It Was A Great Result And A Great Win

Newcastle played a very young side last night against Club Brugge, and the average age of the starting line-up was in the low twenties, and Steven Taylor, an old man on the team at just 26, got the rare opportunity to captain the side in the absence of Coloccini, Gutierrez and Shola Ameobi.

Sammy Ameobi in action last night – he had an excellent game

Of course Newcastle also had veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper playing, but our lads were well organized and played solidly, but without enough bite up front, with Papiss Cisse looking strangely out of sorts.

This is what Steven Taylor told ESPN after the game:

“I think in the performance from our boys, throughout we showed great character. It was a great result for us and a great win.” “Everyone performed well. Young Shane Ferguson performed great, as did Sammy Ameobi.”

“We see him play like that in training, and he has now produced it on the big stage.” “We’ve got to maintain that now and carry it on.” “We’ve got some difficult away trips now, so hopefully we have set down our marker tonight and we can move on.”

Newcastle are now well positioned in Group D in the Europa League ,and are 3 points clear of Bordeaux at the top with 7 points, and the other group game was a good result for Newcastle, a 1-1 draw between Maritimo and Bordeaux in Madeira.

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5 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Wasn’t what you would call a classic game like, but only the result mattered. Well done lads.

  • calvinzolamakongo

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    We r gonna need a chant for obertan soon,…discuss

  • magpie6699

    Oct 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Difficult game – they were very slick in their passing and finding space. Sammy was entertaining and I thought Obertan had an excellent game and yes (Catchy) I did watch the game! He was just in front of me on the right wing in the second half and many times he proved a safe outlet from defence – a bit like Jonas can be, whereas with other players the ball seemed to be lost straightaway. He not only scored, he delivered another dangerous cross early in the first half and in the second half, his running was very useful in gaining us time out of defence, winning throw-ins and corners. What game were you at, Catchy?

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4


    Well I wasn’t there for sure, but what I did see is a player that is still very reluctant to cross the ball, there is no point in him being in the team as a right wing out let, as once he gets it he actually kills any momentum of us going forward, he can have all the pace in the world bit I never seen him beat anyone and put a good ball into the box
    Great goal , took it really well, but hat is all I seen of him that was worth a mention
    Sammy ,Ferg , santon, bigi, all had much better games than him by a long way, yet Pardew singles obertan out for praise , now that is sad , Pardew did so so a lot of you would say well if Pardew says it it must be true,
    Pardew said look he is only 23, well at 23 he should be able to cross a ball, and in the position he plays , that should be a big part of his game, and come on, he trains with this every day with good coaches and good players , he has been lucky to have been at good clubs before us, it not like we plucked him from none league football,

  • ballerfan2

    Oct 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Catchy but you are one of those with preconceived ideas and its clear you’re not about to change your opinion even if it stares you in the face. Obertan was the standout last night, an opinion I, and obviously many others, had formed long before the game was finished and before any Pardew recognition. He was always on hand to receive the ball, his control of difficult passes to him was instant and his trickery and pace was beyond the capabilities of the Belgian defence throughout. If you keep an open mind you might begin to see more clearly.


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