HT: West Ham 2 Newcastle 0 – Newcastle Hopeless


In another sub-par performance from Newcastle, West Ham were well on top at Upton Park this afternoon and went in 2-0 up against a very poor looking Newcastle side.

Newcastle got off to a poor start and were on the back foot to a sprightly West Ham side, and were always second to the ball.

And it was after only 8 minutes before Newcastle found themselves behind, with a good goal from Di Michele, who was making his full debut for the London side. The Italian beat Coloccini on the right before cutting in and hitting the ball, which took a wicked deflection over Shay Given, and the Newcastle goalkeeper had no chance.

Cacapa was playing in front of the Newcastle back four but he looked slow and sluggish, and was having difficulty distributing the ball.

After about 20 minutes the Newcastle team came more into the game with Duff and N’Zogbia prominent, and Owen went close just missing the right hand post, although he was flagged (wrongly) for offside.

Newcastle were playing quite well at this stage, but then West Ham scored again when Given made a magnificent save from Di Michaeli, and the ball ballooned back to him.

Taylor and Coloccini should have tackled or blocked the shot, but they did neither, and allowed the Italian to find his composure and rocket home the ball from just 15 yards out.

It was a bad goal to concede and Shay Given must have thought he was getting no cover from his defense.

This was another poor and heartless performance from Newcastle, and they will need to significantly improve their play in the second half to get anything out of this game, since it’s been all West Ham in this first half.

A third goal from West Ham and this game will be over.



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125 comments so far

  • nufc supporter

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #1

    ffs

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  • scottish mag

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #2

    dont think we deserve to be 2-0 down

    should have had a pen and shocking defending

    i personally think that cacapa has looked really good in midfield toda and his passing has been good, dont know about anyone else though

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  • Dan13

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #3

    am furious

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  • Jinal

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #4

    I am going to have a beer for breakfast.

    And Collocini has sucked today.

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  • 51times

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s already over.

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  • Dan13

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #6

    oh well

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  • Toonboy

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #7

    very even if your ask me ……..accept the score line 🙁

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  • clarenufc(:

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #8

    i dont understand
    we have had the majority of corners , throws crosses and possession
    but we havent scoree

    gonzalez on the bench????? wtf
    anyone else think it might be cos keegan didnt want him? some sort of protest from chris houghton????

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  • my turban is durty

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #9

    any 1 got a link to the game?

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #10

    f**k Ashley,Wise,Hughton and Cacap all OUT..what hugton is thinking that will cacapa in middl to create a chance for goal hahahha terrible manager..get out Cacapa,Egdar and get in Bassong and Gonzalez…C’mone TooN

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 20, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Our defence had just changed the definition of “Defending”

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Pathetic and the team choice has been shown up for what it is, poor formation, poor tactics.

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  • clarenufc(:

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #13

    we totally dont deserve to be 2-0 down

    we have the majority of corners and crosses and possesion

    whys gonzalez on the bench ?

    anyone else think protest from houghton because keegan didnt want him ???

    eee i dunno

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  • D.C.

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Abysmal performance. Nothing positive outside of our goalkeeper.

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  • bruTOOOON

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    edgar useless on defending and don’t help geremi on the right.

    play duff and zoggy at both wings then we would be at least better than first half. play nacho at middle because we got TWO GRANDADS playing at the centre….

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  • Coloccini's Curls

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16
  • 4

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #17

    ashley sells up now! u are just bringing chaos into the club..U POS! U MERCENARY!

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    We are 9-1 to be relegated and 35-1 to finish bottom.

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  • p

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Why o why o why is zog playing leftback AGAIN……..?

    Where’s Bassong? At least stick Duff right or in the middle….

    And Butt as attacking midfielder?????

    Oh dear…..

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  • Obafan

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Well it’s good old Cacapa his fault again. Be serious, he is not playing bad, but whatever he does some on here are always criticising Cacapa; he played okay for me till now.

    The worst player IMO is Coloccini, man he has no confidence at all and if Taylor needs to rescue him then things don’t look bright.

    2-0 is not deserved IMO; we should have had a penalty. Duff is really threatening Faubert and he is by miles the most dangerous black n white player. N’Zogbia needs to learn to cross and pass the ball quicker.

    Xisco is a belladonna, he doesn’t do anything, what a waste of space. Bring on Nacho, cause we need creativity. Indeed like I’ve read you can’t understand that we put a Uruguayan international on the bench, what a laughing stock we are.

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  • ELFER

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #21

    What a freak goal the first one was?? Reminds me of the bad old BS times…we need a manager who sorts this mess out! quickly!!

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  • steve

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    @shot bru – mate at thos odds its worth sticking your house on – its the only way you’ll get anything out of watching the toon this season

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    The ONLY player who has look ok apart from Shay is N Zogbia put him LW and put Duff on right as Cacapa/Butt/Geremi are useless and our defence looks really dodgy there running around like headless chickens no sense or purpose about them.
    Xisco looks very good owen bit poor but lets hope they put Bassong and Nacho on and Zamblera

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  • Jinal

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Ok I have taken a breather and vented my frustration, now back to watching the game.

    COME ON LADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jinal

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    OK 3 goals. I’m … I don’t know.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Shoot me?

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  • Jinal

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Oh my….. we’re rubbish and shows again what a poor choice Ashley has made by backing his cronies.

    SLAP the lot of them ’til they leave our City.

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #29

    We are in SO much trouble this season…

    Championship beckons…

    Owen WILL be leaving, no question.
    Then Oba, Duff, N’Zogbia, Coloccini…the list goes on…all of them will leave…

    We are DEEP in the shit.

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  • steve

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #30

    what a load – doesn’t matter who we blame now – we are def relegated if we carry on like this

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  • dubsea

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #31

    this is awful…that last goal is proof Keegan was right about the urgent need for a left back….

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #32

    This is just sick to watch,this is only for Ogrish.com.

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  • 51times

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Michael12, Spyro…come on lads, you know the words! One Mike Ashley, there’s only one Mike Ashley…

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  • Mac

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Well i did it last year and i am going to do it again. I will not be back on this sight until we have a new owner and a manager. Spurs are going to smash us and i really do think we will be relegated

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Sadly so Steve.

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  • Timmers

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Some players are playing bad to use this whole sorry saga as an excuse to leave the club and i’m f’ing sick off. Top to bottom all over padi it makes me sick when we all work hard and pay for them to essentially do there hobby.

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  • reillers

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Our defence is pathetic, worst I’ve seen all season from them..espcially Taylor.

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  • obamagic

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #38

    someone open the floodgates

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  • dubsea

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    you can tell some of the players dont want to be there….at least Keegan had them enjoying their football….this seems like an ordeal for them now

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  • ANDYGLOSTOON

    Sep 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    well done all you prat fans who finally put the knife in and completely de stabilised the club, team ,and players oh yeah its all Ashleys fault and no one elses!

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