Ex-NUFC striker takes swipe at Joelinton – Uncalled for after 3 much improved displays

Former Newcastle striker and forgotten man Darren Huckerby has taken a swipe at our record signing Joelinton – labelling the Brazilian a “shambles” of a signing.

This comes in the wake of our penalty shoot-out win over Newport last night – where Joelinton got one assist and should’ve really had another if not for a stunning last ditch block to deny Ryan Fraser – despite having just 30 minutes on the field.

It’s certainly a strange time to criticise Joelinton. There’s admittedly been times where we’ve been clutching at straws to draw positives from his performances, and his poor goal tally really speaks for himself.

However, he’s been one of our best performers in our last three games. His goals were excellently taken against Morecambe, his showing against Tottenham was industrious and explosive and his impact last night was noticeable – offering more in half an hour than the likes of Carroll or Almiron did all night.

It’s definitely not the time to be lumping the criticism back on him – even if his penalty miss could’ve cost us.

I would have also expected Huckerby to be far more sympathetic to Joelinton’s situation – considering he too was brought to Newcastle as a highly-rated young player and really struggled to bed in!

Joelinton has been a ‘shambles singing’ as an out and out striker, but it’s shocking to criticise him at the moment; especially when he’s playing so well in a more natural position.

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4 thoughts on “Ex-NUFC striker takes swipe at Joelinton – Uncalled for after 3 much improved displays

  1. This has to be the ultimate definition of argument that has not been properly thought out.

    Are you seriously going to sit there and defend Joelinton’s performance because he got an assist against a League 2 team, while conveniently ignoring the fact that he MISSED A PENALTY?

    I find it completely unfathomable that you can sit there suggesting that he’s improving and we should back off him because he’s been playing out of position. If bringing Wilson in has shown us anything it has to be that Joelinton is not up to the job.

    In case you missed it – he has played well in a couple of cup games against much less skilled opposition, and no , he did not shine against Spurs.

    As for Huckerby – he played over 500 games for, amongst others, Newcastle, Man City, Leeds, Norwich and Forest, over 15 years and you refer to him as a “forgotten man”?

    How many games did you play at a professional level? Forgive me if I think Huckerby has more to contribute here than Josh Barron, but a joke’s a joke.

    How can you keep a straight face while claiming that our record 40 million pound acquisition has been anything other than a shambles signing?

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  2. Anyone can miss a penalty & credit to anyone that comes forward to take one!

    These better performances I’d question though – yes he has been one of the better players but that isn’t much when you see what he’s being compared to (!?)

    Carroll’s turn into the pantomime donkey with Bruce and shelvey taking up the back end

    Honestly – you’d see a completely different player and thenbetter team performances under a ‘manager’

    Bruce is dragging everyone down to his level = Ashley has to move quickly to save his investment in players and the great club

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  3. BykerBill:
    This has to be the ultimate definition of argument that has not been properly thought out.

    Are you seriously going to sit there and defend Joelinton’s performance because he got an assist against a League 2 team, whileconveniently ignoring the fact that he MISSED A PENALTY?

    I find it completely unfathomable that you can sit there suggesting that he’s improving and we should back off him because he’s been playing out of position.If bringing Wilson in has shown us anything it has to be that Joelinton is not up to the job.

    In case you missed it – he has played well in a coupleof cup games against much less skilled opposition, and no , he did not shine against Spurs.

    As for Huckerby – he played over 500 games for, amongst others,Newcastle, Man City, Leeds, Norwich and Forest, over 15 years and you refer to him as a “forgotten man”?

    How many games did you play at a professional level? Forgive me if I think Huckerby has more to contribute here than Josh Barron, but a joke’s a joke.

    How can you keep a straight face while claiming that our record 40 million pound acquisition has been anything other than a shambles signing?

    Read the article again Bill

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  4. BykerBill:
    This has to be the ultimate definition of argument that has not been properly thought out.

    Are you seriously going to sit there and defend Joelinton’s performance because he got an assist against a League 2 team, whileconveniently ignoring the fact that he MISSED A PENALTY?

    I find it completely unfathomable that you can sit there suggesting that he’s improving and we should back off him because he’s been playing out of position.If bringing Wilson in has shown us anything it has to be that Joelinton is not up to the job.

    In case you missed it – he has played well in a coupleof cup games against much less skilled opposition, and no , he did not shine against Spurs.

    As for Huckerby – he played over 500 games for, amongst others,Newcastle, Man City, Leeds, Norwich and Forest, over 15 years and you refer to him as a “forgotten man”?

    How many games did you play at a professional level? Forgive me if I think Huckerby has more to contribute here than Josh Barron, but a joke’s a joke.

    How can you keep a straight face while claiming that our record 40 million pound acquisition has been anything other than a shambles signing?

    Read the article again Bill

    BykerBill: Ex-NUFC striker takes swipe at Joelinton – Uncalled for after 3 much improved displays

    You’ve got very defensive here considering forgotten man clearly refers to the fact so many forget he played for NUFC.

    1 appearance in 95/96.

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