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Keeping This Magpie Fit Is Crucial Until Reinforcements Can Be Added



The key to Newcastle’s survival this season could be keeping Callum Wilson fit. The striker has been in fantastic form this season with 4 goals in his 5 matches played. He scored arguably his best goal in a black and white shirt at Crytal Palace yesterday.

Here it is once again.

That world-class finish helped Newcastle get a point and stop a two-game losing streak. While it’s debatable whether the overall performance deserved a point, the lads grafted the entire match but it took just a moment of class to get the result.

After the match, Graeme Jones was asked about Wilson and his goal when he spoke to NUFC TV. Here is a bit of what Jones said about the 29-year-old:

“For me, he’s the best matchday finisher I’ve worked with.

“In training, Cal’s an outstanding professional. He’s fine in training but when he’s playing in front of a crowd something stimulates him, his mentality is exceptional for it.

“He’s got that Newcasle mentality when it really matters. His goal today was pure talent. It was outstanding.”

Wilson started this season with 2 goals in his first 3 matches. The quick start was interrupted by the thigh injury he suffered against Southampton in August. Aided by two international breaks, the 29-year-old only missed three matches despite his injury being a serious one.

Wilson’s return coincided with the start of Newcastle’s new era. He has contributed the only two goals since the new owners took over. While the performances haven’t been there, Callum’s ability to get goals out of nowhere will be crucial until the squad can be strengthened in January.

Jones, and our next manager, will be relying heavily on the 29-year-old until the winter window opens and beyond. Keeping Callum fit will be critical until another quality striker can be brought in.

Jones added the following about the importance of having a fit Callum Wilson:

“Huge, but I think he’s still working towards that. What he didn’t do is let us down off the ball at any stage.

“He’s played two games in maybe 8 weeks. He’s a fit boy, he looks after himself, and he’s a good professional. Hopefully, touch wood, he’ll stay fit.”

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374 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #1

    #111
    IrishRob
    Let’s hope Liverpool let rip.
    Salha hasn’t even warmed up yet.

    Of course the tourists in the ground won’t abuse Ole because most of them don’t know who he is.

    The last remaining football fans in that area are blue.

    7
  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Is it 3 yet?

    0
  • SholaShow

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s the duty of anybody here who is on Twitter, to bombard the inevitable Man U fan fallout from this game with #BruceIn to get it trending 😆

    20
  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    lochinvar

    thought they spoke chinese 🙂 😉

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    SholaShow

    great idea

    2
  • catchy in norway

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Ok, a question about fantasy League,. Why is Sala a MF player when he is a forward and ASM a forward when he is a MF player.

    Is it the club’s that register them in these positions

    1
  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Rondon and Rafa getting some stick at Everton.

    Mitro scores twice for Fulham.

    Just can’t keep the NUFC links out of the headlines.

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Neil, which one you on about keeping fit?… the photo consists of Wilson and Lascelles…..just jesting.. in know you mean Lascelles

    0
  • Scythe

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Catchy

    The people who run the FPL decide which players are midfielders or forwards. They do make some strange choices sometimes.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    catchy,
    It’s the way they line up but ASM hasn’t lined up as a forward so a bit controversial.

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    I reckon a new manager will have Almiron as the no 10 with Wilson up front it makes so much sense it amazes me Bruce rarely did it

    A no 10 these days isn’t always about vision you need a guy who will be in defenders faces tackle and then play a pass forward to Wilson that’s Miggy

    Then I would have ASM on the left with Murphy on the right pacy and direct wingers who can cause issues either side

    2
  • lochinvar

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Crownprince
    Naughty, but I like it as its a true fact and that’s OK.

    1
  • Scythe

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Man U supporters booing their own team after only twenty minutes? Tut tut, that’s not allowed, is it? We’re not allowed to give Bruce some stick but they can have a go at their team that costs hundreds of millions?

    Yet more hypocrisy.

    21
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #14

    catchy,
    Not sure if I mentioned it but I’m ranked 2.1K in the world.

    6
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m not suggesting Manures defending is atrocious, but I can’t see the jumpers for goal posts

    3
  • Scythe

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Damn it Mo, that should have been three…

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Still couldn’t beat me tho 😆

    9
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Only by about 3M places Mund 😆

    4
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes jail you did mention you’re rank

    2
  • Scythe

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Not sure if I mentioned it but I’m ranked nearly 2.6 millionth in the world 🙂

    2
  • catchy in norway

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail, that heart is from me, well done

    5
  • Mund

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Was the game H2H or final placings overall?

    I’ll let you work that out 🙂

    Unbeaten as I recall 😎

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Michael Carrick in conversation on the bench.

    “What am I meant to be doing, Mike?” is what he is probably asking. (BBC)

    2
  • IrishRob

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Lock: Hahaha true! 0-3 now.

    1
  • Scythe

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    And that’s 3. Delightful.

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    They’re calling Salah the Egyptian King…..ridiculous

    2
  • SholaShow

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #27

    3-0

    Game over and Salah wins me £30 🙂

    #BruceIn

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Salah keeps his run going. God I can’t wait until he’s playing for us next season. Hahahaha!!

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #29

    This is like watching chelski v us

    0
  • IrishRob

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #30

    I meant Loch btw

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Mund,
    I finished higher than you in that league as well, in fact you got relegated 😮

    4
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve just heard manure in for Fonseca….

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  • Mund

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha oh you still can’t say it 😆

    I did the double over you it’s as simple as that. No overall placings no league finishes the double 🙂

    5
  • Mund

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Conte will go to Man U

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Cheers catchy.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Watching this match its so so obvious how getting great players is not what wins you titles, it’s all about the manager. This United team should be challenging for the title and beating Pool at home.

    If they loose by 4 or more surely Ole will be fired.

    Big big problems here, just highlights how important a good manager is.

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Shola,did you take the very generous offer off Sky bet ?
    Salah 3/1 to score instead of evens,thank you Sky bet..

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #38

    My streams frozen,is Ronaldo off???

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashingtoon,
    Just a booking.

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Oct 24, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Oooh, this is turning a wee bit nasty….get Mr Bruce in to improve things……………… .HAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA

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