Nick Pope didn’t have much at all to do in our last game against Leicester, but with Newcastle failing to take their chances, Pope had to make a world-class save in the 92nd minutes, and for that brilliance he is our Man of the Match.
The save ensured we got the draw and qualification for the Champions League next season.
Newcastle’s fans are very well aware of that, and they have voted Pope our Man of the Match for the final home game of the season.
Nick has also just had surgery on two fingers of his left hand a couple of days ago: the surgery is said to have been a success.
The England International will not be available for the game at Chelsea on Sunday, and we expect Martin Dubravka to make his farewell appearance for the club in that game.
We think two new goalkeepers will be drafted in this summer to challenge the brilliant Pope for the goalkeeping position.
And finally, here are a couple of comical items after the game on Monday night.
Joelinton imitates a madman – he seems so very loose. 🙂
Nobody, absolutely nobody:
"So, Joelinton….do you know which #NUFC player is from Blyth?"
— ????? ?? ??? ???? #NUFC (@ToonMouthTyne) May 23, 2023
And here is Miggy Junior trying to impress Eddie Howe with his skills on Monday night, with the help of his father, who put him straight through on goal.
Notice how Miggy Junior belts the ball home – with his left foot – like father like son.
— Magpie 24/7 (@Magpie24_7) May 23, 2023
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