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This Man Did His Job And Has Won Our Aston Villa Poll


It was not too hard of a selection for Newcastle’s best player at Aston Villa on Monday. There were only a handful of players who put in notable performances.

Martin Dubravka was in fine form and made some crucial saves. Allan Saint-Maximin tried his best to create some in attack even if nothing really came off for the Frenchman. Jetro Willems also got forward while playing solid defensively.

That is far too little to to witness on a Monday night especially for the travelling fans. The lads just didn’t put it together and it feels like we’ve regressed since the win against Bournemouth.

However, Martin Dubravka does deserve some praise for keeping Newcastle in the game. The 30-year-old made some crucial stops on Ezri Konza and Wesley.

Our readers have selected the goalkeeper as the best Newcastle player from Monday’s defeat. Out of the 728 votes, Martin gathered 322 for 44%. It was a comfortable margin for the Slovakian.

Allan Saint-Maximin fails to win for the first time in three matches. He last poll Saint-Maximin didn’t top was the defeat at Chelsea which also went to Dubravka.

The 22-year-old collected 28% of the vote for a respectable second place this time around. Jetro Willems was a distant third with just 8% of the total votes.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 2-0 Defeat At Aston Villa?

  • Martin Dubravka (44%, 322 )
  • A. Saint-Maximin (28%, 203 )
  • Jetro Willems (8%, 55 )
  • Federico Fernandez (4%, 27 )
  • Andy Carroll (3%, 20 )
  • Isaac Hayden (2%, 17 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (2%, 17 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (2%, 15 )
  • Miguel Almiron (2%, 11 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 10 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 9 )
  • Christian Atsu (1%, 9 )
  • Paul Dummett (1%, 8 )
  • Ciaran Clark (1%, 5 )

Total Voters: 728

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42 comments so far

  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    JIB

    It’s tough trying to defend the current shambles isn’t it

    Hahahahaha

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    tool22 = drivel …

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Geordie tom

    Not sure how you could feel proud on Monday night. Not so many goals shipped as at Leicester but still really dire.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    22

    trouble is we’re stuck with it.

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  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    A lot of folk are comparing Monday night to the
    debacle at Leicester , which demonstrates their
    lack of footy nous.

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  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Do you think the team would be in a better shape had Rafa stayed and was given the money whoever spent this summer ?

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  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Hiya JIB

    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Tom so sre you trying to say we dony love the team as much as you do because we can be honest about how god awful we are?? What kind of person wants to go around lying to themselves by saying anything else? Seriously.

    I WANT Newcastle to win I WANT City to loose, but I’m a terrible person because reality tells me were gonna get hammered?

    You’re going after the wrong people entirely when you say crap like that. But whatever!!

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  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Hibbit

    That link shows the traitor as being the worst manager Jabba has dragged in

    Who would have guessed

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    The Robot is back at #8 spouting his usual line. You’re genuinely starting to come off as insane.

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  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ve no idea what geordietom posted but I can be sure there’s no point whatsoever in reading it

    😉

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  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #13

    Irishrob

    I’m going to post here till Jabbas gone
    All the way gone

    Just don’t read my posts

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib

    Erm……..no, no really mate.

    From a villa fan
    – – – – – – – – – –
    “I wasn’t surprised to see Bruce set up so negatively, triggering my own PTSD of how he used to field the team when he was villa manager. But I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw not a single Newcastle player in our half. You guys have a decent side and more than enough quality to try and take the game to us – if you’re parking the bus against 17th in the table, you know you’ve got problems!

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Toon I don’t mind reading your posts, you’re not that offensive, carry on!

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16

    rotonda …#3

    as i said yesterday we were crap on monday i said i’am a geordie and proud i wont come on here and say we are gonna get beaten , the only time we never looked like we wouldn’t lose games in the EPL was when Keegan was at wor club , even when the late great SBR was there we were never as good as when Keegan had us riding high in the league turning teams over playing with style . with SBR we never knew which team was gonna turn up even though he had us fairly high in the league ect ect , as i said i would never ever not even in the real world say we will lose a game get battered off other teams . yes i’ll say if they are crap after a game mate . but people on here never happy if we win they moan as well pisses me of big style …

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  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Jib and yours if you don’t see the similarities.
    huge gap in the middle of the park that better team would have exploited,

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Jib

    Could it just be, in your words, ”a lot of people” have it right and you are the one sadly lacking in the nous.
    Generally a lot of people tend to be more right than wrong. Just saying….

