Newcastle Beat Blackpool 1-0 – Shola Scores Again – Match Report


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Newcastle played well this afternoon against a strong Blackpool side, and that man Shola Ameobi scored again for his home town club, and that’s three goals in pre-season for Shola, and it was an overall solid performance by Newcastle, and our first clean sheet of the pre-season, and Rob Elliot again looked solid in the Magpies goal.

And this game has been tabbed the Wonga derby, with both clubs being sponsored by the pay-day loan company.

And once again Alan Pardew was able to give all his subs a run-out in this game, except for young goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, and there were many good performances this afternoon from the Newcastle players – a good display and a good result and performance from our lads.

Newcastle were dominant in the first half but Blackpool were much improved in the seocnd period with young winger Tom Ince outstanding for the home side.

Here’s how we saw the game this afternoon.

Over a third of the crowd were Newcastle supporters with 2384 of the crowd of 6,863 having made the trek from Newcastle to Bloomfield Road for the game this afternoon, and the Geordie supporters made their presence felt.

You would think Newcastle are a well supported side by those numbers – but really – fantastic support from the Geordie supporters.

And Newcastle got off to a great start this afternoon when Shola Ameobi scored his third goal of pre-season after only 5 minutes – maybe we need to keep this guy.

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Captain Yohan Cabaye in action this afternoon

Yohan Cabaye crossed the ball from the right and Mike Williamson headed it down to Ameobi, and the Nigerian International controlled the ball deftly with his chest before turning acrobatically to drive the ball past goalkeeper Matthew Gilks, and it was another great goal from Shola.

And maybe Ameobi’s really inspired to make the Nigerian squad for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, and he’s played well so far in pre-season, but we must keep him fit.

Cabaye has looked in good form in pre-season and he had another great shot at goal from all of 30 yards out, but goalkeeper Gilks saved it fairly easily.

And then Cabaye put through a wonderful ball to Sylvain Marveaux, but a good tackle from Bob Harris saved the day for Blackpool.

On 17 minutes Cabaye took a free kick about 27 yards from goal and it was a great effort from the Frenchman, and the ball only just went over the bar – Yohan looks in form this afternoon (we need to keep him).

Then on 28 minutes Rob Elliot came to the rescue of the visitors as Craig Cathcart, the former Manchester United youngster headed a cross straight at goal, but Elliot instinctively turned the ball over the bar, and it was a brilliant save from the Newcastle second string goalkeeper.

Six minutes before half time Shola Ameobi almost got a second goal, and it was a great run down the left wing by Italian Davide Santon that ended up in the Italian pulling the ball back to Shola, and his first time shot was just over the bar from 10 yards out – that was a little unlucky for Ameobi and almost his second goal of the game.

And then Newcastle seemed to have scored their second goal with a beautifully worked team goal – and it ended up with Gouffran back-heeling the ball to Moussa Sissoko, who smashed the ball into the back of the net, but the linesman flagged for offside – but it looked a good goal.

The half time whistle came without any stoppage time, and Newcastle led 1-0 and had played very well and were dominant against a fit Blackpool side – we need to keep it up in the second half ………

Haris Vuckic was brought on for Shola Ameobi at half time, and it was a bit of a surprising change, with Shola in top form in pre-season, but Haris will play up front again with Gouffran and they combined well in Portugal when they played together.

Looks like Shola will be playing at St. Mirren on Tuesday night.

We hadn’t seen much at all of England U21 International Tom Ince in the first half, but the 21 year-old was starting to show up well in the second period, as were the home side.

Ince got the ball off Yohan Cabaye and tried an effort from all of 50 yards out, and it was pretty close but the ball sailed just over the bar.

After 61 minutes Paul Dummett came on for Davide Santon, and a minute later Michael Chopra had the ball in the back of the net for Blackpool, but it was ruled offside, and then inexplicably the sprinkler system came on – for some unknown reason.

Tom Ince was playing really well in the second half, and he was leading a Blackpool revival and on 71 minutes Tom hit a shot across the goal, and it was only just wide, and Steven Taylor was a bit late in his tackle – good play by the Blackpool youngster.

And then three minutes later Alan Pardew brought on 21 year-old Sammy Ameobi in place of captain for the day Yohan Cabaye, with local lad Steven Taylor taking the captain’s armband for Newcastle.

Both sides were looking a little disjointed at this point in the game with all the changes made, and Blackpool manager Paul Ince had made four changes in the last six minutes, in this their final warm-up game before the Championship begins next Saturday.

On 81 minutes Mike Williamson was replaced by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and four minutes later Adam Campbell came on for Yoan Gouffran, even though the 18 year-old local lad played the full game yesterday in the Newcastle U-21 defeat against Kilmarnock.

And a minute later Blackpool missed a good chance to equalize, a very good chance to equalize when substitute Eccleston hit the ball over the bar from all of eight yards out, when it looked easier to score.

And then young Adam Campbell showed his great potential and skill, with a rapid turn and he quickly released the ball through to Marveaux, and Sylvain was through on goal and forced a great save from Gilks in the Blackpool goal.

