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It’s A No-Brainer To Ink This Rejuvenated Magpie To A New Contract



Before Joe Willock started banging in late goals, there was another Magpie who had some key late-game heroics to rescue points this season.

Early in the campaign, Jacob Murphy whipped in a beautiful free-kick with just minutes remaining after Wolves had taken a late lead. It wasn’t the only time Jacob would come through for Newcastle.

In December against West Brom, Murphy came on as a second-half substitute to deliver an inch-perfect cross which Dwight Gayle headed in late in that match to get what turned out to be our last win for a couple of months.


Murphy contributed another dramatic assist against Aston Villa in early March. Jacob came off the bench late with another perfect cross into the box. This time it was Jamaal Lascelles who headed the ball in for a point in the dying seconds.

The 26-year-old has spent much of this season in and out of the team. Though that’s changed over the last four matches as Bruce reverted to a 5-3-2 bringing Murphy, Matt Ritchie, and Sean Longstaff into the fold.

Murphy has kept his place with some excellent performances including a massive equalizer at Burnley, a match which Allan Saint-Maximin went on to see that Newcastle won.

Jacob has returned to Newcastle after spending the bulk of the last two seasons out on loan to the Championship. While he’s not a guaranteed starter, he’s had a big impact on this team this season.

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle and Murphy are set for talks over a new contract once safety is confirmed. There have been recent claims that his current deal doesn’t expire until 2022 and that is backed by this report.

The article also says that Watford are planning a £6m bid for the winger this summer. The Hornets have already attained automatic promotion on their first try. Burnley and Southampton are credited with an interest as well.

It’s a no-brainer at this point to get Jacob signed up on a new deal. You’ll not find a better replacement for £6m and he’s proven to be a very solid squad player with a flair for the dramatic.

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464 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail
    Are we talking about the same thing.
    I’m on about duolingo.

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  • Asi Fish

    Apr 28, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Need to keep Murphy, is proving to be a valuable player who can run and whip the ball in.
    Popping up with a goal is always good too.

    People on twitter saying the contract is already done and will be announced once we are safe………..although others are saying the same about the takeover lol

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  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #3

    We can’t afford to dish out new contracts for the likes of Murphy when there’s bigger fish to fry. There’s Carroll to sort out – he’s got to be paid for doing nowt

    3
  • SuperShearer

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I won’t link to it for fear of upsetting those who remain positive but there was a thread the other day on Twitter by a legal-eyed person who essentially mapped out why the PL will be confident of winning arbitration because the proposed owners of Newcastle actually fail the Owners & Directors test on quite a few fronts.

    We need to get to safety then we need to find a way of getting MA out of our club, thankfully he wants out but whether we can find a willing buyer is another thing.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Asi,
    Cheers, unlucky mate I was shite-ing myself over Vardy banging, my H2H at work had got double clean sheet and like you had Perria on the Sunday, it all hinged on Vardy. Wow, that hasn’t half opened up the league, my money is on Belbulben he’s on fire.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Jaf,
    Yes, duolingo, I’m not sure how you can think you don’t know what you are doing. It’s really quite simple.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Adamn_92,
    Local knowledge will always prevail, you’re right, it was the Nestle factory, not sure where I got Cadbury’s from. I suppose they’re both quite chocolatey 😀

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Duolingo is definitely simple but probably not for simpletons.

    Hahahaha —- another corker.

    4
  • Regan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Hibbitt..
    A quick heads up mate..

    If your family like to have lunch out there’s a place called “The squinting cat” on the outskirts of harrogate..
    Amazing choice of meals at good price and absolutely great with kids of all ages..
    They even have like a wacky warehouse type thing with ball ponds…and a nice beer garden..
    One of the town’s little gems..

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry about the non footy related post..

    2
  • Romford mag

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Regan

    Just heard they’re closing the wotsit factory !!

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Whaaaat..

    2
  • Romford mag

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #13

    😆

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Supershearer

    It might be worse posting that you’ve seen something rather than just putting a link to it and letting us decide which way to take it. There’s folk that will just label you as an ITK.

    I for one would like to hear his insight, especially if it’s from a professional point of view – makes a change from guesses from the lay journalists.

    Go on, just do it.

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #15

    You tinker you….lol..

    2
  • Romford mag

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Had you worried for a minute there 😉

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Super Shearer.

    Put that link up please, I’d like to have a look later or tomorrow.

    Can’t really form a real opinion without all the facts, no doubt there’s stuff in the article that’s been ignored by many or simply not mentioned.

    We can have a Jack Nicholson moment, those who “can’t handle the truth” can skip over it..

    Cheers in advance, I’ll look at it when I have a mo.

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Regan the sons wife is Harrogate born and breed,
    but i’ll pass that on, many thanks,

    2
  • onmeedsun

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Carltoon
    Your comment about the way the gooners got shot of Wenger. Absolutely correct, but we didn’t cover ourselves in glory when SBR was eased out by that idiot Shepherd. Shooting Bambi and all that. The lack of continuity planning, when Keegan and SBR left has cost our club years of progress. But our fans have contributed to some of this, especially with SBR.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Lesh,

    It seems BJ and dodgy Domm aren’t pals anymore.

