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Young Budding Newcastle Star Gets New Long Term Contract

Newcastle’s 19-year-old Alex Murphy joined Newcastle United from Galway United in July 2022, almost two years ago and since then has been training with the Newcastle first team.

And news today that Newcastle have given Alex a new long-term contract.

Murphy seems to be the perfect player to be coached by Eddie Howe, since he takes everything in and the U19 Irish International is rapidly improving on Tyneside.

Alex made his Premier League debut last November in the 4-1 win over Chelsea and he made his second appearance in the 5-1 rout of Sheffield United earlier this year.

So he is slowly being introduced into the first team by head coach Eddie Howe.

This is what Eddie Howe has said about the player:

“I’m really pleased to see Alex sign a new long-term contract here.”

“It’s well deserved recognition for the work he’s put in over the course of the season.”

“He had a great pre-season in America and has gone from strength to strength since, earning himself a Premier League debut and a regular place in our matchday squads.”

“We rate Alex highly. He applies himself brilliantly every day and he knows if he continues working hard that further opportunities will come his way.”

And 6ft tall Murphy seemed delighted to be getting a new long-term deal at Newcastle:

“I’ve loved every minute since I first signed nearly two years ago.”

“I’ve been fortunate to work with some brilliant players and coaches – with both the Academy and the first team – and I’m really grateful for the opportunities.”

“It’s an exciting time to be a young player at this club.”

“We can all see there is a pathway from the number of players who have made their first-team debuts this season.”

“I just need to keep working hard and hopefully I can build on the progress I’ve made so far.”

Newcastle will need to keep bringing in top young players to the club like Alex and let Eddie Howe and his team develop them into first-team players who know exactly what’s required of them when wearing the Newcastle jersey.

So far so good for Alex Murphy.

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113 comments so far

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m dead sexy

  • Novocastrian66

    May 13, 2024 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #2

    G; yes they did. I was mistaken about the Sheff Wed deduction. It was the training ground there owner sold to himself.
    It was Hillsborough.
    Either way they were deducted 12 points.
    It would seem the practice of selling something to one self is allowed in the EPL.

  • Davas

    May 13, 2024 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done to Alex Murphy. He’s looked good when he’s played so hopefully he continues his upward progression

  • G

    May 13, 2024 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Not much point to PSR rules then really? Perhaps our rich owners would like to sell the pitch we’re about to rip up and replace to themselves for an extortionate amount? £300M or so ought to do it?

  • Transfer Sage

    May 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5


    Absolutely. The PL rules are not fit for purpose, EFL and UEFA don’t allow this nonsense.

    I’d not want us to do this but could we not sell individual seat naming rights to wealthy Saudi businessmen who want the “prestige of having their name on a seat” at SJP. Could we auction off the pitch if we dig it up, or sell the corner flags as mementos, etc.

    It’s already fascicle that a club that sells more shirts and mugs in their club shop can spend more on players, but at least their is a tenuous link to footballing success making you more popular worldwide. Sell hotels to yourself is idiotic. What if the PIF chairman just decided he wanted to place an order for 20 million Newcastle shirts? Would that be allowed?

  • G

    May 13, 2024 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #6

    If PIF chairman ordered the 20 Million Toon tops, then sold them at a loss to Mike Ashley everybody wins!

  • Novocastrian66

    May 13, 2024 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    The thing is with financial rules is that there will always be loopholes.
    A football clubs success should not be based on how efficient their accountants are.
    It is highly likely that the Chelsea accountants wrote the EPL’s PSR rules and know all the loopholes as a result.

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Me, lesh, munster are besties 4 life. We are the blogs axis of resistance 😀

  • Saratoga

    May 13, 2024 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Chelsea selling hotels and training ground to themselves.
    Apparently Eufa have a specific rule against this. The EPL do not.
    You should not need a specific rule to ban this.
    Some things in life go without needing to be proved.
    Grass is genarally green.
    Sky is genearlly blue.
    Sunday comes after Saturday.

    Selling something to yourself is not a genuine sale.
    You should not need a rule in relation to this.

    That fella Buck who used to be their CEO. Did he not also have a position high up in the Prem management.

  • lochinvar

    May 13, 2024 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    See that some red Scouser blogs reckon that they want Gordon, for £100m

    They really must stop taking their meds, it’s messing with their sanity.

  • Saratoga

    May 13, 2024 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Fenners has commented there on the Chelsea situation.
    He’s not fooled. Is anybody and I agree totally.

    One thing I would mention. He says they are cooking the books.
    For me when you cook the books there is at least an element of deceit. You hide what you are doing or you misrepresent the facts.

    Think on this. Chelsea are not doing that. They are openly sticking two fingers up to the Premier League, Every other Premier League club and every supporter.

    It’s like this is what we have done. Want to argue lets spend three years in the courts with your lawyers and ours.

    It’s about time public opinion kicked in as it did with the European Super League.

  • lesh

    May 13, 2024 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Fat B*

    I’m perfectly capable of speaking for myself thank you.

