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Who Was The Man Of The Match In Draw At Wolves?

Newcastle again suffered through some adversity this afternoon with injuries. Two players making their return to the team were forced off within the first 30 minutes at Wolves this afternoon.

While the early changes disrupted the rhythm we had found after getting an early lead, the lads showed great resilience to come away with a point at Molineux.

There are two Magpies who deserve a special mention after this match. They are Martin Dubravka and Miguel Almiron. Martin was again outstanding in keeping Wolves to just the one goal. He made two unbelievable saves on close-range headers in either half.

While Miguel Almiron scored another beauty, it was his defensive acumen that stood out this afternoon. The Paraguayan tracked all the way back to the byline to make some crucial tackles.

The defense played their part and were very well organized. Isaac Hayden put in a good shift at right wing-back while the Longstaff brothers held their own in the midfield. Matty also came through with a crucial goal-line clearance in the first minute of the second half.

We didn’t threaten much after Dwight Gayle went off with what’s understood to be a groin injury. It was the best Gayle has played all season, but he’s lasted less than 30 minutes.

They lads battle for a result this afternoon, and Steve Bruce will be proud of the performance. However, something must be done about these injuries. It cannot be a coincidence as we had very few muscle injuries in the past few seasons.

Who Was The Man Of The Match In Draw At Wolves?

  • Martin Dubravka (52%, 1,112 )
  • Miguel Almiron (43%, 932 )
  • Matty Longstaff (1%, 27 )
  • Joelinton (1%, 25 )
  • Andy Carroll (1%, 11 )
  • Isaac Hayden (0%, 7 )
  • Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
  • Ciaran Clark (0%, 6 )
  • Paul Dummett (0%, 4 )
  • Dwight Gayle (0%, 4 )
  • Christian Atsu (0%, 4 )
  • Sean Longstaff (0%, 4 )
  • Federico Fernandez (0%, 3 )
  • Florian Lejeune (0%, 2 )

Total Voters: 2,147

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35 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #1

    We scored ours from some really good open play
    They scored theirs from a set-piece while we were
    still sorting out an injury hit defensive formation

  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #2


    Notice we got more injuries?
    Funny how the problem follows the traitor, from club to club
    As for the match I’d have taken a point beforehand
    We on balance didn’t play well again though

  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Sadly the far bigger problem of our owner isn’t going anywhere

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Plenty of teams will get sweet FA at wolves. You must have been disappointed with the mags today Frog.

  • stan anderson

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Great unexpected point for the lads today.
    Didn’t see anything of the game.
    Kept up with the comments on the blog though.
    Seems like a dour affair according to most but a point nearer the AshLie target so he,ll probably make do with what we have and spend nowt.

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #6

    That “traitorous” epithet is ringing more hollow as each game passes

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Glad Bruce has acknowledged the need to investigate the cause of all these injuries. Needs to be done urgently.

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s a strange fact that once you play a side a couple of times , respect for them
    seems to diminish – I thought Wolves were a bunch of injury-feigning whiners

  • BenArfa the magician

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Great result really, with Gayle up top we played some decent football as soon as he went off we resorted back to our usual hit and hope shite

    Almiron was great, what a goal and kept Traore as quite as anyone has this season, Willems is far,far better attacking than defending Traore went past him too easily without even an attempt of a tackle most of the time.

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #10

    It must be something to do with gravity on Merseyside
    For years no team has passed the ball better on the deck
    than LPool

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #11

    BenArfa the magician
    Playing Gayle through the middle was better for
    Joelinton’s game as well

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Any fakeover news or are we buying someone? Whos next out, Ashley needs some cash?

  • lesh

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #13

    We seemed to have less strains under our previous manager. Maybe a reflection on both coaching and fitness management methinks.

    Ashley just doesn’t or won’t see that a football club’s more than a manager and expecting him to make a silk purse out if a show’s ear.

    He’s more concerned with advertising his business at little cost and moving some of his personal finances into the club (so called interest free loans) so he can avoid tax on the amount loaned.

    Nice one Mikey boy.

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Top3 Ashleys wish list to sell?

  • Mag52

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #15

    The injury problems have certainly come back to haunt us after such a good record during the Rafa years. This has to be addressed as a top priority.
    As for the result, a well won point against a good team.
    Well played lads.

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #16

    lesh – He’s more concerned with advertising his business at little cost

    REALLY ?

    nobody has mentioned that before !!!!!!

    You’re f**ked talking footy aren’t you ?

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #17

    lesh find a music/leftwing politics blog you boring irrelevancy

  • lochinvar

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Probably looking at seven clubs including NUFC fighting to avoid two relegation spots if Norwich are already deemed to be history.
    Makes for uncomfortable times unless we get some players in to get the wins we need while the squad is so depleted due to injuries.

    A new fitness Coach could be a wise investment and leggings to keep the players warm, far too many muscle injuries.

  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #19


    I can see how you dont think our manager is a traitor
    I really can

    You have to be a Geordie to understand the whole thing


  • BenArfa the magician

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20


    Much better for Joelinton, took the focus off of him and made us play with the ball rather than direct, a quick small type of striker could be a perfect fit for us and Joelinton.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib you must have been watching a different game to the rest of us our team play BLACK and White, hope this helps.

  • Hannibal

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Decent result that against Wolves.

    But to say that is kind of bad, is that really our level now, we are happy with a point at Wolves. This current regime has now had its effect on me the most optimistic fan, mediocrity and staying up is all that matters.

    God I miss the days when we had a go, a little hope now just bland acceptance. Hoping in a match we don’t get thrashed but happy for a point.


  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Anglo toon22 and lesh we have at least a couple of ladies who post
    regularly here that have more footy nous than you 3 combined
    At least one of them regularly attends SJP which is more than you 3 do

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Jacob Murphy scores late winner against Leeds

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib done my apprenticeship mate for years and years, when was the last time you were there. other than to pick up your wage packet.

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #26


  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Two women, Jib? Carltoon and who else?

  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Sorry for being agent negative (don’t mean to be) but even if we had Pep as our manager all this detective work into the causes of our injuries etc doesn’t mean a hill of beans as long as we have “I don’t know anything about football” Del boy at the helm.
    I’m pleasantly surprised.. to date.. at how SB is running things… I didn’t want him but can’t blame him for taking the post.
    Once we get rid of Sacless we’ll have scenes at SJP like I’m watching between Spurs and Lpool.. Great game… If only

  • kc2012

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Very good result given our absolutely baffling injury crisis.

    I though Miggy and Dubravka were unbelievable Today.

    Dubravka might have the odd dodgy moment here and there but I really can’t think of a better shot stopper in football right now. It’s like he’s just attracted to pulling off nearly impossible saves. He wins us so many points. These expensive, overhyped goalkeepers would be found out if they faced as many shots, clear cut chances as Dubs.

    Miggy has found his feet. Absolute pest of a bloke. His energy is something else. Now he’s started playing in his real position the goals and creativity have been added back to his game.

    I wonder which clueless fans who just look at goal stats still want him out of the team.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Of their last 27 FA Cup home matches against sides from a lower division, NUFC record is W21 D5 L1

  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Jane I’m assuming

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib, Jane you’re amusing bit strong mate before the watershed.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Looking briefly at the stats for todays game it would appear that whilst we had less possession and consequently made less passes, our pass completion was good (75%). Plus we equalled Wolves at dribbling and succesful dribbles. Which i would interpret as a fairly good day at the office.

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Unlikely, Jib.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jan 11, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #35

    You always know when your teams not doing well, it’s when your goalkeeper continually comes top for man of the match award.


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