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Three Magpies In Loan Action This Afternoon

Jacob Murphy was handed a rare start in the FA Cup for Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon. The Owls were able to get a big 1-0 win at Brighton on a 65th-minute goal by Adam Reach. Jacob played 71 minutes before being replaced by Kadeem Harris.

Dan Barlaser started again for Rotherham at home against Hull City in the FA Cup. Rotherham went down to ten men in the first half but had a 2-1 lead at halftime. However, Hull City’s Tom Eaves scored two second-half goals to complete a hat trick for the 3-2 win. It was Barlaser’s sixth straight start for the Millers.

In League Two action, Liam Gibson got another start for Grimsby Town. Grimsby won 1-0 at Mansfield despite going down to ten men in the tenth minute. It was a debut victory for new manager Ian Holloway and the second straight for the Mariners who hadn’t won since September until earlier this week. Gibson received a late yellow card and was substituted in the 80th minute.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 1-1 Draw At Rochdale?

  • Miguel Almiron (33%, 546 )
  • Martin Dubravka (26%, 428 )
  • Christian Atsu (15%, 255 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (8%, 139 )
  • Joelinton (6%, 96 )
  • Matty Longstaff (4%, 61 )
  • Matt Ritchie (2%, 37 )
  • Emil Krafth (2%, 30 )
  • Isaac Hayden (1%, 18 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 15 )
  • Federico Fernandez (1%, 13 )
  • Ki Sung-yueng (0%, 8 )
  • Yoshinori Muto (0%, 2 )

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121 comments so far

  • JohnReese

    Jan 5, 2020 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #81

    I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Milan let Piatek go, maybe on loan. They’ve done it with a few forwards over the past few seasons. Noticeably Silva.

    Like a few others have eluded to though, if he was available on loan there would be a whole lot of clubs interested.

    I’d be surprised if we bring anyone in and they’re anything but an “unknown” that we take a chance on. Ideally we need to bring in someone who’s been in good form over the first half of the season, like when we signed Cissé all those years ago.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #82


    Any remote chance of changing the narrative? Your daily Rafa put down has gone on longer than the B word. Why not chew Bruce out for his constant anti football, instead of making endless excuses for him, he does very well doing that himself. Pardew class in fact.

  • hibbit

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #83

    from Ron

    George Caulkin@GeorgeCaulkin

    The strange thing is Ashley offering to pay £20m of his own money for him. What was the thinking? What did they see?

    “and who seen it” is the question i’d like to ask ???????

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #84

    Winter on Tyneside playing hoofball under bruce….hmmm……

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #85

    John Reese
    Bruce said over the weekend that the players the club are looking at for this window are “top class”

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #86


    they thought joelinton was top class.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #87

    As is usual with Ashley I think the simplest answer is the right one.
    He saw LPool triple their money buying a Brazilian from Hoffenheim
    (Firmino) and thought I’ll have some of that.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #88

    Bruce wasn’t involved with the Joelinton deal.According to Charnley/Benitez his transfer was a done deal in February

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #89

    I know, Jib.

  • bill

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #90

    I don’t like to kick a man when he is down, “but”, I have never seen a player in Joelinton, certainly not a centre forward. Even the goal he scored against Spurs was kicked off him by the Spurs defender.

    Regarding the worst centre forwards we have had, I would like to nominate Kit Napier, however, as bad as he was at least he had scored goals in lower leagues.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #91


    Exactly the point i would make, he missed out on Firmino and took the next one out the factory. Both Brazilians have played the majority of their football in a front three however, not the lone striker role that we require.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #92

    In the first half yesterday Joelinton lost the ball and chased it back, recovering the ball in the left back position. It could be highly likely that at half time he was told not to and save his energy by remaing in a higher position, ready to receive the recovered ball when played out.

  • giimps

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #93

    Yet he continues to play him , week in week out, has changed the system( slightly ) to accommodate him …..all to no avail.
    Either Joe is as bad as he is showing , or the coach does not know how to get him playing well and scoring.
    We are creating a few good chances (which we are spurning) and if we continue to spurn , we will be relegated
    We need a stallion and ended up with donkey, I just hope there is a potion good enough to change him into a stallion for a few month at least ( maybe some of dembas strawberry sauce) .
    Or play someone else and rest him for a few weeks, till we get some points on the board.

  • c-dog

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #94

    Surely Joelintons 6 year contract would lower the price of the club. An unsellable asset on a huge wage.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #95

    If Bruce could successfully adapt the side to playing 433 then we have a ready made squad to play the system and with subs.

  • giimps

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #96

    We could loan him out to scumberland for a season, that should see them in league 2 easily

  • lochinvar

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #97

    A brief watch of the action yesterday showed Joelinton making a header but he seemed almost static and failed to get off the ground or attack the ball to get some power on the header which is what Andy Carroll or say Ronaldo would instinctively do. Hardly encouraging.

    Why did Ashley fund the deal to buy JoeLinton with £20m of his own money ? Where are Panorama are their no holds barred investigative journalists when you need them. It seems obvious to everyone that the deal needs investigating and yet everyone turns a blind eye like in the tale of the King’s clothes.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #98

    The whole Daily Mail imterview with Ashley is a head scratcher and just points to the mess that the owner presides over.

