A Look Back – 4-0 Harsh – But A Great Experience For The Lads


The Newcastle U21 side went down 4-0 at Sunderland last night after the lads had done well to hold Sunderland to 0-0 at half time.

But it was lack of concentration and sloppiness that lost the game for us last night – but the scoreline of 4-0 wasn’t an accurate representation of the game.

But that’s how it ended up.

Coach Ben Dawson says that some of the finer details had cost Newcastle in the Checkatrade Trophy game last night, but that his players will learn from that.

Our lads were effective in the first half, but lack of concentration and some defensive frailty cost Newcastle the game.

Coach Ben Dawson – in the dugout last night

This is what Dawson said after the game when asked if 4-0 was harsh:

“I think it was.” “We are disappointed with the first two goals, they were a little bit scrappy and we paid the price for not paying attention to the details.”

“I thought we did well defending set plays in the first half.” “The two early goals (in the second half) kills the game a little bit.”

“The third goal is a great strike and you are always fighting at that point to get back in it.”

“I thought we more than matched them in the first half. We had the best chance of the game at that point.”

“If that goes in and you go in at 1-0 it changes things a bit. Key moments have made the difference tonight.”

“It was a great experience for the lads. The lads learned the finer details tonight. The higher you go up in football the better opposition you play.”

“The fine details make a difference. But we didn’t really do what we normally do enough.”

“We normally get down and play but we didn’t do it in the areas where we want to play.”

“It’s back to the drawing board. We will review the game and look at why we didn’t impose ourselves on the game as much as we wanted to.”

“Our fans never seemed to stop for 90 minutes and the lads really appreciated that and applauded them and said thank you at the end.”

The Newcastle fans at the game last night were fantastic, and they backed the boys big time.

Thinking of our first team – wonder if we can get anything at Stamford Bridge on Saturday?

Comments welcome.


85 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    Jan 9, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost – Re Kenedy, I believe he is suffering from home sickness, he is a young father with two kids who are with his wife in London.

    When he was up here it was known that he was living up here with his wife and first born. It was reported that he shunned the night life and was happy to just going home with his loved ones.

    I believe that Rafa has now an opportunity to cancel this lads loan deal of 12 months as his performances are not up to scratch and mentally does not seem to be happy. Surely Chelsea will grant this young mans wish and let him return to his home club.

    His mental health is far more important, and it’s such a shame to watch the demise of such a talent.

    I would also get rid of Hayden, he obviously misses his wife and family. There is more to life than playing football, although I fail to understand a player signing a contract but his missus wants to stay in South Wales I wonder if she knew what she was signing up for when they got married. There are not many decent football teams in the area of South Wales.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Oldgit1

    unless they have moved very recently Kenedy his wife and kids live on Darras Hall

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  • geordietom

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    can someone enlighten me …

    its about JIB…

    has he took a sabbatical just i’ve heard nowt about him missing from the blog …

    i for one always liked his imput on here…

    is he coming back …

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    @ Hibbit sorry mate but I heard they are still in London where his second child was born.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Geordietom I think like the rest of us he was getting bored with the same old bloggs being repeated day after day.

    There is nothing going on re transfers re new ownership. He is having a time out session and will be back when batteries have been recharged.

    Maybe this is an opportunity for Jail, Mr Tuff, tunski, to actually talk about football related subjects rather than engaging in one upmanship

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    I know Jib said he was taking a break from the blog and will be back, as did Online Guy, but the fjord-based grouchy pants hasn’t been seen for 24 hours either, since Ed’s warning and his bigoted swipe at Mag : p

    I think he may well be a victim of an enforced cooling off period.

    One can but hope, anyway.

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  • c-dog

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s more probable jib was advised constantly being battered in any debate was damaging his psyche

    I for one miss his reasoned debate. Although he has an extremely poor understanding of the game he’s a good lad to get a rise out of

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  • geordietom

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #8

    oldgit…

    get what you mean mate…

    repeat rinse everyday …

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  • Just a fan

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    C dog.
    Mr tuff has being tried to get a rise out of him for years and failed.you will fair no better.

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  • c-dog

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    JAF

    Jail called you out as a Jib alias yesterday.
    Just merely passing on the info.
    Don’t shoot the messenger, my friend

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  • Just a fan

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Whoever called me out is good
    Because I now know they have no idea what they are talking about.

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  • Just a fan

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Unfortunately messenger s often got shot

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  • c-dog

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #13

    I sense aggression in this one

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Some are suggesting that Catchy’s taking a break following Ed’s request to cut out the personal insults and name-calling.

    Jib, another absentee known for resorting to foul language and name calling is also taking a break – could he also be taking some time off to reflect on his behaviour? And, where’s Online Guy?

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  • carltoon

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Kennedy s family do live up here. They were at the match on Saturday. Mind she looks really young.

