Bordeaux 2 Newcastle 0 – Full Match Report


Newcastle were well beaten tonight and it could have been a lot worse than 2-0, but for some great goalkeeping by Rob Elliot who made four great saves in the first half to keep Newcastle in the game – but Bordeaux were much better than Newcastle tonight and won easily, and we hardly ever threatened.


This is how we saw the game – as it happened.

The Newcastle team were wearing their lime green tops with black short and lime green socks – the kit they principally wear in Europe this season. Newcastle have to win to win Group D, so a loss or a draw isn’t any good. This was Bordeaux’s 10th tie against English sides in Europe in their history, and the French club had never won, and had only managed two draws.

Bordeaux going into the game were top of group D on 10 points from their 5 games, and they are 6th in the French League, 6 points behind league leaders Lyon.

And after just two minutes of this game, Bordeaux almost went ahead, when a right-wing Bordeaux corner went to Henri Saivet at the far post, and he hit it well, and it looked a goal all over, but then Rob Elliot brilliantly tipped the ball over the bar – a terrific save by the Newcastle goalie.

Newcastle looked decent and well organized in the first 10 minutes, with Nile Ranger prominent with his aggression and speed up front, and it was fairly even with Rob Elliot making that excellent early save to keep Newcastle in the game

And on 18 minutes Rob Elliot again saved Newcastle when he made a great double save, going down low to his left to block the ball that was on the way into the back of the net, and then blocking a second attempt low down again, a brilliant double save by Newcastle’s number two goalkeeper.

The first goal came after 29 minutes, and Newcastle had plenty of warnings as Bordeaux were starting to get the better of midfield, and a left wing cross from Ben Khalfallah was headed home well by Diabate, after James Perch just couldn’t reach the ball to head it away – and it was poor defending from Newcastle, and this time Elliot could do nothing about it.

Ron had already made four good save to keep Newcastle in this game but he couldn’t stop that one.

After the goal it gave Bordeaux a lot of confidence, and Newcastle were starting to chase shadows in midfield, and then Mike Williamson picked up a yellow card just before half time.

Half time came with no added time, and Newcastle could have been out of this game but for four brilliant Rob Elliot saves – the lads had been second best in that first half.

At the start of the second half Vurnon Anita came on in place of Sammy Ameobi, and Newcastle pressed Bordeaux, in an attempt to get back in this game..

Then Shola Ameobi was clean through on 51 minutes, and his left foot shot was just blocked by the goalkeeper with his leg, – and that was Newcastle first shot on goal,a nd it was a clear chance for Shola.

A couple of minutes later Abeid dispossessed a Bordeaux player just outside the box, but his shot was just wide of the goalkeeper’s left hand post.

Diabate then had a chance but a great late tackle from Mike Williamson put the striker off and he shot wide, form a good position, and then after 57 minutes Sertic hit a terrific drive that was inches wide of Rob Elliot’s right hand post.

A Vurnon Anita free kick then went harmlessly wide of the goalkeeper’s right hand post – what’s that about working on our set plays?

After 65 minutes Alan Pardew was seen talking to Fabricio Coloccini, so may be he was going to come on – although he’s one of only fit recognized center-backs that Newcastle have.

James Tavernier was booked after 67 minutes for a bit of a mis-timed tackle, as Newcastle were pushing forward, but they were getting no joy out of a Bordeaux side, who had won their last 8 European games at home.

And then after 72 minutes Newcastle were caught short at the back after pushing forward, and it was Diabate who was put clean through and he made no mistake to get his second goal and put Bordeaux up 2-0 and this could be the first time Bordeaux have ever beaten an English side in Europe.

Coloccini came on for Mike Williamson immediately following the goal, and on 78 minutes Rob Elliot made yet another good save for Newcastle – and then on 80 minutes Cisse replaced Shola Ameobi.

The game fizzled out, with Bordeaux going close a couple of time in making it 3-0, but Newcastle were well beaten tonight by a decent Bordeaux side – so we finish second top of Group D – but we’re through to the last 32 and when things start up again in February – we hope we have some new players in the squad – we need them.

Comments welcome.

