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Offline Benwell Lad

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« Reply #1775 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 09:50:15 am »
Someone posted a link to an article, I think from The Times, which explained the reasons he needed to be closer to family in the south. It's a good read and showed him up as a great lad who has been through a lot recently.
He loves being at NUFC but is in a difficult situation after his daughter's birth and they need a lot of support from family.

Offline Papavasiliou

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« Reply #1776 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 09:51:46 am »
He wants to move as he has a daughter down south right? Surely given his improved form (really impressed how attacking he can be) and maturity deserves a new better contract offer? I take it he has split from the mother otherwise why would she not move to him?

Still together afaik

Guess it's family and not wanting to be away from them with a young baby.

in his interview recently he said that they wanted to be close to the hospital that had been treating the littl'un rather than changing to yet another one.

That and they get a lot of support from his lasses family.

It's not as simple as some people making out with the "Just move the family up here". The whole extended family aren't exactly going to quit their jobs and come up here just for the benefit of their daughter's boyfriend.


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« Reply #1777 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 11:49:24 am »
Hayden has been very professional and he's played really well this year.

I'm sure we'll get a decent fee for him in the summer, and I wish him well with his family.

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« Reply #1778 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 12:03:22 pm »
Hayden has been very professional and he's played really well this year.

I'm sure we'll get a decent fee for him in the summer, and I wish him well with his family.

:thup:

Wouldn't hold anything against him. Came in for a small fee, helped us get promoted and now helped us stay in the division by stepping up when we had a 'crisis' in his position. Top professional.

Offline Rich

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« Reply #1779 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 12:51:51 pm »
Looking worth every penny of the £14m he cost.
“We have a manager now whose eye for detail is incredible. The injury record since he’s been here has been phenomenal and that’s down to his meticulous planning, when to use or rest players. At the same time, he has a depth of feeling. It means a lot. Some people have worked here who wouldn’t have a clue about tradition, about Geordie people.”

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« Reply #1780 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 03:57:43 pm »
He is not a spectacular player but, what he does he does very well.  His first touch is superb and he is not afraid to put in a firm tackle.  I really like him in that defensive central midfield role.  He is keeping Diame out as well which is, frankly, quite a thing.  Diame was immense in that position before he was injured.

When Shelvey came on in the second half I thought our midfield actually looked really good, well balanced and I can only start to dream of Shelvey though balls onto Almiron as this season draws to a close!

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« Reply #1781 on: Monday 11 March 2019, 04:10:46 pm »
Always thought he'd carve out a decent career at the bottom of Premier League/top of the Championship, but the last few months he's proven he can achieve more. Especially considering what's going on in his personal life and his desire to move, his second half yesterday was incredible. Will actually be sad to see him go, but he deserves it.

Offline Tribesman

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« Reply #1782 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 11:43:24 pm »
I hope he stays, but he should put his family first.

From the Chronicle.

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Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says the club have not given up hope of keeping Isaac Hayden – and the midfielder could push his way into England contention if he continues to improve.

The ex-Arsenal man has spoken movingly of a desire to be closer to his partner Lauren and his daughter Adriana and requested a transfer both in the summer and in January. But it was not a reflection on his feelings towards the club and performances since he was handed a chance in December have been exemplary, leading many to express regret that a solution can’t be found.

Benitez expressed sympathy for Hayden after his transfer requests but re-stated that he would have to remain at Newcastle as the club struggled to sign a replacement and after the player returned to the team and to form, he hopes there could be a resolution.

Asked if Hayden could be persuaded to stay, Benitez said: “Maybe. We have to wait. If he’s doing well and happy, you never know. The main thing for anyone in your job is to do well. If he’s playing and doing well, he’s enjoying (it), he said.

“Hayden, when he wanted to go, he was not happy. After, when he started playing games, playing well, so you can see his face every day - he’s enjoying himself.

“At the beginning (of the season) it was not easy. We can have conversations about anything (at the end of the season) but you can see that he's enjoying (playing). It’s something that he will analyse at the end (of the season).”

It says much about Hayden’s performances since the turn of the year that he is now the first name under consideration among a midfield pack that includes Jonjo Shelvey, who returned with a fine cameo against Everton, Benitez favourite Mo Diame and Ki. Sean Longstaff, who had also been in fine form, is out for several weeks.

The United manager is not surprised at Hayden’s improvement and feels he can go further, with an England call-up a realistic prospect.
“I think he can play even better. I was thinking he could do well, progress and be in the national team. He has the potential to play for England. He just needs to settle down and understand the game in another way. It’s a question of time.

“With his background coming from Arsenal, and the quality he had technically, he needed to understand his position. Sometimes, because he has this energy, he’s running to spaces he could avoid and maybe he could be in a better position. If he can improve that, he can be a much better player.”
Hayden certainly has the mentality to impress Newcastle supporters. It was picked up last Saturday that the United midfielder pulled his teammates away from celebrating with the crowd after the equaliser against Everton to encourage them to keep pushing for a winner.

It typifies the player’s determination to win and honesty and impressed Benitez. He said: “I think this group of players is giving everything, and he's someone, when he goes on the pitch, can make mistakes like anyone, but he’s giving everything. He has the right mentality.”



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Re: Isaac Hayden
« Reply #1783 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 12:14:46 pm »
Sounds like he wants to take his forward running out his game. Wouldn't want that. He's not a sitting midfielder.

Offline Away Day Gadgie

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« Reply #1784 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 01:22:32 pm »
I didn’t read it like that.  I think Rafa was saying his energy is one of his strengths but he’s not using it as effectively as he could be.
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Offline Ian W

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Re: Isaac Hayden
« Reply #1785 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 02:47:42 pm »
It's mad how people don't immediately assume Rafa will do the right thing. Even still.

Offline ManDoon

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Re: Isaac Hayden
« Reply #1786 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 02:50:47 pm »
Isn't he just saying that he wants him to not chase possession, block passing lanes and press at the right times?
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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« Reply #1787 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 07:57:54 pm »
Gutted he's leaving in the summer, thought he was very good today.
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Offline STM

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Re: Isaac Hayden
« Reply #1788 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 08:14:22 pm »
Longstaff's rise has somewhat overshadowed Haydens performances.

He's been absolutely fantastic and it will be a shame if he leaves. He's doubled his value.
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Offline ManDoon

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Re: Isaac Hayden
« Reply #1789 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 08:21:21 pm »
Aye, he's been immense recently
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.