HT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 0 – Magpies Miss Chances


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Newcastle started off this game like a train and pegged Blackburn Rovers back early in the game but they couldn’t make the breakthrough that would be so important.

But Newcastle had good chances through Alan Smith, Damien Duff and Michael Owen and Newcastle should have been ahead at half time, but each of the above layers was guilty of missing gilt edged chances.

After a tremendous start from the Newcastle side, when they were all over Blackburn in the first 10 minutes, but couldn’t get that vital goal which would have given both the team and the crowd a lift.

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Michael Owen – missed great chance after 35 minutes 

But one of the best chances of the half went to captain Michael Owen. After 35min Barton freed Owen with a nice chip and suddenly the captain was one-on-one with Blackburn goalkeeper Brad Friedel. Michael rounded the goalkeeper, but the ball got caught under his feet and his shot was just wide of the post. But Owen had a great chance and really should have scored with the opportunity he had.

Newcastle had a lot of the play in the first half and the only mistakes they are making today is not putting the ball in the net from the chances they have carved out against a good Blackburn Rovers side.

But this game is winnable and Keegan has a number of players like Carroll and N’Zogbia who he can bring on. We would expect these to be brought on after around the hour mark, if things are still all square at that time.

We only need a single goal for the 3 points so hopefully the lads will continue and have some luck and get that ball into the back of the net.

It’s certainly a promising first half from the Newcastle team , who are going all out for the win.



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171 comments so far

  • Gilly

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Listening on the website…..from Baghdad
    Going to be our day today COME ON!!!

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  • mikeygd

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    its good to hear but bolton did this to blackburn the other day and it ended 4-1 to blackburn i think . fingers crossed

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Missing chances always ends up with the other team punishing the missed chances. Let’s hope this will not happen today. Once we score 1 we might get a bit of confidence.

    Are there any subs???

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  • Howie

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #4

    i think we are being slightly biased. yes we have been on top but we havent dominated them like yee are all sayin

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Omg Taylor with his antics again!

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  • Howie

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #6

    wat did he do obafan2

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  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #7

    i wanna watch this match, anyone here know which channel at tvants got live? plzzzz

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Commentator said he fluffed his clearance and went over cross bar

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  • Carr is shite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Santa Cruz fires the ball over the top of the crossbar after an awful clearance by Steven Taylor.

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #10

    ObaFan2 what happened with overrated Taylor. If someone can get Blackburn score it will be him. Oh I wished he was not in the team.

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Apparantly comical defending by Taylor but we’re on the up atm.

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Owen, great save by Friedel

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Taylor is so bad. I just do not understand why most of the people don’t see that. If he loses us points again today; he must never be in the team anymore. He doesn’t deserve to be in the team over Cacapa. Is KK blind or does he not want to see that Taylor is just an average player. I would even choose Ramage above him.

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  • Griff

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #14

    omg a sentance i have never heard on sky sports news…

    “nicky butts done brilliant”

    lol.

    just put the ball in! thats 6 great chances now!

    MARTINS ON PLEASE!

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  • steve

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Looks like KK has his favourites who are first on the teamsheet i.e. Smith, Butt, Barton Taylor – Brum are thrashing Spurs and closing in on us – we need to win this game

    Come on

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  • Todd

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes, Martins for Smith, please

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #17

    The defence has looked shaky all match apparantly but it’s understandable considering the amount of goals conceeded in recent games.
    We need a run of good performances to improve their confidence, choping and changing doesn’t always help.

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Birmingham 3 – 0 Tottenham

    What is going on?

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Owen has missed another chance. Bring on Martins – we need to win

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  • Gilly

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #20

    get butt off and Zog on for a start

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #21

    When is Oba going to come on??? We need him to open up the Blackburn defence. Smith is apperantly again not good. Why does that info not surprise me?

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  • Vitorbarbosa

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Believe in yourself lads!!!!!!

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Birmingham 3 up against Spurs. F**king yids.

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Wide again by Owen omg !

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #25

    steve _ completely agree m8; why Barton, Butt, Taylor and Smith can play every game is a f*cking big mistery. KK is IMO doing exactly the same as SA is doing. He takes wrong desicions and that is why we are in a bad position.

    We need to get the 3 points; look at Birmingham; oh my God….

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  • steve

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #26

    another sitter missed by Owen – get Smith off and Oba on now!!!!!!!!

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Seems like Butt and Barton are playing quite well today. We have made enough chances.

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  • Carr is shite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Joey Barton picks up the ball on the halfway line, he plays the ball through to Owen who goes one on one with Friedel but Friedel gets the better of Owen and pushes the ball out for a corner

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #29

    owen misses again… wtf..get owen, smith and butt off..bring on oba, carrol and zoggy..

    we need all 3 points ..

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah are you lot not listening to skysports or whatever, Butt and Barton are actually playing well.

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #31

    martins …to come on

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  • toon4life

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Bout f***king time..
    Martins on for Butt.

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

    newcastle world tv …

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Go on Obas back 🙂

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #35

    nicky butt off martins on….hugeeeee ovation

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #36

    KK wake up and make a sub man; MARTINS on!! I would love him to score the only goal today. Just to prove that that Smith dude is not worth of being in the lineup…

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #37

    century need to sack moncur .

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh wonderful, Butt comes off for Oba and who drops back into midfield? Go on, guess.

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  • steve

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #39

    we’re knackered now – Oba on for Butt and Smith moved into midfield!!!!

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #40

    Oba’s on – great, but why does Smith always have to stay on the pitch? Butt is a better midfielder.

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