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Newcastle Stroll To Easy 2-0 Win At St. Mirren

9:32 pm, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 61 Comments

Newcastle put up a good performance tonight at Love Street, to win this game against St. Mirren rather easily 2-0, with two goals in the first 26 minutes.

Soccer - Pre-Season Friendly - St Mirren v Newcastle United - St Mirren Park

Mathieu Debuchy scores Newcastle’s second goal

Newcastle were much the better side, and created many chances but could only put two of them into the back of the net – and it was a second clean sheet for the Magpies, following the 1-0 win on Sunday at Blackpool.

Papiss Cisse was making his first appearance of pre-seaso, and he almost scored after just 3 minutes, but then he was on target after 19 minutes.

So it didn’t take him long to break his duck, and it was a nice goal from Newcastle.

Cisse was looking lively and he fed Sammy Ameobi on the left-wing, and Sammy gave Cisse with an almost perfect return pass, and the number 0 controlled the ball nicely and then hit the ball into the top corner of the net past a helpless David Cornell – pure class from Papiss.

And then after 26 minutes Newcastle got their second goal and it was French International Mathieu Debuchy who scored. Debuchy was put through nicely by Vurnon Anita and he beat the offside trap, and finished very nicely with a shot that was low and hard into the back of the net.

Soccer - Pre-Season Friendly - St Mirren v Newcastle United - St Mirren Park

There he is wearing Wonga – Cisse looked really sharp

Newcastle created even more chances in the second half, and as we expected Alan Pardew brought on local lad Conor Newton for his first appearance of pre-season after 75 minutes, when he was brought on for Cheick Tiote, and he got a great reception from the St. Mirren fans. A nice gesture from manager Pardew.

Newcastle saw out this game fairly easily, although in the last few minutes St. Mirren had a good chance, and probably should have scored.

Papiss Cisse looked sharp tonight, and both Dan Gosling and Sammy Ameobi had good games for the Magpies, and maybe Gosling deserves a few more chances in this pre-season.

It was another very good performance from Newcastle, with a number of our players having good games and looking good.

But it’s only pre-season and we probably shouldn’t make too much of it – but it was our third win in five pre-season games. 😀

Next up are Rangers in Glasgow next Tuesday night, and then SC Braga at St. James’ Park the following Saturday,  in the final two warm-up games before we meet Manchester City on August 19th in the Premier League.

We’ll bring out a full match report later.


St. Mirren (4-4-2): David Cornell; David van Zanten (Jason Naismith 86), Marc McAusland, Jim Goodwin (Darren McGregor 81), Danny Grainger; Gary Teale, John McGinn (Kealan Dillon 86), Paul McGowan, Gary Harkins (Anton Brady 81); Steven Thompson (Sean Kelly 81), Thomas Reilly
Subs not used: Christophe Dilo, Lee Mair, Mo Yaqub, Barry Cuddihy, Jon Scullion, Jordan Stewart

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (Jak Alnwick 66); Mathieu Debuchy (Davide Santon 46), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Remie Streete 82), Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Mike Williamson 86), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (Conor Newton 75); Hatem Ben Arfa (Yoan Gouffran 66), Dan Gosling (Haris Vuckic 66), Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse (Adam Campbell 66)
Sub not used: Michael Richardson

Referee: John Beaton

Attendance: 4,216 (709 Newcastle)

Tags: Friendlies · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Pre-season

61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Levi // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM


  • 2 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Remy season long loan Gomis contract agreed.

  • 3 low fell mag // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Well played lads,another clean sheet@ welcome back Cissie!

  • 4 check the toastie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    A wins a win, lets hope we see an improvement from last year. No injuries as well, that is good news.

  • 5 Ben_BKK // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    I wonder what Kets thinks of us loaning out Abeid.

    Interesting that he’s gone to Panathinaikos, let’s hope he gets game time, would be good experience playing if he was playing in the Champions League!

