Newcastle’s Good Start To The Season – Things Looking Up


Newcastle again found a way to win this afternoon, this time at home to Fulham.

Steven Taylor – delighted with win and with team

In this game Leon Best again showed he can hit those goals when he’s given the chance, and he scored two opportunist second half goals to make his total 8 goals in his 15 appearances for the Magpies this year so far – that’s Alan Shearer type scoring.

And Tim Krul made three magnificent saves in the second half, and simply carried on from his form at Scunthorpe on Thursday night, and this lad could well become Holland’s number one goalkeeper very soon.

Newcastle seem to have an ability to hang on in these games season, when they are being outplayed and they rarely crack, although they did concede their first league goal of the season after 88 minutes today, but hung on for a very  valuable 3 points.

There will be news stars coming through for Newcastle to replace those who have departed this year – Carroll, Nolan, Enrique and Barton – but the lads seem to have a great team spirit and again stuck together well today,  through some adversity to get the win.

Steven Taylor is looking like the player we knew of old, and he and his captain Coloccini again provided a solid central defense for Newcastle this afternoon.

Steven seemed quite happy at the end of the game:

“We’ve had three games, Arsenal at home, Sunderland away and Fulham at home; three massive games in the Premier League and for us to get seven points out of those three is fantastic for us.”

“We’re looking forward to the next game now against Queens Park Rangers but the main thing was picking up three points today and if we can improve our away form, we’ll be happy.”

“We put a great shift in today. After the first ten minutes, we got in amongst them and had people all around the pitch causing problems for them.”  

“Cheik Tiote and Yohan Cabaye in the centre were fantastic, we had Besty roughing them up, Peter Lovenkrands playing off him and the wingers were up and down, working hard – I didn’t see them stop working one bit.”

“And for us at the back, including Tim Krul, we did our job and that’s the main thing.”  “In midweek Tim pulled some absolute worldies out and then today when we needed him, he was there for us.”

“It’s nice to have a top quality keeper there and we’ve got that in Tim and in Harps  as well so we’re very lucky to have them.”

“I’ve got a good partnership going with Colo,”  “The back four are sticking together as a good unit and it’s nice to have Tim behind us, who’s always talking, so I’m absolutely delighted.”

It’s hard to complain about getting 7 points from our first 3 league games and getting through to the third round of the Carling Cup.

The great start to this season has been a surprise to most Newcatsle fans, but what’s coming through is that Newcastle still have some very good players in the squad.

A lot of them simply need more Premier League experience, and today Yohan Cabaye looked good, and Gabriel Obertan put in a decent shift on the right wing in place of the departed Joey Barton, and Danny Simpson also had a good game at right back.

Things may even be a lot better than we had thought, but it will still be important to bring in three good players before next month rolls around on Thursday, but things are looking up today for the Magpies after their third win in a row.

Howay The lads!!



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364 comments so far

  • toonthompson

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1

    great start keep going

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  • toonthompson

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #2

    links to psv

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Brilliant 😀

    We now defend as a team, front to back, credit must go to Padrew for that.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    We are very good defensively. Only Simpson is shaky sometimes. But we need to work on going forward and playing for 90 mins instead of 45mins.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #5

    psv are winning 6-1 wow

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  • dmac

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Wish people would stop busting Simmos balls! We have conceeded once so far (not including scunny) our defense looks solid and i thought he was decent!

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    lol Nani makes it 5-1

    What a game this is.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #8

    5-1 arsenal are fcukd

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  • AndytheScientist

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Perhaps most important stat today was attendance 42500ish.
    perhaps mike might realise he needs some bums on seats signings.

    good result today but yet again were terrible in the first half.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #10

    5-1 Man u 😆

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #11

    LOOK to top it all off get a left back and a striker and i will be very happy with the team we got and keep up the good work steven

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Bloody hell, Rooney…

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  • toonsquaddie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Good result today took a while for us to get going. Mike get ya cash wallet out and bring a LB and ST in ya tight fisted pie munching tw@t

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #14

    6-1 – Ji Sung Park.

    Amazing.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #15

    omg 6

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  • Louis583

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #16

    And we all thought Newcastle were in trouble..

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17

    6-1 ye, Putting money on Wenger taking his hat and leaving tonight.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Wenger looks a lonely guy atm

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #19

    I don’t believe this.

    What is going on with Arsenal? Man U are that good? Arsenal are that bad?

    I hate Man U sense the 90’s but this, wow, this is just unbelievable footy.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Andy

    We werent terrible in the first half. We werent good but that doesnt mean we were terrible. From the 30th and after we bossed the game 🙂

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  • BigKirky

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    @lee_ryder: Would Petr Bolek’s arrival as keeper end Fraser Forster’s stint at #nufc

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  • HK Toon Army

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #22
  • dave 1961

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #23

    43,600 crowd but don’t forget free tickets for those that were at the washed out friendly, leon best did 2 things right the whole game and he could be a decent player if he could stay onside.

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Van Persie makes it 6-2.

    Unbelievable game.

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t know if this is any indication. Man C and Man U are the favorites this season? Beating Sperms and Arse-anal like nothing.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Arsenal shouldn’t EVER be loosing 6-2. That is abysmal.
    They’re at 17th 3 matches in. Incredible.

    On the other hand, i don’t like the rumours floating around on twitter.
    The optimism even with Cwarr is bad now, and that’s saying something.

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  • MadAboutToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #27

    i think were starting to come into shape now, i thought we played well today, we passed the ball better and played as a team. you can see the new boy starting to gel, especially cabaye who i thought was very good, and he also got my vote for motm to. we just need to get a LB and ST now and start to look forward to the rest of the season.

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #28

    ‘Alan Shearer type goalscoring’, howay Ed

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #29

    @Dannyo: What rumours?

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Arsenal a man down!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #31

    @MadAboutToon

    True, we’ve improved with every game, considering the appalling pre season we had, we’re probably lagging behind other teams in terms of fitness.
    Should be almost up to speed now.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Rooney 3 fk’s what you reckon?

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Another red for gooners – Can see Wenger coming under pressure now, but I don’t think he’s being backed with funds – who can keep up with the big boys now? sound familiar?

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Giggs is taking this methinks.

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Wenger is going to quit I think. maybe not after this game. (wow, a red card now. 3 out of 3 games?)
    But I think the pressure from the press will get the best of him.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #36

    @Thump

    Some “sources” saying; “Oh, it wasn’t Pieter, it was Petr”.
    “Why hasn’t the fat man watched any games this season?”
    “Has he lost interested? Cutting his losses?”

    Etc, etc, that type. Pretty doom and gloom stuff, ruining my day when i should be happy for the win.

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Wow, I step away for 20 mins and the Man Uvs Arsenal score doubles, from 3-1 to 6-2.

    The PL has gone into overdrive today.

    Wenger sacked?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #38

    WHAT?!
    Now a red card for Arsenal? If i was Wenger, i’d just forfeit at this point.
    That’s another suspension, the clubs in shambles…

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #39

    6-2. Arsenal are in shambles and their whole squad is just a bunch of kids.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #40

    7-2 comin up

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