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Emre Scores in Reserves 1-1 Draw

8:45 pm, Monday, March 31st, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

Turkish midfielder Emre came through 45 minutes of his comeback match tonight, and even managed to score a fine individual goal as Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at St. James’ Park.

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Emre - scored fine individual goal for Reserves


Newcastle went behind after just 55 seconds of the game when Sean Evans was there to put the ball in the net after Fraser Forster had managed to parry David Gray’s low shot.

But then after 25 minutes Emre got Newcastle back into the game as he evaded two Manchester defenders inside the penalty area, before hitting a nice left footed shot beyond goalkeeper Ron Robert Zieler from eight yards out.

Both sides had a player sent off near the end of the game when Wesley Ngo Baheng saw red following two yellow cards and James Eckersley was sent off for committing a professional foul.

This was the Reserves final game of the season and wraps up a good campaign for Adam Sadler’s men.

Newcastle Reserves: Forster, Ramage, Kadar, Edgar, Diatta, Tozer, Troisi, Emre, Carroll, Ngo Baheng, LuaLua.
Subs: Danquah, Soderberg, Marwood, Morri, Zamblera.



Tags: Reserves



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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie Bucket // Mar 31, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    What fills me with the most optimism about next season is not only the current form of the first team but also the way in which the reserves have hit form between January and now.

    This can be traced back to the arrivals of five young ‘development’ players, Tozer, Kadar, Soderberg, Zamblera and Baheng during the winter transfer window.

    Also during this time we have seen Lua Lua, Carroll and Edgar feature for the first team and I believe we will see more youngsters pushing towards the first team next year.

    A draw against a Manchester United second string featuring Gary Neville following a 3-1 defeat at Northwich last week can be viewed as progress by the lads.

    Hopefully the club can continue to acquire top young players during the summer, the way the club is currently recruiting is reminiscent of the way Arsenal operate.

  • 2 JP from The Rock of Gibraltar // Mar 31, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    The news just keeps getting better :) Emre scoring in his comeback…and he only played for 45 minutes! Damn I love it when we’re doing good. All the stress and negatives from this horrible season are easing away with good results and good news like this.

    Keep it up lads!!! :D

  • 3 I AM OBAFEMI MARTINS // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    i like it when we beat teams i hate e.g tottenham

  • 4 Leo // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    this man, currently know as ginger or carrot top should have been sent off earlier. it was a terrible foul.

    baheng apparntly got punched in the face i couldnt see from the other side of the pitch but you could see him recoil as if he had been, he retaliated which i cant blame him for, hes young and will learn

  • 5 Scott Hodge // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Kadar got skinned and cost us in the first minute, i felt for him as it really knocked his confidence. Emre was getting kicked up a height until he was taken off, Man Utd were putting in tackles from behind all night. Overall I wasnt too impressed with some of the marking, I once recalled 3 Man Utd players standing on the edge of the box unmarked. Edgar played in midfield tonight and almost scored on 18 mins with a cracking drive from around 35 yards out. Diatta didnt really impress me and is no better than anyone we have already. Ramage played ok. I notice in the reserves he have quite a bit height too which is refreshing to see. I’d like to see Taylor back in the reserves next season and try and develop some form although I dont think he is going to ever be the player we thought he was going to be. There was almost a big punch up at the end of the match and I felt sorry for Baheng when he trudged dejectedly off.
    It was nice to see the Junior Magpies invited to the match although they almost stormed the Directors box when they seen KK.

  • 6 Leo // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    i posted this on the other thread, hopefully that will fill peoples curiosity on how they played

    i was at the game tonight, was great fun, never been to a reserve game before, really enjoyed it. was excelent.

    Forster- was commanding

    Ramage- looked composed but didnt attack the space that was left infront of him alot of the time even with the security of edgar being dmf

    Kadar- looked really good, im real impressed with him, he doesnt look his age, he reminds me of the guy in superbad, the man from the film juno (no i havnt seen the film just the adverts haha)

    Edgar- really commanding in defencive midfield, good distribution and stopped alot of their attacks from going through the center.

    Diatta- looked strong composed great with his head, just hope that he can be so strong in the first team beause him and faye together would be a strong partnership at some point.

    Tozer- played center half and looked good on the ball composed, got caught out a few times and diatta managed to pull him out of trouble, to be fair when diatta made a mistake tozer was right there to sweep up the mistake

    Troisi- my sister thought he was fantastic, she must have fancied him. haha… looked strong wasnt confided to the right wing he roamed and did well to set up the goal

    Emre- played well with the ball great distrution and made some good freekicks and through balls. but seems to make rash tackles which may lead to suspensions

    Carroll- only missed 2 headers the whole match, he was being marked constantly because they couldnt contend with his height and ability to direct the ball

    Ngo Baheng- STAR MAN- until he got sent off for what i dont know. he was good on the ball lots of running in him, he looked a real threat for us

    LuaLua- great little runner he done neville on soo many occasions, just out paced him out skilled him and looked really good.

