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Who Did Our Readers Select As The Best Player Against Burnley?



On Saturday against Burnley, Steve Bruce implemented a new formation to try and pose more of a threat in the final third. As far as shot attempts are concerned, he was successful.

The 4-2-3-1 system Newcastle deployed on Saturday did offer much more of a threat than the previous week at Crystal Palace. However, the match at Selhurst Park was hardly a benchmark to measure success by. Newcastle had just 2 attempts on target out of their 8 total shots.

At St James Park against Burnley, Newcastle fired over 20 shots. However, they still managed just 4 on target. The quality of the chances was definitely still lacking.

Though we did see an improved performance over the previous few weeks with Newcastle able to keep a clean sheet while having a constant presence in the opponent’s box.

Bruce made five changes from the Crystal Palace match. Jonjo Shelvey and Javier Manquillo made their returns from injuries while Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden were brought back after being on the bench for the two previous matches.

Most significantly, Dwight Gayle was handed just his third start of the season. The 29-year-old had been out with a hamstring injury before returning as a substitute against the Eagles last weekend.

His addition in the starting eleven had as much to do with Newcastle’s increased presence in the final third as the change in formation. Dwight is a natural striker, and his instincts are to get in the box to try and get goals.


Bruce also pulled Miguel Almiron from the right wing and played the Paraguayan as number 10. Almiron looked very comfortable in the role that he played he often at Atlanta United before joining Newcastle last January.

It was Miguel’s performance on Saturday that most impressed our readers. Almiron has quite easily won the poll as the best player against Burnley.

The 26-year-old grabbed just under 40% of the 1,270 total votes to win his third best player poll this year. His other ones came in both matches against Rochdale in the FA Cup.

Jonjo Shelvey claims second place with 16% of the vote while Matt Ritchie gets third with 12%. By the results of this poll, we think Newcastle fans really fancy Almiron playing as a number 10.

Hopefully, Bruce sticks with this new formation and continues with Miguel in this role.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 0-0 Draw Against Burnley?

  • Miguel Almiron (39%, 496 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (16%, 202 )
  • Matt Ritchie (12%, 153 )
  • Dwight Gayle (9%, 109 )
  • Martin Dubravka (7%, 93 )
  • Javier Manquillo (6%, 74 )
  • Joelinton (5%, 60 )
  • Federico Fernandez (2%, 26 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (2%, 21 )
  • A. Saint-Maximin (1%, 13 )
  • Danny Rose (1%, 12 )
  • Isaac Hayden (1%, 11 )

Total Voters: 1,270

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103 comments so far

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #81

    #cans

    Don’t worry Rondon will be forgotten by the end of this season.

    The new era will see Joe score a hat trick in every game for the rest of the season.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #82

    #cans

    People making stuff up.on this blog is unbelievable

    like calling me jeff/jane etc etc ?

    5
  • #cans

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #83

    Rondon said he knew he had no chance of staying once Rafa left – stop making stuff up

    2
  • #cans

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #84

    I’ve never called you Jeff or Jane – yawn
    Stop reverting to your taxi driver rubbish

    4
  • carltoon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #85

    Is the cup match on normal TV

    0
  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #86

    Jib

    That Northern Echo was written to instructions or the journo who wrote hasn’t a clue what he’s writing.

    For Bruce to say that he, he ‘didn’t spend any money in January….’ and the journo to print it beggars belief. Either Bruce’s forgotten that he’s got no control over spending – unless things have changed since he signed on.

    However, it’s time for some to renew their STs – will they fall for such utter clap trap?

    2
  • hibbit

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #87

    carltoon
    BBC on the red button,

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #88

    “#cans
    The club signed Carroll simply to appease the fans , they knew he couldn’t stay fit – which is why they gave him a pay as you play deal
    People making stuff up.on this blog is unbelievable jeff”

    Sorry

    I misread this
    You were referencing Stelling I guess

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #89

    Cans. if you refer to him as DICK he doesn’t seem to mind he probably knows summit.

    1
  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #90

    carltoon

    It’s shown on BBC tv but only via the red button.

    I was sorry to hear you’ve been feeling unwell of late and hope you’re ok now or well on the way to recovery. It’s that time of year and a lot of folk are carrying one thing or another

    2
  • #cans

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #91

    Jib

    No worries 🙂

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #92

    Unbelievable Jeff a well known quote from Chris Kamara often used in footballing circles to show surprise.

    There is even a Facebook page called unbelievable Jeff.

    Mark Zuckerberg if you’re reading this I demand you remove it or at least change the name to unbelievable Jib.

    It’s offensive not to.

    3
  • Reilly

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #93

    Sky Sports News
    @SkySportsNews
    · 4m
    Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has mutually terminated his contract at Turkish side Trabzonspor.

    1
  • geordietom

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #94

    Lesh …

    if your up and about i watched that show about Eric Burdon , really good show the bit of him talking about Louis Armstrong had me in stitches and ” The Egg Man ” as i said good show really enjoyed it …

    Droppy watch it mate you’ll enjoy it …

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #95

    Those bloggers who cannot get the BeeB worry not
    It is on foreign telly so will be streamed

    3
  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #96

    Droppy

    It’s good to read that you have the utmost faith in our owner. Your positivity’s inspirational and it won’t be too long until you’re invited to join Jib and Bill’s son as one of Ashley’s front-line ambassadors.

    3
  • carltoon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #97

    Thanks Hibbit, Lesh feeling a lot better, been down the coast to watch the sunrise and a bit of a walk. So can hardly move now ha ha.

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #98

    Lesh

    I can only dream of reaching such dizzy heights.

    The new era is truly something splendid, I would apply for a season ticket again, but, I know I shall never be worthy of basking in such greatness.

    4
  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #99

    geordietom

    Aye the ‘massive spliff’ made me smile. He really went to town on Alan Price – it just shows what greed can do to people.

    0
  • geordietom

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #100

    lesh …

    he didn’t hide his hate for Alan Price mate …

    0
  • geordietom

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #101

    seeing its monday …

    i’m still confident the takeover is on going …

    1
  • geordietom

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #102

    Burdon aint done bad for a walker lad …

    0
  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2020 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #103

    Carltoon

    You’ve been to the coast to see the sun rise – and a jog along the front? Headphones in, shades on, fitness widget on your arm pretend you’re in Florida, live the dream.

    0


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