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Newcastle Fail To Show Up At Villa Park And Are Down 2-0 At The Half


It was a very disappointing first half for Newcastle as they trail 2-0 at the break. Our defense was hard to break down, but two free-kicks have proven to be Newcastle’s undoing. The lads have shown very little threat in the final third.

Newcastle started off the game by sitting very deep and inviting pressure from the hosts. There were a few nervy moments at the back, but Newcastle were able to come away unscathed early on.

However, a silly foul from DeAndre Yedlin on a through ball to Jack Grealish led to free-kick just outside the box. Conor Hourihane’s subsequently curled the free-kick around Joelinton on the edge of the wall, and Dubravka was beaten at this near post. It was a poor foul and the wall did not do its job.


Just four minutes later, in the 36th minute, Conor Hourihane stepped up again for another free-kick from a Fede Fernandez foul. Newcastle failed to account for Anwar El-Ghazi, who was able to get on the end of the delivery and put the ball in the back of the net.

Newcastle’s plan to soak up pressure and hit Aston Villa on the break has not worked. While the defense was solid in open play early on, they did not get the job done on the two set-piece goals. DeAndre Yedlin is also being targeted by Aston Villa and is struggling.

We would expect Villa to sit back a bit in the second half. Bruce will have to make some adjustments and try to at least salvage a point.


181 comments so far

  • jasper

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #81

    And Joelinton.

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  • jasper

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #82

    A terrible pass and a terrible shot and JL off at last.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #83

    GET JOELINTON OFF! How many times – he;s shite!

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #84

    Joe’s last kick of the game pretty much sums up his day. Gayle might give them something to think about with his fresh legs.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #85

    Good god you don’t get much for £40m these days do you?

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #86

    Shelvey, Joelinton and Almiron all need to be dropped quickly.

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  • peterk3

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #87

    Andy Carrol at least gets stuck in

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #88

    Should have had them both on at HT.

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #89

    4-4-2 looking much more effective

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #90

    I know Linton has been isolated and doing a thankless task but his shooting when he gets a chance is terrible

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #91

    Who’s got the most prem goals Carol or Gayle?

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  • peterk3

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #92

    Almiron hasn’t had a kick this half

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  • Jimmy Mac74

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #93

    It’s the poor astronaut on the ISS who’s window Joelinton just put out I feel sorry for.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #94

    Gayle pace??? Hes one of the slowest on the pitch. Smh!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #95

    Almiron has zero football intelligence.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #96

    Why not swap Almiron and ASM onto different wings? Means you can then get the ball into the box

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #97

    Williems is our best player on the pitch by a country mile.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #98

    Shout-out to the toon fans – in good voice despite watching this shambles

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #99

    Bunga

    Aye, should be playing with natural wingers now.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #100

    The most annoying part of this shambles is how many of our players just appear to lack any footballing intelligence, idiotic defending or passing.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #101

    We are just god awful. If not for dubs it would have been a thrashing.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #102

    Lucky Dubravka has kept the scoreline down

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #103

    Could have been 4-0 if it hadn’t been for Dubravka’s reflex saves.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #104

    Atsu the only winger we have with true creativity

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #105

    Well I’m pretty sure Almiron won’t be in the next toon team! Absolutely useless!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #106

    Get the *uckers on their natural sides to whip it in. Jesus. It’s literally a 4 piece jigsaw man, you’ve got two STs, give them natural width and suppy the ball.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #107

    Dubravka may have been at fault slightly for goal but he’s getting no protection and made some good saves

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  • cyprus

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #108

    We were poor.
    Dubravka MOM says it all.
    We’re ok, points-wise.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #109

    Almiron needs to be dropped for Atsu next game.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #110

    Utter load of shit the team thats pm yhe pitch tonight should pay the fans who have travelled down

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  • davis_toons

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #111

    Bruce is now starting to stamp his feet on to the team now…Bruce is good at man management but bad at football.

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  • davis_toons

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #112

    the defense stand watching for so many time and feel lost.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #113

    Good thing we are playing City next…..

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #114

    I agree.

    Atsu in for Almiron next match. Longstaff back in for Shelvey. Anybody in for Joelinton.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #115

    People who think shelvey is a decent Cm need to change sport quickly. They are blinded by the odd pass or set piece. The guy is completely useless and would only be decent in a slow league such as the Italian.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #116

    Even the commentator is saying its time to bench Almiron if for nothing more than a break from the pressure.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #117

    Thats it switch off time cant stand to here how good villa where only cause we let them be .

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #118

    Can understand why cabbage head is hated by villa. We are stuck with this 3rd rate manager until Ashley f offs.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #119

    We have the weakest MF, truth be said.

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  • Mitts

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #120

    Longstaff brothers, Andy, Atsu, Schar all to start next week.

    What a shambles

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