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‘Looking At The Fixtures’ – Magpie Is Confident Newcastle Can Achieve ‘Something Special’ This Season


Danny Rose came to Newcastle after a rough spell at Tottenham, where he’d fallen down the pecking order. Hoping to find a chance to get regular time on the pitch, he’s joined the Magpies on a half-season loan.

The 29-year-old made his full debut last Sunday at Arsenal after making a late-game cameo at St James Park against Norwich. Danny showed that he’s still working his way back to full fitness after running out of steam a bit in the second half at the Emirates.

However, he looked very good at times linking with Allan Saint-Maximin in the first half. Danny has spoken about his first few weeks at Newcastle to nufc.co.uk.

Rose talked about his relationship with Steve Bruce, who has done a good job communicating his expectations to the wing-back:

“Off the pitch, he’s been great with me if I need anything. He told me exactly what he expects from me when I joined.

“Even before the first game that I played against Norwich, he pulled me aside and said he was going to ease me into it.

“Even him taking the time just to have that conversation with me was brilliant, and it’s something that I’ve missed.

“I’m willing to fight for him over the next few months, and I can’t wait to get going.”

It’ll be interesting if Bruce goes with Danny over Matt Ritchie again on Saturday. We were a little surprised that Matt Ritchie was dropped. The 30-year-old came on in the 72nd minute, but it wasn’t for the tiring Rose. Instead Bruce pushed Matt into a midfield three as he transitioned to a flat back four.


Whatever Bruce decides, it’ll be a team selection he needs to get right. The match at Selhurst Park is a massive one as it kicks off a string of eight fixtures against teams we are competing against to stay out of a relegation scrap.

Danny touched on the upcoming fixtures in his interview. He’s confident that Newcastle can get the points they’ll need to finish the season on a high:

“Looking at the fixtures, I think there’s only (Manchester) City, Liverpool (and Tottenham) out of the so-called top six who we’re playing against.

“All the other games are teams that we are going to be in and around us. We can achieve anything that we set our minds to, and that has to be the spirit and everybody’s mindset in winning as many games as possible.

“That’s going to be my mindset. I come from a club that is used to winning, week in week out. That’s always been our attitude, and I hope I can install that here.

“I haven’t come here to lose games; I’ve come here to win and to be part of something special.”

We’re not sure what would be classed as ‘something special.’ But a push for a place in Europe and a trip to Wembley for an FA Cup final might do the trick.

For that to happen, Newcastle will have to start picking up some wins which have been in short supply of late. However, looking at the fixtures, the opportunity is there. The lads just have to step up and take it.

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61 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Not with him playing like he did against Arsenal we wont.

    1
  • mindcompressor

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Something special… like regation?

    3
  • cyprus

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #3

    “I’m willing to fight for him over the next few months, and I can’t wait to get going.”

    This sentence will upset the anti Bruce people, but it is good, it’s what we need.

    “That’s going to be my mindset. I come from a club that is used to winning, week in week out. That’s always been our attitude, and I hope I can install that here.

    “I haven’t come here to lose games; I’ve come here to win and to be part of something special.”

    These paragraphs are just plain good.

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  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    mindcompressor
    relegacja
    is spelled relegation in English

    1
  • WLtoon

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    I know Rose is a professional and has to watch what he is saying, but blimey, it must be a culture shock coming from Spurs to us, in every way.

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #6

    You do know Danny Rose was brought up in Doncaster ?

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s he like up front?

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib @ 86 previous thread.

    I get the appointment of Bruce being a short term measure; he always is, but in what way does giving away 10k season tickets help steady the ship.
    I ask genuinely as I pray the takeover is on by the way!

    2
  • WLtoon

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Yep, Doncaster lad, i meant the difference in the clubs. Chalk n cheese.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Evening all, I do love these parody accounts that pop up. Great value from our resident Dino.

    Poor result on Sunday, all the more frustrating for the fact we were the better team for stretches and should have scored at least one before they got theirs.

