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Improved Newcastle Second Half Has Little Effect As Chelsea Cruise To 2-0 Win



Newcastle came out unchanged after a challenging first half had them down 2-0. The lads started the second half brightly with a couple of efforts on target including a solid free-kick from Shelvey.

After 20 minutes into the second half, Newcastle continued with an increased tempo and high press. However, no chances came their way as Chelsea continued to get opportunities on the break. Steve Bruce made his first change with Joelinton coming on for Dwight Gayle, who just isn’t suited to the wider role.

Ryan Fraser came on for Allan Saint-Maximin in the 72nd minute. Allan ran his socks off in the second half trying to find Newcastle a lifeline but it was just didn’t happen for the Frenchman.

Fraser put in an excellent delivery soon after his introduction. His cross sailed into the box where Joe Willock guided his header to the far corner. An outstretched Kepa was able to get a hand on the ball and pushed it out for a corner.

Bruce made his final change with Andy Carroll on for Joe Willock. A decent chance came a few minutes later. Andy Carroll flicked a free kick on and Joelinton back-heeled the ball into the box to a surging Almiron. But the Paraguayan’s volley was wide of the target.

Newcastle continued to push for a goal but Chelsea were too tough to break down. The second half was an improvement but in the end, it was a comfortable 3 points for Chelsea. Fulham now play twice (Wednesday and Saturday) before our next match on Sunday at Manchester United.

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256 comments so far

  • Tackle from behind

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Brew suit

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #2

    We want Brew suit, said we want Brew suit

    3
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #3

    https://youtu.be/V_ONyukSLqA

    Says it all

    Who will Bruceless blame?

    2
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #4

    the terminology of modern footballers – winning penalties???

    Dont get that – its like they practice going down!

    Salah always throws his hands and body like hes took a bullet to the spine – takes practice that!

    2
  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #5

    How come Mike Ashley is hated?

    He should be taken out years ago.

    Are there no hard core fans, in Newcastle?

    Are you afraid of riches?

    What could he do more than he already have?

    Do you like getting small dycks pulled out from under a belly, in your mouths?

    REACT!

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #6

    I think the commentators are having problems with the pronunciation of ‘depleted’ – it s DEFLATED

    as in “Brucies has deflated this squad so much that they look nailed on for relegation”

    3
  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #7

    If 100k fans can’t even stay away from an arsenal game, how come you think you’re entitled to complain?

    Worst fans in the world.

    3
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #8

    WE need to try to get something at Old Trafford but the critical games are the four following against three Midlands clubs and Brighton but goodness knows where the goals are going to come from . Anyone any ideas ? Because Clueless hasn’t.
    Can we stay up on 25 points.?
    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    4
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Blog IQ just jumped.

    21
  • Online Guy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #10

    We really looked like a poor dishevelled 3rd division team tonight , no leadership no midfield, no decent striker, no threat ..a poor right back who improved slightly at 2 nil down, werner going past him at will.

    Commentators bias, ”Giroud was Clever the way he fouled Carroll in the box” But ”Chelsea should have had a penalty” he said, when Lascelles pushed Werner ?..one rule for one Eh ? It had me coming back to the blog, lost all interest in the game.

    that and the dire excuse for a Newcastle United team and football club.

    10
  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #11

    For shame.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Magnus are you on a friend quest? I think you might need some tutoring, go on a course maybe.

    14
  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #13

    What can we do about Ashley.??? We have paid for our season tickets. Somebody please help us!!!!

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Two nil against a better collection of players and against a more tactically astute manager is fairly unsurprising.

    Decent effort by us considering the opposition, but Gayle, Carroll and Joel just aren’t EPL quality starting centre forwards.

    It’s a big issue because centre forward is such a key position, so while Wilson is out we need Bruce and Bonna to figure a system that doesn’t require that single focal point up top.

    It’s so much how we go against the likes of Chelsea, who we will need to pick up the odd point against, but we’ll always find it tough against Wilson or not, it’s against the likes of Wolves that we’ll really need to take something, and if we are relying too much on Gayle, or Carroll, or Joel at centre forward, I’d worry we won’t win the points we need.

    You really want a system and a front three that drags the opposition defense around in their final third. To me that’s 3 out of St Max, Fraser, Almiron and Joel buzzing around and constantly interchanging throughout the 90.

    5
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #15

    If we go down which seems more than likely because Clueless never brought in a back up for Wilson and the takeover fizzles out as is expected there is no way back.
    No ambition breeds failure.

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  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki, want to give me a direct question?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #17

    We went that bad we just aren’t in the same half-league as Chelsea. As I said before, one point from the next three games is probably realistic, Fulham will be aiming for 7. If that happens then we may just have to accept we really are one of the worst three and that thus is just our style.

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  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Do we want to stay up and endure another 20 seasons like this one or the last 12???
    Thats the reality.
    Nothing will change because we do not have the guts to make it change. We put up with bollix year after year and we deserve it.

    9
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes Magnus, you appear to be berating Newcastle fans in a Newcastle blog. My question is, do you think that’s a good way to make friends here?