Newcastle played out the two minutes of added time and completed a very satisfying display and a good pre-season win.

Newcastle were well on top in the first half but young Tom Ince led the Blackpool comeback in the seocnd half and he will have impressed the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with that second half performance.

A solid display by the Magpies today.

Teams:

Blackpool (4-3-3): Gilks; Broadfoot (Basham 69), Mackenzie, Cathcart (Caprice 84), Harris; Ferguson (Kante 69), Martinez (Osbourne 76), Ince (Barkhuizen 81); Grant (Claasen 61), Chopra (Bishop 74), Davies (Eccleston 69).
Subs (not used): Halstead (gk), Banvo.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Elliot; Debuchy, Williamson (Yanga-Mbiwa 81), S Taylor, Santon (Dummett 61); Marveaux, Cabaye (Sammy Ameobi 73), Sissoko, Gutierrez; Gouffran (Campbell 84), Shola Ameobi (Vuckic 46).
Sub (not used): Alnwick (gk).



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120 comments so far

  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #1

    To anyone who says why put Campbell on for 7 mins. He played 90mins yesterday…

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  • viv

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Crack open the Champagne Ameobi scored from a corner.

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  • pawl250

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Remy on loan would be ideal until January, and we need to hope QPR stay in the Championship, if they come back Remy will go back next season!

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  • BandB

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Low Fell Mag,

    I grew up among a huge family of Newcastle supporting uncles and cousins.
    Among them were relatives who felt in exactly the way you do. And others felt exactly the way Jail does.
    You BOTH represent time-honoured and honourable traditions of supporting Newcastle United.
    You both, in your different ways, strike me as genuine fans.
    I’ve been fiddling around my final sentence for 15 minutes about the obvious presence on the blog of real frauds, but Tsunki @ 271 has beat me to it.
    He’s right.

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  • MC Brown

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope we get our forwards before next game . We need to start playing our strongest team , work on our tactics . SA injured again . I honestly think we are going to have a great season just get in a few more quality players in.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    REPOST

    Anyone saying put Campbell on are clearly fools, Campbell was on for like 7 minutes and didn’t score once! Shola scored in 6 minutes and that is a scientific fact!

    I think we can all agree to what’s now plainly obvious right?

    also it wasnt a corner

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    @2 No he didn’t.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #8

    PAWL
    Would be gutting mate if he had an amazing season for us and we had to let him go at the end of the season.
    I see no point in just a loan deal without the view to a permanent deal if he performs.And of course nothing materializes in September when he answers bail.

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  • viv

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Skunkis free Wifi must have been rumbled.

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  • toonking

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #10

    strikers take much longer to reach their best than it takes most other players and adam cambell is still only 18 and the only time that players do so well at that age are when they are in the same strength as your shearers and rooneys

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Regarding the current state of the blog:

    You have to accept that with any online blog / forum there will be trolls. Currently we have an overwhelming number of them.

    Long time readers will know this happens every season, coinciding with pre season and the school holidays. Little boys have their fun arguing with others because nothing is on tele. Egotistical fools look for acceptance by posting ‘in the know’ knowledge. Eventually all of them will be found out and will, usually, move on elsewhere once they have had their fix.

    Many regular readers/posters will cease to post throughout ‘silly season’. But don’t worry, they will be reading and waiting to join in with proper discussions. Come the new season the trolls will be gone and the blog will return to ‘normality’.

    Until then, feel free to abuse these morons or ignore them entirely. Rest assured the blog will ride through it, just like it rode through the ‘I posted 1st, that makes me special’ saga.

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  • viv

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Tinman your a troll with nowt to say of any significance.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Should be scoring more against opposition like this – Blackpool on Paul Ince’s words are miles behind where they need to be – they lost about 10 first team and squad players including Eardley, Baptiste, Crainey, Taylor-Fletcher etc. They have only just signed Chopra and Davies and have a smaller squad most in the championship. they will do nothing this year ….

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Tinman

    That 1st post bollox was really iritating. Especially when people were literally just posting “1st” with no discussion at all. I found it more annoying than the current batch of trolls.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #15

    15th

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  • bills-son

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Toonking – Owen, Fowler and Trevor Francis are three forwards who were brilliant at 18 – none of them had height or power but what they did have was blistering pace and great finishing.

    It’s usually the big forwards who become better in their mid to late 20’s.

    I hope Campbell makes it but I think he”s more likely to be another Chopra at best.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Ha. Kneel before zod. I am the master. Et.c

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Campbell is shite! Won’t ever achieve anything in B&W, unless he turns out for Grimsby or Notts County, which is more befitting his potential ability.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Markaccus, it was the guys who literally only posted 1st, then never said anything else who got to me! Least you can have a good laugh at how stupid some of the trolls are. Watching as they constantly contradict themselves and their pathetic logic.

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  • bills-son

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #20

    There is no way we will sign Remy on a loan deal without first option to buy at a pre-agreed price.