  • yorkymag

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #99

    The really sad thing is that even with my most optimistic perspective,Ashley and his cronies have worn me down
    I don’t agreed with the frogs approach or much of what he actually says but I have reached the point where I am more inclined to see his point of view as fairly accurate.
    It really matters not a tot about Bruce any of the players ,Rafa a flop of a Brazilian
    The club is simply rotten to the core and even for me the time has come to simply refuse to go to games
    This team is awful they have no core no spirit and above all limited creativity and that’s before I get stated on the manager the guy is simply incapable of managing at this level and the players know that .
    I have a season ticket the same seat for over 20 years ,and was there yesterday ,I will keep my ticket ,because it’s a great spot and I want it when things improve,but it will reluctantly be empty until the future begins ,yesterday was simply unacceptable at every level
    For me it is pointless having a go at the players as the away fans did yesterday and I completely understand why the majority felt it necessary
    They are simply the wrong players not their fault
    It is with a heavy heart that I have reached this point but there is simply no other way ,and there is certainly no enjoyment watching this team.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #100

    The confusion about Joelinton could be something as daft as mis-translation
    any advanced player is referred to as a fußball vorwärts which is what they
    probably called Joelinton and that was interpreted as CF
    A centre forward in German is actually mittelstürmer

  • MagpieRanger

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #101

    Mike Ashley is a buffoon who hasn’t got a clue about football, you’d think after 12 years it might have sunk in but clearly not, his ego will drive this club into the ground.

  • c-dog

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #102

    Ashley is gonna hold Joelinton over us for 6 years. “We need to move some players out before we can buy“ will be the line. And there’s no way we’ll be able to sell him.

    Jib of course will buy it

    Ashley messed up on Joelinton, not the club. He alone should take the hit. But unfortunately we’re the ones who’ll have to compensate the club for this.

  • giimps

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #103

    I thought the premier league didn’t sanction deals for players owned by more than one company anymore , or have I misunderstood that from somewhere?

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #104

    Honestly, I would take relegation if it meant the fat man would sell up and do one!
    As least we’d get someone who actually cared for the club. It won’t sell for £350 million even if fatso wanted to sell so relegation is the only option to what we’ve got!

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #105

    We are clutching at straws if the theory is “we thought he was a centre forward but he was a winger”! He’s not quick enough to be a winger anyway! God he’s on a 5 year contract isn’t he? By the time he’s good enough he’ll be too old! Haha only Ashley’s Newcastle could have signed that knacker for £40 million!

  • c-dog

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #106


    He wouldn’t be affective on the wing in the English premier league.

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #107

    Nagelsmann played with 2 main formations last season
    3 4 1 2 with Joelinton and Andrej Kramaric (neither of whom was a CF)
    as a 2 pronged attack
    4 3 3 with the 2 above on the right and left with the Hungarian Ádám Szalai
    as CF

  • toon22

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #108

    Right now the traitor needs the sack
    Simple as, it’s obvious he’s clueless
    If he don’t go we’re relegated unless we spend a mountain of money and there’s 3 worse teams than us
    We would be better with Richie as a player manager it’s that bad

    Jabba has gotten our club into a real mess this time

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #109

    I doubt Ashley had a clue who Linton was – I presume somebody (Steve nickson?) at the club was gushing about the new Ronaldinho and Charnley backed him up …… however we didn’t pay the 40 million figure bandied about …. it was only 30 million + add-ons based on GS / full international …. only 30 million ….

  • toon22

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #110


    Playing devil’s advocate the only way to defend Jabba without explaining your agenda

  • toon22

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #111

    The longer the traitor is our manager the more damage he will do
    It’s happened at every club he’s been at

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 5, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #112

    toon22 – why do you still go on about this traitor business – Nufc players have always gone down the road to Sunderland – football is a job just like any other , Bruce may be a poor manager but traitor is a bit infantile

  • yorkymag

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #113

    I think you are probably accurate this time
    It is one bloody big mess
    I not sure there is any return anymore
    Without a peaceful revolution
    When you enjoyed the sandwich in the services more than the game as I did yesterday
    There is something very wrong

  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #114


    Just what are you trying to say? That Joel’s being played out of his best position because the German words for it have been.lost in translation?

    Good lord, give me strength, you really are grasping at straws with that one.

    You’ll be saying that Bruce’s not getting the best out of the lad because his Portugese isn’t fluent.


    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #115

    I dont understand the joelinton transfer?…if ya wanting to spend 30-40m on a striker,which for us is mega money….why go for someone whos scoring record is probs what a decent scoring centre halfs record is…if your wanting to buy a “potentially good but needs development”..why spend so much and then throw him straight into a poor team in a new league? …. whomever is making the recruitment decisions at newcastle needs sacked/reviewed…hate having a go at players but he’s not looking good as a goal scorer,but its not all his fault.

  • toon22

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #117


    He celebrated the mackems scoring against us as SJP, he didnt have to but he did
    Plenty of players have scored against their old club, or ones they supported and didnt celebrate
    He also took the job after he was told in uncertain terms what he was waling into, hes a Jabba patsy
    Its why the PR defend him

    Hardly covered himself in glory has he

  • toon22

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #118

    Joes best season as a striker is 8 goals playing in Austria iirc
    Jabba was so desperate to sign him he spent his own money, apparently
    He also knew it would cause Rafa to walk, but still went and bought him

    He seems to have been desperate

    If any player transfer has ever needed investigating its this one

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #119

    ROGON regularly circularise club owners
    Ashley has such a high opinion of his own judgement that he probably thought
    Joelinton was a golden opportunity to make a few quid without even giving any
    consideration to the subtly of footy.

    A forward is a forward isn’t he ?

    WRONG !!!!! Mike

  • Jib

    Jan 5, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #120

    I don’t think Ashley consulted anyone in the club about the purchase
    (Other than Rafa who told him he was over-priced)
    It was a pure casino move – he does it all the time in business


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