  • 7 Leo // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    btw i missed the first 5minutes so i didnt see their goal. scott hodge i guess you a glass half empty kinda guy then

  • 8 Scott Hodge // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Not at all Leo, we fully deserved our point and it was a really good performance all I’m saying is there was some sloppy defending tonight as there was last Thursday where their forwards werent picked up by our defenders but this is what comes of changing the defence as much, Diatta, Kadar and Tozer have just came, Ramage has just got back and Edgar musnt know what position he’ll be playing one week to the next. So by just making one critical comment I dont see how I’m a glass half empty sort of guy!

  • 9 nate dawg // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    anyone else noticed our injurys situation is sorting itself out a bit now with kk . dukes havin a run owens havin a run k milner injured but that was an impact injury , thought sam was best in businnes for fitness and injury free players , i think kk just lets tem play football and have a laugh all the pictures of the lads training show they just enjoy playing , i think once emre comes back e will be back for good , dont wanna get my hopes up but newcastle for 5th next year

  • 10 CRAIGG // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    To be fair to sam the injuries were certainly less than the Roeder and Souness days.

  • 11 scotty // Mar 31, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Cracking goal by Emre tonight by the way. Overall, good performance by the lads – it would be nice to see Carroll, Edgar and Lualua start a first team game before the end of the season….

  • 12 Zx // Mar 31, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    I was there…

    :)

    Didn’t expect to see drama and big crowd in a reserve game.

    Who is that guy performing those ball tricks during half time? He is good…

  • 13 Ross // Apr 1, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    weekend gets even better. emre returns to football and sticks one in to get a point out of the mancs.
    and i fully agree Charley Bucket, some of the lads in the reserves seem really promising. what were once potentially business buys could turn out to be real gems. brilliant.

  • 14 Scott Hodge // Apr 1, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    I do agree with what Leo said about Ramage. Even when he was lucky enough to get a good run in the first team he was always reluctant to move into that space further up the field, perhaps he feared making a mistake and getting caught out of position. In his defence he does defend ok at RB. I thought Edgar proved his class yet again and played well in that holding midfield role, his 3rd different position in the last three home games. Troisi was my man of the match. In the 2nd minute I thought Emre was going have to be stetchered off, he looked well fired up and the first team could benefit from his passion and aggression.

  • 15 Ian // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    It is a good idea for players such as Emre to use the reserves for a few games to get back on top form and build confidence before going back in to the first team, I do not think it is used enough by off form players, Smith should be placed in there to see if he can get back on goalscoring form, I think Emre is on his last chance to show what he can do at our club or his bags will be packed in the Summer and a better replacement will be found by Keegan and co, so he needs to be on top form first time out.

  • 16 Kieran hatten // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    I think our reserves could play better than our first team a few matches ago i was seriously thinking about putting a comment in about playing our reserves in the first team i think we ‘could’ become the new arsenal with our young team if we can concentrate on them we could be in for good seasons ahead of us….. come on KK give edgar and Carroll i chance at least 20 mins of play IF we’re winning also give Lua Lua a run amazing player!!

  • 17 Mr T // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    I missed all the goals :(

    Seen the near punchup, so that was worth the £3!

    Troisi was my star man from what I seen, seemed to play with alot more confidence than I’ve seen previously, maybe his international cap has helped him out?!

    Worth the drive up from the land of smog despite missing the goals though. Was nice to see Neville being abused to, the big nose tw!t! Although I took a girl who ‘felt sorry for him’. Needless to say she’s not coming back again with comments like that…also had a man united fan sit in front of me tell me we were jealous of his skill. In no uncertain terms I told him to get fu**ed.

  • 18 Mr T // Apr 1, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Kieran – maybe we could put them out in the cups, see how well they do? I’m with you mind, I wanted to see the reserves in the first team.

  • 19 Kieran hatten // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Mr T- yes deff put them in the cup matches against lower teams maybe also play a fair few of them in our friendly matches before the start of the season..?? Carrol up front would be amazing could be the next Alan shearer..??

  • 20 hanzemre // Apr 1, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Emre is pretty much like Viduka in his time at NUFC always unavailable to start/play for our 1st team. It was almost 3 seasons already so now under KK’s supervision he’ll be aways fit & available & soon hit the best form & give us another good option in the midfield.




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