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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

  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #81

    great play murphy!
    brought down by a barbaric tackle

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #82

    Poor Joe feeding off scraps all game but then never really makes a move to get on the end of things then is offside with a good finish

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #83

    9

    I did say hope rather than expectation!

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #84

    Arma looking dangerous haha

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  • 9

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #85

    HWA Fair call, mate.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #86

    Longstaff just can’t get near the ball.

    Gaping hole in our midfield they’re going through at will.

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  • DaveD1000

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #87

    Still not sure about keep/loan Murph?

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #88

    Longstaff not fit

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #89

    Ritchie off
    Atsu on

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  • 9

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #90

    Lee Charnley “Poor Joe” are you for real??

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #91

    barlaser is class

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #92

    The stats in Blackburn’s favour.

    10 shots for Blackburn (5 for #NUFC)
    8 dribbles (*NUFC 3)
    62.8% possession
    87% success rate.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #93

    @9

    Just didn’t see the point in us playing him up front our coach should be playing a youngster ahead of him or trying to get us another striker on loan as if Wilson misses games we will be in trouble

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #94

    Sounds like a shocker. Not good enough Steve.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #95

    Would like to see Murphy get another go next week along with Barlaser before making a decision

    Barlaser for me looks more ready for the first team than Longstaff currently does seems like could come on for Shelvey when he tires and do a similar type of role has a great passing range

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #96

    My god Yedlin has been so poor

    Love the work rate from ASM

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #97

    ASM injured

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #98

    Would be interesting to see what someone like Mowbray could do with the players we have supposedly lower league players passing us off the park with a plan to get forward

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #99

    Hamstring again by the looks

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #100

    Saint-Maximin injured

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #101

    He better be ok…………

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #102

    if max is injured bruce should be sacked!
    why play him in a game like this>

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  • 9

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #103

    Lee Charnley, Apologies, i take it from your response you realise he is as p*ss poor as all the rest of us have worked out (long ago).

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  • Shelvey

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #104

    Sounds like poor game.. a lot of the players Who started are not match fit yet. Håpefully we hang onto the win

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  • Shelvey

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #105

    Hopefully»

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #106

    Shit watch this.

    Poor in first half, dreadful second half.

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #107

    Maxi looks alright, phew

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #108

    He’s back up but who knows how he will feel when he cools down

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #109

    surely Lewis could have played 20mins off the bench, Manquillo shattered but one of the better players tonight

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #110

    Take it for what it is lads – 10 changes from our 11 last week

    Clean sheet and a win if we hang on here

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  • swemag

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #111

    Worried that Almiron is playing the full game…Bruce sees him as a second string player now only playing cup games???

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #112

    ASM is not moving well

    Why not have a youth team striker to bring on instead of playing him out of position ?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #113

    What a tackle by Murphy a few years ago he would never have been switched on to make that

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  • SiOliver

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #114

    Shocking performance and management but glad of the win. Looks like more of the same as last year.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #115

    Gillespie looks more assured in goal than Darlow

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #116

    Dire.

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #117

    Great tackle from Murphy! Match saver

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #118

    Well you can moan about not having control of the game, or one being rusty, the other poor but let’s face facts here, Blackburn are a tough bit of opposition, as tough as we faced in the cup last season tbh, and with a second string and match – laggy legs a win is a top result and gives Bruce a nice look at what he has in reserve. We aren’t winning any cups this year, the league is our priority – and our only priority again, so this is valuable training, training you can’t get in reserve matches. Getting Fraser up and running on its own is a big box ticked.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #119

    Cant understand why you’d play 3 CM on Saturday to play 2 unfit fringe CMs tonight.

    Team selection was odd to say least and subs not much better.

    Simply awful and Bruce hss no excuse, looks like he has no idea how to use asquad.

    People claimed we have strength in depth, not on this showing.

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  • swemag

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #120

    Job done.

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