Today marks the three-year anniversary of a special moment for local lad Matty Longstaff. It was on this date in 2019 that Matty scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Manchester United at St. James’ Park on his Premier League debut.
? A magical moment from @mattylobby48 on this day in 2019!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2022
That moment might end up being the high point of the Geordie’s career with his hometown club. He started the next two matches but has amassed just 20 appearances in total for Newcastle with 3 goals.
Matty is now 22 years old and out on loan with Colchester United in League Two. He has started all five league matches for Colchester since joining on deadline day. His loan spell runs until January when he’ll return to Newcastle.
The midfielder’s contract runs out next summer with little chance he’ll make the grade at St. James’ Park. While his older brother Sean has been in Eddie Howe’s rotation, Matty wasn’t given much of a chance to impress this summer.
He spent last season on two loan spells. The first, under former Magpie Stephen Glass at Aberdeen, ended early after just 5 appearances. He then went to Mansfield Town where he played well with 6 goals and 2 assists.
The takeover one year ago this week raised the standard at Newcastle United. While he has provided a few memorable moments, Matty’s future is likely elsewhere. However, he’ll always have that magical goal to treasure.
56 comments so far
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:07 PMComment #1
A little letter ahem sent to me by our chairman 😉
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:08 PMComment #2
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:09 PMComment #3
I think he wrote DrGloom on my letter ….. oh no, it was the wife, should have realised as she had spelt it DrTwat 😀
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:10 PMComment #4
Poor Matty still doesn’t seem to be setting the world on fire while on loan. I hope his career takes off. Perhaps his heart just isn’t in it down in the lowly leagues.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:10 PMComment #5
Neil Lennon’s Ononoia Nicosia Vs Man United starting in a few.
Worth a bet, on Ononoia? Surely not. Lemme check the odds.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:12 PMComment #6
Nice little job for Neil Lennon out in Cyprus. I hope he has his factor 50 with him.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:15 PMComment #7
21 Euros for a home win!
Tried to place a fiver on it. Bookie’s response, games involving Cypriot teams cannot be singles, must be combined with another game.
They think we’ll fix the result, what is this?*
So, bookie ain’t getting my donation.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:17 PMComment #8
Vask, yep, I’m sure he’s having a good time.
Still, he’s under pressure to win things, it’s not just a holiday in the sun. Anyway, he’s not that type of person, seems fully committed.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:19 PMComment #9
Wor Ketspaia got kicked out of his club job, now national team coach.
First game, win!
Second game, thrashed 5-1!
Still, 50% success rate 🙂
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:23 PMComment #10
Class that mate!
Been a great year pal and one we all will never forget.
Onwards and upwards
Essex Geordie Bill
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:23 PMComment #11
OK back from shopping, not much bought although the missus almost got some £100+ boots but didn’t like the colour 🙄
She ended up with a couple of books as did I.
I got Pratchett’s ‘Making Money’, which seems to be a blog subject today! and Alastair Reynolds ‘Redemption Ark’ he’s a fantastic SF writer.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:23 PMComment #12
Fair comment. There may well be changes. I hope to see maxi at some point. I do think if anyone loses there spot in the starting lineup it will be Murphy. As somebody pertained to the other day he seems a bit lost in front of the st James faithful. So maybe Frasier in or as another poster suggested Joelinton. If the midfield is solid enough I see no problem in trying Joel a bit further forward.
Essex Geordie Bill
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:24 PMComment #13
Re Soros didn’t he do something with the silver market as well?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:24 PMComment #14
I like that temuri is fashioning out a career in management. Haven’t seen much of him. What is his demeanor and temperament like on the touchline?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:28 PMComment #15
The good thing about the squad is they are all well drilled and Eddie expects the same from them all minus the fact some have bit more about them with ability wise but as a team they are all well versed in how Eddie wants to play.
Big Joe for me is a must if he is ready to go and like you say I’d like to see Maxi but I think maybe it will be a game too soon for the magician.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:32 PMComment #16
Shall we have book club night? What’s your favourite novel?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:33 PMComment #17
I love that about the squad. Even if the names on the teamsheet seem a little underwhelming at 2 o’clock on a Saturday by 6 I clock we are usually lauding the effort and performance of each of our players. Fantastic turnaround in 12 months. 12 months that have flown by.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:34 PMComment #18
I like the coffee ones, the toffee ones, the raisin ones and the orange ones.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:34 PMComment #19
Novels not revels.
I like a bit of Sharpe’s Waterloo.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:34 PMComment #20
I’ve seen his career, since he was a lad. A friend, ex president of a local team told me how a couple on the board went to Georgia looking for talent. They asked the locals, whose the best young player here? Same answer: Kets.
