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“It’s An Amazing Feeling” – Star Speaks About New Six-Year Contract – More To Follow?

Newcastle have just announced that goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has put pen to paper on a new six-year deal.

This is what Martin had to say about signing his new long-term contract:

“It is an amazing feeling. I have to say that it feels like time has flown.

“It’s been almost two years and I’ve found great people here who I can call friends.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m very glad that I can stay here for another six years.”

This is fantastic news and should bring an end to reports linking Martin with the likes of Juventus and PSG, at least for the foreseeable future.

Steve Bruce also spoke about Dubravka committing his future to Newcastle United:

“I’m really, really pleased that Martin has committed his future to the club.

“He’s been absolutely fantastic since the day he arrived and he’s a hugely important figure for us both on the pitch and in the dressing room.

“He’s a massive part of our plans for the future, so it’s great that he’s agreed to stay with us for the next few years, and a fitting reward for his performances.”

Dubravka was voted as our readers’ best player against Chelsea. Now we can look forward to seeing many more outstanding performances from the Slovakian.

Here is a collection of some of the terrific saves the 30-year-old has made since he joined on loan in 2018.

We hope this is the first domino to fall in terms of new contracts for Newcastle’s core group. Next up we want to see Isaac Hayden, Fabian Schar, the Longstaff brothers, and Freddie Woodman all sitting at that table with pen in hand.

20 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Very good news this.
    Now to get the others signed up and start a move up the table on Sunday v Wolves.

  • Our Toon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    This is good news, keepers can play well into there late 30s as many have proved

  • Our Toon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    On team selections its surprising to see fans pick manquillo over yedlin for rb / rwb. Manquillo is god awful and shouldn’t be anywhere near the starting xi in my opinion, poor defensively, cant cross, easy to beat!!

    Yedlin isnt good defensively but his pace does bail him and us out often as shown at the weekend with the amazing block on tammy tap in to stop a 2nd goal, add to that he’s quick on the break and suits the WB role to a T!!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley is fully back to running the club the way that saw us relegated twice and condemned to lower mid table mediocrity in between. 6 year deals, ok great, when the coaching and transfer and recruitment policy is spot on, but as we are and have mostly been, hopeless. Watch the deadwood pile up, wait for the next crazy car crash.

  • martoon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Nicky from last topic – So your grand plan is to change one of the central midfield players depending whether we’re playing a top side or not?

  • Online Guy

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Was at St’James’ yesterday on another matter and noticed a lot of suits from Sky milling around the offices. ..at least 5 execs and staff.

    Probably just prep .

  • martoon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I have to say I’m not always convinced by Dubravka – he makes a lot of good saves but seems to make quite a few blunders as well. I’m pretty sure we could have made a compilation of his best ‘cock-ups’ as well! I guess for what we paid for him you can’t expect an Alisson!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes. Basically what Rafa did last term. We all saw it work, particularly second half of last term.

    343, essentially one passing midfielder in central mid alongside a holding mid and higher line against the lesser sides, two ball winners in central mid and deeper defensive line against the senior sides.

    Lots of work on the shape and defensive press, starting with Joelinton.

    Bruce came in with little idea of how we’d been drilled to play and even now is still figuring it out.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Great news for Dubs and for us. It takes more than just skill to play for NUFC and Dubs had the attitude required.

    To repeat an earlier post, it’s a bit of a slap in the face for Freddie.

  • Bambams

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10

    I wonder what the release clause is set at…..

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11


    Why is it a slap in the face for Freddie, when he comes back he’ll probably be No. 2 and knocking on the door, he has to make his place in the team and be prepared to fight for it.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #12

    I should imagine that’s dubs out the door, sooner rather than later. mixed feelings about dubs. some great saves but several blunders, manu, spurs, wolves last season come to mind and really should have stopped Alonso’s shot on Saturday.


    Thanks for the earlier links to Dubai etc.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #13


    Brazil won 5 world cups playing 343 and I always championed it, but these days I wonder if 433 attacking, becoming 451 defending, a la Liverpool and city is the way to go.

  • geordietom

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #14

    dont worry we will be sold by xmas …


  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #15

    geordietom is now ITK in chief 😉

  • geordietom

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #18

    HIBBIT …

    cheers mate but i’ll leave that for OLG …


  • hibbit

    Oct 24, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    your welcome 😀

  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 24, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Although against Wolves having a formation with numerical superiority on the wings appears to me to be an absolute necessity, predisposition to a certain formation has been an undoing even for high budget outfits like Liverpool. Rafa was actually quite flexible in this regard. He was capable of changing the formation on the fly depending on what the opponent is up to without creating any confusing the players. Even Harder did that on occasions.


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