    Anyone referring to the Ba deal – that was totally different, he had an unisurable medical condition and took a cut in wages in return for a £7M release clause.

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  • viv

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Tinman they will take you away, for talking to yourself. Campbell looks like a lost little kid when he comes on.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #22

    It really makes you wonder how bad their social life has to be for them to get kicks out of arguing with strangers over the internet…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #23

    MacToon,
    I am home at the minute on standby , if I’m not away I will attend the meeting on Wednesday.
    Joe Blog,
    I will read a post that defends Mashleys outrageous policies and air my views accordingly.
    LFV
    I like Haidara but would like us to be in a position where a player has to play well or loses his place rather than just have a player who can cover ie RTaylor, also Pieters by all accounts is a capable CB also.

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  • Toon Avenger

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    I hope nobody is looking at Shola’s rich veign of form and thinking he’s decent back up next season.

    The guy is shit. In 35 games last year he scored 4 goals and moved a total of 17 feet.

    I hope we continue to push for Gomis and Remy and flog this atrocious footballer,

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Tinman

    Yeah they only turned up again once ed posted the next article. The downside of the recent trolls is that they do not seem clever enough to realise they have been out witted, and claim victory when they clearly look stupid. I have posted very little recently because there is always a slagging match going on.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #26

    @Viv He bearly gets on,If hes that bad why does he bang them in for the reserves infact he was that good he got moved from england U18’S up to U21’S same for nufc got moved up to reserves. Stop being such a negative twat.

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  • toonking

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #27

    tinman
    I feel their is one good thing you get out of these guyes.
    atleast we can vent anger out beside I would rather be respectful to regulars than troll.
    speaking of which bokkies are odds on catchy is a different person

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  • viv

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Ok kevy but your still irish.

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  • Joe Blog

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #29

    JFA

    Yes, but I think everyone has been fully aware of your views, for months now, day in day out banging the drum. Is this blog your only hobby?.

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  • cbtoon82

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Well it’s kinda hard to gauge from twitter commentary, can anyone who was at the match tell me if it looked like we’d been working on crossing, corners and set pieces? We did score from a corner. Finally.

    If tactics pardews tactics and formation are being based on Shola as target man, gomis should replace him in that role nicely. He’s big and can bully defenders like Shola, with hopefully more goals…

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  • Toon Avenger

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Where’s bigirimana?

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    toonking, I’m not sure, at least catchy had class. I’m sure he will be back

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon Avenger, was he not involved with England U19s, probably has something to do with his absence.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #34

    If catchy returns with a new name, he will be easy to spot. He will be the one who imediately gets abusive towards anyone who even passively has a different view to him. Kind of “agree with me or you are thick” attitude.

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  • toonking

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #35

    bs
    the shearer and ronneys were just used as examples in general it was a way of saying the greatest stikers.
    when you say the chopra type do u mean it in that will turn out poorer than first thought?

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Here’s a tiny selection of ‘viv’s’ recent inputs to the blog :-

    187viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Sack Pardew, totally clueless.

    206viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Ruddy oaf is a Mackem lover along with Jfa,rowan milsop all traitors.

    212viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    All the pro-Pardew, crowd are closet mackems. Thats why they want him to stay.

    229viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Low fell mag, that Jfa is tranny mackem.

    234viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Seannufc another mackem!

    266viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Pardew the panic reverting to type with his limited team formations. I’m quite confidant that he will be gone soon.

    283viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Anyone new to the blog avoid the poison one @271Skunki.

    295viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    @286 wow! That from a proper Bona fide mackem.

    298viv // Jul 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Joe blog take no notice he comes on here when he can get free Wifi to agitate us Geordies.

    All totally non-football and designed to start arguments. Best completely ignored until frozen out. And he’s still at it this thread. I shall do a curve around the blog until the quality returns and the dross tires out.

    Joe Blog – don’t know what caused you to be upset, unless its observation of facts that bore you. I always thought you had a bit of composure but we all make mistakes.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Markaccus, catchy will probably be back when the season starts, with his insightful tactics and match reviews

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Joe Blog,
    I like to spend time with my daughter, potter in the garden and drink in the pub, I don’t collect stamps or go skiing.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Joe Blog

    I’d love to know your problem? You didn’t manage to force me off the blog when you decided to copy my name last season, so what makes you think it’s going to happen now? Pipe down lad.

    As for the result, it doesn’t really matter, pre-season is all about fitness and unfortunately, the fact that both Cisse and HBA didn’t get a run out does not exactly bode well for us, given that these two will be crucial to anything we may actually achieve this season.

    I suppose it doesn’t really matter though, mid table is the objective, and even West Ham achieved that last season.

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  • Rooster

    Jul 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Agame of two halves, surprise surprise, we got the goal and defended fro dear life, Jonas gets another full 90 mins and young Campbell 6 mins, Pardew has no confidence with me he has not learned whatsoever from last season, and I can at this moment see the same pattern emerging, worst football in the premiership, have we got another season of pardew awfullness, I pray not, but im afraid, very afraid.

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