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Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Man Of The Match Against Blackburn?



In a match reminiscent of some of last season’s frustrating displays, Newcastle eeked out a 1-0 victory against Blackburn. To be honest, Rovers were the better side but couldn’t put away any of their chances.

Newcastle, however, have an inspired Ryan Fraser to thank for his abbreviated performance this evening. The new signing is the third to open his account on his debut following the exploits of Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick from last weekend.

Miguel Almiron makes it two assists in two matches and the energetic Paraguayan also put in a good performance. Miggy was surprisingly dropped for West Ham coming on as a late substitute.

The backline held their own with two Magpies deployed out of position in Emil Krafth at center-back and Javier Manquillo filling in on the left. Both had admirable displays.


We also thought Mark Gillespie did well in his debut for his hometown club. He’ll not get many opportunities this season but got a clean sheet in helping us advance to the third round where we’ll travel to Morecambe next week. The Shrimps defeated Oldham 1-0 tonight.

Too many Magpies did not take their chances this evening. Joelinton showed no signs of improvement as a striker from last season. It was a frustrating performance from the Brazilian once again.

Sean Longstaff seemed off the pace partnering with Dan Barlaser, who was slightly more effective in the midfield. We had hoped Sean would be used as a number 10 tonight where he had his best performances last season.

This was nothing more than an escape tonight by Bruce and the lads. We sensed a struggle coming when we saw the team Bruce named. However, it’s done and dusted and now a well-rested first eleven will face Brighton on Sunday.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Blackburn?

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35 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Ding ding fare stage tickets please!

    0
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #2

    In your FACE Firsters!

    7
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Alright don’t shoot me but wouldn’t joelintin be worth trying out as a defensive mid? I mean he’s absolutely rod hopeless anywhere else i can only think of central mid or goal and i don’t think he’d be right between he sticks

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Lesh, you’re welcome, sorry your first experience streaming wasn’t a better match.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Boom shakalak tsunki be slammin da posts innit beeeaaayoooooooootiful!

    Ahem. Sorry. I’m alright now.

    2
  • IITianToon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #6

    @Tsunki .. the problem with Joe is that he looks disinterested to play football in the first place. So no matter where you put him, he would still suck!

    6
  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Watching a show about the Battle of Britain, Black Thursday was the day we shot down 56 German planes. Aye we certainly shoved it up the Krauts and sent them home with their tails between their legs.
    Just as well mind, was one of the most pivotal battles in WW2

    6
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #8

    I must confess apart from those positions where i thought we might be able to lose him the only other solution I have involves a wheelbarrow, an old carpet and a length of rope.

    4
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Wltoon – aye the good ol’ days when we could shove it right up Johnny foreigner without all this xenophobia nonsense. 🙂

    5
  • Asprillarfa

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #10

    I voted for Barlaser but it was tight between him Gillespie and both cb’s.

    Big joe wants to get involved in build up play too much when he should be bursting to get into the box! Yes he really tries for the team but he really does need to start to deliver , with his positioning passing finishing !

    I’m chuffed with that performance now that we we are through to the next round because it will allow Bruce to evaluate and him come with a better plan and the players step it up I.e Longstaff yedlin Murphy Joelinton today in particular.

    That’s better then outplaying a team at this stage of the season as it will work as a wake up call and look to improve from the under performers

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Ritchie will only play a bit part if he stays. He ‘s not got the pace or the dribbling skills now to play on the wing so maybe he’ll have a role to play as back up full back.
    Barlaser could improve to become a tidy player and Murphy showed a few glimmers. Longstaff was miles off the pace and big Joe’s not worth two rows o’ sheep shyte. Goalie looked confident.

    9
  • mindshaft

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Well.we’re through but seems terrible performance

    0
  • Pottsclock

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #13

    If we keep playing him out of position, if he keeps playing cr*p and if he starts to show even more disinterest then I am sure West Ham will come in for him with big money. He’s their sort of player.

    5
  • RobLeenio

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki your being remarkably zen. I think I agree with everything you’ve said about the game.

    By God it was dreadful, but then it was always going to be. Blackburn are, as I said earlier, an attractive team and we countered them with a back line which will never be played together again and a central midfield pairing lifted directly from our reserves of two seasons ago.

