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Who Did Our Readers Select As The Best Player Against Wolves?

It was a tale of two halves in the disappointing draw against Wolves at St James Park. While we felt Newcastle edged the first half, they were thoroughly outplayed by Wolves in the second.

There were some good performances, especially in defense where Jamaal Lascelles got back on the scoresheet for the first time in two seasons. Also, Federico Fernandez came in for his first Premier League start of the campaign and put in a professional display.

However, Newcastle also got some decent performances from the two wingers Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron. Both had some threatening runs with Allan Saint-Maximin proving to be one of our only outlets in the second half.

Miguel Almiron also put in some stellar work defensively though he failed to threaten Wolves with any of his chances.

But it’s the attacking Frenchman that has been quite easily selected as the best player in Sunday’s game. Saint-Maximin has collected 345 of the 996 total votes for 35%.

That is more than double of Fede Fernandez who gets 17%. The returning defender was closely trailed by Almiron who had 16% of the total vote. Captain Jamaal Lascelles comes in fourth with 15%.

Allan Saint-Maximin is fast becoming a fan favorite at Newcastle. His pace and dribbling skills are a sight to see. He came in second in the poll to Martin Dubravka last week against Chelsea. This time he claims the top spot.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Wolves?

  • Allan Saint-Maximin (35%, 345 )
  • Federico Fernandez (17%, 165 )
  • Miguel Almiron (16%, 155 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (15%, 149 )
  • Ciaran Clark (5%, 47 )
  • Jetro Willems (4%, 43 )
  • Matty Longstaff (2%, 22 )
  • Sean Longstaff (2%, 17 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 13 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 12 )
  • Martin Dubravka (1%, 12 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (1%, 9 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 6 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 1 )

Total Voters: 996

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61 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Oct 28, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Jane NUFCTV had been free for the last 2 seasons. It used to be subscription, now you just create an account and sign in.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 28, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle are encouraging Brazilian forward Joelinton, 23, to bring some of his family to England as they fear their record signing’s problems on the pitch are partly down to moving to a new country on his own. (Telegraph)

    ………we meant he needs more support on the pitch.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 28, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Manager Steve Bruce is working tirelessly with the striker…..in between visits to Greggs.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Japan international Muto – an unimpressive signing under Benitez ………quick dig and I don’t think the striker has ever had two consecutive starts.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #6


    The odd appearances he’s had he’s looked quite sharp in the box don’t see why either of the managers have given him a chance.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #7

    I do wonder if our ‘loans co-ordinator’ isn’t missing a trick by not sending our kids to the Bundesleague on loan.

    They seem to thrive out there and the German clubs certainly seem to bring the best out of them.

    Good care facilities and training grounds and really good coaching set-ups.

    I reckon S-O-R-E-N-S-E-N would get more games and become a better player rather than languishing in a footballing backwater with no playing time.

  • The Wife

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Might be an unpopular stance around here, but I am one who would like to see Muto given more playing time.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #9

    ….keep both feet firmly on the ground please.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #10

    The Wife

    I had that thought over Muto ..his performance against Man Utd last season at old Trafford shows that he has all the tools .

    I notice that his first touch is not the best but that’s because he’s never had the chance to get up to speed..he needs a few games.

    Wonder what has went on with Gayle ? Heard a rumour that he could not handle playing in front of a packed baying st’ James’s park crowd , mind Iv seen players visably shaking in front of the Gallowgate.

    Also wondering who is Bruce saving Dummet for ? Has Ash had an offer ? . Dummets no wing back but he is a good defender.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #11

    I think there is a requirement for loanees to only go to ckubs with worse training facilities. Otherwise they may come back with ideas above their station.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #12

    “packed baying st’ James’s park crowd”

    …..thats one problem solved.

  • Online Guy

    Oct 29, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Aye Lindisfarne, its been a while .

  • Genjikai

    Oct 29, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #14

    I heard through the grape vine that dummet was caught on the laughing gas.
    Carroll was there but did not part take.
    Apparently there is a video out there somewhere of it.
    Thats why dummet for dropped.
    Dont know if that has been mentioned on here before.

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #15


    Face facts, our Loan Co-ordinator’s nowt other than Ashley’s spy in the camp – Barnsley had to be replaced. A place-man’s crucial to help Barnes to get a feel for the atmosphere at the club. Charnley, the so-called MD clearly can’t be relied upon to provide an assessment.

    Why haven’t we loaned players out to Bundes League clubs? Because doing so requires a bit of creative thinking and under Ashkey, das ist verboten!

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #16


    If Dummet’s been on the laughing gas, who could blame him. It’ll not be long before Ashley’ll be giving it out as a freebie for fans!

    And, if that was you with the banner at SJP, you’re a star. Brilliant.

