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Magpies break through Iron’s curtain (eventually) Scunthorpe v Newcastle full report, highlights.

August 26th, 2011 | 14 Comments |

Ryan Taylor prepares for more set piece glory.
Ryan Taylor prepares for more set piece glory.
Messrs Ryan Taylor and Ameobi Junior spared United’s blushes at Glanford Park, as Newcastle battled back from a goal down at half-time to put their name in the hat this Saturday for the League Cup 3rd round draw.

As I found my way to the turnstiles, and to get me in the mood for the match, I purchased the match day program (£3) and happened across the usual ‘all about Newcastle United’ section. There was an insightful piece about the deadly ex-Newcastle United striker, Paul Dalglish, titled ‘Whatever Happened to Paul Dalglish?’ I remember frequently asking myself the same question after he had played a match for us, as his impact on Tyneside was minimal. Anyway, turns out that the Dalglish article was not a ‘wind up’ from our hosts and he used to play for the Irons.

Before the match kicked-off and as the team news filtered through, I was slightly disappointed that Haris Vuckic found himself on the Magpies bench. I was looking forward to getting a good look at him, but little did I know that the match would progress into extra-time and I would get the chance to see the young Slovenian. It was good to know that Dan Gosling was about to get his first competitive start and Sylvain Marveaux was to make his Magpies debut. (more…)