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Slow Start Has Newcastle Down 1-0 To Rotherham At Halftime



Newcastle struggled for the bulk of the first half at Rotherham who at times bullied the Magpies. The Millers took an early lead while Newcastle struggled to create anything of note. The lads did finish the half strongly creating some chances in the final ten minutes.

Newcastle were set up in the 5-3-2 once again. Freddie Woodman manned the goal behind a back three of Fernandez, Lascelles, and Clark. Ritchie and Lewis were the wingbacks with Ritchie on the right. Hayden was behind Sean Longstaff and Fraser in the midfield with Wilson and Gayle as the strikeforce.

Rotherham took the lead in the 8th minute through the Wallsend-born Michael Smith with an assist by Mikel Miller. The 6’3″ striker barreled over Ciaran Clark to bury his header past a vulnerable Freddie Woodman for the 1-0 lead.

Twenty-five minutes in and it was Rotherham bossing the game. The hosts almost added to their lead but Ciaran Clark blocked a shot from Freddie Ladapo after another superb pass from Miller. Just a few minutes later, Clark blocked another shot out for a corner.

Newcastle started to turn the tables as the half wore on. In the 34th minute, Dwight Gayle won a free-kick just outside the area. Fraser played a short pass to Sean Longstaff but he blasted his shot into the stands.

The Magpies had two golden chances to level the match late in the half. Ritchie found Longstaff in the area but he again couldn’t hit the target. In the 41st minute, Callum Wilson pounced on a poor clearance in the box but fired his shot wide of the far post.

Newcastle were very poor in the first 30 or so minutes. However, the boys showed signs of life as the match progressed and can hopefully build on that in the second half.


55 comments so far

  • Romford mag

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #2

    yardbird

    Welcome to the blog 🙂

    1
  • Banana

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Taken from twitter:

    “12-24 months out from knowing the actual truth about the #nufc takeover, these ITK where able to whip up an entire following of people that lapped up their guess work, as we now start to get visibility on things they are having to back track, U-turn, claim they knew all along.”

    anyone on the blog this might apply to?

    they should be ashamed, leading on people desperate for info just to fuel their need to feel important and have some relevance in the world that im guessing their lives otherwise lack.

    Ignore the ITKs, their delusions of passing on “what they have been told” etc. Even the consortium and ashley dont have a clue when things are going to happen but these online warriors are privy to that info???

    25
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail

    Just in case you missed my message, I sent you the codes for the three H2H leagues, so you should be good to put the wheels in motion to get them set up now.

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Whatever happened to Top Banana?

    Best banana on the blog 😎

    7
  • DrGloom

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Pre seasons going well 😀

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s gone beyond evil what the PL are doing to us.

    4
  • DrGloom

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #9

    To be fair , Rotherham are probably one of the big clubs Bruce was talking about

    9
  • DrGloom

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Season ticket line must have a long wait , fans must be chomping at the bit to watch

    0
  • beermonkey

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #11

    The mighty Rotherham
    I bet we can’t compete with them either

    Transfers or on the pitch

    5
  • magicmac54

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Remember the little Japanese soldier in the jungle 15 years after the war had ended looking for the enemy, deja vu, this could be our fans talking about the takeover in 15 years 😀 😀

    4
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #13

    magic

    15 years? More like 15 days mate 🙂

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #14

    jazzyp

    Hahahahahaha

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Be realistic guys
    Were just not going to be able to compete with clubs like Rotheram are we

    They are a Big,Big ..Big club amoung Big clubs
    Too big even

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Mund

    #CANS

    6
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #17

    That number 4 for Newcastle isn’t doing very well in this game.

    Expect me to say that a LOT this season.

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #18

    If Ace larger did a pre season

    Nee sale
    Nee players
    Getting beat from ROTHERAM

    Get in …

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #19

    What re really need now is another one of those 5 year plans
    Weve had a few
    This time, this times the charm

    Bound to work

    Ive got no reason to belive that, wont be able to back it up in any way
    But i guess ill argue till im blue in the face about it 24/7

    3
  • captainmarvel

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #20

    A shambles, an absolute shambles, there is no cohesion whatsoever..

    11
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Just watch the goal they scored
    The players didnt seem to care

    Not good

    7
  • magicmac54

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Scythe for
    Bruce

    Scythe if only it were true it would happen in 15 days my friend, unfortunately ive been round to many corners, call me a cynic but ive always believed this takeover will simply never happen, and that view is getting stronger by each passing day, Scythe i really really would loved to be proved wrong ofcourse, but its usually better to let your head rule your heart my friend. HWTL

    3
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon22 its pre season. Lets see west ham game then see what players mentality is

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Lee Ryder@lee_ryder

    Joe White thrown on for the last 14 minutes, replacing Gayle. #nufc

    “Thrown on”!

    4
  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Welcome to Bruceball. Hendrick as a striker up front

    5
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #26

    9 more weeks. Will the hearing be live to watch or private?

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #27

    No point getting worried about pre season this is Bruce in charge so weird formations unable to beat teams we should do is pretty much how he sets us up in every game

    Only Jones coming in will sort us out and if it turns out that was a fluke then we will be in deep trouble

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh

    Some anti-Steve Bruce chants coming from some of the #NUFC fans now.

    It’s followed by “We’re f***ing s***”.

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Aces

    ROTHERHAM

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #30

    jazzyp

    Maybe he dont know hes playing as a false no9
    Do you think anyones told him ??

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Best pre season eva

    #CANS

    2
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Toon22. LEYTON ORIENT. STEVENAGE.
    Thats just Newcastle for you

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Hendrick replacing Carrol now…..

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Hendrick levels hahaha

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Hendrick scores….just like a new signing? 😉

    3
  • magicmac54

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon22 one for you mate 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/L38UXu2AlEU

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #37

    If Nufc are confident of singing Wilock what does that mean?

    They were confident of a sale and takeover.

    We need confidence levels or perhaps colours.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Dire.

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Preseason games is all about fitness levels.

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2021 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Magic

    That’s it, you’re a fully fledged member of the neggars, doom and gloomer, full on misery guts.

    Welcome, make yourself at home

    3


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