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Star Man Misses Playing – Studying What He Can Do Better As Player

Newcastle’s last game was on March 7 when we beat Southampton away in the Premier League with a great goal in the 79th minute from Allan Saint-Maximin.

It was on the following Friday (Friday the 13th as it happens) that the Premier League closed down because of the coronavirus pandemic, and no more games have been played.

When the season can be completed is an open question.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has been one of our best players this season, as well as last season.

And he has been responsible for getting a number of our 35 points on the board with some great saves at critical times during our 29 league games we have completed.

And to think Martin cost only £4M from Sparta Prague – what a bargain this man has been for Newcastle – and we have signed him up until the summer of 2025, ao that’s great too.

Martin is a top professional always looking at how he can improve his play on the field.

Martin (shown above in action against Wolves) ) has talked to the Chronicle today about what he’s doing through the coronavirus lockdown:

“I remind myself by putting the gloves on my hands. It reminds me I am still a footballer.”

“Just so I can feel them and feel, ‘It’s okay, I’m still a goalkeeper!’”

“I’m watching games back now from the season, studying what we can do better.”

“I am trying to study what I can do better.” “I’m also watching the retro games (like the 5-0 vs Man United in 1996) but also those current games.”

“It’ll be emotional (when that return day comes), emotional to see the old faces again.”

“I am missing the game a lot.”

“I’ll be happy to be with them again soon, I think all the players are saying the same.”

“It is a historic moment, but the team are being active and staying in touch.”

“We are checking if each other are OK.”

“I can say myself I am missing them a lot, I miss the staff and coaches too, everyone.”

“I miss being on the pitch and this is a tough time.”

“It’s everywhere though and it’s not just about football now, there are more important things.”

“It is difficult but I try to stay positive.

This is a unique situation for everybody – nothing has happened like this in my lifetime – and I am now a really old geezer.

We all have to hang in there and do our best, and who knows when things start up again – be it for this season or next season – we may even have new owners.

Hope so.


Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Apr 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t worry Dubsy ya should have a better defence in front of you once this Fakeover never happens

  • The Wife

    Apr 11, 2020 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Is “open mic night” at the comedy club over?

  • toon22

    Apr 11, 2020 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Suppose it beats buggering off down south to plough fields

  • Bobbybee

    Apr 11, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Anybody heard of hydroxy chloroquine and zinc?
    In a test of 699 people it cured them all. (Fat Neil Warnock, it was a dummy Democrat who took the fish tank cleaner, not a Trump supporter). Facts matter.
    They don’t want a cure, they want a vaccine made by Bill Gates. A cure can get us back to normal. I can’t believe you dummies won’t do basic research, you’ll just sit there, waiting for the govt to save you. Bill Gates wants to reduce the world’s population by 90% – and he doesn’t mean him and his cronies. But no, you want him to save you ffs.

    https://youtu.be/P7LGGkay_xg I don’t know why I bother, but I do. You need to wake up.
    Death rates are exactly the same as every year. They’re just playing with statistics. If you die with this virus, they say you die OF the virus. It’s all BS.
    Hospitals are not overflowing. Those dying were going to die anyway. 99% of deaths in Italy had underlying problems and very old. Not my figures, theirs.
    Do you know Bill Gates never vaccinates his kids? Obviously you won’t know. You don’t care. Don’t you think that’s odd? He couldn’t fix viruses on computers and you’re gonna trust him with real viruses? You really can’t make this shit up.
    I know the video is an hour long and maybe beyond some attention spans, but try and watch it. Then follow up on it. MSM are lying to you. They always lie. How many takeovers have been nailed on? They lie on the back page, you think the front page is any different?
    You’re being controlled like cattle. Wake up.

  • geordietom

    Apr 11, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5



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