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Excellent Team Performance In Confident 1-0 Win Against West Ham


To start the second half, Newcastle made four changes as
Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, and Ki Sung-yueng came on to replace Ciaran Clark, Jamie Sterry, Elias Sorensen, and Isaac Hayden.

West Ham started the second half on the front foot after a poor first half.

Jacob Murphy, playing as Jacob Murhpy and upfront with Muto, had a nice pass flash across the face of goal in the 56th minute but no one could get on the end of it.

He looked very good as he often used his pace to try and beat his man which is his strength.

In the 62nd minute, Felipe Anderson had a header glance off the top of the bar from a corner after a good Javier Manquillo block.

Sean Longstaff– good to see him back on the field

Sean Longstaff then made his first appearance of pre-season as he came on for Matt Ritchie with Jack Colback moving to left wing-back.

Longstaff had a goal called off on a very nice counter-attack with Muto finding Shelvey who crossed to the offside Longstaff.

Rolando Aarons, Achraf Lazaar, and Matty Longstaff came on for
Muto, Colback, and Shelvey in the 76th minute.

Newcastle were able to hold on to their halftime lead and see out the match in fairly comfortable fashion.

This was an excellent performance by the lads in what should be a confidence booster.


51 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    WELL DONE!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    acob Murphy, playing as Jacob Murhpy

    IS THE A MOVIE?

    7
  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Do people not realise that we HAVE to have an empty stadium and suffer performance and financial losses for Ashley to be forced to leave?

    Any short term success encourages Ashley to maintain status quo.

    Presumably EVERYONE on this blog wants Ashley gone?

    Or maybe some people here do not – maybe they see Wolves have owners spend £100m+ get them to 7th in one season and think “naaaa I don’t want that – I want us to struggle to stay up each season and have boring transfer windows”

    18
  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    I quite enjoyed that – we lack a cutting edge but if we can bring in some strikers things might not be as bad as some think!

    8
  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Martoon – things NEED to be bad – they need to be awful – for the greater good of getting Ashley out.

    Unless you want to accept subservience as a smaller rubbish club compared to clubs like Wolves?

    14
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 20, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #6

    It is vitally important that Ashley not be allowed to squirm out of this, but there isn’t a cinder in snow’s chance of the fans not enjoying it if we sign a few good players and knock the ball around and win games. It’s totally ok to be anti Ashley and pro the team. In fact you’re pissing into the wind if you think otherwise should the team gel under Bruce.

    8
  • IrishRob

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Let’s stop talking about the match and start planning the BOYCOTT.

    17
  • Mag :P

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Great performance.

    5/3 at the back is the formation we have to stick to and fair play to Bruce for switching it back.

    Far more comfortable.

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  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Ok let’s be pro the team – and knock the ball around – win a few games and finish 15th every season for the next 5 years – is that what everyone wants?

    Or do they want to be anti – suffer losses – empty stadium and relegation this year and next summer Ashley sell up and go – to an owner who then invests in us and we end up like Wolves in 5 years time.

    10
  • MarkBro

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Good result. Its just a pre season fitness test, thats all.

    Same fact remains.

    Need to rid of some squad players before e buy. We know how mike operates, 1out 1in.

    Tick tock

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    IrishRob
    Let’s stop talking about the match and start planning the BOYCOTT.

    No

    4
  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib

    IrishRob is spot on – why should they not start planning the boycott? Do you want Ashley to stay on for another 10 years?

    Or do you have another magical solution for Ashley to leave? (Other than boycotting – and the club suffering losses)

    12
  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #14

    I’ll be consistent and say it’s just a pre season friendly as I did when we got best by wolves.

    It was very good to see the style of play and how we set up. Few more bodies needed of course

    2
  • kilcline

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashley out

    Sabotage Sky

    9
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Why does Noble gesture like its a foul after getting hit in the nuts lol

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    #Ashley Out

    #BoycottArsenal

    16
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    “Or do they want to be anti – suffer losses – empty stadium and relegation this year and next summer Ashley sell up and go – to an owner who then invests in us and we end up like Wolves in 5 years time.”

    A lot of us would probably take that, to be rid of him, but few of us surely really believe that relegation will prise us free from Ashleys grip. More likely it’d mean another three years grafting back to where we are now.

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #20

    VanToonMan

    Are you saying the only way we are going to be rid of Ashley is to hope he doesnt spend any money, to hope we struggle all season and hope to be relegated to be rid of him?

    I did agree with this and even said i would take league 1 if it meant to be rid of him. But if i had a choice to struggle all year or have a what you would call for Newcastle a decent season? id take the latter all day, i really would. Ive hardly missed a game (streaming) for like nearly 10 year. Ive sat through the absolute dire times of Pardew, Carver and Mclaren watched every minute, well maybe not every minute. During these times they often put me to sleep but i have always believed you take the good with the bad, the rough with the smooth. Rafa changed that for me, even tho a lot of the games were hard to watch, he brought back the smile for me and hope.

