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Who Was Newcastle’s Player Of The Month For October?

Well, another month of fixtures has come to a close, and we still don’t know what to expect from this team going forward.

October has been a pretty even month for Newcastle United, however. In the three games, we have one win, one loss, and one draw.

We’ve scored two goals and conceded two goals. Some would say we’ve been consistent while others would call it mediocre.

For the first two months this season, Fabian Schar claimed the player of the month polls both times.

This month there a few new faces to consider as three players have started all three matches who were not involved much in the previous two months.

Allan Saint-Maximin, Matty Longstaff, and Ciaran Clark are all up for consideration this month due to their outstanding displays over the past three matches.

We have put out our poll for the player of the month for October. The poll is limited to only those players who did well in the individual polls for each of the three matches. From those polls, the following five players are up for our player of the month for October:

Ciaran Clark

  • Ciaran Clark came in from the cold to replace Paul Dummett this month. He started all three matches making his Premier League debut in the Manchester United win. Clark has been an outstanding professional since rejoining the squad. His positional sense has been outstanding, and he has worked extremely well with left wing-back Jetro Willems.

Martin Dubravka

  • Martin Dubravka has again been very good for Newcastle. This month has been a special month for Martin as he just signed a new six-year deal last week. Martin was the winner of the best player poll in the loss at Chelsea a few weeks ago. He also helped to keep a clean sheet against Manchester United. However, Martin did make a mistake this past weekend against Wolves leading to the tying goal.

Matty Longstaff

  • Matty Longstaff made his Premier League debut for Newcastle United against Manchester United. He did so with a bang as he got his first goal for his hometown club to seal only our second win of the season. For that performance, Matty won the Man of the Match and our reader’s poll. He’s started all three matches this month and been a tireless presence in the midfield.

Allan Saint-Maximin

  • Allan Saint-Maximin made his return from a hamstring injury against Manchester United. He too started every game this month and was voted the best player against Wolves. Saint-Maximin just missed out on winning the poll for the Chelsea match losing to Dubravka by only a few votes. He has been outstanding since rejoining the side. Allan has also been our most consistent player over the three matches this month.

Fabian Schar

  • Fabian Schar was only able to feature in the Manchester United and Chelsea matches. He missed out this past weekend due to a knee injury. However, Fabian was again excellent in the first two matches this month. He came in a close second in the poll for the Chelsea match and was part of back three that kept Manchester United pretty quiet.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player For The Month Of October?

  • Allan Saint-Maximin (42%, 277 )
  • Fabian Schar (34%, 223 )
  • Ciaran Clark (11%, 70 )
  • Matty Longstaff (10%, 67 )
  • Martin Dubravka (3%, 18 )

Total Voters: 655

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33 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #1

    We were better in the 1st half bit regressed 2nd half again. Dubs with another costly error which we cant afford.

    We have to find a way of getting more support for joelinton upfront, hard enough in a new league but being so isolated all the time is much harder. Even rondon would struggle and he did well last season

    Almiron was really good but needs 1 to go in for him, ASM looked dangerous and getting better as weeks go by, maybe playing a little higher up collectively would get more out of joelinton

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh how the worms are turning..

    Many pointed to the problems Nufc would face this year but the fair and balanced shot everyone down.

    Negative clueless wingers etc etc..

    It’s only took them 3 + years to see the wood for the trees, shame they aren’t as quick with their apologies to all who saw this coming.

    No doubt they’ll twist the whole situation to say they are sensible for not jumping to conclusions, in reality their just shit stirring idiots who know naff all.

  • toon22

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s never Jabbas fault

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #4


    Clarify what you mean, not been on for awhile so a little confused

  • hibbit

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    we don’t have a Perez he was/is the link we are missing, the gap between Joelinton and the rest of the team is just to big , not a player in the Prem that would look good in this set up,

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6


    We could play almiron in that role or muto but who gets dropped?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t see what anyone has to apologise for, if people were hopeful for better things where’s the fault in that.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #8

    just a fan

    Go to the link. 😉


  • barkel

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    I don;t think the Wolves goal was particularly Dubs fault, Yedlin should have given a big enough shout so he could have cleared it. The defending for the goal wasn’t great and the 2nd half in general was pretty poor from us

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #10


    He flapped at the ball and knocked it right into the middle of the box, its 100% the keepers fault. If he wants to flap like that then better to flap it out for a corner or push it out wide. Not back into a dangerous area

  • barkel

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Yedlin was better placed, should have been a call from him. Keeper was trying to knock it away from the goal. More than one at fault for that goal

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #12

    How do we know he didn’t get a call?

    The reaction from keeper is telling as he would have had a go at yedlin for not giving him a shout

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    barkel – if Dubs had missed the ball or if there was a shout from Yedlin to leave it – Yedlin would have cleared it.

    Dubs made the decision to come for the ball – Goalkeepers have two choices – catch the ball or punch it. His choice was a one handed, open handed flap. Was he trying a one handed catch ? ( as per Pat Jennings).
    Should have made a fist and punched it.

