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Who Did Our Readers Select As The Best Player At Arsenal?

Despite a difficult draw at the defending FA Cup holders Arsenal, Newcastle put in a very good performance on Saturday. The lads worked hard, kept Arsenal in check, and created a few excellent chances. Then extra time came around, and Newcastle just couldn’t hold on.

The Gunners found a second gear that Newcastle couldn’t match in extra time. The end result was a disappointing but far from condemnable 2-0 early exit from the FA Cup. However, there were plenty of positives to take from the performance.

Despite being completely anemic in front of goal in the first 45 minutes, Newcastle had the better chances in the second half. There was also a genuine commitment to playing higher up the pitch while defensively the lads really frustrated Arsenal.

This match will most likely be remembered as the debut of Elliot Anderson, who came on with 10 minutes left in normal time. He is a very promising youngster who didn’t look out of place at all in a very tense setting.

Last year’s Player of the Season, Martin Dubravka, also made his first appearance of the campaign. Dubravka was in fine form making some excellent saves. It really is a toss-up as to who is the number one keeper at the moment though Darlow deserves to keep his place.

However, there was one Magpie who stood out at both ends of the pitch. You can hardly mistake him as he stands 6’5″ with a ponytail. Andy Carrol was immense yesterday. While a striker is paid to score goals, Andy did everything but at the Emirates.

Carroll played with a possessed passion at both ends of the pitch but ultimately just couldn’t convert any of his chances. He’ll be as disappointed as anybody with the missed opportunities. However, his performance embodied what we expect from this squad.

Andy has easily topped our poll as the best player in the defeat at Arsenal. In the midst of a frustrating season, he reminded us that he still has a role to play for his hometown club.

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90 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #81

    Should be a presser from Bruce today and hopefully we’ll gets some news on Wilson.

  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #82

    Many many times posters have tried to be civil with some on here for it to only turn back into bitterness and arguments.

    We are grown men it’s not a youth club.

    If it’s so hard then just ignore said posters and chat with others you get along with.

    Be the bigger man or lady and lead with respect.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #83

    We need some news quick on what’s happening with this GW, nobody knows yet which fixtures are going ahead.

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 11, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #84


    Iv told you go with 4 players and a -4 hit.

    I wont have a clue how to beat that, the Bruceball of the FF world.

  • Adamn_92

    Jan 11, 2021 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #85

    Well said Neil, sorry you had to post on here and apologies from me personally. Don’t mean this to start another argument, but I accept i’ve been involved in a few back and forths, whilst trying to keep it civil, I know it hasn’t always been. Will keep any squabbles, disagreements or debate strictly football based and non-personal. I’ve apologised and offered apologies to those who feel i’ve upset them or such before, so again i’ll send those apologies out. Let’s see this as the line in the sand, move on and keep it football related here on out.

  • magicmac54

    Jan 11, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #86

    Well said Neil

    Lads and Lassie`s its time we all stopped being rude and offensive to other people on this fine blog, we are all Newcastle United fans after all, we should never ever try isolate fellow toon fans or make cheap silly jokes about them, we should always try to treat people the way we like to be treated we respect, personally ive never had a problem with anyone on this blog, i give my opinion and leave it at that, lets all just cut out the silly point scoring and enjoy this brilliant blog fellow toon fans. Adamn 92 That was a brilliant post by you young man, its showed empathy and maturity, your a great young gentleman.

  • The Rev.Jim

    Jan 11, 2021 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #87

    I know who needs to learn R.E.S.P.E.C.T. ,and look in the mirror.
    You must be bum chums with Neil not to ever had a ban.
    I stopped posting because of you two Klay twins,always causing aggro.

  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #88

    Lead by example Rev


    Enjoy your day take care

  • The Rev.Jim

    Jan 11, 2021 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #89

    I practice what I preach. ?

    “You know the really great thing about television? If something important happens, anywhere in the world, night or day… you can always change the channel.”

  • The Rev.Jim

    Jan 11, 2021 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #90

    ? ? 😉 🙂 do these work ????


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