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Alan Shearer Names Two Magpies In His Team Of The Week



Alan Shearer has named both Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin in his Team of the Week for last weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Both Jamaal and Allan were outstanding in our 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. The captain helped marshall a defense that kept a second clean sheet in a row in the Premier League.

Allan, of course, willed Newcastle to victory with his individual effort for the goal. Shearer hasn’t picked a Newcastle player in his team of the week since our 1-1 draw at Wolves in January when he selected both Martin Dubravka and Miguel Almiron.

There hasn’t been much to celebrate with our league performances of late. But hopefully, we’ve turned a corner with the new formation and can continue to pick up some wins in our final nine games.


119 comments so far

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Great news on Fede, let’s hope Matty is next.

    Tom I saw the dog thing mate, looked like a mastiff of some kind, big bugger so easy mistake to make with that daft haircut.

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  • Pottsclock

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    When you see how bad Southampton’s central defenders were on Saturday, Villa’s last night, West Ham’s and Norwich’s all season it makes you realise that we are in a relative healthy position regarding that position.
    Fernandez, for example, is solid, has experience and does not panic under pressure.

    We do need Rose to step up to near the level he has been in the past for Spuds. Unlike other loanees we’ve had, we KNOW that he is very capable at this level – he just hasn’t got back there yet. Whereas with others, such a Kenedy or even Willems, we had no idea of what level they could be before he started to play games for us..much bigger gamble.

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Still can’t believe that Lascelles gets grief from some parts of our fan base. He’s been the most solid, consistent defender we’ve had over the last four seasons, solid in defence, rarely injured and improving with the ball at his feet all the time.

    He’s also the best club captain we’ve had since Shearer – yes, better than Nolan. Both had amazing leadership skills, but Jamaal shades it for me because he’s still only 26 and therefore only now coming into his prime.

    We’re lucky to have this lad, Captain Fantastic.

    Well done ASM too, but he gets enough praise as is!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Naunces, opprobrium, cogent. Jeezus wept. And he calls others Tarquin. Worra plonka!!

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Ronaldo, I see what you mean about Joelinton moving out to create the space that Miggy ran into, but I can’t believe that was intentional. He ran across and dragged a central defender into the channel that ASM was bursting into, it was ASM on a charge that fixed him there.

    The best run he could have made from that position would have been to peel to his right right and run the left channel to give the central defender something else to worry about – ASM running at him, Miggy running behind him and Joelinton running down the wing.

    He didn’t, he ambled back towards the centre and the defenders disregarded him. Thankfully, Miggy had made a fantastic early run and ASM spotted him and disregarded Joelinton too.

    It’s not his fault, he just doesn’t have the instincts.

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  • Hey Miggy You’re So Fine

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Re Joelinton (please please don’t call him Linton!) – I’m surprised that I haven’t seen a single mention anywhere of his contribution to the goal against Saints – he was on the touch line surrounded by 5 opponents but still was able to slip the ball to Longstaff to cross – and ASM did the rest.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    “If you check the patents office, coronavirus is owned by the Bill Gates Foundation.”

    But not the COVID-19 coronavirus, Bobby.

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Miggy’s now scored 6 goals in the last 17 matches, by the way – counting since his maiden goal vs Palace. That’s one in three, not a bad return at all for a support striker / Attacking mid.

    Long may it continue…..

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes Ron, but it’s all part of the same thing. All that’s different is that it’s been spliced and had other nasties inserted.
    He also had the patent for SARS and other such viruses but hey, all a coincidence eh? Nothing to see here, move along now. Naive much?

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  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail
    Nuances old fruit
    If you are going to mock
    learn to spell

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Is this some rubbish you’ve read on FaceBook, Bobby?

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  • coming home

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Pottsclock

    When it comes to football you know your onions mate.

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  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Gates has taken out a patent on coronavirus home testing kits

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  • coming home

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Bobbybee

    I totally agree

    I don’t know who is running this world but we are over populated and the only antidote is a world war or a plague

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Is that supposed to be sinister, Jib?

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  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Nah – just an earner for Billy boy

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Believe what you want Ron, frankly, I could not possibly care less. I’ve put that out there and if people want to research it, good on them. I have no desire to argue with people who get their news from CNN or MSNBC, and defi itely not with someone who repeated their BS claim that Trump said it was a hoax, when all you needed to do was go and watch with your own eyes and listen with your own ears to what he actually said, instead of taking their word for it. It’s not hard. It’s actually quite simple. What he said was “The Democrats using it as a political issue was a hoax”. Like the NYT saying it should be called the Trump virus etc. That is not helping ANYBODY.
    Now they’re wetting themselves over the economy, actually hoping it tanks because they can use it against him. Its pathetic. So really, I ain’t surprised.
    Do you believe Biden can beat him? 😀 He doesn’t know who he is, or where he is, he’s got dementia ffs. He shouldn’t be running, but crooked Democrats once again, cheat Bernie out of his shot at it.
    See who steps in shall we? Hillary or Michelle? If it’s Biden it’s done already. Get ready for four more years because like it ie not, Biden will wet his pants on stage debating Trump. 😀
    Are you aware the Biden’s are the subject of at least six investigations in Ukraine? Go watch Rudy’s blog to see all the documented evidence from Ukraine, Latvia and Greece re money laundering. Everything they accuse Trump of, they’re guilty of themselves. Same old playbook as Russia Russia Russia. A big nothing burger. 😀

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #18

    And pledged $100million on research.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Big words for you Jail. Come on you can manage.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Like the moon landing was a hoax, Bobby?

