Newcastle United have confirmed Matty Longstaff has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan. He has also signed a year-long extension to his current contract to 2023.
? Matty Longstaff has joined @AberdeenFC ?on a season-long loan.
Best of luck, @mattylobby48. ???
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 27, 2021
Here is the announcement from Aberdeen on their new midfielder.
? Welcome to Aberdeen, @mattylobby48!
? We are pleased to announce the midfielder will join the Club on a season-long loan from @NUFC
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) August 27, 2021
This is what former Newcastle midfielder and current Dons coach Stephen Glass said about Longstaff’s capture:
“For a young player, Matty has already played in a good number of high-profile games for a top club, against some of the biggest teams in England. We believe he is going to continue to make good progress here with us.
“We are pleased he has chosen Aberdeen to help him further his career, particularly as he had other high-profile options in England to consider.
“We’ve no doubt he will have a positive impact and will help us with the rest of our campaign.”
This is an excellent move for Matty, who will hopefully be taken care of by Glass. The 21-year-old needs consistent game time. He should now get that opportunity for a club that finished 4th in the Scottish Premiership last term.
101 comments so far
Aug 27, 2021 at 2:55 PMComment #1
Good luck to the lad
Aug 27, 2021 at 2:56 PMComment #2
Can we send the clown with him ?
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:03 PMComment #3
Just watched this Gary Neville and Roy Keane interview and really enjoyed it.
I’d be happy to take a punt on big Roy as our manager
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:12 PMComment #4
Shoulda been on loan last year.
No reason at all for Bruce to stop it.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:13 PMComment #5
“With Rafa there was always hope…
With Bruce there isn’t.
That’s the big difference.”
Truest post you ever wrote on here Bill, people from outside the area don’t have a clue the lift Raffa gave it and the football club or the damage Bruce continues to it,on a daily bases,
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:15 PMComment #6
Three best Newcastle managers in my lifetime – Keegan, Robson and Rafa, and Rafa the most decorated obviously. If you consider context, which you must, I don’t see how you don’t put Rafa up there in the same conversation with the two undisbuted greats.
Nicky, Im not comparing them as coaches. If Rafa is put in the same context as Keegan for contribution to NUFC, after the incredible effect KK, who adored out club ( and still does) had, them I’m afraid all logic is lost.
KK will always go down as one of THE great characters in the history of NUFC. one of the great, if not the greatest influences we have had. Rafa wont.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:16 PMComment #7
Liverpool took advantage of a flawed system signing Bobby Clark.
Ashley won’t like those words, it’s how he’s been getting half his players for 14years, frees and knowing cheap release clauses.
I disagree with Liverpool taking advantage, Clark was the year above me at school and he wasn’t stupid by any means.
He knows where his son is better off for his development and career.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:16 PMComment #8
OP nowt but pure spite from Bruce that is ,
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:21 PMComment #9
I agree, just didn’t want to say it.
Nice to see you posting.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:22 PMComment #10
Ah, the mental health abuser is back….
Aug 27, 2021 at 2:39 PM
How is that utter tripe? Fans aren’t in the main stupid.
We rated KK, SBR, Rafa. Why? Because they each had a vision of how NUFC could be and each of them strove to achieve that with everything they had.
Souness, Allardyce, Mclaren, Carver, Pardew (bar one season) and Bruce absolutely stunk the place out.
Most right thinking fans in the know would attest to that analysis.
You need to add imho to your comments as you obviously don’t speak for the vast majority. I guess you know that in reality but as someone said, you do like to poke the bear for whatever reason.
Rots, I rated Rafa too. Didnt want him gone, or especially exchanged for a man who managed Hull Wigan etc. I just never went with the hard core like you, who disputed every single slight negative that people like me brought up, and totally lost the context of my argument….ie that it is possible to want a manager here, and still ask serious questions of what he is doing etc.
Can you, or anyone, think of a manager in the history of the game, who achieved so relatively little ( with us) , who was put so far beyond criticism by his clubs fanbase.
Maybe Cloughie ? There again he was a tad more successful, so deserved the latitude !
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:23 PMComment #11
It was the most unbelievable joy that Newcastle Fans felt, the rapture and disbelief in our luck the day Rafa walked up the steps to St. James Park. To the utter and despair and sorrow at the news Bruce was going to take over.
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:24 PMComment #12
“particularly as he had other high-profile options in England to consider.”
So Steve Bruce did not know anything about any other options for Matty to go to on loan, but Stephen Glass does???
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:25 PMComment #13
Ah good old bitter Hibbitt….guys who are not living in the Toon dont get it….you’ve that old horseshiit before old bean. I hope our american irish Oz etc readers arent offended by your insularity.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:25 PMComment #14
Like winning the lottery, then finding out the ticket is in the washing machine
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:26 PMComment #15
More Bruce bullshit is uncovered
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:26 PMComment #16
The utter heartbreak.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:31 PMComment #17
I’m going to side with Carltoons opinion, she’s a passionate match going Nufc fan and knows better than you or me how the fans feel about Rafa.
