HT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 2 – Magpies Hopeless Again



Newcastle United continued their recent disastrous form and found themselves 2-0 down at the interval against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon at St. James Park.

Blackburn took the game to Newcastle and for the first 30 minutes or so Newcastle held their own fairly well, and had lots of possession, but Sebastien Bassong still had to clear off the line after 19 minutes.

But for some reason the Newcastle players seem to have no spirit, not to mention form, and yes they are lacking in confidence, but these players have to snap out of their comatose form and start playing.

It was after 31 minutes that a Villaneueva cross had Samba wide awake, and he headed the ball into Given’s left hand corner. Again it was a Steven Taylor marking error that has cost us a goal.

It even seems that any goal these days and the game is almost over, and then after 41 minutes Santa Cruz beat Coloccini in the air, rather easily, and powered in a great header past Shay Given to make it a comfortable 2-0 for Rovers.

Newcastle are like they were in January and February, when we also lacked confidence, but they are such an easy team to beat these days, and the defense, despite Coloccini and Bassong in there, is as fragile as ever.

It’s a good job Joe Kinnear is coming in, and he was seen to be shaking his head in disbelief after the first goal went in, because the marking was simply pathetic.

But there’s only so much you can feel sorry for these very highly paid players, and they are showing no heart and no spirit – and that’s simply unacceptable.

If Kinnear didn’t already know it, he has a mammoth task to get the players back playing with any confidence or enthusiasm, they’ve just plunged to the depths again, in a short 3 weeks since Kevin resigned 3 weeks ago yesterday.

This is relegation form, because the lads have no heart, no spirit, and not much skill.

What a mess we’re in  Joe, welcome to Tyneside – we need you to bring some magic to Tyneside………please.



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126 comments so far

  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #1

    we stink

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #2

    This is just about as bad as it’s gonna get

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  • Dave Emmerson

    Sep 27, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #3

    we are rubbish

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t believe it.. No good news ever.

    Wish Keegan had stayed and fought the situation. He left us at a really bad time and now the players are so disullioned. I really do blame Keegan a bit.. Him leaving us was a real kick when ur done thing..

    I hate football..

    Gotta keep the support up though. You never know it could be 3-2 by the end of the game..

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #5

    what happened to the good days

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  • Tom Mo.

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    wonder why we have no midfield….barton and guthrie are suspended, milner sold, and jonas injured………………………………………………………………………….

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  • p

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    almost wish i couldn’t see it….

    joekr doesn’t look too amused like!

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  • Matt

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #8

    If we didn’t have these injuries/suspensions who would you have in the line up? I’m just imagining how different a game it would be with Given, Beye, Colo, Bassong, Enrique, Nacho, Guthrie, Barton, Jonas, Owen, Martins in a 4-4-2

    Sigh, only 6 weeks to wait until that might happen.

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  • toon head

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    we desperatly need more midfielders ad luv to still have parker and emre:(

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  • ariel7

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #10

    JK will meet the players during the break… lets hope some postive signs from them….. hopefully!

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  • k k forever

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #11

    ASHLEYS FAULT COS WE GOT A SMALL SQUAD

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  • reillers

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Anybody got a link that works??

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Penalty. apparently we should have had one before.
    come on lads, 5 minutes in and we’ve got a penalty.

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  • Steve_48

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #14

    http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=19400&part=sports

    Pick something from this – poor links today

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  • dubsea

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #15

    penalty….

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    2-1, get in mickey.

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #17

    WTF Ref is a blind man

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Get in!!!

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  • dubsea

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #19

    goal….owen’s 12th in 16 games…thats a ratio

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh my god, did we score?

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  • geordiewannabefromwales

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #21

    🙂

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  • Dave Emmerson

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    get in

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    we have a penalty?

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #24

    PENALTY!!!

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Geremi’s just missed what could be described as a sitter.

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  • geordiewannabefromwales

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    should be 2 -2 GEREMI PLEB

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Good God! Duff ran, beat a man, delivered a good cross and Geremi… blocked it out so Owen couldn’t get a touch.

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #28

    come on duff should of scored

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Bah! 2nd Duff run, 2nd Duff, 2nd Geremi flub?

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Michael Owen…..where would we be whit out him….

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #31

    all geremi literally had to do was connect with the ball and put it in the direction of the goal. good run and ball from duff and geremi’s tried to control it at pace on the penalty spot. just shoot ye useless bugger!

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Or just let it run to Owen!

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #33

    how we doing am using my psp so i can’t watch any streams

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  • Stevo

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Lads – has anyone got a link for the match that doesnt have the scums commentary?

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Come on, Kinnear, reach across the aisle and punch Llambias.

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #36

    we need jonas

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    iffy–more lively, more punch, but still shaky through the back.

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Duff looks up for it suddenly.

    On comes… Robbie Fecking Fowler!?

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  • geordiewannabefromwales

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39

    weh hey!!! Fowler!!! were bound to win!

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  • Stevo

    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #40

    does anyone have a link for the match?

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