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Two Magpies Shine On Loan This Afternoon


Jacob Murphy was handed a rare start for Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road this afternoon. He came up big, scoring a fantastic goal in the 87th minute to give his club the lead. The Owls added a second to seal the 2-0 win over Leeds.

The win moved Sheffield Wednesday into a playoff place. Here’s a tweet showing Murphy’s stats from this afternoon.

Here is Jacob’s superb strike. It’s his third goal for the Owls.

Dan Barlaser started his sixth straight for Rotherham this afternoon. They were up against Newcastle’s potential FA Cup opponents Oxford United at home. It was another excellent display from the 22-year-old in a 3-1 victory.

Dan got an assist on Kyle Vassell’s second goal as the Millers built a 3-0 first-half lead. Barlaser was substituted in the 92nd minute. The win is Rotherham’s fourth straight and moves them top of League One.

In what could have been his last game for Wycombe Wanderers, Rolando Aarons was an unused substitute at Sunderland this afternoon. It was just no good as Wycombe lost the match 4-0, and Sunderland have suddenly started to pick up points.

It’s been the opposite for Wycombe, who since taking over top spot have only picked up 1 point in their last five matches and find themselves behind Rotherham on goal difference. Sunderland have moved up to a playoff spot and are unbeaten in their previous six.

Aarons is due to return to Newcastle on Monday in what has to be considered a disappointing loan spell. Rolando made only seven starts and 13 appearances in all competitions with 2 goals.


73 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Good point today away to wolves. Missed the game so going by highlights and comments. Shame about injuries again. Common case for Bruce at a few of his previous clubs. Missing ‘Paco’ from Rafas back room team for the strength and conditioning.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Southampton winning again. Did say at the start of the season that their manager is a good one and just needed time. Didn’t think they’d flirt with relegation like they have done this season but good run of form and they could push for top half finish. Think he’ll get them pushing on well for the rest of the season and next. Wish I could say the same for us. Desperately need ASM back.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Good goal from Murphy.

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  • c-dog

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Everyone knows hassenhutl is a top manager

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #5

    A deadline day loan is the best we can hope for

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Hate having to wait through all the MOTD games waiting for us.

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  • dougie

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Isn’t it a great feeling being a toon fan at the minute rejoicing we didn’t get battered by wolves.If we manage to get through the Rochdale replay I’m going to get the fireworks out and have a proper shindig.I love Mike Ashley me,he’s the best thing since the b

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  • dougie

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Black Plague

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 11, 2020 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Best thing since the Black Death, ha!

    He’d get away with it if he actually did do just enough to keep us up, and just put the money earned back in judiciously.

    He hasn’t even managed that.

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  • jane

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Almiron’s stats v Wolves on MotD

    shots – 3 – 1st
    recoveries – 11 – 1st
    duels won – 10 – 1st
    possession in final third – 4 – 1st
    tackles – 5 – 1st

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  • toon22

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #11

    The longer Jabba holds on the more it will hurt him
    Neither him or his goons have a clue
    He’s been so rich for so long he’s no idea how to handle people who dis agree with him
    He thinks he can just bully his way through whatever

    He has lost touch with reality

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  • barrowtoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Love to see those stats Jane! He had a blinder!!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Almiron really is coming into his own now, looks a lot better now he doesn’t have to worry about getting his first goal, it’s odd how terrible we look but how easily we could be transformed, a decent striker and maybe Lookman and with Saint Max back… Our front 4 goes from dreadful to very exciting potentially

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  • jane

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #14

    “A deadline day loan is the best we can hope for”

    i’m expecting a big money signing 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Well done, I didn’t think we would get anything so a point away from home is a good point. Great goal from Miggy and what a display from Dubraka.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #16

    The 11th plate crashes to the ground!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Had to go out just before halftime so have just caught up with the blog after watching MOTD.

    Was expecting to see that we’d lost but was delighted to find we had managed to nick a point. The MOTD highlights seemed to suggest that we were getting another football lesson but the blog comments say otherwise.

    I find Brucie’s comments re. trying to work out why we are getting so many injuries to be unbelievable, it takes him over half of the season to come out with that conclusion, well done Brucie, bet you’re a member of Mensa as well.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #18

    Carltoon,

    I didn’t see the game, so can’t comment. But was pleasantly surprised at the result.

    Bill, what’s with all these crashing plates? Mike Ashley’s big fat Greek wedding 😀

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #19

    The reason for my second half absence was that I had to help a friend Wassail her fruit trees and there was no way my missus would let me watch football over that tradition. Good fun though and a lot less stressful! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #20

    NY Mag, 11 down and 20 to go, surely you can work it out.

    Clue, pre the transfer window opening our intellectually brilliant manager said something about a lot of spinning ……!

