Some Final Reflections On That Amazing Game


We may just be strarting to get over the amazement at how well the Newcastle team played yesterday against Aston Villa – and they made us all proud – that’s for sure.

Chris Hughton – when will this guy ever get the credit he deserves?

Here are just a few points we want to mention,  coming out of the great 6-0 win yesterday afternoon – in front of a world-wide TV audience we may add:

  • One of the big things we have in our favor this season is that great  team spirit and desire. The difference between the two sides was our boys supported each other all the time, and were fully committed to the cause. When Villa went behind they noticeably flagged and seemed to want that final whistle to blow  – and it was still the first half.
    That will show their fans to mock the Newcastle supporters when we were relegated and down on the ground a short 15 months ago.
  • Joey Barton still has  a long way to go to make up for his past stupid deeds – but is this the season Joey grows up and pays back to the Newcastle club for sticking with him over these last 3 years?
    We hope so and Joey had another excellent game for Newcastle yesterday and scored a top class goal for the break-through and thank God that moustache is now history.
  • Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini again looked polished and capable in central defense, and if they keep this up, then Sol Campbell will have to wait on the subs bench a few more games before he can displace either one of these two solid defenders. And did you notice that Mike got two assists yesterday – setting up Andy Carroll’s first two goals?
  • Bobby Moncur, as usual,  was spot on today when he said Newcastle still have a fight ahead in the relegation stakes. But if we can win 6-0 against Villa, we must have a decent chance to also beat say the bottom 10 clubs at St. James’ Park,  and there’s another 30 points possible – so we have an opportunity to do fairly well this season – but we are not getting carried away with one result – no way.
  • Andy Carroll may still have a lot to learn but in the first two games of the season this lad has looked a class act leading the line for the Magpies – and the big clubs will no doubt be taking notice of the 21 year-old – but Andy’s going nowhere.
    That’s because he only wants to play for Newcastle – he’s a good lad and a local boy  of course – and we’re proud of the way he’s playing and committing himself to the cause right now.
    Now he has to take care of business off the field to – to be the complete player.
  • Andy got all the headlines because of his great hat-trick – but Kevin Nolan continued to plonk the ball in that net, and what a great first goal it was when he dived to head the ball in – and Andy Carroll set him up too.
    We predict that Kevin will become one of the best captains Newcastle have ever had – and that’s saying something!
  • Finally, it’s about time we gave some credit to a certain Chris Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood  at Newcastle – as these two again prepared the side excellently for yesterday’s game and had the lads really ready – after the severe beating we took on Monday night at Old Trafford against a certain Manchester United side, who were just a much better side on the night.

Is Chris now working on his second miracle at Newcastle?

Comments and your  own reflections on yesterday’s game are very welcome.


148 comments so far

  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • tdt

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #2

    ———————–Harper———————
    …………………………………………………….
    S.Taylor—Campbell—Collocini—Enrique
    \…………………………………………….. /
    ———————–Tiote ———————-
    ……………………..^……………………….
    ———–Barton————Nolan————–
    ……………\…………………../…………….
    Routeledge——————————–Jonas
    ……..\…………………………………/…….
    ———————–Carroll———————

    Subs: Krul, Perch, R. Taylor, Smith, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Xisco.

    Not bad so far, presuming Tiote gets his work permit.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #3

    The mentality and attitude of the players might be the best it has ever being since the Keegan era in the 90s because even under Robson we had our problems with attitude. I have to say Mike Williamson might be the best piece of business we have ever done as he looks a class act at the back and better than some of the defenders we have had over the years who came on big money and big reputations like Bramble and Boumsong.

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Would it be tempting fate too much to say…

    Things are looking and feeling really, really nice in the world of Newcastle United Football Club

    ???

    Hope not…

    But this is the best I’ve felt in years.
    If we get HBA / equivilant – i’ll be even happier.

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  • tdt

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Slightly tweaked:

    ———————–Harper———————
    …………………………………………………….
    S.Taylor—Campbell—Collocini—Enrique
    \…………………………………………….. /
    ———————–Tiote ———————-
    ……………………..^……………………….
    ———–Barton————Nolan————–
    ……………\…………………../…………….
    Routeledge——————————–Jonas
    ……..\…………………………………/…….
    ———————–Carroll———————

    Subs: Krul, Perch, Williamson, Smith, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Xisco.

    Not bad so far, presuming Tiote gets his work permit. Could easily swap Campbell for Williamson and it would be just as good I think, although they do dring different attributes to the team.

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  • wsquare

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #6

    we need to strengthen our left flank.

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #7

    utility winger is a must

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Williamson has to start until he buggers up he’s been class in both games =]]

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #9

    robinho to barca?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Felipe Caicedo is expected to join us on loan according to the twitter guys who seem reliable!