Teams:

Bordeaux (4-4-2): Kevin Olimpa; Matthieu Chalme, Marc Planus, Florian Marange, Maxime Poundje; Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Andre Poko, Gregory Sertic (c), Henri Saivet; David Bellion, Cheick Diabate (Hadi Sacko 88)
Subs not used: Abdoulaye Keita, Ludovic Sane, Landry N’Guemo, Nicolas Maurice-Belay

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; James Tavernier, James Perch, Mike Williamson (Fabricio Coloccini 73), Shane Ferguson; Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana; Nile Ranger, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi (Vurnon Anita 46); Shola Ameobi (c) (Papiss Cisse 81)
Subs not used: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell

Referee: Menashe Masiah (Israel)



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183 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Should have just forfeited and saved themselves time/money on the journey.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Having his three bird roast replaced with three rodent roast is too good for Ashley.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #3

    very inspiring. ranger might turn himself around yet but needs to improve quickly.
    other than that this was less than forgettable.
    still, we are through and we need to look forwards going on in the league. a tough spell coming up now.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #4

    uninspiring*

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #5

    toonarmydownsouth and jail

    i have had a busy week,, i have been working 10 hour days, and i have to drive 2 hours each way to work

    i said my piece on the wigan game,,

    but for you 2 i will say it again

    i thought the 3 points were great we need them, the performance was shit, as normal

    i thought it was a soft pen, id be dissapointed if we gave a pen like that, he was just being strong, but heyho,, we got a break,

    i think for large parts of the game we looked like the ones who had 10 men,,

    wigan are not a good team, but they play good football,

    but if you want to delude yourselfs that we turned a corner then go right ahead

    how jonas stayed on the pitchis beyond me,,

    tonight, marv played,, lets see if he plays monday night,, errrr him or jonas

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  • dmac

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Marveaux was back to being his magnificent norm…

    Im so pissed off. We should have won that game. Im sorry to those in Bordeaux. When will the club finally realise what the fans have known for years that Ameobi is not good enough. One is bad enough but two?!? Seriously?

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #7

    I wonder what Ash’s goal in life is. Make the biggest pile of money ever for peddling the biggest pile of crap ever.

    Give back, Mike!

    You can start in the January transfer window.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #8

    @Ruddy clearly you don’t care about are youth. They need all the experience they can get.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Repost.
    Keeping the first team members for the Fulham game was certainly a correct move. Even though we had qualified for the next round -I was looking forward to the game -to see how the “second string” played,specifically -Marveaux /Abeid/Ranger. I assumed they would want to impress even though nothing was a stake. Turned out to be a poor game and the realisation that some/most of our second string players are really not very good/nowhere near Premiership quality. Ranger made one or two good runs and that was about it. Young Fergie is definitely not a fullback -no way in a month of Sundays.
    Colo’s substitution was the longest in history -from the time he was told he was on and then having to warm up to eventually coming on was an eternity -by which time they had scored a second. A very poor display.
    My optimism from the Wigan game has now evapourated

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #10

    kevymartins

    its not about given them a chance,, i love watching the kids come through,, i loved going to the reserves to watch them

    but you have to give them a chance, with a good plan,, right now its, with pardew, its always lambs to the slaughter 🙁

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Catchy,
    It definitely wasn’t the great performance a lot of people harmed on about but it was probably the most goals I will see us score this season and an improvement on the games I have attended so far this year (season)

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  • manxpie

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #12

    “wigan are NOT a good team but they play good football”
    well lets go down that route then catchy lets be a crap team but pass it round alot!
    it was our reserve team tonight i can’t believe some of the comments on ere sometimes!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Only plus points
    Hopefully we have come through with no injuries.
    Of the fringe players
    Elliott and Abeid did OK
    As for the Ameobi’s – no comment

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  • daztoon

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Just get martinez in Pardew`s football is as boring as he looks.His tactics make good players look bad

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail for Ashley

    i dont mind winning ugly at tines,, but id like to win and feel proud of how they did it, if that makes sense

    it was 10 men, and they still out played us,, for me that took the shine of the win,,

    we need a performance and a win, that will get us back on trck

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #16

    daztoon

    i have said for ages now

    he makes poor players like perch look amazing, but great players like cabaye, look like a pub player

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  • daztoon

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #17

    If it was such a nothing game then why did pardew not go all out attack and at least give the travelling fans something to watch.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #18

    catchy @ 5 oooh careful what your saying mate . i got slaughtered on here for saying it wasnt a great perfornence against wigan from people who think we are world beaters coz we beat a 10 man wigan side, so ive decided not to comment on tonights game – i will leave it to you . haha.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I will categorically state and put my neck on the line that Martinez will not work for Mike Ashley .

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  • daztoon

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #20

    martinez has less to work with at wigan and look at the football they play.even with ten men they outplayed us,as have just about every team we have played this season

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Catchy
    Lambs to the slaughter
    Ffs man get a grip we played our reserved vs near on there first team! It was never going to be a gripping match it was just giving the younguns a run out in europe
    As for wigan if you want a team that can knock the ball out with no threat and be in a relegation battle all season every season then how is that moving the club forward?
    Your blind hatered towards the management has turned you from a decent poster in to a bitter twisted boring git! Same sh1t every day jeez and you say pards is predictable!

