Six Newcastle Players In Action Last Night

Some of Newcastle’s players were in action yesterday for the second game of the International break.

Davide Santon – captained Itakly’s U21 side against Hungary

Yohan Cabaye remained on the bench in France’s win 2-1 win at Albania last Friday night,  but he played for the French last night against Romania, before being withdrawn after 75 minutes.

The game was played at the Stadionul Steaua in Bucharest and ended in a 0-0 draw in Group D, and France are now just one point ahead of Bosnia Herzegavina, who beat Belarus 1-0 at home last night.

It’s still touch and go whether the French can qualify.

Tim Krul wasn’t even on the bench for the Dutch in their 2-0 win at Finland,  with Stekelenburg again in goal for the Dutch, and he still seems to be their number one.  Michel Vorm of Swansea was the substitute goalkeeper last night.

Joan Símun Edmundsson played the two games for the Faroe Islands over the break and last night played in their 3-1 defeat at Serbia, and now has amassed 12 caps for his country.

Jonas Gutierrez was brought on after 68 minutes last night for Argentina in their 3-1 win Nigeria 3-1 in Dhakar, so that’s another cap picked up by Jonas – but when will Fabricio Coloccini be recalled?

Davide Santon was captain of the Italy U-21 side as they beat Hungary 3-1, and forgotten man  Tamas Kadar got a start for the Hungarian side in that game, and played for 60 minutes before being replaced.

And young Shane Ferguson played in the Northern Ireland U-21 3-0 loss to Denmark, and Shane played the full game.

And as we reported yesterday, Dan Gosling managed to make his first start for the England U-21 side in their 4-1 win against Israel at Barnsley on Monday night.

We were pleased to see England beat Wales 1-0 last night, but it was touch and go towards the end with England trailing off in the last 20 minutes, and Welsh striker Robert Earnshaw somehow put the ball over the bar late in the game,  from just six yards out with an open goal before him, it was a real sitter he missed to spare England’s blushes.

Ashley Young put England ahead in the first half with a well worked goal made by Liverpool’s Stewart Downing down the right wing.

And as far as we know all Newcastle’s players cane through unscathed last night, which is the most important thing.

Next up is QPR next Monday evening and a win would be just terrific.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Going to get a bit worried about players coming back with injuries now but the game time adds fitness and sharpness to the squad I suppose.

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Only 6??? you would think with the strength and depth we have in our squad should be at least double that ey…….. Pure sarcasm by the way!!

    Well done to the lads that earned themselves a cap you are all leg-ends in my eyes

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    England national team are rubbish, the French are even worse is anybody else a slightly bit worried about this so called “French Revolution” we have going on at the club when the French simply are sh!t… No offence niafron ey.

    Just look at Arsenal

  • Stuart

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    I couldnt care less if the french national team does sh1te, the french players we’ve bought are class and playing and training together week in week out will help them.

    No worries for the toon on that front like.

    Glad we’ve got a few players in the international squads at least like, I’ve lost interest in England as we havent had anyone in the squad since Judas, and that didnt last long before he buggered off to Liverpoo.

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Cabeye is class,Ben Arfa is a crock, Obertan none existant so far, Marveux aint seen much of him either… im still waiting to see this CLASS…

    3 games, 3 pi$$ poor performances, 7 points. no complaints but class is earned pal


    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    @ 3 (DarloGeordie – I also live in Darlington)

    Very generalist view in my opinion. You say you are worried about our “french revolution” because the French National team is currently underperforming. Would that therefore mean that the likes of, lets just say, Paris SG fans should be worried if the England National team were to be underperforming and they managed to get their hands on the Likes of Phil Jones, Jack Rodwell, Daniel Sturridge and Chris Smalling.

    My point being, just because a national team is not performing well, it doesn’t mean that any particular individual from that team, and indeed any other player of that nationality, is going to be poor. Cabaye could play awful for France and I would not care one little bit if he then went on to score 12 goals, get 18 assists and win our player of the year award in his first season in a black and white shirt.

    Sorry, but I’m fed up of all the negativity. What’s done is done and I for one will be getting behind the team and I’m excited for the season.

  • joppadoni

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Excellent round up Ed thank you!

    ‘but when will Fabricio Coloccini be recalled?’ a bloody good point to make he’s been outstanding in the last 9 months.

    as for rob earnshaws miss it was the way the ball bounced. if he flew in with studs its a goal but a class striker will always try to get the side foot on it but he is only 3 inches tall which was the deciding factor so i personally blame the smurf parents he has. i dont think he missed it, it was just his little legs.

  • joppadoni

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Darlo marveaux was excellent, cabaye has been great for his first games in this country. ben arfa is injured, not a crock…

    england played some real classy stuff last night but towards the end were really under the cosh but came through…

    stop being a cock poster!

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Lampard and Terry should consider retiring from the England squad….

    Both look like they have lost their legs…. Terry getting out muscled on a few occasions by younger/hungrier wales players….

    Smalling is looking decent, especially since he was out of position on the right…

    If i was Capello minus the anti Barton attitude my 11 would be,


    – Stockdale
    – Glen Johnson
    – Phil Jones
    – Adam Johnson
    – Parker
    – Walcott
    – Bent

  • Stuart

    Sep 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Darlo man, we’re 3 games into the season, the team needs to gel, we’ve already picked up 7 points out of 9. Imagine what its going to be like when HBA is fit and we have a midfield of Jonas, Tiote, Cabaye, HBA and Obertan, the creativity thats going to come from that will be immense.

    Just hope besty and ba are up to the job of sticking the ball in the back of the net.

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Poppadom you just love the cock ey? u fag

  • joppadoni

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    fag? ha… like a sexual orientation would be an insult to any intelligent being.. you display a lot of retardedness. i wont engage in conversation with you again for fear its contagious.

  • joppadoni

    Sep 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    stuart i wouldnt bother he is in my opinion, the biggest bell end to walk down duke street… fu ck him he’s a brainleess fu ck wit.

  • Minato

    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Can someone explain why Leon Best isn’t in the Ireland squad? I must have definitely missed something here…

  • niffnoff

    Sep 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    @ Darlo

    The infamous negative comments return eh? Ben Arfa ain’t a crock, I’d like to see you recover after breaking your leg and being perfectly fine after. Maybe you should try it and see how far you go. Marv hasn’t kicked a ball in near enough a year or so. Also come back off a bad injury just like gosling has, but he looked decent and played a full game + ET and didn’t look to scathed from it. Obertan is short of match fitness but wouldn’t you be if you haven’t played for a long time cause you couldn’t compete with the likes of Park, Valencia, Nani, etc?

    3 games without a loss. I’d take that, I wouldn’t say “PI$$ Poor either” New team mates, more time to gel.


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