QPR 0 Newcastle 1 – Ramage Sent Off As Newcastle Win


Newcastle ended their magnificent season at QPR this afternoon, with another clean sheet, their 22nd of the season, and the 30th win of the campaign, as a beautiful Peter Lovenkrands goal after 71 minutes was enough to get the Tyneside club all 3 points, and take them to a massive 102 points for the season.

Unbelievable.

The game was very even in the first half with both teams having their moments, but then the game was  turned on its head just after half time.

On 46 minutes Leon Best put Shola Ameobi clean through on goal, and Peter Ramage slid in to bring down the Nigerian-born striker, and it was an obvious foul as Peter clipped Shola’s heels.

Since Shola was clean through on goal the referee had no choice but to send Peter off – and against his home-town club too.

Ramage looked completely devastated as he trudged off the field but the Toon Army gave the former Newcastle man a tremendous ovation – that’s what you get when you give 100% every single game.

Unfortunately the foul was committed  outside the penalty area,  and the resulting free kick from Joey Barton hit the QPR wall and was easily cleared.

After 54 minutes, Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands came on for Leon Best, who seemed to have some kind of muscle strain – so we’ll have to wait until next season for Leon’s first goal for the club.

And then on 71 minutes Newcastle went ahead with a great goal from Peter Lovenkrands – his 16th goal of the season.

And it was Joey Barton who set up Peter with an excellent through ball for the Dane  to run onto, and although the angle was narrow, Lovenkrands showed all his skill as he chipped the ball brilliantly beyond goalkeeper Radek Cerny and into the net.

Let’s hope the Danish selectors see that goal – brilliant!

Then on 78 minutes Newcastle made a double change as Andy Carroll and Haris Vuckic replaced Shola Ameobi and Danny Guthrie

The game then essentially  petered out to a Newcastle win to end the season, and that’s an unbeaten streak of 17 games, with 13 wins and 4 draws to end off the season.

And it’s also the very last time the team will wear those yellow strips – as we look forward to the new strips from Puma being announced very soon.

The lads have been just fantastic this season and win the league by 11 points from WBA who got an injury time goal to draw at home with Barnsley 1-1.

Nottingham Forest drew 2-2 at Scunthorpe United after being two goals up at the half,  so Newcastle get automatic promotion by a massive 23 points.

For the record the lads have 30 wins, 12 draws and only 4 defeats for the season and have scored more goals than any other team in the Championship – 90 –  and have conceded the fewest goals – only 35.

And right at the end of the game it was somehow appropriate that the Toon Army were in full voice with a banner waving in the wind …..

“Proud to be a Geordie. We’ll support you evermore”

Unbelievable!



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55 comments so far

  • DanNUFC

    May 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, have you got any news on the new strips and when they are coming out?

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  • Bucks mag

    May 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done Peter!

    Really pleased we broke the 100 points barrier, makes the season all that bit better.

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Just a shame Wednesday couldn’t stay up 🙁

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #4

    that is some away win, im delighted with it. wor peter scoring, tim krul making a world class save, young harris minutes and nearly scoring, and joey getting MOTM.

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Who the F*** Are Man United!!!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #6

    chelsea deserve the prem this year, just remember how many players they had missing at the ACN.

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  • nuttyward

    May 2, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    what a differance a year makes this time last year was pretty awfull to say the least well done to the toon cant wait for the prem fixtures and new signings makes my summer so very sweet indeed . let the goooood times role

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  • Harley.

    May 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Joe Cole potential buy?
    may cost a bit and high wages but quality player.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #9

    more chance of seeing osama bin laden playing in the black and white than joe cole unfourtunatly, he will go spurs, man u or even scummy west ham

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 2, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #10

    He is on a free transfer Harley, but we haven’t got a chance at getting him! I would look more at a top player in the form of Stephen Ireland who has been frozen out at City. I think we could get him for somewhere between 4-8m and would be a fantastic buy!

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  • Harley.

    May 2, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    cant see him going to spurs or man u if hes after first team football, west ham cznt afford his wages hence why theyre selling all their players. Just a thought anyways, woould love to see him up here.

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    @nuttyward

    Don’t get too excited it’s going to be a long hard season next season. Im concered by a number of things.
    Lack of real quality
    Lack of strength in depth
    Lack of goalscorer
    Hughton buying players
    Ashley’s intentions

    Our only hope imo is that there is 3 worse teams than us but we wont know that till the season is in full swing

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    NewcastleMole, lets just wait and see the signing’s we make… Then we will be able to make a proper decision on whereabouts we are going!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #14

    http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8909/nufc10homen.jpg

    if this is the toon kit it is the bollocks, but i would have been more pleased with a colored retro shirt.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    May 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #15

    wow NewcastleMole… we just finished te season wit an away win to bring us to 102 pts, 90 goals, 30 wins, only 4 losses in 46 and that’s what’s on your mind??

    Lighten up mate!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #16

    the ones we shouldnt speak of have two qaulity youngsters, henderson and meyler. why are they not playing for us?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    danish mag- what your find is that toon fans are either deluded or suicidal, there seems to be no in between. haha

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #18

    jesus christ- nicky maynard scored another worldy again today. maybe he would do well for us??