    Ho hum, onto the next one. Arteta was always going to get that team playing better, just a shame we played them after the winter break.

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Not for Rose
    Mauricio Pochettino is a bit of a twat for cold-shouldering players
    he seems to be somewhat short in the man-management dept.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Same with the special one

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    There’s something about Danny rose I’ve always liked, quite apart from his undoubted ability with a football. Time will tell if he still has the skill that made him the best English fullback by a street, but if he can show even some of that over the next couple of months, he’ll have done his job.

    2
  • Do One Dinosaur

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Robleenio #10 Less of this talk about parody accounts. I only really want to talk football and roaaaaar the lads on to success

    7
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Kenedy scores for Getafe against Ajax…..

    Mind, he was a sub, so he presumably hasn’t made a huge impact over there.

    1
  • Do One Dinosaur

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #16

    I think the currently tastiest players in the team are Saint-Maximin and Almiron. Chomp, chomp, chomp….. I reckon that the fat man at the top would leave a nasty taste in the mouth…..

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Note to self – don’t upset big scaly reptiles with huge teeth…..

    Unless they’re the Mother in Law.

    😉

    5
  • Do One Dinosaur

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #18

    I always got the feeling that Kenedy might have an attitude problem. The type who would apply himself if in the right mood. Chelsea must have seen something in him to sign him up, though by that by the end of his time here he appeared as though he simply couldn’t be aaaaaaaaaaargh..sed

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #19

    A black and white Dinosaur
    Now yer taalkin’

    5
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #21

    We’ve already got a black and white dinosaur though.

    2
  • Trent1211

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Robleenio I watched Kenedy live for Getafe when in Madrid. Still the same. Threatens to do something good, you edge forward in your seat, then fails to deliver, often through over elaboration. Cue a sigh. Coulda been well on the way to being a neverwas

    2
  • Do One Dinosaur

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib, aside from the spray tan (bugger on getting jet black by the way) I decided to have my nails done too. Ready for a bit crack on tomorrow. I’m off to my lair right now….. I know I’m supposed to wander around aimlessly however believe it or not it’s a tough life being a supersized carnivore and we all need a place to rest our (oversized) heads.

    PS My arms are actually longer than Jordan Pickford’s too

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #24

    On topic.

    Rose was hardly going to say I came to play for the club despite Bruce being a bit cack.

    I was more than prepared to give him a chance but the endless drivel being spouted by his boy and the obvious lack of even a plan A has changed my mind.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Trent, such a shame – I remember we were all so excited to get him back up here. Becoming a Dad affects us all one way or another, it seemed to just destroy his ability to play football.

    0
  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib… if offered, would you take a new owner at NUFC? Or would you rather stick with Ashley?

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #27

    My arms are actually longer than Jordan Pickford’s

    Ha ha ha

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #28

    If ever you’re having a bad day, just imagine Pickford trying to change the cover on a double duvet.

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #29

    New owner in a heart-beat

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #30

    We are in Stasis
    Look it up

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    So captain amerimag has become a dinosaur must mean he,s give up on the fakeover

    5
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #32

    The UK at the moment is very hard to take after great weather
    for the last 10 days

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Jib you swallowed a dictionary

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Wouldn’t want to be the Espanyol keeper.

    Just collided with Adama Traore, must be like getting run over by a tank.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    A guy goes to the doctor and shows him his dick
    Amazing says the medico ” it’s shaped just like a
    saxophone”. The only time I’ve ever seen anything
    like that was a woman last month with a fanny like
    a mouth-organ
    Ah – he says that was probably Wor Monica

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #36

    When I read Ed’s headline about him being happy to return to NUFC and seeing a picture of Rafa my first thought was this would be a very interesting thread until I realised he was talking about Rondon. 🙂

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Adama Traore reckons he’s never done weight – training !!!!

    1
  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #38

    jib

    thats like saying your not homophobic or racist

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib

    He’s an absolute freak.

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 20, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #40

    That escalated quickly

    1

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