  • barkel

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Similarly if there was a call Yedlin would be having a go at Dubs. Even if there was a call, how did Wolves had a free player in the middle of the box. I expect the goalie to be trying his best to knock the ball away from the goal if he can’t catch it and I expect that defenders will be picking up on coming attacking players. Almiron was practically ball watching beside Jonny

  • hibbit

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Our Toon
    why would anyone have to be dropped ???
    it’s the system that we’re playing that’s wrong, Bruce is setting us up to play to deep with only Joelinton in that forward role, he’s always going to be isolated,
    we can all see it’s not working why can’t Bruce

  • barkel

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Tuff – that’s why I was saying that there should have been a call from Yedlin, as I said he was better placed. if there’s no shout the keeper has to do something. It was poor defending not just the keeper at fault.

    We as fans have a habbit of picking one player to be at fault for everything and it shouldn’t be the case, conceding that goal was poor from the team. We had 11 in our own half, goalie and 3 defenders between the goals and the wolves player and almiron standing beside the wolves player, there’s no way that it’s just the goalie at fault.

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #17


    To me it’s a clear mistake by the keeper, once he’s made the decision he needs to be do much better than flapping at the ball


    Very true the system needs to be changed or we need to play further up and not drop so deep

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Bulgaria have been ordered to play two matches behind closed doors, one suspended for two years, and fined £64,640 over the racist behaviour of fans during the European Qualifier against England.

  • Our Toon

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #19


    That’s a joke right? They should be kicked out automatically as should anyone else who is a repeat offender

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Another UEFA fail

  • toon22

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #21


    Found this on another blog, its sounds very familiar

    Ashingtonmag Teltheref • an hour ago

    Good, well reasons response, but I disagree.
    Club is good cup run away from united fan base again.

    Its not just this blog JIB posts his PR bollix


  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #22

    toon22 you should be a detective You’ve sussed me
    I’m Keith Bishop’s agent in sunny Ashington

    ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Does this mean I’m not JimsBenwell ?
    or both perhaps
    the thlot pickens

  • toon22

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Hiya Jim

    Paid to post yer PR bollix where ever needed in defense of Jabba


  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #25

    If it’s bollix , folk don’t need to fear it surely ?

  • toon22

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #26

    If you agree its bollix why post it ?

    Were sick of the lies

  • Just a fan

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #27

    And why was I watching that exactly.

  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #28


  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #29

    “Former #NUFC midfielder Gael Bigirimana has signed for @SolihullMoors in the Vanarama National League on a short-term deal.”

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Lilongwe Geordie “It might look a similar standard, but the physicality and the pressures are completely different in the U23’s as they would be playing at Carlisle.”

    EGB was making the point (as I have in the recent past) that Sorensen last season played for our U21s against League 1 and League 2 clubs in the Checkatrade Trophy and did very well. He is already proven at this level as a goalscorer of note, but needed regular playing time this season to prove it.

    Throughout September, October and November last season, Elias Sorensen played three matches against League One and League Two opposition in the Checkatrade Trophy for NUFC U21s (Doncaster Rovers, Notts County and Grimsby Town). He scored in every match and NUFC U21s were victorious each time. He also pulled in a couple of assists. Check the reports out for yourself here:

    Whether people think he should be working harder or not, those kind of stats make for great reading and please note, this was in an U21 team, not even U23, as stipulated by the Checkatrade Trophy rules. He could and should be doing the same for Carlisle, but their manager has done him no favours at all.

    He’s been played in their reserves most of the season – the reserves of a League 2 team! If he has no intention of progressing him into the first team, he should be brought home and that asap.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    The quote from Biffa posted on the previous post summed SB up perfectly.

    I don’t get why people are saying we can’t play higher up the pitch or we will get torn apart. Are we really that bad man for man compared to the likes of Bournemouth or Burnley?

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #32

    I feel better for that – not had a Sorensen rant for ages (at least a week).


  • RobLeenio

    Oct 29, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Next topic – red cards

    As of January this year, we had gone 5 FULL years (60 months) without a red card for an opposition team’s player, whilst having 17 players dismissed from our team.

    Has a team had a player dismissed against us since then? I genuinely don’t know, but I’m struggling to remember anyone.

    In the meantime, our players are being dismissed for 50-50 challenges. Fair enough, Longstaff may not have been in full control of the challenge at the weekend, but he got the ball first. The same was true of Hayden when he was dismissed. There was evidently an intent to play the ball, not the man, yet challenges from opponents which have got nowhere near the ball and seriously injured our players have been waved on without even a yellow card. Look at Hamza Chudhury’s challenge on Matt Ritchie as a case in point.

    It’s actually getting to the point where it’s ridiculous now. There has to be some consistency in the standard of refereeing and if Steve Bruce is not sitting the head of the Ref’s Union down with the FA and showing them a playlist of red card offence challenges on both sides of the coin, then I want to know why not.


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