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  • nuttyward

    May 2, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #19

    mole would you rather we went through another relegation than just winning the championship get ya promotion heed on and enjoy it man lifes to short

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 2, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #20

    I said in January that Maynard should be a priority signing for us… We would have got him for 2-3m as he was injured for most of the 1st half of season… Its a shame but YES he would do very well for us I think!!!

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  • Shot Bru

    May 2, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Just thinkin’ that myself GG7..that was a tremendous strike

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #22

    @Danish_Magpie

    It’s on my mind cause we should of never been playing in the championship.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #23

    glad blackpool made it in the play-offs.

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  • Shot Bru

    May 2, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Who do you guys wanna see get promoted from the play-offs, considering they are gonna be one of our main rivals to stay in the premiership next season.

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #25

    @Geordie-Gerrard7

    Doubt its the kit. But i also doubt that it will be too different from that lol

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #26

    be nice to see a change from adidas, i have really started to dislike the kits over the years, maybe it will bring us abit of luck

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Has to be Blackpool promoted. Give them a season of glory in the Prem, but will also hopefully take up one of the relegation spots

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #28

    @Shot Bru

    Forrest have to be favourites.
    I’d love to see Cardiff win the play offs as they’re supporters are the best out of the 4 imo.

    Cardiff or Leicester for me 🙂

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  • Danish_Magpie

    May 2, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Agree GeridueGerrars -we always go overboard on emotion 🙂

    I actually think we have a strong nucleus going into the next season:

    GK: Harper, Krul, Forster – fantastic

    LB: Enrique – need good cover, Traore is available on a free I believe but not sure if he is strong enough..

    RB: Simpson – need competition, Chris Gunter maybe?

    CB: Coloccini, Taylor, Williamson, Kadar – if quality is available then would be good to bring in another strong CB a la Samba

    LW: Jonas – need good cover, not sure if Hunt is the answer though… would prefer Morten Gamst Pedersen on a free!

    RW: Routledge, R. Taylor – not a huge fan of R. Taylor and would like more options for pace a la Routledge, but ok if we bring in LW cover we can always play Jonas on right

    CM: Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Smith – All set 🙂 (even if O’Hara would settle in nicely as well)

    ST: Carroll, Løvenkrands, Shola, Best, Ranger – we have numbers but do we have enough quality? Shola is injury prone and wont ever be a star striker, is Best good enough? Ideally would like to sell Shola and bring in someone in the mould of Rodellega

    ____

    What do you all think?

    ps. oh and of course we strengthen from Butt (top lad imo) retiring 🙂 He just doesn’t have the legs or quality for PL anymore

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 2, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    The obvious choice to go up from Playoffs is Notts Forest, but the best for us would be Blackpool, weakest team and will struggle to atract big players

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  • nuttyward

    May 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #31

    http://i41.tinypic.com/69mkhy.jpg
    this is the template of the home top or so i am to be believed

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #32

    @Geordie-Gerrard7

    I hope that Puma uses the material they use on the continental shirts. The smooth silk feel to it.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    May 2, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #33

    If we only bring in three people, it sould be left-back cover, right-back competition for Simpson, and left-wing cover… then play following team:

    …………………………….Harper…………………………….

    Simpson……….Colo…………..Taylor………..Enrique

    Routledge……….Barton……..Nolan…………..Jonas

    ………………….Carroll………….Løvenkrands…………

    Subs: Krul, new LB, Williamson, Guthrie, new LW, R. Taylor, Shola

    with new RB, Kadar, A. Smith, Best/Ranger rotating in there… that’s a decent squad IMO

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    @Danish_Magpie

    Simpson is too suspect Defensively and has just about done enough in this division. Will struggle against better opponents.

    DM & ST are the positions we need real quality braught in.

    We need to sign the best players available to us within our budget.

    None of this Age, Premiership Exp, Homegrown or Sell On Value bollocks.

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #35

    as for Routledge he’s twice failed in the premiership previously hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky for us. But we should sign a new right winger as a precaution.

    Løvenkrands too injury prone to last a season and question marks over where he can finish consistently in the premiership.

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  • Shot Bru

    May 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Agree with NewcastleMole that we need a 1st choice RB and use Simpson as cover. We need a bit of strength down that right hand side, playing Simpson and Routledge together is a bit too lightweight. I still think we need another CB someone like Onuoha, i’m not convinced Coloccini will be any better in the prem than he was in his 1st year. If we could get Ireland and keep Vuckic i reckon the midfield is sorted…that just leaves a striker which don’t come cheap unfortunately.

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  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    @Shot Bru

    Id be prepared to blow most of the budget on a top class striker. If you look at sunderland Bent has earned them alot of their points on his own.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #38

    mole- i hope so also mate. i prefer the tighter looking shirt, rather than a baggy scruff looking one, i like the style of both england kits atm, also i have always like roma’s kits, and then there is also shirts like cameroons and other african teams were its a more silky look

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  • Shot Bru

    May 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Who would you go for NewcastleMole?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 2, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    id go for helmes of leverkusen.

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