WELCOME BACK TO THE PREM... NEWCASTLE!

WELCOME BACK TO THE PREM...
NEWCASTLE!

Midfield boss ISAAC HAYDEN tells MATCH everything you need to know about The Magpies on their return to the Premier League!

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THE CITY...

ISAAC SAYS: “Before I joined, I knew all about the fans and their expectations, and when I signed it was exactly as I expected! Whether you’re going shopping or just out, everywhere you go it’s football, football, football!”

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THE STADIUM...

ISAAC SAYS: “Our average attendance last season was just over 51,000, so that tells its own story. When we beat Norwich 4-3 in the last minute, I’ve never been in a better atmosphere! I’ve been all around Europe, and Newcastle is the best atmosphere I’ve heard!”

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THE GAFFER...

ISAAC SAYS: “He’s a perfectionist – everything has to be right. He talks to every player, whether they’re in the team or not. We play fluid football with a lot of movement, but with a solid foundation in behind. Over last season he got everything right, and it’s proven because we won the league!”

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THE FANS...

ISAAC SAYS: “The Gallowgate End is definitely the part of the ground where, if you’re not putting a shift in, they let you know about it! They have a few songs, but lately it’s been all about the manager because there’s been some rumours of him leaving. They’re trying to show him that they really want him to stay!”

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THE DRESSING ROOM DJ....

ISAAC SAYS: “That’s keeper Karl Darlow. He’s got quite  a few DJ friends, so a lot of the mixes we use in the changing room are from those guys!”

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THE BEST DRESSER...

ISAAC SAYS: “I’ll give it to DeAndre Yedlin. He’s got a very different style, and he wears a lot of outlandish stuff, but he pulls it off!”

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THE WORST DRESSER...

ISAAC SAYS: “There are a few candidates for this! I get killed to be fair, because I just wear my Puma tracksuit all the time!”

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THE JOKER...

ISAAC SAYS: “Dwight Gayle is always having a laugh – and it’s usually Matt Ritchie who’s on the receiving end of his banter!”

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SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICT...

ISAAC SAYS: “Achraf Lazaar, the left-back. He’s always doing Instagram and Snapchat videos. He’s a nightmare!”