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Loan Update – Two Magpies Make Their Loan Debuts In The EFL Trophy

Rodrigo Vilca made his debut for Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. The Peruvian was in the starting eleven in an EFL Trophy match against Dan Barlaser and Rotherham. It was a difficult night for Rodrigo and his new teammates as they were well beaten 6-0 at home by The Millers.

Doncaster found themselves down three in the opening 16 minutes. Goals from Mikel Miller and Freddie Ladapo were followed by an own goal from goalkeeper Louis Jones. Former Wigan and Sunderland striker Will Grigg made it 4-0 just after halftime in just his second appearance with Rotherham.

Vilca lasted 63 minutes before he was pulled for striker Dan Gardner as Rovers boss Richie Wellens made three changes. Jake Hull added a fifth goal for the visitors in the 67th minute. Joe Mattock made it 6-0 in the 85th minute on a night to forget for Doncaster.

They’ll next take on Kell Watts and Wigan this Saturday in a League One battle. Hopefully, both Rodrigo and Kell will get to face off against each other at the DW Stadium.

Jake Turner made his debut for Colchester in their EFL Trophy match against Gillingham. The 22-year-old joined Colchester on loan back on August 7th but had yet to make an appearance.

He finally got the nod on Tuesday night and came ever so close to keeping a clean sheet. There was not much to separate the two sides until Colchester went down to ten men with just under 20 minutes remaining. Defender Harry Beadle was forced off with a late injury with no more substitutions remaining.

Turner made a wonderful save to deny Mustapha Carayol in the 84th minute. It was one of Jake’s five saves on the night. However, Robbie McKenzie planted the ball into the far corner from a Carayol cross in stoppage time to spoil Turner’s debut with a 1-0 defeat.

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62 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 7, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #1


  • jane

    Sep 7, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #2

    looks like Doncaster Rovers are going to struggle this season.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city.

  • jane

    Sep 7, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail that is a correct use of the word populous well done.


  • magicmac54

    Sep 7, 2021 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    I watched the Ireland v Serbia game tonight, it was a cracking game, Stephen Kenny the new Ireland manager has Ireland playing lovely football and is playing loads of youngsters, Kenny has always been a purest and he is totally changing the way Ireland play football, he likes to play out from the back and play an attractive type of football, which Irish teams are not historically accustomed to , he is building for the future, thats 3 games in a week they have played, they were very unlucky not to hold out for the victory away to portugal , although it was a bit disappointing only drawing with Azebaijan, but a very creditable 1-1 draw with an excellent Serbia team tonight, the fans are right behind the new manager, if he has half as much success as under big Jack ill be a very happy man. HWTL

  • jane

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #6

    excellent, interesting, informative post magic. heart from me!

  • coming home

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Catching up on the blog after a few days off

    Jail still trying to goed Munster and the Vegan trying to emulate the frogs negativity
    Happy days

  • magicmac54

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Jane and coming home, ill have to say hi and good night as up very early for work in the morning, take care.

  • Wor B

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #9


  • Wor B

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #10


    The population of Auckland is the same as the odds for the Toon winning a trophy this year.

  • Wor B

    Sep 7, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Also, the same number of pies consumed at SJP since Steve Bruce took over!

  • Wor B

    Sep 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #12

    Could do with lesh / carltoon / EGB taking over now, I’m ready for my bed.

    Good night lurkers, yes you Rom. 😉


  • Munster Mag

    Sep 8, 2021 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #13

    McToon, that was awful patronising muck.

    As Magic said, we are playing lovely football, with players who are not playing at the upper echelons of English, or other, football

    To say we can’t play good stuff etc is miles wide of the mark.

    In fact, to see a good coach, who doesn’t have the usual English league journeyman pedigree, play beautiful football, with guys who play for clubs like West Brom and Sheff utd, is quite a eye opener in terms of what can be achieved with the right coaching and belief in modern fluid football.

    Myself and my wife haven’t enjoyed watching Ireland playing in years, and this was a revelation. Portugal was a fine game too.

    Would you take Fat Sam for England, you haven’t exactly been ripping it up on the trophy scene either, but I’ll bet u don’t want his pragmatism!

  • beermonkey

    Sep 8, 2021 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Santiago Muñoz Who we signed did he get a work permit
    I believe he is a striker we can just blood him in v manure can’t we

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Sep 8, 2021 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #15


    We did have Big Sam as England manager for a grand total of 67 days. He was manager for a single game against Slovakia, which we won. So technically he’s got a one hundred percent record at international level for us.

    Still, I can’t stand the bloke.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Sep 8, 2021 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #16


    That would be a Hollywood ending if he came on against Man Utd and scored for us. Losing 10-1 looks a bit better than 10-0, right?

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 8, 2021 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Bruce normally changes his formation after not winning 3 or 4 (although tactics remain the same). So maybe we will see a return to park the bus. It looked a bit that way against Southampton. Its strange that the more defensively we line up and play, the worse we are defensively, until we end with 8 defending and 2 attacking.