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Tom

    You said you were proud, win, lose or draw…your own words exactly.
    Well I’m sorry I wasn’t proud at Norwich, Leicester and Villa.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #20

    I just couldn’t believe how deep we were playing against Villa fair enough if it was City but Villa were poor and we made them look like a top 6 team!

    Shelvey should easily be able to do what Grealish does for them its not like hes that much faster a player he just has the desire to go make things happen!

    I think Schar coming back in for Dummett would make a big difference as hes not going to let Shelvey come deep to just pick the ball up as he would drive forward which would force Jonjo to actually make some movement up top

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Irish rob # 15 …

    your telling porkie’s mate …

    ;D

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #22

    ;D

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #23

    😛

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  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6
    A lot of folk are comparing Monday night to the
    debacle at Leicester , which demonstrates their
    lack of footy nous

    Jib
    and yours if you don’t see the similarities.
    huge gap in the middle of the park that better teams would have exploited,

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #25

    What are you on about now Tom? Seriously!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #26

    @Jib

    If anything this was worse than the Leicester game as we had 11 men on the pitch and were playing Bruce’s preferred formation as Willems wasn’t fit against Leicester! If it wasn’t for Dubravaka’s saves it would have been the same scoreline

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Do you seriously find the little frog offensive?

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #28

    rontonda …#19

    yes mate them games hurt us i understand that, last word on the subject off me i love my team proud be be a Newcastle supporter…

    i aint come on to argue …

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  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Jib, Rhodes in the Grosvenor house posted closed until further notice in September (I think), at the time we thought it was a finance thing, but it appears not.

    And yes, I went to one of his places years ago I don’t recall it as being as memorable as when i went to Ramsey’s “Verre” as was, it was one of his Chefs nights, so he was there, the couple we we with, well the guy was a producer of his back in the UK (we didn’t know it at the time), so we paid for the food and he foot the considerable bill for the wine. Now that was a night.

    Anyway, sad to see him gone.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #30

    hibbit …

    i said yesterday te 2 man midfield is not working we need another player in there , i said Juan Mata nnly problem is he’s 31 now so cant see us getting him …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #31

    #30 the 2 man midfield …

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #32

    “Other managers would have waited to make the change. Instead, he was proactive, wasting no time in attempting to find a way back into the game. The reward came just before the interval when Yassine Meriah’s error gifted a goal to Dele Alli and the momentum shifted.”

    From Sky Sports about Jose last night for Spurs Champs game he made a sub at 30 mins to take Dier off which changed the game!

    Oh how we could do with even 10% of that level of skill

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #33

    It appears like Rhodes has been winding down for the past 4 years, and it comes across in reports that it was very much expected, which leads me to think it was probably cancer.

    R.I.P, never met him but he came across like a lovely person on tv.

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  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #34

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    If anything this was worse than the Leicester game as we had 11 men on the pitch and were playing Bruce’s preferred formation.

    You’ve kind of supported my contention about the difference

    At Leicester it was just a shambles
    with no discernible tactics or plan

    On Monday night Bruce gave Villa
    way too much respect the way
    he set us up

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  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #35

    god help us if we give Man City the opportunities we gave Villa.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Alan Hutton speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live:

    “I think the way Steve Bruce sets his teams up, there is such a big gap between the midfield and the striker.

    “It leaves them isolated, it is difficult and you are asking him to do something spectacular to score a goal.

    “Everywhere Steve Bruce has went he has tried to play this formation…

    “When we were at Villa he tried to make us play that formation, it didn’t quite work out and we didn’t get going.

    “I find it quite difficult for the striker.

    “It is very difficult to play that way.

    “I think he has given his main front three a good go at it but it has not quite worked out.

    “Maybe it is time to bring one of these [other Newcastle attacking players] in.”

    Let’s stop kidding ourselves that the football is better (it really isn’t) and just start hoping there are 3 worse teams than us this season to somehow keep us up

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  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    watching the match on monday the camera panned to a Bruce al he said was come on what and who was he talking to , the villa players when there was a break in play were talking to their manager on the touch line getting instructions , so is that all Bruce has got COME ON ? …

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #38

    @Jib

    There was no discernible tactics or plan unless you call hoof the ball to ASM or Almiron and expect them to beat 3 or 4 defenders to score all while having everyone else defend for most of the match a plan?

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #39

    God help us full stop! We wont need to give City a 10th of those chances to still get hammered.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #40

    Which incidentally that tactic worked quite well against West Ham but they had slow defenders once Villa had worked out that was the plan they dealt with us pretty easily!

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