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Two Different Newcastle Sides Beat Gateshead 1-0

10:12 pm, Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 38 Comments

Newcastle started a very strong side tonight against Gateshead at the International Stadium, and went ahead through a Papiss Cisse penalty after only six minutes – but that was the only score of the game and although Newcastle dominated the match, they couldn’t add to that one goal.

The penalty was given after Massadio Haidara – playing again after a lengthy lay-off – was brought down by Gateshead defender Simon Ramsden.

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND - JULY 10 : Papiss Cisse of Newcastle scores from the penalty spot in the first half during the pre season friendly between Gateshead and Newcastle United at Gateshead International Stadium on July 10, 2015 in Gateshead, England.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Papiss Cisse scoring from the spot

Newcastle dominated the game in the first half and had many chances but like last season we couldn’t put the ball away.

In the second half  Steve McClaren started a completely different eleven – so the coach was able to give a run-out to 22 players tonight – that’s good thinking.

Newcastle domination continued into the second half,  but we still couldn’t get another goal – but went close on several occasions.

So after a complete domination in both halves, it shows we need some real goalscorers this summer,  and as well as hopefully signing Aleksandar Mitrovic tomorrow – we should go all out to bring in a certain Charlie Austin.

Haris Vuckic was the only player who didn’t get a game tonight,  so the Slovenian may start the next game on Tuesday night at Milwaukee against Club Atlas at Miller Park in the US.

This was a good performance by the lads in Newcastle’s first pre-season game – and a win is a win.

Coaches and players will be getting used to the new way Newcastle will play under Steve McClaren and his new coaching team.


Gateshead (4-5-1): Sam Russell (Shaun MacDonald 46); Simon Ramsden (Craig Baxter 46), James Curtis (Dean Briggs 73), Ben Clark (Nathan Buddle 46), Matty Pattison; Josh Gillies (Mechack Kanda 66), Rob Ramshaw (River Allen 57), Jamie Chandler (Dillon Morse 73), Jimmy Phillips (Paddy McLaughlin 57), James Marwood (Joe Hailes 77); Jon Shaw (Rene Howe 46)
Subs not used: Josh Parry

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow (Freddie Woodman 46); Daryl Janmaat (Gael Bigirimana 46), Mike Williamson (Lubo Satka 46), Jamaal Lascelles (Curtis Good 46), Massadio Haidara (Shane Ferguson 46); Vurnon Anita (Cheick Tiote 46), Jack Colback (c) (Ayoze Perez 46); Moussa Sissoko (Gabriel Obertan 46), Siem de Jong (Adam Armstrong 46), Yoan Gouffran (Rolando Aarons 46); Papiss Cisse (Emmanuel Riviere 46)
Sub not used: Haris Vuckic

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Sunderland)

On the transfer front,  we are waiting to see if the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum will be announced tonight – since the news is that he did complete his medical this afternoon.

It looks like Aleksandar Mitrovic will be arriving tomorrow for his medical, as his agent Pini Zahavi arrived this afternoon in Newcastle to finalize the details.

Zahavi has already said Aleksandar will be signing the Newcastle deal, and assuming the deal goes through it will be a huge coup for the club,  getting in one of the best young strikers in Europe.

All being well we may have both players signed up by tomorrow night and both on the plane to America on Sunday.

That will give Newcastle and their fans a huge boost – when it was really needed.

Here a link to the Newcastle web-site report for a full report of the game with more details.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Friendlies · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Ashley Out !

  • 2 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Let’s have something manly for Sissoko then if you lot don’t like Sissy. What about Human Stud Bull??? Or if that’s too long what about Mr. Biffo? Let me know you lot. I support YCMIU aka Markaccus on this one. No gay bashing. Serious Blog Protocol Breech!!!

  • 3 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Well done to Cisse. Top scorer again this season if he’s not sold, or if Mitrovic has a difficult first season, or if the Mitrovic stories are all bollocks. Harrumph.

  • 4 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Ok ok. I admit defeat. From now on, sissoko will be known as Jizz-drenched-slutbag

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:22 PM


    I have nothing against Jizz-drenched-slutbags.

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Stay with us Mr. Biffo!!! We need you!!!

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    I don’t see any gay bashing, rainbow flags are associated with gay people, so are nicknames like socks and dreamboat.

  • 8 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Serious Blog Protocol Breeches!!!! Aaaaooooggggaaahhh!!!!

