Magpies Equal Wins Total Of Last Season After Only 9 Games


With Newcastle’s  7th win in their first 9 Championship league games Newcastle have already equalled the total number of league wins the side had last year, over 38 league games, in the Premier League.

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Kevin Nolan – tremendous goal scoring display tonight

It is a testament as to how terrible Newcastle were last season, and how resurgent some of the same players have been this season, that Newcastle now have 7 wins in the CC Championship after 9 games.

Not only that we have made a good start to the season, but the lads are playing with a spirit and confidence not seen since Sir Bobby Robson managed the club.

At the end of the game tonight, the Newcastle players were still chasing each ball as though their lives depended on it – and we’re not sure what coach Chris Hughton had told them before the game and at half time, but the lads just played their socks off and gave their most commanding exhibition of attacking football seen for many a long day – and this was away from home!

Bobby Robson would have been proud of the Newcastle side tonight!

The only dampener on the game were the potential injuries to Fabricio  Coloccini and Ryan Taylor, who were both taken off in the second half,  hopefully just as precautions.

Both new loan signings Zurab Khizanishvili – who played the full game and looked very  comfortable at right back – and Marlon Harewood – who came on for the last 25 minutes for the again impressive Nile Ranger, and seemed determined to score –  got good outings tonight.

This was our 3rd away win for the season in the league, which is one more than we got in all of  last season.

This was a heart-warming performance tonight from the Newcastle side – in a game televised live around the world – and the players were not only inspired on the night, but played some wonderful attacking football, and were just streets ahead of Ipswich in every facet of the game.

If this had been a boxing match it would have been stopped, such was the superiority of  Newcastle in this game.

Roy Keane has a long way to go if he is to save Ipswich Town this season, but he can still do it but he needs players – quickly.

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50 comments so far

  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Is there any early news on tonights injuries?

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  • Toonmania

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #2

    not yet, i just hope we don’t have any major one’s as we are looking short in defence if so.

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  • toon4life97

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Lol the players we have want 2 play 4 us and hopefully they will do there job and get us back where we belong

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #4

    thud and blunder // Sep 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    i hate it when folk make a habit of picking up on soo small typing error/mistakes instead of chatting about the actual player etc…petty
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    Obviously referring to my comment on Enrique.

    Listen, I rate Enrique, and always back him up by saying he never gets done for pace or strength and has a couple decent touches.

    But, nobody can doubt this, his passing and concentration isn’t on level with his physical ability. That’s all I said. He needs to sort out his passing and mental aspect of his game and he’ll be a complete player.

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  • Fostino

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #5

    casualty list

    geremi – flu
    barton – foot
    jonas – hamstrings
    simpson – knee
    kadar – groin
    ameobi – foot

    unknown but look ok
    colo
    ryan taylor

    all appear to be back soon!!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #6

    toonsy, you are so scared. It takes time

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Whoever else commented, think it was Fostino. He obviously isn’t literally brain dead, but his concentration does lack sometimes.

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  • toon4life97

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #8

    TOON TOON WE’LL BE BACK IN THE PREIMER LEAGUE

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  • Fostino

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #9

    andynufc

    this is true but he is the best l.b. in the championship by a country mile and played very well tonight bar that one pass that you speak of!

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  • Rangerman

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #10

    I wouldn’t say his concentration is the problem, he just over complicates things by trying to play it out from the back all of the time.

    Typical of Spanish defending really, not many boot it 70 yards down field over there.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Well his passing was a bit off all round. They’re not very accurate, but I don’t doubt for a second he’s the best in the league and physically a very good LB.

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  • Alex

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #12

    AndyNUFC i see where your coming from about Enrique but he is still very young for a defender and in my opinion has already improved since he joined us . As long as he keeps improving himself i think the concentration will come . Once that comes then his passing will also improve as well .

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #13

    If he keeps his improvement going then he’ll be a very good player for us and no doubt one hard to keep ahold of.

    I wonder what Ashley will do next, sell Ranger? Probably. He’ll get Harewood in on loan or Viduka back on cheap knowing him.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Great Result well done CH and the Lads…great to see some attacking Shnizzle and 4 Goals.

    Happy Days.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Enrique will come good, as has benn pointed out, he is still young and learning really.

    Tell you what surprised me, how well Smith and Butt played together.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #16

    ANDY NUFC

    you are being FAR too harsh on an excellent young player, compaired to ranger he is twice as good at his job. he ONCE yes ONCE tried to be too clever but the amount of time he has got infront of his player, shielded the ball out of play or helped colo out etc far weighs up his odd bad pass

    sorry but your well wrong

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I want to know why Ashley bothered his ar5e turning up. I’d prefer him to be signing over to Moat (or anyone) than coming to watch us.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #18

    None of the players in our team are bad players. They can all perform, so it doesn’t surprise me when they do, just a nice change from usual.

    All I fear is that come promotion, we don’t buy enough big, premiership experienced players and believe that because we walked this league we’re a completely different team.

    We could probably still get beaten off the likes of Blackburn, Burnley, Stoke etc.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #19

    see Andy Nufc, no one agrees with you.

    he is quality

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Next game..

