In his post, the journalist asked fans to give him their reasons as to why they ‘admire/like/respect/love’ the midfielder, who arrived at the club from Arsenal in what was a £2.61 million deal back in the summer of 2016.
So, what did these Newcastle United fans have to say about Isaac Hayden in response to George Caulkin’s post on Twitter?
We have nothing like him in England an old fashioned out and out ball winning defensive midfielder him and Shelley remind me of tiote and cabaye. England’s most underrated midfielder
— x-TheGeordieLion ?????? (@TheGeordieLion) October 21, 2020
He gives you everything when he pulls the shirt on and when he had tough times he always gave it his all and in my opinion he is a far better player than Declan Rice
— G4BG (@GB4G) October 21, 2020
proper pro plays every single minute of nearly every match and gives it his all
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) October 21, 2020
Since moving to the club, the £9 million-rated 25-year-old has made 136 appearances, chipping in with six goals and providing 10 assists along the way.
In terms of his level of performance, Hayden has averaged seasonal WhoScored match ratings of 7.28, 6.53, 6.96 and 6.72 over his four full seasons with Newcastle, which works out at a fairly impressive 6.87 rating over the seasons in question.
Do you believe that Hayden is one of Newcastle's biggest assests?
Very honest footballer , works hard off the field and never craves a thanks or publicity . In my opinion he deserves some international recognition .. why Kalvin Phillips and not Hayden ?
— David Clarke (@daveclar111) October 21, 2020
Loads of reasons to like him but for me the standout is his persistence with nufc. Wanted to go back down south for sometime, the usual negative corners of our fan base gave him stick, but he kept going and now he’s one of our biggest assets.
— Bobby England (@BerbBerbson) October 21, 2020
does proper class #slideys ?
— max (@nufcmax__) October 21, 2020
All in all, it would appear the vast majority of these Newcastle fans are delighted with the level of commitment Hayden has shown to the team, with some even suggesting that they rate the midfielder higher than the likes of Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips or West Ham United’s Declan Rice.