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Five Newcastle Loan Players In Action This Afternoon



Freddie Woodman continued his string of starts for Swansea. He’s started every league game this season. Freddie kept his 7th clean sheet of the season this afternoon. However, Swansea only managed a 0-0 draw at home against 22nd placed Barnsley.

Jacob Murphy was handed just his ninth start against Cardiff at Hillsborough this afternoon. The Owls, however, fall 2-1 to lose consecutive games after going six matches without a defeat. Jacob was replaced in the 79th minute. His twin brother Josh was an unused substitute for Cardiff.

Dan Barlaser continues to get games for Rotherham as he starts his fourth straight in a 4-0 win at home against Peterborough. The game had a sending off for each team, but the Millers continue an impressive march up the League One table. They are now up to the third spot, just one point out of an automatic promotion place.

It’s excellent news that Liam Gibson is back after leaving Grimsby Town’s last match with a knock. The 22-year-old was on from the start for the Mariners as they faced Crawley Town at home. However, it was another league game without a win as they draw 1-1. Grimsby haven’t won in the league since September.

Achraf Lazaar got a rare appearance for Cosenza today. He came on in the 74th minute in their 1-0 loss at Juve Stabia, receiving a yellow in the 91st minute. Lazaar has missed over two months of the season with a thigh strain. He came back on December 15th and scored a wonder goal. But he was an unused substitute in the last two matches. He’s made just four appearances while on loan to the Serie B club.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 2-1 Defeat To Everton?

  • Andy Carroll (38%, 525 )
  • Joelinton (15%, 207 )
  • Martin Dubravka (13%, 180 )
  • Miguel Almiron (11%, 158 )
  • Jetro Willems (7%, 94 )
  • Fabian Schar (6%, 80 )
  • Isaac Hayden (2%, 33 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (2%, 25 )
  • Federico Fernandez (1%, 20 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 16 )
  • Florian Lejeune (1%, 12 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 12 )
  • Christian Atsu (1%, 8 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 8 )

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99 comments so far

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Ok Munster, let’s try it this way.

    I believe the blog and nufc fandom universally accept that Benitez is no longer associated with the club, and after half a season the only real vestige of his influence is the strong defensive ethos and workrate he built into the squad which Bruce has been, in all honesty, dining out on all this time.

    Given, then, that there’s no real need or even request any longer to criticise, analyze or otherwise dissect anything that Benitez did, because there’s absolutely no relevance or bearing on our current situation (save for the above defence thingy) the question is this:-

    If Benitez is not, in your view, to blame for our our current circumstance, why is it you persist in bringing up what he did/does/is/says/etc?

    Should be interesting. Please don’t start with “because the Rafa worshippers can see no wrong” or such because we’ve dispensed with that as relevant.

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  • JohnReese

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Funny that Liverpool seem to be ending up on the right side of VAR more and more as the season goes on.

    Shocking decision to disallow that Wolves goal.

    4
  • Mindshaft

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Tough on Wolves – the offside rule with VAR is pathetic – you basically have to stand behind the defender to ensure your goal stands

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #4

    🙂

    Gary Lineker
    ?
    @GaryLineker
    Thoughts are with football at this difficult time.

    5
  • JohnReese

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Mindshaft, maybe it’s just my eyesight these days but even with the crude lines it still looked onside to me?

    3
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #6

    VAR is a fickle instrument in the hands of fickle adjudicators. No surprise that it’s little better than rolling dice sometimes. Unless someone really hates your club the best you can expect is a 50/50 decision ratio over an extended period of time.

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m sure VAR will be popular in places like America
    They love the whole stop / start sports with TV picking it apart as you go

    1
  • JohnReese

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Whilst I’m usually a firm believer in it balancing out over a longer period, at the end of the season I’m certain there will be at least one team gets relegated and they’ll be able to point to a number of wrong VAR decisions that have contributed to points lost. It’s looking like it could be so tight this season, even just a point lost could make such a big difference.

    1
  • The Wife

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #9

    toon22,

    We’re way ahead of you. Video replay and over-analysis made American football completely unwatchable ages ago.

    14
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Spot on the wife

    NFL tried VAR in the 80’s and quickly binned it
    I remember NFL officials going to watch going to watch a video monitor at pitchside with a hood around it.
    They’ve returned to trusting the guys in black and white

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    NFL officials put our referees to shame by the way

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #12

    More pitchside officials is probabaly the way to go

    3
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #13

    If we’d had an extra official behind each goal line like the Europa cup
    that corner would not have been given to Everton

    4
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Carroll will have to get his pony tail cut off – might be deemed off-side if it blows in front of the defender!!!

