Tell Us Who Our Best Player Was At Birmingham

Newcastle were unlucky not to get the win yesterday, but it was still 2 points dropped and again the problem was too many chances missed.

Our next games are at home to Wigan and Burton and we cannot keep dropping points against teams we should  be beating.

It’s getting to be that time of the season when the only thing that matters is the result – we need win, wins and more wins if we are to be promoted this season.

We expected a win yesterday, but for the third time in succession didn’t get one.


Jamaal Lascelles – in action yesterday

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player At Birmingham?

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90 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    SBR was a highly rated European manager but it took him a full season to put his stanp on the team, Tony Pullis is a mid table plodder and always will be.


    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    14th or above next season is a success imo and, as ever, a cup run obviously

  • magspuggy

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Full 90 available on @12.05

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Will you watch that knowing it was 0-0 and apparantly gawd awful?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Oops, I hope I never spoiled the scoreline 😮

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    ently 😮

  • magspuggy

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes I will I watch them even if we played at home and I was at the game

    Some see god awful some see another point gained.

    Some see top of the league others a shower of plight.

    All just a matter of opinion.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #8


    It has been well documented now about yesterday. Inspired keeper playing out of his skin and a goal not given that should have stood. Plus having to play Colback instead of Hayden.

    If you look at the team from 1 – 11, I think it’s extraordinary we are doing as well as we are. The Colbacks, Diames etc are simply not PL class, but for now are hopefully enough to get us over the line and then pray the fat man doesn’t shaft Rafa in the summer.


    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Was their keeper inspired? We barely tested him from what I could tell

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Just looked, three shots on target, they must have been three truly exceptional saves.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Extended highlights now available on NUFC.COM

    Looking at the youtube highlights listed earlier, I find it
    difficult to say whether or not Ritchie was offside.

    Perez took Murphy’s head-down and shot, goalie blocked
    it with his legs, ball bounced out back to Perez who was
    sliding forward. He took another shot, at which time Ritchie
    could be argued to be behind/level/ahead of Perez depending
    on which part of the bodies (Perez and Ritchie) you take
    as a basis for the decision.

    My thoughts are:
    1) Too close to call, cannot argue either way;
    2) Advantage should go to the attacking team.

  • sing in the corner

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Signing decent players is very tricky now. Especially signing half a team of them at once. Everyone up there in PL now has plenty of cash sloshing around, lots of teams are in for anyone who is worth having.
    Then chuck sheister agents into the mix who tell players to hang on forever before signing while they set up a nice little bidding war..
    We can identify all the targets we want but in the end there will be auction style market.
    We can hope that players will see a club moving forward under a top, respected manager and choose us ahead of established Prem teams.. But it is going to be tough to recruit a host of new players in one summer.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Extended highlights give a better angle/freeze capability.

    Ritchie was behind Perez’ foot when Perez took his second
    shot at goal.
    Goal should have stood – but a near-impossible call for the

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14


    We be lucky to survive the way we play.

  • magspuggy

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon in cheek

    My phone says the full game is going on today but when I access it on the pc I cant find it atm ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Will you stop harping on about Swansea, this is an Nufc blog.


    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #17

    If I could roll my eyes at u I would

  • Thump

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #18

    @magspuggy: It’ll be on shortly, mate. Probably hit a problem with their encoder or something.

  • shakerxxoo

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Well the game was not on TV
    Saw the extended highlights
    poor erratic attacking football as usual
    seen this style all season & with this kind of football
    we will never survive in the Premier League
    expected more , far far more from Newcastle this season
    expected to see good goals , passing the ball with pace
    attacking down the wings ( I never see this )
    we will get promotion , but i am let down ?

  • JamesToon

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Imagine if we did get Luke shaw in the summer haha

  • Thump

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #21

    @toonincheek: I didn’t notice that, actually. Here’s Ayoze’s last touch, and Ritchie is behind the defence, but in line with Ayoze’s foot.

    Absolutely agreed that the linesman wouldn’t be able to call that, but christ it’s tight.


    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #22

    If it was reported by the Mail or Telegraph rather than the Star Id take more interest but its not going to happen is it haha

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #23

    From what I heard on the commentary H T Diame had a poor game, I wouldn’t have him in the match squad.

    Slows and breaks down more of our play than the opposition.

  • Thump

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #24

    @Essex: The thing is, we have pace up front and out wide. With him playing in the hole he just holds us back because we wait for him to get into position, but when he’s playing deeper we tend to have a lot more about us going forward.

    I like the guy, and can’t fault him for having heart, but when he’s out of form he’s practically a liability.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Why don’t we appeal to the FA to ask if we could stay in the Championship, it would save all the worry on how we’ll do next season.
    We can tyen get back to the real business of moaning about how we won’t get promoted.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #26


    From previous thread:

    You are correct to say that SBR only achieved mid-table in his first year.
    But –
    You have to look at the starting point (which was miserable)

    Now look at the points won once SBR took over and
    reflect that over a season – you will find our form after
    SBR took over was good for about 5th place.

  • Jib

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #27


    On Saturday 24 Oct 1992 after winning 11 games on the bounce in the old 1st Division Keegan’s Newcastle lost at home to Grimsby 0-1 .

    It was quite a shock !

    There was not too much blogging then but I remember distinctly later that day on High Bridge some goon calling for Keegan’s head .

    You didn’t used to drink in the Duke of Welly in the ’90’s by any chance ?


    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #28

    What promoted team goes up thinking they should be in the top 8 straight away?

  • hibbit

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #29

    what’s happened to Ron Knee anyone ??????????????

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #30

    I see Nile Ranger scored again for Southend seems to be having a good season for them. Not that I want him back with us though.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #31

    And the Heed are on a great run at the moment, love to see them back in the League.

  • toon kk

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Are you moaning about people having an opinion again?

  • hibbit

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Mr R.I.P, is a big miss !!!!!

  • toonincheek

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #34

    EGB –

    The Heed back in the league would be fantastic.
    Always felt they were hard done to.
    Bit like the Eurovision Song Contest.
    All the teams regularly in the bottom 3 seemed to organise
    the voting to ensure re-election, but the one and only time the
    Heed were in the bottom 3, they got dumped.

    Or – am I confusing history with Accrington Stanley?
    Don’t think so – but ready to be corrected.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #35

    If my memory serves correct he only steadied the ship in his first year, in his first full season we only finished mid table.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #36


    You got it right they were dumped 1st time of asking.

    Bloody disgrace it was

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #37


    Been taking a little blog break!

  • JamesToon

    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #38

    As long as Rafa is given the reigns and the deadwood/not good enough players are cashed in on, I’m confident that we’ll be able to build a decent premier league side around the core of Darlow/Lascelles/Yedlin/Shelvey/Hayden/Ritchie/Gayle. If we can attract the likes of Gamez and Ritchie in the championship I’m excited to see who we can attract under rafa in the prem.

    Still not there yet though, nice break now for Rafa to prepare the lads for the final stretch

  • magspuggy

    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Its difficult not too feel hard done to over the goal.

    I cant decide if its on or not (after several views)

    Benefit of doubt should be ours and it stands..


    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    toonincheek at 34 you are correct about gateshead. i was actually a ballboy there when they were in the league. 3d and a cup of bovril at half time and the best view in the ground.


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