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Newcastle Star Says ‘It’s Looking Good’ After Tentative Start


Yesterday, former Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark wrote about how Newcastle’s loss to Leicester City was not only a low point in the season but also a watershed moment.

After that disastrous display, Newcastle have played much better and taken 10 points in the last 5 matches. Before the Leicester City match, Newcastle were quite inconsistent. They played very well at Tottenham to get their first win of the season but also had poor performances at Norwich and at home against Brighton.

Since the Leicester City loss, Newcastle have played very well with the minor exception of the second half against Wolves. Though, in retrospect, some of that had to do with an excellent Wolves side waking up after the break.

Jetro Willems is one of Newcastle’s players who have come alive over the past couple of months. While he showed glimpses of his quality in the first few months, he’s been an absolute terror to the opposition over the past few weeks.

Jetro Willems– one of many shots against Bournemouth

The Chronicle have interviewed the 25-year-old Dutchman, and Willems echoes the belief that Newcastle have found their footing after a wayward start to the campaign.

This is some of what the marauding left wing-back had to say:

“We were looking a bit confused as a team not too long ago. In previous games, we looked tired but now are looking quite safe.

“We’ve had a break and we rested well. We won our last match well against AFC Bournemouth and have two wins out of two so it’s looking good.

“We showed we could fight as we came back from behind. Not just in the second half of that game, the first half too.”

Willems was outstanding against Bournemouth at both ends of the pitch. His ability to get forward and into the box, along with DeAndre Yedlin on the right, has opened up all types of opportunities in the attack.

Newcastle took over 20 shots against Bournemouth and had 9 on target. Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale put in an outstanding performance for the Cherries, or it could have been a much worse scoreline for them.

What impressed us most about the win, as Jetro has mentioned, was the lads did not buckle after a poor start. They kept fighting and were able to slowly turn the tide and come away with three points.

We are anxious to see if they can take this excellent form into Monday’s match at Aston Villa after the long break. Steve Bruce, during his press conference, said the lads were still buzzing off the back of two straight wins. So let’s hope they will continue with their spirited performance on Monday.


30 comments so far

  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Ayoze scores for the foxes

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Perez!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Perez scores again! The regime were licking their lips when they made a big profit but now it looks like he was sold hastily and too cheaply!

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Moonraker15
    Perez scores again! The regime were licking their lips when they made a big profit
    but now it looks like he was sold hastily and too cheaply!

    What nonsense

    He was a wantaway for months

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #5

    It was probably supporters like moonraker
    booing him that chased the lad out of the club

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking like a decent set of results for us so far, if things stay as they are now.

    Of course, we need to beat villa to take advantage…

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #7

    We’d be up to eighth

    😮

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #8

    rob
    chickens counting hatched
    comes to mind

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #9

    All away wins?

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Lol yep…

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Hubris.

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #12

    everything will be great after we leave the EU.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Hubris is great with carrot sticks

    😉

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Sunderland also currently being beaten at home by Coventry…

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    think they’ve just equalised.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Shucks….

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Everton 0 Norwich 2 !!!!

    Rafa is going to have his pick of clubs
    next month

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Rafa will honour his contract in China.

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #19

    as it happens we haven’t dropped any places today as Palace have dropped below us.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib
    I was wrong about Ayoze without a doubt as he’s proving he can play, albeit with better players but the regime could have got more for him even if he had a buyout clause in his contract rather than ineptly accepting the first bid. He only wanted the club to show ambition as did Rafa.
    I might have known you’d defend the pathetic regime who are now selling off the family silverware.
    Absolutely disgraceful! Ashley is stooping to new lows !

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  • jane

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #21

    maybe wrong about Palace dropping below us!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Jane
    The Chinese owners will probably sack Rafa, but you’re right he won’t resign!

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #23

    How could the regime get more when Leicester met the buyout clause? At that point, there’s no more room for negotiation

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  • Jib

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Moonraker
    but the regime could have got more for him even if he had a buyout clause in his contract

    Please explain how

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  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #25

    TNMW

    You’re a hard man ribbing Online for a simple typo.

    I guess, him being a man of music, he was thinking of the Wrecking Crew – a renowned bunch of session musicians.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #26

    RobLeenio
    If the club get a better offer they can accept it. They agreed to the Leicester bid before the end of the season as they thought it was too good to miss. Ayoze didn’t even get a pay rise to go to Leicester!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib
    If they got another bid and weren’t so desperate to bank £30 million whilst agreeing to pay a reputed £40 million for a non-goal scoring centre forward!
    Great bit of business that!

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    We are going to be relegated if we don’t sign a goal scorer in January!

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  • geordietom

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #29
  • Online Guy

    Nov 23, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #30

    TNMW

    Yes I deserve it after my spell checker changed Crewe to Crew and I didn’t read it before posting it .

    Coincidentally Iv just got back from an errand and bumped into Mike Williamson’s son daughter and wife . Always say hello and have a natter with Mike and the his Son is usually with him . No Mike today though ..good bloke, nice family.

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