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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

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #41

    Colback did at times put in some decent shifts in the past but his form did drop and he looked a liability. I will say he does put in a shift and that was saw today as well. Defo one to keep around for squad depth, to buy someone who will run and chase balls down getting them niggly tackles in like Colback can do would cost a fair bit so im down to give the lad a second chance.

    Surprised slightly with Shelveys comments but then again he did lose his place in the team and now looks and feels revitalised. Maybe thats the same for Colback and a few others who we have forgotten about.

    Great to see Longstaff back and Matty looked lively as well hope to see more of him this season as well.

    I have this weird feeling in my stomach that its going to be a good season. Quite strange really with how ive been feeling over these last couple of month but my guts normally always right and i cant shift this feeling that i will actually enjoy this year.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #42

    Seriously, this blog is toxic. I’ve said it before, it’s a difference of opinion. I’m boycotting Arsenal, despite having bought my ST in March, but do I think a boycott will work? No. Sky money is too much. I’d love it to work, but it won’t.
    Some people see having a crap owner as just part and parcel, like bad managers and crap players. Because you say ‘support the team not the regime’ is nonsense, it doesn’t mean it is. It’s an opinion, not shared by everybody.
    So many keyboard warriors, not many prepared to get involved though, is there? Well advertised protest badly Attended. Where’s all the fire shown on here attacking anybody who dares have a different opinion?
    Supporting a team means different things to different people. For me, and thousands others it’s all about the team. Don’t generally give the owner a second thought. We’ve got no interest in politics. Football is an escape from politics.
    That said, Ashley is hard to ignore. The man’s a whopper. I think we all want him out, we just look at precedents and see in England, boycotting has never worked. It only damages the club. Feel free to prove me wrong with evidence.
    There’s been some vitriol aimed at the club. Pathetic. It’s a football club, whether you like it or not. It will always be Newcastle United.
    Those 50k fans are what attracted Rafa and made him stay, now they’re hated. Grow up.
    Now I will boycott televised games. I want rid of him. Let him know, but I’ve bought my ticket now, I’ll attend other games.
    There’s two arguments here. One says boycotting will work and Ashley will run away with his tail between his legs.
    The other says boycotting has never worked and only damages the club.
    Doesn’t matter where you stand, both are valid arguments. A simply differing of opinions. It doesn’t justify the hatred and bile opined on this blog lately. It’s shameful tbh.
    It’s a personal issue. You do as you see fit. Not happy, don’t go. Your inalienable right.
    Want to support the team no matter how bad it gets? Go, it’s also your right to spend your money as you see fit. And that’s the end of it. It’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it either way.

  • VanToonMan

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #43

    Mund/Our Toon

    If we were relegated and DID NOT come back up at the first time of asking – I truly believe the financial losses would be so severe that Ashley would sell up.

    In fact – I think the boycott, protests, relegation and not coming straight back up is the ONLY way Ashley will sell.

    Knocking the ball about – having boring transfer windows and finishing 15th/16th season in season out – with protests outside Sports Direct will NOT make Ashley leave. What would be his incentive to leave from that situation?

    We need to suffer in the short term – to end up like Wolves in the long term. I didn’t think we did before – I thought he would sell but after this summer I now believe he has ZERO intention of selling whilst it remains a profitable situation for him.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #44
  • IrishRob

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #45

    Bobbybee whether it works or not is irrelevant, telling people it wont work before it even happens is no better than what the blog pests say.

  • beefman13

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #46

    So, these Arabs, just fall away like a dandelion!!!! If they ever existed that is, there has been nothing said since the “proposed takeover”.
    We have been rolled over yet again, “thick geordies” , no wonder we get that patter.
    Let’s give Brucie a CHANCE, NO, he did get offered the job after all, what’s he going to do?!?!. Yes that right, leave another club in the lurch as is his form.
    He’s a master bullysh£tter.
    They are all laughing their co ks off at us again.
    Bruce can just stick it up us, walk away in to the sunset with I tried my best but it wasn’t good enough. We all knew you were not going to be good enough you silly snidy rat.
    Probably go to China for another journeyman payday, it just whiffs the house out the lot if it.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #47

    If we get relegated again, we’ll be the biggest draw in the Champs on Sky.

    That means SD still get a good share of TV promotion and we know that the national press just love to talk about the ‘circus’ at NUFC which means we nor SD will disappear from public view.

    Ashley might just decide he’s better off cutting transfer budgets and wages further and targeting staying in the Champs than trying to get back into the Prem. That is also were buying and selling on any player who can turn a profit would help make up for the shortfall in Prem money ie., if we were in the Champs now the likes of Longstaff, Scar and Dubravka would be gone by now.

    THAT could be the real disaster of relegation and Ashley not getting the price he wants.

  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #48


    I dont believe he would sell even if we did get relegated and didnt come back up at the first asking. With Rafa he didnt have to put his hand in his pocket as much as say if Pardew or Mclaren was in charge, thats because Rafa is a world class manager/coach, the perfect tactician and i would easily say best in the league. With having this edge he turned it around and we came back up first time of asking and survived 2 years in the premier league without much being spent on the overall accounts. I think now Ashley is back to his preferred way of running the club with having a coach, basically a yes man. If times got tough by January i do believe he will spend just to try and survive like he has in the past to turn things round. The questions i want answered is the talk of Rafa been offered the chance to break the transfer record even before Almiron but he didnt want the players that were offered he would argue it could be spent better elsewere. Even the rumours he wasnt keen on Joelinton. Makes me think what kind of team could we have now if Rafa give the nod to sign these rumoured players the club wanted to sign.

  • onmeedsun

    Jul 20, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #49

    Ashley will never sell from a lower league. He will never be in a position where he’s desperate for the cash.
    So we need to become a stable PL club for anyone to meet his valuation.
    We can damage his brand with some boycotts but need to ensure we don’t damage the team and results.
    Rafa made us effective on no squad investment, but it was turgid at times.
    He was also very stubborn and wrote players off too early. He also tended to favour Spanish speaking players.
    I think Bruce will do better at encouraging the whole squad and will communicate better with the English speaking players.
    As a club we need to maximise the output from every player, so perhaps Bruce will be able to get performances out of Murphy and Aaron’s. Young kids that need encouragement.
    Back the team and at some point a buyer will meet the valuation and rid us off Ashley.

  • Bladey

    Jul 20, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #50

    Jesus the comments from the moronic bloggers on here are pathetic
    Quotes if we get relegated nothing about doing anything about it
    Quote the lads played well
    Its a shitty friendly what did you say after the wolves smashed us
    Colback could be useful
    My god he was shit for forest and when he was here was one of the worst midfielders I have ever seen
    Most of you on here are decrepid old tossers
    All you ever do is talk bollox if ASH stood next to you you’d say and do f@@@ all in case he took your precious shitty season ticket off you then for most of you your boring little life would be over
    ASH please do not sell bring DENNIS in to work with Steve give carver a role put prices for cup tickets up even though it will be for one game as we will be knocked out
    Move the away fans right behind the goal to give sjp an atmosphere and check out this blog and put the moronic JIBS on here where you have the away fans now

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #51

    The players ALWAYS support the new manager coming in otherwise the jeopardise their chances.
    Rafa got us back in the prem and built that defence from a shambles.
    The reason they go on about Rafa’s tactics is because they weren’t always playing or, in the way they wanted to play. Shelvey hardly got a game last season and Ritchie was subbed every game.
    Let’s see how the results go under Bruce before we get carried away!
    We had last season the best defence we’ve EVER had at Newcastle and as a result we never got hammered. If these boys think they can play expansive football god help us!


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