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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

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #81

    I really think a huge derogatory blimp of Ashley permanently on display outside the ground will remind everyone who they’re actually supporting if they give SDFC any money.

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  • posada

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #82

    Bills Son Is Back
    How bad will it have to be before you support your fellow supporters and do something.
    The club is dead. Your going to be supporting the shell of what is left.
    What will it take.
    Where has all the money gone. 175M in revenue last season.
    Villa have spent 90 million already.

    What is it your not getting.
    What will it take.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #83

    Posada

    Keep that powder dry in terms of spending till the window closes. I’ve looked at villa’s signings, hardly earth shattering. 25m on mings alone jeez I wouldn’t pay 10m for him never mind 25m.

    Also fulham is another example to look at 100m spent following season championship, it’s about getting the right quality such as rondon 2m loan. In my opinion the best signing last season

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  • posada

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #84

    Our Toon
    At least they are spending.
    They are trying.
    They are still alive as a club.
    We are not.

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #85

    It’s not so much the one off defeat by Wolves; that was expected really as they’re ahead of us in training, it’s the loss of Rafa, Ayoze, Rondon, the coaches and morale which has to be low!
    God save our team. Ashley has to spend £100 million to stay up as we need goals and we have nobody to score them!

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #86

    “They’re selling postcards of the hanging,
    They’re painting the passports brown,
    The beauty parlor is filled with sailors,
    The circus is in town.”

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  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #87

    Our Toon, it’s the inflation of the market and UK based players. You either go with it or get left behind. We are the later, so in other words we are up sh*ts creak.

    If we spend £100million we may just stay up. Still doesn’t fix the problem of Ashlie though.

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #88

    Posada

    The window is still open aswell, what’s a guarantee is he’ll spend to shove it Rafa’s face, to prove a point to rafa and fans. He’ll pull the funding away next season though

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #89

    Our toon
    Rondon would have been the best signing this summer at £16.5 million. No chance but 4 million spent on a second rate coach!

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  • posada

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #90

    Moon
    100M is the minimum.
    If he does that I’ll say right.
    Clubs still run by fools, but at least they are trying.
    Anything less and it’s a rip off. Where has the money gone.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #91

    Ash joker

    I know mate, look all in saying in non of villa’s signings make me think I’d have him, with maybe the exception of Wesley from brugge at 22m. We are desperate for a forward.

    Trippier off to Madrid for 22m, mings 25m go figure!!

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  • Cathedral on the hill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #92

    Update on Joelinton…

    Joelinton move gathering pace. The striker left out of Hoffenheim squad and seemingly on his way to Newcastle. Quote the fee as €40m says Mark Douglas.

    So there prepared to back a 5th rate gopher, but told rafa the club had to live within its means. Forced him out. Were not even a shell anymore of the club we were.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #93

    Moonraker

    100% 16.5m on rondon would have been a no brainer, surprised we’ve not made a move for him and more importantly no one else seems to have either.

    Maybe because he was at Copa America

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #94

    Cathedral

    I’d be shocked if we actually got him and paid that much for any player

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  • posada

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #95

    Our Toon
    He’ll have to give a second rate manager 100M just to have a 50/50 chance of staying up.
    Prediction – he won’t. He’ll accept relegation and parachute payments.

    Boycott Arsenal or not to Boycott.

    Two things possible between now and then.

    1) Backs Bruce and spends 100M.
    Comes out and speaks to the supporters. Assures them of his good intentions. Every last penny.
    2) Spends 40M. Perez money plus a couple of million. Bruce trots out the party line endlessly just like Pardew at the end for him.

    If it’s 2 what are folks going to do.

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #96

    Yes, I received your letter yesterday, about the time the doorknob broke
    When you asked me how I was doing, was that some kind of joke
    All these people that you mention, yes, I know them, they’re quite lame
    I had to rearrange their faces and give them all another name
    Right now, I can’t read too good, don’t send me no more letters no
    Not unless you mail them from Desolation Row

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #97

    Group statement

    Nine Newcastle United supporter groups have issued a joint statement in
    response to the appointment of Steve Bruce as NUFC manager.

    SteveBruce is an unambitious appointment by an unambitious owner. To go from a world-class manager in Rafa Benitez, who brought stability and unity
    to the club to Steve Bruce – who frankly wouldn’t get a job at any other Premier League side right now – in the space of six weeks is beyond disappointing.

    Most Premier League clubs look to the continent or lower divisions for
    young, promising, forward-thinking managers in the mould of Pochettino,
    Gracia and Santo – who bring a new brand of football to a
    highly-competitive league. In Bruce, Mike Ashley has opted for a manager
    who has been relegated from the league numerous times – he isn’t even a
    safe pair of hands.

    Bruce’s appointment is testament to Ashley’s the continued mismanagement of
    Newcastle United Football Club, which has been the hallmark of his
    tenure.