He came here, married, went on to Greece, Newcastle, back to his original team here as player coach.
Now to answer your question:
A good, intense coach, who can be ruthless with his player and mourinho style with the press: love hate.
My prediction? He’ll get fired or quit in six months 😉
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:35 PMComment #21
The bit where he takes control of the south Essex and wheels them right to rake the flank of the advancing french column.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:36 PMComment #22
Can’t see any nailed on changes for brentford, mate.
Eddie usually sticks with a winning team, unless there’s a tactical advantage from swapping out players.
Should really reward the last 11.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:37 PMComment #23
Time flies when you’re having fun mate 🙂
Good times indeed and such a turnaround on every level.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:37 PMComment #24
How are the press in Cyprus? Are they as ascerbic as the British sports press?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:38 PMComment #25
I agree with that to a degree but I also think you shouldn’t always stick with a winning side just because you won the previous game. Different teams different tactics which takes different players. I think it’s a mistake to always have that philosophy pal.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:39 PMComment #26
Mund……it sure has and it’s only going to get better.
We couldn’t have asked for better after what we have has to put up with
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:40 PMComment #27
It’s the morra!
A year, already!
Remember this time last year…exciting or what?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #28
Aye, i did qualify that, cos I’m with you.
Just think Eddie is a bit like that.
Footballer superstitions n all that?
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #29
Not really. Think he scared them a bit 🙂
But they will demand he goes if he does another one or two 0-5s.
Yes, minions in football but expectations are always high. Which is kind of cool.
Like me expecting NUFC to be playing CL next year 🙂
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #30
Still feels dream like to me mate as it’s beyond anything I could of imagined…
It’s stuff of dreams pal, it really is. It’s born from fantasy and to think we haven’t even scratched the surface yet is amazing.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #31
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:43 PMComment #32
I’m glad it’s not my decision to make bud 😉
The Taco Taker
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:43 PMComment #33
The Taco Taker
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:37 PM
From the Telegraph regarding club ambassadors:
‘Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan did talk to the new owners about getting involved. Both are understood to have had their reservations.
Telegraph Sport understands that ambassador talk cooled quickly when it became clear there would not be anything like the sort of financial package offered you might expect from the “richest club in the world”.
Privately, there was also a desire to maintain independence, particularly with Shearer’s role as a prominent television pundit. On that basis, this promise has not materialised.’
Understandable in Shearers case as he probably would have to quit MOTD and he is effectively an ambassador for NUFC anyway by default so the club don’t need to pay him or officially employ him. As for Keegan I am not sure he would make a great ambassador but at the same time I am not sure of what the roles and responsibilities of an ambassador are anyway.
I do recall that last time the topic of club ambassadors came up everyone wanted Keegan and Shearer yet no-one was clear on what it is they would be doing.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:44 PMComment #34
Game starting. Howay Ononoia!
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:44 PMComment #35
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:46 PMComment #36
Mund….thats the good thing and the thing that excites me we are only at the beginning of this mad ride.
To think about what’s to come in the future is mindblowing.
Can’t wait to see where we will be in 5 years
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #37
Must be a ‘mare trying to keep everyone onside.
But rotation is the way of modern ‘ball and for quite some time now.
…and it’ll be even more relevant as we griw into a better equipped squad.
Good problem to have. It shows how far we’ve come, in a year, and what an amazing job Eddie has done on the existing lads.
Just wow! Really!
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:48 PMComment #38
Things looking good. 2 minutes, still 0-0 🙂
Anyway, really off now. Goodnight all.
catchy in norway
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:51 PMComment #39
Regarding capitalism. I like capitalism, i think it’s a great system. Start a little company, and keep more of your money.
What i have a huge problem with is GLOBALISM, it has wrecked the world.
Early 90s the Dollar was about $1.90 for £1, the euro was €1.70 for £1 until they bring it all into line.
I have no problem with people moving countries, but i have a huge problem with keeping minimum wage down because you can bring cheap labour in from poorer European countries.
Here in Norway, wood prices went through the roof, because Germany wanted to buy it from everyone to burn because their green energy bill says no to coal,and now electric is being sold to everyone and we have to pay more because they can make more by selling it to other countries. Believe it or not, go ahead northern, a company from Newcastle has taken over the trains here, and you guesses it, prices have gone up.
Globalization is great.
Oct 6, 2022 at 5:51 PMComment #40
Do yous think we should stick with Burns as a left-side centre-back/left-back?
It seems to let Tripps push a lot further coward and he offers more of a threat offensively.
I know it stunts us a bit on the left-hand side not having a natural left back there but it seems to work .