Last Minute Equalizer Denies Impressive Newcastle Another 1-0 Win


Newcastle again played very well tonight against Fenerbehce in Austria, and Alan Pardew  played a number of  the Newcastle youngsters,  and after going ahead after 76 minutes through 19 year-old Mehdi Abeid with a good opportunist goal,  the Turkish Champions equalized in the very last  minute to snatch a 1-1 draw.

But that was the only disappointment in this game as Newcastle again looked like a good well organized side.

Romain Amalfitano pulled up in the warm up injured, and he was replaced by Gabby Obertan, and it was an even game in the first half with Newcastle looking more of an attacking threat towards half time, with Demba Ba looking good and Newcastle playing some decent football.

Alan Pardew introduced Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi, David Santon, Mehdi Abeid, Jonas Gutierrez,  Gael Bigirimana and Shola Ameobi in the second half,  so `18 players got a run-out tonight.

Newcastle went ahead through Mehdi Abeid after 76 minutes, who scored for Newcastle with his first goal for the club.

Mehdi had just come on for Dan Gosling, and the young and impressive Gael Bigirimana put in a cross into the box, and the Frenchman brought down the ball and held off a defender well, before he dispatched the ball into the back of the net from just six yards out,  to put Newcastle ahead.

But then when it looked like Newcastle would get their second 1-0 win in a row, on 90 minutes Christian Baroni, the Fenerbahce Brazilian defensive midfielder, hit a low shot from the edge of the penalty area that easily beat goalkeeper Rob Elliott. It was almost the last kick of the game.

It was disappointing that Newcastle couldn’t have held onto their 1-0 lead, but another very good performance from Newcastle, and no doubt Alan Pardew will say there were good displays all over the field again for Newcastle for the second pre-seaosn game running.

Certainly the youngsters who again played tonight fitted right into the side, and a number of them looked impressive, and these may be Newcastle’s secret weapon this coming season.

A good display from all our boys, and we don’t want to carried away too much,  but there were definite signs all over the field tonight that Newcastle may be a very strong side next season.

We hope so – and in particular James Tavernier again looked the part,  and Dan Gosling had a very decent game before being replaced after around 73 minutes by goalscorer Mehdi Abeid.

We’ll bring out a full report of the game, as we saw it, in about 10 minutes.

Newcastle have now won, lost and drawn in their first three games of pre-season, while giving an awful lot of players a run-out.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson (Davide Santon 68), James Tavernier, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 59), Dan Gosling (Mehdi Abeid 73); Gabriel Obertan (Shola Ameobi 75), Haris Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 46), Sylvain Marveaux (Jonas Gutierrez 59); Demba Ba (Papiss Cisse 68)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson

Fenerbahce (4-2-3-1): Mert Gunok; Orhan Sam, Bekir Irtegun, Serdar Kesimal, Hasan Ali Kaldirim; Mehmet Topal (Henri Bienvenu 85), Cristian Baroni; Dirk Kuyt (Semih Senturk 68), Alex De Souza (c) (Selcuk Sahin 68), Miroslav Stoch; Moussa Sow (Mehmet Topuz 46)
Subs not used: Serkan Kirintili, Gokhan Gonul, Salih Ucan, Recep Niyaz, Caner Erkin, Ozer Hurmaci, Sezer Ozturk, Volkan Demirel

Referee: Paul Petho

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70 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Some sloppy mistakes, but then again, that’s what pre-season is all about. Not a bad game to be honest.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #2

    It was a great workout on a very heavy pitch, the touch will come with fitness, but a very promising showing from the youngsters who will give us some much needed depth next season

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Toonarmydownsouth
    Jul 21 – 8:28 PM
    Tds sorry elliot was really slow to react not just for the goal but the whole game he just looked petrified!

    Positives
    Almost all our senior players looked back to fitness raylor had a good game jonas cisse tiote collo santon simmo ba shola all looked fit and healthy
    Gosling got better as the game went on abied bigi and sammy are defo gonna be first teamers very soon!

    Negatives elliott
    Vuckic looks alarmingly off the pace considering he had a decent loan spell this season and is now getting over taken by the other youngsters around him
    Gabby started well but crashed and burned and the most worrying thing is that the body language of the lads suggest they have less confidence in him than he does pards has got a lot of work to do to this lad

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  • rainrix

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Id say tav and sammy are just about ready to step up to the 1st team. Mehdi got a nice goal but i think him ang bigi smalls may need a bit longer. Vuckic .. Well an off day maybe? He was one of our best performers last pre season so i reckon he’ll still come good

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #5

    I think Pards has some difficult selection issues if the fringe players play like that and stake their claim. Well i say difficult you can cut Obertan so there is one bench space freed up and although Taylor played well last year he still worries me.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #6

    So when will the powers that be at NUFC realise that we need real quality at the back.

    Pards out! Scharner in!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Throw a striker, full-back, and centre half into that squad and we are golden

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #8

    I would bet a million pounds that if we go into the season with simmo and tav as our rbs pardew would still pick simmo even though its clear to see he can’t lace Tavs boots.

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  • Lynxie

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #9

    We have got the look of a good young squad now. One or two top class additions will see us in a great position for the next two or three years, and the team will grow and mature. The future is bright, the future is black and white.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Elliot is back up keeper lets not tear him to bits for a bleeding friendly lads

    Only players I am worried about after that were Obertan Vuckic and Raylor all 3 need to step up in the remaining friendlies for me

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #11

    @JB
    Lo matey, where u been? Holiday? Great workout today, didn’t think we’d see such good football from our players today.
    Chuffed.

