Some Newcastle fans on social media opted to slam defender Paul Dummett for his display during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Augsburg on Saturday.
The 26-year-old left-back played the full 90 minutes of the Magpies’ latest pre-season friendly and a section of supporters were left very unimpressed by his performance.
One Magpies fan stated that Dummett was playing like he was a few years ago and that wasn’t a good thing while another boldly claimed he was the most limited one dimensional player he had ever seen.
Nothing But Newcastle have rounded up a selection of tweets about Dummett’s latest display for the club:
Dummett playing like Paul “Jesus Christ” Dummett from a few years ago. It’s not a good thing haha #nufc
— Toon Army Virginia (@ToonArmy757) August 4, 2018
Dummett is the most limited one dimensional player i’ve ever seen so predictable in his play #nufc
— Aaron Olsson (@AOlssonNUFC) August 4, 2018
No idea where Dummett was headed there on that goal.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) August 4, 2018
Seeing the goal coming from the left hand side again, shocker… Dummett’s absolutely lifting man! #NUFC
— Ste Dodds (@_sdodds) August 4, 2018
You’re so right there Ashley yet again is to blame but not supporting Rafa properly too he needs a striker badly because there’s no vocal point up top & we need a covering LB hearing that Dummett has been poor there
— john_NUFC42 (@john_nufc42) August 4, 2018
A few #NUFC thoughts from today..
• Ki looks class act. Looks after the ball very well & always went forward.
• Joselu didn't offer anything. I want the lad to do well but he really isn't good enough.
• Yedlin looked good.
• Great to see Kenedy back at SJP
• Dummett poor pic.twitter.com/jYoklbTARi
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) August 4, 2018
I have never rated dummett but rafa seems to like him, so Im alright with that but Im sure theres far better out there…..oh wait we cant spend any money….mr ashley
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) August 4, 2018
Hopefully Dummett is simply using his pre-season to get all his bad displays out of the way as Rafa Benitez cannot afford for him not to be at his best in the upcoming campaign. The 26-year-old is head and shoulders above the other options the manager could play at left-back currently and unless a new face arrives before transfer deadline day that isn’t going to change. Dummett has become one of the Magpies’ most consistently good performers in his latest campaigns and when he was injured last season for a period, he was a very noticeable miss. However based on these fans’ reaction to his latest display, it sounds like he is in worrying form ahead of the new season.