North East UK news Miguel Almiron is 'precious' to Newcastle in their bid to avoid relegation PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Paraguayan midfielder epitomises the bravery needed by Newcastle in the relegation run-in

North East UK news Miguel Almiron is 'precious' to Newcastle in their bid to avoid relegation PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Paraguayan midfielder epitomises the bravery needed by Newcastle in the relegation run-in

North East UK news  Miguel Almiron is 'precious' to Newcastle in their bid to avoid relegation PremierLeague-News.Com
07 April 2021 - 08:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! THERE is much ado in football about unquenchable spirit, bulldog defiance, courage and guts. No side will achieve its ultimate aim without them. Of course there are several strains of on-field bravery. The most common is the Desperate Dan approach - all rolled up sleeves, snarl and unflinching confrontation. However there is a second type as epitomised by Miggy Almiron right here at NUFC. At a time when Steve Bruce has to look exceptionally closely at the body language of those who hold his future - and that of Newcastle - in their grip Almiron stands out like the lighthouse on St Mary's Island. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now What he has at his disposal is so precious because few possess his physical attributes. He can run like the wind for every minute of every hour and a half. Up and down, up and down. Relentless, without the need for a rest. Miggy is built like Mo Farah, thin as a jockey's whip, and can travel as far without dropping through exhaustion. Essentially played for his impact in the final third of the field, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Almiron has to contribute as much if not more in United's defensive third. That makes him a treasure for a defensive minded coach like Bruce who wants to not lose as much as win. It was hardly surprising that midway through the second-half against Spurs when at 2-1 down Newcastle were trying desperately to stay in the game it was Almiron who in a packed penalty area and under pressure headed out a swirling cross for a corner. Read More Related Articles Callum Wilson's big week and the next step before his Newcastle return as staff box clever Read More Related Articles 'It's in my DNA' - Toon legend's childhood link to Newcastle United set him up for success From the kick Japhet Tanganga rose to bullet a header that beat Martin Dubravka....only for Almiron to sweep the ball off the line. United were still in it and sure enough sub Joe Willock stole a precious point with four minutes to go. Oh, in case you overlooked it, Almiron was where he is supposed to be - attacking the six yard box - to fling himself at the ball and cause the confusion that allowed Willock to strike. What will worry United fans - and Bruce if he stays - is that Miggy might get sick of doing the dirty defensive work when his natural game is to attack the opposition. Speaking to Paraguayan radio station ABC Cardinal recently Almiron reignited concern over his future at Newcastle next season saying: "I would like to play in a team that fights more." Whether by that he means battles more than his team-mates did at Brighton on his return from injury or, more likely, fights more for honours is open to translation. Read More Related Articles Mike Ashley's response to James Pallotta's Newcastle takeover hints has sent a firm message Read More Related Articles The 'overzealous' Newcastle United celebrations which Steve Bruce won't want repeating What is reassuring in a relegation battle which still threatens to go to the wire is that the cavalry are gathering on top of the hill. Almiron is back to being United's Duracell Bunny, Allan Saint-Maximin is on the grass again, and Callum Wilson is ready to leave the stable. Nevertheless when all help is gratefully received we love Fulham because they are looking increasingly likely to keep United in the Premier League bless them. Ta, Scottie Parker and Alexsandar Mitrovic! I always said Fulham's inability to mount a consistent charge was our best chance of survival and so it is proving.

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. We all accept that Newcastle have some sticky matches en route to the finish line but the Cottagers have to play Wolves (h), Arsenal (a), Chelsea (a), Burnley (h), Southampton (a) and Manchester United (a) before ending up with our visit. And let us not forget they have to make up a three point deficit having played a game more. Meanwhile Newcastle do it the Steve Bruce way...forget about winning just take baby steps to safety. Get the point? Read More Related Articles 'You've got to remember who you play for and represent' - NUFC legend's message to today's players Read More Related Articles 'State of you' - Paul Dalglish opens up on haunting Newcastle regret and Shearer's intervention Bruce told us he had put up "with nonsense" before the Tottenham game insisting that the spirit in his side has always been evident. Well, that is nonsense because the game before at Brighton was a desperate display of abject surrender which could easily have got him the sack. No matter, he tore up the tactical manual once again reverting to a back five with a trio of central defenders and a couple of wingbacks and got himself a draw. Mind you, defensively it was still like confetti in the wind at times but, hey, they kept going and Willock, one of the players Bruce dropped, still rescued him. So too did the performances of Matt Ritchie who famously called his manager anything but a braveheart and other rare starters of late like Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy. Even Sean's little brother Matty was dusted down and found a place on the subs' bench. Sign up to our Newcastle United newsletter for updates Recent fallout over the long-running takeover saga at Newcastle United hasn't just been the talk of Tyneside - it was the talk of the footballing world. Now, Steve Bruce must recollect his team and push forward without the change of ownership and new backing. However, the twists and turns aren't over, with current owner Mike Ashley 'considering all options' after the Premier League rejected the £300m takeover. By signing up to our twice daily newsletter, you'll get all the latest news on all things black-and-white - straight to your inbox. We'll also send out special newsletters with any breaking transfers news, to keep you right in the loop with everything Newcastle United. How do you sign up? It's really easy and only takes a few seconds. Just click on this link to our newsletter sign up form and select NUFC - all you have to do is enter your email address and you're all done. You won't miss a single thing. In time of dire need all is conveniently forgotten. What was surprising at SJP on Easter Sunday was that two coaches whose philosophy is based essentially on defence should reside over two such awful, amateurish back lines. Jose Mourinho was furious, openly criticising his players, while Bruce much preferred to live on Fantasy Island. All is well with the world. Of course renewed hope will only continue if United go to Burnley for a Sunday High Noon shoot out and avoid defeat. Either take another of Bruce's famous little steps towards survival or, better still, go for the throat and win against a side which is not exactly Barcelona.

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