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Team Leader Impressed With New Signing Who Has Slotted In Straight Away



Record signing Alexander Isak has started all three matches he’s been eligible for. His timely arrival came while both Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson were nursing hamstring injuries, which were initially thought to be minor.

Wilson is on the mend and likely to feature at Fulham in two weeks. For Saint-Maximin, it’s a more dicey proposition as a setback has Eddie Howe sweating his availability for Craven Cottage.

Once Howe has all of his weapons available, Newcastle should be a force in the final third. Over the past three matches, Isak’s shoulders have carried the brunt of attacking expectations.

The new signing has, for the most part, acquitted himself well. It’s early days for the young Swede and 2 goals in three matches, even if one was a penalty, is not a shabby return for a Premier League newcomer.

Stand-in skipper Kieran Trippier has been very impressed with his new teammate, who has only been in the ranks for 25 days. This is what the England international said about Isak as published in The Mirror:

“He’s slotted in straight away and, in training and games, it’s like he’s been here for ages, but it’s more about developing as a team and finding his strengths. Everyone has seen what he’s all about.

“I’ve played against him in La Liga. When Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson come back, we’ll be an even bigger threat.

“He plays off the shoulder, he’s quick, he’s good in the air. We’ve got an all-round striker, at such a young age. He’ll keep growing and will keep scoring goals for us, that’s for sure.

“But we need goals from all over the pitch, not just him. We’ve created so many opportunities the last couple of games. we just need to start putting them in.”

Isak turns 23 on Wednesday when he’ll be off with the Swedish squad for Nations League matches against Serbia and Slovenia. The young striker has shown his qualities in glimpses and once the kinks in attack are smoothed out and other stars return, Newcastle will be much more lethal in front of the net.

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90 comments so far

  • Ronway

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Mund – #78

    I see that absolutely, which is why I believe Eddie Howe will be with us for a long time to come.

    It is still possible that NUFC could win the Champions League before Man City with Pep Guardiola.

    😉

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  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #82

    Mund.

    Anyone that booed SBR should have moved across to the Dark Side, where they wear that red and white shite.

    5
  • Mund

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #83

    Ronway

    I still believe Eddie Howe will be the first English manager to win the PL and with the Black and White. I believe he will put his name down in history and join the list of messiahs and become the best of the lot.

    I think Pep has to win the CL in either this season or the next or it will be a bit of a failure for him regardless of what he has done with City.

    He has all the right tools now to do so.

    You’re right tho maybe we can win it before him, who knows…

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  • Mund

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #84

    Assassins

    100%

    Still gets me to this day

    1
  • York Geordie

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #85

    A lot of people on here have been talking about going for Madison.A few days ago the b.b.c. football news page was saying Man United were going to make a bid for Madison in Jan. If that is true we can forget it.
    Another thing I think some of the Leicester players are on a higher wage scale than ours and I don’t think we will break our wage scale to get Madison.

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #86

    Maddison and Diaby passes that led to a shot is about 30% more than Almiron and Willock. Their team is not even doing well right now. I would say this two area is the Newcastle’s weakest link.

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #87

    York Geordie

    Maddison is on 110k weekly, Bruno is at 120k. I think 125k is acceptable?

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  • York Geordie

    Sep 19, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #88

    I hope you are right

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Sep 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #89

    Off subject and a piece of trivia…I never realised sky news presenter…the scrumptious Jane Secker is the daughter of the late Kathy Secker from Bedlington…told you it was off subject

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 21, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #90

    Morning

    ;

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