HT: Newcastle 0 Hull City 0 – Magpies Steady


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Newcastle got off to a bright start in their replay against Hull City tonight but couldn’t make any breakthroughs and the score was still 0-0 at half time.


Newcastle got off nicely and in the first 10 minutes Xisco was involved in a lot of the play and after just 7 minutes he and Michael Owen combined well but the move came to nothing.

After 16 minutes Xisco had the first decent shot when Gutierrez sent in a low cross to the near post and Xisco’s shot went over the crossbar.

Then after 20 minutes it looked like Newcastle had scored. Newcastle got a free kick just out side the area, and Guthrie put in a good free kick right on the head of Nicky Butt. And with goalkeeper Duke beaten, the ball cannoned against the crossbar, and Hull escaped, when it looked like Butt must score.

Doyle and United have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Guthrie whips in to the near post where Butt connects with his head, the keeper is beaten all ends up and everyone is waiting for the net to ripple but instead the ball crash

The game was being played at a fast pace and after about 30 minutes it settled down a little, but it was clear Newcastle were going to fight all the way to somehow get through this tie.

After 34 minutes captain Owen had a half chance when poor communication between McShane and Zayate freed Owen, but his first time volley from the edge of the area flew over the cross-bar.

Phil Dowd played 2 minutes of added time and the half time whistle blew with few clear chances for either side in the first half.

We have to hope that Newcastle can raise their game in the second half and one goal could well do it, as Hull have had problems scoring goals in the last couple of months.

On the plus side, one key for Newcastle is to keep a clean sheet tonight and so far so good as the defense has looked steady under little pressure with Shay Given having a quiet first half.

The last thing we need is extra time becasue the lads could be knackered for the game at Blackburn oin Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS:

Newcastle United: Shay Given, David Edgar, Charles N’Zogbia, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicky Butt, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Damien Duff, Michael Owen (c), Xisco
Subs: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Tamas Kadar, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll, Ryan Donaldson, Nile Ranger

Hull City: Matt Duke, Nathan Doyle, Craig Fagan, Ryan France, Richard Garcia, Peter Halmosi, Paul McShane, George Boateng (c), Dean Marney, Kamil Zayate, Daniel Cousin
Subs: Ian Ashbee, Bernard Mendy, Caleb Folan, Tony Warner, Nicky Featherstone, Will Atkinson, Stelios

Referee: Phil Dowd
Attendance: tbc



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162 comments so far

  • crazydave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #1

    come on the boys

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  • Anon 878

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #2

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/newcastle-v-hull-city-(radio)

    This is a working link for outside of the UK. I’m in the US and it works quite well.

    Too bad I can’t enjoy the second half, heading off to class.

    HOWAY THE LADS!

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Any links to watch the match?

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #4

    This half has started excitingly, come on the toon!!

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #5

    tooooon -hows xisco goin i hear his had a few shots

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  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #6

    we’ve again made the better start to the second half, more chances on goal for us but we cant seem to find that little bit of quality in the final third. Owen came close early and forced a good save apparently.

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Steady ?

    Uninspiring more like.

    This is Hulls reserves!

    Come on Xisco, step it up lad.

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  • crazydave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #8

    31,380 not a bad crowd

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  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Anon 878-links not working.

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  • matthewjai

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #10

    the link is not working :(…..
    anyone got a uk outside link for commentary..

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  • Piers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #11

    links anyone????????

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #12
  • crazydave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Hoy Ranger on, lets see what he can do

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Sorry forgot to add, it is only a radio link!!!!
    Any one got any links with video?

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  • Raffo

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #15

    whos he on for? get in!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #16

    is nile on? who he come one for?

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  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #17

    he isnt on raffo!

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #18

    hes not on

    i dont think

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #19

    zog just took on 5 players

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  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #20

    typical charlie, running looking at his feet, not looking up for the killer pass.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Anon 878–thanks, but that link lead me to an error page.

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DOES ANYBODY HAVE A LINK THAT WORKS OUTSIDE THE UK… ON A MAC!? Please…

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Can anyone do a play by play for us poor, blind, deaf slobs!? Help!

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  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Ya a like for us outside the UK

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  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Carroll on, he’s got rid of the braids already!

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  • Raffo

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #25

    sorry mis read it!

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  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Ya a link that works outside the UK would be great..anyone??

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #27

    carroll’s come on

    and has lost his hair cut

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Carrol on for Xisco.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Aw crud, I see Xisco’s come off. Why? was he playing badly? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Have you tried my radio link @12?

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Andy Carroll on for Xisco. Is Andy even fit..?

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  • crazydave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #32

    apparently the youths have got an important game tomorrow night so I cant see any of them coming on

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  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #33

    feel a bit sorry for Carroll,lol. He’s only young and clearly thought his hair was canny mint. He’s been torn to bits so severly for it that inside 5 days its gone.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Ross // Jan 14, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    beyethegreat-not really, the possession stats are at 80-20 in favour of chelsea. Southend have only had one shot on goal and scored inside the first 25 mins, chelsea will pull through.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Lua-Lua not coming on at any point?

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #37

    FSOTC

    He wasn’t playing badly, worked hard, but not massively affective…

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Hull score

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #39

    they scored

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  • nufc1818

    Jan 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #40

    hull goal.

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