    6
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Bobby Charlton would of had trouble with VAR with his comb over

    5
  • c-dog

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Who’s recent form is worse?
    a) VAR
    b) Steve Bruce’s Newcastle

    1
  • JohnReese

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    The whole offside law needs looking at if VAR is to work. On the American stream I was watching, I think it was Robbie Earle mentioned why not just have it from the foot of the player. So much clearer to see off from on, no drawing lines from a players armpit when I can honestly say I’ve never seen a goal scored with a players armpit before.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #18

    c-dog
    Who’s recent form is worse?
    a) VAR
    b) Steve Bruce’s Newcastle
    c)toon22’s football knowledge

    6
  • c-dog

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    How is the VAR experiment going in other countries?

    1
  • lochinvar

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Don’t think we had VAR at our match as Ashley hadn’t paid the leccy bill, otherwise we would have three points.
    Can we claim a rebate ?

    2
  • lochinvar

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib at 11,12,13 on a hatrick, as all valid points

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki, the blog in general discuss rafa constantly. If I chip in, I’m blamed. Not that I give a monkeys. The whole type of discussion about rafa has changed enormously from the one eyed love in that you and Jail encouraged. I’m glad I was central to that and I’m glad to see many of the regulars, and others, promote a more balanced view of him. Its positive re benitez, overall, but thankfully more nuanced now. I’ll try to keep out of Rafa analyses now as others tend to chip in along the same lines of opinion as me, compared to the earlier days but it’s pretty stupid of you, but not in the least bit surprising, to see you try to hang all rafa discussions on one poster. The blog can’t let him go because loads of people keep comparing Bruce to him, for starters. And also because people falsely hung him up as the antidote to the Ashley disease. The antidote to the Ashley disease is a rich progressive owner, or a more aggressive MD, not a bloke who is currently a mid table manager of an obscure team in an obscure league.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Shave the players is what I say
    More body waxing and VAR will be redundant at least for offside

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Unfortunately for Wolves offside is offside. It’s not subjective. Once someone decides there is an acceptable margin then it will become more subjective and even more controversial. Pandora’s box has been opened now and there isn’t any turning back. Ultimately the decision was correct however harsh it may seem to be.

    3
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #25

    The Wife

    Don’t you think VAR makes football more likely to be liked by America’s ?
    It wasn’t stop start enough before
    And the rules wernt overly complicated

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #26

    toon22 once you try to engage you look really stupid
    stick to the repetitive inanities
    that’s more your style

    3
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster

    Jabba has no intention of selling
    Until he does actually sell there’s no antidote
    I agree people go on about Rafa but it’s due to all hope leaving with him
    He’s used as an example of just how bad things are and just how much worse we are now he’s gone

    6
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #28

    that’s better
    clever lad

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #29

    JIB

    Your paid to post here so your views arnt really relevant
    😉

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  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Maybe you could start your own blog ?
    I’m sure it would be super popular

    LoL

    10
  • Jib

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #31

    keep it up
    that’s much better
    once you talk footy you look a complete asshole

    4
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #32

    JIB

    Being horrible is a real talent
    Congratulations

    Say hi to Keith for me

    5
  • The Wife

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #33

    VAR strikes again in the MC-SHU match!

    1
  • The Wife

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22, I get what you’re saying, lol. But I could have done with a winking smiley at the end to let me know that you don’t surely believe ALL Americans prefer overly complicated sports with too many rules and video technology to spilt the hairs. 🙂

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    37 mins
    Post update
    Man City 0-0 Sheff Utd

    The ball is played out to Kyle Walker, who sees his shot land on platform 9 at Manchester Piccadilly.

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #36

    I don’t think hope went out the door with rafa. And this club can still be attractive to other managers. Bruce wasn’t what we wanted but he hasn’t been that bad so far. I think hope went out the door with Kevin keegan in many ways. Can you imagine a rich owner, keegan as DOF and a smart young up and coming coach? Sorry its not relevant to the discussion, but a nice thought.

    0
  • JohnJ

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    A lot has been said about our form this season but I think we have VERY MUCH missed Matt Ritchie!

    7
  • The Wife

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #39

    I agree, JohnJ!

    And for the record, my name is not Isabella, Lisbet or Griselda – but I will say that Griselda was my favorite guess. Jib, well played. LOL

    3
  • toon22

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #40

    The Wife

    Dec 29, 2019 at 6:38 PM
    Comment #34

    😉

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