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Anthony Gordon Gives Impressive Display For England In Debut

We watched England be narrowly defeated by Brazil 1-0 at Wembley last night in a very even game.

We thought both Newcastle players Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes had good games for their countries, but it was Gordon’s debut for England and we were impressed with how he played and will concentrate on him in this article.

Gordon was disciplined down the left wing and tracked back when required as he does for Newcastle.

The sign of a good player is that he rarely gives the ball away and that’s how Gordon played last night – he fitted right into the England team and on that initial showing he proved he belongs in an England shirt.

Gareth Southgate probably saw how good he is in training and the England manager said that Gordon had a good game.

Gordon was withdrawn along with Bruno just before Brazil scored their winning goal from Endrick late in the game.

It was England’s first defeat in 11 games.

This is what Gordon said:

“Tonight was the best day of my life. I envisioned it a bit different with a win and a goal.”

“I thought we were the better team but we lacked that cutting edge that they had at the end. This is my long-term dream I have had.”

“To achieve it means everything to me.”

“I haven’t just envisioned it in the last couple of years, I have imagined it in the garden as a kid recreating Rooney and Gerrard’s goals – it’s just an amazing moment.”

“We have to find a way of killing teams and putting them to the sword when we get the chance.”

“When you come off you think you could have done better. The chance in the first half with the volley, if I am being hard on myself, I would have liked to score it.”

“You can never truly be in this England squad with the talent around you. I have got so long to go as I haven’t showed them what I can do to a full extent.”

There were eyebrows raised when we paid £40M (plus £5M in add-ons) for Gordon from Everton a short 14 months but he’s now worth a lot more than that and has become a fan favorite at Newcastle.

We have a great player in the making in Gordon, and he will keep improving under Eddie Howe’s guidance.

What do you think?

10 comments so far

  • magicmac54

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Back of the net

  • WLtoon

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done AG on an impressive debut for his country, i reckon he is going to Germany.

    Im still gutted about the lasses , they must be devastated, especially being the bookies clear favourites for the cup, now they have to focus on winning the lge, which they will.
    It`s true the standard of women`s football isn`t as good as the mens, but it can still be entertaining, i`ve been to a few games and have really enjoyed them, it does help when the team you support are winning every week mind, Nufc ladies are the only full time set up in the 3rd tier and in most games you can tell, i don`t know what happened yesterday, Hashtag are a better outfit than i thought they were credit to them.

  • Mund

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Sign them both!

    Zach Lowy
    Ousmane Diomande and Gonçalo Inácio will leave Sporting this summer, with the club looking to earn at least €100m from their sales, per A Bola.

  • Mund

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    NUFC Gallowgate
    Rui Pedro Braz is close to occupying the position of sports director at Newcastle United and has already started tests and interviews
    This is part of Newcastle United’s restructuring strategy, with Roberto Mancini the desired coach to work with Braz. #NUFC

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #6

    A lasses game night be the only way we can all get to a game at a blog meet.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 24, 2024 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #7


    Pope also had the advantage of playing with a fully fit team and a fully focused Trippier as well that also does account for a lot

    Trips came back from that England camp and cost us in 4 or 5 games in a row Pope also had a few dodgy games conceding avoidable goals so it’s not just all Dubs fault

    Also and I know you don’t like hearing it but we should’ve adjusted to not playing the high line with Dubs much sooner than we did because it doesn’t suit our keeper or our backline this season

    We need to buy a new keeper who is an upgrade on both then Pope can be 2nd choice meaning we can keep the same style

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 24, 2024 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Only saw the England game in bits last night but I thought Gordon was really good. That’s a brilliant interview from him too.

    Braz would be an interesting DOF but Whomever we get or don’t get, we’ve got to get these boys fit and rested in the summer and some good additions.

    The concern has to be that Eddie is already talking down lots of purchases.

    The two mentioned above, if 100mill, cud potentially use up our budget 🙁

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 24, 2024 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Lee that was a key issue for me this season. The Wolves approach by Eddie was superb but I think we lost a few vital points against the likes of Forest by having huge holes in midfield, a goalie sitting deep and Dan exposed. A more cautious compact approach might have helped. Of course this opinion is seen as slagging off the coach and club by some but that’s just the hypersensitivity of some.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #10

    I did ask the question of why we didn’t go back to playing the way we did in tge relegation season when Dubs was the keeper.
    And btw, I’m not saying it’s Dubs fault, I’m saying it’s the fault of the injury to Pope, there’s a difference.


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