Den Haag 0 – Newcastle 0 – Magpies Dominate But Cannot Score


Newcastle played out a 0-0 draw against ADO Den Haag this afternoon in Holland, and although the visitors dominated the game, they couldn’t find the back of the net, although Newcastle had several decent chances to win this game.

The nearest Newcastle came to scoring was when Papiss Cisse headed the ball towards goal at the far post after 62 minutes, following an excellent corner from Ryan Taylor, but the ball was headed off the line.

And it seemed that Newcastle had gone ahead after 79 minutes when Mike Williamson headed the ball across goal for Shola Ameobi to tap the ball home, but it looked like it was Williamson who was flagged for offside, and the goal was disallowed.

Tim Krul had almost nothing to do during the whole game, but manager Pardew was able to give second half run-outs to James Perch, Mike Williamson, Shola Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana and Dan Gosling, back after he recovered from his hip injury.

The thing that stood out most when the teams came on was Den Haag’s strips which were yellow and green striped shirts, green shorts and yellow socks – you talk about the canaries.

Newcastle turned out in their new black and white strips, which look better every time we see them, and there were about 200 brave Newcastle fans who had made the journey to Holland for this game.

Newcastle were keeping the ball well through the early part of the game,  and on 25 minutes Ryan Taylor’s left-wing corner was not dealt dealt with by the home defense, and the ball went to Gabby Obertan, who hits an excellent volley from about 17 yards out, but home goalkeeper Gino Coutinho blocked the shot well – good play by Gabby who started the game well.

Newcastle were having lots of possession but couldn’t get themselves in front.

Obertan was catching the eye as he got the ball from a Den Haag defender and crossed the ball right across the goal, but there was nobody was there to put the ball home – where were Cisse and Ba?

Half time came and though Newcastle were the better side and had the vast amount of the possession it was still 0-0.

Alan Pardew didn’t make any changes at half time and three minutes into the second half  Obertan  had a great chance to put Newcastle ahead , but he hit the ball wide form 20 yards out, and really should have done better.

About eight minutes later Gabby had another chance, this time from 25 yards out,  but his shot was straight at goalkeeper Coutinho.

Newcastle should have gone ahead after 62 minutes, after another excellent Ryan Taylor corner came over and Cisse headed the ball towards goal at the far post, but Tjaronn Chery was there in the right place at the right time  to headthe ball off the line – and it was another escape by the home side.

On 64 minutes Alan Pardew made a double change with Dan Gosling and Mike Williamson coming on for Haris Vuckic and Steven Taylor.

And with still no goals in the game the Newcastle manage  made a triple change just seven minutes later, as Shola Ameobi, Gael Bigirimana and James Perch came into the place for Obertan, Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor, and it showed how well thought of this young Bigirimana is at Newcastle already.

Davide Santon moved to right back with Gutierrez moving to left-back and Perchinho took up a role in the center of midfield to try to work his magic, and it’s a front three of Ameobi, Ba and Cisse – all Newcastle’s strikers were in the game.

On 79 minutes it looked like Newcastle had scored, as Bigirimana put in a good free kick to the far post, and Williamson headed the ball back across the goal and Ameobi put the ball home,  but the lineman flagged for offside (probably for Williamson) and the goal was disallowed.

Newcastle should have had some goals on the board by now and with just 3 minutes of normal time left local boy Tim Krul has his first save of the game, as he blocked a rising shot and gathered it at the second attempt.

But the referee blew the final whsitle and for all Newcatsle’s domination it still ended up 0-0.

Teams:

ADO Den Haag (4-3-3): Gino Coutinho; Kenneth Omeruo (Dion Malone 58), Vito Wormgoor, Gabor Horváth, Aaron Meijers; Danny Holla (c) (Christian Supusepa 46) , Jens Toornstra (Stanley Elbers 46), Kevin Jansen; Mike Van Duinen (Charlton Vicento 46), Rydell Poepon, Tjaronn Chery
Subs not used: Robert Zwinkels, Ahmed Anmi, Tom Beugelsdijk, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Kevin Visser,

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Ryan Taylor (James Perch 71), Steven Taylor (Mike Williamson 64), Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan (Shola Ameobi 71), Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 71), Haris Vuckic (Dan Gosling 64), Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Romain Amalfitano



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22 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Come on you Czechs!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #2

    A poor game (what I was able to see of it) but i never expect too much from a pre season friendly

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  • rainrix

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew out!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t think we particularly dominated lol. We was pants hahahahahaha. Bring on the next friendly.

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  • Kyo

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #5

    BUY DEBUCHY ALREADY WHAT THE FOOK

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Only caught about 10 mins of if due to bad stream. There seems to be no communication between that midfield and up front. Need cabaye and Ben Arfa to bridge the gap between midfield and strikers.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Another gold for Britain, boom!

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #8

    atleast our defence is good

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  • Kyo

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #9

    We need Debuchy. Cabaye and Ben Arfa won’t play without him!

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Me personally thought that was a great pre-season friendly match.. Best of the lot so far, no goals but entertaining.
    Great setup from Pardew as he stated we’ll treat this as a Europa game, happy with that 🙂

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #11

    We’ll expect a lot of bore draws in Europa then lol??

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Kyo // Aug 4, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    We need Debuchy. Cabaye and Ben Arfa won’t play without him!
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    Have you been drinking from the brightly coloured bottles under the sink again ?

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  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Entertaining game at our legendary stadium, Honduras have impressed

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Dont knock it until you try it Butler…

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #15

    So who thinks we are ready for Spuds and Chelski?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast….Did you see my comment on the previous thread…eerily similar. Some people will start to think we are the same person. Are we?

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  • geordiejamie89

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Well i didn’t watch the match as I’m at work and using a rubbish internet dongle, but it looks as though Obertan was putting himself a bit. It looks as though he’ll get more time on the pitch this season, so hopefully he’ll keep on improving. I’m not his biggest fan, but then again I wasn’t Perch’s biggest fan, until he stepped up to the mark and showed every doubter up.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Beattie… Well, todays performance (from what i’ve read on here) was pretty unspectacular. But it was a friendly and they’re not usually great indications on how a teams season will start.

    We all know the current team are capable of beating anyone within the PL (we have seen it with these players after all). However, we may be on a self implode day (which we have also seen once or twice). So your guess is as good as mine. Actually, your guess is probably better than mine tbh.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Well I’ve seen spectacle in sport-watching today but it wasn’t the newcastle game. Team GB lasses knocking world records over like daisies, totally owning all-comers and getting gold in total style. That’s sport on hdtv for you. Still 3rd n the medal tables, is our tiny little island? anyone done a per capita count of where we should be in the table? I bet that would look interesting.

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  • welshy14

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Overran was are best player but this game showed we have no squad depth what so ever but aye believe we will improve the squad with two or three senior players

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  • MT

    Aug 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #21

    no Arfa, Cabaye & Marveaux, the midfield creativity is zero. Tioté & Jonas is just DM type, no more assists to help striker. we really need like Adam Maher/Nacer Chadli.
    if fat mike don’t pay money investment, nufc won’t get the title~

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  • Szarka

    Aug 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #22

    didnt romain played?

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