  • 6 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Plana pi** off .

  • 7 Levi // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Iv never got a 1st. This is a good night

  • 8 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Jak Alnwick and Rob Elliott share a clean sheet. That’s unusual.

  • 9 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Good to see Cisse and HBA get over an hour, other than that it’s a standard pre-season game.

  • 10 darrenfletcher88 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I love this blog and I no everyone has a right to an option but god it’s laughable the transfer talk on here!!! Total rubbish!!we are clutching at straws about signing a striker for 7mill and Madrid are bidding 85 mill on one player,are club is in a poor state!! No ambition and run by complete toss!! Yes we do have some top top players at are club but once again no ambition and planning is are down fall, yes we have missed out on a few but if we paided the wages and the fees we would get players in,the stadium and fan base is not enough to convince players to sign anymore.90% of the deal is money and unfortunately are club won’t spent it!! Ps people like Plana are killing me!!

  • 11 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Big heed @6 bely up turkey just because your patters crap.

  • 12 Belfast // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Reveal your sauce Plana

    Brown or Red ?

  • 13 mattnufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    ? Elliot is a good goalkeeper.

  • 14 Yorkgeordie // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    How come you have to be in America to get a visual link to the game? Well done Ed.

  • 15 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    @mattnufc, actually the comment is more towards Jak Alnwick. Sorry.

  • 16 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    @ Plana

    Mine might be crap but at least its not blatant lies looking for attention you sad case.

  • 17 JTOONJ // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Did anyone watch it? From Lee ryders comments Cisse was pretty good!

  • 18 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    No it borders on the ridiculous your patter send Campbell to borough complete tripe.

  • 19 The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Within 3 weeks we should know who’s coming.

  • 20 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I’m telling you about signings that will happen.

  • 21 scubydu // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    live footage on ssnews at 10 oclock

  • 22 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    remy in on 1 year loan deal is the word

  • 23 Tommyy // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Plana – So you’ve seen SS1 and read the large number of reports stating Gomis had agreed a contract ages ago, it was the fee that was the issue. Then summarized it for us all. Cheers bud.

  • 24 Jamiemac // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Sounds like we played well, good signs 😀

  • 25 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    not saying its true just gossip

  • 26 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    @ Plana

    Why is that tripe ? . Championship level club with poor strikers, will be easier for a young lad to adjust as he is close to home. We did send Sammy there and he did relatively well.

    Where would you send him then almighty footballing God ?

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Are you another one that chastised me for suggesting Mike Ashley didn’t have the ambition I thought a club like us deserved ?

  • 28 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Tommy I said three weeks ago Gomis was signing smarmy.

  • 29 hotdog // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Just listened to the Barton Interview as I missed that one. The kid is a nacka but cant fault his honesty and calls it as it is. Which in todays footy world full of gobshite quotes is quite refreshing.

  • 30 HullMag6 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Ok ive calmed down.

    In theory we could be on the verge of something instead of the usual nothing. We shall see……

    I await the shirt shots and/or official club confirmation.


  • 31 Dannyo // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Take your clueless drivel elsewhere. Lyons president blasted out at a journo for claiming it was Lyons fee holding it up, not the contract.
    Ausal asked the journo to come sort out the contract, since he knew everything already.

    Now sush.

  • 32 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Campbell not better than Curtis main so how would he play?

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Although it’s temping to reply and put right an idiot like plana, he is a carefully worded troll so better off ignored !

  • 34 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Dannyo the blogs own Anthropoid who knows nowt

  • 35 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Highlights coming on ssn after break here.

  • 36 darrenfletcher88 // Jul 30, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Am not sure if I did!! Am just giving my opinion and are great club, things are realy tough realy tough at the moment!! Annoying me more than anything!

  • 37 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    @ Plana

    Curtis who ? 🙂 . Sure we could send Campbell to one of the lower leagues but he should be playing against decent quality opposition.