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #22

    stuart9,, im off in the bath,, i dont care what deluded ppl think,,

    3 good points 3 goals, thats where the good points stop,, the rest,, was a poor poor display

    jail

    i dont think wheelan would even give him permission to talk to the club,, he hates ashley

    OLE GUNNER SOLKSJÆR

    he is the man,,

    or

    sammy hypiya

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  • manxpie

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #23

    catchy and stuart have you ever thought of players confidence in your thoughts of the wigan game ?
    we’d just lost four in a row!
    we played a hell of alot better than previous!
    did you watch the sunderland game how did you thinkn we played with 10 men for most of it?

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  • CAToon

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #24

    The Bordeaux game went as expected, unfortunately. If nothing else, the Europa games have allowed our younger players to gain valuable experience. That is the best that can be said. Both Europe and the League have seen a club lacking in energy, flow, confidence, tactics. They have been outplayed by most teams and I’m not sure why. Talent is there, but the willingness to play an up tempo game seems a distant memory….too bad, because that is when the team is at its best.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #25

    @jfa you say that as though he’d be offered the job

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Daztoon
    Outplayed us? They had 1 shot on goal in the whole 90 mins its hardly an onslaught!!

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  • manxpie

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #27

    or did you expect us to capitulate and lose 5-1

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  • jimiley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #28

    We need some perspective on tonites result. We were already through. We played our reserves. Enuf said. We will not win this duffers Cup nobody cares about so why should we? We are better than this rubbish cup. We need to focus on the league and not getting relegated. This duffers Cup is a total distraction and ruining our league form. The sooner we get knocked out the better. Does anybody want to go to France and pay 500 quid to watch the reserves play. Double it for overnite accommodation and the extras eg meals and drinks. A total joke. We are well rid of this rubbish.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #29

    CAToon ,
    Nice try catchy.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Catchy
    Sammy hypia???? Have you just got a hat next to you with random names! Christ you’ll be calling for tony adams next!

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  • Kebabacus

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew should bring in an attacking coach, maybe an old face like Ginola, or promote Beardsley. This season we look so flat and unimaginative it’s unbelievable.

    Pardew is a good organiser but there is no creativity. It seems like the players get to the halfway line and lose the will to live. Southampton tore us apart with simple pass and move, why can’t we do the same with ‘better’ players?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Parts battleplan,
    Are you pushy pardew ,pards plan b etc

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  • RONNIE147

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Pardew is far too negative for the toon we deserve a manager who plays attacking football and who tries to win games not put opposition in a coma with his hoofball tactics and clueless substitutions! Our win at Wigan has only papered over the A1 size cracks in are current set up.

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  • jimiley

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail,
    Martinez will not work for Ashley. Only a person desperate for work to put a meal on the table for the kids would. And a person with no self respect.

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  • daztoon

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #35

    @tds they kept and passed the ball better than us and only had ten players.If our football gets any slower it will stop

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #36

    manxpie’

    we sat and defended,,

    we have played plenty of times this season for them to gain cofidence,

    to be honest im sick of aguing with some of you

    you clutch at straws, hoping it will suddenly get better,,

    you only look at the last game, you dont look at it from the point he got here, slowly getting worse til we get to this

    TDS yuo say its the same stuff every time,, yeh your right,, you notice what i say,, but you dont notice the same shit we watch every game

    i think you are king of the deluded pardew but lickers,,

    if this had of been sam A you would have been screaming for his head,, because of his reputation for this type of shit football

    DELUDED !!!!!!

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  • steventaylor.unit

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Hi all
    Read every day, but have refrained from posting for 4 years.

    Tonight was as poor as I’ve ever seen, like a pub team.
    Honestly we are in trouble. Tonight for the first time I started questioning the coaching. No ideas, apart from either knocking it long to terrible headers of the ball, (Williamson & shola) or get a flair player on the ball and charge through the middle and hope for the best (marv) really, really bad.

    On a brighter note, TAV is a centre half all day long. Alongside colo in front of ‘pub’ player Williamson any day.
    And Ranger shows that cisse could play off him.

    Other than that, decent side, decent players. No idea.
    Poor, poor.

    Long depressing year ahead

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  • manxpie

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #38

    catoon we ain’t had a settled team all season thats why imo we haven’t had a great start if you compare it to lasts seasons our first 15 or so games we had a very settled team with alot of luck with injuries but this season has been the polar opposite.
    but a great experience for the youngins and will only help in there progress
    when was the last time we had so much confidence in so many young players?? i can’t remember lyk!

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  • RONNIE147

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Pardews substitutions are terrible I’m surprised he didn’t bring krul on when 2nd goal went in!

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #40

    http://www.statto.com/football/teams/bayer-leverkusen

    TDS

    SAMMY MANAGES THIS CLUB AND THERE DOING OK IN A STRONGER LEAGUE THAN OURS

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