HT: Stoke 1 Newcastle 0: Magpies Poor


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In a disappointing first half for Newcastle United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke went in at the interval one goal ahead.

And just to rub it in, it was former Newcastle player Abdoulaye Faye, who scored directly from a corner, with a well placed header. He also scored the equalizer in the 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park earlier in the season.

As expected Newcastle had to undergo an aerial attack form Stoke in the first half, and while not playing well, they managed to hold out before Faye got in his free header after 33 minutes.

Since it was from a set piece that has to be disappointing to Newcastle coaches Dowie and Shearer.

Bassong and Beye are having solid games in central defense,  but going forward Newcastle have not been able to string a couple of passes together and they seem to lack drive and confidence. Certainly Owen and Butt need to step up and take some responsibility for the side.

A goal could change things quickly, but Newcastle will need to get one early in the second half, because a defeat today and we will in all likelihood face relegation with both side below us picking up points this afternoon.

And Middlesbrough even won a game, when they beat Hull 3-1 at the Riverside, to move above us in the league, so if nothing changes in the final 45 minutes, we will be second bottom of the league and still 3 points from safety.  Would you believe it?

Let’s hope Shearer gives the players a real roasting at half time – they deserve it.

Can we not score goals anymore?

Comments welcome.



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115 comments so far

  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #1

    shoot harper

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Even if we weather this early storm, where will the 2 goals come from?

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  • WELSHMAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #3

    OMG Terrible Terrible performance.

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    my goodness. i am scared everytime they take set piece

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Awful challenge, deserved the yellow, but really we had no right complaining there, we DID take the advantage, so why shouldn’t Stoke?

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  • pearceet

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    where will 1 goal from let alone 2

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    at the moment i am worried about a goal going on !!

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    duffs getting into this game

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Jesus man, Beye running into a dead end and all the Newcastle players just run away from it…MAKE A FCKUKING RUN!!!

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #10

    JONAS GUTIERREZ

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  • WELSHMAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #11

    any positives from this match lads? has Owen touched the ball yet?

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #12

    honestly they are pkaying like headless chicken

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  • G 2

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #13

    We are shit, how Ameobi can get near a premiership first team is still beyond me!! Play the kids now!! I don’t care about “experience” it has got us in the bottom 3!!

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Welshmag – Ranger on the bench again, giving him invaluable experience for our Championship season next year…

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  • Weezertron

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #15

    he made the wrong sub there.

    should have been Jonas for butt, not guthrie.

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    why is shola still on ?

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    17 year old gets a chance at man u, scores the winning goal TWICE!!!

    Ranger just turned 18 – get him on man!

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    PLEASE REMOVE SHOLA!!!!!

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  • WELSHMAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19

    G2 – I agree, we’re in this position because of the first team ‘experienced’ players bring on the kids and let them show the rest up.

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #20

    WHY AMEOBI IS PLAYING…WHY R TAYLOR IS PLAYING……………….WHO IS THIS GUY WHO MAKE………..????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? BUU BUU BUU BUU BUU BUU BUU BUU BUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUTT……….THE END

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #21

    REMOVE SHOLA REMOVE SHOLA

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    see ameobi is bullshit !!! he cant even run

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Gutierrez’s crossing might not be up to scratch but lets face it – he’s been on the pitch for 5 minutes and already been involved in practically every semi-decent move we’ve had…Appalling decision leaving him out of the starting line up Shearer!

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Think;

    Given

    S Taylor Beye Bassong Enrique

    Milner Dyer Barton Jonas

    Owen Martins

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    CARRROLLLL

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Andy Carrol is coming on…

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  • G 2

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #27

    I feel physically sick, our once great club is heading back to the bad days.

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  • Gunners

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Stoke should switch to American football. Simply appalling, absolute no interest in playing a nice game of football.

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #29

    why R Taylor is playing…Ameobi …..??????????????????????????+++++++++

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #30

    FINALLY ! take that donkey off

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #31

    phew . thank u beye and ryan taylor u piss of sh*t u cant cross even when u are unmarked !!

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  • Gunners

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I get to keep my dick. Ameobi is off.

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Butt has been terrible, he can’t even pass a ball along the floor along the floor! He passed it into Owen there about a foot in the air and at pace, that is ridiculously hard to control successfully!

    He then makes a decent run and literally runs the ball out of play….useless!

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #34

    BOO BOO THESE F****** OUT…..THE END.

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  • Gunners

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #35

    I think I should start selling hearing aids in Stoke. Hearing aids for children as well, especially after Stoke’s home matches.

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #36

    VERY VERY POOR TEAM

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #37

    oh boy 15 minutes for 2 goals… where is it going to come from ?

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #38

    3 goals in 6 and a half games with a strike force that cost £26m between them…Disgusting like!

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  • Gunners

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #39

    I’m waiting for Fuller to beat the referee up.

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  • Ashley Hole

    Apr 11, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #40

    I think that Mr. Shearer uses drugs…..Ameobi….R. Taylor…….

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