Newcastle Draw 1-1 – Drop Two Places – But There’s Hope


Newcastle broke their eight game losing streak today with a 1-1 draw against West Brom and we came from behind in the game, and it was that man Perez who scored again – his 7th Premier League goal of the season,  but we dropped two places in the league table and we are now 4th bottom just 2 points above Hull City who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to Burnley, who are relegated.

ayoze perez scores against west brom

Ayoze Perez scores again for Newcastle

But two teams below us in the league Sunderland and Leicester both won – Sunderland getting a great 2-0 win at Everton and Leicester winning their sixth game in seven by beating Southampton 2-0 at home and they have now gained 17 points on Newcastle in the least seven games.

It was a good point for us since it’s our first since February 28th and maybe it will be springboard for our last two games but we were lucky today with West Brom hitting the woodwork twice – but we deserved some luck since we haven’t had much of that for a good few weeks.

Things didn’t get off to a good start when Sunderland had beaten Everton at Goodison by 2-0 and so went above Newcastle and they are now above us but on the same number of points but have won both their last two games – two massive wins for the Black Cats.

Newcastle went behind after 32 minutes when they conceded a free-kick and Gardner took it, and once again we conceded a goal from a set play as Anichebe put in a good low header to give Tim Krul no chance.

And after conceding three goals last week form set-plays here we go again the John Carver had his head in his hands and so he should have.

But on 41 minutes it was that man Ayoze Perez again and Ryan Taylor took a free kick and he appeared not to hit it properly but there was Perez who turned and shot past an unsighted Myhill in the West Brom goal.

Newcastle lacked a cutting edge up front but this was improvement on last week’s efforts – of course anything would have been given the atrocious display then.

Newcastle have broken their eight game losing streak and with Daryl Janmaat back next week and hopefully Dummett OK we should be better in defense.

Papiss Cisse got a run out today so we may be able to field a strong side at QPR and at home to West Ham – but we are just 2 points above Hull,  and all the clubs around us have won their games over the last two weeks – Sunderland, Aston Villa and Leicester.

So it could be between Hull and Newcastle as to who goes down.

Yes – that was who it was between six years ago also,  when we finished one point behind Hull with a better goal difference.

We somehow need all three points next week at QPR, but we need the lads to be fighting if we are to do that.

The good news is that terrible losing streak is broken and this result , although not a win will give the lads confidence and one more win could be enough to finish above Hull City.

Hull play at Tottenham and then at home to Manchester United in their last two games so there’s some hope – but Spurs lost again 3-0 at Stoke today and have only one win in their last six games.

Comment welcome.



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66 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    May 9, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    May 9, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #2

    RUNAWAY777 // May 9, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    no one want to buy season ticket till they see what nufc buy in the way of players there will always be tickets on sale next season lads just wait

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  • davetoon

    May 9, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #3

    We are like a convict getting a temporary reprieve on death row. Lets pray our last minute appeal against QPR is successful.

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  • firebug666

    May 9, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    RUNAWAY777

    Who wants a season ticket to oblivion?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Well, that was genuine drivel but we got a point. Poor stuff to watch.

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  • cyprus

    May 9, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Come on! One draw, one win lads!

    Congrats for the overall effort to all.

    We need an easy goal… A pen please or one like the Sunderland ones. Amazing, the luck goddess, they score TWO like that.

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  • TheToonKing

    May 9, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #7

    didn’t do enough today…more willingness , zero tactics, coaching, skill.

    We must beat QPR , we MUST.

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  • Thump

    May 9, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    @Cyprus: I said it earlier mate. They’ve got out of it by sheer luck – two pens against Southampton, and two… somethings today despite being second best on the pitch for 90 minutes.

    I’ll take those goals all day every day.

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  • cyprus

    May 9, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    G2,
    The tension can do that mate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Dennis Twice is my favourite poster !

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Blackley -you mentioned earlier that you were going to do a post match review.
    Could you let me know when you are going to post it.
    I’ve a busy schedule tonight so I need to plan out my activities precisely and when
    I need to take a dump – so as to maximise my time.
    I’m obliged.

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  • cyprus

    May 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Thump,
    We need a bit of that 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #13

    A points a point and I’ll take it.

    I hate saying it but I hope Raylor has picked up a knock so we can get Abeid on the pitch in his place. Abeid moves around the pitch better and moves the ball quicker.

    Sissoko for me always flatters to deceive and he shows the commitment of a prostitute. For such a big man he’s terrified of any sort of challenge. Before anyone gets on my back remember Sissoko was the captain in the derby and he didn’t make one tackle in 90mins.
    He’s so half arsed it’s unreal, he runs going foward and walks coming back.
    He pulled out of 3 challenges today he didn’t fancy and his cross into the box towards the end summed him up, waste of space. If running makes you a good player sign Paula Radcliffe.