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  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Has the takeover happened yet?
    Have we won the court case yet?
    Hahahaha.

    1
  • Ninjacent

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Not expecting much today, need to start Fraser, Miggy and ASM if the they are fit. Improved shape 2nd half but with Werner angry he was a proper danger 1st half like are lads could be. We normally turn up against Man U, another Longstaff winner would be nice.

    3
  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Jimily

    All fans all over the world is going through this.

    The difference is GRIT.

    DO NOT ATTTEND ASHLEY GAMES!

    4
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Coming Home I am resisting responding to you in order to keep the peace. The irritating use of the tired (and idiot used it about ten years ago its that old and juvenile) “Skunki” thing is designed plainly to make me argue with or insult you. I believe the blog moderator made it plain that wilful argumentation could get you chucked out, so why dont you just stop? I’m not getting at you, so what do you want?

    12
  • Online Guy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Coming Home

    Come right back !

    Just as you say people leave and the people you mention have had enough as the real crafty swines get away with the trouble making and whinge like banshees when you highlight their trouble making as they turn it around on you.

    You dont even have to be on the blog or mention anything they will bring you out daily

    I wonder what the head count is on people they have pissed off over the years.

    they bleat like sheep when pulled up on it ..they then carry on and comment as though they had no part in it ..even Appealing to the wife to sort out the trouble makers when they themselves have cast the first stone each and every time to some quite individual reading on..thus bringing them into their little world of trouble .

    actually CH Iv had enough of it and the gloves are off ..Im sick and tired of playing the gent with the pair that think they own the blog.

    I hope the admin can see their methods ..Iv tried to keep out of it but they have their digs and plead their innocence every god damn day.

    They win if you leave.

    14
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #25

    looks like brucies wont come out to talk about his tactical genius

    1
  • Magnus Pie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki

    thanks.

    I am not here to get friends.
    I am here because I am a fan, and I WILL NOT tolerate conformity.

    That is what a supporter IS SUPPOSED to do.

    Why is this even a question?

    It’s the basics of loving a club.

    1
  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #27

    How can we get rid of Ashley??? We fans do not know what to do . Perhaps a Gunners fan can help us?? Or a bindipper?? Please help us because we are clueless and have paid our season tickets. Maybe the Samaritans?

    3
  • Pottsclock

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Moment of the match for me was the tackle from Lascelles on Tammy “Tap-in” when he was trying to be clever and get a penalty. Fabulous to see Tammy limping off and unable to take any further part. Tuchel will have Tammy playing in the championship where he belongs

    3
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #29

    “coming home Feb 15, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #22
    Magnus

    The skunk doesn’t know about direct
    questions the cnut is a dipstick”

    Is this really the way you want to continue?

    6
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Magnus the old boycott thing won’t fly, it’s been done, it won’t ever happen. Anyway it doesn’t matter we won’t be back until 2022

    4
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #31

    NTBT Lets face it / Its easy to single out players but in all honesty who are really up to the job. Hayden ,Wilson , ASM, Lascelles perhaps and Almiron in a better set up. The rest apart from Joelinton are ex Championship but it’s doubtful if they will be good enough for that league again should we go down.
    Really cant see where the goals needed to get us to 37 points are going to come from.
    Anyone got any constructive ideas outside the usual blame culture. Because sadly we are what we are due to the inept, clueless management and an unambitious owner only interested in finishing 17th

    5
  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Magnus
    Stopped going 7 years ago after attending 50 years. Joke club now and it breaks my heart. Never going back til he leaves.

    8
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #33

    2nd goal from a corner – why no one on the post?

    “Ya cannit teech this yer na” said bruceless

    3
  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Tammy can play for us rather than all the other strikers except Callum.

    2
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #35

    WLG – sorrenson seems to have gone off the boil but at least he plays the position – other option is for brucie to convert a winger / fullbak / goalies into a CF

    the mans a genius – said Alex and no one else!

    2
  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #36

    The boycott will fly.
    It was down to 40k before 10k free tickets were given away. It will be a lot less than 40 next year after this crap football.

    6
  • Tackle from behind

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Magnus

    You’re in the right place, but in the wrong mood.

    This is the place for people who DO NOT attend, we stay away, we do not go to the owners shops nor wish him any goodwill.

    He gives away 10000 season tickets – for free, gratis.

    Not to fans, to tourists for a holiday treat.

    8
  • JohnReese

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #38

    West Lancs,

    If the players individually aren’t good enough you need a system that covers for their inadequacies. The diamond works well against teams we’re fairly on a par with but against teams that have the quality that Chelsea do, especially in wide areas, it’s asking for trouble. Having Gayle covering our arguably weaker full back was a terrible decision.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Actually online you were agreeing with me earlier so why the sudden change? Has the lack of rising to the bait proved too much?.Point out where I’ve been causing trouble tonight. And where I have said anything to do with you.

    I think that continuing to dig is a poor decision.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 15, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Let’s hope Burnley can tame Fulham’s new found confidence on Wednesday or it’s not looking good at all.

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