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Newcastle Abysmal And Trail Newport 1-0 At The Half



That was another dreadful first half from Newcastle. While we’ve had the bulk of possession and more shots than Newport, the hosts are playing with much more continuity and confidence.

Newcastle played in a 4-2-3-1 with Ryan Fraser on the left and Jacob Murphy on the right. The Magpies had much of the ball to start but some lackadaisical play led to a shock 1-0 start for the Exiles.

The hosts took the early lead inside of 5 minutes and it was poor from Newcastle. Right-winger Scott Twine rifled a shot from distance that rebounded off the crossbar. The ball was not dealt with as Tristan Abrahams delivered a follow-up effort that bounded off Mark Gillespie and into the net.


Newcastle continued to have much of the ball but failed to create many clear cut chances. Jacob Murphy decided to take matters into his own hands and forced Newport keeper Nick Townsend into two saves with shots from distance just after the 20-minute mark.

Just after the half-hour point, Newcastle picked up the pace a bit with a few runs and crosses into the box. However, nobody was able to latch onto any of the deliveries and Newport handled the danger.

Newcastle’s best chance thus far came in the 39th minute when Javier Manquillo launched a cross from the right that Ryan Fraser headed back across goal. The ball landed to Jonjo Shelvey about six yards out but he fluffed his shot and it rolled harmlessly to Townsend.

Newport closed the half pushing for a second. They had two good chances with shots from inside the box but both were hit too high and didn’t threaten Gillespie.

Jacob Murphy has been the best Magpie so far and there have been some poor performances from some of his teammates. They need to come out with much more urgency and tenacity in the second half or this is going to be an abysmal defeat.


330 comments so far

  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Clueless once again. Bruce must arrive 5 minutes before kick off and say right lads get out there, you are playing there, there and there, good luck.

    Is there any direction or planning?

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Jacob Murphy is once again looking like our best player so far. Shame he doesn’t seem to turn up for big games. Maybe he’snot ready, but he should be at his age.

    I don’t make much of Fraser’s contribution, and Shelvey has been woeful. Full-backs looking clueless going forward. Nobody creating anything.

    Looking like a bunch of lost little sheep, against league 2 opposition. Bruce absolutely HAS to go. Look at our record over the last 10 games…

    Shocking.

    3
  • JohnJ

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Toon need to move up a couple of gears!

    0
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #4

    CH

    Because we have a div 2 manager?

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #5

    94th min pelanty to take it to pens

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Or make it 5-1 to them.

    You decide

    2
  • Romford mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Regan

    From previous

    Lol you don’t know how lucky you are bud 😉

    1
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Dubai,
    I meant a link for the snails
    🙂

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #9

    A cup exit isn’t going to bother Ashley one bit unfortunately!

    However if we perform really badly against Burnley at the weekend and get beat then it might start to set some panic into him but still not enough to do anything

    Bruce will probably then fluke a win against Man Utd to prolong his job

    3
  • DrGloom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #10

    No chance of Bruce getting sacked, we can concentrate on saving our EPL status , Ashley doesn’t care about cups ( albeit on the showings so far we are going to need a shedload of VAR decisions in our favour )

    1
  • Regan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Rom…
    Can’t do with that tw@ mate…

    More interested in the snail race..

    3
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Does Bruce know VAR is not in operation to get us out the sh@t?

    1
  • Romford mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Well that was 45 minutes of my life wasted 🙁

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s been close to 2-0 a couple of times. Their keeper’s been solid when called on, and not been tested anywhere near enough over the first 45 minutes.

    When other PL sides get knocked out of the cup by sides that are 2 or 3 tiers down it’s generally a fluke. They control the game, have a ton of shots, the opposition park the bus and pinch one and it’s all over.

    We’re genuinely being upstaged for large parts of this one. They’ve looked every bit as likely to add to their tally as we have to equalizing.

    With the squad depth we have, there are no excuses.

    1
  • coming home

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Novo
    Aye sorry just think we shouldn’t stoop to that level

    0
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #17

    JohnJ do we have another gear?

    0
  • DrGloom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #18

    JFDB – think one of the snails just overtook Shelvey and Carroll, other snail is coming up fast but Carroll and Shelvey just managing to hold it off

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  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    If Ashley cares about his investment and getting his money for the takeover like I believe and many believe then he shouldn’t sit about to long as he might lose the money and premier league status.

    5
  • coming home

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Mind

    Unfortunately your probably right

    1
  • toon kk

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Another typical Newcastle display, Shelvey hoofing, no service or cutting edge.

    I’m Struggling to see which team is actually in the Premier league.

    1
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #22

    I mean, how did they score that goal?

    Ok I know, Shelvey walked and did not shut down, then the “goalkeeper” missed a tap towards him

    0
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Kev what do you mean no excuses! I bet Brucie’s got half a dozen already.

    3
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #24

    But who is snail #24?

    JUst having a bit of fun, I like #24

    0
  • Bambams

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #25

    I cannot understand how its still route one….After all the criticism Bruce has felt he had to speak up about.

    Shelvey continues to hide or play 85% of his passes backwards, i have watched that first half with a clean slate for him and i still just do not see why he gets a place in the team. Its just my opinion of him – championship standard. Hopefully he will prove me wrong and scores a couple.

    Murphy is the only one who looks likely to score, he has had enough ‘sighters’ so hopefully one will hit the onion bag.

    Miggy is not involved enough, the lad looks like he is carrying the world on his shoulders. Lost his smile !

    But hopefully Bruce can motivate the lads during the break, have them full of new ideas, now found confidence and put the weeks training into practice and best this well organised league two team.

    Need to watch these lot though, playing without fear and has the signs of one of their players hitting a ‘Worldy’

    5
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #26

    oh God, another 45 mins

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Bruce is really getting caught out now for the first time in his career as a manager!
    He just doesn’t hand a plan! This team is just playing wherever the ball goes!
    Two wingers and no one in the middle to put the ball in the net cos Carroll’s too slow to get there!

    2
  • coming home

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Bring len Shackleton on ffs

    3
  • Regan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Steve clemence carrying a pen there….

    He’ll need that for signing on at this rate

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #30

    “I don’t want to make excuses, but…”

    2
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Snail #7 came out of nowhere….. within touching distance and pulled his shell. lose but no prize

    0
  • beermonkey

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #32

    This is where the club have gone wrong

    We have been scouting the over 50s walking football league and buying from there

    This is why we are so slow
    I am sure this was just a typo by Bruce and co Soon to be rectified

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #33

    If we lose this Brucie will get pelters and rightly so. He’s already hinted that the criticism has been overly harsh but he ain’t seen nothing yet.
    I reckon he’ll Jack as it doesn’t look like he’s got any answers to this incoherent shambles.

    3
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    6 goals and 13-0 that would be the (several) old snails #9

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  • Slatymag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Neil

    You can probably use that title template for your half time analysis throughout the season – Newcastle Abysmal and Trail ….at Half.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Chancel

    I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with this time. Hopefully we won’t have to hear the excuses for too much longer

    0
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Betty, there is 45 mins of critique right here

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    This is putting the Shelvey debate to bed hes finished at the top level

    There is no reason he should be anywhere near the CB picking the ball up look at the gap it creates its no wonder we struggle for possession he is one of the main culprits for our poor play

    No wonder Rafa was looking to get rid

    1
  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #39

    i’ve got a feeling we are going to win on penalties.

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  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Slatymag lol

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