    Dodgy Domm might not get to the committee thing though, dodgy eyes and all that 🙂

    1
  • SuperShearer

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21

    @Tackle – fair enough mate. His bio says he’s Law Lecuturer and researcher and that he’s an NUFC Fan…. Link below.

    Crucially he’s commenting on the copyright issue – ie, piracy – which could allow the PL to deny them the takeover.

    https://twitter.com/TheZachet/status/1386776311423815682

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  • onmeedsun

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Carltoon
    And you’re correct. We are not yet safe. Losing 5 in a row is possible for any of the teams around us, and we don’t want it to be us. Let’s get the points now as we do not want to bank on anything in the final 2 games.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #23

    onmeedsun,
    The same type of fan bitched and moaned that Rafa wasn’t good enough. What can you do about it.

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  • Regan

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Hibbitt..
    No problem..

    Hope they got moved in ok..

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  • SuperShearer

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Just for the record… I would NEVER claim to be ITK about anything Newcastle related.

    I do have a few contacts at Arsenal that have allowed me to win a few cheeky bets from time to time but even some of them have been touch and go.

    1
  • Asi Fish

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail – yeah I banked on Vardy but Perria & Martinelli were my wild cards ha ha
    Good win mate and like you say the league is well open.

    I’ve been punching and riding on beginners luck so cue the free fall lol

    Brilliant game but so hard at times.

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  • onmeedsun

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail
    Seems to be very few managers in our history (last 50 years) that were supported unconditionally by the fans, even local Geordies.
    Keegan, SBR, Roeder, Shearer, Hughton and Rafa. No one else.

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #28

    The PIF will fail due to privacy only if they’re proven to be the Saudi state in arbitration.

    The Saudi state did the piracy, if PIF are deemed the Saudi state then the EPL has grounds to fail the PIF in O+D test.

    We already know this though don’t we?

    4
  • JohnJ

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #29

    I just want us to be at least 4 points ahead of Fulham when we go to Craven Cottage……

    It would be unbearable to watch if we needed a win at that stage in proceedings!

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #30

    onmeedsun,
    I hope you’re not counting Carver in that 😮

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Murphy is benefiting from regular games in a row in a settled position

    Rafa and Bruce (until recently) never used him for 3 or 4 games in a row so he could never really build up the confidence to do his thing

    Looks really quality now skinned Robertson quite a few times last time out who is arguably the best left back in the league

    Get him signed up and make him first choice for that role next season with Manquillo the backup and get Krafth shifted out

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Supershearer

    Cheers for the link.

    Interesting take, he is trying to look into the piracy issues that may come back to haunt the takeover.
    People are trying to turn the conversation to the question of separation and the arbitration case.

    Most interesting thing for me – where he says the O&D test had not even begun – why? – because they never decided on who the directors were to be, so you cannot do a directors test on an unknown director.

    He finishes by saying that the arbitration will help to get through the O&D – BUT not the piracy issues – which, although Saudi and Bein have made peace, Saudi were still implicit in the piracy and would fail some of the rules of the PL Handbook.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #33

    SSN using SBR’s poem/speech about what is a club. Got goosebumps 😥

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Uncertain T/W

    What if PiF was the money behind Beout TV ?

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  • JohnJ

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Who was Newcastle United’s worst Manager???

    In my opinion and we’ve had a few duff ones it was……

    Gordon Lee

    I’ve never forgiven him for selling Malcolm MacDonald to Arsenal!!!

    6
  • WWSBRD

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Makes sense to keep Murphy for a bit longer, alright squad player and as we wont be spending much money in the summer no way to replace him.

    Willock on another loan will be the only way we are getting him back so I doubt that will happen, West Ham will buy him and we will be left scrambling in the loan market again or hoovering up the free agents akin to Hendrick

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  • Chewingtoon

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Despite what people say about him, I would absolutely love it if Carroll had some game time, picked up a bit of form and banged in a few goals as a final farewell. Cement his place in Geordie lore like Gutierrez a few seasons back. He’s got the passion for the shirt and adds a big presence

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #38

    John J

    Got to be in order of duffness – Ruud Gullit, John Carver and Steve McClaren

    2
  • lesh

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    SuperShearer

    Sorry, but that thread’s saying nowt we don’t already know.

    And, ask yourself if this guy, the law lecturer’s any good, why is he likely earning a pittance lecturing when there’s money to be made practicing law?

    4
  • Chewingtoon

    Apr 28, 2021 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Once again about wilock. Ashley isn’t going to pay a big fee for him. Other clubs will. I think he only spent the money on Joe as big f u to us as people were complaining about not breaking the transfer fee. I feel it was to spite us. “There you go you got what you wished for”

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