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Magpie Nominated For Player Of The Month For March



Alexander Isak has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for March. You can vote for Alex in the link below or here.

Isak had a productive month for the Magpies with 3 goals in as many appearances. He took the starting reins from Callum Wilson for the 2-1 home win against Wolves scoring the opener. The Swede followed that performance up with an impressive brace in the win at Nottingham Forest.

Isak is up against some stiff competition, though January and February winner Marcus Rashford is not among the contenders this time. Alexander is up against Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard, Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool’s Mo Salah, and Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings.

Despite missing a chunk of the season with a pesky thigh injury, Isak trails only Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson in goals scored for The Magpies. The 23-year-old has bagged 6 goals scoring at the eye-opening rate of once every 104 minutes.


69 comments so far

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m not sure Isak is player of the month nevertheless he has been brilliant for us.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    I voted for him anyway. He should finish above Salah and Mings.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    When I first saw the Pope incident, I thought it was a pen and yellow card.
    I was amazed the ref didn’t award the pen.
    However the lino, who was very close to the incident didn’t flag. The ref was some way from it but had a clear view. Obviously the two on field officials did not consider it to be a pen.
    Having watches the replays the VAR official didn’t believe it was a pen. Case closed.
    Its not the worst decision made this month let alone this season.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    SirP,
    I seen your post about Tynemouth, me Ma is taking the bairns to the Theatre and wor lass is working, I might have a cycle over, I’m off the drink for a week mind as I’m doing a half next week.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail. Lunch with a few bloggers. No drink is required. TTT and JohnJ will be there.

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Repost

    A Geordie
    Mongrel

    Good day Sir, it`s good to see at least one blogger agrees with my prognosis when it comes to how many players we will likely sign in the next transfer window, the problem with signing beyond 4 players in one window is successfully integrating them into the team and squad without disrupting the whole team spirit and comradery which is one of our strongest and main strengths at the moment mate, it`s certainly the way i see it AGM.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail, As will Martoon and the Rabbit. CurlyJon, not too sure.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    There are always going to be borderline decisions in football that fans disagree on. The tolerance level of the referee, his view of the incident, the reaction of the players etc. will all have an impact on the decision to some extent or another. That’s just football. Technology should be used to establish the facts (ball crossed the line, player is offside etc) and then it’s down to opinions afterwards.

    Pope on Jimenez was NOT a definite foul and penalty so VAR was correct for not intervening.
    Anderson goal was NOT a definite offside (defender looked like he played the ball) so VAR was incorrect in intervening.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #10

    it’s not “I seen” but “I saw”.

    P:lease refer to “Tales of Peppa Pig” to understand the correct grammar to use.

    The use of I seen would require the use of an additional auxiliary verb for example “I HAD seen”.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Mister Tuff,
    What time are you getting back in your box in the basement?

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  • Adamn_92

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Mister Tuff

    Please start sentences with capital letters in future.

    It should have been: “It’s not” and not “it’s not” as you put at the beginning of your post.

    Easy mistake to make and happy to help.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #13

    SirP,
    12 might be too early, I’ll see what time I can get away.

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #14

    EGB

    Bill good to hear young Alex Murphy has been selected for the Irish U21 squad another step in the right direction for the lad Bill, i know Oisin McEntee was in last years squad and is out on loan at the moment in Scotland, i can`t remember which club though possibly Morton, but not 100% sure which club Bill mate.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #15

    The VAR ref decided that the on field ref didn’t make a clear and obvious error in his decision. The threshold for clear and obvious was not met in his opinion. Basically not enough contact, no karate kick or close line from Popey!
    However, if the ref had have given it, the VAR ref would not have got involved – soft penna.

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  • lesh

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Tuff

    ‘P:lease refer to ‘……. P:lease?

    Err, was that you posted that?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #17

    TfB – exactly. Not even worth a debate really.

    Most of us would agree that we got a little lucky with that one but we’ve been on the other end of borderline decisions too. That’s just the way it goes. We’ve also been on the wrong end of a couple of terrible VAR interventions (versus Palace and Forest).

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    What did Dermot Gallagher say about the offside against Forest, they were wrong obviously but what was his thinking on why they were so wrong.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 23, 2023 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Pug

    That’s a cracker, it’s the way I tell them. Frank was most famous a little before my time but my folks absolutely love him.

    With all this grammar chat it feels like an episode of Sesame Street. So, as a fun game, who on the blog would you say is most like the following characters. I’ll have a go.

