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Newcastle Subpar But Lead 1-0 Over Rovers At The Half



Newcastle started in a 4-4-2 once again with Almiron and Joelinton upfront. Matt Ritchie, taking the captain’s armband, was on the right with Ryan Fraser down the left.

It was all Blackburn to start with 80% possession in the first ten minutes. However, they did not manage to threaten Newcastle, who were content to sit back.

Lewis Holtby got away the first shot of the evening and should have given Rovers the lead. Right-back Ryan Nyambe put in a cross that found the German unmarked in the box but his effort was not on target.

After 20 minutes of awkwardness, Newcastle grew into the game a bit winning a few set pieces but nothing to threaten Thomas Kaminski in the Blackburn net. Dan Barlaser settled down and started to ping a few balls around the pitch while Almiron and Fraser started causing problems for the Blackburn defense.

Newcastle broke the deadlock in the 35th minute with another debut goal from one of our new boys. Miguel Almiron gets his second assist in as many games. The Paraguayan played a ball through to Ryan Fraser who slots it away to give Newcastle the lead.

It wasn’t exactly coming, but we’ll take the lead. Here’s a look at Ryan’s first goal for Newcastle.

After a poor start, Newcastle take a slim 1-0 into halftime. Ryan Fraser has been very lively along with Miguel Almiron. Joelinton, once again, is proving that he is just not a striker. The drop from Wilson’s performance on Saturday has been astronomical.

Bruce needs to keep the lads focused to see this one out. Blackburn have not had many chances despite having over 60% possession. Tony Mowbray also has Adam Armstrong as an option on the bench.

Hopefully, the improved play to close out the half continues for Newcastle in the second. Except for a few of the performances, this has been a subpar effort thus far.


137 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Plus points:

    Almiron and Frasers link up play already looks telepathic at times very promising
    Barlaser could be prem quality given a run of games
    Krafth looking more comfortable at CB

    Negative points:

    Sean Longstaff not doing anything
    Joelinton…. not his position shall we say
    Richie and Yedlin not doing anything at all offensively
    Overly defensive again sit far too deep our goal came from pressing we should do it more Bruce!

    4
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Bring on the second half, I think Miggy will get a goal or an assist again this half, they have to come at us completely now and think we will exploit

    1
  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #3

    BBC commentator – ‘Those ten changes just aren’t clicking’

    However

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Kell Watts scores for Plymouth. Get in lad, high hopes for him in the future…

    4
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Goal was root one.
    Goalkeeper hoof
    Headed down by Joelinton
    Threaded pass Almiron
    Bang Fraser scores

    1
  • Darnik

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Have to agree with the comments about Longstaff he’s been well off the pace and looking to foul in dangerous positions get Hendrick on for him second half

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Are people not watching? I know big Joe hasn’t had the best of games, but he surely deserves credit for winning the ball for Miggy to make the pass for Frazer.

    Not saying he’s suddenly Ronaldo, but come on.

    5
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Lesh

    That’s encouraging. Played in their cleansheet win too at weekend.

    I have a good feeling about him after the good reports about him in the last 6 months and how he left everybody in the 1st team for dead during a distance run pre-season. Sounds like he’s got his head screwed on and trying to be the best he can be.

    1
  • Singinginthecorner

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Bit late now if we get through the match will be on ifollow some decent eye pee tea vee do free trial hmmmm

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #10

    take off Ritchie and go 433

    Gillespie
    Yedlin, Kraft, Clark, Manquillo
    Hendrick, Barlaser, Longstaff
    Fraser, Almiron, Joelinton

    Dont need a big man up top, get the ball down and pass it!!!

    2
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah Lesh, thanks for that comment about Kell scoring. good find bud 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Would actually be better playing Joelinton at no 10 and putting Almiron up front that way Joel can hold it up and look to play in the pacy players

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Good goal by Fraser, another that scores on his debut lol Any links lads?

    0
  • Darnik

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Miggy fuming nobody helped him press

    2
  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Dolan seems good for Rovers, released by Preston’s academy and Blackburn snapped him up.

    Type of youngster we should be finding

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Wish I knew what was going on even bbc radio is geoblocked. I hear it’s so so??

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Clark is looking good for his first run out in many months.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Gillespie done everything asked of him really well so far. Looks solid.

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Irish

    We aren’t playing fantastic but not under any sort of pressure

    0
  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #20

    seems longsftaff heeded my advice
    and started coming deeper

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Miggy really standing out with Fraser, Barlaser and Clark doing decent jobs

    Joelinton, Longstaff and Yedlin poor

    1
  • Singinginthecorner

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Twitch link previous page

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #23
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Barlaser covering a lot of ground.

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  • DeanToon88

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #25

    we have a lot of standout below average players that just don’t fit into our team and drop out standards tenfold, yedlin needs to go he offers nothing but pace, Longstaff needs a spell on loan, he shouldn’t be slotting into this team ahead of Hayden Shelvey and Hendrick. and joelinton i don’t know what to do with him, after all the abuse he suffered last season you’d think he would come out all guns blazing but he just doesn’t look good enough even vs lower level championship sides.a massive flop that needs to go

    5
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Not only has Joelinton lost all speed and enthusiasm, but also all of his strength – gets pushed around non stop

    0
  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    Can’t get Radio Newcastle on my phone so listening to Five Live and they just mentioned Kell Watts’ goal. No great find just a coincidence.

    Thanks anyway.

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Dave

    Careful bud, HWA doesnt like people reposting links to streams for fellow bloggers – he’ll be on your case any second now…. 🙂

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Thanks for the updates boys.

    Saw the goal on sky, Fraser is quick!

    0
  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #30

    @Comment #7
    its acceptable socially to pile in on joelinton on this forum
    but if anyone dares criticise Carroll (0 goals in 22 appearances) or Ritchie (who’s basically sh*t) , expect an avalanche of abuse

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #31

    And balance

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #32

    toonbrother

    what about Hendrick?

    4
  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Are blackburn this good or are we making them look good

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #34

    GP
    shoulders like a carthorse

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #35

    :)…..

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #36

    lol

    0
  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    gillespie saved our bacon there

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Murphy gets half an hour, decent from fraser tho might take a few games more before he is ready to start in the PL.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Carroll doesnt ever need to score again and the difference between him and Joelinton is night and day.

    If you cant notice that I genuinely feel sorry for you.

    8
  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Well done Fraser
    GREAT debut
    Murphy on now

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