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Newcastle Lose To Wolves In First Preseason Match


In a much quieter second half, Newcastle shored up their defense and brought on a few of their youngsters for a good run out. Though Wolves took their foot off the pedal a bit as well

Freddie Woodman, Javier Manquillo, and Federico Fernandez came on to start the second half replacing Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, and Jamaal Lascelles.

Newcastle looked a bit better in this half but still lacked anything up front.

Roland Aarons, Ki Sung-yeung, and youngster Kelland Watts came on for Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, and Ciaran Clark in the 58th minute.

Elias Sorensen– had decent runout with the first team

Then in the 63rd minute, Newcastle brought in the youth for a good 30 minute run out.

Tom Allan, Owen Bailey, Matty Longstaff and Elias Sorensen all came on with Jacob Murphy, Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback and Yoshinori Muto making their exits.

Wolves had a couple of decent chances in the 67th and 70th minute with defender Kelland Watts making a good block on the latter.

Wolves scored their 4th on an unfortunate own goal by Tom Allan on a deflection from a Wolves corner that was headed in.

Transfer targets Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, and Sean Longstaff all failed to make an appearance with could further fuel their links elsewhere. Though there are legitimate reasons why they may not have been involved.

Fabian and Martin arrived back to Newcastle late due to international duty while Sean is still recovering from his knee injury.

We have to remember this is just the first preseason friendly, though it is concern that only three remain. This squad is in dire need of additions up front and at full back. It looks to us as though at least 6 incomings are needed with a few of the players who played today going in the other direction.


164 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #1

    The majority of this story was prepared before the game kicked off I reckon.

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  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Trouble is Neil
    It will cost 150 million minimum to stay up, AshLie won’t chance that

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #3

    is only a friendly . yeah we got beat . wolves are 2 weeks ahead of us with their training due to them being europe .

    it was awful to watch but as i said its a friendly . means nowt .apart from getting the players up to speed…

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  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    sholas excuses man how can he say those things with a straight face. Only reason our best players were left out is I reckon they’ve made it clear they want to leave. Who can blame them with the pile of utter crap we are in.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Means nowt but still embarrassing, with bruceys appointment aswell, bad day to be a geordie.

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Rising from the ashes of a turbulent summer like a lead balloon.

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  • Chart Topping Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    So what criteria will a promising young player need to think about before becoming a Newcastle player?
    Fans 1/5 – Used to be 5/5 but current regime has created toxic atmosphere through running the club with zero emotional intelligence, zero vision and at times seemly doing everything possible to piss off supporters.
    Ambition of club 2/5 – This score I feel is generous but since relegation will hit Ashleys pockets he might try to avoid, although current decision making suggests otherwise. no cup run, avoid relegation!
    Location 2/5 – always been a bit of a hindrance since the PL money has been ploughed into the game as poor links to london and the millionaires parts of the country.
    Development 1/5 – Very poor modern history of developing young players, most prospects seem to jump or are pushed at earliest opportunity due to poor wages, coaching or quick buck for club. Far better opportunities elsewhere.
    Wages 2/5 – Poor upper limit on wages (comparatively) but seem to overpay poor players. Every year player bonuses fail to be sorted before start of season pissing players off and causing discontent when club should be creating atmosphere of maximum performance focus.
    Manager appeal 1/5 – was 5/5 under Rafa now 1/5. No history of working with top players, known for being disloyal to most clubs he’s managed, awful PL record, nobody will have heard of him outside of uk. Pulling power = 0. But he’s a geordie! 🙁
    Facilities 2/5 – needed new academy, training and medical facilities over 10 years ago, no value placed towards large or marginal gains for performance development.
    Media exposure 2/5 – Not a London or Manchester based club so Southern press arent interested and NE sports press are an embarrassment for towing club line and creating clickbait rubbish.
    Club promises 1/5 – constant record of lying to fans, media and themselves over intent to compete, improve, challenge and sell. Plus importantly breaking promises to players with regards agreements to leave. Spend more time effort and money creating their own media spin than actually doing the right thing to start with.
    Team moral 2/5 and declining quickly – Most players with any ambition want to leave and rightly so.

    So when making a decision over clubs, any promising player will pick a club that beats our 16/50 score, this is probably beaten by any division 2 club and above and why we have a 3rd rate 14th choice manager. The only players we can attract are players nobody else will touch or mercenaries that will do anything for a bit more cash. This equals poor squad ability, poor results, discontented fans, poor squad resilience, which equals even poorer performances and ultimately relegation. This is a skeleton of the club we once knew. Should now be called Newcastle ununited, doing the absolute bare minimum to survive! No ambition, no hope!

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    That was embarrassing but I think it’s going to get a lot worse

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  • Macas

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    A meaningless first pre-season game against a side 2 or 3 weeks ahead of us fitness wise, but the usual meltdown on the blog.

    7
  • Shot Bru

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Wonder if the bookies have odds on us not winning a game all season

    3
  • Genjikai

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Stardust if your still reading class mate i applaud you. All locals should turn up tonight. Lets start showing the world what we want.
    We are not delusional it is plain to see ashley is destroying our club.
    Turn up lads and lasses the the toon army is calling.
    Newcastle United football club needs you.
    Lets end mike ashley fc.

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  • JohnReese

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Posada, from previous. I think that was when Dowie got put on gardening leave but I could be mistaken.

