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HT: Newcastle 0 Blackburn 0 – Magpies Miss Chances



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Newcastle started off this game like a train and pegged Blackburn Rovers back early in the game but they couldn’t make the breakthrough that would be so important.

But Newcastle had good chances through Alan Smith, Damien Duff and Michael Owen and Newcastle should have been ahead at half time, but each of the above layers was guilty of missing gilt edged chances.

After a tremendous start from the Newcastle side, when they were all over Blackburn in the first 10 minutes, but couldn’t get that vital goal which would have given both the team and the crowd a lift.

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Michael Owen – missed great chance after 35 minutes 

But one of the best chances of the half went to captain Michael Owen. After 35min Barton freed Owen with a nice chip and suddenly the captain was one-on-one with Blackburn goalkeeper Brad Friedel. Michael rounded the goalkeeper, but the ball got caught under his feet and his shot was just wide of the post. But Owen had a great chance and really should have scored with the opportunity he had.

Newcastle had a lot of the play in the first half and the only mistakes they are making today is not putting the ball in the net from the chances they have carved out against a good Blackburn Rovers side.

But this game is winnable and Keegan has a number of players like Carroll and N’Zogbia who he can bring on. We would expect these to be brought on after around the hour mark, if things are still all square at that time.

We only need a single goal for the 3 points so hopefully the lads will continue and have some luck and get that ball into the back of the net.

It’s certainly a promising first half from the Newcastle team , who are going all out for the win.


171 comments so far

  • Hadrian

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #41

    obafan , smiths done well today , leave it out 🙂
    and andy1 jumping to conclusions without knowing the facts !!! butt’s picked up a knock 🙂

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #42

    Finally he is on and if it is true that Butt played a good game than again it is a bad sub. Why oh why is Smith so protected by the staff and the board. Are they afraid of him or what???

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  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #43

    wtf… cant watch the match today!!!

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #44

    wre playing 4 -3-3…is sam back…lol

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  • Ross

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #45

    butts injured, oba on

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  • toon4life

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #46

    need zoggy on now

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #47

    Hadrian – I just want to say that whenever any other player plays half as bad as Smith he gets off and the next game he is on the bench. Smith can do whatever he wants. If he plays good today, then finally we all should say. How long did it take for him to give us 1 good game??? Some players have never ending credits others don’t have credit at all. Just so unfair.

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  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #48

    lol, the only way to get butt and smith out from team, injured them…

    cant watch it today. sad, just hope we wil win. wish we hav some luck…

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  • toon4lyf

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #49

    nice one butt injured this could turn our season around

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #50

    arsenal are throwing their title chance away

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #51

    Take it back – if Butt’s come off injured then that seems like a positive change.

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  • Ross

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #52

    too true dragoner

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #53

    I always said that Friedel is a very good keeper. But why oh why does he have to prove that today. Smash 1 in guys!!!!

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #54

    nzogbia on and caroll getting ready to come on

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #55

    Just came online. Not showing the match in this part of the world. Don’t think i missed anything….

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #56

    Off go barton and smith i suppose! Good that zoggy and Caroll get another game

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #57

    Zog 4 duff

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  • clinton martis

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #58

    zoggy on for duff….caroll for ???? lets hope its smith

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  • Carr is shite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #59

    n.zogbia is on for duff, hopefully we can score a goal

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #60

    …. all we are saying ….

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #61

    Sounds like fistycuffs on the sideline

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #62

    Punch up, haha.

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #63

    …. is give us a F*CKIN goal!!!!!!

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #64

    Oh wtf the time is going very fast in the 2nd half. We need that goal now lads!!!

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  • shirts

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #65

    what the hell was the fight about? god, I gotta see this on re-play…

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  • shirts

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #66

    fookin ell–Birmingham 4, Tottenham 0! Forssell hattrick!

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  • scott9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #67

    how the hell arnt we winning from what i here were absolutley hammering them

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #68

    Wo was fighting who and why? Anybody any thoughts about it?

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  • Vitorbarbosa

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #69

    Are we not going to score one today?

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #70

    Beye n Petierson fighting over a throw in and both yellow carded.

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #71

    Blackburn have scored.

    F**ks sake.

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  • shirts

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #72

    I’m gonna puke.

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #73

    oh shite

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #74

    sick 🙁

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #75

    RELAGATION LOOMS HAHAHAHA WE ARE CRAPPPPP

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  • Chicken

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #76

    F_UCK!!!!!

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  • paddyq

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #77

    1-0 blackburn

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #78

    there u go

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #79

    cant belive it , lads dont deserve this , we stuffed them all over !!!!

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  • scott9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #80

    o shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttt

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