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Ah OK, got it……I’ve been a bit out of touch lately

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #22

    NYmag I didn’t watch the game , but have just watched the highlights on NUFCTV. So can’t really give an opinion, but didn’t expect anything, but well done getting a point.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #23

    Ooh where have you been, strange hotels again.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Just seen on twitter Martin Dubraka playing the Blaydon Races, beautifully on the piano. This man can do no wrong. Plus he has the most beautiful girlfriend, very understated, I think someone mentioned she was a beauty queen.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Some one mentioned the away dressing rooms. I was in them getting showed around last season, after the match had finished, my god what a disgusting mess you would have thought a herd of wild animals had been in, the good allover the floor.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Food allover the floor.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #27

    A tour of the dressing room, I wasn’t getting a shower, just in case you think that’s what it says.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #28

    Carltoon,

    I’m on vacation (WiFi is a bit patchy so no chance to watch any games)

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 12, 2020 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #29

    If we don’t Get rid of Bruce soon we’ll be fielding 11 youth Players.. it’s Getting that bad !!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 12, 2020 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #30

    It’s quite comical reading some of the comments on here, bruce now blamed for injuries. Jeez give it a rest man, medical staff decide on players fitness along with players themselves. Gayle has had injury problems for a few years now

    The other thing which is laughable is apparent fans blasting the point because they think we should be better than wolves, this wolves side has beaten the champions home and away this season, they are a quality side. More than happy with a point

    Just wish people would grow up though, I’d say 99% of fans didnt want Bruce including me, I cant complain as to how he’s done though, defo surpassed my expectations and also put out a strong side for fa cup game, problem is some are just so bitter and wont change stance no matter what Bruce does here, he’s just not got a good enough CV, its petty, childish and embarrassing!!

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  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 12, 2020 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Steve Bruce have already had us topping the EPL on so many counts within a few months of being in charge. Here’s my list.

    Top in clearances off line: chart topping defensive performance. Top in clearances: excellent goalkeeping. Shots per goal: offensive efficiency. Bottom in terms possession: overall performance efficiency. Number of injuries: hardwork being put in by players under Bruce’s inspiring leadership.

    With the team performing so well nobody in their right mind should look for new signings. Under Bruce fully supported by our visionary ownership I sense that the tides are finally turning. Europe this year then and EPL championship in 2021. Silly me for doubting Bruce’s genius earlier.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 12, 2020 at 4:57 AM

    Comment #32

    …In terms of shots per goal we are atthe bottom; just to clarify…

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 12, 2020 at 5:42 AM

    Comment #33

    Southampton had ten shots on target against Leicester last night. Hassenhutl is a great manager. I’m surprised they’ve struggled until recently. They do have some cack players though. Another team I’d say have inferior players to us but are playing better than us. Wonder why?

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 12, 2020 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #34

    I only watched the first half yesterday but it was one of our better performances this season from what I seen. For the first 30-35 minutes we were fully deserving of a draw. Last 15 or so we seemed to sit back and invite them on and I thought it would be a matter of time before they scored. Not sure what happened second half, but not much looking at the stats as we didn’t register any shots.

    Let’s hope Almiron has added goals to his game. He said he’s never been a goalscorer, but he did get quite a few in the MLS and if he can finish the season on 5 or 6 it’s a good return. I think AMS can turn the corner too. It took Traore quite a while before he started scoring under Pulis in the champo, then another season to get going in the premier so we need to give him time. I’m less confident about Joelinton but if the others are scoring it’s less of a problem.

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  • Reilly

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #35

    Steve Bruce: [Joelintin] should’ve come off. He wanted to stay on I was thinking of taking him off but it’d leave us with no subs.’

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #36

    Bruce is clearly to blame for the injuries returning to their pre Rafa levels. Season after season we had the worst injury lists, then Rafa came and we had very few problems for 3.5 years. As soon as he leaves they go back to normal. You can’t say that was fluke or coincidence. Not only did Rafa ease players back in, he rotated a lot, hence why we had the Rafa bingo so players were getting rests here and there. Bruce generally plays his best 11 until they drop. The only way to get in is to wait for someone to get injured. Under previous managers with poor injury records they had the excuse of some serious sicknotes as we used to buy injury prone players to save money. Not so with this squad. Most of them have been relatively injury free for a few years at least. Another thing is Bruce is an old school manager. When his team is struggling he doesn’t look to tactics, he orders extra running believing that if you run more than your opponent you have a chance. Same as Pardew, whenever we lost he said we need to try harder then sent the same team in the same formation out the next week with instructions to try harder. If you want to look to why so many injuries look at the buffoon playing Lejeune 3 or 4 times in a short space after he’d been out for months and was clearly struggling. He was lucky to get away with that one, not so lucky with the others.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #37

    If media were to be believed, Ashley has set a goal for the team and the coaching staff of avoiding relegation. Bruce seems to be in a hurry to get there before his luck runs out. This panic response and shorttermism may destroy some players for good, I’m afraid.

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  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #39

    One of the big changes Steve Bruce has made since being appointed as Newcastle United’s head coach has been in the gym.
    Alterations have been made to the facility at the club’s training ground and Bruce has brought in a head of strength and conditioning, Nick Grantham, who will be tasked with making his players faster and stronger.
    “It’s something that we’ve not had before so I think that’s very important in this day and age,” the Newcastle head coach sai of Grantham’s appointment.
    It is one thing identifying pace and power as key attributes in the transfer market as Bruce and the Magpies’ recruitment team did earlier this summer; quite another improving those qualities in the current squad.

    Reported mid September
    This could be a contributory facto

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  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2020 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #40

    factor even – as reported in the Chronicle

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