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He Was Battered By Man City But Everything Seems Ok For Electric Winger

Allan Saint-Maximin again put in a magical shift for Newcastle on Saturday. He ran England international Kyle Walker ragged as the Manchester City defender just didn’t know what to do with the Frenchman.

The 22-year-old played his part in yesterday’s dramatic draw, which we have to keep reminding ourselves wasn’t a win. 😉

However, Allan also paid the price as he was battered and bruised all game long while often winning free-kicks in critical areas for the Magpies. He had to leave the game early with what looked to be a lower back injury after he was almost through on the Man City goal.

Local injury analyst Ben Dinnery tweeted the following information on both Allan and Andy Carroll after Saturday’s match.

It looks like Saint-Maximin should be ok, but it is a short turn-around for the next match at Sheffield United on Thursday. The electric winger did take part in Newcastle’s Junior Magpies Christmas Party on Sunday, so all is hopefully fine for him to be ready to go in four days.

Who Was The Player Of The Month For November?

  • A. Saint-Maximin (33%, 328 )
  • Fede Fernandez (20%, 195 )
  • Jetro Willems (16%, 163 )
  • Martin Dubravka (12%, 117 )
  • Ciaran Clark (10%, 103 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (9%, 85 )

Total Voters: 991

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42 comments so far

  • lesh

    Dec 1, 2019 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Hello, something missing….

    Where’s the Irish wannabe?

  • lesh

    Dec 1, 2019 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #2


    I’m not a sort for doing people down especially those, like you, who have your club at heart as well as coming across as an honest broker. So, if there’s nowt from me that you may feel a bit pipped about, say so as it’ll have been best worded and thus misunderstood.

    There are some names on here who do invite cynicism because that’s what he/she/it does – narcissism.


  • lesh

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #3


    * autocorrect again!

    ? If there’s owt from me that you may feel a bit pipped about, say so as it’ll have been badly worded and thus misunderstood.

  • lesh

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Ffs ? Should’ve been a *

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #5


    Yeah we all have the pee taken out of us by autocorrect! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Or in my case clumsy typing! 🙂

  • carltoon

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Ah well Shelvey didn’t win, I suppose the winner was ok. Mind Sheffield United are playing well. Can we get anything from next Thursday.

  • carltoon

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #8

    How’s OGS still at Manu. They’re dire. Do we have a home game Sat.

  • carltoon

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Sunday Southampton. Surely we can get a result against them.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #10

    carltoon – our next game is on Sunday, at home to Southampton. Ings is on a bit of a scoring streak for them but hopefully we can keep them out with some fine defending.

  • carltoon

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Talking to myself and answering.

  • carltoon

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Ah yes just checked. it would be nice to feel confident that the players will turn up. I live in hope.

  • NY Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #13


    Just goes to show how people’s comments are.taken out of context on here. I wasn’t going anywhere with my Shelvey comment and certainly not in the direction you suggest 🙂

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 2, 2019 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #14

    If Shelvey were not to get the ball (and the goal), Willems would have. One more NUFC player was also waiting for It, I don’t remember who. It was a well rehearsed set piece that Man City didn’t see coming. Stupidity of Man City defense was baffling. To me, that made that goal interesting. To suggest that a pile driver like that is unprecedented is dramatzation.

    Big budget EPL teams are not usually defensively organized. It is relatively easy to feed off of their defensive lapses, if one is smart, at least occasionally. That strategy doesn’t work against teams that are better organized. No wonder we sputter against teams around us.

  • NY Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #15


    You make a good point, it is a joy to watch a well re-hearsed set piece result in a goal(it has happened against us as well).

    Although, I’m not entirely sure I would agree that’s its relatively easy to feed off the big teams denfensive lapses….if that were true the big teams wouldn’t be big teams 🙂

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 2, 2019 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #16

    It was astonishingly poor defending though. Schoolboy stuff. They should of course have had a man on Shelvey. He was 15 yards away from Atsu over the dead ball and totally unmarked.

  • NY Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #17


    I’m sure you’re right…still a joy to watch though ;D

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 2, 2019 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah, fantastic strike none the less, as was our first, and great build up play too for that one, and Manquillo doing very well to get forward and win the free kick for our equalizer, but De Bruyne’s was ridiculous, an absolutely brutal strike. 3 great goals and we were unlucky with the first of course, with it bouncing off 3 or 4 bodies before falling to Sterling who also finished very well indeed.

  • NY Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #19


    Even city’s first goal was a sublime back flick from Silva (I think) to put into sterling’s path.
    They are a quality side – and we matched them….onwards and upwards 🙂

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #20

    I thought Aston Villa’s feisty draw at Old Trafford
    put some perspective on last Monday’s game at
    Villa Park.
    Some on here pre-match were talking as if we just
    had to turn up.
    AV are a canny side

  • Genjikai

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Ed /Neil/The wife/ any north american blogger
    This is from the NUST chair Alex Hurst.


