FT: Man City 2 Newcastle 1: Magpies In Complete Crisis


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Newcastle tried to come back in this game after being a goal down to a 17th minute strike from Wright-Phillips, but once again a former player scored against us in the second half to seal our fate. and yes it’s yet another league defeat.

And and we now have just one point from the last 5 league games and are now 5th bottom of the league, as Middlebrough also lost, and Blackburn came back to draw 2-2 with Bolton, after being 2-0 down at the interval at Ewood Park.

But this shows that Newcastle are nowhere near good enough to survive in the Premier League on this performance, and Joe Kinnear will have his work cut out to keep the side in the Premier League.

Manchester City themselves have been struggling this season, but they are now  in 9th position and 5 points clear of a wilting and seemingly dispirited Newcastle United side.

We could have gone above them tonight with a win, but losing against teams in the same predicament as ourselves is the worst possible thing the team can do right now.

If anybody wants to know how an inept owner can have a negative and calamitous impact on a famous football club you just have to look at the mess Newcastle are in right now, with just 23 points from 23 games, which is the lowest points total ever at this stage of a Premier League season, for this once very proud Newcastle United club.

Jackie  Milburn and others, not to mention my late father, must be turning in their graves at what Billionaire Ashley has brought on this Newcastle United club.

After being 1-0 down at half time the lads at least tried to mount a comeback, and we were always still in the game when we were only one goal down.

But former Magpie Craig Bellamy, for the second time in 3 weeks, scored against his former ,and though promising local striker Andy Carroll scored a good goal after 81 minutes, it was too little too late for this rather inept looking Newcastle side.

And to make matters worse, as if we needed it, both Michael Owen and Joey Barton went off injured during the game.

But with other sides not doing much better than Newcastle this evening, we remain in 5th bottom place.

However, the decline in Newcastle over the last four years or so, since the great Bobby Robson was sacked, is a study in rapid decline, if we ever saw one.

If this result doesn’t spur the Newcastle Board into absolute panic in the last four days of the transfer market then nothing will.

And we have to admit we are losing hope as well, as the Newcastle Board continues to act as if they have no clue at all on how a football club should be run.

And it would appear that Shay Given has had enough of their antics, and Charles N’Zogbia will also no doubt now plead his case further to the press to be released from the club in January. We were told both players were injured but this is representative of how stupid the Board thinks the fans are.

We could even end up losing more players than we gain in this January transfer window, and it should prove to Mr. Ashley that he has no right to own a football club as famous as Newcastle United, if he is not willing to employ capable people to run the club,  on his behalf.

It would appear that Mike made a huge mistake in buying the Newcastle club, as he’s looked more than inadequate and less than competent at the helm of this once great club.

And if Mike had any intention of turning up for the game against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, he should reassess the situation, because he will not be safe in Newcastle.

Maybe that shouldn’t be the case, but it’s the truth, and passion works both ways at Newcastle.

The only positive thing is that we expected nothing out of this game, and if the lads can get some spirit together for Sunday, we may even be able to get our first win in 8 games on Sunday.

And against local North East rivals Sunderland – that would be sweet.
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288 comments so far

  • oba_9

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #1

    ive got a stat for u lads.
    when oba has played, we have got 18 points, 4 wins, 6 draws, 2 losses.
    when oba doesnt play we have got 5 points, 1 win, 2 draws, 8 losses.
    we need oba back desperately

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  • nufctoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #2

    two goals we had no chance poor harps

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  • nufctoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #3

    btw may i say alot of u critisie harps but he saved us last season

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #4

    tbhwy i thought wed get beat easily but that wasnt the case, if we beat sunderland things will look rosy again but if we dont, actually i wont go there

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  • 329leazes

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #5

    here boys, whats the crack with jonas?
    can he play on sunday or not

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Oba has been pretty ineffective all season..he needs creativity andf service which is something we can’t seem to do.

    Tonight we had 2 shots…man city had 14

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #7

    our run in looks dire and I am not looking forward to the rest of the season

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Lifted this from NUFC website.

    Man Citey

    Shots on target – 7
    Shots off target – 7

    Total 14 shots at goal

    wait for it:

    NUFC:

    Shots on target – 1
    Shots off target – 1

    Says it all really.

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  • oba_9

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #9

    yeah but oba can create things from nothing for himself and others. gives us the option if getting in behind, and isnt shy of a long range effort. 6 goals in 12 games this season aint bad either

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #10

    We had 2 shots !!!!

    But it will be ok because JFK wants a RB and DCM ……..help!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #11

    We need a whole new team…

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #12

    I dont even want to contemplate on Sundays game as by Sat at 5pm we could be in bottom 3.

