Newcastle Players Come Through Unscathed In Internationals


Some good news this morning that the Newcastle players who were representing their countries last night  all seem to have come through uninjured, and Fabrico Coloccini is just fine, because he didn’t even get a short run-out last night in Argentina’s 3-1 win in Frankfurt against Germany.

Shane Fergsuson – after socring last night in Belfast

That game in Germany was fairly even until German goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was sent off after about 30 minutes, when he brought down Lionel Messi in the penalty area, but replacement goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen saved Messi’s penalty low to his left.

But Argentina finally took the lead through an own-goal by Sami Khedira just before half time, and then Messi, who was Argentina’s captain, scored a great goal early in the second half and then Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria scored a stunning third from almost 40 yards out, with a cannonball launched with his right foot.

Benedikt Hoewedes headed Germany’s consolation goal near the end of the game, but 10 man Germany were well beaten.

Shane Ferguson scored the first Northern Ireland goal after just 7 minutes last night in Belfast in the 3-3 draw with Finland, and that was Shane’s first appearance of the season since he has been carrying a slight injury in pre-season and never played for Newcastle.

Daniel Lafferty put the hosts two up but then Finland came back with two goals in two minutes from Tim Sparv and Teemu Pukki and it was 2-2 at the half. Perparim Hetemaj then had Finalns ahead with just 12 minuters to go but but then Martin Paterson scored a penalty to get a draw for Northern Ireland.

It was Shane’s 4th cap and the game will have also given him some much needed match practice, and there were some good words from manager Michael O’Neill, who said this after the game:

“I’m pleased for Shane.” “He’s a player with a big future, not just at club level, but also with us at international level.”  “Since I came in, he’s probably been one of the brightest aspects of it, and it was great to see him get off the mark with a great finish.”

Haris Vuckic played the full game for the Slovenia’s Under 21 side in their European Championships Group Two qualifier in Ukraine, but they were beaten 2-0 with first half goals from Dmytro Korkishko and Serhiy Rybalka.

However Slovenia still have a chance of qualifying for the finals, and they are second in Group Two with five wins two draws and two losses, and  just 2 points behind Sweden, and they have 17 points from their 9 games.

Tim Krul was like Fabricio, and was an unused substitute in the 2-0 defeat of Holland in Belgium.

So Fabricio should be all set to lead out Newcastle against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.

And England had a 2-1 win in Italy, their first win there since 1997, and who knows we may now even be ranked second the next time the FIFA rankings come out, after number two Germany were beaten by  Argentina.

But it’s a good question as to why England are number three at the moment – UEFA need to review how they rank countries.

And hopefully Newcastle will announce shortly that we have signed Vurnon Anita from Ajax, because there’s just no way he could have failed his medical.

Is there? 😀

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47 comments so far

  • Edmond

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Suprised they didnt all break their necks

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    My guess is an announcement between 10-10:30 today. Thoughts?

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Surely if collocini didn’t play, that means he wasn’t fit enough.

    Any idea if cisse is fit?

    Got my fantasy football team to put in and want a good start.

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  • gaz 44

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    thought i heard our new rb came off in the France game

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Hopefully Anita thru the door today and maybe do a marveaux on everton this time and steal marrillas from Goodson park

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  • NUFCWill1986

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Get on Shane son, very proud of him.

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  • toonhorse

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #7

    hopefully Londtoon, sooner the better 🙂

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Shane ferguson is going to be a great player so please he got a goal. He will be important to us this season especially in the cups and Europe. Nice to have another option on rw I feel he will never be a fb.

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  • Burni

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Hopefully sherguson gets plenty playing time this season. Always liked what I’ve seen of him and I think he could rip teams apart just needs the playing time

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper- Gidday is an antipidean Good morning as in Gidday Sport
    Have a good day sport is entirely different. LOL

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Rw = lw

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Suggs- Debuchy started as a winger wide on the right mid field. Ferguson could break through if he stays fit.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #13

    londtoon

    supposedly press conference is at 2

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  • toon1707

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Just saw ferguson’s goal and its a great hit by him he has always to me looked the pick of the youngsters

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  • Harley

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Anita is having the longest medical in history. That’s it, I’m never getting excited about a signing until the club officially announce it!!

