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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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60 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #41

    I think he was shocked that players who had
    performed well under Rafa couldn’t work things
    out for themselves.
    He hadn’t realised how robotic Rafa’s system was.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #42

    Jib @40,
    So Brewcey now copying everything Rafa does tried to emulate that. Let’s hope he emulates his November results.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #43

    The only surprise I’ve got over Jib shifting the blame for Bruce’s ineptitude on to Rafa is that it never came from Munster first.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #44

    Lee Ryder Retweeted

    The Chronicle
    Verified account

    20 hours ago

    “After the game Steve Bruce suggested that his team had been conditioned to defending for too long under Rafa Benitez.”

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #45

    Nobody is shifting blame
    You silly billy
    It’s you that plays the blame game

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #46

    Childish insults are much better for Jail
    He has a childlike grasp of pro footy

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #47

    That was Lee Ryders opinion Jib, he also thinks we’re in significantly better shape than this time last year. A look at the table might suggest so, the real world doesn’t.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #48

    Mark Douglas@MsiDouglas

    FA confirm Sean Longstaff three match suspension: http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/suspensions

    Out until 25/11, say @FA. Steve Bruce had spoken of possibly appealing the red but obviously decided against.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #49

    The reference that the defensive mentality has been inherited from Benitez is clearly shifting the blame for the second half against Wolves. You agreed with it, so I’d disagree that I’m being a silly billy.

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #50

    If Steve Bruce is still assessing players after 3 months you have to wonder what he’s doing – he’s on the training pitch every day , surely he can see what players are doing and where they play best – I know footballers are a bit thick but 3 months should be enough time to drill into them how you want them to play.
    He said judge him on games and results and on that basis alone I’m out ….and do should he be – clearly an issue is who would come after him

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #51

    The only surprise I’ve got over Jib shifting the blame for Bruce’s ineptitude on to Rafa

    I would say it was the players ineptitude
    It’s not blame
    It worked well for Rafa (acknowledging his hands being tied by Ashley)
    not allowing the team any responsibility

  • lochinvar

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #52

    48hours on from the Wolves fiasco and I’m left with the conclusion that Bruce is not leading from the front. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, rugby or golf the Team Manager/Head Coach needs to show authority and impose a positivity onto the players. The second half was a retreat and our not putting them on the back foot and catching them on the break as they pushed forward was a dereliction of duty. Everyone in the ground must have seen what was happening except Bruce and our failure to threaten yet alone score a second goal followed by the inevitability of Wolves clawing their way back with an equaliser was predictable. I doubt if they would have caused us too many problems if had been 2-0 up and then exploiting the space they would have left at the back with our further counter attacks. It all seemed tactically naive and Bruce failed to engender any notion of direction and confidence which would have secured us the win. Now Bournemouth is going to be a six pointer. Without a win then I would suggest that this tenuser has run it’s course unless Ritchie, Lejeune and Andy Carrol come riding to the rescue.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #53

    I hope to gawd that Jaap Stam jacking it in has got nothing to do with Barnes etc showing rearing their ugly heads at our place recently.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #54

    Bruce said the thrust of his half-time talk was to win the second half
    as well as the first – but the players went into park the bus mode.

  • martoon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #55

    I’m sorry but the players did not go into ‘Park the bus mode’ – what happened was Wolves changed their shape in the second half which pushed us back and we were outnumbered in midfield and they were doubling up on our fullbacks to get crosses in. The whole ground could see this except Bruce who should have used subs or at the very least changed our shape to counter Wolves but Bruce did nothing except stand and watch!

  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 29, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #57

    Interesting comparison on the workings of a few leading football brains and our head coach. Except that I don’t think any one among JM, PG and JK would overtake the challenge of sticking with a relegated club.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 29, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #58

    St Maximim wasnt conditioned by anyone at this club other than Bruce and his assistants, Care to explain that one Jib?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 29, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #59


    You’ll say anything to stir the shit for a bit of attention.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #60

    Bruce said he was hoping to get something from ASM or Miggy
    but the team stopped passing to them.

    He said post match

    “We forgot to take part in the second half. We said we wanted to win the second half as well. Second half it was that horrible cliché of a game of two halves – if ever there was one.
    We’ve invested in strikers, in the second half they were feeding off scraps. We need to do better to give the players at the top end of the pitch chances.
    I was delighted with the way we’ve played in the first half – it’s, arguably, as good as we’ve played here. We needed exactly the same (in the second half) and to get the second goal. Unfortunately, we went far too deep and didn’t do enough with the ball.
    When you get to 75 minutes, I always thought Almiron and Saint-Maximin would be a threat. Yes, you can make a change to hang on, but I didn’t want to hang on; I wanted to try to get another goal.”


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