  • G

    May 13, 2024 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #13

    I still feel Chelsea should have been held to account over the ‘interest free loan’ that the previous owner wrote off? £4.5Bn I believe? The club shouldn’t even exist any more, never mind be allowed to make a mockery of PSR rules and FFP.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2024 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Re post #8. This post has had an overhaul as it needed fixing:

    “Troll, lesh, munster we are besties 4 life. We first formed our cult back in April 1st 2023 called “Freakshow” but have since renamed it too “Hamas4eva” where our soul purpose is to be the blogs agitators that only come onto here with the one soul purpose which is to antagonise, insult, annoy, goad good decent folk…to destroy and disrupt any good positive harmony that this blog has to offer and drag the blog down to the depths of our evil cult which is in the sewers”

    There you go, very sad but very true 😉

  • Mund

    May 13, 2024 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #15


    Looked like everyone who Fenham spoke to all got along with each other. Everyone was smiling and happy to meet one another…

    Stop being strange and causing mischief .

    Maybe you should turn up to one and see how it goes and get yourself out in the real world instead of this online one

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #16

    U21s play Blyth in the Northumberland Cup final on Tuesday night at St James Park KO 7.30pm.

    Looks like it will be live on NUFC TV

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2024 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17


    Aye I’ve just clocked his (dark lesh) post 2 threads back, like an hour after the bus moved saying to Mister Tuff. That “not one person have stated that they enjoyed fenhams company work that one out”. lol what is wrong with this person. Very odd and strange behaviour yet again from him. I think he needs to step away from here again as it’s not going to do his mental health much good because of the way he interacts on here.

  • Adamn_92

    May 13, 2024 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #18

    If just one of you guys stop replying to the little digs, being baited by another posters comments and take the ‘bigger man’ approach by just not responding and slinging insults back….it’ll make the other person look incredibly childish and stupid if they then carry on.

    You can let them dig their own hole.

    Just saying 🙂

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2024 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #19


    You’re as right as right can be #18 and I agree with your assessment.

    But sometimes the things that get put up on here by a certain group need highlighting at times. But of course you’re right and I bloody wish I had the will power to take your advice on board fully and run with it. But a certain 3 make me see red at times and for good reason. It’s what they’re about and what they’re up to that gets me.

  • scott

    May 13, 2024 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Chelsea have something going on that’s all smoke & mirrors!
    They are allowed to pull all these stunts to their benefit then the premier league bring in a rule to stop the rest of the clubs gaining the same advantage! They get a leg up at every turn!

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #21


  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Look ma i can fly


  • Munster Mag

    May 13, 2024 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #23

    What have I put up that needs to be highlighted? The fact that you are full of yourself? The fact that you had another name here? What have I said that needs to be highlighted? Or can people not read, that u have to repeat it?


  • lesh

    May 13, 2024 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #24


    Look back and you’ll see that the goading usually been initiated by the very one who claims to be a victim of it. He’s not as innocent as he’d like folk to think.

    That’s enough from me on this – let’s see how long before another dig.

  • carltoon

    May 13, 2024 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Everyone got on with each other in real life, for the love of god, can you not just try, for the little time the blog has left, to make it, at least reasonable pleasant to read,
    Lesh, everyone was a joy to meet and talk to, everyone was respectful to each other, everyone had a great time, and want to meet up again.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2024 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Got to love Paddy Power, brilliant this 😆


  • carltoon

    May 13, 2024 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Is these match on Sky, I’m away on my holidays, Wednesday and be on the ferry from Plymouth to Santander, so hopefully they’ll be showing it. And I’m away for a month.

  • Not another deJong

    May 13, 2024 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Is there a way that ManCity can be made to buy Harry Kane, like a reverse draft?
    In which case, the rest of the other teams may win something.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 13, 2024 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Carltoon, yes the game is on Sky, 8pm kick off. 🙂

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Ya fat kunt war criminal. Hamas have done their part.
    Now it’s time for Hezbollah to do some cooking

  • onmeedsun

    May 13, 2024 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Where are you off to. Santander. Must be Bilbao and the Basque Country or are you heading further south.
    I’m very envious. Would love to just head off somewhere when I feel like it.
    Our puppy is in her first season so we can’t even leave the house.
    Hope your hand is ok!

  • Not another deJong

    May 13, 2024 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Whilst not a striker, the name and links to Belgium midfielder Zeno Debast just makes me think of Dos Bast. This is the first time we have been linked, but I feel a Charlie Austin coming on.

  • Swablr

    May 13, 2024 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Nadj,….. Dos Bast, Bas Dost, Das Bost, Bos Dast…beats me, I’ve never been certain what the guy’s name is.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    May 13, 2024 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Das Boot, sank without a trace.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 13, 2024 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #36


    That ad is so heart touching, where does one go to help them out? 🙂

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #37

    18th June next season fixture release date

  • Munster Mag

    May 13, 2024 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Adam, you’re well aware that I suggested downing arms but that was firmly rejected. You can look at two people in particular for 100% rejecting my offer.

    Was an offer made from their side? Of course not.

    I rest my case and I think most people on here knows where culpability lies for the argie bargie never stopping. The offer was made in good faith.

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 13, 2024 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 13, 2024 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #40

    A couple of my friends recently splashed out on a cruise to see the Northern lights and have been watching them over the weekend from their garden for free.!


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