HT: Newcastle 0 Hull 1- Magpies Look Sluggish


In a game which seems to reflect the frustrations going on at Newcastle off the field Newcastle found themselves one down to Hull City this afternoon at St. James’ Park, against the run of play.

The game is being played at half speed but Newcastle should have been on top if they had taken just a few of their chances.

After 18 minutes Guthrie somehow managed to miss from just 6 yards out, when it looked easier to score than miss. That should have put Newcastle one goal up.

Then after 30 minutes Michael Owen almost scored again, when Michael Owen headed on a free kick but goalkeeper Myhill made a great save low to his right.

But then after 34 minutes Butt was adjudged to have fouled Halmosi, on the left of the penalty area, but in slow motion Butt didn’t touch him. And the Marlon King’s kick low to Shay Given’s right was almost saved by the goalkeeper as he touched the ball onto the pose but into the net. It was hard luck for the Newcastle goalkeeper.

Then after 42 minutes, Geremi had a decent chance but shot wide of Myhill’s right hand post.

But there was no way Newcastle should be behind in the game, and it seems the confusions off the filed are having some effect on the players.

Xisco has looked decent but should have done better with a couple of chances that went his way in the first 30 minutes.

But let’s be very clear, Hull City are a mediocre side at best, and will have difficulty surviving in the Premier League this season, but it does seem that some of the Newcastle players are having a hard time concentrating on the game with all the stupidity going on off the field.

Anything but a Newcastle win today will be points lost, and the game is not over by any means, but Newcastle need a goal to give them the momentum to go on and win this game, which they must do.

Hull City are lucky, to say the least, to find themselves ahead at the half.

Also it looks like Mike Ashley hasn’t had the guts to turn up for the game and Managing Director Derek Llambias is sitting by himself – all alone – in the Director’s box, which just about illustrates how the current Board at Newcastle are so out of touch with their fans.

TEAMS
Newcastle United: Shay Given, David Edgar, Charles N’Zogbia, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen (c), Xisco
Subs: Claudio Cacapa, Steve Harper, Sebastien Bassong, Nacho Gonzalez, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Mark Doninger, Ryan Donaldson
Hull City: Boaz Myhill, Andy Dawson, Ian Ashbee (c), Michael Turner, Craig Fagan, Bernard Mendy, Peter Halmosi, Paul McShane, Dean Marney, Marlon King, Anthony Gardner
Subs: Dean Windass, Geovanni, Matthew Duke, Bryan Hughes, Sam Ricketts, Caleb Folan, Kamil Zayatte
Referee: Andre Marriner
Attendance: tbc



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187 comments so far

  • Steve_48

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Poor first half, we went off the boil after about 20 minutes

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  • wsq

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    is it true SJP is half empty?

    http://titusbramble.com/

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Been listening to BBC Radio 5 Live and i think we should be infront already. Owen and Xisco should have scored. Fingers crossed lads.

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  • AlexW

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #4

    shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit

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  • tapir

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #5

    MA
    faster sell before our price drop when we get relegated!!

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  • neeraj

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    ref is how to put it in one word

    hmm…. sh*t

    moment of the day

    TITUS BRAMBLE, you can never keep him out of hilarious situation, he should star in a sitcom….

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  • Mikey24

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Geremi is absolute dog brown bum juice!!! He does nothing apart from takes 400freekicks, gets 1 right and everybody says hes fantastic at them!

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  • wsq

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #8

    wasn’t a penalty all day long haha i like that phrase “all day long”

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  • The Original Todd

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #9

    can we please get someone who can cross the ball?

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  • birketts

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #10

    have you seen that smug c**t lambbais (sorry bout spelling) sitting by himself with a big grin on his face!!!

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Why is that twat Lllambias smiling in the box you can see his smerk he loves us LOSING SACK THE BOARD I HOPE EVERY NUFC PROTEST AFTER THIS DISGRACEFULL DEFEAT.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Poor team selection by Hughton, very disappointed with him to tell the truth.

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    2-0 this is taking the PISS

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  • Mikey24

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    What a load of balls!! 2-0 against this shower of shyt!

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  • pak-toon

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #15

    fabolous. just freakin fabolous this is

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  • AlexW

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    which way is sunderland????? ok but seriously this is shit

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  • wsq

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #17

    haha what are the odds? smirk some more llambas

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  • richie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #18

    what team the hughton pick,,edgar??amoebi?formation??absoultely pathetic, iv had enough

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  • obamagic

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #19

    time to throw in Nacho… Ashley get out!

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  • Steve

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #20

    What should we be expecting? We have no guidance and a sh!te board!!

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  • wsq

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #21

    3 points gone just because two ppl refuse to put the club first before anything else. argh stupid we should be able to sue them!

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  • AlexW

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #22

    ameobi is crap, wat the hell was that? what has happened out our great club?

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #23

    I wont be able to show my face for a week outside my house.
    MA i hope the bartender will spit in every beer you order.

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  • tapir

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    sell now sell now sell now
    !discaun!! bargain price!!!

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  • Spyro

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #25

    oh NOW Hughton brings on Gonzalez for Ameobi, well done Hughton you fool

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  • Matt

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Thank god for that, I hope that is the last game Ameobi plays for our first team.

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  • Ashton

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #27

    We are F*cked

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    I kinda said Disgracefull at 1-0 haha lol whatsnthis called at 2-0. Ameobi, words cannot describe how useless he is only player looking good is N Zog and Owen everyone has been poor.
    Xisco has look ok but having Ameobi next to you says it all.
    SACK THE BOARD.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #29

    What a load of crap.

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  • azim

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #30

    we are goin to be relegated if we play like this…FCUK OFF MA

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  • quinie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #31

    i just got into football and i chose NUFC as my team.
    sorry guys, i quit

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  • Spyro

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #32

    What the F**K are you guys on about!? We are losing due to a mix of bad luck and poor tactics. The players we have available should be able to win a match like this.

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  • obamagic

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33

    time to take out some dip….because nacho is on!

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  • Davey G

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #34

    SPYRO

    The system is working great!!
    Your slyly pointing out, “full stadium knew it”.

    Your all thats bad about part time fans!!

    Have you ever seen a Striker been as inneffective as the big useless Spaniard we have up front??

    Who signed him again?

    You are always f***ing wrong boy, ALWAYS!!

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  • SouthernGeordie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Is there anything positive to come out of this shite?

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  • richie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #36

    what poor guidance from hughton,,wats next relegation???

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  • Stay Tooned

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Thank god Ameoni has beentaken off. Never should have played today. Also should play N’Zog on the left mid and not at left back. Nacho should have started.
    Finally, the protest i think has caused a distraction to the players leading to the second goal.

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Its not poor tactics its poor players.
    AMEOBI,BUTT,GUTHRIE,EDGAR,GERERMI Thats 5 players out of 11 which are shite come on.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #39

    calm down davey your embarrassing yourself

    Then again, its no less than what i would expect from someone who judges players by their first match in the league.

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  • richie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #40

    we chose to lose this tru tactics ,, almost as if it was done on purpose………

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