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Who Did Our Readers Select As The Man Of The Match Against Rochdale?



It was a great evening this past Tuesday as Newcastle redeemed themselves with a 4-1 win over Rochdale. There were many great performances and some excellent goals.

Miguel Almiron continued to get goals scoring in his third straight match while Matty Longstaff added another beauty to his collection. Joelinton even got in on the act with a late strike for his first since August.

We also saw young Tom Allan not only get his debut but make an impact on the game. He put in a couple of crosses from the right, one of which Joelinton was able to put away.

Matt Ritchie made his first start since August and provided some outstanding crosses. He was also back to old tricks getting a little over-enthusiastic with his teammates.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles also made his return from the broken leg he suffered in November.

Of all the performances, it’s Miguel Almiron, who has come out on top once again. He won the poll in the first match at Rochdale as well. Out of the 1625 votes, Miguel picked up 653 for 40%.

Matt Ritchie claimed second place with 31% with Matty Longstaff coming in third with 15%.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Rochdale?

  • Miguel Almiron (40%, 653 )
  • Matt Ritchie (31%, 497 )
  • Matty Longstaff (15%, 246 )
  • Joelinton (5%, 78 )
  • Tom Allan (3%, 55 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 16 )
  • Isaac Hayden (1%, 15 )
  • Christian Atsu (1%, 15 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (1%, 12 )
  • Karl Darlow (1%, 11 )
  • Emil Krafth (1%, 9 )
  • Florian Lejeune (0%, 7 )
  • Andy Carroll (0%, 7 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (0%, 4 )

Total Voters: 1,625

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69 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 15, 2020 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Against League One opposition it hardly matters who was Man of the Match, but it was nice to see Joel and Matty score, and Ritchie back in full flight, getting up and down that left flank and whipping the ball in nice and early.

    Schar to Ritchie to Carroll, or even Joel, if he findss a little confidence, is a counter attack that can see the ball travel the length of the pitch and nestling in the back of the net in seconds.

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 15, 2020 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Hi Catchy …the prodigal returns

    Pilchard season finished ?

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 15, 2020 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Carltoon .

    I left a message for ye yesterday ..last few posts of Tuesday ..someplace.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 15, 2020 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes I seen it thankyou OLG.

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Carltoon

    Where is church or shop to leave items? Time ?

    She can leave it with anyone available on the day.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #6

    OLG I don’t want to leave the address on the blog can you send your email to Ed for me and I’ll give the address, I’m in tomorrow morning.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Or you can contact Mary’s Meals they have a contact No.

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Carltoon hinny

    Ask Ed to send me the name of the church in an email and give him a time ..needs to be around 4ish

    Other than that I can get her to drop off at that club you frequent and you can collect it on your next outing there. No need for you to be there.

    If you give me the name of your club I can get it dropped there if it’s easier for you.

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Ah ..marys meals ..leave it with me..ill make a few calls..dont give info here.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #10

    The Lochside I only go Thursday nights. Don’t think anyone will Know me.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #11

    The 15th plate crashes to the ground!

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Yes that would be best I’ve got a leaflet somewhere with the details on. The Malawi project and they let you know the nearest place to give your things in.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Welcome back Matt Ritchie. Ha ha he loves celebrating smacking players heads. Hope he’s playing Saturday. I will be going, feel like it’s been ages, wasn’t at the last league game.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Carltoon,
    What you put #49 on previous thread I agree with alll of it pal.
    Very well said.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Uncertain toon thankyou. If only someone would come in and buy the club. Unite the fans it would be great.

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  • Online Guy

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Morning Bill

    Hope yer well.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Catchy,
    Ref stavanger, went there a few times early nineties. Stayed in a place called Sandnes I think, grafting on Sola airbase.
    Good memories of it, Beverley hills boozer and Berlins nightclub. Are they still there?

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  • carltoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #18

    OLG THE BACKPACK PROJECT Mary’s Meals in Malawi. Visit WWW. MARYSMEALS.ORG.UK.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #19

    And a good morning to you OLG, have you been out on the hills recently or has it been a tad windy and wet?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #20

    Carltoon

    Did you see the look on Matty’s face after that slap, beautiful. I think Ritchie must be the hard man of the squad to get away with it, wonder if he does it in training!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #21

    Carltoon, who’s Mary?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Carltoon

    Just looked it up, looks like a very good cause.

    In 1992, the MacFarlane-Barrow family launched an appeal to help the people of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    They did this from their home in Argyll, Scotland: Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer. Craig Lodge is a Catholic retreat centre that the MacFarlane-Barrow family were inspired to open after a family pilgrimage to Medjugorje in 1983.

    Donations of food, clothing, blankets and medicine flooded in, and the first batch of aid was delivered to refugee camps near Medjugorje.

    The family was overwhelmed by the generous response of the public, and what was meant to be a one-off delivery of aid developed into a rapidly-growing international charitable organisation. From feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002, Mary’s Meals is today reaching more than one million children across four continents.