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Online Guy

    What’s the craic about you being a groupie? Tsk, tsk, tsk, a man of your age *shakes head”

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2019 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #18


    🙂 😉

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #19

    i think Gayle cant find the space in the penalty box at premier level and as we hit long balls and he cant win headers hes forced to drift out wide or run the channels as some say. he doesnt seem to fear the box in the championship as much. almiron played well i think he could be great in a high pressing team and still see him going to one of the big 7 eventually. joelinton needs to move onto the wing where hell have more space which will help him adapt. he can play CF once he can handle the speed. maybe we need to play 4231 again to get some goals. right now bruce is the problem. he is lucky hes not getting hounded.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:55 AM

    Comment #20

    It was me with banner.
    I got the message out.
    Ask carltoon she can confirm.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #21

    I knew it had got on, the stewards told me to put it down i told them no.
    They said its been radio in, i told them what law i am breaking.
    Then after another couple.of minutes a supervisor came and told me i had to get out of stadium i told him why, ive done nothing do not touch me, do not touch the banner. Im not moving.
    Thats when the fans in the east stand (posada did you see me?) Came to my defence. And told the supervisor to get out of my face.
    Personally i know it got to them due to the fact the lads went in 2 weeks ago.and they didnt say a word.
    Job done.
    Success, more should join in, i did say earlier on the blog.that i was out with banners.
    Would be good if yous could come along next time.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Basically lesh
    They call me mad genji (well mad my real name)
    I do what i say i am going to do.
    Ashley im coming for you.

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #23

    Full Telegraph article:-
    Luke Edwards
    28 OCTOBER 2019 • 1:19PM

    Newcastle United will encourage misfiring centre forward Joelinton to bring some of his family over from Brazil as they fear the club record signing’s problems on the pitch are partly down to the difficulties caused by moving to a new country on his own.

    Manager Steve Bruce is working tirelessly with the striker to get him used to the physicality of the Premier League with extra training sessions put on in the week in order to improve his hold up play.

    The striker has also been encouraged to spend as much time as possible at the training ground with Andy Carroll, who has been asked to act as a mentor to the Brazilian. Joelinton is still trying to improve his command of the English language – another complicating factor in his acclimatisation process – but has shown a willingness to learn.

    Yet, despite Joelinton’s poor form, there is also a recognition that the team have left the £40m signing from Hoffenheim badly isolated, meaning he is often competing with two defenders whenever the ball is played up to him, on the ground, or in the air.

    Crucially, sources have repeatedly told Telegraph Sport that there is genuine sympathy for the player, who only turned 23 a few days after completing his move from Germany, and there are no question marks surrounding his attitude or commitment. He is popular in the dressing room and has made an effort to integrate.

    However, the club feel he could benefit from spending some time with his family on Tyneside. As he did in Germany, Joelinton is living on his own in an apartment in Newcastle, but there is no reason why family and friends cannot come to visit him in the lead up to the frenetic Christmas period.

    That is something Bruce will advise him to do as they are worried about the strain a difficult start to his Newcastle career is putting on such a young player.

    Joelinton has scored just one goal and mustered just six shots on target in his 10 appearances for the Magpies, a shocking return for a player who shattered the club’s transfer record.

    The forward was a long-standing transfer target for the Newcastle hierarchy and although Bruce agreed to green light the signing as soon as he was confirmed as manager, it was a deal set up long before he arrived.

    Indeed, former Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez refused to sanction the transfer at the start of the year, although he felt Joelinton was a good prospect, he was not convinced the player was worth the money Newcastle were willing to pay and wanted control of where the £40m was invested.

    That has not helped perceptions of the deal – and huge question marks hang over the handling of a negotiation that saw the Magpies agree to pay such a large some of money when there was little if any competition for his signature – but Bruce feels he must be given more time to adapt.

    Instead, Newcastle’s coaching staff want to protect the striker and there is a chance he will be taken out of the starting line up against West Ham next weekend after a series of ineffectual displays.

    The problem Bruce has is that Carroll is unlikely to have recovered from the groin strain that kept him out of the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Dwight Gayle is obviously lacking match fitness, missing virtually all of pre-season training with a calf problem.