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:24 PM


    Riviere might just have to change his position. A wide midfeilder or something. Anything that keeps him away from the penalty box 😀

  • 10 will die for the toon army // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Who was Captain Second half

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Still Sissoko deserves a good, manly nickname like Mr. Biffo Jail mate. Can we not just all get along people? Support Mr. Biffo…

  • 12 Tsunki // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    YCMIU – well you do sometimes come across as a bit slutbagist.

  • 13 Munster Mag // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    geordie 2 why do u say harrumph all the time? Wtf does it mean?

  • 14 Mister Tuff // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    ycmiu – big difference between making a comparison with daft nicknames and the wums/multiples as opposed to daft nicknames and what the wums/multiples actually say.
    I said the former – oh and by the way it was a joke I couldn’t give a damn about the nicknames people make up.
    Chill dude.

  • 15 will die for the toon army // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Cisse will always score goals

  • 16 JP...from The Rock // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    We do take ages for everything don’t we. Where the hell is the Wijnaldum pic with the shirt. Not relaxed until it’s confirmed and holding the shirt. Maybe the club is waiting on unveiling both him and Mitrovic tomorrow?

  • 17 Tsunki // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    G2 any more info on imminent transfers? I hear we tabled a successful low bid for Resin Creosote currently playing his testimonial for Stratfield Turgis Rednecks in the South Eastern Araldite Premier League. Tell me it’s true!

  • 18 Tsunki // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    JP apparently we all get emails so we find out first, then it’s the media stoo…partners then the world and his dog. Not necessarily in that order though.

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Exactly Munster Mag mate. It’s one of those unanswerable questions. Like “why do we have vegetables with legs as wor central defenders?” Harrumph.

  • 20 ZIPPIE57 // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    FFS Grow up !!!!

  • 21 Our Toon // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM


    There’s nothing g to sort out with Riviere mate, the bloke has been a dud all his career. When we bought him the french thought we over paid for a poor player. Unfortunately he is a complete dud, heard Armstrong missed a sitter aswell. Let’s hope Armstrong is allowed out on loan

  • 22 JP...from The Rock // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Tsunki – lol yeah another McClaren email will be beeping on my phone.

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Would love to be interested in a trip to Gateshead but with no new signings starting and the bullshit of late, nothing to get excited about.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    I don’t like to comment on rumours Tsunki mate. Harrumph….I was busy generating my own rumours about Robin van Persie etc. etc. I have seen Creosote play however. He’s a bit sticky in patches, but overall a better defender than Willo.

  • 25 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:33 PM


    Ok no harm done either way. Not interested in starting an argument with you… or your socks 😉

  • 26 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:34 PM


    I have actively spoken out against slutbagism. I am thinking of starting a slutbag pride march.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Who was that addressed to ZIPPIE57? By the way, is that the best grown up username you could come up with? And don’t try to pinch Mr. Biffo mate…..

  • 28 Tsunki // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Have we signed Captain Second Half? That’s good business that is..

  • 29 Tsunki // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Zippie – who do you want to grow up? Bungle?

  • 30 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:38 PM


    Off topic… remember the other day what we were saying about Bell? Well,he went and got a half century today, and has probably saved his place for another 3 tests!

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    And I hope you lot heard ZIPPIE57!!! Grow up!!! Or I’ll come round and fong ye!!!

  • 32 switch365 // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Surely the most obvious masculine name for Sissoko would be Moose?

  • 33 overtheline // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Why do we still need Austin ?

    With Cisse, Mitrovic, Ayoze and Riviere – the weakness is at the Riv end or 4th striker.

    Okay he would upgrade the entire striker/CF stable but if Cabella comes good then problem solved with a bit of formation shuffling.

    Get those 2 top CBs in first and knock 20-25 goals against off our tab

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Not a big fan of farce !

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Moose??? Excellent switch 365!!! Very Canadian. Very manly….and have you ever had to clean up the dressing room after a Moose has been through?? Good job for Charnley.

  • 36 will die for the toon army // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Colback is Captain but Colo wasnt playing so that means he is above Janmatt, Sissoko and De Jong. So other contenders are S. Taylor, Colo and Krul.

  • 37 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Looking at the second half team, there were a lot of attacking players on.


    Maybe a diamond?


    A bit unbalanced,so maybe the reason we couldnt find another goal.

  • 38 switch365 // Jul 10, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Slightly off current topic, but maybe not so much.

    How many set-piece takers do we have now and are either Wijnaldum or Mitrovic players who take them or not.
    Anyone know?

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