I beleive Rafa will always have a place in her heart like SBR and Keegan and will for the vast Majority of Nufc fans.
You may not feel the same way which is your right, can we put a line under it now?
Who knows a player might cross it 😉
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:32 PMComment #18
Carltoons opinion @11
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:34 PMComment #19
Whilst we’re on about the great man.
I’d take the chance of contacting SBR via ouija board over Bruce.
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:35 PMComment #20
“people from outside the area don’t have a clue the lift Raffa gave it”
I take that to mean that as Geordies working, living and breathing alongside each other, there was a communal raising of the spirits that pervaded the air. Whereas, those supporters living elsewhere would not experience the same energy when popping down the shop for the papar for example.
Hardly zenophobic, but don’t let that stop you.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:36 PMComment #21
Transfer window closes Tuesday night?
Not that it matters much
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:37 PMComment #22
For me Joe Harvey deserves a mention in our greatest managers. Combined with his record as a player, he led us to European glory. We move forward to the Keegan years. What a buzz! Certainly, the best few years as a Newcastle fan. Robson joined us a few years too late, but he created a fine side. Since then?
A series of poor managers, average ones and then Rafa. He cannot be rated in our folklore alongside the three mentioned above, not because of his ability, but he was not given the tools to do the job.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:43 PMComment #23
Aye, that pretty much sums it up right there
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:43 PMComment #24
I’d bet my left…, backed Rafa would’ve ended the trophy drought.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:45 PMComment #25
Rafa had to go because expectations were starting to rise.
Simple as that.
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:55 PMComment #26
So, the Willock deal has installed payments therefore Bruce is better than Rafa at pleading with Ashley.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:55 PMComment #27
There’s nowt wrong with hibbit’s post. I think he’s probably correct as I’ve been to a lot of places in the world and met Toon fans not originally from the area.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:59 PMComment #28
Good comment OP at 17 and i appreciate the lack of aggro etc , but then think back to the effect of Keegan…the QPR game….David Kellys goal….Dave Kelly v Grimsby….the belief…the confidence….how he loves nufc…taking on Man U etc
Different times of course, but all that is relevant, is what was done. what legacy they left, their effect on history.
As Snowdone said….Joe Harvey too….KK….Bobby….these are the bedrocks of our faith….and Supermac…Milburn….Moncur…Shearer….
I just refuse to put a bloke who did a solid job, and got us to mid table, even in trying times, remotely in that category of club legend, and I’ll bet most dont, even allowing for the horrible club times we live it.
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:59 PMComment #29
*in , not it.
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:01 PMComment #30
On the basis of the discussion about managers of the ilk of Sir Bobby, Keegan and Rafa.
Who is there these days of the same calibre who could command the good ship NUFC?
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:07 PMComment #31
Munster if those fans are as thick and as intransigent as you i wont really be caring what they think,
but i have more faith in our worldwide fan base being able to read the benefits to the club and city that Rafa brought with him, than i do in a shit stirring bigoted prick like you ,
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:09 PMComment #32
I’d take a manager who would ensure the caterers did a roll & Lorne sausage at the ground pal.
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:10 PMComment #33
When you go from the potential of marble lined piazzas of the northern Adriatic to the Granite City of the Caledonian coast……thats Brucey.
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:15 PMComment #34
The steak slice should be provided also!
chancel be a fine thing
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:17 PMComment #35
Adam, re Jones/Bruce tactics/formation from this morning. (Just started catch up).
My take is Jones prefered formation is 442 with diamond midfield and split strikers; playing a high press. We played this formation the first 2 games after Jones’ arrival, the first with Jones shouting instruction from the technical area, the second with Jones banished to the dugout and Bruce, in the technical area, standing like a lemon pulling faces.
The games were more exciting to watch, but our press was often bypassed which led to some desperate defensive situations
My take is that Bruce desired a more solid defence and the 532 compromise was taken up, but without the high press.
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:20 PMComment #36
I think the education system must have overlooked you Hibbitt. The rest of us can disagree and discuss, but you have to get personal and nasty. Oh well, what to expect from narrow minded, dim witted old fool eh?
Not another deJong
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:21 PMComment #37
On this evidence you would have to say Mouctar Diakhaby loves defending and would be less than £10m
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:22 PMComment #38
Chancel you’re probably right. Certainly judging by the West Ham game, the press was gone.
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:25 PMComment #39
That’s more or less my interpretation too Chancel.
chancel be a fine thing
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:26 PMComment #40
I don’t think Jones has ever really had a fair crack of the whip playing his system
When he took over at Luton???, the team had just had back to back promotions, so he was effectively playing at championship level with a league 2 squad.
I think under Bruce/Ashley, relegation is inevitable sooner or later and I would personally rather see Bruce sacked and Jones given full reign with a pre-season to prepare. Have his methods coached at all levels throughout the club so that youngsters already know their role when brought into the first team.
I’d rather be a yo-yo with identity.