    That would leave the Japan international Muto – an unimpressive signing under Benitez – as the only alternative as a specialist striker unless there is a risky change in system and formation.
    “Huge question marks hang over the handling of a negotiation that saw the Magpies agree to pay such a large some of money when there was little if any competition for his signature”

    I do wonder this point, £40m??? Is that just a figure the club is happy to be out there, or is it correct, that we did pay £40m for him? If so, WHY? Way too much cash in my view – at least double what he’s worth.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:57 AM

    Comment #24

    I suspect it’s not the true figure. They’re often happy to let us think we paid more. £40m is an insane price for someone who barely scored in the German league which is a shadow of what it was a few years ago. Adama Lookman and that young Arsenal midfielder got about 15 each in Germany and they can’t score here. It’s also a stupid price to pay for a player you think you might be to mould into a Rondon type. If you spend £40m you should let the guy play his own style. A player coming into the premier league from abroad or the youth leagues need to play the way they are used to playing while they adapt – change them later if you must. Adapting to a new league and a new team and then telling them to change the way they play is stupid and part of the reason many of our previous foreign buys have flopped like Thauvin, De Jong, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Thomasson etc.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Mike Ashley has stupidly put a target on Joelinton by saying Rafa thought he was worth £20m and that it was a Mike Ashley signing rather than a Rafa signing. Now JL is linked with the monster and doomed which makes it harder to win fans over. I hope Ashley has learned the hard way from Bruce & Joelinton that he should never make a football decision again nor allow Charnley to have any input.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Manager Steve Bruce is working tirelessly with the striker…..in between visits to Greggs.

    Luke Edwards “Japan international Muto – an unimpressive signing under Benitez ………quick dig”

    Ha ha ha

    It’s OK for Lindisfarne to have a dig but not those damned journos

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Ooo! The irony.


  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Steve Bruce commenting on the 2nd half vs Wolves
    feels his players are conditioned to parking the bus in the Premier League.

    I agree with that

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Bruce obviously made some changes after the Leicester game and obviously Dummet was one of those. Clarke came in and has been one of the stand out performers in the last few games and is much better with the ball the Dummet. Nothing else in it just purely Clarke is the better all around player.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #30

    If he seen an issue with us sitting deep why didn’t he change the shape or players and get instructions onto the pitch.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #31

    Was like a rabbit in the headlights just waiting and hoping we wouldn’t concede. Bruce is in way over his head. He couldn’t manage a Sunday league team.

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #32

    What Bruce actually said was that the players took it upon themselves to being more defensive after he had spoken, at half time, about going out and winning the second half. What he fails to mention is if any practical instructions were given in order to exploit any weaknesses in the opposition and that he did not offer any guidance on field when our left handside became a huge weakness.

    I think it was only natural that the players sat back, not to protect a one goal lead but because they felt vulnerable trying to play to some vague instructions from the coach. So i also agree with Bruce, he doesn’t have any authority, tactical insight and is only a figurehead.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #33

    I think the difference between Benitez and a lot of other
    managers is , Rafa doesn’t trust players too much
    (pro footy players in general are not the smartest people)
    and feels they have to be drilled to the nth degree.
    Other managers , Mourinho and Guardiola for example
    are quite happy sitting on the bench relying on the players
    having learned what’s required in training through the week.
    It’s too easy to use trite phrases like “rabbit in the headlights”
    but Bruce has never been one of the arm – waving , bawling
    types of manager.
    He’s not scared to make his mouth go – he gave the officials some
    verbal on Sunday.

    Is he right to have a lot of faith in very wealthy young sportsmen
    playing in one of the top leagues in the world to be able to work
    things out for themselves who knows.

    In what is regarded as a team sport for rather more intelligent sportsmen
    you never see Eddy Jones , Warren Gatland or Steve Hansen screaming
    at their players from the touch line

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #34

    In all those examples you gave Jib, in support of Bruce, knowledge was gained on the training ground.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #35

    Aye Jibbers, Brewcey certainly seems to know his onions.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #36

    Benitez’ track record is way better than that of Bruce
    Mourinho Guardiola an Klopp are probably better than
    Klopp’s a demonstrative manager the other two aren’t
    Which is the right approach , who knows ?
    Guardiola is the only one who has never lost the dressing room.

  • G

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #37

    With regards to Dummett somebody suggested he was dropped from the team as he was out drinking with Andy Carroll most nights? Thing is, I read that here the last couple of days, but it isn’t the first time I have heard the rumour. Not sure if there is any truth to it, but I know most of the Scousers I talked with during his time at Liverpool suggested he was out drinking every night there, so they couldn’t wait to get rid of him, and were amazed that WHU gave them cash for a barely functioning alcoholic.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #38

    Guardiola is often on the touch line shouting instructions and although he’s not Klopp he certainly just doesn’t wait and hope he makes things happen.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #39

    Jib I think you make a lot of valid points but I’m afraid you have this Bruce one very very wrong. He has been a disaster from day 1 when you had players not understanding their position on the pitch to making subs and leaving big holes in the team to not doing anything when something needed to be done. He’s literally just trying to copy what Rafa did as he doesn’t have a clue what to do.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #40

    Last season Yedlin was red-carded against Wolves with half an hour to go
    Rafa brought on Joselu for Rondon in the 86th minute
    and Kenedy for Atsu in the 89th minute
    Doherty scored their winner in the 94th minute


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