HT: Newcastle 1 Portsmouth 3 – Magpies Blitzed


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Newcastle were 3-0 down after 10 minutes with the central defense, especially Brazilian Claudio Cacapa, not seeming to have turned up for the game.

The defense was just hopeless, certainly not good enough for this level, and were torn apart by a rampant Portsmouth attack in the first 10 minutes.


After just 8 minutes following a corner, the ball rolled out to Pamarot, and from 30 yards he hit an unstoppable shot into Harper’s top left corner giving the goalkeeper no chance.

Then within a minute Benjani went straight through the middle and Cacapa should have stopped him, but was on the wrong side of the forward. Benjani kept going through, easily beat Cacapa and curled the ball past Harper. Portsmouth are 2-0 up.

Then after just 11 minutes, the left the winger got around Taylor easily and again Cacapa is beaten to the ball and Utaka easily takes the ball around Harper, and put the ball easily into the back of the net. Portsmouth are 3-0 up after just 11 minutes.

Sam made a good substitution taking off the sorry Brazilian Cacapa and replaced him with David Rozehnal shortly after the 3rd goal, as he tries to understand what his defense is playing at. It must have been a huge disappointment for the experienced Brazilian – but it was the right thing to do for Newcastle and a brave decision by Allardyce.

Newcastle pulled one back through Owen after 16 minutes. Goalkeeper James could only parry the ball and Owen was on hand to put the ball in the net off Campbell. But the goal is given to Campbell as an own goal.

Newcastle recovered but that was more because Portsmouth took their foot off the accelerator. Newcastle struggled on and a second goal could still put Newcastle in there with a chance of a point. Both Smith and Butt were booked in the first half. Rozehnal also handled in the penalty area and Harry Redknapp went crazy in the technical box because the referee didn’t give a penalty.

Newcastle have absolutely nothing to lose in the second and must still go for a win.  We’d love to be a fly on the wall for Big Sam’s half time talk.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Claudio Cacapa, Abdoulaye Faye, James Milner, Charles N’Zogbia, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Michael Owen, Alan Smith

Subs: Fraser Forster, David Rozehnal, Emre, Geremi, Oba Martins

Portsmouth: David James, Sol Campbell, Sylvain Distin, John Utaka, Niko Kranjcar, Papa Bouba Diop, Glen Johnson, Sulley Muntari, Noe Pamarot, Sean Davis, Benjani

Subs: Jamie Ashdown, Matt Taylor, Lauren, Nwanko Kanu, Pedro Mendes



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82 comments so far

  • wsq

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #1

    What a joke! i told you guys a few days ago that cacapa is just another boumsong.. haha home or away no difference imo.. if you play crap you get crap results that’s the way it is.

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #2

    ohhhhh you can’t help but laugh really, thats what everyone else will be doing so we might aswell

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  • Jinal

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #3

    get milner off!!! yes he is homegrown talent and is a hard worker but he just can never get past any half decent defender on the wings!

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  • Jinal

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    and if taylor continues the way he’s playing, he’s cementing his spot in the starting 11

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #5

    in our defence even jerry gill could cement a spot.

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 3, 2007 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #6

    I bet if we had AShley Cole, Rio, Cannavaro and Sergio Ramos we would still be shite in the back. It’s just the toon way, i’m used to it by now, really………….

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooo, noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooo, nooooooooo, noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooooo, noooooooooooo, noooooooooo

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  • Obafan

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Jinal – finally someone with the same opinion on Milner as myself. He has got the right attitude no doubt about that but he just hasn’t got the vision. I mean that he runs with the ball like a chicken without a head and also his crosses are weak. We had 2 free kicks from the left side, why on earth does he need to kick them both. They are no danger at all.

    Get Oba and Emre on the pitch and replace Milner and Smith (if he stays on the pitch, he will get a red colour before his eyes I’m quite sure of it).

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  • briss

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    THIS IS HORRIBLE IM TRYING TO LOOK AT THE POSSITIVES BUT ITS IMPOSSIBLE, IF WE LOSE THIS MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SO PISSED

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Solution to all our problems..bring Bramble back, atleast then either one of two things can happen either he has one of his off days and has a good game or we’ll get a laugh out of loosing.
    Bring either the injured Shay Given on or even Foster, a player with no experience what so ever, it can’t get much worse..LOL!!

    No seriously though. You can’t help and laugh at this. It’s gotten to a stage where you either laugh or cry, I’ve chosen the ligher option.

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Welcome to the new era.

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Anybody know how long Given’s out for??

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  • Obafan

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Where is Habib Beye???? Anybody knows?

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Do we have a premierleague record?

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #15

    why the hell is barton and smith still on the pitch , bartons obv nowhere near ready , smith is a walking redcard atm ,
    all that pace of oba’s and he’s on the bench , ive not said nowt about sam yet but he’s starting to annoy me with his favorites who cant play for shit .

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Nice one Luke Young!

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  • briss

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #17

    *UCKING NICKY BUTT!!!!!!! HE’S A WASTE OF SPACE!

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  • wsq

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    milner has always been shite.. he doesn’t know how he should play. he wants to be figo but is not cut out to be figo.. just be a beackham if you can’t get past players.

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #19

    whats up with nicky butt?

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  • Sinead

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #20

    OK..interesting first half.

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #21

    k maybe next week 3 points

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  • Robert(From Serbia)

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #22

    omg,bring back Glenn Roeder !!!! bring back Sibierski !!! 🙁 🙁

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #23

    lol or maybe the week after… or yer, must be the week after that.

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #24

    god -dammit are we ever gonna score ?

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  • wsq

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #25

    destroyer cacapa ??? hhaha what a joke!

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  • wsq

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #26

    clean sheets?? haha home fortress?? haha what a joke!

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  • joshi

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Come on Oba!! do us proud.

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Start of the second half..and all ready it should be 4-1 I don’t see us holding on for much longer.

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    great and villa score

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    wsq..clean sheets, what is this thing you talk off??

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #31

    what the hell is a clean sheet ?

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Clean sheet means we don’t concede any goals……………………

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  • Hadrian

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #33

    wsq , at least try to act like a grown up when around them . your mom never teach you that .

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #34

    I fear for the game against the mackems, I really do

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #35

    wow how they dint teach the meaning of clean sheet to BS did they ?

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #36

    I found this article on Setanta Sports, it was obciously done before the match cause it’s rating the Newcaslte-v-Portsmouth players,

    Harper is 6
    A couple are 6.5
    Cacapa is 7
    Butt is 8
    Enrique is 9

    Something tells me that the ratings may be adjusted after the match.

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  • Obafan

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Smith off Emre on ASAP

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    *sings*

    we shall overcome….
    we shall overcome…

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  • Eve

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Either way Smith is comming off, if he’s not subbed he’ll see red. Again.

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    wow harper made his first save of the day .. dint he ?

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