    So if i could choose between a decent season or hope for relegation? my stance has changed i would rather see the team do well than hope to be relegated just on the hope it will get rid of Ashley. Because i dont believe it would. We can be rid of the man but not this way. Theres a lot of good movement lately with ideas, protests and hopefully a good demostration of boycott vs Arsenal. These are the ways i believe will help be rid of the tyrant not hoping to struggle and be relegated.

    10
  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Jonjo Shelvey on Rafa Benitez & Steve Bruce: “Personally I probably needed that change. I understand the fans’ disappointment because we had three good seasons under Rafa. With Rafa you never really knew what he was thinking. His record spoke for itself…”

    “As a player I would rather somebody who talks to you and you know what he’s thinking. That’s not knocking Rafa because he was a terrific manager but the club has moved on now and everyone needs to give the new man some time.”

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  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #23

    To be rid of Ashley – it is all encompassing. You need protests + boycott + losses and relegation

    Because he would only sell up if it becomes less profitable for him to own it – and being relegated is what causes that loss of profit.

    Unless there is another way in which Ashley would leave?

    5
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #24

    VanToonMan

    You cant make the team lose we dont have any power over a result or performance and to be fair the players dont deserve it. So how about we stick to things we can control put pressure on Ashley through other areas like many ideas that have sprouted on here and across the social media world. Stick to something we can control not somthing we cant.

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Mund,

    Good post @ 20.

    Agree 100%.

    1
  • MarkBro

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Whats the point in wanting us relegated? Have you got short memories? He didnt sell us the last 2 relegations so whats new..

    If you support us doing poorly this season you might as well not be on a blog. After all it is a football blog of nufc which in essence, supports all things Nufc..yes, supports..

    Doesnt mean we cant hit Ashley hard and make life at SD unbearable. We need his share holders to be upset with our protest etc to make it count

    10
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    VanToonMan

    You are entitled to your opinion but I don’t agree that Colback was awful for us.

    His form was that good in his first year he would have been included in the England squad had he not been injured.

    Were he struggled at times was when he was paired up in central midfield with Anita – both were small, had no real attacking threat and were totally overrun by the big lads that most teams have in CM.

    Colback is best as a ‘spoiler’ in a 5 man midfield, he’ll run and chase down all day long and he’s the niggling type of tackler that winds the opp up.

    He can also hit a good long ball and whilst I don’t see him as a regular first teamer I think he’s a good player to have on the bench and in the squad.

    I didn’t like his attitude with Rafa, but I like his attitude on the pitch, he’s a Toon lad and I’m happy to give him a second chance.

    Again, just my opinion,

    14
  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Van toon

    Ashley will never sell if the club was relegated, he’ll just spend and spend to make sure we get back up. Complete fantasy to think he’ll accept a sale after losing out on so much money by not being in PL

    5
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Il wait untill the end of the transfer window and see how i feel, i still wont be going to any games either way though.

    3
  • MarkBro

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Wow thats Shelvey, Perez, Lascelles and Richie who have fell out with rafa over tactics…

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Mark

    Sell before we buy ?

    Where’s the money gone?

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Ashley might be thinking we dont need 2 cf now because muto scored, i would sell Gayle and get Mateta in my football manager mind

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Blame Rafa for Jabbas greed

    5
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #34

    have we swapped Jacob Murphy for his twin brother . i take it back from my earlier post . maybe a new manager will get the best out of the lad …

    5
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Frogs on speed …

    0
  • simon376

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Our Toon
    Have to agree there, been relegated twice already under him and he hasn’t sold up. What really worries me is Sunderland went down again and Short sold up, don’t think Ashley would, he loves money too much and just let have the cub get the bare minimum to keep going, only way he is going to sell is someone comes in and offers way over the odds

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Bills you really are a loon

    You put your opinions out there don’t be surprised if folks disagree.

    I’ll comment on what I like when I like and I’ll tell you when I think you’re wrong.

    No need to be an ar£e about it.

    Get over yourself

    5
  • IrishRob

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Joelinton is gonna be a great signing for Wolves, just wait and see.

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #39

    or the frog maybe on …

    Lucy…
    in…
    the…
    Sky…
    with…
    Diamonds…

    0
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #40

    MarkBro

    Watch it.

    Talking that kind of commonsense as a fan will get you some backlash on here.

    No way will we be a more attractive target for a takeover if we get relegated.

    We’ve got far more of a chance if we keep getting 52,000 crowds, finish in the top 12 this season, have two or three players who turn out to be worth £40M/£50M plus and a generally very decent squad.

    That is far more likely to attract the really big money, match MA’s asking price and get shot of him.

    It also means are a far better season for fans wanting to see the team do well than those hoping for meltdown and relegation.

    I just don’t get why that’s not obvious to most most fans.

    Having said that, I think it is, and that’s why I still think there will be close on 50,000 at the Arsenal game.

    HWTL.

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