    The big issue would be, if Wednesday haven’t accepted his resignation/compensation package with us, we would fall into tapping up terms I think? Any contract they’ve signed with Newcastle isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on and perhaps they can be blocked from signing a contract with a new club until their existing contracts with Wednesday would have expired, although I’m not sure on that.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Naptoon can you get down the night?

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14

    The shape of things to come.

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Sheffield Wednesday are looking for more pre-season fixtures

    😛

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    I remember when I looked forward to preseason friendlies. Having been starved of football I couldn’t wait to see how our new signings would perform and see the new strip.
    No manager.
    No signings.
    Two top goalscorer have left the club.
    An absolute shambles.

    20
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Poor Ilovetoon8878, this season, his score predictions are gonna be pushing the limits of his counting ability. Lucky he’s got those extra fingers.

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Nice to see you, to see you nice, tell them what they could have won Brucie.

    A world class manager, with new owners plus some football players for there club.

    But you don’t go away empty handed as a consolation we can give you a fat fcuker owner with another fat fcuker Manager and no players and a chance to go into the mystery round with a chance of playing in the championship.

    6
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    naptoon,

    You are another one who resorts to bile, swearing and reet hard posturing to play to the crowd.

    Good grammar usually indicates intelligence.

    In your case… clearly not.

    Have a good day bonny lad.

    4
  • Genjikai

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Turn this negative feeling we all have into positive action.
    Redirect your energy.
    Vent in the only place you should be the night.
    Outside SD northumberland street.

    Come along tonight for a peaceful protest at SD Northumberland street 6-7 this is not shouting at shops it’s to show Mike Ashley we’ve had enough #nufc #boycottarsenal

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  • hibbit

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    ilovetoon is going to have a cracking season with his predictions ,he’s going to get a lot of results right this season,

    10
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Repost,
    the shirt sponsor says Quanmin Tiyu. Quan=complete or whole, Min=the people, TiYu=sport. So it mean’s the people’s sport. It is not an ad for a company, it is just trying to promote football as the people’s game or the sport of the world. I’m guessing the Chinese FA paid for it or someone similar.

    5
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Genjkai
    I’ll be on Northumberland st.

    11
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s not a out if they are ahead in fitness. It’s the fact we have a thread bare squad with no commitment to spend, no vision for success, a coaching team thrown together, an owner who has no football knowledge with 30 million + TV money sat in his pocket because he makes bad business decisions and to top it all off we have a bunch of ex players sucking up to the owners because they want jobs.

    It is a total mess with no direction or intent to get better. This pre-season means nothing because we are nailed on for one of the worst seasons in our history.

    Stop making excuses for this calamity of a situation. It is jokes all round, we are the laughing stock of football AGAIN!

    9
  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Think we can say normal business has resumed for nufc
    It’s rotten to the core once more .
    Only good thing it’s Ashley’s cherished brand has been embarrased in the market he wants to so desperately get into .

    10
  • Genjikai

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Naptoon spot on my man.
    The more we can get the clearer the message.
    Enough is enough.
    One goal, ashley out.

    10
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Parallels with our disastrous US tour under McClaren.

    5
  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #28

    quán mín
    entire population (of a country)
    =
    national

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #29

    aye, he’ll win Martoon’s league this time round then pass himself off as grandmaster of football knowledge. I think there was only one poster that somehow predicted lower than him last season.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #30

    That was a painful watch. Disorganised, couldn’t string 2 passes together and shocking defending. I can only assume they were under instructions to make Bruce look better.

    5
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Bills
    Pointing out grammatical errors indicates a lack of intelligence and insecurities about it. I choose to print the way I do as it’s easier and I am more than comfortable with both my academic and common sense. Perhaps you should take a look at yourself “Bonny lad” and as for have a good day … no true fan can be happy, or even content, about what they’ve seen or what has transpired today and therefor I won’t be having a good day … unlike yourself of course.

    5
  • Mag :P

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Catchy, I appreciate the reply.

    I’m glad you’re not all daft because we all know Rafa is a better manager then Bruce.

    I just hope you’re right and that Steve is a stop-gap. Although the 3 year contract suggests otherwise.

    4
  • Rob1971

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Catchy the only way Bruce will be a stop gap is if Ashley sacks him, the club is not going to be taken over, Ashley has never intended it to be, if it was BZG would be in charge now, we are certainties to go down this season, for me Bruce is a worse appointment than wally with the brolly, all the people who wanted rid of Rafa, well done you have got your wish!

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  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #34

    More like they didn’t have instructions

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #35

    I wasn’t sure if it was referring to the world or the country jib.

    0
  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Genikai
    Hope you lads get a massive turn out and the media get the message
    Ash out
    Snake out
    Shola judas
    And if Steve Bruce is the answer wtf was the question again

    17
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #37

    ilovetoon: voice of the people, master ITK, soothsayer, he was right all along. he always said it would rain, and one day it did.

    2
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Before Rafa we conceded four at least three times a season for about five years. Under Rafa we conceded four once in three years with Salah cheating for the first. In the first game after his leaving we concede four. Bill’s son is back reckons he’s not the defensive coach he’s made out to be???

    12
  • geordietom

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #39

    is the frog going ? …

    1
  • Mag52

    Jul 17, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #40

    AO.

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