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Gateshead

    Is the press conference at 2 a pre match conference or “undisclosed”?

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    londtoon

    im just going from other people here but from what i understand its just been called a press conference, might be pre match but I would think there will be an announcement also

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Harley

    What 1 day?

    Clubs dont always announce signings straight away. They will want to call a press conference etc.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Anybody else think Ed should take his daughter out somewhere again?!?! It all seems to happen when the cats away!!! 🙂

    Just messing, sir !

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #20

    Exciting stuff, I can see why they might do it like that.

    They don’t seem to do that anymore do they, the whole press conference for a signing I mean

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #21

    It’s a lovely day today and whatever you’re gonna do, I’m gonna spend the day just doing it with you, If you’re doing something that must be done and it can only be done by one, then there’s nothing, left, to, saayyyyy, except today, today, oh it’s a lovely day!

    Good morning everyone 🙂

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #22

    ibz

    im sensing your in a good mood??

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza- you hum the first few bars and I’ll be there. How are you ?

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  • charlee71

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Can we all be nice today lads, and concentrate on what this blog is aboot FOOTBALL. Anyhoo, does anyone reckon we have a secret unveiling today?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #25

    Hyphen….I’m generally in a good mood, just thought I’d create a breeze of happiness in case any lingering bad feel was on the blog 🙂

    Ian…..I’m a humming! Swell. How are thee?

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #26

    What a lovely morning, Anita’s probably going to sign today and I got into my first choice Uni!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #27

    Charlee……Football would make a nice change for the day 😉

    Secret signing? Hmmmm….I certainly wouldn’t put it past the club, but don’t want to be left disappointed. So I’m going for Anita to be unveiled and anything else is a bonus.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #28

    ochytoon

    first choice uni?? surely newcastle or northumbria?? 🙂

    anyhoo well done matey

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza- less traffic this time of morning. I am in calmer waters away for the day from the toon bubble . Watching cricket at Lords although rain forecast for this after noon.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #30

    Gateshead
    My dad discouraged me from choosing either 🙁 Thought I only wanted to go there for the football which is pretty much dead on haha. Nah my first choice was Kent Uni, way way down South.

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  • Made a ma beed

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Congrats Ochy!!

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Morning Ibiza,

    Its proper nice today just wet off last night 🙁

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #33

    ochytoon- well done with your A level results. Let’s hope for another
    good result tomorrow.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #34

    I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
    But heaven knows I’m miserable now

    I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
    And heaven knows I’m miserable now

    In my life
    Why do I give valuable time
    To people who don’t care if I live or die ?

    Go to hell you lot!

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  • brighter

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Is Anita really good enough for newcastle???
    Though I saw that he played several times, I did not receive the special impression. And Ed said that he can play at left back position,But he is a right footed player, and a left-footed player is originally desirable for the left back position.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #36

    Ian…I learn something new everyday mate 😉

    …I am a fast learner lol

    About additional addition to our team, I am not that fond of either Pieters or Douglas but if they sign I am fine with that non the less 🙂

    I would just rather see Dreamboat #2 and Dreamboat #3 sign 😉 and that would be Debuchy and Musacchio!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #37

    brighter

    anita is left footed, although i have not seen him myself, alot of people on here rate him

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #38

    ochytoon- my brother was at Canterbury- he studied economics in Eliot college. I spent a few long weekends there when we were playing a London side. Canterbury’s a great place.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #39

    Beattie…quoting The Smiths now I see 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Beattie…Oh come now little beetle 😉

    I am off, glad everyone else is good spirits today…hopefully when I return all hell hasn’t broken loose again…although I have some doubts.

    Take it easy x

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