    Lets put it this way – if they loose – I will go off it!

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  • Mac

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Who cares we only had 2 shots and mac city had 14 they scored 2 we scored 1.

    Look there is no way on Gods earth Ashley now can’t invest money,he was sat there and saw it all with his own eyes.
    Before we play the unwashed we will have lost 3 players and gained at least 5

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Barton 6 weeks and Owen 3 weeks.

    F’ing great!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Sunderland is the game that will break us…I fear the worst.

    Look at the fit players JK has to pick from..it is shocking.

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  • Simo

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Owen 6 weeks
    Barton 10 weeks

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  • Californication

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #17

    It is the powers that be that have gotten us into this mess, and it is their responsibility to get us out of it.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #18

    toon graeme

    who said JK?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Mac there is 4 days left…too late to get quality.

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  • Girth

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #20

    ohhh bugger!

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  • sparetheman

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Want to know the reason Newcastle continue to disappoint us season after season?

    It’s not Ashley’s fault. It’s not Wise and Llambias’s fault. It’s not Kinnear’s. It’s not even Keegan’s. Before any of these men arrived, look at what we had:
    Dyer
    Bowyer
    Parker
    Bellamy
    Woodgate
    Duff
    Moore
    Emre
    Owen
    Ameobi
    Babayaro
    Luque
    Bernard (second stint)
    Ramage

    Allardyce then brings who?

    Viduka
    Cacapa
    Barton
    Smith

    Notice a trend? The premier league’s longest-running injury list continues…

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Barton out for 6 weeks according to JFK on SSN, believed to be a cracked ankle. Having scan tomorrow.

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  • Mac

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Jason the work has been done mate. Believe me

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  • Simo

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #24

    It was 10 weeks on the radio (Barton)

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Please let the veloso rumours be true and happen! i’m so upset tonight i’ve got drunk in an hour 🙁 again i’m not that kind of person. I’m a gentle nice guy who doesn’t normally make rash decisions, but newcastle is clsoe to my heart and its broken tonight. I chucked a chair across my room on the 2nd goal and now im getting overly drunk too early. Not like me at all. Sad times

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #26

    sparetheman
    IT IS ASHLEYS FAULT.

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  • Doocey

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Absolutely gutted blackburn came back 🙁 great line ed. If this doesn’t cause panic with the board then nothing will. Third time of asking, sorry if i missed a reply but how bad are owen’s and Barton’s injuries? 🙁

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  • Californication

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #28

    TBH, I am not fussed about Owen, but Barton is a massive loss, particuarly when he was far and away the best player we had on the pitch today. One can only hope that Guthrie is available for Sunday. If not, well…..

    Over to you, Mike.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Mac // Jan 28, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Jason the work has been done mate. Believe me

    Expand I don’t know what you are talking about.

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  • Simo

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Kinnear say anything regarding transfers??

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  • Californication

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Mac- And you are basing this on what?

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  • Charlietoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #32

    hahaha no one is going to come for Owen now except Wigan

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  • Doocey

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #33

    My bad, thanks.

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  • G 2

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #34

    We are going down, end of.

    G

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  • havanaclue

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #35

    just been on talksport

    barton out ten weeks ..broken bone
    owen out six weeks broken bone

    happy daze!!

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #36

    JFK said nowt about incoming signings.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #37

    JFK coming up on SSN.

    I feel like smashing something. Its not the fact that we lost, well it is, but its the way we lost – again.

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  • Timmers

    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m not going to go over what we’re all thinking i feel sick. But we need to buy athletes like Villa do none of these “gifted” players or technical players. Its clear to me that money needs to be spent on our training facilities as to why we suffer more injuries than any other club bar one in the entrie football league! I’d honestly buy some good rugby league players for our midfield who can kick. We just need stronger players. Players who have never picked up an injury become injury prone at Newcastle. Man U would struggle with 12 players out-granted they have a better standard but struggle proportionatley.
    The only way out of relegation i can see is that Middlesborough/Stoke/WBA and Pompey (they will be down there soon) are also going to struggle. 38 points will be the safety net. (So wishful thinking but if we win 1 and draw the rest we’re laughing)
    Here’s hoping i can sleep 2nite without a blinding rage over coming me and ending up stubbing my toe really hard.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #39

    28Californication-Owen is a massive loss.

    How good did Bellamy look,pace and an eye for goal…we need some quality players the current crop are crap.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #40

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_4866062,00.html

    owen out for three weeks
    barton 6 weeks

    martins and viduka wont play vs mackems

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