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  • roe997

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #11

    id have mario zarate.he fancies a mve bk the pl,and apparently 6 clubs are watching him.can play LW,RW,ATAKING MID,STR.he was good at brum,and is nw even better at lazio.the argy wizard would fit in well with our team off carrol.argentine so would get on with our two we got.

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  • Oba

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Zarate?

    Haha he’d cost loads.

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  • YANICK MALTA NUFC

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #13

    ———————–Harper———————
    …………………………………………………….
    S.Taylor—Campbell—Collocini—Enrique
    \…………………………………………….. /
    ———————–Tiote ———————-
    ……………………..^……………………….
    ———————Nolan————–———
    ……………\…………………..………/….
    Routeledge——BenArfa——–Jonas
    ……..\…………………………………/…….
    ———————–Carroll———————

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  • Ashton

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #14

    @ wasutugh;d

    Kadar is good enough to be our LB cover .

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  • balubas1

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    8@ agreed. He’s been solid. He could be a rock for us the next xxxx years. how old is he again?

    As for the game; Villa came through on us with Young a couple of times. Once alone with harper but mistakenly blown offside. But hey, a team always needs some luck.

    But still 6-0 speaks louder than words. I think we would have won even if Carew had hit that penalty in the net.

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  • YANICK MALTA NUFC

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ll start with Tim Krull

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #17

    quaresma?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #18

    young didnt get blown for off side it was for handball =] we would never get zarate, quaresma was shit as chelsea and he’s been shite since he left sporting or porto which ever it was and them twitter lads aint tht reliable didnt they say ben arfa would be signed up aswel where’s tht gone

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #19

    shit at chelsea**

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #20

    shame jovetic is injured lol

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #21

    true lol

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  • Lynxie

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Ashton, sorry to disagree with you but Kadar is nowhere near good enough for this league, he will get raped against half decent players, please God let Enrique stay fit. Every time big Tamas has played he has struggled (huddersfield last season at home?) he is very poor on the ball and has too many mistakes in him.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #23

    as if we could get jovetic.. nd shame Van Der Vaart is so ambitious cos we could get him cos a doubt he’l play much at madrid, or could even get sergio canales on loan from madrid he is immense and plays CAM

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #24

    a bet we sign friggin darius vassell he’s available on a free

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Just one question hangs before me. Why was Smudger all over the field Sunday? Isn’t he the DM? Was he turned loose by CH, or has he added extra turf to his resume to fend off Tiote?

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #26

    if we are looking at young talent how about wesley sneijders bro rodney suppossed to be a talent

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #27

    sneijders brother is class, smith was class yday and did u see him bursting into the box when he got tripped he actually looked like he had some pace about him

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  • roe997

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    i knw zarate would cost loads,just may opinion that i would like him our team,think he would fit rite in,anyway,he’s in last yr of contract so mite nt be as much as u think.

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Guido Marilungo plays as a second striker for lecce rapid good left foot to play off carroll 21 too!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #30

    aw well we could probz get zarate for about 8 or 9 million tbh, and i think he would come to newcastle anall cos he liked it at birmingham and theyve got nowt on us lol

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  • Ashton

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Lynxie

    Kadar is very good on the ball and he is very composed imo he is better than any LB cover we have been linked with ( Samuel , Naylor etc .. )

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    i like kadar i think he will be immense and he is passionate, broke his leg in a last ditch tackle on a mackem

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  • tdt

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed, I also noticed we started with 8 English players and played 9 after subs. That has to be a good sign, I always think teams are better when they have lots of domestic players.

    Wonder when the last time was that we had all 11 English players starting? Was only collo, enrique and jonas that were starters.

    I’ve got nothing against foreign players but it is good to see PL teams playing british players.

    As a Scot I think we should get Kenny Miller to partner Carroll. He’s smart with positioning and fast too. Scored a hattrick yesterday for rangers, and I know its only the SPL but he’s still a decent player.

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Georginio Wijnaldum or Roy Beerens are two utility wingers very young and unproven in prem though

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  • tdt

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #35

    10 after subs even

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  • midlandstoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    tdt i agree- im all for a huge domestic contingent, we should have a few foreign players in a squad not the other way around.

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  • roe997

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #37

    ya,think kadar wil step it up this yr,and we’ll see a the difference.dnt think i would have santa cruz,think hes two injury prone,and would be a waste of time on loan.

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  • rknufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #38

    any link for the city match????????????

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  • sparko

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #39

    YANICK MALTA NUFC where in malta do you live as i have family who live and work in Qwara?

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  • rknufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #40

    already got 95 points on fantasy football this week 😉

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