    Big Bird – ToonDarnSarf, as he’s 8 foot tall just like big bird haha

    Oscar the Grouch – “a trash-can dwelling creature belonging to his own unique species”, can only be Coming Home

    Bert and Ernie – two good pals with contrasting personalities – Raj and Magicmac54

    Cookie Monster – for some reason I can’t see past Wor B for this one

    Elmo – Adamn (it’s meant as a compliment bud haha)

    Can you tell I’m having a slow day at work? 😆

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #20

    magicmac54,
    Is Alex Murphy the lad we bought around the same time as that lad from Kilmarnock/St Mirren?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Raj – he said that it looked like the Forest defender played the ball, based on all of the relevant criteria in the rules (which he went through one by one). Therefore, it was a new phase of play and Longstaff shouldn’t have been given offside because he wasn’t interfering with play on the original cross that the defender cleared. Had the ball been blasted at the defender from a few feet away and deflected off him, it would have been offside as it would have been the same phase of play.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Matron, Matron are you about. Lesh has been on your computer again and has obviously sneaked out of the day room when the other patients were having their lunchtime singalong (Knees up Mother Brown and all that stuff).

    He is getting excited he needs a potion or some bromide to get him to calm down.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #23

    My apologies Mister Tuff, that should have read back in ‘to’ your box. You didn’t seem in a hurry to correct me on that one 😀

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Sir Peter the Pug

    Back in the day i loved the comedians and particulary Frank Carson but no doubt that`s me being biased 😀 😀 talking about Carson what ever become of the blogger on here called Carson? I always thought he had good football knowledge and liked a laugh and a bit of craic and brought a lot of humour to the blog.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #25

    TDSarf,
    Aye, but did he give a reason why he thought that they might have ruled it out other than they just didn’t know the rules.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #26

    TDS,

    Aye, VAR just gets done to death in the media as it’s in their interest for clicks to go to town on them. We probably got the rub of the green and it’s welcome!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #27

    SirP,
    What time are you thinking of meeting.

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  • ottawageordie2

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Something must be wrong today. I hearted 3 comments from TDS.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #29

    You grammar divvy

    It is not “in to” but “into”

    My God there are a lot of grammar lessons needed on here.

    1
  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Raj Jail

    Afternoon young Raj, in answer to you`re question i`m not sure if Alex Murphy arrived at the same time as the lad from Kilmarnock to be honest, i just know we signed Alex Murphy from Galway United mate.

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  • Adamn_92

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Ruddy

    Could have been worse, i’ll take Elmo haha

    TDS

    What’s even more confusing about that VAR decision is that they looked at it for a looong time. How on earth could they view it that many times and think it was a deflection and not a clearance by the Forest defender haha Even after that initial clearance, another Forest defender cleared it into Longstaff. Also not a deflection. Really is one of the worst decision i’ve seen VAR officials and the referee make to date.

    Player deliberately moves foot towards ball to clear it from danger = deflection.

    Can’t wrap my head round that one.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #32

    The VAR conspiracy theorists don’t often acknowledge the times that VAR has sometimes worked in our favour, such as during the Wolves game, doesn’t seem to suit that narrative. Truth is, the application of VAR is woefully inconsistent with major improvements needed next season.

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  • Apex Predator

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Adamn I still think that anchor will give backline better protection although with Joelinton back on left and willock in midfield we might become solid again

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  • Adamn_92

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Magic

    Nearly forgot about that poster! Think he started off absolutely fine and had great football chat, then succumbed to the arguing. Posted some quite questionable things I think (don’t remember 100% so happy to put my hand sup if i’m wrong on that one). As well as making a joke including changing his profile photo to something that was maybe a touch on the racist side? I can’t remember 100% if it was them or not, so again, apologies if i’m incorrect on that.

    Shame as his football chat was pretty good until he got drawn into the arguing and stuff.

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  • Adamn_92

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #35

    AP

    Yeah that side of the pitch when we had a run of games with Willock and Joelinton playing was very solid. Be interesting to see where Howe see’s Joelintons best position when he comes back into the fold.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Raj

    Aye, Alex Murphy and Charlie McArthur signed at roughly the same time for the club. Murphy from Galway and McArthur from Kilmarnock. We also signed the promising LB Jordan Hackett from Spurs around the same time too. Later in the summer we also signed youth keeper Jude Smith from East Fife.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Raj – nope. Just a mistake or misinterpretation of the rules. There’s no reasonable reason for stating that the first Forest defender didn’t deliberately play the ball in my eyes or in Dermot’s eyes either.

    Even if the VAR thought a mistake could have been made, then the on-field ref should have stayed with his original decision when viewing it on the pitchside monitor.

    I think Gary Neville came to the same conclusion too and showed the same rules. It’s pretty damn clear that there was no correct reason to disallow that goal.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail I understand 13:00

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Ottawa – that’s a nice turn of events! 🙂

    Truth is truth for me mate. I’m obviously biased towards the Toon on borderline decisions but I’m very frustrated when obvious errors are made that go against us. Thankfully it didn’t cost us any points this time!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Mar 23, 2023 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Adam – the goal versus Palace was horrific too. Should either have been a penalty to us or a goal. Considering the referee didn’t blow for the penalty, it should have just been a goal and a potential card for the foul. Don’t know the exact rules on the latter but I know it shouldn’t have been a free kick to Palace!

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