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  • Pickup Points Benitez

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Who cares where all those guys are.
    Where’s Ibiza?
    Also, I am sure Just a fan has been called out as a jib clone before

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #17

    I still think that if we had bought Kenedy he’d be a different player. He knows that Ashley won’t stump up his transfer fee and he knows he is going to struggle at Chelsea so basically with a young family he doesn’t know where he going to be in six months time. We should have either bought him or left him at Chelsea.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Where’s WW… and Tequila mag, Ruddy Marveleaux etc hundreds of people come and go yet the blog rolls on.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Aarons
    @ed_aarons
    Still no progress with Newcastle’s attempt to sign Miguel Almiron. Personal terms agreed but still no agreement with Atlanta United over fee.

    Don’t know where this fella got his info from, but if true would suggest that yesterday’s KBA greedy Almiron news was a non signing blame shifter as expected.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Fatty still here ?

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Oldgit1
    your right about her having the baby in London but she’s definitely back up here now and has been for a few weeks

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #22

    leah

    what do you have to talk about then?

    insults are one thing, but threatening violence, i get that often,, and you lefties think thats ok.
    put my personal details on here, not a word from you lot.

    hmmmm

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  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Perez knows well what’s wrong at NUFC – it’s called Ashley.

    Yes, players must take responsibility for performing but when it’s clear that the owner seems to be doing his best to kill Newcastle United, the death of a thousand cuts – they, like everyone at the club’ll be affected. They are but human and I can understand a ‘what’s the points attitude affecting their game.

    Leadership must come from the very top and Ashley’s shown and showing none. He’s demoralised Rafa and the players are bound pick that up. Ashley’s behaviour’s even pi$$ing long-time fans off, never mind players.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #24

    jail

    people get hounded out of here

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  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #25

    catchy in norway @22

    Sorry, I haven’t a clue what the heck are you talking about? Do you?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail

    Totally agree on Kennedy. Short term deals aren’t something that should be extended and extended. People need some level of security and to feel valued by the club they are playing for.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Transfer Sage
    AshLIE doesn’t value Rafa so the players have no chance !!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #28

    catchy,
    Was it not you that told us you were called Catchpole, I always thought you were a North Sea trawlerman that caught cod n stuff.

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  • Mag :P

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Looks like catchy is back yet again to spew his bile.

    Yippee.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Hibbit

    Well we know that’s true. He’s got everyone beaten down, working in that kind of environment day in day out must be demoralising. I know what it’s like when trying to get any positive change is a battle, it makes you want to give up trying, which must be even worse when you’re tied into a fixed length contract and you can’t leave.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #31

    catchy
    it was you who put the details of were you lived on the Leam and elsewhere, which schools you attended and even your name and that you had a presences on LinkedIn no good starting to blame others now !!!

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  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #32

    The letter supposedly send to Ashley by Kenyon, the letter that in my opinion was far too gushing about Ashley, badly edited (the affection fir Ashley’s the giveaway) to be anything other than a PR stunt by Bishop.

    Reference to Kenyon’s lot being ‘best fit’ begs the question. What is best fit when taking about takeovers? Surely ‘best fit’ would be more readily applied to merger talks? God forbid!

    Have Kenyon’s group been granted exclusivity? If they have, there’s no harm in publicising it and it would show that the wheels really are turning and the end of the road may be nigh. But, ‘best fit’ and silence suggests to me that Ashley has produced yet another charade that’s wasted time and a lot of money that could’ve been put to better use.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Transfer Sage
    the atmosphere is toxic and can only deteriorate further with the attitude ashLIE is showing towards the club and its employees at the moment

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #34

    One of the main reasons for the disastrous home fans is idiot fans booing good players like lascelles, Perez and Atsu whilst praising terrible players like Matt Ritchie

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #35

    somebody looking for a bite me thinks 😉

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Imagine what effect signing kenedy on permanent in summer would do for other players? Seeing that the club is investing, showing ambition and wanting to improve. Instead you’re left with a manager who hasn’t been backed, players see no ambition or betterment to their careers at this club and 17th being seen as successful with the expectation of the manager leaving end of season.

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Tell me lies,
    Tell me sweet little lies,

    Hiya KBA

    Fcuk off AshLIE!

    Kenyon in!!
    Rafa in!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Imagine the effect Rafa signing a new contract would have on the club, city, fans etc

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Hibbit

    Exactly, it’s difficult for anyone to operate anywhere near 100% in that kind of environment.

    Whether this deal to sell the club is legit or not, it will happen one day and hopefully we’ll get somebody who genuinely believes in the club and wants to do well.

    This might be controversial, but I’d rather have an owner like Leicester than Man City. I’d take either at the minute but Leicester are everything a football club should be, the real heart of the community and look to bring joy to all involved.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Transfer Sage
    i would take that no question, but to be honest either would do at the moment 😛

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