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Star Defender Talks About His Fight To Get Into Newcastle Team

Last season, Fabian Schar had to bide his time before getting into the Newcastle side. He made his first appearance as a starter against Chelsea in the third game of the season.

However, he did not feature in the league again until November 3rd when he came on at half-time for an injured Jamaal Lascelles.

Schar then slowly became an indispensable member of the squad only not appearing in five games for the rest of the season. Three of those were through yellow card suspensions.

Fabian has continued his run in the side this season starting all of Newcastle’s 9 matches.

He spoke to NUFC TV about the upcoming match at Chelsea but he’s also touched on the fight for places at Newcastle. Something he knows all about from last year.

Newcastle have tweeted the following clip from his interview in which he talks about the Chelsea match.

The next part of the interview deals with the players who came into the side against Manchester United. This is how Fabian responded when asked about no player’s place being guaranteed:

“Definitely we have a big squad and we have a strong squad. You see that all the players are very important for us. So the season is very long and we need all of our players.”

Fabian then went on to talk about his defensive partner Ciaran Clark and the other players who came in against Manchester United:

“Of course, like for Ciaran when he didn’t play before. He then he came in and played a great game. We won and I’m really happy for him that he could show what he can do. And for all the other players who played.

“I’m really happy for the players who did a good job and who didn’t play before.

“It’s not easy when your not playing for a time. I know this also from the start of last season.

“But that’s part of the game. Everybody knows how it works. You still have to keep working and go on.”

The interviewer then asked about the beginning of Schar’s Newcastle career when he featured sparingly for his new club:

“Of course, like I said before, everybody knows the situation. You still have to keep working. Don’t put your head down. When your chance is there, you have to take it. That’s what I did last year.

Everybody wants to play, it’s normal. But in the end only eleven can play in the starting eleven. It’s also a hard decision for the gaffer I think. That’s football.”

Fabian certainly took his chance last year and is continuing to put in the performances for Newcastle.

The big issue right now with the 27-year-old is that he is out of contract in 2021. Newcastle need to get Fabian signed on a new long-term deal.

He is our best player and we need to keep him at Newcastle for the foreseeable future.

8 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Oct 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #1

    get him signed up on a longer deal ASAP…

  • geordietom

    Oct 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Robleenio …

    sorry mate na dont want to come back stay where they are , if we were in the shoe’s would they want us back dont think so …

  • geordietom

    Oct 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #3

    their shoes ,,,

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #4

    I’ve emailed the following to the email address that JohnJ gave me for the planning officers in Newcastle, hopefully it will get to them.

    The Planning Officers
    To whom it may concern I would like to formally object to the planned development of Strawberry Place reference number as above.My objections are:-

    1  It would prevent any further development of the Newcastle United Football Club by the present or any future owners of the ground to the detriment of the fans and impinge on the possibility of a successful team competing in European competitions.

    2  St James Park is a city icon that stands out on the skyline of Newcastle and the proposed building would seriously affect it’s aesthetic aspect.

    3 Building a high rise property directly adjacent to the ground must seriously compromise safety aspects to both the fans or other members of the public  on match days or other events.

    4 The club is the heart of the Newcastle area to both local and exiled fans and the loss of potential future facilities that would be of benefit to the Tyneside community would be an insult to them.

    Please reject this planning application.

  • geordietom

    Oct 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5


    canny mate let us know if and when you a reply…

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #6

    I also said that he’d be a major asset to the team before he got his chance, nice to right some of the time. 🙂

  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #7

    EGB @4 – I’m not sure No.1 is actually a reason to reject a planning application (even though we all agree) but the rest of it is spot on – I particularly like the way you have phrased No. 2.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #8


    I was thinking that if any of the planning officers are Toon fans it might elicit the sympathy vote! 🙂


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