    Newcastle United 3 – 0 QPR…

    Nolan, Harewood and Guthrie for the golas

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Anybody who doesn’t think Enrique needs to improve his passing accuracy or concentration/decision making clearly doesn’t watch him enough. I like him, he’s a physically superior defender, but he has a couple of weaknesess!

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Andy Nufc

    I never said he didnt, i just said you were being too picky. Hes a better all round LB than either Beresford or Bernard, at this stage of his career

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m not being picky. I don’t comment to simply be negative, it’s constructive criticism and just telling people about a couple points i’ve picked up on about him.

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  • Davy Craig

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #24

    I think we laboured a bit at the start and our passing wasn’t great but once we settled in under the guidance of Alan Smith, who in my opinion was superb again, with the front two holding it up brilliantly allowing Nolan to come forward and link the play, we looked strong and played with ease.

    I reckon that Enrique must’ve decided to liven it up a bit with two awful backpasses which kept everyone on their toes as apart from those mishaps he looked very comfortable and was good coming forward showing pace!

    The chasing and hounding Ipswich players to the end of the game was great to see. Nolan deserved his goals and Taylor has finally scored a cracking free kick FOR us!

    A very enjoyable early evening’s viewing and hilarious to see Keane booed by the home crowd. It was even funnier to see Shearer’s reaction to Keane’s misfortune. The smirk on his face was a picture.

    The only sour note for me was seeing that fat cockney sat next to a bust of Sir Bobby Robson.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #25

    The fact is ALL players make mistakes from time to time.
    When its a striker, he’s unlucky, but when its a defender, well obviously he’s just crap!
    Enrique has improved 1000% since first playing here, and yes he’s not the finished article yet, but howay man he is still young and learning.
    Bottom line for me is that he is giving it maximum effort, and thats all we can ask for.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #26

    If only The late Sir Bobby was here to see this change.

    I miss you.

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  • Alex

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #27

    toonsy
    i am not that bothered that he turned up but the fat tw@t should have had at least a tie on . The day that was a tribute to Sir Bobby and he turns up with a pair of jeans on and a shirt with out a tie . The fu##er has no idea what the word respect means . As the owner of NUFC he should have been suited up for the occasion

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  • Davy Craig

    Sep 26, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Alex

    I totally agree.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Right, i’m seriously starting to worry here because from stating that Enrique needs to improve his passing, people have drawn conclusions that I actually said he was just crap.

    I rate him, I just mentioned what he could do better. End of.

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  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #30

    we win 0-4 away!!

    great tribute to sir Bob

    cannot understand why so many want to pick up on Enrique’s misqued pass- Rio is the best in the world and he does it once in a while. did you see Jose go forward like Maldini!!!

    Jose is by a country mile the best lefty in the CCC and in a couple of years see where he is playing? BFSam got him Faye and Baye blob on right- we need stability and time to let players settle.
    – oh and BTW we are in a different class to WBA

    Shame the fans could not cheer on the side instead of giving fat mike a load of stick- hey i wish he was gone, but when on BBC paying tribute to Bobby, winning in a sublime fashion on such a dignified day it was a bit unsavoury

    give me the Blaydon races any day thats why we are respected by all around the country- the team desereved it today .

    Leadbetter is a SMB and should have gone

    Nolan – good pro good attitude

    I would have loved to have seen him and smudger rallying the kids during the week

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  • cornish-magpie

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Whoever is saying ranger is already better than carroll hasn’t a clue, he ran up so many blind alleyways when carroll played a shearer role winning every ball. Admittedly Ranger has more all round skill and will be a better player in 12 mths but should be Carroll & Harewood Wednesday without a doubt

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s not one bad pass. I’m saying the majority of his passing is innacurate, aside from that, I proper rate him, and I honestly do not want to hear another word about it.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Ranger has a lot more class than Carroll IMO.

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  • cornish-magpie

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Ranger has more class but got robbed early on and Carroll seems to be a good bet certainly at this level at this time IMO. Agreed Jose was ‘mazin, cept 1 dodgy pass, but if Bramble can beat Chelski then Jose can certainly cut it in the PL next year…with us hopefully

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  • josef

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #35

    king kev is here but NOLAN of corse

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #36

    I’d say they’re both good players, but Ranger shows more class and looks the better prospect. That isn’t to put Carroll down much, but in all honesty I don’t rate him a huge amount, but I know he has ability.

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  • boater

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #37

    AndyNUFC.. why on earth on a day like this are you moaning on about Enrique? He’s not the finished article no, but he has some character, is positive, fast and strong. It’s very like us to just hoy oot the defenders after a mistake or two… let’s give them time and we will surely reap the rewards..

    normally I’m with you but this vicious attack on enrique is uncalled for.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #38

    To be honest, both Carroll and Ranger are lacking when it comes to getting themselves in shooting positions OUTSIDE & AROUND the box. Both have excellent positioning when balls are delivered into the box, but just compare their movement outside with that of Harewoods. The two have a lot to learn.

    I would start Lovenkrands and Harewood up front against QPR and have Carroll and Ranger available as substitutes.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh god I hope that was a joke.

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  • boater

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Ranger is finding his feet, needs to give and go rather than turn his two defenders every time… he aint making the runs into the box – fine but if he’s gonna play that we need a midfield that will support him quicker..

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