    Shame that Joelintons goal was disallowed, would have given him some much-needed confidence. It was a good finish.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Battle of Britain would be a good film remake.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #16

    We are through to the next round.
    Job done

    2
  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #17

    If Willems is almost back, loan him in with small fee to buy in Jan. Low risk and we have two good left backs.

    Get rid of Yedlin. Bring in a cb who can cover right back if needed, Tomori of Chelsea possibly unless he’s gone to Everton already.

    Loan in striker

    Ideally go buy Loftus-Cheek or Will Hughes (probably half the price)

    Then loan out Barlaser and Sean Longstaff (he needs games and regular football to get back on track)

    Keep Murphy

    Sell Atsu

    3
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Robleenio – You have to accept the situation and see it from the expedient view. For me, and definitely for Bruce, tonight was the almost ideal outcome. Minimal injury concerns, excellent proper match training against proper opposition of a suitably elevated nature, and a look at how players are shaping up to contend for first team. And a little bit of positional dabbling. All good.

    5
  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Really liked Dolan for Blackburn, livewire, had no fear and his debut too. One to watch. Travis also played well. We were lucky Dack was injured and Armstrong was on the bench

    0
  • wynsleap

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Totally lost patience with Joelinton. The guy is pathetic. Spends too much time on the floor when challenged. Hardly wins an aerial duel for his height, can’t tackle, is easily dispossessed and has a powderpuff shot. £40m well and truly stuffed down the bog.
    Longstaff too didn’t look Northern League class tonight. Don’t know why his star has fallen so much.Probably thinks he’s better than he is. Ambled around, failing to put in challenges or make space. At least Barlaser put himself about and looked much more mobile and interested.
    Pluses tonight were Manquillo, Clark and the excellent-as-ever Almiron who looked the only class act against Blackburn who were made to look like Barcelona as they knocked the ball about with ease.
    One decent striker for them and we’d have gone out of this cup at the first hurdle… again.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #21

    There is a show on bbc Four just starting with new footage and revelations from german plots and their views. Should be a good watch.

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki………….. Don’t mention the Ahem ( cough). You mentioned it once and I think you got away with it.

    4
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Well I would offer a theory as to why the longstaffs have dropped off but I believe the name of the person i was going to mention has been banned. 🙂

    3
  • barkel

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #24

    what’s the craic with Dummy? is he out for a while?

    0
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Whoa Betty you caught me as I was falling!

    😀

    2
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Ritchie should only play on the left side of the pitch at this stage in his career.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #27

    And i totally agree, if Rovers had a decent striker we would of been knocked out of the cup, no problem at all.
    The only reason there is`nt a hugh n cry about the quality of the performance is we manged to win a game where we were total shite.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Just while we are on the xenophobia thing ha ha (careful tsunki – ban approaching ) I was talking about Alan Partridge yesterday and I recall that one where he was talking to some Irish TV producers and said –

    ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’. What a great song. It really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday, doesn’t it? You wake up in the morning, you’ve got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you’ve got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think “Sunday, bloody Sunday!”.

    He’s right though isn’t he?

    😀

    9
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Wltoon – “we manged to win a game where we were total shite”

    I’ll be shocked if that’s the last time that phrase is used this season. Or October.

    5
  • Tsunki

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Hail – and joelinton should play outside the ground at this stage of his career

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #31

    The Germans are out of the world cup

    Don’t mention the VAR

    12
  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Some of you on here have no football sense what so ever.

    We played an entire new team tonight, some that haven’t played in 6 months. It was only ever a run out for our second 11 and they managed a clean sheet and a win, enough done.

    Doesn’t have to be pretty

    6
  • wynsleap

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Australian Pie – my goodness you’re easily pleased.
    I take it you’ll be happy to see a lot more of that this season?

    3
  • IrishRob

    Sep 15, 2020 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #34

    I think Joelinton just doesn’t want to be here it’s a culture shock or something, but hes just not happy. No player plays like he does is a happy man.

    I think it’s time to loan him out somewhere, because he just takes away from a team he gives nothing, we go backwards with him playing.

    3
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