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Magpie Scores Again On International Duty As He Hopes To Impress During Newcastle’s Final Run



After scoring in Scotland’s 1-1 draw at Isreal over the weekend, Ryan Fraser found the net again last night as Scotland downed the Faroe Islands 4-0 for their first win in World Cup Qualifying. They also drew 2-2 at Austria last week in which Ryan did not play.

Fraser starred in a new role for his country last night. Scotland head coach Steve Clark asked the 26-year-old to play right wing-bac. It worked wonders as Scotland kept a clean sheet and Ryan headed in their final goal of the night.

After the match, Ryan gave an interview about the big win. It can be seen in this YouTube video.

One of the first questions posed to Fraser was about playing right wing-back as Scotland were set up in a 3-5-2. This is what Ryan said about playing in the slightly unfamiliar role:

“I ain’t played right wing-back in about four years if I’m going to be honest. So when the gaffer asked me to do it, I’ll play anywhere he wants me to play.

“I think that’s why we’re doing so well. It’s because everyone wants to play for the manager and when you want to play for the manager, you’ll do anything for him. You’ll run through brick walls for him.

“When he asked me to play right wing-back, it was never going to be no. So I just gave it my all and, obviously, I’m just happy to get the goal and the win at the end of the day.

“I’ve never said it but I’m buzzing to get the clean sheet as well, which I never thought I’d say as well. It’s nice.”

Those are some interesting comments from Ryan about running through brick walls for his manager. That is precisely what will be required from Newcastle over the next nine matches for us to survive. If not for the manager, then at least for the club and its fans.

A follow-up response from Ryan did reveal that he has Newcastle on his mind. He was later asked about Scotland’s next match, which will be during this summer’s European Championships against the Czech Republic.

The winger was not thinking that far ahead just yet. This was Fraser’s response when asked if he felt playing in The Euros in June would be an incredible occasion:

“Yes, 100%. I need to try and get there first. We’ve still got, what is it, nine games or something like that, the rest of the season, two-and-a-half months.

“I need to try and go back and play and do well, and hopefully, the manager picks me.

“I don’t want to just come along. I want to be in the starting eleven for that first game in the summer so I’ll do everything I can.”

Fraser has made 22 appearances for Newcastle so far this season with a goal and 3 assists. However, starts have been hard to come by. While he has started the last three matches since Allan Saint-Maximin was injured, that only brought his total number of starts in the league to 9.

Ryan should get another shot on Sunday against Tottenham with Allan likey only to return as a substitute. Newcastle could certainly use some goals from Ryan over the last nine matches. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot more from him in the coming weeks.

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142 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Buns in Baps out ๐Ÿ˜€ …

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  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Maybe wanting to get in Eoro’s squad will see him hit form at right time for us.

    if he’ll run through brick walls for Clarke just wait until Bruce shows him how a real man manager operates – watch out Spurs

    2
  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Another big miss is the North Shields Fish Quay Festivals over late May Bank Holiday weekend.

    being Tyneside (literally) could be red hot or freezing cold – still t-shirt weather regardless of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Can`t blame Carroll for leaving, his better days are over but Bruce won`t play him regardless how shite we are.

    Aye Tom, i might just nip down to Dickson`s a get a large saveloy dip with all the trimmings ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t beat baps ..

    Bit of sausage in there…

    And lashings of Tommy k sauce..

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    regan …

    im guessing your a bap man ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Carson80

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Regan that sounds like a Barney Rubble.

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #9

    REGAN ,,,

    what i mean before anyone picks that up the wrong way , is that what they call them where you come from ?…

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    It would be so Toon to sack Bruce on April Fool’s Day and no-one believed them.

    10
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    carson …

    where you from mate if you dont mind me asking

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  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    Gonna have to change the subject..

    Feel another ban coming on….

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    think i better shut up as well mate …

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Rolls Tom lad..

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #15

    but saying that they are buns ๐Ÿ˜€

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #16

    REGAN …

    rolls :rolls:

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    rolls doon sooth like …

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  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m still a stottie man but basic Ham and Peae Pudding – nowt fancy

    Down here in North Yorkshire cn’t get either even at local Greggs – but can get a reasonable Pease Pudding in a tub at Lidl I believe

    Once all this is over and we can travel outside area am looking forward to ralatives visiting ( and bringing in supplies)

    In talking about stotties to some locals they seemed to think they were what they termed Oven Bottoms ( not wanting to get into all this innuendo) bu they are nowhere near the proppa delicacy

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #19

    welcome to the blog , please feel free to join in on the big bread debate ๐Ÿ˜€

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #20

    magscar…

    ASDA sell pease pudding in a tin , warning dont try it its minging …

    3
  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Micky

    Sometimes being a Toon fan is like being in a Groundhog April Fools day ;-(

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #22

    magscar…

    ham , pease pudding with beetroot on a stottie for me mate …

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  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Loved my stotties when I lived in the land of the beautiful people..

    Wasn’t keen on peas pudding though…

    0
  • Carson80

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #24

    GeordieTom I currently live in Driffield in East Yorkshire.
    Used to live in a small village called Stargate near Ryton and Blaydon but we had to move because of my dad’s job, been down here since 1995.

    3
  • Carson80

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #25

    GeordieTom that sandwich was one of my favourites as well.

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  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Tom

    never tried that addition but i do like with cheese and fish fingers (gourmet that I am) so worth a go I think.

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Nice little place driffield..

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #28

    carson …

    stargate loved that show mate …

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  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #29

    magscar…

    nowt wrong with that mate its up to you what you hoy on your stottie …

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  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #30

    carson …

    its crap living away from the north east mate cant get proper food like ๐Ÿ˜€

    3
  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Regan

    Aye not everyone enjoys pease pudding ( locals around here are very sceptical at the thought of such delicacy0

    For my part I’m neither a Savaloy fan nor Black Puddng – although the latter is of course is not confined to Tyneside

    1
  • Carson80

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Regan thought you might have been here, seen on here you get to Pocklington and Howden.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Regan …
    you and carson are almost neighbours …

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Tom.,
    I’d say its about 50 mile..

    A nice drive to get there though..

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  • Carson80

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #35

    GeordieTom I miss home alot, I live here but it’s not my home, whenever I go back home the hairs stand up on my neck because I know it’s where I belong but just at this moment in time I cannot go back to live there.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Praise was not in short supply for Kieran Tierney after he provided three assists from centre-back in an eye-opening display as Scotland beat Faroe Islands 4-0.

    Now there’s a player we were linked with.
    One of the missing 5,000 we could have signed.
    Mind a successfully run club, with 52,000 fans in SJP , playing in Europe and challenging in the top 4 of the league with a class a manager like Pep, and an owner with ambition might have persuaded him.

    Maybe next time.

    5
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Twitter:

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me.
    Fool me daily for 13 years, call me a Newcastle season ticket holder.

    14
  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #38

    Magscar..

    Not a lot of people know this..,.

    But…I’m a wotsits kinda guy..

    1
  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Carson

    I think you appeared on one of my sojourns from Blog and i thought for some reason (maybe your moniker) that you were an Irish blogger

    In fact you’re not far from where I am on outskirts of Scarborough

    2
  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Regan

    What a coming out – good job it’s quiet on here

    1


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