HT: Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0 – Magpies Look Solid


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Newcastle had a good first half at Ewood Park this afternoon, after a fast start to the game. and at the break the score is tied at 0-0.

But if anything Newcastle have had more of the play, especially in the first 20 minutes, where the lads started the game very well.

England manager Fabio Capello is watching form the stands so a good time for Michael Owen to get a goal or two this afternoon.

Newcastle started well and after just 6 minutes Duff put in a good cross to near post where Andy Carroll beat New Zealander Nelsen to power in on goal, and it was a great effort form the 6’4″ local lad.

Then after 11 minutes Owen at the far post, turns in a decent shot on goal, but the ball is deflected away for a corner off Samba.

Newcastle had started well and they were placing some nice attractive passing football.

On 12 minutes, from a Guthrie corner, Andy Caroll, who is looking impressive wins the ball again and his header is bounf for the net but Keith Andrews jumps high to head away and prevent a certain goal.

Another great effort from Andy.

Then a Given kick downfield is nicely headed into the path of Michael Owen by Andy Carroll, but the captain dragged his effort across the penalty area.

After 30 minutes Blackburn came back more into the game but the Rovers side does not look all that steady and if the lads can increase the pace in the second half, and Andy Carroll, who has looked menacing in the first half, or Michael can get some luck, a win is potentially on the cards for the Magpies this afternoon.

After having no luck at all on Wednesday night we are due some this afternoon,. but the good news is the defense has looked very steady, and it’s a clean sheet so far.

And that’s about the state of things at half time – so far – so good.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS

Blackburn Rovers: Paul Robinson, Andre Ooijer, Stephen Warnock, Chris Samba, Tugay, Ryan Nelsen, Brett Emerton, Benni McCarthy, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Keith Andrews, Jason Roberts
Subs: Vince Grella, Aaron Mokoena, Keith Treacy, Roque Santa Cruz, David Dunn, Mark Bunn, Matt Derbyshire

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

Referee: Rob Sytles
Attendance: tbc



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325 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #1

    cmon toooooooooooon

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    need to bury a chance and put these halfwits to bed

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    dangerous

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  • shearer4pm

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    anyone else fancy the idea of swapping heskey for viduka and smith and a small sum, i reakon its a great idea, get sum wages down, get a decent partner for micheal owen, jus wonder if heskey wud be keen,

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Blackburn just hit post

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #6

    there’s only 1 shay given

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #7

    awesome given parry

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  • sparko

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #8

    off the post by them it might just be our day come on toon

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Enrique and Edgar are impressing me a lot! surprising to see us play so well, still get the feeling we won’t win though

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    i cant believe nzogy missed the chance . it was simple.

    this is what happens when u play want aways day inday out. they just dont offer anything to the club

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  • crazydave

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #11

    take off the zog and bring on Jonas

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #12

    come on toon..pap cross by guthrie

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #13

    get jonas and barton on

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Man City have had Richard Dunne sent off. We need Wigan to get back into it.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #15

    andy clap clap clap clap
    andy clap clap clap

    i sense him putting one in today

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #16

    blackburn penalty

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #17

    great

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Noooooo.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #19

    dive

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #20

    twat

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  • lacedaemonian

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Rob Stiles.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #22

    He dived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • crazydave

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Cheaters

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  • sparko

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #24

    cheats we should just start every game by giving a penalty to the oppersition

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #25

    5hit we are so unlucky…doom sets in again

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Cheats. Why does Rob Styles always do this to us a well.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #27

    ….sigh…..

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  • lacedaemonian

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    This man should never referee a game for us again.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #29

    cant believe this. we missed so many chances

    its pay back

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #30

    ridiculous sorry for speaking too soon lads

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #31

    robbed!

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Rob Stiles is the worst referee ever

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Rob Styles should not be allowed to referee our games.

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #34

    we aint comin back either.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Milner equalised for villa against mackems

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  • sparko

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #36

    bad decision by the ref at least smoggies losing 2-0 and milner just scored with his arm against makems

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    for f*** sake . why dont they make us start a game a goal down ?

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    The FA should be ashamed to employ someone of his ability. He does not know what he is doing. The player dived below Edgars foot, what else does he expect but to be stood on.

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  • Archie Mag

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    i HATE rob styles.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Depressing

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