    Even if he isn’t first choice striker for Borough there are 40 plus games in the Championship plus the cups so he will get his fair share of playing time.

    Birmingham is a good option as well with Clarky .

  • 38 Beardosfacedouble // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    so Bale transfer bid report is on SSN 10 o’clock before Toon pre-season friendly report – typical London boll**x

  • 39 mattnufc // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Fair enough. I’ve never seen him play so I can’t judge.

  • 40 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Sums you up Curtis who clown who knows as much as gobshite Dannyo.

  • 41 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    From my sources (fairly reliable)

    Remy is close, looking at start of next week.
    Gomis – Reckon we will go in back in for him last couple of days of window.
    Striker from the dutch league is being watched closely.

    I broke news of Mbiwa on Twitter months before he signed if anyone wants to challenge my credentials.

  • 42 big papa // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    look dont pick on plana,hes right remy has come to toon 1yr loan,dont know where he got his imfo but its right,my imfo from harrys son

  • 43 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM


    Ed was writing articles of our interest in M’biwa last summer. Does that mean he has inside info?

    You may have reliable sources, but I would be sceptical.

  • 44 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    @ Plana

    I know who he is and have seen him play, he was nothing special. That was sarcasm by the way, something that is clearly beyond the comprehension of an idiot like you 😉

  • 45 Luque // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    was at the game. Gosling played like a man possessed. He reminded me of Lampard

  • 46 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM


    If you go by Ed’s record, its probably below 1% of players who he has linked us with who have actually signed.

  • 47 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Why does ssn do that? Up next all the highlights from todays game then after just put on story’s that your sick of hearing then say highlights later this hour, a**holes

  • 48 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:08 PM


    That’s good. Should make it easier to sell him.

  • 49 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:08 PM


    Gosling is rolls royce mate, if he played a whole season he would be one of Englands best midfielders, mark my words.

  • 50 PrinceMonkey // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Just back from the game. We played well enough. Sammy is pretty pish in my opinion. Sissi did look sharp considering it was his first game. He does like a moan though doesn’t he? Gosling was obviously putting a lot of effort in – seemed the liveliest player.

    Another good warm up but that’s all. Play like that against a PL team and we’d lose though.

  • 51 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Kilcline your wasting your time kid. Some goons are beyond educating. You offer a bit of transfer news and the guttersnipes jump on trying to be smart.

  • 52 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM


    My point being that I am sceptical of anyone claiming sources, or reliable inside info.

    You’ve confirmed nothing more than what could be guessed.

    If someone asked me what I would guess about our targets I would say, we’ll probably loan Remy and go back in for Gomis later in the window. All I’d have to do is say that I’ve got this info from a source and I’d be an ITK.

    See what I’m saying?

  • 53 big papa // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    PLANA as re my post at 42

  • 54 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM


    I see where youre coming from, i am just passing on info.

    I just want it to come true! Negotiating is a fine art.

  • 55 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM


    Much appreciated bud, if it comes true I’ll be so happy with finally having signed someone, I’ll not care who has claimed they broke the news haha

  • 56 lesh // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Yorkgeordie @14.

    It’s not because Ed’s in the US that he saw the match, he’s got contacts at a much much higher level than even Kinnear. Now that is something!

  • 57 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM


    I still want us to go for Ince, Sinclair and Long. Add some British blood and pace!

  • 58 Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM


    Long is Irish…won’t have you claiming him. he’s ours 😉

  • 59 kilcline // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Ha too lazy to toye british and irish 😉

  • 60 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    27 mins in and sky sports only show the Cisse goal, damn it!

  • 61 dillondog // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Ed, get yourself down to Crabtree mall,get to pf changs and chill out a bit lets get some positive blogs published and let’s get rid of all this negativity , sick and tired of all the transfer speculation ,judge at the end of the transfer window ,then we can bitch , if that’s not enough go next door to the cheese cake factory for a bit of therapeutic key lime pie! Up the mags!

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