Archive for tag: Newcastle match reports.

Gutless! West Brom 3-1 Newcastle.

December 6th, 2010 | 43 Comments |

Somen-Tchoyi-West-Brom-v-Newcastle Newcastle limply surrendered at The Hawthorns yesterday as they were outclassed and outfought by an impressive West Brom side.

I don’t want to take anyting away from West Brom as they did play really well, but the disappointing thing is that they didn’t need to play well to get a result such was the shocking performance that Newcastle put in.

Every team has off days, as I am sure that most of us will agree, but our off days are starting to happen far too often. We’ve picked up two points from a possible fifteen, which is relegation form, and with tough fixtures coming up I can understand a bit of the doom and gloom that is flying around at the minute. The rumour is that Chris Hughton locked the team in the dressing room for an hour after the final whistle yesterday. The lads were lucky, because if it was me they would still be there now!

Joey Barton had been expected to some back into the side to replace either Danny Guthrie or Wayne Routledge, but a mysterious groin injury put a quick end to that notion and left us with an unchanged team from the 1-1 draw against Chelsea. West Brom also had their injury doubts, although unluckily for us, all of their injury doubts managed to be fit enough to start the game. (more…)

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Newcastle 1-2 Blackburn.

November 11th, 2010 | 57 Comments |

Morten Gamst Pederson opens the scoring.
Morten Gamst Pederson opens the scoring.
In a match with few positives, Newcastle slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers last night.

To make matters worse, the man in charge of Blackburn is our former manager, Sam Allardyce, and he would have absolutely loved getting one over on us last night.

The game itself wasn’t a classic, and Newcastle, after recieving so much praise for our defence over the last few weeks, were made to pay for two defensive errors.

On the positive side of things, Andy Carroll continued his good form and should have all but guaranteed himself a place in the England squad come Saturday.

Newcastle named an unchanged side for the fourth game running, which was kind of expected really given the fact that the very same team borught us wins against West Ham, Sunderland and Arsenal. Don’t break up a winning team without reason and all that. (more…)

Stunner at The Gunners! Arsenal 0-1 Newcastle.

November 7th, 2010 | 95 Comments |

Carroll does the business again.
Carroll does the business again.
Newcastle capped a fantastic eight days of football as they notched up their third win on the spin at The Emirates this afternoon.

Not many people gave us a chance of getting any kind of result against Arsenal, including me to be fair, but yet again Chris Hughton managed his men to a defiant , only this time it was away at a top-four ground.

The chant of old used to go along the lines of ‘one-nil, to the Arsenal’, but not today as Newcastle shut Arsenal down and stopped them playing. To a man they were excellent, and to me this result ranks above some of the other stunners that we have pulled off already this season. Joey Barton said in his post-match interview on Sky that Newcastle had ruined a few betting coupons so far this season, which is true as we now boast exactly the same away league record as Chelsea, which is the best in the league I hasten to add.

Newcastle named an unchanged side for the third game in a row, which meant that Chris Hughton remained positive in his approach to the game when many had predicted that he may adopt a more defensive approach. (more…)

Newcastle 1-2 Stoke – Not good enough!

September 27th, 2010 | 122 Comments |

Kenwyne Jones - Played a blinder.
Kenwyne Jones - Played a blinder.
I’ve had a habit of writing my match reports just after match, which has led to some emotional pieces and caused some trouble between fans. So for this match I thought I had better change my approach.

After sleeping on it I have to say that my disappointment has stayed with me. I’m not disappointed that we lost, I never am providing that the team have given it their all in trying to win the game. They didn’t do that yesterday though in my opinion, which is why I am still feeling angry about it.

Stoke came with a gameplan, stuck to it, and took the three points back home with them. For all the ball that Newcastle had, the fact is they did very little with it. It was the wrong formation from Hughton in my opinion, and too many players had an off day. If Newcastle want to survive in the Premier League then both of those issues will need addressing if we are to keep our destiny in our own hands. (more…)

Red Devils too hot to handle! Man Utd 3-0 Newcastle.

August 17th, 2010 | 135 Comments |

Giggs scoring Man Utd's third of the night.
Giggs scoring Man Utd's third of the night.
It was never going to be easy heading to Old Trafford for the first game of our Premier League return, and the scoreline of 3-0 to Manchester United will reflect that.

Mistakes get punished in this league, and all three goals conceded could easily be attributed to an error from a player in a black and white shirt at some point.

To use that as an excuse would be harsh on Manchester United though. At times they were sublime, and even if our players hadn’t have made the errors that cost the goals, I am pretty sure that the Red Devils would have got them eventually. Paul Scholes put on a masterclass as did another old head, Ryan Giggs, who came of the bench to score the best goal of the game. (more…)