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International Formation Stifles The Strength Of Newcastle Speedster


DeAndre Yedlin was handed in 62nd cap for the United States in their 4-0 win against Cuba last night.

DeAndre was not at his best for much of the game and was replaced by FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon in the 59th minute. The win gives the United States the top spot in Group A as they qualify for the semifinals in June where they will play Honduras.

Yedlin has been outstanding since he returned from his groin surgery for Newcastle however, he has not found his international form just yet. He’s struggled for the USA since his return to international action in October.

This may have to do with the USA using a flat back four while at Newcastle Yedlin can play further forward as a wing-back. Some of the criticism of Yedlin for the USA has been that he is a defensive liability.

We saw some of that when Newcastle used Yedlin in a back four under Rafa Benitez. However, he has been stellar for Newcastle since his return to action last month. Long may that continue as he has added so much to the Newcastle attack.


19 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Nov 20, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    primero

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 20, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Lol Martoon ‘Apex Restarts’

    😳

    At least the USA got a shutout, despite Yedders’ less than stellar defensive display

    😉

    Neil, I don’t watch the USA National team but it seems that whenever you report on Yedlin in these games there’s an equal chance that he’s been the best or the worst player on the pitch. Is he really that inconsistent when he plays for them or is it more that the USA fans expect too much from one of their more senior players?

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  • Geordie-john

    Nov 20, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    On a different note,

    GET YOUNG ELAIS BACK AT SJP HE IS WASTED AT CARLISLE AND YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN HE SCORED A WONDEFUL GOAL, SOMETHING THE FIRST TEAM ARE STRUGGLING TO DO.
    FAT LAD, YOU WANNA SAVE MONEY ? GET HIM BACK AND GIVE HIM A GOOD CHANCE. IN MY OPINION HE WAS BETTER IN THE YOUTH TEAM THAN SEAN AND MATTY. LET’S HOPE HE HASN’T LOST HIS TOUCH !

    8
  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Munster

    As Jib’s self appointed wingman and gopher, it must be a conundrum for you when Jib condones low possession as being effective. You say Rafa is boring yet bruce has less possession than Rafa and yet radio silence from you.
    Oh yeah fair and balanced, just like Richard Keys and Simon Jordan.

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  • toon22

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Funny how the pro Jabba brigade love the traitor as much as Jabba and his PR goons do

    Especially since we have gone straight back to gambling on players instead of building a team

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Geordie-John, problem is that this was a goal for Carlisle’s RESERVE team.

    He’s surely better off playing with the NUFC reserves in PL2, rather than the League 2 equivalent.

    Needs to have his loan cancelled ASAP

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Toon 22 “Funny how the pro Jabba brigade love the traitor as much as Jabba and his PR goons do”

    Not funny at all. Or accurate. Or a sensible response to anything. Or relevant to any conversations had this morning. Or anything other than inflammatory nonsense, honestly.

    Then again, nothing new there.

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  • toon22

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Rob

    Was responding to the post directly above my post
    You don’t seem to have read it

    😉

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  • toon22

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9
  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #10

    toon22 #5,

    You insist on calling Steve Bruce ‘the traitor’ because he celebrated the team HE managed, Sunderland, scoring against the opposition – which happened on that occasion to be us.

    You seem to think it marks you out to be a ‘dyed in the wool Geordie fan’ and ‘one of the lads’. It doesn’t.

    When you yourself become old enough to enter the world of work you will discover that you have to take on responsibilities, obligations and loyalties to your employer and to those who you represent in your work and who are reliant upon your success (in his case, the Mackem supporters). That was SB’s work commitment. It may have flown in the face of his personal inclination but, if he could hold the two in balance (which, it seems, he did), he would be conducting himself well.

    That incident may not have been his finest moment in the eyes of Toon supporters but it certainly was not a traitorous act. The distinction is very clear, though to acknowledge it may require a level of maturity that is currently beyond you.

    When you grow up you will learn to give others a little leeway, to try to understand things from their perspective and to stop being a one-dimensional bore… or maybe not.

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  • martoon

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    toon22 – I don’t know why I’m rising to this but I haven’t see one post on here saying they love Bruce. There are some (myself included) who are prepared to give Bruce a chance because he is the nufc manager which is the team I support. If this in your eyes makes us all ‘pro Jabba’ then so be it but I say any so called supporter who insists on calling the present nufc manager a traitor cannot call himself a nufc supporter in my opinion.
    Let’s see who get’s the most likes!

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  • Geordie-john

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    RobLeenio
    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM
    Comment #6

    I know, You’re Right !
    My point is he is wasted at Carlisle. This lad was scoring for fun when in Newcastle youth team. He needs to come home now ! I think he will shine once given a chance or 2 as the Longstaff lads have.

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  • Jib

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    If as Neil has commented , Yedlin has real issues playing
    in a back four , you can see that maybe the signing of
    Emil Krafth was quite astute.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib, no doubt we needed a specialist right back and many on here said so in the Summer.

    For me, the jury is out on whether Krafth is the right choice and only time will tell, I guess. It’s still early days in his NUFC career and I’m not prepared to write him off yet.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 20, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #15

    TOOL22 …

    same old off you all the time , change the tune ffs . can you you not see you are ticking people off but then again you can that’s why you say the same old crap . talk football for a change you never know you might enjoy it …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    rob…

    Apex Restarts , what is a ball line trap lost me ( if got the right )…

    😛

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  • geordietom

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #17

    IF I *

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  • geordietom

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    what a long break this has been , cant wait till monday …

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #19

    A ball line trap sounds like something painful
    in the Tour de France

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