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Defender Gets In BBC Pundit’s Team Of The Week – Did He Actually Score On Saturday?

Newcastle’s Federico Fernandez is receiving some high praise for his performance on Saturday. The 30-year-old Argentine started his third straight game for the injured Fabian Schar.

Fernandez was outstanding and seemed to go into another gear when Jamaal Lascelles went off injured after 20 minutes. It was the best we’ve ever seen Fernadez play.

With his performance, Fede has earned some accolades. BBC’s football analyst Garth Crooks has selected Fernandez for his team of the week. He joins Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira and Sheffield United’s Chris Basham as the pundit’s top defenders of the weekend.

Crooks points out that the center-back led Newcastle with 62 touches, and his 35 passes were joint top. Crooks says the despite Fernandez not being one of the defenders who scored on Saturday, his gritty performance was a dominant factor in Newcastle securing all three points.

However, Federico Fernandez may have a legitimate claim for the game-winning goal. He tweeted a video of the goal from a new angle. It appears to show that Ciaran Clark may not have gotten a touch on the ball.

Well, it’s a very close call whether Clark did get his foot on the ball. Whether he did or didn’t, he played a crucial role as his presence allowed the ball to get past Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale.

Either way, both Fernandez and Clark have been exceptional since they returned to the fold. Both are consummate professionals who have stepped up when Newcastle needed them the most.

88 comments so far

  • toon22

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #81


    Make whatever lists you like, you can go back and see what ive typed

    Its NEVER Jabbas fault

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #82

    At least Rob sticks to a debate. No pressure on me so fret not, just the usual suspects conceding ground readily by starting with the usual name calling and taunts, doesn’t hide their pathetic reasoning though. Oh well let’s see how “satisfactory” it all turns out. I’m sure our hard grind style will get fantastic results against the big clubs as we frustrate our way into Europe with the highest scoring defenders in pl history.

  • Jib

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #83

    Bills son
    Bobby bee
    Irish Rob

  • toon22

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #84

    Nufc83 wants to shoot the messenger while ignore the message

    Lets stay positive though its working a treat

  • toon22

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #85

    Ive never said Bobby Bee

    Hiya JIB, why bother with all the alts ?
    Its the only way to get yer pro Jabba agenda over to people


  • toon22

    Nov 11, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #86

    You have a list of people who either directly or indirectly defend Jabba

    Ive never spoken to a single person IRL with anything like the views you read on this blog

    Funny that

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #87

    NUFC 83, how dare you leave me out of the PR club. I am the Irish branch ,and we are many!! 🙂

    I once spent an entire evening winding up Toon 22 that Mikey was a nice bloke. I think Jib chipped in too for the fun. Great craic 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 11, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #88

    Take off your red thrash Tarquin.


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