    Those involved in the first Mary’s Meals projects were all people whose lives had been changed by pilgrimages to Medjugorje. They chose, therefore, to name the organisation in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #23

    Rob,
    you said earlier Villa were in a similar position to us when we went down only they squandered their money on duffers. they actually bought some great players but they had duffers issuing instructions from the sidelines. their defence was also decimated by injuries. as soon as the cabbage left and someone better came in they stormed the league. and im not even sure their current manager’s great, hes just a lot better than Brucie.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #24

    That was copied from their website, it’s all lowercase if anyone wants to visit it.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #25

    TNMW

    There’s a lot of big clubs sniffing around Grealish, I reckon they’d struggle (even more) if they let him go!

    Should be in the England squad imo.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #26

    It’s late so G’dNight all!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #27

    If Bruce left we would see a massive upturn in form and style providing he wasnt replaced by another dinosaur or some irrelevant french or italian manager. Players like ASM and Almiron would look twice as good as they do know if we started playing acceptable football, even Joelinton would look much better. We have had some good squads in the past. Pardew was given a great squad by Carr but he preferred Obertan to Ben Arfa and loved the grafters like Perch and Williamson. McLaren had a great squad but played Anita and Colback in the middle while Sissoko and Wini struggled in other positions and Thauvin sat in reserves. And now we have good attacking players being wasted by Mrs Doubtfire. Our trouble isnt that scouts bought unsuitable players but that weve bought good footballers and had them managed by rubbish dinosaurs who dont know how to get a team playing football and prefer mediocre grafters who can run a million miles to technical players. If wed chosen a succession of decent managers we would be top 7 or thereabouts no doubt about it and they would have known how to use Carrs signings.

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  • lesh

    Jan 16, 2020 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #28

    TNMW

    Ashley’s rather gamble on buying players than buying the services of a good manager. He deals in buying items (players in this instance) cheap and selling ’em high. Managers aren’t bought and sold hence he’s not interested – he doesn’t seem to get the idea that recruiting and backing a good manager makes money for the club and adds value to it.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Jan 16, 2020 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #29

    catchy in norway (Jan 15, 2020 at 4:14 PM, Comment #45): dinosaurs would still have ruled but for the Chixulub meteorite. Roy Hodgson’s tight organization is still doing just fine as I can see.

    Every game has a science associated with it. That dictates which strategy would work. Regardless of what the crowd wants, football is a game of not losing rather than winning. Making the worst player better yields a batter makes more sense in football than trying to buy an expensive player. An eye catching style doesn’t often work (e.g., team Germany, B&H or AVFC) but organizing the defence often does (e.g., Leicester and Crystal Palace).

    One could counter that saying Klopp is on a roll once again after his ultra attacking style stopped working at Dortmund. IMO he is sailing through because other teams are trying to beat Liverpool with a Liverpool-like game plan. They should have tred to blunt Liverpool’s game instead.

    Have you had a chance flipping through “The Numbers Game” by Anderson and Sally. If not, consider trying.

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  • lesh

    Jan 16, 2020 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Aufwiedersehen pets.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 16, 2020 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Bruce gets a hard time on here for our counter attacking style from one or two who for sure have some good ideas on football, but to be honest, we just haven’t had the players to take the game to the opposition, because to do that you need pace and running all through the side.

    We have pace up top, but not in the middle of the park, and we have some decent footballers at the back, who maybe aren’t so fast either, so we drop off and we counter.

    I put a side up last night, with 4 at the back, that included Scharr and Lejeune at CB, both excellent at bringing the ball out of defense, but the concern there is a lack of pace, despite their ability on the ball.

    This 11 has the necessary pace and vigor for example, but whether it has the ball playing ability, or the defensive strength at fullback for example, or would have the appropriate depth and cover off the bench is another matter.

    …………………Dubravka.
    Yedlin…Lascelles….Dummett….Willems.
    …………..Hayden….S.Longstaff.
    ..St Max……..M Longstaff………Almiron
    ……………………Joel.

    Putting out a side to play 4 at the back with the correct balance between pace, strength and technical ability remains an issue with the players we have, as it was under Rafa.

    Bruce probably does have quite a bit of reshaping to do before we can move on from a counter attacking approach to a more watchable possession based game, to be fair to him.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 16, 2020 at 5:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Nicky

    That reminds me of Wally McBrolly who tried moving to a possession based side with Anita and Colback.

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  • Genjikai

    Jan 16, 2020 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #33

    The value of the club means nothing to ashley.
    Hes never going to sell.

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  • Genjikai

    Jan 16, 2020 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Unless we make him.
    Boycott Ashley,

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  • c-dog

    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s clear now that jail supported the man, not the club.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #36

    It’s a good job the blog has so many fair and balanced posters, otherwise the rest of us could get carried away in our own delusions.

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  • martoon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #37

    Nicky @31 – Another good post – I don’t always agree with you but I enjoy reading your discussions about the more technical aspects of the game.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #38

    All good progressing in cup in what to be fair is a game we should of and did win easily against a team struggling in league 1. Happy Linton got a goal as he would have been slated even more if he couldn’t score against Rochdale who seemed content just to be there.
    Real test comes against Chelsea where we really need to pick up points – we’ve 1 point in 12 and really don’t want to get dragged back into relegation battle – I’d take a point but think we can get a win , miggy to carry on scoring

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  • Mindshaft

    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #39

    How many plates do we have left , seems a lot of crashing at the moment and not many spinning

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