    I’d also drop Rivierre, he may come good but ATM we need people who can do something with the ball.

    With the right players and set up we can get something at Qpr, a point maybe good enough but IMO we need a win before West Ham.

    I’m happy that we showed some fight but the frailties where still there.

    Well done the lads and well done the crowd in 2nd half.

    HWTF HWTL

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Jonas gave his all. Dummett was better than Willo at CB as I suspected would happen. Colo was a better target man than Willo on set pieces. Actually caused them a few mild problems. They were poor as well. We’re a very lightweight side though. One point from a possible 27. You can’t get much lighter than that.

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  • cyprus

    May 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #15

    JFA,
    I’ll second that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    So against W Ham we could have Janmaat and Anita as fullbacks with Collo and Dummet in the middle but as we all know Willo will be back and Dummet will be put as LB and Anita dropped, we will also see Gouffran return now the pressure has eased slightly.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #17

    JFA

    Your not allowed favourites!
    It affects blog moral.

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  • BandB

    May 9, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #18

    A much better performance today with some fight shown. Credit for that.
    Good also to hear the crowd making some noise. And what may be a decisive point gained.

    We defended better too. But every corner may as well be a penalty.
    We have to sort that out.

    If Hull had not lost unexpectedly we would have been in the relegation zone tonight. But we may have a Geordie saviour after all in jovial Steve Bruce.

    It proved the remaining results are not foregone conclusions.

    Hopefully we can be safe by the time we play West Ham in a fortnight. Then we should use that game to give Ashley hell.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Dennis Twice is our Stig.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 9, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #20

    I noticed that Mr Tubbs was not present today but that Bishop bloke was sitting next to Penfold.
    Been wondering whether Carver had told Penfold that he was the best coach in the league – and then Penfold believed him -certainly a possibiity.

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  • Bambams

    May 9, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    My nephew mentioned to me earlier today that Newcastle have not had a penalty all season….

    If this is accurate it speaks volumes about our whole set up and and style of play

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Aye cyprus mate, but it’s just so poor to watch. If it wasn’t Newcastle I would have turned it off many times this season. The entire club management should hang their heads in shame.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #23

    JFA

    I thought Janmaat was back for next match?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #24

    BandB,
    Can the truce be called off now ?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #25

    BandB

    I hope we get a win and then hammer Ashley for 90mins against wham

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 9, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #26

    One point out of a possible 27. Keep that in mind mates. We’re not out of it yet. Pathetic is as pathetic does. Getting safe is one thing. Getting rid of Ashley is an entirely different kettle of fish. He’s ruined the club and he knows it.

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  • Bambams

    May 9, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #27

    I will be honest and I don’t think we will win another game.
    Therefore we must pick up two draws…..Don’t care how but not getting my hopes up too much …

    HULL ????

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #28

    OP,
    Jaanmatt is but Willo is out for two games, we should see a pretty strong team against QPR, that’s if Carver doesn’t put caltrops out instead of cones like he must have been doing for most of the season.

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  • BandB

    May 9, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    It ended at full time JFA…………you nit 🙂

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  • SA Toon

    May 9, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #30

    I thought the lads were much better today. They showed a lot more heart, and imo we’re the better team on the day. We had a lot of possession and ran at them with a more positive attitude. I fancy we may just turn it around from here.

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  • davis_toons

    May 9, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Colo was a better target man than Willo on set pieces. Well Said..

    Why didnt all the Coaches know abt it?

    At the very lease Colo gets on to the end of the ball and make something out of it.

    When is the last time Willo gets anything from his head?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Spurs seem determined to throw away that EL spot mind, just been reading though that the FA runners up no longer get an EL spot.

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  • Bambams

    May 9, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #33

    We should have a stronger team out as long as we don’t pick up any more injuries in training !!!

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  • windsrave

    May 9, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Janmaat is suspended for 2 matches,isn’t it?

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  • IrishMan

    May 9, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Thank you Burnley.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #36

    BandB,
    I’d love bills son to come on now to end the truce. If you’re reading bills come out and explain yourself you coward !

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  • davis_toons

    May 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Agent Bruce will help pull us through..not too worry guys

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  • Marty-Toon

    May 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #38

    I know theres a lot of Jonas buddies on here but i still don`t see what he gives us.
    He made a couple of decent Challenges but going forward he really slowed us Down and always tries a few extra touches.
    And our very own red haired Pirlo was dreadfully slow today.
    Sissoko,Ayoze,Dummett(5 times better at Reading te play than Willo) and Anita Our best players today

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  • optimistic prime

    May 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #39

    JFA

    Strong lol a milky bullet is strong compaired to our mob.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #40

    windsrave,
    That’s what I thought but the commentators and Five Live said it was the other way round, Lawro, it must be wrong.

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