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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

  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #81

    Going down, going down, going down…

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #82

    Cant defend,cant pass,cant score RUBBISH!

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  • Gilly

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #83

    What the f*ck

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  • Chicken

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #84

    Allardyce wasn’t the problem.

    Keegan clearly isn’t the answer 🙁

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #85

    lol now reading have scored

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  • Carr is shite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #86

    noooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #87

    today has been a joke, we r actually gettin relegated

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #88

    We didn’t deserve this, no luck no finish on our chances to blame.

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #89

    HARIAN NUFC DESERVE NOTHING

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #90

    Reading beating Smogs now fgs whatever next.

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  • duffers

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #91

    3 points off relegation zone wiv liverpool next great

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #92

    EVEN SUNDERLAND ARE ABOVE US

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  • Ross

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #93

    undeserved. absolutly gutted.
    we stuffed them for 90 minutes. f**king sickening.

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  • scott9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #94

    shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #95

    so i guess this gets rid of the ‘owen needs service’ argument, he is not a good striker

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #96

    It all started with another bad team selection; okay perhaps we played a descent game and we don’t deserve this but it is a fact. that is reality; if you don’t score you get punished. Watch my post (n°3).

    We need to score and then KK puts on a striker who hasn’t scored over 2 seasons, how stupid can you be. KK take your conclusions man; you are not the man to save us.

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #97

    crap!

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  • phoonCK

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #98

    great. and reading and birmingham are winning theirs…

    Keeping the Faith!

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #99

    CHEER UP KEVIN KEEGAN,
    OH WHAT CAN IT BE,
    TO A SAD BUNCH OF W….RS
    AND A SH.T FOOTBAL TEAM.

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #100

    unbelievable.

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #101

    I guess Taylor has got something to do with the goal we conceded. Go to another team son, we don’t need you.

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  • Edd Case

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #102

    We are doomed.

    If we can’t finish off teams when we have the chance to do so, what hope have we got?

    Our team cannot keep clean sheets and if we cannot score, then it’s simple, we are going to be relegated.

    The table doesn’t lie – we are now only THREE points from relegation and we face LIVERPOOL AWAY next – outcome? We will be in the drop zone next weekend.

    Disasterous.

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  • shaunm

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #103

    were shit an we know we are! knew it was gna happen, were not gna score with a striker who aint scored in over a year!

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  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #104

    now we gotta see ‘stiff jaw mcgraw’ talk crap about how his team deserved the win today lol

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  • Gilly

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #105

    We are 3 points off relegation.
    Where we are its not about playing well its about getting results!!
    Liverpool next we are going to do them….

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  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #106

    Keegan, what a f***ing wanker, always playing that nothing player Smith. And now we go to Anfield – just what the f**k are they going to do to us?

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #107

    game over?

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  • scott9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #108

    liverpool away next we will be in the bottom 3 come 5 o clock next saturday i will seriously be sick if were relagated

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  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #109

    Derby, Fulham and Newcastle/Sunderland/Birmingham will relegate this season. And I start to think it is going to be NUFC. Why? Bad players who can play every game and a very bad manager (the first half of the season, but also the 2nd half). If i make a blance between SA and KK;

    We should have stick with SA; he knew a bit of tactics; KK does not know anything; he is at the wrong place at the wrong time. Too bad the board lived in the past in January; this is why we are in this position.

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #110

    Well it looks all talk of transfer targets for the summer can be put to bed right now guys. We’re going down, I hate to say it but there is just a feeling of doom about this team and I can’t see us getting out of a scrap with the teams around us. Maybe we can win silverware in the championship.

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  • shay is shit

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #111

    1-0 90 minutes ***king furieus

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  • Vitorbarbosa

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #112

    Omg,

    Nothing to say.. But hope we can turn this around sooner rather than later.

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  • Outlaw

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #113

    Smith over Martins? Someone please tell me is there common sense in that? I mean wtf was he thinking?

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  • Ross

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #114

    we’re getting relegated, its obvious.

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  • shay is shit

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #115

    1-0 we are going down

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  • greek toon

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #116

    As a foreign nufc devoted fan, I would like to register my disgust at some of the above comments. You people, and I can’t be arsed to mention you all by name, ARE NO SUPPORTERS OF NEWCASTLE UNITED!
    There are of course the usual suspects, foremost mr. Dragoner.

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  • Foxy

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #117

    This is BULL S**T

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  • scott9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #118

    just been looking at our fixtures it dont look good

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  • toon1978

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #119

    We deserve relegation players should of been bought in January end of but no excuse was that KK had no timeto buy players yet Spurs bought a shed load of players in 3 days this is not good enough NUFC do not deserve the fans they have.

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  • Andy1

    Mar 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #120

    boro 29
    Toon 28
    Sunderland 27
    Birmingham 26
    Wigan 26
    Bolton 25
    ———————
    Reading 25

    I’d say Sunderland at St James is now a relagation decider. I think Reading will get much better now- they are a decent team. Hopefully Boro get pulled right in there as well.

    Today was a must win. But if we don’t beat Reading and Sunderland at home – and probably Birmingham away too – we will be relegated

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