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Newcastle Goalkeeper Responds To Harsh Criticism Of Premier League Players

Newcastle’s star goalkeeper has said today that it was always the intention of Newcastle players to make a contribution to the NHS during this model coronavirus pandemic.

Every player at Newcastle is making a contribution that will go to the NHS, to help them out during the pandemic.

It’s not surprising the players were annoyed by comments made last week from health secretary Matt Hancock, who said the PL players were not playing their part to help out in this pandemic.

This is what Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock had said last week when he criticized the Premier League players:

“I think everybody needs to play their part in this national effort and that means Premier League footballers too,”

“The sacrifices people are making, include some of my colleagues in the NHS, who have made the ultimate sacrifice and gone into work and caught the disease and have sadly died.”

“I think the first thing Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution; take a pay cut and play their part.”

It turns out there had been a delay in the announcement from Newcastle on their contribution to the NHS.

This is what Newcastle’s star goalkeeper (shown above) has said in the Chronicle today:

“I am just glad we are in a position where we can help. As football players, we definitely want to do that.”

“It has always been a question of when and where we will put this money.”

“I am glad that the players had the conversation and it’s important at the same time to support.”

“At the same time, I have to say please stay at home and stay safe.”

“This is a difficult time for all the people around the world.”

“At the same time football is not the most important thing, it is the health and we need to stay responsible.”

It’s not surprising people are getting frustrated during this pandemic when people have to stay at home day after day during the lockdown.

We’ll just have to hang in there – better days are ahead.

Stay safe.

Comments are welcome.

15 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Apr 13, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #1


    Maybe Neville knows something about the sale;)

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 13, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Pretty sure that Matty will be offered £20k plus elsewhere, I’d hold out for at least that if I were him.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Instead of going after Prem players maybe the press could look at Amazon etc, see if they fancy chipping in.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4


    Aye that was a proviso I had in mind as I was writing my comment, I’m still not very optimistic though!! 🙁

  • hibbit

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Bill i’m with you i think £20k is the number, and i think he’ll have had plenty offers of that amount,

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Be funny if they did allow fans in to watch games but still insisted on social distancing, ie two or three empty seats between each spectator!!!!

  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail, previous@30…backed by the Ruskies??

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Any enforced change to players wages would constitute a Change in Contract and therefore allow players to walk away from clubs. As players are transferable assets to clubs, they will not willing let them leave for free.

  • G

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Wow, the criticism of Matty L this morning are staggering? If you think he is nothing just take a look at the quality of club he is being linked with. Its the likes of Juventus he is linked with, not the likes of Leyton Orient FFS!

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #10


    Them down the road could then claim a full house.

  • hibbit

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    i personal think China has lied every step of the way about this virus, and still are on a daily bases.

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #12

    OP; good point. The government should ensure these huge multinational companies with massive profits pay their dues.

  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Hibbit, I was going to raise the subject of human rights… but the Chinese don’t have any

  • jazzyp

    Apr 13, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #14


    All sites around here closed 3 week ago..Yet there building a massive Amazon factory in the same area which has stayed open throughout.
    What’s that about??

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 13, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Guaranteed delivery date?!!


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