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Nufc-83
    How is that clear?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #13

    breno

    I just thought every single time he hit a long ball forward it was over hit – Ba was shouting at him time and time again. His set pieces were all disappointing as well.

    tads

    I know he wasn’t great, but calling him a Sunday league player is ridiculous. Andy Woodman isn’t stupid.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Dannyo – hows thing mate 🙂
    been working a lot and taking a break from the madness of this blog, i swore to myself that I wouldn’t post until the window had shut but what can I say 🙂

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #15

    WWYCD

    It’s clear if you have an irrational hatred of Simpson. And, if you ignore the fact that Tav didn’t actually play RB tonight.

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #16

    TDS – I might just scrap my account and read your posts as you say everyhting that im thinking spooky 🙂

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #17

    How is it not simmo is so scared in possession its not even funny his passing and crossing is the standard of a league 2 player at best. Tav has looked comfortable in possession ever since i first seen him last pre season.s he as good defensivelHe is faster

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #18

    JB – Your alright mate the footy has started and it should stop the muppets who post endless transfer speculation with no foundation!

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Sorry phone messed up. He is faster and i have not seen anything in his game tks say he would be worse defensively.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #20

    WWYCD – are you any relation to a guy a once new called WWJBD? 😉

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  • breno95

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #21

    TDS

    Fair enough but he was not that bad although in previous posts I have mentioned that a LB should be priority as Raylor is not the quality of back up needed if Santon gets an injury.
    However I have nothing to do with transfers so can only keep fingers crossed that a LB, RB,CB, CM and ST join before end of window.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Tds do you not find it a genuine concern that, what in all likelyhood, is our back up keeper in the prem and europe, would rather harps all day andy woodman may not be stupid but he aint a miracle worker either the lad just doesnt do any basics properly his starting positions for set plays is terrible his reactions are very slow its just a concern for me thats all

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #23

    TDS
    Haha well I cant argue with that 😉

    Nufc-83
    Argument fell down at the league 2 comment

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #24

    NUFC-83 – My personal view is that simmo gets a hard time on here. He is a decent full back who played none stop last year and i cant remember to many players roasting him. Having said that he is limited in the attacking third just depends what AP wants from his full back i guess!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #25

    tads

    As I said, I was purely saying that he’s not a ‘Sunday league player’. I thought that was harsh. I haven’t disagreed with anything else you’ve said mate (;

    breno

    Yeah, I’m not knocking him, I like Raylor. I just thought he had a really bad game today. Everyone has them.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #26

    We need a Centre back & a fullback (Debuchy please) and a Striker.

    Then were laughing!

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #27

    JB
    French cousin fella 😉 Welcome back mate not much has changed around here hope ur still willing to fight the good fight 😀

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  • tarie4

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #28

    WWYCD // Jul 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    I agree, Elliot is back up, and he is HAPPY to be back up. I think Harper spoiled us tbh. (him being back up for a long time) even man city dnt have a great back up keeper.

    Nufc-83 // Jul

    If I was the manager Simpson would be ahead of tav every single second in a year.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #29

    I don’t watch to much league 2 football but i can 100% guarantee that their will be many rbs better offensively than Simpson. Tell me one thing offensively that he does to even championship standard.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Seem to remember Simmo making countless goal line clearances last season, he may not be the best full back around but he did a good job for us last season

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #31

    breno – thats half a team you want to bring in – it aint gonna happen. The main reason being these youngsters will not have a chance to show what they can do – like tonight. We need a CB and AP has admitted that so for me that will be our next signing. Douglas lets wait and see.

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  • lukes26

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #32

    TDS, I completely agree with you.

    Pardew must be happy with that performance from his youngsters. However, Newcastle only dominated in the second half after Fenerb. had made a few substitutions. The defense looked very suspect in the first half playing against the first teamers.

    Very impressed with Sammy, he’s improving greatly and is much better on and off the ball than Vuckic. I didnt know he had such great ball control. Abeid might be better as an attacking mid than as a holding one.

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  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #33

    I may be wrong but I thought I saw Bigi make a bad pass in that game. Collectors item ????

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  • JackButler

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #34

    WWYCD

    Good to speak to you again mate 🙂
    I’m down to my perfect fighting weight and raring to go 🙂

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Lol a good few of them were from corner when he was on post and also after he wed caught out of positioning first place. Spurs game anyone loool.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #36

    hotdog

    You can post for me then mate (; I’m tired of defending our players on here!

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  • toonLYF

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #37

    sick of reading comments slating Simpson like, boring pointless conversation, he IS premier league standard, yes probably not Newcastle due to our new higher ambitions but christ give the lad a break, if he want to run his contract down here though we need a replacement this window, and he can spend most of his last season on the bench/playing cup games

    my other thoughts -BIGGIE IS THE MAN.

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  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #38

    A difficult question, is Bigi a small Tiote or is Tiote a Bigger Bigi?

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  • hotdog

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS – Its all opinions mate keeps the blog intersting. I actually praised Obertan on here after the last game as he seemed hungrier. I’ll stick with my origional assement that he is dink and if I was Pards accept id made a mistake and try to offload him for 2mil, if he can get it!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Not a fan of Simpson like never have been.

    Think we would be a much better team if he’s replaced with a player who can attack & cross the ball.

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