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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

  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #121


    Did you see that mcewans scotch advert I put on from the 80s. .

    Filmed in Newcastle. .


  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #122

    On Spurs it could be a funny one – will depend on which teams turn up for each side.

    W.ve had some good ( lucky ) results against them over the years especially away in high scoring games soemtimes.

    Can’t forget the (last)relegation season where we turned game on it’s head and I almost forgot we were down in the brilliant atmosphere after match and the love for Rafa being shown. First game back up we should have beaten them but for Kane gettng away with red card for doing Lejeune and Shelvey getting tricked by Ali into one.

    who knows – haven’t been able to shake off my depression after Brighton game yet

    great if we win or even draw but not baking on it

  • magscar

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #123

    wor las hasnow decided that on her first day of freedom she will go out for a car trip around local villages after all despite winter returning.

    Car needs it as getting essage on t the odd trips to clinics that 12V battery needs charging-hope it starts !

    later maybe

  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #124

    Can just see the arguments starting over breadgate now..

    Be a right bun fight…

    I’ll get me coat..

  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #125

    I googled Bruce cliches, and found this twitter post from a Villa fan saying exactly what a few have said here tonight. He calls it Bruce cliche bingo. I think I used the same phrase once.


    Bruce rolls out all the cliches here.

  • Wor B

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #126

    Fairy cakes at ten paces.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Apr 1, 2021 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #127

    @ Cyprus Nee way is Fraser 90″

    I’ll get me coa….


  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #128

    I watched a documentary the other week which followed Robson Green as he walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall.

    He stopped off in Corbridge (I think) and got a Ham and Pease pudding bun and as he ate it, he explained that Pease pudding was made from boiled chick peas – and added that his Gran used to make it.

    He really should have known better.

  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #129

    If Bruce and his punditry muppets think that everything is fine with Newcastle, then it is clear that there are over 50,000 Geordies that are suffering from Munchausen syndrome.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #130

    Moanster the Innocent – having a nice little poke to obviously cause a ruck. Cannot help himself.

    Give it a rest you dipstick/dork/drongo .

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #131

    oops forgot divvy.

  • Wor B

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #132

    Early lead for Tackle.

    And perhaps Steve Bruce suffers Munchausen by proxy.

  • Romford mag

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #133


    It’s like waiting for the bus mate , one arrives , and another one turn’s up as well !

  • Wor B

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #134

    The niblick calls.


  • TheTinman

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #135

    Anyone ignorant enough to prognosticate a Newcastle victory on Sunday should go and give their head a wobble!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #136

    Wor B,
    Close the running now, nothing can get close to that today.

  • Mund

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #137


    I asked Neil to pass my email onto you mate.

  • Mund

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #138

    Back to name calling on the blog eh 🙄

  • The Wife

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #139

    Hmm…I thought Wor B had put me in charge of ‘Word of the Day’ today.

    Or maybe I’m just discombobulated.


  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 1, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #140

    Ham and pease pudding with a dollop of Colman’s English. In a stottie or a bun. Treemendouso.
    It is up there with a pork and saveloy dip.
    Oh man.

  • Regan

    Apr 1, 2021 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #141

    Double egg n chips for me…

  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 1, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #142

    Ham and pease pudding is good, add beetroot it’s great. Just saying 😉

    Oh and yes, in Blackpool, buns are called barm cakes, no idea why, bloody silly if you ask me.

    And against Spurs, likely get pasted, as always hope we win.


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