    Any of yous be able to help them out?

  • Genjikai

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #22

    Where do you think well end up this season?

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #23

    midtable with a good cup run
    been saying it since August

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #24

    BBC2 19:00 FA Cup draw

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Cheers Jib

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #26

    I hope the players have been warned.
    Eleven games in the next 6/7 weeks
    I think Bruce is right to keep his powder
    dry re transfers – you don’t know what
    the next 6 weeks might throw up in the
    way of injuries.
    Fortunately we have no deadwood in our
    squad – everyone is going to get at least
    a couple of games

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Some of the clubs with light weight squads are
    going to get found out – a match every 4 days for
    the next 2 months !

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 2, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Glad to see Joelinton get applauded off, he puts in the effort and tries to fulfill a role that is obviously not natural to him.

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #29

    Lucky for us we have so many effective attacking options.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #30


    You say Bruce had nothing to do with the draw against City?

    For a Mensa member that is some daft statement.

    Bruce picked Manq who had a cracking game and kept Shielvey in who scored for starters.

    Apart from Dubs (who did my head in) cvonstantly kicking the ball long instead of throwing it out we played it far more on the deck, and forward, than we did against AV.

    Plus, Shelvey’s free kick was obviously a training ground routine.

    I could go on.

    As someone else pointed out Brighton’s new manager is being lauded almost to genius level yet Bruce has more points than him and Rafa at this stage of the season.

    Tell you what…

    It would have EVERYTHING to do with Bruce if we were bottom.

    Closed minds and changing facts to fit personal opinions are hardly the traits of Mensa members.

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Ron Knee
    Lucky for us we have so many effective attacking options.

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating
    Man City have only conceded 16 goals in 14 games
    NUFC scored 2 of them
    LPool have only conceded 12 goals in 14 games
    NUFC scored one of them (at Anfield)

  • geordie157

    Dec 2, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #32

    See the chronic have done an article on flops in the last decade and of course thauvin is on the list.

    I still think patience was key and he’d have slowly adjusted. Think Grealish and Brooks are similar players, look lightweight but have adapted.

    Will never know now but I think we were too hasty with him and mbabu. That’s football though and hindsight is a wonderful thing.

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Yes, Jib. I was thinking of our prolific PL goalscorers Joelinton, Almiron, Carroll, Gayle and er Muto…

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #34

    NUFC have scored 13 goals
    1 from Joeleinton
    4 from midfield (Jonjo 3 Matty 1)
    5 from CB’s ( Fedi Fabi Jamaal 1 each & Ciaran 2 )
    3 from wingbacks(Jetro 2 Deandre 2)

    The CB goals were from set pieces and counting
    wing-backs goals as defenders scoring is to miss
    the point of their role.

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #35

    The problem our front 3 have is finishing
    Their positioning , movement , and awareness
    are fine
    Even the prolific Harry Kane has had spells
    where he has lost his finishing touch

    They will come good

  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #36

    NY Mag @15: big budget teams feed off of lack of depth of owners in terms of resources at their disposal and their football sense. Even when an opportunity of upward mobility presents itself by chance to a small market club, it could be lost due to the owner’s incompetence.

  • Jib

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #37

    Yedlin 1 goal that should be

  • IrishRob

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #38

    I used to rock a cream cashmere Ralf Lauren polo neck jumper looked just like Schars with a navy Armani blazer. The girls used to love it. But I couldn’t pull it off quite as well as that handsome ducker!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #39

    Bills son @ 30

    Yes I agree, dubs can be infuriating holding on to the ball too long and then hoofing it instead of thowing the ball out to feet fo set up quick attacks. Mind you often there is no one in space looking to receve it.

    To be fair to Rafa he didn’t get Almiron till later in the season and didn’t have the luxury of a 60M strike force either at this stage of the season.

    Not knocking Bruce but it is pointless comparing him to Rafa as over a 20 years coaching career there simply is no comparison to be made. Ashley is comfortable with Bruce but was challenged by Rafa.

    Fernandez has been a revelation and Manquillo came back well.

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #40

    6) Shelvey too sharp for Manchester City
    … “We played so good,” said City’s manager, applying the sort of spin capable of making even a politician blush. In reality his side were always vulnerable to Newcastle’s counterattacking pace and had no excuses when the former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey quite possibly handed his old club the title after being left unmarked as Christian Atsu shaped to take a late free-kick before pulling the ball back for Shelvey to equalise. “I’d love to say it was due to wonderful training-ground coaching,” Steve Bruce said, “but Jonjo saw City had nobody on the edge of the box, which is very rare for teams these days, and had a word with Christian.” Louise Taylor


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