but more so who was brought into the side.

Allan Saint-Maximin, DeAndre Yedlin, Matty Longstaff, and Ciaran Clark all came in after featuring minimally this season. It turned out that they all put in excellent performances and propelled the team to just their second win of the campaign.

One of the unfortunate casualties of Bruce’s need for change was local lad Paul Dummett. Dummett had a poor game at Leicester City playing at left-back, and in an instant, he was out of the Newcastle side.

Dummett had started the previous 7 matches in the league for Newcastle, all at center-back. He even put in a man of the match performance in our other win at Tottenham in August. Since Florian Lejeune’s injury last season, Paul had been a mainstay in the Newcastle side.

Prior to that he was our primary left-back when not sidelined through injury, which had interrupted previous runs in the team.

He was living his dream of playing week in and out for his hometown club. He had even given up international duty for Wales in August to ensure his fitness for Newcastle.

So it was definitely a disappointment for the 28-year-old to have been dropped against Manchester United. He has spoken to Chronicle about losing his place last week:

“Competition in any team is a big thing to have and I was obviously disappointed not to play but the main thing was the team put a good performance in.

“Especially after Leicester defeat – everyone on that pitch put on a good performance.

“I was gutted not play but Ciaran came into my position and did really well.

“So I know I just need to keep on working hard and trying to make sure I’m ready for my chance when it comes again.”

Paul is Newcastle through and through. While he was disappointed on a personal level, he would have been thrilled with what transpired on the pitch.

Ciaran Clark came in from the cold and slotted in nicely on the left side of the back three. He worked well with Jetro Willems to negate Manchester United attacks from that flank.

Paul continued to talk about how big the win was, and that ultimately, that is what is most important.

“It was a massive boost especially after the five-nil defeat against Leicester.

“It was important we bounced back with a performance, that was the most important thing and you know the win was even better.

“It had been a tough week of criticism from everyone but we got back on the training pitch and we had to make sure we worked hard.”

Paul knows all about the ebbs and flows of a season. While he will be disappointed at facing a spell on the sidelines, his name could be called at any moment. He will be ready to step back in and fight for the cause when it is.

15 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    that what i put on previous thread upon reading it again seems like a rehash of old news …

  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #2


  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    What punishment can Gazza expect for giving a stranger
    a forced sloppy kiss ?

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #4

    jib …

    thought so mate , just thought thats not right anyway , we will have new owners soon …


  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    jib …

    6 months for sexual Harassment and put on the sex offenders list …

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    i met Gazza when he was just breaking into the first team Sir Bobby was right he’s as daft a brush…

    how much would he be worth in todays transfer market ? 50-60 mill maybe more …

  • JohnJ

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Bleatin’ n Bruced

    Oct 13, 2019 at 10:31 PM
    Comment #7 (from a few posts ago)

    We are all entitled to do/say things in the way we believe is best & I also respect your entitlement BnB

    However, I can see, in my efforts to get something across I find extremely important that with the benefit of hindsight I could have made my complaints more pertinent.

    However I’ve put complaints in now on line & by email but at least I tried.

    I appreciate all the comments positive or otherwise – we can all look back and see perhaps there was a better way of getting points across.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    JohnJ, good on you mate. We just need to make sure the numbers are big eough, and they do seem to be getting there.

  • Kamakazeee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Geordietom: they are two additional companies that have been set up the past week. It seems the two companies recently set up are vehicles to provide nufc with investment from america and outside america. Thats 4 companies set up in the past month

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Kamakazzee …

    i did notice that mate , does that mean the wheels are in motion as to a takeover …

  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #11

    If you ever get a chance to talk to a councillor
    Just drop a couple of names into the conversation
    Andrew Cunningham , John Poulson , T Dan Smith
    this current developer is from the Leeds area as was
    Poulson and Smith as head of the council did time for
    accepting bribes regarding building development.
    As I say just drop those names into the convo and
    watch the blood drain from their face.
    The Poulson scandal is still buried deep in the psyche
    of the current council

  • Kamakazeee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #12

    @geordietom: It does seem they doing background work and are following their structure has been outlined in the document that made it to the press.

    The top company GACP Sports Partners LLC is obviously Joesph DaGrosa’s comany.

    27th September – GACP Newcastle Management LLP was set up
    1st October – GACP Newcastle Partners LLP was set up

    Fast forward a few weeks;

    GACP NEWCASTLE INVESTORS has been set up in dellaware, which will no doubt hold the investment into newcastle from outside america and within america –

    Newcastle Investors Ltd one in the cayman islands which has been registered and one in the isle of jersey which has been reserved.

    Seems like background work is happening, looking at the diagram below we should be seeing Newcastle Acquisition Partners LTD popping up in the UK on Companies house, as that company seems it will be the vehicle to transfer ownership from Mike Ashley.


  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #13

    The fly in the ointment is , those 2 companies were
    incorporated in Newcastle City , New Castle county
    the state of Delaware

  • Kamakazeee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib: I’m not sure what you mean? Unless you mean its just a coincidence the names?

    They did set up the same company structures and names (club names different) when they purchased Bordeaux

  • JohnJ

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15


    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:53 PM
    Comment #11

    I’ll try to keep that in mind – T Dan Smith goes back in my history (giving my age away now) ha ha


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