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Players, Management And Staff in Good Spirits – Takeover Not Affecting Us

Isaac Hayden has been with us since the summer of 2016 when Rafa Benitez went to meet the then Arsenal player somewhere just north of London.

After the meeting, Isaac said he wanted to desperately sign for Newcastle and did.

He’s been an outstanding player for us in both the Championship and in the Premier League.

His performance against Sheffield United in the comeback game was tremendous, and he seemed to be here, there and everywhere.

Isaac put in a transfer request two years ago after his first baby was born to his fiance.

He wanted to be closer to them in the south-west, but that situation may have changed, although, with the three-month break, we really don’t know much about his personal situation.

But he can get even better at Newcastle as a player, if we can sign him up to a new deal to stay at the club.

He’s been with us through thick and thin and loves playing for Newcastle.

So we hope his personal circumstances can be solved for all concerned because he’s highly rated and appreciated by the Newcastle faithful.

Isaac has been talking about how the squad and management have reacted to the long-standing takeover attempt by Amanda Staveley.

If it is successful, it will change everything at the club for the better.

But Isaac (shown above earlier this season) has his feet firmly on the ground as he said this – as reported in the Chronicle today:

“I can’t speak for the other lads, but I think the performances when we switched to a back-four before the lockdown and obviously the performances since we’ve been back – I don’t think anyone’s been affected that I can see.”

“We’ve had a good performance against Sheffield United, a second-game syndrome, leggy performance against Villa.”

“But still got a half-decent result – and then we’re playing arguably one of the best sides in Europe.”

“The lads have been training well, we’ve been in good spirits. The manager and the staff have been in good spirits.”

“I think it’s just a case that it’s out of our hands, we can’t really influence anything so there’s no point getting frustrated about it.”

“We’ve just got to do our job which is to win football matches for Newcastle.”

Some mature comments there from Isaac, who has emerged as a leader at Newcastle over the last four years.

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27 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    There’s loads of strange cars parked at SJP
    I thought they could belong to the players
    However they are going by air not coach

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Hayden wanted a transfer to be closer to his family in the south west? I wonder if he was thinking of Yeovil or Torquay when he handed that request in. There’s really not much choice down here…

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Ohhhh and with what OP said might have an announcement after game…..pleaseeeee

  • lesh

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4


    Did the club not make the car park available to NHS workers?

  • lesh

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Debbie Harry 75? Sheesh time flies

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    greedy americans

  • Jib

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Watching Aussie Rules on BT2
    Port Adelaide vs West Coast
    Having no crowd there doesn’t
    stop them knocking lumps off each other

  • Mattroge

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Didn’t realise King was a doubt for tonight as well. Hopefully he doesn’t play. As it stands I do think we are safe but wouldn’t mind a point just to tip us onto 40.

  • geordietom

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10


    As a septuagenarian, I’m allowed to disclose that information!

  • Swanny

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11


    It’s a cracking game Aussie Rules.

    Eagles are a Perth Club and successful, close to a membership of 90000.

    I have memberships to the Fremantle Dockers, they are not successful….55000 members

    I’m a glutton for punishment eh


  • DaveD1000

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    you old gits always banging on about age 🙂

  • hibbit

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    burst by bubble Ron , i used to drool after her, not quite the same now at 75 😉

  • martoon

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron Knee – unbelievable that Debbie Harry is 75 – straying off football but when people think of Blondie it’s mostly her but actually they were a brilliant band with great musicians (I think OLG will testify to that).

  • #cans

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Not sure it was a half decent result against villa – they are in serious relegation trouble for a reason …
    On people saying Carroll has vast EPL experience …
    He’s been okay for us but it shows how poor our current crop is when we have to rely on a 2nd rate striker based on goals return.
    15 seasons out of a total of 570 EPL games over , he’s started 129 games and had 97 sub appearances averaging a goal every 10 games his club has played
    NUFC. 56 appearances 14 goals ( all in first spell)
    Bindippers 44 apps 6 goals
    Wetspam 138 apps 34 goals

    That’s a pitiful return for a beast of a striker – only thing he can probably teach Linton is how to spend time in physio room
    If he wasn’t a Geordie we would be slating him for sure

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    I loved Patricia Arquette from the days of True Romance (quality movie) and was one of my faves since….

    Then i saw her in Escape from Dannemora i was like wtf happened…

    still go there tho

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    her sister was a sort aswell

  • #cans

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Mind – heard she said the same about you 😀

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    true, but he is what we have and I would bet,if he stays fit, he will make more of a contribution than Joe.

  • #cans

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #20

    DaveD1000 – sadly I agree 🙁

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #21


    True Romance, classic.

    the Dennis Hopper / Christopher Walken scene is still one of my favourites.

  • giimps

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    The big lad is not just a goalscorer ( not even that this season)
    He causes mayhem in the opposition box, if you get support up to him he will get assists too, this is mainly the area of his game that big joe could learn ( as well as his positional play and how to use his pace and strength effectively in the prem)

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #23


    i wouldn’t mind a tag team of Rossana and Patricia

  • Insh'Allah

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    geordietom, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:51 AM, Comment #9

    Shows Studio 54, if you can, have a look for the documentary on that club – was a bit different that’s for sure.

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #25

    Mate how good is it GP

    Christopher Walker one of my all time faves brilliant have you saw King of New York? with Laurence Fishburne

    Dennis Hopper legend as well Easy Rider brilliant

    and strong mention for Gary Oldman as the pimp unreal and great actor

  • Mund

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #26


  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #27

    All Toon-prayers, now once more pray, pray evil away let this be our day, day 1.
    #Miracles of Saint James


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