LuaLua Had Good Game Last Night As Newcastle Go Through

Newcastle got the job done last night at Accrington Stanley as the Newcastle young guns got a good 3-2 win to advance to the 3rd round of the Carling Cup.

Kazenga LuaLua – had a good game on left wing last night

After the game Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said:

“It was a tough test,” “With the ground and the atmosphere that they have here, all the players know they have been in a game.”

“We knew there was an element of risk with the team we picked, there always is when you put such a young side out, but I thought the result and the performance justified the decision.”

“I think it shows there has been progress with the young players. Will I do the same in the next round? It depends who we get.”

Newcastle will be in the hat for the 3rd round draw on Saturday, and we’ll look forward to see who we get in the next round.

In our Man of the Match vote on the home page, LuaLua is leading with 45% of the vote followed by Nile Ranger on 13% and Ryan Taylor on 12%.

And Hughton may not play his youngsters in that next game, but it very much depends on who Newcastle get, with the 7 top sides from last year now included in the draw.

Hughton is hoping Cheick Tiote will have been confirmed as a Newcastle player soon, and a Newcastle delegation attended a work permit hearing in London yesterday for the player.

Chris said last night:

“We’re hoping that will be resolved in the next couple of days,”

But Tiote is not expected to be in the squad for the important Wolves Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • toontim

    Aug 26, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #1

    I quite agree, shame about Tiote, but Smith is playing well.

    Anyone know when the draw for the next round will be???

  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 26, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    The draw for the next round is on Saturday

  • Sav

    Aug 26, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Great to see Smith making runs into the box on Sunday. He must keep that up and be an option to score the odd goal. He looked fitter than last time I saw him.

  • toontim

    Aug 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Good work Ed the news is coming thick and fast today, beats working for a livin.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5


    Oh aye, i have lost the plot!!!!!! I am suing…….

  • Davies

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #6

    You have to remember that lower league sides step up their games for cup matches against bigger teams. In recent years, some of the big boys have been knocked out by the likes of Burnley and Barnsley and I remember Havant and Waterlooville frightening the life out of Liverpool before they finally pulled their fingers out.

    I’m not too worried that the scoreline was close last night. It was good to see Lualua playing some good football. We’ll chalk Vuckic’s anonymity down to a bad night for the lad.

    Nice to see two spectacular goals as well. I know Raylor was going to score as soon as I saw him tee up. Accrington’s first goal was a beauty as well. Can’t reall blame Krull for not getting to it.

  • Jawdboy

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone else think Ameobi was poor last night? Just been reading his comment from BBC website – ‘I just want to play etc… etc…’
    He won a bit in the air, held it up ok and got his goal but he looks so disinterested its unreal – it really annoys me to watch him play, he gives up as soon as he loses the ball, he doesn’t chase or close down well, his defensive marking on corners etc… is shocking, whereas Ranger, playing out of position, looks a much better prospect (ok they both missed chances) I’d love to see Ameobi moved on so Ranger can become the no.1 sub for Carroll.

    Be nice to see Lua Lua given the last 20 minutes in a few PL games, see if he can put some pressure on Routledge/Jonas. Also impressed with Tavernier (a RB), Kadar. Ferguson looked too lightweight for me and didn’t look like a left back.

  • Toon XI

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I agree about Ameobi. He looks too lazy out there and fires too many shots 30 rows up in the stands. Dud you see his header last night that went over the roof? Pray that AC stays healthy this season.

  • d_craig

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    hba will be at training grond today

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Shols Ameobi is NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!
    He is the laziest player at NUFC…
    The number of times he lost the ball last night and simply wouldnt try to get it back, or even close down had me hoarse with screaming….

    I get sick of hearing the “Shola is a geordie he bleeds black n white he would die for the cause” blah blah blah…plain and simple, and i am like a stuck record, but there is no room for sentiment in the EPL…none at all….ask Sir AF, Wenger, ancelotti etc etc. If your not good enough you dont play…..I say loan him out or get rid all together….he is simply not good enough!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #11

    training grond?? is that french??

  • Solaidback

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #12

    The boys did well last nite, very impressed with young Lua Lua, a very good backup for Jonas & Routledge if you ask me.. 🙂

    I was also very impressed with Tim Krul, if not for him, we’d have been 3-2 down, he stopped some great shots from AS…

    OT – Has anyone seen these stories regarding the massive advertsing boards that Ashleyis planning to put up around SJP, they’re meant to bring in revenue to the club but some blags are saying its only going to show adverts & nothing esle, not sure what to think on this matter myself????

  • Solaidback

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    For once Angryman, I actually agree with you, Shola isn’t good enough, never has been & never will be, we should either sell him on or loan him out & get someone in to replace him, not sure why all the managers we’ve had have wanted to keep him around, maybe he’s got something on them all… lol

  • nufclewizc

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #14

    nah, shola’s crap, he’s had how many chances in the epl? 7?!? hes rubbish. just sell him make everyine happy, use the money for a fast striker who can actualy score more than tap ins…

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 26, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #15

    why ‘for once’??

    Im always right!!!!!

  • Solaidback

    Aug 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    You may well think you are Angryman but it’s the first time I’ve agreed with you.. lol 😉

  • mark9403newcastle

    Aug 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Was very suprised how good LuaLua and Ranger were last night. U could definately tell the difference between the youngsters and the more established players in the team but these two were class. Cant wait to see them progress!

  • davis_toons

    Aug 26, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Waiting to see how this Cheick Tiote guy perform. Seems like he is able to run into the box when require. (video)

    Alan Smith just starting to do it as well. Still think smith is not good enough on ball skill.


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