    Didn’t Bruce blame his players for choosing the formation and tactics before Jones arrived? You have to wonder what he does. It would seem they only keep him as a nominal head coach, just to avoid paying him off.

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Is Ronaldo bigger than Man utd?

    Serious question, everyone says no player is bigger than the club but is that really the case?

    I can smell the tears of Mancs, Nufc will be victorious this weekend.

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Did you know Saudi Arabia have the first Robotic citizen?

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #20


    It looks as though you’ve been hearted by Alexa. Careful, you never know where it might lead.


  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #21



    Is Alexa based in Saudi?


  • Ron Knee

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #22
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #23

    I see coming home appearing during the night to add nothing to the blog at all and still insisting Adamn_92 is the vegan. Seems like the bloke was happiest here when him and the half a dirty dozen were taking up 90% of the days posts rounding on another vegan.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #24
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #25

    Not suitable for U18’s.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #26

    When is Brucie’s presser, is it tomorrow or Friday.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #27

    You could say this is the lowest ebb as a Newcastle fan in the PL era but you forget it was as bad as this before that pesky Spaniard turned up, the semblance of almost normality he brought makes it feel like this current shambles is something new. If he miraculously turned up tomorrow would people still moan about the shite football.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 8, 2021 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #28

    It’s all true. Ashley actually prefers it like this, rather than be under any pressure to run the club right or even to just throw a bit of his pocket change at someone like Rafa to run it right for him. What a dick!

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #29

    All you have to do is give people the tiniest bit of hope and you can do anything!

    Two more weeks

  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #30

    Jail @27 – I’m possibly guilty of that but sometimes the football under Rafa could be dreadful. However the difference was given some of the players we had then Rafa was forced to play that way but you could still see an organised structure to the team and you knew things would improve which they did when we had the ‘3 amigos’.
    Also I always loved Rafa and at no point did I want him to leave no matter how dire the football was which is something I can’t say about the present incumbent!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #31

    When Rafa demanded players like Daryl Murphy and Grant Hanley even though we already had three CB’s and Mitro, Gayle and Gouffran so we could have two decent players in every position, Ashley must have been seething but knew he had no choice, so had to go along with it or see the Spaniard walk and be stuck in the championship. We never really heard a peep from Ashley until that first window where he very quickly went reasserting his control despite it almost causing the promotion wheels to fall off, I think he thought that promotion was assured and it would have been very handy for Rafa to walk.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #32

    It’s a trait of human nature, sometimes you don’t know how good you’ve got it until you lose it.

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #33

    I know we were defensive and weren’t attacking or exciting to watch but I don’t get when people say Rafa played awful or dreadful football.

    What we witness under Bruce is awful and dreadful, no structure no plan no tactics.

    Bruce plays front foot football but not as we know it.

    I’d happily go back to watching a good defence organised team and punching above our weight.

    Instead we surrender midfield and leave our record signing on the bench whilst the defence wanders round aimlessly.

    Hooray for the Bruce

  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #34

    and to think Ashley actually went out and bought this clown to replace him, and some on here were celebrating Rafa was gone,

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #35

    There was games where Rafa played bad football but a lot of that was because he had Joselu up front!

    There was actually loads of games where we were pretty attacking and entertaining we battered Brighton and Bournemouth 30 odd shots per game and still got beat that has never happened under Bruce we always deserve to get beat

    Everton have been really entertaining now that he has players with pace and quality that Ashley never provided

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #36

    I suppose all those that claimed Bruce played better football, had the players running through brick walls for him and had a better relationship with Ashley which benefits the team probably don’t post as much or use the get out of jail card that says “I never wanted Bruce but was prepared to give him a chance”

  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #37

    that’s the ones Jail 😆

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #38

    We had to play Matt Ritchie as a LWB, not because Rafa had seen something in him that other managers had missed but because Ashley would not even pay the relatively small fee for a Matt Targett or a Veltman never mind a Lucas Digne. Four years later and an ageing Ritchie is still there played by a manager vowing to do it his way, just to imbalance the squad further he plonks Murphy, another non defender on the opposite flank pinching this piece of tactical masterclass as his own. We got away with it at the end of last season when it took some teams by surprise. The formation has obviously been looked at now by opposing managers and with no new faces is a very, very predictable line up. I honestly fear what Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho, Pogba and Ronaldo are going to do on Saturday if they get an early goal or worse still, we do.

  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #39

    Optimistic prime @33 – Maybe it didn’t look as bad on TV but some games I sat in my seat thinking this is dreadful to watch. I’m not knocking Rafa because as I say it was necessary given the players we had and it got results.
    The difference today is we still look dreadful and keep getting beat 😉

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #40

    coming home, funny you accuse someone of ‘goeding’ a poster, then make a claim about ‘the vegan’ which definitely isn’t hypocritical and goeding…

    Quite a few posters seem to share my ‘negativity’, funnily enough it’s because there isn’t much in terms of positive news right now. At least I’ve been sticking to Newcastle and football. Come on late at night a few more times to make a post about goeding, then goed someone, no mention of football and i’m sure the happy days will come round again. 🙂


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