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Newcastle Dreadful In First Half Against Wolves


Newcastle United lined up in a sort of 4-2-3-1 formation with Yoshinori Muto playing as a lone striker flanked by Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy. Though it was quite a fluid formation at times.

They played in their new home strips but with a different sponsor that alarmingly looks like it might just be Sports Direct in Cantonese. We were not able to verify that, however.

The side started decently before a goal by Diego Jota from just inside the box in the 15th minute. It was poor defending by Jamie Sterry that led to the goal.

Both squads took a pre-scheduled water break at the 26h minute due to the extreme conditions.

Newcastle were again punished by some horrific defending, this time by the entire back four, in a goal by Morgan Gibbs-White in the 32nd minute.

Then more calamitous defending as Isaac Hayden was dispossessed in the box by Jota who’s shot beat Karl Darlow in the 40th minute.

Newcastle were devoid of any cutting edge in attack and look miles behind Wolves at this stage of preseason.

The defending has been absolutely dreadful in a makeshift back four. This sort of display will not fill any fan with anything but dread for what lies ahead.


50 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #1

    We lost 5-0 to Doncaster Rovers with virtually a full team out before we won the Champs under Houghton.

    We’ve got nowhere near a full team out and Wolves have – what did we expect?

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Telegraph Football@TeleFootball

    ‘Others will call him a dinosaur; a dial up internet manager in a 5G world.’

    5
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    F…ck off billson you utter tw@

    26
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Beefman
    Heaton Stannington AFC are a local well run club. Worth a look?
    http://www.northernfootballleague.org/team/heaton-stannington/

    0-3 good game to win then?
    The players are’nt playing for a transfer then?

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    naptoon,

    And cheers to you too.

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Bills son. All the players on the bench are for the fire sale. He doesn’t want them injured.

    11
  • Mag :P

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Can’t expect anything good bills since Ashley has left us in the lurch until now.

    More incompetence from him with window closing in 22 days.

    9
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #8

    I reckon Hayden was fouled for their 3rd goal but he did make it easy for Jota.

    Commentator keeps saying that our lads showing signs of fatigue, fatigue! ffs So why aren’t the Wolves players showing it, pathetic.

    8
  • IrishRob

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Already only halfway into the match and ye are watching every second of it. Lol lol lol too stupid to learn.

    3
  • jazzyp

    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone seen the statement by Sheffield Wednesday. Don’t know whether it is fake but they know nothing of the deal and are pursuing legal advice

    13
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Someone show shola how well we are doing, it may change his f**king tune from this morning!

    5
  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #12

    This must be fake news, I mean we have a world class manager with world class signings plus a world class owner how can we be losing.

    Wake up, wake up your dreaming, oh thank god had this dream we were all the above, now back to reality, we are shite.

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Surely it’s the supporters who are showing signs of fatigue. There’ll not be many fans out there to combat the heat.

    1
  • Reilly

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Chris Waugh
    @ChrisDHWaugh
    ·
    47s
    Powerful statement from Sheff Wed: “The club is disappointed to learn via public statement issued by #nufc that it has appointed former #swfc staff Steve Bruce, Steve Agnew & Steve Clemence… The club is currently considering its position & taking appropriate legal advice”

    19
  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Longstaff and dubs in cotton wool
    After what charnley said I hope his windows are bricked tonight
    Rafa out all out
    How to rip the heart out of a club and a city in just 6 weeks by Michael Wallace Ashley

    14
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #16

    I won’t even bother commenting on that as it wasn’t NUFC. That was a joke team with a joke new manager and an even bigger joke of an owner of SDFC.

    6
  • Stardust

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Shola in the studio hahaha you couldnt make it up. Hes become the FACE of MAFC overnight.
    Ive spoken to him and he was like a proper divvy. Now hes pro mike ashley because hes getting paid.
    Mackem Slayer my arse. Judas Ameobi.
    Hes embarassing himself on here as well trying to speak like a pundit so theres no flow to what hes saying. funny stuff.

    13
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Aye billson its ok we are being humiliated I have no problem with that … except I abso f…kng loutley do cos I am a fan unlike you who is happy enuff trotting out excuses, everything will be fine, support the team not the regime crock of utter $hite ya not a fan as far as im concerned so you can take ya minority view and shove it up ya ar$e.

    17
  • jazzyp

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Ross Gregory
    ?

    @rossgregory9
    48s
    49 seconds ago

    More
    Damning statement from @swfc makes clear that the appointment of Bruce & Co were made without their knowledge. Legal action looks a certainty now. Anyone surprised by #nufc’s behaviour?

    8
  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Secretly Bruce will be loving this .the best start he could wish for as he can say he is blameless and is hear to turn things around bla bla bla
    Utter f@cking snake

    6
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Why doesn’t Ashley just sell the entire squad, and put us on the market for £50m. Dubrava £35m. Lascelles £30m. Schar £35m. Shelvey £25m. Hayden £15m. Longstaff £25m. Almiron £30m. Perez £30m already. That’s £225m for a start. We easy have to be worth £350m. If we are run properly and in top 7 then most these players values would go up another £20m!

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #22

    It’s 50 years since man went to the moon.
    Now July 17th 2019 NUFC (A once great club ) R.I.P
    The saddest day in the club’s history.

    5
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Whose fault is it shola eh?

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #24

    LoL Bills

    Looking dangerously like PR there lol

    Hiya

    8
  • newcs

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    All those fringe players who never got a look in from rafa currently proven why. They are utter tosh.
    The squad is so poor… as a player you couldn’t help but want out.

    8
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Even shola is laughing.

    0
  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Will anyone in the post match have the balls to ask why dubs is not in the squad ?

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Comment 21 AGREED . Already said this earlier this morning. Could happen mate.

    0
  • beefman13

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Indefensible.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #30

    One fine day…. what did Charnley say?

    1
  • Stardust

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #31

    haha hinchcliffe is having to interupt ameobi because hes out of his depth and cant answer simplest questions. what a joke MAFC is now. Its over for them.

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #32

    One Fine Day. He’s off to Italy mate

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Jabbas net spend in his whole time at the toon it’s less than 5 million

    How much TV money you think we’ve had in that time ?

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Woke up to news Bruce has officially been appointed. And see team is already behind by 3 at HT. Rafa gone. Ashley still owner! And on it goes…

    The club has officially been vandalized. Sad day for toon fans the world over! 🙁

    7
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Shola the tratior is backing ashley a walker lad too respect gone for him cause he got a job at nufc you really are a tratior now you call yourself a geordie gan de one shola

    8
  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #36

    naptoon
    F…ck off billson you utter tw@

    We’d ask that you be civil towards other readers and refrain from obscene language

    C’mon Neil

    7
  • toon22

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #37

    5 million in 12 years

    5

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Anyone still unsure of why Rafa chose the tactics he did with our squad?

    3
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib you can aswell nob head who made you blog policeman also expletive deleted … you mis spelt.

    6
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #40

    naptoon.

    Thanks for the compliments.

    Appreciated.

    1

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