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Flawed again Tsunki. You see, smart guys like me ( Hiya Jail ) didnt have huge expectations of Bruce.

    So we didnt batter him.

    But we gave him a chance because it was the “right” thing to do. We didnt attack and scream . We waited. And evaluated, and hoped. And he has accumulated points well, despite having a terrible striker. His football hasnt been good but we were used to that. It seems to be improving. In fact its quite ok right now.
    He was slow to change shape, but maybe, who cud blame him after Leicester battered us. The cup run is against weaker teams but guess what – it doesnt matter. 🙂 Points like last year…FA Cup 6th round…and we did well v City already.

    This really must be hurting you, eh?

    Because guys like you , as shown up by guys like Bobby, me , Billson and others, seem to care more about politics than winning games.

    Do you recall McKeag ? Ambitious? Yeah right!

    I know you would have loved it, if you could bore us witless with misery if we were below Norwich now. But we’re not.

    In fact, its quite embarrassing for you I would imagine.

    Oh well.

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  • coming home

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Ron

    The moon landings is a conspiracy theory the coronavirus being man made is fact

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #24

    RobLeenio
    This has the potential to go around in circles lol. For me it was an intentional run by joelinton. Lazaro came out after the game and said his runs allowed almiron and him to get in the box. Both scored that game.

    If he remained central then that goal isn’t materialising. So he’s played a part. If he gets bodies around him then they’ll all get opportunities as he’s made similar runs before but either hasn’t been found with the ball or nobody has been close by to capitalise.

    Hopefully the change of formation and attacking players moved higher up means there will be support for whoever plays front.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib, he holds the patent for the vaccine as well, you know, the one that hasn’t been found yet! 😀
    It’s all man made mate, it’s disgusting. Too many people with their heads in the sand. MSM is pure propaganda, not worth watching.
    Remember how the usual Suspects got all upset when Rob mentioned the Royal family? Facts. Andrews best friend – Epstein. Charles’ best friend – Saville. Two industrial scale nonces and traffickers. But no, you can’t criticise paedophile’s with power – god forbid.
    Again, nothing to see here, pure coincidences. Why anybody believes anything they say without researching it is beyond me. But they do and until they change you can’t help anybody.
    Fortunately more and more people are waking up to the lies. Now more people get their news online, with less watching MSM – just the sheep left.
    And on that, I’m going. I don’t want to discuss puoliticss on here and it’s heading that way and unavoidable right now. I’ll take the step back, as I probably started it trying to explain the virus sensibly.
    Later.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Ron, seriously, get a life mate.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobby, you’ve posted on here that the moon landing was a fake.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #28

    And just to prove how smart he is munter uses lots of big words that simply aren’t used on a regular basis by the ordinary working person. Except he only has about four unusual words in his vocabulary which he has used incessantly over the last three years. He’s not very erudite I’d say, what!!

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #29

    What’s flawed Munster is your ability to use facts when you “argue” but that’s dignifying your approach. Bruce isn’t “doing well” at all he’s doing exactly as many of us predicted, muddling around mid table, eventually coming to grips with his squad and team shape. A great helping of fortune and many free tickets have helped too. And while we are on, how does anyone “scream” on a blog? You are an indicator of the age we living be in where flat earth and fake news rules.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail, just more erudite than you pal.

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  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2020 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Tsunki you never had Bruce mid-table
    You forecast a total flop and a continuous
    relegation struggle

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Antidisestablishmentarianism.

    Just thought I’d throw a big word in I was feeling left out.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki, stop playing the revisionist card. All guys like me asked for was that Bruce be given a chance, seeing as he was in the gig anyway. He has done better than expected. Mind you, you hated him so much that u said u won’t accept him until he gets you a trophy. Precious little bitch aren’t you? By the way, we were muddling in mid table last two seasons too. Did rafa work a miracle or was he just talking pants to do the Robin Hood? Again. On yer bike whinger.

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  • toon22

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #34

    JIB

    We been sold yet ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Correct jib.

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  • naptoon

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Good news on Fred think fatty might cash in on schar now tho come summer time. If we stick with a back 4 we will have 5 decent centre backs and dummet as cover schars probably the most sellable and nice little profit for the tapeworm.

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  • coming home

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #37

    Droppy

    I dont normally understand words with more than 8 letters but I totally get that word

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Floccinaucinihilipilification ooh 29 letters, do I win the pointless argument yet?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Munster,

    You must be delighted that another of Rafa’s excellent signings has extended his contract.
    I must also thank you for the hilarity provided in your ”smart guys like me ” quote. That was a good one.
    If you were as important as you think you are you would be a lot quieter.

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  • Jib

    Mar 10, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Like me

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