    It’s now time for him to sell the club to a party that genuinely wants to take the club forward.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #98

    Our toon

    Last I heard/read Rafa had sorted a deal out to take rondon to China with him. The clubs had “come to an agreement”. Not sure if its true but it was in the news yesterday

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #99

    I’d be surprised if anyone decent would come to the toon at the moment , even as a stepping stone it is clearly toxic – 11th choice manager , fans in uproar and will be downhill as soon as arsenal score against us .
    No plan, no strategy , clueless as chairman and dumbass as manager …
    As an aside , Bruce has already mentioned the Newcastle was his father’s club and his in his boyhood, not since – I have no issue with him as a person but he isn’t even yesterday’s man ..more like decades old man in terms of football tactics and strategy – get stuck in don, they don’t like it up em….. FML

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #100

    Mark

    Really, must of missed that one, I’d be surprised if rondon did go there tbf. Money is the only reason but thought he’d wanna build on what he did last season with someone in PL

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  • JohnReese

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #101

    As much as I actually quite like Joelinton, I’d be very worried about that purposed fee as that would indicate he’d be the main man up front. Whilst he could hit the ground running, I’m concerned by his lack of goals in a Nagelsmann team, when generally his forwards play well above themselves in terms of goal scoring. Just look at what he managed to get out of someone like Belfodil.

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #102

    I can just imagine the fat leech and penfold sat there, totally incredulous as to why the fans don’t want Bruce.

    “We’ve given them on of their own ffs”

    “Don’t know what’s up with em boss”

    Living in La La Land the pair of them.

    He’s shite.

    End of.

    4
  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #103

    We have no vision, no ambitions, no direction, no plan or idea of where we are going, or where we are ment to be going.

    Our players were no different today. They all looked as lost as us fans are. To top it off we got a Gordie manager who, has such a bad track record of getting lost he ended up in Sunderland.

    The club is all over the place. The only thing the club has left is loyal supporters. Only we can make a difference.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #104

    Mindshaft

    Plenty of players in Europe will see what Gini and sissoko have done, it’s a step in massive league to get another move.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #105

    Report that Ashley has put Bruce on Zero hours contract!!’

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #106

    There’s no chance Bruce has even heard of Linton so he’s getting players he has no idea of foisted on him … Oh he’s the dubravka replacement … No worries Lee – am sure he’s too notch – thanks for sorting that …

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #107

    naptoon,

    I’ll say two things…

    1. Whatever you think I am a dedicated NUFC fan and have been for nigh on 60 years.

    2. This a NUFC blog and I’m as entitled to express my opinions on here as you are or anyone else.

    As others have said before…

    If you can’t bear what I write just skip my posts.

    It’s as simple as that.

    Responding to them with the filth and spew you came out with today is not the answer.

    It really isn’t.

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #108

    Shefwed considering legal action… Ashley’s actions are disgraceful.. Well what does anyone expect?
    He’s always been an ignorant lying bastard probably all of his adult life.
    Until we wipe him off the soles of our shoes for good he’s always going to be a 10 faced spineless piece of Offal

    1
  • Cathedral on the hill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #109

    Our toon

    So would i, will believe it when i see it. Even the two muppets must understand that without investment this team is relegaruin fodder, unless thats what they want. If they are prepared to back the cabbage it makes the decision to not back rafa all the more farcical and ridiculous.

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  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #110

    Tepid tapeworm turned down 362 million for Club so how much does he want?
    Pinning hopes on joelinton foolhardy that’s most of budget gone for more rubbish. If only we kept the Horse

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #111

    John

    Joelinton is an exciting prospect, he did alot for the team and created the space for others around him. Rondon had his best goalscoring season with us, prior to that it wasnt much to write home about.

    I do agree though, itll be interesting to see who comes in, they’ve peddled the whole moves to get go ahead when manager in place.

    Well time to show it charnley and ashley, let’s see what work was actually taking place behind the scenes, my guess not much but happy to be proved wrong

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #112

    There’s a stat about Bruce having the second lowest premier league win percentage.

    Nightmare

    This sits at Chumleys door. The guy is a complete bafoon and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near SJP.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #113

    Ourtoon – we had a much better squad then and probably a better manager with nothing like the uproar from the fans – this is the worst I’ve seen it in 40 years and I’ve seen some bad times … As a player the toon at the moment probably is less of a stepping stone and more if a noose around your career

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #114

    Missed a few buses, old age catching up. 🙂

    Team changes made a difference 2nd half the yunguns made a better fist of it and should have got a second half draw, pity for Allen with the og.

    Wolves still outplayed us though, wonder if we could do a manager swap!

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #115

    The club reminds me of a Monty python sketch, bring out your dead, bring out your dead.

    End of season: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0d8kpybVg

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #116

    Jorlinton, wow, that’s a very expensive barrel to be scraping the bottom of.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #117

    This preseason isn’t to prepare the team for the coming season it’s to prepare the fans for the shit show on offer.

    Roll up roll up to support a non sporting institution, come on the balance sheet.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #118

    Posada,

    The club is dead?

    Another total over reaction.

    We aren’t in a good place that’s for sure.

    But dead. No.

    As Our Toon has said, let’s see who we sign and where we are after 10 games.

    I’d hate you to be my doctor if I was knocked unconscious…

    And you called for the coffin.

    Mind, there are a good few on here who would do exactly that. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #119

    Howay, the SW legal team!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 17, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #120

    Joelinton even!

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